Tech

Japan launches satellite to have advanced GPS position

  • 21 August 2017 - 09:43
Japan launches satellite to have advanced GPS position

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) to offer location...

Fiat Chrysler to join BMW-led alliance for developing self-driving cars

  • 17 August 2017 - 10:09
Fiat Chrysler to join BMW-led alliance for developing self-driving cars

Fiat Chrysler will join an alliance led by BMW to develop self-driving cars, intensifying a race by carmakers and technology companies to develop "robotaxis" which can be called up via smartphone and paid for by the minute. The market for such self-driving cabs could be worth $2 trillion by...

Before hackers released Game of Thrones first episode details, HBO offered $250.000 to hold them off

  • 12 August 2017 - 21:34
Before hackers released Game of Thrones first episode details, HBO offered $250.000 to hold them off

 Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. "You have the advantage of having surprised us," a member...

Google developing a Snapchat-like tech feature called Stamp

  • 6 August 2017 - 20:18
Google developing a Snapchat-like tech feature called Stamp

Alphabet Inc's Google is developing technology that media companies could use to create stories similar to those found on Snapchat's "Discover" platform, a person familiar with the plans said on Friday. Google's project, dubbed "Stamp," is in the early stages of testing with publishers, said the...

Twitter heads for better earnings after being at risk of losing it all

  • 26 July 2017 - 10:39
Twitter heads for better earnings after being at risk of losing it all

Twitter Inc heads toward its quarterly earnings report on Thursday with a stock that has risen more than 40 percent since April when much of Wall Street was ready to write off the tech company. The company's share price popped after its most recent earnings report in April, when Twitter...

New update to make Snapchat posts last up to 60 seconds

  • 20 July 2017 - 14:49
New update to make Snapchat posts last up to 60 seconds

Snapchat is set to change its features considerably by allowing users to record a 60-second clip, technically anyway, according to new reports. The longer snaps will be made possible by using the Multi-Snap recording feature which could potentially have a big impact on the experience of using...

A ban on laptops on flights to US ended for Suadi airliners

  • 19 July 2017 - 20:29
A ban on laptops on flights to US ended for Suadi airliners

A ban on laptops and other large electronic devices from the cabins of direct flights to the United States from Saudi Arabia has been lifted, Saudi Arabian Airlines said on Wednesday. In March, the United States imposed restrictions on passengers carrying laptops and other large electronic gear in...

Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways exempted from laptop bans aboard flights to US

  • 10 July 2017 - 12:15
Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways exempted from laptop bans aboard flights to US

Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways are the latest Middle East carriers to be exempted from an in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights to the United States. The Jordanian and Kuwaiti airlines join Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airline, which...

Microsoft plans to cut thousands of jobs

  • 6 July 2017 - 22:19
Microsoft plans to cut thousands of jobs

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) plans to cut "thousands" of jobs, with a majority of them outside the United States, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Reuters reported on Monday that Microsoft would undergo a reorganization that would impact its sales and marketing teams as the company...

iPhone 8 will have groundbreaking features, Apple says

  • 5 July 2017 - 13:02
iPhone 8 will have groundbreaking features, Apple says

Apple is expected to release its iPhone 8 later this year, in what is expected to be the company's biggest smartphone launch in years. 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone , which was first announced by Steve Jobs on 9 January 2007, and released later that year on June...