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Seven facts you should know about Intel’s chip security flaw

Seven facts you should know about Intel’s chip security flaw

Researchers from Google, academia and cybersecurity firms discovered two flaws in computer chips that affect nearly all modern computers. The following are your ‘must know’ facts about Meltdown and Spectre security flaws: 1. “Meltdown” is a flaw that affects laptops, desktop computers and internet servers with Intel chips and could let hackers steal data, such […]

How to remove your photo being misused on internet

How to remove your photo being misused on internet

It is always an option to approach the police and the process is often slow but the internet has facilities to help you do it yourself. Since these images and videos are often taken without the woman’s knowledge, it is highly improbable that they actually discover that their image has been misused. But when the victim […]

SpaceX rocket dazzles in California sky as it transports 10 satellites into space

SpaceX rocket dazzles in California sky as it transports 10 satellites into space

A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg air force base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. The launch in the setting sun created a shining, billowing […]

Gene editing is now outpacing ethics

Gene editing is now outpacing ethics

Jeantine E. Lunshof is an ethicist in the Church lab at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Genetics and an assistant professor at the University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Netherlands. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It came as a shock in 2015 when researchers in China published experiments to genetically modify non-viable human early embryos. Emotions ran high […]

You are being programmed, former Facebook executive warns

You are being programmed, former Facebook executive warns

A former Facebook executive has criticised the social network for ripping society apart during a question and answer session. Chamath Palihapitiya, who worked as Facebook’s vice president for user growth, was speaking at an event run by the Stanford Graduate School of Businesson 10 November in which he described feeling “tremendous guilt’ in helping the company […]

Interstellar object confirmed to be from another solar system

Interstellar object confirmed to be from another solar system

Astronomers are now certain that the mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun last month is indeed from another solar system. They have named it 1I/2017 U1(’Oumuamua) and believe it could be one of 10,000 others lurking undetected in our cosmic neighbourhood. The certainty of its extraterrestrial origin comes from an analysis that shows its orbit is […]

Rise of the machines: Will a robot take your job?

Rise of the machines: Will a robot take your job?

LONDON: A once-distant future of flying cars, household robots and talking appliances is rapidly approaching and no one is sure what to expect. Technology companies developing innovative artificial intelligence (AI) applications promise a life made easier as machines take over everyday tasks from making coffee to driving to work. People, they say, will be free […]

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