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Sony time travel game bumps off 'Pokemon Go' in Japan

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Nintendo Co. might have scored a hit with the explosive debut of “Pokemon Go” this year. On its home turf, however, Sony Corp. has quietly dispatched its rival with a popular mobile game called “Fate/Grand Order.” The game, based on an anime TV series called “Fate,” allows players to travel ...

Dec 1, 2016

1.3 million connected devices around world infected with viruses: study

More than 1.3 million internet-connected devices around the world, including personal video recorders and security cameras, have been infected with computer viruses, according to a recent study by a group of Japanese researchers. The devices concerned, which form part of the so-called internet of ...

Nov 25, 2016

IBM settles with Australia over failure of online census

Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and has compensated the government for the financial cost of the debacle, the prime minister said on Friday. Australia’s first attempt to conduct a census ...

Toyota expects to improve EV batteries 'in a few years'

Nov 24, 2016

Toyota expects to improve EV batteries 'in a few years'

Toyota Motor Corp. said it aims to develop a new, more advanced electric car battery “in a few years” that will allow it to improve driving range and battery life by up to 15 percent. Such performance-enhanced lithium-ion battery technology will likely enable all ...

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Nov 23, 2016

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The New York Times cited three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity, ...

Nov 18, 2016

South Korea rejects Google's request to use mapping data

South Korea has rejected Google’s request to use local mapping data in the company’s global maps service in a highly awaited deliberation that divided the country for months. The land ministry said Friday that concerns about national security outweighed benefits from exporting the country’s ...