Friday, August 23, 2019

'All the forces': China's global social media push over Hong Kong protests

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Wang Ying has for the last four years identified herself as a diehard fan of Chinese boy band star Lay...

Study of ancient skull sheds light on the evolution of human brains

This skull is 20 million years old (AMNH/N. Wong and M. Ellison)A 20-million-year-old skull has shed new light on the mystery of brain...

Fitbit targets 1 million new users with Singapore government tie-up

(Reuters) - Fitbit Inc (FIT.N) said on Wednesday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in...

Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over 'inauthentic behavior'

Facebook logo is reflected in glasses in this picture illustration taken April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/IllustrationYANGON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday...

Contactless cards could get fingerprint upgrade

New technology that could give a further layer of security when using a bank card has been trialled. A fingerprint reader is built...

Splunk to buy cloud software firm SignalFx in $1 billion deal

(Reuters) - Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc (SPLK.O) on Wednesday said it would acquire privately held SignalFx, which makes software for the...

San Francisco crowdfunder Kiva sets up Sierra Leone credit database

(Reuters) - Kiva, a San Francisco-based tech charity, is using blockchain to create an online ID database in Sierra Leone allowing people who...

India needs to reduce ecommerce restrictions to revive economy: Amazon executive

HYDERABAD (Reuters) - India needs to encourage ecommerce and reduce red tape to help small businesses sell online and export goods to help...

First images of Titanic in 14 years

For the first time in 14 years, video and photographs taken by high-powered, specially adapted cameras captured the bacteria-eaten Titanic at the bottom...

Ahead of G7 summit, Macron presses U.S. to help reform taxes on big tech

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron waves at reporters at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 9, 2019. REUTERS/Charles PlatiauPARIS (Reuters) -...

Fitbit wins deal for 1 million new users in Singapore health plan

FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk past an advertising billboard for Fitbit Ionic watches at the IFA Electronics Show in Berlin, Germany, September 1, 2017....

Apple hints at huge lineup of products due for release in 2019

Harvest season is coming as tech giant registers names for a huge bundle of new products (Image: Getty)Apple looks set to unleash a...

The weather on Mars was once as dreadful as it is in the UK,...

Was the Red Planet once dready and rainy? (Photo: Nasa)If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the greyer corners of the...

The 'robo-shorts' that could help you run

"Robo-shorts" that assist the wearer's ability to both walk and run have been developed for the first time by engineers at Harvard's Wyss...

Google, Apple, Mozilla move to block Kazakh surveillance system

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay(Reuters) -...

BYD's profit triples as China's electric car boom continues

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese electric car maker BYD Co Ltd posted a 203.6% rise in first-half profit on Wednesday, as China’s new energy...

Fox control tech modified to protect Australia's dingoes

Australia's dingoes and other wildlife won't be harmed by fox control devices thanks to a new modification that means only foxes are injected...

Amazon tests water in Israel with website to attract local sellers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - E-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday launched a Hebrew-language website to recruit local Israeli companies to sell their products via Amazon.com,...

England Cricketer stumped by Fortnite conundrum

Star bowler and Fortnite fan...

Nuclear war between the US and Russia would cause a devastating ‘global famine’, scientists...

People who live through doomsday will be thrown into a pitched battle for survival (Image: Getty)Anyone who survives a nuclear war might count...

Brits are hoarding millions of old gadgets in ‘stockpiles’ that’ll never be recycled

How many old phones do you have lying around? (Getty Images)There’s a strong chance you’ve got an old Nokia or Sony phone stashed...

Missing hiker in Italy spotlights need for new phone geolocation tech

PARIS (Reuters) - Badly injured on a cliffside in southern Italy, a French hiker called emergency services this month, but he could not...