Technology

  • EU Plans To Raise Taxes For Internet Giants
    Eu_plans_to_raise_taxes_for_internet_giants 2017-09-17 00:53:39 UTC
    TALLINN (Reuters) - A European Union plan to raise more tax from digital multinationals faced the first signs of scepticism on Saturday, as smaller members of the bloc warned about the economic impact from such a move. France wants to tax compa...
  • Equifax: Web Server Vulnerability Led to Hack
    Equifax_data_breach 2017-09-14 11:48:32 UTC
    (Reuters) - Credit reporting company Equifax Inc blamed a web server vulnerability in its open-source software, called Apache Struts, for the recent data breach that compromised personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers. The mas...
  • Bluetooth bugs bedevil billions of android devices
    Bluetooth_bugs_bedevil_billions_of_android_devices_ 2017-09-13 17:45:53 UTC
    More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company. If you're not keeping count, that's most of the estimated 8.2 billion devices that use Bluetooth, w...
  • Apple rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X and cellular Watch
    Apple_inc_rolled_out_a_new_version_of_the_apple_watch 2017-09-12 19:21:35 UTC
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since ...
  • Lyft to Offer Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco Area
    Lyft_self_drive_san_francisco 2017-09-07 16:37:26 UTC
    Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player in autonomous vehicle t...
  • Florence, a 4.4-km-wide asteroid, passing Earth today
    Florence__a_4.4-km-wide_asteroid__passing_earth_today 2017-09-01 07:41:42 UTC
    Asteroid 3122, named after Florence Nightingale, will reach its peak brightness tonight (Thursday August 31 into Friday September 1). But the asteroid will actually be closest to Earth at 8:05 a.m. ET (1pm BST) tomorrow (Friday September 1), a...
  • Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee sentenced for five years
    Samsung_vice_chairman_jay_y._lee_sentenced_for_five_years 2017-08-25 07:18:22 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court jailed Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for five years on Friday. The Seoul Central District Court was delivering its verdict on charges against Lee, 49, ranging from bribery to perjury in a sc...
  • Fired Google Engineer Hires Lawyer in Free Speech Case
    Google 2017-08-24 17:30:02 UTC
    Google found itself at the epicenter of controversy this month after a 10-page anti-diversity manifesto written by one of its employees, which had circulated internally at the company, went viral. James Damore, the employee who wrote the memo—whic...
  • Google takes action against 'anti-diversity memo'
    Google_takes_action_against_'anti-diversity_memo' 2017-08-08 04:49:59 UTC
    San Francisco (Reuters) - Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the te...
  • The European Patent Office intends to grant MilliporeSigma a key CRISPR patent
    The_european_patent_office_has_signaled_that_it_intends_to_grant_milliporesigma_a_key_crispr_patent 2017-08-07 06:14:36 UTC
    MUNICH (Germany) — MilliporeSigma, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, has become a new major player in the complicated European patent battles over CRISPR, the revolutionary genome-editing tool. The European ...
  • Russian cyber criminals: $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring
    Russian_cyber_criminals-__4_billion_bitcoin_laundering_ring 2017-07-26 17:56:41 UTC
    ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on W...
  • Hottest Tech startups don't need venture capital money
    Hottest_tech_startups_don't_need_venture_capital_money 2017-07-24 07:00:59 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don't need their money. Only a few...
  • China tests space station: Oxygen produced by plants
    China_tests_space_station-_oxygen_produced_by_plants 2017-07-20 05:55:48 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine. They ...
  • One of the biggest icebergs has broken away from Antarctica
    One_of_the_biggest_icebergs_on_record_has_broken_away_from_antarctica 2017-07-19 03:43:30 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 squar...
  • Maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman to Win Fields Medal, Dies Age 40
    Maths_'genius'_maryam_mirzakhani__first_woman_to_win_fields_medal__dies_age_40 2017-07-15 18:46:03 UTC
    The Iranian-born professor, Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal –considered the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize – for mathematics, has died in the US. The 40-year-old had breast cancer, which had...
  • Google Earth users will be able to post stories, video and photos
    Google_earth_users_will_be_able_to_post_stories__video_and_photos 2017-07-14 22:16:57 UTC
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Google wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its 'Google Earth' platform in the next few years, the program chief said on Tuesday at a launch event in Brazil for content focused on showcasing the A...
  • US Tech tried to soften on dealing with the Russian spy agency
    Us_tech_tried_to_soften_on_dealing_with_the_russian_spy_agency 2017-06-30 19:19:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW — As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB's alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct k...
  • Astronomers Detect Supermassive Black Holes, with Billions of Times the Mass of the Sun
    Astronomers_detect_supermassive_black_holes_that_are_billions_of_times_the_mass_of_the_sun 2017-06-28 02:12:06 UTC
    The two black holes, with a combined mass 15 billion times that of the Sun, are likely separated by only about 24 light-years, extremely close for such a system. "This is the first pair of black holes to be seen as separate objects that are mov...
  • Massive hack attack: "It's like WannaCry all over again"
    Massive_hack_attack-_%22it's_like_wannacry_all_over_again%22_ 2017-06-27 17:39:04 UTC
    MOSCOW/KIEV — A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia's biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms....
  • Facebook wants to be a "hostile environment for terrorists"
    Facebook_wants_to_be_a_%22hostile_environment_for_terrorists%22 2017-06-04 18:14:21 UTC
    Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from internet firms. T...
  • Team of 1000 scientists detect Einstein gravitational waves
    A_team_of_1_000_scientists_detect_einstein_gravitational_waves_ 2017-06-03 17:59:21 UTC
    A team of more than 1,000 scientists have for a third time detected ripples in space from black holes that crashed together billions of light years from Earth, a discovery that confirms a new technique for observing cataclysmic events in the unive...
  • Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
    Controversial_study-_the_evolutionary_lineage_arose_in_africa_ 2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
    Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa. Sc...
  • Nasa discovers new planetary system similar to our solar system
    Nasa_discovers_new_planetary_system_similar_to_our_solar_system 2017-05-10 05:03:15 UTC
    The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a joint German-US space science project. Carrying a 2.5-metre telescope inside a modified Boeing 747SP, the airborne observatory performs astronomical observations in the infrared and...
  • Protesters Voice Concern over Climate Change
    Protesters_voice_concern_over_climate_change 2017-04-29 15:44:40 UTC
    By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON — For the second time in a month, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out in Washington on Saturday to voice concern over climate change in a mass demonstration marking the 100th day of Donald Trump's p...
  • March for Science: Global concern over Trump's climate policy
    March_for_science-_global_concern_over_trump's_climate_policy 2017-04-23 02:08:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO — People across the world expressed their support for science and facts at Earth Day events billed as a March of Science events *"celebration of science" ) on Saturday. The main march was in Washington D.C., but more than ...