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Apple invests in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing

Apple invests in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing

Apple has invested $1bn (£693m) in Didi Chuxing, the car-hailing app that has a greater market share than US rival Uber in China. Tim Cook, chief executive, said that the move would help Apple to better understand the Chinese market. Didi Chuxing, previously known as Didi Kuaidi, said it represented the single largest investment in its history. The firm said ...

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YouTube wants you to share videos with friends in new chat feature

YouTube wants you to share videos with friends in new chat feature

YouTube is launching a new messenger service for its platform to boost video sharing even more. The Google-owned video giant confirmed to Mashable that it is releasing “native sharing” to a small percentage of YouTube users beginning Wednesday. Using YouTube’s mobile app, select users will be able to chat about and share videos in message threads. The addition positions YouTube ...

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UN climate science chief: it’s not too late to avoid dangerous temperature rise

UN climate science chief: it’s not too late to avoid dangerous temperature rise

The head of the United Nations climate science panel has declared it is still possible to avoid a dangerous 2C increase in global warming – despite more than a dozen record hot years since 2000. But the costs could be “phenomenal”, he said. In an interview with the Guardian, Hoesung Lee, the leader of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ...

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Latest iPhone 7 rumor suggests the headphone jack really is dead

Latest iPhone 7 rumor suggests the headphone jack really is dead

A new round of iPhone 7 leaks are out and, guess what, it seems like the headphone jack really will be gone. The latest render of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come from uSwitch in partnership with @OnLeaks (Steve Hemmerstoffer from Nowwhereelse.fr) – a leaker with a solid reputation. The renders were sourced from some leaked blueprints and ...

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Air pollution rising at an ‘alarming rate’ in world’s cities

Air pollution rising at an ‘alarming rate’ in world’s cities

Outdoor air pollution has grown 8% globally in the past five years, with billions of people around the world now exposed to dangerous air, according to new data from more than 3,000 cities compiled by the World Health Organisation (WHO). While all regions are affected, fast-growing cities in the Middle East, south-east Asia and the western Pacific are the most ...

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Google says ‘no’ to payday lender ads

Google says ‘no’ to payday lender ads

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, said it would ban advertisements for payday loans as these “deceptive or harmful financial products” take advantage of vulnerable customers. Google, which joins Facebook Inc in blocking ads by payday lenders, announced its decision a day after the US Treasury suggested that online lenders support more transparency in their transactions. Payday lenders, which offer ...

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Zika virus ‘shrinks brains’ in tests

Zika virus ‘shrinks brains’ in tests

Zika virus can enter the brains of mice in the womb to stunt development, the first animal tests show. The trio of studies provide crucial experimental evidence that backs up fears the virus is behind the surge in babies born with small heads in Brazil. They showed the virus could cross the placenta during pregnancy and kill cells to slow ...

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