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Technology News

13 years after quitting, Zuckerberg gets Harvard degree

WASHINGTON, May 26: Thirteen years after dropping out of Harvard University to work on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday (May 25) finally got his degree – well, sort of. Zuckerberg returned to the university where he launched what would become the world’s biggest social network, and basked in the spotlight by receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree and ...Full Article

Google’s Alpha Go beats Chinese master again to clinch series win

SHANGHAI, May 26: Google’s artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of ...Full Article

New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket

WELLINGTON, May 26: Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand’s remote Mahia Peninsula. ...Full Article

Air New Zealand trials AR headsets for cabin crew to improve service

SINGAPORE, May 25: Air New Zealand has provided a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like – flight attendants could be able to tell ...Full Article

Internet speeds in Singapore among world’s fastest: Report

SINGAPORE, May 25: Singapore has some of the fastest Internet speeds in the world, both on mobile and broadband, according to a Speedtest market report released on Wednesday (May ...Full Article

Germany says makes progress with China on electric car quotas

BEIJING, May 25: Germany has made good progress with China on how to introduce quotas aimed at producing more electric vehicles, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday, adding ...Full Article

Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows: Sources

NEW YORK, May 25: Facebook Inc has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its ...Full Article

Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 ‘iris hack’

SEOUL, May 24: Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said ...Full Article

Wearable tech latest must-have for China’s proud pet owners

HONG KONG, May 24: Electronic device makers such as Hong Kong-listed SUGA and other start-ups are looking to cash-in on a boom in China in so-called pet wearables, like ...Full Article

AI wins as Google algorithm beats top-ranked Go player

SHANGHAI, May 24: Google’s computer algorithm AlphaGo narrowly beat the world’s top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go on Tuesday (May 23), reaffirming the arrival of ...Full Article
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