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As iPhone sales sputter, Apple moves toward reinvention, again

Apple looking to pivot away from depending on the iPhone to generate revenue.

Google builds gesture controls into new Pixel phone

The Pixel 4 is expected to make its debut in October.

YouTube needs ‘new set of rules and laws’ says executive

Rising public pressure on YouTube and other social media platforms has prodded them to try and limit the negative aspects.

Blood-soaked ‘It’ sequel jolts Comic-Con to life

Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy star as grown-up versions of the haunted children returning to their creepy hometown 27 years later to battle Pennywise the clown.

EU fines Qualcomm €242 mil for ‘predatory’ pricing

Qualcomm’s pricing tactics was with the intent of eliminating their competitor at the time Icera.

Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition

San Diego prepares for its 50th International Comic-Con, which will see 135,000 people gather to preview the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.

Facebook’s crypto currency faces pre-G20 examination

Facebook could leverage its two billion-plus users to bring crypto-money out of the shadows and into the mainstream.

Facebook exec: Governments must regulate social networks

Nick Clegg says democratic politicians are the ones who should regulate social media and not companies.

Gates: Microsoft missed mobile dominance by ‘tiny’ margin

Gates says Microsoft’s failure in mobile is his biggest mistake while at the helm of the company.

Uber hit with Australia class action ahead of stock listing

Aussie cabbies are alleging Uber gained an unfair advantage and destroyed their livelihoods by knowingly operating above the law.

Hulu reports growing user base, new shows, with Disney in control

Hulu says their user base has grown on the back of new partnerships and new series launches.

Tirana’s ‘pyramid’ puts checkered past behind it for new tech future

After years of neglect, the crumbling structure is now set for another rebirth as an IT hub in the heart of Albania's fast-changing capital.

Warren unveils Big Tech breakup plan

Elizabeth Warren says that Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon have too much power over US 'economy, society, and democracy.'

Having the right computer science skills for Industry 4.0

By becoming familiar with cybersecurity, cloud computing, and big data, your skills will be relevant to future job opportunities.

Apps send intimate user data to Facebook

Information collected by apps included personal details regarding body weight, pregnancy status, ovulation, and home shopping.

Researchers keeps wraps on automatic text generator to prevent misuse

The software could be used to generate news stories, product reviews and other kinds of writing.

US Facebook fine over privacy could be in billions

The FTC reopened its investigation following revelations that personal data from Facebook users was hijacked by the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Tencent investment in Reddit sparks censorship worry

The popular social news website is known for ask-me-anything sessions.

Once red-hot smartphone market sees cooler trend

Fresh surveys show global sales had their worst contraction ever in 2018, and the outlook for 2019 isn't much better.

Netflix puts ‘Fortnite’ in crosshairs as streaming wars heat up

The dominant online television service has begun efforts to become more interactive.

YouTube demotes flat-earthers, conspiracy theorists

The global video streaming service planned to modify its viewing recommendation system gradually.

Tech to the rescue: New products aim to improve disaster relief

The machines were among the technologies on display at the 2019 CES to highlight innovations which can be used in various kinds of relief efforts.

Not just for kids: a leap for seniors at Vegas tech...

CES exhibitors were showcasing new ways to help the elderly remain independent, mentally fit and connected.

4 must-watch TED Talks by women

Four women, four speeches and four examples being creative, entrepreneurial, ambitious and powerful.