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A Chinese Long March 6 rocket launched five satellites into orbit on the Ningxia-1 mission Wednesday, just three hours after another launch in a doubleheader that comes amid a busy two months for China's space industry.

AV software leader teams up with weather company to beat Tesla

AV innovator Renovo has partnered with Vaisala , a leading weather tech company. This partnership will help to integrate weather and road surface condition data into autonomous vehicles.

LOTI and Bloomberg Associates debut City Tools London

The London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) has released a new toolkit and online dashboard developed with the consulting service Bloomberg Associates that will help the city’s 32 boroughs align and coordinate technology contracts and tools.

Q&A: Protecting digital assets with mathematics Special

Today's digital businesses require a new kind of trust paradigm. As physical and virtual worlds intersect, there is a growing number of security and privacy challenges. Unbound Tech is offering a new form of security and privacy.

Paving highways using recycled plastics in a circular economy

In 2017, the world's largest plastic producers, Dow Chemical, began building roads using recycled plastic waste. In March, the UK plastic road company MacRebur opened an entire factory that does nothing but turn plastics into an asphalt mix for roads.

Canada spy agencies split over proposed Huawei 5G ban: media

Canada's spy agencies are divided over whether or not to ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from fifth generation (5G) networks over security concerns, the Globe and Mail reported Wednesday.

What's behind Twitter’s proposed deepfake policy? Special

Twitter has drafted a deepfake policy that would ‘warn’ users of manipulated media, but not remove it. For privacy campaigner Damien Mason this doesn't go far enough.

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster rocket launches for fourth time

SpaceX launched 60 more satellites Monday as part of CEO Elon Musk's "Starlink" mission to bring high-speed internet to large, remote swaths of the world.

Report finds cloud adoption exceeds necessary security measures

Bitglass has released its fifth annual, V for Vendetta-themed Cloud Adoption report. Key findings include that even as the use of cloud apps has grown extensively over the past 12 months, few companies have implemented single-sign on.

Lordstown Motors buys closed GM Lordstown Ohio plant to make EVs

The closed GM factory in Lordstown Ohio has a new owner an electric vehicle (EV) startup called Lordstown Motors. The deal was announced last May by Trump but was just finalized last Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Q&A: Dark Design — the good, the bad and the very attractive Special

Dark pattern design is becoming more common, influencing the user experience promoted by many companies. Bhav Chohan explains the good and bad points about this approach, plus some notorious examples of UX.

Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy

A new blueprint for affordable, sustainable ‘flow batteries’ developed at Berkeley Lab for renewable energy could accelerate an electrical grid powered by the sun and wind.

Looking behind the ConnectWise ransomware attacks Special

ConnectWise has announced that hackers have targeted on-premise Automate systems so they can take over servers and then deploy ransomware across a company's entire computer fleet. James Carder of LogRhythm Labs explains more.

What's made the list of transformational technologies for 2020?

Lux Research's new "20 for 20” list highlights the technologies and trends that will transform the way we live, work, and play over the next decade.

Data-sharing across connected real estate industry made easier

The global CRE industry continues to be challenged with disparate systems and disjointed workflows resulting in data complexities. CRE cloud adoption is helping to overcome these challenges, including an innovation from the Altus Group.

December 24 & 25 are #1 days for cyber-fraud

New data shows that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the top times for online fraud. This finding comes from Riskified, the payments and fraud-prevention solutions provider, who found that fraud at this time extends to over a billion dollars.

New phishing attacks impersonating the law departments Special

In response to the recent phishing attacks impersonating the U.K. Ministry of Justice, security expert Alexander García-Tobar, CEO and co-founder, Valimail delves into the issue for Digital Journal.

China imposes curfew on minors in gaming crackdown

China has imposed a curfew to limit the time spent by children playing games online, in the latest part of a government crackdown on youth gaming addiction.

UPS drone delivers medical prescription direct to a residence

Flight Forward a subsidiary of the UPS has just completed what it claims is the first drone delivery market that delivered prescription medication directly to a customer's home by drone.

Improving drone technology with software edge computing Special

Drones are starting to be used for an array of dangerous and time-consuming challenges, replacing the need for people. For drones to become more effective, edge computing will play major role in these evolving technologies.

Tesla to reveal its all-electric Cybertruck pickup on Nov. 21

Elon Musk the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla has announced that it will unveil its long-awaited electric pickup truck the "Cybertruck" on November 21st

Pokemon Go maker Niantic making a game of the world

Pokemon Go maker Niantic on Wednesday moved closer to turning the world into a giant game board in a fun mix of fantasy and reality.

From cyberattacks to privacy issues: Top predictions for 2020 Special

From risks around cloud misconfiguration, to new and emerging threats by hackers, 2020 poses some real dangers to businesses. Chris DeRamus, CTO and co-founder, DivvyCloud provides an insight as to the challenges that next year presents.

Government services in Nunavut caught in ransomware cyberattack Special

A ransomware cyberattack has hit the Canadian territory of Nunavut, impeding an array of government services. Peter Goldstein, CTO and co-founder, Valimail looks into the issue.

Dell releases its most powerful 12'' full rugged tablet yet

Dell has released its most powerful 12” full rugged tablet on the market, built to meet the demands of workers in harsh environments: from the factory floor to ambulances, desert sandstorms to Arctic conditions.

Boeing announces successful CST-100 Starliner pad abort test

A Boeing spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station shot off a launch pad at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range located in New Mexico Monday to test out its emergency abort system.

New Facebook logo arrives as its 'family' grows

Facebook on Monday unveiled a new logo to represent the Silicon Valley company, distinct from its core social network.

How flies land upside down inspires future robotics

A detailed exploration of fly landing maneuvers by biologists has inspired technologists to seek to advance a new generation of robots, incorporating the finesse and precision of the fly's acrobatics.

Adobe Creative Cloud account caught in data exposure Special

News has been released about Adobe’s exposure of 7.5 million Creative Cloud accounts. In response to this latest cloud computing data issue, Alexander García-Tobar, CEO and co-founder of Valimail provides his thoughts.

Bloodhound car increases its speed to 461 mph

The Bloodhound super-vehicle continues to make progress towards its 1000 miles-per-hour target and it is now the third fastest car of all time, based on a recent trial where a speed of 461 mph (741 kilometer per hour) was recorded.

US opens national security probe of Chinese-owned app TikTok: report

The US government has opened a national security investigation into the Chinese-owned video app TikTok, the New York Times reported Friday.

Putting data into music offers an alternative WiFi method

Swiss scientists have come up with a method for embedding data in music. The music-data can then be transmitted to a smartphone, in a way where the data is imperceptible to the human ear. This promises new applications in hotels and department stores.

Drones are avoiding tunnel vision with new navigation technology

The new generation of vehicles and drones rely on precise position data. One hazard that is proving challenging is from tunnels, urban canyons and adverse geographical conditions. A new solution promises to overcome this.

World's first domain registrar Network Solutions in data breach Special

The domain registrar Network Solutions has disclosed a security breach, which during August 2019. The breach enabled a third-party to infiltrate the company's computing systems without authorization and potentially access customer information.

IBM launches autonomous ship project

IBM has joined a new global consortium which is developing building unmanned, fully-autonomous ships. The aim is for the ships to cross the Atlantic, carrying cargo and, one day, passengers.

Apple TV+ seeks stardom on streaming service stage

Apple moves into new territory Friday with a streaming television service that features a budding library of original shows starring big-name celebrities, aimed at winning over its gadget lovers at home and on the go.

Lawsuit accuses Facebook ad targeting of abetting bias

A lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses Facebook of letting ad targeting tools be used to exclude women and older people from offers regarding loans, investments and other financial services.

Fayvo: New social sharing experience receives global launch

October 2019 saw the U.S. launch of Fayvo, a new type of social sharing experience intended to bring an engaging focus among friends and family, which the company say is often missing from other platforms.

Texas hospital livestreams brain surgery on Facebook

A young woman in Texas who remained awake for her brain surgery was able to speak to doctors during the procedure -- and viewers form around the world looked on, as part of the operation was livestreamed on Facebook.

A conversation with the CEO of LIVIT: the new live-streaming app Special

Thomas Yu, the CEO of LIVIT chatted with Digital Journal about the new live-streaming app. It has had such a huge success in Asia with over 40 million users in that region and it is expanding to North America.

Beijing eyes facial recognition tech for metro security

Beijing will use facial recognition tools to speed up security checks in the city's overcrowded metro, using a 'credit system' to sort passengers into different channels, state-run media reported on Wednesday.
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