Global Technology News for 23 Apr 2018
Some Gmail users discovered spam messages for things like "growth supplements" in their "Sent" folders, with the emails being delivered to email addresses they did not recognize. To many, this was a... signal that hackers obtained access to their Google account and used it for spam campaigns. However, it turns out this wasn't the case, and Google already fixed the security issue. "My email account has sent out 3 spam emails in the past hour to a list of about 10 addresses that I don't recognize," a Gmail user said on Google's forums "I changed my password immediately after the first one, but then it happened again 2 more times. The subject of the emails is weight loss and growth supplements for men advertisements. I have reported them as spam. Please help, what else can I do to ensure my...
Shanghai gets automated "unmanned bank" equipped with facial recognition software, a virtual reality room and talking robots
The US Army and University of Minnesota have developed materials that mimic the flexibility of invertebrates like worms and squids and could one day be 3D-printed on the battlefield.
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Opioid use linked to increased risk of falls, death in older adults. Recent opioid use is associated with an increased risk of falls in older adults and an... increased risk of death, found new research in CMAJ.
Gary Gensler, who once led the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has joined M.I.T., where he is warning about potential problems for virtual currencies.
The clouds in Uranus' upper atmosphere are composed largely of hydrogen sulfide, the molecule that makes rotten eggs so stinky, a new study suggests.
A 4 percent reduction per year in carbon dioxide emissions should net $339 billion in health savings in 2030, researchers estimate.
Huawei had a tumultuous time in the U.S. this year, but it seems like Europe is ready for an even closer relationship.
Here's the numerical and cosmic gymnastics Meade used to come up with today's apocalypse -- one that, of course, will not come to be.
Research on a new form of male contraceptive shows that it can slow down the movement of sperm in men. The study also shows that it has no hormonal side effects in men taking the drug.
He could receive one of the largest single payouts to an exec in recent years.
Artificial intelligence is giving scientists new hope for studying the habitability of planets, in a study from astronomers Chris Lam and David Kipping. Their work looks at so-called "Tatooines," and... uses machine learning techniques to calculate how likely such planets are to survive into stable orbits. The study is published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Calculations by University of Twente researchers show that Bitcoin is more vulnerable to attack than people had always assumed. If some Bitcoin users were to form a group that controls 20 percent of... the currency's computing power, they could launch an attack and, within a few days, force all other users to accept a new standard for Bitcoin. The researchers presented their results last week, at a scientific conference organized by NASA in the United States.
Trying to give you a reason to return to your headset with indie films.
Digital cash has the potential to help us save more, manage our money and even break the cycle of poverty for the world's poor. It's not without risks.
Last month, Scottish YouTube comedian Mark Meechan was found guilty of a hate crime after posting a video of his girlfriend's pug Buddha raising its paw to the words "Sieg Heil." Though Meechan argued... that the motivation behind the anti-Semitic video was simply to prank his girlfriend, he has been fined £800--or about...
A Samsung-owned website revealed that Android 8.0 Oreo is scheduled to be released for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in May. It also revealed when the 2017 Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 will receive the update.
The FCC has taken the final step in erasing the 2015 rules protecting the internet. Here's what you need to know.
Brain "organoids" made from stem cells are a promising way to study the brain, but the longest they've survived in a petri dish is just five weeks. Researchers from the Salk Institute recently... implanted a bean-sized brain organoid into a mouse, and c...
The Mideast ride-sharing app Careem says it has been hacked.
Facebook’s smart speaker will reportedly launch in October, a new report claims. The social media giant’s entry into the AI speaker market already home to Apple’s HomePod, Amazon’s Echo and... Google Home was allegedly delayed several months as a result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. As a result, Facebook has cut its 2018 order volume […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) An international team, led by Berkeley Lab scientists, has demonstrated a breakthrough in the design and function of nanoparticles that could make solar... panels more efficient by converting light usually missed by solar cells into usable energy.
(University of Lincoln) A new method has been developed to make drugs 'smarter' using nanotechnology so pharmacologists can tailor their drugs to more accurately target an area on the body, such as a... cancer tumour.
Google updated its two-factor verification system to encourage iOS users to rely on its service. The authentication program is now integrated into the Gmail app and includes additional information... about sign-in attempts.
While Nintendo has tried its best to make its Switch as colorful or as drab as it can be, depending on your preference, gamers are just the types who love to customize and personalize their gear as... much as they can. Sadly, applying skins and other adhesive embellishments to Nintendo’s latest and greatest is a death sentence for it. At …
Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles may still be on trial for embezzlement in Japan, but that isn't stopping him from playing an influential role in the cryptocurrency world. As part of an interview with... Fortune, the one-time bitcoin exchange leader ha...
Despite the pop culture fiction that artificial intelligence is a far-away puzzle just waiting to be unlocked, the truth is that AI is already a tool that most use often, some of us even every day. ... Just think about it: every time you stop to ask Siri or Google Home or any of our friendly neighborhood pocket assistants for directions or help finding the nearest coffee spot, you’re interfacing with an elegant example of easy-to-use AI. SEE ALSO: This surreal AI creature meets humans, then decides whether it wants to play with them For businesses, using chatbots as the first line of defence against customer complaints is now common, providing a handy way to triage queries and customer needs. Again, AI is already an efficient solution to an everyday problem. And while it’s easy to...
How far will law enforcers go to unlock a smartphone? Given how critical these mobile devices have become these days, it seems they’re willing to go through sometimes morbid lengths to access what... could be, but not yet confirmed, evidence inside. And, yes, that includes trying to unlock phones using the deceased’s own fingers. That is what two detectives in …
AI assistants may be called “personal” but they definitely aren’t personable. Never mind their obviously fake personalities, these intelligent chatbots are really intelligent in only the factual... sense. Huawei, however wants AI assistants to grow beyond that to become something more relatable, more approachable, more human-like. In other words, it wants to make its AI have some EI, emotional intelligence, …
Did you find spam in your Gmail sent folder? The good news is that you probably weren't hacked. The bad news is Google isn't sure what the problem is, but is working on it. The post Some Gmail users... woke up to find spam sent from their accounts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Wikipedia puts the world's collected knowledge within the reach of just a few mouse clicks. And now, thanks to a new feature called Page Previews, it takes even fewer. It's a straightforward idea... that will make it markedly easier to gain a cursory knowledge of a subject in order to dazzle your friends and turn off your Tinder dates. SEE ALSO: The top Wikipedia searches of 2017 are windows into our nightmares "With Page Previews, whenever a reader hovers over a link to another article, a short summary of the subject and an image (if available) is displayed," explains the Page Preview Wikipedia page. "The user can then decide whether they wish to visit that subject more thoroughly before continuing with the current article."
Within the top five space contractors, from 2011 to 2017, ULA surpassed Boeing and became the top overall vendor. SpaceNews.com
Commentary: At a rainy airport, the people who usually wave to help direct planes into their gates wave their illuminated wands in a fight to the death.
Even in the era of private spaceflight companies, the process of getting a rocket into space is glacially slow: it can take months or years to schedule and prepare for a mission. That was fine when... launching any rocket was a special occasion, but DA...
Researchers reveal people may be developing Alzheimer's later in life and living less time with the neurodegenerative disease.
Using a new advanced imaging technology, researchers capture new patterns of molecular organization as connections between neurons strengthen during learning tasks.
We discuss what's next for net neutrality, Amazon home robots and the death of cash.
Increasing fish consumption could help to lower the risk of developing Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases, researchers report. The study reveals the protein parvalbumin can help to... prevent the formation of alpha synuclein.
Police in Florida are criticised for allegedly entering a funeral home to use a dead man's finger to unlock his smartphone.
Heptio is one of the more interesting companies in the container ecosystem. In part, that’s due to the simple fact that it was founded by Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, two of the three engineers... behind the original Kubernetes project, but also because of the technology it’s developing and the large amount of funding it […]
Female NASA scientists revealed what they think are the best and worst movies about outer space. Keri Lumm reports.
CBS’ over-the-top streaming service, CBS All Access, is now available for the first time outside the U.S. The network today announced the service has arrived in Canada, ahead of a planned... international expansion which will see the streaming service coming to more markets outside the U.S. in the future. There are some differences between the […]
Amazon is making a home robot, according to Bloomberg. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.
The call for additional restrictions on the cybersecurity company follows a usage ban by the US government.
Net neutrality's protracted, multi-phase death scene has finally come to an end with a whimper as the FCC rules proposed in May, voted on in December, and entered in the Federal Register in February... finally come into effect today. But as before, don't expect some big fanfare by broadband providers and a sudden ratcheting up of prices. Things are going to stay quietly tense for a while.
Popular photo editing app Snapseed, which allows for editing RAW photos, has been updated for iPhone X today. more…
Seven countries asked the European Commission to review the purchase of the music identification app.
Currently on trial in Japan, Karpeles is now CTO for VPN service giant London Trust Media.
Apple's acquisition of Shazam is now under investigation by antitrust regulators in Europe. The European Commission is concerned that the deal will give Apple an unfair advantage in stealing users... from its rivals. It has promised to provide a decision by September 4. Apple confirmed its plan to buy Shazam, the service that identifies music […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
A garlic press? Yes, it's a life saver.
The first thing to understand about media sharing app RapChat is that co-founder Seth Miller is not a rapper and his friend, Pat Gibson, is. Together they created RapChat, a service for making and... sharing raps, and the conjunction of rapper and nerd seems to be really taking off. Since we last looked at the […]
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Researchers reveal the role the orbitofrontal cortex plays in identity expectations.
Westworld has returned with its second season, and with it comes a slew of fan theories and speculation. There's a new maze for us to solve, and we're here to explore every nook and cranny.
Careem, the ride-hailing company based in Dubai, revealed today it was the victim of a cyber breach. Hackers accessed the names, email addresses, phone numbers and trip data of anyone who signed up... for Careem prior to January 14. Careem said there’s no evidence the hackers accessed passwords or credit card information. While the breach […]
The European Union has been eyeing Apple's plans to buy Shazam for a while now. Back in February, it noted that the deal raised some preliminary competitive concerns. Today, the EU announced that it's... all in, launching an "in-depth" investigation into the deal. In a press release issued earlier today, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager notes, “The […]
CIRP is out with another report today with fresh data on the mix of iPhone sales and which models are selling best. The latest details show iPhone 8/8 Plus leading the way with growth from the holiday... quarter into the calendar Q1, while iPhone X is seeing a decline. more…
The New York Times reports the Department of Justice is investigating AT&T and Verizon for alleged wireless collusion.
Paying back our moms for all that they do is no easy task. But we can always try come Mother's Day with some sweet, tech-centric gifts. SEE ALSO: Traditional anniversary gifts, reimagined for... millennial couples Not all moms need special instructions just for turning on the TV. If your mom is the first to adopt the latest streaming device, knows all the iPhone hacks, and is even teaching you a thing or two, then these are the gifts for her. From portable tech that she can take to work to home gadgets that she can use around the house, these awesome tech gifts are sure to be right in her wheelhouse.
When the Department of Defense announced in March, a 10-year winner-take-all cloud contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, it raised a few eyebrows. Last week, they clarified some of the... conditions, and it turns out that much like a modern baseball free agent contract, there are a couple of points where the […]
It's been a wild ride for GoPro. It went from a niche camera company for surfers, to a media behemoth that was printing money, and now to a company undergoing large-scale layoffs, and publicly... considering selling itself. Oof. Rather than piling on, we decided to flash back to happier times. So, I went on Amazon and...
Alexander Kogan created a quiz app that sits at the center of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
When it comes to the promises of persistent location hyper-awareness, the promises of mobile have largely fallen flat. While this has been a bummer for consumers looking for more contextual services... from the apps they have installed, this has also been a pain for marketers keen to get their hands on more quality user data. […]
Deliv, which partners with retailers like Macy’s, Best Buy and PetSmart to offer same-day delivery, is enabling Shopify retailers to offer scheduled, same-day delivery to customers. This is thanks... to a partnership with Zapiet, a store pickup and local delivery plug-in for Shopify. Zapiet helps Shopify retailers manage store inventories and configure the confines of the deliveries. This […]
If you're looking for fine-tuned photo editing, Snapseed is a powerful, free photo editor for iOS that helps revive and tweak your shots. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
There are lots of possibilities when it comes to bringing AR into museums like MoMA--but will they embrace them?
The Huawei P20 is the cheaper alternative to the flagship P20 Pro smartphone that wowed us a couple of weeks ago, but that doesn't mean that it's not worth a look. Check out our in-depth Huawei P20... Pro review with full-size sample images and videos...
In case you thought the Echo in your living room laughing maniacally out of nowhere wasn't creepy enough, just imagine what it would be like if it followed you around. A Bloomberg report suggests that... Amazon is working on an actual home robot that will wander around your abode, navigating obstacles and ostensibly...
When it comes to a vehicle walkthrough, who better to do one than the company that built it?
The social network's vice president of ads seeks to answer the "hard question" of how much data the company has on its 2 billion users and how it's used.
It's Monday. Treat yourself.
Hardware startup Glowforge, which makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, has finally opened up sales to the general public. The maker-targeted device, which can ‘print’... (read: engrave/laser cut) a variety of materials including leather, wood, acrylic, glass, and even the metal surface of a Macbook, starts at $2,495 for the entry […]
So you're in the market to buy a new laptop? We have some advice: Don't let big tech companies with multimillion dollar marketing campaigns fool you into thinking you have to pay upwards of $1,000 to... get a quality notebook. SEE ALSO: Amazon daily deals for Monday, April 16: Save on gaming laptops, Bluetooth headphones, camping gear, and more You can actually get a brand new one for less than half of that price. And we aren't talking about poorly made, subpar notebooks that run slower than your smartphone after the latest iOs update. We're talking about cheap laptops that are high-tech and responsive, helping you do the things that matter most, like writing, browsing the internet, storing files, and even gaming.
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Apple's takeover of UK-based music app Shazam after finding the deal could raise competition concerns.
The outside of the International Space Station is a harsh environment but scientists are taking advantage of the extreme conditions to conduct advanced space research....
The Internet Society is expanding its Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative from just autonomous systems (AS) networks to include internet exchange points (IXPs).
A new study sheds light on how reading shapes our brain and can improve our memory. Those who are not practiced readers, researchers discovered, find it more difficult to distinguish how an object is... oriented in space.
Researchers from Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT have analyzed servers compromised by the infamous threat actor known as Energetic Bear in recent years.
Alexa may be getting some legs. A domestic robot powered by Amazon's digital assistant looks to be in the cards now that Bloomberg is reporting the e-commerce giant is developing some kind of... automated servant for the home. Amazon is well on its way to creating prototypes of the robot, according to the report, with the aim to have it in consumers' homes as early as next year. SEE ALSO: Amazon Alexa spouted conspiracy theory when asked about chemtrails The exact goal of the project, said to be codenamed "Vesta," is unclear, but smart money is on some kind of mobile Alexa speaker that can move from room to room, extending the digital assistant's presence in a home. The idea is it would be equipped with sophisticated computer-vision capabilities so it could navigate a home like a Roomba robot...
At 13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.
"When most of us think of DNA, we think of the double helix," says Associate Professor Daniel Christ (Head, Antibody Therapeutics Lab, Garvan) who co-led the research. "This new research reminds us... that totally different DNA structures exist - and...
Mitchel Wu is a professional toy photographer. He combines toys, photography skills, practical effects, and imagination to create “alternative universes” in which toy characters come to life.... Instead of using digital trickery in Photoshop, Wu carefully sets up his shots to capture things like flying objects and splashes on camera. Many of Wu’s photographs combine […]
Amazon has already worked its way into homes around the world with Alexa, but now the company might be thinking bigger. New rumors today claim that Amazon is looking to launch something technophiles... have dreamed about for decades: a consumer robot for the home. Many companies have tried and failed to create domestic robots before, but if there’s one company …
360-degree camera maker Insta360 has worked with Adobe to integrate the post-production workflow for its six-lens professional camera Insta360 Pro into the Adobe Premiere Pro CC video editing package,... covering every part of the process from stitching to editing. The feature will be available as a free extension to users of Premiere Pro CC 2017 and later, and will be released during this quarter. With the Insta360 extension installed, users will be able to directly import Insta360 Pro footage into Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Content can be edited before stitching, which is achieved by means of a lower-resolution proxy version of the original footage. This not only allows for reductions in stitching time, it also means less computer power is required during editing and the original footage is...
Apple released a step-by-step for a free replacement of select MacBook Pro models this morning. Some of the newest 13-inch MacBook Pro models without Touch Bars were affected, and only these models... will have batteries replaced for free. This replacement program affected MacBook Pro models were manufactured between October of 2016 and October of 2017 – and there’s a simple …
Apple confirmed plans to buy music tagging service Shazam back in December, but Apple’s acquisition of the London-based firm still hasn’t received EU antitrust regulatory approval yet. Apple moved... to close the deal back in March when the European Commission took control of the approval process, and a decision to OK the deal or launch an in-depth investigation was promised today. First reported by Reuters, the European Commission has formally moved to launch an ‘in-depth’ four month investigation into the proposed deal before allowing or blocking Apple’s takeover of Shazam. The EC says the risk of Apple buying Shazam is limiting choice of music streaming services… more…
There's a saying that predates the internet, but is often used to describe the omnipresent and free internet services like Facebook we use on a daily basis: "If you are not paying for it, you're not... the customer, you're the product." This criticism has been frequently marched out in the fallout of Facebook's recent Cambridge Analyticia scandal, during which it was revealed that more than 87 million user profiles were improperly shared by academic Aleksandr Kogan to a political consulting firm that helped Donald Trump. SEE ALSO: Forget data. Free labor is Facebook's lifeblood Now, Facebook is taking major strides to fight back against the tsunami of criticism it's facing over user privacy. In a blog post published Monday, the company tried to address the idea that it's exploiting users for...
The European Union is opening a probe into the acquisition by Apple of song-recognition app Shazam because it wants to make sure consumers will still have a wide choice of streaming music
Twitterrific 5, one of the best third-party Twitter clients for iOS, just got a new update that makes big improvements to direct messaging and keyboard support. Users can finally send images and... videos, and it couldn't be easier to insert them. If the official Twitter client just doesn't do it for you, Twitterrific and Tweebot […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Time to clean up your Facebook settings to keep them more private. Here's how.
It's part of Electrify America's first major investment in American EV infrastructure.
False positives are hands-down the worst part of my home security camera. At some point, the thing started sending me video snippets every time my rabbit eats a piece of arugula. Which is fine for,... like, a day — and then almost immediately annoying. After rolling out a version of AI-based person detection earlier this […]
Kanye West and Elon Musk have a bromance brewing. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.
Astronauts Scott Altman and Tom Jones are no strangers to seeing their names included among the stars. The two became the 96th and 97th NASA veterans to be inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at... the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
As any business leader could tell you, conferences are big business. In 2016, the event industry generated $325 billion in direct spending -- through hotels, catering, exhibitions, and events centers... -- and an even more impressive $845 billion in business sales. There's no denying the power events have on the economy itself -- in fact, for...
According to reports and customer emails currently circulating online, DxO Labs has filed the initial proceedings to start the bankruptcy process in France, where the company is headquartered in... Boulogne-Billancourt. While it's possible the company could be dissolved and liquidated, legal documents and emails to customers confirm the company has been placed under 'judicial administration.' This effectively means DxO Labs will have the opportunity to restructure and look for potential buyers before resorting to liquidation. French newspaper Le Figaro Économie published the details of the announcement as seen below--translated from French to English via Google Translate: In a follow-up email from DxO Labs received by a reader in the Canon Rumors forum, a spokesperson confirms the news, but...
The second season of the HBO show opens on a world where the moral truths of the first are gone.
NASA scientists flying over the arctic earlier this month spotted strange shapes out the window, but they aren't sure what caused them.
Thousands of users swear by this stuff.
Since days of yore, the royal line of succession to the British throne -- like most monarchies -- was based on primogeniture.
Canary is releasing a new version of its iOS app for managing its home security cameras. The new version primarily touts simpler recording controls, and Canary is making its Away mode fully... configurable for users as part of the app update. more…
In its larval stages, new technology is at best, promising, and at its worst, redundant. In the last few years alone we've seen countless aberrations of the digital age die out nearly on arrival - the... casualties of half-baked development, fads, or overestimations. However, when successful propagation occurs, new technology spreads like a virus. It...
It's been nearly a decade since we last checked out Lockhunter, an incredibly useful Windows app that ensures you'll always be able to remove files and folders that File Explorer refuses to delete.... Developer Crystal Rich Ltd continues to update the app with useful features, but sporadically: It took around 3.5 years ...
Get ready for more dramatic shifts between severe drought and record-breaking rainfall.
I'm sick and tired of Uranus jokes. It's time to get serious about Uranus, because there is some really serious science surrounding Uranus's mysteries. And wow, is Uranus mysterious.
In a pilot program launching soon, Uber will begin obscuring riders' exact pickup and drop-off locations in the trip history displayed to drivers. Instead, it will display a broader location area.
Gmail, Search, and certain Android push notifications are not working in Russia. If Russia blocks Google services, will Telegram have to comply with its ban?
An elderly gentleman in China shows off his remarkable strength and flexibility
Social engineering attacks such as fake tech support calls are easy, effective and occur across all platforms.
DxO Labs has reportedly gone into receivership as a bankruptcy proceeding is opened in France. The company is mum on what exactly is going on behind the scenes but says its customers shouldn’t be... affected by the financial and legal situation. Canon Rumors first reported that one DxO Labs customer has received the following message […]
One interesting design choice will remain hidden until its debut, though.
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Getting rid of spam is a never ending game of cat and mouse. Just as soon as email hosts figure out how to thwart spammers' latest tricks, the spammers come up with new ways to fill your inbox with... junk you don't want.
Streaming services and their subscription revenue has saved the music business, according to a new music industry report, which notes that 2017 was the third consecutive year of revenue growth –... again, thanks to digital music consumption. Global recorded music revenues reached $17.4 billion in 2017, up from $16 billion in 2016 – an annual growth […]
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Rapper J. Cole has set a new record for the highest number of Apple Music streams in a single day. His album KOD hit 64.5M streams, beating the previous record by almost a million streams … more…
Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start... talking to a computer. Now Amazon.com Inc. is working on another big bet: robots for the home. ...
"Alexa, play Jeopardy!" my son will bark. And she follows his command.
The US is lagging behind the digital ID leaders.
Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Huawei P20 smartphone.
The Galaxy S9 is the smaller of two new flagship smartphones from Samsung for 2018, featuring the much heralded variable aperture lens and super slow-motion video recording at 960fps. Read our... in-depth Samsung Galaxy S9 review with full-size sample images and videos now...
According to researchers, suffering from asthma or hay fever may put you at an increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder. The study reports over a 15 year period, 10.8% of people with... allergies developed psychiatric disorders, compare to 6.7% of people without allergic diseases.
It'll hit 60 mph in 2.25 seconds, which is mighty impressive.
MOSCOW (AP) -- During the Cold War, Soviet scientists at a secret, high-security lab worked frantically to counter the latest U.S. chemical weapons. More than 40 years later, the nerve agent they... developed apparently turned up in a quiet English town, where it nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter.
Life never would have evolved on Earth without death.
A building method as old as dirt is being re-examined as a 'new' and viable modern construction material.
It appears that Samsung may soon release new storage options for the Galaxy S9 and its big brother here in the US. Thus far, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have only been available in the US with 64GB... of storage. That’s a decent amount, but it means anyone looking for more storage has to purchase a microSD card – …
Tim Cook has been outspoken about Apple being a “force for good” in the world. However, when it comes to which tech giants have the most positive impact on society, the public has spoken — and... the answer isn’t Apple, but rather Amazon. Or, at least, that’s the response from a recent survey of 2,722 […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
"We'll Find Planets of a Kind Never Seen Before" 100,000-year-Old Hashtag: "The First Human Symbol?" "We Truly Don't Know What It Is" --Mystery Milky-Way Spectrum of Light Observed It's About... Expanding Earth! Over the Next 10 Years, Space Will Become...
Back in February, Canary's smart home cameras gained the ability to detect people and send push notifications specifying that a person had been seen in the recorded clip (as opposed to your pet, for... example). Today, the company is rolling out a new update that will allow users to choose whether they want Canary cameras to notify them about or even bother recording events that don't include a person in the frame. You can configure your Canary to record all motion, people only, or not at all. When away from my apartment, I'm generally in favor of recording any movement just to be sure. But I'm setting motion alerts to "people only" as soon as this update is out so I'll stop getting alerts whenever our pugs are just walking around doing...
Thomas Jefferson once said, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." If you want to plant a sapling of liberty, I suppose the best thing to... water it with is with blood, too. It's a good thing Westworld is currently soaked in it.
A huge board game sale, our readers' favorite printer, the final day for the sitewide Casper mattress sale, and much more kick off today's best deals.
The southern border of North Korea just got way less cheerful--or obnoxious. That's because the South Korea military has turned off its dozens of giant speakers aimed at the totalitarian state. Until... Monday morning, the speakers had been blasting K-pop and uplifting news that is censored in North Korea.
A University of Surrey senior lecturer in Criminology has teamed up with virtualisation technology company Bromium to produce "Into the Web of Profit", a research study revealing the socio-economic... and spending differences among cybercriminals.
If wearing a virtual reality or augmented reality headset is ever to become commonplace, hardware manufacturers will need to figure out how to make the devices small and lightweight while ensuring... their images are sharp and clear. Unfortunately, this task faces a key limitation in optics: Conventional lenses are curved glass objects that focus different wavelengths of light in different locations, which would show viewers blurry images. As a result, pretty much anything with a lens - from tiny smartphone cameras to large-scale projectors - uses multiple lenses, which add weight, thickness and complexity, increasing cost.
The wind industry is growing quickly around the world, especially in China and the U.S., where the total amount of electricity generated by wind turbines nearly doubled between 2011 and 2017.
Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them. They control our biorhythm, and they can also reflect our state of health. Researchers led by Ferenc Krausz at... the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) - a joint venture between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Munich - want to use brilliant infrared light to study molecular disease markers in much greater detail, for example to facilitate early stage cancer diagnosis. The team has developed a powerful femtosecond light source which emits at wavelengths between 1.6 and 10.2 micrometers. This instrument should make it possible to detect organic molecules present in extremely low concentrations in blood or aspirated air.
Apple is offering free battery replacements for some 13-inch MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) laptops that may have a faulty component. The company announced recently that a limited number of these... devices have a component that may fail, which would case the original built-in battery to expand. While Apple says this isn’t a safety issue, […]
Kim Komando has advice on fixing unexpected reboots, freezes, slowness and overheating on Macs and PCs.
HBO's science fiction drama Westworld isn't just known for its talented cast and philosophical musings about the nature of reality. It's also become famous for its reveals, from mind-bending... bombshells that link two characters to simple pieces of backstory that bring new insight to a storyline. Watching Westworld is like peeling an onion one layer at a time. That's why for the show's second season, I'll be diving into one particular spoilery revelation from each episode to figure out what it means, how we got here, and where things might go in the episodes to come. Some weeks, it might be a huge plot twist; other weeks, it might be something subtle. Either way, we're going to spoil the hell out of it. Welcome to the Westworld Spoilers...
The A.V. Club Westworld is back, heavy on the violent ends | Earther The Machines That Could Darken the Sun to Stop Climate Change | The Takeout Teetotaling pro wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler now... has his own beer; won't try it |
Using iTunes to manage iOS devices can be a real headache. Broad categories for syncing make it tough to track down individual tunes, videos, and other files. So it’s nice to know you can manage the... data on your iPhone doesn't need to mean dealing with iTunes. iMazing bills itself as the Swiss Army Knife […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Amazon has a top-secret project codenamed "Vesta" that is said to be focused on building robots for the home. The division responsible for the project is also the one who worked on the Echo speakers,... Fire TV set-top-boxes, Fire tablets and even the short-lived Fire Phone.
Well, it's April 23rd and the Earth is still here. "Planet X" (or Nibiru, depending on your specific flavor of insanity) hasn't dramatically appeared in our skies and the human race is chugging along... on its steady stream of caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol that got us to this point. What does this all mean? Well, it means that, once again, self-proclaimed doomsday prophet and notorious con artist David Meade was wrong about one of his predictions. I'm shocked. Meade, who peddles poorly written literature explaining how he comes up with his predictions that are literally never correct, most recently predicted that April 23rd would mark the beginning of doomsday. He predicted that Planet X, in all its nonexistent glory, would either strike the Earth or make a close pass, sparking calamity....
Tell the Canary app whether you want your security cameras to record just people or everything -- or nothing.
J. Cole's fifth album, KOD, has broken Apple Music's record for streams in the first 24 hours in the US with 64.5 million streams on its first day, Apple tells The Verge. KOD surpassed the previous... record holder, Drake's Views, by nearly 1 million streams. Seven out of the top 10 most streamed songs in a 24-hour period on Apple Music are now from KOD. Apple Music pulled in 66 percent of the first-day streaming market share for KOD in the US, and 60 percent worldwide, continuing its run of major first-week streaming totals when it comes to hip-hop and R&B artists. Somehow Apple Music -- which has 120 million fewer users than Spotify -- continues to give its top competitor trouble with releases in the world's most popular genre of music. S...
Back in 2012, during the Games Developers Conference that year, developer Quantic Dream debuted a graphical tech demo running in real time on a PlayStation
Each Monday we're tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk... about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at email@example.com.
With all the immersive games, films and documentaries available, there are plenty of interesting VR experiences for your headset. Samsung wants to make sure you'll never run out, announcing today its... "Pilot Season." It's a "new initiative aimed at in...
Read our overall conclusion Despite its billing as a 'basic' model, the Sony a7 III is a supremely capable full frame camera. Though it doesn't have the most megapixels or shoot the fastest bursts,... its well-judged mix of resolution, speed, features and price point make it an easy recommendation for all kinds of photographers and all kinds of photography. Key Features: 24MP full frame BSI CMOS sensor 93% autofocus coverage (693 phase detection points, 425 for contrast detection) Oversampled 4K/24p video taken from full width 6K (cropped-in 5K for 30p) In-body image stabilization 10 fps continuous shooting 2.36m dot OLED viewfinder, 0.78x magnification AF joystick Touchscreen Larger, 'Z-type' battery (CIPA rated to 710 shots) Dual SD memory card slots USB 3.1 Type C Compared to its...
Florida police have reportedly attempted to unlock a dead man's smartphone using his fingerprint, an act that reflects an ethical dilemma for the modern age concerning biometric security for mobile... devices.
Russian authorities' scattergun approach to Telegram ban shuts down bona fide services
Amazon, Mastercard and others are developing new ways for you to spend, including cashierless stores and scanning the veins in your thumb.
An evidence in the WebKit revealed that the iOS 12 could arrive in the iPhone 5s. If this piece of information is proved accurate, it means that Apple is not cutting off the 5-year-old phone just yet.
Everything's fine, says NVMe-over-fabrics array startup NVMe-over-fabrics array startup Pavilion Data Systems has laid off more engineers just a month after a previous cull during which co-founder... Kiran Malwankar departed....
In a new survey conducted by SurveyMonkey and shared by Recode, 11 percent of respondents said that they believe Apple has the most positive impact on society today. Apple came in third place,... however, falling in line behind Google at 15 percent and Amazon in the top spot at 20 percent. Survey respondents were given the option of choosing between a number of technology companies between April 8-9, and it totaled 2,772 adults based in the United States. When asked which company they believe has the most positive impact on society, 20 percent elected to choose "none of the above." Despite the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandal, 10 percent of respondents chose Facebook as having the most positive impact today. Microsoft rounded out the top 5 slots at 7 percent, followed by Tesla at 6...
Amol Sarva has done some amazing stuff. The founder of Virgin Mobile, Sarva went on to create the Peek email device created back when cheap, ubiquitous mobile devices were nowhere to be found. Now he... runs Knotel, a unique workspace aimed at up and coming startups. In this episode of Technotopia I asked Sarva about […]
"Super-Earth" planets are giant-size versions of Earth, and some research has suggested that they're more likely to be habitable than Earth-size worlds. But a new study reveals how difficult it would... be for any aliens on these exoplanets to explore space.
T-Mobile has rolled out improved LTE coverage to hundreds of locations across the US over the past two weeks, the company's chief technology officer Neville Ray tweeted. The new low-band and mid-band... sites include high-traffic cities like Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, New York, Dallas, and Washington, DC. As noted by TmoNews and Android Police, the rollout includes low-band 600MHz and 700MHz and mid-band PCS and AWS coverage. Ray also said that more work on 600MHz coverage for spotty areas would be "coming." This rollout essentially means T-Mobile is shoring up its low-to-middle band areas to get better overall signals in those places, with the focus on getting existing speeds to be more reliable. T-Mobile has previously indicated that...
Biometric authentication may be more convenient than passwords, and harder for hackers to duplicate, but how much protection does it offer from the law?
Over the weekend, the BBC successfully broadcast a live sporting event in 4K HDR in order to trial the feasibility of doing so for the Russia World Cup
Jim Bridenstine shouldn't necessarily expect smooth sailing now that he's finally in as NASA administrator, experts say.
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and acesulfame potassium may also lead to body changes linked to diabetes and obesity. How do these zero-calories sugar replacements cause unwanted health... impacts?
[VIDEO] Fantastic look (embedded in the main Loop post) at the sequence of today's pop hit creation process. Side note, I'd like to urge folks to support at least one newspaper or journalism source,... whether it be The New York Times, The Guardian, or your favorite blog. Pick one, buy a subscription, help keep that vital flame alive.
It's Monday, and bargain hunters know exactly what that means. It means we're at the start of another week packed with awesome daily deals. Today's roundup is another great one — highlights include... 30% discounts on the 23andMe Ancestry DNA Test and the best-selling23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA Test, a popular wireless charging pad for just $9, $15 off 4K Fire TV refurbs, the most popular Logitech Harmony bundle ever for within $10 of its lowest price, a $200 Harman Kardon Bluetooth speaker for $65, 25% off an awesome set of copper cookware, our readers' favorite Bluetooth earbuds for just $26, LED light bulbs that work with Alexa and Google Assistant for $8.25 a piece, $160 off a Sony portable pico projector, and so much more. See all of today's top deals below.
In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray talk new AMD hardware, and newly named AMD hardware. First up: Impressions from our 2nd-gen Ryzen... processor review, which hit the streets Thursday. The small tweaks and upgrades add up to a much more well-rounded chip than first-gen Ryzen. And it goes blow-for-blow with Intel's flagship Core i7-8700K too. As we said in our final verdict of the Ryzen 7 2700X, "Higher clock speeds and a massive multi-threading advantage push AMD's CPU performance to new highs. The bundled Wraith Prism cooler and overall polish push it over the top. In the battle of Intel and AMD's flagship processors, the clear winner today is the Ryzen 7 2700X."
Some consumers opt to invest in a refurbished phone instead of a brand new device because it's easy on the pockets. Here are some of the things they should look out for when buying a refurbished... handset.
The retail and computing giant has embarked on an ambitious, top-secret plan
[VIDEO] Ouch. Pretty, pretty good. Video embedded in main Loop post.
VW has unveiled the all-electric racing car that it will use to take on Pikes Peak this summer. The car is called the I.D. R Pikes Peak and it is aiming specifically at beating the 8:57.118 record for... the EV class in the race up the mountain. The I.D. R most certainly has the power to beat that time. The …
Did you know you don't need a screen to have fun? Today's Amazon Gold Box deals of the day features a selection of board games all on sale. This is a huge list with a lot of options to choose from, so... pick something for you and a friend or something for the whole family. Some of the games are cooperative and some are competitive. If you haven't played a board game in a while, you might be surprised about what the more advanced ones are like. You still have the old-school games you know and relate to like Sorry! for $12.62 and Stratego for $16.49. There also some more advanced games like the $21.12 Pandemic, where you have to stop deadly diseases from wiping out the world, or the $27.99 Tokaido with its beautiful artwork and strategic gameplay. Check out the full sale and add to your...
Cotton thread is made of many tiny fibers, each just 2-3 cm long, yet when spun together the fibers are capable of transmitting tension over indefinitely long distances. From a physics perspective,... how threads and yarns transmit tension--making them strong enough to keep clothes from falling apart--is a long-standing puzzle that is not completely understood.
TV presenter and consumer rights campaigner Martin Lewis takes on Facebook over defamatory ads
When is a sleeper actually asleep?
LG has confirmed that that the LG G7 will be announced on 2 May, a new flagship for 2018. The company hasn't yet confirmed all the details, but through
Plus, Flickr has a new owner -- even older photo-sharing service SmugMug, Kanye's back on Twitter after a year, and the woman who gave the Mac a smile. Facebook spent more money lobbying the U.S.... government this year than it ever has before. The social media company forked over a record $3.3 million last quarter to steer lawmakers on privacy, security, online advertising and transparency efforts. Context: Amazon spent $3.38 million and Google spent more than $5 million in the same three months. Meanwhile, Christopher Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee who disclosed the company's use of Facebook data, will testify tomorrow before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. [Rani Molla / Recode] Expect big numbers from tech earnings this week,...
If you have the Samsung Galaxy S8, is an updated camera and a few internal upgrades enough to warrant an upgrade to the Galaxy S9? Josh explores that question in this general comparison.
Unless you really need to print in color, Brother makes some of the only printers worth buying, and their small office-friendly MFCL2710DW is on sale for a consumer-level price today.
China's Xiaomi is reportedly planning to support more third-party smarthome platforms via its Aqara brand, beginning with Apple HomeKit.
News A new computer programme developed by scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can assess whole brain deterioration and help predict cognitive function after stroke up to ten times... more accurately than current methods... Contributed Author: SAGE Topics: Medical Diagnostics
Coal isn't dead yet, but tech firms are shifting the market towards cleaner more sustainable forms of power. And other companies, including firms that supply the tech giants, are beginning to follow... their lead. The post In blow to coal industry, tech firms push for renewable energy appeared first on Digital Trends.
Bloomberg: The world lacks a great all-around red. Always has. We've made do with alternatives that could be toxic or plain gross. The gladiators smeared their faces with mercury-based vermilion.... Titian painted with an arsenic-based mineral called realgar. The British army's red coats were infused with crushed cochineal beetles. For decades, red Lego bricks contained cadmium, a carcinogen. Yikes! More than 200 natural and synthetic red pigments exist today, but each has issues with safety, stability, chromaticity, and/or opacity. Red 254, aka Ferrari red, for example, is safe and popular, but it's also carbon-based, leaving it susceptible to fading in the rain or the heat. And: Subramanian, more scientist than chief executive, is now hunting for a similarly safe, inorganic red derivative...
Mark Meechan was fined £800 after teaching a dog to give a Nazi salute.
An update to how Google manages podcasts appears to be forthcoming, starting with the ability to start and resume podcasts between your Google Assistant devices. Now, if you begin listening to a... podcast on your phone, you can pause and continue listening to the rest on a Google Home just by asking to play the podcast again, and Assistant will know where you left off. Currently, Google doesn't have a dedicated podcast management app outside of Google Play Music; the only way to work around this is to use search results as a homepage shortcut. With Google I/O just weeks away, it seems likely that an app -- either inside the Home app or on the Play Store -- is underway. Zack Reneau-Wedeen, Google Podcasts' product manager, told Pacific...
OnePlus has yet to reveal when we can expect to see the OnePlus 6 flagship launch, but the company will happily drip feed us information through its official
Long before the reign of Instagram and Facebook groups, Flickr was the best place for photographers to share and discuss their work, as well as meet some like-minded creatives. Now that photo-sharing... and storage company SmugMug has bought Flickr for an undisclosed price, CEO Don MacAskill has expressed his commitment to breathe new life into the photo sharing community and make it a haven for photographers once again
Plans to hook up 500k Londoners to 1Gbps speeds in 4 years Community Fibre has won £18m from the UK government's broadband fund - the first outfit to do so since the cash pot was announced back in... 2016....
In the span of 20 years, Netflix has gone from a (super convenient) Blockbuster knockoff to one of the most powerful players in media. Partially, that’s credited to Netflix’s technology, bringing... streaming content to the mainstream. But Netflix’s success is also owed in part to its willingness to invest in its content library. Netflix continues […]
Volkswagen is entering the yearly race up Pikes Peak with a lightweight custom racer. Called the I.D. R Pikes Peak, two electric engines are good for 680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The whole package... weighs less than 2,500 lbs and VW says the vehicle is good for a 0-60 time of 2.25 seconds. […]
Under the topic "My account is sending spam emails", this from a giant, ever-growing thread in Google's Gmail product forum: My email account has sent out 3 spam emails in the past hour to a list of... about 10 addresses that I don't recongnize. I changed my password immediately after the first one, but then it happened again 2 more times. The subject of the emails is weight loss and growth supplements for men advertisements. I have reported them as spam. Please help, what else can I do to ensure my account isn't compromised?? This is followed by a wave of people with similar experiences. Making my way through the thread, it appears that this is a weakness in a specific DNS implementation, a hole in the system that makes spoofing via Canadian national telecommunications company Telus open to...
There isn't much to see, but a successor to the Q6 would need to rectify quite a few issues.
Today, Deezer has announced a change to its existing Flow feature, which creates an endless stream of a user's favorite songs plus new tracks picked by the service. There is now a separate Flow Tab,... which displays several personalized tracklists for a user to pick from based on their individual musical preferences. Once you click on the new Flow Tab, you'll see a swipeable carousel with cards for different tracklists that mark the artists they're inspired by. These options are made from what Deezer already knows you like to listen to. For example, you could get served a playlist inspired by the likes of Flume, Disclosure, Chet Faker, and Odesza, or one inspired by The Weeknd, Drake, and Frank Ocean. Image: Deezer In...
A few months removed from the iPhone X launch, I think it's fair to say that Apple's next-gen iPhone has been a rousing success. Though iPhone X sales are perhaps not as strong as many anticipated --... likely the result of the device's exorbitant price tag -- Tim Cook noted during a recent earnings conference call that the device has remained the most popular iPhone model since hitting store shelves this past November. All that said, the iPhone X itself was something of a risky product insofar as it was unclear how consumers would take to an iPhone design that was markedly different from all previous models. For starters, the iPhone X saw Apple replace Touch ID -- an incredibly reliable, useful, and efficient feature -- with a futuristic alternative dubbed Face ID. Though Face ID has proven...
Only some newer 13-inch MacBook Pros without Touch Bars have been affected.
A secret project called Vesta is reportedly developing the new gadget, which may be released as soon as next year.
A new EPA-backed study shows that an old problem has a new twist.
"They have evidence that hominids in Africa had already been impacting the size distribution of mammals on that continent before Homo sapiens evolved," says paleoecologist Emily Lindsey, assistant... curator and excavation site director of the La Brea Tar Pits Museum...
I’ve always travelled hand-baggage-only (except when taking my bicycle with me), and when you carry as many gadgets as I do, that can require some efficient packing. I usually travel with my MacBook... Pro, iPad, camera & lens, drone - and sometimes a test gadget or two. Plus, of course, chargers and cables for all of the above. The higher power output of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar means that I can use it as a charging hub, but if you’re looking for standalone chargers, as well as a way to reduce the bulk of a MacBook charger, OneAdaptr has some very neat solutions … more…
In a blow to Wikileaks' financing, Coinbase has banned its store account from the exchange platform. Coinbase did not give a specific reason but stated it had to comply with applicable U.S. laws. The... post Coinbase bans Wikileaks from its currency exchange platform appeared first on Digital Trends.
First awarded back in 1985, the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Best Photography Book prize is one of the oldest in the business. Previous winners include Sergio Larrain (with Vagabond Photographer in... 2014), Susan Meiselas (with In History in 2009), Boris Mikhailov (with Case History in 2000), and Eugene Richards (with Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue in 1994); this year three contemporary image-makers have made the shortlist – Stephen Gill, Chrystel Lebas, and Dayanita Singh. Gill has been nominated for the book Night Procession, which he self-published through his imprint Nobody Books. Shot using motion-sensor cameras in rural southern Sweden, where Gill moved with his family in 2014, the book reveals nocturnal animal activity in the dark forests. The book also includes an essay by Norwegian...
If you thought Microsoft’s change in tone over Windows 10 S, now Windows 10 with S Mode, marks the end of its obsession over software editions, then you don’t the company that well. Popping up out... of nowhere, yet another Windows 10 SKU seems ready to make OEMs, consumers, and fans alike scratch their heads in bewilderment. That’s Windows 10 …
The Guardian: Google has unveiled a new messaging system, Chat, an attempt to replace SMS, unify Android's various messaging services and beat Apple's iMessage and Facebook's WhatsApp with the help of... mobile phone operators. Unlike traditional texting, or SMS, most modern messaging services - such as Signal, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Apple's iMessage - are so-called over-the-top (OTT) services, which circumvent the mobile phone operator by sending messages over the internet. Chat is a successor to SMS: Instead of using OTT, it is based on rich communication services (RCS), a successor to SMS (short message standard), which has been used by people all over the world since 1992 and is still the fallback for most. And: With Chat, Google is unifying all the disparate versions of RCS...
Grow the plants you love, anywhere using the Herbot Artificial Intelligence Indoor Garden. This smart hydroponics social gardening robot allows you to grow plants in any climate, year-round,... soil-free. It automatically feeds, waters and provides enough light for your plants using an app-controlled system. In fact, it even learns from your preferences allowing you to grow organic food and medicinal herbs with laboratory precision. Simply select your plant pods, put them in Herbot and watch them grow. The app guides...
Vice President Mike Pence will swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA's new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency's headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA... Television and the agency's website.
Google and Amazon have been caught up in Russian attempts to block the Telegram messaging app.
Give your brain a boost with the INBair O2 Portable Oxygen Purifier. This designer oxygen purifier allows you to work harder and smarter with the help of 40% oxygen. By delivering concentrated oxygen... via the headset, INBair O2 helps you stay alert and productive whenever you're low on energy. To use INBair O2, just put on the headset and breathe normally to give your brain a boost. The weighted headset is stylish and comfortable, with an added filter to deliver...
Chris Evans sets up where Steve Rogers' head is at going into Avengers: Infinity War. Jamie Lee Curtis talks about "retelling" a classic for the new Halloween. Ron Howard teases a fellow Howard's... appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus, you'll be waiting a while for Netflix's Witcher show, and... a new Doom movie...
"We've heard some concerns from our customers," company says, over perpetual copyright grab.
Enjoy an easier grilling experience with the Vaustil Primero Smart Argentinian Grill. The Primero grill has an integrated charcoal starter, which automatically creates a fantastic glow. In fact, it... reaches an optimal temperature in under 20 minutes. All you have to do is load coal or briquettes into the charcoal starter. Then light it with your ignition material of choice in the ignition compartment. Additionally, it comes with a height-adjustable grate that offers the ideal exposure to the heat below....
At this price you'd expect junk, but these aren't junk. Plus: A not-to-be-missed sale on boardgames.
Avoid going into the rabbit hole with page previews on Wikipedia. The new feature shows a brief description of a hyperlinked topic, negating the need to open a new article and get distracted with... unrelated information.
Enjoy tasty coffee with the MOKA Universal Conical Coffee Filter. Featuring a unique cone trunk shape, The MOKA delivers better tasting coffee. It allows the hot water to rise up, crossing all the... coffee powder in the top of the filter. Likewise, it gets the coffee near the walls. Plus it reduces dust by around 10%. It also saves a minute of energy, or 20% less thermal energy, each time you use it. The 100% recyclable coffee filter even saves...
Qi wireless charging is magic. You plop your Qi-compatible phone on a charging pad and wait for the device to power up. It's so much simpler than plugging in a power cord, and today you can get that... easy charging for less than $10. Amazon's selling the RavPower Standard Qi Wireless Charging Pad for $9 as its Deal of the Day. It's been hovering around $15 recently, but this is the charger's all time low.
Understanding and creating interactive circuitry is fun and intuitive with the Circuit Lab Build-It-All Interactive Circuitry Starter Kit. Ideal for homes or classrooms, this learning kit is suitable... for children ages 8 and up. Additionally, Build-It-All introduces kids to electronics and circuitry. It is also beneficial for adults who want to learn more about interactive electronics. The kit comes with CodeLab, creative project challenges, and video tutorials. CodeLab is a visual programming interface that you can use for your programming needs...
Watch the world spin with the MOVA White and Gold Spinning Globe. This white and gold globe design adds a unique appeal to any space. With its white ocean canvas, the MOVA Globe offers clear details... and clean lines. Likewise, the gold continents appear to shine whenever it catches the light. It also comes with latitude and longitude lines. The elegant yet bold globe makes a statement in any setting. Additionally, the globe has hidden magnets that make it move....
Seattle-based Glowforge unveiled its innovative 3D laser printer which utilizes subtractive manufacturing instead of using additives, meaning it has the ability to carve and etch almost any material.... The post Forget plastic — Glowforge 3D laser printer builds with wood, fabric, leather appeared first on Digital Trends.
The Facebook data scandal rocked the internet world, and many thought that Google was the next in line to be asked data privacy questions. Google may know much more about users than Facebook, making... it a bigger security threat.
Devious code is sending people to fraudulent quiz and contest pages, so ignore that "lucky winner" notice and run a security scan.
In case you missed it, Motorola just announced a handful of new low-cost devices for its wildly popular Moto G and Moto E series that finally look as nice as they perform, with rounded glass backings... and dual cameras galore! The highest-end of all the phones announced was the Moto G6 Plus, which replaces last year's Moto G5 Plus in Motorola's powerful budget lineup. The G6 Plus isn't going to be available in the U.S. — stateside customers will want to look at the smaller Moto G6 instead — but that doesn't mean it's out of the question for the rest of the world, with the G6 Plus launching in Brazil, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. So how does this new affordable powerhouse stack up to last year's top dog? Specifications Before comparing the value of the Moto G6 Plus's newer features...
Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have identified 152 X-ray sources, including 95 new young stellar objects (YSOs) in Serpens South star-forming cluster. The finding is detailed in a... paper published April 13 in the arXiv pre-print server.
Back at CES a few months ago, I wrote that we were entering a golden age in lightweight gaming laptops. It started last year with NVIDIA's small, power-efficient Max-Q graphics, followed by Intel and... AMD's surprising team-up on Core H with Radeon RX...
In Hamilton, Ontario, a basic income pilot is improving individual lives--but bureaucratic pitfalls and tepid goals can limit its potential.
Animals fatally maul, sting, trample, and chew about a million humans per year. Pretty nice of them, given the numbers on our side--the average of 750 million chickens we kill in the U.S. every month,... for instance. In an ideal world, no one would ever get mauled by a bear, or contract rabies from a feral squirrel. But...
It's more of a tale of how Han became Han, you know?
News A remote command could one day send immune cells on a rampage against a malignant tumor. The ability to mobilize, from outside the body, targeted cancer immunotherapy inside the body has taken a... step closer to becoming reality... Contributed Author: Georgia Tech Topics: Oncology
Forget the Alamo--what else is good in San Antonio? We've already taken Hack Your City to Houston and Austin, but San Antonio is the country's seventh-biggest city, and it gets over 30 million... visitors a year. What do those visitors miss if they just do the greatest hits?
News Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital are leveraging new technologies to study the effects of DISC1 mutations in cerebral organoids -- "mini brains" -- cultured from human stem cells...... Contributed Author: Brigham and Women's Hospital Topics: STEM
To protect business networks, one line of security isn't enough.
As many councils struggle with budget issues to deliver services such as social care, new technology is being used in one trial area.
For Amazon's latest hardware trick, the company has apparently been working on a home robot under the codename, "Vesta." That nugget comes via Bloomberg sources, who report that the online retail... giant expects to start trialing the device in employee homes this year, with plans to launch it to consumers as early as 2019. The […]
Citing alleged ties to the Russian government, Twitter has banned Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its website, though its standard account is still active. Kaspersky has denied the claims. The post... Twitter bans Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform appeared first on Digital Trends.
An EU-funded project has fostered links between national and European programmes to harmonise and implement scientific and technical research into materials for a safe and sustainable nuclear sector.
A new study is the first to find a significant link between asthma, hay fever and a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Over 15 years, 10.8 percent of patients with allergic diseases developed a... psychiatric disorder, compared to only 6.7 percent of those without allergies. Monitoring the mental health of patients with allergies could help doctors care for their patients more effectively.
Increased awareness of the importance of the microbes that live in our gut has spurred a great deal of research on the microbiome and fueled a booming probiotics industry. A new study suggests... probiotics can improve not only the health of our gut but liver health, as well.
Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in recent decades. However, new research... finds sugar replacements can also cause health changes that are linked with diabetes and obesity, suggesting that switching from regular to diet soda may be a case of 'out of the frying pan, into the fire.'
A new study takes a comparative approach to pinpoint what happens differently in humans versus other animals to explain why they can successfully regenerate neurons while we instead form scar tissue.... By learning from the similarities and differences, researchers hope to find new leads in the treatment of spinal cord injury.
Findings from a new study conducted in rats reveal that females may be more susceptible to migraines and less responsive to treatment because of the way fluctuations in the hormone estrogen affect... cells in the brain.
Researchers have developed a vaccine for one of the most dangerous types of synthetic cathinones, or bath salts. The vaccine blunts the illegal stimulant's effects on the brain, which could help... recovering drug users who experience a relapse.
A new study found that there were more than 8,200 calls to US poison centers regarding exposures to liquid nicotine and e-cigarettes among children younger than 6 years of age from January 2012... through April 2017, averaging 129 calls each month or more than four a day.
A new method has been developed to make drugs 'smarter' using nanotechnology so pharmacologists can tailor their drugs to more accurately target an area on the body, such as a cancer tumor.
Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, has been shown to help prevent the formation of certain protein structures closely associated with Parkinson's... disease. A new study shines more light on the link between consumption of fish and better long-term neurological health.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a global and growing problem in health care. To be able to prevent further development of resistance developing, it is important to understand where and how... antibiotic resistance in bacteria arises. New research shows that low concentrations of antibiotics, too, can cause high antibiotic resistance to develop in bacteria.
Making tiny changes to existing diabetes treatments can alter how they interact with cells, and potentially make the medicines more effective.
In the largest federally funded non-drug clinical trial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), patients with the most severe and persistent symptoms achieved robust and sustained relief by learning to... control symptoms with minimal clinician contact.
Microsoft is being urged to rush out a patch for a bug in Internet Explorer that's being used in attacks.
Formlabs announced this morning that it's raised another $30 million in a Series C lead by Tyche Partners. This latest round puts the Somerville, Massachusetts-based 3D printing company's total... funding north to $85 million. It's a rare success story in the world of desktop 3D printing, where most of the company's competitors failed to weather […]
A NASA aircraft has spotted something in the Arctic that it can't explain and it has "never seen before."
Android smartphone makers have apparently run out of ideas this year. When it comes to flagship smartphone design, we haven't seen anything new from any major global Android phone companies since... sometime in mid-2017. Market leader Samsung released its new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ earlier this year, but they look so much like their predecessors that most people appear to be skipping them. Of course, any companies that aren't recycling their own designs have decided to steal Apple's iPhone X design for their new flagship handsets. That seems like hyperbole, but it's really not. From tiny no-name smartphone startups in China to some of the biggest companies in the industry like LG and Huawei, they're all ripping off Apple's iPhone X design and using it for their own smartphone. If you don't...
The Chromecast--that's a dongle for getting movies and shows and maybe a bit of music up on your big screen, right? Well, yes, but there's much more you can do with your Chromecast. All kinds of apps... and games can benefit from the extra screen space--not just Plex and Netflix.
Last week, Apple supplier TSMC saw its shares decline around nine percent after it cut its full-year revenue growth target to 10 percent, compared to its previous 10-15 percent estimate. The... manufacturer blamed the cut on lower-than-expected smartphone demand and growing uncertainty in the cryptocurrency mining market. Apple's stock also declined around four percent on Friday, as many analysts equated the slowing smartphone demand with poor or declining sales of the iPhone X, which has an A11 Bionic chip fabricated by TSMC, in the second quarter. Now, a report from DigiTimes suggests that TSMC may post better-than-projected revenues and profits in 2018 after all, as it gradually ramps up volume production of so-called A12 chips for Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup. The wafers are...
If you're in any of the tri-state cities of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, beware of a possible measles exposure. European tourists carrying the disease went around town and apparently spread... the disease.
Complaints up 24% as horrible humans rake in the readies Microsoft has released stats showing that tech support scams are on the increase, with 153,000 complaints received and 15 per cent of... complainants losing cold, hard cash....
Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start... talking The post Amazon working on top-secret home robot appeared first on TechCentral.
Apple is closing the last of its remaining Apple Watch pop-up shops. Based in Tokyo, the last of the mini-stores is located in Shinjuku’s high-end Isetan department store. It will shut its door next... month. A message outside the store reads, “This is a notice that Apple Watch at Isetan Shinjuku will close as of […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
China’s ride-sharing leader Didi Chuxing has continued its global march after it officially launched in Mexico, expanding its battle with Uber to a new front. The company raised $4 billion in... December to expand overseas and it hasn’t held back on doing so this year. Hot on the heels of moves into Brazil, Taiwan and […]
Bloomberg is claiming that Amazon is looking to build a home robot that would do for personal androids what the Kindle did to reading. The website's sources-in-the-know claim that the giant's hardware... division, Lab126, is working on some sort of dome...
Angola on Monday confirmed the premature death of its first national telecoms satellite, Angosat-1, which was launched in December and was expected to have a working life of 15 years.
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Monday it planned to raise $1.5 billion in debt, the second time the company is tapping the debt market in less than a year to fuel a rapid expansion in original... content.
Qatar Airways will continue to expand even as it prepares to announce "large" annual losses due to a blockade by neighbours, the airline's chief executive said on Monday.
The PureSec Tesseract is a serverless security runtime engine that protects apps in AWS Lambda, Microsoft Azure, and other environments.
It's just so much easier. The RAVPower Qi wireless charging pad is down to $8.99 on Amazon. That's a drop from a regular $15 street price and one of the only direct deals we've ever seen. This sale is... part of Amazon's Gold Box deals of the day, so the price is temporary. You can also get this RAVPower wireless charging stand for $37.49. That is down from a street price of $50. The Qi wireless charging is compatible with both Android and iPhone smartphones. Phones like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ can get fast 10W wireless charging, and phones like the iPhone X and 8 can get 5W wireless charging. You'll need to connect the pad to a Quick Charge adapter if you want the faster charge. The pad has LEDs to let you know if the phone is charging and safety precautions to protect your device from...
An international group of physicists managed for the first time to experimentally observe the transition between two states of matter, propagating polariton-solitons and a Bose-Einstein condensate.... Furthermore, physicists developed a theoretical model to explain such transitions and found a way to switch between the states by changing the laser pumping power in the polariton formation process. The results are published in Physical Review Letters.
Skoltech's Aeronet Lab has developed an algorithm that makes it possible to analyze satellite images of areas affected by fires and other natural disasters and to make a quick assessment of the... economic damage. The algorithm is based on machine learning and computer vision.
A former employee stole data on 1.5 million customers, Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks announced on Friday.
Scientists are sure that Mars once had an atmosphere and liquid water on its surface. Scientists have known since very early in the mission of Curiosity in 2012 that Gale Crater once contained lakes.... The image below shows a feature found on Mars called desiccation cracks which form when mud is exposed to air, dries, and cracks. Scientists say that …
In a nutshell, the survey's top 3: Amazon, 20% Google, 15% Apple, 11% The survey was implemented by SurveyMonkey. What I'd really love to see is some detail on people's thinking on this. What is the... positive impact from Amazon? Is it about getting goods so quickly and reliably? Amazon Echo and Alexa? Something else? And is Google's positive mostly about search? I also wonder if Apple would have won this survey hands down 8 years ago, when the iPhone was still exploding but Android hadn't quite taken off yet. Interesting.∞ Read this on The Loop
Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone.
If you have pets, you know they can create a mess. Some of that mess can be vacuumed up by your Roomba, and some of it will create an absolute disaster if it gets eaten by the robot vacuum. You know... what I'm talking about. (I'm talking about poop.)
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Amazon is reportedly developing its first robot for the home, according to Bloomberg. The project has been given the internal codename "Vesta," named after the Roman goddess of the hearth. It's being... developed by Lab126, the Amazon hardware R&D center that previously built the Kindle, Fire Phone, and Echo. There are no firm details on what Amazon's robot looks like or what purpose it will serve, but Bloomberg suggests it could be a sort of "mobile Alexa" -- following users around their house to places where they can't speak directly to an Echo speaker. Prototype robots built by Amazon reportedly have computer vision software and cameras for navigation, and the company is said to be planning to seed devices in employees' homes by the end...
The never-ending debate of buy vs. wait. Samsung makes some of the most popular smartphones on the planet, and as we usually see every year, the company's biggest competition is often itself. The... Galaxy S9+ is a truly excellent phone and easily one of the best to come out so far in 2018. However, with Samsung likely announcing the Galaxy Note 9 in just a few short months, should you bother spending your money on an S9+ now or just wait for the latest in the Note series? One of our forum users is currently faced with this very decision, and when asked for advice on what they should do, this is what some of our other members had to say. Rukbat 04-22-2018 02:03 PM “ If you want a note (totally different from the S line - go to the store and play with a Note 8 to see if you fall in love with...
Chip producer TSMC may enjoy its highest profits this year for production of the A12 processor, with a report claiming the manufacturer is ramping up volume production on its 7nm process lines in... order to cope with the orders for the Apple-designed chip destined for its 2018 iPhone models.
"We are trying to effectively link air, land, sea and space. The geospatial context on the ground may give you some type of indications and warning of something happening in space," said Chirag... Parikh, director of NGA's Office of Source Strategies. SpaceNews.com
We absolutely love Amazon’s streaming media devices, especially the current-generation Fire TV Stick and the 4K Fire TV. They feature one of the best interfaces ever, and they support every single... streaming service you could possibly want. In fact, their only real limitation has nothing to do with the devices themselves. Instead, it’s your network. Sometimes other people in your household hog the Wi-Fi and it causes problems with your streams, which is the absolute last thing you want when you’re trying to binge-watch your favorite TV show. Luckily, all you need to make sure it never happens again is the UGREEN Ethernet Adapter, which is on sale on Amazon for just $16 and change when you clip the on-site 5% coupon. This simple gadget lets you connect your Fire TV to Ethernet,...
The entity is focused on government lobbying around regulation and monitoring market trends.
A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain on Monday, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name.
ETH computer graphics specialists have analysed cloud formation and air flow in high resolution weather situations and visualised a high resolution weather situation in 3-D. The aviation industry and... meteorologists may be able to benefit from this visualisation method in the future.
Data, digital or tech knowledge 'not essential' for £66,665 role The UK government appears to be under the impression that knowledge of data policy or the tech sector isn't a pre-requisite to become... the head of data strategy in its digital department....
The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak was built specifically to break the electric car record on the famous Pikes Peak course in Colorado. The electric supercar is said to be faster than a Formula One... racer.
The OnePlus 6 will feature a glass back with a five-layered Nanotech coating. OnePlus served up a teaser over the weekend showcasing the back of the OnePlus 6, hinting at a possible ceramic or glass... back. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took to the company's forums earlier today to confirm that the phone will indeed feature a glass back. This isn't the first time OnePlus opted for a glass back, as the OnePlus X also used the same material. But based on the initial OnePlus 6 design sketches shared by Lau, it looks like OnePlus' upcoming phone will have a curvier design, and if the image up top is any indication, we'll see more vibrant color options. Lau also said that the OnePlus 6 will retain the company's signature "horizon line and characteristic curve" aesthetic, and that the phone will offer a...
A leading politician from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party warned Monday that Facebook's dominance makes competition "impossible", joining a broadside against the social network... from Berlin.
Tech giant Facebook has opposed calls by Australian media companies for digital platforms to be regulated, amid an inquiry into their impact on competition in news and advertising markets.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the first Indian company in a decade to breach the $100-billion market value barrier after stocks in the IT giant soared on Monday.
EU anti-trust regulators on Monday opened an in-depth probe to establish whether a massive rescue loan by the Italian government to troubled airline Alitalia constituted illegal state aid.
April 23, 2009: Less than a year after opening its virtual doors, the App Store reaches 1 billion downloads. 13-year-old Connor Mulcahey of Weston, Connecticut, wins a “1 Billion App Countdown”... promotion. He takes home an assortment of Apple products valued at more than $13,000. Peer-to-peer file sharing app Bump is the 1 billionth app to […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
While Kafka's KSQL attempts to make streaming data processing easier for developers, Arcadia Data is trying to bring that ease to analysts and business users.
RavPower makes our favorite wireless charger for Qi-enabled phones: the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad. While the newest version is still on the more expensive end of the wireless charger spectrum,... you can pick up the older model at the lowest price it's ever been, today only, as part of Amazon's Deal of the Day program. Also available in today's Deal of the Day is a newer wireless charger from RavPower, the HyperAir Stand, which Verge readers can pick up at an additional discount. The new HyperAir Wireless Charging Stand charges Samsung phones at 10W and iPhones at their max speeds of 7.5W. The HyperAir is currently listed at $37.49, or 25 percent off the original price of $49.99. Verge readers can use the code VERGECHL to get the...
Here's my wishlist for Versa 2 (or whatever Fitbit comes out with next). Following three years of trial and occasional error with the Surge and Ionic, Fitbit finally found its perfect smartwatch... recipe this year with the Versa. Offering a clean design, mostly intuitive software, and an affordable price, the Versa gets much more right than in the areas it stumbles. However, those stumbles do occur, and while none of them are deal-breakers, they do give Fitbit a clear path of what to focus on for its next smartwatch release. Whenever that time comes and whatever it ends up being called, this is what I'd like to see in Fitbit's next smartwatch. Add a microphone for voice control Using my voice to respond to messages like this would be 👌 Fitbit OS does a decent job of handling notifications...
Scientists reach a milestone in establishing a captive coral population that could reproduce year after year, allowing researchers to perform crucial studies.
In a surprise move, SmugMug has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Together, SmugMug and Flickr represent the world's most influential community of... photographers, marrying SmugMug's deep industry expertise and strong digital tools with Flickr's global tribe of tens of millions of photographers.
Access to undersea gas stations could allow Gavias and other underwater drones to spend more time scanning the seabed, searching for crash survivors or locating enemy mines.
Google says Gmail accounts seeing weight loss and growth supplements spam from Telus have not been compromised. This is despite the fact that the spam emails appear to have been sent from their own... accounts.
Spam appears in users' sent folders even from accounts that haven't been compromised.
Mideast ride-sharing app Careem says it was hacked, with customers' names, emails and phone numbers compromised
In just a few days, one of the latest, and by that we mean “very late” 2018 smartphone flagship will finally be announced. Not that we’re expecting any surprise considering how the LG G7 ThinQ... has been leaked to death. What we’ll be waiting for, instead, is to see how LG plans to spin a smartphone that is later than …
In the wake of Facebook's massive breach of personal data of 87 million users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions from US politicians over two days of congressional hearings. These questions... mostly focussed on the tight link between Facebook's business model of selling targeted personalised advertising and its need to capture, and exploit, large amounts of personal information from its users.
The new Moto G6 and G6 Plus make for some solid upgrades over the 2017 models. But what about the G6 Play?
The Wall Street Journal claimed that LG is struggling to become the second supplier of OLED screens to Apple, which may have to continue depending on rival Samsung for the component. Is that really a... problem, though?
Facebook is currently going through the worst user privacy crisis in its history. The Cambridge Analytica privacy breached that was revealed a few weeks ago made the world realize how much data the... social giant is collecting about its users, and how easy that data could have ended up in the wrong hands. But Facebook is hardly the only company collecting treasure troves of user data. Google is able to track users even better than Facebook, and likely has a good amount of information on all Google services users. One report says that Google may be collecting as much as 8 feet of A4 pages of user data about a user every two weeks. Facebook is now looking to redeem itself in the eyes of consumers, although the privacy-related that are coming were already planned. Europe is taking a hard stance...
Tanzania issued a warning over the weekend that all online media creators, including everything from online radio providers to bloggers, have just two weeks to register with the government.... Registration and license fees add up to about $920, roughly what the average Tanzanian earns in an entire year.
The backers of a planned broadband cable system to connect South Africa with the US are pushing ahead with the project after a hiatus which saw the venture restructured as well as new technologies and... routes The post SAEx pushing ahead with multibillion-rand SA, US marine cable appeared first on TechCentral.
The kidney of a thin woman was found to have been falling almost 6 centimeters into her pelvis when she shifts positions from lying to standing. She had been suffering bouts of pain because of this in... the past six years.
Future private space stations may be sponsored by major corporations, which prompted a spirited discussion during a panel on the future of low Earth orbit at the 34th Space Symposium here.
Iran bans its banks from using Bitcoin, amid money-laundering concerns.
Like any other automakers, BMW is pushing hard on the electrification front and has several new EVs coming to market. One of those EVs will be the BMW iX3 SUV, a vehicle we have heard about before. We... don’t know much about the iX3 right now other than it will be an SUV and based on the X3 SUV presumably. …
Daisy is a recycling robot that Apple built to retrieve valuable materials from old iPhones. Capable of recovering components from nine different iPhone models, the robot succeeds where traditional... recyclers fail, enabling a more efficient recycling process.
Repeated misuse of consumer champion's mugshot leads to defamation sueball Consumer champion Martin Lewis, Britain's Money Saving Expert, has declared he is suing Facebook for defamation over fake... adverts featuring his face that repeatedly appear on the under-fire social network....
Aleksandr Kogan said he assumed people were aware that their data was being taken, but just didn't care.
An Exynos 8895 processor and 3500mAh battery make the Meizu 15 Plus look more like the Galaxy S8 Plus.
Any alien civilizations born on "super-Earth" planets may be ground-bound by their home worlds' powerful gravity, a new study suggests.
The standard PS4 is a cheap and cheerful games console capable of playing many games in HDR. It might not have the resolution boost or power of the
A scientist who says he developed the nerve agent that apparently turned up in an English town and nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter has given details of his deadly work at a secret... Soviet lab during the Cold War
EPFL scientists have completed the fastidious task of analyzing 27 dwarf galaxies in detail, identifying the conditions under which they were formed and how they've since evolved. These small-scale... galaxies are perfect for studying the mechanisms of new star formation and the very first steps in the creation of the universe.
A scientist who says he developed the nerve agent that apparently turned up in an English town and nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter is giving details of his deadly work at a secret... Soviet lab during the Cold War
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker isn’t off to the best start in terms of sales. A new report claims that lack of demand for the speakers has resulted in Apple cutting orders from 500,000 units per... month to just 200,000. Extrapolated over the course of a year that would mean that Apple expects to sell around […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
The spy craft is on its fifth mission, but the U.S. Air Force is mum on what the X-37B is doing right now.
With all the focus on music these days, it’s hard to imagine that the recorded music business has been in decline for much of the past decade - but that has been the position according to industry... analysis. The good news is that dramatic growth in streaming music last year has helped reverse the trend … more…
A personal finance expert is suing Facebook at Britain's High Court, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name.
Back in January, Toyota finally announced support for CarPlay, becoming one of the last major car manufacturers to support Apple's system for accessing iPhone apps through a vehicle's infotainment... system. Mazda, one of the other major holdouts, announced similar support last month. 2019 Toyota Avalon and Corolla Hatchback At its January announcement, Toyota revealed that the redesigned 2019 Avalon sedan would be the first Toyota model to include CarPlay support, with other Toyota and Lexus models adding support in the future. Several of those follow-on vehicles have since been announced, including the
Four out of 12 members of the TechRepublic CIO Jury said low-code and no-code tools are helping their company fill developer talent gaps.
We tested the new Fitbit Versa alongside the Apple Watch Series 3 to find out their strengths and weaknesses as smartwatches and fitness trackers.
Sign up for the Google User Research Experience. Google doesn't build Android in a vacuum (literally and figuratively). The company works with many people, including Android users like you, to add... features, improve performance, and make the OS better, year after year. One way you can help is by signing up for the Google User Research Experience, which gives you access to unreleased products, services, and Android features before anyone else. By signing up, you participate in studies (and get cool incentives when you do) that can help shape the future of Google and Android, and your experience within that ecosystem. The commitment is pretty minimal, but the really cool part about it is that you join a growing community of people doing the same thing — helping make Android better, and...
Companies like Uber and Spotify don't need IPOs anymore, and that's turning the finance industry on its head.
The world will cease to exist on April 23, according to a prediction that has some laughing, some yawning and yet others making preparations that could leave their lives in shambles.
The world will cease to exist on April 23, according to a prediction that has some laughing, some yawning and yet others making preparations that could leave their lives in shambles.
Facebook says users own their data and touts its "download your data" tool. But the download doesn't include everything Facebook knows about you.
Two new studies by University of Arkansas researchers bolster the case for some types of life being able to survive the harsh conditions found on Mars.
Cambodia's government and a major conservation group say the number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the... animals still face serious threats
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is about to have a very big week. On Wednesday, an award of 353 939 restricted shares he received before a promotion in 2014 will vest. At the end of last week, the grant was... worth The post Google CEO in R4.7bn windfall appeared first on TechCentral.
The demand for more speed - and for that matter, the "thin-and-light" craze, or silly "animoji" nonsense - needs to come to an end. The next iPhone needs to focus on something a lot more fundamental.
Here's the numerical and cosmic gymnastics Meade used to come up with today's apocalypse -- one that, of course, will not come to be.
Stealth aircraft in the Canadian arctic will be no match for a new quantum radar system.
Hey, good morning! Welcome to the new week! Amazon, Netflix and others are taking on another subscription service over piracy, the next Doom movie will probably be on one of those (legal) services and... we touch on some of the more interesting project...
Sales won't rise for until 2020 says new broom. Share price rises Britain's fave outsourcing badass Capita today reported a £513.7m pre-tax loss for 2017 and tapped investors for £701m in a rights... issue that it will use to fund restructuring and toward paying down debts....
The next Sentinel satellite for Europe's environmental monitoring Copernicus programme is poised for liftoff from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia.
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its fourth year of survey data. Since the mission was restarted in December 2013, after a period of... hibernation, the asteroid- and comet-hunter has completely scanned the skies nearly eight times and has observed and characterized 29,375 objects in four years of operations. This total includes 788 near-Earth objects and 136 comets since the mission restart.
Internet media company Oath paid more than $400,000 in bounties during the H1-415 one-day HackerOne event in San Francisco, where 41 hackers from 11 countries were present.
Windows 10 security won't protect you from tech-support scammers' lies and trickery.
In her new book "Love Rules," Coles argues that apps like Tinder have a dark side we need to think about more. If you want to meet and date more people, then dating apps are a great "arrow in your... quiver," says former Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna Coles. But after the introduction, you need to do the rest of the work. "If you swipe, have an exchange and think you've met 'the one,' you are going to be sorely disappointed," Coles said on the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher. "The question you should be asking when you meet someone offline for the first time is not, 'Is he the one? Am I the one for him? Am I the one for her?' It's, 'Can I add this person to my actual network? Could they be a friend? Could I introduce someone else to them? Do I want to see them...
The new moto g6 and moto e5 smartphone families are smarter than ever and focus on display, design and power. The new moto g6 plus is picture perfect in every way. Featuring a 5.9″, 18:9 aspect... ratio, its Full HD Max Vision display delivers vivid colors and all the fine details. Capture the most creative shots using its advanced software, and focus in an instant with Dual Autofocus Pixel technology. Taking great pictures even in low light just got easier, thanks to its large f/1.7 aperture and 1.4um pixel size.
The Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4 is a premium wide-angle prime lens for Sony's 35mm full-frame E-mount camera system. The manual-focus Loxia 25mm lens offers a fast f/2.4 maximum aperture, 10 rounded... aperture blades, superlative build quality, and an aperture ring that can be de-clicked for video use. Read our in-depth Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4 review now...
It's safe to say that Android tablets will never be a thing. It's safer to say the Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and the Home Assistant Pack will never replace anyone's Echo home speaker. It's hard to figure... out Lenovo's strategy here. While Apple has carved out a nice niche with the iPad, and Chromebook makers are beginning to experiment with keyboard-less models, Android-based tablets never really caught on with fans of the platform who were content with using their larger-screened phones to get things done. But Lenovo has nonetheless plugged away with making tablets, most recently with the Tab 4 8 Plus. Breaking down the unwieldly name, this is the fourth-generation of Lenovo's Tab line, with an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 display. Otherwise the specs are decidedly less than plus-sized:
It's safe to say that Android tablets will never be a thing. It's safer to say the Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and the Home Assistant Pack will never replace anyone's Echo home speaker. It's hard to figure... out Lenovo's strategy here. While Apple has carved out a nice niche with the iPad, and Chromebook makers are beginning to experiment with keyboard-less models, Android-based tablets never really caught on with fans of the platform who were content with using their larger-screened phones to get things done. But Lenovo has nonetheless plugged away with making tablets, most recently with the Tab 4 8 Plus. Breaking down the unwieldly name, this is the fourth-generation of Lenovo's Tab line, with an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 display. Otherwise the specs are decidedly less than plus-sized:
Recognizing the utility of Markup annotation tools, Apple has extended their availability in recent versions of iOS, but it's worth bearing in mind that you can access a similar and equally useful... annotation toolset within several native Mac applications. In macOS, accessing an application's Markup toolbar lets you draw on and annotate images or PDF documents within the app using arrows, shapes, and text. You can also use it to quickly sign a document with your digital signature. We've highlighted which native apps support Markup in this article. But before you can access the toolset in desktop apps, you'll need to check that the relevant extension is enabled on your Mac. Keep reading to learn how it's done. How to Enable the Markup Extension in macOS Click the Apple () symbol in your...
If you've always wanted your headphones to stand out a little in a sea of white cables then Meizu's light-up earbuds might be for you. Called Halo, the Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX buds feature a 1.5-meter... cable (including 0.3m to wrap around your ears) that lights up and flashes in bright neon red or blue for an average of 5 hours (at 50 percent brightness). Otherwise they'll last for 15 hours if you switch the lighting off. The rechargeable battery located at the end of the cable takes about 1.5 hours to charge. Halo uses a light-diffusing fiber from Corning called Fibrance which is made from flexible glass that can be bent and curved. These Meizu earphones aren't the first with an illuminating cable built around Fibrance -- Glow also has a...
A high-profile British journalist and entrepreneur has announced he plans to sue Facebook for defamation over fake adverts published on the site. SEE ALSO: It's Not Just Facebook: They're All... Watching You Martin Lewis, founder of consumer help site MoneySavingExpert.com, announced he's issuing High Court proceedings for a "campaigning defamation lawsuit against Facebook." According to a statement, Facebook "has published over 50 fake Martin Lewis adverts," which he claims are "regularly seen, likely by millions of people" in the UK. The "scam" adverts feature "big pictures" of Lewis alongside his name, and a "raft of false promises or endorsements," and some link to fake articles.
The CDC's PulseNet uses DNA fingerprinting to identify bacteria sources of foodborne illness outbreaks. With labs in every state and territory, it also traces bacteria in recreational water, pets,... rodents, reptiles, and animal feed. The post CDC’s PulseNet tracks bad lettuce, eggs, or unknown source of foodborne illness appeared first on Digital Trends.
A pair of mass extinctions struck in quick succession just before the dinosaur era, and the birth of a mountain range in South Africa may have been partly to blame
Who needs a combined Android and Chrome OS when Chrome OS can pretty much run it all. There’s native Chrome OS, of course, and official Android support via Google Play Store. There’s even... preliminary Windows support via WINE for Android on Chrome OS. And, soon, Chromebooks might be able to run Linux programs as well. That possibility already was hinted …
Topological insulators are new materials that have been studied by many research groups around the world for more than 10 years. The main advantage of such materials is the presence of dissipationless... states at the sample boundary under certain symmetry conditions, while the bulk material retains the properties of an insulator. In view of these properties, it is hoped that topological insulators can be used in advanced communications and information processing systems, as well as in quantum computing.
Meizu has announced three new phones to celebrate its 15th anniversary, but rather than embrace new design and technology for the screens, it has stuck with a traditional look. Here's what you need to... know about the Meizu 15 range. The post For its 15th anniversary phones, Meizu nixes the notch and shuns 18:9 screens appeared first on Digital Trends.
Having surpassed the US to become the second largest smartphone market after China, India is now the latest battleground for some of the top mobile brands. According to Canalys, even Samsung lost its... top position there to Xiaomi as of Q4 2017, follow...
Police in Amsterdam have arrested an Icelandic fugitive suspected of masterminding the theft of hundreds of computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies
There are so many things about the HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag that could have made it the absolute perfect bag for the commuter in a city that isn't as densely populated as NYC. But at the same... time, the HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag can be easily converted to be a sling bag for everyday use--and that's where I feel it excels the most. Photographers, well, most of them, may appreciate just how comfortable the sling can be. Others may like the weather sealing and the semi-stylish design. And yet others may really enjoy the fact that it doesn't look like a camera bag. Indeed the HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag has a whole lot going for it; though at the same time there are things that show that HEX still has some ways to go when it comes to design.
Before 2015, Dell was most well-known for selling to enterprise customers. So how did the most forward-thinking, game-changing laptop come from the company known for making your dad's office computer... in the 90s? Some resilience, bold choices, and good, old-fashioned luck. The post The untold story of how the XPS 13 defied odds to become the world’s best laptop appeared first on Digital Trends.
There is no higher-quality video player available for Windows. It's a bit pricey, but PowerDVD Ultra is also the only software that can play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs on your computer.
The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a great, albeit expensive, outdoor security camera that's bigger and more secure than its predecessor. It's only really let
If you're trying to record and watch free broadcast TV channels on all your streaming devices, you have two paths to choose from: Power-users might want to cobble together their own solution using... disparate tuners, recording devices, and media server software. But for almost everyone else, there's Tablo. Tablo is a DVR box that streams over-the-air TV to other devices both inside and outside the house. You set it up wherever antenna reception is best--perhaps near a window or in the attic--then connect it to your Wi-Fi network to stream the video onto TVs, phones, tablets, and PCs. The latest Tablo Dual Lite DVR, from Ottawa-based Nuvyyo, is the best version yet. It's similar to the Tablo Dual that launched last year, but with a few differences: The Lite version has no internal storage, it...
I'm sure Cyberlink never gets tired of hearing it, but I've gotten a bit bored continually calling out PowerDVD as the best of breed when it comes to PC video playback. And yes, that means I'm calling... the latest version 18, despite a glitch or two, just that. If you're not already a owner and want the best possible looking video playback, PowerDVD 18 is the real deal. With some material, especially older movies, its renderings are noticeably better than the very capable free solutions such as VLC, Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, et al. If you already have PowerDVD 17, then version 18 is not necessarily a must have--unless you want some of its new features (in which case your upgrade will cost $49.95. The upgrade discount applies to PowerDVD 16 users,...
With the rise of movements like #MeToo, now is a good time to ask why the patriarchy exists and why it persists
CloudBerry Backup is uniquely versatile backup program that covers just about any mixed storage scenario. Have some data on OneDrive that you want to back up to Google Drive? CloudBerry can do that.... Want to back up the data from your Documents folder to BackBlaze and your home NAS box? Easy-peasy. From your PC to an external hard drive as well as Google drive? No big deal. CloudBerry's scope is truly dizzying. Alas, the language, concepts, and sheer number of options can be dizzying for non-IT types, and you'll need to spend at least $120 to acquire disaster recovery features. The good news? There's a free version that takes care of the cloud and local backup basics.
Apple’s key supplier TSMC is looking ahead to a strong year in terms of profitability, even if total revenue is lower, driven by production of new iPhone chips. Via Digitimes, TSMC is set to... manufacture the system-on-a-chip for 2018 iPhones, dubbed Apple A12. The chip wafers are expected to be made with a 7 nanometer process. The current A11 chip inside iPhone X and iPhone 8 uses a 10nm feature size. more…
In an interesting twist, Facebook is being sued in the UK for defamation by consumer advice personality, Martin Lewis, who says his face and name have been repeatedly used on fake adverts distributed... on the social media giant’s platform. Lewis, who founded the popular MoneySavingExpert.com tips website, says Facebook has failed to stop the fake ads […]
Users continue to report issues despite claims it's fixed Updated UK bank TSB's efforts to upgrade its systems has left numerous customers without online banking services - and some report having the... wrong account details....
With its dungeon-like chambers, ghostly corridors, and casemates on which guns would have stood, Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury, Essex, is an unlikely art gallery. But on 28 April 2018, the 144 year... fort on the edge of the Thames Estuary will open its doors to the public for a pop-up exhibition, featuring artists such as Felicity Hammond, Dafna Talmor, and Corinne Silva. Caught between a military past and its current use as a tourist attraction, the fort's identity is shifting. The building is deteriorating and being reclaimed by nature - the antithesis to its original role as a robust military base. A team of volunteers is working with the local council to restore it, and keep it from falling into obscurity. But while it may be ramshackle, it is a space full of artistic possibility, and...
AMD believed to be holding Ryzen 7 2800X in reserve
Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most widely anticipated games of 2018.Coming more than eight years after the much-loved previous outing, it's certainly
Chinese tech companies like Baidu and Alibaba have been using blatant sexism to attract job candidates and advertising jobs for "men only," Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported. "Major companies like... Alibaba have published recruitment ads promising...
Continuous Lifecycle London will help you reshape your pipeline If you're contemplating a radical overhaul of your software development operation or are simply planning the next step in a finely... planned evolution, you should be joining us at Continuous Lifecycle in London next month....
ASUS' latest phone offers the same hardware as the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but you get a larger battery and pure Android. Xiaomi has consolidated its position in the Indian handset segment over the course... of the last 12 months by rolling out a wave of budget phones that offered great value for money. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, for instance, is the first device in the world to be powered by the Snapdragon 636, and the 4000mAh battery easily delivers two days' of use between charges. ASUS is now looking to emulate Xiaomi's success by launching the ZenFone Max Pro, which has similar specs and offers pure Android. The latter is interesting as it signifies a shift for ASUS on the software front. The Taiwanese manufacturer has mentioned that it decided to offer pure Android after receiving a lot of...
The company has started taking pre-orders via offline and online channels, and the smartphones will go on sale starting April 30. Read all the available details here
A wave of automation across industries could inspire upheaval in work, employment, and politics ... at least for countries that are unprepared
Running stock Android and powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636, the $165 Asus phone is ridiculously good value for money.
No one said it'd be easy AI isn't immune to one of computing's most basic rules - garbage in, garbage out. Train a neural network on flawed data and you'll have one that makes lots of mistakes....
It seemed like a killer idea: combat sexist harassment in online video games by unleashing hit squads of talented female players to slay the bullies.
City of Atlanta Ransomware Attack Showcases Ethical Problem in Whether to Pay a Ransom or Not
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 at Rs...... in India and will go on sale at Flipkart from Apr......., it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage
Much of America believed in Facebook as the unassuming social network, connecting friends and family on the internet while protecting their privacy.
Chinese manufacturer Meizu has unveiled a trio of new smartphones, comprising the Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Lite and Meizu 15 Plus, all of which buck the recent
A Verizon spokesperson reportedly dismissed the inquiry as "much ado about nothing."
Apple is set to close its last remaining pop-up shop dedicated to Apple Watch next month. Signs displayed at the Tokyo shop, located in Shinjuku's high-end Isetan department store, were shared on... Twitter announcing the closure. やっぱり伊勢丹のApple Watch Storeは--か... — Shotaro Akiba (@ShotaroAkiba) April 21, 2018 The message reads, "This is a notice that Apple Watch at Isetan Shinjuku will close as of Sunday, May 13. Thank you very much for your continuous patronage." The closure of the pop-up shop follows last month's opening of Apple's Shinjuku store, which is situated directly opposite Isetan and offers the full range of Apple products and services, including Apple Watch. Japan's pop-up shop is notable for being the first of its kind to open, coinciding with the launch...
Google is launching a new text messaging system for its Android platform to challenge Apple's iMessage in smartphone text messaging supremacy.
Some keyboard switches are louder than others, and sometimes that' son purpose. A clicky switch includes mechanisms that make noise to reinforce the feel, but even non-clicky switches can make a lot... of racket as you're tapping away. There are several remedies to keyboard noise, the most common being o-rings. These are easy to add to an existing keyboard, but some switches have built-in silencing. As long as you know you're going to want a quieter keyboard, you can use these instead of a standard switch. One of the newest silent switch options is the Zilent, which is a modification of the popular Zealio switch from Zeal PC. Like Zealios, Zilents are based on a Cherry-style design from Gateron. The housings are fully transparent, making them compatible with per-switch RGB lighting as well as...
... support to a Capgemini call centre (and one in India) Burger-flipping grease-monger McDonald's is ditching Atos and will instead buy IT support services from rival French integrator Capgemini, The... Register can reveal....
We'll be seeing the LG G7 ThinQ next week, with a global launch set to take place on 2 May. Here's everything we know so far.LG normally releases two flagship
A threat group tracked by Symantec as Orangeworm has been targeting healthcare organizations in the United States, Europe and Asia, but the attacks do not appear to be the work of a nation state.
ASUS is effectively undercutting Xiaomi in the budget segment with its latest phone. ASUS hasn't fared all that well in India last year, but the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to change its... fortunes with its latest phone. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is an India-first device that is targeted at the budget segment — specifically against the Redmi Note 5 Pro. ASUS is offering similar specs as Xiaomi's budget phone in the form of a Snapdragon 636, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and a dual camera setup at the back. The 5000mAh battery is larger than that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, and ASUS is doing away with its ZenUI interface in lieu of a pure Android interface, with the phone running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. What's more interesting is the fact that the variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB...
Dutch electronics giant Philips Monday posted a 27 percent drop in first quarter profits, hit partly by the costs of restructuring and some acquisitions as it evolves its portfolio.
Google Discloses Unpatched Windows Lockdown Policy Bypass
Space Science Image of the Week: Supercomputer simulations show how plasma flows around the spacecraft when BepiColombo fires its ion thrusters
The company has denied any plans to cancel the sale due to regulators dragging their feet.
Oi, remember who you picked as our one-and-only engine supplier? +Comment Uncle Sam has raised the possibility of sanctions against Turkey for buying Russian anti-aircraft missile systems - putting... the UK's supply of overhauled F-35 fighter jet engines at risk....
The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a well-rounded smartphone where the sum of parts is greater than the whole.
The data scientist at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Aleksandr Kogan, has apologised for his role in it. Kogan spoke to 60 Minutes on Sunday, maintaining that at the time, he believed... he was doing everything correctly, and that he wouldn't have done anything to destroy his relationship with Facebook. SEE ALSO: Facebook's facial recognition features could cost it billions of dollars But Kogan apologised for thinking that people knew they were giving away their data. "Back then we thought it was fine. Right now my opinion has really been changed," he told the program. "And it's been changed in particular, because I think that core idea that we had — that everybody knows and nobody cares — was fundamentally flawed. And so if that idea is wrong, then what we did was not...
The LG G7 ThinQ is due to be officially unveiled next week, on Wednesday 2 May, but at the rate the leaks and rumours have flooded out there'll barely
State-owned signal distributor Sentech has lifted its suspension of 15 radio stations with outstanding signal distribution fees following a meeting with communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane and... industry The post Suspended radio stations back on the air appeared first on TechCentral.
The South African Revenue Service has introduced a new electronic cargo system that tracks the movement of cargo coming into and leaving the country. The paperless cargo reporting system brings to an... end The post Sars introduces electronic system to track cargo appeared first on TechCentral.
BMW has posted a video to its Twitter account, teasing the upcoming announcement of the iX3 all-electric SUV. The Munich-based manufacturer has already
A False Sense of Security is Worse Than a Real Sense of Vulnerability
There a number of reasons why camera-equipped smart glasses haven't taken off, whether it's dorky designs, bans or just a lack of practical applications beyond niche audiences. However, there's a... common theme for them all: they need big batteries to...
Mzwanele Manyi, the former government spin doctor who bought 24-hour news channel ANN7 from the Guptas, is seeking to break conclusively with the channel's association with the controversial family... The post ANN7 to be renamed in effort to break from Gupta past appeared first on TechCentral.
Patents the pretence, cloudy control planes competition a more likely cause Citrix has taken legal action against desktop virtualization challenger Workspot, alleging patent infringement and false and... misleading public statements....
Udacity is prepping its first-ever nanodegree program in cybersecurity. The e-learning company wants the course to play a serious role in the fight against the growing threat of online attacks against... companies and organizations. The post Cybersecurity is the target of Udacity’s next nanodegree appeared first on Digital Trends.
The startup hopes to deploy a vast network of satellites to livestream Earth.
The basic education sector in South Africa needs to increase the number of institutions that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the so-called Stem subjects). It is crucial for... the country to The post Investing in Stem skills crucial to SA’s development appeared first on TechCentral.
'I was a snot-nosed kid fresh out of college and thought I knew everything!' Who, me? Another working week beckons so once again let's kick it off with a fresh instalment of Who, me? For those of you... new to the column, its The Register confessional for IT pros who broke things....
Leading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba were heavily criticised Monday for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new report which said the landscape for the female workforce in... China was deteriorating.
As grief and outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old crescendoed in India last week, a wrenching video of the supposed victim singing "her last song" lit up phones across the country.
The Leica M6 is without a doubt a favorite of many Leica lovers, from ardent film photographers, to collectors looking for the rarest, most expensive special editions like the platinum-plated 150... Jahre Optik edition and ultra-rare M6A/M7 prototype. But why exactly are there so many suckers for the Leica M6? In the latest episode of the Digital Darkroom, Ian Wong and Derrick Wong try to figure out what makes this Leica model a cult classic.
The psychologist behind an app that harvested data from 50 million Facebook users defended his role in the scandal Sunday, saying he "never heard a word" of opposition from the social media giant.
Chinese company Meizu has unveiled its new range of smartphones, the 15 series, and it seems to be taking a stand against current trends in phone design. You won't find notches or even tall screens... here -- just large, intact rectangles. It's actually kind of refreshing. There are three phones: the 5.95-inch 1440p OLED Meizu 15 Plus, the 5.46-inch 1080p OLED Meizu 15, and the 5.46-inch 1080p LCD Meizu 15 Lite. The Plus uses a Samsung Exynoos 8895 processor, unusually -- the same chip found in international models of the Galaxy S8 -- while the 15 has a Snapdragon 660 and the Lite employs a Snapdragon 626. Design-wise, imagine an iPhone 7 Plus with thinner bezels on all four sides and you're pretty much there -- the phones even manage to fit a...
Phone scammers claiming to be from a Chinese Consulate office are tricking people across the U.S. into handing over large sums of money. In NY City alone, members of the Chinese community have... reportedly lost millions of dollars. The post Phone scam nabbing millions of dollars from Chinese community in U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.
The Hawaiki subsea cable connecting Australia, New Zealand, and the US has completed its final landing in American Samoa ahead of going live in June.
Firepower, AnyConnect and ASA appliances and clients need patches Cisco has announced a suite of patches against a bug in its Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) implementation....
The former staff member is suspected of stealing customer data belonging to the financial company.
A new study by Murtuza Jadliwala, assistant professor of computer science at The University of Texas at San Antonio, examines wearable technology and whether it affects drivers' concentration.... Jadliwala and his collaborators discovered that while a driver texting with a wearable device can marginally reduce their level of distraction, it ultimately makes texting while driving just as dangerous as with an ordinary cell phone.
Walmart is close to finalising a deal to buy a majority stake in India's leading e-commerce company for at least $12bn and may complete the agreement in the next two weeks, according to people... familiar with the matter The post Walmart ‘close to’ $12bn deal with Naspers-linked Flipkart appeared first on TechCentral.
The 240th Android Apps Weekly is live! This week we celebrate the launch of The Room: Old Sins, talk about Google's exciting new Chat app and also about Russia's hatred of Telegram along with more... Android apps and games news and releases!
CEO Randall Stephenson was testifying as part of the anti-trust trial regarding AT&T's purchase of Time Warner.
Missed paying dues on your Communist Party membership? There's a bank for that - and it's fully automated.
South Korea will invest 669.3 billion won, or $626 million, into R&D and commercialisation of nanotech this year, the Ministry of Science and ICT says.
It was chip makers' turn behind the tech woodshed last week as investors punished shares of the leading producers of computer hardware. Semiconductor stocks sank a third day on Friday, with losses... spilling over to Apple The post Apple slumps as hardware makers get punished appeared first on TechCentral.
If you've bought a OnePlus phone in India, you'll be able to get a complimentary ticket for Avengers: Infinity War. OnePlus India tied up with Disney last year to give away 10,000 tickets for Star... Wars: The Last Jedi as a way of thanking its community, and the company is now doing the same for Avengers: Infinity War ahead of the launch of the OnePlus 6. OnePlus India has announced that it will give away 6,000 tickets for the upcoming Avengers movie, with everyone that has purchased a OnePlus device in India eligible to claim the tickets. Like last year, the tickets will be redeemable via Paytm, and customers in ten cities — Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kochi, Pune and Ahmedabad — will be able to claim tickets for the movie on either April 27,...
SmugMug now the proud owner of more than twenty billion photographs Yahoo!'s photo-sharing service Flickr has been acquired by SmugMug....
Thankfully, season two gave fans some answers right away. Spoilers, spoilers everywhere.
The Signing Machine from Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz is an extraordinary piece of work. Created to showcase the company's mechanical clockwork technology, the machine can sign your name so you don't... have to. But it'll cost you. The post This exquisite clockwork contraption will sign your name -- for $365,000 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Twitter Cites DHS Order in Kaspersky Ads Ban Twitter no longer allows Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab to advertise on the platform and the reason appears to be related to the company's... alleged ties to Russian intelligence.
A sustainable electrified road offers a new solution for transport, charging vehicles as they are driven The post New electrified road charges vehicles and reduces carbon emissions appeared first on... Springwise.
Iran is borrowing a page from China when it comes to regulating money: if your real-world currency is in trouble, crack down on the virtual kind. The country's central bank has banned other banks and... financial institutions from buying, selling or pr...
Around 500,000 Telstra cable broadband customers will see their speeds increase from 30/1Mbps to 50/5Mbps thanks to an upgrade.
Researchers have developed an enzyme that can digest certain types of plastics bringing new hope to end a 'global crisis'. The post Accidentally-developed enzyme eats plastics appeared first on... Springwise.
A new tool uses VR to help young patients understand and be less afraid of undergoing medical procedures The post VR tool shows paediatric patients a 3D tour of their body appeared first on... Springwise.
Although 63 data breaches were reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in less than six weeks, FireEye's Mandiant has warned the figure is higher, but organisations are... unsure if their breach fits the brief.
Commentary: The fashion designer and rapper claims it's the "funnest" car he's ever driven.
Unveil first code, joins giants in industry standard-club Last week, the Data61 division of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) released the first RISC-V... version of its seL4 microkernel....
The Nokia 7 Plus costs almost twice as much as the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It's time to find out if it's twice as good. The Nokia 7 Plus represents a lot of firsts for HMD Global: it is the first phone from... the manufacturer to feature an 18:9 panel, the first to offer the Snapdragon 660 chipset in India, and the first mid-ranger from the manufacturer to make its way to global markets. There's clearly a lot of excitement around the Nokia 7 Plus, and for good reason. The phone is one of the best devices available today for $400, and the camera is particularly good. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is no slouch either. The phone is notable for being the first in the world to feature the Snapdragon 636, and it is similarly feature-rich in other areas as well. Best of all, it is an absolute bargain for ₹13,999...
You might be surprised at the truth and myth behind this age old theory.
Healthy diets were correlated with food waste and environmental issues, according to a study conducted by researchers at USDA's Agricultural Research Service, University of Vermont, and the University... of New Hampshire.
Once simply equated with a canned meat product, “spam” has taken on a different and negative meaning in the modern, computer age. More than just a mere annoyance, however, email spam can also... become the vehicle of malware and all the vileness that those bring. For a few excruciating hours, those fears became seemingly real for some Gmail users who …
When I started using the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AF FE, I didn't think that I and readers who I share images with on Instagram would adore the image quality this much; don't get me wrong, I knew that... Rokinon lenses are great but this one seemed to create absolute magic. Photographers who likes bokeh are bound to be astounded by the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AF FE, and those who enjoy contrasty images and very saturated photos will also find that they'll adore this lens. On top of that, you can guarantee that it's going to be sharp. Even more amazing: the autofocus isn't Sony's but it's still not at all that terrible. During my time with this lens, I was genuinely shocked because of the fact that I hate the 50mm focal length. But over time, it started to change me. I still prefer the 35mm focal length,...
(American Geriatrics Society) In a new study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers identified six tools that caregivers could use to detect delirium in the older... adults they provide care for.
(University of Adelaide) An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide has discovered a new complex carbohydrate in moss that could possibly be exploited for health or other... uses.
(University of Waterloo) The greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn't really what young hockey players want, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received funding through a public/private partnership for the first-ever... clinical trial investigating a stem cell therapy for early treatment and prevention of complications after severe traumatic injury. The proposed Phase 2 trial is underwritten with $2 million from the Medical Technology Consortium (MTEC) and $1.5 million from Memorial Hermann Foundation.
(Yale University) In a new study published April 23 in the journal Nature Physics, Yale researchers 'pitch' a qubit -- a tiny bit of quantum data -- from one physical point in a microwave cavity to a... separate point in a different cavity. It is the first time an end-to-end quantum transmission has been done on demand and represents the first of two Yale experiments involving 'pitch-and-catch' technologies that will be published this year.
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland's calculations, if used to produce and export high value products, Finnish forest and agricultural... sectors could double their value-added by 2050.
(Samara Polytech (Samara State Technical University)) Scientists of Samara State Technical University (Samara Polytech) developed a way to reduce distortion and increase the resolution of space... telescopes which will help to improve the performance of remote sensing devices.
(University of California - Santa Cruz) A machine learning method called 'deep learning,' which has been widely used in face recognition and other image- and speech-recognition applications, has shown... promise in helping astronomers analyze images of galaxies and understand how they form and evolve. In a new study, researchers used computer simulations of galaxy formation to train a deep learning algorithm, which then proved surprisingly good at analyzing images of galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope.
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Steven L. Galetta, M.D., the Philip K. Moskowitz, M.D. Professor and Chair of Neurology at NYU Langone Health, has been awarded the 2018 A.B. Baker Award... for Lifetime Achievement in Neurological Education by the American Academy of Neurology for his career contributions to the field.
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Trees cool their environment and 'heat islands' like Munich benefit from it. However, the degree of cooling depends greatly on the tree species and the local... conditions. In a recent study, scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) compared two species of urban trees.
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) Children love to get toys from parents for their birthday present. This craving toward items also involves object hoarding disorders... and shopping addiction. However, the biological meaning of why the brain pursues objects or items has remained unknown. Part of the answer may lie with a neural circuit in the hypothalamus associated with 'object craving,' says neuroscientist Daesoo Kim from the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST.
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A team led by Columbia University Biomedical Engineering Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic has designed a creative new approach to help... injured hearts regenerate by applying extracellular vesicles secreted by cardiomyocytes rather than implanting the cells. The study shows that the cardiomyocytes derived from human pluripotent stem cells (derived in turn from a small sample of blood) could be a powerful, untapped source of therapeutic microvesicles that could lead to safe and effective treatments of damaged hearts.
(Boston University School of Medicine) Opponents of gun control have frequently pointed to high rates of gun violence in cities such as Chicago to argue that strong state gun control laws are not... effective.But guns used in states with stricter gun laws typically flow from states with weaker laws, according to a new study from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers.
(Wiley) Little is known concerning how extensively drugs are prescribed to newborns in different neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) A team of Russian scientists together with foreign colleagues found out that the venom of crab spider Heriaeus melloteei may be used as a basis for developing... treatment against hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
(ITMO University) An international group of physicists managed for the first time to experimentally observe the transition between two different states of matter: propagating polariton-solitons and a... Bose-Einstein condensate. Furthermore, physicists developed a theoretical model to explain such transitions and found a way to switch between the different states by changing the laser pumping power in the polariton formation process. The results are published in Physical Review Letters.
(CincyTech) Myonexus Therapeutics , a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing first ever corrective gene therapies for limb girdle muscular dystrophies, and Nationwide Children's Hospital... announce the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to Myonexus' lead candidate, MYO-101 for the treatment of limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) type 2E.
(Kazan Federal University) Extracellular vesicles (EV) represent a promising vector system for biomolecules and drug delivery due to their natural origin and participation in intercellular... communication. As the quantity of EVs is limited, it was proposed to induce the release of membrane vesicles from the surface of human cells by treatment with cytochalasin B. Cytochalasin B-induced membrane vesicles (CIMVs) were successfully tested as a vector for delivery of dye, nanoparticles, and a chemotherapeutic.
(American Institute of Physics) The American Institute of Physics announced today that particle physicist and movie producer David Kaplan has won the 2018 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize... recognizing contributions to the cultural, artistic and humanistic dimension of physics.
(University of Texas at San Antonio) A new study by Murtuza Jadliwala, assistant professor of computer science at The University of Texas at San Antonio, examines wearable technology and whether it... affects drivers' concentration. Jadliwala and his collaborators discovered that while a driver texting with a wearable device can marginally reduce their level of distraction, it ultimately makes texting while driving just as dangerous as with an ordinary cell phone.
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Melbourne researchers have made the surprise discovery that the 'odd one out' in a family of proteins known to drive cancer development is instead critical for... preventing stomach cancers.The research team showed switching off a gene called NF-κB1 caused spontaneous development of stomach cancers, driven by chronic inflammation. The study also revealed that immunotherapy may prove to be a significant tool for treating stomach cancers that are driven by runaway inflammation, warranting further investigation.
(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) Sonification of 10 years of oceanic migration of these seals reveals coordinated swimming.
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) The 30th Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 2018. This event is one of the most far-ranging agricultural... field days in the nation and includes more than 40 agricultural research presentations.
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) ECDC data show that up to 80 percent of teenagers and young adults who contracted measles in 2017 had not been vaccinated. ECDC analysis of... sub-national data indicates that even countries with high overall levels of vaccine coverage may have groups that are unvaccinated. In recent and ongoing measles outbreaks, ECDC's recent rapid risk assessment identifies healthcare workers as among those affected.
(Uppsala University) Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a global and growing problem in health care. To be able to prevent further development of resistance developing, it is important to understand... where and how antibiotic resistance in bacteria arises. New research from Uppsala University shows that low concentrations of antibiotics, too, can cause high antibiotic resistance to develop in bacteria.
(American Psychological Association) If you've had a bad day at work thanks to rude colleagues, doing something fun and relaxing after you punch out could net you a better night's sleep.
(Earlham Institute) Europe's ash dieback epidemic could well have been caused by just one or two mushroom-like fruiting bodies of a fungal pathogen from Asia, according to a comprehensive genome... sequencing effort published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. This leaves even the most resistant ash trees at threat from the introduction of just one more spore from East Asia.
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A drug that failed to effectively strike larger targets in lung cancer hits a bulls-eye on the smaller target presented by a previously untreatable... form of the disease, researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Nature Medicine.
(Ohio State University) Nature has inspired a coating for synthetic leather that repels oil and water--and keeps the material from getting sticky in the heat.
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) A team of scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Materials Science, MSU together with foreign colleagues discovered that two-dimensional sheets... of cadmium telluride can spontaneously fold into nanoscrolls. This effect may be used in electronics and photonics. The results of the study were published in the highly-rated Chemistry of Materials journal.
(Drexel University) The stigma of weight and internalized feelings relating to it were found in a Drexel University study to be associated with healthcare avoidance in women with higher body weights.
(Springer) Ever since the first penalty kicks were introduced to soccer in 1891, experts, coaches and supporters have puzzled over the question of why some goalkeepers are better at stopping penalties... than others. A new review of the available literature now proves that simply learning which corner to dive to is not enough. It is important that goalkeepers also perfectly calculate their dive to get to the corner at the right time.
(Aarhus University) There is a significant decrease in the level of calcium when nerve cells are affected by Parkinson's disease. If the calcium level is kept stable, severe symptoms in Parkinson's... patients may be prevented. This is shown by a recent laboratory study from Aarhus University.
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) A new Earth-modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth's variability and anticipate... decadal changes that will critically impact the US energy sector in coming years.
(Kazan Federal University) The research team used model spinal cord injuries in rats for their purposes. As a result, it was found out that therapy by adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells combined... with fibrin matrix influences the restoration of motor functions. It also decreases the area of pathological cavities and reduces astroglial activation.
(University of Oxford) Researchers at Oxford University have shown that it is possible to identify genetic catalysts that accelerate the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria -- and that this... knowledge could be used to design treatments to stifle the development of resistance.
(Northwestern University) Whenever there's a mismatch between what you expect to experience and what you actually experience, the brain has to register the error and update your expectation. These... changing expectations are fundamental for making decisions. A new study is the first to show how your midbrain responds to the error, and the orbitofrontal cortex updates the information. That's how you know what to expect tomorrow.
(Imperial College London) Making tiny changes to existing diabetes treatments can alter how they interact with cells, and potentially make the medicines more effective.
(Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)) Hydrogen sulfide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odor, permeates the upper atmosphere of the planet Uranus -- as has... been long debated, but never definitively proven. Based on sensitive spectroscopic observations with the Gemini North telescope, astronomers uncovered the noxious gas swirling high in the giant planet's cloud tops. This result resolves a stubborn, long-standing mystery of one of our neighbors in space.
(NEJM Group) Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will deliver the 128th annual Shattuck Lecture at 'Epidemics Going Viral: Innovation vs. Nature,' presented Friday, April 27,... by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Journal of Medicine.
(Garvan Institute of Medical Research) In a world first, Australian researchers have identified a new DNA structure -- called the i-motif -- inside cells. A twisted 'knot' of DNA, the i-motif has... never before been directly seen inside living cells. The new findings, from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, are published today in the leading journal Nature Chemistry.
(University of Gothenburg) A high-sensitive blood test can aid concussed hockey players when it might be safe to return to play. In a study published by the journal Neurology, researchers at... Sahlgrenska Academy has identified a superior blood-based biomarker for assessing subtle brain injury.
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) A new high-power laser system generates ultrashort pulses of light covering a large share of the mid-infrared spectrum.
(University of Michigan) In an advance that makes a more flexible, inexpensive type of solar cell commercially viable, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated organic solar cells that can... achieve 15 percent efficiency.
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) In the appropriate clinical setting, suspicion for acute aortic dissection should be raised when patients present with findings that have a high specificity... and high positive likelihood ratio (hypotension, pulse deficit, or neurologic deficit).
(University of Exeter) £1 million is being invested in an online toolkit designed to empower cities and developers to accurately assess the multiple benefits of green infrastructure, so as to make... informed policy and business decisions.
(Wiley) An analysis of electronic medical records indicates that patients who previously had a false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening test are more likely to obtain future recommended... cancer screenings.
(University at Buffalo) In the largest federally funded non-drug clinical trial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), patients with the most severe and persistent symptoms achieved robust and sustained... relief by learning to control symptoms with minimal clinician contact. Led by University at Buffalo researchers in collaboration with colleagues at New York University and Northwestern University, the study was published online before print in Gastroenterology.
(Australian National University) A new international study involving the Australian National University and the University of Sydney has found that galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age.
(Wiley) There are considerable socioeconomic disparities in asthma control among children, but the molecular origins of these disparities are not well understood.
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) The recent study, published in JAMA Neurology, shows that individuals with IBD are at a 28 percent higher risk of developing Parkinson's... disease than those without IBD. However, if they are treated with anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (anti-TNFα) therapy, a monoclonal antibody that is commonly used to control inflammation in IBD patients, then their risk of developing Parkinson's disease goes down significantly, and becomes even lower than that in the general population.
(Chalmers University of Technology) Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, has been shown to help prevent the formation of certain protein structures... closely associated with Parkinson's disease. A new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shines more light on the link between consumption of fish and better long-term neurological health.
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A building method as old as dirt is being re-examined as a 'new' and viable modern construction material.Compressed soil, also known as rammed earth,... is a method of construction that dates back centuries. UBC Okanagan engineering professor Sumi Siddiqua, who has been researching the resurgence in rammed earth, says conventional cement is still the go-to for modern engineers.
(University of Exeter) A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry.
On May 13, the only remaining Apple store completely dedicated to the sale of Apple's wearable will be closing its doors, as per signage recently spotted at the Isetan department store in Shinjuku,... Tokyo. The post The world’s last Apple Watch pop-up will be closing in a few weeks appeared first on Digital Trends.
No, 5G won't ride to the rescue this year or next Troubled Swedish vendor Ericsson has turned in another loss, but is hopeful that it's still closing in on its planned turnaround....
It has long been the dream of iOS app developers everywhere to land a coveted spot on one of the App Store's featured lists. But it's not just bragging rights that these developers are winning -- it... could also be a major spike in downloads The post Apps featured by the Apple App Store saw a bump of up to 800% in downloads appeared first on Digital Trends.
A new leak revealed another LG smartphone model rumored to be the V40. Insiders claim it will feature the ThinQ AI-technology and is currently codenamed Storm.
Prolific usage of smartphones among children needed a new way for parents to limit or take control of their activities. Verizon's Smart Family allows users to remotely monitor and limit smartphone... usage for a monthly fee.
Kogan served as a director of Global Science Research (GSR) where he exploited a Facebook loophole and harvested data from millions of users
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro launched in India and available at Rs 27,990 exclusively on Amazon India, the phone retailing at Rs 21,990 in e-commerce portal. Check Samsung C7 Pro specifications and features
Amazon Web Services announced Blockchain Templates late last week, a "blockchain -as-a-service" offering that competes with similar products from Oracle and IBM. The launch shows how eager the biggest... enterprise players are to get ahead in the blockchain game even if their customers are still trying to pinpoint exactly what blockchain can do for them […]
Apple is often praised for how fast and how consistent it is in updating its iPhones to the latest versions of iOS. Considering it only has a few models and has complete control, it’s not that... unfeasible. But even Apple has limits and all iPhones have an “expiration” date. For the iPhone 5S, that should have been last year with …
After reporting AU$16.8 million in after-tax profit in 2016, the local arm of Big Blue has more than doubled its profit to AU$40 million for 2017.
The Moon's Orientale basin is a massive lunar crater, about the size of Texas....
The United States island territory of Puerto Rico and the surrounding blue waters of the Caribbean Sea on its southern coast and the Atlantic Ocean on its northern coast were pictured by an Expedition... 55 crew member aboard the International...
An iceberg surrounded by sea ice just north of Venable Ice Shelf, as seen during an Operation IceBridge flight on Nov. 16, 2017....
Quihoo 360 plays the responsible disclosure game Chinese company Quihoo 360 says it's found a Windows zero-day in the wild, but because it's notified Microsoft, it's not telling anyone else how it... works....
Hollywood studios usually fight piracy by chasing after software add-ons and free streaming services, with the occasional device thrown in. A paid service, however? That's relatively rare... or at... least, it has been. Amazon, Netflix and multiple H...
Kogan Mobile gross profit is rising to the AU$3.5m-per-quarter mark, with the telco continuing to add customers.
Responding to the talent shortage and increasing demand facing the cybersecurity industry, Udacity said that it is now developing a new nanodegree focused on security. Launched at the security... industry’s RSA Conference, details about the new program (including potential partners) are still sketchy (there’s little available on the information page on the Udacity’s website about the program). […]
Apple admits that some MacBook Pro laptops have a problem that causes their batteries to swell up. The company is replacing these free of charge. This affects only the non-touchbar version of the... macOS laptop, and only models with a 13-inch screen. In addition, the device needs to have been produced in a specific timeframe. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
NASA's next administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is set to be sworn into office April 23 as the space industry breathes a sigh of relief that his extended confirmation process is finally over.... SpaceNews.com
Spring’s the perfect time to up your Apple Watch style game and swap out that old strap for something fresh. Enter Casetify’s collection of fun and super stylish Apple Watch bands in Stainless... Steel Mesh, Woven Nylon and the artist-inspired line of Saffiano Leather bands. Browse the full lineup of Casetify bands in our Watch […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
This world is not what it seems. Lurking beneath the sloppy mess and noise of our interconnected world lies something deeper, something secret--a maze of everlasting mysteries one can only hope to... solve in this lifetime. Either that or it's all just really, really dumb. If only we had a sign...
Mirabaud Securities analyst Neil Campling said that the iPhone X is dead based on the status of one of Apple's top suppliers. Will such thing really happen after the success of the iPhone X?
Tragedy struck the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville early Sunday morning when an armed man shot two individuals outside of a Waffle House before proceeding inside and killing two more. In the face... of that horror, reports the Tennessean, one Waffle House customer, 29-year-old James Shaw Jr., managed to wrestle an AR-15 rifle free from the shooter and likely saved lives in the process. SEE ALSO: Americans Googled 'gun control' more than 'gun shop' in the past week Now, although Shaw is quick to brush the claim aside, he is being hailed as a hero. James Shaw Jr. was identified as the hero who helped stop the Waffle House shooter this morning. He says he doesn’t feel like a hero, which is exactly what you’d expect a real hero to say — Jon Henshaw (@henshaw) April 22, 2018
Dr Ian Pearson, a British novelist, engineer and inventor, said robots could also become 'emotionally intelligent' by 2028.
The data's messy for picking out the most popular Linux distributions, but there are some things we know we know.
SelectTV is a streaming service which allows you to cut the cord and save money whilst also watching all your favorite shows.
The iPhone X boasts commendable battery life, but how does it compare to that of the 6S Plus, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus? To answer this question, we tested the longevity of each device using a 10-hour video... on YouTube. The post We put the last 4 iPhones through a battery beatdown appeared first on Digital Trends.
When it became clear that vinyl wraps and other stickers were damaging the Switch, you could practically hear the wailing from console customizers everywhere. How were you supposed to add a personal... touch to Nintendo's machine without giving it a pe...
Commentary: A SurveyMonkey/Recode survey suggests that people think Amazon has the most positive impact on society of the major tech companies
Mankind, in their arrogance, once thought they had conquered their immortal enemy: The scam robocall. Unfortunately, thanks in large part to laziness by cell phone carriers, they've been back with a... vengeance in recent years. Internet-powered robocalling systems are making it cheaper and easier than ever to launch...
The new Meizu 15 Lite, Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus come packing pretty impressive specs including OLED displays and Samsung's Exynos processor.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sits down with "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan to talk about how he will ensure that the United States fulfills its part of the Paris climate... accord.
Facebook should be made an example of for failing to protect its users' information, but it won't happen.
A shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of Moscow and other towns in Russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur Pavel Durov to send the blank missives out of their windows... at a pre-appointed time in support of Telegram, a messaging app he founded that was blocked last week by Russian regulator […]
Can blockchain technology fix the soul sucking tedium and cost of back-and-forth bureaucracy? The Swiss team behind a blockchain-based platform, called Proxeus, believes it can -- and that that will... be just the tip of what decentralization brings down the pipe, once components such as crypto identities become an accepted (and legal) standard. Blockchain's big […]
Zoe, a trippy scifi romance starring Ewan McGregor and Christina Aguilera, will be picked up by Amazon for distribution later this year after its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.