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West's advantage in military tech 'eroding': Think-tank

London - Western superiority in military technology is "eroding", notably at the hands of China and Russia, a leading think-tank said Tuesday in its annual report on the state of militaries around the world.

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive anti-hero

London - A United Nations report on Friday calling for Julian Assange's "detention" to be brought to an end is the latest twist in a long-running case pitting hi-tech activists against mighty governments.

Poncho releases weather alarm app you can wake up to

Software app Poncho realized that people were already using their app to wake up to weather reports. Now the creative minds behind the app have added an actual alarm to the mix.

Google donating 25,000 new Chromebook laptops to refugees

Google has announced it will donate 25,000 Chromebooks to refugees fleeing countries like Syria for the safety of Europe. The company says Chromebooks will be a good option for refugees because of the range of software available.

Op-Ed: Why my family got off Facebook

Two years ago, my family decided to delete our Facebook accounts and we have never been happier. Maybe it's time for more of us to do the same.

Google Glass disappears from social media, consumer version dies

Google has closed down the social media accounts formerly used to promote its Google Glass wearable computer. The consumer edition of the headset has been abandoned in favour of a business-centric version called "Glass: Enterprise Edition."

Thanks to big data, U.S. parties know all about voters

Washington - If you're an American voter and have provided personal information to a company, chances are data groups have shared it with political parties to help them target potential supporters.

Canada's WiLAN invests in memory technology

Early last June, Canadian patent monetization firm, WiLAN, acquired Qimonda’s intellectual property portfolio, consisting of a collection of patents estimated to hold more than $100 million worth of licensing potential.

Stop killer robots before it is too late, scientists tell Davos forum

Davos - The world must act quickly to avert a future in which autonomous robots with artificial intelligence roam the battlefields killing humans, scientists and arms experts warned at an elite gathering in the Swiss Alps.

Bubble pen paves the way for improved technology

Austin - Scientists have created a "bubble pen," and the technique of bubble-pen lithography, to inscribe nanoparticles onto a surface.

Op-Ed: Technology and the art of modern warfare Special

As we humans have evolved, so has our technology. That's especially true when it comes to modern warfare. We now have DREAD guns, self-tracking bullets, cyborg insects, and laser avengers.

Microsoft to release SIM card for contract-free LTE access

Microsoft is currently developing its own SIM cards that will allow Windows 10 devices to access LTE networks without purchasing a long-term contract.

Crystal Wash uses bioceramics technology to stand out in the washing detergents space Commissioned

Wouldn't you love to switch to a safer, greener, gentler and more natural laundry alternative, all while saving hundreds of dollars per year? Now you can with Crystal Wash, the innovative new way to get your clothes naturally clean.

Goodbye to the dollar billionaires of the 1990s

Think of Wall Street, "dot coms," technology stocks — all big in the 1990s. But today? It would seem that most of the dollar billionaires of this era are no longer as wealthy.

Sanders, U.S. Democrats reach deal after data breach uproar

Washington - The Democratic National Committee has agreed to restore access to a key voter database to the campaign of US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders following uproar over a breach.

French railways test software to track suspicious behaviour

Paris - Software that monitors suspicious behaviour and luggage could eventually be integrated into 40,000 surveillance cameras across France, a railway firm said Wednesday, as the country tightens security after last month's deadly Paris attacks.

Every country should govern its own Internet: China's Xi

Wuchen - Every nation should have independent authority over its own Internet, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday, telling a government-organised conference that "freedom and order" are both necessary in cyberspace.

Ambyint’s Nav Dhunay talks earthquakes and Big Data

Natural disasters kill thousands of people annually and leave countless others displaced with nothing more than the clothes on their back.

Going Dutch to help conquer the rising seas

De Beek - Had nature been left to take its course much of the Netherlands would be a muddy swamp and the tiny coastal nation would never have risen to be the eurozone's fifth largest economy.

How sifting through Big Data brings innovation to cancer research Commissioned

The feats of SAP HANA are already well-known, but a new graphic narrative series is illustrating (literally) how cancer researchers worked with this technology solution built to analyze massive amounts of patient data.

EU, Internet giants join forces to fight online extremism

Brussels - The European Union launched a forum bringing together Internet firms like Google, Facebook and Twitter as well as law enforcement agencies to combat online extremism.

Adobe begins to kill Flash, renames developer software to Animate

Adobe has announced it is renaming its Flash Professional software used to produce Flash content to Animate CC. The change reflects the steady decline in usage of Flash and the rise of technologies like HTML5, already supported by the program.

Japan shows off disaster-response robots at android fair

Toukyo - Japan on Wednesday displayed a pair of two-legged humanoid robots that can operate in harsh conditions as the country prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions prepares for the next catastrophe.

Biometric tattoo is the latest in wearable technology

Austin - Wearable technology continues to advance at a rapid rate. The latest product to be prototyped uses electroconductive tattoo ink to connect sensors pressed against the skin to monitor vital signs.

Op-Ed: American universities have a value problem

When something is essential, can it really be regulated by the free market? The demands and pace of change in the modern economy mean that decent-paying jobs require ever more skills, knowledge, and training to be filled.

Microsoft HoloLens teams up with Volvo to reinvent selling cars

In another indication of where Microsoft wants to take its HoloLens holographic headset technology, the company has announced it is working with Swedish car manufacturer Volvo to reinvent car buying as an interactive and enjoyable experience.

Hasbro thinks robotic pets are great for lonely oldsters

Technological advances in robotics have produced some amazingly real-life creations, and one toy company is using the world's fascination with them to target a huge consumer-base, seniors. Hasbro suggests getting grandma a robotic companion pet.

Technology is changing disaster relief and saving human lives

Disaster responses now revolve around technology. Driven by big data and the almost universal spread of smartphones, it's now apps like Facebook and Twitter that are most useful to both the aid workers helping disaster victims and those people themselves.

Zing: The perfect gift this Christmas Special

'Zing' is a brand new device developed by a team of hardworking entrepreneurs in Cambridge. Digital Journal spoke to one of them, Ludo Chapman, a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin.

Moscow tells Twitter to store Russian users' data in the country

Moscow - Moscow has warned Twitter that it must store Russian users' personal data in Russia, under a new law, the national communications watchdog told AFP on Wednesday.
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