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Barclays' British online banking channels go down in latest outage

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Barclays said customers were experiencing problems logging into mobile, telephone and digital banking on Thursday, the latest in a string of such outages as banks upgrade their systems and push more customers online. “We are having a few issues but the team is on the job to get this fixed,” the bank told customers who were complaining on social media platform Twitter. The bank said ...

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Apple to ship iPhones with only Qualcomm chips to German stores

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said Thursday that it will resume selling older iPhone models in its stores in Germany after they were banned last year, but only with chips from Qualcomm Inc, which is in a global legal battle against the Cupertino company. Apple said it had “no choice” but to stop using some chips from Intel Corp in iPhones headed to Germany in order to comply with a patent infringement lawsuit Qualcomm wo...

14 Feb 8:02 AM 0 Read More...

Tesla rolls out 'sentry mode' safety feature

(Reuters) - Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc on Wednesday launched a safety feature called “sentry mode” for its electric cars, as it attempts to make its vehicles more attractive to buyers. The feature will be compatible with U.S. Model 3 vehicles, followed by Model S and Model X vehicles that were manufactured after August 2017, the electric carmaker said. When enabled, the "sentry mode" monitors the environment around ...

14 Feb 4:09 AM 0 Read More...

Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple Inc to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones, Reuters has found. Illicit software distributors such as TutuApp, Panda Helper, AppValley and TweakBox have found ways to use digital certificates to get access to a program Apple introduced to let corporations distrib...

14 Feb 4:01 AM 0 Read More...

EU clinches copyright overhaul deal, tech giants in focus

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is set to rewrite its two-decades-old copyright rules which will force Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc to share revenue with the creative industries and remove copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. Negotiators from the EU countries, the European Parliament and the European Commission clinched a deal after day-long negotiations. The commission, the EU’s...

14 Feb 1:13 AM 0 Read More...

NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Opportunity, a remarkably durable NASA rover designed to roll along the surface of Mars for three months, has stopped communicating with Earth after 15 years of service, officials said on Wednesday, ending a mission that astounded the U.S. space agency. Engineers lost contact with the solar-powered vehicle on June 10 during a dust storm that encircled Mars. Since then, NASA officials made num...

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NASA bids adieu to Mars rover that kept going and going and going

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A remarkably durable NASA rover designed to traverse the surface of Mars for three months has stopped communicating with Earth after 15 years of service, officials said on Wednesday, ending a mission that astounded and gratified the U.S. space agency. Engineers lost contact with the solar-powered vehicle, dubbed Opportunity, on June 10 of last year during an immense dust storm that encircled ...

13 Feb 10:00 PM 0 Read More...

EU clinches copyright overhaul deal, critics see shortcomings

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is set to rewrite its two decades-old copyright rules to ensure a level playing field between its creative industries and tech giants such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc, after striking a deal on the issue on Wednesday. While the revamp is likely to result in more compensation for publishers, broadcasters and artists from online platforms, it could burden small sta...

13 Feb 9:58 PM 0 Read More...

T-Mobile, Sprint executives face skeptical House panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives from T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp faced tough questions from lawmakers on Wednesday about how the companies’ planned merger would affect prices and jobs, especially in rural America. The deal to combine the No. 3 and No. 4 U.S. wireless carriers, struck in April, was approved by both companies’ shareholders in October and has received national security clearance, but still nee...

13 Feb 9:50 PM 0 Read More...

Cisco quarterly revenue, profit beat estimates, shares rise

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc reported second-quarter revenue and profit above Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, as the network gear maker benefited from strong growth in its newer businesses such as application software and cyber security. Shares of the Dow component rose 3 percent in after-market trading after the company also boosted its share buyback program by $15 billion and raised its quarterly dividend. Ci...

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