Chinese spacecraft set for Mars landing in May: state media
OCT 30, 2020 13:00:46 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
A Chinese spacecraft is expected to land on Mars in May, state-run media reported on Thursday, citing a space agency official.
WhatsApp is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day - TechCrunch
OCT 30, 2020 12:39:46 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day, the company-s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at the quarterly earnings call Thursday. For some perspective, users exchanged 100 billion messages on WhatsApp last New Year-s Eve-
Tesla raises -full self-driving- price from $8,000 to $10,000
OCT 30, 2020 12:16:57 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Elon Musk has long warned the FSD package would rise in price over time.
Apple takes home an engineering Emmy for its ubiquitous ProRes video tech
OCT 30, 2020 12:16:21 EDT | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
Apple took home an engineering Emmy award for its ProRes video codec first developed in 2007 that has become widely used in digital television and film production. Epic Games also won an Emmy for its Unreal Engine software, used in Disney-s The Mandalorian.
Samsung regains top smartphone vendor spot as Xiaomi overtakes Apple
OCT 30, 2020 11:11:14 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Huawei became number 1 three months ago
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says there's a 'risk of civil unrest' around the election
OCT 30, 2020 09:37:34 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is worried about the increased risk of potential civil unrest associated with the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election.
NASA confirms OSIRIS-REx has secured its asteroid sample
OCT 29, 2020 22:12:41 EDT | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
After a process that took a couple of days, the OSIRIS-REx mission has stowed away the sample of regolith that it snatched from an asteroid last week.
Facebook is losing users in the US and Canada
OCT 29, 2020 22:12:19 EDT | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
The surge in growth Facebook saw at the start of the coronavirus pandemic appears to be slowing down.
A new coronavirus variant is seen spreading across Europe, research says
OCT 29, 2020 19:40:11 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
A new variant of the coronavirus, identified as 20A.EU1 by researchers from Switzerland and Spain, was first observed in Spain in June.
Weak iPhone sales pull down Apple shares
OCT 29, 2020 17:10:52 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Apple Inc's announcement Thursday that iPhone sales were weaker than expected sent shares down 4% even as the tech company's revenue and profit did better than Wall Street expected thanks to booming Mac and AirPods sales.
Up to 23 million people in U.S. could move thanks to remote work, survey finds
OCT 29, 2020 13:28:40 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
America-s biggest cities should brace for a chunk of families moving out because they prefer to work remotely from less crowded and less expensive areas, according to a survey by Upwork released Thursday.
Building wave of ransomware attacks strike U.S. hospitals
OCT 29, 2020 13:26:15 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Eastern European criminals are targeting dozens of U.S. hospitals with ransomware, and federal officials on Wednesday urged healthcare facilities to beef up preparations rapidly in case they are next.
Moderna says it's preparing global launch of Covid vaccine as it takes in $1.1 billion in deposits
OCT 29, 2020 10:52:07 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Moderna is prepping for the global launch of its potential coronavirus vaccine, already taking in $1.1 billion in deposits from governments.
Tesla plans to open about 52 new service centers in 2021: Electrek
OCT 29, 2020 09:47:27 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Tesla Inc plans to add at least one new service center every week in 2021, Electrek reported on Thursday, citing a source familiar with the matter.
Comcast nets record high-speed internet adds, has nearly 22 million Peacock sign-ups
OCT 29, 2020 08:54:37 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Comcast's third-quarter earnings beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines.
TikTok and parent company ByteDance have sued rival app Triller
OCT 29, 2020 08:54:21 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
TikTok and its Chinese parent ByteDance are fighting back in a patent infringement case that has been brought about by smaller rival Triller.
Alphabet-s Loon sets a new record for longest stratospheric flight
OCT 28, 2020 16:06:17 EDT | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
Google Parent Alphabet has revealed that one of its Loon balloons spent 312 days aloft, breaking its previous stratospheric flight record of 223 days, by a wide margin.
Lower air quality in some Chinese cities points to iPhone 12 production surge, Morgan Stanley says
OCT 28, 2020 14:09:17 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Apple investors are wondering how production of the finished devices is going in order to better project sales in the coming quarters.
Spy agency ducks questions about 'back doors' in tech products
OCT 28, 2020 13:02:16 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
These so-called back doors enable the NSA and other agencies to scan large amounts of traffic without a warrant.
Apple reportedly steps up effort to build Google search alternative
OCT 28, 2020 09:33:02 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Apple has quietly increased its efforts to develop its own search technology for iPhones as authorities question its relationship with Google.
Experian: Credit agency told to stop sharing data without consent
OCT 27, 2020 16:28:06 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
The millions of people whose data it is selling on must now be informed, says the UK watchdog.
Shopify to partner with TikTok in bid to woo more merchants to site
OCT 27, 2020 16:26:49 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Canadian e-commerce company Shopify said on Tuesday it will partner with TikTok to help its one million-plus merchants more easily advertise their products on the video-sharing app, as it looks to grow its customer base.
Tech chief executives to defend key law in front of U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday
OCT 27, 2020 14:50:54 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
The chief executives of Twitter Inc , Facebook and Alphabet Inc will tell U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is crucial to free expression on the internet, according to written testimonies from...
SpaceX prices Starlink satellite internet service at $99 per month, according to e-mail
OCT 27, 2020 12:23:49 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
SpaceX is expanding the beta test of its Starlink satellite internet service according to emails seen by CNBC, with service priced at $99 a month.
Waymo, Daimler to partner in developing self-driving semi trucks
OCT 27, 2020 10:56:28 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Daimler AG's commercial truck unit and Alphabet Inc's Waymo on Tuesday said they will collaborate on development of self-driving Class 8 semi trucks, applying Waymo's automated system to Daimler's Freightliner Cascadia.
JPMorgan creates new unit for blockchain projects, says the technology is close to making money
OCT 27, 2020 10:55:55 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The move by JPMorgan could boost the broader blockchain and cryptocurrency industries, whose proponents believe mainstream adoption is nearing.
AMD to buy chip peer Xilinx for $35 billion in data center push
OCT 27, 2020 09:00:53 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Semiconductor designer Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) said on Tuesday it would buy Xilinx Inc in a $35 billion all-stock deal, intensifying its battle with Intel Corp in the data center chip market.
Mobile networks banned from selling locked phones
OCT 27, 2020 09:00:03 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
The watchdog Ofcom says the move should encourage more people to switch and save money.
Facebook launches cloud games but says Apple won't allow it on iOS
OCT 26, 2020 09:10:19 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Facebook announced the launch of cloud gaming on its desktop website and Android app, but said it's unable to bring the games to iOS due to Apple's "arbitrary" policies.
For an hour a fortnight ago, South Australia ran purely on solar power
OCT 26, 2020 09:09:17 EDT | WWW.ABC.NET.AU
The state once known for not having enough power becomes the first major jurisdiction in the world to be powered entirely by energy from the sun.
Apple said to launch new AirPods, AirPods Pro to further boost wearables business
OCT 26, 2020 09:07:55 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The updates to the AirPods will make it more like the AirPods Pro, with a shorter stem and replaceable ear tips, but will lack noise-cancellation, Bloomberg said.
AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response among adults
OCT 26, 2020 09:07:19 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The announcement is likely to boost hopes of a Covid vaccine being developed before the end of the year.
SAP just saw $30 billion wiped off its market cap and it's on track for its worst trading day in 12 years
OCT 26, 2020 09:06:55 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
SAP saw its valuation fall by $30 billion on Monday as shares collapsed by over 17% following disappointing third quarter results.
Ant Group to raise $34.5 billion, valuing it at over $313 billion, in biggest IPO of all time
OCT 26, 2020 09:06:01 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Ant Group will raise $34.5 billion in its dual initial public offering (IPO) after setting the price for its shares on Monday, making it the biggest listing of all time.
Remote schooling in the pandemic has made Chromebooks a bigger force in the computer market
OCT 25, 2020 14:28:59 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Chromebooks have been around since 2011, but the coronavirus has made them suddenly more popular in schools and businesses.
Why is everyone building an electric pickup truck?
OCT 24, 2020 13:09:41 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Tesla's Cybertruck, GM's $113,000 Hummer, Ford's (e)F-150-then there are the startups.
Media executives are finally accepting the decline of cable TV as they plot a new path forward
OCT 24, 2020 13:08:10 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The largest U.S. media companies are projecting about 25 million more households will cancel cable TV in the next five years, prompting major changes throughout the industry.
See the world's first 3,200-megapixel photos
OCT 24, 2020 10:25:32 EDT | WWW.CNET.COM
They successfully test the focal plane on the world's largest digital camera, which will eventually help explore the cosmos.
Huge COVID study finds remdesivir doesnt workFDA grants approval anyway
OCT 23, 2020 22:25:18 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
WHO says its massive study was clearly not included in FDA review.
'youtube-dl' downloading software removed from Github - 9to5Google
OCT 23, 2020 20:33:25 EDT | 9TO5GOOGLE.COM
One of the most well-known softwares for downloading YouTube videos, youtube-dl, was removed from GitHub following a takedown notice from the RIAA.
U.S. may file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as November: newspaper
OCT 23, 2020 20:30:19 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Facebook Inc may face U.S. anti-trust charges as soon as November, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing four people familiar with the matter.
Exclusive: National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana weeks before election
OCT 23, 2020 18:35:07 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in the run up to the...
Lidar on the iPhone 12 Pro: What it can do now, and why it matters for the future of AR, 3D scanning and photos
OCT 23, 2020 14:43:13 EDT | WWW.CNET.COM
The iPhone 12 Pro and 2020 iPad Pro have a new sensor that adds depth scanning for better photos, but the future points to AR glasses and more. We've been testing it out.
Tesla fires 'Mister Gigafactory', the engineer behind its factory construction projects - Electrek
OCT 23, 2020 14:21:08 EDT | ELECTREK.CO
Tesla has dismissed Evan Horetsky, also known as Mister Giga, the engineer behind Teslas construction projects and more recently leading Gigafactory Berlin construction, according to a German report. Horetsky is a mechanical engineer who joined Tesla back in 2015 to work on the Gigafactory Nevada project. He has since participated in most of Teslas construction 
Tesla recalls nearly 50,000 Model S and X cars in China over faulty suspension
OCT 23, 2020 14:09:56 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The China State Administration for Market Regulation announced the recall of nearly 50,000 Tesla Model S and Model X cars.
France rebrands contact-tracing app in an effort to boost downloads TechCrunch
OCT 23, 2020 14:05:03 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Dont call it StopCovid anymore. Frances contact-tracing app has been updated and is now called TousAntiCovid, which means everyone against Covid. The French government is trying to pivot so that its no longer a contact-tracing app or at least not just a contact-tracing app. Right
$10 billion crypto firm Ripple considers relocating to London over U.S. regulation
OCT 23, 2020 11:17:07 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Switzerland, Singapore, Japan and the United Arab Emirates are also under consideration for Ripple's potential move abroad.
Former Apple designer Sir Jony Ive to revamp Airbnb
OCT 22, 2020 22:34:51 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
The British designer, who led the team behind the iPhone, will help give the brand a makeover.
California appeals court rules Uber, Lyft must reclassify drivers as employees
OCT 22, 2020 22:33:10 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc , saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees.
FDA approves Gilead's remdesivir as coronavirus treatment
OCT 22, 2020 17:03:05 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, has previously said the drug would set "a new standard of care" for Covid-19 patients.