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  • Call for a ban on child sex robots

    There should be a ban on the import of sex robots designed to look like children, the author of a new report into the phenomenon has said. Prof Noel Sharkey said that society as a whole needed to consider the impact of all types of sex robots. His Foundation for...
  • Intel Is Staffing A Design Team For A Revolutionary New Processor Core

    When AMD released its first Zen-based processors this past spring, which came to us in the form of Ryzen, it'd be an understatement to say that the company had a lot riding on them. Post-launch, it was clear that AMD succeeded in its goal of making the battlefield competitive again...
  • Ukraine cyber-attack: Software firm MeDoc's servers seized

    Police in Ukraine have seized the servers of an accountancy software firm, which is believed to have unwittingly helped spread malware that attacked many global firms last month. Intellect Service has denied that its software helped spread the malware. But security experts have said that some of the initial infections...
  • Microsoft Zo Chatbot Goes Rogue With Offensive Speech Reminiscent Of Defunct Tay AI

    Microsoft Tay was a well-intentioned entry into the burgeoning field of AI chatbots. However, Tay ended up being a product of its environment, and was transformed seemingly overnight into a racist, hate-filled and sex-crazed chatbot that caused an embarrassing PR nightmare for Microsoft. The AI wunderkinds in Redmond, Washington hoped...
  • Facebook Can Track You After You’ve Logged Out, Not Responsible For Your Privacy Judge Rules

    Some of the biggest tech giants in the world have a not-so-stellar reputation when it comes to user privacy. Facebook, the largest social networking site on this or presumably any other planet, is one of them. Facebook is known to track its users' online habits, even when logged out of...
  • Colorware's Nintendo Switch Classic Joy-Cons Channel Original Retro NES Design

    I am not one for using hashtags (being an old curmudgeon and all), but I was going to tweet about Colorware's new Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch, I would have to include "#respect" in my post. The company's customized controllers are throwbacks to the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES...
  • Amazon images broken by Photobucket's 'ransom demand'

    Thousands of images promoting goods sold on Amazon and other shopping sites have been removed after a photo-sharing service changed its terms. Ebay and Etsy have also been affected, in addition to many forums and blogs. The problem has been caused by Photobucket introducing a charge for allowing images hosted...
  • Apple iPhone 8 Allegedly Adopting 3D Facial Scanning To Replace Touch ID

    Rumors and speculation are swirling over what features will make their way into the iPhone 8, the next flagship from Apple and the one that will represent a decade of iPhone design evolution. Much of the chatter has been focused on login security—following a note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi...
  • Silicon Valley investor resigns after harassment claims

    The founder of Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist firm 500 Startups has resigned following sexual harassment claims by several women. Dave McClure announced his resignation in a blog entitled: "I'm a creep. I'm sorry." Entrepreneur Sarah Kunst had claimed in the New York Times that Mr McClure sent inappropriate messages after...
  • Toshiba asks US court to reject Western Digital injunction request

    Toshiba asked a US court on Monday to dismiss the Western Digital injunction preventing the sale of its chips business, claiming that the court has no jurisdiction to grant it. The Japanese tech giant handed a letter to the court in which it claimed the Californian court lacks jurisdiction over...

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