Facebook sets reopening for Silicon Valley campuses

Facebook on Friday said its Silicon Valley offices will begin reopening to workers in May after a yearlong pandemic shutdown, but without perks such as free food and commuter shuttles.


EU, US make new attempt for data privacy deal

Europe and the United States will use a thaw in ties to strike a pact that would allow for the exchange of private data across the Atlantic, replacing previous agreements struck down by an EU court.


Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 780G 5G Mobile Platform

The latest in its communications developments, Qualcomm has revealed the Snapdragon 780G 5G Mobile Platform. This platform runs on many 7-series firsts, such as a tripe ISP, the 6th generation Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Video gamers skills enhanced by training 10 minutes a day

Researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Center for Software and University of Limerick (UL), have found video gamers can significantly improve their esport skills by training for just 10 minutes a day.


VW seeks damages from ex-CEOs over dieselgate scandal

German auto giant Volkswagen said Friday it would seek unspecified damages from two former CEOs over the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal that has cost it tens of billions of euros.


WeWork to go public with $9 bn valuation

WeWork announced on Friday it plans to enter public markets through a merger transaction that raises $1.3 billion, valuing the office-sharing firm at a fraction of the sum discussed in its unsuccessful pre-pandemic effort ...

Energy & Green Tech

A general approach to high-efficiency perovskite solar cells

Researchers from the Institute for Applied Physics (IAP) and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at TU Dresden developed a general methodology for the reproducible fabrication of high efficiency perovskite ...

Computer Sciences

Artist's intent: AI recognizes emotions in visual art

Experts in artificial intelligence have gotten quite good at creating computers that can "see" the world around them—recognizing objects, animals, and activities within their purview. These have become the foundational ...

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