Technology

New York eyes textalyzer to bust drivers using cellphones

ALBANY, N.Y. – Police in New York state may soon have a high-tech way of catching texting drivers: a device known as a textalyzer that allows an officer to quickly check if a cellphone has been in use before a crash. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday directed the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to examine …

World’s first floating wind farm installed in Scotland

LONDON, July 27 — The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has taken shape off the northeast coast of Scotland, according to a BBC report. The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is located in Peterhead of Aberdeenshire and is a pilot project which will bring power to 20,000 homes. The old technology of the …

Facebook works with Harvard against hackers targeting US elections

SAN FRANCISCO, June 27 — Facebook Inc., an online social media and social networking service, said Wednesday it will work with a Harvard University project against hackers who target elections in the United States. The company headquartered in Menlo Park, Northern California, said it will provide initial funding of 500,000 US dollars for the project, …

Ford makes USD2B in 2nd quarter of 2017: report

CHICAGO, July 27— Ford Motor Company reported on Wednesday a profit of USD2 billion in the 2nd quarter of 2017, up 3.7 percent from a year ago. Its Q2 total revenue was USD39.9 billion, also up year over year. Ford attributed the increases to better performances in auto markets of North America, Europe and the …

Microsoft bets big on cloud, eyes new customers in India

NEW Delhi, July 26 — Global technology giant Microsoft is shifting to higher gear in getting more customers on board for its cloud-based services in India as it aggressively targets new as well as existing cloud technology users. “Anybody who is on the cloud in India and anybody who has the potential to be on …

Kaspersky Lab to launch free antivirus software worldwide

MOSCOW, July 26 — Russian software developer Kaspersky Lab announced the worldwide launch of a free antivirus Kaspersky Free, company’s head Eugene Kaspersky said Tuesday. “I’ve some fantastic, earth-shattering-saving news. We’re announcing the global launch of Kaspersky Free, which, as you may have guessed by the title, is completely free-of-charge! Oh my giveaway!” Kaspersky said. …

Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees

A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand. Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said more than 50 employees are voluntarily getting implants Aug. 1 at what the company is calling a …

Technology seen to prevent collapse of PH’s tallest bridge

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 25– It takes a Swiss technology to permanently eliminate the threat of erosions near the foundation of Agas-Agas Bridge, the country’s tallest. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office here said the installation of slope stabilization control system is a priority project next year to curb the …

Wind turbines sweeping Aklan

NABAS, Aklan, July 15 (PNA) – Change is coming in the once sleepy town of Nabas in this province through the imposing presence of 18 giant wind turbines which are not only breathtaking to look at but also serve as breath of fresh air in the country’s hunt for “green” energy. But more than just …

Global smartphone sales reach new record in Q2

BERLIN, July 25— Global smartphone sales had achieved a new record in the second quarter of the year, German market research institute GfK said on Monday. A total of 346.9 million smartphones had been sold worldwide from April to June, representing a year-on-year increase of 4 percent, the report shows. Asia led the demand growth …

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