NHK panel proposes charging fees for viewing TV programs online

Jun 28, 2017

NHK panel proposes charging fees for viewing TV programs online

A committee of NHK came up with a proposal on Tuesday calling for charging fees on households without television sets for watching TV programs distributed through the Internet simultaneously.The committee also proposed that NHK not charge additional fees to households that have already signed ...

New video tech helps grandparents and grandkids bridge the location gap

Jun 27, 2017

New video tech helps grandparents and grandkids bridge the location gap

Two online services using technology to allow grandparents to overcome the distance between them and their grandchildren are proving popular in Japan.One is provided by Mago Channeru (Grandchildren Channel), introduced by Tokyo-based startup Chikaku Inc. in 2016. Using the technology, relatives can watch on ...

Google to stop reading people's Gmail to help sell ads

/ Jun 24, 2017

Google to stop reading people's Gmail to help sell ads

Google is going to stop reading people’s Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.The change, announced Friday, will end a practice that Google has embraced since it introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some ...

Sinister world of the dark web is just a few clicks away

| Jun 19, 2017

Sinister world of the dark web is just a few clicks away

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The internet has long been an essential fixture of people’s lives. But the candy-colored cupcake photos on Instagram and hilarious animal videos on YouTube are just the sugar-coated, cat-tastic surface of the internet.There’s also the web’s seamy underbelly — an anonymous hidden marketplace that ...

/ Jun 16, 2017

Chinese scientists make subatomic breakthrough

Chinese scientists have pulled off a major feat with one of the subatomic world’s weirdest phenomena; photons that behave like twins and experience the same things simultaneously, even over great distances.The space-based technique developed by the researchers and reported Thursday in the journal Science ...