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The Ford Motor Company announced that it has invested $500 million in Rivian, an electronic vehicle (EV) startup. Ford will build an EV using Rivian's technology the two companies announced.

Are tech companies guilty of 'downgrading' our attention spans?

Are technology companies responsible for the 'downgrading' of humanity? Driving us towards a world of short attention spans and seeking the simplicity of the soundbite? This is the new thesis from Tristan Harris.

Waymo to develop autonomous car plant in Detroit

Waymo has selected Detroit as the area where it will develop the next continuation of its self-driving car technology. This will be in partnership with American Axle & Manufacturing, upgrading an existing facility.

Wiebe Wakker talks accomplishing world tour in his electric car Special

Dutch adventurer Wiebe Wakker chatted with Digital Journal about completing a world tour from the Netherlands to Australia in his electric car in three years. He also shared insights on how technology has impacted the automotive industry.

Meet Nicholas Horbaczewski: Drone Racing League CEO and founder Special

Nicholas Horbaczewski, the CEO and founder of Drone Racing League (DRL) chatted with Digital Journal about how technology and artificial intelligence have changed the sport of drone racing. He also shared his insights on the future of the robotic sport.

British PM approves Huawei role in 5G network: report

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China's Huawei to help build a 5G network, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

Former Tesla engineer becomes CEO of EV startup Lucid Motors

The former chief engineer in charge of development of the Tesla Model S sedan, Peter Rawlinson, has now taken over as CEO of the EV startup Lucid Motors as the former CEO has retired.

EU sets out plans for giant biometric database

The European Union is to go ahead with developing a giant biometric database, containing information pertaining to EU and non-EU citizens. The objective is to use the searchable system to assist with crime, border control and inward migration.

Utilities need to invest in more grid capacity to meet EV surge

Increasing demand for electric vehicles in the U.S. over the next decade will create revenue opportunities for electric utilities that invest in greater grid capacity and offer EV charging and related services, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Bitcoin breaks above $5,400 in a bullish move

Bitcoin seems to be moving upward again as today it has breached the $5,400 level albeit only briefly. An article by Omkar Godbole at CoinDesk today argues that the 14-week relative strength index (RSI) movement is indicating a possible bullish reversal.

Samsung delays launch of folding Galaxy smartphone

Samsung said Monday it was delaying the launch of its folding smartphone after trouble with handsets sent to reviewers.Some reviewers who got their hands on the Galaxy Fold early reported problems with screens breaking.

Op-Ed: CIA says Huawei gets funding from China's state security agencies

The UK newspaper, The Times citing a UK source says that the US Central Intelligence Agency told UK intelligence services Huawei gets funds from the People's Liberation Army, China's National Security Commission and a 3rd intelligence branch.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule exploded during engine test

SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule on Saturday during an engine test fire.

'System of Systems' helps utilities manage smart electrical grid Special

With the advent of renewable energy resources, the modern electrical grid has become increasingly complex. One company, mPrest has developed a smart grid technology - "System of Systems." Digital Journal talked with Natan Barak, CEO and founder of mPrest.

Op-Ed: Edge computing — The new mega-game in tech investment?

“Edge computing” hasn’t yet quite gone in to the language. It means data from a very disparate range of frontline data sources. It’s The Very Big Deal for the Internet of Things. Now, rather a lot of billions are about to be thrown at it.

Nintendo's Game Boy was first released 30 years ago today

On April 21, Nintendo's Game Boy celebrated a very special milestone: its 30th anniversary. It was first released in Japan, and thanks to its commercial success, it became an international phenomenon.

SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers an anomaly during test fire Saturday

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an “anomaly” during static fire tests of its abort engines April 20, dealing a setback to the company’s plans to fly a crewed test flight later this year.

New analysis of passwords reveals too many that are easy to crack

How much have people learned from the high-profile hacking stories that seem to appear with increasing regulatory? Not so much if a new review of the simplicity of passwords is anything to go by.

FAA sets multi-nation review of Boeing's troubled Max planes

The US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities.

Bitcoin starts the weekend on an upswing above $5,300 again

Bitcoin is starting off the weekend in a bullish trend as it moves above the $5,300 level. In spite of the cries of critics that it is worthless and will go to zero bitcoin has outperformed most other assets so far this year.

Netflix sees big expansion of user base

The popularity of Netflix shows no signs of waning. The television and video content producer now has 148 million paying customers, which is a growth rate of 26 percent compared with the same period last year.

Google and Amazon to work together on video content access

After several years of being at loggerheads, Google and Amazon have come to together to share video streaming content. This means that YouTube will become accessible from Amazon devices.

Scientists deploy 3D printer to print glass

Scientists have developed a 3D printing technique to to print glass, for the first time. The printer represents another step forwards with additive manufacturing. The fabrication of chalcogenide glass will enable the manufacturing of optical components.

An air-breathing rocket engine gets green light for major tests

A new air-breathing rocket engine is ready for a major round of testing in the next 18 months after having passed a preliminary design review by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Facebook error leads to 1.5 million user details being uploaded

Another month and, it seems, another data privacy issue affecting the world's biggest social media site - Facebook. The company has admitted it has 'unintentionally' uploaded contact lists of users onto the Facebook site.

Bitcoin briefly beats $5,300 again as key indicator turns bullish

After a few days of being stuck just above the $5,000 level, bitcoin appears to have begun its stalled recovery again as it managed to reach past the $5,300 level briefly so far today.

Anybody have a disc drive? — Mueller report delivered on CD-ROMs

Congress and the American people have been waiting for quite a while to read Special Prosecutor Mueller's report on the "Russia investigation." And the Justice Department hand-delivered the report to Congress at about 11 a.m. Thursday - on CD-ROMs.

On American hard drives, a precise 3-D model of Notre-Dame

At Vassar College in the United States, a university team gathered the week before the devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris to plan an ambitious project: inventorying about a terabyte of 3-D modeling data of the famed Gothic masterpiece.

German company patents gene-edited bacteria to make cannabinoids

Farmako, a research-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany has applied for a worldwide patent for cannabinoid synthesis - it is the production of cannabinoids from a novel microorganism using glucose.

Op-Ed: Huawei said to offer Germany a 'no-spy' agreement

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei offered Germany a "no-spy agreement" designed to address security concerns that Germany has over Huawei's involvement in building Germany's next generation 5G mobile infrastructure, a German magazine has reported.

Block China Mobile from US, FCC chairman says

The chairman of the top US telecoms regulator on Wednesday announced his opposition to allowing China Mobile to operate in the United States, citing risks to American national security.

Collision Toronto to feature innovative and disruptive startups

Collision, one of the world’s biggest tech conferences, is coming to Toronto's Enercare Centre May 20 - 23. The conference will bring together over 25,000 attendees in what has become the fastest-growing tech conference in North America.

Swisscom goes live with 5G network in Switzerland

Swisscom has activated its new telecommunications system, which makes it the first mobile provider in Switzerland to go live with its 5G network.

Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq's parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban the popular but brutal online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for "inciting violence" in the war-torn country.

A small step for China: Mars base for teens opens in desert

In the middle of China's Gobi desert sits a Mars base simulator, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the Red Planet, the facility is full of teenagers on a school trip.

Apple and Qualcomm bury the hatchet in royalties battle royal

Apple and American microchip manufacturer Qualcomm said Tuesday they have agreed to "dismiss all litigation" against each other worldwide in what had been a sprawling battle over royalty payments.

Boeing 737 MAX changes deemed 'operationally suitable': FAA

The changes US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has proposed in the wake of two deadly accidents of its top-selling 737 MAX aircraft were deemed "operationally suitable," according to a draft report released by US regulators Tuesday.

SpaceX loses center core of its Falcon Heavy to rough seas

A booster from SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket may have survived space, but it toppled over after landing on a platform out at sea.

U.S. electric car registrations double over the course of a year

The U.S. has seen considerable growth with electric car registrations, with the number of vehicles being registered growing two-fold between 2017 and 2018. The majority of these registrations were concentrated in the state of California.

Selected UK cows already sporting 5G devices

While the rollout of 5G in the US is scattered in a few places, the 5G wireless feed is already in place for several herds of cows in the United Kingdom.

California sets regulations for testing light driverless trucks

California would allow testing of light-duty autonomous trucks on public roads under a rule announced last Friday. The California Department of Motor Vehicles outlines a permitting process for any companies wanting to test or deploy driverless trucks.
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