Technology People sit around near a display showing a cartoon depiction of a Panda at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

China Central Bank to Set Up $70 Bln Tech Re-lending Program

China's central bank will set up a 500 billion yuan ($70 billion) re-lending program to support the country's science and technology sectors, according to a…

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Technology Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its robotaxis on August 8, 2024. Patrick T. Fallon / AFP/File

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Unveil Robotaxi in August

Elon Musk revealed Friday that Tesla will pull back the curtain on a robotaxi this summer, news that comes as adoption of self-driving vehicles hits speed…

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Technology FILE - The Apple logo is illuminated at a store in Munich, Germany, Nov. 13, 2023. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

Apple Lays Off More Than 600 Workers in California

Apple is laying off more than 600 workers in California, marking the company's first big wave of post-pandemic job cuts amid a broader wave of tech industry…

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Technology Computer monitors and a laptop display the X, formerly known as Twitter, sign-in page, July 24, 2023, in Belgrade, Serbia. (AP)

Free Blue Checks Are Back for Some Accounts on Elon Musk’s X

Elon Musk's X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, has begun restoring complimentary blue checks for some of its users, the latest unexpected shift to…

Technology The logo for the Intel Corporation is seen on a sign outside the Fab 42 microprocessor manufacturing site in Chandler, Arizona, US, October 2, 2020. (Reuters)

Intel Slides as Foundry Business Loss Spotlights Wide Gap with Rival TSMC

Intel shares fell nearly 7% on Wednesday, as ballooning losses at its contract chip-making business signaled the company could take years to catch up with the…

Technology A view of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. (SPA)

Makkah's Grand Mosque Gets Improved Connectivity, AI Applications through High-Tech Upgrade

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites (RCMC) announced that…

Technology A BMW iX xDrive40 is on display during the Munich Auto Show, IAA Mobility 2021, in Munich, Germany, September 7, 2021. REUTERS/Michaela Rehl

Germany's BMW, India's Tata Tech to Jointly Develop Auto Software

BMW Group and Tata Technologies will form a joint venture to develop automotive software for the German luxury carmaker, the Indian engineering services…

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Microsoft to Separate Teams and Office Globally amid Antitrust Scrutiny

Microsoft will sell its chat and video app Teams separately from its Office product globally, the US tech giant said on Monday, six months after it unbundled…

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Technology 16 August 2022, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne: A lettering with the Google logo is stuck on a glass pane in the press center of Koelnmesse. (dpa)

Gmail Revolutionized Email 20 Years Ago. People Thought It Was Google’s April Fool’s Day Joke

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin loved pulling pranks, so much so they began rolling outlandish ideas every April Fool's Day not long after…

Technology Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of X, formerly known as Twitter, attends the Viva Technology conference dedicated to innovation and startups at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, France, June 16, 2023. (Reuters)

Musk's xAI to Launch Improved Version of Chatbot

Elon Musk's artificial intelligence startup xAI said on Thursday it will launch an enhanced version of its chatbot Grok. The new version, called Grok-1.5,…

Technology A customer carries his purchased Huawei product outside a Huawei store after he attended the Huawei new product launch conference in Beijing, on Sept. 25, 2023. (AP)

Huawei’s Profit More than Doubles in 2023, Sales up 9.6% As Cloud and Digital Businesses Grow

Chinese telecoms gear company Huawei Technologies has reported its profit more than doubled last year as its cloud and digital businesses thrived in spite of…

Technology An AI (Artificial Intelligence) sign is seen at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China July 6, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

US Requiring New AI Safeguards for Government Use, Transparency

The White House said Thursday it is requiring federal agencies using artificial intelligence to adopt "concrete safeguards" by Dec. 1 to protect Americans’…

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Technology  The Apple logo hangs in front of an Apple store on March 21, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images/AFP)

Apple Announces Worldwide Developers Conference Dates, In-Person Event

Apple has announced their annual developers conference will take place June 10 through June 14. The big summer event will be live-streamed, but some select…

Technology FILE - The Apple logo is illuminated at a store in Munich, Germany, Monday, Nov. 13, 2023.  (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

EU to Investigate Apple, Google, Meta for Potential Digital Markets Act Breaches

EU antitrust regulators on Monday opened their first investigations under the Digital Markets Act into Apple, Alphabet's Google and Meta Platforms for…

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Technology Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a parallel session of the China Development Forum at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, on Sunday, March 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Apple Vision Pro to Hit Mainland China this Year

Apple Vision Pro will hit the mainland China market this year, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said on Sunday, according to state media. Cook revealed the…

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Technology Representation photo: The word Pegasus and binary code are displayed on a smartphone which is placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken May 4, 2022. (Reuters)

AI Chatbots are Here to Help with Your Mental Health, despite Limited Evidence they Work

Download the mental health chatbot Earkick and you’re greeted by a bandana-wearing panda who could easily fit into a kids' cartoon. Start talking or typing…

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Technology Figurines with computers and smartphones are seen in front of the words "Artificial Intelligence AI" in this illustration taken, February 19, 2024. (Reuters)

UN Adopts Resolution Backing Efforts to Ensure Artificial Intelligence Is Safe 

The General Assembly approved the first United Nations resolution on artificial intelligence Thursday, giving global support to an international effort to…

Technology FILE PHOTO: A man holds a bag with a new iPhone inside it in Shanghai, China September 22, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Apple's CEO Opens New Store in Shanghai

Apple CEO Tim Cook opened Apple's new store in Shanghai drawing a large crowd on Thursday. Some people queued up overnight, according to posts on Chinese…

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Technology The UN General Assembly chamber is seen in February 2023. Yuki IWAMURA / AFP/File

UN General Assembly to Address AI's Potential Risks, Rewards

The UN General Assembly will turn its attention to artificial intelligence on Thursday, weighing a resolution that lays out the potentially transformational…

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Technology Elon Musk's Neuralink startup designed a surgical robot to implant devices into brains to link them to computers. Neuralink/AFP

Neuralink Shows Quadriplegic Playing Chess with Brain Implant

Neuralink on Wednesday streamed a video of its first human patient playing computer chess with his mind and talking about the brain implant making that…

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Technology Apple CEO Tim Cook arrives for the release of the Vision Pro headset at the Apple Store in New York City on February 2, 2024. (AFP)

Apple Boss Tim Cook Visits Shanghai, with China Sales Under Pressure 

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he is currently visiting Shanghai, according to a post on his Weibo account on Wednesday. Cook said he spent the morning walking…

Technology A flag bearing the logo of Samsung flutters in front of its office building in Seoul, South Korea, October 25, 2020. (Reuters)

Samsung Elec Expects $100 Mln or More Sales from Advanced Chip Packaging Business 

Samsung Electronics expects $100 million or more of revenue from its next batch of advanced chip-packaging products this year, co-CEO Kye-Hyun Kyung said on…

Technology The Google logo is seen on the Google house at CES 2024, an annual consumer electronics trade show, in Las Vegas, Nevada, US January 10, 2024. (Reuters)

French Competition Watchdog Hits Google with 250 Mln Euro Fine 

France's competition watchdog on Wednesday said it fined Google 250 million euros ($271.73 million) for breaches linked to EU intellectual property rules in…

Technology A visitor looks at a Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 model smartphone at its store at a shopping mall in Beijing on March 19, 2024. (AFP)

China’s Xiaomi Q4 2023 Revenue Rises 11%, Beats Estimates 

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi reported a 10.9% rise in fourth-quarter revenue on Tuesday, boosted by strong smartphone sales in an industry showing signs of…