Jan 30, 2016

Apple team reported to be secretly working on virtual reality items

Apple has a team secretly working on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gear in a budding challenge to Facebook-owned Oculus Rift and Microsoft HoloLens, the Financial Times reported Friday. The team’s ranks number in the hundreds, bolstered by talent hired away from ...

Jan 29, 2016

Congress to probe whether NSA back door led to Juniper hacking

A U.S. congressional probe into the impact of a hack of Juniper Networks Inc software will examine the possibility that it was initially altered at the behest of the National Security Agency, a lawmaker said in an interview on Thursday. The House Committee on ...

Game over? Computer beats human champ in complex strategy challenge

Jan 28, 2016

Game over? Computer beats human champ in complex strategy challenge

In a milestone for artificial intelligence, a computer has beaten a human champion at a strategy game that requires “intuition” rather than brute processing power to prevail, its makers said Wednesday. Dubbed Alphago, the system honed its own skills through a process of trial ...

Jan 27, 2016

North Korea suspected of targeting South with cyberattacks

South Korea said on Wednesday it suspected North Korea of attempting cyberattacks against targets in the South, following a nuclear test by the North this month that defied United Nations sanctions. South Korea has been on heightened military and cyberalert since the Jan. 6 ...

Jan 24, 2016

Toshiba to sell off most of its chip operations

Scandal-hit Toshiba Corp. has decided to sell most of its semiconductor chip operations to focus on its flash memory business, informed sources said. The operations to be put up for sale include the division that handles system large-scale integrated circuits, which are used in ...

Jan 15, 2016

Wikipedia gets another source of cash

Wikipedia is getting another source of cash for its 15th birthday, expanding beyond fundraising drives that have already poured $250 million into the Internet’s leading encyclopedia. The additional money will come from a new endowment created for Wikipedia, whose website started Jan. 15, 2001, ...

New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

Jan 8, 2016

New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

The management of your health care is moving increasingly to the palm of your hand — with new smartphone-enabled technology and wearable sensors that examine, diagnose and even treat many conditions and ailments. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw the debut of ...

Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

Jan 6, 2016

Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

Twitter appears ready to loosen its restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums. CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey telegraphed Twitter’s intentions ...