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Today โ€” January 17th 2019Technology

Payments company Square launches debit card for small businesses

Payments company Square Inc is launching a free debit card for small businesses aimed at helping them better manage their cash flows, the company said on Thursday.

Taiwan Semiconductor: wafer wobbles

Investors rely on chipmaker’s tech prowess to pull it through but it could be difficult

  • January 17th 2019 at 17:42

Germany looks to ban Huawei from 5G

Berlin turns against Chinese telecoms supplier over security concerns

  • January 17th 2019 at 17:32

Opal-filled fossils reveal timid, dog-size dinosaur that lived down under

By Laura Geggel Senior Writer

When Mike Poben, an opal buyer and and fossil fanatic, bought a bucket of opal from an Australian mine, he was surprised to find to find what looked like an ancient tooth in the pile.

Ancient 150,000-year-old buffalo skull found in England

By Chris Ciaccia

A prehistoric 150,000-year-old skull that once belonged to an extinct giant buffalo has been found deep in the cold ground of an English quarry.

WhatsApp to push back against Indian crackdown on encryption

Facebook-owned messaging app has more than 210m users in India, its largest market

  • January 17th 2019 at 15:57

Amazing pictures show huge sandstorm turn Cairo orange

By James Rogers

Cairo was turned orange on Wednesday as a massive sandstorm blanketed the city in a cloud of dust.

US to launch secret spy satellite Saturday

By Mike Wall Space.com Senior Writer

The United States' newest spy satellite will finally get off the ground this weekend, if all goes according to plan.

NASA may decide this year to land a drone on Saturn's moon Titan

By Meghan Bartels Space.com Senior Writer

The spacecraft that have peered through the yellowish haze surrounding Saturn's moon Titan discovered a strange, yet strangely familiar world where life could theoretically take root. Now, scientists want to return — this time buoyed by Earth's fascination with drone technology.

Facebook blocks accounts linked to Russian state-owned Sputnik

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its platforms, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik.

Germany considers barring Huawei from 5G networks

The German government is debating whether to follow the United States and allies like Australia in restricting China's Huawei Technologies from accessing its next-generation mobile networks on national-security grounds.

In 5G play, Vodafone and IBM link up cloud systems for business

Vodafone is teaming up with IBM to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks.

Rain spotted on Saturn's moon Titan, which may be home to alien life

By Chris Ciaccia

Saturn's moon Titan, which some scientists have theorized could be the home to extraterrestrial life due to the presence of surface liquid, is providing another surprise to researchers — the sight of fresh rainfall.

Facebook Identifies Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign

By ADAM SATARIANO

Facebook removed nearly 500 pages and accounts targeted at Europe and Central Asia. Some originated from an agency controlled by the Kremlin.

German government: No decision yet in debate on security of 5G networks

The German government has yet to reach a common stance on whether to follow other countries in excluding Chinese telecoms network equipment firm Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] from its market on national security grounds, the Interior Ministry said.

Musk tweets Tesla to end customer referral plan because of costs

Tesla Inc's customer referral incentive plan will end on Feb. 1, the electric carmaker's Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday, citing costs.

Venture capital funding of cybersecurity firms hit record high in 2018: report

Venture capital investments in cybersecurity firms hit a record high last year amid a surge in cyber crime over the last few years, according to a report released on Thursday by U.S.-based Strategic Cyber Ventures.

Israeli games developer Playtika buys Austrian card games maker

Israeli mobile games company Playtika said on Thursday it has acquired Austria-based card games firm Supertreat GmbH, just a month after it bought German puzzle developer Wooga GmbH as it seeks to expand further into casual games.

Facebook removes pages linked to Russian news agency

Facebook has removed 364 pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian news agency Sputnik from its platform.

  • January 17th 2019 at 11:05

Apple chipmaker TSMC sees slower growth ahead

Taiwan company forecasts 22% revenue drop as analysts warn on electronics cycle

  • January 17th 2019 at 08:28
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