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Was Michael Dertouzos the inventor of the Internet?

The Internet was all about Tim Berners-Lee, right? Not totally. Michael Dertouzos was a Greek computer scientist who anticipated how the Internet would come to dominate almost every aspect of our lives

Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram

Apo - Akihiko Kondo's mother refused an invitation to her only son's wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn't such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram.

China challenges US to provide 'evidence' in trade secrets case

Bejing - China challenged the United States Friday to show evidence to support charges that Beijing backed a scheme by Chinese and Taiwanese companies to steal trade secrets from a US-based semiconductor firm.

US accuses China, Taiwan firms with stealing secrets from chip giant Micron

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced charges Thursday against Chinese and Taiwan companies for theft of an estimate $8.75 billion worth of trade secrets from US semiconductor giant Micron.

Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

San Francisco - Google parent Alphabet on Wednesday confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened.

After 'historic' quarter, Tesla looks to Europe, China

San Francisco - Electric car maker Tesla on Wednesday reported an "historic" quarterly profit driven by demand for its mass market Model 3, as the company looks beyond its US home base to Europe and China.

Cryptocurrency bitcoin marks 10 years

London - October 31, 2008 marked the birth of bitcoin. Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors.

Wall Street greets bitcoin with interest and worry

New York - Bitcoin may be the fraud of the century, depending on whom you believe, or it could be a gold mine for early adopters.

Q&A: Edge computing move services to the point of processing Special

Decentralized IoT networks and edge computing can help businesses to tighten data security and to reduce costs by moving services closer to the point of processing. Adi Hirschtein of Iguazio looks at the technology and its application.

Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65

San Francisco - Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.

AI Safety: 10 things to consider

Artificial intelligence is mostly presented as a force for good, making lives easier, aiding decisions and cutting down on the mundane aspects of life. There are some potential downsides, however, as picked out by science site Risk Bites.

New Pentagon weapons systems easily hacked: report

Washington - New US weapons systems being developed by the US Department of Defense can be easily be hacked by adversaries, a new government report said on Tuesday.

Russia's hackers long tied to military, secret services

Moscow - During the Soviet era, the country's top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services.

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

San Francisco - Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.

Facebook building a 'war room' to battle election meddling

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday said it will have a "war room" up and running on its Silicon Valley campus to quickly repel efforts to use the social network to meddle in upcoming elections.

U.S. is planning for a quantum computing workforce

In September 2018 the the U.S. government passed a bill to foster an active quantum computing industry. Included within the bill is the foundation for developing a future-state 'quantum computing workforce'.

Leaked video shows Google execs troubled by Trump election

San Francisco - Far-right news website Breitbart on Wednesday posted a leaked video showing Google executives sharing with employees how troubled they were by the election of US President Donald Trump.

Voice assistants tool up in hope of a bright future

Berlin - Some two years after stepping into the spotlight, voice assistants are learning new languages and connecting to ever-more devices around the home -- but mass adoption and widespread ease with the new technology remain some way off.

How graphene can help advance quantum computers

Researchers have been investigating how graphene can be used as a nanoscale electron trap. This application has several potential applications in quantum computers, helping ecologists on the path to building more advanced computers.

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Paris - Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.This new type of cyberattack is called "cryptojacking" by security experts.

Anonymous hackers target Spain sites in Catalonia protest

Madrid - Hackers from the Anonymous collective claimed responsibility for bringing down government websites in Spain on Monday in a protest against Madrid's efforts to block Catalonia's separatist drive.

How graphene can advance quantum computers

Researchers have been investigating how graphene can be used as a nanoscale electron trap. This discovery has several potential applications in quantum computers, helping technologists on the path to building more advanced computers.

Checking work email at night harms health

Modern technology has delivered many business benefits. It has also had the consequence of extending the working day and encouraging people to link into the workplace when off-duty. Checking email, for instance, is not good for mental health.

Strategies for dealing with IoT networks

The Internet of Things is impacting on a range of businesses in terms of producing valuable data streams. Such data can inform on internal controls or gather information about new markets. A new survey looks at strategy tips.

Europe’s new energy efficient super-computer

An innovative supercomputer architecture has been developed for a European operation, and it has energy saving capabilities as well as powerful computing performance. This is the high-performance computer located at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.

Apple shines in history-making style, despite some bruises

San Francisco - Despite fears of sapped inspiration, slowing sales, tariffs and suffocating regulation, Apple is now shining brighter than any other private-sector company in history, as the first with a $1 trillion market value.

Music streaming giant Deezer raises 160 million euros

Paris - Global music streaming platform Deezer said Thursday it had raised 160 million euros ($186 million) in fresh funds from investors, including the Saudi sovereign fund Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), and French telecoms giant Orange.

French lawmakers ban smartphones in schools

Paris - French schoolchildren will have to leave their smartphones switched off or at home as the new academic year begins in September, after lawmakers voted for a ban on Monday.

Robots working as a group work better

Robots work optimally in a group compared with solo working, according to new research. This means robots working in partnership can assist with activities like rescue missions.

Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy

Menlo Park - Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has found himself at the center of a fresh row after saying the social network should not prohibit posts which deny the Holocaust.
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