Thursday, August 15, 2019

Online spending splurge helps UK retail sales grow unexpectedly in July

LONDON, (Reuters) - British retail sales edged up unexpectedly in July, helped by the strongest growth in online spending in three years, suggesting...

How reliable is AI at telling us about ourselves?

An art project is looking at how machines might perceive the world compared to humans.While the Kronos Quartet perform, the artificial intelligence (AI)...

Futuristic luggage bag is ready for space tourism to become reality

The travelling bag we’ll take into space with us (Horizn Studios)When the likes of SpaceX and Virgin Galactic finally get their acts together...

Lenovo warns of price hikes to absorb U.S. tariffs, shares slide

(Reuters) - China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s largest PC maker, warned it will have to raise product prices if U.S. tariffs increase, sending...

FCC chairman circulates order to approve Sprint, T-Mobile tie-up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday circulated a draft order that would grant approval to the $26...

China's Lenovo Group first-quarter profit more than doubles, beats expectations

FILE PHOTO: A man uses his laptop next to Lenovo's logos during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Albert...

Buffett's Berkshire boosts Amazon.com bet, attracts Ackman

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Wednesday said it boosted its stake in Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) by 11% during the...

Microsoft's latest privacy policy says vendors listen to voice data

FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft sign is shown on top of the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 19,2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File...

U.S. House panel subpoenas website 8chan owner to testify as part of social media...

FILE PHOTO: Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) listens to testimony from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a House...

Nasa reveals the four biggest myths about black holes

This is the first ever picture of a black hole and was snapped in April 2019 (Copyright: Event Horizon Telescope)Black holes are among...

Body odour? Bacteria-embedded bodysuit could help

Deodorant not enough to stop your body odour? A new futuristic-style bodysuit embedded with live bacteria could help combat those unpleasant smells. Edward...

Trade tensions and a weaker yuan drive Chinese crypto demand, market players say

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trade tensions between the United States and China and a weakening yuan are boosting demand for cryptocurrencies among Chinese...

Barclays ends partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase: sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays (BARC.L) is no longer providing banking services to major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters,...

Awe-inspiring story of apocalyptic ancient ‘cataclysm’ which melted Earth’s surface revealed

Earth was once a barren hellscape that makes even the most unpleasant place in modern Britain look like paradise (Image: Nasa)Earth has been...

Snapchat launches a new pair of Spectacles – with a hefty price tag

A model wearing the Spectacles 3 sunglasses (Reuters)Snapchat has unveiled the third generation of its camera-enabled Spectacles, which allow users to capture images...

China's Meituan Dianping to join maps service battle

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Meituan Dianping, a Chinese online food delivery-to-ticketing firm, has started building a mapping service, aiming to enter an area...

Facebook joins other tech companies in admitting it snoops on your recordings

Facebook was listening to recordings made in Messenger (Hoch Zwei/Corbis via Getty Images)Facebook has become the latest technology firm to admit listening to...

A ‘highly toxic’ Pacific death worm has invaded Britain, scientists confirm

The worms were found lurking off the south coast of the UK (Image: Nasa)Scientists have discovered more evidence proving that a poisonous and...

Russia's Mail.Ru eyes pre-installing software on Huawei devices

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Russian Internet company Mail.ru Group is seen on the facade of its headquarters in Moscow, Russia June 26,...

Nasa is about to reveal big news about mission to land first woman on...

This Nasa image shows ‘ ascent vehicle separating from a descent vehicle and departing the lunar surface’ (Picture: Nasa)Nasa is about to make...

Barclays no longer banking Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase: sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays (BARC.L) is no longer providing banking services to major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters,...