Oct 23, 2016

Internet attackers now have secret weapon in household devices

Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids’ toys bring the internet to its knees? It’s beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability of popular websites across the United States. The hacker group ...

British artificial intelligence hub opens

Oct 20, 2016

British artificial intelligence hub opens

A new research center opened its doors Wednesday at Britain’s Cambridge University to look at the implications — good and bad — of artificial intelligence. The center will delve into AI applications ranging from increasingly “smart” smartphones to robot surgeons and “Terminator” style military ...

Classified ads website CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

Oct 7, 2016

Classified ads website CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

Carl Ferrer, chief executive of the advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges including pimping, as authorities investigate the company, which has been accused of facilitating sex trafficking of minors. The attorneys general of Texas and California said in a statement ...

Oct 6, 2016

Fujitsu looks to integrate PC business with Lenovo

Fujitsu Ltd. is considering integrating its personal computer business with China’s Lenovo Group Inc., the world’s biggest PC manufacturer, a source said Wednesday. Lenovo is likely to invest in the PC business Fujitsu spun off earlier this year. If the investment is realized, Lenovo ...

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Sep 25, 2016

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Snapchat, the service for messages that vanish, announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on the Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago. The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap ...

Yahoo Japan says it is unaffected by giant hack

Sep 23, 2016

Yahoo Japan says it is unaffected by giant hack

Yahoo Japan Corp. said Friday no customer information was leaked from the company and no damage has been confirmed after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. The startling breach, disclosed Thursday, is believed to be the largest to hit ...

Hidden data: the new weapon that could beat hunger

Sep 15, 2016

Hidden data: the new weapon that could beat hunger

With a single smartphone app, you can now get a pretty accurate forecast of the weather anywhere in the world. That is largely thanks to a decision by science agencies, a decade ago, to put online their satellite data and make it available for ...