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 1, 2015

Tablet PCs at schools up fourfold in last two years

The number of tablet computers introduced at public schools across Japan has exceeded 150,000, a fourfold increase in two years, the education ministry said. Tablet PCs can be used in a variety of situations, a ministry official said Monday. “They can easily be taken ...

Aug 30, 2015

Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000

A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months. The April 2014 dig ended speculation surrounding an urban legend that Atari had discarded hundreds of games, ...

Aug 27, 2015

Fujitsu recalls 70,000 laptop battery packs over fire fears

Fujitsu Ltd. said Thursday it will voluntarily recall and provide replacements for about 70,000 battery packs used in some of its Lifebook laptop computer models as they could catch fire. The company has so far confirmed three cases of fire linked to the battery, ...

Aug 27, 2015

French woman wins disability grant for 'gadget allergy'

A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic radiation from everyday gadgets such as cellphones. The applicant, Marine Richard, 39, hailed the ruling as a “breakthrough” for people afflicted by electromagnetic hypersensitivity ...

Aug 24, 2015

Ashley Madison hack sends shivers through hook-up, porn sites

Larry Flynt, a defender of free speech and sexual freedom if there ever was one, has this advice for anyone worried by the hack of infidelity site Ashley Madison: Muzzle yourself. “Don’t do or say anything you wouldn’t want to read about on the ...

Aug 22, 2015

Industry ministry to seek ¥116 billion to promote innovation

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to request ¥116.6 billion for projects to promote innovation under the government’s fiscal 2016 budget, more than 2½ times the amount earmarked under the 2015 budget, it was learned Friday. Among such projects are those to ...

Google touts its first wireless router

Aug 19, 2015

Google touts its first wireless router

Google is making a Wi-Fi router as part of its ambition to provide better Internet connections that make it easier for people to access its digital services and see more of its online advertising. Pre-orders for the $199 wireless router, called OnHub, can be ...

Aug 11, 2015

China hacked private emails of U.S. officials since 2010: NBC

Chinese hackers have been accessing the private emails of top U.S. national security and trade officials since April 2010, according to an NBC News report on Monday, citing a U.S. intelligence official and top secret document. The officials’ government email accounts were not vulnerable ...