Tech News

Advertisements

Elon Musk reveals plans to implant computer chips in brains

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteElon Musk, the eccentric billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX, outlined plans on Tuesday to connect human brains directly to computers, using a tiny chip. Mr Musk describes the plan as “symbiosis with artificial intelligence”, and hopes the first prototype could be implanted in a human by the end […]

Chimpanzees more sociable after watching films together

17th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteChimpanzees enjoy watching films together and are more likely to be sociable after seeing them, a study has found. Researchers paired up chimps with either another of their species or a human and measured how long it took the animals to approach their partners, how close they got […]

Facebook to postpone digital currency until regulators happy

16th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook says it is willing to postpone its digital currency until it has satisfied the concerns of the US treasury and other regulators around the world. David Marcus, head of Facebook’s Libra unit, was grilled by US senators on Tuesday who expressed concern about the planned cryptocurrency, which […]

Google walkout leader leaves company after 'retaliation'

16th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteMeredith Whittaker, one of the Google employees who led global walkouts at the tech giant over sexual harassment claims, has left the company following allegations of a fallout against the protest’s organisers. Ms Whittaker had organised employee protests at the company over its work for the US military, […]

Titanium fire caused capsule explosion – SpaceX

16th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site SpaceX and NASA believe a titanium fire was the reason a launchpad test of its Crew Dragon vehicle – intended to one day fly astronauts to the International Space Station – ended in flames. SpaceX acknowledged the incident after images apparently showing the spacecraft bursting into flames […]

Anorexia 'not purely a psychiatric disorder'

15th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Anorexia is at least partly a metabolic disorder and not purely psychiatric as previously thought, scientists have said. The potentially life-threatening illness – which can cause dangerously low body weight, fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body image – is said to share its genetic basis […]

Inventor of computer password dies aged 93

15th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site The man who invented the computer password, Fernando Corbato, has died aged 93 from complications related to diabetes. Mr Corbato was an academic at the famous Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) when, in the 1960s, he oversaw a project which would enable different users to access a […]

Turing's story is 'motivation to fight for equity and justice'

15th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Dr Kirstie Whitaker, research fellow at The Alan Turing Institute As a data scientist working at the UK’s national institute for data science and AI, The Alan Turing Institute, I am absolutely delighted at the news of Alan Turing being chosen as the face of the […]

Billionaire urges investigation into 'seemingly treasonous' Google

15th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this sitePeter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire and prominent supporter of Donald Trump, has suggested Google’s alleged attempt to work with the Chinese military was “seemingly treasonous”. Mr Thiel was speaking at the National Conservatism conference in Washington DC when he questioned, without providing evidence, whether Google had been […]

EU satellite navigation system suffers major outage

15th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe EU’s new satellite navigation system – which the UK is set to be controversially excluded from due to Brexit – has suffered a major outage. Initial outage reports came through on Thursday, when the system suffered a “technical incident related to its ground infrastructure” which has affected […]

Advertisements