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Boffins join Musk, Hawking in saying AI is threat to humanity

Technically Incorrect: Releasing a list of 12 threats to human civilization, academic researchers put artificial intelligence as an emerging and powerful risk.

By February 18, 2015


Security firm: Android malware pandemic by year's end

Trend Micro warns that cyberattacks and malicious apps targeting Android smartphones are higher than previously expected.

By July 4, 2012


Battery-free flashlight among Google Science Fair winners

Teens invent a warning system for approaching ambulances, banana peel bioplastics, and flu drug modeling.

By September 24, 2013


Apocalypse-proof condos already sold out

You can survive the end of the world in this charming nuclear missile silo. The views aren't great, but there won't be anything to see outside anyway.

By May 26, 2012


'Barcoding' viruses could help detect mutated strains

A team out of the University of Leeds has already produced molecular signatures for two forms of a childhood respiratory-disease virus, and plans many more.

By May 14, 2012


Solar flares now classified as 'major threat' to hi tech UK

The UK Cabinet Office says solar flares are one of the top threats to normal life, rating them alongside the likes of terrorism and floods.

By March 18, 2012


Swedish group calls gaming addiction a 'pandemic' threat

The Youth Care Foundation says that gaming addiction is a global threat. I say we concentrate on real problems.

By September 17, 2009


EA closes Pandemic Studios unit

Electronic Arts shuts Pandemic Studios facility, bought in 2007 as part of an $860 million deal. Shutdown follows announced cost cuts and layoffs for struggling EA.

By November 18, 2009


Japan to try GPS phones to prevent pandemics

Softbank participates in a Japanese government-backed experimental project that uses GPS-enabled cell phones to track elementary schoolers' whereabouts for health-monitoring purpose.

By June 8, 2009


Companies plan for possible swine flu pandemic

There's no telling how bad the swine flu outbreak will be, but experts say companies should be preparing for the worst.

By April 30, 2009