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Feds blame railroad for oil train derailment, spill in Oregon

Portland - Calls for a U.S. ban on shipping oil by train got louder last week after federal investigators put the blame for a June 3 oil train derailment on Union Pacific Railroad.

The world's first $4 Android smartphone is finally launching

Back in February, Indian telecoms firm Ringing Bells unveiled a smartphone that costs just $4. It quickly ran into trouble though, being investigated for fraud allegations and claims it directly copied other handsets. Four months on, it's finally on sale.

U.S. President Obama backs entrepreneurs at global tech summit

Palo Alto - U.S. President Barack Obama told the best and brightest in the technology industry on Friday that the government would partner with private industry to keep the Internet free and open to innovation.

Visual cloud computing method aids in disaster response

Massive amounts of visual electronic data are produced during a natural or man-made disaster, and processing the information quickly and efficiently could mean the difference between life and death for survivors.

U.S. President Obama lands in California for global tech confab

Mountain View - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Northern California on Thursday to attend an entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University and meet with many of the world's renowned technology innovators.

Heads up! Seoul launches campaign to keep smartphone users safe

Seoul - Pedestrians glued to their smartphones were given something else to look at this week, as officials in Seoul launched a safety campaign to keep them from walking into busy traffic.

Art hooks up with tech: A marriage made in…? Special

Brooklyn - Imagine what Leonardo da Vinci could do if he had a chance to develop an app for the iPhone or what Picasso could have done with PhotoShop. As the New Museum’s Julia Kaganskiy describes it, “Artists wield new tools to create new stories.”

Legal nightmare could continue for man who sold printer online

Indianapolis - There's a downside to everything. Just ask Doug Costello, the Massachusetts man who tried to sell a used printer on Craigslist.

Russian hi-tech spy devices under attack over privacy fears

Moscow - New Russian technologies, including phonecall interception and a facial recognition app, have stirred a fierce debate about privacy and data monitoring.

Coral reefs are dead or dying and the news keeps getting worse

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has just gone through its third major bleaching event of the past 18 years, and the news keeps getting worse as evidence shows the bleaching is spreading to the Maldives and other areas.

Fed's tattoo identification system raises 1st amendment questions

The FBI's plan to compile a database of over 100,000 tattoo images, sourced from prison and law enforcement files has come up against the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit that defends civil liberties in the digital world.

MLB clears Dodgers in complaint about electronic positioning Special

Queens - The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team did not violate league rules when it used laser technology to position players before a game with the Mets last month in New York.

Believe the hype? How virtual reality could change your life

Taipei - Reducing errors made during surgery, bringing school books to life, enabling us to browse shops from the comfort of home -- virtual reality is not just about gaming, it will change our lives, according to some tech leaders.

Autism aid app developed for children in Ghana

Accra - The HopeSetters autism center in Ghana is trialing a new app designed to help children identified with an autism spectrum disorder. The center is located in the Ghanaian coastal city of Tema.

Mets complain Dodgers used barred technology in pro baseball game

Flushing - The New York Mets baseball team has formally complained to league officials about what they suspect was another team's use of advanced electronics to better position players on the field.

Trump or not, 'big data' could be huge in 2016 vote

Washington - "Big data" could play a huge role in the 2016 US election, even if Donald Trump doesn't think so.

Sharp begins selling robot-shaped mobile phone

Osaka - Electronics giant Sharp Corporation has started selling the world’s first robot-shaped mobile phone that can walk, dance and talk at a price of about $2,000.

U.S. nuclear force still using 1970s floppy disks warns watchdog

Washington - America's nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released.

China's 'road-straddling' bus will drive over traffic jams

Beijing - Innovations in modern transportation today look at factors like reducing traffic congestion, lowering pollution levels and moving people safely from one point to another. China's Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) may just be the answer.

Diagnosis app scoops Africa health prize

Dakar - An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts won Africa's first prize recognising new technology that boosts health on the continent.

China testing 5G technology, aims for availability by 2020

China expects to commercialize the use of 5G technology in 2020 as test works are ongoing to come up with the first version.

Germany eyes free wi-fi in public spaces, finally

Berlin - Try looking for a free wi-fi connection in the cafe down the street in Germany and, more likely than not, there isn't one.Forget about looking for open connections in parks or at key monuments. They just don't exist.

Saving children who swallow button batteries using origami robot

Stockholm - Imagine, if you will, a child swallowing a small lithium battery, then imagine rushing the child to the emergency room to have it removed using a small origami robot device. Science fiction? No, it's the latest in robotic technology.

Advanced medical technology on show at digital healthcare summit

Healthcare technology continues to advance at a rapid rate. Some of the latest inventions were showcased at the Wired Health exhibition.

Technologies for improving medicinal safety discussed in London Special

London - On May 12, 2016 healthcare pharmacists gathered at the Royal Society for Chemistry in central London to discuss the safety and safe preparation of medicines intended to be sterile. Most sterile medicines are biologics.

Hong Kong remains world’s most connected place

Hong Kong remains the most connected place in the world, according to a recent study conducted by the GfK Connected Consumer Index.

Fewer perks for employees could be new normal in Silicon Valley

San Francisco - Okay, the $100,000 chrome panda stays. But a lot of the lavish perks that made internet file-sharing startup Dropbox one of the most sought-after places to work are being cut or eliminated.

Senegal's child beggars show limits of 'apptivism'

Dakar - Mamadou is a child beggar wandering the streets of Dakar, perilously darting in and out of traffic as he tries to gather enough money for his Islamic teacher to feed him.

Op-Ed: Living cells are now being programmed with computer code

Cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and other diseases are now in the firing line more than ever with the advent of CRISPR technology and now, computer code that reprograms living cells.

Australian refuses to give more proof he created Bitcoin

London - Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright on Thursday said he would not provide further proof to back up his claim that he created Bitcoin, saying he was "not strong enough" for the public scrutiny."I believed that I could do this.
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