World’s first android newscasters unveiled in Japan

June 25, 2014 1:45 am0 comments
World’s first android newscasters unveiled in Japan

TOKYO, June 25 – Japanese scientists on Tuesday unveiled what they said was the world’s first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills. The adolescent-looking “Kodomoroid” — an amalgamation of the Japanese word “kodomo” (child) and “android” — delivered news of […]

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NSA can record all of a country’s phone calls: report

March 20, 2014 1:27 am0 comments
NSA can record all of a country’s phone calls: report

WASHINGTON, March 20 – The National Security Agency has developed a surveillance system that can record 100 percent of a foreign country’s telephone calls, The Washington Post reported late Tuesday. The system allows the agency to review conversations up to a month after they take place, the Post said. It […]

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YouTube and Facebook could be banned, warns Turkey PM

March 7, 2014 6:28 am0 comments
YouTube and Facebook could be banned, warns Turkey PM

ANKARA, March 07 – Turkey’s embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban popular social media networks YouTube and Facebook after a raft of online leaks added momentum to a spiralling corruption scandal.Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already tightened his government’s grip over the Internet, generating criticism at home […]

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North Korean military defends missile tests

March 5, 2014 6:14 am0 comments
North Korean military defends missile tests

SEOUL, March 05 – North Korea on Wednesday defended a recent series of missile and rocket tests as justifiable self-defence drills and hit back at “vicious” criticism of them by Seoul and Washington.The tests were largely seen as a calculated display of military muscle-flexing to reflect the North’s anger over […]

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Nokia set to launch Here Maps on all Windows 8.1 devices

February 24, 2014 1:11 am0 comments
Nokia set to launch Here Maps on all Windows 8.1 devices

Washington February.24 – Nokia has reportedly announced that it is going to soon launch its Here Maps software for all Windows 8.1 devices. The mapping software had been exclusive to Lumia 2520 tablet and Windows Phone 8 smartphones. According to The Verge, Here Maps is an “all-in-one mapping solution, combining […]

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Homes become members of the family with smart parts

January 12, 2014 1:12 am0 comments
Homes become members of the family with smart parts

LAS VEGAS, January. 12 – Appliances are becoming part of the family, weighing in with insights while helping with chores from cooking to doing laundry. Home networks that allowed household items such as lamps, thermostats and locks get “smart” with Internet connections and computing power were among trends gaining steam […]

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