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  • Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts 23 minutes ago

    By Matthew Stock For people living in a house with more than one storey, stairlifts or home elevators are often a necessity of life as they get older and find it harder … More »Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts

    By Matthew Stock For people living in a house with more than one storey, stairlifts or home elevators are often a necessity of life as they get older and find it harder to get up and down the stairs. Normal stairlifts have the disadvantage of being a permanent and visible addition to a staircase, while traditional home …

  • Brain training app could help people with schizophrenia 47 minutes ago

    A "brain training" iPad game developed in Britain may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at home and at work, researchers … More »Brain training app could help people with schizophrenia

    A "brain training" iPad game developed in Britain may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at home and at work, researchers said on Monday. Scientists at Cambridge University said tests on a small number of patients who played the game over four weeks found they had improvements …

  • General Atlantic to take stake in HERE mapping business: source 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    Buyout group General Atlantic is set to take a stake in mapping business HERE later this year, which a consortium of German premium carmakers has agreed to buy from Nokia … More »General Atlantic to take stake in HERE mapping business: source

    Buyout group General Atlantic is set to take a stake in mapping business HERE later this year, which a consortium of German premium carmakers has agreed to buy from Nokia , a person familiar with the transaction said on Monday. Sources have said in the past that General Atlantic could take a 30 percent stake in HERE, but …

  • A view of Nokia's annual general meeting in Helsinki
    German carmakers buy Nokia maps to fend off digital rivals 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    By Edward Taylor and Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmakers BMW , Audi and Mercedes , will pay around 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) to buy Nokia's maps … More »German carmakers buy Nokia maps to fend off digital rivals

    A view of Nokia's annual general meeting in Helsinki

    By Edward Taylor and Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmakers BMW , Audi and Mercedes , will pay around 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) to buy Nokia's maps business, beating out high-tech rivals for location services seen as key to the future of self-driving cars. Germany's three premium carmakers joined …

  • A car enters the Freescale Semiconductor Inc plant in Toulouse
    EU regulators to decide on NXP, Freescale deal by September 4 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union competition authorities will decide by Sept. 4 whether to allow Dutch chipmaker NXP to acquire U.S. rival Freescale in a $11.8 billion … More »EU regulators to decide on NXP, Freescale deal by September 4

    A car enters the Freescale Semiconductor Inc plant in Toulouse

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union competition authorities will decide by Sept. 4 whether to allow Dutch chipmaker NXP to acquire U.S. rival Freescale in a $11.8 billion deal. NXP sought EU approval last week, according to a filing on the European Commission site on Monday. The EU antitrust regulator can clear the deal …

  • A man walks at the Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul

    Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will create a 100 billion won ($85.8 million) fund to compensate cancer-stricken workers and their families, and for efforts to prevention such diseases at its chip and display factories. Samsung said in a statement the fund will make payments to workers or families …

  • By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli software provider Nice Systems is selling its video surveillance technologies unit to private equity firm Battery Ventures for up to $100 million, its second divestment in three months as it focuses more on its analytics business. Nice, whose analytical software enables companies …

  • The friendly Canadian hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end on the hard streets of Philadelphia might be given another chance at life. Frauke Zeller of Ryerson University and David Smith of McMaster University created hitchBOT and kept its adventures going as a social experiment with a number of their students.

  • An AT&T Logo is pictured on the side of a building in Pasadena

    (Reuters) - The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc said it will bundle its wireless service with DirecTV's pay-TV offerings after the $48.5 billion deal was approved last month. The company and the biggest satellite-TV provider DirecTV became the country's largest pay-TV company, completing their merger after receiving …

  • Krueger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW, speaks during the world premiere of the new BMW 7 series car at the company's headquarters in Munich

    The chief executive of BMW hinted in a German paper that there was potential for another of its "i" electric car models. "Between the i3 and the i8, there is space if you look at it from the number point of view," Harald Krueger told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, when asked if he was planning new models. Krueger …

  • Verizon workers take part in a rally as they negotiate a union contract in New York

    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc and the unions representing its wireline unit employees on the U.S. East Coast said work will go on and talks continue after their current contract expired. Since June, the unions have been in talks with Verizon over the company's plans to cut costs by controlling …

  • A logo of Toshiba Corp is seen next to an advertisement board for its Regza television in Tokyo

    The Japanese affiliate of Ernst & Young LLC has launched an in-house investigation into its audit of Toshiba Corp in the wake of the electronics maker's $1.2 billion accounting scandal, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC has established a team of about 20 executives to investigate whether …

  • Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt. Gox, bows at the start of a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo

    Mark Karpeles, the former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was arrested on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency, Japanese media reports said. The French-born Karpeles, 30, is suspected of falsifying data on the outstanding balance of the …

  • U.S. federal agencies have increased cybersecurity measures since the hacking at the Office of Personnel Management, but more work is necessary to help prevent further attacks, the results of a 30-day effort to raise standards showed on Friday. The White House's Office of Management and Budget kicked off a "cybersecurity …

  • A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings. Yahoo, which did not disclose terms of the deal, said Polyvore will accelerate its 'Mavens' growth strategy. The company has been focusing on four areas — mobile, video, …

 
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