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Coronavirus Accelerates European Utilities' Digital Drive

Coronavirus Accelerates European Utilities' Digital Drive

When COVID-19 plunged Italy into lockdown, it was decision time at the Verampio power station.

Twitter, TikTok Reportedly Discuss Potential Combination

Twitter, TikTok Reportedly Discuss Potential Combination

Twitter is in preliminary discussions for a possible combination with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the app, calling it a threat to national security. Trump declared Thursday that the popular Chinese video app TikTok and socia

Tiktok Prepares Advertisers for Possible App Ban

TikTok is preparing advertisers for a possible ban of its app in the US, ad buyers said, offering refunds for ad campaigns that are unable to run. The short-form video app’s advertising business is still nascent.

Japanese Researchers Develop Small, Lightweight Drone for Indoor Use

Japanese Researchers Develop Small, Lightweight Drone for Indoor Use

A research team from Japan has developed a machine vision algorithm, making it possible for lightweight indoor drones to guide themselves by identifying and interpreting reference points. According to the German news agency, the technology opens the door to a new breed of functional drones with p

New Technique Allows Computers to Recognize Smells Like Human Noses

New Technique Allows Computers to Recognize Smells Like Human Noses

Two researchers from the University of California have used machine learning to understand what a chemical smells like — a research breakthrough with potential applications in the food flavor and fragrance industries. Anandasankar Ray, a professor from the molecular, cell and systems biology depa

Google Unveils its First 5G Phones, Starting at $499

Google Unveils its First 5G Phones, Starting at $499

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday its first 5G-enabled phones, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, will be available this fall at a starting price of $499. The company also cut the starting price for its smartphone lineup with a non-5G version of 4a priced at $349, looking to broaden its appeal to budg

NASA Astronauts Cap Historic ‘Odyssey’ aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule

NASA Astronauts Cap Historic ‘Odyssey’ aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule

US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month voyage that was NASA’s first crewed mission from home soil in nine years. Behnken and Hurley, tallying 64 days in spa

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