News: Tech & Science

BlackBerry launches cybersecurity software for self-driving cars

Tuesday  09:26,   16 january 2018
Reuters

Canadian software maker BlackBerry Ltd on Monday launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars. The product, called Blackberry Jarvis, is being marketed first to automakers - a group of [...]

CES 2018: The final word

Tuesday  07:10,   16 january 2018
CNET

Wall-sized TVs. Connected everything. Smart mirrors. Autonomous electric vehicles. The world's thinnest laptop. This is everything that mattered at CES 2018.While 1.33 inches (3.38 cm) of rain may not sound like a lot, it was a record for the[...]

Apple’s MacBook Air turns 10

Tuesday  07:10,   16 january 2018
TechCrunch

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs triumphantly held up a manilla interoffice mail envelope to a round of applause at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. It was a silly gimmick, but it got the point across. Ten years and seven[...]

Algorithms transform Chicago scenes into trippy lobby art

Tuesday  06:10,   16 january 2018
Engadget

Office lobbies are prime spots for corporations to make statements about their values and taste, yet "lobby art" is usually a shorthand way of saying "insipid crap." ESI Designs created the installation at 515 North[...]

Samsung aims to double Africa's share of its revenues in five years

Monday  19:30,   15 january 2018
Reuters

South Korea's Samsung Electronics plans to double the annual revenue contribution from its African markets to 20 percent of the firm's global total in the next five years, the head of its business on the continent said on Monday. Sung Yoon[...]

Robots Can Now Read Better Than Humans

Monday  17:10,   15 january 2018
Newsweek

An AI algorithm outperformed humans at a reading comprehension test for the first time.The AI algorithm, developed by Chinese retail giant Alibaba, outscored humans in the Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD)—a global reading test consisting[...]

5 NASA Photos Of The Solar System’s Less Famous Moons

Monday  14:22,   15 january 2018
International Business Times

These moons don’t get a lot of attention but they have weird shapes and other cool features. © Photo: NASA/JPL Saturn's moon Atlas looks like a flying saucer in this new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan and Enceladus are[...]

In the midst of complex hacking operations, here are simple tips to improve your cybersecurity

Monday  14:21,   15 january 2018
PRI

In the tech realm, a new year brings new gadgets — and new worries about cybersecurity as more and more security breaches are revealed.  The most recent scare, called Spectre or Meltdown, involves vulnerabilities to processing[...]

AI helps Dutch emergency dispatchers diagnose heart attacks

Monday  14:21,   15 january 2018
Engadget

It listens for clues that might get lost in the[...]

Toymaker Lego teams up with Chinese internet giant Tencent

Monday  13:32,   15 january 2018
Reuters

Danish toymaker Lego is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) to jointly develop online games and potentially a social network aimed at Chinese children. Privately-owned Lego has seen a slowdown in sales growth in[...]

End of a chip boom? Memory chip price drop spooks investors

Monday  12:26,   15 january 2018
Reuters

<p>After a blistering year-and-a-half long surge, a sudden drop in some memory prices, followed by Samsung Electronics Co's disappointing profit estimate, is causing jitters among investors who had bet the chip boom would last at least[...]

R.I.P. Christmas drones; many already go missing

Monday  12:26,   15 january 2018
USA TODAY

Oh Christmas drone, Oh Christmas drone, we cannot seem to find you.The Melbourne residents were visiting family in Georgia when they took the drone for its first spin. It was dark, said Kaitlee Fenno, but the drone had lights so the family[...]

Ford teases 'Mach 1' electric performance SUV for 2020

Monday  12:25,   15 january 2018
Engadget

At its NAIAS 2018 preview event, Ford just dropped a few details about an electric vehicle it plans to release in[...]

Car hacking remains a very real threat as autos become ever more loaded with tech

Monday  06:52,   15 january 2018
USA TODAY

New vehicles are less susceptible to some cyber attacks than they were a couple years ago, but the hacking threat is expected to grow.A worst-case scenario would be hackers infiltrating a vehicle through a minor device, such as[...]

Screen time can 'chip away' at young children's sleep finds new study

Sunday  12:50,   14 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Young children who spend too much time in front of a screen are not getting enough sleep, and especially if they are being sneaky about using it, according to the results of a new U.S. study.&nbsp;&nbsp;Carried out by researchers from the[...]