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Tim Cook says Apple is working on self-driving tech: Just not a car Tim Cook says Apple is working on self-driving tech: Just not a car
Apple isn't building its own car after all. At least not in the near future. Instead, CEO Tim Cook says Apple is working on "the mother of all AI projects": self-driving car technology that could establish the company as a major player in the automotive market. Cook discussed Apple's plans in an interview with Bloomberg TV that took place earlier this month but were first reported on Tuesday. It...
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Snapchat CEO burns Facebook on earnings call Snapchat CEO burns Facebook on earnings call
For years, Facebook has been trying to copy Snapchat. On Wednesday, the CEO of Snapchat's parent company finally responded. During Snap's (SNAP) first earnings call as a public company, CEO Evan Spiegel was asked by an analyst if Facebook's fierce competition scares him. Spiegel laughed and then launched into a biting response. "If you want to be a creative company, you have got to be comfortabl...
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What to expect with the iPhone 8 What to expect with the iPhone 8
Tim Cook probably wishes people were a little less excited about the next iPhone. On Tuesday's earnings call, the Apple CEO blamed a slowdown in iPhone sales on rumors about future iPhones. Apple is expected to release an especially exciting new smartphone this fall to mark the device's 10th anniversary. iPhone loyalists are putting off buying the still young iPhone 7 in anticipation of a better ...
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Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam' Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'
Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m (£77m) scam. In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged over an email phishing attack against "two US-based internet companies" who were not named at the time. They had allegedly been tricked into wiring more than $100m to the alleged scammer's bank accounts. On 27 April, Fortune reported that the...
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Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard
A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard. The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa. The technology works in the same way as it does with mobile phone payments: users must have their finger over the sensor when making a purchase. Security experts have said that while using fingerprints is not foolproof, it is a "sensible"...
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Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing' Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing'
Facebook's chief has paid his respects to the family of a man whose killing was filmed and posted onto its site. "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr," said Mark Zuckerberg near the start of Facebook's annual F8 developers conference. His social network had been criticised over the amount of time it had taken to take the clip offline. About an hour before the event g...
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Apple joins driverless car test applicants Apple joins driverless car test applicants
Apple has joined the dozens of tech companies approved to test self-driving cars in California. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant has long been rumored to be working on its own autonomous vehicle as part of an initiative called Project Titan, but has never officially confirmed its plans. Apple was so mum about the project that some thought it may have shuttered the project, said Michell...
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Do you trust your cable company to run your cell-phone service? Edward C. Baig , USA TODAY Do you trust your cable company to run your cell-phone service? Edward C. Baig , USA TODAY
How do you feel about Comcast as your wireless carrier? Comcast customers will soon have that option. The cable TV powerhouse spilled the beans on Xfinity Mobile, a new service launching mid-year that leverages Wi-Fi, as well as Verizonís 4G LTE cellular network. The Comcast news tops the highlights of this past weekís #TalkingTech recap. Compactís new service will only be made available to ...
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Soon, you can transfer money via WhatsApp Soon, you can transfer money via WhatsApp
New Delhi: Taking a step ahead towards Digital India and cashless India, WhatsApp could soon launch its digital payment system. As per reports the payment system could be based on Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Some media reports also say that the money transfer facility could be launched as soon as October. According to a job advertisement on WhatsApp's website, the company is looking fo...
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4 myths -- and facts -- about online security 4 myths -- and facts -- about online security
Use strong passwords and don't go to sketchy websites, and you'll protect yourself online, right? Well... That's a good start. But it's not quite that simple. A new report from Pew Research details some of American's biggest misconceptions about cybersecurity. Myth 1. Emails are always secure Fewer than half -- 46% -- of people said they know email is not always encrypted. Encryption ensures...
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