LeBron rejects ‘coach killer’ tag

INDEPENDENCE, OHIO – LeBron James disdains the notion he’s a coach killer. Widely criticized in basketball circles for a perception that he pushed for Cleveland’s front office to fire David Blatt last week, James said the criticism that he undercuts coaches is unfair. “But what can I do about it?” he said following shootaround on

Google achieves AI ‘breakthrough’ at Go

Media captionGoogle’s DeepMind division has achieved a landmark in AI A Google artificial intelligence program has beaten the European champion of the board game Go. The Chinese game is viewed as a much tougher challenge than chess for computers because there are many more ways a Go match can play out. The tech company’s DeepMind

Samsung hit by slowing smartphone sales

Image copyright AFP Samsung Electronics has been hit by falling sales for its smartphones and semiconductors. The “difficult business environment and slowing IT demand” sent net profit for the fourth quarter to December down by 40% to 3.2tn won ($2.7bn, £1.9bn). The South Korean giant warned it would be difficult to maintain profits this year

Zika vaccine ‘could be 10 years away’

Media captionThe BBC’s James Cook goes inside the high-security lab trying to find a cure American scientists studying the Zika virus have warned that it could be a decade before a vaccine is publicly available. The virus is linked to shrunken brains in unborn children, leading to severe brain damage or death. It has spread

Google achieves AI ‘breakthrough’ at Go

Media captionGoogle’s DeepMind division has achieved a landmark in AI A Google artificial intelligence program has beaten the European champion of the board game Go. The Chinese game is viewed as a much tougher challenge than chess for computers because there are many more ways a Go match can play out. The tech company’s DeepMind

Facebook doubles fourth quarter profits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg Social media giant Facebook said that profits more than doubled in the fourth quarter of 2015. Net profit for the three months to December rose to $1.56bn (£1.09bn), up from $701m. The company also said that 80% of its advertising revenue in that period