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New iPhones woo users to Apple television and games

New iPhones woo users to Apple television and games

Apple on Tuesday played to its strengths with powerful new iPhone and iPad models able to serve as stages for its new game and television services.

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

A majority of Americans trust law enforcement to use facial recognition technology responsibly but fewer are comfortable about its deployment by the private sector, a poll showed Thursday.

Google to pay $170 mn fine for sharing YouTube data from kids

Google to pay $170 mn fine for sharing YouTube data from kids

Google agreed Wednesday to pay $170 million to settle charges that it illegally collected and shared data from children on its YouTube video service, a deal critics said was too soft on the internet giant.

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone at September 10 event

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone at September 10 event

Apple sent out invitations on Thursday to a September 10 event at its Silicon Valley campus where it is expected to unveil a new-generation iPhone.

Grumpy Cat, the face that launched a thousand memes, dead at seven

Grumpy Cat, the face that launched a thousand memes, dead at seven

She died just as she had lived, in a blizzard of memes, tweets and news reports celebrating her feline frown and distinctly unamused expression.

Microsoft tops trillion-dollar mark for first time

Microsoft tops trillion-dollar mark for first time

Microsoft hit the trillion-dollar value mark on Thursday for the first time, becoming the third technology giant to reach the symbolic milestone.

Aleppo's mysterious 'Yellow man'

Aleppo's mysterious 'Yellow man'

Dressed in yellow from head-to-toe, Abu Zakkour is hailed as part of the ‘heritage’ of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, along with its mediaeval citadel and its ancient covered markets.

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest.

Samsung launches folding smartphone, first 5G handset

Samsung launches folding smartphone, first 5G handset

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that folds open to be a tablet, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature as it strives to stoke excitement in a slumping market.

Automation to hit most jobs, but overall impact 'muted': study

Automation to hit most jobs, but overall impact 'muted': study

Artificial intelligence and automation will lead to job losses in ‘virtually all occupational groups’ over the coming decades in the United States, but the overall impact on employment will be ‘muted,’ ...

Police bust Australia-China baby formula crime ring

Police bust Australia-China baby formula crime ring

Six people have been charged after Australian authorities uncovered a multi-million-dollar crime syndicate stealing baby formula and vitamins from major retailers across Sydney for shipment to China ...