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China launches final satellite to complete rival to GPS

Beijing - China on Tuesday launched the final satellite in its homegrown geolocation system designed to rival the US GPS network, marking a major step in its race for market share in the lucrative sector.

Robots: allies during virus crisis, enemies later?

Paris - When human contact needs to be kept to a minimum, robots can save lives and factories. But when the coronavirus crisis is over, will they amplify job losses?

Green or red light: China virus app is ticket to everywhere

Bejing - To enter many offices, restaurants, parks or malls in China nowadays, people must show their status on an app that determines whether they are a coronavirus threat.There is often a moment of tension before opening the app on arriving at a location.

Q&A: What consumers really want out of 5G Special

How will 5G influence the world of work and the lives of users? From the business perspective, 5G promises to make remote working easier and for the consumer higher-quality content will be delivered faster.

New motion sensitive approach to wireless technology

Waterloo-based startup Cognitive Systems, at the world’s biggest and most influential consumer technology trade show CES, presented a new approach in wireless technology based on sensing motion.

Canada spy agencies split over proposed Huawei 5G ban: media

Ottawa - Canada's spy agencies are divided over whether or not to ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from fifth generation (5G) networks over security concerns, the Globe and Mail reported Wednesday.

China rolls out 5G services in race to narrow tech gap

Bejing - China's three major state telecom operators rolled out 5G wireless technology Thursday, as the country races to narrow its technology gap with the US amid a bruising trade war.

Review: Choetech's new charging and connectivity products Special

New products from Choetech include a wireless charger stand for Samsung and Apple smartphones; a connectivity device to link up laptops and bigger screens; and a new rapid charging plug. Each of these technology peripherals are reviewed.

'Alexa, my head hurts': UK health service signs up Amazon

London - "Alexa, what are the symptoms of flu?"The UK government said Wednesday that Britons will be able to get answers to this and other medical queries from the National Health Service (NHS) using their Amazon smart speakers.

'Alexa, my head hurts': UK health service signs up Amazon

London - "Alexa, what are the symptoms of flu?"The UK government said Wednesday that Britons will be able to get an answer to this and other simple medical questions from the National Health Service (NHS) using their Amazon smart speakers.

Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network in European first

Monaco - Monaco on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to inaugurate a next-generation 5G mobile phone network based on technology from Chinese firm Huawei, which is seen by the US as a major security risk.

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.
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