Category Archives: Tech News

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested in South Korea

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Image copyright EPA Samsung’s heir apparent Lee Jae-yong has been placed under arrest in South Korea, accused of bribery and other charges. The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. Samsung is accused of giving donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Ms […]

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Google's latest project lets you play piano alongside an AI

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Whether its testing social scenarios or operating a millionaire’s abode, the potential of artificial intelligence seems it’s only being scratched at the surface. With that in mind, Google’s latest trick in machine learning is not quite yet out of a science fiction novel, but certainly something intriguing: an AI that adds accompaniment to your piano […]

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Car startup Beepi sold for parts after potential exits to Fair, and then DGDG, broke down

Yet more developments for Beepi, the used car marketplace that had raised $150 million but then went bust: the company has completely shut down and has been sold off in parts to repay creditors. The development comes after a deal to sell itself to Fair.com, a stealth startup from car industry vets, was cancelled; and then a second deal […]

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Sky jam

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Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption After a long flight, the last thing we want is to get stuck in a holding pattern before landing You’re tired and stiff after a long flight and you can’t wait to land. But then the captain says there’ll be a delay because there aren’t any landing slots available. So […]

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What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg told the BBC

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke to the BBC’s Kamal Ahmed off-camera. He told him that fake news, polarised views and “filter bubbles” were damaging “common understanding”. Video produced by Alexi Peristianis Read more Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation Source link

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Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

Media captionBBC Economics Editor Kamal Ahmed: Mark Zuckerberg says there are threats to “common understanding” Mark Zuckerberg has revealed deep-seated concerns that the tide is turning against globalisation. In an interview with the BBC, the Facebook founder said that fake news, polarised views and “filter bubbles” were damaging “common understanding”. He said people had been […]

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Microsoft misses regular security fix date

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Image copyright PA Image caption Windows 10 is vulnerable to the file-sharing bug that was due to be patched this month Microsoft has delayed the release of a security update that would have fixed a vulnerability cyber thieves are known to be exploiting. The fix was to be released as part of Microsoft’s regular monthly […]

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The Cute Robot That Follows You Around and Schleps All Your Stuff

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In the summer months of 2015, Jeffrey Schnapp and a few of his colleagues started collecting rideables. The hoverboard craze was in full swing, and OneWheels and Boosteds were showing up on roads and sidewalks. Schnapp and his co-founders rode, drove, and crashed everything they could find. For Schnapp, a Harvard professor and longtime technologist […]

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Step Into ‘The Void,’ a Physical Playground for VR

As promising as the first generation of consumer virtual reality is, it’s not without its drawbacks: cables that tether users to their computers, a space-hogging setup, and prohibitive prices (at least for people who don’t already own a high-end gaming PC). All signs point to a revolution in its infancy. Yes, VR is finally good enough to deliver that elusive sense […]

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Vitamin D in our food could save lives

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Because the likes of us can’t be trusted to eat properly or go outside in the sunshine, poor old science is once again having to pick up the pieces and fix our frail, pale bodies.  The latest plan that could magically stop us all dying earlier than our plague-ridden, bow-legged ancestors, or at least stop […]

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