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Dec 16, 2016

Yahoo hack shows data as tool of information warfare

The massive hack affecting a billion Yahoo users shows how seemingly innocuous bits of data gleaned from cyberattacks can be exploited for profit — and potentially for espionage and information warfare. The latest breach disclosed Wednesday is the largest on record and comes just ...

Dec 14, 2016

Hon Hai, Sharp to halt LCD TV panel supply to Samsung in 2017

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. and its Japanese subsidiary Sharp Corp. will stop supplying liquid crystal display panels for televisions to South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. from next year, industry sources said Wednesday. Hon Hai and Sharp are planning to shift supply of ...

Projector robot moves, learns, alters shape

Dec 9, 2016

Projector robot moves, learns, alters shape

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Cerevo Inc. said Friday it has launched a shape-changing home projector robot that can turn ceilings, walls and floors into displays. The Tokyo-based hardware venture firm’s new robot, called Tipron, is also capable of learning where to project images, moving to those positions by ...

2016 'year zero' of virtual reality revolution, filmmakers say

Dec 8, 2016

2016 'year zero' of virtual reality revolution, filmmakers say

The first wave of virtual reality cinemas, heralding what their creators claim will be an entertainment revolution, rolls out across the world this month. The first screening room in France opened Wednesday and several others are promised for Beijing, Shanghai and Los Angeles in ...

Dec 4, 2016

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars. The company is “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation,” Apple said in a November ...

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 ...