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UK car sector accelerates towards electric future

UK car sector accelerates towards electric future Sun, 21 Jul, 2019

Britain's auto industry, seeking to swerve Brexit obstacles, is accelerating toward electrification as consumers shun high-polluting diesels, driven by rapid advances in technology and greener government policy.
Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting

Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting Mon, 20 May, 2019

US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.
Google hit with record 4.3-bn-euro EU fine over Android

Google hit with record 4.3-bn-euro EU fine over Android Wed, 18 Jul, 2018

The European Union slapped Google with a huge 4.34-billion-euro fine for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system on Wednesday in the biggest antitrust penalty in the bloc's history.
Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts

Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts Tue, 15 May, 2018

Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces "community standards" against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech.
Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections

Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Nissan is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year to re-inspect them because they had not gone through the proper final checks.

Harvey turns deadly, lashing Texas with torrential rain

Harvey turns deadly, lashing Texas with torrential rain Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey lashed central Texas with torrential rains on Sunday, unleashing "catastrophic" floods after the megastorm -- the most powerful to hit the United States since 2005 -- left a deadly trail of devastation along the Gulf Coast.
EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges

EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

The European Union rang in the end of cross-border roaming charges for mobile phone users in the 28-nation bloc on Thursday, hailing it as "one of (its) greatest and most tangible successes".
Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack Sat, 13 May, 2017

International investigators hunted Saturday for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout.
Thai man broadcasts daughter's murder live on Facebook

Thai man broadcasts daughter's murder live on Facebook Tue, 25 Apr, 2017

A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday.
US 'Facebook killer' takes own life after brief chase

US 'Facebook killer' takes own life after brief chase Tue, 18 Apr, 2017

A US hunt for the gunman accused of murdering a grandfather and posting the crime on Facebook ended Tuesday with the suspect killing himself after a brief pursuit with police in Pennsylvania.
EU to end mobile roaming charges in June

EU to end mobile roaming charges in June Thu, 06 Apr, 2017

The EU will abolish mobile phone roaming charges from June 15 following a vote in the European Parliament on Thursday.
Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked in 2014

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked in 2014 Thu, 22 Sep, 2016

Yahoo said Thursday a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from half a billion users and may have been "state sponsored."
Toyota announces recalls for defective air bags, canisters

Toyota announces recalls for defective air bags, canisters Wed, 29 Jun, 2016

Toyota announced Wednesday it is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel emissions controls.
Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5bn off Mitsubishi stock

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5bn off Mitsubishi stock Thu, 21 Apr, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.
Venezuela scraps half-hour time difference set by Chavez

Venezuela scraps half-hour time difference set by Chavez Fri, 15 Apr, 2016

Venezuela on Friday reversed a half-hour time change that was one of the signature measures of former president Hugo Chavez's idiosyncratic 14-year rule.
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