Diamond technology cleans up PFAS-contaminated wastewater

More than 1.5 million Michigan residents and potentially more than hundreds of sites nationwide—and counting—have PFAS-tainted water. Michigan State University-Fraunhofer USA, Inc. Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (MSU-Fraunhofer) is developing a scalable treatment option for PFAS-contaminated wastewater. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are colloquially known as “forever chemicals” because they are so difficult […]

How To Find Technology Talent In The LinkedIn Era

It’s now over 15 years since the public launch of the business social network LinkedIn, now a subsidiary of Redmond software giant Microsoft. The open distribution of information about people and their careers has had many interesting effects, but none more so than on the world of recruitment. Before LinkedIn and other career-related sites like […]

Huawei unveils new AI chips amid Chinese technology ambitions

SHANGHAI – China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], the world’s largest telecom-equipment maker, unveiled an AI chip on Wednesday that will power its servers, in a push to boost its nascent cloud-computing business. The move, which will see Huawei use its own chips in its servers for the first time, comes as China is looking […]

Technology support helps deliver millions in climate funding, emissions reductions

More and more countries, including Armenia and Mongolia, are receiving funding from the Green Climate Fund to conduct their national technology needs assessments Support to countries in assessing and prioritizing their technology needs to mitigate and adapt to climate change has helped to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in funding that will bring real […]

How Amazon is killing comparison shopping

Competition between Amazon and traditional retailers is causing prices to become more uniform The rise of online shopping is making bargain hunting something of a fool’s errand. As more shoppers move online, the competition they are fueling between e-retailers like Amazon AMZN, -1.19% and traditional retailers like Walmart WMT, +0.04% and Target TGT, +0.08% is […]

Bitcoin needs a blessing from the SEC, says analyst

Altcoins are struggling in Wednesday trading Bitcoin prices extended losses from Tuesday, trading back toward the recent inflection point of $6,500. In early Wednesday trading a single bitcoin, BTCUSD, -0.88% the world’s largest cryptocurrency, was changing hands at $6,515.45, down 1.2% since Tuesday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Kraken crypto exchange. The total […]

This bank fee has risen 53% over the last decade

The good news: It’s avoidable. The bad news: Plenty of bank customers still get stung We’ve all been there before: You need cash, but your bank doesn’t have an ATM nearby. But going to a rival bank’s ATM instead will cost consumers a pretty penny. Banks are now charging non-customers more than ever for using […]

Stocks close mostly lower after volatile session as bond yields remain in focus

Nasdaq snaps three-day losing streak U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Tuesday after a volatile session as investors continued to fret over the implication of higher bond yields on equities. The Nasdaq, however, snapped a three-day losing streak in line with a rebound in technology shares. How did major benchmarks fare? The Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

Google unveils new phones

Google is expected to introduce two new smartphones Tuesday, part of its continuing push to embed its digital services and Android software more deeply into peoples’ lives. The new Pixel-branded phones will anchor a product event Tuesday in New York. Google launched its line of high-end phones two years ago to better compete against Apple, […]

Hiring spree extended

Montreal port employers are taking on 50 new workers by 2019 in a move prompted by the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal, according to the association representing port companies. The trilateral accord — unveiled last week and set to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement — “provides predictability” and clears the decks for greater […]