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Google linking online and offline worlds in new ad challenge

Google is testing a way to tie online ads to brick-and-mortar store purchases, a move that is whetting appetites of marketers but fueling worries over privacy. A product called Google Attribution was unveiled at a marketing conference this month in San Francisco by the internet giant. Google has long been ...

Hitachi develops new breast cancer detection technology

/ May 25, 2017

Hitachi develops new breast cancer detection technology

Electronics giant Hitachi has developed a new technology that detects breast cancer by beaming ultrasonic waves at breasts from 360 degrees. The new technology can identify breast cancer in young women with high accuracy compared with one-way ultrasonography or mammography, company officials said. Hitachi ...

'Shadow Brokers' threatens to release more cyber attack tools

/ May 18, 2017

'Shadow Brokers' threatens to release more cyber attack tools

The mysterious “Shadow Brokers” group, which leaked the stolen hacking tool used in last week’s global cyberattacks, is threatening to release more such tools next month. In a taunting online message in broken English late Tuesday, the group said it will take payments beginning ...

/ May 15, 2017

Toyota-led group invests in development of flying car

Toyota Motor Corp. and 14 affiliates plan to spend ¥42.5 million over three years to support a flying car development team that includes young engineers from the leading automaker, according to informed sources. Currently, the group of young engineers from the automotive and aviation ...

Racial and ethnic hate speech thrives in online games

/ May 14, 2017

Racial and ethnic hate speech thrives in online games

Spend enough time hunting terrorists or wandering dystopian wastelands in online games and you are bound to come across players hurling xenophobic and racist taunts at each other, from Islamophobes in Europe to South Koreans and Japanese bickering over disputed islands. Take the survival ...