TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Snap lays off 18 employees in recruiting division

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:02
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Snap Inc said on Friday it had laid off 18 employees in its recruiting division, a move to cut costs as the parent company of messaging app Snapchat faces competition from Facebook Inc for users and advertising dollars.
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Consumer Reports says Tesla misunderstands 'positive' Model 3 rating

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:26
DETROIT (Reuters) - Consumer Reports said on Friday that Tesla Inc had apparently misunderstood the "average" reliability rating the magazine assigned to the electric carmaker's Model 3 sedan this week, calling it generally "positive" for an all-new vehicle.
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Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:25
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies.
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Whole Foods says hacking incident resolved

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:46
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Whole Foods Market said on Friday it had replaced affected point-of-sale systems at venues located within some stores where payment card information had been stolen.
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Houston, we have a jetpack problem

SKY TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:19
An astronaut on a spacewalk was forced to return to the International Space Station after mission control decided his jetpack was not safe.
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G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremism

AP TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:20
ISCHIA, Italy (AP) -- The Group of Seven industrialized nations threw their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda, saying Friday it had a "major role" to play in combatting extremism on the internet....
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G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremism

AP TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:58
ISCHIA, Italy (AP) -- The Group of Seven industrialized nations have thrown their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda to combat extremism on the internet....
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Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X 'animoji' feature

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:44
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term "animoji", alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X.
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Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S.

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:40
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters.
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Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:34
Brian Thompson had planned to argue the law in connection with the boxes was a "grey area".
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French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stalls

AP TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:33
BRUSSELS (AP) -- France's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that serve as tax shelters to companies like Apple....
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Shooting stars due as meteor shower peaks

SKY TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:35
Shooting stars are expected to streak across the sky as Earth passes through debris left behind by a comet.
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Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up?

AP TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:18
NEW YORK (AP) -- Parents of small children have long been told about the perils of "screen time." And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon's Alexa speaker, the message is getting louder....
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Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:54
Firms such as Facebook and Twitter agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.
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Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:18
The coin-mining software can grab processor power and drain phone batteries quickly, warn security firms
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Paris wants to regulate Asian bike-share operators

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:11
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris does not want Asian bike-sharing operators to burst into the city the way Airbnb and Uber did and plans to introduce regulation to ensure an orderly rollout of new bicycle schemes, a top city official told Reuters.
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Web giants vow to remove extremist content quickly

SKY TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:49
Tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter will work with G7 countries to block the spread of extremist content online.
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Political podcasting tips: Miliband, Chorley and Mason

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:12
Getting tips about going digital from Ed Miliband, Matt Chorley and Chris Mason.
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Famous Irishmen subject of Westminster Wiki editing spree

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:04
Someone with a Westminster IP address has been editing web entries on famous Irish people.
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London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:51
LONDON (Reuters) - Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics.
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