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Tech faithful gather to worship at the cathedral of innovation

Posted by on 08/01/2018
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Tech faithful gather to worship at the cathedral of innovation

Tech faithful gather to worship at the cathedral of innovation

Leaders looking to the cutting edge for salvation LAS VEGAS: After a rollercoaster year for the tech world, many industry leaders are looking to the cutting edge for salvation. As tech industry players converge in Las Vegas for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, an overriding theme is that gizmos, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and superfast […]

Japan to get rid of Asian-style ‘squat’ toilets

Posted by on 07/01/2018
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Japan to get rid of Asian-style ‘squat’ toilets

Japan to get rid of Asian-style ‘squat’ toilets

TOKYO: Japan has launched a campaign to convert unpopular Asian-style squat toilets into sit-on “western” models, as the nation prepares to welcome tens of millions of foreign tourists in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The high-tech country is famous for its toilet technology that can bewilder foreign visitors, with features ranging from seat […]

Major tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Posted by on 06/01/2018
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Major tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Major tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Rushing out updates and patches to eliminate the flaw PARIS: Amazon, Google and now Apple-as the list of digital giants hit by the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. “All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers […]

Indonesia launches cyber agency to tackle extremism

Posted by on 03/01/2018
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Indonesia launches cyber agency to tackle extremism

Indonesia launches cyber agency to tackle extremism

JAKARTA: Indonesia launched a new cyber security agency Wednesday as the world’s biggest Muslim majority country moves to tackle online religious extremism and a flood of fake news on social media. Millions of Indonesians are going online for the first time just as concern about Internet hoaxes reaches a fevered pitch. One of the most […]

UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism

Posted by on 02/01/2018
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UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism

UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism

LONDON: Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down material aimed at radicalising people or helping them to prepare attacks, the country’s security minister said. Ben Wallace accused tech firms of being happy to sell people’s data but not to […]

Indian regulators face legal challenge in probe over prescient messages

Posted by on 01/01/2018
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Indian regulators face legal challenge in probe over prescient messages

Indian regulators face legal challenge in probe over prescient messages

MUMBAI: A series of raids by India’s market regulator, investigating whether corporate announcements were prematurely leaked by market participants in social media chatrooms, were the largest it has conducted. But despite the scale of the action, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will likely face several tough legal challenges in any prosecutions, according […]

Cracking discovery from Japan: Self-healing glass

Posted by on 28/12/2017
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Cracking discovery from Japan: Self-healing glass

Cracking discovery from Japan: Self-healing glass

Discovery opens the way for super-durable glass TOKYO: A Japanese researcher has developed-by accident-a new type of glass that can be repaired simply by pressing it back together after it cracks. The discovery opens the way for super-durable glass that could triple the lifespan of everyday products like car windows, construction materials, fish tanks and […]

In Pakistan, questions raised over GE’s faulty flagship power turbines

Posted by on 27/12/2017
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In Pakistan, questions raised over GE’s faulty flagship power turbines

In Pakistan, questions raised over GE’s faulty flagship power turbines

Problem was acute in the crucial summer months ISLAMABAD/SINGAPORE: General Electric’s flagship gas turbines ran into problems in Pakistan earlier this year, leading to delays and lengthy outages at three newly built power stations, according to several senior Pakistani officials and power executives. GE has said they were teething problems. But the questions over one […]

Friendly ‘robocop’ set to help police in Hungary

Posted by on 26/12/2017
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Friendly ‘robocop’ set to help police in Hungary

Friendly ‘robocop’ set to help police in Hungary

‘It grabs the attention more if a robot is talking’ SZOLNOK, Hungary: A talkative little robot has been enlisted by police in Hungary to help bring an electric jolt to presentations in schools and pensioner clubs. “Hi kids!” said robot “Robi” to a class of primary school children in Szolnok, 100 kilometers east of Budapest. […]

China has shut down 13,000 websites since 2015

Posted by on 25/12/2017
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China has shut down 13,000 websites since 2015

China has shut down 13,000 websites since 2015

BEIJING: China has shut down or revoked the licenses of 13,000 websites since 2015 for violating the country’s internet rules, state media reported Sunday. The news comes as the Communist country continues to strengthen its already tight regulation of the internet, a move which critics say has picked up pace since President Xi Jinping came […]

World’s largest amphibious plane takes off in China

Posted by on 25/12/2017
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World’s largest amphibious plane takes off in China

World’s largest amphibious plane takes off in China

BEIJING: China’s home-grown AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies yesterday for its maiden flight. The plane, codenamed “Kunlong” according to state news agency Xinhua, took off from the southern city of Zhuhai and landed after roughly an hour-long flight. With a wingspan of 38.8 m and powered by four […]

Israel dope dealers boost business with smokescreen

Posted by on 23/12/2017
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Israel dope dealers boost business with smokescreen

Israel dope dealers boost business with smokescreen

Telegrass sparks alarm among drug counselors, police JERUSALEM: It only takes a tap on a smartphone to reveal it: a world of dealers posting photos of their products and promises of top-quality marijuana. “It’s like e-bay,” one Israeli user, who declined to give his name, said. “Thousands of pictures of weed.” Telegrass, an Israeli platform […]