Huawei said the temporary reprieve move bore little meaning for the company as it had been making preparations for a blacklist scenario. Photograph: Reuters

The US government has temporarily eased trade restrictions imposed last week on China’s Huawei, a move aimed at minimising disruption for its customer(...)

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Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial-recognition to(...)

Prof John Goodenough (95): ‘I’m old enough to know you can’t close your mind to new ideas’

‘Game-changer’ is an overused term in tech. But the development of a “low-cost all-solid-state battery that is noncombustible and has a long cycle wit(...)

Despite Edward Snowden’s continuing revelations of secret data gathering, we show no signs of losing our collective appetite for creating and using data. Photograph: Reuters

On the drive into San Francisco, a huge billboard alongside Highway 101 states: “We’re all data nerds now.” It’s an advertisement for a t(...)