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Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users

Google said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection program in order to provide stronger security for some users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers. The internet giant said that users of the program would have their account security continuously updated to deal with emerging threats. The company said it would initially provide three defenses against security threats, which include blocking fraudulent account access and protection against…

Apple to create $1 billion US advanced manufacturing fund

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc plans to create a $1 billion fund to invest in US companies that perform advanced manufacturing, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said on Wednesday, the iPhone maker's latest effort to show how it is creating US jobs. The Cupertino, California company will announce the fund's first investment later in May, Cook said during an interview on CNBC. Cook also said Apple plans to fund programs that could include teaching people how to write computer code to create apps, and will release more details…

Toyota works to develop advanced electric-car battery

NEW YORK: Toyota Motor Corp said it aims to develop a more advanced electric-car battery "in a few years" that will allow the Japanese automaker to build vehicles with up to 15 percent greater range and battery life than they have currently. “Lithium-ion battery is a key technology for electrifying cars, and there is a clear need, going forward, for improving this technology and its performance even more,” Hisao Yamashige, a battery technology researcher at Toyota, told a media briefing in Tokyo on Thursday. Improving…