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Some Chinese Apple users warned by firm on dodging new data law

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:46
BEIJING (Reuters) - Some Chinese users of Apple Inc's products who have created Apple IDs overseas to circumvent a new law that requires their personal data to be stored within China say they have been warned by the tech giant that they risk losing the data.
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France to vet takeovers of firms in data and artificial intelligence

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:23
PARIS (Reuters) - The French government aims to broaden its powers to block foreign takeovers of French companies deemed as strategic, to also include firms involved in data protection and artificial intelligence ('AI'), the finance minister said on Friday.
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Trump conflicted on reapproving US spying law

SKY TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:56
US Congress has moved to reauthorise a law which President Trump accused the Obama administration of using to spy on him.
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Uproar over crackdown on cryptocurrencies divides South Korea

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:06
SEOUL (Reuters) - With a tech-savvy population quick to adopt the latest gadgets and a young generation facing dim prospects in the conventional workplace, South Korea has been a fertile ground for virtual currencies.
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Ocado to use 'C-3PO' robot in its warehouses

SKY TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:56
Ocado is set to roll out a "C-3PO" robot in its heavily automated warehouses as it seeks to reduce its reliance on human workers.
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Uber used tool to shield data from police raids

SKY TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:42
Uber has admitted remotely locking equipment in foreign offices to protect information on its computers in the case of raids.
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Supermassive black hole 'double burps' - then naps

SKY TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:47
Astronomers have witnessed a supermassive black hole eating gas from a nearby galaxy and then "burping" - twice.
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CES 2018: A look at the show's highlights

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:38
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of technology at CES 2018.
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China's blockchain fever gets hotter even as regulator queries price surge

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:15
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's blockchain-related companies extended their bullish run on Friday, as punters brushed aside concerns raised by regulators about the rationality of stock price surges this week.
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PubG creator says the game is 'not eSports ready' yet

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:53
Brendan Greene, the brains behind PubG one of the most popular games in the world, talks eSports with the Radio 1 Gaming Show
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India launches rocket carrying dozens of satellites

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:28
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has successfully launched a rocket from its space center carrying dozens of satellites from India and six other countries....
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CES 2018: Robots struggle to stay on script

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:54
Among genuinely useful robot concepts at the tech show was a handful of less impressive machines.
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House OKs spy program after conflicting Trump tweets

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers in the House have renewed a key spying law - with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance. President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about the law threw the House into temporary disarray for a while Thursday....
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CES 2018: Luka owl robot reads bedtime stories to kids

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:40
A robot that can read any of 50,000 picture books to young children will soon launch.
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China chides tech firms over privacy safeguards

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:39
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reprimanded three top tech firms on Friday over poor privacy protections, as tech companies face an increasing backlash from consumers and authorities over excessive data collection practices.
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GM says it's mass-producing cars without steering wheels

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:24
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals....
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No pedal to the metal in GM's planned self-driving Cruise AV car

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:06
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car - one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal - to enter the automaker's first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019, executives said.
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CES 2018: Hushme mask lets users make private calls

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:50
A hi-tech face mask is being pitched as a way to obscure users' voices to let them speak in private.
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Facebook wants your news feed to be 'meaningful'

SKY TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:45
Facebook is changing the way its news feed works to encourage "more meaningful social interactions" and reduce the amount of content from "businesses, brands and media".
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Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich Canada

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:21
MONTREAL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich Canadian province an attractive alternative.
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