Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan

Tech 05/22/19, 06:36

A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.The "Digi Police" app was originally issued by Tokyo police three years ago, but a function to scare ...

China cuts taxes to spur chip makers in face of US pressure

Business 05/22/19, 05:56

China is cutting taxes on its fledgling software and integrated circuit industries as U.S. export controls threaten to handicap Chinese tech companies. The Finance Ministry's announcement Wednesday comes amid a spiraling tariff war with Washington over Chinese technology ambitions. Most smartphones, tablet ...

Supreme Court allows lawsuit over iPhone apps

Business 05/13/19, 11:03

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals in rejecting a plea from ...

California approves free phones, internet for foster youth

U.S. 04/25/19, 15:22

Young people in California's foster system will get free cellphones and internet access under a program approved Thursday that supporters say will bridge a digital divide.The California Public Utilities Commission passed the $22 million pilot program that will provide smartphones ...

Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues

Tech 04/22/19, 13:29

Samsung is pushing back this week's planned public launch of its highly anticipated, $2000 folding phone after reports that reviewers' phones were breaking.The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday, but instead it will now run ...

SKorean carriers switch on 5G networks ahead of schedule

Business 04/03/19, 22:59

South Korea's telecommunications carriers have turned on super-fast 5G mobile internet networks abruptly ahead of schedule in an attempt to ensure the country becomes the first in the world to launch the services.The carriers' 5G networks went live at 11 ...

Report: Facebook data deals under criminal investigation

Business 03/13/19, 23:37

The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals with major electronics manufacturers.The newspaper says a grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two companies known for making ...

Addiction counselor create app to fight drug overdoses

Health 03/09/19, 10:01

A former heroin user who is now an addiction counselor in suburban Chicago has created a smartphone app that aims to prevent drug overdoses. The Chicago Tribune reports that 41-year-old Lucien Izraylov's Harmredux app connects drug users with trained volunteers who ...

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