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SoftBank buys robotics leader Boston Dynamics from Alphabet
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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google's parent. Terms of the deal, announced Friday, were not disclosed. SoftBank, which offers the Pepper companion robot, said the purchase
Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back
    9 months 3 weeks ago
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Covfefe (cuv-fey-fey) noun: A sure sign that President Donald Trump has regained control of his Twitter account. For more than a week, the tweets from @realDonaldTrump were, well, boring. Throughout his first big foreign trip last week, Trump's tweets had the vibe of a
Ooredoo extends deadline to buy shares
    9 months 4 weeks ago
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Ooredoo Maldives have extended the deadline to buy their shares to tomorrow, 29 May 2017. As per the original announcement, the deadline expires today. An announcement made by Ooredoo today said that while the company gave 20 days to buy shares, a day was lost since it 7 May was declared a
International award to Ooredoo Smart Campus
    9 months 4 weeks ago
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Ooredoo Smart Campus established in association with Microsoft has won a at the Global Telecom Business (GTB) award. Assistant Manager of Public Relations at Ooredoo Maldives, Ibrahim Zahir told Sun Media today that the Ooredoo Smart Campus won a GTB award in the category of Innovation in
Google warns of email scam that impersonates Google Docs
    10 months 3 weeks ago
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said it shut down an email spam campaign that impersonated its online file service, Google Docs. According to online reports — in particular, a detailed user thread on Reddit — clicking on an emailed share link, purportedly from a known source, was taking users
Sony returns to black on healthy chip, game, battery sales
    10 months 3 weeks ago
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TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported Friday a January-March profit of 27.7 billion yen ($250 million) on the back of healthy sales of image sensors, PlayStation 4 game software and batteries for mobile devices, marking a recovery from its red ink a year ago. Tokyo-based Sony had an 88 billion yen
Emirates CEO says US laptop carry-on ban still puzzles him
    10 months 4 weeks ago
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The chairman and CEO of Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates said Tuesday he "can't dig into somebody's mind" to understand why the U.S. instituted a ban on laptops and other personal electronics in carry-on luggage from 10 cities in Muslim-majority
Ooredoo to introduce IPTV to Maldives
    10 months 3 days ago
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Ooredoo Maldives has announced that they would be introducing Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) to the Maldives in the near future. Speaking at the initial public offering (IPO) inauguration of Ooredoo Maldives PLC, the Deputy CEO of the Ooredoo Group of Qatar, the parent company of Ooredoo
Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news
    10 months 2 weeks ago
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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is launching a resource to help you spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service. The resource, similar to previous efforts around privacy and security, is basically a notification that pops up for a few days. Clicking on it takes you to tips
Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle
    11 months 3 weeks ago
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NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung seems to be playing it safe with its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7. The Galaxy S8 features a larger display than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, and sports a voice assistant intended to rival Siri and Google Assistant. But
Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling
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NEW YORK (AP) — A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing. This "Creators Update" also aims to make future updates less
House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation
    11 months 3 weeks ago
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission
Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features
    11 months 3 weeks ago
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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text. Facebook is rolling out an app update starting Tuesday. With it, you can tap a new
Manufacturer: Drones should transmit identifier for security
    11 months 4 weeks ago
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft continually transmit identification information to help government security agencies and law enforcement figure out which might belong to rogue operators. DJI, a Chinese company, said in a paper
International award for the Maldivian ePassport and eGate
    11 months 4 weeks ago
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An international award has been received for the Maldivian ePassport and the eGate currently used in the country. Maldivian Immigration won the prestigious international IAIR Award for the most innovative high security ePassport and eGates. The award was received by the Controller General of
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