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Uber’s self-driving unit valued at $7.25 bn in new investment from Softbank, Toyota and others

Uber's autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group Corp, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions

How 5G drove moves by Apple, Qualcomm and Intel

Some of Apple's rivals in the smartphone market - notably Samsung - plan to release 5G devices this year, which could put pressure on Apple to match the feature.

Google lets Android users in Europe choose rival browsers, search engines

Users of Android devices in Europe will be able to choose rival browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said

New Apple lab uses robots to rip apart devices for recycling materials

Apple will open a "Material Recovery" lab to investigate new techniques using robotics and machine learning to rip apart its devices and recover valuable materials such as copper, aluminum and cobalt.

Amazon and Google end boycott of each others’ video services

YouTube will soon be available on Amazon’s Fire TV while Amazon Prime Video will show up on Google’s Chromecast and Android TV devices, the companies said in a statement.

‘Insect-inspired drone can fly in windy conditions’

Scientists have come up with a patented design for drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, that works in windy conditions, is more energy efficient and can handle a larger payload.

Apple legal surrender is a blow for supply chain strategy

The agreement includes a six-year licensing pact, creating a telling new deadline for Apple to design its own modems and finally cut ties to Qualcomm.

The most measured person in tech is running the most chaotic place on the internet

In an industry that celebrates eccentricity, Wojcicki presents as exceedingly normal, bordering on boring, even as elements of her digital realm burst into the real world in forms that are increasingly grotesque and sometimes dangerous.

Tata Sky to introduce new regional, sports Lite packs on April 23: Report

Tata Sky will be launching a number of new Lite Packs for its viewers to choose from. Here are all the details you need to know.

Apple puts need for 5G ahead of legal fight in Qualcomm deal

Apple needs chips that will connect the iPhone to the new, fifth-generation wireless networks being introduced now or risk falling behind its rivals.

Airtel has quickest download speeds, Jio has highest 4G availability: Opensignal

Reliance Jio's score of 4G availability rose to 97.5 per cent, highest at a country level, while Airtel's download speed score rose by more than a megabit in six months to 8.7 Mbps, according to an Opensignal report.

Netflix adds 9.6M subscribers in 1Q as competition heats up

The video service added 9.6 million subscribers worldwide during the first quarter of 2019, topping the projections of both Netflix's own management and Wall Street analysts.