No plans to ban Facebook's Libra: ECB's Coeure says

17 October 2019 @ 11:01 am Global financial regulators have no plan to ban Facebook's Libra or other stablecoins, but these digital tokens backed by official currencies will have to meet the highest regulatory standards, European Central Bank director Benoit Coeure said in an interview published on Thursday.
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Chipmaker TSMC boosts capex by up to $5 billion, sees fourth-quarter sales jump on smartphones

17 October 2019 @ 10:17 am Apple Inc supplier TSMC raised its 2019 capital spending plan by up to $5 billion on Thursday and forecast a nearly 10% rise in fourth-quarter revenue on strong demand for faster mobile chips and new high-end smartphones.
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Tesla to start Powerwall home battery installations in Japan

17 October 2019 @ 10:12 am Tesla Inc will start installing its Powerwall home power storage batteries in Japan next spring, the U.S. electric car and battery maker said on Tuesday, marking the product's debut in Asia.
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Exclusive: WeWork owner creates committee to decide on financing lifeline

17 October 2019 @ 9:14 am WeWork owner, The We Company, has formed a special board committee to consider proposals for a $5 billion financing lifeline from its largest shareholder SoftBank Group Corp and its main lender JPMorgan Chase & Co , four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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Samsung says will soon patch Galaxy S10 fingerprint recognition problem

17 October 2019 @ 8:50 am Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will soon roll out a software patch to fix problems with fingerprint recognition on its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone.
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Tesla gets approval to start manufacturing in China

17 October 2019 @ 8:00 am Tesla Inc was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China's industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country.
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Fortress extends tender offer period for Japan's Unizo until November 1

17 October 2019 @ 7:11 am SoftBank Group's Fortress Group said on Thursday it would extend its tender-offer period for Japanese hotel operator Unizo Holdings, which is also an acquisition target of Blackstone Group but at a higher price, until Nov. 1.
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LG Chem sees electric vehicles accounting for 15% of all car sales in 2024

17 October 2019 @ 6:44 am South Korea's LG Chem, one of the leading electric vehicle (EV) battery makers, expects global sales of EVs to grow more than five-fold from 2018 levels to account for about 15% of global vehicle sales in 2024, it said on Thursday.
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Solar powered cars set off for Australia's outback race

17 October 2019 @ 6:05 am More than 40 racing teams from 21 countries left Darwin on Sunday to race across Australia to the southern city of Adelaide in the world's fastest solar powered cars.
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Netflix shares jump as subscribers grow ahead of Disney, Apple attack

17 October 2019 @ 5:45 am Netflix Inc added slightly more paying subscribers than Wall Street expected in the third quarter, a relief to investors who had worried the company might fall short just as Disney and Apple prepare to ramp up the streaming video wars.
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Massive sextortion attack running wild, security firm says

17 October 2019 @ 11:39 am Sextortion campaigns are back with a vengeance.  Read More

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says Facebook must be broken up: 'They're after your kids'

17 October 2019 @ 12:41 am Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been critical of Big Tech for quite some time, but in a Wednesday interview he joined a growing group of lawmakers, technologists and activists who support breaking up Facebook. Read More

Feds bust massive 'dark web child porn marketplace,' announce 337 arrests of suspected site users

16 October 2019 @ 9:40 pm The South Korean operator of a child pornography website described as the "largest dark web child porn marketplace" has been indicted by a federal grand jury, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Read More

360-year-old shipwreck revealed using virtual reality

16 October 2019 @ 6:29 pm Exactly 360 years to the day since the Dutch merchant ship Melckmeyt was wrecked off a remote Icelandic island, experts have harnessed virtual reality to create a stunning virtual dive of the wreck. Read More

Army shapes long-term war vision with new infantry vehicle

16 October 2019 @ 11:00 am While the particular state of the Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition may seem somewhat tangled and uncertain, there does appear to be an unambiguous, aggressive Army intention to field a new infantry fighting vehicle that breaks new ground -- when it comes to lethality, protection, deployability, speed, firepower and AI-enabled sensing. Of equal significance, the Army seeks a vehicle “soon,” which can be upgraded effectively. Read More

Credit card fraud: 5 frightening ways thieves are coming after you

16 October 2019 @ 11:00 am Despite credit card issuers pushing new security measures every year, credit card theft is still a rampant crime. In fact, Federal Trade Commission reports show a significant spike in credit card fraud from the first quarter to the second quarter this year, with about 110,000 reports. Read More

Twitter will prevent users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules

15 October 2019 @ 11:26 pm Twitter will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who violate its rules. Read More

Army mini-explosive drones kill enemy drones

15 October 2019 @ 7:48 pm They can form swarms of hundreds of mini, precision-guided explosives, overwhelm radar or simply blanket an area with targeting sensors. They can paint or light up air, ground or sea targets for enemy fighters, missiles or armored vehicles, massively increasing warzone vulnerability. The can instantly emerge from behind mountains to fire missiles at Army convoys, infantry on the move or even mechanized armored columns. Read More

China builds 400 mph ‘flying saucer’ attack helicopter with stealth coating and missile system

15 October 2019 @ 4:30 pm An experimental attack helicopter that looks like a flying saucer has been unveiled in China. Read More

Google debuts Pixel 4 phone, wireless earbuds with AI

15 October 2019 @ 3:56 pm SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google unveiled a new Pixel smartphone and other hardware devices Tuesday, all aimed at getting people even more dependent on its artificial-intelligence services. Read More