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Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Amazon, Google and now Apple -- as the list of digital giants hit by the ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage.

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Japanese social media reacted with a storm of outrage to a video by YouTube star Logan Paul showing a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji, as anger spread over the now-deleted video on Wednesday.

Backlash grows on 'Star Wars' video game 'loot boxes'

Backlash grows on 'Star Wars' video game 'loot boxes'

A new ‘Star Wars’ video game is drawing fire for a feature that essentially allowed money instead of skill to determine who wins.

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study

More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.

Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology

Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology

If you think technology has shaken up the news media -- just wait, you haven't seen anything yet.

Big-ticket 'iPhone X' expected to star at Apple event

Big-ticket 'iPhone X' expected to star at Apple event

A 10th anniversary ‘iPhone X’ with a price as stunning as its rich screen was expected to be the star at an Apple event Tuesday at its new campus in Silicon Valley.

Apple out to renew iPhone frenzy at age 10

Apple out to renew iPhone frenzy at age 10

With Apple set to unveil its newest iPhones, a key question for the California tech giant is whether it can recapture the magic from its first release a decade ago.

Tech leaders warn against 'Pandora's box' of robotic weapons

Tech leaders warn against 'Pandora's box' of robotic weapons

Elon Musk is leading demands for a global ban on killer robots, warning technological advances could revolutionise warfare and create new ‘weapons of terror’ that target innocent people.

Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal

Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal

Electric car startup Faraday Future said Monday it had signed a lease for a new assembly plant in California and reaffirmed its intention to start deliveries in 2018.

Layoffs rile India's flagship information technology sector

Layoffs rile India's flagship information technology sector

Experienced Indian techie Raghu Narayanaswamy lost his job recently and fears he may not get another, as analysts warn of massive layoffs across the country's multi-billion-dollar information technology sector.

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London's major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

Microsoft aims to make artificial intelligence mainstream

Microsoft aims to make artificial intelligence mainstream

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled new tools intended to democratize artificial intelligence by enabling machine smarts to be built into software from smartphone games to factory floors.