Google’s AI takes on champion in fresh Go challenge

23 May

Image copyright Google Image caption The game is being analysed and live-streamed on YouTube Google DeepMind’s AI system, AlphaGo, has won the first of three matches it is playing against the world’s number one Go player, Ke Jie. It follows its historic win against Lee Se-dol last year, described by experts as a breakthrough moment […]

Samsung S8 ‘eye security’ fooled by photo

23 May

Image copyright ccc Samsung’s eye-scanning security technology, used on the new Galaxy S8 smartphone, has been fooled with a photograph and a contact lens. The iris-scanner can be used to unlock the phone simply by looking at it, which Samsung says provides “airtight security”. But researchers at Chaos Computer Club had easily tricked the device […]

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

23 May

Image copyright AFP/Getty Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the […]

‘Half a glass of wine every day’ increases breast cancer risk

23 May

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The link between alcohol and breast cancer is well-known but it’s just one of many risk factors Further evidence has emerged of the link between alcohol consumption in women and an increased risk of breast cancer. According to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund, half a glass […]

Police name Manchester suicide bomber, May condemns "sickening" attack

23 May

MANCHESTER, England British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The suspected attacker was named as Salman Abedi, aged 22. Two U.S. […]

North Korea on trajectory to nuclear-armed ICBM: U.S. intel official

23 May

WASHINGTON North Korea is on a clear path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the United States, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart told a Senate hearing on Tuesday. “If left on its current trajectory the regime will ultimately succeed in fielding a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States […]

Roger Moore, star of seven James Bond films, dies at 89

23 May

Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89. The British actor died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer, according to a family statement posted on Moore’s official Twitter account. “We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the […]

Manchester United calls of Europa League news conference after bomb attack

23 May

LONDON – Manchester United canceled its pre-match newsconference in Stockholm on Tuesday ahead of the Europa League final after a bomb attack in Manchester killed 22 people, including children. “Due to the tragic events in Manchester last night and the effect that this has had on everyone here at our club and within our city, […]

Giants hurler Sugano avenges lone loss of season against Tigers

23 May

NISHINOMIYA, HYOGO PREF. – Tomoyuki Sugano paid Hanshin back for his only loss of the season with seven scoreless innings as the Yomiuri Giants held off the Tigers 1-0 in the Central League on Tuesday. Before 46,227 at Koshien Stadium, Sugano (6-1) dueled Takumi Akiyama for six scoreless innings before Giants catcher Seiji Kobayashi’s bloop […]

Samsung S8 ‘eye security’ fooled by photo

23 May

Image copyright ccc Samsung’s eye-scanning security technology, used on the new Galaxy S8 smartphone, has been fooled with a photograph and a contact lens. The iris-scanner can be used to unlock the phone simply by looking at it, which Samsung says provides “airtight security”. But researchers at Chaos Computer Club had easily tricked the device […]