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Apple to replace Intel chips in Macs with its own

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Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel Corp, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The initiative, code-named Kalamata, is still in early developmental stages but is part of a bigger strategy to make Apple’s family of devices work more similarly and seamlessly together, ...

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Russian postal drone program hits wall in debut

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A Russian-made drone on its way to making a first parcel delivery crashed into a wall and crumbled to pieces in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude on Monday, shocking local residents and regional officials at the scene. The unmanned aerial vehicle was sent to deliver a small package to a neighboring village in a ceremony meant to showcase a new ...

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg fires back at Apple’s Tim Cook

Facebook’s chief executive has defended his leadership following criticism from his counterpart at Apple. Mark Zuckerberg said it was “extremely glib” to suggest that because the public did not pay to use Facebook that it did not care about them. Last week, Apple’s Tim Cook said it was an “invasion of privacy” to traffic in users’ personal lives. And when asked what ...

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Alibaba to buy all remaining outstanding shares of Ele.me

HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 19: (CHINA OUT) An inside view of Alibaba Headquarters on September 19, 2014 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. Alibaba is to be officially listed in New York Stock Exchange today with financing scale of 25 billion USD, the largest IPO ever. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

As expected since February, Alibaba will buy all outstanding shares of Ele.me that it doesn’t already own. Best-known for food deliveries, Ele.me  claims to be China’s biggest online delivery and local services platform. In an announcement, Alibaba said the deal values Ele.me at $9.5 billion. Alibaba, which first invested in Ele.me two years ago, and its affiliate Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Group ...

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China space lab to fall on earth on Monday

China space lab to fall on earth on Monday

Debris from a defunct Chinese space station is seen crashing to Earth on Monday, scientists monitoring it say. China’s space agency said the station will re-enter the atmosphere in the next 24 hours – in line with European Space Agency (ESA) predictions. The Tiangong-1 was part of China’s ambitious space programme, and the prototype for a manned station in 2022. ...

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Microsoft gambles on a quantum leap in computing

In a laboratory in Copenhagen, scientists believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough that could transform computing. A team combining Microsoft researchers and Niels Bohr Institute academics is confident that it has found the key to creating a quantum computer. If they are right, then Microsoft will leap to the front of a race that has a tremendous ...

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US may tie social media to visa applications

The Trump administration has said it wants to start collecting the social media history of nearly everyone seeking a visa to enter the US. The proposal, which comes from the state department, would require most visa applicants to give details of their Facebook and Twitter accounts. They would have to disclose all social media identities used in the past five ...

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iPhone update adds privacy ‘transparency’

Apple has updated its iOS, MacOS and tvOS operating systems to give people more information about how their personal data is collected and used. After updating, customers will see new information screens when they use Apple-made apps that collect personal data, such as App Store. The change comes ahead of new EU data protection rules, which take effect on 23 ...

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Pulsar 220, Discover 125 motorbikes unveiled in Ghana

Somoco Ghana Limited, the authorized resellers of Bajaj motorcycles in Ghana, has unveiled the latest Pulsar 220 and Discover 125 motorcycles onto the Ghana market. These models are packed with the best of Bajaj technology to meet the aspirations of the Ghanaian youth. The Pulsar 220 is a 220cc motorcycle delivering 21 PS at 8,500 RPM (Revolutions per minute) and ...

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Huawei P20 Pro smartphone ‘can see in the dark’

Huawei’s latest smartphone can take photos in near-dark conditions without using its flash or a tripod. The P20 Pro takes exposures lasting up to six seconds to get enough light. It then uses artificial intelligence to deliver sharp images and avoid the blurring and smearing normally associated with employing this technique handheld. The Chinese company recently told the BBC it ...

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