- Kitchenware for the blind designer hopes to nab Dyson prize
Singapore designer Kevin Chiam has created a range of kitchen tools for the blind. A James Dyson Award nominee, Chiam created his Folks range using sensory feedback and tactile cues to allow the visua …
- New Apple tool helps users access iPhone data
Apple on Wednesday rolled out an online tool to users in the United States and several other countries to download, change or delete all the data that the iPhone maker has collected on them.
- Piloting a drone with your body
Swiss-based scientists have developed a jacket embedded with motion sensors that turn the movement of the body into a controller for drones.
- Netflix smashes user growth numbers
Netflix flew past new subscriber numbers and far exceeded third quarter earnings forecasts in a sign the streaming video service is advancing its lead over old and yet-to-come rivals.
- A.I. talent shortage hampers some tech firms
As artificial intelligence takes center stage in the tech world, companies struggle to find talent to fill A.I. related jobs, even as students flock to learn the ropes.
- Conservationists in Tanzania use tech platform to protect endangered species
Conservation experts and software developers have launched a technology-based platform in Tanzania designed to track wildlife and trap poachers, in a bid to help protect some of the world's most …
- Piloting a drone using your body's movements
Swiss-based scientists have developed a jacket embedded with motion sensors that turn the movement of the body into a controller for flying objects, like drones, as Matthew Stock reports.
- Plant burgers could help lead the way to climate salvation
Two Californian companies, recognised as innovators by the United Nations, want us to replace meat with their plant-based protein food products. Amy Pollock reports.
- Drones and 3D tech bring back war-torn heritage sites
A French start-up has worked to create 3D reconstruction of sites including Palmyra and Aleppo that it hopes will be used for eventual reproductions. Dan Fastenberg reports.
- A Mexican retailer is selling cokes, smokes and clicks
Oxxo, a retailer with more than 17,000 locations throughout Mexico, has cracked two of the biggest barriers to online shopping in the developing world: payments and pickup.
- PayPal quarterly profit beats estimates, shares rise
PayPal Holdings Inc on Thursday reported a third-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as the company signed up more new customers and volume of payments processed grew.
- Internet provider groups sue Vermont over net neutrality law
Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from re …
- Amazon to open Manchester office as it adds 1,000 British jobs
Amazon.com is opening its first office in Manchester, northern England, and expanding two other centers to house 1,000 new R&D roles in what it said was a major new investment in British innovatio …
- Micron to buy Intel's stake in joint venture IM Flash Technologies
Micron Technology Inc said on Thursday it would buy Intel Corp's non-controlling interest in their IM Flash Technologies joint venture for about $1.5 billion in cash.
- Comcast says its fastest internet reaches more U.S. homes than any other provider
Comcast Corp said on Thursday that its fastest-speed gigabit internet service now reaches more homes than any other provider in the United States after it completed rollout to nearly all 58 million ho …
- U.S. making serious efforts to comply with EU data rules: EU officials
The United States is making serious efforts to comply with a landmark data transfer pact agreed two years ago, EU officials said on Thursday amidst criticism by some civil liberties groups and EU lawm …
- Square introduces new payment terminal for small businesses
Square Inc, the company led by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, on Thursday launched a payment terminal for small business clients, expanding its suite of hardware products.
- Netflix needs lower prices to woo India
Netflix Inc's Indian operation drew attention in a surge of international subscribers in the third quarter, but it faces fierce competition and a difficult cultural conundrum to make inroads with …
- Thousands of Seoul taxi-drivers rally against plans for carpool service
Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a rally on Thursday in Seoul, the capital, saying a carpooling service planned by the operator of the country's top chat app would threaten the …
- Ericsson tops third-quarter forecasts as savings and 5G sales kick in
Mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson beat third-quarter operating profit forecasts on Thursday, boosted by sales of next-generation 5G gear in North America, and said it was making solid progress t …
- Sirius XM, Amazon join forces in push linked to Echo devices
Satellite radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc is teaming up with Amazon.com in its push into listeners' homes to move beyond its stronghold inside vehicles.
- TSMC sees modest fourth quarter revenue growth, shrugs off trade war impact
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) offered a modest fourth-quarter revenue growth outlook, predicting weaker sales of high-performance computers for cryptocurrency mining will partially offs …
- Tennis star Wozniacki signs deal to launch her own crypto token
Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki signed a deal with a Singaporean company to launch her own crypto token on Thursday, with the firm saying it hoped ex-soccer star Michael Owen or boxer Manny Pacquiao wou …
- Tesla secures Shanghai site for $2 billion China Gigafactory
Tesla Inc has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 860,000 square meter plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory, the electric carmaker said in a Chinese social media po …
- France's OVH to triple spending to take on Google, Amazon in cloud computing
French cloud computing company OVH plans to triple investment in the coming years to take on U.S. Internet giants Amazon and Alphabet's Google in this fast-growing sector.
- Uber enters trailer leasing business
Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Wednesday it is entering the trailer leasing business.
- 'Enough excuses!' France's Le Maire grows impatient over GAFA tax
Europe has talked long enough about whether to make internet giants like Google , Apple and Facebook pay more taxes and it is time for a decision, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursd …
- Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe
Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday revamped how it distributes its mobile apps in the European Union, introducing a licensing fee for device makers to access its app marketplace in a response to re …
- China's JD.com unwraps FedEx-style parcel business to bolster sales
Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com Inc said on Thursday it would add a FedEx-style parcel delivery service to its e-commerce offerings, a move which could help the firm leverage its network of warehouses …
- Mideast ride-hailing app Careem raises $200 million to expand, expects more funds
Middle East ride-hailing company Careem said on Thursday it had secured $200 million in fresh funding from existing investors and that it expects to raise more to finance expansion plans.