Wikitribune Is Wikipedia founder’s Plan To Fight Fake News

Wikipedia has always been a site to take with a grain of salt because it’s curated by the Wiki community, which isn’t necessarily composed of professionals or specialists. Now Wikipedia co-founder Jim Wales wants to launch a news service to fight fake news, incorporating that same community idea with professional journalists. Wikitribune’s crowdfunding campaign launched Tuesday… Read more

Pull the plug on internet monopolies

  1. WeChat is China’s most popular mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed by Tencent. [Photo/IC] IN AUGUST 2012, THE DOMESTIC SOCIAL MEDIA APP WECHAT opened a new function called “public accounts” that allows registered users to publish their articles. Those who read an article on a public account can choose to make a payment to… Read more

Water, weather, new worlds: Cassini mission revealed Saturn’s secrets

Water, weather, new worlds: Cassini mission revealed Saturn’s secrets By Dan Reisenfeld, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Montana. Saturn and its rings backlit by the sun, which is blocked by the planet in this view. Encircling the planet and inner rings is the much more extended E-ring. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute, CC BY […]

Top 10 world’s most valuable technology brands

Two Chinese companies, Alibaba and Huawei, have been ranked in the world’s top 10 most valuable technology brands, according to the latest data from a British consulting firm, Brand Finance. According to the firm, Alibaba nearly doubled in value and is now worth $34.8 billion. Listed below are the world’s top 10 technology brands. No 10… Read more

Bose Headphones Could Be Spying On You Through App

Bose has been hit with a class action lawsuit that accuses the audio-maker of wiretapping its customers through its headphones app, documents uploaded by Fortune show. The company, which sells wireless headphones priced $250-$350, allegedly had access to information on customers’ listening habits without their consent. The lawsuit was filed in Illinois this week by Kyle… Read more

Hackers Target Snapchat After ‘Poor Country’ Comments
A group of hackers in India have published the personal details of what it claims are 1.7 million Snapchat users, after the company’s CEO allegedly called the country “poor.” A campaign to #BoycottSnapchat and #UninstallSnapchat also began trending on Twitter on Sunday, while shares of Snap— the parent company of Snapchat —fell to their lowest level… Read more
What to Know About Investing in the Internet of Things
This story originally appeared on The Motley Fool. The stock market today offers investors a plethora of compelling portfolio candidates to take advantage of the Internet of Things — that is, the trend of adding internet connectivity to everyday things in our lives — ranging from early-stage businesses to massive, well-established tech juggernauts. Let’s explore the… Read more

China’s spending on robotics to hit $59.4b in 2020: IDC

Robot Jia Jia displays at the 2016 World Robot Exhibition in Beijing, Oct 21, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua] SHANGHAI – International Data Corp (IDC) reports that China will be spending $59.4 billion on robotics and related services by 2020. As the largest and the fastest growing robotics market in the world, China will account for over 30 percent… Read more

Robots To Have ‘Large And Robust Negative Effects’ On Labor Market

Politicians like President Donald Trump often demonize trade deals and undocumented immigrants for their suspected downward pressure on labor and job supply, but a study published Tuesday by the National Bureau of Economic Research indicated that the economic threat of artificial intelligence may be far more serious. With the introduction of one robot per 1,000 workers,… Read more

S. Korea again tops global list of Internet connection speed

South Korea has again topped a ranking of countries in terms of Internet connection speed, according to a quarterly survey released Tuesday. South Korea’s average Internet connection speed stood at 26.1 Mbps during the fourth quarter of last year, marking the only country with a speed of over 25 Mbps, according to the survey by online… Read more