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Spying fears drive U.S. officials from Chinese-owned Waldorf

Sep 12, 2015

Spying fears drive U.S. officials from Chinese-owned Waldorf

Fears of espionage have driven the U.S. government from New York’s famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, which has housed presidents and other top American officials for decades but was bought last year by a Chinese firm from Hilton Worldwide. Instead, President Barack Obama, White House staff ...

Sep 8, 2015

Apple ramps ups hiring but faces obstacles to making phones smarter

Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from Ph.D. programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google ...

Electronic device makers tout 'safe' screens for heavy users

Sep 6, 2015

Electronic device makers tout 'safe' screens for heavy users

As it gets harder to tear our eyes away from smartphones, televisions, tablets or computers, concerns are growing over a blue light emitted by their screens, blamed for harming the retina and causing interrupted sleep. Electronics giants are turning crisis to an opportunity — ...

Berlin gets first look at Windows 10 devices

Sep 5, 2015

Berlin gets first look at Windows 10 devices

Computer manufacturers unveiled the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday. The industry has seen sluggish sales in recent years as consumers opt to spend their money on smartphones and tablets instead, ...

Sep 4, 2015

Intel to invest $50 million in quantum computing research

U.S. chip colossus Intel on Thursday said it will put $50 million and engineering resources into an alliance on quantum computing that could radically advance complex problem-solving. Intel Corporation plans a 10-year collaboration with Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and TNO, the ...

Sep 3, 2015

Wikipedia blocks accounts linked to paid edits

Wikipedia on Wednesday said it has blocked more than 300 accounts being used by people being paid to create or tweak entries at the communally sourced online encyclopedia. Weeks of investigation revealed 381 accounts being used at the English version of Wikipedia for “black ...

Sep 2, 2015

NTT taps terahertz tech to boost visibility through smoke

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. and Tokyo University of Science have developed a basic technology that secures visibility in smoke by using tremendously high-frequency electromagnetic waves, Jiji Press learned on Tuesday. NTT aims to put the technology of terahertz waves, whose frequency is some ...

Ashley Madison courted buyers before attack

Aug 29, 2015

Ashley Madison courted buyers before attack

The owner of the adultery website Ashley Madison was already struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails that were released by hackers as part of ...