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YouTube back up after being hit by major outage

YouTube back up after being hit by major outage

YouTube users were left searching for other ways to entertain themselves Tuesday (16) after outages spanning the globe lasted more than an hour. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 17, 2018  9:33 am
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, Reuters reports, citing a statement from his family. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 16, 2018  11:10 am
IoT and 5G on the agenda in Sri Lanka – R&M

IoT and 5G on the agenda in Sri Lanka – R&M

Sri Lanka’s telecoms sector is making significant progress in its IoT ventures, according to Research & Markets. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 12, 2018  5:46 pm
Microsoft halts Windows 10 update amid reports it deletes files

Microsoft halts Windows 10 update amid reports it deletes files

Microsoft pumped the brakes on its rollout of the latest version of its Windows 10operating system, after users reported the recent update deleted files on their computers. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 8, 2018  5:22 pm
Nobel prize for medicine won by cancer researchers

Nobel prize for medicine won by cancer researchers

Two researchers from the US and Japan have won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries that have revolutionised cancer care, turning the body’s immune system loose to fight tumours in an approach credited with saving an untold number of lives. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 2, 2018  12:49 pm
Facebook security breach: 50 million accounts attacked

Facebook security breach: 50 million accounts attacked

Facebook has said “almost 50 million” of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 28, 2018  11:52 pm
Instagram’s co-founders have resigned from Facebook

Instagram’s co-founders have resigned from Facebook

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigned from the photo-sharing company today. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 25, 2018  1:14 pm
World’s richest man Jeff Bezos on how a Sri Lankan changed his direction in life

World’s richest man Jeff Bezos on how a Sri Lankan changed his direction in life

Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon, the wealthiest person in modern history, world’s first centi-billionaire, founder of Blue Origin, owner of Washington Post. In short, 54-year-old Bezos has achieved everything a man dreams of. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  11:13 am
Linux creator is taking time off, apologizes for ‘uncalled for’ behavior

Linux creator is taking time off, apologizes for ‘uncalled for’ behavior

Creator of open-source software Linux, Linus Torvalds, is taking time off and apologizing for his “unprofessional and uncalled for” behavior, Torvalds said in an email to members of the Linux community Sunday. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 18, 2018  1:15 pm
AI will widen gap between rich and poor, warns former Microsoft & Google executive

AI will widen gap between rich and poor, warns former Microsoft & Google executive

Artificial intelligence will widen the chasm that already separates the rich and the poor, warns a former Microsoft and Google executive. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 10, 2018  4:33 pm
Artificial intelligence nails predictions of earthquake aftershocks

Artificial intelligence nails predictions of earthquake aftershocks

A machine-learning study that analysed hundreds of thousands of earthquakes beat the standard method at predicting the location of aftershocks. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 30, 2018  12:08 pm
China becomes world’s biggest online community surpassing 802 mn users

China becomes world’s biggest online community surpassing 802 mn users

There are now as many internet users in China as there are people in the US, Indonesia and Brazil combined. And two in five Chinese are still offline. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 21, 2018  11:18 am
Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for 8 hours

Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for 8 hours

Cuba’s government said it provided free internet to the Communist-run island’s more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 16, 2018  1:00 pm
Japanese students recreate Hiroshima bombing in Virtual Reality

Japanese students recreate Hiroshima bombing in Virtual Reality

It’s a sunny summer morning in the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Cicadas chirp in the trees. A lone plane flies high overhead. Then a flash of light, followed by a loud blast. Buildings are flattened and smoke rises from crackling fires under a darkened sky. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 7, 2018  3:22 pm
Reddit user data compromised in sophisticated hack

Reddit user data compromised in sophisticated hack

Reddit has suffered a data breach compromising usernames, passwords and email addresses of groups of users, the site has confirmed. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 3, 2018  12:47 pm
Viral internet challenge leaves teen with second-degree burns

Viral internet challenge leaves teen with second-degree burns

An Indiana teen is speaking out after a viral social media challenge left him with second-degree burns on his face, back and chest. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 1, 2018  12:16 pm
Uber driver fired after he livestreamed passengers without consent

Uber driver fired after he livestreamed passengers without consent

Uber and Lyft said Monday they had fired a driver who livestreamed hours of his passengers’ rides without their knowledge or consent, making money off the ride-hailing apps as well as the Twitch live streams. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 24, 2018  1:10 pm
Facebook to remove misinformation that leads to violence

Facebook to remove misinformation that leads to violence

Facebook, facing growing criticism for posts that have incited violence in countries including Sri Lanka, has said that it would begin removing misinformation that could lead to people being physically harmed. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 19, 2018  11:21 am
Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere’s least connected countries. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 18, 2018  5:34 pm
WhatsApp now labels forwarded messages to curb fake news

WhatsApp now labels forwarded messages to curb fake news

WhatsApp is now labeling its forwarded messages, in a move that the company hopes will curb some of the app’s viral misinformation problems. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 11, 2018  12:17 pm
Popular Facebook quiz app exposed data on more than 120 million users

Popular Facebook quiz app exposed data on more than 120 million users

If you tried to find out which Disney Princess you were on Facebook years ago, you might’ve given up more than your name. A security researcher found that a popular quiz app on Facebook called “Nametests” had a flaw that let anyone pull up information on more than 120 million people, even after the app was deleted. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 1, 2018  4:19 pm
Facebook Developing a Time-Management Tool for Users

Facebook Developing a Time-Management Tool for Users

Facebook is developing a tool that would help users monitor time spent on the platform, demonstrating the company’s new commitment to users’ well-being after a string of scandals that threatened trust in the social media platform. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2018  3:38 pm
Google Maps removes Uber integration

Google Maps removes Uber integration

In 2017, Google and Uber teamed up to put a feature in Google Maps: You could search for, book and pay for an Uber directly from Google Maps. You didn’t need the Uber app installed. Eighteen months later, the feature is dead. Google posted a new support page stating, “You can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps.”

(0) Comments | June 19, 2018  12:25 pm
Machine learning predicts World Cup winner

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner

The 2018 soccer World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and is likely to be one of the most widely viewed sporting events in history, more popular even than the Olympics. So the potential winners are of significant interest. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 13, 2018  3:48 pm
Apple joins the war on Facebook over privacy

Apple joins the war on Facebook over privacy

The eyes of the tech world were on Apple this week - until Facebook’s latest privacy crisis subsumed everything. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 8, 2018  1:48 pm