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Alibaba's Singles' Day sales hit record $38 billion; growth slows

(This November 11 story corrects to say "above", not "below", in 6th paragraph)

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 13 Nov 2019 | 1:11 pm

Brazil Senate approves technology safeguard agreement with U.S.

Brazil's Senate approved on Tuesday the ratification of an agreement signed earlier this year to safeguard U.S. space and defense technology that opens the way for U.S. companies to use Brazil's Alcantara base in the Northeastern-state of Maranhao to launch satellites.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 13 Nov 2019 | 12:49 pm

Tesla CEO says will build Gigafactory 4 in 'Berlin area'

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Tuesday the electric-car maker will build its first European factory as well as an engineering and design center in Berlin.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 13 Nov 2019 | 12:19 pm

Disney Plus glitchy debut is the stuff of tech launch nightmares

Thousands of US Disney fans eager to watch their favorite movies were greeted with error messages Tuesday, hours after the debut of the Disney Plus streaming service had crushed its servers, the company said.Disney Plus is scheduled...

Source: - Technology | 13 Nov 2019 | 11:37 am

SAP to streamline hardware infrastructure in drive to lift margins

German business software group SAP plans to streamline its hardware infrastructure while holding research development costs steady, an executive said on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 13 Nov 2019 | 11:11 am

Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook to tour Apple operations in Texas: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook are expected to tour facilities in Texas where Apple products are made as soon as next week to showcase companies that keep jobs in America, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 13 Nov 2019 | 10:55 am

Hackers hit UK political parties with back-to-back cyberattacks

Hackers hit Britain's two main political parties with back-to-back cyberattacks on Tuesday, sources told Reuters, attempting to force political websites offline with a flood of malicious traffic just weeks ahead of a national election.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 13 Nov 2019 | 10:38 am

In streaming wars, Disney reaches beyond kids and families

During commercial breaks in a broadcast of World Wrestling Entertainment's WWE SmackDown, fans were shown ads for Walt Disney Co's new streaming service, Disney+. So were "Monday Night Football" viewers and video gamers watching Twitch.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 13 Nov 2019 | 10:30 am

U.S. auto showrooms need more electric cars, environmental group says

Environmental group the Sierra Club on Tuesday urged automakers and dealerships to help cut U.S. carbon emissions and fight the climate crisis by making more electric vehicle available in U.S. showrooms.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 13 Nov 2019 | 10:28 am

U.S. judge rules suspicionless searches of travelers' digital devices unconstitutional

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that U.S. border agents need "reasonable suspicion" but not a warrant to search travelers’ smartphones and laptops at airports and other U.S. ports of entry, a practice that has been growing in recent years.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 13 Nov 2019 | 10:15 am

Disney+ debut hit by tech glitches, company blames demand

Walt Disney Co's long-awaited debut in the streaming media wars on Tuesday was hit with technical glitches that the company said were caused by higher-than-expected demand as it takes on rival Netflix Inc.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 13 Nov 2019 | 10:13 am

General election 2019: Labour Party hit by second cyber-attack

The party says the first DDoS attack against it failed and it has "ongoing security processes in place".

Source: BBC News - Technology | 13 Nov 2019 | 6:15 am

Disney+ hit by technical glitches on launch day

Disney's new streaming service is reported to be down by many users as its global launch unfolds.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 13 Nov 2019 | 4:40 am

Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment

The app is making changes so transgender users experience less harassment as they use the program.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 13 Nov 2019 | 4:35 am

Sonic movie: New trailer shows redesigned hedgehog after fan backlash

A new trailer for the Sonic The Hedgehog movie has been released after fans hated original design.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 13 Nov 2019 | 2:12 am

Slow websites to be labelled by Chrome browser

Users could get warnings about web pages that are poorly designed and take time to show up.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 13 Nov 2019 | 1:10 am

Project Nightingale: Google accesses trove of US patient data

The tech giant has struck a deal with huge US health firm Ascension, giving it access to the records.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 13 Nov 2019 | 1:02 am

'I woke up to thousands of messages from Malaysia'

Why a Malaysian exam question thrust the spotlight on London-based paraglider Laura Melissa Williams.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 12 Nov 2019 | 11:55 pm

The fake video where Johnson and Corbyn endorse each other

A "deepfake" video has been made where the PM and Labour leader endorse one another in the election.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 12 Nov 2019 | 9:05 pm

Brexit 'puts brakes on UK launch of e-scooters'

Voi Technology says the UK could be left behind by not changing regulations to allow electric scooters.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 12 Nov 2019 | 7:55 pm

NZ satellite project aims to avert space collisions

How do you stop satellites slamming into each other? Or check, from space, how a big earthquake has just warped our coastlines?They're some of the questions scientists will tackle in six space-focused projects that each just won...

Source: - Technology | 12 Nov 2019 | 2:39 pm

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 12 Nov 2019 | 1:02 pm

John McAfee says Jeffrey Epstein was probably murdered

John McAfee doesn't believe Jeffrey Epstein killed himself.But the antivirus software creator, murder suspect, international fugitive and 2020 presidential candidate has denied an internet conspiracy theory that he is on a mission...

Source: - Technology | 12 Nov 2019 | 10:43 am

Apple co-founder says Goldman's Apple Card algorithm discriminates

Apple and Goldman Sachs, two of the most recognisable companies in tech and finance, are caught up in a growing debate over whether lenders unintentionally discriminate when they use complex models to determine how Americans borrow...

Source: - Technology | 11 Nov 2019 | 5:51 pm

Spark supersizes fixed wireless broadband

Spark has supersized the data cap on its fixed-wireless broadband plan to a stonking 600 gigabytes - removing one of the historic barriers to this fast internet technology, at least for Auckland customers. READ MORE:• Shades...

Source: - Technology | 11 Nov 2019 | 9:58 am

Glass disc sends sci-fi into space

When Elon Musk sent his Tesla Roadster into space aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket last year, the spacesuit-clad mannequin in the driver's seat had a few essentials packed.A copy of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the...

Source: - Technology | 11 Nov 2019 | 6:00 am

PwC Herald Talks: Paul Spain on the Tech Revolution

A tech expert has warned businesses not to sit idle as technology rapidly expands around them.Those who do risk being "relegated to the scrap heap", says Paul Spain, a Tech Futurist and commentator."There's a tendency for many...

Source: - Technology | 11 Nov 2019 | 6:00 am

Sustainable NZ Party launches with promise to boost conservation spending by $1 billion

New Zealand's newest political party, Sustainable NZ, has launched today with a promise of increasing Conservation funding by $1 billion over four years in a bid to halt the extinction of native species.Leader Vernon Tava said the...

Source: - Technology | 10 Nov 2019 | 4:00 pm

Why are people throwing away their Fitbits?

If Twitter is anything to go by, the last steps measured by many Fitbits over the past week were taken to the fitness trackers' final resting place ? the bin.Unhappy Fitbit users announced they were ditching the devices over privacy...

Source: - Technology | 9 Nov 2019 | 9:33 am

Netflix to stop working on some smart televisions next month

If you were an early adopter of smart TVs, you could be in for a shock.Netflix has announced some older televisions from the start of the decade will no longer work with its app due to "technical limitations".The affected models...

Source: - Technology | 7 Nov 2019 | 2:43 pm

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