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3DMark Time Spy DirectX 12 Benchmark Test Released By Futuremark

Futuremark has today released a new addition to its 3DMark benchmark suite, making the new “Time Spy” stress testing and benchmark available to …

Computer Hardware

Samsung in talks to invest in Chinese electric car maker BYD

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Friday it is in talks to buy shares of Chinese electric car maker BYD in the latest tech-auto collaboration.<p>The South Korean company said that the move is aimed at strengthening its burgeoning semiconductor business for vehicles.<p>Samsung said it …

Electric Vehicles

Nearly 40 held in Romania slavery probe as new evidence emerges

Authorities in Romania have formally detained 38 people suspected of running a slavery ring.<p>They were among some 90 suspects said to have been part of an extended Roma family who exploited scores of poor and vulnerable people.<p>The victims, men and boys, are said to have been kidnapped, chained up, …

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser

Man, the Zenfone 3 is like a wet mogwai, spawning more clones than Gizmo. (If you didn’t understand any of that last sentence you need to go watch <i>Gremlins</i> because it’s great.) Asus has just announced another two new variants of the Zenfone 3: the Zenfone 3 Laser and the Zenfone 3 Max. This brings …

Mobile Technology

Nice terrorist attack on Bastille Day: everything we know so far on Monday

Nice terror attack: live updates<p>How the attack unfolded<p>A truck smashed into a crowd in the French resort of Nice, killing at least 84 people in what President Francois Hollande on Friday called a "terrorist" attack on revelers enjoying a Bastille Day fireworks display.<p>The driver, named by …

Extremism

Andrea Leadsom Says It Is 'Sensible' Not To Let Men Look After Children As They May Be Paedophiles

Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire<p>Andrea Leadsom has said it would be “sensible” for parents not to employ a male nanny to look after their children because he …

Downing Street

Theresa May visits Scotland to press case for 'special union'

PM tells Scottish people her government will ‘always be on your side’ as she meets first minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh<p>Theresa May is meeting Nicola Sturgeon to underline her support for the UK in her first official visit to Edinburgh as prime minister. The meeting comes as May’s government …

Downing Street

Backlash Over THAAD Shows Why the Kim Clan Have Terrorized North Korea for So Long

South Korea’s county of Seongju is famed for its melons. The plump, yellow Chamoi variety account for 70% of commercial output and 60% of labor. The …

North Korea

PureLiFi scores £7M Series B to commercialize pulsating light-based Wi-Fi alternative

PureLifi, the University of Edinburgh spin out that is developing what it calls ‘LiFi’ technology, an alternative to Wi-Fi that uses modulating LED light as a way of sending data from one LiFi-equipped device to another, has raised just over £7 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is …

University of Edinburgh

'Pokémon GO' Is Still Not Available In Japan And No One Knows When It Will Be

At the time of writing, <i>Pokémon GO</i> is still not released in Japan, with various predictions about when it will be out being all over the place as well as also entirely wrong.<p>Earlier in the week, Wall Street Journal journalist Takashi Mochizuki was led to believe the game would be out before the end …

Pokémon

Microsoft wins landmark appeal over seizure of foreign emails | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States.<p>A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy …

Privacy

Consumer Reports urges Tesla to disable autopilot after driver’s death

The magazine says the carmaker should disable the automatic steering function – and change its name to avoid promoting ‘dangerous assumptions’<p>Consumer Reports magazine on Thursday urged Tesla to disable the automatic steering function on its electric vehicles and change the name of its autopilot …

Tesla

South Koreans protesting over U.S. missile defense plan block PM's bus | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreans protesting against a plan to deploy a U.S. missile defense system in their district blocked a minibus carrying the prime minister for several hours on Friday, preventing him from leaving an office.<p>South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn (R) arrives for a meeting …

North Korea

Android 4.4.4 KitKat Rolling Out For Sony Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile

If you’re rocking the Sony Xperia Z1s (C6916) for T-Mobile, you should check your notifications are as the carrier is rolling out the latest Android …

Android News

3D Printing Company Stratasys Is Soaring

The Minnesota- and Israeli-based firm reported a net loss of $173,000, or break even on a per share basis, in the second quarter, compared with a loss of $2.8 million, or 7 cents per share, a year earlier, Reuters said.<p>Net revenue rose to $178.5 million from $106.5 million, Reuters said.<p>"We …

Investing

Sony sued for 'deceptive marketing' of Killzone: Shadow Fall graphics

Lawsuit alleges that the PlayStation 4 title does not run in ‘native’ high-definition visuals as claimed in advertising<p>Sony Computer Entertainment of America is being sued for “deceptive marketing” over its PlayStation 4 shooter, Killzone: Shadow Fall. The lawsuit attests that the game’s …