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Tesla launches new Semi but range of new products confusing

Tesla launches new Semi but range of new products confusing

Written by on November 17, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (Reuters) – Tesla Inc upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever. The showmanship wowed the crowd although some analysts’ […]

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American Express introduces instant payments via blockchain

American Express introduces instant payments via blockchain

Written by on November 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK, the companies said on Thursday. American Express said its FX International Payments (FXIP) business had partnered with Ripple to provide real-time, trackable non-card payments from the […]

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Better pictures coming to mobiles in US, but way less privacy

Better pictures coming to mobiles in US, but way less privacy

Written by on November 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the use of new technology that will improve picture quality on mobile phones, tablets and television, but also raises significant privacy concerns by giving advertisers dramatically more data about viewing habits. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to allow broadcasters to voluntarily use the new technology, […]

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The FCC wants to reverse net neutrality rules, vote next week

The FCC wants to reverse net neutrality rules, vote next week

Written by on November 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content, two people briefed on the plans said. In May, the FCC voted 2-1 to advance Republican FCC Chairman […]

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Amazon scraps plans to launch online streaming service

Amazon scraps plans to launch online streaming service

Written by on November 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The world’s largest online retailer has also been unable to convince key broadcast […]

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Square to allow select customers buy and sell bitcoins

Square to allow select customers buy and sell bitcoins

Written by on November 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Payments company Square Inc said it has started allowing select customers to buy and sell bitcoins on its Cash app, as it looks to tap into a craze that has sent the cryptocurrency up nearly sevenfold this year. For the most part though, institutional investors have stayed away from bitcoin, the original and […]

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Digital tools getting into every corner of the workplace: study

Digital tools getting into every corner of the workplace: study

Written by on November 15, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Forget robots. The real transformation taking place in nearly every workplace is the invasion of digital tools. The use of digital tools has increased, often dramatically, in 517 of 545 occupations since 2002, with a striking uptick in many lower-skilled occupations, according to a study released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution, a Washington […]

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Trump administration to publish rules on cyber security flaws

Trump administration to publish rules on cyber security flaws

Written by on November 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is expected to publicly release on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, a national security official told Reuters. The move is an attempt by the U.S. government to address criticism that it too often jeopardizes internet security by stockpiling the […]

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Researcher in Vietnam demonstrates how to hack Face ID

Researcher in Vietnam demonstrates how to hack Face ID

Written by on November 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

HANOI (Reuters) – A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple Inc’s face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape. An announcement on Friday by Bkav, a Vietnamese cybersecurity firm, that it had cracked Apple’s Face ID, and a […]

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In Sydney’s CBD the tech giants are pushing out the banks

In Sydney’s CBD the tech giants are pushing out the banks

Written by on November 14, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Global technology titans including Amazon.com, LinkedIn and Expedia are moving into Sydney‘s central business district, providing a commercial property fillip just as Australia’s record housing boom starts to tire. The tech invasion – with locals now dubbing Martin Place, once the heartland of the finance sector, ‘Silicon Place’ – has tightened the […]

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