During the hearing this week, Zuckerberg revealed that he was among the nearly 87 million people whose personal information was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Virgin Hyperloop One eyes high-speed NEOM route
Speaking to Tahawul Tech on the sidelines of the Future Cities Show, which took place earlier this week at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dhaliwal highlighted Hyperloop One’s vision of creating a “door to door, seamless journey” for Middle East passengers.
Smart Bail service launches in Dubai
Under the new service, the Dubai Public Prosecution will not confiscate passports of parties who are charged with minor offences. Instead, case details of the person will be registered electronically.
Why Intel’s i9 processor is the “best yet” for gamers and content creators
The i9 is said to be the firm’s highest performing laptop processor to date, and is set to deliver “the best” gaming and content creation experience on the go.
AI-powered surveillance to make Dubai the “world’s safest” smart city
A Brazil-based security firm has claimed that its futuristic artificial intelligence and camera technology could make Dubai the world’s safest smart city.
Smart cities must be “talent magnets” to succeed, says Microsoft Gulf GM
“Cities that will succeed will not only embrace these technologies early, but will make themselves talent magnets – the ‘place to be’ – for entrepreneurs, start-ups and ideas, to progress forward and enable them to thrive in these emerging areas,” said Hashish.
Dubai launches blockchain-powered digital art bank
According to Dubai Culture, the platform is the first of its kind in the world and it uses cryptocurrency to facilitate trading in artworks.
An Apple store in KSA would allow men and women to work together
The iPhone maker is said to be spearheading a push by foreign consumer brands to remove a key obstacle in foreign investment in Saudi, encouraging an incremental step forward for women’s rights in the Kingdom and paving the way for Apple and others to open their first offices or shops in the country.
Abu Dhabi Police launches 3D printing initiative
The new project aims to harness the benefits of 3D printing technology to help with criminal investigations and in presenting evidence in a concrete way and clearly link them to crimes.
Future iPhones could have curved screens and touchless control
Apple is working on touchless gesture control and curved screens for future iPhones, in a bid to help the company differentiate its most-important product in an increasingly crowded market.
AI could become an “immortal dictator,” says Musk
During a new documentary, Musk offers the notion that an AI built by a government could outlast any single party or politician and effectively become “an immortal dictator from which we would never escape”.
AlterEgo: The new headset that can ‘hear’ your internal voice
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a computer interface that can transcribe words that the user verbalises internally but does not actually speak aloud.
Saudi crown prince talks cybersecurity with Google execs
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met with Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday, concluding his three week whirlwind tour of visiting US tech titans.
Silicon Valley calls for stricter gun control after YouTube shooting
Several Silicon Valley leaders have called for increased gun control in the United States after a woman at the YouTube headquarters in California shot and wounded three people before taking her own life.