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Woolworths' plan to combat self-service checkout theft using AI software

Woolworths' plan to combat self-service checkout theft using AI software

Woolworths is introducing a new technology that will soon make it impossible for shoppers to enter cheaper fruit and veggies when scanning fresh produce at self-service checkouts.

9news.com.au - an hour ago

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education

From artificial intelligence to chatbots, this infographic visualizes what the future of education could look like. Can schools keep up with the times?

visualcapitalist.com - 7 hours ago

Automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, says EU digital chief

Automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, says EU digital chief

The EU’s digital and competition chief has said that automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, as the technology fails to meet the regulation’s requirement for consent. Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission’s executive vice president for digital affai…

The Next Web - 9 hours ago

Researchers claim solar efficiency breakthrough for flexible 'skin'

Researchers claim solar efficiency breakthrough for flexible 'skin'

Engineers at the University of Queensland say technology could be used to power small devices, such as a phone, within two years

theguardian.com - 13 hours ago

Timing North Sea decommissioning: when will the boom begin?

Timing North Sea decommissioning: when will the boom begin?

A new generation of specialist decommissioning companies are staking their claim to a slice of the UK Continental Shelf decommissioning market, projected to be worth £15.3bn over the next decade, but uncertainty remains over when the volume of work will be…

offshore-technology.com - a day ago

San Diego Lab Says It Has Designed a Vaccine for Coronavirus

San Diego Lab Says It Has Designed a Vaccine for Coronavirus

Inovio Pharmaceuticals said that it has produced a pre-clinical vaccine to fight the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus at its lab in San Diego. The company, based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., used its proprietary DNA-based technology platform to design the synthetic…

ktla.com - a day ago

US Government Weighs Blocking Engine Supply For The COMAC C919

US Government Weighs Blocking Engine Supply For The COMAC C919

In a battle over trade and technology between the world’s two largest economies, the United States government is

simpleflying.com - 2 days ago

Trump Administration Considering Halting Sales of Aircraft Parts to China

Trump Administration Considering Halting Sales of Aircraft Parts to China

The review is part of a broader effort to restrict the flow of sensitive technology to China.

nytimes.com - 2 days ago

Microsoft president says big tech has 'fundamental responsibility' to protect US voting process

Microsoft president says big tech has 'fundamental responsibility' to protect US voting process

"We have a fundamental responsibility as companies and as a technology sector to help protect our candidates from attacks and hacking," Brad Smith explained at the annual Munich Security Conference.

CNBC - 2 days ago

China taps blockchain technology to boost financing for businesses hit by virus

China taps blockchain technology to boost financing for businesses hit by virus

As Chinese authorities rush to support businesses struggling to survive the effects of the new coronavirus, blockchain technology is showing its potential in an archaic financing system.

CNBC - 2 days ago

Modest global growth for iron ore production – report

Modest global growth for iron ore production – report

Top firms investing in technology to maintain an edge, Fitch forecasts.

mining.com - 2 days ago

Motorola wins US$765 million from Chinese rival over theft of trade secrets

Motorola wins US$765 million from Chinese rival over theft of trade secrets

Motorola Solutions won a US$764.6 million verdict after a federal jury in Chicago said Chinese rival Hytera Communications stole the company’s critical trade secrets for two-way radio technology. Hytera pledged to appeal.

scmp.com - 3 days ago

Battery startup Advano raises $18.5 million from Fadell, Thiel

Battery startup Advano raises $18.5 million from Fadell, Thiel

Advano has a new technology that could allow batteries to store up to 40% more energy. That could lead to long-lasting phones or better electric cars.

Business Insider - 3 days ago

Elliott Management guns for SoftBank

Elliott Management guns for SoftBank

The activist investor wants the Japanese technology group to reform. Good luck

economist.com - 4 days ago

The Forbes Investigation: How Bloom Energy Blew Through Billions Promising Cheap, Green Tech That Falls Short

The Forbes Investigation: How Bloom Energy Blew Through Billions Promising Cheap, Green Tech That Falls Short

Despite big promises, Bloom Energy’s boxes are highly unlikely to transform the grid in California, or anywhere else. The reasons are manifold, but boil down to this: Bloom’s technology is too dirty and too costly.

forbes.com - 4 days ago

Dassault, Airbus and partners win Phase 1A contract for FCAS

Dassault, Airbus and partners win Phase 1A contract for FCAS

A consortium of Dassault Aviation, Airbus and other partners has received an initial framework contract (Phase 1A) for the development of a next-generation combat jet.

airforce-technology.com - 4 days ago

New technology may prevent McDonald’s ice cream machines from breaking down

New technology may prevent McDonald’s ice cream machines from breaking down

It seems like when you’re really craving a McFlurry or a milkshake, McDonald’s ice cream machine is down. It’s inconvenient—maybe even a little heartbreaking—but there may be a solution! According to Business Insider, McDonald’s teamed up with a company c…

fox2now.com - 4 days ago

2020 Honda Jazz Hybrid detailed for Europe1.5 litre i-MMD powertrain; 109 PS and 253 Nm; 4.5 l/100 km

2020 Honda Jazz Hybrid detailed for Europe1.5 litre i-MMD powertrain; 109 PS and 253 Nm; 4.5 l/100 km

At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda revealed the fourth-generation Jazz that is available as a hybrid featuring the carmaker’s e:HEV technology. We now

paultan.org - 5 days ago

Nestle axes low sugar chocolate due to weak sales

Nestle axes low sugar chocolate due to weak sales

Milkybar Wowsomes were the food giant's first products to use a new "hollow" sugar technology.

BBC News - 5 days ago

Portaltic.-IMMUNE arranca un programa educativo exclusivo para formar a 50 desarrolladores 'full stack'

Portaltic.-IMMUNE arranca un programa educativo exclusivo para formar a 50 desarrolladores 'full stack'

El hub de educación en tecnología IMMUNE Technology Institute ha iniciado una nueva etapa de su programa...

notimerica.com - 5 days ago

After Iowa Debacle, Left's Tech Experts Say Dems Need A Strategic Shakeup

After Iowa Debacle, Left's Tech Experts Say Dems Need A Strategic Shakeup

The failure of this year's Iowa caucuses was years in the making, some technology specialists argue, in part because of the haphazard way political users buy software.

npr.org - 5 days ago

At midday: Shopify helps technology sector lift TSX

At midday: Shopify helps technology sector lift TSX

World stocks hit new highs, Wall Street indexes too

The Globe And Mail - 5 days ago

Fibre-to-node NBN users often not getting speeds they're paying for, watchdog says

Fibre-to-node NBN users often not getting speeds they're paying for, watchdog says

Competition regulator’s report takes aim at poor performance of controversial technology

theguardian.com - 5 days ago

Foxconn resumes some production at its main China iPhone site

Foxconn resumes some production at its main China iPhone site

Foxconn Technology Group resumed some production on Monday at its main iPhone-assembly site in Zhengzhou, according to local officials, though it was unclear how many workers returned, highlighting the ongoing uncertainties the global technology supply chain …

scmp.com - 6 days ago

The US Fears Huawei Because It Knows How Tempting Backdoors Are

The US Fears Huawei Because It Knows How Tempting Backdoors Are

US officials allege that Huawei has backdoors in its technology. The US knows firsthand how powerful those can be.

Wired - 6 days ago

Ping An Good Doctor reports jump in users amid coronavirus outbreak

Ping An Good Doctor reports jump in users amid coronavirus outbreak

Ping An Healthcare and Technology, which reported a smaller than expected annual loss on Tuesday, said its online health care platform had seen a jump in the number of new users amid the coronavirus outbreak.

scmp.com - 6 days ago

Quantum Computing: How To Invest In It, And Which Companies Are Leading the Way?

Quantum Computing: How To Invest In It, And Which Companies Are Leading the Way?

Quantum computing is no ordinary technology. It has attracted huge interest at the national level with funding from governments. Today, some of the biggest technology giants are working on the technology, investing substantial sums into research and developme…

nasdaq.com - 6 days ago

Daimler, Stretched by Diesel Fines and Technology Shift, Records a Loss

Daimler, Stretched by Diesel Fines and Technology Shift, Records a Loss

The slump in profit left the German carmaker in a weak position as it faces cratering sales in China from the coronavirus.

nytimes.com - 6 days ago

Irish Life sells IPSI business to FNZ

Irish Life sells IPSI business to FNZ

Irish Life has announced a deal to sell its third-party administration solutions business IPSI to financial technology company FNZ.

RTE - 6 days ago

Volvo Cars and Chinese owner Geely plan to merge

Volvo Cars and Chinese owner Geely plan to merge

STOCKHOLM: Sweden's Volvo Cars and its Chinese owner Geely said on Monday (Feb 10) they are considering merging into a single group to better share technology and financial resources while preserving their separate brands.

channelnewsasia.com - 7 days ago

Tesla's competitors play catch-up on electric batteries

Tesla's competitors play catch-up on electric batteries

"Tesla simply has been engineering these packs longer than its competitors, and therefore it has a technology lead that is significant," said Sam Jaffe, managing director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors.

CNBC - 7 days ago

NIOC and Mapna to develop Parsi and Paranj oil fields in Iran

NIOC and Mapna to develop Parsi and Paranj oil fields in Iran

State-owned oil and natural gas producer National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and energy firm Mapna have signed a contract to develop and operate Parsi and Paranj oilfields in Iran's Khuzestan Province.

hydrocarbons-technology.com - 7 days ago

Carmakers can’t turn out EVs cheap enough to convert Indians

Carmakers can’t turn out EVs cheap enough to convert Indians

Apart from price, a lack of charging infrastructure that creates range anxiety and rapidly evolving technology, which promises to bring the cost of vehicles down, is also keeping potential buyers on the fringe.

deccanherald.com - 8 days ago

The future of waste-to-energy technology

The future of waste-to-energy technology

Traditional methods of converting our waste into energy have major environmental drawbacks. Gasification, an old technology that proponents hope to repurpose as a cleaner and more economical waste-to-energy solution, could be a better alternative.

CNBC - 9 days ago

Tesla seems expensive at these prices even when valuing it like a high-growth tech stock

Tesla seems expensive at these prices even when valuing it like a high-growth tech stock

Tesla's valuation has soared well past other automakers. Morgan Stanley looks at whether Tesla is more accurately valued as a technology stock instead.

CNBC - 9 days ago

Novacyt in prime position with coronavirus test | Business

Novacyt in prime position with coronavirus test | Business

A London-listed biotechnology company has applied for emergency approval from American regulators to fast-track clearance of a test for coronavirus.Novacyt, which is also listed in Paris and

thetimes.co.uk - 9 days ago

Nuro's next generation autonomous vehicles to hit Houston roads

Nuro's next generation autonomous vehicles to hit Houston roads

The San Francisco technology company received federal approval to deploy its next-generation autonomous delivery vehicles in Houston.

chron.com - 10 days ago

Industry’s Most Powerful Man: Only 1 in 1000 Own Crypto

Industry’s Most Powerful Man: Only 1 in 1000 Own Crypto

Although Bitcoin is now over ten years old, the rest of the crypto market is still a relatively young asset class and unproven technology that’s

newsbtc.com - 10 days ago

Apple supplier Foxconn warns staff to keep away from Shenzhen base

Apple supplier Foxconn warns staff to keep away from Shenzhen base

Foxconn Technology Group told employees at its Shenzhen facility not to return to work when the extended Lunar New Year break ends on February 10, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg News.

scmp.com - 10 days ago

Raytheon-Lockheed JV and BDL to produce Javelin missile system in India

Raytheon-Lockheed JV and BDL to produce Javelin missile system in India

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin's Javelin Joint Venture (JJV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian company Bharat Dynamics (BDL) for exploring co-production of the Javelin anti-tank missile system in the country.

army-technology.com - 10 days ago

Ford names Jim Farley chief operating officer in leadership shakeup

Ford names Jim Farley chief operating officer in leadership shakeup

Ford Motor President of Automotive Joe Hinrichs will retire and the company will name new business and technology chief Jim Farley as its chief operating officer, the company announced Friday morning.

CNBC - 10 days ago

Chinese scientists ask for patent on US drug to fight virus

Chinese scientists ask for patent on US drug to fight virus

Scientists in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak have applied to patent a drug made by U.S. company Gilead Sciences Inc. to treat the disease, possibly fueling conflict over technology policy that helped trigger Washington’s tariff war with Beij…

yahoo.com - 10 days ago

FCA reveals new Pacifica model, refreshed look across minivan lineup

FCA reveals new Pacifica model, refreshed look across minivan lineup

FCA rolled out a new model of the Windsor-built Pacifica featuring its Uconnect 5 communications technology and new safety features as part of a refreshing of its 2021 minivan lineup Thursday at th…

windsorstar.com - 11 days ago

How Audi went from pariah to BMW and Mercedes rival

How Audi went from pariah to BMW and Mercedes rival

In the 1980s, Audi was a high-end German car brand no one seemed to want to touch. But new designs, and a focus on technology and interiors sent sales skyrocketing and turned Audi into the luxury brand of choice for a generation of buyers. Now it is trying to…

CNBC - 11 days ago

Huawei sues Verizon for alleged patent infringement

Huawei sues Verizon for alleged patent infringement

Chinese technology company Huawei filed two lawsuits against Verizon in US courts on Thursday.

CNN - 11 days ago

Anti-Solar Cells Could Generate Electricity at Night

Anti-Solar Cells Could Generate Electricity at Night

A new study proposes how thermoradiative technology could be used to make "anti-solar" cells that would work at night. Credit: SolarReserve

universetoday.com - 11 days ago

EOH shares are now down 97% from their peak

EOH shares are now down 97% from their peak

Since their peak in 2016, shares in EOH - which describes itself as Africa's largest technology service provider - have plunged by an eye-watering 97%. They have lost more than 50% in the value since 1 January alone.

techcentral.co.za - 11 days ago

Huawei switch set to cost Vodafone €200m | Business

Huawei switch set to cost Vodafone €200m | Business

Vodafone is preparing to strip out Huawei technology from the sensitive part of its network across Europe at a cost of €200 million.After a government clampdown last month and in response to guidance

thetimes.co.uk - 11 days ago