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Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei unveiled new phones powered by ARM-based chips, on Tuesday UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by the BBC. ARM instructed employees to halt “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei and its […]

How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything

How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dan Bricklin, inventor of the first spreadsheet In 1978, a Harvard Business School student named Dan Bricklin was sitting in a classroom, watching his accounting lecturer filling in rows and columns on the blackboard. Every time the lecturer changed a figure, he had to work down and across the […]

Teaching machines to write better adverts than humans

Teaching machines to write better adverts than humans

Image copyright Dentsu Aegis Image caption Audrey Kuah says her firm is trying to teach ad copy programs to be more creative Machines are now writing advertising copy as well as basic news reports, but are their efforts any good and can they be taught to be more inventive? “Have a suite stay” read an […]

Tesla Model 3: Autopilot engaged during fatal crash

Tesla Model 3: Autopilot engaged during fatal crash

Image copyright NTSB Image caption The Tesla Model 3 after the crash A preliminary report into a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model 3 in the US has found Autopilot had been engaged 10 seconds before the crash. The Tesla was travelling above the speed limit when it crashed into a truck towing a trailer […]

American man accused in $9m net address theft

American man accused in $9m net address theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Net addresses have become valuable because the pool of available numbers is drying up An American man has been accused of stealing net addresses worth more than $9m (£7m) by US prosecutors. Amir Golestan of South Carolina is alleged to have tricked an organisation that controls some net addresses […]

The Google city that has angered Toronto

The Google city that has angered Toronto

Image copyright Sidewalk Labs Image caption Google-affiliate Sidewalk Labs had big plans for its internet-based smart city It was meant to be a vision of how we will all live in future – a smart city built from the internet up – offering citizens the chance to experience the very latest technology. That would include […]

The doctor who invented 18 medical devices

The doctor who invented 18 medical devices

Image copyright Jagdish Chaturvedi Image caption Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi combines his career with medical innovation – and stand-up comedy Consultant Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi is not your typical healthcare professional. He’s also an entrepreneur. Since 2010, Bangalore-based Dr Chaturvedi, has co-invented 18 medical devices to help address inefficiencies he’s spotted in the Indian healthcare system. And […]

MPs ask Instagram chiefs about suicide poll

MPs ask Instagram chiefs about suicide poll

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a teenage Instagram user in Malaysia Instagram executives have said they are “heartbroken” over the reported suicide of a teenager in Malaysia who had posted a poll to its app. The 16-year-old is thought to have killed herself hours after asking other […]

William Hill advert linked betting to sexual success

William Hill advert linked betting to sexual success

Image copyright Advertising Standards Authority Image caption The ad was appeared in a message to users An advert for a betting firm seen on the dating app Tinder has been banned for linking gambling to sexual success. The ad for William Hill, which was sent as a message to users, read: “Stuck in the friend […]

Android pioneer HTC stages retreat from China

Android pioneer HTC stages retreat from China

Image copyright HTC Image caption Handsets like the HTC Desire 12 have attracted positive reviews but weak sales HTC is pulling its smartphones from two of China’s largest online marketplaces, raising concerns about the brand’s future. The firm was the first to sell an Android handset in 2008. But it has seen its global share […]

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