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Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn.

India's techies fear US crackdown on high-skilled visas

India's techies fear US crackdown on high-skilled visas

Indian student Sunny Nair has always dreamt of working for a technology giant in the United States but fears that President Donald Trump will crush his life ambition.

Global police smash huge online crime network

Global police smash huge online crime network

In one of the biggest takedowns to date, police across the globe have smashed a massive criminal network providing online services including malware attacks that infected half a million computers worldwide, Europol said.

Australia passes bill to detain terrorists indefinitely

Australia passes bill to detain terrorists indefinitely

High-risk terror offenders in Australia may now be kept in jail even after serving their sentences, under legislation passed Thursday that strengthens laws to tackle the threat posed by extremists.

British trio win Nobel prize for exotic matter research

British trio win Nobel prize for exotic matter research

British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for revealing the secrets of exotic matter, the Nobel jury said.

Apple expected to polish lineup with new iPhone

Apple expected to polish lineup with new iPhone

Apple on Wednesday is expected to introduce a new iPhone and perhaps a second-generation smartwatch as it polishes its lineup of devices to shine during the year-end shopping season.

BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye to develop self-driving cars

BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye to develop self-driving cars

German top-of-the-range car maker BMW announced Friday that it is joining forces with US computer chip giant Intel and the Israeli technology firm Mobileye to develop self-driving cars.

Dutch students open world's first pop-up drone cafe

Dutch students open world's first pop-up drone cafe

Would you like a drone with your cocktail? The world's first cafe using the tiny domestic unmanned aircraft as servers has opened in a Dutch university.

US fight goes on with Apple over iPhone access

US fight goes on with Apple over iPhone access

The US government is keeping its encryption battle with Apple alive, pressing the high-tech giant to help crack an iPhone in a drug case in New York.

Facebook tests tech to help blind people enjoy photos

Facebook tests tech to help blind people enjoy photos

Facebook on Monday began using artificial intelligence to help people with visual impairments enjoy photos posted at the leading social network.

Game over! Computer wins series against Go champion

Game over! Computer wins series against Go champion

A Google-developed computer programme took an unassailable 3-0 lead in its match-up with a South Korean Go grandmaster on Saturday -- marking a major breakthrough for a new style of ‘intuitive’ artificial intelligence (AI).

Obama offers tech leaders warning on encryption

Obama offers tech leaders warning on encryption

President Barack Obama made a pilgrimage Friday to SXSW -- the tech world's Davos and Woodstock rolled into one -- making a government recruitment pitch even as he fanned a row over encryption.