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Business

TikTok's Hong Kong exit a 'win-win' business move

Viral video platform TikTok's withdrawal from Hong Kong is a savvy commercial move that sidesteps thorny privacy issues but it will not shield the app completely from accusations of collusion with China, experts say.

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Business

Airbus deliveries down 50 pct in first half of 2020

Airbus on Wednesday said January-June plane deliveries slumped by half to 196 aircraft compared with the first six months of 2019, highlighting the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Business

TikTok launches new ad platform as scrutiny increases

Fast-growing video-sharing app TikTok on Wednesday launched a self-serve ad platform, underscoring its ambition to compete with rival social platforms even as it faces new scrutiny in the US and elsewhere.

Internet

New video codec halves streaming time

A German research institute announced Tuesday a new video standard that halves the bitrate required for streaming, allowing higher quality images on lower-power devices and opening the door wider to adoption of super high-definition ...

Engineering

Programmable balloons pave the way for new shape-morphing devices

Balloon shaping isn't just for kids anymore. A team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has designed materials that can control and mold a balloon into pre-programmed ...

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Energy & Green Tech

EU's energy plan backs hydrogen, but NGOs sense 'hype'

The EU wants to put hydrogen at the centre of its ambition to achieve a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, its executive arm said Wednesday, but critics say that current extraction technology is far from green.

Engineering

Collaborative virtual reality environments for the home office

Simulations using supercomputers or construction data from CAD systems are normally visualized and analyzed in a Cave 3-D facility. In an era of "social distancing" resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, however, this is ...

Business

Huawei urges UK not to rush into 5G decision

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei urged Britain on Wednesday not to rush into taking any costly decision to phase out its equipment from the UK's 5G network because of US sanctions.

Energy & Green Tech

Record efficiency for printed solar cells

A new study reports the highest efficiency ever recorded for full roll-to-roll printed perovskite solar cells (PSCs), marking a key step on the way to cheaper and more efficient ways of generating solar energy.

Consumer & Gadgets

Smart necklace will know you binged on Chunky Monkey

There you are wrist deep into a quart of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey, digging ever deeper. You can't deny it. Your necklace is recording the ice-cream binge, which it will later dispatch to a coach or dietician.