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South Korea deters smartphone ‘zombies’ with flickering lights

Posted on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:05 PM | No Comments
(REUTERS) A city in South Korea, which has the world’s highest smartphone penetration rate, has installed flickering lights and laser beams at a road crossing to warn “smartphone zombies” to...

Philippine Team wins 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 11:12 AM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Out of the 1,395 teams around the world, Philippine team iNON won first place in the 2018 NASA Space App Challenge Best Galactic Impact category with...

Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers

Posted on Monday, 18 February 2019 09:38 AM | No Comments
LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users’ data...

Mars Opportunity rover ends 15-year mission

Posted on Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:57 AM | No Comments
Scientists announced Wednesday (February 13) that the Mars Opportunity Rover has officially ended its illustrious 15-year career of scientific exploration. NASA lost touch with ‘Oppy’ on June 10, 2018 following...

Chinese telecom companies upbeat ahead of 5G roll-out

Posted on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 09:52 AM | No Comments
Leading Chinese telecom companies are forging the way into the 5G era with 5G data terminals and smart phones expected to launch this year. Huawei and ZTE Corporation are expected...

Facebook takes down hundreds of Indonesian accounts linked to fake news syndicate

Posted on Monday, 4 February 2019 09:09 AM | No Comments
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of Indonesian accounts, pages and groups from its social network after discovering they were linked to an online group accused of spreading...

U.S. charges China’s Huawei with bank fraud, stealing trade secrets

Posted on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 09:32 AM | No Comments
The United States on Monday (January 28) charged China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, its chief financial officer, and two affiliates with bank and wire fraud to violate sanctions against Iran in...

Georgia man charged with plotting attack on White House

Posted on Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:32 AM | No Comments
 A Georgia man has been arrested and charged for allegedly plotting to destroy the White House and other government buildings in Washington, Wednesday (January 16). “Today, the Joint Terrorism Task...

World’s biggest tech show opens with rollable TVs and robots galore

Posted on Wednesday, 9 January 2019 10:22 AM | No Comments
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s biggest tech and gadget show, opened its doors on Tuesday (January 8), with thousands of technology enthusiasts heading to Las Vegas to...

Chinese consumers say iPhone overpriced, faces competition from local brands

Posted on Friday, 4 January 2019 10:30 AM | No Comments
  Some Chinese consumers said on Wednesday (January 3) that overpriced iPhones and increased local competition were contributing to Apple Inc. taking the rare step of cutting its quarterly sales...