Internet

Facebook’s Menlo Park Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat

A bomb threat prompted authorities on Tuesday to evacuate a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook near San Francisco, police said, but hours after a sweep of the structure began there was no word of explosives found. The New York Police Department received an anonymous tip about a bomb threat regarding Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park, […]

Internet

Russia Opposes US OneWeb Satellite Service, Cites Security Concerns

Russia’s state security agency is opposing a high-level deal for the US OneWeb satellite startup to bring Internet access to remote parts of the country because it says the project could be used to gather intelligence and damage national security. OneWeb, which plans to use a constellation of hundreds of satellites to provide a worldwide Internet […]

Internet

India Leapfrogs US, Japan in Automation, AI Adoption: Study

Automation arrived long back in India and the country is now driving Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technologies globally – even ahead of the US and Japan – a new study said on Tuesday. According to Augmented Human Enterprise – an academic study conducted by Goldsmiths (University of London) and enterprise software provider […]

Internet

Amazon Expands Logistics Reach With Move Into Ocean Shipping

Amazon Inc’s China arm has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the US Federal Maritime Commission, a move that will give it more control over shipping products from Chinese factories to US shoppers. The registration is the latest indication that Amazon plans to expand its logistics reach to cut costs for its retail […]

Internet

Internet set to cut cord with US government this year

A plan to end a key US government oversight role on the Internet is on track for completion this year, the head of the online address gatekeeper said, in a symbolic move towards asserting the independence of the web. While the transition will not change how the Internet works, it would help reassure users, businesses […]

Computer

Powerful Replacement in Works for US Climate-Modelling Supercomputer

One of the most powerful computers in the world dedicated to climate change, weather and other earth science research will be replaced in 2017 by an even faster machine, officials announced Monday. The Yellowstone supercomputer in Wyoming currently ranks among the 60 fastest in the world. The new supercomputer, to be named Cheyenne, will be […]

Gadgets

Epic Games Blocked Beta Signup Because User Was on US Watchlist

Muhammad Zakir Khan lives in Florida, USA and works at Broward College teaching introduction to public speaking among other things. He also likes to game, but was greeted with a rather rude awakening when he tried to sign up for the beta to the new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game from developer Epic Games […]

Gadgets

Pentagon award to recognise US drone operators

WASHINGTON: The US military will create a new way to recognize drone operators and other service members who contribute to America’s fighting efforts from afar. According to a Pentagon memo due out today, the military will introduce a new “R” designation — known as a “device” — that can be attached to medals given to […]