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Russia launches life-sized robot into space

Russia launches life-sized robot into space

Russia has launched a rocket carrying a life-sized robot to the International Space Station (ISS). MORE..

(0) Comments | August 22, 2019  4:48 pm
Facebook and Twitter accuse China of spreading disinformation in Hong Kong

Facebook and Twitter accuse China of spreading disinformation in Hong Kong

cChina has adopted Russia’s playbook for spreading disinformation on Facebook and Twitter, deploying those tactics in its increasingly heated information war over the protests that have convulsed Hong Kong. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 20, 2019  12:33 pm
Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned (FB.O) photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 16, 2019  1:02 pm
Huawei begins research on 6G

Huawei begins research on 6G

We might only just be seeing the arrival of 5G devices and the slow rollout of its networks, but some companies are already hard at work on the successor: 6G. MORE...

(0) Comments | August 16, 2019  11:57 am
Facebook cryptocurrency scams offering to sell Libra for bitcoin plague social network

Facebook cryptocurrency scams offering to sell Libra for bitcoin plague social network

Facebook pages claiming to sell the Libra cryptocurrency are proliferating across the social network, despite the firm’s digital currency still being months away from launch. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 13, 2019  3:17 pm
Xiaomi launches 2 new smart phones in Sri Lanka

Xiaomi launches 2 new smart phones in Sri Lanka

Xiaomi, global technology leader today announced the launch of Mi 9T, the latest smartphone in its highly popular flagship Mi 9 family, in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 12, 2019  3:16 pm
Huawei announces its new Harmony operating system

Huawei announces its new Harmony operating system

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has revealed its rival to Google’s Android operating system after a ban from the US government threatened its use of the software on its phones. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 9, 2019  5:22 pm
8chan goes offline after network provider Cloudflare pulls support following mass shooting

8chan goes offline after network provider Cloudflare pulls support following mass shooting

An online message board accused of hosting extremist content was temporarily inaccessible Monday after its cybersecurity provider cut off support for a “cesspool of hate” following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 5, 2019  4:42 pm
Sony has sold 100 million PS4 consoles

Sony has sold 100 million PS4 consoles

After nearly six years on the market, the PlayStation 4 is still going strong. In an earnings report released Tuesday, Sony revealed it sold... MORE..

(0) Comments | August 1, 2019  1:36 pm
Google confirms Pixel 4 will support face unlock, touch-free gestures

Google confirms Pixel 4 will support face unlock, touch-free gestures

Google is once again validating rumors about the Pixel 4, this time for its touch-free control. The company has confirmed that its next flagship phones.... MORE..

(0) Comments | July 30, 2019  3:32 pm
16 year old wins USD 3 mn at Fortnite World Cup

16 year old wins USD 3 mn at Fortnite World Cup

A US teenager has won a record-breaking $3m (£2.4m) to become world champion of the computer game Fortnite. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 29, 2019  5:56 pm
Technology giants’ power to be probed in US

Technology giants’ power to be probed in US

The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into leading online platforms, examining whether they are unfairly restricting competition. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 24, 2019  4:28 pm
Toyota fetches new way to use AI, self-drive tech in Tokyo Games

Toyota fetches new way to use AI, self-drive tech in Tokyo Games

Miniature remote controlled cars have proved to be a crowd-pleaser at track and field throwing events, but for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Toyota Motor Corp is upping the game with a hi-tech way to fetch javelins and hammers: pint-sized, self-driving A.I. robot cars. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 22, 2019  2:56 pm
US calls for feds to investigate FaceApp

US calls for feds to investigate FaceApp

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 19, 2019  11:08 am
Google will now tell you how crowded your bus or train is likely to be

Google will now tell you how crowded your bus or train is likely to be

Google announced on Thursday that it is introducing new transit crowdedness predictions in its Maps app. Now, you can see how crowded your bus, train, or tube is likely to be before heading out on your commute. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 14, 2019  5:50 pm
U.S. to investigate French plan for tax on tech giants

U.S. to investigate French plan for tax on tech giants

The White House will investigate a French plan to impose taxes on technology companies, a move that’s been a prelude to new U.S. tariffs under the Trump administration, according to two people familiar with the matter. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 11, 2019  11:05 am
Instagram’s anti-bullying AI asks users: ‘Are you sure you want to post this?’

Instagram’s anti-bullying AI asks users: ‘Are you sure you want to post this?’

Instagram is inviting users to think again before posting unkind comments with a new tool designed to curb bullying on the social media platform. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 10, 2019  9:37 am
Fake Samsung firmware update app tricks more than 10 million Android users

Fake Samsung firmware update app tricks more than 10 million Android users

Over ten million users have been duped in installing a fake Samsung app named “Updates for Samsung” that promises firmware updates, but, in reality, redirects users to an ad-filled website and charges for firmware downloads. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 5, 2019  5:16 pm
BMW and Daimler team up on automated driving

BMW and Daimler team up on automated driving

The strategic partnership will focus on developing technologies for assisted driving systems, automated driving on highways and automated parking, BMW and Daimler said in a statement, adding that the two companies will implement the technologies in their cars independently. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 5, 2019  4:03 pm
Samsung sued over water-resistant phone claims

Samsung sued over water-resistant phone claims

Samsung is being sued by Australia’s consumer watchdog for allegedly making misleading claims about the water-resistant properties of its phones. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 5, 2019  3:37 pm
‘Silence’ hackers hit banks in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, and Kyrgyzstan

‘Silence’ hackers hit banks in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, and Kyrgyzstan

A group of hackers specialized in attacking banks has hit again, and this time they’ve breached four targets in Asia, respectively in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Kyrgyzstan, security researchers from Group-IB have told ZDNet. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 4, 2019  11:07 am
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after global outage

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after global outage

Facebook on Wednesday issued a statement saying that an issue with uploading or sending media files on its apps and platforms has been resolved. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 4, 2019  8:59 am
WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram down worldwide

WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram down worldwide

Users around the world Wednesday are having problems signing into Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook is down at the moment, various news outlets and blogs are reporting, and issues include login features as well as photos and other images failing to load properly. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 3, 2019  9:21 pm
How apps power Hong Kong’s ‘leaderless’ protests

How apps power Hong Kong’s ‘leaderless’ protests

In a tiny room on the edge of a nondescript building complex, sits an unlikely participant in Hong Kong’s protest movement. Behind his laptop computer, Tony (not his real name) monitors scores of groups on private messaging app Telegram and online forums. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 2, 2019  12:43 pm
Facebook adds new limits to address spread of hate speech in Sri Lanka & Myanmar

Facebook adds new limits to address spread of hate speech in Sri Lanka & Myanmar

As Facebook grapples with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing changes that limit the spread of messages in two countries where it has come under fire in recent years: Sri Lanka and Myanmar. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 21, 2019  3:49 pm