Internet

WhatsApp updates terms as moves to monetize app

The popular messaging app WhatsApp asked its some two billion users on Thursday to accept new terms that will allow it to share more information with its parent company Facebook and roll out advertising and e-commerce.

Consumer & Gadgets

Can you spot the bots? New research says no

Until recently it has been a challenge to make convincing fake social media profiles at scale because images could be traced back to their source, and the text often didn't sound human-like.

Engineering

An electronic nose for wine

Researchers in China have applied an array of sensors—an electronic nose—that can sniff bouquet of rice wine and offer an estimate of the vintage. Writing in the International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, ...

Internet

AI and deepfakes present new risks for internet relationships

People looking for genuine relationships via the internet will need to become a lot more savvy about new technologies which expose them to romance fraud at an "entirely new level of risk," warns QUT internet fraud researcher ...

Robotics

Choosing exoskeleton settings like a Pandora radio station

Taking inspiration from music streaming services, a team of engineers at the University of Michigan, Google and Georgia Tech has designed the simplest way for users to program their own exoskeleton assistance settings.

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