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New Wireless Charging Method Could Transmit Power Like Wi-Fi

New Wireless Charging Method Could Transmit Power Like Wi-Fi

Researchers have found a new method to power devices wirelessly and at a distance. The new method developed by Disney Research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, for wirelessly transmitting power throughout a room enables users to charge electronic devices as seamlessly as they now connect to Wi-Fi hotspots. The researchers demonstrated their method, called […]

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Other Tech CEOs Slam Trump On Immigration Ban

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Other Tech CEOs Slam Trump On Immigration Ban

Several Silicon Valley CEOs have strongly criticised US President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban against people from seven Muslim-majority countries, extending support to their employees affected by the order. Google CEO Sundar Pichai criticised the controversial immigration order, saying it will create “barriers” to bringing great talent to the US, as the Internet search giant […]

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A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service. Facebook claims that no one can intercept WhatsApp messages, not even the company and its staff, ensuring privacy for its billion-plus users. But new research shows that the company […]

Tech billionaires donate $20m to fund set up to protect society from AI

Tech billionaires donate $20m to fund set up to protect society from AI

The founders of LinkedIn and eBay are donating a combined $20m (£16.4m) to fund academic research aimed at ensuring the safety of artificial intelligences. LinkedIn’s founder Reid Hoffman and the Omidyar network, the philanthropic investment firm set up by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, are donating $10m each to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence […]