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5G was the real star of Mobile World Congress

Expect 2016 to be the year when all of the talk around 5G starts to feel like more than hype. It seemed as if the big tech companies couldn't shut up about it at Mobile World Congress this week -- and for good reason. It's been over six years since LTE 4G started rolling out, and a finalized 5G …

Telecoms

Go's world champ expects Google AI to lose its big match

Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence might have beaten a Go champion last month, but you shouldn't expect a repeat victory... at least, not according to its next opponent. World champ Lee Sedol tells the Associated Press that he not only expects to beat Google's AlphaGo AI next month, but to …

Artificial Intelligence

Remix OS might just make you want to put Android on your laptop

Earlier this year at CES we were introduced to Remix OS — an Android variant from Jide that turns Google's mobile operating system into a desktop OS. Remix takes basic Android and adds all the elements you'd expect on a PC or Mac: there's support for mice and keyboards, a windowed interface, a file …

That $4 smartphone is sketchy as hell

Photo by Vishal Mathur<p>Earlier this week, Indian smartphone maker Ringing Bells unveiled their record-setting Freedom 251, an Android device that had some astounding specs for its unbelievable $3.64 price tag (Rs. 251). There was so much fervor over the device’s release that Times of India described …

Mobile Technology

Endangered rhino baby born in Toronto Zoo

Ashakiran, or just "Asha," is currently the luckiest rhinoceros mother in the world.<p>An 11-year-old Indian rhino, Asha gave birth to a baby calf at …

Wildlife

4 US F-22 stealth fighter jets patrol over South Korea amid growing tensions with North

The high-tech planes capable of sneaking past radar undetected were seen flying near a US air base near Seoul on Wednesday.<p>Pyongyang will likely view the arrivals of the planes as a threat as they are a clear show of force against the country.<p>The flight of the radar-evading F-22s, based in Okinawa, …

North Korea

B-1 bombers pulled from ISIS fight

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the biggest and most dependable U.S. weapons in the battle against ISIS in Syria and Iraq will be out of the fight for the time being, the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command says.<p>Lt. Gen. Charles Brown Jr. said the fleet of B-1 Lancer bombers had been sent back to the …

Military

Ankara: Turkey, Saudi Arabia 'could send ground troops to Syria'

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey and Saudi Arabia could send troops to Syria if a strategy were in place. Riyadh has already …

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Homeland Security

The complex problem of ‘click spamming’

There is systemic install fraud in the app economy, according to business intelligence platform Adjust.<p>In a recent VentureBeat post, Adjust CTO Paul Muller revealed evidence suggesting that certain ad networks have been claiming “a good part” of genuine organic installs as their own.<p>Working with …

Digital Advertising

Scary questions in Ukraine energy grid hack

American investigators are traveling to Ukraine to investigate a recent electricity blackout -- perhaps the first major act of cyberwar on a civilian population.<p>Ukraine's top law enforcement agency, the SBU, has publicly claimed this was a cyberattack by Russia, part of its ongoing war over the …

The ‘hacktivist’ collective wrote that the identities of white supremacist group members will be revealed next month on anniversary of their anti-Klan operation<p>The “hacktivist” collective Anonymous have vowed to release the names of “about 1,000” Ku Klux Klan members as part of an ongoing operation …

Ku Klux Klan

Hacker claims to have breached CIA director's personal email

WASHINGTON (AP) — An anonymous hacker claims to have breached CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account and has posted documents online, including a list of email addresses purportedly from Brennan's contact file.<p>The CIA said it referred the matter to the proper authorities, but would not …

This lab makes phone batteries that charge in 30 seconds

Welcome to the lab where scientists are building smartphone batteries that fully charge your phone in 30 seconds -- and electric-car batteries …