Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic drink

Soft drink company to part with tradition by launching version of ‘Chu-Hi’ alcopop in Japan Julia Kollewe Coca-Cola is to produce the first alcoholic drink in its 132-year-history, with plans to launch an alcopop in Japan. The...

Nintendo is considering a 3DS successor

PCmag When Nintendo launched the Switch and sales were much better than anyone expected, it looked as thought the 3DS was on life support. Surely sales would drop off quickly for the seven-year-old handheld now...

A New High: More Americans Believe Humans to Blame for Global Warming

A new survey conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan's Center for Local, State and Urban Policy found that three in five Americans now believe that humans are to blame for global warming...

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is coming to Beirut!

Sponsored by Facebook, TechCrunch is bringing the Startup Battlefield competition to Beirut on October 3 this year. The day-long event will be hosted at Beirut Digital District, the heart of Lebanon's startup scene. by...

Digital revolution slipping further away from billions of the globe’s poorest, data shows

 The Guardian The rate at which the world is getting online has dropped since 2015. Data from the UN shows that women and the rural poor are the ones missing out The growth of internet access...

Just Like Us: AI May Become Delirious and Depressed – Study

Scientists believe that giving robots emotions and the ability to hallucinate things that are not real doesn’t seem like a good idea at all. With recent research describing human emotion as the byproduct of learning, chances are...

China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The probe,...

In Saudi Shadow, One Troubled Gulf State Seeks an Investor Reset

By Glen Carey and Matthew Martin Gleaming skyscrapers rise from reclaimed land in one corner of Bahrain’s capital, a new development that’s a showcase for the government’s effort to lure hi-tech business and move...

Germany sees sharp rise in ‘fake science’ journal publications — report

Thousands of German scientists — many using public funds — have published their results in quasi-scientific journals without being peer reviewed, according to a report. An expert described it as "a disaster for science." Over...

Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads from Tuesday as online crackdown widens

By Tommy Wilkes and Fanny Potkin Twitter Inc will start banning cryptocurrency advertising from Tuesday, joining Facebook and Google in a clampdown that seeks to avoid giving publicity to potential fraud or large investor losses. The...

World Hacks: A surprising new afterlife for chewing gum

By Dougal Shaw World Hacks, BBC News British designer Anna Bullus is on a mission to recycle chewing gum into useful objects, cleaning up our streets in the process. More than £14bn is spent on chewing...

Self-Flying Air Taxi Tested in New Zealand

"Cora", developed by Larry Page's Kitty Hawk company, is an electric aircraft intended for use as part of a transportation service instead of sale to individual users. The aircraft uses self-flying software and 12 lift...

Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information without users' explicit consent. It involves the "tag suggestions"...

Fintech company Centtrip launches instant payments that will save companies time and money

Centtrip has launched a revolutionary payment service with the potential to save businesses substantial amounts of money and reduce transaction times to literally seconds. Centtrip now allows multi-national companies to make unlimited local and international...

Hologram phone calls – sci-fi or serious possibility?

By Daniel Thomas Business reporter High-speed 5G networks could lead to big changes in how we use our mobile phones, allowing us to enjoy virtual reality on-the-go, interactive live broadcasts, and even project holograms from...

‘Made in China 2025’: China has a competitive AI game plan but success will...

Sarah Dai Alice Shen –South China Morning Post  The fourth instalment of a series on China’s hi-tech industry development master plan looks at artificial intelligence (AI) and its promise to lift the country’s industries up...

Drones and stakeouts: how Tesla ‘haters’ put pressure on CEO Musk

Sarah N. Lynch, Michelle Price SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An online army of skeptics and amateur sleuths that has spent years promoting bets against Tesla Inc senses an opportunity to renew pressure on the electric...

Say Hi to Ferrari’s New SF71H Car for 2018 Formula 1 Season

The Ferrari Formula 1 team on Thursday unveiled its latest grand prix racing car, the SF71H, hoping it will end four years of Mercedes' dominance in the 2018 season. The SF71H was presented in front of a...

How China’s GPS ‘rival’ Beidou is plotting to go global

By Pratik Jakhar -BBC Monitoring China has ambitions for its rapidly expanding Beidou satellite navigation system to serve the whole world, not just Asia, but will it really be able to rival the well-established -...

Want to Live Forever? Well, You Could If You’re a Billionaire

Several moneybags have reportedly been financing research into the development of life-extension technologies for the mega-rich. California-based entrepreneur, and future-tech promoter Peter Diamandis has joined forces with renowned biomedical entrepreneur and expert in placental stem cells development,...