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    • Mobile health apps on the rise

      Mobile health apps on the rise

      As the awareness for healthy lifestyle is increasing, the demand for continued monitoring of vital signs is also on the rise. It is therefore no surprise that the mobile health app market is also rapidly expanding and is expected to grow annually even further at the rate of about 47.6%, according to a recent study.

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    • China's new rules on video games released

      China's new rules on video games released

      At the end of last year, the Chinese government ended its nine-month freeze on approving new video games after a major government re-organisation shifted the approval process to the propaganda-focused State Administration of Press and Publication. Now the official details on the new restrictions and requirements for games entering that lucrative market, have been released, with things not looking great for Mortal Kombat 11.

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    • Tesla unveils Robotaxi concept

      Tesla unveils Robotaxi concept

      Tesla’s billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, laid out a vision for a huge fleet of self-driving electric vehicles that owners could share with friends or other riders, with Tesla getting a cut of the proceeds. The Robotaxi concept, as described by GeekWire, relies on the ability to make Tesla cars fully autonomous, to the point that the steering wheels can be removed. The cost to run a Robotaxi would be less than 18 cents per mile, compared with 62 cents per mile for US ownership cost and $2 to $3 per mile for traditional ride-sharing models.

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    • Marcus Hutchins: from hero to criminal

      Marcus Hutchins: from hero to criminal

      In 2017, Marcus Hutchins went from being a relatively unknown 23-year-old, to being a worldwide hero, to facing criminal charges all in a span of a few months. After 'MalwareTech' shut down the rapidly spreading WannaCry malwareby finding a killswitch domain in the software, UK tabloids exposed his real name. Then in August of that year, just as he was about to leave Las Vegas after the Defcon event there, US authorities arrested Hutchins, claiming he'd played a part in creating a different type of malware, Kronos, years earlier.

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    • Hackers gained access to Hotmail, MSN, Outlook

      Hackers gained access to Hotmail, MSN, Outlook

      On Saturday, Microsoft confirmed to TechCrunch that some users of the company’s email service had been targeted by hackers. A hacker or group of hackers had first broken into a customer support account for Microsoft, and then used that to gain access to information related to customers’ email accounts such as the subject lines of their emails and who they’ve communicated with.

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    • EU blockchain observatory releases report on tokens, AI, IoT

      EU blockchain observatory releases report on tokens, AI, IoT

      The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum released a report entitled “Tokenisation of physical assets and the impact of IoT and AI” this week. The report, authored by Dr. Tim Weingaertner, a professor at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts – School for Information Technology, features the “digital twin” concept, which refers to a digital replica of the physical world. This mirror world would be consist of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, big data, tokens representing physical objects, blockchain as a trusted ledger and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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    • First ever black hole image finally released

      First ever black hole image finally released

      A group of astronomers who run a globe-girdling network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope have obtained the first ever direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow, marking a historic breakthrough for science.

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    • Quantum computer to hold a superposition of possible futures

      Quantum computer to hold a superposition of possible futures

      A team of researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Griffith University in Australia have constructed a prototype quantum device that can generate all possible futures in a simultaneous quantum superposition - similar to Schroedinger's famous cat, which is simultaneously alive and dead.

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