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Canada, Netherlands to pilot test epassports for transatlantic flights

Montr - Canada and the Netherlands announced Wednesday the launch of a pilot project for paperless travel between the two countries.

LiFi data transfer is coming, and it's better than WiFi

Technology company Signify is to launch one of the first commercial LiFi systems. The process transmits broadband internet via lights, where LEDs to move data and bypass radio signals. Tests indicate the data transfer is superior to WiFi.

China grants 5G licences for commercial use

Shanghai - China on Thursday granted 5G commercial licences to four domestic companies, taking a big step in its bid to be a global leader in next generation wireless networks amid fierce rivalry from the United States.

Britain's FM urges caution over Huawei role in 5G network

London - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China's Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks.

NATO takes Huawei security concerns seriously: Stoltenberg

Apo - Security concerns about the role of Huawei in Western 5G telecom infrastructure are to be taken seriously, the head of NATO said Thursday, as Washington steps up pressure on Europe not to use the Chinese firm.

Huawei invites foreign media to see for itself on spy claims

Shanghai - Chinese telecom giant Huawei has issued an unusual invitation to foreign media outlets to visit its facilities and meet staff as the company pushes back against global pressure arising from US accusations that it spies for Beijing.

Huawei takes fight with US over spying fears to top mobile fair

Barcelona - Huawei unveiled a new foldable smartphone on Sunday on the eve of the world's top mobile fair in Barcelona and hit out against Washington's campaign to bar it from developing next-generation 5G wireless networks.

Canada ambassador says Meng has 'strong case' against extradition

Ottawa - A top Chinese tech executive arrested last month in Canada has a "strong case" against extradition to the United States, Canada's ambassador to China said in comments broadcast here Wednesday.

Rio to test facial-recognition cameras during Carnival

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro plans to test a facial-recognition system during its famed Carnival as part of the city's campaign to fight crime, the head of the regional police force said.

Canada asks China for clemency for convicted drug trafficker

Montr - Canada urged Beijing on Tuesday to grant clemency to a Canadian sentenced to death for drug trafficking, after his sentence reignited a diplomatic dispute that began last month.

CES to debut ultrasonic wireless power

Las Vegas - An ultrasonic wireless power technology is to be showcased at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which takes place in Las Vegas. The technology will be presented by the startup company uBeam.

Review: Choetech's super-fast wireless charger Special

Recent editions of smartphones from Apple and Samsung support wireless charging. A new wireless charger from Choetech provides very fast charging for two devices at the same time.

Belgium reviews smartphone use by troops to counter spying: media

Apo - Belgium's defense ministry is reviewing restrictions on the use of smartphones by active-duty soldiers on operations to counter potential espionage and data tracking especially by Russia, local media reported on Saturday.

Get ready for Li-Fi in 2019

LEDs are now commonly used in lamps and other lighting devices. These Forms of light generation are potential data providers for new optical wireless communication technology LiFi (light fidelity).

Wireless controlled ingestible capsule created

Boston - Medical technologists have constructed an electronic pill that can relay diagnostic information and release drugs in response to smartphone commands. This is to collect patient information or to allow for the controlled release of a drug.

SpaceX advances plan to build a global wireless Internet network

SpaceX's mission to construct a global, high-speed wireless internet network using satellites has edged closer to realization. The company's is to place in orbit over 7,000 satellites for its Starlink network.

Apple Watch supplier under fire over China student labour

Bejing - Apple is investigating a factory in southwest China after a labour rights group said the tech giant's supplier forced student workers to work "like robots" to assemble its popular Apple Watch.

Iranians targeted by smartphone surveillance operation: report

Paris - Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point on Friday said a surveillance operation had targeted the smartphones of several hundred Iranian citizens via malware implanted in their handsets, indicating Tehran was responsible.

Tech nostalgia on show at Berlin's IFA

Berlin - For many consumers, rewinding cassettes, carefully placing a needle on a record or shaking dry a Polaroid photo may all feel like long-forgotten gestures from a bygone era.

Voice assistants tool up in hope of a bright future

Berlin - Some two years after stepping into the spotlight, voice assistants are learning new languages and connecting to ever-more devices around the home -- but mass adoption and widespread ease with the new technology remain some way off.

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Paris - Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.This new type of cyberattack is called "cryptojacking" by security experts.

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.

BMW assesses wireless charging vehicle

BMW is to become the first automobile manufacturer to develop an integrated solution for inductive charging of a plug-in hybrid model. Manufacturing is set to commence in July 2018.

Telegram says Apple cleared path for app update

San Francisco - Telegram said Friday that Apple cleared the path for an updated version of the secure messaging app despite a ban in Russia.

China prepares tech sector for battle as US trade team arrives

Bejing - The first salvos in the budding US-China trade conflict struck old-school sectors like steel and agriculture, but Beijing is now bracing for moves against its strategic ambitions in hi-tech.

Austria uses 5G technology to improve production

Vienna - The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in co-operation with Siemens Austria is developing 5G equipped wireless technologies and radio wave propagation to improve manufacturing processes.

5G wireless race heats up

Barcelona - The race to bring super-fast 5G wireless services to market is heating up with the first commercial deployments of the much-anticipated technology expected at the end of the year.

Laser used to wirelessly charge a smartphone

Washington - Physicists have used a laser to wirelessly charge a smartphone. This was achieved safely and using the distance of a typical room.

Trump team weighs plan to nationalize high-speed networks

Washington - President Donald Trump's national security team is mulling a plan to nationalize the newest generation of high-speed wireless internet networks, sparking sharp criticism Monday from across industry and the political spectrum.

US floats idea nationalizing high-speed networks, drawing rebukes

Washington - US officials have launched a debate on a proposal to nationalize the newest generation of high-speed wireless internet networks in the name of national security, provoking sharp criticism from across the political spectrum.
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