Zoox gets driverless car test permit in California, a win for Amazon
SEP 18, 2020 18:24:26 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Zoox Inc on Friday received a permit from California state authorities to test its self-driving vehicles without an in-car backup driver, marking a win for Amazon.com Inc, which acquired the startup in June.
Dr. Fauci: 3 everyday things you can do to help boost your immune system
SEP 18, 2020 14:12:14 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci explained basic habits that you can add to your daily routine to optimize your immune function, in an interview with Business Insider. Here are the science-backed strategies he recommends.
Bill Gates on the difference between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs
SEP 18, 2020 12:14:32 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
While Elon Musk and Steve Jobs contributed important innovations to society, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that the way they operate is pretty different, in an interview with Bloomberg. "You wouldn't walk into a room and confuse them with each other," Gates said.
Why passenger jets could soon be flying in formation
SEP 18, 2020 09:54:08 EDT | WWW.CNN.COM
European airplane manufacturer Airbus is conducting tests to see if flying aircraft close together could make use of "wingtip vortex" effect to make them more economical.
Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack
SEP 18, 2020 08:47:15 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
Woman dies being transferred from German hospital which is hit by hackers.
Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday
SEP 18, 2020 08:44:52 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The Commerce department announced Friday morning that it would ban U.S. business transactions with China-owned social apps WeChat and TikTok on Sunday.
Twitter orders politicians, journalists to fortify passwords before election
SEP 17, 2020 16:24:08 EDT |
The change comes two months after a cyberattack in which hackers exploited Twitter employees' credentials to wrest control of dozens of accounts.
Tony Abbott hacked after posting boarding pass on Instagram
SEP 17, 2020 12:01:19 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
A hacker uncovered the Australian ex-PM's phone number and passport details but told the authorities.
The Apple Watch Series 6: first impressions of a very good smartwatch
SEP 17, 2020 11:09:52 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Dont use your own face as a Memoji watchface. Trust us.
Amazon plans 1,000 small delivery hubs in cities, neighborhoods across U.S.
SEP 17, 2020 11:08:35 EDT | WWW.OREGONLIVE.COM
The facilities will bring products closer to customers. Regulation is definitely flat-footed right now, says Nico Larco, an architecture professor at the University of Oregon. The warehouse doesnt want to be tucked away in an industrial district any more. It wants to be right next to you. But when these things come to our neighborhoods, theyre unsightly.
Ford's making its electric F-150 a serious work truck in bid to set it apart from Tesla and GM pickups
SEP 17, 2020 11:06:27 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
A Ford executive said it was important to Ford to retain the work reputation of the F-150 and its larger siblings, collectively known as Ford's F-Series, for the electric version.
Amazon names first recipients of its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund
SEP 17, 2020 11:05:53 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Redwood Materials, the recycling start-up founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel, is among the recipients.
The Musk Method: Learn from partners, then go it alone
SEP 17, 2020 08:54:49 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Elon Musk is hailed as an innovator and disruptor who went from knowing next to nothing about building cars to running the world's most valuable automaker in the space of 16 years.
Amazon, Steph Curry-backed fitness start-up Tonal raises more cash as investors bet on workout from home
SEP 17, 2020 08:54:05 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Tonal raises $110 million from Amazon Alexa Fund, Steph Curry and others, after seeing surging demand for its at-home strength training machines during the pandemic.
U.S. says WeChat users will not be penalized
SEP 16, 2020 23:57:42 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
WeChat users will not face civil or criminal penalties even if the United States bans the Chinese-owned messaging app through other actions next week, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.
Huawei phone prices rise in China on fears of chip shortage
SEP 16, 2020 23:56:36 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Chinese consumers are rushing to buy smartphones from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd featuring its high-end Kirin chips, fearing curbs on the firm's access to U.S. technology will soon cut off production of its premium handsets.
First look at Tesla's new battery cell produced in-house with Roadrunner - Electrek
SEP 16, 2020 23:55:03 EDT | ELECTREK.CO
Electrek has an exclusive first look at Teslas new battery cell produced in-house with its new Roadrunner battery manufacturing system. Ahead of Teslas Battery Day, we have been reporting on the automakers effort to build its own battery cells. Earlier this year, Electrek has exclusively revealed Teslas secret Roadrunner project, which consists of its in-house designed battery cell 
Facebook teaming up with Ray-Ban maker for first smart glasses in 2021
SEP 17, 2020 00:28:39 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
Facebook on Wednesday announced a partnership with Luxottica, the maker of Ray-Ban, to release its first pair of smart glasses in 2021.
Congressional Inquiry Faults Boeing And FAA Failures For Deadly 737 Max Plane Crashes
SEP 16, 2020 21:18:24 UTC | WWW.NPR.ORG
An investigation into the troubled plane's development and certification finds a "disturbing pattern" of Boeing design flaws, management failures and "grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA."
CDC director says face masks may provide more protection than coronavirus vaccine
SEP 16, 2020 21:16:58 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
"If I don't get an immune response, the vaccine's not going to protect me. This face mask will," CDC Director Robert Redfield told lawmakers Wednesday.
How Microsoft is looking to MetaOS to make Microsoft 365 a 'whole life' experience | ZDNet
SEP 16, 2020 17:08:09 UTC | WWW.ZDNET.COM
Microsoft has a strategy to build a WeChat-like experience across its various Microsoft 365 business and consumer services in the form of a 'MetaOS' foundational layer.
Snowflake more than doubles in market debut, largest ever software IPO
SEP 16, 2020 17:01:19 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
Snowflake is growing alongside the major public cloud vendors by providing technology that allows clients to quickly analyze and share vast amounts of data and increase capacity as needed, rather than relying on databases that are tied to hardware.
Apple burns developer goodwill with surprise release of iOS 14 TechCrunch
SEP 16, 2020 15:20:13 UTC | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Apples developer relations have hit another sour note. At the companys hardware event on Tuesday, where it announced new Apple Watch devices and iPads, Apple surprised developers with the news that it would be releasing the updated versions of its major software platforms, iOS 14, iPa
Yelp data shows 60% of business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic are now permanent
SEP 16, 2020 14:53:58 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
Yelp on Wednesday released its latest Economic Average report, revealing business closures across the U.S. are increasing as a result of the coronavirus.
A bug in Joe Bidens campaign app exposed private voter data TechCrunch
SEP 15, 2020 23:04:20 UTC | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Anyone could look up private voter information on millions of Americans.
Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home
SEP 15, 2020 19:23:23 UTC | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Apple Inc rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the backbone of Apple's growth strategy and cater to customers working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apple announces Apple Watch Series 6 with ability to measure blood oxygen levels
SEP 15, 2020 17:53:33 UTC | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Including a Product (RED) model for the first time
The UAE has approved a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine for emergency use
SEP 15, 2020 17:49:38 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
The vaccine, developed by China's Sinopham, will be given to the UAE's frontline workers
Amazon is rapidly adding planes to its air fleet, inching closer to UPS and FedEx
SEP 15, 2020 17:47:59 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
Amazon said in June that its air fleet now totals about 70 planes, up from a total of 50 in Feb. 2019.
Uber says it is fit and proper in battle to win back London licence
SEP 15, 2020 15:44:00 UTC | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Taxi app Uber told a London court on Tuesday it had addressed concerns over safety as it fights to win back its operating licence in one of its most important markets, the latest stage of a long-running battle with the regulator. Transport for London (TfL) refused to grant...
You aint seen nothing yet, analyst says, as TikTok hits 100 million users in Europe
SEP 15, 2020 12:53:56 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
Slowly but surely, ByteDance is painting a picture of how many people use TikTok in each region.
The supplement Dr. Fauci takes to help keep his immune system healthy
SEP 14, 2020 20:42:34 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said most "so-called immune boosting supplements" actually do "nothing." However, there are two vitamins Fauci does recommend to help keep your immune system healthy. Including the one he takes himself.
Microsoft's underwater data centre resurfaces after two years
SEP 14, 2020 20:40:08 UTC | WWW.BBC.COM
Microsoft's unusual experiment in the sea off Orkney seems to have provided some valuable lessons.
Snowflake bumps expected IPO price by about 30%, could debut at more than $30 billion valuation
SEP 14, 2020 17:34:00 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
At the midpoint of the new estimated price range, Berkshire Hathaway's total stake in Snowflake after the IPO would be valued at $674.4 million.
Nikola rebuts fraud claims but acknowledges that its truck wasn't driving itself
SEP 14, 2020 16:14:47 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
The company said there were "dozens" of inaccurate allegations in a report by a short-selling firm.
ByteDance picks Oracle as winning bidder for TikTok's U.S. operations - source
SEP 14, 2020 00:17:03 UTC | MOBILE.REUTERS.COM
China's ByteDance has picked a consortium led by Oracle Corp for a deal for the U.S. operations of short-video app TikTok, beating out rival bidder Microsoft Corp , a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
Nvidia confirms $40B purchase of Arm, bringing together two chip giants TechCrunch
SEP 14, 2020 00:16:20 UTC | TECHCRUNCH.COM
After weeks of on-and-off speculation, Nvidia this evening confirmed that it intends to buy chip design giant Arm Holdings for a total of up to $40 billion from existing owner SoftBank, which bought the company for $32 billion in 2016. The boards of all three parties have approved the outline of th
Microsoft says Bytedance won't sell TikTok's U.S. operations to it
SEP 13, 2020 23:42:08 UTC | MOBILE.REUTERS.COM
Microsoft said on Sunday it was informed by Bytedance that it would not be selling TikTok's U.S. operations to Microsoft.
Nvidia reportedly to acquire ARM Holdings from SoftBank for $40 billion
SEP 13, 2020 21:43:33 UTC | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Sale comes four years after Masayoshi Son bought the chip designer.
Pfizer coronavirus vaccine could be given to Americans before end of the year, CEO says
SEP 13, 2020 21:42:46 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
If the Food and Drug Administration approves the vaccine, the company is prepared to distribute "hundreds of thousands of doses, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said.
Elon Musk Says Bill Gates Knows Nothing About Electric Trucks - carandbike
SEP 13, 2020 15:41:16 UTC | WWW.CARANDBIKE.COM
Gates and Musk have been having a digital Cold War of sorts where both the billionaires have been going at each other in one way or the other.
As fires ravage the Western U.S., worried residents are turning to these apps to see how bad the air is
SEP 12, 2020 22:45:30 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
After skies turn back to blue from smoke-darkened gray and orange, people are obsessively checking air quality maps online to see if it's safe to breathe without a filter.
Microsoft wants to take on Amazon in connecting satellites to the cloud
SEP 12, 2020 15:48:59 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
Microsoft is looking to compete with Amazon with a service that connects satellites directly to a cloud computing network.
How Did Belarus Shut Down The Internet ?
SEP 12, 2020 13:10:45 UTC | WWW.CYBERSECURITYINTELLIGENCE.COM
The Belarus government has been using equipment manufactured by a US company to block its citizens' access to thousands of websites.
Elon Musk says Tesla will one day produce super efficient home HVAC with HEPA filtering TechCrunch
SEP 12, 2020 13:07:29 UTC | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Elon Musk has previously touted the Bioweapon Defense Mode boasted by Teslas vehicles, which are designed to provide excellent air quality inside the car even in the face of disastrous conditions without, thanks in part to high-efficiency HEPA air filtration. Now, Musk has said
UK mathematician wins richest prize in academia
SEP 11, 2020 20:56:12 UTC | WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM
Martin Hairer takes $3m Breakthrough prize for work a colleague said must have been done by aliens
Exclusive: China would rather see TikTok U.S. close than a forced sale
SEP 11, 2020 20:53:01 UTC | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Beijing opposes a forced sale of TikTok's U.S. operations by its Chinese owner ByteDance, and would prefer to see the short video app shut down in the United States, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
Apple issues new rules for App Store that will impact streaming game services from Google and Microsoft
SEP 11, 2020 20:13:36 UTC | WWW.CNBC.COM
The rules underscore the tension between Apple's control of its platform, which it says is for safety and security reasons, and emerging gaming services considered by many to be the future of the gaming industry.
Big European states call for cryptocurrency curbs to protect consumers
SEP 11, 2020 16:35:12 UTC | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands called on the European Commission to draw up strict regulation for asset-backed cryptocurrencies such as stablecoins to protect consumers and preserve state sovereignty in monetary policy.
The surprising traits of good remote leaders
SEP 11, 2020 13:31:42 UTC | WWW.BBC.COM
Strong in-person leadership skills dont necessarily translate to being a good virtual leader. Instead, organisation and competency reign supreme.