exhibitvirtualreality-oct15.jpg Boeing Co. said it will participate in the International Aeronautical Congress or IAC 2019 exhibition and symposium in Washington, D.C. next week, where it will display the Starliner spacecraft simulator and Astrovan crew transport. The company will also display a virtual-reality flyby of the International Space Station or ISS at the event.

miraihydrogenfuels-oct11.jpg Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled the second-generation of its hydrogen fuel-cell car, the Mirai, saying it expects the new sedan will help it to realize the goal of a hydrogen energy society. The new Mirai will seat one more than the current model and also features a fully-redesigned fuel cell system that offers up to a 30 percent increase in driving range.

pcshipments-oct11.jpg Worldwide PC shipments increased slightly in the third quarter of 2019 from a year ago, and recorded a second consecutive quarter of growth, according to data from research firm International Data Corporation or IDC. The growth in the third quarter was, however, hurt by supply constraints and trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

huawei-us-101019.jpg The U.S. government plans to soon issue licenses that will enable some American companies to supply non-sensitive goods to Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the New York Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The move by the Trump administration comes as the U.S. and China are set to resume their next round of high-level trade talks this week.

ripple-finastra-101019.jpg U.K.-based fintech firm Finastra is partnering Ripple to join its enterprise blockchain network RippleNet to enable faster and secure real-time cross-border money transfer solutions for its clients. The partnership will also enable RippleNet network partners to access Finastra's extensive network of the majority of the world's top banks to allow mutual customers to easily transact with each other.

macoscatalina-oct08.jpg Apple has released macOS Catalina, the latest version of the tech giant's desktop operating system. It is now available as a free software update. macOS Catalina, the successor to macOS Mojave, brings several new features. The new desktop operating system will allow users to enjoy Apple Arcade, the company's new game subscription service, on laptops and desktops.

blockparty-100819.jpg American professional basketball team Sacramento Kings teamed up with blockchain startup Blockparty to launch NBA's first blockchain-driven reward program for the NBA's first predictive gaming app called "Call the Shot." The program will be added to the "Call the Shot" app in time for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Fans can enroll free for the rewards program, which are non-transferable.

kindlekids-oct08.jpg Amazon unveiled the Kindle Kids Edition, its first-ever dedicated e-reader built just for children. The Kindle Kids Edition comes with a battery that lasts weeks, one-year access to the Amazon FreeTime Unlimited service, a kid-friendly case, and a two-year guarantee. The company, which already offers Kids Edition versions of its Fire tablets, also introduced the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet.

samsung-101719.jpg Samsung Electronics America teamed up with U.K.-based payments and foreign exchange company Finablr to launch a "Money Transfer" feature in Samsung Pay app to enable cross-border payments for the app users in the U.S. Finablr is a member of Ripple's enterprise blockchain payments network RippleNet. Money Transfer is powered by Finablr group company, Travelex.

facebook-oct04.jpg The U.S., UK and Australia have jointly urged Facebook to delay its plan to implement end-to-end-encryption across its messaging services unless it can ensure there is no reduction to user safety and also that government officials can access the content of private communications if required. The request was made by the law enforcement officials of the three countries in an open letter.

microsoft-oct03.jpg Microsoft has made a comeback into the smartphone business by partnering with rival Google. On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a dual-screen smartphone called the Surface Duo, powered by Google's Android software, to be launched for the next year's holiday season. The company also unveiled five new Surface Laptops that will be available this holiday season and a foldable, dual-screen tablet.

googlemaps-oct03.jpg Google introduced the Incognito Mode for its Google Maps amid rising concerns about user privacy. The search giant also announced a series of new privacy-related features. Google said in a blog post that the Incognito mode will start rolling out on Android this month and will be "coming soon" to iOS. The new feature is similar to the Incognito Mode launched for Chrome browser in 2008.

banking-jobs1-100219.jpg The U.S. banking industry is expected to eliminate more than 200,000 jobs over the next decade due to robots and other technological efficiencies, according to a report by analysts at Wells Fargo. The job cuts reportedly represents more than 10 percent of total banking jobs.

ripple-iceland-093019.jpg Enterprise blockchain solutions provider Ripple has further expanded its presence in Europe with the acqui-hiring of Icelandic crypto trading firm Algrim. This acquisition and opening of the Iceland office will accelerate Ripple's global reach. The deal will also add Algrim's engineering talent to Ripple's team.

tesla-sept27.jpg Tesla rolled out a new software update that will bring several new features to its customers' cars, including a self-driving feature, entertainment services like Netflix and Hulu, new navigation features and in-car karaoke. The Version 10.0 software upgrade is Tesla's biggest software update ever and will roll out to the Model S, Model X and Model 3 cars, the luxury electric car maker said.

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