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Microsoft might have solved the HoloLens' biggest issue

Microsoft may have solved one of the biggest limitations with its HoloLens headset. Since its first unveiling, the device has suffered from a restricted field of view. A patent filing suggests a feasible way to increase the range has been developed.

Catalan separatists in cash withdrawal protest

Barcelona - Catalan separatists were flocking to withdraw cash Friday in protest at the central government and at banks who have moved their headquarters out of the Spanish region over its independence crisis.

Samsung announces plans to 'democratise' the Internet of Things

Samsung launched several new Internet of Things services this week during the company's annual Developer Conference. The company said it wants to enable "connected, seamless experiences" to assist consumers, including voice control and augmented reality.

Kurd disarray highlights Iraq army's newfound prowess

Baghdad - The speed with which Iraqi troops this week overwhelmed Kurdish forces in oil-rich Kirkuk, days after ousting the Islamic State group, marks a radical change in the balance of power, analysts say.

Rise in retailers accepting Bitcoins

Amsterdam - Should a business accept a cryptocurrency as a means of payment? This is a question that has its answer rooted in the particular business model. Certainly there are advantages for online businesses and this is a growing number.

Lyft lifted by $1bn investment led by Google subsidiary

Ride-hailing service Lyft has raised $1 billion in a funding round led by Google investment firm CapitalG. The Uber rival is now worth $11bn, giving it more spending power as it expands its presence around the world. Uber has recently faced some setbacks.

Peruvian congress approves legalisation of medicinal pot

- Peru's congress late Thursday overwhelmingly approved a measure supported by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski that legalises marijuana for medicinal use.

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

Ischia Porto - G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet.

US ambassador Haley to pay first visit to Africa

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley will be the highest-ranking administration official to visit Africa next week when she travels to South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

Trump links jump in UK crime rate to terror

Washington - US President Donald Trump linked a jump in reported crime in Britain to terrorism Friday, again wading deep into a sensitive political debate on the other side of the pond.

Could Weinsten face trial? The mogul's legal woes

New York - Could Harvey Weinstein go on trial for sexual assault, rape or harassment? Experts assess his mounting legal woes with around 40 actresses publicly accusing the disgraced Hollywood mogul.

Ubuntu 17.10 delivers new desktop and cloud enhancements

Canonical has launched Ubuntu 17.10, a significant milestone for the Linux OS. On the desktop, Ubuntu now comes with GNOME preinstalled by default, replacing Canonical's own Unity experience. There's also changes aimed at developers working in the cloud.

Spain urges polls as pressure mounts on Catalan separatists

Madrid - Spain was preparing Friday to seize powers from Catalonia's separatist government, pushing for regional elections as a way out of the country's worst crisis in decades.

Togo opposition leader calls on France for help

Lom - French President Emmanuel Macron was on Friday urged to step in to help find a solution to an increasingly violent power struggle between Togo's opposition and the government.

Macron plans to commemorate May '68 Paris riots

Paris - How to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 student riots in Paris, an event that shook France and still divides the public and political class? President Emmanuel Macron will have a go next year, his office said Friday.

Mark Schultz talks digital transformation of wrestling, future Special

Olympic gold medalist wrestler Mark Schultz chatted with Digital Journal about his latest endeavors, and the digital transformation of the wrestling industry.

Ukraine leader vows to launch anti-corruption court

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed on Friday to launch an anti-corruption court demanded by Kiev's Western allies and protesters camped out in a tent city near parliament.

New digital service for predicting asthma conditions

The company Propeller, who manufacture digital inhalers, has launched a free service for predicting asthma conditions. The service takes the form of a software package.

US astronauts begin third October spacewalk to repair ISS robotic arm

Miami - Two American astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday for the third spacewalk this month aimed at repairing the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and replacing old video cameras.

France sees Bataclan vengeance in Raqa victory

Madrid - France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday that the devastating November 2015 Paris attacks had "not gone unpunished" after the Islamic State group was expelled from its Syrian stronghold Raqa.
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