North Korea Claims Successful Test Of Rocket Launchers

North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Friday another test of super-large multiple rocket launchers a day earlier had been a success, but the test drew protests from neighboring Japan and South Korea. KCNA said the latest test of the “super-large multiple rocket launchers”, following two tests of the same weapon in August and… Continue reading North Korea Claims Successful Test Of Rocket Launchers

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Twitter To Ban Political Advertisements

Twitter Inc will ban political advertising on its platform next month, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday, a move that won praise from Democrats and scorn from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally,” said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a statement here “We believe… Continue reading Twitter To Ban Political Advertisements

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WhatsApp Sues Israeli Company Over Spyware Scandal

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against surveillance company NSO Group, claiming the firm used malware to hack into phones. Whatsapp claims it helped governments spy on journalists and officials. The social media platform Whatsapp has launched a lawsuit against the Israeli-based company NSO Group, accusing the firm of helping government spies hack into around… Continue reading WhatsApp Sues Israeli Company Over Spyware Scandal

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Scientists Criticise Study Revealing A New Birthplace For Humanity

A new study claiming that our earliest ancestors come from a specific area in southern Africa and not Eastern Africa as previously thought received strong criticism on Tuesday. “I was shocked by this study and think it was quite irresponsible,” Professor Rebecca Ackermann of the Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI) in Cape Town, South Africa,… Continue reading Scientists Criticise Study Revealing A New Birthplace For Humanity

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Amazon Set To Challenge Loss Of $10 Billion Pentagon JEDI Cloud Computing Contract

If Amazon.com decides to fight the Pentagon’s decision to award a highly contested $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, it could act as early as next week. A challenge to the Defense Department’s award announced Friday is widely expected by legal experts, analysts and consultants, especially after President Donald Trump publicly derided Amazon’s bid… Continue reading Amazon Set To Challenge Loss Of $10 Billion Pentagon JEDI Cloud Computing Contract

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Samsung’s ‘Space Selfie’ Balloon Crash-Lands On US Farm

A device used by Samsung to launch a Cara Delevingne selfie into space has apparently made a dramatic return to Earth. Nancy Mumby-Welke of Gratiot County, Michigan, heard a loud crash outside her farmland home this weekend and discovered a large object in her backyard. “Unbelievable look what just fell out of the sky and… Continue reading Samsung’s ‘Space Selfie’ Balloon Crash-Lands On US Farm

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Microsoft Wins $10 Billion Pentagon Cloud Contract

Microsoft has won the sought-after JEDI cloud computing contract with the Pentagon valued at as much as $10 billion (€9 billion) over a decade, dealing a blow to the market leader, Amazon, which had been the front-runner. The decision, which was announced by the Defense Department late Friday, may be challenged by Amazon, according to… Continue reading Microsoft Wins $10 Billion Pentagon Cloud Contract

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Twitter Slides On Disappointing Growth Report

Twitter shares skidded Thursday as a quarterly update showed weaker-than-expected growth for the messaging platform. Profit for the third quarter was $37 million, a sharp drop from last year when Twitter was helped by a large tax benefit. Revenue rose nine per cent from a year earlier to $824 million, well below analyst forecasts, impacted… Continue reading Twitter Slides On Disappointing Growth Report

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Google Confirms ‘Quantum Supremacy’ Breakthrough

Google has officially announced that it’s achieved quantum supremacy in a new article published in the scientific journal Nature. The announcement comes exactly one month after it initially leaked, when Google’s paper was accidentally published early. Now, however, it’s official, meaning the full details of the research are public, and the broader scientific community can… Continue reading Google Confirms ‘Quantum Supremacy’ Breakthrough

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