Soccer’s governing bodies are working to resolve the issue of the “ghost goal” – a situation where it is impossible to tell if an air-borne ball in the goal area actually crosses the goal area. Now, with the help of a German company, FIFA will be using new goal-line technology in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup, to open Thursday.
Having just dished out $500 million for Skybox, a startup that uses low-cost satellites for high-resolution photos and videos, Google now has unprecedented access to massive amounts of data, some of which could give the tech giant insights into the workings of economies and nations.
Black women comprise only 2 percent of the United States’ science and engineering workforce. In an effort to correct this picture, non-profit Black Girls CODE hosted its first computer programming marathon for girls under the age of 18. More than 17 teams with a total of 60 participants joined the race.
Alibaba will acquire mobile browser firm UCWeb in the biggest merger in the China’s internet history, upping the ante in the battle against Tencent and Baidu in the world’s largest smartphone market.
Eying India’s huge number of mobile users, Mozilla has announced new partnerships with Indian companies Intex and Spice to launch Firefox OS smartphones in the country. The first handsets are to become available in a few months.
Intel today announced that it has reached an agreement with WiTricity that allows it to integrate wireless charging technology into computing devices powered by its chips.