Internet

Language matters when Googling controversial people

One of the useful features of search engines like Google is the autocomplete function that enables users to find fast answers to their questions or queries. However, autocomplete search functions are based on ambiguous algorithms ...

Internet

Web surfing that feels instantaneous, even though it's not

If the coronavirus pandemic drove your life online, you've probably been there: Maybe you're using video chat to get work done or connect with far-flung friends. No matter how much bandwidth you have, the lag between one ...

Business

AI helped protect businesses from COVID-19 risks

A new study has found that artificial intelligence (AI) apps helped protect small and medium-sized businesses against many of the risks that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic—yet only a quarter of small firms currently ...

Business

Game over for Fortnite in China as developer pulls plug

Epic Games pulled the plug on its Chinese version of Fortnite on Monday, with its three-year effort to penetrate the world's biggest gaming market derailed by Communist Party crackdowns against online addiction and the broader ...

Business

Facebook says will pay French press for news

Facebook said Thursday it had reached an agreement with some French newspapers to pay for news content shared by its users, months after Google announced plans to renumerate them for articles shown in web searches.

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