Aug 28, 2016

European carriers aiming for superfast Wi-Fi aboard planes

Starting early next year, travelers on some Lufthansa flights in Europe will be able to surf the web using Wi-Fi that promises speeds and coverage that trounce existing offerings. The network, which will use Inmarsat PLC’s satellites and Deutsche Telekom AG towers on the ...

Apple urges iPhone users to update after powerful cyberweapon is found

Aug 27, 2016

Apple urges iPhone users to update after powerful cyberweapon is found

Apple on Friday urged iPhone owners to install a security update after a sophisticated attack on an Emirati dissident exposed vulnerabilities targeted by malware dealers. Researchers at the Lookout mobile security firm and Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said they had uncovered ...

Aug 27, 2016

Japan may require 'Pokemon Go' currency's issuer to pay deposit

Japan’s Financial Services Agency is considering whether the “Pokemon Go” smartphone game’s currency, PokeCoins, should be categorized like electronic money under prepaid cards, informed sources have said. The agency has been conducting a hearing on the Japanese arm of Niantic Inc., the game’s U.S. ...

Aug 23, 2016

Sony, Tepco may bring internet of things into homes

Sony Corp. and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. are considering teaming up to offer household services based on so-called internet of things technology, subsidiaries of the two firms said Tuesday. Under the envisaged partnership, Sony Mobile Communications Inc. and Tepco Energy Partner Inc. ...

Aug 15, 2016

Panasonic to sell smartphones in five developing countries

Panasonic Corp. will start selling low-priced smartphones for consumers this autumn in five developing countries, including Kenya and Myanmar, according to informed sources. The other three countries are Ghana, Nigeria and Bangladesh. Prices are expected to be around ¥10,000. The major electronics maker once ...

Aug 12, 2016

Ad blockers outflank Facebook

Ad blockers on Thursday said they foiled a move by Facebook to sidestep software used to stop marketing messages at social network pages visited on desktop computers. Adblock Plus announced that it is updating its free software with a new filter that will thwart ...

Games industry unlikely to try to clone 'Pokemon Go'

| Aug 10, 2016

Games industry unlikely to try to clone 'Pokemon Go'

Top video game companies, caught off-guard by the runaway success of “Pokemon Go,” are wrestling with how to play catch-up after the augmented reality app became a worldwide phenomenon. Nearly a dozen executives at companies from Sony Corp. to “Angry Birds” creator Rovio said ...

Aug 9, 2016

Iran bans 'Pokemon Go' game over security concerns

Iranians are no longer allowed to catch Pikachus after authorities decided to ban the “Pokemon Go” mobile game because of security concerns. The Monday report by the semi-official ISNA news agency quotes Abolhasan Firouzabadi, the head of Iran’s Supreme Council of Virtual Space as ...