France passes law taxing internet giants

DW -The French Senate endorsed the so-called GAFA act which would target Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and other major tech companies with a 3% percent tax. It's the first time a major nation has...

Arianespace’s Vega rocket fails for the first time

A rocket carrying an observation satellite into space developed an "anomaly" and failed minutes after takeoff from South America. European launch company Arianespace apologized for losing the payload. A launch from Kourou spaceport in French...

Opinion: Huawei’s 5G plan for Germany is a bad deal

China does everything it can to block access to information, particularly from the foreign press. So letting a Chinese firm build Germany's 5G network is naive, to say the least, says DW Director General...

Cyber Attacks Cost $45 Billion In 2018 As Ransomware Hits Hard

The report suggested cyber criminals are getting more sophisticated in targeting their victims, but also noted many attacks could have been prevented with improved computer security. Agence France-Presse Security researchers found as many as 6,515...

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum begins historic restoration of Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’

REUTERS Technicians and researchers check equipment set up inside a glass chamber as they begin to study Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' masterpiece, at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Monday July 8, 2019. (AP Photo) Rembrandt's 17th century masterpiece...

Chaebol struggle to find solution to Japan’s exports curb

The Korea  Times  -By Baek Byung-yeul Chiefs of Samsung, SK, LG and other Korean conglomerates are struggling to resolve the dispute over Tokyo's curb on exporting high-tech materials to Seoul, industry officials said Sunday. Lee Jae-yong,...

Google Maps Reportedly Down, Netizens Complain of Errors

Google mapping service has reportedly stopped responding around the world. Netizens complained Friday night about the inaccessibility of the popular online service. The US-based tech giant has not issued an official statement. Some netizens, however,...

Samsung Electronics flags 56% fall in Q2 operating profit

Samsung Electronics said Friday it expects operating profit to tumble 56 percent for the second quarter of this year in the face of a weakening chip market. Operating profit for the April to June period...

‘Tokyo’s export curb to backfire on Japanese firms’

The Korea  Times - By Jun Ji-hye Tokyo's decision to tighten the rules for exports of materials needed for semiconductor and display manufacture to Korean companies is causing concern among Japanese firms, which ship such...

Beijing’s New Airport To Open On Eve Of China’s 70th Birthday

Work on the Beijing Daxing International Airport officially ended on schedule Sunday, ready for a September 30 inauguration -- on the eve of the anniversary of the foundation of the People's Republic on October...

Ancient Aliens: Is the ‘Armenian Stonehenge’ linked to extraterrestrials?

Ancient Code - by JC Zuzierla Armenia is beautiful, no doubt about it. And it’s ancient. So, of course, it contains it’s own ancient monolith sites, and civilizations have risen and fallen dozens of...

Apple Design Chief, Steve Jobs’ Confidant, To Leave And Start Own Firm

Jony Ive's new company will be called LoveFrom, the Financial Times reported, quoting Ive as saying it would be based in California "for now." Reuters Jony Ive, a close creative collaborator with Apple Inc co-founder...

Huawei warns US patent curbs would hurt global tech

AP US senator’s proposal comes amid mounting American action against Huawei Huawei’s US sales of network gear evaporated after a congressional panel labeled the company a security threat in 2012 SHENZHEN, China: Chinese tech giant...

Boeing’s 737 Max Jets Face New Glitch, This Time Over Flight Control Computer

The new FAA discovery raises the potential for a lengthy delay if Boeing is unable to address the problem by making software changes and instead has to consider hardware upgrades. Michael Laris  - The...

Robots To Take Over 20 Million Jobs, Worsening Inequality: Study

Many analysts point out that automation has generally led to more job creation than it destroys Agence France-Presse Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend...

Apple Fears US Tariffs on China Will “Tilt the Playing Field” to Favour Global...

Apple has been sizing up the costs of moving some production of iPhones and other goods from China to India or other countries as it gears up to restructure its supply chain, fearing impending...

Sailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight

The Planetary Society/AFP / Josh Spradling This image released by The Planetary Society shows an artist's concept of LightSail 2 above Earth A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift...

Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted

  Ice blocks frozen solid for thousands of years destabilized ‘The climate is now warmer than at any time in last 5,000 years’ Reuters A cemetery sitting on melting permafrost tundra at the village of Quinhagak...

Women are less visible in STEM: Why?

According to common stereotypes, women are better at languages and history, while men are better at chemistry and math. But are these categorizations based on fact? German high school student Isabel Lautesbach, 18, is just...

Germany, France and Spain sign deal on European fighter jet

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has described the signing as a "big day for the European defense union." The 'Future Combat Air System' is due to be operational by 2040. Germany, France and...