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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.

Increase in PC sales for the first time since 2012

The first months of 2018 have seen the first rise in personal computer sales in almost six years, with a rise of 1.4 percent year-on-year growth for the period April to June 2018. There are some key reasons for this turnaround.

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit

San Francisco - Facebook on Monday said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service.

Altering electrons for improved quantum computing

Two new ways to manipulate electron interactions, from Purdue University, open up new possibilities for the design and scaling up of quantum computing devices.

Physicists seeking to create cooler computing

Santa Fe - Computers require a huge energy demand, not only from the power required to run the devices, but also in terms of keeping them cool. Physicists have come up with a theory, based on the thermodynamics of computation, which could help to cool down devices.

Intel CEO Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee

New York - Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich has resigned over a "past consensual relationship" with an employee that violated a company non-fraternization policy, the technology company announced Thursday.

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.

Deadly battles continue to power hit video games

Los Angeles - Bandits, soldiers, demons, zombies, aliens and other enemies will be shot, stabbed, bludgeoned, incinerated, or even blow up on the show floor of the Electronic Entertainment Expo opening here Tuesday.

Health sector gives blockchain glowing prognosis

Paris - Securing safe interchange of patient data, improving the conduct of clinical tests and medicine traceability, and lowering costs.

Quantum computing: 10 billion times more tolerant to errors

Japanese Scientists have developed a theoretical approach to quantum computing that is 10 billion times more tolerant to errors than current theoretical models.

US disrupts Russian botnet of 500,000 hacked routers

Washington - The US Justice Department said Wednesday that it had seized an internet domain that directed a dangerous botnet of a half-million infected home and office network routers, controlled by hackers believed tied to Russian intelligence.

'I'm sorry', Facebook boss tells European lawmakers

Apo - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologised to the European Parliament on Tuesday for the "harm" caused by a huge breach of users' data and by a failure to crack down on fake news.

Key to quantum computing is understanding quantum chaos

A new study indicates that a deeper understanding of quantum chaos could provide the key to unlock the full potential of quantum computers. This is based on studies where researchers have manipulated atoms through a quantum simulator.

Google to halt all ads on Irish abortion referendum

London - Google said on Wednesday it will pause all adverts related to the Irish referendum on abortion to be held later this month -- the day after Facebook announced a similar move.

Self-navigating AI learns to take shortcuts: study

Paris - A computer programme modelled on the human brain learnt to navigate a virtual maze and take shortcuts, outperforming a flesh-and-blood expert, its developers said Wednesday.
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