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Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

Google is stepping up its efforts to block "extremist and terrorism-related videos" over its platforms, using a combination of technology and human monitors. The measures announced Sunday come on the heels of similar efforts unveiled...

Apple sees autonomous cars as ‘core’ technology

Apple views autonomous driving systems as a "core technology" for the future, chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview aired Tuesday. Cook told Bloomberg television that Apple wants to move into the automotive sector...

Marissa Mayer fades out as Yahoo ends its run

Marissa Mayer was hailed as Yahoo's savior when she took charge of the pioneering internet firm five years ago. But Mayer was unable to stem the decline of the iconic Silicon Valley company, which is...

Facebook, Google crack down on hate speech

Facebook, Google and other US internet giants have sharply boosted efforts to clamp down on online hate speech, a top European Union official said Thursday. The EU joined forces with the companies a year ago...

First robotic cop joins Dubai police

After bringing in Lamborghinis and Ferraris to patrol roads, Dubai police have enrolled a robotic officer, the first in a unit that aims to make up a quarter of the force by 2030. The robotic...

Space junk could destroy satellites, hurt economies

The growing amount of fast-moving space debris orbiting the Earth could lead to catastrophic collisions with satellites, hurting economies, researchers warned Wednesday ahead of a summit to coordinate efforts to remove the junk. There are...

DJI Inspire 1 review

OUR VERDICT Combining excellent build quality, features and handling with superb video performance, the DJI Inspire 1 is one of the best drones in the air right now. It’s certainly not for the amateur user...

Ikea’s smart lights will support apple homekit, google home and amazon alexa

A press release from Ikea has revealed that its TRÅDFRI range of affordable smart lights will be compatible with the voice-controlled Apple HomeKit, Google Home and Amazon Alexa platforms some time in the latter...

WallyHome Starter Kit review: An ultra-budget smart sensor system

Some backstory: WallyHome was originally a product developed by a Seattle startup called SNUPI (an acronym for Sensor Network Utilizing Powerline Infrastructure). The company was focused exclusively on water leak detection, and while the...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has to have a 4K screen

While there are probably some people who are still incredulous that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is even going to happen after the flaming Note 7 debacle, it is going to happen – and...