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Apple studies self-driving car, auto industry source says Sunday, February 15th, 2015

BY EDWARD TAYLOR AND ALEXEI ORESKOVIC, FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters): Technology giant Apple (AAPL.O) is looking beyond mobile devices to learn how to make a self-driving electric car, and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, a senior auto industry source familiar with..

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A NEW US CYBER AGENCY IS BORN – ANALYSIS Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

By Lawrence Husick :: On February 10, 2015, Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism announced the formation of yet another agency under the aegis of the Director of National Intelligence: the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) will be..

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Government to run electronic media under PBS system Saturday, January 31st, 2015

KATHMANDU: Government will soon convert the government-controlled electronic media into a public broadcasting service by merging Nepal Television and Radio Nepal. A ministerial decision to this effect has already been made and necessary work is being done in this regard. "Necessary preparations..

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CAN Info-Tech 2015 kicks off Thursday, January 29th, 2015

KATHMANDU: The 21st edition of CAN Info-Tech 2015 kicked off in the capital on Wednesday. The mega Information Communications Technology (ICT) event is being organized by Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) Federation with an objective to promote domestic ICT sector and provide a common platform..

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Google Translate App is a Travel Game Changer Thursday, January 15th, 2015

GABE ZALDIVAR (Travel Pulse): The future of travel just arrived, so clean yourself up and make the place hospitable. Lifehacker reports on Google Translate’s new toy, a real-time tool that basically translates that foreign scribble in your phone’s camera screen. For years we have enjoyed..

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Twitter to recap missed tweets while you are away Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

London: Twitter has launched a new ‘while you were away’ service which recaps important tweets users may have missed since their last login. The new feature includes what the micro blogging site thinks to be the best tweets to the top of a user’s timeline the next time they open their..

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North Korea’s Internet Goes Dark Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

By DANNY YADRON, DION NISSENBAUM and DREW FITZGERALD (WSJ): North Korea lost what little access it had to the Internet on Monday as outside connections to the small communist country went dark. The digital blackout came as tensions remained high over Pyongyang’s alleged role in a cyberattack on..

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Sony cyber woes continue as hackers target PlayStation network Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Sony’s cybersecurity woes are continuing, with a suspected hacking attack leaving the company’s PlayStation store briefly inaccessible to users. Late on Sunday, PlayStation tweeted that it was working to address the issues that some users were experiencing. Early on Monday, it tweeted that..

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How smartphone warnings could save lives in an earthquake Friday, November 14th, 2014

An earthquake hits and unleashes devastation - but what if you had a 30 second warning? While it may not seem like much, it could be enough time to take cover – just 30 seconds could mean the difference between surviving and not surviving. It doesn’t take a large earthquake to threaten lives..

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Facebook Will Make it Easier to Unfollow Boring Friends Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Facebook is continuing CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s dream of turning the social networking site into “the perfect, personalized newspaper for everyone in the world” by giving users more control over their News Feed. The company is adding a new News Feed settings page that will show users which..

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Nepal to host international conference on climate change Thursday, November 6th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Over 200 scientists from two dozen countries, including India, would be attending a conference here to discuss measures on reducing the impact of climate change and melting of the glaciers in the Himalayan region. The international conference on the theme "Mountain People Adapting to..

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Apple Pay competitor CurrentC gets breached Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Hackers breached a mobile payment system that made national news this week when retailers began pushing it as a rival to Apple’s Apple Pay technology. The attack targeted a service that stores the e-mail addresses of users of CurrentC — an app that will let shoppers pay with their smartphones..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..