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Snapchat introduces video-catching sunglasses

San Francisco (AFP) - Vanishing message service Snapchat announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago.


First test of driverless minibus in Paris Saturday

Paris (AFP) - The French capital's transport authority will on Saturday carry out its first test of a driverless minibus, in the hope that regular routes for the hi-tech vehicles will be up and …


Yahoo hack is latest major cyber-attack

Paris (AFP) - The massive hacking attack on Yahoo revealed Thursday is one of biggest thefts of online users' personal information ever, affecting some 500 million accounts.


Google takes aim at rivals with 'smart' messaging app

Washington (AFP) - Google took aim Wednesday at the red-hot mobile messaging market, with a new artificial intelligence-powered Allo app that seeks to compete with popular rivals such as WhatsApp and …


Spotify-Tinder hookup adds music to romance

San Francisco (AFP) - Spotify and Tinder said Tuesday they are hooking up to give people a little extra help in the dating game, by adding music preferences to the matchmaking application.


Amsterdam to pilot world's first 'self-drive' boats

The Hague (AFP) - Amsterdam's iconic canals may soon see the world's first driverless boats, doing everything from moving people and goods to providing "pop-up" bridges and cleaning up thousands of …


GoPro hopes to propel profits with Karma drone

Squaw Valley (United States) (AFP) - GoPro took to the sky Monday with a much-awaited drone called Karma in the hope of lifting profits which have been battered by competition from all sides.


EU tax move on Apple not anti-US bias: Vestager

Washington (AFP) - Europe's powerful Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Monday that the EU order for Apple to pay $15 billion in taxes did not represent any bias against US companies.


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