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Technology A visually impaired person walks with a six-legged robot "guide dog" during a demonstration of a field test for a Shanghai Jiao Tong University test team, in Shanghai, China June 18, 2024. REUTERS/Nicoco Chan

Chinese Robot 'Guide Dog' Aims to Improve Independence for Visually Impaired

It's less furry than a traditional companion, but a six-legged Chinese robot "guide dog" could one day help vision impaired people live more independently,…

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Technology The Google sign is shown on one of the company's office buildings in Irvine, California, US, October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Google Buys Stake in Taiwan Solar Power Firm Owned by BlackRock

Google said it has taken a stake in Taiwan's New Green Power and could buy up to 300 megawatts of renewable energy from the BlackRock fund-owned firm to help…

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Technology The logo of SK Hynix is seen at its headquarters in Seongnam, South Korea, April 25, 2016. (Reuters)

South Korea's SK Hynix to Invest $75 Bln by 2028 in AI, Chips

South Korea's SK Hynix, the world no.2 memory chip maker, will invest 103 trillion won ($74.6 billion) through 2028 to strengthen its chips business, focusing…

Technology Figurines with computers and smartphones are seen in front of the words "Artificial Intelligence AI" in this illustration taken, February 19, 2024. (Reuters)

As AI Gains a Workplace Foothold, States are Trying to Make Sure Workers Don't Get Left Behind

With many jobs expected to eventually rely on generative artificial intelligence, states are trying to help workers beef up their tech skills before they…

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Technology Temu, Shein Ordered to Provide Info on EU Tech Rules Compliance by July 12

Temu, Shein Ordered to Provide Info on EU Tech Rules Compliance by July 12

Chinese fast-fashion e-commerce retailer Temu and China-founded peer Shein were ordered by EU tech regulators to provide details on how they comply with EU…

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Technology A general view of Habib Bourguiba Avenue in downtown Tunis, virtually deserted on the first day of a general lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ordered by Tunisia's president, in Tunis, Tunisia, March 22, 2020. (Reuters)

Technology Exhibition and Program Market of the Arab States Broadcasting Union Launched in Tunis

The technology exhibition “ASPO” for radio, television, and program market was launched in the City of Culture in the capital, Tunis. Organized by the Arab…

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Technology A view shows a Huawei logo at Huawei Technologies France headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, France, February 17, 2021. (Reuters)

Huawei's Harmony Aims to End China's Reliance on Windows, Android

Packed into a small room, a drone, bipedal robot, supermarket checkout and other devices showcase a vision of China's software future - one where an operating…

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Technology Figurines with computers and smartphones are seen in front of the words "Artificial Intelligence AI" in this illustration taken, February 19, 2024. (Reuters)

AI Chatbot Startup Character.AI Launches New Calls Feature

Artificial Intelligence chatbot startup Character.AI said on Thursday it has launched a calls feature that allows users to have voice conversations with their…

Technology A visitor looks at his phone at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Pau Venteo, File)

One Tech Tip: Too Many Passwords to Remember? Try Using a Password Manager

Everyone has too many passwords. The credentials we need to remember to navigate online life keep multiplying, not just for frequently used email, banking,…

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Technology Saudi Arabia Offers E-Visas to Esports World Cup Ticket Holders

Saudi Arabia Offers E-Visas to Esports World Cup Ticket Holders

The Esports World Cup Foundation, in partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism, announced on Thursday that…

Technology The program aims to drive transformation across global industries like electronics and advanced manufacturing. - SPA

KAUST Launches Training Program on Applications of AI Technologies

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has completed its preparations to launch a training program focused on the latest AI technologies. …

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Technology FILE PHOTO: The Tencent Games logo is seen on its game on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2024. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/Illustration/File Photo

Tencent's 'Dungeon & Fighter' Game Dominates China's Mobile Download Charts

Tencent Holdings Ltd's newly launched "Dungeon & Fighter" (DnF Mobile) has got off to a strong start, dominating top-grossing charts on Apple's iOS platform…

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Technology 01 September 2022, Berlin: The logo of Huawei at the electronics fair IFA. (dpa)

Huawei Tops China Smartphone Sales Leading to 618 Festival, up 42.4% y/y

Chinese phone maker Huawei lead in smartphone sales in China in the May 20-June 16 period that coincided with the 618 shopping festival, selling 42.4% more…

Technology AI (Artificial Intelligence) letters and robot hand miniature in this illustration taken, June 23, 2023. (Reuters)

Blistering Barnacles! AI Takes on Europe's Cartoon Heroes 

Home to animated heroes from Tintin to the Smurfs, Brussels is proud to display its cartoon heritage in mammoth murals that tower over the city's stately…

Technology The logo of Microsoft is seen outside it's French headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, on May 13, 2024. (AP)

EU Accuses Microsoft of Breaching Antitrust Rules by Bundling Teams with Office Software 

EU antitrust regulators on Tuesday charged Microsoft of illegally bundling its chat and video app Teams with its Office product and say that recent moves by…

Technology Car dealerships in North America continue to wrestle with major disruptions that started last week with cyberattacks on a software company used widely in the auto retail (File/AFP)

Car Dealerships in North America Revert to Pens and Paper after Cyberattacks on Software Provider

Car dealerships in North America continue to wrestle with major disruptions that started last week with cyberattacks on a software company used widely in the…

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Technology 16 September 2023, US, New York: The Apple logo, taken at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. (dpa)

Apple's App Store Rules Breach EU Tech Rules, EU Regulators Say 

Apple's App Store rules breach EU tech rules known as the Digital Markets Act (DMA) because they prevent app developers from steering consumers to alternative…

Technology FILE PHOTO: Apple logo is seen on the Apple store at The Marche Saint Germain in Paris, France July 15, 2020.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

WSJ: Apple and Meta Have Discussed AI Partnership

Facebook parent Meta Platforms has discussed integrating its generative AI model into Apple's recently announced AI system for iPhones, the Wall Street Journal…

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Technology Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, speaks on a panel on the main stage during the 2024 Collision tech conference in Toronto, Canada. Cole BURSTON / AFP

Beyond Nvidia: the Search for AI's Next Breakthrough

For a few days, AI chip juggernaut Nvidia sat on the throne as the world's biggest company, but behind the staggering success are questions on whether new…

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Technology stc significantly expanded its data network capacity in Madinah, exceeding last year's capacity by over 35%. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s stc Group Boosts Network Capacity in Madinah to Serve Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s stc Group has deployed its technical expertise and digital services to support the thousands of pilgrims visiting Madinah following the Hajj,…

Technology A general view of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Highlights Cybersecurity Achievements, Urges Global Collaboration at UN Debate

Saudi Arabia's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Abdulaziz Alwasil emphasized the critical need for a secure and reliable cyberspace that…

Technology A view shows a Huawei logo at Huawei Technologies France headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, France, February 17, 2021. (Reuters) 

Huawei Says it Has Made Huge Strides, from Operating Systems to AI 

China's Huawei Technologies said on Friday it had made breakthroughs in fields from operating systems to artificial intelligence, and that it had taken the…

Technology FILE PHOTO: A man walks next to Russian Kaspersky stand during the GSMA's 2022 Mobile World Congress (MWC), in Barcelona, Spain, March 2, 2022. REUTERS/ Albert Gea/File Photo

Biden Bans US Sales of Kaspersky Software over Russia Ties

The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to bar the sale of antivirus software made by Russia's Kaspersky Lab in the United States, with Commerce…

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Technology The secretary-general also pointed to “a legion of hate merchants littering the information superhighway with fear and division” and the increasing use of cyberspace as a weapon in conflicts. - The AP

UN Chief Warns of Perils of 'Weaponizing Digital Technologies' and Malicious Activity in Cyberspace

The United Nations chief warned Thursday that “the perils of weaponizing digital technologies are growing by the year” and malicious activity in cyberspace is…

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