Category: Technology

Google, smartphones, earthquake

Google turning smartphones into earthquake detectors

Story by AFP Google launched an earthquake alert system in California on Tuesday, saying it is working on letting Android-powered smartphones double as tremor detectors....

Amazon, space internet,

Amazon to invest $10 bn in space-based internet system

Story by AFP Amazon says it will invest $10 billion for its planned space-based internet delivery system after winning US regulatory approval to deploy more than 3,000...

ByteDance, TikTok, takeover, ByteDance TikTok

ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 billion in takeover bid

Story by Reuters Some investors of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance seeking to take over the popular social media app are valuing it at about $50 billion,...

UK, robots, social care, Pepper

UK researchers trial robots to ease social care burden

Story by AFP Pepper’s skill set includes making phone calls, identifying missing items in the kitchen and occasional aerobics instruction. Now, after a surge in...

Engineers, reusable mask, face mask, silicon rubber face mask

Engineers design a reusable, silicone rubber face mask

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a new face mask that they believe could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks. Unlike N95...

Islamabad High Court, PTA, PUBG, Pakistan PUBG

Pakistan court orders removal of ban on PUBG

The Islamabad High Court has ordered the PTA to unblock online game Players’ Unknown Battle Ground (PUBG) while approving a petition filed against the Authority’s...

UAE, Mars mission, Mars

United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars

Story by Reuters The United Arab Emirates launched its first mission to Mars on Monday (July 20) as it strives to develop its scientific and technological capabilities...

Ultra-black fish, fangtooth, scientists

Scientists unravel secrets of ultra-black fish swimming the deepest depths

Story by Reuters For fish inhabiting the immense darkness of the deep sea, being ultra-black offers great camouflage in a fish-eat-fish world. Scientists studying some...

Google, ads, conspiracy theory, coronavirus, covid-19

Google bans ads on coronavirus conspiracy theory content

Story by Reuters Alphabet Inc’s Google said on July 17 it would prohibit websites and apps that use its advertising technology from running ads on “dangerous...

China, Huawei, ban, Huawei ban UK

China says it will act to protect its interests after UK Huawei ban

Story by Reuters China said on July 15 it will take all necessary measures to safeguard its interests following Britain’s decision to purge all Huawei Technologies Co...