Technology

Tesla Seeks Approval for Sensor That Could Detect Child Left in Hot Cars​

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tesla Inc. <TSLA.O> asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for approval to market a short-range interactive motion-sensing device that could help...

Deutsche Telekom Reiterates Opposition to Barring Huawei from Germany​

BERLIN (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom said no telecoms equipment vendor should be barred from Germany on political grounds, reiterating its opposition to calls from some lawmakers to bar...

Google Turns Android Phones into Earthquake Sensors; California to Get Alerts​

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google's Android phones on Tuesday started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide data that could eventually give billions of users precious se...

Getting better? More Women in Tech but not at the Top​

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology firms are hiring more women and narrowing the gender gap, a poll by Europe's largest technology conference found on Wednesday, but femal...

Tired of Zoom Calls? Company Offers At-home Hologram Machines​

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - 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 ro...

Factbox: Facebook and TikTok's Fraught History​

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook's <FB.O> escalated a bruising fight with TikTok with the launch on Wednesday of its new short-video feature Reels, a look-alike service embedded...

Google's $2.1 Billion Fitbit Deal Hits Roadblock as EU Opens Probe​

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet unit Google's bid to take on Apple  and Samsung in the wearable technology market by buying Fitbit hit a hurdle on Tuesday as EU antitrust regulators...

Scientists Inspired by 'Star Wars' Create Artificial Skin Able to Feel​

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - 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 object...

NASA Astronauts Make Historic Return Home Aboard SpaceX Capsule​

(Reuters) - U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on S...

Ancient 'Acropolis of the Sea' Opens to Divers, Guarded by High Tech​

ATHENS (Reuters) - Hidden and protected for millennia, an ancient shipwreck in Greece opens to the public for the first time on Aug. 3, fusing archaeological wonders in the depths of the sea with t...

Taking on SpaceX, Amazon to Invest $10 Billion in Satellite Broadband Plan​

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O> said on Thursday it will invest more than $10 billion to build a network of 3,236 satellites that will provide high-speed broadband...

Portugal Telcos Won't Use Huawei for Core 5G Networks though No Government Ban​

LISBON (Reuters) - The three companies who dominate Portugal's mobile phone market said they would not use Huawei [HWT.UL] technology in their core 5G networks despite the government no...

NASA Set to Launch Robotic Rover to Seek Signs of Past Martian Life​

(Reuters) - NASA is set to launch an ambitious mission to Mars on Thursday  with the liftoff of its next-generation Perseverance rover, a six-wheeled robot tasked with deploying a...

Virgin Galactic Unveils Space Plane's Cabin, Poised for Commercial Flights​

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Richard Branson's space tourism firm Virgin Galactic revealed the interior of its centerpiece space plane on Tuesday, showing off a cabin with new cus...

Could Your Fitbit or Apple Watch Detect Early COVID-19 Symptoms?​

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitbit and other wearable devices typically linked to exercise are being studied as ways to identify people who are potentially infected with COVID-19 before sympto...

China Launches Its First Unmanned Mission to Mars​

WENCHANG, China (Reuters) - China successfully launched an unmanned probe to Mars on Thursday in its first independent mission to another planet, in a display of its technological prowe...

How Tesla Defined a New Era for the Global Auto Industry​

FRANKFURT/BEIJING/DETROIT (Reuters) - Tesla Inc's <TSLA.O> rapid rise to become the world's most valuable carmaker could mark the start of a new era for the global auto industry,...

Japanese Robot to Clock in at A Convenience Store in Test of Retail Automation​

TOKYO (Reuters) - In August, a robot vaguely resembling a kangaroo will begin stacking sandwiches, drinks and ready meals on shelves at a Japanese convenience store in a test its maker,...

15 Million Internet Users and 10 Million Facebook Users in 5 Months of 2020​

H.E Im Vutha, the spokesperson and member of Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia, told Fresh News that as of the first half of 2020, there are more than 20 million SIM card subscrib...

Twitter Says Attackers Downloaded Data from up to 8 Non-verified Accounts​

July 18 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Saturday that hackers were able to download account information for up to eight accounts involved in the hack of its systems this week, but said...

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