Emotet computer virus spreading in Japan, Suga warns

National Nov 28, 2019

Emotet computer virus spreading in Japan, Suga warns

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that infections involving the Emotet computer virus are spreading in Japan. The government has warned administrative bodies and companies involved with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics of the danger posed by the virus, Suga told a news ...

'Pokemon Go' maker Niantic making a game of the world

Business / Tech Nov 7, 2019

'Pokemon Go' maker Niantic making a game of the world

Pokemon Go maker Niantic on Wednesday moved closer to turning the world into a giant game board. San Francisco-based Niantic opened the door for outside developers to build titles to add to its lineup of mobile games, which include Pokemon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite ...

Cryptocurrency critic China jumps into blockchain race with U.S.

Business / Tech Nov 3, 2019

Cryptocurrency critic China jumps into blockchain race with U.S.

China has launched an ambitious effort to challenge the U.S. dominance in blockchain technology, which it could use for everything from issuing digital money to streamlining a raft of government services to tracking Communist Party loyalty. The technology received a crucial endorsement from President Xi ...

Google refines search to better understand sloppy queries

Business / Tech Oct 26, 2019

Google refines search to better understand sloppy queries

Google on Friday announced its "biggest leap forward" in years in its search algorithm, offering an unusually detailed public explanation of its secret formula. The world's most popular internet search engine said its latest refinement uses machine learning to improve how it handles conversationally phrased ...