Technology

Italy to ban Huawei from its 5G plans: Paper

MILAN (REUTERS): Italy will ban China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp from playing a role in the roll-out of the country’s 5G infrastructure, Italy’s La Stampa newspaper said on Thursday (Feb 7) citing sources. In order to do so, the Italian government is ready to use so-called golden powers that allow it to pull out…

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Melting ice sheets may cause ‘climate chaos’: study

PARIS (AFP): Billions of tonnes of meltwater flowing into the world’s oceans from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could boost extreme weather and destabilise regional climate within a matter of decades, researchers said on Wednesday. These melting giants, especially the one atop Greenland, are poised to further weaken the ocean currents that move cold…

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Russia to fly US Astronauts to ISS ahead of schedule

MOSCOW: Russia will fulfill a contract on flying the US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and bringing them back on the Russian Soyuz manned spacecraft in December of 2019, a month and a half ahead of schedule, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik. “The previous version of the ISS flight…

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Winter is wreaking havoc on electric vehicles

Tyler Durden If there’s one thing electric vehicle owners are learning, it is that extremely cold temperatures are likely going to lead to frustration if they don’t take extra special care of their battery powered vehicles. Look at it as just another added benefit to “saving the world”. As we push through the cold that…

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Huawei to unveil its foldable phone this month

Monitoring Desk ISLAMBAD: While some other smartphone giants are still giving hints about their next-generation foldable phones, Huawei has already sent out invites for its event to be held later this month where it will finally launch the phone, which might also happen to be a 5G device. The Chinese smartphone behemoth recently posted a…

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WhatsApp to add a couple of great new features soon

Monitoring Desk WhatsApp stickers were a huge deal when they launched, but they’re getting a couple of new features to make them even better When WhatsApp launched stickers there was a load of interest in these cute new additions to the popular Facebook-owned chat app. They gave users a new way to communicate and are…

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The ‘stuff’ of the universe keeps changing

Monitoring Desk OHIO: The composition of the universe—the elements that are the building blocks for every bit of matter—is ever-changing and ever-evolving, thanks to the lives and deaths of stars. An outline of how those elements form as stars grow and explode and fade and merge is detailed in a review article published Jan. 31…

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Apple Music takes flight on American Airlines

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: On American Airlines, Apple Music subscribers can listen to curated playlists, such as The New Chicago, with no Wi-Fi purchase required. Starting Friday, Apple Music subscribers can enjoy their access to over 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any domestic American Airlines flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi with no…

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Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Josh Constine CALIFRONIA: Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August. Facebook sidesteps the…

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