Amazon moves towards human conversation in new product upgrades

Photo shows the new versions of New Amazon's devices presented at HQ2 de Amazon headquerter in Arlington, Virginia, USA, 20 September 2023. EFE/ Octavio Guzman

Arlington, United States, Sep 20 (EFE).- Creating more interactive, conversational, intelligent, and adaptable devices for each person thanks to artificial intelligence. That is the goal of Amazon, which presented some new products on Wednesday at an event at its headquarters in Virginia. Among them, a new generation of its Echo Sound 8 device, new versions … Read more

China says US intelligence agencies infiltrating tech giant Huawei’s servers since 2009

The Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. logo is displayed at the company's booth during the Cloud Expo Asia 2019 in Hong Kong, China, 22 May 2019. EFE-EPA FILE/JEROME FAVRE

Beijing, Sep 20 (EFE).- China’s Ministry of State Security accused US intelligence agencies on Wednesday of infiltrating the servers of Chinese technology giant Huawei since 2009. In an article posted on its official Wechat account, the ministry said that the Office of Tailored Access Operations of the United States’ National Security Agency began to infiltrate … Read more

EU defends ‘essential interests’ in digital field without seeking to ‘decouple’ from China

EU Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Vera Jourova, speaks during a media debriefing on the EU-China High-Level Digital Dialogue in Beijing, China, 19 September 2023. EFE-EPA/ANDRES MARTINEZ CASARES

Beijing, Sep 19 (EFE).- European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova on Tuesday defended “essential European interests” in the digital field but clarified that the European Union “does not seek to decouple from China.” EU Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Vera Jourova (R), and Ambassador of the European Union to China, Jorge … Read more

US, Japan, UK, Spain and India call for international regulation of AI

(FILE) A display featuring Google health AI during the Google Artificial Intelligence event in San Francisco, California, USA, 28 January 2020. EFE/EPA/MONICA M. DAVEY

Sarah Yanez-Richards New York, United States, Sept 18 (EFE).- Representatives from the United States, Spain, the United Kingdom, Japan and India insisted on Monday on the need to create national and international regulations for artificial intelligence (AI). During a conference held at the headquarters of the National Library in New York as part of the … Read more

Google pays 93 million to stop complaint for tracking users’ location

(FILE) Sign at Google's office building in New York on 20 January 2023. EFE/EPA/JUSTIN LANE

New York, Sept 15 (EFE).- Google agreed to pay 93 million dollars (about 87 million euros) to the state of California to stop a complaint stating that it tracked users’ location without their knowledge. The settlement follows a several years investigation by the California Department of Justice, which determined that Google misled users into believing … Read more

India to test vehicle for manned space mission Gaganyaan

A live coverage shows Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Aditya-L1 mission payloads blasting off from a launch pad aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) XL rocket, at Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM) in Kolkata, India, 02 September 2023. EFE-EPA FILE/PIYAL ADHIKARY

New Delhi, Sep 15 (EFE).- The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is set to carry out the first test of the crew escape system of its ambitious manned spaceflight project Gaganyaan in October and November. This would be the first of four abort missions of the vehicle for the project, that aims to put Indians … Read more

NASA says that this summer was the hottest on record

File photo of a helicopter working to extinguish a fire in Malaga, Spain, July 15, 2022. EFE/Daniel Pérez

Washington, Sept 14 (EFE).- According to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, this summer was the hottest since global records began in 1880. June, July, and August combined recorded temperatures 0.23 degrees Celsius (0.41 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than any other summer recorded by NASA and 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.1 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than … Read more

NASA creates new division to study UFOs and promises transparency

(File) Photograph dated May 31, 2023 and provided by NASA showing Deputy Associate Administrator for Research in the Science Mission Directorate, Daniel Evans (L), speaking during the opening of a public meeting of the study team independent of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), in the Mary W. Jackson building at NASA headquarters in Washington (USA). NASA announced on Thursday September 14, 2023 that it will create a special department to study Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), after having detected that UFOs are not being studied adequately, and promised transparency in any possible discovery. EFE/Joel Kowsky/NASA /EDITORIAL USE ONLY /NO SALES /ONLY AVAILABLE TO ILLUSTRATE THE ACCOMPANYING NEWS /MANDATORY CREDIT

Washington, Sept 14 (EFE).- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Thursday that it would create a special department to study Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) after determining that UFOs need to be adequately investigated. It also promised transparency in any potential discovery. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that the agency had appointed a new … Read more

China denies iPhone ban despite ‘security issues’

A man walks beside an Apple store at a mall in Beijing, China, 07 September 2023. EFE-EPA FILE/WU HAO

Beijing, Sep 13 (EFE).- China on Wednesday denied having banned government officials and employees of state-owned companies from buying or using iPhones but said that it had noticed some “security issues” with the Apple devices. Recent reports by US media and posts on Chinese social media platforms had claimed that the Chinese government had banned … Read more

Japan successfully launches research satellite

Flames and smoke from a Japanese H2A rocket seen during a launch from the Tanegashima Space Center, in Tanegashima, Japan, 28 February 2014. EPA-EFE FILE/Bill Ingalls /NASA HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT: (NASA/Bill Ingalls) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Tokyo, Sep 7 (EFE).- The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Thursday successfully launched a rocket carrying a new research satellite to unravel the evolution of the universe and space-time. The H2A rocket carrying the X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) satellite and the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) was launched at 8.42 am … Read more