Technology


Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under US sanctions Saturday, August 8th, 2020

BEIJING:  Chinese tech giant Huawei is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to U.S. sanctions and will be forced to stop production of its own most advanced chips, a company executive says, in a sign of growing damage to Huawei’s business from American pressure. Huawei..

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YouTubers urged to abide by code of conduct

KATHMANDU: The Online Television Journalists' Association has urged the YouTubers and online television workers to strictly abide by Journalists' Code of Conduct-2073. The Association made such requests in the wake of the interviews some online television workers took with the proprietor of a..

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Capital One fined $80 million in data breach Thursday, August 6th, 2020

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Capital One $80 million for careless network security practices that enabled a hack that accessed the personal information of 106 million of the bank’s credit cardholders. The Comptroller of the Currency said in a consent order Thursday that..

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Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the virus. Facebook said Wednesday that the..

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Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA: A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. The sentence handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William Alsup..

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Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- US President Donald Trump gave popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations to an American company, saying Monday it would be "out of business" otherwise, and that the government wanted a financial benefit from the deal. "It's got to be an American..

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Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTok Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ, NEW YORK (AP):- Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition. In a..

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Trump says will bar TikTok from US Saturday, August 1st, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- President Donald Trump said Friday he will bar fast-growing social media app TikTok from the United States as American authorities have raised concerns the service could be a tool for Chinese intelligence. US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the..

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NASA’s next Mars rover is brawniest and brainiest one yet Monday, July 27th, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP):- With eight successful Mars landings, NASA is upping the ante with its newest rover. The spacecraft Perseverance — set for liftoff this week — is NASA’s biggest and brainiest Martian rover yet. It sports the latest landing tech, plus the most cameras and..

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Twitter, Facebook block accounts of Bolsonaro allies

RIO DE JANEIRO, (AFP):- Twitter and Facebook suspended the accounts Friday of 16 allies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after a Supreme Court judge ordered them blocked as part of a probe into an alleged disinformation campaign. Tension has been soaring between the far-right leader and the..

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NEW UNLOYAL REPLACING OLD ROYAL Friday, July 24th, 2020

Jammu city, India: Today is a world full of modern technologies due to great development in the field of science. Scientists are doing lots of hard work to create something new which can be beneficial for the world. After every new research, for the verification of that particular discovery, tests..

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China to launch Mars probe in space race with US Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

WENCHANG, China, (AFP):- China aims to launch a rover to Mars on Thursday on a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space. The two countries are taking advantage of a period when Earth and Mars are closest to send their probes, with China's..

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Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universe Sunday, July 19th, 2020

GENEVA, (AFP):- Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more than four million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed quasars. The efforts of hundreds of scientists from around 30 institutions worldwide have yielded a "complete..

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UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials Thursday, July 16th, 2020

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, LONDON (AP):- Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russian hackers on Thursday of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a coronavirus vaccine, warning scientists and pharmaceutical companies to be alert for suspicious activity. Intelligence..

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US ups battle against Huawei as China tensions soar Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- The United States on Wednesday cleared the way for sanctions on employees of telecom giant Huawei, expanding its pressure campaign on China, which summoned the US ambassador. Tensions have soared between the world's two largest economies on a growing range of fronts including..

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UK poised to phase out Huawei from 5G network Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

LONDON, (ANI):- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is poised to phase Huawei out of country's 5G mobile phone network under pressure from MPs and US, multiple media reports said. According to the report, the UK Prime Minister is grappling with a rebellion in the Conservative Party over Huawei with..

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