Ethereum Blockchain Produced Equivalent of Honduras’ Annual Emissions Before Upgrade

[ad_1] LONDON(Reuters) – The Ethereum blockchain’s historical greenhouse gas emissions before a major software upgrade last year were equivalent to the yearly emissions of Honduras, a University of Cambridge study showed on Friday. Blockchains – the digital ledgers that underpin cryptocurrencies – typically consume large amounts of energy as they produce coins and process transactions, … Read more

Japan Aircon King Daikin Looks to Custom Chips for Energy Savings

[ad_1] By Sam Nussey and Miho Uranaka TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese air conditioner maker Daikin Industries is turning to custom-made semiconductors to eke out energy savings, as companies increasingly look to bespoke chip designs to enhance performance. As tech heavyweights such as Apple and Amazon spend heavily on custom cutting-edge chips, companies using legacy chips … Read more

Federal Judge Blocks Montana’s First-In-The-Nation Ban on TikTok, Says It’s Unconstitutional

[ad_1] HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s first-in-the-nation law banning the video-sharing app TikTok in the state has been blocked while a legal challenge to the law moves through the courts, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said the ban “oversteps state power and infringes on the Constitutional right of users and … Read more

Europe Agrees on Rules to Protect Smart Devices From Cyber Threats

[ad_1] BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU countries and EU lawmakers on Thursday agreed to rules to protect laptops, fridges, mobile apps and smart devices connected to the internet from cyber threats following a spate of such attacks and ransom demands in recent years around the world. Proposed by the European Commission in September last year, the … Read more

Brazilian City Enacts an Ordinance Secretly Written by a Surprising New Staffer: ChatGPT

[ad_1] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — City lawmakers in Brazil have enacted what appears to be the nation’s first legislation written entirely by artificial intelligence — even if they didn’t know it at the time. The experimental ordinance was passed in October in the southern city of Porto Alegre and city councilman Ramiro Rosário revealed … Read more

TikTok Takes First Steps in Turning on Norwegian Data Centre

[ad_1] HAMAR, Norway (Reuters) – TikTok has taken possession of a facility in Norway built by data centre group Green Mountain AS which will become the social media company’s largest in Europe as it seeks to store data generated in the region locally. The company, owned by China-headquartered Bytedance, has been trying to address concerns … Read more

Meta Asks Appeals Court to Tell FTC It Cannot Reopen Privacy Case

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Meta Platforms, which owns WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook, filed a lawsuit asking an appeals court to stop the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from unilaterally re-opening a consent agreement and ordering the social media giant to stop collecting revenue on data from people under age 18. The dispute stretches back to May, … Read more

Cognizant Ropes in JLL for Sale of Its World’s Largest Facility: Sources

[ad_1] BENGALURU (Reuters) – Software services giant Cognizant has appointed real estate management firm JLL as an adviser to find buyers for leasehold land tied to its globally largest facility by area located in Chennai, according to three people familiar with the matter. The move to exit its Siruseri, Chennai facility comes after Cognizant in … Read more

UK Antitrust Regulator Wins Appeal Over Apple Probe

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s antitrust regulator won an appeal on Thursday against a ruling blocking its investigation into Apple Inc’s mobile browser and cloud gaming services. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opened a full investigation last year into the dominance of Apple and Alphabet Inc’s Google in mobile browsers, and the possibility of … Read more

India’s Tata Technologies Soars 140% in Pre-Open Debut Trade

[ad_1] BENGALURU (Reuters) – Shares of India’s Tata Technologies surged 140% in their trading debut on Thursday, valuing the company at 486.80 billion rupees ($5.84 billion). The stock debuted at 1,200 rupees in pre-open trade, compared with its initial public offer (IPO) price of 500 rupees. This is the first Tata Group company to go … Read more