Modern driver-assistance technology 'far from reliable': AAA study

Advanced driver assistance technology automating steering and braking in a growing number of vehicles is not providing reliable safety benefits, a new study by the American Automobile Association showed on Thursday. | Continue reading


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India data-curb plan 'anathema', U.S. tech giants plan pushback

India's plan to regulate "non-personal" data has jolted U.S. tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google, and a group representing them is preparing to push back against the proposals, according to sources and a letter seen by Reuters. | Continue reading


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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested on Monday over suspected collusion with foreign forces under the new national security law in a wide-ranging police operation, the highest-profile arrest yet under the legislation. | Continue reading


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Simon Property, Amazon look at turning mall space into fulfillment centers: WSJ

Mall operator Simon Property Group Inc has been in talks with Amazon.com Inc about turning some of its department-store sites into Amazon fulfillment centers, The Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-and-giant-mall-operator-look-at-turning-sears-j-c-pe … | Continue reading


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State Department: We're responsible for Russian, Iranian text message campaign

The U.S. State Department said on Friday that it was responsible for a text message campaign that left a trail of confusion and ridicule across Russia and Iran. | Continue reading


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Huawei to stop making flagship chipsets as U.S. pressure bites

Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL] will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. | Continue reading


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TikTok prepares advertisers for possible app ban

TikTok is preparing advertisers for a possible ban of its app in the United States, ad buyers said, offering refunds for ad campaigns that are unable to run. | Continue reading


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Air India repatriation flight crash-lands, at least 17 killed

At least 17 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians stranded by the COVID-19 pandemic overshot the runway in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode on Friday, officials said. | Continue reading


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Tired of Zoom calls? Company offers at-home hologram machines

Looking for a new way to communicate during the pandemic? A Los Angeles company has created phone booth-sized machines to beam live holograms into your living room. | Continue reading


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Canada's last fully intact Arctic ice shelf collapses

The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers said on Thursday. | Continue reading


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Iranians waking up to random texts offering cash for info on US election hacking

When Mohamad first got the text message offering him up to $10 million for information about attempts to interfere with the U.S. election, he thought it was "some kind of cyber attack." | Continue reading


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Blackstone to Acquire Ancestry.com for $4.7B

Blackstone Group Inc said on Wednesday it agreed to acquire genealogy provider Ancestry.com Inc from private equity rivals for $4.7 billion, including debt, placing a big bet on family-tree chasing as well as personalized medicine. | Continue reading


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Facebook removes Trump post over coronavirus misinformation

Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a video by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he said children are "almost immune" to COVID-19, with the company saying it violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. | Continue reading


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Blackstone to Acquire Ancestry.com for $4.7B

Blackstone Group Inc said on Wednesday it agreed to acquire genealogy provider Ancestry.com Inc from private equity rivals for $4.7 billion, including debt, placing a big bet on family-tree chasing as well as personalized medicine. | Continue reading


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Wasabi fire alarm a lifesaver for the deaf (2008)

(Reuters Life!) - Wake up and smell the wasabi. | Continue reading


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BP to cut fossil fuels output by 40% by 2030

Energy group BP will increase its low-carbon spending to $5 billion a year by 2030 and boost its renewable power generation to 50 gigawatts (GW) while shrinking oil and gas output by 40% compared with 2019, it said on Tuesday. | Continue reading


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Proportion of youth with Covid-19 triples in five months: WHO

Young people who are hitting nightclubs and beaches are leading a rise in fresh coronavirus cases across the world, with the proportion of those aged 15 to 24 who are infected rising three-fold in about five months, the World Health Organization said. | Continue reading


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Blast in Beirut kills at least 10, injures hundreds

A huge explosion near the center of Beirut killed at least 10 people, injured hundreds and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse. | Continue reading


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Indian App ShareChat – The Next Unicorn?

Indian content-sharing platform ShareChat is in early-stage talks with U.S.-based Sequoia Capital and some other investors to raise up to $200 million, which could value the company at over $1 billion, three sources aware of the matter told Reuters. | Continue reading


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ByteDance founder defends TikTok's U.S. strategy in staff letter

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told employees on Tuesday there were misunderstandings on Chinese social media about TikTok's situation in the United States and that the company could face more difficulties as anti-Chinese sentiment rose abroad. | Continue reading


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Pizza restaurant launches Spain's first virtual waiter app

A restaurant on Spain's northeastern Mediterranean coast is pioneering a dining experience that allows customers to avoid most face-to-face contact with staff and minimise the risk of coronavirus contagion. | Continue reading


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Next big Covid-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies

As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, the next big advance in battling the pandemic could come from a class of biotech therapies widely used against cancer and other disorders - antibodies designed specifically to attack this new virus. | Continue reading


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China's ByteDance to consider international HQ for TikTok, outside U.S.

Chinese tech company ByteDance said on Monday it was considering moving the headquarters of its TikTok video sharing platform overseas, following a British media report that the unit could relocate to London. | Continue reading


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White House adviser Navarro suggests Microsoft divest China holdings

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro suggested on Monday that Microsoft Corp could divest its holdings in China if it were to buy the Chinese owned short-video app TikTok. | Continue reading


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US judge denies claims Uber won price-fixing suit because arbitrator was scared

A U.S. judge on Monday denied a request by an Uber Technologies Inc customer to overturn an arbitration win for the company in a price-fixing case over claims the arbitrator only ruled in Uber's favor because he was scared. | Continue reading


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Dutch Ditch Masks for Covid-19

The Dutch government on Wednesday said it will not advise the public to wear masks to slow the spread of coronavirus, asserting that their effectiveness has not been proven. | Continue reading


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China will not accept U.S. 'theft' of TikTok: China Daily

China will not accept the "theft" of a Chinese technology company and is able to respond to Washington's move to push ByteDance to sell short-video app TikTok's U.S. operations to Microsoft, the China Daily newspaper said on Tuesday. | Continue reading


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Facebook leases workspace at landmark New York building

Facebook has leased all the office space at the landmark Farley Building, a 1912 Beaux Arts former post office in Manhattan, in a deal that marks a major expansion of the company's business operations in the city. | Continue reading


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Scientists inspired by 'Star Wars' create artificial skin able to feel

Singapore researchers have developed "electronic skin" capable of recreating a sense of touch, an innovation they hope will allow people with prosthetic limbs to detect objects, as well as feel texture, or even temperature and pain. | Continue reading


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Trump: U.S. should get 'substantial portion' of TikTok operations sale price

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. government should get a "substantial portion" of the sales price of the U.S. operations of popular short-video app TikTok and warned he will ban the service in the United States on Sept. 15 without a sale. | Continue reading


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GM asks judge to reinstate racketeering case against rival Fiat Chrysler

General Motors Co on Monday asked a U.S. federal judge to reinstate a racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA), saying it has new information on foreign accounts used in an alleged bribery scheme involving its smaller rival and union leaders. | Continue reading


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Fed's Kashkari suggests 4-6 week shutdown; US Congress can spend big on relief

The U.S. economy could benefit if the nation were to "lock down really hard" for four to six weeks, a top Federal Reserve official said on Sunday, adding that Congress can well afford large sums for coronavirus relief efforts. | Continue reading


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U.S. FAA proposes requiring key Boeing 737 MAX design changes

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing requiring four key Boeing 737 MAX design changes to address safety issues seen in two crashes that killed 346 people and led to the plane's grounding in March 2019. | Continue reading


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Google to buy 6.6% stake in ADT in home security push

Alphabet Inc's Google is buying a 6.6% stake in home security firm ADT Inc for $450 million in a deal that will allow it to provide service to customers of its Nest home security devices. | Continue reading


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Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal

President Donald Trump only agreed to allow Microsoft Corp to negotiate the acquisition of popular short-video app TikTok if it could secure a deal in 45 days, three people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. | Continue reading


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Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal

President Donald Trump only agreed to allow Microsoft Corp to negotiate the acquisition of popular short-video app TikTok if it could secure a deal in 45 days, three people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. | Continue reading


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TikTok owners will relocate to London from Beijing, Sun newspaper says

TikTok owner ByteDance will move its headquarters to London from Beijing under a deal approved by British ministers, The Sun newspaper reported. | Continue reading


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TikTok owners will relocate to London from Beijing, Sun newspaper says

TikTok owner ByteDance will move its headquarters to London from Beijing under a deal approved by British ministers, The Sun newspaper reported. | Continue reading


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TikTok's Chinese owner offers to forego stake to clinch U.S. deal

China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. | Continue reading


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Trump says will ban TikTok amid pressure on Chinese owner to sell

President Donald Trump said on Friday he would sign an executive order as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok in the United States, ratcheting up the pressure on the popular short-video app's Chinese owner to sell it. | Continue reading


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Facebook puts global block on Brazil's Bolsonaro supporters

Facebook said on Saturday it has put a global block on certain accounts controlled by supporters of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry, a day after it was fined for not complying with a Supreme Court judge's order to do so. | Continue reading


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Microsoft in Talks to Buy TikTok

Microsoft Corp is in talks to buy ByteDance-owned TikTok, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing a source. | Continue reading


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Canada says requirements for Huawei CFO's extradition to U.S. met

Canada's attorney general says the requirements for extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States on charges of bank fraud have been met, documents submitted in a British Columbia court show. | Continue reading


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Coronavirus in Congress: 14 members have tested or been presumed positive

At least 14 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate - seven Republicans and seven Democrats - have tested positive or are presumed to have had COVID-19 since the novel coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year, with Representative Raul Grijalva becoming the lat … | Continue reading


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Apple removes thousands of game apps from China store: research firm – Reuters

Apple Inc removed 29,800 apps from its Chinese app store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to data from research firm Qimai. | Continue reading


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TikTok's Chinese owner offers to forego stake to clinch U.S. deal

China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. | Continue reading


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TikTok’s Chinese owner offers to forego stake to clinch U.S. deal – sources

China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. | Continue reading


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Exclusive: ByteDance offers to forgo stake in TikTok to clinch U.S. deal - sources

China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. | Continue reading


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