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India Turns to Artificial Intelligence as Cyber Warfare Threats Grow

In the darkened offices of a tech start-up, a handful of computer engineers sifts through a mountain of intelligence data that would normally be the work of a small army of Indian security agents.

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Facebook Launches Startup Program in Paris Campus

Facebook launched its first ever startup support program in Paris Tuesday, in a massive tech incubator funded by a French telecoms billionaire.

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App Stores Must Register with State

App stores in China must register with the state from Monday, a government statement said, as China tightens its control over the internet.

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China to Develop Prototype Super, Super Computer in 2017

China plans to develop a prototype exascale computer by the end of the year, state media said Tuesday, as it seeks to win a global race to be the first to build a machine capable of a billion, billion calculations per second.

If successful, the achievement would cement its place as a leading power in the world of supercomputing.

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Facebook Announces 'Fake News' Offensive in Germany

Social media giant Facebook has announced that it will introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as Europe's largest economy and most populous nation enters an election year.

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Nintendo Reboots with New Switch Game Console

Nintendo on Friday unveiled its new Switch game console, which works both at home and on-the-go, as it looks to offset disappointing Wii U sales and go head to head with rival Sony's hugely popular PlayStation 4.

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UN World Data Forum kicks off in Cape Town on 15 January

The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January 2017, is set to kick off with an ambitious and innovative program and roster of over 300 speakers from across the data community.

The Forum is hosted by the Government of South Africa and Statistics South Africa, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. A number of partners– including governments, the World Bank, UNICEF, and several civil society organizations and research institutes– are collaborating in the organization of the Forum.

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Bionic Woman: Chinese Robot Turns on the Charm

"Jia Jia" can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily life-like robot heralds a future of cyborg labor in China.

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Google's Waymo to Expand Self-Driving Partnerships

Waymo, the autonomous car subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced Sunday at the Detroit auto show that it would develop its self-driving technology with multiple partners, positioning itself as an automotive supplier.

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Smartphone Revolution Blazes on as iPhone Turns 10

The smartphone continues to change the world a decade after the debut of the iPhone, even as Apple is under pressure to come up with a new wonder.

The iPhone -- introduced by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007 -- set the stage for mobile computing and an entire industry revolving around it.

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