AJ Impact

China vies to get in on crypto boom

Unlike decentralised blockchain-based offerings, China's digital currency intends to give Beijing more control.

China preparing to launch its own 'cryptocurrency'

Social media

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

White House calls on social media companies to help build technologies to 'combat domestic terrorism'.

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

Science & Technology

Overcoming prejudice, poverty and 'Molenbeekphobia' in Brussels

Faced with poverty and discrimination, residents of Belgium's Molenbeek neighbourhood build their own alternatives.

Overcoming prejudice, poverty and 'Molenbeekphobia' in Brussels

AJ Impact

Huawei unveils own operating system to compete with Android

Huawei said its HarmonyOS - or HongMeng - would 'bring more harmony and convenience to the world'.

Huawei unveils own operating system to compete with Android

AJ Impact

Caring for China's senior citizens with smart home technology

A quarter of a billion people in China are aged 60 and older, and smart technology in their homes is on the rise.

Caring for China's senior citizens with smart home technology

AJ Impact

Months after IPO, Uber's quarterly loss tops $5bn

The ride-sharing company racked up 100 million customers by July, but for every dollar brought in, it lost roughly $1.65

Months after IPO, Uber's quarterly loss tops $5bn

AJ IMPACT

Land degradation accelerates global climate change

Desertification or land degradation already affects more than 500 million people in the world's poorest countries.

AJ Impact

US bans federal purchases of telecom gear from Huawei

Trump administration temporarily bans government agencies from doing business with Huawei and four Chinese tech firms.

US bans federal purchases of telecom gear from Huawei

AJ Impact

San Diego, Portland, San Fran top US list for work-life balance

New survey from mobile tech company looks at urban wellbeing, livability and workforce happiness.

San Diego, Portland, San Fran top US list for work-life balance

AJ Impact

Novartis withheld data problem before drug approval: FDA

The drugmaker says that the data issue only affected a test in animals, and that its $2.1m therapy remains safe to use.

Novartis withheld data problem before drug approval: FDA

AJ Impact

Tech giants face digital eavesdropping privacy probe

Amazon, Apple and Google are to be investigated over human reviewers listening in on instructions given to AI 'helpers'.

Siri, Alexa 'eavesdroppers' leave tech giants facing probe

AJ Impact

Monzo advises some 480,000 customers to change their PINs

The digital bank says it discovered that it had been recording some customers PINs in an insecure location.

Monzo advises some 480,000 customers to change their PINs

AJ Impact

Decades of distrust: Japanese firms may suffer in South Korea row

Tokyo's curbs on tech exports to South Korea may score political points at home, but could hurt some top Japanese firms.

Decades of distrust: Japanese firms may suffer in South Korea row

Europe

Flying Frenchman crosses English Channel by hoverboard

Franky Zapata reached speeds of 160 kph, flying just a few metres above the waves.

AJ Impact

Japan to remove South Korea from favoured trade list

Tokyo's move follows its decision last month to restrict exports of chemicals key to South Korea's chip industry.

Japan to remove South Korea from favoured trade list