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Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft… and now, Yahoo.The onetime leader of all things Internet is just the latest large tech company to enter the bot and messaging fray. Today, Yahoo unveiled three bots for the Kik platform: @yahoonews; @yahooweather; and @MonkeyPets, a virtual emoji-loving companion....

Vice President Joe Biden unveiled the precision medicine database on Monday, speaking at its operations center at the University of Chicago. The project, named Genomic Data Commons, is a National Cancer Institute initiative and is central to the National Cancer Moonshot and Precision Medicine Initiative. Funding...

Cybersecurity special report: Ransomware will get worse, hackers targeting whales, medical devices and IoT trigger new vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals have set their sights on healthcare. Ransomware is the new normal. And many providers are approaching security all wrong. CIOs, CISOs, ethical hackers and other experts point...

It’s easier than ever to make a mobile game. Unfortunately, it’s also easier than ever for a mobile game to fail. But developers and publishers can maximize their chances by following a handful of important rules. More than 1.8 billion people are playing mobile games around...

Watson, IBM's computer brain, has a lot of talents. It mastered "Jeopardy!," it cooks, and even tries to cure cancer. But now, it’s training for a new challenge: Hunting hackers....

The surge of information leaks from highly confidential sources in recent years demonstrates the futility of current cyber defenses. The leaks of U.S. diplomatic cables, Office of Personnel Management data, CIA operational documents and most recently client files from the Panamanian law firm of Mossack Fonseca...

For many people, IoT is a marketing term used to describe everyday objects with connections to smartphones, Wi-Fi routers, and more. Everything from autonomous cars to rainbow-farting unicorns fall under this umbrella. But, when it comes to business and industry, this technology is in extremely high...

Even the low-end estimates of connected devices in the world by 2020 is a mind-bending number. Gartner, the technology research firm, pegs the number at 26 billion. Cisco Systems estimates 50 billion. Semiconductor giant Intel predicts 200 billion. International Data Corp. forecasts 212 billion. To paraphrase the...