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 China tests new hypersonic aircraft Analyses & Assessments

China tests new hypersonic aircraft

China claims to have successfully tested its first hypersonic aircraft, a big step forward in aerospace technology that could intensify pressure on...

Google’s China project Analyses & Assessments

Google’s China project

Google is reportedly planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, raising questions about its cooperation with a country that...

 The 5G revolution Analyses & Assessments

The 5G revolution

The superfast “fifth generation " mobile internet could be launched as early as next year in some countries, promising download speeds 10 to 20...

Submarines weaponized with AI Analyses & Assessments

Submarines weaponized with AI

China is currently developing a relatively low-cost "smart" unmanned submarines that can perform a wide variety of tasks, from surveillance to the...

Using the Internet to stop Tsunamis Op-Eds

Using the Internet to stop Tsunamis

A technique described online in Science this week promises to detect and potentially locate earthquakes using Seafloor fiber optic cables. Tsunami’s...

Tickets to Space: On sale now Op-Eds

Tickets to Space: On sale now

In May, Blue Origin (and Amazon) CEO Jeff Bezos told GeekWire the company was still trying to figure out what to charge for New Shepard tickets....

Facebook Suspends Data Firm Analyses & Assessments

Facebook Suspends Data Firm

Facebook has suspended another American data analytics firm Friday in an ongoing investigation on the collection and sharing of user data over...

Google Fine to Escalate US-EU Tension?  Analyses & Assessments

Google Fine to Escalate US-EU Tension?

Google has been fined with a record €4.34 billion ($5 billion) by the European Union antitrust regulators over “serious illegal behaviour” to secure...

Hong Kong’s Blockchain Trading Platform Analyses & Assessments

Hong Kong’s Blockchain Trading Platform

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the autonomous Chinese territory's de facto central bank, is set to launch a live blockchain trade finance...

The Fake News Algorithm Analyses & Assessments

The Fake News Algorithm

The advent of fake news across the world can be linked to algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media. This results in false or...

Northern Aerospace Op-Eds

Northern Aerospace

The UK Government has put the takeover of Durham-based manufacturer, Northern Aerospace, to Derby’s Gardner Aerospace Holdings on hold for ‘national...

Microsoft goes Underwater Op-Eds

Microsoft goes Underwater

Microsoft is leveraging technology from submarines and working with pioneers in marine energy for the second phase of its moonshot to develop self-...

2 Minutes to Midnight Op-Eds

2 Minutes to Midnight

The Doomsday Clock has moved closer to midnight, from two-and-a-half minutes to two minutes. In announcing the decision, the Bulletin of the Atomic...

The world's first family to live in a 3D-printed home Analyses & Assessments

The world's first family to live in a 3D-printed home

With the rise of new digital industrial technology, known as industry 4.0, manufacturers across industry verticals have started becoming more...

Google, Facebook exploit dark patterns Analyses & Assessments

Google, Facebook exploit dark patterns

According to a report funded by the Norwegian Consumer Council, tech giants Facebook and Google rely on “dark patterns” to discourage users from...

Protecting digital privacy Analyses & Assessments

Protecting digital privacy

The US Supreme Court, in a 'narrow' 5-4 decision, has held that the government and law enforcement need a warrant to gain access to cell phone...

Bithumb Loses $31.5 Million Analyses & Assessments

Bithumb Loses $31.5 Million

South Korea’s leading crypto exchange Bithumb lost 35bn won ($31.5m) worth of virtual coins in a recent hack. The incident has been the second time...

China-based hacking group targets satellites Analyses & Assessments

China-based hacking group targets satellites

US-based cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp has alleged that a China-based hacking group has used malware to extract data from sensitive systems such...

Autonomous Robots - Friend or Foe? Analyses & Assessments

Autonomous Robots - Friend or Foe?

Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer...

Google invests half a billion dollars Analyses & Assessments

Google invests half a billion dollars

Tech giant Google said it will invest $550 million in China's second-largest e-commerce firm, JD.com. With this, Google aims to push deeper into...