Technology

Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooks

Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooks
21 Mar 2017
A years-long crime spree by Chinese toilet paper thieves may have reached the end of its roll after park officials in southern Beijing installed facial recognition technology to flush out bathroom bandits.   Park managers at the...
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Yahoo cyber indictment shows Kremlin, hackers working hand-in-hand


A poster of suspected Russian hackers is seen before FBI National Security Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California joint news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, US, March 15, 2017 (Yuri Gripas / Reuters).

 
16 Mar 2017
Wednesday's indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo Inc provides the clearest details yet on what some US officials say is a symbiotic relationship between Moscow's security services and...
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Elves app: real life helpers are a chat window away

Elves App is Helping Online Users Using Artificial Intelligence
14 Mar 2017
Running errands around Cairo’s hustle and bustle can often end up being a challenge, but Karim Elsahy has found a way to make the ordeal less wearisome by bringing a real-life “personal little helper” to help out from the...
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Facebook launches City Guides in latest app update

11 Mar 2017
The feature was launched within a Facebook update with little fanfare, notes industry travel watcher Skift, and enables users to book their hotel room or make reservations in select cities directly through the app via a Book Now button....
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Consumer watchdog to monitor cyber security

06 Mar 2017
Consumer Reports, an influential US non-profit watchdog that conducts extensive reviews of cars, kitchen appliances and other goods, is gearing up to start considering cyber security and privacy safeguards when scoring products. The group...
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Most consumers are now shopping via mobile

04 Mar 2017
New data from the Consumer Technology Association finds that for 60% of Americans, the smartphone is now a vital part of purchasing goods and services.    "Every step of the consumer's path to purchase has dramatically...
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Uber used secret tool to evade authorities

04 Mar 2017
Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc for years has used a secret tool to avoid authorities in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was banned, the company confirmed on Friday. The New York Times first...
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Are smart glasses about to come back into fashion?

Gaining traction: Smart glasses will represent 11% of the market. 
25 Feb 2017
Dust off your Google Glass Explorer editions, according to new data, smart glasses is where the smart money will be in the wearables market over the next five years.   Interest in "traditional" wearable form factors –...
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Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

25 Feb 2017
Smartphones are revolutionising the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.   "If you look at the camera, the flash, the...
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‘Pokémon Go’ getting a new lease of life

 

Pokémon Go dating app launched in the US

 
18 Feb 2017
If gangs of kids suddenly start loitering in your garden or your favourite corner café appears overrun with people staring excitedly at their smartphone screens this weekend, don't panic, it's just Pokémon Go.    The...
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