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US wants to eliminate Chinese apps from US app stores

Washington - The US is expanding its China-targeted Clean Network program to include Chinese-made cellphone apps and cloud computing services that it claims are security risks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday.

Richard Branson space-bound in early 2021 says Virgin Galactic

Washington - Richard Branson could shoot into space on his Virgin Galactic aircraft as its first passenger early next year, the company said, potentially blazing a path for commercial flights.

Huawei overtakes Samsung as top smartphone seller: industry tracker

Bejing - China's Huawei has overtaken Samsung to become the number-one smartphone seller worldwide in the second quarter on the back of strong domestic demand, industry tracker Canalys said Thursday.

Which retail technology trends will survive COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technology trends, for businesses and consumers, and shone a light on certain consumer habits. The question is: which ones will remain in place “after the virus”?

Israeli firm developing 30-second coronavirus breath test

- An Israeli company is developing a coronavirus breathalyser test that gives results in 30 seconds, billing it as a "front line" tool that can help restore a sense of normality during the pandemic.

Visionary Media Group CEO talks investing technology in film Special

Visionary Media Group CEO Cory B. Savage chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about investing technology in film.

Huawei 5G kit to be removed from the UK amid China concerns Special

The British government has banned the Chinese telecoms company Huawei from setting up 5G. The company will, however, remain involved in 3G and 4G communications.

Magnificent seven: Top business technology startups

Many businesses have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic and scores of startups have stalled. It is not all bleak news for some tech startup firms are shining as part of the COVID-19 resurgence.

China censors Hong Kong internet, US tech giants resist

Fpo - China has unveiled new powers to censor Hong Kong's internet and access user data using its feared national security law -- but US tech giants have put up some resistance citing rights concerns.

China censors Hong Kong internet, US tech giants resist

Fpo - China has quickly moved to censor Hong Kong's internet and access users' data using a feared new national security law, but US tech giants offered some resistance citing rights concerns.

Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages

Seoul - Hundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

UAE's Mars Mission — Hope project due to launch July 14

On July 14, the Emirates Mars Mission will launch its "Hope" probe to begin a seven-month-long journey to the Red Planet. The probe will study the dynamics of the Martian atmosphere and its interaction with outer space and the solar wind.

NASA headquarters building named for first black female engineer

Washington - NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C. will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA.

Essential Science: The world’s most powerful quantum computer

With Google achieving a 'quantum supremacy' breakthrough, Honeywell building the world's most powerful ion-trap quantum computer, and venture capitalists pouring millions into QC start-ups, the decade ahead could jump-start commercial quantum computing.

Taller wind turbine bases using concrete 3-D printing technology

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD, and LafargeHolcim have announced a three-way partnership to co-develop 3D printed, “record-tall” wind turbine towers. The partnership should boost global renewable energy production and lower the cost of energy.

Israeli firm monitors sewers in fight against coronavirus

Ashkelon - An Israeli company is monitoring coronavirus traces in a coastal city's sewers and hopes to deploy its technology more widely to provide early warning of future concentrations of the respiratory disease.

Qatar virus tracing app stirs rare privacy backlash

Doha - Privacy concerns over Qatar's coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison, have prompted a rare backlash and forced officials to offer reassurance and concessions.

Pandemic gives Dubai chance to put tech to the test

Dubai - From smart police helmets to research labs, the novel coronavirus has given Dubai an opportunity to test its technological and scientific clout as it shapes its approach to the pandemic.

Robot dog on virus park patrol in Singapore

Fpo - A yellow robot dog called Spot which found fame online for dancing to hit song "Uptown Funk" has been deployed to patrol a Singapore park and ensure people observe social distancing.

Singapore slammed for 'cruel' Zoom death sentence

Fpo - Singapore was criticised for being "cruel and inhumane" Wednesday after a death sentence was handed down via video-conferencing platform Zoom.

'We can get it done here': Africa's tech scene tackles virus

Nairobi - Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to homegrown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario.

In virus-hit Iraq, shrine visits go virtual

Najaf - Every year, Maher al-Rubaye would marvel at the gold-leaf walls of Iraq's Imam Ali mausoleum. He still visits the shrine today -- through a screen from his living room.

German 3D printing buffs pitch in with virus-fighting network

Darmstadt - The high-ceilinged workshop in Darmstadt is usually open to anyone -- from hobbyists trying new machinery or techniques to high-tech startup workers tinkering with prototypes.

Edtech company suffers from third data breach Special

Edtech company Chegg confirmed earlier today that it had suffered its third breach in as many years. This not only raises questions around the company itself, it also raises concerns about corporate security overall.

MistaJam and DJ White Shadow discuss Beatsource LINK technology Special

DJ White Shadow and DJ MistaJam chatted with Digital Journal about Beatsource LINK. Professional and novice DJs are now able to utilize the beta version of Beatsource LINK technology to help them instantly access millions of hit songs.

Warsaw hospitals eye drones to transport virus test samples

Warsaw - A Polish company is betting that its drones can help save lives by speeding up deliveries of coronavirus test samples and medical supplies.

Singapore launches first drone delivery service

Fpo - Singapore's first drone delivery service has begun by taking vitamins to a ship, with its operator saying Wednesday the devices are crucial in reducing human contact during the coronavirus pandemic.

Australia launches app to trace coronavirus contacts

Sydney - Australia has launched a smartphone app to trace people who come in contact with coronavirus patients despite privacy concerns that authorities insisted Sunday were unwarranted.

German start-up in global demand with anti-virus escalators

Cologne - Tanja Nickel and Katharina Obladen were still in high school when they patented an idea to disinfect escalator handrails using UV light.

TED group backs pandemic response effort

San Francisco - The big-ideas TED Conference said Thursday it was allocating prize funding this year to a project aimed at tackling pandemics like the COVID-19 outbreak and related health initiatives.
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