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‘iPal’ robot companion for China’s lonely children ‘iPal’ robot companion for China’s lonely children

The "iPal" teaches, jokes and keeps track of its charges through facial recognition technology


International Space Station outfitted with high-def cameras NASA astronauts install high-def cameras during spacewalk

The work is part of an ongoing upgrade to the $100 billion orbiting outpost, adapting it for the arrival of a new fleet of US vehicles


Apple steps up encrytion to thwart police cracking of iPhones Apple steps up encrytion to thwart police cracking of iPhones

The move by Apple, the latest in an ongoing clash with law enforcement, comes amid reports of growing use of a tool known as GrayKey


NASA rover falls silent as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars Gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

Controllers expect it will be several more days before there's enough sunlight to recharge Opportunity's battery through its solar panels


Facebook activation for Blood Donors Day Facebook activation for Blood Donors Day

People who visit Blood Donations on Facebook can also sign up to be a blood donor to get notified directly when there is a need for blood nearby


‘Norman,’ when artificial intelligence goes psycho ‘Norman,’ when artificial intelligence goes psycho

The goal is to explain in layman’s terms how algorithms are made, and to make people aware of AI’s potential dangers


Google Search helps to follow World Cup matches Google Search helps to follow World Cup matches

Google has also created a World Cup Tracker on Google News app on Android


Facebook out to lure eSports fans with an online portal Facebook out to lure eSports fans with an online portal

They also announced new efforts aimed at cultivating and supporting people who create video game related video for viewing online


Facebook shared user data with select companies  Facebook shared user data with select companies

Facebook acknowledged the information was given to a "small number" of companies including RBC Capital Markets and Nissan Motor Co.


New material found to eliminate organic pollutants in water New material found to eliminate organic pollutants in water

A study suggests two new absorbent materials have shown the capability of eliminating organic pollutants in solution in less than 24 hours


New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life

The two studies appear in the journal Science . In a companion article, an outside expert describes the findings as "breakthroughs in astrobiology"


Facebook privacy bug 'affects 14 million' Facebook privacy bug 'affects 14 million'

  A software bug meant millions of Facebook users may have unknowingly posted private information…


Google will not use AI tech in weapons Google will not use AI tech in weapons

Google pledged that it would not use artificial intelligence in applications related to weapons


Foreign-made mobile handsets to be costlier Foreign-made mobile handsets to be costlier

Muhith also proposed to reduce the duties on some raw materials of cellular phones in this budget to facilitate cell phone manufacturing


Mobile operators find no reflection of recommendations in budget Mobile operators find no reflection of recommendations in budget

AMTOB secretary TIM Nurul Kabir urges the government to reconsider the changes proposed regarding the sector

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