Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that she would introduce a bill in Congress next week creating a Science and Technology Ministry, fulfilling one of her campaign promises.
With just your phone number and a little bit of what’s called “social engineering” in which a hacker doesn’t necessarily need technical knowledge but just to convince a customer service rep that they are you, a maliciously intentioned person can break into all the above accounts and more.
Bitcoin users still represent a tiny minority, but some believe that the currency will become more popular in Venezuela as economic uncertainty escalates
Mexico has become a haven for the black market of stolen personal data of all kinds, reported Crónica. And the potential profits are considerable.
Video calling has officially become mainstream. Many of today’s chat apps, including Apple’s eponymous Facetime,
The sharing of information should be a conversation — not an enigma buried somewhere in the Terms of Service of a site.
Through this partnership, Microsoft and OpenAI will advance their mutual goal to democratize AI, so everyone can benefit from the technology.
Uruguayan electronics technician Sergio Olivieri has developed a system that uses virtual reality, or VR, to help rehabilitate people with brain damage
AI stands to help medicine advance at rates that have previously been impossible, potentially saving untold numbers of future lives.
The AI aims at learning from the environment, developing its own rules at the policy layer, and developing expert systems without discarding any data. It based its analysis on 20 million data points from platforms such as Google, Twitter, and YouTube.
Technology giant Microsoft inaugurated a computer security center in Brazil, the task of which will be to monitor the online activities of cyberpirates and guarantee greater protection for its customers.
Much like “the cloud,” “big data,” and “machine learning” before it, the term “artificial intelligence” has been hijacked by marketers and advertising copywriters.
Quantum computers are largely hypothetical devices that could perform some calculations much more rapidly than conventional computers can.
The Argentine e-business Mercado Libre announced that over the next five years it will invest some $100 million and create 5,000 “high quality” jobs
To help showcase different parts of Rio de Janiero during the Olympic Games, Instagram has created Instawalk Rio, a walkable tour of the city's street art
Experts are warning about a potential uptick in cyber crime activity in connection with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as high-tech criminals gear up for the large crowds of wealthy tourists expected at the event.
Remote work, telework, home office, virtual work or telecommuting: call it what you want, but the fact of the matter is this new work modality is already widespread …
Researchers found a new "supercomputer" using nanotechnology. These biocomputers can solve mathematical problems faster, and they are more energy efficient.
Technology has been influencing human sensory perception since we prioritized visual communication over hearing, and information over everything.
China now has more of the world's fastest supercomputers than the US and without using US chips
As robots become integrated into society more widely, we need to be sure they’ll behave well among us.
The appeal of this approach lies in the combination of simplicity and generality; in principle, any problem can be encoded. In practice, applications are restricted by limited connectivity, available interactions and noise.
Claro, Net and Embratel join forces to ensure Rio is ready for internet demands expected to be four times greater than London Olympics.
Chile has competitive assets to support a transition toward an economy that generates value through knowledge and innovation
The military police in Rio de Janeiro embrace Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.
Philosophy professor Michael Lynch says that privacy violations erode individuals' rights to autonomously make their own decisions and exercise individual power.
Digital ways to deal with wedding presents, find doctors and do business in Latin America are some of the hi-tech ideas of the region’s entrepreneurs attending the eMerge Americas conference in Miami Beach
How do you work technology into the pedagogy, instead of just using something cool?
In Colombia Universidad Nacional is working on a system using high resolution imagery (720 pixels) captured by drones would diminish arrival and processing times in street accidents by up to 30 minutes.
Beyond the debate about unlocking a single man's phone is the struggle for Tech Freedom
From gene mapping to space exploration, humanity continues to generate ever-larger sets of data—far more information than people can actually process, manage, or understand.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with the blueprints for a Braille tablet device that would let users read straight off their screens with the help of microfluidic bubbles that shift into different letters as the user scrolls up or down.
Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay source most of their electricity needs from renewables, which is mostly hydroelectric power. In terms of solar, Chile is king.
The technology promises to transform how we work, and it’s already having an impact in professions ranging from dentistry to aviation.
Nothing says "Big Brother is watching" like the preinstalled apps on your devices, the default settings on them hold power over us. They will decide the fate of our privacy
Researchers have discovered a cheap and easily produced material that can emit quantum light at room temperature.
Scientists have optimized an advanced type of electric rocket thruster that could allow space travel with 100 million times less fuel than conventional chemical rockets.
There are three areas where humans have a distinct advantage over machines. These are areas that are key to job creation:
Physical dexterity and mobility