Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:38:40 EDTRenowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:37:25 EDTThe owner of a company that supplied foreign workers to San Francisco Bay Area technology companies is facing visa fraud charges after filing fake documents to bring people to the United States, the U.S Attorney's Office announced Friday.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:25:53 EDTAbout 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois may have had their personal information compromised when one of the state's employment security agency vendors was hacked, the governor's office said Friday.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:25:34 EDTAn advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:21:50 EDTCalifornia air regulators voted Friday to keep the state's tough vehicle emissions standards through 2025.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:06:07 EDTApple said purported hacking vulnerabilities disclosed by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:30:26 EDTTwitter confirmed Friday it is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:02:07 EDTDNA profiles can reveal a number of details about individuals, and even about their family members. There are laws in place that regulate the trade of gene data, which has become much simpler and cheaper to analyze today. However, these laws do not apply to an equally relevant type of genetic data, so-called microRNAs, even though these can also point to serious diseases. This means that anonymity needs to be strictly maintained in microRNA studies as well. Researchers from the Research Center for IT Security, CISPA, have now been able to show that a few microRNA molecules are sufficient to draw conclusions about study participants. The computer scientists will be presenting their means of attack, and appropriate countermeasures, at the Cebit computer fair in Hannover (Hall 6, Stand C47).
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:40:03 EDTIntroducing new security measures for the airline industry is rarely done lightly by governments. Certainly it's underpinned by the responsibility to ensure passenger safety. But it's not clear how effective the recent ban on laptops and large electronic devices in aircraft cabin baggage on flights from certain Middle Eastern airports to the US and UK will be.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:53:08 EDTA state review has found California is on track to meet its tougher car-emission standards and urges regulators to draft more ambitious environmental targets for the future.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:43:56 EDTGoogle's money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software "programmed" ad placement, analysts said on Thursday.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:13:26 EDTThough a mature technology, renewable thermals occupy a small niche in Connecticut—and in the U.S. at large. A new Yale-led study analyzes the market potential of this technology across the state and provides key insights into spurring consumer demand.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:26:46 EDTThe business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:23:45 EDTMost website visits these days entail a database query—to look up airline flights, for example, or to find the fastest driving route between two addresses.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:13:39 EDTThe Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:16:42 EDTThe Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:43:54 EDTKenya, a pioneer in mobile money, on Thursday began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:43:33 EDTChinese telecom giant ZTE has pleaded guilty in a US court to violating US export controls by selling goods to Iran and North Korea over several years.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:42:05 EDTA carry-on ban by Washington and London for laptops on flights from some airports will hit the profits of affected airlines, especially the lucrative business class segments of Gulf carriers, analysts said Thursday.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:40:00 EDTSome 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada are returning to their jobs after a one-day walkout. They had been protesting changes in job duties for some employees.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:47:53 EDTAction is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of concern.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:37:07 EDTABC News said three of its Twitter accounts were hacked Thursday morning, sending out profanity-filled tweets to its millions of followers.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:32:56 EDTResearchers from the Tokyo-based company Silicon Studio, led by Spanish data scientist África Periáñez, have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game. This information is useful for game studios so that they can design strategies to maintain the player's interest.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:43:49 EDTLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, as part of a Navistar SuperTruck I team, helped design a new type of tractor trailer truck that improves fuel economy by 124 percent, compared to heavy vehicles on the road today.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:40:16 EDTScientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:09:52 EDTScientists at BAE Systems and City, University of London have revealed how research work on how falcons fly is inspiring new technologies for aircraft that could contribute to their safety in the air, aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. The technologies could be applied within the next 20 years.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:20:20 EDTIndividuals with lower leg injuries could soon be saying goodbye to traditional crutches with the development of a hands-free alternative that is more comfortable and potentially more effective. The device, developed by Purdue University graduates, could provide ergonomic and natural movement and transmit real-time recovery data to physicians.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:18:27 EDTSouth Korea's sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters on Thursday, nearly three years after it sank with the loss of more than 300 lives in one of the country's worst maritime disasters.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:36:11 EDTAT&T and Verizon on Wednesday joined global firms pulling ads from Google, saying they did not want their brands associated with inappropriate content on the internet giant.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:50:01 EDTDuan Yongping is convinced Tim Cook didn't have a clue who he was when they first met a couple years ago. The Apple boss probably does now.