TikTok owner and Huawei are helping China’s campaign to repress Uighur Muslims, report finds
BEIJING – Chinese tech giants including ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, and Huawei Technologies are working closely with the Communist Party to censor and surveil Uighur Muslims in China’s western region of Xinjiang, according to a report published on Thursday (Nov 28). New evidence of links between the security apparatus... Read more
Japan Spacecraft Starts Yearlong Journey Home From Asteroid
JAXA scientists hope the samples contain carbon and organic matter that could explain how they are related to Earth Japan‘s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could... Read more
Chinese Telecoms Giant Huawei Technologies to Hand Out S$389 Million to Staff for Helping it Ride Out US Curbs
SHENZHEN (REUTERS) – Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies said on Tuesday (Nov 12) it will hand out 2 billion yuan (S$389 million) in cash rewards to staff working to help it weather a US trade blacklisting. The world’s largest telecoms equipment provider has said it has been trying to... Read more
Australian Regulator Files a Law Suit Against Google Alleging Location Data Misuse
Reuters/Sydney * Google misled Android users about location data, regulator says * Regulator seeks unspecified damages, public declarations * Regulator has called for sweeping law reform for big tech An Australian regulator has filed a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google, accusing it of misleading smartphone users about how it... Read more
Study says Microphone Could be Used to Diagnose ‘Noisy’ Arthritic Knees
Technology used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges could be used to diagnose “noisy” arthritic knees, a study suggests. It involved a tiny microphone being attached to participants’ knees to pick up high-frequency sounds. Although not audible to humans, the waveforms can be analysed by computers to... Read more
10 Technologies to Transform the Middle East Over the Next Decade
From artificial intelligence to autonomous vehicles, transformative science and technology has driven impactful change across the GCC countries in recent years. With regional governments now set to reduce oil dependency through policy and regulation change, the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and the phenomenon of the Internet of Things (IoT) is... Read more
Saudi Arabia to Launch 5G Corporate Services in Early 2020
Nasser bin Sulaiman Al-Nasser, STC Group CEO, said STC has increased the number of sites equipped with 5G in various regions across Saudi Arabia. He said the fifth-generation (5G) corporate services will be launched in early 2020 and that today the Kingdom is considered among the countries best prepared... Read more
No More Android 9 Pie Devices After January 2020 Ends
The US based search giant Google is making it compulsory for smartphone manufacturer to ship devices with Android 10 after January 31, 2020. After the above mentioned date, Google will only approve new devices running the latest Android version, Android 10 and the company will stop approving new devices... Read more
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori has landed back on Earth
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori has returned to Earth. After eight days in space Al Mansoori, the country’s first astronaut, touched down safely in Kazakhstan this afternoon (Thursday) just before 3pm (Dubai time). Footage broadcast by Russia’s space agency showed the Soyuz MS-12 capsule carrying Al Mansoori, NASA astronaut... Read more
Develop an Eco-Friendly House with These Affordable Gadgets
Gadgets for the home are a saturated market at the moment with a number of companies producing the next best gadget. But what about gadgets to help your household develop an eco-friendlier lifestyle? With a number of eco-friendly gadgets costing a small fortune, it may seem tempting to apply... Read more