Google announces new smartphones, a watch and tablet at its I/O developer conference

At its first in-person developer conference in three years, Google announced three new smartphones and its first in-house smartwatch as well as plans to release a new tablet next year. Google also announced updates to several of its most popular tools including Maps, Google Translate and its core search product. Google surprised fans of its … Read more

Nvidia misled investors about the impact of crypto mining on its business, SEC alleges

Now, US securities regulators say the graphics card giant Nvidia knew cryptocurrency miners had been eating into sales of cards meant for gaming — and thus potentially contributing to supply issues — but had illegally withheld that fact from investors who repeatedly asked about crypto mining’s impact on Nvidia’s gaming segment. In a cease-and-desist order … Read more

A robot painted my nails at Target for $10, offering a weird view of the future

Made by a company called Clockwork, the robot is stationed at a Target store in Walnut Creek, California. Customers first book and pay for their appointment online, then stick a hand inside the machine (which looks a lot like a printer) that pipes polish onto the nail, leaving no brush lines. For now, at least, … Read more

Explainer: China UnionPay, Russia’s potential payments backstop

UnionPay cards are seen displayed with a Russian flag in this illustration picture taken March 7, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register HONG KONG, April 21 (Reuters) – Several Russian banks plan to issue payment cards that use the network of China UnionPay as well as that of home-grown … Read more

Last-minute tax tips for US crypto investors

A Bitcoin and Dollar note are seen in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) – When accountant Zach Gordon gets calls from clients about how to handle cryptocurrency on their taxes, there is a common theme. “They have … Read more

Elon Musk quotes Eminem in his battle with the SEC

Elon Musk referenced Eminem in a court filing on Tuesday. Musk wants out of an agreement with the SEC that requires Tesla lawyers to approve his tweets. Elon Musk once again urged a federal judge to throw out a 2018 agreement he made with the Securities and Exchange Commission that requires Tesla lawyers to vet … Read more

Mexican startup Story boosts investments as it targets the unbanked

Stori’s Sherman He, Bin Chen, Marlene Garayzar and Gy Liu pose for a photo during an event to mark the 1 million clients of Stori, which credit cards target the overwhelming majority of Mexicans who lack any kind of formal credit, in Mexico City, Mexico March 23, 2022. Picture taken March 23, 2022. Stori VP/Handout … Read more

EU-US data transfer deal cheers business, but worries privacy

BRUSSELS, March 25 (Reuters) – The European Union and the United States announced a preliminary data transfer deal on Friday, seeking to end the limbo in which thousands of companies themselves found after Europe’s top court threw out two previous pacts due to concerns about US surveillance. While the actions cheered the news, Austrian privacy … Read more

Telenor completes Myanmar business sale, to be paid over 5 years

Telenor flag flutters next to the company’s headquarters in Fornebu, Norway, June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register OSLO, March 25 (Reuters) – Telenor (TEL.OL) will receive payments for the sale of its Myanmar operations over the next five years, the Norwegian telecoms company said on Friday as … Read more