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  • Dissected new iPhones reveal Micron, Toshiba parts

    September 21, 2018 3:05 PM 19

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) latest iPhones use components made by Micron Technology (MU.O) and Toshiba (6502.T) among others, according to a firm that cracked open iPhone XS and XS Max. Among the first detailed teardowns of the phones since their launch on September, the study by repair firm iFixit did not list any parts from Samsung and, as expected

  • Cryptocurrency has hit bottom, bitcoin due for renaissance: Novogratz

    September 20, 2018 9:04 PM 21

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Novogratz, former macro hedge fund manager and founder of cryptocurrency asset management firm Galaxy Digital Capital Management, on Thursday said that the bottom in cryptocurrency prices has been reached and bitcoin is due to bounce back. Bitcoin was last valued at $6,419.03, less than a third of its peak near $20,000 in December

  • Amazon adds new Echo devices in bid to dominate voice gadgets

    September 20, 2018 6:43 PM 26

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday introduced new Echo devices with more powerful audio in a bid to stay ahead of rivals Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) in the nascent category for voice-controlled gadgets. The world’s largest online retailer announced updated versions of its Echo Dot and Echo Plus, as well as new devices

  • Britain preparing to set up internet regulator: Buzzfeed

    September 20, 2018 5:18 PM 23

    (Reuters) - The UK government is working on plans to set up an internet regulator, Buzzfeed News reported on Thursday. The regulator would, if established, hold technology companies accountable for content published on their websites and sanction sites if they failed to take down illegal material and hate speech within hours, the report said. Buzzfeed

  • Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail Accounts

    September 20, 2018 4:13 PM 26

    Lawmakers had asked company to explain policy in wake of WSJ report WASHINGTON—Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions raised on Capitol Hill about privacy and potential misuse of the information contained in users’ emails. In a letter to senators, a top Google

  • Will Elevators to Outer Space Ever Get Off the Ground?

    September 20, 2018 2:39 PM 19

    Researchers are working on lifts that would travel up a cable anchored above the Earth’s orbit, paving the way for extra-planetary travel Gradually you accelerate upward, reaching a cruising speed of several hundred miles per hour. Your elevator car moves up a cable 100 million times as long as it is wide—connected on one end to a platform in the ocean

  • Samsung plans to lower memory chip growth on expected demand slowdown: Bbg

    September 20, 2018 1:18 PM 25

    (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning to lower memory chip growth output next year to keep supplies tight amid an expected slowdown in demand, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people briefed on the matter. Samsung’s move would either help maintain or push semiconductor prices up, according to the report. The company expects bit growth

  • Vodafone UK boss sees no changes to UK network assets under new CEO

    September 20, 2018 1:11 PM 25

    NEWBURY, England (Reuters) - The new chief executive of Vodafone is not considering making any changes to the mobile phone group’s CTIL Tower Infrastructure joint venture with Telefonica, Vodafone UK boss Nick Jeffery told reporters on Thursday. Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao will be replaced by Nick Read, finance director since 2014, in October. Read said at a conference

  • Two Australian banks among six targeted by fake apps: security firm

    September 20, 2018 4:33 AM 22

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Customers of six banks including two of Australia’s largest lenders have had their personal details stolen by fake banking apps on the Google Play store, an internet security firm said. Slovakian-based security software firm ESET said the official-looking apps had been downloaded over a thousand times since they were uploaded to the Google

  • HNA Technology ditches plan to buy e-commerce group Dangdang

    September 19, 2018 1:24 PM 25

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - HNA Technology Co Ltd, part of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, said on Wednesday it scrapped a plan to acquire Chinese company Dangdang’s e-commerce assets as transaction parties failed to reach agreement. The ditch of the acquisition plan marks the latest blow to HNA Group which lately has done a series of divestments to slash