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  • Baidu fires researcher involved in AI contest flap

    Chinese search giant Baidu has fired one of its researchers, after the company found he had deliberately broken the rules of an artificial intelligence contest.

    Written by Michael Kan12 June 15 14:51
  • 'Largest DDoS attack' in GitHub's history targets anticensorship projects

    GitHub has been hammered by a continuous DDoS attack for three days. It's the "largest DDoS attack in's history." The attack is aimed at anti-censorship GreatFire and CN-NYTimes projects, but affected all of GitHub; the traffic is coming from China as attackers are reportedly using China's search engine Baidu for the purpose of "HTTP hijacking."

    Written by Ms. Smith30 March 15 03:55
  • Baidu ends support for Android platform

    Baidu's efforts to bring its own customized Android ROM to Chinese smartphones appears to be fizzling out as the company shifts resources away from the project.

    Written by Michael Kan12 March 15 00:54
  • One code to rule them all: Dronecode

    Drones have just found their new best friends: coders. On Oct. 13, the Linux Foundation unveiled a nonprofit organization called the Dronecode Project, an open-source development initiative uniting thousands of coders for the purpose of building an aerial operating system for drones. Hopeful that the project will bring order to the chaos that has surrounded software developers as they sprint to carve out a share of the bourgeoning market for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), UAS operators are now asking whether Dronecode will finally provide the horsepower and industry-wide support needed to launch a universal drone operating system.

    Written by By Paul Fraidenburgh31 Oct. 14 06:09
  • Baidu traffic from mobile devices now more than from PCs

    In a sign that more Chinese are relying on their smartphones to go online, local search giant Baidu said its mobile Internet traffic had surpassed traffic from PCs during the third quarter.

    Written by Michael Kan30 Oct. 14 13:59
  • China's Baidu developing an OS for smart bikes

    Chinese search giant Baidu is getting on the smart bike bandwagon with an operating system that lets cyclists track their workouts and routes.

    Written by Michael Kan10 Oct. 14 18:19
  • China's Baidu partners with BMW on driverless car research

    Chinese search giant Baidu has entered into a partnership with BMW to jointly research driverless car technologies, with the goal of developing a semi-autonomous vehicle in three years.

    Written by Michael Kan16 Sept. 14 21:48