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April 18, 2015 7:26 am gmt |
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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P. Perera who is currently in The Netherlands leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the Global Conference on Cyberspace – 2015 (GCCS 2015) visited the Dutch Parliament on the sidelines of the conference on 15 April. The meeting at the Parliament was chaire...
In Technology
April 17, 2015 9:41 am gmt |
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Wikileaks has published hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.The archive apparently includes Sony conversations with Downing Street and with Hollywood figures. In November, the entertainment company suffered a cyber-attack weeks be...
In Technology
April 16, 2015 6:53 am gmt |
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The image reveals tantalising glimpses of this system,” Jim Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, said in a statement. Charon is seen dimmer than Pluto in the image taken from a distance of 115 million km. “The contrast may be due to a difference in composition of th...
In Technology
April 15, 2015 6:33 am gmt |
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Appkettle is a smart kettle that is used to set the temperature of water and flick the kettle on using wifi. The Appkettle and its smartphone app doesn’t just let us switch the kettle on from our desk or as we walk to work, it allows us to see how much water is left and how many […]...
In Technology
April 14, 2015 4:49 am gmt |
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From smartphone apps like Siri to features like facial recognition of photos, artificial intelligence is becoming a part of everyday life. But humanity should take more care in developing artificial intelligence than with other technologies, experts say. Science and technology heavyweights Elon Musk,...
In Technology
April 13, 2015 10:33 am gmt |
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The Brazilian iPhone was meant to mark a new era. When Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group agreed in April 2011 to make Apple products here, President Dilma Rousseff and her advisers promised that up to $12 billion in investments over six years would transform the Brazilian technology sector, put...
In Technology
April 13, 2015 3:38 am gmt |
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On this day, fifty-four years ago, a man called Yuri Gagarin became the first person in the world to fly into space.  Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut, boarded the Vostok 1 – the first human spaceflight in history—and spent 108 minutes orbiting the Earth. To commemorate the day, the United Nations General...
In Technology
April 12, 2015 10:39 am gmt |
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Intel applied for a licence to export tens of thousands of chips to update the Tianhe-2 computer. The Department of Commerce refused, saying it was concerned about nuclear research being done with the machine. Separately, Intel has signed a $200m (£136m) deal with the US government to build a massive...
In Technology
April 12, 2015 6:21 am gmt |
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Customers preordering Apple Inc’s smart watch on Friday will have to wait at least a month for delivery, a sign of strong early demand for company chief Tim Cook’s first new major product. People flocked to Apple’s stores around the world to get a close-up look at the Apple Watch, t...
In Technology
April 12, 2015 3:47 am gmt |
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Pre-orders for the Apple Watch kicked off Friday with many eager shoppers being greeted with shipment dates stretching into summer, a preliminary sign of strong demand for the first major new product since Tim Cook took over the company. Apple began taking pre-orders Friday at 3:01 a.m. ET. Soon afte...
In Technology
April 10, 2015 4:34 am gmt |
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Monica Lewinsky has taken to the stage at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference to call for a more compassionate internet. The former White House intern’s love affair with President Bill Clinton made headlines around the world in 1998. Describing herself as one of the first ...
In Technology
April 10, 2015 4:32 am gmt |
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DNA profiling (or genetic fingerprinting) has proved to be a revolutionary tool for forensic investigators as a means to identify potential suspects, exonerate the innocent and convict the guilty. But, like any forensic technique, it has its limitations. One limitation is in cases involving identical...
In Technology
April 9, 2015 9:16 am gmt |
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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd exects record shipments for its new Galaxy S6 smartphones and said it will struggle to meet demand for the curved-edged version due to production constraints, adding to hopes for a turnaround in mobile sales. The S6 models are widely expected to sell briskly following a str...
In Technology
April 7, 2015 9:25 am gmt |
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The blocks on Facebook and Twitter were later lifted after they both complied. Talks with YouTube are continuing. Two gunmen, reportedly from a far-left group, took the prosecutor hostage at an Istanbul courthouse last week. All three died during a police rescue bid. Turkey has previously blocked acc...
In Europe
April 3, 2015 11:06 am gmt |
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The European antitrust investigation into Google appears to be heating up. More European countries are looking into Facebook’s privacy settings.  And Apple, which already is under scrutiny for its low corporate tax arrangements in Ireland, is now facing potential antitrust questions from the European...