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Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese regulators after pulling controversial app

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has met with Chinese regulators after the tech giant pulled a controversial app from its app store earlier this month because it was being used “maliciously” in Hong Kong. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation said in a statement on Thursday that Cook, who has been known to personally involve himself with Read More

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency should be prevented: German finance minister

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FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration WASHINGTON (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Friday redoubled his criticism of Facebook’s plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency, and said creation of a new world Read More

Mysterious lost city discovered in Cambodian jungle

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Archaeologists have discovered the lost city of Mahendraparvata deep in the Cambodian jungle. Archaeologists had to harness laser technology to locate the mysterious city, which is nestled in the Phnom Kulen mountains of Northern Cambodia, according to a paper published in the journal Antiquity. “Despite knowing that the Phnom Kulen mountains likely hid traces of Read More

Germany, Italy & France set to block Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra in Europe – report

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Paris, Rome, and Berlin are getting ready to block Facebook’s new digital currency Libra in Europe, a French minister said, as cited by AFP. Last month, France’s Finance Ministry said that the technology developed by the social media giant causes serious concerns and therefore its operation cannot be authorized for use on European soil. French Read More

Wall St Week Ahead-Tech haves and have-nots face third-quarter tests

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Technology companies, which make up the largest swath of the U.S. stock market, are expected to post a nearly 8% drop in third-quarter profits as reports roll in next week from many of the sector’s biggest corporations. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Read More

Snakes and ladders: SoftBank Vision Fund’s climbing, sliding valuations

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(Reuters) – The $100 billion Vision Fund of Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) has in just over two years burned through much of its capital investing in money-losing, late-stage tech startups in areas as varied as autonomous driving, healthcare and finance. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son attends a news conference Read More

Turkey-Syria cease-fire in question after reported shelling; Mulvaney backtracks Ukraine quid pro quo comments

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Oct. 17: In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, flames and smoke billow from a fire on a target in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by shelling by Turkish forces. (AP) Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you Read More

California launches America’s first statewide earthquake early warning system

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Officials in California unveiled the nation’s first statewide earthquake early warning system on Thursday. The California Earthquake Early Warning System utilizes a smartphone app as well as traditional alert and warning delivery methods, such as Wireless Emergency Alerts. “The system uses ground motion sensors from across the state to detect earthquakes before humans can feel Read More

Vatican unveils ‘smart rosary’ activated by making the sign of the cross

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Catholics can now use a smart rosary to pray for world peace. Vatican officials unveiled the eRosary wearable bracelet on Tuesday. The device, which is activated by making the sign of the cross, is connected to the ‘Click to Pray’ app. Click to Pray is the official prayer app of Pope Francis’s Worldwide Prayer Network. Read More

New missile-armed Stryker unveiled by General Dynamics

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General Dynamics’ Stryker A1 IM-SHORAD (General Dynamics) The Army has received its first Hellfire and Stinger Missile-armed Stryker vehicle to bring a new era of air and missile defense to fast-moving attack units by killing enemy drones, helicopters and incoming missiles. The vehicles, in development for quite some time through an Army deal with General Read More