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Robots 'to replace up to 20 million factory jobs' by 2030

June 26 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Up to 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world could be replaced by robots by 2030, according to analysis firm Oxford Economics.

People displaced from those jobs are likely to find that comparable r...

Changi Airport: Drones disrupt flights in Singapore

June 25 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Unauthorised drone flying has prompted disruptions at Singapore's Changi Airport for the second time in a week.

The country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) said 18 flights had been delayed, and seven flights diverted due to drones and bad weather.

Last week, one runway was suspended at Changi and...

Is Facebook the future of money?

June 23 2019 | TW News Correspondent

That's just one of the big questions we seek to answer in this month's Tech Tent podcast, which is a special edition all about the Libra coalition and its implications for the wider crypto-currency scene.

For the past 12 months, a small team at Facebook's headquarters in California has been plan...

Government error delays online pornography age-check scheme

June 22 2019 | TW News Correspondent

An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites has been delayed a second time.

The changes - which mean UK internet users may have to prove their age - were due to start on...

Apple warns Trump that more China tariffs will help rivals

June 22 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Apple has joined a growing chorus of firms urging the Trump administration to drop a plan for more US tariffs on Chinese goods.

The US has said it may impose duties on $300bn (£236.1bn) worth of Chinese products if the two sides can't reach a trade deal.

In a letter, Apple "urged" the White House to drop the tariff plan.

The tech gi...

Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves

June 22 2019 | TW News Correspondent

US supermarket giant Walmart has confirmed it uses image recognition cameras at checkouts to detect theft.

The cameras identify when items are put in a shopping bag without first being scanned by a cashier, or at the self-service checkout.

Walmart told the new...

Update Your Firefox Browser, Hackers Are Abusing a Serious Bug

June 19 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Firefox users need to patch their browsers. Hackers have been exploiting a serious bug in the software, which can be used to take over the entire computer.

On Tuesday, Mozilla's security team warned about a critical "type confusion vul...

Microsoft Resumes Selling 'Existing Inventory' of Huawei Laptops

June 18 2019 | TW News Correspondent


Microsoft will resume sales of Huawei laptops after pulling the products from its online store following the Trump administration's blacklisting of the Chinese vendor.

The company plans on selling its "existing inven...

Twitter removes Iranian-backed accounts

June 16 2019 | TW News Correspondent

The accounts were deleted alongside others from several different groups as Twitter tries to tackle interference.

It revealed the deletions in an update to its transparency report that aims to expose the "spread of misinformation by insidious actors".

Also removed were accounts used for Russian, Catalonian and Ven...