Sci Tech

  • Huawei edges close to Apple, Samsung

    Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has inched close to Apple Inc in the high-end smartphone market - at least in terms of pricing.

  • Google may return to China with Android app shop: report

    Google is talking with Chinese authorities and smartphone makers about opening an online shop in China stocked with applications for Android-powered mobile devices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

  • Toyota to invest $50M in car-tech research at Stanford, MIT

    Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers.

  • Intel putting $50 mn into quantum computing research

    US chip colossus Intel on Thursday said that it will put $50 million and engineering resources into an alliance on quantum computing that could radically advance complex problem-solving.

  • Japan eyes tourist boost with Google-style street view... for cats

    Tourism bosses in a Japanese prefecture have come up with what they hope will draw more feline-loving visitors: a Google-style street view for cats.

  • Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

    Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

  • Google introduces new logo

    Google Inc. introduced a new logo on Wednesday, the seventh time since the internet giant started in 1998, the firm stated in a blog post.

  • Samsung unveils smartwatch with rotating bezel

    Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled its new smartwatch with a rotating bezel -- the first of its kind within the industry -- before its official debut at the upcoming IFA electronics trade show in Berlin on September 3.

  • Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking

    Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords.

  • Android smart watches get in time with iPhone

    Google on Monday broke down the wall between Android smart watches and iPhones, taking on Apple Watch on its home turf.

  • British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

    The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream on Monday.

  • Apple partners to boost business use of iPads-iPhones

    Apple and computer network titan Cisco on Monday announced a partnership aimed at putting more iPhones and iPads to work at businesses.

  • Pentagon joins Silicon Valley in 'flexible' tech hub

    The Pentagon is building a tech hub in Silicon Valley to help create new gadgetry for the supersoldiers of the future as well as tech-savvy consumers.

  • Don't make us hitch rides with Russia: NASA chief

    The head of NASA appealed to Congress on Friday to put more money into restoring America's ability to send astronauts into space instead of relying on Russian rockets.

  • Apple event set for Sept 9 in San Francisco

    Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a Sept. 9 media event, hinting that Siri virtual assistant software in its mobile devices will play a role.

  • Cheater website Ashley Madison had few women: report

    If one analysis of hacked data from Ashley Madison is true, the affair-seeker website promoted a lot of talk, but little action.

  • Instagram images no longer just squares

    Instagram on Thursday broke its square mold with an update that adds portrait and landscape formats to the image-sharing smartphone application.

  • In Spain, Google Street View car targeted by tomato throwers

    All it wanted was to capture the aftermath of Spain's annual Tomatina festival, but in the end, the Google Street View car turned out to be a ripe target for tomato throwers.

  • Facebook celebrates one billion users in single day

    Facebook boasted of a new benchmark Thursday in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity: a billion people used the social network in a single day.

  • Young hopefuls in race to be first black African in space

    In half a century of space travel more than 500 people have glimpsed the Earth from the unique vantage point of the cosmos, yet no black African has been among them.