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Illicit chip flows to Russia seen slowing in China
Both mainland China and Hong Kong are seen by the U.S. government as key global nodes for Russia to source materials for its military.
Attendees inspect a Lamborghini Revuelto high performance electrified vehicle on the opening day of the Geneva International Motor Show Qatar 2023, in Doha on Oct. 6, 2023.
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In the world of luxury cars, hybrids are the sexiest new thing
Engineers insist the technology is as much about getting more performance out of existing combustion engines as it is about going green.
The CrowdStrike offices in Sunnyvale, California, on Friday
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 20, 2024
CrowdStrike update that caused global outage likely skipped checks, experts say
Faulty code resulted in one of the most widespread tech outages in recent years for companies using Microsoft's Windows operating system.
China's official app for digital yuan is seen on a mobile phone next to 100-yuan banknotes
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Jul 20, 2024
Trump’s disdain for digital dollar risks ‘Cold War era’ in money
His vow to never allow the dollar to be digitized may turn money into a new front in Trump's trade war with China.
Tools at an exploration site run by KoBold Metals in Chililabombwe, Zambia, on June 11. A complex AI-driven technology that data crunchers at KoBold Metals painstakingly built over years helped identify a copper bonanza deep below a site in Zambia, and the company’s process could radically transform the discovery of metal and mineral deposits critical not only to the tech industry but to the fight against climate change.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 18, 2024
AI joins search for needed metals just in time
KoBold’s find comes as the United States and China are increasingly clashing over global access to minerals.
The S&P 500 drops from all-time highs amid a selloff in chipmakers.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 18, 2024
High-flying chipmakers see worst plunge since 2020
Concern about tighter U.S. restrictions on chip sales to China spurred a selloff in the industry that has led the bull market in stocks.
An Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. facility in Fujairah, which uses technology developed by 44.01, a startup backed by Sam Altman
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 16, 2024
Sam Altman-backed startup scaling technology to store CO2 in rocks
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