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Apple partner Foxconn suffers sales drop amid slow iPhone 7 shipments

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group reported its first-ever annual sales decline late Tuesday, in part due to slow shipment of iPhone 7 models it manufactures, state-run media...

10 years of the iPhone: The smartphone that changed everything

Apple introduced its first iPhone 10 years ago. At the time no one could have known that market leaders such as Nokia would vanish from the stage. The iPhone continues to fascinate the masses,...

In bots we trust: Meet your new best friend, co-worker and servant

Chatbots are everywhere online: Soon you might not know if you're chatting with a real person or a well-designed programme. One bot even promises to keep you alive after you die. What does the...

Taiwan turns up heat on Uber by introducing heavy fines for drivers

Taiwan's legislature on Friday ratcheted up the pressure on ride-sharing company Uber by significantly raising the maximum fine for illegally providing passenger transportation services.

Uber expands its self-driving vehicle programme to San Francisco

San Francisco customers of the car-hailing service Uber can now catch a ride in a self-driving vehicle, the company said Wednesday.

Electric car manufacturer Tesla recalls charging adapters

US electric car manufacturer Tesla on Tuesday issued a recall of charging adapters for its electric cars which could be in danger of melting from overheating.

Reddit to crack down on "toxic" Trump users

US-based news sharing and discussion website Reddit will take action against "toxic users," in particular some of president-elect Donald Trump's supporters, the chief executive and co-founder said...

Hackers target European Commission computer systems

The European Commission's computer systems were targeted by hackers this week in an attack that impaired internet services, a spokesman confirmed Friday.

IBM pays Australian government "substantial" amount for census bungle

Technology giant IBM paid the Australian government "many millions of dollars" in a confidential settlement for a bungled nationwide census in August, the country's prime minister said Friday.

"Revolutionary" weather satellite launched in US

The United States launched a "revolutionary" new weather satellite from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Saturday, the Washington Post reported.

Singapore launches trial of self-driving e-scooters

Passengers who wish to go around shopping malls and airports may now do so via a driverless e-scooter.

Samsung acquires Canadian messaging technology specialist

The world's largest smartphone producer Samsung Electronics announced Wednesday that it has acquired Canadian messaging technology specialist NewNet Communication Technologies for an undisclosed...

"Terrible error" on Facebook "kills" Mark Zuckerberg and others

A glitch on Facebook briefly declared many of the social media site's users dead on Friday, including its founder Mark Zuckerberg, local media reported.

Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines in the US

Samsung, already under fire for its flammable smartphone Galaxy Note 7, will recall 2.8 million washing machines in the United States after reports of injuries resulting from extreme vibration, US...

Samsung third-quarter earnings drop after Note7 woes

Samsung announced reduced profits for the third quarter on Thursday, as the company struggles with the aftermath of the failed Galaxy Note7 smartphone.