Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Instagram has started hiding likes to stop it ‘feeling like a competition’

A great photo – but nobody will be able to see how many likes it gets (Getty Images/iStockphoto)Instagram has started hiding the number...

Colin Kroll dead: Vine and HQ Trivia founder dies aged 35

Colin Kroll dead: Vine and HQ Trivia founder dies aged 35 | The Independent

Scientists taught a robot to play Jenga and it’s a towering achievement

A robot capable of analysing a Jenga tower and understanding the safest block to remove has been unleashed. Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of...

House Republicans query Apple, Alphabet on privacy, data practices

(Reuters) - Four senior U.S. House Republicans sent letters on Monday to the chief executives of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google parent Alphabet...

Ingestible electronic pill could be the future of non-surgical drug delivery

Instead of invasive surgery to administer drugs to patients, what if doctors could just dispense it from a container that’s already inside you? Well,...

Ugandan groups file court challenge against social media tax

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda’s new tax on social media access limits basic rights and harms business, according to a petition filed by activists...

Londoners once had an unusual and rather horrible use for tobacco

Nowadays, many smokers have swapped to vapes and puff along the streets of London like great fleshy tank engines. But the capital was once...

Samsung Electronics delays Galaxy Fold media events in China

FILE PHOTO: The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, California,...

Tesla begins sales of cheaper Model 3 car variant in China

A Tesla logo is seen at a Tesla showroom in Shanghai, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Aly SongBEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle maker...

Twitter exec: Social network content ‘contributes to radicalization’

A Twitter exec has said there is ‘no doubt’ that social media contributes to radicalization (Shutterstock)A senior Twitter executive has said there is...

South Korea seeks smaller military drills with U.S. amid North Korea talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea wants to hold smaller joint military drills with the United States next year, the defense ministry said on...

Merkel sets out condition for Huawei's participation in 5G network

FILE PHOTO: Company logo at the office of Huawei in Beijing, December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File PhotoTOKYO (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela...

Mysterious ‘UFO fleet’ spotted over China sparks fears of alien invasion

A fleet of unidentified flying objects has been spotted over China. Three orbs of light moving in an eerie linear motion were first captured...

A porn website wants to pay viewers to watch x-rated movies using its own...

A porn website has announced plans to pay viewers to watch hardcore sex videos. But don’t all rush at once, because you’ll only be...

Elon Musk sparks ‘UFO invasion fleet’ fears after launching 60 satellites into orbit

Elon and his ‘consellation’ of Starlink satellites (Copyright: Getty)Elon Musk has sparked fears that an ‘alien invasion fleet’ had arrived to conquer humanity...

Apple in Dutch antitrust spotlight for allegedly promoting own apps

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple, already the subject of EU antitrust scrutiny, on Thursday became the target of a Dutch investigation for allegedly favoring...

Alibaba takes joint venture route to Russia expansion

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - China’s largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has joined forces with a state fund and two technology firms...

Israeli cyber firm NSO in talks to buy Fifth Dimension: reports

FILE PHOTO: Israeli military chief Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz attends a news conference in Tel Aviv July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Nir EliasTEL AVIV (Reuters) -...

Netflix shares plunge as global growth falls short, U.S. customers shrink

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) said on Wednesday it lost U.S. streaming customers for the first time in eight years and missed targets...

Lumentum expects Android devices with Apple-like 3D sensing tech in 2019

(Reuters) - Lumentum Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it expects Android smartphone makers to launch devices with facial recognition technology this year even...

Germany says EU should revise, delay digital tax plan

FILE PHOTO: German Finance Minister and vice-chancellor Olaf Scholz attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann//File...