TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

AP TECH - 49 min 19 sec ago
DETROIT (AP) -- After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs - and, more recently, solar panels - Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks....
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UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots'

AP TECH - 1 hour 31 min ago
GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. panel agreed Friday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as human rights groups said governments are moving too slowly to keep up with advances in artificial intelligence that could put computers in control one day....
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Volkswagen accelerates push into electric cars with $40 billion spending plan

TECHNEWS - 1 hour 43 min ago
WOLFSBURG/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen approved a 34 billion euro ($40 bln) spending plan on Friday that accelerates its efforts to become a global leader in electric cars.
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Tesla's unfettered ambition will drain finances: analysts

TECHNEWS - 1 hour 49 min ago
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc shares rose on Friday as analysts questioned how soon Chief Executive Elon Musk will have to ask creditors and shareholders for more capital to fund development of an electric semi truck, a new roadster and accelerated production of a high-volume electric sedan.
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Apple delays launch of smart speaker

BBC TECH - 2 hours 14 min ago
The HomePod will now go on release in early 2018 as the gadget still needs work, said Apple.
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Net filters help avoid dodgy domains

BBC TECH - 2 hours 42 min ago
Consumers can get help to spot domains that are known to be used by phishing gangs and cyber-thieves
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Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018

TECHNEWS - 2 hours 48 min ago
(Reuters) - Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday.
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Tesla's unfettered ambition to drain finances: analysts

TECHNEWS - 3 hours 38 min ago
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc will face further questions about how fast it is burning through its cash pile and how soon it will have to ask creditors and shareholders for more after it unveiled its latest electric vehicles.
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Google buys plot near Apple's planned Danish data center

TECHNEWS - 3 hours 40 min ago
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it has bought a plot of land in southern Denmark adjacent to a planned Apple Inc data center to make sure it has the option of building one there too.
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Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection Monday to stay listed-sources

TECHNEWS - 3 hours 44 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate to remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said.
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Germany bans children's smartwatches

BBC TECH - 3 hours 46 min ago
Telecoms regulator says kids' smartwatches are spying devices and are to be banned under German law.
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Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection on Monday to stay listed - sources

TECHNEWS - 4 hours 14 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said.
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Broadcom closes $5.5 billion Brocade deal

TECHNEWS - 4 hours 20 min ago
(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd said on Friday it closed its acquisition of network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc, giving it a larger share of the data center products market.
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Unilad Facebook account blocked

BBC TECH - 4 hours 31 min ago
The Facebook account for viral news website Unilad has been deleted.
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Broadcom completes Brocade acquisition

TECHNEWS - 5 hours 12 min ago
(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd said on Friday it completed its $5.5 billion acquisition of network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc.
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Spotify buys online recording studio Soundtrap

TECHNEWS - 5 hours 35 min ago
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify has bought online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday, declining to give financial details of the deal.
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VW to spend $40B on electric cars, technology through 2022

AP TECH - 5 hours 51 min ago
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen says it plans to spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies....
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Volkswagen to spend over $40 billion on electric and self-driving cars

TECHNEWS - 5 hours 55 min ago
WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen's leaders on Friday approved a five-year spending plan that aims to further the German automaker's goal of transforming itself into a leading force in electric cars.
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Volkswagen to spend more than $40 billion on electric cars, autonomous driving

TECHNEWS - 6 hours 15 min ago
WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen will spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) on electric cars, autonomous driving and new mobility services by the end of 2022, the group said on Friday.
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Tesla's unfettered ambition to strain finances but investors unfazed

TECHNEWS - 6 hours 18 min ago
(Reuters) - Investors shrugged off any concern over Tesla Inc over-stretching its production and financial resources with the unveiling of new futuristic semi-trucks and a pricey sports car, pushing its shares up almost 4 percent on Friday.
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