• IBM patents origami smartwatch tech

      IBM patents origami smartwatch tech

      The American IT company IBM is not the one to make any of the mobile devices people carry these days - smartwatches, phones, tablets, or laptops - but that isn’t stopping the legendary computing pioneer from patenting ideas that might become viable in the future.

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    • Google reveals new Stadia details

      Google reveals new Stadia details

      You do not have to wory anymore! You will now lose access to your games on Google Stadia even if its publisher decides to exit the platform. That's one of the things the tech giant has revealed in a comprehensive update to the service's FAQ where it said that once you purchase the game on its platform, you will own the right to play it. That means one wlll still be able to access it even if time comes that it's no longer available for purchase.

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    • Boeing loses $6bn order to Airbus

      Boeing loses $6bn order to Airbus

      Saudi Arabia’s flyadeal is terminating a prior order for Boeing’s 737 Max jet and is switching to European rival Airbus, in what is seen as the latest blow to the American manufacturer as it seeks to return the beleaguered fleet to flight after two fatal crashes. The budget airline, which in December said it would purchase 50 Max jets, announced on Monday that it will instead purchase 50 Airbus A320neo narrow-body jets, a direct rival to Boeing’s update to the popular 737 airliner.

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    • Deutsche Bank with major restructuring plan

      Deutsche Bank with major restructuring plan

      Deutsche Bank announced Sunday that it will pull out of global equities sales and trading, scale back investment banking and slash thousands of jobs as part of a sweeping restructuring plan to improve profitability. The German bank's strategic transformation is now expected to cost €7.4bn by the end of 2022.

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    • British Airways faces $230m fine over data breach

      British Airways faces $230m fine over data breach

      The UK’s data watchdog has issued a "notice of intent" that it plans to fine the airline British Airways a record $230m after last year website failure compromised the personal details of roughly 500,000 customers, violating EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) it was company's '“poor security arrangements” that lead to the breach of credit card information, names, addresses, travel booking details, and logins of its customers.

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    • EU nations vote against a wi-fi-based car standard

      EU nations vote against a wi-fi-based car standard

      European Union's Member States voted on Thursday against the bloc executive’s proposal for a wi-fi-based car standard in a blow to its backer Volkswagen, Reuters reported, citing an EU official. According to the media's source, 21 EU nations - including Germany, France and Italy which have powerful auto industries - stood against the proposal at a meeting of EU representatives in Brussels of the bloc’s 28 Member States.

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    • Google Maps to simplify commutes

      Google Maps to simplify commutes

      Public transportation is something that undoubtedly plenty of us rely on when it comes to daily commuting, but there are times when the local transit system is anything but reliable. Those who use it to travel back and forth to work are used to being stuck on a moving can of sardines, locked elbow to elbow with their fellow commuters into buses, tramps or subway cars, but sometimes there are just too many passengers and you can’t board.

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    • US threatens new tariffs on $4bn of EU goods

      US threatens new tariffs on $4bn of EU goods

      The United States threatened on Monday to impose tariffs on $4bn in European Union goods, citing vague “additional analysis” ostensibly over the lengthy dispute involving subsidies for the world's two largest plane manufacturers. The decision though also came mere days after the bloc restarted trade in essential goods with Iran.

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    • China installing surveillance apps on travelers' phones

      China installing surveillance apps on travelers' phones

      Chinese authorities are reportedly installing surveillance apps on tourists’ phones at certain border crossings that collect data and scan for a wide range of files. The finding is a result of a The New York Times, Vice's Motherboard, The Guardian, Suddeutsche Zeitung and the German broadcaster NDR's joint investigation into the methods used by China in its Xinjiang region, where the government has ramped up surveillance targeting its Uighur Muslim minority, forcing thousands into "reeducation" camps.

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    • EU and Mercosur strike trade pact after 20-year talks

      EU and Mercosur strike trade pact after 20-year talks

      The European Union and South American bloc Mercosur agreed a free trade treaty on Friday, concluding two decades of talks and committing to more open markets in the face of a rising tide of protectionism.EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said it was the EU's biggest deal to date and, at a time of trade tensions between the US and China, showed that "we stand for rules-based trade". Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said it was "historic" and "one of the most important trade deals of all time".

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