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Key business technology predictions to look forward to in 2020 Special

From the hybrid cloud to machine learning innovations, Alluxio has provided some key 2020 Technology Predictions, formulated by of Haoyuan Li, founder and CTO, Alluxio, for Digital Journal readers.

LogRhythm's 2020 technology predictions Special

How can bias inherent within artificial intelligence be overcome? How can biometric data be properly controlled? Will ransomware threats continue to plague businesses? These are among the key businesses tech trends for 2020.

2020 trends on enterprise automation revealed

Automation, robotics AI is poised to revolutionize the way we work in 2020 according to Tonkean, a leader human-in-the-loop RP. The company, has released their predictions for 2020 mobile industry trends.

NASA to launch first all-Mexican AzTechSat-1 satellite to ISS

Puebla - SpaceX postponed the launch of a Dragon cargo ship filled with NASA supplies Wednesday due to high winds in the upper atmosphere, as well as at sea. This means a student-built nanosatellite will he heading to the International Space Station tomorrow.

Huawei moves to overturn 'unlawful' US subsidy ban

Shenzhen - Chinese telecoms giant Huawei said on Thursday it has petitioned a US court to overturn a ban that prevents carriers in rural America from buying the firm's equipment by tapping an $8.5-billion federal fund.

2020 Fintech predictions from Marqeta Special

Oakland, CA-based fintech startup Marqeta, has made some fintech predictions for 2020, made available to Digital Journal readers. Fintech extends to the new applications, processes, products, or business models in the financial services industry.

Using technology to keep lights on can also prevent wildfires

California utilities are experimenting with a new technology that proponents say could help prevent both electricity shutoffs and equipment failure-related wildfires.

Drone project aims to put floating Lagos slum on map

Lagos - John Eromosele records the coordinates of a bustling canal on his smartphone from aboard a dug-out canoe navigating the floating slum of Makoko in Nigerian megacity Lagos.

Bytedance: The Chinese company behind global TikTok craze

Bejing - The Chinese billionaire behind teen phenomenon TikTok is a 36-year-old tech guru whose eye for youth trends and pioneering use of AI has blasted the app to global success -- while working hand-in-glove with censors to control content within China.

Alibaba eyes $12.9 bn Hong Kong IPO after setting price

Fpo - Chinese online retail titan Alibaba said Wednesday it could raise almost $13 billion in Hong Kong's biggest IPO for nearly a decade after announcing the pricing of its shares for the mega sale.

Q&A: How your C-suite can become tech-fluent in a week Special

A modern, blended business world requires that all members of the C-Suite - not just the CIOs and CSOs - speak a common, tech-fluent language, says Matt Mead, CTO at digital tech consultancy SPR.

Q&A: The techniques powering AI are a Monkey's Paw - be careful Special

AI is at maximum hype. But the techniques powering AI are like a Monkey's Paw: they do exactly what you ask of them plus many other unintended consequences. Keeping the "why" in mind is paramount to the success of a project, notes Daniel Blackburn.

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.

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster rocket launches for fourth time

Cape Canaveral - 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.

China imposes curfew on minors in gaming crackdown

Bejing - 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.

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.

Pentagon awards $10 bn cloud contract to Microsoft, snubbing Amazon

San Francisco - The Pentagon said Friday it is awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, following a highly scrutinized bidding process which Amazon had been favored to win.

Pentagon says $10 billion cloud computing contract going to Microsoft

Washington - The Pentagon said Friday it was awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, following a highly scrutinized bidding process which Amazon had been favored to win.

Blow for VR as BBC and Google cancel projects

Virtual reality has not delivered on its promises in terms of consumers hardware. Another blow to wider VR adoption has come through both the BBC and Google cancelling projects, saying consumers are not yet sufficiently enthused with the concept.

Google to reveal new Pixel 4 smartphone, new Chromebook

Google is holding its annual developer conference on October 15, where it's expected to reveal its new Pixel 4 smartphone, a new Chromebook, and other gadgets.

Jagwar Twin talks 'Subject To Flooding,' 'Loser' and technology Special

Rising Atlantic artist Jagwar Twin chatted with Digital Journal about his album "Subject to Flooding," as well as his song "Loser," and he spoke about how he uses technology in his daily routine as a musician.

Russia terminates robot Fedor after space odyssey

Moscow - It's mission over for a robot called Fedor that Russia blasted to the International Space Station, the developers said Wednesday, admitting he could not replace astronauts on space walks."He won't fly there any more.

Review: Innovative Soundsurge music technology products Special

TaoTronics are innovators with sound technology, including active noise cancelling headphones. Digital Journal reviews three new products from the company. The over-ear devices are especailly good for battery life, as well as for sound quality.

B.C. company uses huge fans to suck carbon from air to make fuel

Squamish - A Canadian company plans to open a plant in Texas where giant fans will suck carbon dioxide from the air so it can be permanently stored underground. Set for completion in 2023, the plant will likely be able to capture 1-megaton of CO2 annually.

Amazon and Samsung: Most trusted brands for smart home tech

A new study finds that nearly a third of consumers (32 percent) trust Amazon and Samsung the most for smart home technology products and that 40 percent of consumers say they have at least one smart technology product in their home.

Putin rebukes officials over space delays

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday gave a dressing down to space officials on a visit to Russia's long-delayed and corruption-tainted cosmodrome in the Far East.

Putin upbraids officials over space delays

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dressed down space officials on a visit to Russia's long-delayed and corruption-tainted cosmodrome in the Far East.

Tech firms, US officials talk election protection at Facebook

San Francisco - Facebook said technology firms and US officials met at its Silicon Valley headquarters on Wednesday to collaborate on protecting next year's presidential election from cyber threats.

Porsche unveils its first ever all-electric car — The Taycan

Porsche chose Niagara Falls, a Chinese wind farm and a solar site in Germany to unveil its first all-electric sports car, underscoring the new Taycan’s central role in turning parent Volkswagen AG into the world’s leading seller of Evs.

Chinese shoppers adopt facial payments in cashless drive

Bejing - No cash, no cards, no wallet, and no smartphones: China's shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as the country embraces facial payment technology.
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