New machine learning technique may help predict earthquakes

London, October 23 (IANS) An international team of researchers has developed machine learning techniques that could successfully predict the timing of a real earthquake.   The researchers from the University of Cambridge, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Boston University, identified a hidden signal leading up to earthquakes, and used this “fingerprint” to train a machine […]

Insight: China’s recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

Insight: China’s recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

Batteries for electric vehicles are manufactured at a factory in Dongguan, China September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip   SHANGHAI, October 23 (Reuters) – After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting […]

64% Chrome traffic on Android devices protected: Google

64% Chrome traffic on Android devices protected: Google

FILE PHOTO: A man holds his smartphone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo   San Francisco, October 21 (IANS) Google’s efforts to enhance security by extending “not secure” warning to websites not encrypted with “HTTPS in Chrome” has yielded desired […]

Indian techies driving Next-Gen cyber security architecture: McAfee CEO

Indian techies driving Next-Gen cyber security architecture: McAfee CEO

A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/Files   Las Vegas, October 21 (IANS) As enterprises the world over scout for next-generation cyber security architecture to mitigate attacks, the Indian systems integrator (SI) community is helping major companies embrace […]

WhatsApp to soon give more powers to group administrators

WhatsApp to soon give more powers to group administrators

San Francisco, October 21 (IANS) The administrators on WhatsApp groups will soon be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its icon and its description.   According to Wabetainfo.com, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the Facebook-owned messaging platform has submitted this new update through Google […]

Insight: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Insight: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

FILE PHOTO: An promotional video plays behind a window reflecting a nearby building at the Microsoft office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. on May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo   October 17 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more […]

El Nino caused record CO2 spike in 2015-16: NASA

El Nino caused record CO2 spike in 2015-16: NASA

A NASA sign is seen at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria   Washington, October 13 (IANS): Scientists have found that the impact of the 2015-16 El Nino-related heat and drought occurring in tropical regions of South America, Africa and Indonesia was responsible for the largest annual increases […]

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