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Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment abuse

Twitter Inc plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct.

Dorsey’s pledge to revamp Twitter’s guidelines came after some users boycotted the service for suspending actress McGowan, who spoke out against Weinstein. — AFP
Tech News 17 Oct 2017

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Adobe Systems Inc warned that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.

Adobe said it had released a Flash security update to fix the problem, which affected Google's Chrome and Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer browsers as well as desktop versions. — Reuters
Tech News 17h ago

Rinspeed hopes its latest autonomous car idea will click

Swiss automotive think tank Rinspeed is following a unique train of thought for its latest autonomous car concept set to make its global debut at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas this January.

Developed with assistance from two of the world's leading automotive and technological suppliers, including Harman International, Tom Tom, SAP and ZF, the Snap Concept will be on show at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center. — AFP Relaxnews
Tech News 16h ago

Toyota looks to autonomy for all and for any occasion

Toyota will use the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show to debut a suite of autonomous vehicles under a new Concept-I Series marque that it believes could be the solution to giving the elderly and disabled greater freedom, mobility and independence.

(From left) The Toyota Concept-i RIDE, Concept-i WALK, and Concept-i. — AFP Relaxnews
Tech News 17 Oct 2017

DJI announces Zenmuse X7 drone camera for 6K aerial movies

Chinese manufacturer DJI has presented a new drone camera promising aerial shooting of unrivaled quality.

When mounted on the Inspire 2 drone, the Zenmuse X7 promises a new kind of high-end aerial shooting. — AFP Relaxnews
Tech News 16 Oct 2017

Tesla fired hundreds of employees in past week

Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc fired about 400 employees this week, including associates, team leaders and supervisors.

It's about 400 people ranging from associates to team leaders to supervisors. We don't know how high up it went,  said the former employee. — Reuters
Tech News 10h ago

Tech firms improve cooperation on extremism but more needed

Technology firms have improved cooperation with the authorities in tackling online militant material but still must act quicker to remove propaganda fuelling a rise in homegrown extremism.

Duke said there had already been a change in the attitude of tech companies since a rally organised by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August turned deadly. — Reuters
Tech News 16 Oct 2017

Nokia 8: A return to form?

Nokia 8 is a flagship smartphone that competes with other giants and fares relatively well.

The Nokia 8 is super nice to look at and hold. It has an aluminium body with metal edges. — Nokia
Tech News 17 Oct 2017

How to digitally prepare for the next big earthquake

When the next big earthquake strikes the Bay Area, millions will likely be stranded without the high-tech comforts provided by Silicon Valley.

Apple said there is no FM chip in its iPhone 7 and 8 (pic) models. — Bloomberg

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