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  • Court forces Apple to stop selling older iPhones in Germany

    December 21, 2018 1:40 PM 156

    Apple will reportedly stop selling older iPhones in Germany after a local court ruled that the company's products had infringed on a Qualcomm patent. Apple will pull iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models from the company's 15 retail stores in Germany, the company told Reuters. "We are of course disappointed by this verdict and we plan to appeal," Apple said. On Thursday

  • Facebook's lead EU regulator 'assessing' NYT report on data sharing

    December 19, 2018 4:57 PM 172

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Facebook’s (FB.O) lead regulator in the European Union on Wednesday said it was assessing a report in the New York Times that the social network allowed some tech companies far greater access to data than it had disclosed. “We are aware of the media reports and we are currently assessing what next steps, if any, are required,” said a spokesman

  • Former NASA engineer designs 'glitter bomb' to get revenge on porch pirates who stole his package

    December 19, 2018 3:03 PM 5583

    A former NASA engineer took matters into his own hands after he had a package stolen off of the porch of his California home in the middle of the day seven months ago. Mark Rober attempted to get the police involved and even caught the thieves on camera, but he said authorities told him that it wasn’t "worth their time" to check into, he said in a YouTube

  • Uber and other taxi firms to pay London congestion charge

    December 19, 2018 1:14 PM 182

    LONDON (Reuters) - Uber, Addison Lee and other private hire taxi operators in London will no longer be exempt from paying a weekday charge for entering the city center, as Mayor Sadiq Khan continues his bid to improve air quality. Most drivers entering London’s central zone, spanning King’s Cross in the north, the City in the east, the Imperial War Museum

  • SoftBank Corp sees no tech impact from not using Huawei gear

    December 19, 2018 8:39 AM 179

    (Reuters) - SoftBank Corp does not expect any technology impact if it does not use 5G network gear from Chinese tech giant Huawei [HWT.UL] and had found the same level of quality from other vendors, an executive said at a press conference on Wednesday. The Japanese telecom operator said it had not made a decision on switching from Chinese equipment makers

  • EU approves state aid for six broadband networks in Bavaria

    December 18, 2018 3:22 PM 144

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission approved on Tuesday state aid for a project to build very high capacity Internet networks in six cities in the German region of Bavaria. “The aid will bring very fast broadband to customers in areas where the market does not provide them, in line with the EU broadband connectivity goals,” the Commission said in a statement

  • Facebook's photo bug: How to see if you were exposed

    December 18, 2018 2:31 PM 142

    FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Facebook has, yet again, goofed. On Dec. 14, the company announced that it inadvertently exposed 6.8 million users' photos to third-party apps that weren't supposed to have them. If you granted

  • Kroger starts use of unmanned vehicles for delivery in Arizona

    December 18, 2018 12:18 PM 169

    (Reuters) - U.S. supermarket chain Kroger Co (KR.N) said on Tuesday it has started using unmanned autonomous vehicles to deliver groceries Scottsdale, Arizona in partnership with Silicon Valley startup Nuro. The delivery service follows a pilot program started by the companies in Scottsdale in August and involved Nuro’s R1, a custom unmanned vehicle

  • Switzerland says Apple pledges to fix disruptions to rival payment app

    December 18, 2018 7:05 AM 160

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland’s competition commission (WEKO) on Tuesday said Apple Inc has agreed to make a technical fix to prevent the automatic launch of its Apple Pay from disrupting rival Swiss payment app TWINT. “Apple has committed to provide TWINT with the technical capability to suppress the automatic launch of Apple Pay during the payment

  • Twitter says resolved issue that could have exposed user country code

    December 17, 2018 7:01 PM 132

    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Monday it has resolved an issue with one of its complaint forms that could have revealed country code of phone numbers linked to account holders. The issue, which was fixed on Nov. 16, did not expose full phone numbers or any other personal information of users, the company said. Twitter said it received a large number