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WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

15 Sci-Fi Books To Read If You Need A Break From Dystopian Novels

Dystopia novels seem to be more popular than ever these days. Between <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>and <i>The Hunger Games</i> and the disturbing resurgence of <i>1984,</i>the …

Science Fiction

How did Lenovo go from high-flyer to failure so fast?

Lenovo was once a rising star of the mobile industry, seemingly with the capabilities and budget to be as successful in the smartphone market as in the laptop game. Nobody thinks that anymore. Lenovo’s market share struggles to register on any metrics, and it’s acquisition of Motorola looks like a …

Mobile Technology

Apple Suddenly Makes iPhones $300 Cheaper

Ming-Chi Kuo is back. The world’s most acclaimed Apple insider has returned with explosive news on Apple’s pricing plans for its all-new iPhone line-up…<p>Having moved from KGI to TF International Securities earlier this year, Kuo was expected to step away from Apple reports. But in a major scoop, the …

Mobile Technology

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

What if humans weren't the first civilization on Earth?

Is it possible that modern humans aren't the first civilization on Earth?<p>This is the insanely interesting question probed by "The Silurian …

German court says ad-blocking is legal

Germany's supreme court has dismissed a landmark case brought by a publisher looking to destroy ad-blocking services in the country. European behemoth Axel Springer was defeated in its years-long battle with Eyeo, the firm that owns AdBlock Plus. Springer argued that blocking adverts was in …

Netflix and YouTube streaming video is about to get a lot faster

AV1 compression technology from companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Netflix is here. And it's blowing up the video industry's patent rules, too.<p>Tech's biggest companies -- including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Cisco and Netflix -- have finished the first version of video …

New technique based on artificial intelligence finds 6,000 new craters on Moon

Hack:<p>Scientists have mapped 6,000 new craters on the Moon with the help of a newly developed technique based on artificial intelligence<br>• Researchers …

IoT attacks are getting worse -- and no one's listening

If there was one theme at this year's Kaspersky conference, it was the constant reminder that many connected devices have potentially serious gaps in security.<p>There's a running joke regarding connected gadgets and the internet of things: "The 'S' in IoT stands for security."<p>And yes, I'm aware …

Watch: Humanoid robot gets nothing but net

Is there anything robots can't do these days?<p>A group of 17 Toyota employees used their free time to build a humanoid robot called CUE that uses …

Baidu’s new A.I. can mimic your voice after listening to it for just one minute

We’re not in the business of writing regularly about “fake” news, but it’s hard not to be concerned about the kind of mimicry technology is making …

Artificial Intelligence

AI will write a best-seller by 2049, experts predict

Artificial Intelligence is growing rapidly. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, revenue in AI-related technologies is predicted to grow from …

Artificial Intelligence

Formula 1 to launch F1 TV, a live Grand Prix subscription service

During the season, F1 TV will be made available in four different languages (English, French, German and Spanish) and will appear in well over two …

Motorsport

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Machine Learning

Android P details leak, will emphasize Google Assistant

On May 8, Google will start this year’s Google I/O developers conference, where the company will show off a variety of things, including the newest …

Google Assistant

The Paraty mud carnival in Brazil - in pictures

Teenagers playing with mud started the Bloco da Lama in 1986 and it has since become an annual event in the city of Paraty. Hundreds of people wrestle, coat each other in mud and throw it around to the sound of samba and reggaeton at a carnival beach party. Clothes are optional, but mud is not

Brazil

Siri on HomePod Correctly Answered 52.3% of Queries in New AI Test

In a new test shared today by Loup Ventures, Apple's HomePod was put through its paces in categories including Siri, sound quality, and ease of use. For Siri, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster reported that while the AI assistant understood 99.4 percent of queries asked of it, it answered only 52.3 …

Tech Trends

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its …

Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday's opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source.<p>The Games' systems, including the internet and television services, were …

South Korea

2,000 Days on Mars With the Curiosity Rover

It has now been just more than 2,000 days since NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on the surface of Mars. In the days (or “sols,” as they are called on Mars) since its complex sky-crane touchdown, Curiosity has made countless discoveries with multiple instruments, including drills, lasers, and an array …

Landscape Photography

Netflix explains why a movie like “Bright” can bomb with critics and kill with audiences

Netflix’s <i>Bright</i> has been watched more than most other Netflix originals, movies, or series, the company said this week, in spite of being mercilessly panned by critics and scoring positive reviews from only 26% on Rotten Tomatoes.<p>That just shows how out of touch movie critics are with global …

Rotten Tomatoes

Aristotle Roufanis Depicts Urban Solitude in "Alone Together"

<i>All images by Aristotle Roufanis. Used with permission.</i><p>Many of the city-centric photography projects we’ve seen of late focus on the frenetic energy …

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

Putin calls Russia list 'hostile' as Dems decry no sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin described a list of his country's officials and tycoons put together to comply with a U.S. sanctions …

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript

Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, …

Facebook will push local stories in news feed

It’s just the latest change CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making to the way Facebook decides what it'll show you.<p>Facebook's news feed has another new focus: local news.<p>The social network on Monday said it'll start to emphasize news stories from local publishers in an area where a person lives. That means …

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US army bases

Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company.<p>The details were released by Strava in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of its app, which allows people to …

Middle East

How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?

Over the past five decades, standard computer processors have gotten increasingly faster. In recent years, however, the limits to that technology …

Google Chromecast and Home devices are causing problems with some Wi-Fi networks

Google has confirmed an issue with its Google Home and Chromecast products that can cause your home Wi-Fi network to crash. According to a TP-Link …