Tech

Dubai to operate autonomous aerial taxi by the end of 2017

  • 1 July 2017 - 18:34
Dubai to operate autonomous aerial taxi by the end of 2017

As part of Dubai’s bid to be a city of the future, they plan to have 25 percent of their public transport autonomously controlled by 2030. An exciting aspect of this is the autonomous aerial taxi (AAT) service they announced in February. Now, they’ve provided an updated timeline for the...

Heavy-impact cyber attack shuts down companies almost all over the world

  • 28 June 2017 - 16:26
Heavy-impact cyber attack shuts down companies almost all over the world

A cyber attack wreaked havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting operations at ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia, Reuters reported. The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday in...

Twitter to let celebs collect money for live streaming

  • 21 June 2017 - 23:49
Twitter to let celebs collect money for live streaming

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) plans on Wednesday to launch a system for people to earn money by streaming live on its Periscope service, a first for Twitter and a way for the company to try to compete with YouTube and others in the search for internet talent, Reuters reported. People watching Periscope...

C Seed designs world’s biggest 4K widescreen TV

  • 15 June 2017 - 21:31
C Seed designs world’s biggest 4K widescreen TV

Luxury electronics specialist C Seed develops the world’s largest 4K widescreen TV. the c seed ‘262’ 4K TV’s world record diagonal length of 262 inches (6.65 m) gives it a width of 20.16 ft (6.14) m, and height of 8.44 ft (2.57 m). the world’s largest 4K TV comes with a motorized...

Japan launches satellite carrying its own version of GPS

  • 4 June 2017 - 23:20
Japan launches satellite carrying its own version of GPS

Japan launched a rocket carrying a satellite with a local version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) on Thursday, which is expected to increase the precision of location information used in smartphones and car navigation system, Reuters said. Japan launched an H-2A rocket which carries...

World largest telescope under construction in Chile

  • 29 May 2017 - 23:20
World largest telescope under construction in Chile

Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which when completed will be the world's largest optical telescope, some five times larger than the top observing instruments in use today, Reuters reported. The size of the ELT has the potential to transform our...

Egypt – after UAE and Saudi Arabia – blocks Al-Jazeera and other websites

  • 27 May 2017 - 16:08
Egypt – after UAE and Saudi Arabia – blocks Al-Jazeera and other websites

Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based Al Jazeera television and prominent local independent news site Mada Masr, accusing them of supporting terrorism and spreading false news, Reuters said. The blockade is notable in scope and for being the first publicly...

Kik to create its own digital currency, CEO says

  • 25 May 2017 - 21:11
Kik to create its own digital currency, CEO says

Kik Interactive, which created the chat platform Kik, said on Thursday it was launching a crypto-currency or token called Kin that would enable customers to use a whole range of digital services, Reuters reported. Kik is a free chat and messaging application founded in 2009 and built for...

London airport to guide flights from 70 miles away

  • 20 May 2017 - 22:40
London airport to guide flights from 70 miles away

If you fly into London City in two years' time, air traffic controllers won't see your plane through a window but will guide it down from screens 70 miles away as the airport becomes one of the first in a major capital to use a digital control tower, Reuters reported. Staff will monitor planes...

Facebook features Snapchat-like camera filters on Instagram

  • 17 May 2017 - 09:46
Facebook features Snapchat-like camera filters on Instagram

Facebook Inc's (FB.O) Instagram has souped up its camera with quirky face-tracking filters, adding another feature similar to one offered by social media rival Snap Inc's (SNAP.N) Snapchat, Reuters reported Tuesday. According to Reuters, Instagram users will now be able to choose from eight...