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Google uses AI to help diagnose breast cancer


Mar 05: Google, which not along ago was using artificial intelligence to identify cat pictures, has moved onto something bigger — breast cancer. Google announced Friday that it has achieved state-of-the-art results in using artificial intelligence to identify breast cancer. The findings are a reminder of the rapid advances in artificial intelligence, and its potential […]

Canada places 12th in mobile data speeds out of 87 countries, OpenSignal says


Mar 04: Canadians may not be satisfied with the price they pay for wireless services, but new numbers out Wednesday suggest that they get some of the fastest data speeds in the world. According to wireless-mapping company OpenSignal, Canadian mobile users have access to the 12th-fastest data speeds in the world in a ranking of […]

Ancient skulls give clues to China human history


Paul Rincon / Mar 04: Two skulls found in China shed light on the ancient humans who inhabited the region before our own species arrived. We know that Europe and western Asia was dominated by the Neanderthals before Homo sapiens displaced them. But remains belonging to equivalent populations in East and Central Asia have been […]

ESA’s Mars Express View Remnants of Mega-Flood on Mars


Mar 04: European Space Agency’s Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on Mars. The Kasei Valles channel system extends around 3000 km from its source region in Echus Chasma – which lies east of the bulging volcanic region Tharsis and just north of the Valles Marineris canyon system […]

Facebook is playing an increasingly important role in activism


Feb. 17: It’s clear that Facebook played a big role in mobilizing people to participate in the global Women’s March last month. And now researchers have determined just how much of an impact the social network had. According to a study from researchers at the University of Maryland, almost 70% of people who attended the […]

ZTE scraps ‘design our smartphone’ crowdfunding campaign


Feb. 17: The Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has cancelled a crowd-funding campaign for a smartphone design based on ideas submitted by the public. With just over a day to go, 190 backers had pledged $36,000 (£29,000) – much less than the target of $500,000. The “Project CSX” phone would let users interact with it via […]

Astronomers Discover Evidence for Organic Material on Ceres


Feb. 17: Using data from NASA’s Dawn Mission, a team of astronomers has discovered evidence for organic material on dwarf planet Ceres. NASA’s Dawn mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists using the spacecraft’s visible and […]

Snapchat’s pitch to investors: ‘Bigger isn’t better’


Feb. 17: Snapchat’s parent company has an unusual pitch for a tech IPO: Size doesn’t matter. “One of the challenges that we’ve encountered over time is to explain to people why bigger isn’t better,” Evan Spiegel, Snap’s CEO and cofounder, says in a new presentation to sell investors on its upcoming IPO. “When we started […]

CAN Info-tech concludes; over 300,000 visit the fair


Kathmandu / Jan 31: Number of people visiting the CAN Info-tech is the testimony to the fact that there has been increasing public attraction to the information technology of late. As many as 310,098 persons visited the ‘Subisu CAN Info-tech-2017’ of the 23rd edition organized by Computer Association of Nepal. However the number of visitors […]

Apple sues Qualcomm for nearly $1 billion

An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City

Seth Fiegerman/ Jan 22: The world’s largest company is suing one of its suppliers for effectively holding it hostage. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) filed a lawsuit Friday against Qualcomm (QCOM, Tech30), accusing it of charging “excessive royalties” and withholding payments in retaliation for Apple cooperating with South Korean regulators that are investigating the chip supplier. Qualcomm, […]

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