Tag: TECH

Google v. Oracle: Supreme Court hands Google a victory in a multibillion-dollar case

Google’s copying of so-called application programming interfaces from Oracle’s Java SE was an example of fair use, the court held in a 6-2 decision authored...

SpaceX Mars rocket prototype explodes during test flight

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk did confirm the explosion on Twitter, though, saying “At least the crater is in the right place!” All three of SpaceX’s...

Apple had a blowout quarter in China. But can its success there continue?

Sales in the greater China region grew a whopping 57% from the same period in the previous year, topping more than $21 billion, thanks to...

Hyundai’s recall of 82,000 electric cars is one of the most expensive in history

The recall will cost Hyundai 1 trillion Korean won, or $900 million. On a per-vehicle basis, the average cost is $11,000 — an astronomically high...

Google is trying to end the controversy over its Ethical AI team. It’s not going well

In a tweet Friday afternoon, Margaret Mitchell wrote, “I’m fired.” Mitchell, a Google researcher who founded the company’s Ethical AI team, was put on administrative...

How a South Carolina mom left QAnon behind

“I wasn’t one hundred percent there like I should have been,” she recalls. After November’s election she spent days on TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube becoming...

Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO

Bezos has been Amazon’s CEO since its founding in 1995. He oversaw its growth from an online bookseller into a $1.7 trillion global retail and...

Apple issues new warning: Keep your iPhone six inches away from your pacemaker

In a notice published on Apple’s support page Saturday, the company expanded upon previously issued safety information, warning users that iPhones contain magnets and radios...

QAnon believers are in disarray after Biden is inaugurated

But as Biden raised his hand and swore an oath to defend the Constitution, becoming the nation’s 46th president — nothing happened. The anti-climax sent...

Some Trump supporters think he’s about to declare martial law — and they’re excited.

“Nothing can stop this,” the account said in a message that had been seen by at least 185,000 people as of Tuesday morning. “They can...

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani may hold the winning ticket in tech and Silicon Valley knows it

The recipient of all those billions is Jio Platforms, part of Ambani’s sprawling conglomerate Reliance Industries. Jio started as a mobile network in 2016. Since...

Virgin Orbit launches rocket off a 747 aircraft

Virgin Orbit’s 747, nicknamed Cosmic Girl, took off from California around 10:30 am PT with the rocket, called LauncherOne, nestled beneath the plane’s left wing....

Parler app has now been booted by Amazon, Apple and Google

Amazon will remove Parler from its cloud hosting service, Amazon Web Services, Sunday evening, effectively kicking it off of the public internet after mounting pressure...

Windows 10 is rumored to be getting a major redesign. Don’t screw this up, Microsoft!

Windows 10 could use a refresh. Aside from twice-annual tweaks, Windows 10 been mostly unchanged since its release in 2015. Six years is long in...

Sales, legal, tech: Sectors where Covid positively impacted salaries

(This story originally appeared in on Jan 01, 2021) MUMBAI: Covid has shaped salary trends in a positive way for several sectors. These include internet...

Former Zoom employee accused of censoring Tiananmen Square video meetings for Chinese government

Xinjiang “Julien” Jin and co-conspirators allegedly terminated at least four video meetings commemorating the thirty-first anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in June. Most of...

IPhone India factory: Wistron plant vandalized after workers claim they weren’t paid

Footage circulating on social media appeared to show people smashing glass panels and tearing down CCTV cameras at the facility. Owned by Taiwan’s Wistron, the...

Elon Musk is leaving Silicon Valley for Texas. These millionaires and companies are joining him

But that may be changing. Perhaps the most striking evidence of that: A descendant of the company they founded, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), will move...

Georgia becomes ground zero for election misinformation ahead of Senate runoff

Since Trump’s loss here in November, the Peach state has become a key focus in a disinformation campaign pushed by the President and his allies...

Facebook antitrust lawsuit: Dozens of states and the FTC sue company for alleged anticompetitive behavior

The Federal Trade Commission, in particular, is seeking a permanent injunction in federal court that could, among other things, require the company to divest assets,...

Google widely criticized after parting ways with a leading voice in AI ethics

Timnit Gebru is known for her research into bias and inequality in AI, and in particular for a 2018 paper she coauthored with Joy Buolamwini...

NASA is paying startups for moon rocks. It’s not what you think

NASA pledged in September to buy moon rocks from companies that can get robotic rovers to the lunar surface and scoop up samples of the...

Apple faces lawsuits in Europe over slowing down older iPhones

Euroconsumers, the advocacy group bringing the action, said in a statement Wednesday that the class-action lawsuits cover up to 2 million iPhone 6, 6 Plus,...

SpaceX-NASA launch: Weather delay moves Crew Dragon astronaut mission to Sunday

Liftoff was originally slated for Saturday night, but NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Friday afternoon that rough winds at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, the launch...

11.11: Alibaba sales blitz set for record haul as Chinese shake off Covid-19

The event already appears to be on pace to break records again: Alibaba said early Wednesday morning that the annual sales frenzy has so far...