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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

Technology

Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence push

Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. says it has hired a Microsoft executive with a background in artificial intelligence in a push to improve its capabilities in the field
Updated: 1 hour ago

Stolen laptop had info of thousands of hospital patients

Officials at Children's Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician's car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients
Updated: 8 hours ago

Otter orders cybersecurity improvements for Idaho

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting Idaho's computer networks from hackers
Published: 01/16/17
Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology
Published: 01/16/17

Facebook introduces measures to tackle fake news in Germany

Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election
Published: 01/15/17

New U of M search tool makes black history more accessible

The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, has launched an online search tool to make black history more freely available
Published: 01/15/17
Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm
Published: 01/15/17

Lynn's 33 pts help NJIT snap skid, tops North Florida 84-77

Damon Lynn poured in 33 points, the last eight in the final 26 seconds of the game, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology snapped its two-game losing skid with an 84-78 win over North Florida Saturday
Published: 01/14/17
Retail group launches training for entry-level job seekers

Retail group launches training for entry-level job seekers

Trying to stem high turnover in store jobs, nonprofit groups and chains such as Wal-Mart are launching a program to help people find entry-level jobs and advance in a retail career
Published: 01/14/17
The Latest: SpaceX launch places satellites in orbit

The Latest: SpaceX launch places satellites in orbit

SpaceX says its first launch of a Falcon 9 rocket since a fiery September accident has successfully placed a constellation of satellites in orbit
Published: 01/14/17