Hashtags in YouTube Titles, Descriptions Now Clickable

YouTube just introduced a new discovery feature: hashtags. As Android Police first reported, the Google-owned video-sharing service has made hashtags in video titles and descriptions clickable. At this point, the feature is limited to Android and the web; there’s no word if and when it will arrive on iOS. “Hashtags are an easy way for […]

VA Reenlists IBM’s Watson in Fight Against Cancer

Two years ago, oncologists with the US Department of Veterans Affairs started using IBM Watson artificial intelligence to identify targeted treatment options for cancer patients. Now, they will be able to continue that work for at least another year. The VA and IBM Watson Health today announced an extension of their partnership through at least […]

Ransomware Strikes Lab-Testing Firm LabCorp

One of the biggest clinical lab testing companies in the world, LabCorp, was hit with a “new variant of ransomware” over the weekend. “LabCorp promptly took certain systems offline as a part of its comprehensive response to contain and remove the ransomware from its system,” the company told PCMag in an email. “We are working […]

Loon’s Balloon-Powered Internet Heads to Africa

Alphabet’s balloon-powered internet is going to Africa. A week after becoming an actual business, Alphabet’s Loon announced it had struck its first commercial deal, which will involve serving smartphone users in central Kenya. The agreement is to pilot the technology with Telkom Kenya, the country’s third largest telecommunication provider which has 4 million subscribers in […]

Amazon sold 100 million products during Prime Day

Amazon said online shoppers purchased more than 100 million products worldwide during its Prime Day sale, despite glitches on its mobile app and websites that prevented customers from placing orders. The company’s shares rose about 0.5 percent, to touch a record high of $1,858.88 in early trading. The world’s largest online retailer said it recorded […]