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Cloud play on the horizon in changing video game world

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Cloud play on the horizon in changing video game world

Cloud play on the horizon in changing video game world

LOS ANGELES: Console makers long at the center of the video game universe are adapting to an exploding constellation of ways to play, with the cloud looming on the horizon. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony remained stars, with rival Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch gaming hardware respectively, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show floor that opened […]

Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent

Posted by on 12/06/2018
Filed under Asia, Technology

Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent

Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent

HANOI: Vietnamese legislators approved a cybersecurity law yesterday that tightens control of the internet and global tech companies operating in the Communist-led country, raising fears of economic harm and a further crackdown on dissent. The cyber law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, requires Facebook, Google and other global technology firms to store locally […]

Twitter steps up long-running battle against online trolls

Posted by on 16/05/2018
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Twitter steps up long-running battle against online trolls

Twitter steps up long-running battle against online trolls

New approach looks at behavioral patterns of users SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter said Tuesday it was stepping up its long-running battle against online trolls, trying to find offenders by looking at “behavioral signals.” The new approach looks at behavioral patterns of users in addition to the content of the tweets, allowing Twitter to find and mute […]

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes

Posted by on 13/05/2018
Filed under Europe, Technology, Top Stories, World

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes

STOCKHOLM: It’s the size of a grain of rice but could hold the key to many aspects of your life. A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets. That might sound like an Orwellian nightmare to some but in Sweden it is a welcome […]

ASML perfecting ‘microchip shrink’ to push boundaries for tech giants

Posted by on 13/05/2018
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ASML perfecting ‘microchip shrink’ to push boundaries for tech giants

ASML perfecting ‘microchip shrink’ to push boundaries for tech giants

Quietly become a world leader in the semiconductor business VELDHOVEN, Netherlands: They call it “the shrink”, it’s the challenge of how to pack more circuits onto the microchips which power everything from our phones to our computers, even our coffee machines. And pushing the boundaries of this technology is Dutch company ASML, which since its […]

New Google Assistant sparks ethics questions

Posted by on 10/05/2018
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New Google Assistant sparks ethics questions

New Google Assistant sparks ethics questions

Human-sounding AI potential boon to busy people SAN FRANCISCO: The new Google digital assistant converses so naturally it may seem like a real person. The unveiling of the natural-sounding robo-assistant by the tech giant this week wowed some observers, but left others fretting over the ethics of how the human-seeming software might be used. Google […]

Kuwait’s CAIT, Kaspersky Lab, Diyar host ‘Cyber Defense Conference’

Posted by on 09/05/2018
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Kuwait’s CAIT, Kaspersky Lab, Diyar host ‘Cyber Defense Conference’

Kuwait’s CAIT, Kaspersky Lab, Diyar host ‘Cyber Defense Conference’

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), in partnership with cybersecurity specialists Kaspersky Lab and regional IT specialists Diyar, has hosted a cybersecurity conference, titled Cyber Defense Conference, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Kuwaiti capital. Theinaugural conference aims to raise cybersecurity awareness in different industries in Kuwait and enhancepreparedness and readiness across […]

Afghan girl coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Posted by on 08/05/2018
Filed under Subcontinent, Technology, World

Afghan girl coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Afghan girl coders design games to fight opium and inequality

HERAT, Afghanistan: Think Super Mario Bros, but with an Afghan twist. This is how Afghanistan’s first generation of female coders explain their abilities as game-makers after uploading more than 20 games on digital app stores this year. More than 20 young women in the western city of Herat have established themselves as computer experts, building […]

Kenyan herders turn to grazing app to cut drought risks

Posted by on 07/05/2018
Filed under Africa, Technology, World

Kenyan herders turn to grazing app to cut drought risks

Kenyan herders turn to grazing app to cut drought risks

Afriscout app uses satellite images to identify surface water ARKAMANA, Kenya: During times of drought, herder Buchu Boru has to walk tens of kilometers in search of pasture for his animals – with no guarantee he will find it. “Somebody tells you by word of mouth that there is pasture but on arriving you don’t […]

Banks don’t want to be weakest link in blockchain revolution

Posted by on 06/05/2018
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Banks don’t want to be weakest link in blockchain revolution

Banks don’t want to be weakest link in blockchain revolution

Blockchian could reduce costs, foster more competition LONDON: Blockchain, the cutting-edge technology behind virtual currencies like bitcoin, has the potential to play a disruptive role in the global finance sector, experts say, as banking behemoths seek to connect with its opportunities. While banks could reduce their costs, the gains could eventually shift to consumers who […]

Huawei setting the scene at SAMENA Telecom Leaders’ Summit 2018

Posted by on 05/05/2018
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Huawei setting the scene at SAMENA Telecom Leaders’ Summit 2018

Huawei setting the scene at SAMENA Telecom Leaders’ Summit 2018

KUWAIT: Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, and the SAMENA Telecommunications Council hosted the fifth annual Telecom Leaders’ Summit in Dubai on Thursday. Held under the theme “Building the Digital Economy of the Middle East”, the event was a platform for leading telecommunications companies, regulators, government bodies, technology providers and consultants across the Middle […]

Facebook messaging app to add real time translations

Posted by on 02/05/2018
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Facebook messaging app to add real time translations

Facebook messaging app to add real time translations

Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump SAN JOSÉ: Facebook on Tuesday gave its popular Messenger app the ability to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence to enable text conversations between people using different languages. Messenger has become a tool for businesses to connect with customers, and the ability to converse with […]

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