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Microsoft’s foldable phone is here
China’s digital sovereign currency tests give it a leg up on global peers
Beijing’s ambition to create a digital yuan used globally underscores its attempts to prepare for the future of the international monetary system amid economic decoupling with t...
Oracle confirms it has a deal to become TikTok’s ‘technology partner’
Proposal comes just ahead of US President Trump’s threat to ban the video-sharing app on national security grounds; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the plan will undergo ...
Inside Apple’s Rise to $2 Trillion
Apple reached a staggering $2 trillion market valuation in August, despite years of doubt from critics over whether the tech giant could continue to succeed after the death of S...
China slams US ‘bullying’ of tech firms, unveils data security initiative
Foreign Minister Wang Yi condemns ‘global hunting’ of companies as he launches an initiative opposing data theft, mass surveillance and ‘back doors’ in devices.
Swiss region to take cryptocurrency for tax payments in 2021
A Swiss region that has billed itself as a hub for high-tech finance says it plans to accept cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether for tax payments starting next year
California Man Pleads Guilty in $722 Million Crypto Fraud Plot
A California man pleaded guilty to a cryptocurrency mining fraud of at least $722 million that prosecutors said amounted to a “high-tech Ponzi scheme.”
Experts dissected TikTok's algorithm and say a US buyer will struggle to replicate its magic
Anyone who buys TikTok will struggle to replicate the app's magic if the purchase doesn't include its recommendation algorithm, experts say. Technology experts told Business In...
Why Many Rural Americans Still Don’t Have Reliable Internet
As many schools around the country start the year virtually, residents in rural communities like those in West Virginia are asking why they don’t have reliable Internet service....
Saudi Arabia develops secure alternative to WhatsApp
Saudi Arabia is developing a secure alternative to the short messaging service WhatsApp that will help ensure protection of confidential data.
Man, 90, learns to hold funeral prayers on Zoom
A man who helps grieving Hindu families has been holding prayers and ceremonies over the internet during the coronavirus lockdown.
SWIFT Details How Cyber Criminals Encash Stolen Funds
In a new report, SWIFT and BAE Systems reveal how cyber attackers launder money and ‘cash out’ following large-scale heists.
Technology and The ‘New Normal’: London Showcases How Tech Will Help Navigate Our Fast Evolving World
London Tech Week 2020 launches this week showcasing the best of global tech and how it will play a crucial role in helping us navigate the challenges facing our changing world.
Are Your Smartphone Photos Blurry? Here’s Why
Sometimes, you might take what you think is a great photo with your smartphone, only to see afterward it’s all blurry. If that’s happening to you a lot, let’s take a look at wha...
'Clean Network' is dirty play by Washington
The goal is not to protect the privacy of Americans. If it was, the US government would be doing something about Facebook, Amazon and other tech companies that harvest users' pe...
The office is dead. Get yourself a backyard shed
As working from home turns into a semi-permanent situation for many, the search is on for private workspace. Some people have opted to take over a bedroom or basement to set up ...
Protesters set up a guillotine outside Jeff Bezos' mansion and demanded higher wages for Amazon workers after the CEO's net worth surpassed $200 billion
Demonstrators set up a guillotine outside Jeff Bezos' house to protest Amazon workers' wages on Thursday. The protest came the day after Bezos' net worth exceeded $200 billion f...
Why GPT-3 changes everything (and how it works)
A software program that ingests gigabytes of text can automatically generate whole paragraphs so natural they sound like a person wrote them. OpenAI’s GPT-3 is all the rage. Wha...
Microsoft Surface Duo / Earbuds – Unboxing + First Impressions
Surface innovation comes to a mobile device. Impossibly thin and with two high-resolution touchscreens, Surface Duo features the best of Microsoft 365 and every Android app in t...
London's 'Tech City' may never be the same again after the coronavirus
London’s reputation as one of the world’s major tech hubs is in jeopardy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “The downside for London might be the dwindling of ’serendipity...
A $300 “Degree” From Google Divides the Tech World
A new route into the industry or a recipe for a generation of ‘disposable developers’? Google’s new scheme splits the crowd.
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