TECHNOLOGY NEWS

China shuts Marriott's website over Tibet and Taiwan error

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 04:38
The hotel chain apologises, saying it "respects and supports" Chinese sovereignty.
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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:54
SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world's largest social network.
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Facebook plans major changes to news feed

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:08
The social network is to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.
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Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more 'meaningful'

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:12
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on the site more "meaningful."...
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Intel says patches can cause reboot problems in old chips

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:05
(Reuters) - Intel Corp on Thursday said that recently-issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell and Haswell processors to reboot more often than normal and that Intel may need to issue updates to fix the buggy patches.
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Zuckerberg changes Facebook's focus to be more 'meaningful'

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:02
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will change the way it does business to emphasize "meaningful social interactions" rather than the type of News Feed scrolling that critics say is addictive, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday.
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CES 2018: Omron's ping pong robot keeps ball in play

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:56
A robot that matches its ping pong-playing skill level to its human opponent's is on show at CES.
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Explainer: How chip flaws Spectre, Meltdown work and what's next

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:54
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Smartphones, PCs and servers across the world have received software updates in recent days to plug security gaps on computer chips that cyber security researchers have described as the most serious threat in years.
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Intel asks some customers to delay security updates: WSJ

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:38
(Reuters) - Intel Corp is asking some of it customers to hold off installing patches that address new security flaws that affect nearly all of its processors as the patches have bugs of their own, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
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IBM names James Kavanaugh as CFO, replacing Schroeter

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:34
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Thursday Chief Financial Officer Martin Schroeter will move to a new role and will be replaced by company veteran James Kavanaugh, effective Jan. 11.
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Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:24
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix, Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.
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Will taps run dry?

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:04
With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.
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SS&C boosts banking software heft with $5.4 billion DST deal

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:01
(Reuters) - SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would buy DST Systems Inc in a $5.4 billion deal, expanding its financial technology software prowess through its largest deal to date.
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Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole: experts

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:41
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts.
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CES 2018: Panasonic's concept car has pick-your-own views

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:16
Panasonic shows off a concept car with windows that can swap out the real view for one you prefer.
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What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future

AP TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:55
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology's gender fault lines - not to mention our robot future....
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Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US

AP TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:52
NEW YORK (AP) -- The ride-sharing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided its offices outside the U.S....
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Mexican authorities probe hack of export bank: official

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:42
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's attorney general's office is investigating an attempt to hack and rob Bancomext, the government-run export bank, an official said on Thursday.
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AMD chips exposed to both variants of Spectre security flaw

TECHNEWS - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:17
(Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc said on Thursday its microprocessors are susceptible to both variants of Spectre security flaw.
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CES 2018: Square Off smart chessboard moves its own pieces

BBC TECH - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:16
The internet-connected device is designed to make it easier to play with a friend based elsewhere.
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