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Chinese Phone Games Now Require Facial Scans to Play at Night
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Chinese Phone Games Now Require Facial Scans to Play at Night

Chinese video game publisher Tencent has added a facial recognition system to more than 60 of its China-specific smartphone games.

Autonomous Drone Swarm Can Localize Gas Leaks
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Autonomous Drone Swarm Can Localize Gas Leaks

Scientists have engineered a swarm of tiny drones capable of autonomously detecting and localizing gas sources in cramped indoor settings.

Facebook Sees Slight Decline in Female Worker Representation
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Facebook Sees Slight Decline in Female Worker Representation

Company says the gender gap in technical roles is especially challenging.

 Google Demonstrates Vital Step towards Large-scale Quantum Computers
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Google Demonstrates Vital Step towards Large-scale Quantum Computers

Said Peter Knight at Imperial College London, "Without this advance, you will still have uncertainty about whether the roadmap towards fault tolerance was feasible...

Concern Trolls and Power Grabs: Inside Big Tech’s Angry, Geeky, Often Petty War for your Privacy
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Concern Trolls and Power Grabs: Inside Big Tech’s Angry, Geeky, Often Petty War for your Privacy

Inside the World Wide Web Consortium, where the world's top engineers battle over the future of your data.

Stanford Researcher's Cryptography Can Preserve Genetic Privacy in Criminal DNA Profiling
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Stanford Researcher's Cryptography Can Preserve Genetic Privacy in Criminal DNA Profiling

Researchers have devised cryptography that permits searching for DNA matches in criminal cases while protecting the suspect's genetic privacy.

At a Summer Camp, Juice Boxes and Bitcoin Mining
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At a Summer Camp, Juice Boxes and Bitcoin Mining

The Crypto Kids Camp hosted five days of activities in Los Angeles to familiarize 26 children ages five to 17 with money and cryptocurrency.

Resetting Your IoT Device Before Reselling It Isn't Enough, Researchers Find
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Resetting Your IoT Device Before Reselling It Isn't Enough, Researchers Find

A new study suggests Amazon's recommendation that users factory reset their Internet of Things devices to erase personal information before reselling them may not...

Are We Engaged in a Cyber-war?
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Are We Engaged in a Cyber-war?

Here are the reasons why we're not.

Cerebras' New Monster AI Chip Adds 1.4 Trillion Transistors
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Cerebras' New Monster AI Chip Adds 1.4 Trillion Transistors

Shift to 7-nanometer process boosts the second-generation chip's transistor count to a mind-boggling 2.6 trillion.

For the First Time, Scientists Detect a Moving Photon Multiple Times Without Destroying It
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For the First Time, Scientists Detect a Moving Photon Multiple Times Without Destroying It

A boon for all things quantum.

What's Worse Than a Chip Shortage? Buying Fake Ones
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What's Worse Than a Chip Shortage? Buying Fake Ones

Global semiconductor shortage attracts fraudsters, counterfeits; 'Of course, a bunch of them didn't work,' a buyer says

Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets
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Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets

New legislation could simplify tech maintenance and make buying a new smartphone or computer the last resort.

Inside Facebook's Data Wars
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Inside Facebook's Data Wars

Executives at the social network have clashed over CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned data tool that revealed users' high engagement levels with right-wing media sources...

Tapping Into the Brain to Help a Paralyzed Man Speak
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Tapping Into the Brain to Help a Paralyzed Man Speak

In a once unimagined accomplishment, electrodes implanted in the man's brain transmit signals to a computer that displays his words.

France Fines Google €500 Million Over Publication Rights
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France Fines Google €500 Million Over Publication Rights

France's Autorité de la Concurrence ordered Google to present a remuneration offer to news publishers and agencies for the use of their copyrighted content.

WHO Releases AI Guidelines for Health
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WHO Releases AI Guidelines for Health

A new report from the World Health Organization offers guidance for the ethical use of artificial intelligence in the health sector.

Singapore Launching $50 Million Program to Advance Research on AI, Cybersecurity
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Singapore Launching $50 Million Program to Advance Research on AI, Cybersecurity

Singapore intends to invest $50 million in research on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity for next-generation communications infrastructures.

Paris Welcomes First Pizzeria Operated by Robots
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Paris Welcomes First Pizzeria Operated by Robots

The first fully robotic pizzeria has opened in Paris' Beaubourg neighborhood after eight years of development and refinement.

Faces Are the Next Target for Fraudsters
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Faces Are the Next Target for Fraudsters

Facial recognition systems increasingly are a target for fraudsters.
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