Germany bans smartwatches for children over privacy

Germany bans smartwatches for children over privacy

The German telecoms regulator, the Federal Network Agency, has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, dubbing them spying devices. The regulator is also advising parents with children who already own the devices to destroy them. The move comes after the same regulator banned an internet-connected doll for similar…
China has record number of supercomputers in TOP500

China has record number of supercomputers in TOP500

For the last few years, China has been outshining the U.S. by consistently ranking first in TOP500's supercomputing rankings list, most notably with its TaihuLight. Now the country has seized another victory from the U.S. by having the largest number of supercomputers in the TOP500 ranking - on the other…
Bill Gates company invests $80 million in 20,000-acre smart city

Bill Gates company invests $80 million in 20,000-acre smart city

It sounds like a tale from Iron Man where Howard Stark unveils his City of the Future at the Stark Expo. Replace Stark with Bill Gates and place the City of the Future on 20,000 acres west of Phoenix, Arizona, and we have our real-life story. It was revealed about…