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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg sues over prime seafront land on Hawaiian isle

Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg has launched a raft of lawsuits that could see the U.S. billionaire secure full ownership of his island hideaway from local Hawaiian families who retain rights over the land dating back generations. Documents filed Dec. 30 in the Hawaii State circuit court — and reported in ...

Jan 19, 2017

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system suffers multiple clock failures

Europe’s beleaguered Galileo satellite navigation system has suffered another setback, with clocks failing onboard a number of satellites in space, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. Designed to render Europe independent from America’s GPS, the €10 billion ($11 billion) project may experience further delays ...

Jan 13, 2017

Company that helps police crack phones falls victim to hackers

Cellebrite, a digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones, has itself fallen victim to hackers. Technology news website Motherboard said Thursday that it had obtained 900 gigabytes of data related to the Israel-based company. It said the trove of ...

Robots show their personalities at Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 8, 2017

Robots show their personalities at Consumer Electronics Show

Professor Einstein can roll his eyes, stick out his tongue and give a simple explanation of the theory of relativity. With his lifelike rubbery “skin” and bushy mustache, he can almost make you forget he is a robot. The Einstein robot is among dozens ...

Toyota unveils concept car with AI and autonomous driving tech

Jan 5, 2017

Toyota unveils concept car with AI and autonomous driving tech

Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled a concept car with built-in artificial intelligence and autonomous driving technology designed to interact with the driver. The Wednesday unveiling of the Concept-i, which the automaker says can read its driver’s personality and emotions, came ahead of the opening ...

Sony, Samsung TVs wow CES crowds with new screen technologies

Jan 5, 2017

Sony, Samsung TVs wow CES crowds with new screen technologies

It’s been a while since a new TV raised any eyebrows, but Sony Corp. has just unveiled a new product that’s creating a bit of buzz at the annual Consumer Electronics Show industry gathering in Las Vegas. Sony’s XBR-A1E Bravia 4K could signal a ...

Sick of work email overload, French fight to protect private life

Jan 5, 2017

Sick of work email overload, French fight to protect private life

Beatrice, a busy 50-year-old manager at an airline in Paris, sounds like she would benefit from France’s new “right to disconnect” law that guarantees all employees freedom from their work smartphone and email. “It often happens that I’m interrupted by urgent problems in my ...