Saturday, October 19, 2019

House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to have a final report on its probe of big technology companies and...

Apple's star-studded 'The Morning Show' joins #MeToo conversation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc is jumping into the streaming video wars with a series that explores accusations of sexual misconduct at...

G20 agrees stablecoins give rise to 'serious' risks: press release

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Group of 20 finance leaders agreed that global stablecoins give rise to a set of “serious” public policy and regulatory...

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency should be prevented: German finance minister

FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June...

FTC official says data collection allows Big Tech to hurt competition

FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS//File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) -...

Galactic battle captured in striking image as Hubble spots galaxy being torn apart

The NGC 7714 galaxy also known as the spiral galaxy is being torn apart by its neighbouring galaxy NGS 7715. (Hubble Heritage /...

Scientists are baffled by a mysterious yellow blob with ‘720 sexes’

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A zoo in Paris has got scientists scratching their...

Nasa conducts historic all-female spacewalk outside International Space Station

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Nasa has launched the first ever all-female spacewalk as...

'Stablecoins' could hinder efforts to stamp out money laundering: global watchdog

LONDON (Reuters) - The spread of cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra could have serious repercussions for worldwide efforts to detect and stamp out...

Gun with a chip: U.S. Army contracts may lead to a smarter firearm

(Reuters) - A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone...

Snakes and ladders: SoftBank Vision Fund's climbing, sliding valuations

(Reuters) - The $100 billion Vision Fund of Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) has in just over two years burned through much of...

Robot learns to deliver packages, plus other tech news

BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the week's best technology stories including:A robotic hand solves a Rubik's cube Nasa unveils a new...

Prolonged exposure to blue light may speed up ageing, study warns

Scientists have studied the effects of blue light on fruit flies (Getty Images/Cultura RF)Continued exposure to the blue light emitted from smartphones and...

Indonesia issues rules to block illegally imported mobile phones

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has issued regulations to allow authorities to block smartphones purchased on the black market, in a bid to encourage...

Mark Zuckerberg gives unfiltered take on freedom of speech and criticises China

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University (AP)Mark Zuckerberg has given a wide-ranging talk on the freedom of speech and hit out...

Apple's Cook meets China regulator after pulling Hong Kong app

FILE PHOTO: Xiao Yaqing, chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) attends a news conference on the sidelines of the...

Jealous partners can easily sleuth through Google’s new Pixel 4 phone

Would you ever secretly check your partner’s phone? (Getty)Google’s latest smartphone packs in loads of futuristic features to compete with Apple’s iPhone and...

Lebanon scraps WhatsApp fee amid violent protests

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Demonstrators and police clashed in Lebanon on Thursday as thousands of people rallied against the government’s handling of an economic...

Two killed in Lebanon fire near Beirut protests: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two foreign workers in Lebanon choked to death from a fire that spread to a building near major protests in...

China market regulator chief met with Apple CEO Tim Cook

FILE PHOTO: Xiao Yaqing, chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) attends a news conference on the sidelines of the...

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces new hurdle from G7 nations

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook’s plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency faced a new hurdle on Thursday, when the Group of Seven wealthy nations...

AT&T, Elliott in talks after activist campaign launched: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T (T.N) and Elliott Management are talking about issues the activist hedge fund raised last month when it...

Martin Luther King's daughter tells Facebook disinformation helped kill civil rights leader

FILE PHOTO: The Reverend Bernice King daughter of Martin Luther King Jr speaks at the National Bar Association's 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery...

Thousands protest across Lebanon over dire economy, proposed WhatsApp fee withdrawn

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of people demonstrated in Beirut on Thursday against the Lebanese government’s management of an economic crisis in one of...