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Moore's Law. WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media. Image copyright Getty Images WhatsApp is becoming one of the prevailing ways people discover and discuss news, according to a study.

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

But use of the messaging app appears to vary widely between countries. Alibaba's Jack Ma says people will work four hours a day in 30 years. Ma said the emerging opportunities — and risks — from artificial intelligence and globalization are two of the topics that keep him on the road.

Alibaba's Jack Ma says people will work four hours a day in 30 years

"This is why I'm traveling, talking to all the government and state leaders and telling them move fast. If they do not move fast, there's going to be trouble," Ma said. "So when we see something is coming, we have to prepare now. My belief is that you have to repair the roof while it is still functioning. " There could be benefits from artificial intelligence, Ma said, as people are freed to work less and travel more.

"I think in the next 30 years, people only work four hours a day and maybe four days a week," Ma said. There Will Be 30 Technology Companies In 2030, 10 in 2050, And Then There Will Be None. BlackBerry KeyOne review: part productivity, part nostalgia - The Verge. Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune. Image copyright Getty Images Wikipedia's co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers.

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

His goal is for Wikitribune to offer "factual and neutral" articles that help combat the problem of "fake news". The service is intended to be both ad-free and free-to-read, so will rely on supporters making regular donations. One expert said it had the potential to become a trusted site, but suggested its influence might be limited. Wikitribune shares many of the features already found in Mr Wales's online encyclopaedia, including the need for writers to detail the source of each fact and a reliance on the public to edit articles to keep them accurate.

Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine. Image copyright Juicero A US start-up that sells a wi-fi connected juicing machine for $399 (£310), has offered refunds after the gadget was mocked on social media.

Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine

Garadget faces backlash after locking out irate user. Image copyright Garadget The maker of an internet-enabled garage door device is facing a backlash after blocking its use by a customer who had complained about the tech.

Garadget faces backlash after locking out irate user

Forecasts Flat Worldwide Device Shipments Until 2018. Egham, U.K., January 4, 2017 View All Press Releases Emerging Devices Can Enhance Conventional Device Sales Worldwide combined shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones are projected to remain flat in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc.

Forecasts Flat Worldwide Device Shipments Until 2018

Worldwide shipments for these devices are projected to total 2.3 billion in 2017, the same as 2016 estimates. There were nearly 7 billion phones, tablets and PCs in use in the world by the end of 2016. However, Gartner does not expect any growth in shipments of traditional devices until 2018, when a small increase in ultramobiles and mobile phone shipments is expected (see Table 1). Says Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Grew 7 Percent in the Fourth Quarter of 2016. Egham, U.K., February 15, 2017 View All Press Releases Fierce Battle Between Apple and Samsung to Hold the No. 1 Global Smartphone Ranking Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 432 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 7 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc.

Says Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Grew 7 Percent in the Fourth Quarter of 2016

The fourth quarter of 2016 saw Apple leapfrog past Samsung to secure the No. 1 global smartphone vendor position (see Table 1). In 2016 overall, smartphone sales to end users totaled nearly 1.5 billion units, an increase of 5 percent from 2015 (see Table 2). "This is the second consecutive quarter in which Samsung has delivered falling quarterly smartphone sales," said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. "Samsung's smartphone sales started to drop in the third quarter of 2016, and the decision to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 slowed down sales of its smartphone portfolio in the fourth quarter," added Mr. Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness' Image copyright Empa A new fruit-shaped sensor could help cargo companies to keep fruit fresher in transit, researchers say.

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

The device - which mimics the size, shape and composition of real fruit - is packed in with produce in transit and closely monitors its temperature. It comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties, and alerts firms to problems with their cooling processes, allowing them to take action. China Development Forum: Bill Gates wants to tax robots, but ABB Group CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer says otherwise. Robotics, he explained, is one of the fastest growing technologies in the world, and it makes a "significant contribution" to society by helping to make work safer and less dull.

China Development Forum: Bill Gates wants to tax robots, but ABB Group CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer says otherwise

"If you look at economies with the lowest unemployment rates in the world and correlate it with robotics: Germany, Japan, South Korea have the highest robotics rates with more than 300 robots per 10,000 workers, and they have the lowest unemployment rates," Spiesshofer said. Hands-on with the jacket with Google woven in. Has wearable tech had its day? Image copyright Nordic Walkers / Facebook With the clicking of poles and a determined stride, the Winchester Nordic Walking group is a distinctive sight as its members pound the Hampshire countryside.

Has wearable tech had its day?

The day I bumped into them, all but one was using some form of fitness tracker. A few Fitbits, a Garmin smartwatch, a couple of phone apps and one basic pedometer - and all, they claimed, were roughly counting the same paces. The Weather Channel App: You Can Now Receive Alerts Without a Cell Connection – TedxTech. This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours. As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours. Located in Russia, this 400-square-foot home (37 square meters) was built in just a day, at a cost of just over $10,000. 3D-printing company Apis Cor built the house using a mobile printer on-site.

The main components of the house, including the walls, partitions and building envelope were printed solely with a concrete mixture. Fixtures like windows and furnishings were later added on, and a shiny coat of paint added to the exterior of the house. The total construction cost of the house? MWC 2017: 5G - who wants it, who’ll pay? The hot topic at Mobile World Congress this year is not a new phone - apart from the Nokia 3310, they all look the same. Nor is it a new technology like virtual reality - compared with last year, there seem to be fewer VR headsets around.

No, the biggest thing in Barcelona is something invisible that doesn't yet exist, 5G. The hype about the potential of the next generation of mobile networks has reached new heights, with every major company exhibiting here eager to explain how it will be at the cutting edge of the coming 5G revolution. Image copyright Reuters. Front end vs. Back end. We're witnessing the slow-motion collapse of the smartwatch. Hollis Johnson After several months of delays, an overhaul of its original vision, and some wrangling of hardware partners, Google's new smartwatch software, Android Wear 2.0, launches this week.

But it comes after months of dour headlines for smartwatches and wearable gadgets. Tech geeks may hyperventilate over the newest wrist computer, but it's becoming apparent that most people are increasingly skeptical of the category. Pebble, the startup darling that was credited with popularizing the concept of a modern smartwatch, was forced to shut down after poor sales and sell itself to Fitbit at a major loss. Smile, you're on camera, and it knows who you are. Image copyright General Photographic Agency Helen of Troy may have had a "face that launch'd a thousand ships", according to Christopher Marlowe, but these days her visage could launch a lot more besides.

She could open her bank account with it, authorise online payments, pass through airport security, or raise alarm bells as a potential troublemaker when entering a city (Troy perhaps?). 'Sweating bullets' - The inside story of the first iPhone. Image copyright Getty Images. Norway's controversial radio switch-off. Image copyright Thinkstock. Leap second briefly catches out computer firm. Image copyright Getty Images. This rumored Galaxy S8 feature would be like nothing you’ve ever seen on an iPhone – BGR. After all the evidence that surfaced during trials in recent years, there’s pretty much no way to rationally argue against the fact that Samsung got its start in the smartphone business by copying Apple.

The company even created a 132-page guide to copying the iPhone pixel by pixel so that its engineers could rework Samsung’s Android build to be more like iOS. Solar power at 1¢/kWh by 2025 – “The promise of quasi-infinite and free energy is here” Conductor : A microservices orchestrator. The Netflix Content Platform Engineering team runs a number of business processes which are driven by asynchronous orchestration of tasks executing on microservices. Some of these are long running processes spanning several days. These processes play a critical role in getting titles ready for streaming to our viewers across the globe. The iPhone at 10: How the smartphone became so smart. Image copyright Getty Images. The farmer who built her own broadband. Addressing Hoaxes and Fake News. By Adam Mosseri, VP, News Feed. EU's Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years. Image copyright Getty Images. Gamepad Case - brilliant.

Introducing Amazon Go and the world’s most advanced shopping technology. Why ‘Ok’ Buttons in Dialog Boxes Work Best on the Right. Robot 'sets new Rubik's Cube record' VoCo. Adobe MAX 2016 (Sneak Peeks) Adobe Voco 'Photoshop-for-voice' causes concern. Report: In 2017, 75% Of Internet Use Will Be On Mobile. Smartwatch sales show sharp decline, report finds. Smartwatch sales are tanking. $17 gadget turns any headphones into wireless headphones.

Uber-like app for tractor hailing launched in India. Gartner Says Five of Top 10 Worldwide Mobile Phone Vendors Increased Sales in Second Quarter of 2016. Meet the HyperAdapt, Nike's Awesome New Power-Lacing Sneaker. Berlin’s bid for London’s tech talent. Shouting in the Datacenter. Which crowd will Adblock Plus will upset? Cloud computing grows up, one API at a time. Smartphone Apps Are Now 50% of All U.S. Digital Media Time Spent. Onetime MS Office challenger OpenOffice: We may shut down due to dwindling support. HoloLens secrets revealed: Microsoft details its 24-core 'holographic processor' A computer-boosted power tool for craftsmen and creators.

Interactive Dynamic Video. Edward Snowden: It’s Only Getting Better (HITRECORD x ACLU) Cloud-first distributed event-based programming service. The first IBM PC was released 35 years ago today - How it changed computers forever. MIT and Microsoft Research made a 'smart' tattoo that remotely controls your phone. My Text in Your Handwriting. Can a computer copy your handwriting? Ari Shaffir: Why I ditched my smartphone. Visa lanza un anillo NFC para los atletas de los Juegos Olímpicos. Engineers Create The First Dust-Sized Wireless Sensors That Can Be Implanted Into The Human Body.

What is fog computing (fog networking)? - Definition from How fog computing pushes IoT intelligence to the edge. New head of Government Digital Service announced. How MIT researchers created a 3D movie screen, no glasses required. Google's Project Fi boosts data speeds when traveling abroad. Get a grip: GM built a force-multiplying robotic glove, and I got to try it out - Roadshow. Developer humor. China builds world's most powerful computer. Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Federal Court. Hands-free phone use by drivers 'equally distracting'

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016. Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute robot for the home priced at $599. Gartner Says Worldwide Smartphone Sales Grew 3.9 Percent in First Quarter of 2016. The long legacy of the floppy disk. CCP's Project Arena VR Gameplay (Mixed Reality Test) College student 3D prints his own braces - Mar. 16, 2016. UK developing digital driving licence. Random number generator 'improved'

Kingspray Graffiti Simulator VR - Run through. Skin tracking smartwatch userface.