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Les ovules brevetables pourvu qu'ils ne puissent devenir des êtres humains

La Cour de justice de l'Union européenne a autorisé, ce jeudi, le brevetage d'ovules activés par manipulation génétique. Toutefois, cette décision ne …

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Photo Sharing is Big, Big Business: Instagram is Now Reportedly Worth $35 Billion

When Facebook agreed to acquire Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock back in April 2012, the world balked at the price. Instagram was only a …

Google+ Can Now Automatically Make Your Videos Look Better

For almost two years now, Google has been automatically enhancing the photos you upload to Google+; starting today it will do (almost) the same with videos, too.<p>It won’t do this automatically, though. Instead, whenever Google now thinks it can improve a video you upload, a banner will appear in the …

Staples: Hack may have affected more than a million payment cards

The office supply chain says a breach that took place earlier this year gave attackers access to cardholder names, card numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes.<p>Office supply chain Staples said Friday that a hack attack on some of its retail outlets earlier this year may have affected …

Identity Theft

Google needs partners to actually build its self-driving car

After helping push the entire automotive industry forward when it comes to autonomous driving, it appears Google is ready for some help with its own driverless cars. As the leader of the project told <i>The Wall Street Journal,</i> the folks in Mountain View aren't looking to replicate what Detroit-based …

Altiscale raises $30M, now managing petabytes in its Hadoop cloud

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Kalawin/iStock<p>Altiscale, the Hadoop-as-a-Service startup started by ex-Yahoo CTO Raymie Stata, has raised a $30 …

VIDEO. Un test crucial pour la capsule Orion en vue d'un vol habité vers Mars

C'est le premier vaisseau spatial développé par les Etats-Unis depuis 30 ans. Avec les yeux rivés sur Mars à l'horizon 2035, la Nasa veut reprendre …

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Stephen Hawking: «L'intelligence artificielle pourrait mettre fin à la race humaine»

«Les humains seraient dépassés»<p>«Les formes primitives d'intelligence artificielle que nous avons déjà se sont montrées très utiles. Mais je pense que …

Stephen Hawking

Google pilots offline developer kit on DVDs for Internet-challenged regions

Google is offering an offline developer kit that includes select resources aimed at Internet-challenged regions, the company announced today. The content includes Software Development Kits (SDKs), developer videos, and documentation.<p>Google offers a ton of developer content and resources online, but …

Il obtient une certification Microsoft à 5 ans

Quand il s'est présenté avec ses parents, les examinateurs britanniques ont d'abord cru à une blague. Mais Ayan Qureshi, 5 ans, a bien passé –et …

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To the moon and back: Lunar mission tests China's space program

Up, up and away. Way away -- to the moon, in fact.<p>China launched an experimental spacecraft early Friday that is scheduled to orbit the moon before returning to Earth, a first for the country's ambitious space program and considered a precursor to a planned mission to the moon.<p>The unmanned …

In South Korea, Competitive Video Games Are Almost As Popular As Soccer

E-sports is a huge business, and it's only getting bigger. Riot Games, the company behind the popular "League of Legends," boasts 67 million active monthly players. And it's bringing in $1 billion.<p>In South Korea, it's becoming as big of a sport as soccer, according to a profile by The New York …

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US spying scandal will 'break the Internet,' says Google's Schmidt

US government surveillance is destroying the digital economy, a roundtable of execs from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other tech companies tell Sen. Ron Wyden.<p>PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The impact of US government surveillance on tech firms and the economy is going to get worse before it gets better, …

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