Traces of a rare molecule known as phosphine have been found in the hellish, heavily acidic atmosphere of Venus, astronomers announced Monday — providing a tantalizing clue about the possibility of life. MORE..
As TikTok’s fate in the U.S. remains murky, YouTube today announced the launch of a new short-form video experience it’s calling YouTube Shorts. MORE..
India has banned more than 100 additional apps with linkage to China, including popular mobile game PUBG, citing cybersecurity concerns as geopolitical tensions escalate at the two neighboring nations’ disputed border. MORE..
The Twitter account for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website and the Narendra Modi Mobile App was reportedly hacked at around 3:15 am on Thursday. The account has 2.5 million followers. MORE..
China’s new rules around tech exports mean ByteDance’s sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations could need Beijing’s approval, a Chinese trade expert told state media, a requirement that would complicate the forced and politically charged divestment. MORE..
Google services including Gmail, Drive and Docs are currently experiencing serious issues, as the company has acknowledged on its status dashboard. MORE..
Google’s AI can now identify food in the supermarket, in a move designed to help the visually impaired. MORE..
The embattled short-form video app TikTok may launch its legal fight against an executive order banning the app in the United States on Tuesday, under grounds the ban is unconstitutional. MORE..
United States President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US. MORE..
NASA’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earth’s planetary neighbor. MORE..
The CEOs of some of the world’s biggest tech companies, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon faced off with the US Congress on Wednesday and were told they have ‘too much power’, spread fake news and are a danger to the American economy. MORE..
Twitter has banned the US president’s eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours. MORE..
China has launched its first rover mission to Mars. The six-wheeled robot, encapsulated in a protective probe, was lifted off Earth by a Long March 5 rocket from the Wenchang spaceport on Hainan Island at 12:40 local time (04:40 GMT). MORE..
The United Arab Emirates successfully launched its Mars-bound Hope Probe on Sunday, marking the the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission -- and the first of three international missions to the Red Planet this summer. MORE..
The Twitter accounts of some of the most prominent U.S. political and business leaders, from Barack Obama and Joe Biden to Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett, were hacked Wednesday afternoon in an apparent effort to promote a Bitcoin scam. MORE..
Microsoft Teams has introduced a host of new features to better its video calling app. MORE..
Elon Musk’s electric car business exceeds the value of almost every company in the S&P 500, including some iconic American companies. MORE..
Nintendo-backed The Pokemon Company on Wednesday announced a cross-platform Pokemon team battling game developed with Tencent’s Timi Studio as the two gaming heavyweights deepen their cooperation with a twist on the Pokemon format. MORE..
Microsoft announced it selected Fortude as the first Sri Lankan grant recipient of its AI for Accessibility program, which funds organizations that use artificial intelligence to empower people with disabilities. MORE..
After testing a beta version in India, WhatsApp has launched in-app payments in Brazil, the company announced in a blog post on Monday. MORE..
Twitter said Friday it had deleted more than 170,000 accounts linked to a Chinese government disinformation campaign that targeted Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and sought to discredit the United States. MORE..