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Flying car - a reality? Analyses & Assessments

Flying car - a reality?

The Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof of Malaysia is set to unveil the prototype of its first flying car prototype to the...

Israel’s Probe to reach the Moon Analyses & Assessments

Israel’s Probe to reach the Moon

SpaceIL’s project known as Beresheet will attempt a moon landing mission in April. The small Israeli spacecraft was part of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch...

Vertical Farms race to transform future of Food Growth Analyses & Assessments

Vertical Farms race to transform future of Food Growth

The idea of vertical farming has been around for a while now. In order to be economically viable, farmers need to work on a sustainable business...

WhatsApp bug causes Screen Lock Bypass Analyses & Assessments

WhatsApp bug causes Screen Lock Bypass

A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by WhatsApp on iPhones. The bug that only affects devices running iOS...

Russia votes to ban smartphones Analyses & Assessments

Russia votes to ban smartphones

Russia votes to prohibit the military from using smartphones or recording devices, a move intended to mask its soldiers’ digital trail. The Russian...

Europe’s 5G problem Analyses & Assessments

Europe’s 5G problem

Europe hasn't been at the forefront of 5G, even before the Trump administration began pushing allies to block Huawei over concerns that the Chinese...

Apple and Google to review Saudi App Analyses & Assessments

Apple and Google to review Saudi App

Apple and Google have been accused of aiding the enforcement of ‘gender apartheid’ in Saudi Arabia. They are hosting a controversial app called...

Russia to disconnect from Internet Analyses & Assessments

Russia to disconnect from Internet

Russia is considering a plan to temporarily disconnect from the Internet. The exercise follows aspiration of building an autonomous Internet...

China’s AI use spooks expert Analyses & Assessments

China’s AI use spooks expert

Yoshua Bengio, a Canadian computer scientist who helped pioneer the techniques underpinning much of the current excitement around artificial...

Japan to hack its citizens Analyses & Assessments

Japan to hack its citizens

Ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Japanese government approved an amendment that will permit the government to hack devices owned by its...

EU to exclude Chinese firms from 5G? Analyses & Assessments

EU to exclude Chinese firms from 5G?

The European Union is considering proposals that would effectively amount to a de-facto ban on Huawei Technologies Co equipment for next-generation...

Saudi Arabia slashes exposure to Tesla Analyses & Assessments

Saudi Arabia slashes exposure to Tesla

Saudi Arabia's sovereign fund has cut its exposure to Tesla Inc via a hedging deal with J. P. Morgan bankers in a bid to protect against a stock...

Microsoft's Bing blocked in China Analyses & Assessments

Microsoft's Bing blocked in China

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing is the latest American technology service to be censored in China. It has been ordered by the government of China to...

GDPR strikes Google Analyses & Assessments

GDPR strikes Google

France fines the tech giant 50 billion Euros under the EU’s new privacy regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation, which was implemented in...

Monsanto wins crucial India casec Analyses & Assessments

Monsanto wins crucial India casec

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Monsanto can claim patents on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds, a victory for the U.S. company that...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Op-Eds

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The accelerated development of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought it into the hands of the masses for everyday uses. AI-connected speakers...

Quantum Computers Threaten Security Analyses & Assessments

Quantum Computers Threaten Security

Research has shown that quantum computers pose a security threat to even the most sophisticated encryption algorithms. Some US experts think it could...

US Army’s Future “Supersoldiers” Analyses & Assessments

US Army’s Future “Supersoldiers”

B-TEMIA and Lockheed’s proprietary wearable technology provides users with robotised mechanical support to restore, maintain or enhance the mobility...

Australia’s new Media giant Analyses & Assessments

Australia’s new Media giant

One of Australia’s oldest newspaper owners, Fairfax Media ltd., was taken over by Nine Entertainment Co., forming the country’s largest media...

World’s first AI news anchor unveiled in China  Analyses & Assessments

World’s first AI news anchor unveiled in China

China’s state news agency unveiled the world’s first AI anchorman that can read the news in English and Chinese at the World Internet Conference....