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Exchanges call for regulatory clarity over blockchain use

Reuters - A lack of clarity over regulation is holding back the development of blockchain technology for cutting the cost of share trading, the world's trade body for exchanges said on Thursday. The World Fed…

A nuTonomy self-driving taxi drives on the road in its public trial in Singapore

First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

Reuters - By Christophe Van Der Perre SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The first driverless taxi began work o…

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Chinese telecom firm ZTE books 9.3 percent rise in first half profit on 4G growth

Reuters - Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp on Thursday booked a 9.3 percent rise in first-h…

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  • Senators hold a news conference to talk about new legislation to restrict prisoner transfers from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
    Tech firms' encryption foe struggles for U.S. Senate re-election Reuters

    By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. senator seen by Silicon Valley as one of the technology industry's main foes in Congress is fighting for his political life as Donald Trump's slumping poll …

    Senators hold a news conference to talk about new legislation to restrict prisoner transfers from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. senator seen by Silicon Valley as one of the technology industry's main foes in Congress is fighting for his political life as Donald Trump's slumping poll numbers threaten to damage Republican candidates across the board. Senator Richard Burr from North Carolina, the chairman …

  • Snapchat on target to snap up 217 million users by the end of 2017
    Snapchat on target to snap up 217 million users by the end of 2017 Digital Trends

    Forget the clones, Snapchat's growth simply cannot be contained. The visual messaging app's popularity is set to reach new heights in the U.S. and abroad by the end of 2017, according to a new …

    Snapchat on target to snap up 217 million users by the end of 2017

    Forget the clones, Snapchat's growth simply cannot be contained. The visual messaging app's popularity is set to reach new heights in the U.S. and abroad by the end of 2017, according to a new report.

  • Drone operated by paramilitary police flies over the site of last week's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China
    Don't count on technology to save you in a disaster - researchers Reuters

    By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Newfound enthusiasm for the latest technologies, such as drones and smartphones, to improve the way aid is provided to people in disasters may …

    Drone operated by paramilitary police flies over the site of last week's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China

    By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Newfound enthusiasm for the latest technologies, such as drones and smartphones, to improve the way aid is provided to people in disasters may be overblown, experts warned on Thursday. The annual World Risk Report from the United Nations University (UNU) highlights …

  • Google wants to take you on 360-degree tours of America’s amazing national parks
    Google wants to take you on 360-degree tours of America’s amazing national parks Digital Trends

    Google has just launched a fabulous 360-degree interactive documentary featuring five of the country's national parks as part of celebrations for this month's 100th anniversary of the National …

    Google wants to take you on 360-degree tours of America’s amazing national parks

    Google has just launched a fabulous 360-degree interactive documentary featuring five of the country's national parks as part of celebrations for this month's 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.

  • An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign
    Uber to pull out of Macau in September - Macau media Reuters

    Global ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc will pull out of the gambling hub of Macau on September 9, less than 10 months after it launched there, Macau media reported, citing a letter they said was …

    An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

    Global ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc will pull out of the gambling hub of Macau on September 9, less than 10 months after it launched there, Macau media reported, citing a letter they said was sent by Uber's Asia regional chief. According to a copy of a letter uploaded onto Macau legislator Au Kam-san's official …

  • Pizza by drone - unmanned air delivery set to take off in New Zealand Reuters

    By Rebecca Howard and Byron Kaye WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - A New Zealand pizza chain aims to become the world's first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the once-unthinkable …

    A pizza delivery drone sits with a pizza box underneath before a test flight in Auckland, New Zealand

    By Rebecca Howard and Byron Kaye WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - A New Zealand pizza chain aims to become the world's first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the once-unthinkable quest to save time and money with an air-borne supply chain dispensing with people. Some of the world's biggest …

  • CrowdStrike, other cybersecurity firms integrating industry cooperative Reuters

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some information security companies that were shut out of the leading system for sharing data on malicious software are revealing more about how their own systems …

    A padlock is displayed at the Alert Logic booth during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some information security companies that were shut out of the leading system for sharing data on malicious software are revealing more about how their own systems work in hopes of rejoining the cooperative effort, a shift that should improve protections for customers throughout …

  • Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go kills pedestrian Reuters

    A Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go while driving hit two women, killing one and injuring the other, in Japan's first death related to the Nintendo Co craze. The driver said he had been distracted …

    Flowers are laid near the scene where a passer-by was killed after being hit by a driver playing "Pokemon Go" while driving in Tokushima

    A Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go while driving hit two women, killing one and injuring the other, in Japan's first death related to the Nintendo Co craze. The driver said he had been distracted by the game after his arrest for negligent driving following the accident on Wednesday evening, a spokesman for the …

  • Twitter, Facebook, and Google intentionally failing to tackle ISIS online, claim UK MPs Digital Trends

    A committee of UK lawmakers has released a report that accuses Twitter, Facebook, and Google of "consciously" failing to tackle ISIS activity on their respective platforms. The panel of MPs have …

    Twitter, Facebook, and Google intentionally failing to tackle ISIS online, claim UK MPs

    A committee of UK lawmakers has released a report that accuses Twitter, Facebook, and Google of "consciously" failing to tackle ISIS activity on their respective platforms. The panel of MPs have outlined a set of instructions for the tech giants.

  • CrowdStrike, other cybersecurity firms rejoining industry cooperative Reuters

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some information security companies that were shut out of the leading system for sharing data on malicious software are revealing more about how their own systems …

    A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some information security companies that were shut out of the leading system for sharing data on malicious software are revealing more about how their own systems work in hopes of rejoining the cooperative effort, a shift that should improve protections for customers throughout …

  • Get your face on: Fujifilm’s new compact X-A3 mirrorless camera puts selfies first Digital Trends

    Fujifilm's latest compact mirrorless camera, the X-A3, is loaded with features for the selfie photographer, but the company also introduced something for higher-end users: a 23mm f/2 lens.

    Get your face on: Fujifilm’s new compact X-A3 mirrorless camera puts selfies first

    Fujifilm's latest compact mirrorless camera, the X-A3, is loaded with features for the selfie photographer, but the company also introduced something for higher-end users: a 23mm f/2 lens.

  • HP just built 3M’s privacy screens directly into its new laptops Digital Trends

    Now you see me, now you … stop looking at my damn screen. Ever feel like the guy in the seat next to you is studying your spreadsheets a little too closely? Or maybe you’re writing a passionate billet …

    HP just built 3M’s privacy screens directly into its new laptops

    Now you see me, now you … stop looking at my damn screen. Ever feel like the guy in the seat next to you is studying your spreadsheets a little too closely? Or maybe you’re writing a passionate billet doux to your amour, and want to keep prying eyes from your letter? Whatever the situation […]

  • Canon’s EOS 5D goes Mark IV with 4K video, 30 megapixels, 7 frames per second Digital Trends

    With a new, 30MP full-frame sensor, 4K video, improved autofocus, and seven frames-per-second continuous shooting, Canon's latest professional DSLR is its most versatile camera yet.

    Canon’s EOS 5D goes Mark IV with 4K video, 30 megapixels, 7 frames per second

    With a new, 30MP full-frame sensor, 4K video, improved autofocus, and seven frames-per-second continuous shooting, Canon's latest professional DSLR is its most versatile camera yet.

  • YouTube plans to launch the social networking features you’ve always wanted Digital Trends

    YouTube will soon let you interact with creators like never before thanks to the roll-out of a new social timeline for channels. The social networking features heading to the video platform include text …

    YouTube plans to launch the social networking features you’ve always wanted

    YouTube will soon let you interact with creators like never before thanks to the roll-out of a new social timeline for channels. The social networking features heading to the video platform include text posts, polls, photo, and video sharing.

  • Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data Reuters

    WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange said on Wednesday his organization planned to release "significant" information linked to the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton …

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London

    WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange said on Wednesday his organization planned to release "significant" information linked to the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the Nov. 8 election. Asked if the data could be a game-changer in the election, the Australian told Fox News …

  • Facebook testing Messenger feature that could signal the end of friend requests Digital Trends

    Facebook is planning to transform Messenger into your smartphone's default messaging. A new test feature will bypass the need to send a friend request on the social network before you can start chatting …

    Facebook testing Messenger feature that could signal the end of friend requests

    Facebook is planning to transform Messenger into your smartphone's default messaging. A new test feature will bypass the need to send a friend request on the social network before you can start chatting with someone.

  • Want a HUD in your motorcycle helmet? Livemap survives where Skully crashed Digital Trends

    Are connected motorcycle helmets the future? After the disaster that was Skully, a Russian inventor may have a better way to see the road ahead for riders. We took a look at his latest prototype.

    Want a HUD in your motorcycle helmet? Livemap survives where Skully crashed

    Are connected motorcycle helmets the future? After the disaster that was Skully, a Russian inventor may have a better way to see the road ahead for riders. We took a look at his latest prototype.

  • Twitter’s new direct messaging button will let you chat with any site on the web Digital Trends

    Twitter has introduced a new direct message button to its publishing features that allows users to chat with businesses and brands from any site on the web. You can expect to see the new plugin popping …

    Twitter’s new direct messaging button will let you chat with any site on the web

    Twitter has introduced a new direct message button to its publishing features that allows users to chat with businesses and brands from any site on the web. You can expect to see the new plugin popping up all over the internet.

  • Hands on: Parrot Disco Digital Trends

    Forget quadcopters, Parrot’s new Disco is a fixed-wing drone that weaves through the skies like a plane, and an included headset puts you in the virtual cockpit.

    Hands on: Parrot Disco

    Forget quadcopters, Parrot’s new Disco is a fixed-wing drone that weaves through the skies like a plane, and an included headset puts you in the virtual cockpit.

  • Former Apple CEO Sculley says he'd give Tim Cook an 'A++' CNBC

    Steve Jobs' predecessor, John Sculley, said that Cook is doing a great job of running Apple.

    Former Apple CEO Sculley says he'd give Tim Cook an 'A++'

    Steve Jobs' predecessor, John Sculley, said that Cook is doing a great job of running Apple.