Viber breaks off all business relationship with Facebook

Rakuten Viber, the company behind one of the world’s leading apps for free and easy communication, announces that it will cut off all business relationship with Facebook. As announced the app will remove “Facebook Connect”, “Facebook SDK” and “GIPHY”, but will also cut off all advertising spending on the social networking platform, giving further impetus to the #StopHateForProfit movement that calls for a boycott of this tech giant. Amid Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The robotic dog came on the market; its cost and features

After 28 years of research and development, “Boston Dynamics” is putting its first robotic dog on the market. The $74,500 price tag may sound “sharp”, but anyone who has this money can easily obtain it through a simple online store order. This robot model is named “Spot”, several references have already been made to it, as it is considered a very sophisticated Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Japanese supercomputer Fugaku is now the most powerful in the world

Japan has proven that the perception that “in two, the third does not fit” is wrong, at least as far as supercomputers are concerned. Significant reshuffles are taking place in the new “Top 500” ranking of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, a symbol of national technological and economic competitiveness, which has been practiced by German Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How close are we to a foldable iPhone?

Is there finally in Apple’s plans to create a foldable iPhone 12? This is a question that until some time ago was closer to the realm of the imaginary, than to a more viable approach to Apple’s next big smartphone, which is becoming the hottest topic in the technological world for the difficult -due to the coronavirus pandemic- this Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Massive espionage case in Google’s Chrome

A spyware cyber-espionage operation targeted users through 3.2 million “downloads” of extensions to Google’s popular web browser “Chrome”, researchers from “Awake Security” told Reuters; pointing to the problems the tech industry faces in protecting “browsers”, while they are increasingly used for communication, payments and other sensitive functions. Google said it removed more than 70 of the malicious “add-ons” from the “Chrome Web Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How to lock your mobile phone in the safest way

There are now many ways to lock your Android phone, but which is the safest? Nowadays you have to be very careful with your mobile phone, since thousands of phone thefts happen every day. Someone may steal your phone at any time and not notice it. That’s why you should always have it safe from Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook makes 300,000 errors daily

The New York Stern School of Business has published an extensive study of how Facebook moderators handle information on a daily basis and how it is filtered by both themselves and artificial intelligence systems before or after it is published. According to estimates and the data that emerge, about 300,000 errors are made daily in Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Autonomous robots patrol vineyards and protect them from diseases

Robots equipped with ultraviolet lamps that patrol vineyards at night to treat diseases that can destroy them, researchers at Cornell AgriTech in New York and SAGA Robotics in Norway have developed. Two such robots are being tested in Chardonnay vineyards in two areas in New York and are set to hit the market this year. Research in Cornell on the use of ultraviolet Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

New electronic material for soft robots

Imagine a flexible digital screen that is repaired on its own when it breaks, or a bright robot that detects survivors in dark, dangerous environments, or does dangerous jobs: These visions may become a reality thanks to the work of NUS (National University of Singapore) researchers who developed a groundbreaking material. This new flexible material, when used in light-emitting capacitors, allows for possible illumination at Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Coronavirus: Japanese robot kills the virus in just two minutes

A Japanese robot automatically disinfects hospitals and other sites, destroying the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in just two minutes, using ultraviolet radiation (UV). The “LightStrike” robot of medical equipment company Terumo emits ultraviolet light at a wavelength of 200 to 315 nanometers, which disinfects beds, doorknobs and other surfaces. After irradiation of two to three minutes pathogenic microorganisms have been damaged enough to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …