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Virtual reality in the blink of an eye

Virtual reality in the blink of an eye

Written by on May 20, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

  An advanced virtual reality headset could be a game-changer for the entertainment industry and give people with certain disabilities new powers of communication and interaction, according to the developers. The FOVE headset uses eye-tracking technology to give the wearer an immersive and completely hands-free virtual reality, where all of their actions can be controlled […]

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Google gets into farming

Google gets into farming

Written by on May 19, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Google Inc and two venture capitalist firms are investing $15 million in a U.S. tech farming company that helps farmers maximise their crops based on data gathered by agricultural equipment and shared between growers. Google Ventures, the technology company’s venture capital unit, is leading the fundraising for farm data startup Farmers Business Network, […]

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Chinese partnership accelerates Uber

Chinese partnership accelerates Uber

Written by on May 19, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese private car hire app Yidao Yongche has hinted at a tie-up with Uber Technologies Inc, the controversial $40 billion (26 billion pounds) U.S. taxi-hailing firm which has repeatedly hit regulatory roadblocks in China, the world’s largest smartphone market. In an entry posted on its official Weibo microblog account on Sunday, Yidao […]

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Icahn gives Lyft a boost

Icahn gives Lyft a boost

Written by on May 19, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – In an uncharacteristic move, activist investor Carl Icahn’s Icahn Enterprises LP made a $100 million investment in Lyft Inc., adding momentum to the ride-sharing company’s rapid expansion but leaving its cash pile far behind rival Uber. Icahn joins a long list of backers for the three-year old startup, including Andreessen Horowitz, New York-based […]

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Oracle-Google Java spat – problem for Obama administration

Oracle-Google Java spat – problem for Obama administration

Written by on May 18, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration has been locked in internal wrangling over what position to take in high profile litigation between two American technology giants, Google and Oracle, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions. It faces an end-of-May deadline to decide whether to take sides in a case before the U.S. […]

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Self-driving cars with steering wheels and brakes?

Self-driving cars with steering wheels and brakes?

Written by on May 18, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

DETROIT (Reuters) – Google Inc will begin testing self-driving cars of its own design on public roads this summer, but they will have steering wheels and brakes, which is not what the company described a year ago. Engineers will operate 25 prototype vehicles, which use the same software as Google’s self-driving Lexus RX450h sport utility […]

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Ofcom wants to open up BT’s business fibre network

Ofcom wants to open up BT’s business fibre network

Written by on May 18, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s telecoms regulator Ofcom said BT’s fibre network should be opened to other operators to improve competition in high-speed data links for large businesses and mobile and broadband companies. Ofcom’s proposals concern the 2 billion pound market for dedicated leased lines that are used by companies as well as universities, schools and […]

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Facebook ‘tramples European privacy law’

Facebook ‘tramples European privacy law’

Written by on May 17, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium’s privacy watchdog accused Facebook on Friday of trampling on European privacy laws by tracking people online without their consent and dodging questions from national regulators. The Privacy Protection Commission (CPVP/CBPL), which is working with German, Dutch, French and Spanish counterparts, launched the blistering attack after trying to find out more about […]

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Nvidia steers itself from video games to self-driving cars

Nvidia steers itself from video games to self-driving cars

Written by on May 15, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

DETROIT (Reuters) – It took Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia Corp the better part of a decade to gain acceptance as a global automotive supplier, a lesson for other technology firms hoping to make a similar transition from consumer electronics to car components. Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying powerful graphics processors for video game […]

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Apple HomeKit accessories to hit stores next month

Apple HomeKit accessories to hit stores next month

Written by on May 15, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – The first batch of home automation accessories, such as thermostats and garage door openers, compatible with Apple Inc’s software platform will go on sale in June, the tech company said Thursday. HomeKit is a set of tools in Apple’s iOS 8 software designed to work with smart home devices. The company announced the […]

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