China Telecom says will sell Microsoft's Xbox One from SeptemberFri, 25 Jul 2014 03:59:14 GMT BEIJING (Reuters) - China Telecom Corp Ltd will start selling Microsoft Corp's Xbox One gaming console in China from September through an exclusive contract, the country's third-largest telecommunications company said in a statement on Friday.
Amazon's heavy investing eats into bottom line, shares dropFri, 25 Jul 2014 02:46:51 GMT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.
Nortel Networks to pay U.S. bondholders up to $1 billion in interestFri, 25 Jul 2014 02:37:15 GMT WILMINGTON Del. (Reuters) - Nortel Networks Inc, the U.S. unit of defunct Canadian telecom company Nortel Networks Corp, has agreed to pay up to about $1 billion in interest that has accrued on the $3.9 billion it owes to its U.S. bondholders, a court filing showed.
U.S. judge says she is troubled by Apple $450 million e-books dealFri, 25 Jul 2014 01:58:39 GMT NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to consumers depending on appeals.
U.S. judge says she is troubled by Apple $450 million e-books dealThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:49:56 GMT NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to consumers depending on appeals.
Google under fire from regulators on EU privacy rulingThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:08:22 GMT BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google's GOOGL.O handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens came under fire by regulators after the search engine company restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only, a person familiar with the matter said.
Amazon's heavy investing eats into bottom line, shares dropThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:05:34 GMT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.
Did all dinosaurs sport feathers? Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" might need a little more revising — a newly discovered dinosaur species offers hints that feathers were much more common among the ancient beasts than once thought.
Researchers practice living on Mars For the past four months, a team of researchers have been living in a mockup Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano practicing isolated living on the Red Planet.
Amazon's 'Fire' phone: The reviews are in (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.
App to help emergency responders communicate in crisis NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) - A mobile app from a law enforcement technology firm could soon allow emergency responders from different agencies to communicate seamlessly with each other in a crisis for the first time, sharing files and conducting impromptu conference calls.
New social network offers money for posts SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.
Record-setting facial recognition software Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:30:00 UT +00:00 Computer scientists from Hong Kong University have unveiled the most accurate facial recognition software in the world. The algorithm, which scored a near-perfect 99.15 percent accuracy rating in tests, could prove to be a game-changing technology in automated crowd security. Ben Gruber reports.
Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain LONDON (Reuters) - Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday.
NASA seeking commercial Mars satellite network CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - In what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.
US: Internet speed promises under scrutiny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday reminded Internet service providers to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they actually deliver, or face penalties.
Scientists to map Mount St. Helens interior SEATTLE (Reuters) - A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St. Helens on Wednesday as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in U.S. history.
Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones NEW YORK (AP) — What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products.
Who says fish can't drive? Dutch designers have built a prototype 'car' for fish. Equipped with a webcam, micro-computer and motorized wheels, the mobile fish tank utilizes computer vision technology to track its fish driver's movements to get around. Jim Drury has more.
How you can protect yourself from identity theft NEW YORK (AP) — It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into a possible breach.
Giant wheel may be best way to clean up ocean plastic There are at least one billion tons of plastic in the ocean. Creative solutions abound, but few strike marine conservation experts as practical or praise-worthy. Too often, says ecologist Andrew David Thaler, projects like floating plastic-filter machines amount to little more than “concept art.“