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..
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..
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..
Facebook has said “almost 50 million” of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. MORE..
Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigned from the photo-sharing company today. MORE..
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..
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..
Artificial intelligence will widen the chasm that already separates the rich and the poor, warns a former Microsoft and Google executive. MORE..
A machine-learning study that analysed hundreds of thousands of earthquakes beat the standard method at predicting the location of aftershocks. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
Reddit has suffered a data breach compromising usernames, passwords and email addresses of groups of users, the site has confirmed. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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.”
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..