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Inmates mutilated and killed in Brazil jail riot

Inmates mutilated and killed in Brazil jail riot

At least 33 inmates have been killed in an uprising in a Brazilian prison in the northernmost region of Roraima, local government officials said on Friday. Most of the killings were carried out with knives, a local government spokeswoman said. Officers and heavily armed military-like riot squad were deployed to the prison, officials said. The governor confirmed today that order ... Read More »

IBM Thinks Big for the Next Five Years, Report

IBM Thinks Big for the Next Five Years, Report

The start of the new year is a great time to look forward to forecast what’s next. In that spirit, IBM published its annual ‘5in5’ forecast today, providing a glimpse into five innovative areas of technology that Big Blue expects to see in the next five years. A core element of all five predictions is the use of Artificial Intelligence ... Read More »

iOS 10 Hits 76 percent adoption rate; according to Apple’s stats

iOS 10 Hits 76 percent adoption rate, according to Apple's stats

Apple has released its latest iOS adoption numbers, revealing that the version 10 of its mobile operating system now powers 76% of compatible devices. iOS installation rates have grown significantly over the holiday period, jumping up 13 percentage points between the end of November and the beginning of January. On November 27, 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 63 percent ... Read More »

Google kills Hangouts API In April

Google kills Hangouts API In April

Google quietly revealed that it will shut down the Hangouts API, preventing new apps from being built and shutting off existing apps on April 25th. Google hasn’t addressed this change in a blog post, but has instead updated the Hangouts FAQ page and sent an email to developers who were using the API. The email, obtained by TechCrunch, reads as ... Read More »

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting leaves at least five dead

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting leaves at least five dead

Two of the five victims who died in the mass shooting at a Fort Lauderdale airport Friday were identified by friends and family members. The suspected shooter was identified as Esteban Santiago – a 26-year-old Army Reservist and former Alaska National Guardsman – whose family said he may have been struggling with mental illness. Law enforcement officials say the shooting ... Read More »

NASA picks BC firm to supply spacecraft platform for asteroid mission

NASA picks BC firm to supply spacecraft platform for asteroid mission

Canada’s MDA to supply NASA with spacecraft platform for asteroid mission. MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, a global communications and information company, today announced that its U.S. business unit, SSL, was selected to provide a spacecraft platform for a NASA Discovery Mission to explore the metallic asteroid 16 Psyche. SSL will work for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to support Principal ... Read More »

Montreal Startup Mighty Cast Unleashes Exclusive Ingress Mod Band

Montreal Startup Mighty Cast Unleashes Exclusive Ingress Mod Band

A company you’ve probably never heard of, Mighty Cast, has today announced a pair of interesting new wearable devices at CES 2017. The Nex Evolution doesn’t have a full display, but rather opts for five small tappable buttons called “Mods” that can be customized to do almost anything using the companion app and light up to provide phone notifications. And ... Read More »

Artificial intelligence replaces workers In Japanese insurance company

Artificial intelligence replaces workers In Japanese insurance company

Japanese company replaces office workers with artificial intelligence. An insurance company has replaced almost 30 percent of its workforce with an artificial intelligence system that is capable of calculating insurance payouts and analysing a range of text and media. 34 humans will lose their jobs to the machine. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance believes the move will improve operating efficiency and ... Read More »

Scientists discover powerful cosmic double whammy

Scientists discover powerful cosmic double whammy

Scientists have discovered a cosmic one-two punch unlike any ever seen before. Two of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe, a supermassive black hole, and the collision of giant galaxy clusters, have combined to create a stupendous cosmic particle accelerator. By combining data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India, the NSF’s Karl ... Read More »

British tourist gets very close to great white shark (Watch)

British tourist gets very close to great white shark (Video)

A tourist has captured the amazing moment a huge Great White shark breached the water in pursuit of a tasty treat. Spectacular pictures and video show the 13-foot-long, 1700-pound predator leaping out of the water as it latches onto a decoy seal. Passengers on board the vessel video the encounter as the shark continues to circle horrifyingly close. The spectacular ... Read More »