Robotics

Studies show promise using drones to elicit emotional responses

As drones become more ubiquitous in public spaces, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have conducted the first studies examining how people respond to various emotional facial expressions depicted on ...

Security

Hackers targeted SolarWinds earlier than previously known

The hackers who carried out the massive SolarWinds intrusion were in the software company's system as early as January 2019, months earlier than previously known, the company's top official said Wednesday.

Other

Pentagon reconsidering huge JEDI cloud-computing contract

The Pentagon is reconsidering how to make a massive shift to cloud computing, officials said Monday, suggesting it could scrap the so-called JEDI contract potentially worth $10 billion that was awarded to Microsoft Corp. ...

Internet

Facebook panel punt on Trump puts onus back on Zuckerberg

Facebook's top executives set up an independent oversight board to avoid having to make tough decisions about explosive content—but the panel's first major ruling on Donald Trump sent the ball right back into Mark Zuckerberg's ...

Internet

Trump ban ruling marks defining moment for Facebook panel

Facebook's independent oversight board was gearing up Tuesday for a momentous decision on the platform's ban of former US president Donald Trump, as debate swirls on the role of social media in curbing hateful and abusive ...

Business

Amazon conciliatory as US eyes regulation

US tech giant Amazon on Thursday sounded conciliatory notes as the US government considers stricter regulatory measures against America's largest digital platforms.

Business

Musk crowned 'Technoking' at Tesla

Electric carmaker Tesla has crowned its brash billionaire founder and CEO Elon Musk with a new title: Technoking.

Business

Cathay Pacific posts record loss, warns of long recovery

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it suffered a record $2.8 billion loss last year as the coronavirus pandemic wiped out demand for travel—and the airline warned of a long road to recovery ahead.

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