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Huawei Technologies Co. has turned to a blend of wit, sarcasm and defiance to publicly fight allegations that the world's largest maker of telecommunications equipment is spying for China. It's a remarkable shift for a giant …
How deep learning food recognition can take the hassle out of watching what you eat.
Samantha Brown didn't have high hopes when she opened the ziplock bag containing some 700 shards of bone. It would be a lot of work to analyse them and none was likely to be human, she had been warned.
Researchers suggest that since ethical behavior is not consistent across societies, artificial intelligence systems should be flexible to reflect local law and owner preferences.
Companies are offering seniors high-tech solutions and novel services to combat loneliness.
Researchers have found that metrics commonly used in research to report the performance of user login systems are flawed, and pose a major security and privacy risk.
A new encryption system performs schemes that classical computers can use, but quantum computers cannot crack.
The percentage of Americans willing to participate in telephone polls has hit a new low, according to a new report, raising doubts about the continued viability of the phone surveys that have traditionally dominated politics …
Usually, I reflexively delete press releases. This one was no different, but as the message vanished, the subject line registered—"IonQ… quantum computing."
One month before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an "Access Hollywood" recording of Donald Trump was released in which he was heard lewdly talking about women. The then-candidate and his campaign apologized and dismissed…
Kaspersky Lab researchers revealed at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Spain that bionic hand prostheses from Moscow-based Motorica are vulnerable to hacking.
An analysis of U.S. Department of Education data found only four colleges in the United States with at least 50 bachelor's degree recipients in computer science in 2016-2017 awarded more than half of those degrees to women.
Researchers have developed a method for reverse-engineering how laboratory instruments are being used, based on the sounds they produce.
Google and the Fast Identity Online Alliance have announced that Android is now FIDO2-certified.
A cute, fluffy robot can help boost language skills in young children.
GitHub is increasing the rewards it pays out to security researchers who find bugs in the platform's code.
Mercedes-Benz is exploring how quantum computers could be used to discover new materials for advanced batteries in electric cars.
The U.S. military blocked Internet access to an infamous Russian entity seeking to sow discord among Americans during the 2018 midterms, several U.S. officials said, a warning that the Kremlin's operations against the United …
Scientists have reproduced in the lab how the ingredients for life could have formed deep in the ocean 4 billion years ago. The results of the new study offer clues to how life started on Earth and where else in the cosmos we…
Only 41% of companies in the Asia-Pacific region are currently using artificial intelligence, according to a survey of business leaders and workers in 15 Asia-Pacific countries.
Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan has launched a paid internship program for college students, in partnership with area companies.
Researchers are outfitting insects, natural marvels of engineering that roboticists have been unable to duplicate, with sensors to collect data in the wild.
A global battle between the U.S. government and Chinese tech company Huawei over allegations that it is a cybersecurity risk overshadowed the opening Monday of the world's biggest mobile industry trade fair.
Facebook collects sensitive data from at least 11 popular smartphone apps seconds after users enter it.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a new draft guidance to encourage development of a new generation of implantable brain-computer interface devices.
Top auto shows are increasingly incorporating technology, along with hands-on experiences like driving simulators and virtual reality demos.
A Stanford University-led engineering team has developed a energy-efficient prototype computer-on-a-chip.
It will be difficult to avoid Spectre-like bugs in the future unless central processing units are dramatically overhauled, according to a team of Google researchers.
The Glassdoor job review website has found that 19% of Generation Z job seekers are pursuing software engineering positions, which pay a median wage of $98,500.
The mission team called it a "stretch goal—just before closest approach, precisely pointing the cameras on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to snap the sharpest possible pictures of the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule…