Alphabet Deploys Project Loon LTE Balloons Above Puerto Rico

Alphabet's Project Loon team has sent LTE balloons up in the sky over parts of Puerto Rico. Project leader Alastair Westgarth stated in a blog post that his team was working with the government ...

19 hours ago from HotHardware

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Apple Sued For Infringing On Animoji Trademark As An iPhone X Feature

Apple is being sued by an iOS app developer for alleged trademark infringement in connection with the Cupertino company's iPhone X unveiling last month. The developer, a United States citizen ...

17 hours ago from HotHardware

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Lyft gets $1 bn from Google parent to rev up challenge to Uber

US ridesharing giant Lyft announced Thursday it has received a $1 billion investment led by the venture arm of Google parent Alphabet, to help ramp up its challenge to market leader Uber.

Thu 19 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Elon Musk's East Coast Hyperloop will launch digging in Maryland, state and company say

The digging will start near Fort Meade, in Anne Arundel County, but there are few other details. Musk says the high-speed pod-and-tube transportation system will be able to make the trip between ...

Thu 19 Oct 17 from The Washington Post

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Google's new Go-playing AI learns fast, and even thrashed its former self

Just last year Google DeepMind's AlphaGo took the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by storm, showing that a computer program could beat the world's best human Go players.

Fri 20 Oct 17 from TechXplore

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U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

(Reuters) - The U.S government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat ...

19 hours ago from Reuters Technology

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IoT_reaper Botnet Looms Ready To Strike With Millions Of Zombie Devices At Its Disposal

A security firm is warning of a new botnet targeting IoT (Internet of Things) devices that is on the move. Dubbed IoT_reaper, the new botnet borrows some of the source code from Mirai, which ...

17 hours ago from HotHardware

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Google Offers $1,000 Bounty To Unearth Exploits In Top Google Play Store Apps

Google knows that exploits make it through the app development process and could be lurking in some of the most popular apps on the Google Play Store, waiting for a nefarious hacker to take ...

Fri 20 Oct 17 from HotHardware

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Bitcoin Up 500% Annually, Dominant Cryptocurrency Tops $100B Valuation

Bitcoin has been on an enviable winning streak this year, and reached a new intraday high earlier today. Bitcoin hit a record high of $6,183.98 at around 10:30 AM EST this morning, which comes ...

8 hours ago from HotHardware

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Google's annual report shows more web traffic is encrypted

For several years now, Google has been exerting pressure to increase the usage of HTTPS across the internet. By defaulting to secure connections on both ends, users can be protected ...

23 hours ago from Engadget

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