Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tech

Peter Thiel’s startup helps authorities track illegal immigrants

Data-mining and analytics firm Palantir, co-founded by Gawker-bankrupting tech billionaire Peter Thiel, remains a secretive purveyor of intelligence-gathering tools. While a May report revealed...

Japan axes its ‘fast’ nuclear reactor prototype

Japan's Monju reactor was supposed to be a more efficient alternative to conventional nuclear power. The "fast," sodium-cooled prototype plant would produce more plutonium...

Young adults and the evolution of modern food culture

From a financial perspective, young adults are a relatively future-focused, financially savvy group. Millennials do, however, spend more money on dining out than any...

These are the words that encapsulate 2016

LONDON — It's been an eventful year. From Britain voting to leave the European Union to Donald Trump being elected president of the United...

Paypal accuses India’s largest mobile wallet company of copying its logo

Global payments company Paypal has filed a copyright infringement notice against Indian mobile wallet provider Paytm citing similarities between the logos of both brands....

Kik adds group video chat to its messaging app

Kik, the chat app that’s hugely popular with teens and young people in North America, is finally adding video chat to its service. Rather...

Mario arrives as Pokemon Go peaks, with declining downloads, falling revenue

The phenomenal mobile hit Pokémon Go has peaked, just as the anticipated Nintendo title Super Mario Run hits the App Store, vying for mobile...

ASUS’ ROG Strix GL502VS is a mid-range (and VR-ready) gaming laptop

The idea of a "gaming laptop" usually brings to mind one of two images: an oversize laptop with enough power to rival a desktop...

Canada-led effort would require more locally-made digital media

If the Canadian government has its way, you could see a lot more locally-produced material from your favorite online media services -- at least,...

Donald Trump is so, so wrong about how hacking works. Let’s...

President-elect Donald Trump President-Elect Donald Trump may want to ask his 10-year-old son about how hacking really works. The CIA is now pretty sure...

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