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Hackers Accused of Ties to Russia Hit 3 E. European Companies: Cybersecurity Firm

Hackers Accused of Ties to Russia Hit 3 E. European Companies: Cybersecurity Firm

Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning...

Shanghai Airport Automates Check-in with Facial Recognition

Shanghai Airport Automates Check-in with Facial Recognition

It’s now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout...

Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe

Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe

Google says it will start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets...

US Employers Post Record Number of Open Jobs in August

US Employers Post Record Number of Open Jobs in August

U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence...

Huawei Launches New flagship Phones in Bid to Keep No. 2 Spot

Huawei Launches New flagship Phones in Bid to Keep No. 2 Spot

Huawei unveiled new flagship smartphones with novel smart camera and video features on Tuesday, as it seeks to sustain momentum...

Check-in With Facial Recognition Now Possible in Shanghai

Check-in With Facial Recognition Now Possible in Shanghai

It’s now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout...

Facebook to Ban Misinformation on Voting in Upcoming US Elections

Facebook to Ban Misinformation on Voting in Upcoming US Elections

Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling...

Caution, Cancellations, Protests as Concerns Grow on China’s Belt and Road

Caution, Cancellations, Protests as Concerns Grow on China’s Belt and Road

Concerns about debt diplomacy on China’s expansive infrastructure megaproject — the Belt and Road — have become an increasing source of debate...

US Budget Deficit Hits Six-Year High

US Budget Deficit Hits Six-Year High

The U.S. government’s budget deficit hit $779 billion in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, while spending increased and...

Zimbabwe’s Government Says Worst of its Economic Woes is Over

Zimbabwe’s Government Says Worst of its Economic Woes is Over

Zimbabwe’s government says the country is emerging from a recent economic meltdown that saw shops run out of goods and...

Market Can Cope with Push for Zero Iranian Oil Sales, Says US Envoy

Market Can Cope with Push for Zero Iranian Oil Sales, Says US Envoy

The United States still aims to cut Iran’s oil sales to zero and does not expect restored oil sanctions against...

Why More Americans Are Moving to Smaller Cities

Why More Americans Are Moving to Smaller Cities

More Americans are moving to smaller cities in search of a better quality of life. They’re leaving places like Los...

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.  Sears once dominated...

Artificial Intelligence Can Help Fight Global Hunger

Artificial Intelligence Can Help Fight Global Hunger

A world without hunger by 2030 is the theme of this year’s World Food Day, and the goal of the...

Using CT Scans to Predict Heart Attacks

Using CT Scans to Predict Heart Attacks

One of the joys of computer algorithms and machine learning is their ability to extract new data from old technologies....