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10:55 2019-07-16

Elon Musk: Next-gen Roadster will have thrusters hidden behind the license plate While Tesla has a few intriguing vehicles in the pipeline — from the Model Y to a rumored pickup truck — the company’s next-gen Roadster is undoubtedly the most exciting of the bunch...
06:51 2019-07-16

Office 365 declared illegal in German schools due to privacy risks Enlarge / Germany's government continues its history of principled Microsoft opposition. (credit: Flickr user fdecomite) Last week, the German state of Hesse declared that its schools may not legall...
06:34 2019-07-16

Twitter is changing Twitter.com to be more like mobile app     The new Twitter Web interface... In a blog post today, Twitter announced the rollout of a new version of the...
06:34 2019-07-16

Ajit Pai’s new gift to cable companies would kill local fees and rules Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018, in Washington DC. (credit: Getty Images | Mark Wilson ) Ajit Pai is continuing his multi-year battle against local ...
06:34 2019-07-16

Broadcom’s Bid for Symantec Is Said to Have Stalled The discussions were halted after Broadcom dropped its takeover price for the security software company during due diligence, said people briefed on the matter....
03:34 2019-07-16

Apple is investigating an iPhone 6 explosion Smartphone battery explosions happen from time to time, and the most recent case involves an iPhone 6 unit that exploded in the hands of an 11-year-old girl. The device did not cause any injuries, but...
02:34 2019-07-16

The Pixel 4 was just spotted in the wild in another huge leak We’re some three months away from the Pixel 4’s official launch, but we already know how the phone will look like, thanks to various leaks that determined Google a few weeks ago to actuall...
02:34 2019-07-16

This crazy Samsung design with a pull-out screen might hint at a big overhaul for the Galaxy S11 Samsung is on the cusp of several major announcements at the moment, including the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 10 series set for next month at the Unpacked event as well as the new release date suppo...
02:34 2019-07-16

Galaxy Note 10 production might take a hit from another trade war that isn’t Trump’s fault The US vs. China isn’t the only trade war in town, and a similar dispute is brewing between two other major world economies, Japan and South Korea. And the whole thing might be affecting the imm...
02:34 2019-07-16

Waze has a new crowdsourced feature that will make navigation even better Google Maps might be the most popular navigation app in the world, but Google has another gem in its backyard, Waze, which can deliver an even better navigation experience than Google’s main map...
02:34 2019-07-16

The Pixel 4 might be even more powerful than the Galaxy Note 10 and other 2019 Android flagships Each year brings us faster and faster phones, with Apple’s newest iPhone leading the charge. The most recent A-series chip is always faster than whatever processors Qualcomm, Samsung, and Huawei...
02:34 2019-07-16

This revolutionary Galaxy S11 design could succeed where the Galaxy Fold failed With the release of the Galaxy S10 earlier this year, Samsung made its biggest leap forward in terms of design since the launch of the Galaxy S6 edge in 2015. From the phone’s Infinity-O display...
02:34 2019-07-16

Samsung insider teases blazing-fast charging speeds for the Galaxy Note 10+ Samsung is widely expected to sell four Galaxy Note 10 models in stores, including 4G and 5G versions of both the standard Galaxy Note 10 and the slightly larger Galaxy Note 10+, next month. Aside fro...
02:34 2019-07-16

The plan to build mega wind farms and artificial islands in North Sea A radical plan to build artificial islands in the North Sea that act as hubs for mega wind farms has received a boost after an analysis said it was feasible...
20:51 2019-07-15

In defence of digital consent forms given to rape complainants | Letter Peter Csemiczky takes issue with comments made by victims’ commissioner Vera BairdI am writing to express my concern about the comments made by Dame Vera Baird regarding the “digital consent forms” gi...
19:34 2019-07-15

B-2 bomber 30-year anniversary: Inside a B-2 stealth attack Slicing through the sky with bat-like wings, eluding enemy radar with stealth technology, quietly destroying enemy air defenses from 50,000 ft and using computers to merge sensor data with targeting i...
19:34 2019-07-15

Advocates, lawmakers blast Facebook $5 billion FTC fine as 'chump change,' slam settlement as meaningless Activists and Democratic lawmakers blasted the Federal Trade Commission's $5 billion fine against Facebook as "chump change" and lambasted the agency's work as toothless....
19:34 2019-07-15

Alan Turing, Computing Pioneer, Will Be Honored on Britain’s £50 Note During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer’s reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain’s Victorian laws against homosexuality, and his war work remained a secret until...
16:51 2019-07-15

Newly opened WestConnex tunnel missing from Google Maps, causing confusion in Sydney Motorists sent up the garden path as controversial M4 East tunnel from Homebush to Haberfield fails to display Google Maps is working to resolve an issue where Sydney’s newly opened WestConnex M4 East...
10:51 2019-07-15

Peter Thiel says FBI, CIA should investigate if Chinese intelligence infiltrated Google: report Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel on Sunday called for the FBI and CIA to investigate whether Chinese intelligence had infiltrated Google, according to a report....
09:17 2019-07-15

Prime Day: activists plan protests in US cities and a boycott of e-commerce giant Immigrants and workers say Amazon should cut ties with federal deportation agencies and provide better work conditionsActivists, immigrants and Amazon employees are planning actions against the e-comm...
07:51 2019-07-15

Finding dark patterns online: Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber teams up with Science Weekly host Ian Sample to find out more about how companies use various techniques to trick us into buying something we may never have needed, or wanted Conti...
07:51 2019-07-15

Accounts posing as Dominic Raab and Liam Fox among Twitter takedowns MoD, DExEU and DHSC lodged complaints requesting removal of fake accounts pretending to be associated with governmentTwitter accounts masquerading as official outlets for Dominic Raab and Liam Fox wer...
00:34 2019-07-15

7 digital privacy tricks you’ll wish you knew before now We surround ourselves with devices. Our cars respond to us. Our smart TVs listen to us. Every camera in every tablet and laptop is a potential spying device. Even when we're alone, miles from the near...
12:34 2019-07-14

8 new trailers you need to watch from this past week Stuber and Crawl are two of the new movies hitting theaters this week, but it’s very likely that Spider-Man: Far From Home will dominate the box office for one more week. Stuber looks like a hilarious...
01:17 2019-07-14

Even a robot has now mastered the ridiculous Bottle Cap Challenge Over the past week or so, one celebrity after another has stepped up to offer their take on nailing the Bottle Cap Challenge. I thought Mariah Carey’s was particularly funny, as she used one of ...
15:51 2019-07-13

Amazon’s next big products may be a high-end Echo and an Alexa home robot Amazon’s suite of hardware will continue to grow in the coming years, as Bloomberg reports the company is making progress on its voice-activated home robot as well as a previously unannounced hi...
09:17 2019-07-13

Facebook agrees to pay FTC $5 billion fine for various privacy violations Due to a slew of privacy violations, Facebook finally reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will see the social networking giant pay out a hefty fine of $5 billio...
09:17 2019-07-13

Someone built a PS5 console with off-the-shelf parts, and you can do it too Sony and Microsoft have both revealed details about their next-gen consoles, the PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox, and we know what to expect from them for the most part. Both consoles will deliver sim...
09:17 2019-07-13

This breath sensor is built for keto dieters, and it has the science to back it up If you’ve searched Google for diet tips in 2019 you’ve almost certainly already heard of the ketogenic diet — or simply “keto.” Keto emphasizes low carb intake which push...
09:17 2019-07-13

Gartner, IDC agree that PC sales are up—but they don’t agree what a PC is Enlarge / Does this Chromebook count as a traditional PC? Gartner says no, IDC says yes. (credit: Valentina Palladino) We've been hearing for quite some time that the traditional PC is dying, but it...
02:34 2019-07-13

Alleged Iranian hacker who aided cyber espionage attacks on the US unmasked For years, “Mr. Tekide” has been well-known as a red flag within international cybersecurity communities. The alias has managed to evade being publicly identified despite being deemed a top malware de...
01:00 2019-07-13

Facebook’s ‘superhuman’ AI becomes first to defeat pros in six-player poker An artificial intelligence bot developed by Facebook defeated professionals in six-player Hold'em, marking the first time AI has beaten human experts in a complex game with more than two players or te...
01:00 2019-07-13

#couscousforcomment: the hashtag shaming Instagrammers who demand free food Chefs around the world are fed up with so-called social media influencers offering ‘exposure’ – and they’re biting backOne day in April Duncan Welgemoed, chef and part owner of Africola, was checking ...
00:51 2019-07-13

Apple's spaceship HQ valued as one of the world's most expensive buildings The firm paid $6m into an affordable housing fund but critics say it must do more to help solve Silicon Valley’s social issuesApple’s donut-shaped headquarters in Cupertino, California, has been value...
00:51 2019-07-13

Facebook to be fined $5bn for Cambridge Analytica privacy violations – reports The $5bn fine would be the largest ever levied by the Federal Trade Commission against a technology companyThe Federal Trade Commission has reportedly voted to approve fining Facebook roughly $5bn to ...
00:51 2019-07-13

Amazon Is Building a Voice-Controlled Robot That’s Like a ‘Mobile Alexa’ Amazon is developing a higher quality version of the Echo speaker and ramping up work on its home robot. The company plans to release the new Echo by next year, according to people familiar with the p...
23:17 2019-07-12

The U.K.’s Version of the NSA Wants Access to Encrypted Chats. Here’s How it Would Work The term “ghost protocol” might remind you of a famous blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, but here it applies to a new proposal by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the Un...
23:17 2019-07-12

Amazon’s Best Prime Day Tech Deals (So Far) Prime Day, Amazon’s made-up summer shopping extravaganza, is back again, and this year, it’s going into overtime. Prime Day is now a 48-hour event, giving you two days to get your hands on...
23:17 2019-07-12

Facebook’s Getting Slapped With a $5 Billion FTC Privacy Settlement The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a record privacy settlement against Facebook requiring the social media company to pay about $5 billion to resolve an investigation stemming from the Cambrid...
23:17 2019-07-12

Charter gets final approval to stay in NY despite breaking merger promise Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum vehicle in West Lake Hills, Texas. (credit: Tony Webster) Charter Communications has received final approval to stay in New York State despite violating merger commitmen...
22:51 2019-07-12

Judge Clears Way for Amazon and Microsoft to Compete for Giant Pentagon Contract Oracle had alleged that Amazon and the Defense Department biased the $10 billion JEDI contract in Amazon’s favor, but was unable to change the Pentagon’s decision....
21:00 2019-07-12

Huawei just confirmed some info about its mobile OS, but it would rather use Android on phones We’ve been talking about Huawei’s upcoming new Android-based operating system for a few weeks now, ever since Trump’s ban came into effect. We’ve even seen the Chinese company ...
19:51 2019-07-12

Facebook denies being a social network after it got sued (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) This week, Facebook responded to a lawsuit relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by claiming it isn't a social network and not somewhere you can make frie...
19:17 2019-07-12

Man uses password breaking software to hack women's online accounts A man gained unauthorized access to more than 100 women’s digital accounts, all of which were password protected, according to a statement this week from Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola....
19:17 2019-07-12

Pentagon plans 'war-cloud' computing system for the military The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure will store and crunch vast amounts of classified data and let the military use artificial intelligence to speed up war planning....
19:17 2019-07-12

OK Google, are you listening? Tech giant's smart speakers eavesdrop on private conversations, investigation finds Google's smart speakers allow contractors for the tech giant employees to listen to excerpts of private conversations, some which could include sensitive information, according to a new investigation ...
19:17 2019-07-12

$32m stolen from Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange in latest hack Bitpoint suspends services after apparent theft of virtual monies including bitcoinA cryptocurrency exchange in Tokyo has halted services after it lost $32m (£25m) in the latest apparent hack on volat...
19:00 2019-07-12

Leak says the Galaxy Note 10 will be very expensive at launch – but that doesn’t really matter We know everything there is to know about the Galaxy Note 10 at this point, at least when it comes to design and specs. Everything leaked well ahead of the August 7th press conference, which is what u...
17:00 2019-07-12

Leak reveals this upcoming new Android will have a far more daring design than the Galaxy Note 10 The Galaxy Note 10 will be the first Android flagship to launch in the second half of the year, beating its rivals by at least a couple of months. But October will bring us a bunch of exciting new And...
17:00 2019-07-12

This video is our best look yet at Apple’s leaked iPhone 11R design Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are scheduled to be unveiled less than four weeks from now, and Huawei’s powerful new Mate 30 Pro will launch soon as well. Google’s ...
17:00 2019-07-12

Samsung reportedly plans to launch the Galaxy Note 10 on August 23rd Samsung will host its next Unpacked event on August 7th to announce the Galaxy Note 10, but there won’t be much left to unveil by the time the event rolls around. The Note 10 has been the subjec...
17:00 2019-07-12

Trump bashes Bitcoin and calls for regulation of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Facebook a few weeks ago unveiled its Libra digital coin and blockchain endeavor, a product meant to significantly reducing the remittance fees and waiting time when people exchange money on Facebook....
17:00 2019-07-12

Website driveby attacks on routers are alive and well. Here’s what to do D-Link's DI-514 802.11b router. It was a perfectly cromulent router for its time... but those were dark days, friend, dark days indeed. (credit: source unclear, GNU Free Documentation License.) Webs...
11:34 2019-07-12

Samsung’s second try at the Galaxy Fold may have just been spotted in the wild Manufacturing is supposedly underway, finally, for Samsung’s second try at the Galaxy Fold smartphone that failed so spectacularly its April launch had to be scuttled. There have been sporadic r...
09:17 2019-07-12

The Galaxy Note 10 doesn’t have a headphone jack, but Samsung has a solution The Galaxy Note 10 will not have a headphone jack, and that’s no longer just a rumor. Galaxy Note 10+ photos that Samsung posted with the FCC leaked, revealing there’s no 3.5mm port on the...
23:51 2019-07-11

Google reveals that over 1,000 Google Assistant audio recordings were leaked Smart devices have changed the face of privacy forever. Telling people that you believed someone was listening to you at all times used to be cause for concern, but when everyone has a phone in their ...
23:51 2019-07-11

Julie Sweet to Run Accenture, Adding a Woman to the Ranks of Corporate C.E.O.s Her appointment raises the number of women at the helm of the most valuable U.S. public companies to 27, but that is just slightly more than 5 percent of those firms....
23:34 2019-07-11

Amazon to retrain a third of its US workforce Amazon.com Inc. plans to spend $700 million to retrain a third of its U.S. workforce, as technology threatens to upend the way many of its employees do their jobs....
23:17 2019-07-11

Twitter outage affects users across the US The company says it is investigating the problem after a disruption that began Thursday afternoonTwitter says it is investigating a problem with its service after users across the US and elsewhere rep...
23:17 2019-07-11

Google workers can listen to what people say to its AI home devices Company admitted that contractors can access recordings made by Assistant, after some of its recordings were leakedGoogle acknowledged its contractors are able to listen to recordings of what people s...
23:17 2019-07-11

We Rode Boosted’s New Rev Electric Scooter. Here’s What it’s Like In a world designed for cars, getting around any other way can be a challenge. Biking can leave you a dripping pile of sweat, public transit is hit-or-miss in many cities and often nonexistent in the ...
23:00 2019-07-11

Eavesdropping flaw prompts Apple to suspend Walkie-Talkie app Enlarge / Apple Watch. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Apple has suspended use of the Walkie-Talkie app in the Apple Watch until the company fixes a recently discovered vulnerability that could let so...
22:17 2019-07-11

AI beats professionals at six-player Texas Hold ’Em poker For the first time, an AI has won six-player, no-limit Texas Hold ’Em, beating professional poker players who each have more than $1 million in winnings...
20:51 2019-07-11

US puts rush order on long-range air-to-air missile The US is developing a new very-long-range air-to-air missile to counter Chinese and Russian weapons (transcript here). (video link) It has been more than a decade since the US retired its last offici...
20:17 2019-07-11

Trump Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Right-Wing Social Media Trolls A White House gathering on Thursday illuminates the influence of President Trump’s Twitter fans within the political establishment. But it also has the makings of a West Wing pity party....
19:34 2019-07-11

Dragon Quest Builders 2 review – a crafting game with solid foundations Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4; Square Enix Like Minecraft but with more constraints, this gentle, humorous adventure game mixes world-building with exploration, puzzle-solving and combatAs anybody wh...
18:51 2019-07-11

NSW suggests facial recognition could replace Opal cards in 'not too distant future' Labor says transport minister’s speech ‘curious’ and plan would carry major privacy risksFacial recognition could be used to replace swipe cards on public transport, the New South Wales government has...
18:51 2019-07-11

Need for speed: is the 'Netflix effect' to blame for the NBN's failures? The NBN says Netflix has put pressure on its fixed wireless service, but the growth in streaming has been anticipated for years Politicians, tech experts and even the NBN itself talked up the arrival ...
18:51 2019-07-11

Galaxy Note 10+ design and specs confirmed in leaked Samsung documentation Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 series on August 7th in New York, but as was the case with previous Galaxy S and Note releases, the handset won’t be a secret when it launches next month. ...
18:51 2019-07-11

At least one new iPhone next year might ditch Face ID and bring back Touch ID A sketchy rumor said a few days ago that Apple is making a cheaper iPhone for the Chinese market that will ditch the Face ID sensors in favor of an in-display fingerprint reader. Separately, a differe...
18:51 2019-07-11

Christian author says $240G worth of fake copies of her book sold on Amazon A female priest says Amazon sold $240,000 worth of counterfeit copies of her faith-based book -- before it was removed from the top bookselling site....
18:00 2019-07-11

Air Force set for new nuclear-armed cruise missile for 2030 Should major global powers be immersed in a high-stakes, dangerous escalation of tension, raising the possibility of a nuclear confrontation, could the existence of a long-range nuclear-armed cruise m...
16:51 2019-07-11

Alternate social media site rolls out new technique to squash extremist content without violating First Amendment As prominent social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube wrestle with how to stop jihadists, neo-Nazis and other extremists from disseminating their dangerous content online – without i...
16:51 2019-07-11

New Navy air-to-ground missile destroys air defenses from 120 miles The Navy is fast-tracking a new air-to-ground missile engineered to destroy enemy air defenses from farther distances than existing weapons and succeed in hitting radar systems after they are shut dow...
16:51 2019-07-11

Apple just disabled Walkie Talkie on Watch due to an iPhone eavesdropping vulnerability The Apple Watch has a neat new app that lets you talk to your friends called Walkie Talkie. It’s not a phone calls app, although the Watch can do that too. Instead, it’s just a simple app ...
15:51 2019-07-11

Nintendo will quietly upgrade the Switch, but don’t call it a Switch Pro Nintendo on Wednesday unveiled the brand new Switch Lite console, a device meant to deliver only handheld gaming experiences for a lower price. The Switch Lite should pack the same performance as the ...
15:51 2019-07-11

Behold: This huge leak may be the first real photo of Google’s Pixel 4 All the buzz among Android fans yesterday was focused on the upcoming new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ since official press renders just leaked. There’s almost no mystery left surrounding ...
15:51 2019-07-11

Tesla to boost overall production as Model 3 demand skyrockets One of the key metrics investors tend to hone in on when it comes to Tesla involves the company’s ability to manufacture the Model 3 at scale. And with good reason, the Model 3 represents Tesla&...
15:51 2019-07-11

Streaming online pornography produces as much CO2 as Belgium Streaming online videos generates 300 million tonnes of CO2 a year – nearly 1 per cent of global emissions – with pornography alone generating 80 million tonnes...
15:00 2019-07-11

“This is crazy”: FCC kills part of San Francisco’s broadband-competition law Enlarge / Lombard Street in San Francisco. (credit: Getty Images | Michael Lee) The Federal Communications Commission today voted to preempt part of a San Francisco ordinance that promotes broadband...
07:00 2019-07-11

AT&T’s robocall-blocking expansion won’t block spam calls unless you pay extra Enlarge / AT&T's Call Protect and Mobile Security apps for Android. (credit: AT&T) AT&T yesterday said it will add "automatic fraud blocking and suspected spam-call alerts" to mobile phone lines for...
07:00 2019-07-11

Whitehats use DoS attack to score key victory against ransomware crooks Enlarge / A diagram showing how a DoS shut down an ongoing ransomware campaign. (credit: Intezer) Whitehats used a novel denial-of-service hack to score a key victory against ransomware criminals. U...
07:00 2019-07-11

‘StarCraft: Cartooned’ is an adorable mod for one of the best strategy games ever Whether you love Terran, Zerg, or Protoss, there’s no denying that Starcraft is an incredible strategy game, delivering thrilling, stressful battles, especially in multiplayer games. And that&rs...
06:34 2019-07-11

Samsung’s new iPad Pro rival will have features no other tablet has When Apple launched the 2018 iPad Pro models last fall, it introduced the world’s first tablets to feature 3D face recognition cameras, something unavailable on other tablets. But Samsung will c...
02:51 2019-07-11

Android Q beta 5 improves gesture navigations We’re nearing a final look at how Android Q will feel once we get to the forthcoming consumer release of the latest version of the mobile OS, now that the fifth of six beta releases is out. Amon...
02:51 2019-07-11

This supersonic car will try to hit a ridiculous 500mph in October Hard as it might be to imagine a car that can travel at supersonic speeds of up to 1,000 miles per hour, one such project is working to get closer to that goal — the Bloodhound supersonic car pr...
02:51 2019-07-11

Why This Electric Car Racing League Matters Even If You Don’t Care About Cars Racing fans, the stereotype goes, tend to be “petrolheads” — people who love the ferocious growl of an internal-combustion engine, the unmistakeable smell of burning fuel and oil, an...
01:17 2019-07-11

Nintendo announces Switch Lite console The new model of the handheld console – which is cheaper, lighter and smaller than the original – will be released in SeptemberNintendo has announced a new model of its successful Switch console: the ...
19:00 2019-07-10

LinkedIn Legends: making the corporate world better – one humblebrag at a time The business networking site has grown to 610 million members, but now a Twitter feed is calling out some of its most shameless self-promotersName: LinkedIn Legends.Occupation: Imagineers. Continue re...
19:00 2019-07-10

Microsoft to open first European store in central London Firm shows commitment to UK with shop, which features a gaming lounge and AR devicesMicrosoft is opening its first European store on Oxford Street, in London, featuring a McLaren Senna car customised ...
19:00 2019-07-10

The new Raspberry Pi 4 board has a serious USB-C charging issue you should know about The Raspberry Pi 4 board was launched only a few weeks ago, featuring up to 4GB of RAM, support for 4K displays and USB-C connectivity. But buyers only needed a few weeks to discover their brand new m...
18:17 2019-07-10

Samsung is making a cheaper 5G flagship, but it’s not the smaller Galaxy Note 10 The Galaxy Note 10 will come in two sizes, several reports have claimed in the past, and each one will get its own 5G variant. However, all these phones will be pretty expensive at launch, especially ...
18:17 2019-07-10

Nintendo announces the Switch Lite, coming this September for $199 It finally happened: Nintendo announced the cheaper Switch console that kept popping up in rumors and reports on Wednesday. Called Nintendo Switch Lite, the device costs $199.99, and it’s meant ...
18:17 2019-07-10

Galaxy Note 10 5G tipped to feature up to 1TB of built-in storage space Samsung is widely expected to launch four Galaxy Note 10 phones this summer, including two 4G and two 5G versions, and we have a pretty good idea of what these devices will have to offer. A variety of...
18:17 2019-07-10

Leaked Galaxy Note 10 press renders reveal the final design of the phone With less than a month to go before Samsung officially pulls back the curtain on the Galaxy Note 10 at an Unpacked event in NYC, the final design of the flagship device has leaked online. On Wednesday...
18:17 2019-07-10

We Tried the New Nintendo Switch Lite. Here’s What it’s Like to Play Nintendo on Wednesday unveiled the Nintendo Switch Lite, a smaller and cheaper version of its popular console rethought exclusively for handheld use. While the standard Nintendo Switch, released in Ma...
16:51 2019-07-10

NHS teams up with Amazon to bring Alexa to patients Voice assistant enlisted to aid elderly and blind patients who cannot easily search for adviceThe NHS has teamed up with Amazon to allow elderly people, blind people and other patients who cannot easi...
15:17 2019-07-10

Honor 20 review: Huawei's first new phone during Trump dispute Top performance and a good camera make the £400 Honor 20 tempting. But will the US-China trade war hit software updates?The Honor 20 is the first smartphone launched and put on sale by Huawei since Tr...
08:17 2019-07-10

New AirPods 3 reportedly on track to launch by the end of 2019 Apple refreshed the AirPods only a few months ago, although it was a relatively minor upgrade that included a new H1 chip and a case that can be recharged wirelessly (which was supposed to work with t...
03:51 2019-07-10

AT&T will finally help users effectively block harassing robocalls Over the past few years, annoying robocalls have seemingly become inescapable and, for some, an everyday nuisance. Last year alone, there were upwards of 48 billion robocalls made to individuals in th...
03:51 2019-07-10

Mate 30 Pro might feature a daring new design that Samsung wouldn’t attempt A report a few days ago from a trusted Samsung insider revealed that Samsung has been working on smartphone designs unlike anything we’ve ever seen. But the company decided not to go forward wit...
03:51 2019-07-10

Elon Musk shakes up Tesla Autopilot team after growing frustrated with the group’s progress While the Autopilot capability of Tesla vehicles has improved markedly over time, the Autopilot team responsible for delivering said capabilities has long seemed to be plagued by dysfunction. Going ba...
03:51 2019-07-10

AT&T takes some Time Warner shows off Netflix, makes them exclusive to HBO Max Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) AT&T will start restricting some Time Warner shows to its own streaming service, despite previously telling the government that it would distribute Time Warner conten...
01:51 2019-07-10

Zoom for Mac made it too easy for hackers to access webcams. Here’s what to do [Updated] Enlarge / Artist's impression of wireless hackers in your computer. (credit: TimeStopper / Getty Images) Update 7:23pm ET: As this post was being reported, Zoom developers reversed their previous po...
01:51 2019-07-10

Marriott to be fined nearly £100m over GDPR breach ICO imposes fine after personal data of 339 million guests was stolen by hackersThe international hotel group Marriott is to be fined almost £100m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hacker...
01:00 2019-07-10

New encryption powers used at least five times by federal and NSW police Commonwealth Ombudsman calls for Peter Dutton’s ability to censor its reports on the process to be revokedNew encryption powers to seek assistance from tech companies to spy on users have been used at...
01:00 2019-07-10

‘Google's power is extraordinary’: businesses turn to the courts over bad reviews Negative comments and low star ratings can make or break a company. But as Google finds itself embroiled in legal action, it warns defamation law could suppress consumer rights Mark Fletcher says he n...
01:00 2019-07-10

Report: Russian intel started the Seth Rich rumor to cover for DNC hack Enlarge / Mary Rich, the mother of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich, gives a press conference in Bloomingdale on August 1, 2016. SVR agents jumped on Seth Rich's death as an opportunity to launch a disinfo...
20:34 2019-07-09

T-Mobile says it can’t be sued by users because of forced-arbitration clause Enlarge / A T-Mobile store in New York City. (credit: Getty Images | helen89) T-Mobile US is trying to force customers into arbitration in order to avoid a class-action lawsuit that accuses the phon...
20:34 2019-07-09

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud' Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be sl...
19:34 2019-07-09

Apple discounts MacBook Air, discontinues non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro After refreshing the MacBook Pro Touch Bar models a few months ago, Apple on Tuesday did the same thing with two other MacBook models, while discontinuing other MacBook models. Launched last year, the...
19:17 2019-07-09

Leaked Galaxy Tab S6 features dual cameras and a powerful processor While Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 10 has been the subject of countless rumors in recent months, it’s not the only flagship device the South Korean company plans to launch in the second ...
19:17 2019-07-09

16-inch MacBook Pro and 10.2-inch iPad rumored to launch this fall Apple is expected to add brand new iPad and MacBook Pro models to its lineup, reports have claimed over the past few months. We heard that a 10.2-inch iPad would replace the 9.7-inch model, while a 16...
19:17 2019-07-09

Galaxy simulator Ashley Spindler uses AI to understand the far cosmos Ashley Spindler's machine-learning code is slowly teaching itself to simulate and identify distant galaxies – giving her time for hobbies like making chain-mail armour...
17:51 2019-07-09

US Air Force builds first B-21 Raider 'test' stealth bomber The Air Force is now building its first “test” aircraft of the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber aircraft engineered to elude the most advanced air defenses for decades to come and destroy high-value tar...
16:00 2019-07-09

Instagram introduces new anti-bullying features Instagram is rolling out new features to help combat cyberbullying, as the social-media company and its parent, Facebook Inc., FB -0.33% work to quell criticism related to harassment on their platform...
16:00 2019-07-09

The best-looking foldable phone of the year might launch sooner than expected Samsung’s Galaxy Fold might be the first foldable phone announced this year, but it will not be the first to hit stores. The phone’s original late April launch was canceled after reviewers...
15:34 2019-07-09

Galaxy Note 10’s signature feature prevents it from being a much better phone, insider claims When the Galaxy Note launched in 2011, it had two outstanding features that helped it stand out from the crowd of Android handsets that tried to compete against the iPhone. The Note had a bigger scree...
15:34 2019-07-09

Apple may launch three 5G iPhones in 2020, as well as a cheap iPhone 8 replacement Apple will launch three new iPhones this September: The direct successors to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 series, as we’ve been calling it, will look a lot like the 2018 s...
15:34 2019-07-09

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner review – social media storm lit up Royal Court, LondonJasmine Lee-Jones’s play follows an online battle about the Instagram star and tackles racism, misogyny and colourismThe lights are still dead when this play opens. A wrapped-up bod...
14:51 2019-07-09

To Reduce Hospital Noise, Researchers Create Alarms That Whistle and Sing Why do medical devices sound so terrible? A group of clinicians, psychologists, musicians and designers are developing signals that are less startling and more informative. Listen here....
12:17 2019-07-09

Meet the millennials pretending to be baby boomers on Facebook Online, you can be anyone. So why are millennials choosing to roleplay as baby boomers?You know it when you see it: a couple of extra commas following a thought, a private message or search entry acci...
08:34 2019-07-09

Former Tesla workers claim they were fired for using maternity and sick leave Current and former workers also claim point-system attendance policy penalizes employees for use of paid time offIn February 2018, Devon Beccera started working at the Tesla Giga factory in Sparks, Ne...
08:34 2019-07-09

Tell Android apps not to track you, and thousands of them will do it anyway Back in December Google CEO Sundar Pichai conceded during a session with members of Congress that the company could “do better” when it comes to helping users understand what steps to take...
05:17 2019-07-09

Industry insider says iPhone 11 will keep its big performance lead over Android rivals Apple is expected to launch three new iPhone 11 models this fall, all generally featuring the same design as their predecessors. The new phones will deliver significant camera upgrades though, as the ...
01:00 2019-07-09

Pixel 4 XL’s design just leaked again, and it still doesn’t look good A series of leaks in the past few weeks convinced Google to come out with an official Pixel 4 teaser that showed the phone’s rear design. Google confirmed the phone will have a multi-lens camera...
01:00 2019-07-09

New leak seems to confirm the iPhone 11’s biggest design change We have just two more months to go until Apple unveils the iPhone 11, which means we’re going to see more and more leaks in the coming weeks as the iPhone 11, 11 Max, and 11R (or whatever Apple ...
01:00 2019-07-09

Huawei founder says his new OS is faster than Android, but that’s still not good enough Huawei is readying its own operating system that could launch as soon as October alongside the Mate 30 Pro flagship smartphone, according to recent reports. Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said in an inte...
01:00 2019-07-09

iOS 13 public beta 2 now available to download on iPhone and iPad Six days after the latest iOS 13 developer beta rolled out, Apple has released the new public beta, complete with all the features you missed if you don’t have a developer account. The surprise ...
01:00 2019-07-09

Apple is testing Touch ID and Face ID sign-in for iCloud in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina Apple is apparently considering doubling down on biometric authentication, as 9to5Mac reports that iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina beta testers have been given the option to sign in to their iCl...
01:00 2019-07-09

Tesla dashcam footage helps police identify and arrest suspected hit-and-run driver Tesla vehicles can do all sorts of impressive things performance-wise, but who knew that they were also adept at helping law enforcement authorities solve crimes? Just a few days after a Tesla dashcam...
01:00 2019-07-09

Amazon plans nationwide broadband—with both home and mobile service Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Olena_T) Amazon is seeking government permission to launch 3,236 broadband satellites that would cover nearly all of the United States and much of the rest of the wor...
00:34 2019-07-09

Russian spy sub crew prevented nuclear accident at cost of their lives Enlarge / ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 6, 2019: A Russian Navy officer by a grave during a funeral of the 14 Russian Navy officers killed by the July 1 fire on a deep-water research submersible in th...
00:34 2019-07-09

This AI Software Is ‘Coaching’ Customer Service Workers. Soon It Could Be Bossing You Around, Too I’m on the phone with a startup executive roleplaying as a frustrated customer, and a note along with a speedometer icon appears on my computer screen: Speaking slowly — You are speaking s...
22:51 2019-07-08

Need Some Help Reaching Your Goals? Try These 5 Habit-Tracking Apps We could all use a little help tracking the habits we want to make, like learning a new language, while stamping out the ones we want to break, like that post-lunch e-cigarette break. Whether it&rsquo...
22:51 2019-07-08

Navy arms destroyers with new high-powered laser, changes war tactics If swarms of enemy small attack boats armed with guns and explosives approached a Navy ship, alongside missile-armed drones and helicopters closing into strike range, ship commanders would instantly b...
20:00 2019-07-08

New Chrome media controls will let you easily play and pause video in any tab Google is working on a Chrome feature that should have been long available to users, and that’s media controls that will let you immediately deal with annoying videos that play automatically on ...
15:51 2019-07-08

The hottest new features coming to Google’s Pixel 4 just leaked The Pixel 4 rear design is no longer a secret, as Google surprised fans with a teaser image (above) after leaks have revealed said design. We know the phone will look a lot like the iPhone 11, which a...
15:51 2019-07-08

OK seriously, stop whining about Apple’s controversial new iPhone 11 design I’ve been doing this for long enough to know how certain stories are going to play out. That’s why I knew a year before Samsung even announced the Galaxy Fold that it would be a piece of j...
15:51 2019-07-08

This is the craziest smartwatch design you’ve ever seen, and it’s not from Apple or Samsung The first thing I thought of when looking at this new smartwatch design patent from IBM, after noting that the watch display expands to become a smartphone on your wrist — and expands again, if ...
15:51 2019-07-08

198X review – discover your inner Kid A teenager’s gripping coming-of-age adventure takes you back to the bygone era of the amusement arcadeWhen I was a child in the late 1980s, my brother and I would watch every Saturday morning as a cre...
13:34 2019-07-08

BA faces £183m fine over passenger data breach ICO says personal data of 500,000 customers was stolen from website and mobile app British Airways is to be fined more than £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hackers stole the perso...
13:34 2019-07-08

Bose Frames review: smart audio sunglasses are a blast Music without earbuds looks and sounds surprisingly good, making these smart glasses the antithesis of Google GlassThe Bose Frames are the answer to the question: what if your sunglasses were also a s...
13:34 2019-07-08

The best sci-fi books put humanity at the heart of their writing Science fiction books like ZED and This Is How You Lose the Time War use exhilarating writing to create worlds that seem eerily similar to ours, says Helen Marshall in her monthly sci-fi column...
12:00 2019-07-08

Blockchain as art: Chips with Everything podcast With the launch of the Facebook cryptocurrency Libra, Jordan Erica Webber revisits an old Chips episode looking at how artists are using blockchain to answer the big questions, like ‘what is the value...
07:34 2019-07-08

State driver’s license databases prove valuable for FBI, ICE for facial-recognition searches: report Federal authorities have had access to millions of Americans’ photos without their consent or approval from Congress by tapping into state driver’s license databases and have turned into an “unprecede...
06:51 2019-07-08

UK mobile operators ignore security fears over Huawei 5G Firms pushing ahead with Chinese tech giant to set up new networkHuawei is helping develop 5G networks for all four of the UK’s major mobile phone operators – even though the government has yet to con...
15:51 2019-07-07

A classical concert at the Barbican shows how AI interprets a recital Sight Machine, an AI project at the Barbican, shows how the algorithms used in techniques like facial detection capture the performance of a string quartet...
15:00 2019-07-07

How Stanley Kubrick‘s '2001: A Space Odyssey' predicted the iPad Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1968 movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” offered a glimpse of an iPad-style device more than 40 years before Apple launched the wildly popular tablet. ...
18:51 2019-07-06

7 Alexa skills you’ll use time and time again Every few months, I take a hard look at Amazon Echo and catch up on the latest skills. If you’re not familiar with skills, these programs give Alexa new tricks. What’s interesting is that individuals ...
18:51 2019-07-06

Don't miss: Armstrong, the science of music and codebreaking This week, check out the latest film on the moon landings, try some physics karaoke and visit the Science Museum’s display on codebreaking down the ages...
16:51 2019-07-06

Wikipedia co-founder blasts Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg Even though the vast majority of Facebook’s 2.38 billion users are seemingly impervious or apathetic to many of the company’s many controversies, the social networking giant remains a popu...
03:51 2019-07-06

Huawei’s Android-based operating system might launch alongside the Mate 30 Pro We’ve known for a long time that Huawei is working on its own operating systems that could be used on devices if it ever had to replace Android and Windows. That scenario unfolded a few weeks ag...
02:34 2019-07-06

Porsche Taycan and Volvo Polestar prototypes spotted in the wild Thanks to the ongoing popularity of the Model S, Tesla has handily dominated the EV luxury sedan market for years. Of course, the mainstream success enjoyed by the Model S quickly prompted more tradit...
02:34 2019-07-06

Apple is reportedly working on a foldable iPad with 5G support and a massive screen 2019 was supposed to be the year of the foldable, but issues with Galaxy Fold review units and a mysterious delay of Huawei’s Mate X have left curious consumers in the lurch. Both of the phones ...
23:17 2019-07-05

Google found a crazy iMessage bug that bricks iPhones, but you’re probably safe Type a particular string of characters into an iMessage and send it to someone else, and strange things could happen. We’ve seen these accidental discoveries time and time again in the past when...
21:17 2019-07-05

Realistic new renders give us our closest look yet at Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ Samsung on Friday morning announced that the company expects its second-quarter operating profit to plummet by a gut-wrenching 56% on-year to $5.6 billion. To make matters even worse, that figure incl...
21:00 2019-07-05

Samsung has been working on new smartphone designs that are unlike anything we’ve seen before For a few months now, a prominent Samsung insider teased smartphone designs unlike anything we’ve seen before, prompting us to wonder whether he was teasing the Galaxy Note 10 or something else....
21:00 2019-07-05

Hacked forensic firm pays ransom after malware attack Largest private provider Eurofins hands over undisclosed fee to regain control of systems Britain’s largest private forensics provider has paid a ransom to hackers after its IT systems were brought to...
19:17 2019-07-05

Sea of Solitude review - a dazzling and cathartic exploration of mental health PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One; Jo-Mei Games/Electronic ArtsDespite artless visual metaphors, this is a rare and audacious game that tackles depression and its causes head-onVideo games tend to lean heav...
17:51 2019-07-05

Galaxy Note 10 tipped to feature a special camera lens for 3D imagery Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7th, although we already know most of its secrets. Like the fact that it’ll come in two sizes, each one featuring a triple-lens camera array on t...
15:17 2019-07-05

Facebook uses AI to analyze and catalog every single photo you upload A Facebook outage that also affected Instagram and WhatsApp on Thursday revealed what may be a surprising development to some Facebook users: the company uses artificial intelligence (AI) to catalog t...
15:17 2019-07-05

Amazon’s Deliveroo Investment Is Halted for U.K. Scrutiny A British regulator ordered that an Amazon-led cash infusion into the food-delivery start-up be paused to study whether it creates competition concerns....
15:17 2019-07-05

Reuters: Apple paid Samsung $684 million for unrealized iPhone OLED screen sales Since Apple started the transition to OLED screens for the iPhone, we’ve been hearing reports that Apple kept cutting orders for Samsung, its biggest supplier for the iPhone X and iPhone XS mode...
12:51 2019-07-05

The best travel tech for a stress-free holiday How to keep your mobile, tablet, Kindle and headphones charged and connected abroadIt’s July, the sun’s out and the summer break is almost upon us, which can mean only one thing: it’s holiday time.But...
10:34 2019-07-05

Slow NBN speeds: modems partly to blame for poor performance Copper wiring and fibre-to-the-node are not the only issues, some modems are just not up to the job, a new study has foundPoor NBN speeds are often blamed on the government’s decision to scale back th...
07:17 2019-07-05

Google is going to make it even easier to access the Pixel’s best feature If there’s one feature that defines the Pixel 3 (and all of Google’s Pixel phones, for that matter), it has got to be Night Sight — a camera mode that allows for stunning low-light p...
04:51 2019-07-05

Samsung’s next watch could include the Apple Watch 4’s most incredible features It’s not yet clear when Samsung will release its next wearable, the Galaxy Watch Active 2, which some chatter suggests could launch in tandem with the Galaxy Note 10 unveiling next month. Howeve...
02:34 2019-07-05

Pretty much all of Apple’s iCloud services are down… happy Independence Day! Today is the perfect day to celebrate your independence… from Apple’s iCloud services! Pretty much every service Apple offers related to iCloud is having serious issues right now. iCloud ...
21:17 2019-07-04

Your boss could use your smartwatch to check your productivity levels AI can predict people’s performance levels at work based on data from their electronic devices. However, there are concerns about how the tech could be used...
17:17 2019-07-04

Samsung’s in hot water for allegedly misleading customers about water-resistant Galaxy phones The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking Samsung to court in the country, alleging that the Korean company has been lying to Australian consumers for years about the water-r...
16:17 2019-07-04

Insider says Apple will fix one of the worst things about MacBooks One of the worst things that can happen on a laptop is having keyboard issues. And that’s an issue that plagued a variety of MacBook models ever since Apple introduced the new butterfly keyboard...
16:17 2019-07-04

How to install the iOS 13 developer beta for free and always get new releases before anyone else Apple released iOS 13 beta 3 for developers on Tuesday, which obviously means it then released its new iOS 13 public beta 2 the following day on Wednesday. Wait, no, that’s not right at all. App...
16:17 2019-07-04

More leaks show the purported design of Huawei’s upcoming Galaxy killer The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will certainly be one of the most important flagships hitting stores in the second half of the year, regardless of what happens with the Huawei ban in the United States. Its pre...
16:17 2019-07-04

France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK's game developers French government promises tax breaks and subsidies for companies who relocate The French government has launched a major push to poach British game developers in the wake of Brexit, promising subsidi...
13:51 2019-07-04

How a video game community filled my nephew's final days with joy My teenage nephew’s life was short and difficult, but the players and developers of Elite Dangerous came together to bring unexpected happiness to his last momentsMy nephew, Michael, died on 22 May 20...
13:51 2019-07-04

Electronics projects for beginners: Make a robot biscuit butler Take a BBC micro:bit, add a motor, a chassis and some infrared sensors and then put your feet up with a nice cup of tea: your biscuits will be on their way shortly...
11:51 2019-07-04

Can I buy a phone that doesn’t use anything from Google or Apple? Steve does not like firms slurping up his data, so wants a device that respects his privacy I have concerns about the likes of Google and Apple slurping up as much info as they can about me from my ph...
10:51 2019-07-04

It’s not just you: Facebook confirms its site is having problems for many users If you logged into Facebook today, you may have noticed that the site is acting a bit wonky. Pages are slow to load and many images on individual profiles aren’t showing up. The issues above are...
07:34 2019-07-04

The best-looking Galaxy S10 model ever made is out now, but you can’t buy it The Galaxy S10 is already a huge success for Samsung, with the phone selling much better than its predecessor. The Galaxy S10 comes in four versions, including a 5G model and one with a flat display, ...
07:34 2019-07-04

Amazon keeps all of your Alexa voice recordings until you manually delete them Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the voice commands you issue your Amazon Echo? Where do they go? Do they evaporate into thin air once your Echo has responded? Does Amazon hold on to them...
07:34 2019-07-04

Windows 10 can now show you notifications as they hit your Android phone If you’re rocking a Windows 10 PC and an Android phone, your life is about to get a lot better when it comes to staying on top of your notifications. That’s because your computer will soon...
07:34 2019-07-04

ACCC sues Samsung for 'misleading' water-resistant claims on Galaxy phones Australia’s consumer watchdog alleges electronics giant deceived customers with claims made in more than 300 adsThe consumer watchdog is taking Samsung to court, accusing the technology company of mis...
06:00 2019-07-04

Facebook should de-platform 'domestic terrorists' Antifa following Andy Ngo attack, says Brent Bozell Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell is calling for Facebook to de-platform Antifa on the heels of conservative writer Andy Ngo being attacked by members of the group in Portland, Ore. on Saturd...
05:51 2019-07-04

The Internet broke today: Facebook, Verizon, and more see major outages Enlarge / The Internet this week, more or less (credit: torange.biz (modified)) Last week, Verizon caused a major BGP misroute that took large chunks of the Internet, including CDN company Cloudflar...
05:34 2019-07-04

Police face calls to end use of facial recognition software Analysts find system often wrongly identifies people and could breach human rights lawPolice are facing calls to halt the use of facial recognition software to search for suspected criminals in public...
01:00 2019-07-04

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by media messaging outage Facebook says it is addressing issues with picture, video and audio messaging faced by users on several of its services Facebook said on Wednesday it was working to resolve issues faced by some users ...
01:00 2019-07-04

T-Mobile enemy Dish could help save the T-Mobile/Sprint merger Enlarge / A field service specialist for Dish Network prepares to install a satellite TV system at a residence in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 6, 2013. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) T-Mobile US an...
00:17 2019-07-04

Broadcom Said to Be in Talks to Buy Symantec, the Security Software Maker If an agreement is reached, it will underline how much Broadcom, a semiconductor giant, has had to change its acquisition strategy after a humbling takeover defeat last year....
22:51 2019-07-03

We could store data inside the molecules that power our metabolism The small molecules we use during metabolism form the basis of a new way to store digital information – and it could be more stable than electronic memory...
20:51 2019-07-03

Google has made a virtual soccer pitch to train AIs to play football Google has created a virtual soccer training pitch for AIs to use to learn how to play football. The AIs will need to learn short-term control and high-level strategies...
20:17 2019-07-03

Can You Pet the Dog? The purity of petting pixelated puppies @CanYouPetTheDog has more than 250,000 followers, including game developers, but most are just digital dog enthusiastsGames often feature dogs but player interaction is generally limited to violent, n...
18:51 2019-07-03

FCA proposes ban on cryptocurrency products Financial Conduct Authority says crypto-assets are ill-suited to small investors and very volatileThe UK’s markets regulator has proposed a ban on financial instruments linked to digital cryptocurrenc...
18:51 2019-07-03

How Chinese spy app allows officials to harvest personal data Intrusive software collects emails and texts and could be used to track movementThe tourists travelling into China were never supposed to know their phones had been compromised.The surveillance app be...
18:51 2019-07-03

Incredible new iOS 13 FaceTime feature fixes your eye contact with augmented reality A new feature found in the third beta version of iOS 13 has begun attracting attention because it promises to bring some augmented reality magic to your FaceTime calls — specifically, to the way...
17:17 2019-07-03

Apple’s unannounced new MacBook Pro just leaked Earlier this year, Apple updated some of its MacBook Pro models, but not all of them. Specifically, the cheaper non-Touch Bar models, which are referred to by many as “MacBook Escape” mode...
16:34 2019-07-03

Uber Eats now lets you preorder the food you want to eat in a restaurant Uber has introduced a brand new feature of its food delivery service that involves absolutely no food delivery whatsoever. Instead of having a driver pick up your order and bring it to your home, the ...
16:34 2019-07-03

China is installing spyware on tourists' phones Visitors to Xinjiang in northwest China are experiencing a nasty surprise in the form of a spyware app that's being forcefully installed on their phones....
16:00 2019-07-03

Samsung’s embarrassing Galaxy Fold is fixed, but it’s not launching until the holidays If you’ve been hoping to buy the Galaxy Fold this summer, then you’d better dispense of those dreams right now. Samsung’s most significant failure since the Galaxy Note 7 battery fir...
14:51 2019-07-03

iOS beta 3 is hiding a puzzling new iPhone feature Apple just released iOS 13 beta 3 to developers, which brings over a puzzling feature for iPhones and iPads, one that poses a significant logistics burden on the user. According to an icon discovered ...
14:51 2019-07-03

Hardcore Android fans reveal all the iOS 13 features they wish Google would copy Apple surprised us all when it released iOS 13 beta 3 on Tuesday, just over one week after releasing the second developer beta and the first public beta of its new mobile platform. Well, if we’r...
14:51 2019-07-03

D-Link agrees to new security monitoring to settle FTC charges Enlarge (credit: Penn State / Flickr) Router and webcam maker D-Link has agreed to implement a new security program to settle charges it failed to safeguard its hardware against well-known and preve...
13:34 2019-07-03

Former Google exec ran ‘sex ring,’ estranged wife claims in civil complaint Android co-founder and former Google exec Andy Rubin has found himself at the center of a lawsuit filed his by soon to be ex-wife, who is accusing him of, among other things, running a sex ring with o...
06:17 2019-07-03

Xiaomi has returned to its playbook of copying Apple, this time with ‘Mimoji’ Chinese consumer electronics brand and smartphone giant Xiaomi has been mocked in the past for relentlessly copying Apple, with the similarities so pervasive that founder Lei Jun has even taken to dre...
05:17 2019-07-03

Frontier customer bought his own router—but has to pay $10 rental fee anyway Enlarge / A Wi-Fi router. (credit: Getty Images | deepblue4you) Buying your own router instead of renting one from an ISP is one of the few reliable ways to save money on a broadband bill. But what ...
02:51 2019-07-03

Georgia courts (mostly) shrug off ransomware attack Enlarge / The latest victim of an apparent wave of Ryuk ransomware has managed to fend off paying attackers, but not everyone is getting away unscathed. (credit: Getty Images) A spokesman for Georgi...
02:51 2019-07-03

Air Force chief details US response to Russian nuclear attack Red lights start flashing in rapid succession, space-based infrared sensors detect a heat signature, somebody calls the President...and in what may seem like a matter of seconds, the U.S. launches an ...
02:17 2019-07-03

A tech toolbox of new and old: inside the painful quest of relocating family missing in war But as the world becomes ever rifer with refugees, internal displacement and conflict much of the work of humanitarian actors now centers on trying to locate and unite loved ones who have scattered to...
02:17 2019-07-03

Florida city reportedly fires IT director after being forced to pay $460G in ransomware attack A Florida city fired an information technology employee following a 400,000 malware payout to hackers in a cyber attack, which targeted their servers, phones, and emails— although the city insurer cov...
02:17 2019-07-03

Adidas social media campaign backfires after racist and offensive tweets Adidas newest social media campaign was met with widespread backlash after the sports brand accidentally tweeted racist and offensive phrases and slogans....
02:17 2019-07-03

We Tried Dolby’s $600 Dimension Headphones. Are They Worth the Massive Price Tag? As much as I adore music, I find it difficult to use headphones when I’m home. It’s not for lack of options — I’ve got a pair of AirPods, some gym headphones, and some luxuriou...
01:34 2019-07-03

Dedicated Galaxy S10 camera night mode starts to roll out in the US Samsung has improved the dedicated Night mode on its camera app for the Galaxy S10 series of phones to the point where it competes with and possibly even surpasses that of Google’s Night Sight f...
00:51 2019-07-03

iOS 13 beta 3 is now available for download Just a week after Apple shared the first public beta for its upcoming iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 software updates, a new developer beta has been made available to everyone with a developer account. As alway...
00:51 2019-07-03

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphones are already selling better than the Galaxy S9 A little more than a month out from Samsung’s next Unpacked event, at which the company is expected to show off the new Galaxy Note 10 phablet, new numbers are in that tout the continued strengt...
00:51 2019-07-03

Sketchy report says Apple will launch an iPhone with in-display Touch ID for China The last time we heard that Apple was working on iPhone models with in-display fingerprint sensors, the iPhone X wasn’t even out. Many rumors said in early 2017 that the iPhone 8, which was what...
00:51 2019-07-03

Strong Model 3 demand helped Tesla set a new all-time record for quarterly deliveries When it comes to analyzing the vibrancy of Tesla’s business, there is certainly no shortage of distractions. Whether it’s Elon Musk stirring up controversy online or Tesla vehicles being v...
00:51 2019-07-03

China Snares Tourists’ Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App Border authorities routinely install the app on the phones of people entering the Xinjiang region by land from Central Asia, gathering personal data and scanning for material considered objectionable....
23:00 2019-07-02

George Felton obituary Pioneering computer scientist who became the UK’s foremost software authorityGeorge Felton, who has died aged 98, was the doyen of computer-industry software designers. In the early 1950s the term “so...
23:00 2019-07-02

Another massive outage takes down many of the internet’s biggest sites and service For the second time in two weeks, a huge chunk of the internet is inaccessible due to a sudden outage. Whereas last week’s outage was traced back to Verizon, this seems to be a Cloudflare issue,...
19:00 2019-07-02

Huge leak: Both ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ credits scenes just leaked on YouTube It’s July 2nd, which means Spider-Man: Far From Home has been released in the US after premiering in China a few days ago. The final movie in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will tie up...
19:00 2019-07-02

8 Tips and Tricks for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Where Pokémon Go Meets the Wizarding World Magic is on the loose, and it’s up to wizards to cover it up before muggles figure out what’s going on. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the latest mobile game from Niantic, the team behind ...
18:34 2019-07-02

10 Can’t-Miss Gmail Tips and Tricks That Will Change the Way You Email Summer usually means a vacation from your Gmail inbox. But all your unread emails aren’t going to get answered on their own (well, actually, they might — but I’ll get to that later)....
18:34 2019-07-02

TikTok under investigation over child data use UK inquiry looking at whether video-sharing app breaches data protection lawThe video-sharing app TikTok is under investigation in the UK for how it handles the personal data of its young users, and w...
17:34 2019-07-02

Next major Windows 10 update’s only cool feature will be… how fast it installs? You may have already installed Microsoft’s latest major update on your Windows device, but don’t get your hopes up for any stellar features for the next major upgrade. They call them featu...
16:00 2019-07-02

Samsung just told us when the Galaxy Note 10 launches and teased its big redesign It was only a few days ago that a report said Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 launch preparations were underway, with the company expected to hold its second annual Unpacked event in New York, on Augus...
16:00 2019-07-02

This fake iPhone 11 Max hands-on video is still our best look yet at Apple’s next-gen iPhone Samsung just confirmed an earlier leak that said its exciting new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ will be officially announced on August 7th. They’re going to feature completely overhauled de...
16:00 2019-07-02

The design of one of the hottest Android flagships of 2019 just leaked We’re now officially in the second half of 2019, which means a bunch of exciting new smartphones will be released in the coming months. On the iPhone side, we have the three iPhone 11 series han...
16:00 2019-07-02

Claire Burke on using thermal drone tech to protect orangutans Astro-ecologist Claire Burke uses her astrophysics knowledge to protect endangered species and stop poaching, and she loves to watch orangutans in Borneo...
15:17 2019-07-02

The Sinking City review – Lovecraftian detective game has cult appeal PlayStation 4 (version tested), Xbox One, PC; Frogwares/Bigben InteractiveDisturbing moral dilemmas and gruesome beasts abound in a deliciously gothic flooded city Video games have enthusiastically mi...
11:51 2019-07-02

Adidas under fire for racist tweets after botched Arsenal launch Company automatically posted pictures of new shirts with offensive Twitter handles on back Adidas UK has come under fire after a social media gambit backfired spectacularly, leading to the company twe...
11:51 2019-07-02

Tim Cook says Apple is working on products that ‘will blow you away’ Given how integral a role Jony Ive played in transforming Apple into the most successful company on the planet, most everyone naturally assumed that the famed designer would spend the entirety of his ...
11:17 2019-07-02

OnePlus accidentally sent some users a creepy yet hilarious push notification How would you feel if you got a random push notification one morning that just read “Hahahahaha”? For a number of OnePlus 7 Pro users on Monday, that wasn’t a hypothetical question. ...
11:17 2019-07-02

Samsung just launched a phone with a triple-lens camera that rotates for selfies While you wait for the Galaxy Note 10 to come out, you might want to check out Samsung’s latest phone. On Monday, the South Korean giant launched a device that features three cameras on the back...
11:17 2019-07-02

Elon Musk believes electric planes will become more practical in about 5 years For as easy as it is to poke fun at Elon Musk’s online shenanigans, there’s no denying that he was able to revolutionize the auto industry in a relatively short period of time. Thanks to t...
11:17 2019-07-02

Ryuk, Ryuk, Ryuk: Georgia’s courts hit by ransomware Enlarge / Court systems in Georgia are down due to a ransomware attack. Surprise. (credit: Rivers Langley / SaveRivers / Wikimedia) Georgia's Judicial Council and Administrative Office of the Courts...
03:51 2019-07-02

Researchers crack open Facebook campaign that pushed malware for years Enlarge / Artist's impression of wireless hackers in your computer. (credit: TimeStopper/Getty Images) Researchers have exposed a network of Facebook accounts that used Libya-themed news and topics ...
03:51 2019-07-02

Civil rights activists slam Facebook's 'insufficient' attempts to tackle hate on its platform Facebook's latest update on its ongoing companywide civil rights audit has been criticized by activists who say that the social network needs to do much more to tackle hate on its platform. ...
01:17 2019-07-02

Soldiers use AI to fire precision grenades, guide drone attacks The Pentagon’s research and technology arm is testing a “breakthrough” AI-enabled technology for dismounted mobile combat units that synthesizes drone feeds, robot sensors, small arms fire detection, ...
01:17 2019-07-02

Facebook buildings evacuated after mail tests positive for sarin, officials say Four buildings that receive and mail for social media giant Facebook were evacuated Monday after a bag of mail tested positive for the nerve gas sarin....
01:17 2019-07-02

Lyft donates $150,000 in rides to immigration activists Company to provide credits to not-for-profit RaicesRiders can contribute additional funds through appThe ride-hailing company Lyft will be donating $150,000 in ride credits to a not-for-profit organiz...
00:17 2019-07-02

Google Stadia exec isn’t worried about data caps—but he probably should be Enlarge / A Google Stadia controller and a Google Chromecast Ultra. (credit: Google) The Google executive in charge of the company's new Stadia game-streaming service says he thinks data caps won't ...
23:00 2019-07-01

Google is about to steal another great feature from the iPhone Transferring files between Apple devices is incredibly easy thanks to a great feature called AirDrop. Whether you’re moving files between your iPhone and your Mac, or you’re looking to tra...
22:34 2019-07-01

Samsung exec on the Galaxy Fold debacle: ‘It was embarrassing’ Samsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh didn’t hold anything back during a gathering of journalists in South Korea at the end of last week at which he said what we were all thinking when Samsung had to n...
22:34 2019-07-01

New iPhone 11 leaks seem to confirm the newest signature feature you’ll learn to love The iPhone X brought over a new smartphone design that everyone in the business ended up copying, the notch display that was a necessary compromise between form and function. It was also the phone&rsq...
17:34 2019-07-01

This might be what the upcoming Nintendo Switch Mini really looks like A leak a few weeks ago, revealed the alleged design of the Nintendo Switch Mini, the smaller, more affordable Switch console that’s supposedly launching this year. At the time, we told you that ...
17:34 2019-07-01

This is Samsung’s strangest smartphone design yet, and it’s kind of awesome For the creative minds charged with dreaming up new smartphone design concepts at Samsung, it would appear to be the case that no idea is ever deemed too strange or off-the-wall. Case in point: A new ...
17:34 2019-07-01

Google just took a strange step towards replacing Android with something better Android might be one of the two most important mobile operating systems right now, and the biggest one by market share, but it certainly won’t be around forever. That’s why Google is alrea...
17:34 2019-07-01

Genealogy Sites Have Helped Identify Suspects. Now They’ve Helped Convict One. A new forensic technique sailed through its first test in court, leading to a guilty verdict. But beyond the courtroom, a battle over privacy is intensifying....
09:17 2019-07-01

Is YouTube proud? – Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber looks at why some people, such as Carlos Maza, say YouTube needs to do more to protect minorities from hate speech. The Guardian’s UK technology editor, Alex Hern, joins in on the ...
08:51 2019-07-01

Facebook cryptocurrency, life-saving smartphones and more: Tech Q&A Please help me solve a debate. I say my smart TV can get bit by malware and viruses. My buddy says I am a dope. Who’s right? A six-pack is riding on your answer!...
15:34 2019-06-30

'Things are changing so fast': the benefits and dangers of robots in the UK workplace Politicians, trade unionists and experts have set out to learn more about the new industrial landscape“We are under the threat of closure all the time,” says Andrew Peters without a hint of fear in hi...
15:17 2019-06-30

We Have Been Harmonised: Life in China’s Surveillance State by Kai Strittmatter – review A remarkable analysis identifies ‘Mao 2.0’ as the west’s new cold war adversaryKai Strittmatter is a German journalist who writes for Süddeutsche Zeitung and is currently based in Copenhagen. From 199...
10:01 2019-06-30

Toyota Corolla: ‘Nothing has been left to chance’ | Martin Love Quiet, composed and resolutely unshowy… Would you guess this is the world’s bestselling car?Toyota CorollaPrice from £21,3050-62mph 10.9 secondsTop speed 124mphMPG up to 62.7CO2 from 76g/kmThe Toyota ...
10:01 2019-06-30

The five: extinct megafauna Following last week’s discovery of the remains of a giant bird, we look at some of the most formidable beasts on recordLast week, researchers published a paper about the remains of a giant flightless ...
10:01 2019-06-30

The robots are definitely coming and will make the world a more unequal place | John Naughton New studies show that the latest wave of automation will make the world’s poor poorer. But big tech will be even richerSo the robots are coming for our jobs, are they? Yawn. That’s such an old story. ...
10:01 2019-06-30

Ruha Benjamin: ‘We definitely can’t wait for Silicon Valley to become more diverse’ The sociologist on how discrimination is embedded in technology – and how we go about building a fairer worldRuha Benjamin is an associate professor of African American studies at Princeton University...
23:00 2019-06-29

In-the-wild Mac malware kept busy in June—here’s a rundown June was a busy month for Mac malware with the active circulation of at least six threats, several of which were able to bypass security protections Apple has built into modern versions of its macOS. ...
15:51 2019-06-29

4 chilling lessons from a tech hotline scam Some people think they’re immune to cybercriminals. “I’m not even on their radar,” they think. “What are the chances that I’ll get targeted? It’s not like I’m famous or have zillions of dollars.”...
15:17 2019-06-29

An app using AI to 'undress' women offers a terrifying glimpse into the future | Arwa Mahdawi Unless we start taking online misogyny seriously, we are going to face a future where women may not be able to exist onlineSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent...
14:51 2019-06-29

The mysterious new scene from the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ re-release just leaked We’re in the endgame of Avengers: Endgame beating Avatar at the box office — well, beating it again since the movie already did it once. That prompted Marvel to re-release Avengers 4, addi...
23:34 2019-06-28

The Trump administration is thinking about banning end-to-end encryption The proliferation of end-to-end encryption services has been fantastic for end users and for privacy, but it has also been a huge problem for intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Ironically, it&...
23:34 2019-06-28

Google Stadia games won’t be free, but they don’t have to be Google Stadia was first unveiled a few months ago, but Google waited until the E3 gaming event earlier this month to give us more details about the game streaming service. We now know when and where i...
23:34 2019-06-28

Another Florida city gives in to hackers’ demands and pays $460,000 ransom Florida municipalities are proving to be a juicy and lucrative target these days for hackers who’ve been launching cyber attacks on computer systems, government phones and the like before demand...
23:34 2019-06-28

Google Maps can now predict how crowded your bus or train will be Living in New York, there are times when I plan my entire day around whether or not public transportation is going to be a pain to deal with. Unfortunately, online notifications and social media posts...
23:34 2019-06-28

Tesla provides update on the Model S that burst into flames for no apparent reason This past April, a parked Model S in Shanghai caught fire for seemingly no reason at all. The harrowing incident, which was captured on video, occurred in a parking garage and generated a lot of unans...
23:34 2019-06-28

Apple moves Mac Pro production from Texas to China Enlarge / An inside view of the new Mac Pro. (credit: Apple) Apple is manufacturing the new Mac Pro in China, marking a change from the previous Mac Pro that was made in the US. Apple made the previ...
23:17 2019-06-28

“We need to up our game”—DHS cybersecurity director on Iran and ransomware Enlarge / Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, at a recent Senate hearing. Krebs issued a warning earlier this week on...
23:17 2019-06-28

Is there something in the water? Third Florida city hit by ransomware Enlarge / Key Biscayne, Florida, is the third Florida local government to get hit by ransomware within a month. (credit: Alicia Vera/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A third Florida local government has ...
23:17 2019-06-28

Apple to Manufacture New Mac Pro Computer in China Instead of U.S. The company’s move to shift assembly of the only major product it had made in America outside the country comes amid a continuing trade war between the United States and China....
21:34 2019-06-28

Impossible Foods boss says we should tax meat to boost veg-based diets Impossible Foods' plant-based burgers will soon be cheaper than beef ones, steaks are coming, and the company will never sell out, says CEO Patrick Brown...
21:00 2019-06-28

Remains of Genoa bridge demolished one year after deadly disaster The two remaining towers of Italy’s Morandi bridge have been destroyed with explosives, but the lethal collapse in 2018 still has not been fully explained...
21:00 2019-06-28

Google Maps can now tell you how bad your commute will be Three weeks after Google announced Google Maps updates to help you stay safe in the event of a natural disaster, the company detailed a solution for a different kind of calamity: your commute....
20:51 2019-06-28

Apple moves production of $6G Mac Pro to China Apple is manufacturing its new Mac Pro computer in China, according to people familiar with its plans, shifting abroad production of what had been its only major device assembled in the U.S. as trade ...
20:51 2019-06-28

Apple’s Mac Pro Was its Last Big ‘Made in America’ Product. Now it’s Moving to China Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro computer in China, moving production of what had been its only major device assembled in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reported. The company will use Quanta ...
20:00 2019-06-28

‘Deepfakes’ Are Videos Designed to Trick You Into Thinking They’re Real. But There’s a Way to Detect Them Deepfake videos are hard for untrained eyes to detect because they can be quite realistic. Whether used as personal weapons of revenge, to manipulate financial markets or to destabilize international ...
17:34 2019-06-28

Jony Ive: 8 hits and 8 misses from 20 years at Apple Sir Jony Ive is stepping down as head of Apple’s product design after more than 20 years. We look at the key hits and big misses of the world’s largest firm, from the company-revolutionising iMac G3 t...
17:00 2019-06-28

Apple’s AR glasses might be the first brand new product to launch after Jony Ive’s departure If you’ve been following Apple for a while now, the news that Jony Ive left the company shouldn’t have been a massive shock. Ive has been with Apple for nearly three decades and influenced...
15:51 2019-06-28

Industry insider teases smartphones with even better all-screen designs coming this year The second half of the year will bring us a variety of high-end smartphones, including Apple’s brand new iPhone 11 phones, as well as many Android flagships. The Galaxy Note 10 will be the first...
15:51 2019-06-28

This huge leak might be our first look at the Galaxy Note 10+ in real-life photos There’s a lot riding on the Galaxy Note 10 this year. Last year’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 phones were so boring that Samsung’s smartphone sales plummeted. Each of those flagship ...
15:51 2019-06-28

Facebook and Google likely to face new regulators for news and ads ACCC report argues for an authority to monitor ads to ensure tech giants do not break anti-competition lawsFacebook and Google are likely to face a strong push for new regulators in Australia to overs...
12:34 2019-06-28

You can't enforce a ban on mobile phones in the classroom – we should teach kids to hate them instead | Van Badham Ours is a desperate hour, we can try to learn to read phones, cynically and powerfullyThe Australian state of Victoria has just banned mobile phones in the classroom. This is a noble intention, but a ...
12:34 2019-06-28

Tesla dashcam video helps prove that a reckless driver lied about causing an accident In something of a wild story, a dashcam on a Model 3 captured an accident involving a reckless driver who later tried to lie to the police about the details surrounding the crash in question. The twis...
04:34 2019-06-28

The Bug That Crashed New York’s Wireless Network Despite warnings, New York City’s technology managers were blindsided by the so-called GPS rollover, failing to install simple but necessary upgrades....
03:01 2019-06-28

Navy fast-tracks new large 'strike warfare' attack surface drones The Navy is moving fast to build new medium- and large-sized armed surface attack drones able to hunt submarines, surveil the air and sea and launch offensive attacks across air, surface and undersea ...
02:34 2019-06-28

Twitter to start flagging public figures' tweets it says violate policy, won't remove them Twitter announced Thursday that it would start flagging and reducing the reach of public figures' tweets that violate the social network's rules, but added that it would not remove such tweets due to ...
02:34 2019-06-28

Jony Ive, Apple designer behind iPhone and iMac, to exit company after 30 years Ive to remain ‘very involved’ with Apple as he launches new creative companyJony Ive, the chief architect of groundbreaking and distinctive designs from the iMac to the iPhone, announced on Thursday t...
02:00 2019-06-28

Huawei ban prompts Apple to slightly increase iPhone production According to a new research report from Cowen, Apple recently told its manufacturing partners to moderately increase iPhone production on account of the recent Huawei ban ushered in by the Trump admin...
02:00 2019-06-28

Facebook wants to let you share your WhatsApp status to Facebook and Instagram What’s the first thing you can think of when you hear that Facebook is considering allowing WhatsApp users to share their status updates to Facebook, Instagram, and other apps? If you said &ldqu...
02:00 2019-06-28

Celebrated Apple Designer Jony Ive Is Leaving the Company After Nearly 3 Decades Jony Ive, one of the world’s foremost designers, is leaving Apple after nearly three decades later this year to start an independent design firm. Ive will, however, continue working with Apple f...
01:51 2019-06-28

Foldable phone designs are already bizarre, but this one from Google is the weirdest yet By now, it should be clear that foldable phone design is something close to a Wild West of the handset space. None of the major manufacturers, from Samsung to Huawei, who’ve either trotted out o...
23:51 2019-06-27

Reuters: Chinese hackers used the cloud to steal trade secrets from enterprise customers A report a few days ago revealed that hackers linked with China’s government were stealing data from more than a dozen global telecom companies for years. Cybersecurity company Cyberreason said ...
23:51 2019-06-27

Jony Ive to leave Apple and form his own design company In something of a bombshell revelation, Apple today disclosed via a press release that legendary designer Jony Ive is planning to leave the company later on in the year. Following that, Ive will open ...
23:51 2019-06-27

New ransomware infections are the worst drive-by attacks in recent memory Enlarge (credit: Malwarebytes) An ongoing operation that’s installing ransomware and other malware on the computers of unsuspecting website visitors is one of the most potent drive-by attack campaig...
23:51 2019-06-27

The White Paper by Satoshi Nakamoto review – the future of cryptocurrency Bitcoin was radical and utopian, a way to avoid both government and big business. What happened?Eight years ago, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal, which together make up more than 97% of the global market ...
23:17 2019-06-27

Novacene by James Lovelock review – a big welcome for the AI takeover The Gaia theorist, at 100 years old, is infectiously optimistic about the prospect of humanity being overtaken by superintelligent robotsIn an acerbic 1976 article on AI research, the computer scienti...
23:17 2019-06-27

I spent a day eating food cooked by robots in America's tech capital Vivian Ho befriended an electronic arm and grappled with a defunct tea maker during a trip through Silicon ValleyAround the world, an industry has emerged around automating food service through roboti...
23:17 2019-06-27

My Friend Pedro review – action-movie mayhem without the fluff PC, Nintendo Switch; DeadToast Entertainment/Devolver DigitalWith no pretence at character or plot, this stylish shooter rewards the most acrobatic sequences of killings in the best-choreographed ball...
23:17 2019-06-27

My secret shame: I am (still) addicted to Pokémon Go Dominic Rushe has caught over 11,000 Pokémon, walked 1,841km in Poké-land, and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soonA thunderstorm is rolling towards Chicago’s Grant Park. The thousands of people gathered...
23:17 2019-06-27

More than 9m play Candy Crush for three hours or more a day Executive of maker King tells MPs he does not believe there is addiction problem A top executive at the maker of the multibillion dollar Candy Crush Saga game has revealed that more than 9 million pla...
23:17 2019-06-27

Watch Dogs Legion's dystopian post-Brexit London In Ubisoft’s forthcoming game, London has become a surveillance state run by authoritarian populists – and its citizens must come together to fight backThe virtual London of Watch Dogs Legion, the for...
23:17 2019-06-27

F1 2019 review – sublime motorsports simulation PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC; CodemastersUnquestionably the best-looking Formula One game ever, with incredibly convincing car handling – and you don’t have to be Lewis Hamilton to playFormula One fans...
23:17 2019-06-27

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces questions from international regulators Chair of Financial Stability Board says company’s plans could spark closer scrutiny of cryptocurrenciesFacebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is facing increasing skepticism from international regulators day...
23:17 2019-06-27

Rapid robot rollout risks UK workers being left behind, reports say Study shows 20m jobs will be lost worldwide by 2030 with every robot costing 1.6 manufacturing jobs British workers are being shut out of decisions over the rising use of robots in the UK economy, acc...
23:17 2019-06-27

Abortion clinic ads in Australia blocked in error, Google says Abortion providers in Australia noticed a sharp drop in traffic from Google ads in the last weekGoogle says it has corrected a mistake that blocked ads for abortion providers from appearing in search ...
23:17 2019-06-27

Schools to teach pupils about perils of fake news and catfishing Education secretary says guidance will help guard children against online harmsGuidance on teaching online safety in schools to make children more resilient to catfishing, fake news and other online h...
23:17 2019-06-27

Oppo’s new messaging app doesn’t need Wi-Fi or even cellular service to send and receive messages In addition to showing off the world’s first phone with a camera under the screen at MWC 2019 Shanghai, Oppo unveiled an unexpected smartphone feature, especially for a smartphone maker from Chi...
20:00 2019-06-27

Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface models A rumor earlier this week claimed that Microsoft is working on a Surface notebook based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx platform that was designed for 2019 Windows 10 devices, and we now have more ...
20:00 2019-06-27

Forget the Galaxy Note 10: Samsung is making a more affordable 5G phone The Galaxy Note 10 is launching soon, complete with a brand new design and a few novel features, but this Samsung flagship will be at least as expensive as the Galaxy S10 series that launched earlier ...
20:00 2019-06-27

Cybersecurity firm says Huawei’s telecom equipment is easier to hack Another day, another shot fired in the ongoing war between the US and all things Huawei. The Wall Street Journal is out with a new story today focused on research blasting Huawei telecom equipment as ...
20:00 2019-06-27

Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger go undercover and prank prospective car buyers In a somewhat bizarre, and yet entertaining, new commercial, Arnold Schwarzenegger goes “undercover” and tries to convince prospective EV buyers to get a gas-powered car instead. The ad it...
20:00 2019-06-27

More proof Apple is making ARM MacBooks: It just hired a key ARM engineer Apple is working on ARM MacBooks, several rumors said in the past few years, with a first such product to hit stores in 2020. Apple never comments on rumors and speculation, and all of its laptops and...
20:00 2019-06-27

Samsung is so afraid of the Mate X, it might make a copycat before Huawei even releases it The worst things that Samsung could have imagined for its first foldable phone already happened. First, Huawei’s gorgeous Mate X (image above), that was unveiled just a few days after the Galaxy...
20:00 2019-06-27

These stunning Galaxy Note 10 Pro renders will make you forget all about Samsung’s awful Galaxy Fold When Samsung first announced the Galaxy Fold earlier this year, you might have been impressed. In fact, the prospect of a smartphone with a foldable OLED display might have been so exciting to you tha...
20:00 2019-06-27

Huawei employees worked with China’s military on tech research projects A report that Huawei employees worked on research projects alongside Chinese military personnel for at least 10 years can’t be good news for Huawei right now. The company’s ability to cond...
20:00 2019-06-27

Google now lets you set a timer to auto-delete mobile location history and activity data In its latest attempt to give control back to users, Google started rolling out auto-delete controls for location history and activity data on iOS and Android devices this week. Google first announced...
20:00 2019-06-27

The Raspberry Pi 4 launch site runs on a Pi 4 cluster The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B has launched. It's a pretty big upgrade from the Raspberry Pi 3, with the company claiming that the device can provide "desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC ...
19:17 2019-06-27

DHS cyber director warns of surge in Iranian “wiper” hack attacks Enlarge / An effective wiper of sorts. (credit: Getty Images) With tensions between the US and Iran on the rise following the downing of a US military drone last week, the director of the Department...
19:17 2019-06-27

Steam and Ubuntu clash over 32-bit libs Enlarge / The new icon theme in Ubuntu 19.04. (credit: Scott Gilbertson) It has been a tumultuous week for gaming on Linux. Last Tuesday afternoon, Canonical's Steve Langasek announced that 32-bit l...
19:17 2019-06-27

Why a former Nazi sub base in Marseille is becoming a data center Fabrice Coquio, managing director of Interxion, at the site of MRS3—a data center being built in a former Nazi sub bunker. [credit: Interxion ...
19:17 2019-06-27

Security firms demonstrate subdomain hijack exploit vs. EA/Origin Israeli security firms Check Point and CyberInt partnered up this week to find, exploit, and demonstrate a nasty security flaw that allows attackers to hijack player accounts in EA/Origin's online gam...
19:17 2019-06-27

A 10-year-old natural gas plant in California gets the coal plant treatment Enlarge / Inland Empire Energy Center outside of Riverside, California. (credit: Oohlongjohnson) Late last week, General Electric told a California regulator that it would close down a 10-year-old S...
19:17 2019-06-27

Iranian state hackers reload their domains, release off-the-shelf RAT malware Enlarge / Iran's hacking groups are scaling up, hitting Saudi companies and other organizations, according to a Recorded Future report. (credit: Getty Images) A new report from the threat research f...
19:17 2019-06-27

WireGuard on Windows early preview WireGuard 0.0.14 pre-alpha, running on an x1.small machine at packet.net. It's uploading across a WireGuard tunnel at 1.2Gbps to a Linux machine, also at packet. [credit: ...
19:17 2019-06-27

House votes to block Ajit Pai’s plan to kill San Francisco broadband law Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson / Flickr) The US House of Representatives has voted to block Ajit Pai's attempt to kill a San Francisco ordinance designed to promote broadband competition in apartmen...
19:17 2019-06-27

How to Prepare for Amazon Prime Day Prime Day 2019 will be two days: July 15 and 16. Here are the deals to expect, how to shop if you’re not a Prime member, and how not to regret your purchases....
18:51 2019-06-27

How AI changes attack missions for US fighter jets and bombers Fighter jets will control attack drones from the cockpit, bombers will avert air defenses and real-time intelligence data will be available to attacking forces more quickly -- all due to new iteration...
18:51 2019-06-27

Verizon to start locking phones for 60 days Verizon has succeeded in gaining a partial waiver from the "C-block rules" put in place in 2007 which allows the carrier to add a temporary lock on all new phones....
18:51 2019-06-27

Zuckerberg admits Facebook made an 'execution mistake' in its handling of doctored Pelosi video Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the social network made an “execution mistake” in its handling of a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that went viral on the platform....
18:51 2019-06-27

Deepfakes aren't a tech problem. They're a power problem | Oscar Schwartz By framing deepfakes as a tech problem we allow Silicon Valley to evade responsibility for its symbiotic relationship with fake newsIn the lead-up to the 2016 election, very few predicted the degree t...
10:17 2019-06-24

"Smart City of Surveillance": Chips with Everything Leyland Cecco and Lilian Edwards join Jordan Erica Webber to talk about the latest delays in plans to build a smart neighbourhood in Toronto. Continue reading......
10:17 2019-06-24

What will your digital footprint tell people about you when you die? From exposing sexual secrets to repairing a bad image, the digital afterlife and who controls it matters in unexpected ways, as a fascinating new book explains...
19:00 2019-06-23

Samsung’s deepfake technology is getting scary Deepfake technology has been getting insanely good, with just the last few days and weeks chock-a-block with examples of everything from the Mona Lisa being animated to life and photos of dead celebri...
16:17 2019-06-23

Argentina’s blackout and the storm-battered future of the grid Enlarge (credit: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) Early Sunday morning, all of mainland Argentina lost power in an “unprecedented” blackout event that left most of the country’s 44 ...
14:51 2019-06-22

Samsung reportedly seeking compensation because Apple isn’t selling enough iPhones While Samsung keeps comparing its flagship phones to the latest iPhones that Apple makes in the hopes of convincing customers that Galaxy phones are a better option, Samsung is also a huge fan of the ...
08:51 2019-06-22

Netflix is finally testing an awesome new feature we’ve wanted for so long Watching Netflix at work is an actual thing, and it’s no surprise considering the streaming service is available on just about every device you can imagine. You don’t need to play your fav...
08:51 2019-06-22

AT&T has this year’s fastest US mobile network (thanks to those misleading ‘5GE’ upgrades) Thanks in part to its confusingly (some would say misleadingly) labeled LTE upgrades, AT&T has just been crowned by PCMag as having the fastest mobile network in the US. The distinction comes as a res...
08:51 2019-06-22

A tale of two cities: Why ransomware will just get worse Enlarge / Baltimore, Maryland; Riviera Beach, Florida. Both got ransomware, and the outcomes were... the worst of times, and the worst of times. Earlier this week, the city of Riviera Beach, Florid...
00:34 2019-06-22

Should You Buy a PS4 or Xbox Now, or Wait for the New Models? How to Decide With E3 wrapped up, you’re probably ecstatic about all the new games that were just announced. And there was plenty of console news, too. Sony’s already talking about its upcoming PlaySta...
00:34 2019-06-22

Instagram influencer staged 'surprise' engagement weekend Marissa Fuchs posted photos of disbelief, but marketers were sent itinerary months beforeA public proposal is a risky thing to attempt. For every couple whose love for each other is perfectly in tune,...
22:17 2019-06-21

Manufacturing memory means scribing silicon in a sea of sensors Enlarge / How it's made: silicon wafers! (credit: Micron) At Micron's memory chip fabrication facility in the Washington, DC, suburb of Manassas, Virginia, the entire manufacturing area is blanketed...
21:51 2019-06-21

Inside Iran’s deadly armory and its capabilities to fight the US In the hours after Iran is said to have downed a $125 million U.S. surveillance drone over international waters with a surface-to-air missile, despite Tehran’s vehement denials, President Trump gave t...
20:34 2019-06-21

'Not OK, Google': Employees, activists protest at Alphabet shareholder meeting Google employees, community activists and investors protested outside its parent company's headquarters in a show of force that coincided with a series of proposals to reform and improve the tech gian...
18:34 2019-06-21

Dr. Siegel on why teens are 'growing horns' from prolonged cellphone use New research suggests that teens are sprouting horns on the back of their heads, and Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel argued that it's likely connected to prolonged cell phone use....
18:34 2019-06-21

Brand new Pixel 4 leak shows the display design and new mint color option After a series of leaks revealed the Pixel 4’s purported design, suggesting the phone will look a lot like the iPhone 11 when it comes to rear camera’s design and placement, Google posted ...
17:17 2019-06-21

Apple recalled a limited number of older MacBook Pros due to overheating batteries If you’re the proud owner of a 15-inch MacBook Pro that you bought anywhere between September 2015 and February 2017, then you might want to check if you qualify for a free battery replacement. ...
17:17 2019-06-21

Leaked Pixel 4 renders could be our best look yet at Google’s new flagships Google’s decision to tease its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL design months ahead of the phones’ official announcement was bizarre, to say the least. Perhaps part of the idea behind the move w...
17:17 2019-06-21

Huawei just launched another phone you’ll be sad you can’t buy Huawei’s mobile business took a serious hit from the Trump administration this year, but that doesn’t mean the Chinese smartphone maker is done launching new devices. After kicking off Hon...
17:17 2019-06-21

Apple recalls 15in MacBook Pro laptops over battery fire risk Customers urged to stop using limited number of machines sold between 2015 and 2017Apple is recalling some of its 15in MacBook Pro laptops over a battery fire risk.The company said on Thursday that a ...
13:00 2019-06-21

Only in New York: the services offering helicopter rides to the wealthy The Big Apple has long had an infatuation with flying over the city, but there’s a risk in choosing the air over driving congested streetsWhile those taking a taxi from Manhattan to John F Kennedy air...
10:17 2019-06-21

5G finally launches in the UK – but is it really worth it? We spent two weeks with a 5G phone to find out if it really lives up to the hypeThe future of mobile phones is finally here. You can go out and buy a 5G phone, and if you happen to be in one of the si...
10:17 2019-06-21

Taiwan’s iPhone Tycoon Walks a Fraught U.S.-China Line in Presidential Run Terry Gou, who on Friday stepped back from his electronics empire, must strike a balance between the Washington and Beijing as the trade war simmers....
10:17 2019-06-21

Huawei’s Mate X 2 concept fixes everything that the Galaxy Fold got wrong The Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone isn’t just delayed, it’s also terribly ugly, but that’s the compromise early adopters will have to accept. The phone itself is a compromise becaus...
07:51 2019-06-21

This haptic feedback concept for the Netflix app is kind of brilliant At Netflix’s most recent internal hackathon — the yearly session where employees of the streaming giant group together into teams and kick around creative ideas outside of their normal job...
07:51 2019-06-21

Potent Firefox 0-day used to install undetected backdoors on Macs Enlarge / The fox animoji. (credit: Samuel Axon) Hackers exploited a pair of potent zero-day vulnerabilities in Firefox to infect Mac users with a largely undetected backdoor, according to accounts ...
02:34 2019-06-21

Hulu execs believe Netflix will eventually be forced to run ads A few years ago, back in 2015 to be exact, Netflix decided to run a harmless little experiment. For an extremely brief stint, Netflix began advertising promos for its own original programming between ...
01:17 2019-06-21

Report: Samsung sticking with physical buttons on the Galaxy Note 10 We’re likely just a few weeks away from Samsung’s official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 10, but until then, the leaks are going to continue springing up on a weekly basis. We already wrote...
01:17 2019-06-21

The Nintendo Switch Mini leak might actually be real We’ve told you a few times in recent months that Nintendo might be working on two new Switch consoles, including an upgrade for the current model and a smaller, more affordable Switch. Nintendo ...
01:17 2019-06-21

Apple warns that Trump’s proposed tariff would impact its contribution to the U.S. economy Over the past few weeks, Apple’s stock price has been particularly volatile in light of a proposed tariff from the Trump administration that would tax devices imported from China by as much as 2...
01:17 2019-06-21

Company behind Philips Hue reveals LiFi lighting with incredible data speeds WiFi routers are a staple of homes and offices all over the world, but there’s more than one way to send wireless data to a device like a laptop or a smartphone. LiFi, a technology that relies o...
01:17 2019-06-21

Sketchy businesses are hijacking legitimate Google Maps listings to fool you A sketchy practice is becoming more commonplace on Google Maps involving companies hijacking legitimate business listings in order to make you think that you’re contacting the actual business. T...
01:17 2019-06-21

The Galaxy Note 10 hasn’t been announced, but you can already buy cases for it A report claimed earlier this week that the Galaxy Note 10 series will be unveiled on August 7th in New York. The rumor makes sense, as countless others have also said Samsung will announce the handse...
01:17 2019-06-21

Billionaire donates $189M to study artificial intelligence LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and its va...
01:01 2019-06-21

New Air Force nuclear-armed ICBMs to deploy by 2029 The Pentagon will have new, upgraded nuclear-armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles operational by 2029, launching a new era in nuclear weapons technology -- to include improved targeting, guidance...
01:01 2019-06-21

Facebook moderator dies after viewing horrific videos, others share disturbing incidents: report A dozen current and former Facebook moderators described a filth-ridden, emotionally disturbing, high-stress work environment, often leaving them with post-traumatic stress disorder and related condit...
01:01 2019-06-21

Apple recalls some MacBook Pros because of overheating batteries Apple issued a recall for certain models of its popular MacBook Pro laptop after it became aware of issues that its battery could overheat and "pose a safety risk."...
01:01 2019-06-21

Slack Skyrockets to $21 Billion Valuation After Unusual Listing (Bloomberg) — A parade of initial public offerings from Silicon Valley this year have garnered mixed receptions from investors. Slack Technologies Inc. took a different route on Thursday, and sa...
22:34 2019-06-20

Apple Is Recalling Some MacBook Pro Models Because of Overheating Batteries Apple on Thursday recalled some MacBook Pro laptops sold between September 2015 and February 2017 due to a “battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk.” The Cupertino, California-bas...
22:34 2019-06-20

Slack IPO: stocks sell at 50% higher than expected as company's value tops $20bn San Francisco-based company sold shares in direct listing, following Spotify’s method, potentially ushering in new era of stock market salesWorkplace messaging service Slack became the latest hot tech...
21:17 2019-06-20

Forget the iPhone 11 and Pixel 4, the smartphone display we want is coming next week The second half of the year will bring us a bunch of exciting high-end smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 10, iPhone 11, Pixel 4, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and OnePlus 7T. We already have an idea of how...
19:51 2019-06-20

Galaxy Note 10 tipped to pack a camera feature no other phone has The Galaxy Note 10 already has a rumored announcement date, and we’re getting quite close to the launch of one of the most exciting phones of the second half of 2019. That also means more of its...
19:51 2019-06-20

Your used Nest Cam might have been spying on you for months As our homes get smarter, our privacy is increasingly at risk. A terrifying example of this was recently brought to light by a Facebook group of Wink smart home hub users who discovered that even afte...
19:51 2019-06-20

Florida city agrees to pay hackers $600,000 in bitcoin to get its computer files back Everyone knows that crime doesn’t pay, or at least that’s what we’re all led to believe. For hackers who broke into the computer systems of a Florida city a few weeks back, crime see...
19:51 2019-06-20

Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Pokémon Go for the Potterverse is released on Friday Everything you need to know about the next big augmented-reality game before its 21 June release dateHarry Potter: Wizards Unite will bring a little magic into the world tomorrow, as fans will be able...
19:01 2019-06-20

Facebook usage has collapsed since scandals, data shows Company’s own upbeat figures thrown into doubt by business analytics firm Mixpanel Facebook usage has plummeted over the last year, even as the company continues to insist that its use has stayed stab...
19:01 2019-06-20

MPs in a spin as games chief appears to deny Fortnite makes money Epic bosses admit ignoring data protection rules and claim not to know how long users play forA Commons committee was left baffled as video game executives appeared to deny making money from their own...
16:00 2019-06-20

Guardian Digital Fellowship 2019: apply now Today we are launching the new Guardian Digital Fellowship scheme for 2019. Find out how you can apply and help shape the future of digital media.We are proud to announce the opening of the applicatio...
16:00 2019-06-20

Alarming and unnecessary: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency must be resisted | Charles Arthur The tech giant has big ambitions for its digital currency Libra. Privacy and regulation are just the start of the problemsHave you heard about Facebook’s new “cryptocurrency”, called Libra? Its basic ...
16:00 2019-06-20

Slack Is Heading to the Stock Exchange With an Unusual — and Risky — Strategy As 2019’s bumper crop of initial public offerings either languishes or wildly exceeds expectations, Slack Technologies Inc. is taking a route to the trading floor that it hopes will yield a much...
14:51 2019-06-20

How to Organize Your Messy Contacts List The contacts list on your phone is probably less a list of people you talk to and more a list of everyone you’ve ever talked to. Here’s how to clean it up....
12:51 2019-06-20