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Jan 26, 2017

Facebook fine-tunes trending topics to better deliver news

Under pressure to stymie the spread of fake news, Facebook changed its system for showing trending topics on Wednesday. The leading social network said that instead of simply showing a topic, it will include headlines from articles about the trending subjects along with sources ...

Jan 24, 2017

'Pokemon Go' unleashed on game-loving South Korea six months late

Nintendo’s smash hit “Pokemon Go” was unleashed on South Korea on Tuesday, six months after it was released elsewhere in the world, a delay caused by security fears over Google Maps. The popularity of augmented-reality game around the world has generated crowds of people ...

For white-collar workers, AI threatens new workplace revolution

Jan 20, 2017

For white-collar workers, AI threatens new workplace revolution

If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialized field. Or as a plumber. After industrial robots and international trade put paid to many manufacturing jobs in the West, millions of ...

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 ...

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 ...