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China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

BEIJING — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese…

Volkswagen's ID R Pikes Peak is a 670bhp EV racer

BBC Top Gear 6 sources

The VW bit you know. 'I.D.' of course, represents Volkswagen's new generation of electric cars. 'R' = fast. Add it all together and you're looking at the very interesting end of a 670bhp, pared back electric nutjob built to scale a very…

A call to end plastic pollution

The Hindu 11 sources

On the 48th Earth Day, organisers sought a ban on plastic straws, coffee stirrers

Apple is offering to replace the battery on some 13-inch MacBook Pros

TechRadar 7 sources

Type in your laptop's serial number and see if you're eligible for a free battery replacement from Apple.

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Have Alexa call 911, find duplicate photos, protect your router and more: Tech Q&A

I am so confused about streaming. What are the best apps for me to stream movies and sports?

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My epic supercar superphone European road trip - CNET

I matched the Galaxy S9 Plus with an astonishing McLaren 570GT for a journey across Europe to see how well Samsung's latest flagship phone can photograph a once in a lifetime road trip.

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3 Industries That Could Be Left In The Dust By Blockchain

In the past year, several celebrated businessmen have opined that blockchain technology could be on the cusp of transforming the way transactions are conducted across the world. Shark Tankjudge and serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban called…

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Toshiba eyes cancelling chip unit sale if no China approval by May

Livemint.com 5 sources

Toshiba raised $5.4 billion from a share issue to foreign investors late last year and it had now decided it did not need to go through with the sale of its memory chip unit

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What is Earth Day 2018 and how can you help end plastic pollution?

Metro.co.uk 11 sources

It's more important than ever to fight for the future of this planet.

China's ZTE seeking a solution to U.S. tech ban

CTV News / Business 14 sources

ZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, said Sunday that it is taking steps to comply with a U.S. technology ban and that it is seeking a solution to the issue it says threatens its survival.

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Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites

The Eagle / News 13 sources

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies.

Airtel announces Rs 49 data pack offering 3 GB of 4G data for one day

Airtel keeps upgrading and offering new plans to its customers as it struggles to keep up in an increasingly competitive market. The company recently announced that it would provide 30 GB of free 3G/4G data to users upgrading from a 2G/3G…

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Mahindra Electric, Meru join hands for EV project in Hyderabad

Plans to replicate the same model in other cities soon

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Ultimatum for 'irresponsible' social media giants

Sky News 15 sources

The Health Secretary has accused social media networks of "turning a blind eye to a generation of young people" by failing to protect them when using their platforms online.

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OnePlus 6 to Launch in India 'Soon', Amazon India Registration Page Live

OnePlus 6 will launch in India "soon", Amazon said, with a page allowing you to register for notifications now live on the website.

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LG is expected to launch three ThinQ branded phones this year, including the G7, V35 and V40

Firstpost 5 sources

According to leakster Evan Blass, the smartphone to be launched after the LG G7 ThinQ will be code-named "Storm" and is expected to be the LG V40 ThinQ.

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Valve acquires the creators of 'Firewatch'

Engadget 13 sources

Campo Santo has widely been regarded as the little game studio that could. Its very first game, Firewatch, won numerous awards and even landed a movie deal. It won't be quite so indie going forward, however: the development team is joining…

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AT&T, Verizon are again being investigated for collusion. Here's how we got here.

NOLA.com / News 90 sources

The Justice Department is investigating whether AT&T and Verizon colluded to thwart a technology that would have benefitted customers.

Saturday, Apr 21

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

Stltoday.com / News 22 sources

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone.…

AT&T, Verizon Face US Probe Over Mobile Technology

AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. are under investigation by U.S. antitrust officials over whether the companies colluded to make it tougher for consumers to switch wireless carriers, according to three people familiar with the…

SmugMug acquires Flickr

TechCrunch 26 sources

Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary Oath. USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he hopes to revitalize Flickr . At the same time,…

Friday, Apr 20

NZ Facebook users to miss out on greater privacy protection: Reports

Changes reportedly coming to Facebook's terms of service will result in New Zealanders missing out on greater protection offered by European privacy law coming into force next month.

Google changes its messaging strategy again: Goodbye to Allo, double down on RCS

TechCrunch 14 sources

Google’s long-and-winding road to figuring out messaging is taking yet another change of direction after the company called time on Allo, its newest chat app launch, in order to double down on its vision to enable an enhanced version of…

Qualcomm job cuts could hit San Jose, Santa Clara

In this Nov. 2, 2011, file photo, a sign sits atop the Qualcomm headquarters building in San Diego. Qualcomm is cutting and undisclosed number of jobs in California, and the workforce reduction could affect the communications chipmaker's…

Chinese firm fires back, 'cannot accept' US ban

CNN / Money 52 sources

ZTE has lashed out the US government's move to prevent it from buying technology from American companies.

Thursday, Apr 19

Amazon reveals its Prime service has a 'mind-boggling' 100 million members

Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire.

Facebook to put 1.5bn users out of reach of new EU GDPR privacy law

Social media giant’s users outside EU will no longer be channelled through Facebook Ireland

Planet-hunter launches from Florida

BBC / Science 165 sources

The US space agency's Tess satellite lifts off on a mission to find thousands of new worlds.

Facebook announces new privacy settings ahead of EU data law

Facebook announced new privacy changes on Tuesday as it prepares for a sweeping new European data law, but the company says it will stick with the targeted advertising system that’s come under fire in recent weeks.The new features are...

Wednesday, Apr 18

Meteorite diamonds 'came from lost planet'

BBC / Science 43 sources

The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System.

Apple said to plan a 'Netflix for news' in latest push for cash

Apple plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to people familiar with the matter.

Best Buy and Amazon partner up in exclusive deal to sell new TVs

The televisions will be embedded with Fire TV and integrated with Alexa voice assistant and deepen the relationship between the two companies.

Facebook to Follow Privacy Rules in Europe, Then ...

Facebook Inc. is starting to comply with new privacy rules in Europe. And then, to get ahead of scrutiny everywhere else, the company said it will provide ...

Tuesday, Apr 17

Russian hackers target Australia in 'preparation for future cyber attack'

ABC.net.au / News 107 sources

Hundreds of Australian companies are affected in a suspected Russian cyber attack targeting "millions of machines" worldwide, authorities say.

Tesla Idling Model 3 Production to Improve Manufacturing Process

AutoGuide.com 59 sources

Tesla Idling Model 3 Production to Improve Manufacturing Process It will last four to five days. more

Netflix shares soar in after-hours trading on robust quarterly earnings

Netflix saw yet another stellar quarter, with robust international subscription growth driving the company to new highs.

Plastic-eating enzyme hailed as breakthrough in recycling

The Times / Sport 49 sources

An enzyme that breaks down a common plastic that pollutes the oceans has been engineered by scientists. The discovery could reduce from centuries to days the time that it takes for plastic to decompose, making the material truly recyclable…