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Arrest after police release images of abused child

SKY TECH - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:50
German police have arrested a man suspected of sexually abusing a young girl after taking the unusual step of releasing unblurred photographs of the victim.
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Major supermarket chain hit by cyberattack

SKY TECH - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:48
Hackers have attempted to steal credit card information from the owner of Ireland's most popular supermarket.
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Uber says giving UK drivers worker rights would cost tens of millions of pounds

TECHNEWS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:41
LONDON (Reuters) - Uber said on Tuesday that treating its British drivers as workers, entitling them to rights such as the minimum wage and holiday pay, would add tens of millions of pounds to the taxi app's costs.
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Uber riders in Dubai can now select electric-powered Tesla

AP TECH - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:15
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Ride-hailing service Uber on Tuesday began offering its customers in Dubai the option to ride in one of 50 new Tesla electric-powered vehicles - a stark contrast to the large gas-guzzling sedans and luxury sports cars that dominate the emirate's six-lane highways....
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NVIDIA unveils next-generation chip for fully autonomous cars

TECHNEWS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:06
LONDON (Reuters) - Silicon Valley graphics chipmaker NVIDIA unveiled on Tuesday the first computer chips for developing fully autonomous vehicles and said it had more than 25 customers working to build a new class of driverless cars, robotaxis and long-haul trucks.
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'Hospitals may close' during future cyberattacks

SKY TECH - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00
Hospitals may have to close their doors due to future cyber incidents, the head of data security at NHS Digital has said.
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Panasonic expects autonomous driving system launch in 2022

TECHNEWS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:47
TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp's autonomous driving system is expected to be launched in commercial vehicles as early as in 2022, in a move that will likely help the Japanese company narrow its gap with rival suppliers in a highly competitive market.
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Uber riders in Dubai can now select electric-powered Tesla

AP TECH - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:53
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Uber is offering its customers the option to ride in one of 50 new Tesla electric-powered vehicles in Dubai, where large gas-guzzling sedans and luxury sports cars dominate the emirate's six-lane highways....
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Hackers hijack PornHub ads to infect 'millions'

SKY TECH - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:18
Visitors to adult website PornHub may have been infected by malware after hackers infiltrated the site's advertising supply chain, according to researchers.
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Japan launches fourth satellite for high-precision GPS

TECHNEWS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:12
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday launched a fourth satellite for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS) it hopes will encourage new businesses and help spur economic growth.
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Russian central bank to ban websites offering crypto-currencies

TECHNEWS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will block access to websites of exchanges that offer crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, Russian Central Bank First Deputy Governor Sergei Shvetsov said on Tuesday.
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Nokia plans to cut up to 310 jobs, halt VR camera development

TECHNEWS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:59
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia plans to reduce up to 310 jobs from its Nokia Technologies unit and halt development of its virtual reality camera "OZO" and hardware, the Finnish company said on Tuesday.
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Takeway.com to increase commission rates from Jan 1

TECHNEWS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:29
(Reuters) - Dutch meal delivery firm Takeaway.com said it would increase its commission rates from Jan. 1 and that it expects this to have a 5 percent positive effect on its revenue growth.
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Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches series on Amazon

TECHNEWS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:10
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.
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Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches Amazon series

TECHNEWS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:09
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.
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Samsung Electronics shares jump on expected record third-quarter memory chip profit

TECHNEWS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 02:27
SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd rose 4.5 percent after the market opened in Seoul on Tuesday, as analysts expected the tech giant to announce record profits in memory chips for the July-September quarter.
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Reports: Google uncovers ads by Russian operatives

AP TECH - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 02:16
NEW YORK (AP) -- Russian operatives likely spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads across Google products, including YouTube and Google search, according to reports....
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Microsoft investigates Russian pro-Trump ads

SKY TECH - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 01:58
Microsoft is investigating whether Russians bought ads on any of its products or platforms, including its Bing search engine, in an attempt to sway the US election result.
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From pillows to concrete

BBC TECH - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 01:30
CO2 emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes it from the air slow the process?
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Condom-detecting fingerprint test 'set for court use'

BBC TECH - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 01:05
The technology being trialled by West Yorkshire Police could be used in court within months.
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