Resolved: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back after hours of outages/issues

After Facebook experienced the biggest outage in its history, which it said was due to a “server configuration change” and not a cyber-attack in March, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp had issues again on Wednesday morning that continued for hours before being resolved in the late afternoon. According to a website-tracking website- DownDetector.com, the issue began around 5 a.m. Pacific Time. These outages…

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Huawei creates new OS ‘Hongmeng’, dumps Google’s Android

Huawei creates new OS 'Hongmeng', dumps Google's Android

Chinese technology giants, Huawei are reportedly in the process of replacing Google’s Android Operating System with it’s own newly developed Operating System called ‘Hongmeng’. China’s Huawei is in the process of potentially launching its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) to replace the US Android OS, an executive confirmed after it was reported that the company has applied to trademark the OS…

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How Samsung may benefit from Huawei trade crisis

How Samsung may benefit from Huawei trade crisis

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may have a chance to strengthen its position in the smartphone market due to the hurt caused to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in the wake of U.S.-China trade tensions, according to Fitch Ratings. Tech companies, including Google and SoftBank Group-owned chip designer ARM, have said they will cease supplies and updates to Huawei. The loss of…

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Water FOUND on Mars: NASA discovers ancient polar ice cap

Water FOUND on Mars: NASA discovers ancient polar ice cap

A landmark NASA study has discovered an enormous deposit of water-ice locked within the surface of Mars. The research comes from radar information garnered from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, depicting ancient ice sheets buried deep beneath the Red Planet’s north pole. And the NASA researchers also report conclusive evidence these ice caps wax and wane as a result of the tilt and…

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China lodges solemn protest with US over Huawei ban

China lodges solemn protest with US over Huawei ban

China has lodged “solemn representations” with the United States after it escalated a trade war between the two countries by placing Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei on a blacklist for US suppliers. No further trade talks between top Chinese and US negotiators have been scheduled since the last round ended in a stalemate on May 10, the same day US President Donald Trump sharply increased tariffs…

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737 MAX: Boeing says simulator software corrected

737 MAX: Boeing says simulator software corrected

Boeing Company has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to devise operators, a spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Gordon Johndroe, said the changes will ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different flight conditions and…

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China warns US against trade harm over Huawei ban

China warns US against trade harm over Huawei ban

China warned the United States on Thursday against further harming trade ties after President Donald Trump effectively barred Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the US market, escalating tensions between the world’s top economic powerhouses. At the same time, Beijing’s diplomatic relations with Ottawa further soured as China formally arrested two Canadians on suspicion of snatching state secrets in a case…

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Chinese scientists develop virtual nuclear power plant for safety assessment

Chinese scientists develop virtual nuclear power plant for safety assessment

Chinese scientists have developed a virtual nuclear power plant within a digital society, a software system to help evaluate the safety and efficiency of nuclear energy systems. The research of the system, named Virtual4DS, was published as a cover paper in the International Journal of Energy Research in April. As nuclear safety is the key issue in the development of…

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Qatar rolls out first-ever ‘landmark’ metro for public

Qatar rolls out first-ever 'landmark' metro for public

Six years in the making, the Qatari first-ever underground railway system (Metro) has opened to the public, as the Gulf nation (Qatar) prepares to host the 2022 football World Cup. The Doha Metro Red Line started partial operations on Wednesday, running along the coast from al-Qassar district in the capital, Doha, to the southern city of al-Wakrah. Thirteen out of…

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook redesigns app for dating service

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook redesigns app for dating service

Facebook Inc on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned app and rolled out its dating feature to 14 more countries as it tries to boost user-engagement on its social network. The revamped app makes it easier for users to engage with groups of people, who share similar interests, the company said in a blog post. Facebook said countries including Brazil, Philippines, Vietnam,…

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