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Facebook scrubs 1.5mn Christchurch attack videos but criticism goes viral
Facebook scrubs 1.5mn Christchurch attack videos but criticism goes viral
Facebook says it removed a staggering 1.5-million videos showing harrowing viral footage of the Christchurch mosque rampage but criticism of social...
No human producer? No problem
No human producer? No problem
They may never be able to fill a stadium for a rock concert, but computers are making inroads into the music industry and are capable of producing...
Fix AI’s racist, sexist bias
Fix AI’s racist, sexist bias
Two years ago, my business partner and I were in need of gap financing while we waited for a client to pay us. We approached the main banks but,...
Musk argues regulators overstepped in tweet contempt quest
Musk argues regulators overstepped in tweet contempt quest
Lawyers for Tesla chief Elon Musk on Monday argued that US regulators overstepped their bounds by calling for him to be held in contempt for a...
Mobile tech is going to the dogs... literally
Mobile tech is going to the dogs... literally
Is your dog getting enough exercise? Who will change your cat's litter box while you are away on holiday?
Ballerina bots of the Amazon job-pocalypse
Ballerina bots of the Amazon job-pocalypse
New York — Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars but, instead of colliding,...
Foldable phone outlook hinges on the bend
Foldable phone outlook hinges on the bend
Handset-makers are racing to launch their first smartphones with folding screens but analysts warn the technology is still too rudimentary —...
Galaxy Fold will be in SA stores in May
Galaxy Fold will be in SA stores in May
The Galaxy Fold is a new category device that is both a 4.6-inch smartphone and a 7.3-inch tablet, which uses Samsung’s infinity flex display and...
Malaysia's flying car plan jets into controversy
Malaysia's flying car plan jets into controversy
Malaysia plans to launch a flying car, a minister has said, sparking a flood of mockery in a country with a chequered history when it comes to...
'Xi cult' app is China's red hot hit
'Xi cult' app is China's red hot hit
A propaganda app that puts China's powerful President Xi Jinping in anyone's pockets has become a hit in the country — with a helpful nudge...
New universe map unearths 300 000 more galaxies
New universe map unearths 300 000 more galaxies
The known Universe just got a lot bigger.
Our appetite for fake news is a global threat to health
Our appetite for fake news is a global threat to health
The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information — usually online — that overrides...
AI set to transform healthcare
AI set to transform healthcare
The popular travel aggregator Expedia is able to search three million hotels in a second to deliver a selection of personalised results, thanks to...
​France to tighten online bullying laws after media 'boys' club' scandal
​France to tighten online bullying laws after media 'boys' club' scandal
France said Thursday it is toughening its internet abuse laws after an outcry over young media executives who ran a macho "boys' club" that ...

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