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After 17 years and 29 missions, the final United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket to ever fly in a medium configuration soared over the Space Coast one last time Thursday morning, delivering a powerful GPS satellite to orbit.

Sharpen up: Sharp enters smart kitchen market

Sharp has unveiled its first-ever complete kitchen suite, including its first-ever IoT-enabled appliances, such as ovens, cooktops, microwave ovens, and dishwashers and refrigerators. Sharp join several other providers entering the smart kitchen market.

Q&A: Why big tech needs to tread carefully with cryptocurrency Special

For big tech, entering the crypto market does not equal universal success. Large companies do not have the current infrastructure but they do have potential customers. Daniel Popa, CEO of Anchor forecasts what to expect for cryptocurrencies.

Op-Ed: With Palantir software used by ICE, no one is safe from scrutiny

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement renewed its contract with the software company Palantir, according to new government documents made public on Monday, and it could be worth some $49 million over the next three years.

Q&A: Risks with self-driving cars and latency issues Special

Autonomous vehicles of today are too dependent on decades-old computer architecture, a recipe for disaster, according to Orr Danon of the artificial intelligence company Hailo

In high-tech Japan, cash is still king

Once a pioneer in cashless transactions, Japan is now lagging behind as the world's biggest economies increasingly embrace electronic payments -- because its ageing population still prefers physical money.

Q&A: Digital browser identities and the new illicit trade Special

IntSights has released the company’s research brief “Digital Browser Identities: The Hottest New Black Market Good” which provides an overview of the Richlogs marketplace and the digital identities market. Ariel Ainhoren provides the details.

Q&A: Hackers are sharing your digital data on the dark web Special

Trade in digital data, especially data that reveals are person's or company's digital identity is becoming big business on the dark web, according to Ariel Ainhoren of InSights.

International launch set for Disney+ streaming service

The Walt Disney Company said on Monday its streaming television service will debut in November in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

Huawei to have its own mapping service Map Kit

The state-run news outlet China Daily claims Huawei is developing a mapping service. The service is apparently designed for software developers. Apps that offer navigation or ride-hailing services could use Huawei technology instead of making their own.

United Launch Alliance will launch 'Dream Chaser' space vehicle

The Dream Chaser spacecraft has a long-term ride to space. Builder Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) announced that United Launch Alliance (ULA) would heft the shuttle-like craft for six NASA cargo missions to the International Space Station, starting in 2021.

Review: Full high definition dash cam from 70mai aids motorists Special

Dash cams have advanced in recent years, in terms of image quality and with voice activation. The devices are being used by both businesses and the public on roads, for security and to assist with insurance claims. A new product from 70mai is reviewed.

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 and then recovers to more than $10,400

Although bitcoin (BTC) dropped below $10,000 earlier today, it has since moved back up over that level by several hundred dollars and appears to be in recovery mode.

Amazon says its facial recognition technology can detect 'fear'

The latest development with Amazon's facial recognition technology is an ability to detect 'fear' in people's faces, which the company are presenting as a tool to detect suspect criminals.

Audi's all electric e-tron SUV named a top safety pick by IIHS

The e-tron SUV, Audi's first all-electric car, has been named as a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Employees urge Google not to work with US immigration officials

Hundreds of Google employees on Wednesday called on the internet titan to avoid working for US immigration officials until they stop "engaging in human rights abuses.

Op-Ed: Is big tech change really slowing down? Yes and no

The theory of endless big tech change and advancements has hit a bit of a hurdle. Change isn’t happening as fast as it should, according to some experts. There are reasons for that, and real change is often less obvious.

Soon your audiobook could be read to you by AI

The next phase in audiobooks could be coming, thanks to a technological innovation from China — a human avatar reading to you. Whether this will have mass appeal is uncertain, but it does showcase advances in imaging technology.

Whole Foods employees demand that Amazon cut ties with ICE

Amazon is under fire once again. On Monday, employees from Whole Foods (which Amazon purchased in 2017) issued a statement expressing their displeasure with their parent company's ties to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Samsung is developing a graphene battery for its smartphones

In order to boost battery life, Samsung are experimenting with graphene in order to develop a new generation of smartphone batteries that could fully charge within half-an-hour, overcoming the limitations of lithium-ion.

Hacking of connected cars stands as a major security threat

Connected vehicles will need better security feature to avoid cyber-attack. A new report finds that connected cars are open to being hacked and this stands as a major security threat.

Op-Ed: Hallelujah! You can practice firing people with virtual reality

Just what the totally paranoid, insecure employees of the world need to hear – It’s now possible to practice firing people! With VR, you can learn how to destroy someone’s life! You priceless asset, you.

Op-Ed: Huawei unveils its new operating system in a smart TV

The Chinese telecom giant Huawei that has been entangled in the trade war between China and the US unveiled its new HarmonyOS that will be used in a new smart television the first device to use its own new system.

Australia eyes rare earth deposits amid fears over China supplies

Australia will step up production of rare earths and other militarily sensitive "tech metals", the country's defence minister said Monday, as doubts grow over the reliability of Chinese supplies.

Geospatial analytics set for major IoT driven growth

A new industry survey finds that the geospatial analytics market is set to see significant growth. This is being driven by innovations in the Internet of Things and from developments with artificial intelligence.

Robot delivery: Bots will be bringing parcels to your home

Ford, FedEx and Amazon are each at an advanced stage with autonomous robot delivery vehicles, designed to bring packages to the doors of businesses and homes. Several successful pilots have been completed.

Review: Choetech's new charging and connectivity products Special

New products from Choetech include a wireless charger stand for Samsung and Apple smartphones; a connectivity device to link up laptops and bigger screens; and a new rapid charging plug. Each of these technology peripherals are reviewed.

Amazon’s Scout robots roll out in Southern California

Scout, Amazon’s autonomous delivery robot, has now expanded its delivery range, moving to the second phase of its real-world testing in sunny Irvine, California, according to a post Tuesday on Amazon's blog.

Porsche's first all-electric car the Taycan

Porsche started talking about it first all-electric car, the Taycan, almost four years ago, and a lot has been learned about the car since then. Two remaining questions are now solved about what the car actually looks like and how it performs.

Progress towards a quantum Internet gathers pace

The path towards a quantum Internet has seen a significant leap forward as scientists demonstrated a different method for transmitting quantum information across long distances.

Q&A: Bosch's investment group plans the future of smart kitchens Special

Senior executives from global appliance brand Bosch, keen to expand more fully into the smart home environment, have recently invested in a new IoT/smart kitchen startup. Lars Roessler discusses future smart kitchen tech.

Hyundai Motor introduces its first car with a solar panel roof

Hyundai Motor Company has launched its first-ever car with a solar roof charging system. In an announcement last week, the business said that the technology would first be used on the latest version of its Sonata Hybrid.

Huawei announces new operating system called HarmonyOS

Huawei has announced it is developing a new operating system called Harmony. The aim in the longer term is to replace Android and thereby overcome some of the restrictions that apply to Huawei smartphones.

New VAIO SX12 tiny laptop on sale in the US starting at $1,199

VAIO's, SX12 is a tiny laptop the sports almost every port you could ever need. The laptop is now available in the US with a hefty starting price of $1,199. The low-end model has a a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Be careful what you say - Microsoft listens in on Skype calls

New findings suggest that contractors working for Microsoft have been listening in to the conversations of some users of Skype. According to Microsoft the reason is to improve translation services.

Drone Racing League launches new DRL Racer4 Drone

The Drone Racing League (DRL) is the worldwide, professional drone racing circuit and they just announced the launch of a new drone, the DRL Racer4.

Rocket Lab plans on catching first-stage boosters with helicopter

California-based Rocket Lab plans to start recovering and reflying the first stage of its Electron launch vehicle in the near future, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck announced on Tuesday.

Google aims to use recycled materials for all hardware by 2022

Google has joined the list of technology companies pledging to increase their use of recycled and sustainable materials. The technology company has committed to using recycled materials in all of its 'Made by Google' products by 2022.

Nissan and EVgo to increase number of fast chargers for U.S.

Nissan and EVgo are to fit 200 DC fast chargers in key locations in the U.S. This forms part of a long-term plan to construct a charging super-highway. This reflects the growth in the number of consumers who are purchasing electric vehicles.

Swagtron introduces new e-bike model EB12

Swagtron makes hoverboards, electric scooters and electric bikes among other items. It is expanding its line of e-bikes with a new non-folding model called the EB12.

Double Feature Tuesday — See two rocket launches just hours apart

This afternoon, two rockets will take off just hours apart from North and South America, giving space fans a back-to-back show of launch live streams. Both rockets are heading eastward over the Atlantic Ocean to deposit satellites into Earth orbit.
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