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Bloomberg plan would make all new U.S. cars electric by 2035

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jan 2020 | 3:20 am

U.S. to review petition seeking formal defect probe into 500,000 Tesla vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to formally investigate 500,000 Tesla Inc models over sudden unintended acceleration reports.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jan 2020 | 2:44 am

Lessons to be learned from Facebook's WhatsApp deal, French watchdog says

Facebook's $22 billion buyout of WhatsApp six years ago should have been blocked, the boss of France's antitrust watchdog, which is set to help review EU rules, has told Reuters.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jan 2020 | 2:33 am

France tells U.S.: back a global digital tax or risk others going solo

The United States risks a proliferation of national taxes on tech giants if President Donald Trump rejects new international rules for taxing digital companies at next week's World Economic Forum, the French government said on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jan 2020 | 2:22 am

Girlsdoporn offline after losing legal battle

The site owners were ordered to pay $12.8m in damages to 22 women who appeared in videos it published.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jan 2020 | 1:20 am

Exclusive: China's Ant aims for $200 billion price tag in private share sales - sources

Ant Financial [ANTFIN.UL] shares are being offered privately at levels which value the Chinese financial giant at $200 billion, two people with knowledge of the discussions said, lifting it up the ranks of the most valuable unlisted companies.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jan 2020 | 12:58 am

Social media data needed for 'harm' research, say doctors

Understanding usage by children is key to studying potential harms and benefits, psychiatrists say.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jan 2020 | 12:35 am

Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years

The European Commission wants time to work out how to prevent the technology being abused.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jan 2020 | 12:27 am

Spotify's personalised playlist for pets and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jan 2020 | 12:25 am

Indonesian minister says SoftBank offering to invest up to $40 billion in new capital

SoftBank has offered to invest up to $40 billion in the new capital city Indonesia plans to build on Borneo island, a minister said on Friday, though the Japanese tech conglomerate said no figure had been suggested yet.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jan 2020 | 12:19 am

'Break up big tech's monopoly': Smaller rivals join growing chorus ahead of Congress hearing

In April 2019, Tile.com, which helps users find lost or misplaced items, suddenly found itself competing with Apple Inc, after years of enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with the iPhone maker.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jan 2020 | 12:17 am

After India's Amazon snub, Modi's party slams Bezos-owned Washington Post

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party on Friday slammed editorial policies of billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post, even as his e-commerce firm Amazon announced plans to create a million jobs in the country by 2025.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jan 2020 | 12:03 am

Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it.

As Google-parent Alphabet Inc became on Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the stock's extraordinary gains.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 17 Jan 2020 | 10:51 pm

Chinese property firm Country Garden plans mass production of construction robots

China's largest property developer by sales Country Garden is planning to start mass production of construction robots next year to cut costs and raise efficiency, it said on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 17 Jan 2020 | 10:14 pm

Facebook blocks the Spinner's 'brainwashing' tech

Social network orders the Spinner to stop targeting its users with "disguised" ads.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Jan 2020 | 9:39 pm

Mukesh Ambani: Asia's richest man in $13bn ruling boost

India's Supreme Court rejects telecom operator's plea for relief on government levies.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Jan 2020 | 7:41 pm

Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable

European Parliament members want all tech giants to adopt a single universal charging method.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Jan 2020 | 3:53 pm

Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener

How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Jan 2020 | 1:21 pm

Wireless taxi charging to be trialled at Nottingham station

The six-month trial will see 10 electric taxis in Nottingham given hardware to charge while waiting.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Jan 2020 | 1:21 pm

Vodafone to integrate eSIM into device and wearables

Vodafone will introduce eSIMs into its 2020 device and wearable roadmap.The eSIM (or electronic SIM – a SIM card that's embedded into your mobile device, instead of being a separate card you swap in and out) functionality will be...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Jan 2020 | 12:28 pm

From surgery simulators to medical mishaps in space, video game tech is helping doctors at work

Justin Barad never would have guessed that he'd help operate on a gorilla during his residency at the UCLA Medical Center, where he was training to be an orthopedic surgeon. Yet in August 2014, The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Jan 2020 | 12:18 pm

US officials ground drones over espionage fears

US officials are reviewing a civilian drone programme because of concerns about Chinese infiltration.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Jan 2020 | 11:20 am

Ex-Xero staffer reveals every salary of her career - and explains why everyone should do the same

Web designer Charli Prangley has revealed what she earned at key points of her career, including her time at stock-market darling Xero.In a candid new video on her YouTube channel, Charli Marie TV , she also confesses to various...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Jan 2020 | 7:36 am

Spotify's new 'Pet Playlists' are pawfect for animals and their owners

Pet owners of the world: Spotify wants you to know that it sees you - and your furry beloved - and is acknowledging the range of emotions that come with your version of parenthood.No longer should you toil over whether your best...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Jan 2020 | 4:29 pm

Australian scientists announce the discovery of a new dinosaur in Queensland

Australian scientists have announced the discovery of a new dinosaur on a cattle property in central Queensland – the third significant find of its kind on the continent.The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum and the University...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Jan 2020 | 3:48 pm

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that could let hackers intercept seemingly secure communications.But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Jan 2020 | 12:57 pm

Kiwi fintech firm PaySauce doubles annual revenue in December quarter

Payroll software provider PaySauce said recurring revenue in the December quarter nearly doubled from the year-earlier period with payroll customers and employees covered more than doubling."It's safe to say we ended the year on...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Jan 2020 | 10:51 am

Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says

Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group said in a report Tuesday.The Norwegian Consumer...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Jan 2020 | 10:25 am

Four-day week champion Andrew Barnes buys Spark Foundation's Givealittle

Spark's charitable arm, the Spark Foundation has sold its Givealittle crowdfunding site to Perpetual Guardian - founded and owned by four-day-week champion Andrew Barnes. READ MORE:• Four-day week champion takes up gig workers'...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Jan 2020 | 8:37 am

Pharmacies told to get rid of their fax machines by the end of the year

By Katie Scotcher of RNZ Pharmacies have been given until the end of the year to throw out their old fax machines.By the end of 2020, the machines used daily by some pharmacists need to be replaced with a secure, digital alternative.The...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Jan 2020 | 8:55 pm















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