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Nokia Launches Localised Data Centre Service for Telecom Firms

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia launched a new localised data centre service for mobile network operators on Monday, enabling the operators to better compete with the likes of Amazon and Google in providing internet services.Nokia said it will offer cloud-based data centres running on Intel Corp’s platform to network operators seeking to contend with the soaring growth in mobile data ... Read More »

Instagram ‘Reopens Account’ Dedicated to Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

Photosharing service Instagram on Monday reopened an account dedicated to Iran’s revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, days after having closed it in the runup to the 26th anniversary of his death.The @EmamKhomeini account, which published rare or unseen photos of the Islamic republic’s founder, had 100,000 followers before it was removed in late May. “Instagram in an email announced the ... Read More »

Japanese Government Seeks to Reassure Public Over Pension Data Leak

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government sought on Tuesday to assure the Japanese public their pensions were not at risk after a big data leak, an incident with echoes of a scandal that helped oust Abe during his first term in office.The leak, underscoring what critics have long charged is Japan’s vulnerability tocyber-attacks, coincide with Abe’s push to legislate a big ... Read More »

Zomato Closes Urbanspoon 5 Months After Acquisition

Zomato shared the above image [note for ed: There is no spoon pic as story image] on Twitter and Facebook late on Monday night, announcing the final closure of the Urbanspoon brand. It acquired the US-based restaurant reviews site in January, and at the time, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal also wrote a blog post saying that its biggest challenge is ... Read More »

Facebook Death Threat Not Grounds for Conviction

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that a death threat posted on Facebook was not enough to convict its author unless there was explicit intent to cause harm.But the court took pains to make its ruling on statutory grounds rather than address the broader issue of whether such a statement is protected under First Amendment guarantees of free speech. The ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Z3+ Price and Availability Tipped

Sony last month launched the Xperia Z3+ as the global variant of the Japan-onlyXperia Z4 smartphone. The company announced that the Xperia Z3+ will be available globally next month without revealing price of the handset.Now, an Italian website is claiming that Sony’s Xperia Z3+ flagship will be available starting June-end (precisely between June 22-26) and will be priced at EUR ... Read More »

Millennials Favour Facebook for US Political News

When it comes to political news, Millennials are more likely to turn to Facebook than their television-watching Baby Boomer elders, a Pew Research Center study released Monday suggests.The Washington-based social research institute surveyed nearly 3,000 online adults to learn how Americans are informing themselves in the run-up to next year’s presidential election. Sixty-one percent of Millennials, aged 18 to 33, ... Read More »

Google’s Project Vault Puts a Secure, Encrypted Computer Inside a microSD Card

One of the most interesting announcements made at Google I/O was Project Vault, a security-focused computer concealed within an ordinary microSD card. When plugged into a compatible PC, smartphone or other device, it can enable completely secure end-to-end communications. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group designed Project Vault to protect a user’s most sensitive data, under the assumption that ... Read More »

New ‘Deep Learning’ Robot Learns Skills Through Trial and Error

Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error – much like humans learn things.They demonstrated their technique, a type of reinforcement learning, by having arobot complete various tasks – putting a clothes hanger on a rack, assembling a toy plane, screwing a cap on a water bottle, and ... Read More »