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Film depicting horrors faced by comfort women for Japan army tops Korea box office

SEOUL (Reuters) - A film based on the horrors experienced by "comfort women" in Japanese military brothels during World War Two, whose doubtful commercial appeal meant it took 14 years and the contributions of 75,000 individual donors to complete, is top of the box office in South Korea.<p>Cho …

Bitcoin Technology Tested In Trial By 40 Big Banks

The technology behind Bitcoin is starting to make progress on Wall Street.<p>Thursday, R3 announces that it has completed a trial in which 40 of its member banks tested five different blockchains to issue, trade and redeem a fixed-income product. The company believes that this is the largest trial on …

Blockchain

Google Wants New Types Of Hard Disk Drives

Eric Brewer and colleagues from Google presented an interesting white paper at the Usenix FAST conference in Santa Clara, CA. They argue that with the growth in portable devices and services in the Cloud, hard disks will be deployed primarily as part of large storage services housed in data …

Tom Coughlin

Google now sells the simplest way to build your own Sonos system

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Matt Weinberger/Business Insider Back in October we reviewed the Google Chromecast Audio, a tiny, $35 streaming dongle that aims to …

Streaming

Here's What You Need to Do to Be the Next Mark Zuckerberg

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Finding The Most Lucrative Technology Jobs In 2016

• Big Data Engineers ($183K), Mobile Applications Developers ($175,750) and Data Security Analysts ($160k) are predicted to be the highest paid IT-related jobs in 2016.<br>• Big Data Engineers and data scientists will see salaries increase 8.9% in 2016.<br>• Tech skills in the most demand include Python, Ruby on …

Employment

Cloud Computing Becomes A Home For Data Analytics

Analytics — with its massive quantities of data requiring plenty of processing juice and storage space — is a natural fit for the cloud. Organizations are still dipping their toes into the possibilities, but this is about to accelerate dramatically.<p>That’s the takeaway from a recent survey conducted …

Data Analysis

Pluto's mysterious, floating hills

Hills of water ice on the dwarf planet believed to be floating in a sea of frozen nitrogen like icebergs in Earth's Arctic Ocean<p>The nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto appear to carry an intriguing cargo: numerous, isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice from the dwarf planet's surrounding …

Apple asks Supreme Court not to hear Samsung’s latest appeal, says the case is closed

In the patent battle that feels as if it will never end, Apple has today asked the Supreme Court not to review Samsung’s latest appeals request in the two companies’ ongoing patent feud. Back in December, it was announced that Apple and Samsung had reached a $548 million settlement, but with a …

U.S. Supreme Court

Revealed: Rusingoryx, an ancient wildebeest cousin with bizarre dinosaur traits

Scientists have unearthed the fossil of an ancient creature, found in a Kenyan streambed, that roamed the savannah 75,000 years ago<p>In an ancient streambed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, scientists have unearthed fossils of a wildebeest-like creature named Rusingoryx that boasted a weird nasal structure …

Near miss with airliner should spur review of drones, says Labour

Labour calls for urgent review of rules after UK Airprox Board reveals plane came within 20 metres of drone above Houses of Parliament<p>The near collision of a drone and a passenger plane over the Houses of Parliament should be a wake-up call for the government to speed up its review of unmanned …

An International Guide to Humor

As a touring comedian, I travel more than a fugitive flight attendant. And if you get around even a fraction of as much as I do, you know that when …

Black, Gay, Muslim, and Targeted by the FBI

The hot-button film ‘Naz & Maalik’ follows two closeted Muslim black teens in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, who find themselves under surveillance by the NYPD …

Religion

A world leading scientist on the search for extraterrestrials pointed out a flaw in Stephen Hawking's fear of finding intelligent aliens

This silence has influenced a new group of experts over recent years which says it's time to stop listening and start talking — by deliberately transmitting messages into space for anyone who might be searching for them. They call the project Active SETI.<p>Many intellectual leaders of our age, …

Paranormal

This wearable chair from Japan helps surgeons through long hours of surgery

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> As IT industry workers normally work facing to desktops or laptops, more than a few of them are willing to use items like a standing desk to avoid sitting at work for all day. While there are many jobs that let people work while standing, one of the hardest is probably surgical …

Medical Technology

What It's Like to Be a Western Tourist in North Korea

North Korea isn’t exactly a relaxing vacation destination. Western tourists aren’t allowed to talk to their guides too much about America, they’re …

China tourism: Crossing the new glass bridges

<b>For some in China the sky does not need to be the limit, especially when you can build a glass-bottomed suspension bridge across it.</b><p>Tourism sites in the central Henan and Hunan provinces have been constructing vertigo-inducing skywalks in a bid to attract visitors.<p>And it seems to have worked, …

China

Netflix is running into a level of censorship it's never seen before

The streaming-video service now covers every country allowed by American embargo policies, except for the politically difficult Chinese market.<p>This week, Netflix started running into some not-terribly-surprising political resistance in some additional regions, including Kenya and Indonesia.<p>Is the …

Reed Hastings

Facebook open-sources Transform, a tool that cuts 360-degree video file size by 25%

At its Video @Scale conference at company headquarters today, Facebook is announcing that it’s open-sourcing Transform, a piece of software it uses to stream users’ 360-degree videos in an efficient way.<p>At Facebook’s size, the company must do what it can to deliver content to many users quickly and …

Unreal Engine

Top 10 worriers in children’s literature

From Piglet and Little Mouse to Lola Rose, children’s books are full of worriers who face up to, and even overcome, their fears. Here are 10 of the best, from Wilf the Mighty Worrier author Georgia Pritchett<p>I’ve always been a worrier. My earliest memories are of worrying about things – whether I …

What will be the top 10 tech trends for 2016?

Always a good read, so we figured we’d flag: tech ‘dealmaker’ GP Bullhound has released its annual report predicting the top 10 technology trends for 2016. The London-born firm has made its research report available online for free, so download the PDF now and check it out.<p>The report will be …

Malmö