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Qualcomm to meet China regulators in push to clear $44 billion NXP deal: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc is expecting to meet this week in Beijing with China's antitrust regulators in a final push to secure clearance for its proposed $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV , three sources told Reuters.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 27 May 2018 | 9:33 pm

Tencent chairman pledges to advance China chip industry after ZTE 'wake-up' call: reports

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings chairman pledged to advance China's semiconductor industry, saying the blow to ZTE Corp from Washington's ban on U.S. firms supplying telecommunications company was a "wake-up" call, local media reported.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 27 May 2018 | 5:33 pm

Liam Dann: Who'll top our rich list in 20 years?

Who could knock Graeme Hart off the top of New Zealand's rich list?Right now the gap between Hart at $7.5 billion and the rest is so large it won't happen any time soon.But, let's imagine it will eventually.What kind of entrepreneur...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 27 May 2018 | 11:33 am

One of Asia's most valuable tech firms, Tencent Holdings, wants to help China make chips after ZTE's wake-up call

Pony Ma Huateng, chairman and chief executive of Tencent Holdings, said China's internet giant would consider investing into the research and development of computer chips, as the country must focus on research of core technologies.Ma...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 27 May 2018 | 11:27 am

Derek Handley: It's time for the New Zealand Enlightenment

I watched a video the other day of a man demonstrating a machine unlike any to have ever come before it.If there ever was an invention that had the potential to impact generations for centuries or even millennia - I would rank it...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 27 May 2018 | 9:49 am

Apple knew its iPhone 6 would bend before it went on sale, according to internal documents

Apple knew its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones would bend before they went on sale but chose to doing nothing about it, internal documents have revealed.The firm became embroiled in controversy shortly after the gadgets' 2014 release...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 27 May 2018 | 8:34 am

Customers angry after National Australia Bank hit by technology outage

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - National Australia Bank on Saturday suffered what it described as a "nationwide outage" to some of its technology systems, leaving customers unable to access banking services or withdraw money.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 26 May 2018 | 4:05 pm

U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business after it pays a significant fine and makes management changes, a senior congressional aide said on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 26 May 2018 | 1:21 pm

Tesla seeks to dismiss securities fraud lawsuit: U.S. court document

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Friday asked a court to dismiss a securities fraud lawsuit by shareholders who said the electric vehicle maker gave false public statements about the progress of producing its new Model 3 sedan.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 26 May 2018 | 1:05 pm

BNZ technology outage: Systems back online after customers locked out of accounts

BNZ's online and mobile banking apps are working again after a major "unscheduled outage" brought down the bank's main systems.A spokesman said the bank's systems had been restored about four hours after they crashed and customers...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 12:30 pm

Tinder is launching a new feature that tracks places you visit

Tinder has officially taken stalking to the next level.The app has just released a new product called "Places", which tracks every public space you've been in — from restaurants to the gym to your local grocery store — and connects...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 9:26 am

Exclusive: Tesla flies in new battery production line for Gigafactory

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for its Model 3 electric sedan, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 26 May 2018 | 9:18 am

Tesla agrees to settle class action over Autopilot billed as 'safer'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Thursday reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company's assisted-driving Autopilot system was "essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous."

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 26 May 2018 | 9:02 am

Apple sees steep increase in U.S. national security requests

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Friday issued its twice yearly transparency report on government data requests, showing another sharp increase in U.S. national security-related requests.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 26 May 2018 | 8:58 am

T-Mobile says ex-Trump campaign manager advising on Sprint merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - T-Mobile US said it is getting advice on its proposed $26 billion merger with Sprint Corp from a lobbying firm whose staff includes several members of President Donald Trump's election team such as former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 26 May 2018 | 8:16 am

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: Will robots teach your children their manners?

Saying thank you to express gratitude for an act of kindness is one of the first rules of human interaction that we teach our children.With the addition of please, these phrases create the basis of how humans empathetically interact...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 5:00 am

Weird Science: Why pursuing your goals could actually make you unhappy

In an age where we are constantly juggling different goals across our work and family lives, pursuing goals that are at odds with each other could be a recipe for unhappiness."We know that striving for goals that are important to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 5:00 am

Dota 2: UK major tournament to 'inspire' fans

Organisers say they hope hosting the event in Birmingham will drive more UK players to compete.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 4:27 am

GDPR: US news sites unavailable to EU users under new rules

The LA Times is among many sites blocked to European users over new EU rules on using personal data.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 3:18 am

Call of Duty Kansas 'swatting' death: Two more charged

A man renting a gamer's home was shot dead by police responding to a hoax call.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 1:54 am

New Zealand's top Kiwi technology firms in spotlight at awards

Invenco tonight claimed the top prize at the Hi-Tech Awards in Christchurch.The global provider of self-service payment solutions took out the Hi-Tech Company of the Year category at the sold-out gala event.International judges...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 11:30 pm

RuneScape Classic: Game to shut down after 17 years

The fantasy game will be taken offline due to outdated software and an increasing number of bugs.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 11:16 pm

Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Complaints against the web giants are filed on the first day of the EU's new data protection law.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 10:22 pm

YouTube star John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain dies aged 33

Game critic John Bain - known as TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit - dies of cancer.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 8:11 pm

Tencent's WeChat drops 'sugar daddy' dating website

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top social media app WeChat has removed "sugar daddy" dating website SeekingArrangement from its platform, after a recent surge in the popularity of the U.S.-founded service attracted scrutiny from state media.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 25 May 2018 | 6:10 pm

This barista took 34 complex orders in 49 seconds - three times faster than a human

If you're tired of waiting in line at a cafe every morning while baristas struggle to take down everyone's extremely customised coffee order (example: double caramel macchiato with half soy milk, half skimmed milk, less ice, and extra...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 6:08 pm

Apple awarded $539m in US patent case against Samsung

Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple damages in a long-running dispute between the tech firms.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 4:59 pm

The robot that performs like an acrobat and other news

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 12:04 pm

Strawb bots

Strawberry producers say labour shortages are driving them to find robotic fruit pickers instead.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 11:44 am

The strawberry-picking robots coming to a farm near you

Strawberry producers say they can't find enough humans to pick their fruit, so are robots the answer?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 11:44 am









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