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A World Run with Code
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:00:00 GMT
From https:
Rethinking computation casts light on free will, intelligence and more

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Beautiful Math
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:45:00 GMT
From https:
A new book shows off spectacular works of art inspired by mathematical principles

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Huawei unwanted: Asian shops shun phone trade-ins on Google suspension worries
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:08:35 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Mobile phone retailers in some Asian countries are refusing to accept Huawei devices for trade-ins, as more consumers look to offload their device on worries Google suspending business with the Chinese firm will disrupt services.


U.S. judge rules Qualcomm practices violate antitrust law
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:03:51 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Qualcomm Inc unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for cellphone chips and used its dominant position to impose excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judged ruled, sending the company's shares down 13 percent in pre-market trade.


Exclusive: Behind Grindr's doomed hookup in China, a data misstep and scramble to make up
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:51:39 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Early last year, Grindr LLC's Chinese owner gave some Beijing-based engineers access to personal information of millions of Americans such as private messages and HIV status, according to eight former employees, prompting U.S. officials to ask it to sell the dating app for the gay community.


China gives more chip design firms a tax break amid trade tensions
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:45:23 -0400
From feeds.reuters
China is making preferential tax treatment available to more chip design and software firms, in an effort to support domestic industries amid escalating trade tensions with the United States.


British mobile operator EE to start 5G services, will not offer Huawei
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:17:04 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Britain's biggest mobile operator EE aims to launch the country's first 5G service next week, but it will not offer Huawei handsets until the Chinese company's future becomes clear following its row with the United States.


UK chip designer ARM to suspend business with Huawei: BBC
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:16:28 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Major British-based chip designer ARM is suspending business with China's Huawei to comply with U.S. regulations, the BBC reported on Wednesday, citing internal company documents.


Payments tech firm Nuvei to buy Britain's SafeCharge for $889 million
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:01:14 -0400
From feeds.reuters
U.S. payments technology firm Nuvei Corp said it would buy SafeCharge International Group Ltd in an all-cash deal valued at $889 million to expand in the fast-growing electronic payments industry.


Exclusive: Tencent and Riot Games developing mobile version of League of Legends - sources
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:59:29 -0400
From feeds.reuters
China's Tencent Holdings Ltd is working with its U.S. unit Riot Games to develop a mobile version of "League of Legends", the world's most popular desktop-based game, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.


UK's biggest mobile operator pauses use of Huawei 5G handsets
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:41:09 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Britain's biggest mobile operator EE said on Wednesday it would not offer Huawei handsets as part of its 5G services launch, pausing the use of devices from the Chinese company until its future becomes more clear.


After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm: media
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:42:09 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed.


Wirecard teams up with India to issue tax ID cards
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:18:39 -0400
From feeds.reuters
German payments company Wirecard said on Wednesday it would work with India to simplify the process of issuing tax identity cards required to open bank accounts, transfer money or complete business transactions.


China says opposes U.S. trying to smear Chinese firms
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:19:55 -0400
From feeds.reuters
China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that China opposes the United States smearing Chinese companies, after media reports that the U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision.


Sony sees smartphone business as indispensable, says CEO
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:18:42 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Sony Corp sees the smartphone business as indispensable to its brand portfolio, its CEO said, bucking calls from some investors that the Japanese electronics firm should scrap the money-losing business.


Shares in China's Hikvision slump after report of U.S. blacklisting
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:46:48 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Shenzhen-listed shares in Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd opened 10% lower on Wednesday after reports that the U.S. may blacklist the firm.


SoftBank brand Ymobile to delay launch of Huawei P30 Lite phone
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:46:17 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Japanese telco SoftBank Corp's low-cost mobile brand Ymobile said on Wednesday it would delay the launch of Huawei P30 Lite smartphone, following the imposition of trade restrictions on the Chinese manufacturer by Washington.


TransferWise closes $292 million secondary funding round at $3.5 billion valuation
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:01:15 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Money transfer startup TransferWise has closed a $292 million secondary funding round which doubles its valuation to $3.5 billion, the company said on Wednesday.


Surge of algae kills millions of salmon in Norway
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:58:06 -0400
From feeds.reuters
A surge of algae has killed an estimated 8 million salmon at Norwegian fish farms over the past week, wiping out more than half of this year's expected sales growth, the state-owned Norwegian Seafood Council said on Wednesday.


Magnitude 3.4 quake hits gas field region of north Netherlands
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:06:50 -0400
From feeds.reuters
A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the north Dutch region of Groningen, home to one of Europe's largest natural gas fields, early on Wednesday, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said.


Quake won't immediately change Groningen gas output plans: government spokesman
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:06:35 -0400
From feeds.reuters
A 3.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern Dutch region of Groningen on Wednesday will not immediately alter current plans for gas production there, a government spokesman said.


U.S. south 'still under the gun' after deadly storms
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:37:30 -0400
From feeds.reuters
A storm system that blasted the U.S. South was weakening on Tuesday but another was on its way after thunderstorms and tornadoes left a swath of destruction, killed at least two people and tore up a NASCAR grandstand.


Hong Kong raises $1 billion in oversubscribed first green bond
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:55:49 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Hong Kong raised $1 billion from the sale of its first green bond on Wednesday, as the former British colony looks to establish itself as a center for green finance.


Oklahoma reels, Missouri declares state of emergency from storm, floods
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:01:21 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Dozens of people were rescued from rising floodwaters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms unleashing tornadoes and heavy rain roared through the central United States on Tuesday.


A year on, Indian anti-Vedanta protesters say still await justice
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:53:54 -0400
From feeds.reuters
A year after Indian police killed 13 people protesting against pollution from a copper smelter in this hardscrabble southern port city, tensions within the community and between residents and the police are still running high.


Qualcomm violates US antitrust law, judge rules
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Qualcomm, the world's largest maker of smartphone modems and microchips, illegally charges companies sky-high prices to license its technology, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


Chinese surveillance firm's stock plunges after reports of possible US ban
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Shares in Chinese surveillance company Hikvision plunged on Wednesday, following a report that the Trump administration is mulling slapping it with a US export ban.


Mark Zuckerberg should hire a new Facebook CEO, former Facebook exec says
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Mark Zuckerberg needs to give up some of his control of Facebook and hire a new CEO, a former Facebook executive said Tuesday.


Apple's new MacBook Pro updates troubled keyboard
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Apple has another fix for its troubled butterfly keyboards.


Huawei could be the first big casualty of China's clash with America
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
In little over 30 years, Huawei has gone from scrappy startup to China's most successful global consumer brand. Now it could become the first big casualty of an escalating fight with America over trade and the future of technology.


US loosens restrictions on Huawei products temporarily
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
To help American companies cope with the shock of banning Huawei equipment, the Trump administration temporarily eased up a just a bit a on its restrictions.


Amazon will now let users book flights in India
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Amazon is adding flight bookings to its growing list of services in India, one of its biggest global markets.


What did Huawei do to land in such hot water with the US?
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Huawei has endured a tenuous relationship with the United States for a decade, reaching a boiling point last week when the Trump administration banned American corporations from doing business with the Chinese company.


Snap completes leadership shakeup
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Snap, the parent company of messaging app Snapchat, has promoted two executives amid a wider shakeup of its leadership team.


Google Glass lives on in the workplace. The latest pair costs $999
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Google Glass didn't resonate with the general public, but it may have found a foothold in the workplace.


Sprint and T-Mobile merger may be back on track after FCC hints it will bless the deal
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Sprint and T-Mobile have been trying to get married for years. They just got a step closer.


Google may just have killed Huawei's bid to become the world's top smartphone brand
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Google is cutting back on its business with Huawei, following an order from the Trump administration barring US firms from selling to the Chinese tech company.


Why Facebook is teaching a bug-like robot to walk
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
In a rooftop garden at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters, a six-legged robot named Daisy is making chittering noises as it staggers on the sandy ground.


Facebook says Israeli company used fake accounts to target African elections
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Facebook has removed hundreds of fake Facebook and Instagram pages, groups, and accounts that it says were run by an Israeli firm that was targeting countries in Africa.


Grumpy Cat is dead, but will live on through AI
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Grumpy Cat a the angry-looking celebrity feline who launched countless internet memes a died on Tuesday. The beloved cat leaves behind her owner Tabatha Bundesen, a small empire of books and merchandise bearing her unique face, movie and TV appearances, and millions of Google hits.


Spotify is testing a voice-controlled gadget for cars
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The announcement suggests Spotify has some interest in creating hardware devices that may compete with Amazon's line of Echos, Google Home and Apple's HomePod.


The 'Jurassic Park' computer company just got sold for $1.3 billion
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Cray has been synonymous with supercomputing for nearly half a century. Now the legendary tech company is joining the business that pioneered Silicon Valley: HP Enterprise.


Minecraft AR game could be the next PokA(c)mon GO phenomenon
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The world of Minecraft is about to get even more real.


The WhatsApp attack didn't target you. But here's why you should still care
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The WhatsApp vulnerability revealed earlier this week sounds terrifying.


Worldas wildest hot hatch revealed
Date: 0
From https:
Renault has dipped into the supercar parts catalogue to build the most extreme hot hatch on the road.

aSonic booma as meteor lights up sky
Date: 0
From https:
Experts say the object that burst through the night sky over Victoria and South Australia yesterday was likely a meteor.

Has your phone number been leaked online?
Date: 0
From https:
Instagram is trying to figure out how a massive database of phone numbers and email accounts of up to 50 million high-profile Instagram users ended up unsecured online.

Toyota to cut family favourite
Date: 0
From https:
Toyota will this year farewell a family favourite that has been on Australian roads for more than 36 years.

How your car could change forever
Date: 0
From https:
Mercedes-Benz has reinvented the steering wheel. Itas not round, but it is realistic a|

Crazy way bride will fund $81k wedding
Date: 0
From https:
A Queensland woman wants to fund her entire dream destination wedding through recycling containers a an ambitious plan that means she needs to recycle 810,000 bottles and cans.

Do you like shooting bandits in wastelands? Rage 2 is happy to oblige
Date: 0
From https:
Way back in the 1990s, there were a couple of films released around the theme that a giant asteroid was going to slam into Earth and turn us all into future petrol for aliens or robots a Armageddon and Deep Impact in particular.

Home and Away catfish canat hide
Date: 0
From https:
A woman who posed as an Aussie soap opera heart-throb to prey on the emotions of young women has failed in a court bid to keep her family out of the public eye.

Disturbing viral video before trans murder
Date: 0
From https:
WARNING: Distressing footage

Huaweias Hail Mary mobile aplan Ba
Date: 0
From https:
Chinese tech giant Huawei, and the millions who use their popular smartphones, could soon be relying on a second rate aplan Ba.

aIam still shockeda: Plastic waste appears to have killed another whale
Date: 0
From https:
WARNING: Distressing images

Tesla to add fun new feature
Date: 0
From https:
Tesla is famous for its often-quirky software updates a including fart sounds and simulated open fires a but the electric car brand is looking set to step things up in the world of in-car entertainment.

Chinese tech is a athreat to world ordera
Date: 0
From https:
Imagine calling a friend. Only instead of hearing a ringtone you hear a police siren, and then a voice intoning, aBe careful in your dealings with this person.a

Panicked customers selling their phones
Date: 0
From https:
A Chinese tech company executive has privately slammed the ainsane decisiona by the United States to restrict the phone companyas access to Googleas Android operating system and apps.

China, US bicker amid trade stoush
Date: 0
From https:
China has accused the US of harbouring aextravagant expectationsa for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as US action against Chinaas technology giant Huawei began hitting the global tech sector.

Toyota Supra price shock
Date: 0
From https:
Toyota customers might need to win the lottery twice to take home a new Supra.

The child car seat that monitors kids and warns if they wriggle out
Date: 0
From https:
The child seat of the future will be sense when a crash is inevitable and tighten its belts to provide maximum protection for little ones.

What to expect when catching the Sydney Metro Northwest
Date: 0
From https:
Sydneyas newest generation of driverless Metro trains will open their doors to the public for the first time next week as thousands of commuters are expected to flock to use the northwest network.

Drink-driving laws to change from today
Date: 0
From https:
Tough new drink-driving laws come into effect today for NSW, which will see anyone caught driving over the alcohol limit have their licence immediately suspended.

The app that will change your life
Date: 0
From https:
Circling the block looking for a park could be a thing of the past thanks to a new app that hooks drivers up with peopleas garages and driveways.

Googleas shock ban stuns Huawei
Date: 0
From https:
Alphabet Incas Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Electric ute shows off surprising ability
Date: 0
From https:
The much-hyped Rivian R1T all-electric ute could be the most popular vehicle at a camp site.

Why Smart Homes Could Outsmart You
Date: 0
From https:
Turning on your smart TV or your coffee machine before you arrive home is a nice convenience, but it could compromise your security.

City wants to ban texting
Date: 0
From https:
A proposed state law would slap stiff fines on pedestrians who text and email on their phones while crossing the street a and frustrated motorists are already tooting their horns in support.

Joe Hildebrand in Stellar Magazine: aThe greatest lie in historya
Date: 0
From https:
There have been many great lies throughout history, such as aI did not have sexual relations with that womana, aIam not a crooka and aExcuse me, Caesar, would you mind stopping by the Senate to tidy up some paperwork?a

Electric cars: the hidden pitfalls
Date: 0
From https:
Electric vehicles have become an election issue, with Bill Shorten unveiling a bold plan to have EVs make up 50 per cent of new car sales by 2030.

Tested: Australiaas favourite small car
Date: 0
From https:
The humble front-wheel drive hatchback has yielded to the mid-size SUV as suburban Australiaas transport of choice but that doesnat mean hatchbacks have become redundant.

Suzuki tweaks Vitara, the cheap and cheerful small SUV
Date: 0
From https:
Suzukias Vitara has just been given a minor nose job and equipment tweaks, boosting its credentials as one of the best-value small SUVs on sale.

Wanted: A $14K first car for my P-plater son
Date: 0
From https:
THE QUESTION

Perfect selfies are all over Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. They're killing us
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:01:06 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Selfies posted on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram have gone from duck lips to deadly as front-facing cameras on iPhone and Android have improved.