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Mirroring its Electrify America network of public fast chargers for electric cars in the U.S., Volkswagen announced Thursday that it will set up a similar network in Canada—called Electrify Canada.

Hyperloop TT signs agreement to build track in China

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the signing of an agreement with Tongren Transportation & Tourism Investment Group of the People's Republic of China on July 20 to build a Hyperloop track in Guizhou, China.

Startups leading the way with autonomous car developments

Autonomous vehicles are the future for cars, or so we are told. Yet the vision, backed by major technology and car firms, is running behind. To re-energize the concept, many major players are turning to startups.

Airbus has a whale of a plane — BelugaXL makes its maiden flight

Looking like a happy whale, the Airbus BelugaXL took off on its maiden flight on Thursday, creating a unique sight as the cargo jet with the bulbous upper half rolled down the runway.

Amazon and Wikipedia still giving poor password advice

A decade of research shows that little improvement has been made in the guidance given by leading websites in relation to security and for the protection of privacy data.

Robots working as a group work better

Robots work optimally in a group compared with solo working, according to new research. This means robots working in partnership can assist with activities like rescue missions.

Microsoft profit climbs as cloud grows

Microsoft on Thursday said its revenue and profit climbed in the recently ended quarter, getting results from its bets on cloud computing services and artificial intelligence.The US tech giant reported its net income increased 10 percent to $8.

Israeli army unveils new 'dual-use' tank

The Israeli army on Thursday revealed details of a new tank it was developing, designed more for use in guerrilla warfare conditions.

Spotify adds tool for pitching new music to playlist curators

The streaming service Spotify has added a new tool for its users. It allows record labels and artists to pitch unreleased music to playlist curators.

U.S. startups want to bring back supersonic passenger planes

Three U.S. startup companies plan to introduce supersonic jets in the mid-2020s. One company, Boom Supersonic, made its debut at Farnborough this week, pledging to revive commercial supersonic flight.

Bitcoin price crashes through $7,000 may reach $7,500

Bitcoin has finally broken out to the upside, smashing the $7,000 barrier decisively and nearing the half-way mark to a new barrier of $8,000.

Blue Origin tests New Shepard crew capsule escape motor

It was a lovely 104 degrees in West Texas today as the Blue Origin sub-orbital New Shepard spacecraft and launch vehicle underwent a high-altitude abort test that pushed the launch vehicle's engines to their maximum.

Q&A: Cybersecurity risks associated with the smart home Special

Cybersecurity expert Alex Vaystikh recently bought a new dishwasher before realizing that it connects to his Wi-fi to download updates. In an exclusive interview with Digital Journal, Vaystikh expands on smart home risks.

Boeing 747-400 Global Supertanker: An amazing firefighting tool

With wildfires raging across California and other western states, firefighters need all the help they can get. First used in the state in 2017, Cal Fire has again called in the Boeing 747-400 Global Supertanker to assist firefighters.

Boeing teams with AI company SparkCognition to form new division

Day Two of the Farnborough Airshow started off with Boeing announcing it is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) technology leader, SparkCognition, to deliver unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) solutions.

Lab-grown meat startup raises funding to bring product to market

Mosa Meat is a Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago. Now the company says it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants starting in 2021.

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.

Airbus leads the day at opening of Farnborough Air Show

As was anticipated, the 2018 Farnborough Airshow kicked off with a flurry of orders as the year’s largest aviation show opened southwest of London on Monday. Rivals Airbus and Boeing were clearly in the spotlight.

Utilities in Europe to use long-distance drones for inspections

European utility companies are looking at using long-distance drones to inspect thousands of miles of grids and pipelines for damage and leaks in an attempt to avoid network failures that cost them billions of dollars a year

Novel architecture for brain-inspired computing

Computer scientists have developed novel synaptic architecture to construct brain-inspired computing, drawing on the interconnections in the brain to construct neural networks.

Scotland has been chosen to host U.K.'s first spaceport

After several years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility.

Microsoft is adding new features to the Windows Notepad app

For the first time in a few years, Microsoft has released an update for the Windows Notepad app. This new update is a part of the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713, or Build 17713.

Farnborough 2018 — Highlighting the economic benefits of space

The theme at the “SpaceZone” of one of the world’s largest aerospace expositions is that this is a good time to invest and push the technology envelope in space. But this year fears about the future after Brexit are hanging like a cloud over the sho

Liquid crystals: New smart material in use

Liquid crystal shells have a number of interesting applications and they are being heralded as a new smart material. Applications being discussed include autonomous driving to anti-counterfeiting technology.

Machine learning method for robots to see into the near future

The first machine learning method capable of accurate extrapolation has been developed. The importance of this is that will provide robots with any ability to make predictions about future events based on limited data.

Crew Dragon arrives at Cape Canaveral for first test flight

Under development and testing for years, the SpaceX Crew Dragon space capsule that will carry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station arrived in Florida late this week.

New attempt made to build a flying car

A flying car sounds like something from a science fiction movie, shades of Fifth Element or Blade Runner. However, a tech company believe trey are close to launching a model, and it doesn't even need a pilot's licence.

GAO: NASA needs a backup plan to maintain presence at ISS

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is in jeopardy, according to a report published this week by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and they want NASA to come up with a contingency plan for getting American astronauts to the ISS.

Fake news: algorithms in the dock

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences.- What are algorithms?

Bitcoin dips close to $6,000 level before recovering

After threatening to test the $6,000 level bitcoin's (BTC) price has rebounded to a high of $6,283 after it had the other day reached down as far as $6,080 with bitcoin being oversold intraday.

Increase in PC sales for the first time since 2012

The first months of 2018 have seen the first rise in personal computer sales in almost six years, with a rise of 1.4 percent year-on-year growth for the period April to June 2018. There are some key reasons for this turnaround.

Microsoft calls for federal regulation of facial recognition

In a Microsoft blog post president Brad Smith calls facial recognition "the technology of the moment" and urges the federal government to set a precedent for other future technologies by placing regulations on it.

Latin America's largest solar park turns Mexican desert green

Driving through the endless dunes and cacti of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico, a shimmering blue field suddenly appears on the horizon -- not a mirage, but the largest solar park in Latin America.

Facebook female employee numbers sees big leap

Social network Facebook employees five times more female workers than it did five years ago; however, a blatant disparity still exists in regard to the leadership level.

Half of U.K. drivers 25 to 34 would like to own an electric car

A U.K. auto group survey shows that half the young drivers aged 25 to 34 in the U.K. said they would like to own an electric car (EV) — although they are put off by what they consider some of the barriers to owning an EV.

Dutch city to unveil world's first 3D-printed housing complex

The southern Dutch city of Eindhoven plans to unveil the world's first 3D-printed housing complex next year, which its inventors believe could revolutionise the building industry by speeding up and customising construction.

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

Britain's data regulator said Wednesday it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect user data, as part of its investigation into whether personal information was misused ahead of the Brexit referendum.

Bitcoin price closes on July 10th well below $6,500

A CoinDesk analysis posted at 10:40 UTC today described the bitcoin (BTC) price as being on the defensive today and predicted that it could suffer deeper losses within the next few days.

MaRS Discovery District — Proof Toronto's tech sector is growing

Just a few years ago Canada’s biggest science and technology incubator, MaRS, had to be bailed out by the Ontario government. But today, the tech incubator has so many companies clamoring for space it may have to look for a second office.

Q&A: Applying neuroscientific principles to AI Special

Starmind, the Zurich-based company working to apply neuroscientific principles to AI, has announced its technologies will now be available through a desktop app. Marc Vontobel, Founder and CTO of Starmind looks at what's special about this type of AI.

Google India launches new program for India-based ML/AI startups

Today Google India announced a new mentorship program, Launchpad Accelerator India, for startups using machine learning/ artificial intelligence "to build solutions for India’s local needs."