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Mexico says 11 pregnant women infected with Zika

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has confirmed 11 pregnant women are infected with the Zika virus, out of a total of 121 cases, the government said on Monday.<p>A state health worker walks towards a house to fumigate it as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne …

Don't hold your breath for an Xbox VR headset

Xbox VR? Don't bet on it.<p>Microsoft doesn't see the need to produce its own virtual reality headset -- and even if it did, that headset probably wouldn't plug into an Xbox game console in the same way that rival Sony's PlayStation VR headset works.<p>"Would we ever do our own VR device? We could, if we …

Virtual Reality

NASA wants to build a jet so fast you can fly to any city in six hours

Sitting cramped in coach on a long flight can be unbearable. And NASA feels your pain. The agency is funding early efforts to build a plane so fast it could whisk you to any city on the planet in six hours or less.<p>NASA is giving Lockheed Martin about $20 million in a preliminary design contract to …

Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated. Who wants to be an ‘online chaperone’?<p>Workers looking for jobs in 2035 might consider retraining as remote-controlled vehicle operators or online chaperones.<p>Those are two of the jobs of the future …

Artificial Intelligence

China’s Didi Kuaidi Is Raising $1 Billion More To Battle Uber

News flash from the world of the always-raising, ride-on-demand companies in China — one of them is raising. Again.<p>Didi Kuaidi, the company that has left Uber eating its dust in China, is currently in the midst of securing $1 billion in additional fundraising, according to the Wall Street Journal …

Samsung proves why 5G is necessary with a robot arm

We've been hearing murmurs about 5G for years now, but it seems like this Mobile World Congress is the one where companies have started to get serious about it. Samsung and Deutsche Telekom, for example, put together a 5G demo that shows off how the technology is a serious upgrade from today's 4G …

Toshiba Nixes Wearvue, Its Smart Glasses, Less Than One Week Before Launch

Toshiba has canceled its smart glasses less than one week before the devices were to start shipping. In an announcement today, the Japanese electronics company said it made the decision to stop developing and selling Wearvue TG-1 as part of an effort to streamline its business portfolio and …

Apple to launch 9.7-inch iPad Pro, not Air 3; Smart Keyboard & Apple Pencil support likely

Apple will further differentiate the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad from its predecessor by making it part of the new iPad Pro line, according to sources. Much like the MacBook Pro comes in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, the iPad Pro will soon come in 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch variations. This trend …

Private school pupils 'two years ahead' of state educated peers by the age of 16

A new study has found private school students outperformed state pupils in every subject at GCSE on average<p>Privately educated children are two years ahead of pupils in the state sector by the time they reach the age of 16, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Durham University compared early …

Google, Amazon, Microsoft To Support Apple In Court

A growing list of tech giants is vowing to file friend-of-the court briefs, defending Apple's position that the company should not be forced to hack into a confiscated iPhone.<p>The FBI's battle with Apple over an encrypted iPhone has inspired a legal alliance in Silicon Valley. Next week, Microsoft …

YouTube is launching a new tool that lets filmmakers blur out any object

YouTube is launching a custom blurring tool today that will let filmmakers blur out any object in their videos. The video platform has offered a face-blurring tool since 2012, but the revamped desktop tool now works on items that move, too, and it keeps them blurred as they travel around the …

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