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Facebook on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in profits in the past quarter, with gains in its user base and strong ad growth as the social network appeared to see no impact from a controversy over privacy.

As tellurium demands rises, so do contamination concerns

Demands for tellurium, a rare element, are on the rise. Some forms of tellurium are toxic, so as the element finds applications in solar panels, rubber production, electronics and more, there are rising concerns over contamination of the environment.

Sudan unearths bones from pyramid for DNA testing

Archaeologists in Sudan have reopened an ancient pyramid and extracted bones and artefacts, in order to carry out further examination including DNA tests.

How A.I. could increase the risk of nuclear war by 2040

Artificial intelligence (AI) could potentially result in a nuclear war by 2040, according to a research paper by a U.S. think tank, Rand Corporation.

Twitter momentum grows with second straight profit quarter

Twitter reported its second consecutive quarterly profit Wednesday in a positive sign for the short messaging service after years in the red.

New 3-D map of Milky Way will 'revolutionise astronomy'

Europe's Gaia satellite has produced a 3-D map, hailed as revolutionary, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy -- complete with their distance from Earth, colour, and motion through space.

Privacy fears weigh on Facebook with earnings ahead

Facebook reports quarterly results Wednesday as it grapples with a data privacy scandal that strikes at how the huge social network makes money from what it knows about people.

Biggest fire-fueled thunderstorm event on record occurred in B.C.

Large wildfires can fuel "dirty" thunderstorms that fill the stratosphere with as much smoke as a volcanic eruption. We know this because of a study on the biggest fire-fueled thunderstorm event on record that occurred in British Columbia last year.

Walmart to test grocery deliveries by partnering with DoorDash

Walmart will partner with delivery service DoorDash to provide its online grocery delivery service. The service will begin in Atlanta Georgia but the company hopes it will expand throughout the United States.

Spotify launches new mobile app with playlists for users

The music streaming service Spotify has just launched a new mobile app with on-demand playlists for its 90 million free users.

New technologies impacting the weekly trip to the grocery store

We have talked about grocery shopping in the past and how it has changed in the digital age. But besides bringing the shopping experience online for customers, there are other technologies having an impact on the industry.

Bitcoin price trending up towards $9,500

According to a CoinDesk article, bitcoin (BTC) is being solidly bid today, April 24, and could be on its way for a test of the $10,000 mark and have recovered half of its value from its high close to $20,000 last December according to a chart analysis.

Audio IoT? Video is set to dominate: Interview Special

A visual aspect to IoT gadgets is imminent, based on industry developments. This means the days of just a smart speaker assistant will be over. Aaron Emigh, CEO of Brilliant looks into the new trends for Digital Journal.

A world powered by solar energy is within our reach

Imagine for a minute, a world where all our electricity comes from solar power. Many people might think this is a pipe dream, but believe it or not, it is a reasonable pursuit — and it could be done using only a tiny bit of land.

Cambridge Analytica says it is 'no Bond villain'

Cambridge Analytica claimed Tuesday it was "no Bond villain" as it vehemently denied exploiting Facebook users' data for the election campaign of US President Donald Trump.

$35 mn penalty for not telling investors of Yahoo hack

US securities regulators on Tuesday announced that Altaba will pay a $35 million penalty for not telling them hackers had stolen Yahoo's "crown jewels.

This tech startup is starting a net neutral, independent Internet

File transfer startup WeTransfer is creating its own net neutral wireless network. The pilot program will be open to a few households in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. For the first three months, the service will be free.

US senators introduce social media privacy bill

Two US senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at better protecting online privacy in response to the Facebook data scandal.

Amazon expanding home delivery to put packages inside your car

On Tuesday, Amazon announced it has expanded its in-home delivery service called Amazon Key to include deliveries to trunks and backseats of members cars where they cannot be easily stolen.

Software better at tackling IS propaganda, Facebook says

Facebook on Monday said new detection tools wielded by its counterterrorism team are quickly detecting and removing extremist propaganda for the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.The leading social network 'took action' on 1.

Scientist in Facebook data scandal says being scapegoated

The academic behind the app that allowed consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to farm the data of some 87 million Facebook users said Tuesday he was being scapegoated while the social network was being "mined left and right by thousands" of companies.

Sea of solar panels turns Mexican desert green

From a distance, it looks like a deep-blue sea has formed in the middle of the Mexican desert.But this is no mirage -- it's the largest solar park in Latin America.With 2.

Google parent Alphabet profit leaps on ad growth

Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported a surge in quarterly profits, lifted by strong growth in the digital advertising segment it dominates along with Facebook.Profit in the first three months of 2018 soared more than 70 percent from a year to $9.

Graphene spikes kill pathogenic bacteria

One of the risks with medical implants is infection from bacteria during the surgical process, leading to post-surgical infections. Researchers have demonstrated that coating implants with graphene can help to kill microorganisms

Smart sensor predicts power outages

Power downtime is disruptive to businesses and consumers. Imagine if there was a smart sensor that could predict when a power outage was about to occur, giving time to deactivate sensitive equipment or to start up emergency generators?

Electrify America to build network of charging stations across US

Volkswagen Group's Electrify America is rolling out an ambitious plan to partner with retail companies and developers to bring fast charging for electric vehicles to more locations across the United States, and the project is starting this year.

Coinbase exchange has reportedly closed Wikileaks Shop account

The Wikileaks Shop an onlne store selling merchandise for the whistleblower site has reportedly has its account closed by Coinbase the San Francisco-based cryptocoin exchange for violation of its Terms of Service.

Essential Science: Antidepressants found in fish brains

Research into the U.S. Great Lakes has uncovered levels of antidepressants not only in the water but also in the brains of fish. This signals the polluting effect of wastewater and sewage treatment facilities.

Iran bans banks from using cryptocurrencies

Iran banned the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by banks and financial institutions on Monday amid ongoing debate over how best to regulate the technology.

Intelligent solutions for the power grid of the future

The expansion of electric cars is set to place greater strain on power grids. In order to deal with the demand, smart solutions are required to control power grid supplies. Researcher have been looking at options.

AI tool for GDPR compliance

A new artificial intelligence solution has been developed to help companies keep control over the requirement of the forthcoming European GDPR regulation. The software is called the MinerEye Data Tracker.

Shrine to Osiris and bust of Roman emperor found in Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan. The Antiquities Ministry says Sunday the head was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo during work to protect the site from groundwater.

Why the experiential supply chain is attractive to millennials

From that $3 cup of Starbucks coffee to meals planned ahead of time using pre-packaged ingredients shipped to your door by Blue Apron, consumers are disrupting the supply chain with their unique demands, creating an "experiential supply chain."

Taxi drivers, Uber square up on Istanbul's roads

Istanbul's bright yellow taxis, ubiquitous and perennially honking for custom, appear ingrained in the daily life of the Turkish metropolis.But could the fast-growing ride sharing app Uber make them a thing of the past?

Bitcoin price briefly breaks through $9,000

Bitcoin's price hit a four week high. At 7:30 UTC time on April 20th the price went marginally over the $9,000 mark at 9,021, This is the highest it has been since March 22, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index.

Touch panel device that can be embedded in clothing

The next generation of human device interfaces could be embedded into clothing, according to researchers. Such a step could bring people and machines closer together. Such devices could also change the design of clothing, such as inbuilding cameras.

Hydrogels used for water purification

Researchers have developed an effective and low-cost method to produce water of drinking water quality through the use of hydrogel technology. The process works in conjunction with sunlight.

New International Standard for information security

A revised standard for information security has been issued. This follows the changing landscape in relation to cybersecurity issues and the growing complexity of technology, which brings with it new vulnerabilities.

Platform to make machine learning easier for software developers

A new artificial intelligence platform has been launched, designed to make machine learning more accessible to any software developer. The focus is on developing machine learning applications for businesses.

Netflix was in talks to buy theaters to screen its films

Netflix was considering to make a bold move. The streaming service reportedly was in talks to buy Landmark Theaters, in order to screen its films.

Rogers tops profit estimates as wireless subscriber base grows

Additional spending on customer service helped Rogers Communications Inc. boost its wireless customer base in the first quarter as it reported revenue and adjusted income that topped analyst forecasts.