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Race is on to turn flying car into reality

Aeronautics giants are treating the idea of a flying car with caution, as such a project raises more questions than it answers, experts say -- it's a child's dream, a millionaire's toy.


Inflight internet ready to take off

Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a reality, experts say.


Chinese universities teach how to go viral online

A 21-year-old student walked around her campus in China using invaluable skills she learned in class: Holding a selfie stick aloft, she livestreamed her random thoughts and blew kisses at her phone.


Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

Apple will later this year release a "HomePod" music-centric smart home speaker, challenging a market currently dominated by Amazon and Google in its latest move to weave deeper into people's lives.


Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack

Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month?


North Korea-linked hackers highly likely behind WannaCry: Symantec

The Lazarus hacking group, widely believed to be connected to North Korea, is "highly likely" responsible for the WannaCry global cyberattack that hit earlier this month, US anti-virus firm Symantec said.


FB fined 110m euros over misleading info in WhatsApp takeover

The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp.


Urgent need for cybersecurity

Countries worldwide, including Malaysia, must jump into action before it gets too late, as risks of global economy being subjected to cyberattacks become bigger and bigger.


Cyber kid stuns experts showing toys can be 'weapons'

An 11-year-old "cyber ninja" stunned an audience of security experts Tuesday by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys "can be weaponised".


North Korea link emerges in global cyberattacks

Security researchers investigating the massive cyberattack campaign that sparked havoc in computer systems worldwide have reported signs of a possible North Korean link, with one expert warning Tuesday that there could be more to come.


 

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