Exclusive: Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used Canadian chat program -researchers

Exclusive: Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used Canadian chat program -researchers

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used software distributed by a small Canadian customer service company, another example of a “supply chain compromise” made infamous by the hack on U.S. networking company SolarWinds. U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike will say in an upcoming blog post seen by Reuters that it had … Read more

Elon Musk set to showcase Tesla’s humanoid robot after delay

Elon Musk set to showcase Tesla’s humanoid robot after delay

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has said a robot business will be worth more than its cars, and on Friday investors, customers and potential workers expect to see a prototype at Tesla’s “AI Day” that could prove whether the bot named “Optimus” is ready for work. The robot will … Read more

Exclusive: India’s push for home-grown navigation system jolts smartphone giants

Exclusive: India’s push for home-grown navigation system jolts smartphone giants

India wants local GPS rival in smartphones; industry fears costs Smartphone players want delay to New Delhi’s Jan. 2023 deadline Samsung, others say Indian system needs hardware changes-sources Boosting native system part of Modi’s self-reliance campaign NEW DELHI, Sept 26 (Reuters) – India is pushing tech giants to make smartphones compatible with its home-grown navigation … Read more

U.S. signs deal with Google to develop chips for researchers

U.S. signs deal with Google to develop chips for researchers

The logo for Google LLC is seen at the Google Store Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department said it reached a cooperative research and development agreement with Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google … Read more

Truly autonomous cars may be impossible without helpful human touch

Truly autonomous cars may be impossible without helpful human touch

MILTON KEYNES, England, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Autonomous vehicle (AV) startups have raised tens of billions of dollars based on promises to develop truly self-driving cars, but industry executives and experts say remote human supervisors may be needed permanently to help robot drivers in trouble. The central premise of autonomous vehicles – that computers and … Read more

NASA’s mega-moon rocket ready for liftoff on eve of debut Artemis mission

NASA’s mega-moon rocket ready for liftoff on eve of debut Artemis mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug 28 (Reuters) – Launch teams at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida spent a final full day of preparations ahead of Monday’s planned liftoff of NASA’s giant next-generation rocket on its debut test flight, kicking off the agency’s Artemis moon-to-Mars program 50 years after the end of the Apollo era. NASA … Read more

Musk’s SpaceX and T-Mobile plan to connect mobile phones to satellites, boost cell coverage

Musk’s SpaceX and T-Mobile plan to connect mobile phones to satellites, boost cell coverage

Aug 25 (Reuters) – U.S wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) will use Elon Musk-owned SpaceX’s Starlink satellites to provide mobile users with network access in parts of the United States, the companies announced on Thursday, outlining plans to connect users’ mobile phones directly to satellites in orbit. The new plans, which would exist alongside … Read more

AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity in $17.5 bln deal

AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity in .5 bln deal

People play “Pokemon GO” on the Pokequan GoBoat Adventure Cruise in the Occoquan River in the small town of Occoquan, Virginia, U.S. August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Gaming software company AppLovin Corp (APP.O) on Tuesday made an offer to buy peer … Read more

Apple forecasts faster sales growth, strong iPhone demand despite glum economy

Apple forecasts faster sales growth, strong iPhone demand despite glum economy

July 28 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Thursday said parts shortages are easing and that demand for iPhones is unceasing despite consumers tightening other spending, helping it top Wall Street expectations and forecast faster sales growth ahead. The Silicon Valley giant’s shares rose 3.5% after hours following the release of the results. Though macroeconomic … Read more

EXCLUSIVE EU found evidence employee phones compromised with spyware -letter

EXCLUSIVE EU found evidence employee phones compromised with spyware -letter

July 27 (Reuters) – The European Union found evidence that smartphones used by some of its staff were compromised by an Israeli company’s spy software, the bloc’s top justice official said in a letter seen by Reuters. In a July 25 letter sent to European lawmaker Sophie in ‘t Veld, EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders … Read more