China Neck and Neck With Silicon Valley In Showcasing Auto Tech at CES

China Neck and Neck With Silicon Valley In Showcasing Auto Tech at CES
After years of predictions that Chinese technology companies were coming to America, the lineup at this year’s CES showed that they’re finally here.Of the 4,500 exhibitors at the annual event -- a global stage to showcase the latest developments in biggest gadget show on the planet has become a key stomping ground for Chinese startups, especially makers of autonomous and electric vehicles, as they seek to disrupt the global passenger-car industry with new technology and woo investors. The nation’s

NBA global superstars bounce into the UK

NBA global superstars bounce into the UK
The 'business of winning'Both clubs have young, revamped teams this season, and energetic off-court activity has also seen them maximise ticket revenues, increase their social media presence, and sign a number of high-profile sponsorship deals.However, the priority is recapturing former sporting glories - the last of the Celtics' 17 title wins was in 2008 and the 76ers' third league success was in 1983 - with commercial growth driving construction of potentially-successful sides. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rich

A $45,000 SUV You Can Unlock With a Face Scan Shows China’s Car Ambitions

A $45,000 SUV You Can Unlock With a Face Scan Shows China’s Car Ambitions
A $45,000 electric SUV using facial recognition to unlock doors, Amazon’s Alexa to entertain and a 49-inch screen across the dashboard may be a harbinger of driving’s future. It also shows what China’s doing to grab that business now as the government pushes gas guzzlers off its roads.Byton, a Nanjing-based company started by former BMW AG executives, on Sunday became the first Chinese automaker to hold a large-scale unveiling at CES in Las Vegas. XPeng Motors, backed by funding

South Korean leader welcomes North Korean Olympic participation

South Korean leader welcomes North Korean Olympic participation
Seoul, South Korea (CNN)South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed Kim Jong Un's apparent willingness to enter into dialogue and called for swift measures to help North Korea participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday in Seoul.Moon said he would ask the Unification Ministry -- the government department responsible for inter-Korean relations -- and the Ministry of Culture and Sports "to quickly come up with followup measures for the speedy restoration of South-North Korean

Media: What to look out for in 2018

Media: What to look out for in 2018
When I composed a blog post around about this time last year, on trends to look out for in the media in 2017, I mostly eschewed concrete predictions. And thank goodness. Who on earth could have foreseen a snap general election in which social media would drive a shock result, Rupert Murdoch selling up most of his company to Disney, or the BBC getting a new director of news and current affairs? Then again, some of the trends in

After the U.S. is stripped of net neutrality, UK gives everyone a ‘legal right’ to high-speed internet

After the U.S. is stripped of net neutrality, UK gives everyone a ‘legal right’ to high-speed internet
Image: Getty ImagesThe week after the Federal Communications Commission nixed net neutrality rules in the United States, the United Kingdom decided that all 65 million of its inhabitants have a "legal right" to fast, reliable internet connectivity.  The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced the decision on Dec. 20, noting that the government will require internet providers to give "everyone access to high speed broadband by 2020" — much like an electric or water utility.  "We

This auto-tracking camera stabilizer is giving a whole new meaning to \

This auto-tracking camera stabilizer is giving a whole new meaning to \
Taro is a robot that can operate your camera just like a real cameraman.Image: TaroJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. "Sport mode" is a camera feature that's been around forever, but it still seems like companies can't get the hang of tracking that doesn't involve an obnoxious amount of blurriness. Though we could all ride Segways to film fast-moving objects, shouldn't there be a more efficient way to

Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal

Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal
"A lot of technology companies are coming into the market with vast budgets, and changing the market. We need to ensure our customers get the best choice," he said.In a complex market, potential rivals can also be partners, he added. Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn Five reasons why the Murdochs are selling Fox to Disney Amazon to broadcast ATP Tour from 2019 He said the Sky deal was a "clear indication" of the importance BT attached to

The NFL’s new streaming deal is surprisingly great for consumers

The NFL’s new streaming deal is surprisingly great for consumers
Image: The Washington Post/Getty ImagesNFL rights are the biggest in sports media—and the closest thing we have to weather vane for where our jumbled world of media and tech are headed. On Monday, news broke that Verizon had agreed to a new five-year deal to stream NFL games to mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). The telecom giant is paying around $2 billion for the rights. Here's the big thing: Verizon has no exclusivity. They'll host the games for anyone

5 things for November 29: North Korea, tax overhaul, Tampa, Conyers, automation

5 things for November 29: North Korea, tax overhaul, Tampa, Conyers, automation
(CNN)Should rich and poor shoppers be charged different prices at the grocery store? Some experts say that would actually help the economy.Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)2. Tax overhaulFor the GOP's tax overhaul effort, one big hurdle has been crossed, but there are more obstacles ahead. The Senate version of

The revival of family leisure attractions

The revival of family leisure attractions
But does anyone really want to play mini-golf and other traditional family attractions like bowling or darts anymore?"I think traditional amusements are being reinvented for a new generation, because I think people don't want to spend all their leisure time on a screen - they want to get out of the home and socialise," Mr Johnson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. "A competitive fun family game of golf is, I think, a pretty good option," he says. And,

The Strange Case of the Look-Alike Credit Cards

The Strange Case of the Look-Alike Credit Cards
First National Bank of Marin was a small Las Vegas lender with an image problem. Federal investigators accused it of issuing credit cards to strapped consumers, then piling on so many fees and obligations that some new clients couldn’t buy a sandwich without hitting their credit limit. But by 2006, it had settled the claims and was ready to expand. It changed its name toSource: Credit One BankIf that looks familiar, there’s a good reason. In 2008, credit-card titan Source: Capital One

Fiat Chrysler in Talks With Hyundai on Partnership

Fiat Chrysler in Talks With Hyundai on Partnership
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed that it’s in talks with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. about a partnership to develop hydrogen engines.The alliance, which would also cover transmissions, could become “a strong one,” Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said Saturday at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, near Milan. “We welcome the interest from other automakers in our advanced transmissions and hydrogen-powered technologies,” Hyundai said in an email Monday.Cooperation on hydrogen propulsion would come despite electric-powered autos being established

Walmart’s in-store holiday party is peak retailtainment

Walmart’s in-store holiday party is peak retailtainment
Image: amy lombard/mashableWhen ancient humans roamed the earth, anthropologists now believe, they walked into stores to do their holiday shopping instead of going online. Sadly, that era ended when the giant Amazon.com meteor struck the earth, leaving millions trapped in their own homes waiting for their packages to arrive. Now, Walmart, seeking to boost in-store shopping, is trying to bring back the prehistoric tradition by throwing 20,000 holiday parties at 4,700 supercenters across the country.  Last month, I attended

From 2:1 degree to zero-hours contract

From 2:1 degree to zero-hours contract
'Minimum wage'Throughout her degree, Issy always worked part time. She thought this, alongside her unpaid internships, would make her more employable as a graduate. But the reality has proved "dispiriting" and she feels shut out of the graduate jobs market. "I have applied for graduate schemes, but there's not a lot of flexibility," she says."You can't negotiate start times and finish times for school pick-ups."There is scope in senior roles for part-time and flexible working, but there's less flexibility

The Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals We’ve Found So Far

The Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals We’ve Found So Far
We’ve already published our favorite Black Friday deals for 2017, but we’re making some topic-specific guides to help you navigate the immense number of deals going on over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are a lot of excellent gaming deals going on, and we’ve gathered some of the best right here, all available online so you don’t have to traipse around in the cold on Thanksgiving weekend to get them.(Be sure to also check out our Cyber Monday