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E-scooter company Unicorn goes bust after spending big on Facebook ads

The Texas-based company reportedly sold just 350 of its $699 commuter scooters.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2019 | 6:21 am

Amazon lawsuit blames Trump for loss of Pentagon cloud contract Inc on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting "improper pressure" and bias that led the Department of Defense to award a lucrative $10 billion cloud contract to rival Microsoft Corp .

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2019 | 6:19 am

Testimony begins in U.S. states' lawsuit to block T-Mobile/Sprint deal

Witness testimony began Monday over an effort by U.S. state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile U.S. from buying Sprint Corp , in a case that highlights disagreements between federal antitrust enforcers, who are Republican, and Democrats in powerful states.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2019 | 6:16 am

Dumb water deaths and how they can be prevented: New technology able to predict 'drowniest' days of summer

In a New Zealand first, artificial intelligence can now predict when the next "dumb drowning" will take place - the first warning in place for Sunday this weekend.The technology was developed by Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) and...

Source: - Technology | 10 Dec 2019 | 6:00 am

Jumia Technologies to suspend Jumia Foods delivery service in Rwanda

Online retailer Jumia Technologies said on Monday it would suspend food and drinks delivery service Jumia Foods in Rwanda effective Dec. 9.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2019 | 5:40 am

U.S.-Israel tech firm WalkMe raises $90 million

U.S.-Israeli tech firm WalkMe said on Monday it raised $90 million in a funding round led by investment group Vitruvian Partners.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2019 | 5:39 am

Nokia halts legal action against Daimler with mediation offer in patent row

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia has suspended legal action against German carmaker Daimler in the hope that mediation will resolve their dispute over technology licensing fees.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2019 | 5:35 am

BioShock returns for more gene-enhanced gaming

A fourth release in the critically acclaimed series is announced, after many feared it to be dead.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2019 | 5:06 am

Brooklyn gets New York's biggest battery park from Italy's Enel

Italy's Enel has installed New York City's biggest battery storage system, which it said on Monday will help power the Brooklyn area during periods of peak demand.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2019 | 4:36 am

Xerox expects revenue growth of up to $1.5 billion with HP takeover

Xerox Holdings Corp expects its proposed acquisition of personal computer company HP Inc to result in sales growth of as much as $1.5 billion for the combined company, according to a presentation by the printer maker.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2019 | 4:34 am

Intel creates chip to control quantum computers

Quantum computers aim to carry out tasks in just a few minutes that would take today's best conventional computers thousands of years. But in nearly every photograph of the devices, there's a tangle of wires in the background connected to equipment that controls the quantum computer.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2019 | 4:17 am

Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push

Exhaust emissions from new cars have been increasing for the past three years, research suggests.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2019 | 3:58 am

Flying cars could lure investors away from ground-based services: survey

Electric air taxis — known colloquially, if somewhat misleadingly, as "flying cars" — could draw millions of investor dollars away from ground-based transportation start-up firms in 2020, according to a study released on Monday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2019 | 3:10 am

Privacy campaigner sought over child abuse charges

Privacy International founder Simon Davies has been wanted by police in Australia since 2016.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2019 | 2:06 am

Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot crashes into police car

The driver put his Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot in order to check on his dog in the back seat.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2019 | 1:48 am

EU regulators to review rules defining companies' market power

EU regulators will review two-decade old rules that determine if companies have the market power to throttle rivals or control prices to take into account globalization and digitalization, Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2019 | 12:21 am

Sausage roll enthusiast LadBaby takes aim at second Christmas number one

The YouTube star, who landed last year's Christmas number one, is back - sausage rolls and all.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Dec 2019 | 7:41 pm

Woman shocked over details on 'revenge porn' site

Becky's discovery led thousands of other women to find their information had been posted.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Dec 2019 | 1:12 pm

'I slept in a Silicon Valley cupboard for months'

Entrepreneur Mathias Mikkelsen was so desperate to get into a 'hacker house' he slept in a closet.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Dec 2019 | 1:07 pm

Should children watch toy unboxing videos?

Millions of kids are watching toy unboxing videos in the run-up to Christmas. Should parents be concerned?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Dec 2019 | 1:07 pm

London pub criticised online for modifying a Dyson Airblade to look rusted

A futuristic hand dryer that's won many design awards around the world has been clad in rusted metal by a pub trying to embrace a vintage aesthetic.The redesigned Dyson Airblade was spotted at The Garrison Public House gastropub...

Source: - Technology | 9 Dec 2019 | 9:45 am

Reddit accounts suspended ahead of British election on suspicion of Russin interference

The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election flared anew Saturday after the social media platform Reddit concluded people from Russia leaked confidential British government documents on Brexit trade talks just days before...

Source: - Technology | 9 Dec 2019 | 8:17 am

Phone, broadband restored for most South Islanders

3.45pm: Chorus says technicians have now replaced a section of damaged fibre near Arundel that saw broadband and phone service lost to thousands of customers around Ashburton and Geraldine.About 80 customers remain without telecommunications...

Source: - Technology | 9 Dec 2019 | 7:34 am

General Election 2019: Has your local Facebook group been hijacked by politics?

Up and down the UK, moderators are grappling with an upsurge in political debate.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Dec 2019 | 5:45 am

Rivals position themselves to seize the riches GPS can bring

US military in origin, the location system is now a valuable economic weapon, finds Matthew Field The crew of a twin-prop plane soaring through a dark sky above the Norwegian snow fields were in for a fright. The signals used to...

Source: - Technology | 8 Dec 2019 | 12:51 pm

Auckland Council reveals e-scooter curfew areas

Auckland Council has revealed which areas will be under an e-scooter curfew and confirmed 15km low-speed zones for its new six-month licence period, which began on Tuesday.And despite noting unresolved safety issues around riding...

Source: - Technology | 7 Dec 2019 | 9:01 am

Rocket Lab successfully launches - with controversial payload

Rocket Lab launched its tenth Electron rocket from Mahia Peninsula tonight.The Kiwi-American company achieved liftoff shortly before 9.20pm.Ground winds were a concern earlier today, but conditions improved prior to launch....

Source: - Technology | 6 Dec 2019 | 9:49 pm

Study reveals many Kiwis believe urban myths, misinformation about 5G

A national survey of 500 New Zealanders has found many are prone to misinformation and urban myths about 5G - the new mobile technology being adopted by Vodafone, Spark and, down the track, 2degrees. READ MORE:• PM's chief...

Source: - Technology | 6 Dec 2019 | 5:22 pm

Uber's long-awaited safety report reveals 3000 sexual assaults in US rides last year

Uber disclosed 3,000 sexual assaults in US rides last year in its long-awaited safety report, released amid widespread criticism of its safety practices and pressure to increase its transparency over the issue. READ MORE:•...

Source: - Technology | 6 Dec 2019 | 2:23 pm

Is Mark Zuckerberg always a colourless automaton?

COMMENT: I now have low expectations when Mark Zuckerberg writes a manifesto, gives a speech, grants media interviews or fields questions from lawmakers.In these settings, and particularly on questions about how the world should...

Source: - Technology | 6 Dec 2019 | 10:21 am

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