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Facebook services back online after worldwide outage

Facebook said it was "back at 100 percent" Wednesday evening after an outage on all of its services affected users in various parts of the world.


'Good chance' for more US exports to Huawei: Trump aide

As the United States and China pursue trade talks, there is a "good chance" that more US firms will be granted licenses to sell products to controversial Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Sunday.


Twitter adds warnings to rule-breaking tweets from public figures

Twitter announced Thursday it would add warning labels to tweets from officials and politicians that violate its rules -- a move potentially affecting the prodigious output of US President Donald Trump.


Apple's star designer Jony Ive to set up own firm

Apple's longtime design chief Jony Ive, who played a key role in the development of the iPhone and other iconic products, is leaving the tech giant to set up his own firm, Apple said Thursday.


Robots to take 20 mn jobs, worsening inequality

Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while boosting overall economic output, a new study shows.


Microsoft missed mobile dominance by 'tiny' margin: Gates

Microsoft missed its chance to be the dominant firm in mobile technology because it was "distracted" during a lengthy antitrust battle with US authorities, company co-founder Bill Gates said Monday.


Sailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight

A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester "solar sail."


Science suffers collateral damage as US, China tensions rise

A rise in US visa denials for Chinese academics and intensified scrutiny of alleged links to Beijing over fears of potential espionage are having a chilling effect on long-standing research collaboration, researchers say.


I, Chatbot: Getting your news from a talkative automaton

"Do you ever lie to your friends?," Jam asks, popping up in a private message box at the bottom of your screen.


Huawei founder says oversea smartphone sales down 40%

The founder of Huawei said Monday that the embattled Chinese telecom giant's overseas smartphone sales had tumbled by 40 percent this year as it grapples with a US push to clip the company's wings.


 

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