Transformers 5 tops box office, opens at franchise low
Transformers: The Last Knight smashed its way to the top of the North American box office, data showed Monday,...
Facebook to produce own TV series, games
Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of...
‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ opens to franchise low of $69.1 Million
It seems the Transformers franchise is rusty. As of Sunday morning, Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth instalment directed...
Facebook to produce own TV series, games
Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant’s executives said on Monday. The online platform, which has around two billion monthly users worldwide, is working on the project with a small group of partners... Read more
Facebook seeks to become ‘hostile place’ for extremists
Facebook on Thursday said it is ramping up the use of artificial intelligence in a push to make the social network “a hostile place” for extremists to spread messages of hate. Pressure has been building on Facebook, along with other internet giants, who stand accused of doing too little,... Read more
Uber’s open COO job in the spotlight amid leadership void
With Chief Executive Travis Kalanick taking a leave of absence from Uber Technologies Inc, the vacant job of chief operating officer takes on a lot more importance as the company frames the position as the key to solving its woes. Kalanick, under fire for crass behavior and fostering a... Read more
Facebook launches disaster maps to help aid workers save lives
Facebook on Wednesday launched disaster maps – an initiative aimed at helping humanitarian organisations save lives in emergencies. “When there’s a flood, earthquake, fire or other natural disaster, response organisations need accurate information quickly about where people are in order to save lives,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg... Read more
Russian hackers ´planted false story´ behind Mideast rift
US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday. FBI experts visited Qatar in late May to analyse an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the... Read more
Uber fires 20 employees after harassment probe
Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it fired 20 employees and was improving management training following an investigation by a law firm into sexual harassment allegations and other claims at the ride-hailing company. Uber fired the staff following a report by law firm Perkins Coie, which Uber hired to... Read more
Waymo turning tech talent to self-driving trucks
Alphabet-owned Waymo is putting its autonomous driving expertise to work in trucking, in a new track for the unit formerly known as Google Car. Tests taking place currently at a private track in California are to be followed up by trying out rigs, with drivers ready to take the... Read more
BlackBerry, Qualcomm decide on final amount to resolve royalty dispute
Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday that US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has agreed to pay the software maker $940 million, including interest and legal fees, to settle a royalty dispute. Qualcomm had said in April that it would have to refund BlackBerry $814.9 million, plus interest and attorneys’ fees,... Read more
Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 ‘iris hack’
Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said Wednesday. The launch of the Galaxy S8 was a key step for the world’s largest smartphone maker as it sought to move... Read more
‘Victory’ for US astronauts on critical spacewalk to replace power box
Two US astronauts successfully completed Tuesday what NASA described as a “critical” spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station. “We have declared victory,” NASA commentator Rob Navias said about two hours into the emergency spacewalk by space station commander Peggy Whitson,... Read more
NASA plans emergency spacewalk on International Space Station
A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for an emergency spacewalk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major US systems aboard the orbiting outpost, NASA said on Sunday. The primary device failed on Saturday, leaving the $100 billion orbiting... Read more
Facebook’s Zuckerberg posts throwback video of getting accepted into Harvard
We are all familiar with the nerves before getting a response from a potential university one has applied to. This is exactly what Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, then a college hopeful, experienced when he opened an email from Harvard University back in the early 2000s. Zuckerberg’s father... Read more
China issues warning for new ransomware virus
China has urged Windows users to protect themselves against a new ransomware virus similar to the WannaCry bug that wreaked havoc worldwide last week. “UIWIX” encrypts and renames files through a bug in the Windows operating system, China´s National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center (CVERC) warned in a public... Read more
Google challenges Apple’s Siri by opening digital assistant to iPhone
Google challenges Apple’s Siri by opening digital assistant to iPhone Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it would make its digital assistant available on Apple Inc’s iPhone, making a play for the higher end of the smartphone market and challenging Apple’s Siri feature on its own devices. The announcement... Read more