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___ Saudi crown prince's WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two U.N. human rights experts say the cellphone of Amazon founder an...

Startups see a market in renting couches by the month

NEW YORK (AP) — Zachariah Mohammed’s living room is filled with stuff he doesn’t own. He pays $200 a month for the sofa, side table, bar cart, dining table and four chairs in his li...

Too hard to move a couch? Rental startups see a market

NEW YORK (AP) — Zachariah Mohammed’s living room is filled with stuff he doesn’t own. He pays $200 a month for the sofa, side table, bar cart, dining table and four chairs in his li...

Privacy, once hidden topic, gets attention at CES tech show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once a hidden and under-the-radar topic, privacy got more attention at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week. Startups now volunteer information about how they’re securing your d...

Kitchens get smarter at CES tech show, not yet in many homes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tell your refrigerator about your dietary preferences and it’ll concoct a recipe plan for the coming week, sending a shopping list to your smartphone when it notices you’ve run out of...

CES tech show: Voice for the gas pump, sensors for the plant

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A connected world means paying for gas with your voice and sensing when a plant needs water. The annual CES technology conference in Las Vegas runs through Friday a...

Sex tech from female-led startups at CES gadget show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sex tech will grace the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week after organizers endured scorn for revoking an innovation award to a sex device company led by a female founder. ...

CES Gadget Show: Toilet paper robot and tracking the elderly

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A robot that can fetch toilet paper when you're stranded on the loo and services to keep track of the elderly from afar were among the technologies showcased this week at the annual C...

CES Gadget Show: Surveillance is in - and in a big way

From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not....

Taiwan’s MOST leads 28 companies to participate in CES 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA), which was founded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to promote entrepreneurship and startups, has led 28 Taiwanese companies to...

Taiwan's Gogoro and Appier recognized as unicorns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Minister of the National Development Council, Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶), announced on Thursday (Dec. 26) at a press conference for its Business Angel Investment Program that...

As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Guess who's getting used to working with robots in their everyday lives? The very same warehouse workers once predicted to be losing their jobs to mechanical replacements . ...

2020 Taipei Game Show to spotlight future of gaming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Game Show (TGS) is returning to Taipei for its 18th year to give gamers and industry players alike a glimpse into what 2020 has in store for the world of intera...

Former Uber CEO Kalanick to resign from company's board

New York (AP) — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will resign from the board next week, effectively severing ties with the ride-hailing company he co-founded a decade ago. Uber turboc...

Founder of nongovernment development organization BRAC dies

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, the world’s largest nongovernmental development organization, has died. He was 83. ...