Obama wants the US to be at the forefront of supercomputer technology

President Obama has signed an Executive Order calling for the US to significantly up its game in the supercomputer space. The effort, known as the National Strategic Computer Initiative ...

4 hours ago from Gizmag

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Amazon beats Netflix to sign ex-Top Gear talent for new motoring show

As-yet-unnamed show will launch in 2016 under a three-year global deal.

6 hours ago from Arstechnica

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African golden jackals are actually golden wolves

New species was lumped with the look-alike Eurasian golden jackal

3 hours ago from Science Now

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OnStar Hack Allows Remote Car Starts, GM Developing Fix

As modern vehicles become connected they also become vulnerable to attacks from hackers. Only recently it was demonstrated how hackers can remotely gain access to a Jeep and run it into a ditch ...

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IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese

The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Google Translate app updated with 20 new languages and super-fast translation, as engineer reveals how tool knows what it's saying

Google Translate has got yet more clever adding 20 extra languages, which can all be recognised using just the camera and don't need an internet connection.

3 hours ago from The Independent

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Angry Birds back in sequel to save game maker Rovio

Finnish game maker Rovio launched Angry Birds 2 on Thursday, a sequel to what the company claims to have been the most downloaded mobile game series of all time.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Google's Project Loon balloons to cover Sri Lanka with internet access

Bringing internet to remote regions by sending internet-enabled balloons into the stratosphere sure sounds like a wild idea, but it's about to become a reality for the resident of Sri ...

13 hours ago from Gizmag

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Sony's profit up, despite ongoing troubles in mobile

The mobile division had an operating loss of $188 million in the last quarter, causing its games division's $160 million profit to go unnoticed.

5 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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Google to measure air quality through Street View

Google has teamed up with Aclima to incorporate environmental sensors into its Street View cars. Initially tested on three vehicles in the Denver metro area, the partnership should lead ...

5 hours ago from Gizmag

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