Ford to launch autonomous cars in Texas in 2021

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it will add Austin, Texas, to the short list of cities where it plans to launch a commercial transportation service using automated vehicles in 2021. The U.S. automaker previously said it would begin transporting people and goods in automated vehicles in Miami and Washington. Ford’s self-driving system, now being… Read More Ford to launch autonomous cars in Texas in 2021

Google introduces subscription service for certain games and apps

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it is rolling out Google Play Pass, a subscription service that gives Android users access to more than 350 apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. Priced at $4.99 per month, the service is similar to Apple Inc’s Apple Arcade, the iPhone maker’s gaming subscription service for mobile… Read More Google introduces subscription service for certain games and apps

German prosecutors indict Volkswagen bosses over emission scandal

German prosecutors have accused Volkswagen’s CEO of holding back market-moving information on rigged emissions tests four years ago, raising the prospect of fresh upheaval at the carmaker just as it tries to reinvent itself as a champion of clean driving. Prosecutors in the city of Braunschweig said on Tuesday they would press criminal charges of… Read More German prosecutors indict Volkswagen bosses over emission scandal

Google wins landmark privacy rights case in Europe

Google will not have to apply Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law globally, the continent’s top court ruled on Tuesday in a landmark case that has pitted personal privacy rights against freedom of speech. The victory for the U.S. tech titan means that, while it must remove links to sensitive personal data from its internet… Read More Google wins landmark privacy rights case in Europe

Blog4SDGs contest announced for writers and bloggers

For young people who have ideas of launching a blog to promote the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, Avance Media in partnership with Reset Global People, SBIncubator and CliqAfrica has announced the Blog4SDGs contest, a competition to unearth the next top blogger from Ghana. The contest which is opened to residents in Ghana will have… Read More Blog4SDGs contest announced for writers and bloggers

‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Fleabag’ win highest honors at 2019 Emmy Awards

Medieval drama ‘Game of Thrones’ closed its run with a fourth Emmy award for best drama series while British comedy ‘Fleabag’ was the upset winner for best comedy series on Sunday on a night that rewarded newcomers over old favorites. Billy Porter, the star of LGBTQ series ‘Pose’, became the first openly gay black man… Read More ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Fleabag’ win highest honors at 2019 Emmy Awards

Facebook suspends thousands of apps over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook Inc said on Friday it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking platform, as part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row. The suspended apps are associated with about 400 developers, Facebook said, adding that it is not… Read More Facebook suspends thousands of apps over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Eight injured as train derails during rush hour in Hong Kong

A rare train derailment disrupted services during rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday, the rail operator said, injuring eight people and dealing another setback to a company targeted by pro-democracy protesters. The disruption to a normally seamless network used by nearly 6 million people every weekday happened after a train derailed while leaving a… Read More Eight injured as train derails during rush hour in Hong Kong