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Electric pickup, batteries included in GM’s $7 billion pledge

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DETROIT (Reuters) – An all-electric pickup truck and an advanced battery system will be part of the $7 billion that General Motors Co has pledged to invest in the United States as parts of contract talks with the United Auto Workers. FILE PHOTO: A 2019 Chevrolet Bolt plug-in electric vehicle is displayed at the North Read More

TGS acquisitions, deepwater node firsts accelerate growth

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9/16/2019 HOUSTON – TGS, a leading provider of multi-client geoscience data, announced achievement of five milestones accelerating the company’s growth strategy. The achievements include new technologies in key basins; strengthening position in the South Atlantic; further growth onshore; enhancing imaging and efficiencies; and expanding the value chain through data and analytics. At the SEG conference Read More

Instagram fact-check: Can a new flagging tool stop fake news?

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Facebook has launched a new feature allowing Instagram users to flag posts they think contain fake news to its fact-checking partners for verification. But questions remain as to whether it goes far enough to counter the amount of disinformation on the image-sharing platform. The move is part of a wider raft of measures the social Read More

Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple board as TV battle looms

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FILE PHOTO: Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger attends the European premiere of “The Lion King” in London, Britain July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Friday Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger had resigned from the company’s board of directors on Sept. 10 as the two companies Read More

Was Russian with same name as jailed activist invented as spoiler candidate?

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Looking through the list of newly-elected deputies to the Moscow city council, I was surprised to see the name Alexander Solovyov on the list. I knew an Alexander Solovyov who was an associate of exiled former oligarch and Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and was, until recently, chairman of his Open Russia movement. As far as Read More

Double feature: Not one but TWO asteroids set to fly by Earth this weekend

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NASA is brushing off any asteroid alarmism with assurances that Earth is under no immediate danger from incoming space rocks while revealing that two are set to pass our planet safely in the coming days. Asteroid 2010 C01, measuring roughly 400 to 850 feet (120 to 260 meters) in size, will fly by late on Read More

Apple’s new iPhones shift smartphone camera battleground to AI

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(Reuters) – When Apple Inc introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.” FILE PHOTO: CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone Read More

Water discovery means ‘super-Earth’ could support life

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Water vapour has been discovered in the atmosphere of an enormous Earth-like planet already known to have habitable temperatures, which scientists say means it could support life. The unprecedented detection was made on K2-18b, which is eight times the mass of our home world. It is known as an exoplanet because it orbits a star Read More

Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro and ‘always-on’ Watch unveiled

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Apple has unveiled its iPhone 11 range of handsets, which feature more cameras than before and a processor that has been updated to be faster while consuming less power. The company said the two Pro models would last between four to five hours longer than their XS predecessors. Read More

Tepid reaction for Apple’s new iPhones in China amid tough competition

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HANGZHOU/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A lower price tag and new features may not be enough for Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to win customers for its newly-launched iPhone 11 series in China, the world’s largest smartphone market that is already crowded with cheaper and feature-packed rival handsets. FILE PHOTO: CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone 11 at Read More