Michiel Ferreira

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Doctors: Radiation not biggest impact on Fukushima health

TOKYO (AP) — A total of 185 cases of thyroid cancer found in youngsters in the Japanese region hit by the 2011 nuclear disaster cannot be linked to …

Most Russians don't know pirating is illegal, says survey

Move over Australia, you're not the only notorious pirates around here.<p>A recent Irdeto survey found that unlike other countries, Russia continues to be one where video piracy remains high, and the Russians simply don't care that it affects the media industry's bottom line.<p>87 percent of Russian …

Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump

<b>Several of the tech firms whose products have been allegedly compromised by the CIA have given their first reactions to the claims.</b><p>Wikileaks published thousands of documents said to detail the US spy agency's hacking tools on Tuesday.<p>They included allegations the CIA had developed ways to listen in …

Meet Sedric, Volkswagen's Vision for Self-Driving Cars

Volkswagen’s latest vision of the future is a “subtly wedged shaped” electric and autonomous concept vehicle that looks a little like the portable …

Google and Facebook face an unlikely competitor in emerging markets: a telecom giant

To compete with internet companies, Vimpelcom—the world’s sixth largest telco—is hoping to become one.<p>On Feb. 27, Vimpelcom rebranded itself as Veon, already the name of its digital messaging app. The revamped company is offering “zero-rated” voice and data services—i.e. free for Vimpelcom …

Canada PM Trudeau pressured to tackle influx of asylum seekers over US border

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, is facing growing political pressure to address the steady stream of asylum seekers who have been braving freezing temperatures, fields of waist-deep snow and icy ditches to cross into Canada from the US by foot.<p>Recent months have seen a growing number of …

TV Imports: The Best Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Acquired Series You’re Not Watching

These hidden gems crossed our borders to enrich your television experience.<p>In this era of “Peak TV” there doesn’t seem to be enough time to bother …

California on Track to Have Wettest Year on Record Following Five-Year Drought

Weather<p>California is on track to have its wettest year on record — after five years of bone-dry drought, according to officials.<p>But as the Golden state goes from hell to high water, it’s having to balance the benefits of increasing water levels with the challenges the rains bring after years of …

Microsoft's CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

You can learn a lot about effective leadership from just a few, short sentences.<p>Just under a year ago, Microsoft launched a Twitter bot by the name of Tay (officially, Tay.ai), in an attempt to advance how artificial intelligence communicates with humans in real time. Things took a vicious turn, …

NASA wants to 3D print habitats with metal extracted from Martian soil

NASA wants to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s. In the meantime, the agency is working to cut costs by lightening its payload as much as …

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Google just cracked one of the building blocks of web encryption (but don’t worry)

It’s all over for SHA-1<p>Today, Google made major waves in the cryptography world, announcing a public collision in the SHA-1 algorithm. It’s a deathblow to what was once one of the most popular algorithms in cryptography, and a crisis for anyone still using the function. The good news is, almost no …

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to put it through its paces, chances are you just clicked "I agree" to all those screens of legal mumbo jumbo that came up during the setup process.<p>Did you know one of …

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One of The Biggest Myths About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Has Been Debunked

Chronic fatigue still is a real disease.<p>Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is one of the most perplexing conditions out …

Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

One startup will leave the fate of its first smartphone up to the people.<p>Nextbit, run by executives who formerly worked at Google and HTC, launched on Tuesday its first smartphone -- named "Robin" -- through a crowdsourced Kickstarter project. The company will hold a 30-day campaign with the goal …