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Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Washington - Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to fin...

Augmented reality software helping in battle against wildfires

As large swathes of California continue to be consumed by wildfires, some fire departments have turned to Augmented Reality to keep personnel in the field informed with real-time updates and information.

Top entry-level tech jobs revealed

The most popular entry-level technology jobs in the U.S. employment market have been revealed in a new survey, from the recruitment site Indeed.

Sports photographer talks European Championships, technology Special

Acclaimed sports photographer Daniel Mitchell chatted about his experience at the 2018 European Championships, and the latest photographic equipment and new technologies, which include mirrorless cameras.

Olympic gold medalist Cody Miller talks vlogs, technology, fans Special

Two-time Olympic medalist swimmer Cody Miller (gold and bronze in Rio de Janeiro for Team USA) chatted with Digital Journal about his YouTube vlog, his use of technology in his daily routine, and he expressed his appreciation for his fans and followers.

'Monster Hunter' on hold as China hits pause on new video games

Shanghai - China appears to have halted approvals of new online game licences, with reports Wednesday that a government shake-up was causing paralysis in the world's biggest gaming market.

Canadian startup betting big on motion-gesture technology

Motion-gesture technology is set to take over where voice-recognition technology left off as the new frontier of human-machine interaction, and Canadian startup Motion Gestures says it wants to bring this tech into the consumer mainstream.

Borden Lake mine to become the world's first all-electric project

As the world’s fourth-largest gold mining company, Vancouver, British Columbia-based Goldcorp has received criticism about the impact it has on the environment. Partnering with mining-equipment company Sandvik, Goldcorp is out to change its image.

Diamond technology creates low-cost medical imaging

As well as being prized as items of jewelry, diamonds have a number of industrial uses. A new study shows how diamonds are being used to improve the quality of medical imaging and to lower production costs.

Device for roadside drug testing set to be approved in Canada

Ottawa - Last month Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould published a notice of intention to approve the Dräger DrugTest 5000, and list it as “approved drug screening equipment” for law enforcement to use at the roadside to test for both THC and cocaine.

China test launches its next-generation weapon, Starry Sky-2

Beijing - China successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft on Friday (Aug. 3), one that could one day be capable of firing nuclear missiles around the planet at up to six times the speed of sound, according to China's state-run news site China Daily.

French court orders Twitter to change smallprint after privacy case

Paris - A Paris court on Thursday ordered Twitter to change its smallprint, according to a consumer group which accused the tech giant of having "abusive" clauses in its terms and conditions.

AI and behavioral sciences to pair people with healthcare

Change Healthcare has developed a new solution that uses AI and behavioral sciences to accurately identify and pair the right people with the medical benefits suitable for them.

Slack is raising a $400 million funding round

Almost a year after raising $250 million in a Series G funding round, Slack is reportedly raising an even bigger round this time around.

How to anticipate if technologies will be used maliciously

The Institute for the Future and Omidyar Network have put together tools technology entrepreneurs, founders and CEOs can use to anticipate how their technologies could be used for malicious purposes in the future.

Hyperloop to build $500 million research centre in Spain

Madrid - Virgin Hyperloop One, a US startup developing a near-supersonic rail transit system, has reached an agreement with Spanish state-owned rail infrastructure company Adif to build a $500 million research centre in Spain, its first in Europe, the two compa...

SpaceX uses newest Falcon 9 booster for second time

SpaceX used its newest Block 5 Falcon 9 booster for the second time early Tuesday morning to put a communications satellite into orbit for Indonesia.

German startup trials solar car that can recharge as you drive

Munich - A Munich-based start-up has taken advantage of the strong Bavarian sun this summer to test the final development of the charging system of its Sion car, an all-electric solar vehicle that lets you charge as you drive.

Canadian athletes to monitor core temperatures using E-pill

In preparation for the heat at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Canadian athletes will test out a new technology at the NACAC track and field championships that is intended to measure the body's core temperature during activity and at rest.

Why it matters who gets 5G first: Q&A Special

The first country to transition to 5G will determine who has the lead in development and IT. Deploying 5G technology will likely cost upward of $200 billion a year for the next five to 10 years.

AI has the power to change the way our world operates: Q&A Special

Artificial intelligence has the potential power to change the way our world operates, but before this future state is reached, many organizations have to learn what AI is and how to use it. A leading expert provides an overview of where AI is heading.

Europe’s new energy efficient super-computer

An innovative supercomputer architecture has been developed for a European operation, and it has energy saving capabilities as well as powerful computing performance. This is the high-performance computer located at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.

Saudi hackathon seeks high-tech fixes to hajj calamities

Jeddah - Fuelled by caffeine, pizza and adrenaline, sleep-deprived programmers in a marathon Saudi contest this week explored high-tech solutions to prevent a repeat of past calamities in the annual hajj pilgrimage.

South Korea women hold record mass rally against 'spycam porn'

Seoul - Tens of thousands of South Korean women staged a mass rally in Seoul Saturday to protest against spycam porn, urging tougher punishments for peeping Toms as anger over the growing scourge boils over.

Drones and AI to be used in Massachusetts for solar maintenance

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. and Raptor Maps, Inc. has signed a deal for the co-development of cutting-edge utility-scale solar asset management technologies that will optimize the field operations and maintenance of solar assets.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origins moving to catch up with SpaceX

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is racing to pull his private space company out of start-up mode and move into production amid signals that his firm's heavy rocket set for lift-off in 2020 may slip behind schedule.

Apple reaches new landmark with $1 trillion valuation

New York - Apple -- the culture-changing company behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad -- hit another milestone on Thursday, becoming the first private-sector company to surpass $1 trillion in market value.

NASA can look at the factors leading to start and spread of fires

NASA researchers recently developed a model that analyzes various weather factors that lead to the formation and spread of fires. It is called the Global Fire Weather Database (GFWED).

Uber hits brakes on self-driving trucks

San Francisco - Uber on Monday said it is hitting the brakes on self-driving trucks, shifting gears to focus just on autonomous cars.

French lawmakers ban smartphones in schools

Paris - French schoolchildren will have to leave their smartphones switched off or at home as the new academic year begins in September, after lawmakers voted for a ban on Monday.
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