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Google is opening a new AI research centre in Beijing

Google is opening a new AI research centre in Beijing

Alphabet Incs Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the countrys local talent, even as the US search firms products remain blocked in the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 13, 2017  3:07 pm

Secret message apps on the rise at work

Secret message apps on the rise at work

The texts are long gone. That is becoming a more common reality in workplaces. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 12, 2017  12:59 pm

Apple to buy Shazam for $400m

 Apple to buy Shazam for $400m

Apple is close to buying the music recognition app Shazam for about $400m (300m), media reports say. Shazam, a UK company founded in 1999, allows people to use their smartphone or computer to identify and buy music through a snippet of sound. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 11, 2017  10:30 am

Inside Elsagate: the conspiracy-ridden war on creepy Youtube kids videos

Inside Elsagate: the conspiracy-ridden war on creepy Youtube kids videos

PiIn June, a moderator from a little known subreddit who goes by TheLocalGamer decided to sound the alarm on something strange he was seeing across YouTube. The title of the post was simple: I think its time more people knew about Elsagate. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 9, 2017  6:09 pm

DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017

DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017

DanTDM has been named the highest-earning YouTuber of 2017 - making 12.3m this year, according to Forbes magazine. The 26-year-old, from Aldershot, started off making videos of himself playing Minecraft and Pokemon. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 8, 2017  4:03 pm

Nissan to trial robo-taxis in Japan

Nissan to trial robo-taxis in Japan

Carmaker Nissan plans to test self-driving taxis on Japanese roads from March next year. The company is partnering with Japanese software company DeNA, which operates online services for the gaming, healthcare and automotive industries. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 6, 2017  9:16 am

Facebook Messenger down again

Facebook Messenger down again

Facebook Messenger is down again for the second time in a week. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 5, 2017  6:16 pm

Elon Musk will send his Tesla Roadster to Mars on a giant rocket

Elon Musk will send his Tesla Roadster to Mars on a giant rocket

Elon Musk says the first test launch of SpaceXs massive new rocket will happen next month. Its destination? Mars. Its cargo? A Tesla Roadster with David Bowie on the stereo. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 3, 2017  2:50 pm

Pikachu and Hello Kitty become ambassadors of Osaka

Pikachu and Hello Kitty become ambassadors of Osaka

Hot off Pikachus recent achievement of horrifying Pokmon fans everywhere by actually talking, Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno awarded the electric mouse mascot the title of cultural ambassador. A gawky, tall version of Hello Kitty got the title as well. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 1, 2017  2:31 pm

Instagram now lets you vandalize your friends photos with custom text and doodles

Instagram now lets you vandalize your friends photos with custom text and doodles

In a bid to encourage more users to privately message one another, Instagram today announced a new feature its calling remixing. The process involves editing a friends photo sent to you via direct message with stickers and custom text and doodles, and then sending it back to them within another photo of yourself. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 29, 2017  11:32 am

Jeff Bezos is now worth $100 billion

Jeff Bezos is now worth $100 billion

If youre one of the millions shopping on Amazon on Black Friday, congratulations: You helped make Jeff Bezos a $100 billion man. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 26, 2017  9:34 am

US prosecutors charge Iranian with Game of Thrones hack

US prosecutors charge Iranian with Game of Thrones hack

US prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into the HBO cable TV network and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including Game of Thrones, then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6m. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 22, 2017  10:37 am

Tesla Roadster might fly

Tesla Roadster might fly

Last week, Tesla unveiled a new sports car that, according to the automaker, can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in 1.9 seconds, making it the quickest accelerating production car ever made. Beyond that, it has a top speed near the all-out fastest road cars in the world. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  9:46 am

Polaroid demands millions in royalty from Fujifilm over white border dispute

Polaroid demands millions in royalty from Fujifilm over white border dispute

Polaroid is still trying to keep its brand synonymous with the square instant film look. So much so that its demanding millions of dollars in royalty payments from Fujifilm, which found continued success with its Instax line after Polaroid exited the instant photography industry in 2008. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 19, 2017  12:31 pm

Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 18, 2017  1:48 pm

Tesla reveals 500-mile range electric semi-truck

Tesla reveals 500-mile range electric semi-truck

Tesla Inc. on Thursday (16), unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that it will start producing in 2019, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the companys future depends. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 17, 2017  1:52 pm

Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city

Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city

A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix. The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and autonomous logistics hubs. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 15, 2017  10:50 am

Lyft announces its first international expansion

Lyft announces its first international expansion

On Monday (13), the ride-hailing company announced it will begin operating in Toronto, starting in December. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 14, 2017  9:20 am

Humanizing Technology - Art Meets Science

Humanizing Technology - Art Meets Science

Like a slow brewing revolt against the establishment (a trend we are seeing socially and politically around the world), the exponential advances in technology development are beginning to evoke a contra stance. A push-back. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 13, 2017  10:53 am

Harry Potter AR game announced as follow up to Pokmon Go

Harry Potter AR game announced as follow up to Pokmon Go

Niantic Labs had tremendous success with Pokmon Go, which paired their expertise in building location-based augmented reality mobile experiences with a top-flight IP with a ravenous fan base. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 11, 2017  11:08 am

Real-Life Iron Man sets record for fastest time in jet suit

Real-Life Iron Man sets record for fastest time in jet suit

Talk about putting the pedal to the metal: A real-life Iron Man has just set a world record for fastest speed in a jet suit. Richard Browning managed to whiz around a park in the English city of Reading in a jet suit he built himself. His maximum speed during the record-setting flight was 32 mph. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 9, 2017  9:57 am

Fake WhatsApp fools millions of Android users

Fake WhatsApp fools millions of Android users

A fake version of the WhatsApp messenger app was downloaded more than a million times from the Google Play Store before it was removed. The app, Update WhatsApp Messenger, appeared to have been developed by the firm behind the real program - WhatsApp Inc. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 7, 2017  10:17 am

Tech Companies Should Help Us Weaponize the Internet against Russia US Senator

Tech Companies Should Help Us Weaponize the Internet against Russia  US Senator

Google, Facebook and Twitter, three of the countrys most prominent tech companies, all testified before Congress this week that they had unintentionally been part of an alleged Russian operation to spread misinformation and propaganda during the 2016 presidential elections. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 5, 2017  2:33 pm

Sex trafficking bill gets tech firms backing

Sex trafficking bill gets tech firms backing

The internets most powerful companies say they will support new measures that seek to prevent online sex trafficking. The Internet Association, which counts Facebook, Google and Amazon among its members, had at first said the proposed US law could hurt innovation. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 4, 2017  1:04 pm

Trumps Twitter account briefly deactivated

Trumps Twitter account briefly deactivated

US President Donald Trumps Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday, but has since been restored, the social media company has said. It said that the @realdonaldtrump account was deactivated by an employee, later clarifying that it was their last day in the job. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 3, 2017  8:11 am
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