Technology

With virtual tour, free peek into Dubai’s top luxury hotel

This Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 file photo, shows an Ariel view of Burj Al Arab, the luxury hotel, center, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. If you don’t have an extra $15,000 or so to spend on a night in a royal suite at Dubai’s luxury Burj Al …more If you don’t have an extra $15,000 or so to spend on ... Read More »

Internet giants race to faster mobile news apps October 4, 2015 by Thomas Urbain

Mobile has become the new battleground for tech companies seeking to keep users within their ecosystems, where they can reach them with more products, services and advertising US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content, but the benefits for struggling media outlets remain unclear. Read more at: ... Read More »

Three International Space Station Crewmen Land Back on Earth

Three astronauts from the United States, Russia and Japan on Friday successfully completed a rare nighttime landing on Earth in the wintry Kazakh steppe after returning from the International Space Station. “They have landed safely and the recovery team have found them. Everything is according to plan,” a spokesman for Russian space agency Roscosmos told AFP. Nasa’s Kjell Lindgren, Japanese ... Read More »

Have journalists found the inventor of Bitcoin or simply been duped?

Two US technology sites have claimed that the creator of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin is an Australian businessman called Dr Craig S Wright. Both Wired and Gizmodo have based their conclusions on documents and emails “leaked” to them by an unnamed hacker who claimed to have worked for Wright. The anonymous source had allegedly first shopped this evidence to a ... Read More »

How to feed and raise a Wikipedia robo-editor

Wikipedia is to put artificial intelligence to the enormous task of keeping the free, editable online encyclopedia up-to-date, spam-free and legal. The Objective Revision Evaluation Service uses text-processing AI algorithms to scan recent edits for signs that they may be spam, trolling, revert wars (where edits are made and reversed endlessly), or otherwise dubious. But humans are excellent at making ... Read More »

Game Companies Speed Up Development with Intel® Sample Code

All game developers from indie to lifetime professional will, at some point, benefit from code that someone else wrote. Whether it is to understand a new feature, fix a previously unsolvable problem, or saving time rather than writing it from the ground up, permissively licensed sample code is an invaluable tool. Intel provides a wealth of game sample code at ... Read More »