China has taken down two online robots that appeared to go rogue, responding to users’ questions with one saying its dream was to travel to the United States and the other admitting it wasn’t a huge fan of Chinese Communist Party. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading
A new Google tracking program that links shoppers’ offline purchases to their web activity is drawing concerns over privacy and data security, and has prompted one privacy watchdog to file a federal complaint. Continue reading
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Researchers in Switzerland have developed a 4-foot-long pollution-tracking robotic water snake. Continue reading
A supersized ‘newspaper’ has been unveiled in Damascus, spanning the corner of a hotel in the Syrian capital.
LAGOS, NIGERIA (JULY 27, 2017) (GOOGLE) – Alphabet Inc’s Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said on Thursday (July 27).
The maker of Roomba robot vacuum iRobot said they could share or sell maps of users’ homes to tech companies, such as Amazon, for profit. Continue reading
NASA astronaut Jack Fischer has shared stunning time-lapse images of the aurora borealis he captured from the International Space Station on June 26 and shared on Sunday. Continue reading
Private equity firm KKR has agreed to buy health information giant WebMD in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
Nineteen-year-old Ghanaian student, Gabriel Opare has built an online video search engine known as Mudclo, which has caught the attention of some of the industry’s big tech companies, with some dubbing it the ‘African YouTube’.
Swiss-based scientists are developing computer vision algorithms to help drones ‘see’ and understand their environment. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading