Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is visiting India, is meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday to offer help in providing Internet connectivity and possibly local content to about 600,000 remote villages.
As the world fights to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, some 250 U.S. hospitals are now using robots to help even the odds. The $115,000 robots look like a UV bulb on wheels and are being used for remote disinfection and decontamination.
During a roundtable Wednesday with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, tech industry leaders warned that government surveillance has severely impacted the digital economy and that the problem will probably get worse before any improvements are seen. Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt who has been outspoken on this issue says “we’re going to wind up breaking the Internet.”
University of California at Santa Monica professor Giovanni Vigna, head of the Center for CyberSecurity and Seclab, says some future malware will evolve to mimic benign software behavior, while others will be revolutionary in their evasive and scouting capabilities.
Three years after the death of Steve Jobs, critics of Apple’s CEO Tim Cook have complained of a lack of new product categories, despite the company’s recent forays into new markets. But some analysts say that despite Apple’s recent offerings, most of its new products revolve around upgrades for longstanding products.
A new wearable device created by three Northwestern University students harnesses kinetic energy to charge the wearer’s cellphone. The device, called Ampy, charges the phone whenever it detects movement and can provide up to three hours of additional battery life per day.