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APNewsBreak: Georgia election server wiped after suit filed

AP TECH - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:42
A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned....
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Viacom looks to U.S. mobile deals as young viewers flee TV

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:07
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc is trying a new tactic in its multi-front effort to win back younger U.S. viewers ditching expensive cable TV packages: seeking deals directly with mobile phone networks.
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Chipmaker Nvidia's CEO sees fully autonomous cars within 4 years

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:00
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp chief executive Jensen Huang said on Thursday artificial intelligence would enable fully automated cars within 4 years, but sought to tamp down expectations for a surge in demand for its chips from cryptocurrency miners.
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SAP overhauls sales practices as it faces U.S. probe on South Africa

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:56
LONDON (Reuters) - Global business planning software giant SAP is making sweeping changes to its sales practices in countries around the world, the German company said, as it revealed it is the subject of a U.S. corruption probe tied to its South Africa business.
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SAP revises sales practices as it faces U.S. probe on South Africa

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
LONDON (Reuters) - Global business planning software giant SAP is making sweeping changes to its sales practices in countries around the world, the German company said as it revealed it is the subject of a U.S. corruption probe tied to its business dealings in South Africa.
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Piccadilly Circus lights switched back on after renovations

BBC TECH - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:28
The state-of-the-art screen is responsive and allows for aspects such as live video streaming.
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Norfolk Broads windpump restoration mapped by 3D lasers

BBC TECH - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:13
The laser mapping technology is being used to restore historic structures on the Norfolk Broads.
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Hydrogen fuel-cell car push 'dumb'? Toyota makes a case for the Mirai

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 08:12
TOKYO (Reuters) - Having invested heavily in hydrogen, a technology derided by Tesla chief Elon Musk as "incredibly dumb", Toyota Motor Corp is making a renewed push for fuel cell cars to fill a role in a future dominated by electric battery vehicles.
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Tesla's seat strategy goes against the grain...for now

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 07:09
The seats on Tesla Inc's new Model X SUV were a mess. An outside contractor was having trouble executing the complicated design, spurring frustration and finger-pointing between Tesla and its supplier.
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GE's CEO sees more partnerships ahead for digital business

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 03:32
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - General Electric Co will use more alliances to build its digital-industrial business in coming years, Chief Executive Officer John Flannery said on Wednesday, suggesting the industrial conglomerate will curb spending in that area.
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Newquay Bloodhound test: Figures behind speed record attempt

BBC TECH - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 02:59
Find out the crucial figures for the Bloodhound, that is set for a test run at Newquay Airport.
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Could algorithms revolutionise building construction?

BBC TECH - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 01:02
Researchers have pioneered new techniques for manufacturing thin concrete shapes using algorithms.
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Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

AP TECH - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 22:42
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't want Amazon boxes sitting on the porch? The company hopes you'll let a stranger inside to drop them off....
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Three women sue Uber in San Francisco claiming unequal pay, benefits

TECHNEWS - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 22:19
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three women engineers have sued Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] for discrimination based of their gender and race, the latest blow to the ride-services company that is straining to overcome a year of controversies over its workplace culture.
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Supersonic car prepares for world record attempt

SKY TECH - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 22:12
A supersonic car combining the technology of a fighter jet, F1 car and space craft is to take part in the first public tests before attempting to break the land speed world record.
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Uber rides into credit card market with no-fee card

AP TECH - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:47
NEW YORK (AP) -- Uber already has a home on your phone. Now it wants a place in your purse or wallet....
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Uber and Barclays team up to compete in U.S. card rewards war

TECHNEWS - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:33
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc and a unit of Barclays plc are teaming up to offer a rewards-enriched credit card in the United States through the ride-service company's mobile phone app.
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Apple disputes Bloomberg report that it reduced Face ID accuracy

TECHNEWS - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:05
(Reuters) - Apple Inc disputed a report by Bloomberg News on Wednesday that it recently allowed suppliers to reduce the accuracy of the iPhone X's facial recognition system to speed output of the phone.
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Next German government could revive plan to tackle botnets: lawmaker

TECHNEWS - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 18:56
BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German government offer a chance to revive plans that would put the onus on network operators and device makers to make the so-called Internet of Things safe from hacker attacks, a senior lawmaker told Reuters.
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Trump administration program to test expanded drone use

TECHNEWS - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 18:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is launching a program to expand testing of drones to include flights over people, nighttime operations and flights out of sight of the operator, the White House said on Wednesday.
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