Hackers steal US$30 million from top Seoul bitcoin exchange
SEOUL: Hackers stole more than US$30 million worth of cryptocurrencies from South Korea's top bitcoin exchange, sending the unit's price falling around the world on Wednesday (Jun 20).
The virtual currency was priced at US$6,442 dollars late afternoon in Seoul, down about 4.4 per cent from 24 ...
A team of researchers working with The Washington Post found that Alexa comprehends certain non-American accents and dialects poorly in the US, and that there was a pattern to this weakness. The team had more than 100 people from nearly 20 US cities dictate thousands of voice commands to Alexa. From the exercise, it found that Amazon’s Alexa-based voice-activated speaker was 30 percent less likely to comprehend commands issued by people with non-American accents. The Washington Post also reported that people with Spanish as their first language were understood 6 percent less often than people who grew up around California or Washington… This story continues at The Next Web
KUALA LUMPUR (July 20): The FBM KLCI dropped 0.43% at the midday break today, weighed by index-linked blue chips and telecommunication stocks.
Amid weaker regional markets, local investor sentiment further took a beating after Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in a Bloomberg TV interview said he pared back expectations for economic growth for this year to about 5% as the export-reliant nation braces for knock-on effects of a brewing trade war.
At 12.30pm, the FBM KLCI fell 7.64 points to 1,751.60. The index had earlier dropped to its intra-morning low of 1,749.52.