'Criminals escaping justice' due to IT system

28/01/19 06:51 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

A police IT system is "unfit for purpose" and causing some criminals to escape justice, officers have told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Nine forces in England and Wales use Athena, which promised to speed up the detection of crimes.

But officers say it regularly crashes and is ov...

Xiaomi reveals fold-in-three smartphone

28/01/19 06:38 PM By Christine - Comment(s)

A smartphone that transforms into a tablet by folding out two parts of its display bent behind its back has been unveiled by Xiaomi.

The Chinese technology company revealed the prototype in a post to the social media site Weibo. It promised the "double-folding" device was coming and asked t...

Boeing's first autonomous air taxi flight ends in fewer than 60 seconds

28/01/19 06:26 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

(CNN Business) - Everyone has to start somewhere, and air taxis are no exception.

Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, said it completed the first flight of its autonomous air taxi Tuesday at a small airport outside Washington, DC. No one was on board.

The flight lasted less than a minute, a...

Mislatel franchise faces scrutiny

28/01/19 06:19 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

AS THE NEW MAJOR telecommunications player prepares to submit its rollout plans to the government next month, Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel) is now facing questions over the validity of its franchise.

During the Senate public services committee hearing on the “third telco” biddin...

Big brands revisit the milkman model to cut plastic pollution

28/01/19 06:16 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

(Reuters) - Major packaged goods sellers and retailers, under pressure to cut the flow of single-use plastic bottles and containers clogging the world’s waterways, have teamed with recycling and shipping firms on an e-commerce service that puts a twist on the old-fashioned milkman.

Called Loop and an...

Eurozone's economic outlook darkens as growth risks increase 

28/01/19 06:12 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

The clouds seem to be gathering for the eurozone's economy.

At a news conference after a policymaking meeting on Thursday, European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi described an outlook that is becoming more overcast.

Economic data, he said, had been weaker than expected, and the risks to gro...

Pope in Panama to visit young offenders in prison

28/01/19 05:28 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

Pope Francis will briefly break away from the clamor of the global Catholic youth gathering in Panama on Friday to visit a group of marginalized young people outside the capital.

A 30-minute helicopter ride will take him to the industrial hub of Pacora, where he will visit young offenders at a youth ...

Belarusian model who offered to trade US election info is released from jail

28/01/19 05:23 PM By Christine - Comment(s)

Moscow (CNN) - A Belarusian model who claimed to have insider knowledge of Russian attempts to meddle in the US elections has been freed from police custody in Moscow, state media reported.

The model, Anastasia Vashukevich, was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport last Thursday on prostitution a...

U.S. to start returning asylum seekers to Mexico on Friday

28/01/19 05:18 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will return the first group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States to the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Friday, U.S. and Mexican officials said, marking the start of a major policy shift by the Trump administration.

The policy dubbed t...

Information wars endanger civilization, say 'Doomsday' experts

28/01/19 05:15 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

The manipulation of facts, fake news, and information overload – along with global warming and flirting with nuclear war – are factors bringing humans as close to destroying the planet as ever, says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Information warfare is amplifying major wo...

How Venezuela spiraled downward into chaos

28/01/19 05:01 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

(CNN) - When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro secured another six-year term last May in an election widely seen as sham, the former Caracas bus driver declared himself "a better-prepared president and human being right now."

But two weeks after being sworn in, the anointed successor of t...

The AI market is growing, but how quickly is tough to pin down

22/01/19 10:40 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

If you work in tech, you’ve heard about artificial intelligence: how it’s going to replace us, whether it’s over-hyped or not and which nations will leverage it to prevent, or instigate, war.

Our editorial bent is more clear-cut: How much money is going into startups? Who is putting that money in? An...

Microsoft CTO: Understanding AI is part of being an informed citizen in the 21st century

22/01/19 10:29 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott believes understanding AI in the future will help people be better citizens.

“I think to be a well-informed citizen in the 21st century, you need to know a little bit about this stuff [AI] because you want to be able to participate in the debates. You don’t want to be someon...

Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

22/01/19 09:54 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

Private tweets sent by users of Twitter's Android app could have been exposed publicly for years.

Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant "protected" tweets became public when some changes were made to accounts.

Anyone who updated the email address linked to their account ...

Future of airport security on show in London

22/01/19 09:25 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

Technology that could speed up and enhance security checks at airports is being demonstrated to industry experts at a showcase event in London.

Among the innovations is a pad that could detect explosives hidden in shoes while people are queuing at security.

The show is part of the government's Future ...