Robotic Doberman to Detect Guns, Explosives
The four-legged robots are not a novelty anymore. Scientists from Florida Atlantic University’s Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory (MPCR) have assembled the skills of all robots in one dog-like robot that can perform many of a real dog tasks. A report published by the university on August 15... Read more
Iran and China to Improve Mutual Ties in the Fields of Science and Technology
More than 50 Iranian knowledge-based companies are slated to visit Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Shanghai in November 10-14, 2019, in a bid to develop ties with their counterparts and partners in the Far Eastern country. An Iranian delegation, comprised of representative from 50 knowledge-based companies, and led by... Read more
China’s Huawei, the Tech Giant Under Scrutiny for its Alleged Links to the Chinese Government
China’s Huawei, the tech giant under scrutiny for its alleged links to the Chinese government, has become caught up in a controversy surrounding the representation of Taiwan. Huawei has come under fire for allegedly implying in its smartphone settings that Taiwan is independent. Despite a backlash on social media,... Read more
Apple Will Award $1 Million for Bugs Discovered In macOS and iOS
As the software ecosystem gets advanced, the bugs also get complex to find. To make the bug hunting process more rewarding, Apple has increased its bounty for ethical hackers.  From the current bounty of $200,000 per vulnerability, Apple will award $1 million for bugs discovered in macOS as well... Read more
Google reveals fistful of flaws in Apple's iMessage app
A team of bug-hunters at Google have shared details of five flaws in Apple’s iMessage software that could make its devices vulnerable to attack. In one case, the researchers said the vulnerability was so severe that the only way to rescue a targeted iPhone would be to delete all... Read more
Huawei’s Sales Jump Despite Trump’s Blacklisting
BEIJING — A little over two months after Huawei’s chief executive began comparing his embattled company to a bullet-riddled fighter plane, the Chinese tech giant said its sales for January through June grew by nearly a quarter from a year earlier, a sign that the Trump administration’s clampdown has... Read more
Your Next iPhone Might Be Made in Vietnam. Thank the Trade War.
BAC NINH, Vietnam — No country on earth has benefited from President Trump’s trade fight with China more than Vietnam. The country’s factories have swelled with orders as American tariffs cause companies to reconsider making their products in China. Now, more big technology firms are looking to bulk up... Read more
Rights group loses mass surveillance appeal in High Court
Human rights group Liberty has lost its High Court challenge against the government’s Investigatory Powers Act. Called the “Snoopers’ Charter” by its critics, the legislation allows for mass surveillance of electronic devices, allowing intelligence agencies to extract and store information. Liberty claimed the powers of “bulk hacking” were unlawfully... Read more
India’s Newest billionaire, 37-year-old former Teacher
BANGALORE (BLOOMBERG) – India’s newest billionaire is a former classroom teacher who developed an education app that’s grown to a valuation of almost US$6 billion (S$8.2 billion) in about seven years. Byju Raveendran joined the rarefied club after his Think & Learn Pvt scored US$150 million in funding earlier... Read more
SoftBank Unveils New Tech Fund to Expand Its Sprawling Portfolio
Few can resist the allure of a sequel. Not even, it seems, in the investing world. SoftBank announced on Friday that it was planning to create Vision Fund 2, a follow-up to the Japanese conglomerate’s nearly $100 billion vehicle for investing in the technologies that it believes will shape... Read more