Technology

Headphones company spies on listeners, sells information illegally: lawsuit

Bose wireless headphones are pictured in Encinitas, California, United States in this April 19, 2017 photo illustration (Mike Blake / Reuters). 
20 Apr 2017
Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged. The...
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Vodafone Egypt launches a new app for blind and visually impaired customers

Vodafone branch
18 Apr 2017
In an attempt to reach a wider sector of customers, Vodafone Egypt launched a new mobile application for blind and visually impaired users called “E3rafli” (an Arabic word for “Find out for me") to help them...
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Controversial burger commercial triggers Google Home devices

Burger King debuts Whopper ad that triggers Google Home devices (Photo: Burger King facebook page)
18 Apr 2017
Fast-food chain Burger King said on Wednesday it will start televising a commercial for its signature Whopper sandwich that is designed to activate Google voice-controlled devices, raising questions about whether marketing tactics have...
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Egypt's internet speed among world's slowest, ranking 146 out of 150

Egyptians work on their computers in a cafe in Cairo January 6, 2006. REUTERS
16 Apr 2017
Egypt’s broadband internet speed is reported to be among the slowest in the world, ranking 146 out of 150 countries in total, according to Speedtest market report issued on Thursday that measures internet performance around the...
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Islamic fintech firm becomes first to get UK regulatory approval

10 Apr 2017
A London-based Islamic financial technology start-up has become the first company of its kind to be given regulatory approval in the UK, as Britain seeks to position itself as a hub for both fintech and Islamic finance. Yielders, a firm...
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Samsung stations the smartphone as a desktop replacement

A man walks at the Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul January 7, 2015.
 
08 Apr 2017
The Samsung Galaxy S8's near bezel-free curved edge display, encrypted facial recognition system, and physical button-free front face are the features that may be grabbing the initial headlines, but perhaps the smartest feature of...
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Sports-related smart gear sales expected to rise

Tablets / smartphones
08 Apr 2017
Sales of connected items for sport -- including wearables, sports accessories and sportswear -- are expected to reach 253 million unit sales by 2021, according to research from IDATE DigiWorld, a European think tank focusing on the digital...
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Italian court blocks Uber services in Italy, citing unfair competition

08 Apr 2017
A court blocked the use of smart phone apps for Uber cars UBER.UL in Italy on Friday, ruling that they constituted unfair competition.   The court said Uber could not use its Black, Lux, Suv, X , XL, Select and Van phone applications...
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Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets

A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California, 21 December 2013.
01 Apr 2017
Twitter on Thursday began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts.   The latest software modification at the one-to-many messaging service...
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Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

A self-driven Volvo SUV owned and operated by Uber Technologies Inc. is flipped on its side after a collision in Tempe, Arizona, U.S. on March 24, 2017. Courtesy Fresco News / Mark Beach / Handout via Reuters. 
26 Mar 2017
Uber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said. The accident, the latest...
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