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01:59 2019-10-15

Sikorsky makes its bid for Army’s next scout copter Enlarge / An artist's rendering of Sikorsky's proposed Raider X attack-scout helicopter. (credit: Sikorsky) As the Association of the US Army (AUSA) kicks off its annual Washington, DC meeting—a com...
22:51 2019-10-14

AT&T charged customers for a corporate tax that it doesn’t have to pay Enlarge / An AT&T store in Chicago. (credit: Getty Images | jetcityimage) AT&T charged customers in Portland, Oregon for a corporate tax that AT&T doesn't actually have to pay. AT&T has agreed to pr...
22:51 2019-10-14

Yawning Face: finally, an emoji that embodies life in 2019 Tired? Bored? Supremely unconcerned? Thanks to the latest rollout of digital icons, soon we’ll all be able to express our lack of enthusiasm in tiny circular formName: Yawning Face emoji.Age: Unveiled...
18:51 2019-10-14

World’s top Apple insider just leaked pricing and release timing for the iPhone SE 2 If you’re in the market for a new iPhone but want a device that’s a bit more wallet-friendly than Apple’s trio of iPhone 11 models, there’s good news on the horizon. According ...
14:51 2019-10-14

Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor In an exclusive global series, the Guardian lays bare the revolution and the wreckage that is engulfing the welfare state worldwideAll around the world, from small-town Illinois in the US to Rochdale ...
14:17 2019-10-14

Computer says no: the people trapped in universal credit's 'black hole' Vulnerable claimants already reporting problems, even before further DWP digital transformationDigital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poorWhen the universal credit computer says no, fragile lives...
14:17 2019-10-14

Benefits system automation could plunge claimants deeper into poverty DWP spending millions on ‘intelligent automation garage’ to develop welfare robots to replace humansDigital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poorComputer says no: the people trapped in universal cr...
14:17 2019-10-14

Libra: will Facebook's new currency be stopped in its tracks? Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and eBay have withdrawn as sponsors – and it may face regulatory problemsPlans for Facebook’s proposed “stablecoin”, Libra, appear to be unravelling with the withdrawal of Pay...
14:17 2019-10-14

A new Android flagship with a second screen on the back is somehow still cheaper than the OnePlus 7T The OnePlus 7T features a slightly better processor than the Galaxy Note 10 and Pixel 4 and a much better price than both of them. At $599, it’s even cheaper than the cheapest iPhone 11 phone. B...
13:51 2019-10-14

Samsung kicks off Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 series Samsung isn’t known for releasing quick updates to its Android flagships, with the newest version of Android usually reaching the latest high-end handsets several months after Google makes it av...
13:51 2019-10-14

If you avoid phone calls, you're missing out. Here's why | Melanie Tait Culturally, we’re moving away from phone conversations – but they’re often the best part of my dayI’ve taken to switching my phone’s ringer on between 8.30pm and 10.30pm on a week night. It feels like...
09:17 2019-10-14

Tech firms still seeking venture capital in UK despite high-profile flops Marriage market for entrepreneurs and investors could be sign of a flourishing sector – or suggest bubble about to burstIn a wood-panelled auditorium in central London, a procession of entrepreneurs a...
09:17 2019-10-14

Security vs privacy – who wins? Chips with Everything podcast Ministers from several countries have written an open letter to the Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, asking him not to fully encrypt all of the company’s messaging services. This week, Jordan Erica Webb...
09:17 2019-10-14

Planting tiny spy chips in hardware can cost as little as $200 Enlarge (credit: Carl Drougge) More than a year has passed since Bloomberg Businessweek grabbed the lapels of the cybersecurity world with a bombshell claim: that Supermicro motherboards in servers ...
02:17 2019-10-14

Netflix's Criminal strips police drama down to its raw psychology The laboratory-like setting of new Netflix show Criminal provides the perfect foil for stories that focus with clinical precision on the mind, says Chelsea Whyte...
17:51 2019-10-13

Kim Komando with 5 mistakes that shorten the life of your gadgets Spill one cup of coffee, and you fry your laptop. Drop your tablet while taking a photo, and it can plunge to its doom. Lose your grip on a smartphone, and your $1,000 device could slip through a drai...
04:51 2019-10-13

Activists’ phones targeted by one of the world’s most advanced spyware apps Enlarge (credit: ShellyS / Flickr) Mobile phones of two prominent human rights activists were repeatedly targeted with Pegasus, the highly advanced spyware made by Israel-based NSO, researchers from...
20:51 2019-10-12

iPhone 11 Pro review: the best small phone available A cracking camera, great screen and 32-hour battery life – but at an eye-watering priceApple’s iPhone has gone “pro” for its 11th iteration, with dramatically improved cameras and longer battery life,...
20:17 2019-10-12

Facebook paid just £28m tax after record £1.6bn revenues in UK Profits on social media app surged by more than 50% to £97m in latest tax yearFacebook’s UK operations paid £28m in corporation tax last year despite achieving a record £1.6bn in British sales.The soc...
20:17 2019-10-12

Nir Eyal on how to beat tech addiction: ‘We need a new skill set’ The behavioural scientist has advised tech companies on how to get people hooked – now he’s telling us how to break the habit• Follow Eyal’s guide to avoiding digital distraction I am 10 minutes late ...
20:17 2019-10-12

Google’s new Pixelbook Go leaks in full just days before its reveal Now that we know virtually everything there is to know about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, including the design changes and the full specs that will accompany them, most of the intrigue surrounding Goog...
10:51 2019-10-12

Police in Japan Arrest Pop Star’s Stalker After He Analyzed Her Selfies, Used Reflections in Her Eyes To Find Her Address (TOKYO) — A man arrested on suspicion of stalking a female pop idol used the reflections of her pupils in photos she shared on social media and Google Street View to find where she lived. Tokyo ...
01:51 2019-10-12

Apple’s advantage over Android phone makers is about to get even bigger Apple’s iPhones always crush their Android-powered counterparts in key benchmark tests. In fact, new Android flagship phones have been known to fall short of iPhones that are one year old, or ev...
23:51 2019-10-11

Galaxy S11 is getting a big processor upgrade, but it still won’t touch the iPhone 11 Of all the phones that were launched in the second half of 2019, only three of them feature next-gen processors. And of those, only two are chips we’re actually going to see in use throughout 20...
23:51 2019-10-11

Apple shares hit record high amid strong iPhone 11 demand and encouraging trade talks Apple’s share price has been somewhat volatile over the past few months as concerns over a trade war with China and hefty tariffs loomed overhead. Now, with word that trade talks between the U.S...
23:51 2019-10-11

Samsung rumored to be readying cheaper versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Samsung has already launched five distinct flagship smartphone models in 2019 between the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 lines, but if a recent string of rumors is to be believed, the company isn&rsquo...
23:51 2019-10-11

Windows users should download the latest iTunes update immediately The release of macOS Catalina marked a seminal moment in the history of Apple — the dissolution of iTunes as a single, standalone element in favor of breaking it apart into multiple apps now ded...
23:51 2019-10-11

Everything we know about Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL ahead of launch With Google’s “Made by Google” event set to take place next week, the search giant will likely have no shortage of surprises in store for us. Indeed, Google over the past few years h...
23:51 2019-10-11

AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T’s property taxes Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Aurich) Telecom companies like AT&T love creating new fees to tack on customer bills, and they really love raising those fees after customers sign contracts that are ...
22:17 2019-10-11

Army brings AI to electronic warfare Surrounded by enemy fire, trapped in a valley between mountains and unable to use certain sensors, drones, fire-control and radar applications, a forward-positioned Army infantry unit suddenly finds i...
20:51 2019-10-11

“Troll Factory” turns disinformation campaigns into teaching game Enlarge / You, too, can become a Director of Disorder. (credit: Yle) Half of the battle against disinformation campaigns is educating people about how they work. And that's why the Finnish public br...
20:17 2019-10-11

New Pixel 4 leak highlights the phone’s signature features Four more days. That’s it, that’s how long we all have to wait until the Pixel 4 leaks go away. The new Google phone launches on October 15th, and will likely hit stores in the coming week...
16:17 2019-10-11

Google Maps just got an awesome new feature I hope I’ll never have to use I’m sad to say I’ve never really considered what it means for a person with a serious vision impairment to get from point A to point B without being able to rely on what’s probably t...
16:17 2019-10-11

PS5 is already available for preorder, but that doesn’t actually mean anything Sony confirmed the official name of the PS5 a few days ago, announcing that the PlayStation 5 will hit stores in late 2020, just as previously announced. The company also unveiled a brand new controll...
13:17 2019-10-11

A more affordable Galaxy Note 10 ‘Lite’ model rumored for launch in Europe Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 devices have been out for a few months now, and even though the nearly $1,000 handsets in this lineup are still pretty new on the market Samsung is rumored to be working...
07:51 2019-10-11

The Final Fantasy VII Remake Promises to Please Longtime Fans and Newcomers Alike When Square Enix announced a complete, top-down remake of fan favorite Final Fantasy VII way back in 2015, there were plenty of questions about how a rehaul of a 22-year-old game would feel. Well, it ...
06:17 2019-10-11

7 Tips From Pro Photographers On Using Your New Phone’s Ultrawide Lens In case you haven’t noticed, today’s smartphones are now pulling double duty as digital cameras. And that’s not just because of better sensors or new software tricks — phones l...
06:17 2019-10-11

Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Attackers exploited a zeroday vulnerability in Apple's iTunes and iCloud programs to infect Windows computers with ransomware without triggering antivi...
03:17 2019-10-11

After Sparring, NASA and SpaceX Declare a Shared Mission The space agency’s administrator, Jim Bridenstine, met Elon Musk at SpaceX headquarters on Thursday to review progress toward launching NASA astronauts....
02:51 2019-10-11

iOS 13.2 public beta 2 is now available for download Are you on the public beta and you found yourself jealous to learn that developers got their hands on all those new emojis earlier today? Don’t worry, Apple’s got you covered. iOS 13.2 pub...
01:51 2019-10-11

iPhone 11 Pro Max battles the Galaxy Note 10+ in a battery test, and the winner is clear Apple’s new iPhone 11 lineup the company unveiled in September came with a few surprises for once, with some early renders and physical designs that leaked out shown to be a bit off and allowing...
01:51 2019-10-11

Animation discovered in new iOS 13.2 beta points to unreleased AirPods feature Rumors continue to circulate that Apple is planning to introduce a new AirPods design soon that incorporates one of the most oft-requested features from fans. We’re talking, of course, about noi...
01:51 2019-10-11

Porsche CEO explains how the Taycan outshines Tesla’s Model S Tesla certainly isn’t the only EV company making strides in the automotive space, but if you’re looking for an all-electric luxury sedan, Tesla has for some time now been the only game in ...
01:51 2019-10-11

Rent-a-troll: Researchers pit disinformation farmers against each other Enlarge / For a relatively low price, you can unleash troll and bot armies to manipulate social media just like (or better than) state actors. (credit: Donald Iain Smith / Getty Images) The same so...
00:51 2019-10-11

In its insatiable pursuit of power, Silicon Valley is fuelling the climate crisis | Rebecca Solnit Big tech isn’t interested in a better world, just a more profitable one. To beat it, we need to break its stranglehold on usThe climate crimes of big tech are legion. This summer the Amazon burned. Wh...
00:17 2019-10-11

James Dyson scraps plans to build electric car Billionaire Brexiter tells staff in email that project not commercially viableThe billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson has scrapped plans to build an electric car after deciding the project was not co...
00:17 2019-10-11

Tim Cook defends Apple's removal of Hong Kong mapping app Apple chief said in a letter HKmap.live was ‘used maliciously to target’ officers as claim was disputed by protesters on the groundTim Cook has written to Apple employees defending the company’s decis...
00:17 2019-10-11

Watch the OnePlus 7T Pro live stream unveiling right here at 11AM ET Just two weeks after OnePlus took the stage in India to officially reveal the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus TV, the vendor is holding another event this Thursday in London at 11:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM BST. Not ...
21:17 2019-10-10

Huawei is about to unveil an all-screen phone design like nothing we’ve ever seen before Huawei recently unveiled the Mate 30 series, which includes the Mate 30 Pro flagship that’s supposed to compete directly against flagship phones like the iPhone 11 and Galaxy Note 10. However, t...
21:17 2019-10-10

The Galaxy S11 might steal a key iPhone 11 feature and make it even better Samsung built its smartphone empire by copying the iPhone extensively, using Apple’s hardware and software designs to dramatically improve its own lackluster Galaxy S phones. That’s not to...
21:17 2019-10-10

Apple just released iOS 13.2 developer beta 2 The release cycle for iOS 13 betas has mercifully slowed down a bit ever since iOS 13.1 rolled out to the public a few weeks ago, but there’s always more work to be done. And speaking of which, ...
21:17 2019-10-10

Iran shows off new killer wheeled robots designed to take on tanks, infantry Enlarge / A Heidar-1 UGV gets busy with its assault rifle in a demonstration by the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Ground Forces (NEZAJA). (credit: Islamic Republic of Iran Army Ground Forces (NEZAJA) ...
19:51 2019-10-10

US game maker Activision Blizzard's ban of pro-Hong Kong player draws criticism The U.S.-based gaming giant Activision Blizzard -- which made a player forfeit $10,000 in prize money and banned him from a game for one year after he voiced support for pro-democracy protests in Hong...
17:51 2019-10-10

Apple pulls controversial Hong Kong app again after being attacked by China state-run media Less than 24 hours after Apple received criticism from a state-run media company in China for reinstating the HKMap app in the App Store the tech giant has pulled the app again....
17:51 2019-10-10

Forum cracks the vintage passwords of Ken Thompson and other Unix pioneers Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) As one of the original versions of Unix, BSD is an ancient operating system. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it used what are, by today’s standards, s...
17:51 2019-10-10

A detailed look at Ubuntu’s new experimental ZFS installer Yesterday brought exciting news on the ZFS and Ubuntu fronts—experimental ZFS root support in the installer for Ubuntu's upcoming interim release, Eoan Ermine. The feature appeared in the 2019-10-09 d...
17:51 2019-10-10

Adobe backtracks, will refund customers after canceling their accounts Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images) Adobe has reversed itself on a curious decision that would have denied refunds to customers in Venezuela whose accounts are being canceled through no fau...
17:51 2019-10-10

The fastest charging smartphone in the world was just unveiled I’ve argued for years that we wouldn’t care as much about iPhone or Android battery capacity if we had incredibly fast charging speeds. And fast charging has reached faster and faster spee...
15:51 2019-10-10

PS5 might not be fully backward compatible with the PlayStation 4 Sony made some waves earlier this week by announcing more details about the upcoming PS5 console. The gaming rig will indeed be called PlayStation 5, just as everyone and their grandmother suspected, ...
15:51 2019-10-10

Please stop pretending iOS 13’s Apple Maps update will make anyone ditch Google Maps Google Maps was just in the news again, this time because people managed to confirm that the app will soon be getting the dark mode feature users have been eagerly awaiting. Just before that, the app ...
15:51 2019-10-10

A special version of the upcoming OnePlus 7T Pro might be the most expensive OnePlus phone ever OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 7T a month ago, a phone that’s ready to deliver a few decent upgrades over its predecessors without killing your smartphone budget. But the regular 7T isn’t th...
15:51 2019-10-10

Should I fix my six-year-old laptop or replace it? Pablo asks if it’s worth patching up an old ThinkPad T510 or best to buy a new Windows 10 laptopI have a Lenovo ThinkPad T510 purchased about six years ago. I’m perfectly happy with it, except the key...
11:51 2019-10-10

Hong Kong protests: Apple pulls tracking app after China criticism Creators of HKmap.Live accused Apple of ‘political decision to suppress freedom’ in Hong KongApple has pulled an app that tracked the movements of Hong Kong police through crowdsourced data, after it ...
11:51 2019-10-10

An insider leaked the release timing for Apple’s AR glasses, and it’s sooner than we thought Apple has been working on its first augmented reality headset for years, and we know that because of all the different reports on the matter that have been popping up. ARKit was introduced back in 201...
08:51 2019-10-10

A new leak might’ve just revealed the Pixel 4’s last remaining secret Next week, Google will finally announce its next-generation flagship smartphone lineup alongside a bunch of other new products the company has planned for the holiday season. There is indeed plenty in...
08:51 2019-10-10

One of Google’s most popular apps might finally be getting dark mode Dark mode has been slowly spreading across the entire mobile app ecosystem over the last few years, but Apple’s decision to add a dedicated system-wide dark mode to iOS 13 might have escalated t...
08:51 2019-10-10

Netflix still refuses to make a Mac app, but there’s already an amazing alternative for you The best way to watch Netflix is using its official apps, regardless of the operating system, unless you’re a Mac owner in which case you’re stuck with a browser or experimenting with thir...
08:51 2019-10-10

Apple’s iPhone SE 2 will be a phone no one really wants The good news is that Apple is working on a successor to the surprisingly popular iPhone SE. The bad news is that the device, at least from some of the early rumors floating around, will not be a devi...
08:51 2019-10-10

This trick will save you a ton of money when replacing your old AirPods The worst thing about AirPods and most of their rivals is that the more you use them, the faster they die. That’s because they pack tiny batteries with limited overall life expectancy. If you bo...
08:51 2019-10-10

Apple is finally fixing its dreaded MacBook Pro keyboard design once and for all Over the past few years, whenever a friend would ask me for advice about buying a new MacBook, I’d tell them that it was probably worth waiting a bit. It wasn’t that Apple’s MacBook ...
08:51 2019-10-10

Next-gen PlayStation VR headset for PS5 might have just leaked Just hours after Sony announced the final name and release window for the PlayStation 5, LetsGoDigital unearthed a patent filing for what might be the next PlayStation VR headset. You may remember Let...
08:51 2019-10-10

Tesla’s new Smart Summon feature gets a scathing review from Consumer Reports Per usual, Tesla recently introduced a brand new feature and Consumer Reports already has a strong opinion about it. Just last month, Tesla rolled out Software Version 10.0, an update which the compan...
08:51 2019-10-10

This is easily the most exciting Pixel 4 rumor we have seen Google will unveil the Pixel 4 next week, and the press conference promises to be incredibly dull to anyone familiar with all the Pixel 4 rumors and leaks so far. And the Pixel 4 phones are easily the...
08:51 2019-10-10

Apple Removes App That Tracked Hong Kong Police Apple said it was removing the HKmap.live app, which was criticized by Chinese state media, because Hong Kong authorities said protesters used it to attack police....
06:17 2019-10-10

FBI misused surveillance data, spied on its own, FISA ruling finds Enlarge / FBI agents ran queries across thousands of US individuals, including potential sources and anyone with access to FBI facilities, against raw metadata from FISA-authorized bulk collection dat...
05:17 2019-10-10

Comcast incorrectly charged 2,000 customers for exceeding data cap Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich Lawson) Comcast's data-usage meter gave thousands of customers inaccurate readings for two months because of a software bug, causing the broadband provider to incorre...
05:17 2019-10-10

AT&T, facing $158 billion debt, to sell Puerto Rico network for $2 billion Enlarge / An AT&T sign outside a company office in New York City. (credit: Getty Images | Roberto Machado Noa ) AT&T has agreed to sell its wireless and wireline networks in Puerto Rico and the US V...
05:17 2019-10-10

Army creates multi-domain task force units in Europe, Pacific If land-based precision artillery, maneuvering Air Force fighter jets and Navy destroyers were all able to seamlessly share sensitive targeting information in real time during high-intensity combat, t...
03:51 2019-10-10

Anti-Semitic German synagogue shooting was livestreamed on Twitch A shooting near a German synagogue on Wenesday that left two people dead and was motivated by anti-Semitism was live-streamed on the online streaming platform Twitch....
03:51 2019-10-10

These Are the 10 Best Nintendo Switch Games to Play Right Now The video games of the Nintendo Switch are some of the most varied, versatile, and strange on the market. You want a Mario game? It’s got a dozen. Looking to lead Link through an adventure in Hy...
00:51 2019-10-10

Apple’s New Mac Update Is Here (and Free). But You Might Want to Wait Apple on Monday released its anticipated macOS Catalina software update, bringing a slew of new features, apps, and user-friendly improvements to the company’s line of Mac computers, including t...
00:51 2019-10-10

Children 'interested in' gambling and alcohol, according to Facebook Exclusive: algorithm may expose thousands of under-18s to harmful targeted advertsFacebook has marked hundreds of thousands of children as “interested in” adverts about gambling and alcohol, a joint i...
17:17 2019-10-09

10 hidden tricks every Amazon shopper should know In 2018, Amazon’s share of the U.S. e-commerce market hit a whopping 49%. To put things in perspective, this amount is more than Amazon’s top three competitors combined, with eBay coming in at 6.6%, A...
15:17 2019-10-09

Apple attacked by China for keeping crowdsourced police activity app in Hong Kong Apple is under fire in China after an article in the state-owned media China Daily accused the tech giant of "helping [Hong Kong] rioters engage in more violence."...
15:17 2019-10-09

The leaked PlayStation 5 feature that no one saw coming might be real after all Sony earlier this week confirmed the official name of the PlayStation 5 console that will launch by Christmas 2020 — it’s PlayStation 5, no huge surprise there. The company also revealed s...
15:17 2019-10-09

'No regrets': Hong Kong Hearthstone gamer banned over pro-democracy support Chung ‘Blitzchung’ Ng Wai was expelled from Hearthstone eventOrganizers announce one-year suspension and pull prize moneyChinese holding company Tencent owns stake in maker BlizzardA leading professio...
14:51 2019-10-09

'It's a new golden age': Radio 3 launches video game music show Presenter Jessica Curry says she wants to prove it’s not all about soundtracking battle scenes – there are plenty of beautiful, relaxing sounds, tooRadio 3 is launching a new weekly programme dedicate...
14:51 2019-10-09

Melbourne cyber conference organisers pressured speaker to edit 'biased' talk After two speakers were banned, a third says organisers tried to edit his presentation Organisers at the Australian Cyber Conference in Melbourne asked a speaker to edit his speech on Australia’s anti...
14:51 2019-10-09

iPhone 11 Pro Max review: salvaged by epic battery life A great camera, screen and performance can’t save horrendous ergonomics, but at least it’ll last two days on batteryThe biggest, most expensive new smartphone from Apple is the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and ...
14:51 2019-10-09

The inventor of Android wants to sell you an incredibly ugly, useless phone that nobody in their right mind should buy After his rather unceremonious departure from Google, Andy Rubin founded Essential, a hardware company supposed to manufacture high-end smartphones and other hardware. Thus came the Essential Phone, a...
13:17 2019-10-09

Nobel prize in chemistry goes to developers of lithium-ion batteries The 2019 Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries....
12:51 2019-10-09

Twitter transgression proves why its flawed 2FA system is such a privacy trap Enlarge (credit: Twitter) If ever there was a surefire way to sour users against a two-factor authentication system that was already highly flawed, Twitter has found it. On Tuesday, the social media...
07:17 2019-10-09

Elon Musk claims his investigator tricked him about diver he called a 'pedo' In court documents, Tesla CEO says he regrets attacking man who helped save young soccer players trapped in underwater caveElon Musk has claimed he was fooled by the investigator he hired to get dirt ...
03:51 2019-10-09

Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach to Political Speech Gets Impeachment Test The company’s handling of a Trump campaign ad with unsubstantiated accusations about Joseph Biden foreshadows a continuing fight over misinformation....
03:17 2019-10-09

Samsung’s ‘fixed’ Galaxy Fold is literally falling apart in the most embarrassing way Here’s the bottom line about the foldable smartphone that has generated so much news coverage for Samsung this year, the vast majority of it not good: The Galaxy Fold is a seriously expensive ph...
02:51 2019-10-09

Some iPhone 11 users are reporting curious display scratches out of nowhere There’s no denying that the iPhone has become more durable over time, and with the iPhone 11, Apple set out to take things to the next level. According to Apple, the iPhone 11 has more resilient...
02:51 2019-10-09

Google is forcing Android phone makers to add even more apps no one wants Storage is no longer a significant issue on smartphones, with most devices featuring at least 64GB of flash memory, if not double or even quadruple that amount. In other words, nobody really cares abo...
02:51 2019-10-09

'UFO' spotted off NC's Outer Banks, video goes viral A video showing a series of unidentified flying objects over North Carolina's Outer Banks has gone viral on YouTube, racking up more than 370,000 views....
01:51 2019-10-09

Army pursues new virtual soldier training for future war Exploding enemy targets with precision artillery, “lasing” ground targets for drone air attack and waging close-combat urban warfare with hand-carried small arms -- are all scenarios entertained recen...
01:51 2019-10-09

Elon Musk reportedly called himself an 'idiot' over crude attack on Thai rescue diver Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly had some harsh words for himself as he reflected on his decision to call British diver Vernon Unsworth a pedophile last year....
01:51 2019-10-09

G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel Affirms Russia Attacked Election, and Urges Action A report called for steps by Congress, the Trump administration and tech firms, and reiterated a conclusion the president has resisted: Russia interfered in the 2016 election....
01:17 2019-10-09

Sony’s Next Console Is Officially the ‘PlayStation 5.’ Here’s Everything We Know So Far The successor to the PlayStation 4 will be called…the PlayStation 5. Sony Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that bit of news in an interview with Wired published on Tuesday. It’s intere...
22:51 2019-10-08

Blizzard Entertainment Bans Professional Gamer for Supporting Hong Kong Protestors Blizzard Entertainment has banned a professional Hearthstone player who expressed support for protestors in Hong Kong during a live broadcast following the recent Asia-Pacific Grandmasters tournament ...
22:51 2019-10-08

‘The Capabilities Are Still There.’ Why Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Is Still Worried In March 2018, Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that worked for the Trump campaign. Cambridge Analytica, the Canadian data scientist revealed, had ill...
22:51 2019-10-08

Shark-like “Invictus” is Bell’s bid for Army’s future attack-recon aircraft Enlarge / It's a bird! It's a shark! It's Invictus, Bell's proposed Army scout helicopter. (credit: Bell-Textron) Bell Textron has unveiled the design for the company's entrant into the US Army's Fu...
21:17 2019-10-08

'Fortnite' company may face class-action lawsuit over claims game as addictive as cocaine The maker of Fortnite may face a class-action lawsuit in Canada after two parents of teenage sons alleged last week the company purposely designed the multiplayer video game to be as addictive as coca...
17:51 2019-10-08

See how Google Photos’ nifty new feature adds color to black-and-white images Google first got us excited for the nifty new Google Photos feature called “Colorize” back in 2018, when the company teased it at I/O 2018 and showed us how it can take a black and white i...
16:51 2019-10-08

Samsung’s Chromebook 4 line delivers a brand new design and full USB-C support The smaller model features an 11.6-inch display with 1366 x 768 resolution, while the bigger Chromebook packs a 15.6-inch Full HD display. Because Samsung uses the same battery on both devices, you ge...
16:51 2019-10-08

Apple Watch Series 5 is even cheaper with a Medicare plan’s fitness subsidy Apple Watch Series 5 is the latest and most expensive Apple Watch model that’s available from Apple. However, the company also kept in inventory the Apple Watch 3, which starts at just $199, mak...
16:51 2019-10-08

Behold: This is the all-screen iPhone 12 Pro of our dreams Apple’s new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have finally been released, which means a few things have taken place. First and foremost, it means people can now finally buy the mos...
16:51 2019-10-08

New leak suggests Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro launch is imminent Apple hasn’t announced a press conference for October, but the company is widely expected to host one this month, just as it has done in previous years. Aside from the iPhone, Apple Watch, and n...
16:51 2019-10-08

Hospitals that are turning away patients reportedly pay ransomware attackers Enlarge (credit: Andrew Malone / Flickr) Three Alabama hospitals have paid a ransomware demand to the criminals who waged a crippling malware attack that's forcing the hospitals to turn away all but...
15:51 2019-10-08

FBI warns of major ransomware attacks as criminals go “big-game hunting” Enlarge / Big-time criminals have come to play in the ransomware game, taking down "big game" for big bucks. (credit: Wolfgang Kaehler / Getty Images) The FBI has issued a public service announceme...
15:51 2019-10-08

Supercomputer simulates 77,000 neurons in the brain in real-time A brain-inspired computer can simulate part of the sensory cortex in real time, using tens of thousands of virtual neurons. It is the first time such a complex simulation has run this fast...
14:17 2019-10-08

US whistleblower blames Australian government for 'Orwellian' axing of conference speech Thomas Drake and academic Suelette Dreyfus were dropped from the line-up at a Melbourne cyber conference at the last minuteA whistleblower and an academic have said pressure from the Australian govern...
13:51 2019-10-08

What does Peter Dutton's US trip mean for encryption and privacy? | Paul Karp Australia and the US are negotiating a deal to speed up information sharing about criminal suspectsAustralia and the US have begun negotiating a deal to speed up information sharing about criminal sus...
13:51 2019-10-08

Spread the word: the Iraqis translating the internet into Arabic Ameen al-Jaleeli and a team of student translators are working to empower people with knowledgeWhen Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul, human life was not the only thing in peril. Knowledge...
13:51 2019-10-08

Supreme Court allows blind man's website lawsuit against Domino's Pizza to proceed The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Domino's Pizza, clearing the way for a lawsuit filed by a blind man alleging the chain's website and mobile-phone app are not accessible to peo...
08:51 2019-10-08

Apple just finally added Spotify integration to Siri in iOS 13 A major shift reportedly underway at Apple — involving the company loosening the restrictions on how third-party apps work with Siri — has also brought about an integration that Spotify us...
00:17 2019-10-08

It sure looks like the Galaxy S11 will come with a revolutionary new camera While Apple has been dominating headlines in recent weeks for its camera innovations for the iPhone 11 line, a recent rumor suggests that a truly revolutionary change may be coming to Samsung’s ...
00:17 2019-10-08

How to find out if your iPhone 6s qualifies for Apple’s new free repair program The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are basically ancient in iPhone years, having launched all the way back in 2015. But the phones still run the latest version of iOS, and are quite dependable — I sure d...
00:17 2019-10-08

Leaked OnePlus 7T Pro renders show new model will have a very familiar design With the official OnePlus 7T announcement behind us, the only phone left for OnePlus to announce in 2019 is the Pro model of the updated flagship. And wouldn’t you know it – just weeks bef...
00:17 2019-10-08

In Kashmir, a Race Against Death, With No Way to Call a Doctor Medical personnel in Kashmir say preventable deaths are happening because of blocked streets, medicine shortages, and a phone and internet blockade by India....
21:51 2019-10-07

Apple just released macOS Catalina to the public Back in the day, a new macOS release (or OS X if you want to be particular) was a huge event for Mac users. But as the world shifted from desktop to mobile computing en masse, Apple arguably started t...
19:51 2019-10-07

Air Force bomber plan: B-2, B-52 and B-1 to fly into 2040 The B-52 will be armed with long-range, nuclear cruise missiles… the B-2 will elude the most modern air defenses and the B-1B bomber will fire hypersonic weapons -- if the Air Force’s plan for the nex...
19:51 2019-10-07

Insider says it’s not the iPhone 11, but another new iPhone Apple’s about to release that’ll send sales soaring The same insider who said a few days ago that Apple will release a 4.7-inch iPhone SE 2 in the first quarter of the year is back with one more prediction. Ming-Chi Kuo, who’s been accurate with ...
18:51 2019-10-07

Leak reveals that the Pixel 4 will be more expensive than the Pixel 3 and even the iPhone 11 The Pixel 4 launch can’t come soon enough, considering the handset is easily the most leaked device in history. That’s because Google did something entirely different this year, looking to...
18:51 2019-10-07

Actually, the crazy new triple-lens camera isn’t the best thing about the iPhone 11 Pro Up until a few short years ago, Apple had no rivals when it came to mobile cameras. In fact, no other smartphone maker even came close to matching the photo or video quality that Apple’s iPhones...
18:51 2019-10-07

Here’s Samsung’s next big idea: A foldable Galaxy Note with S-Pen support It looks like Samsung may be about to release a new Galaxy Note handset that fans of the series aren’t exactly clamoring to get their hands on. Based on a newly discovered patent filing, as well...
18:51 2019-10-07

PayPal pulls out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency Payments company becomes first to withdraw from controversial digital projectPayPal has become the first company to drop out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, as the embattled project continues to f...
17:51 2019-10-07

Amazon launches Kindle e-reader aimed at children New 6in Kindle Kids Edition comes with 1,000 books, word-building tools and parental controlsAmazon has launched a new version of its popular Kindle e-reader aimed at children, which comes bundled wit...
17:51 2019-10-07

The strange world of TikTok: viral videos and Chinese censorship – podcast UK technology editor Alex Hern joins Anushka Asthana to discuss the Chinese-owned social network that is growing its user base with shareable short videos set to catchy soundtracks. But is it also bei...
10:17 2019-10-07

The Lovelace effect: Chips with Everything podcast Ada Lovelace Day is in its 10th year, and to mark it, Jordan Erica Webber is joined by the founder of the event, Suw Charman-Anderson, to talk about why we need to do more to help support women workin...
10:17 2019-10-07

iPhone 11 Pro: the best small phone available A cracking camera, great screen and 32-hour battery life – but at an eye-watering priceApple’s iPhone has gone “pro” for its 11th iteration, with dramatically improved cameras and longer battery life,...
10:17 2019-10-07

Untitled Goose Game review – never before have I felt so appalled by my virtual acts You’re a lone goose on a mission to torment the unsuspecting residents of an English village in this finely observed game of stealth and slapstickThe goose, a water bird with smooth white feathers, a ...
12:51 2019-10-06

The five: Donald Trump’s attacks on science The US president is a climate-crisis denier, but it is not the only field in which he is at odds with scientists and their workLast week, a report by US campaign group the National Task Force on Rule ...
12:51 2019-10-06

Renault Mégane RS 300 Trophy: ‘An all-encompassing sensory overload’ | Martin Love Renault’s sublime racer finds the sunshine on the stormiest of drivesRenault Mégane RS 300 TrophyPrice £31,8350-62mph 5.7 secondsTop speed 162mphMPG 34.4CO2 183g/km Eco score ★★☆☆☆Heading north toward...
12:51 2019-10-06

Will fake news wreck the coming general election? Have the social media giants cleaned up their act since the scandals of 2016? We give the big names a healthcheckThe next general election campaign has already started. We do not know the date of the ...
12:51 2019-10-06

Samsung’s exact launch date for the Galaxy S11 might’ve just leaked We published our review of the Galaxy Note 10 just over a month ago, but thanks to a surprisingly early leak, we may already know when the Galaxy S11 will make its debut. According to “prelimina...
04:17 2019-10-06

Google researchers found a severe Android security flaw that affects Pixels, Samsung phones, and more Google security researchers often disclose severe security issues that affect various products or operating systems. While they might anger some of the company’s competitors in the process, Goog...
04:17 2019-10-06

Apple definitely needs to copy this awesome Pixel 4 feature Google will launch the Pixel 4 phones in less than two weeks, but the cat is out of the bag. With each passing day, we learn more details about the handsets, and the leaks are more thorough than last ...
04:17 2019-10-06

iPhone 11 Pro Max is now the top-rated phone by Consumer Reports Two weeks after the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max launched, Consumer Reports has named the most expensive model the best phone on the market. And just to drive home the publication&r...
04:17 2019-10-06

Watch how much punishment the Galaxy Fold can take in this mesmerizing video If watching a machine test the limits of a fragile yet expensive electronics gadget to the point of its possible destruction sounds like your idea of solid entertainment, well, friends, we’ve go...
04:17 2019-10-06

Spotify’s claim that Apple is thwarting competition draws attention from Congress Spotify executives over the past few months hasn’t been shy about leveling antitrust allegations at Apple, both in court and in interviews. Most notably, Spotify earlier in the year filed an ant...
04:17 2019-10-06

I just got back from a week in Europe and couldn’t have survived without Apple Maps Around this time last week, I was on the Eurostar headed from the St. Pancras railway station in London en route to Paris — a ride that at one point actually dips under the English Channel befor...
04:17 2019-10-06

'We are hurtling towards a surveillance state’: the rise of facial recognition technology It can pick out shoplifters, international criminals and lost children in seconds. But as the cameras proliferate, who’s watching the watchers?Gordon’s wine bar is reached through a discreet side-door...
16:00 2019-10-05

China Masters Political Propaganda for the Instagram Age Leveraging celebrities, the know-how of tech companies and images built for social media, the Communist Party can effectively stir patriotism among the youth....
15:34 2019-10-05

Get Your Digital Accounts Ready In Case of Death In case of death: how to set up a list of important digital account info for simple and secure information sharing with family members and trusted friends...
03:00 2019-10-05

Iranian Hackers Target Trump Campaign as Threats to 2020 Mount The news, according to two people with knowledge of the attacks, followed a Microsoft report that said hackers had targeted a campaign, U.S. officials and journalists....
02:34 2019-10-05

Atlanta Asks Google Whether It Targeted Black Homeless People City officials asked Google to verify a report that its contractors sought to scan the faces of black homeless people to improve facial-recognition software....
02:00 2019-10-05

Iranian Hackers Targeted Trump’s Re-election Campaign The news, according to two people with knowledge of the attacks, followed Microsoft’s release of a report that said hackers had targeted a campaign. It wasn’t clear what information, if any, had been ...
02:00 2019-10-05

Microsoft says Iranian hackers tried to hack a US presidential campaign Enlarge (credit: 350z33) Hackers backed by the Iranian government recently tried to hack email accounts used by the campaign of a US presidential candidate, a Microsoft official said on Friday. The ...
23:00 2019-10-04

The broken record: Why Barr’s call against end-to-end encryption is nuts Enlarge / The US, UK, and Australia want Facebook to hold off on end-to-end encrypting Messenger until they have a way to inject themselves into the conversation. (credit: picture alliance / Getty Im...
23:00 2019-10-04

Disney Bars Netflix TV Ads in Battle for Streaming Supremacy ABC, Freeform and other Disney-owned entertainment networks will no longer accept Netflix ads in another sign of how the streaming wars are intensifying....
20:34 2019-10-04

Iranian hackers targeted a US presidential campaign, Microsoft says Group called ‘Phosphorus’ made more than 2,700 attempts to identify consumer email accounts and attacked 241 of thoseA hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government has carried out...
20:00 2019-10-04

Facebook exempts political ads from ban on making false claims Firm quietly rescinds policy banning false advertising as UK general election loomsFacebook has quietly rescinded a policy banning false claims in advertising, creating a specific exemption that leave...
20:00 2019-10-04

Facial recognition row: police gave King's Cross owner images of seven people Met apologises after local police passed on images for controversial surveillance schemeImages of seven people were passed on by local police for use in a facial recognition system at King’s Cross in ...
20:00 2019-10-04

Iran prepares for cyberwar amid rising tensions, boasts thousands of cyberbattalions In the aftermath of last month's Saudi oil field attacks, believed to have been carried out by Iran, cybersecurity experts have detected an uptick in Iranian movement — and they contend it aims to bot...
18:34 2019-10-04

iPhone 11 is selling so well that Apple is ramping up production Soon after the iPhone 11 series started selling online a few days ago, several analysts came out with reports saying that preorders were above expectations, with the new iPhone 11 colors being the mos...
18:00 2019-10-04

Brand new leak confirms all the best new features coming to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL We’re one day closer to the October 15th Pixel 4 launch, but that doesn’t mean the leaks have stopped coming in. It’s the opposite, actually, as more and more Pixel 4 reports come ou...
18:00 2019-10-04

Two big changes in iOS 13 are making iPhone users furious, but I’ll show you how to fix them Apple still has one more big event next month, during which the company is expected to announce a new first-of-its-kind MacBook Pro as well as new iPad Pro models and more. While Apple fans are likely...
18:00 2019-10-04

Leaks may have just revealed Apple’s totally new AirPods 3 design Even though Apple updated the AirPods earlier this year with a new H1 chip as well as a case that can recharge wirelessly, the company is still rumored to release a more substantial upgrade before the...
18:00 2019-10-04

Russian man sues Apple, claiming that his iPhone made him gay Apple is certainly no stranger to frivolous lawsuits, but the latest suit targeting the company really sets a new standard for absurdity. According to a report from Newsweek, a Russian man is suing Ap...
18:00 2019-10-04

Attackers exploit 0-day vulnerability that gives full control of Android phones Enlarge (credit: Maurizio Pesce) Attackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Google’s Android mobile operating system that can give them full control of at least 18 different phone models, ...
15:34 2019-10-04

Attackers exploit 0day vulnerability that gives full control of Android phones Enlarge (credit: Maurizio Pesce) Attackers are exploiting a zeroday vulnerability in Google’s Android mobile operating system that can give them full control of at least 18 different phone models, i...
13:00 2019-10-04

A mind-controlled exoskeleton helped a man with paralysis walk again A man who has paralysis has managed to walk again using an exoskeleton he controls with his mind. The suit is directed by electrodes that rest on the brain's surface, but it can't yet allow independen...
09:34 2019-10-04

Google reportedly targeted people with 'dark skin' to improve facial recognition Subcontracted workers were told to persuade subjects to agree to face scans, mischaracterizing them as a ‘selfie game’ or ‘survey’Facial recognition technology’s failures when it comes to accurately i...
06:00 2019-10-04

US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages Facebook says it opposes calls for backdoors that would ‘undermine the privacy and security of people everywhere’The United States, United Kingdom and Australia plan to pressure Facebook to create a b...
06:00 2019-10-04

Uh oh: Trump’s attorney general asks Facebook for ‘backdoor’ messaging access US Attorney General Bill Barr is scheduled to make some remarks at a Justice Department event Friday focused on how tech companies promoting encryption has hampered government access to information. T...
05:00 2019-10-04

iPhone 11 with Deep Fusion trounces Galaxy Note 10+ in photo shootout Without question, Night mode on the iPhone 11 is the standout feature on Apple’s next-gen iPhone lineup. And with good reason, Night mode enables users to take surprisingly crisp photos in incre...
05:00 2019-10-04

Microsoft isn’t the only company making dual-screen Windows laptops Microsoft announced two dual-screen devices during its press event earlier this week: the Surface Neo and the Surface Duo. The bigger device will be powered by Windows 10X, while the smaller one runs ...
05:00 2019-10-04

U.S., U.K. and Australia Ask Facebook Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging Program (NEW YORK) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, r...
05:00 2019-10-04

US wants Facebook to backdoor WhatsApp and halt encryption plans Extreme closeup photo of a hand holding a smartphone using WhatsApp. (credit: WhatsApp) Attorney General William Barr plans to once again make his case against end-to-end encryption for the masses, ...
04:34 2019-10-04

Egypt Is Using Apps to Track and Target Its Citizens, Report Says A cybersecurity firm says evidence suggests the Egyptian government carried out cyberattacks on journalists, academics, lawyers and rights activists....
01:00 2019-10-04

Body of Kidnapped Tech Entrepreneur Found, Police Say The body of Tushar Atre, the owner of AtreNet, was discovered hours after he was taken from his California home, the authorities said, and more than one suspect has been identified....
01:00 2019-10-04

Kaspersky finds Uzbekistan hacking op… because group used Kaspersky AV Enlarge / SandCat is a "Pez dispenser" of zero-days, a Kaspersky researcher said, handing over new exploits for free. (credit: William Thomas Cain / Getty Images) A new "threat actor" tied to Uzbek...
00:34 2019-10-04

Cable companies use hidden fees to raise prices 24% a month Enlarge / Graphic from Consumer Reports' report on hidden cable fees. (credit: Consumer Reports) A Consumer Reports analysis of cable bills found that companies add $37.11 per month in fees to the a...
00:34 2019-10-04

Egypt used Google Play in spy campaign targeting its own citizens, researchers say Enlarge / Indexy was removed from Google Play after Check Point researchers discovered it was being used in a campaign to spy on Egyptian citizens. (credit: Check Point Technologies) Hackers with li...
00:34 2019-10-04

Google reportedly told contractors to lie while collecting face scans for the Pixel 4 One of the major upgrades Google has revealed it will bring to its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones this month is a face unlock feature that utilizes the company’s motion-sensing radar, Soli, ...
23:00 2019-10-03

OnePlus 8 design leaks before the OnePlus 7T is even released We’re still a few weeks out from the release of the OnePlus 7T, but it’s never too early for the next generation to start leaking. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday, as prolif...
23:00 2019-10-03

Facebook can be forced to remove content worldwide, EU court says BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that individual member countries can force Facebook to remove what they regard as unlawful material from the social network all over t...
21:00 2019-10-03

Augmented Reality is making industrial work more productive This is a screenshot of a Fieldbit AR view of a water treatment plant. The user can see equipment identification and telemetry tagged directly to individual machines. [credit: ...
19:34 2019-10-03

How many trees are there on Earth? Mission to measure planet's biomass Trees are our biggest ally against climate change - but we've never been sure how big. New space-based technology is revealing their potential for the first time...
18:34 2019-10-03

California cold-case victim found in 1996 now has a 'face' thanks to reconstruction technology The first sketches of an unidentified victim found in a Southern California canyon more than 20 years ago were released this week using new technology. ...
17:34 2019-10-03

Surface Duo already looks like a huge missed opportunity Microsoft on Wednesday finally unveiled its first dual-screen Surface device. But instead of a single gadget supposed to run a special version of Windows 10 able to run Android apps on top, Microsoft ...
17:34 2019-10-03

One of Pixel 4’s signature features looks like a gimmick you probably won’t use The Pixel 4 will have a few distinctive signature features that make it sound like a better proposition, at least on paper, than other Android devices, and Google already confirmed them a few months a...
17:34 2019-10-03

Even hardcore Android fans admit the iPhone 11 Pro camera is way better than any Android phone Back in 2012 after Apple had been the clear winner in the smartphone market for some time, Samsung boldly stated that people would soon be just as obsessed with its smartphones as they were with iPhon...
17:34 2019-10-03

Oh joy, Samsung may soon turn your smartphone into a billboard for ads For the second year in a row last week, Samsung was the official sponsor of the Advertising Week industry confab in New York. That sponsorship meant that the 100,000 or so visitors from the marketing ...
17:34 2019-10-03

Yup, the Pixel 4’s full specs finally leaked The Pixel 4 will be unveiled on October 15th, but the avalanche of leaks shows no signs of stopping. Just recently, we saw videos demoing the Pixel 4’s radar sensors that will let you control th...
17:34 2019-10-03

The world’s most accurate Apple insider just leaked iPhone SE 2 details and release timing Apple just unveiled three new iPhones that are selling very well according to reports, and there’s plenty of evidence to back up that claim — several models were sold out almost immediatel...
17:34 2019-10-03

Facebook faces tougher controls after EU ruling European court of justice says Facebook can be ordered to remove defamatory materialFacebook will face tougher controls over online content after the EU’s highest court ruled that the social media gia...
14:34 2019-10-03

'It's going to be a revolution': driverless cars in new London trial Self-driving vehicles reach UK milestone with first demo in ‘complex urban environment’ in StratfordWork to bring driverless cars to Britain’s streets has reached a milestone with the first demonstrat...
14:34 2019-10-03

We Met In May review – cute dating sim is a witty ode to early love Experimental game designer Nina Freeman returns with a set of funny, thoughtful vignettes about the awkwardness of new relationships PC/Mac, Star Maid GamesFor the last five years, the independent gam...
10:34 2019-10-03

Collision course: pedestrian deaths are rising – and driverless cars aren’t likely to change that For drivers, roads are safer than ever – but for people on foot, they are getting deadlier. Car companies and Silicon Valley claim that they have the solution. But is that too good to be true? By Pete...
10:34 2019-10-03

Can a mini PC and a TV set replace an old laptop? Anthony wants to replace his mother’s old Windows 7 laptop. Would a mini-PC hooked up to her 32in TV work well enough? My retired mother happily uses her iPhone and iPad for the majority of her digita...
10:34 2019-10-03

Photoshop too expensive? Try these 5 free alternatives While your smartphone is also a great digital camera, its built-in editing software is another story. If you want a professional-grade photo editor, most photographers and graphic designers use Adobe ...
07:00 2019-10-03

Warren uses Zuckerberg audio in Instagram video, says the 'rich and powerful' fear her Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren took her critique of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg one step further -- in a post on Instagram, which his company owns....
07:00 2019-10-03

Government-funded group's gene editing video touting 'designer babies' under fire over ethics A video showing people casually discussing gene editing and designer babies is making waves because of its source: the government-funded group leading efforts to set standards for the ethically dicey ...
07:00 2019-10-03

iOS 13.2 public beta now available, so everyone can try Deep Fusion Just hours after the first beta for iOS 13.2 rolled out to developers, Apple has released the public beta software as well, which means that everyone with an iPhone can try out Apple’s new Deep ...
02:00 2019-10-03

A new Google tool will tell you if your passwords have been hacked Google on Wednesday announced new tools meant to enhance user privacy across its products, such as Google Maps incognito mode, YouTube history deletion, and privacy management via Google Assistant. Bu...
02:00 2019-10-03

See how iPhone 11’s Deep Fusion takes iPhone photography to the next level Since releasing iOS 13 a few weeks ago, Apple has been pumping out updates at a furious pace. And with good reason, the initial incarnation of iOS 13 was a bit buggy, to say the least. Most recently, ...
02:00 2019-10-03

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is coming to even more countries that won’t buy it soon Samsung’s first attempt at a foldable smartphone hasn’t exactly set the world on fire, with headlines about its long-delayed release mentioned in the same breath as its myriad design woes ...
02:00 2019-10-03

A solar-powered airship is being built to transport cargo more greenly Solar-powered airships could be a greener way to transport cargo. One start-up is building one for delivering freight and says it will fly at half the speed of a jumbo jet...
22:34 2019-10-02

How to call the International Space Station Does the ISS have a phone number? Do ISS astronauts have smartphones or handsets? And does anything in the space station “ring” when an audio call is set up? We spoke to the communications experts who...
22:34 2019-10-02

The imperial units error that downed a multi-million-dollar Mars probe 20 years ago, NASA’s Mars Climate Orbiter dived too deep and was crushed in Mars’s atmosphere. The reason? A mix-up between metric and imperial measurements...
22:34 2019-10-02

One of the Pixel 4’s last remaining secrets just leaked The Pixel 4 is hardly a secret anymore, and that’s due to Google’s own teasers and official announcements, but also to all the YouTubers that got their hands on working Pixel 4 prototypes ...
21:34 2019-10-02

Pixel 4 to get brand new Pixel Buds 2 wireless earbuds The Pixel 4 rumor frenzy continues with a brand new development that doesn’t necessarily concern the upcoming fourth-gen Google phones. Google is reportedly going to launch a brand new version o...
21:34 2019-10-02

This is Microsoft’s first dual-screen Surface device – too bad you can’t buy it until late 2020 Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a bunch of new products, confirming from the get-go that new form factors were in store for the Surface event. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 were among the exp...
21:34 2019-10-02

Microsoft just unveiled a dual-screen Surface phone that runs Android apps Microsoft’s newly unveiled Surface Neo device isn’t the company’s only dual-screen phone. The company also announced a Surface phone device that runs Google Android apps straight fro...
21:34 2019-10-02

Researchers invented wearable skin that lets you feel touches in VR When it comes to the virtual reality ecosystem, even die-hard fans like Facebook’s chief executive will tell you the technology still has a way to go before it can start to be regarded as anythi...
21:34 2019-10-02

Everything Microsoft revealed at its 2019 Surface event Microsoft held its annual Surface event in New York on Wednesday, and in addition to confirming all of the leaks and rumors that had been floating around in recent weeks, the company also surprised us...
21:34 2019-10-02

Apple just released iOS 13.2 beta 1 with support for Deep Fusion camera tech Without question, the biggest selling point of Apple’s new iPhone 11 lineup revolves around the device’s new and advanced cameras. More specifically, the main attraction of Apple’s n...
21:34 2019-10-02

An insider just confirmed that this leaked PS5 design is real The high-resolution render above shows us what a PS5 dev console looks like, and it was created using a newly discovered Sony design patent. The reason renders like this exist in the first place is th...
21:34 2019-10-02

The 10 best movies and shows coming to Netflix in October 2019 I had initially thought that October looked suspiciously quiet for Netflix, especially with the launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+ right around the corner. But all it took was one announcement to get me ...
21:34 2019-10-02

Apple’s new AirPods design may have leaked in the iOS 13.2 beta A new icon unearthed in the recently released iOS 13.2 beta provides us with a look at what may very well be the new AirPods design we’ve been hearing so much about over the past few months. Ori...
21:34 2019-10-02

Peachy: the emoji that’s become a political statement Once merely a symbol for a fruit, then a bum, the singer and rapper Lizzo has used the peach emoji to call for Trump’s impeachment – proof that emojis never stop evolvingName: Peach emoji.Age: Up to 6...
20:00 2019-10-02

Microsoft launches Surface Pro X and previews folding phone Product bonanza includes bigger Surface Laptop 3, Surface Earbuds and updated Surface Pro 7Microsoft has launched the Surface Pro X, a redesigned thin and light two-in-one Windows 10 PC running on cus...
20:00 2019-10-02

Thumbs up: can you text 38 words a minute? According to a new study, two-thumb texters are almost as fast as keyboard users. We take to the streets to see if the public are up to speed The human thumb, being opposable, is a blessed thing: we c...
20:00 2019-10-02

3 Hospitals in Alabama Forced to Turn Patients Away After Ransomware Attack Three hospitals in Alabama remained closed Wednesday “to all but the most critical new patients” due to a ransomware attack that disrupted medical care. “A criminal is limiting our a...
19:00 2019-10-02

Warren continues attack on Facebook after Zuckerberg reveals it would sue government if she becomes president Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren continued her attack on Facebook after audio comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg were leaked, with Warren stating the company "won't even do the bare m...
18:00 2019-10-02

Revealed: global video games giants avoiding millions in UK tax Four large companies – including Sony and Sega – have claimed close to half of all relief from a culture-focused tax policyA UK tax policy intended to boost the domestic video games industry has been ...
16:34 2019-10-02

ANU says blaming China for massive data breach is speculative and 'harmful' Despite an extensive incident report, Australian National University is unable to say who is behind the cyber-attackMedia reports blaming China for a massive data breach at the Australian National Uni...
16:34 2019-10-02

Portugal’s navy reveals “tech guerrilla” unit creating tech toys that kill Enlarge / A "Black Fin" uncrewed submersible vehicle and two weaponized radio-controlled cars, produced from off-the-shelf hardware by the Portuguese navy's Unmanned Vehicle Experimentation Cell. (cr...
14:00 2019-10-02

AMD Ryzen Pro 3000 series desktop CPUs will offer full RAM encryption Enlarge / Mmmmm, business-y. Don't expect to build your own Ryzen Pro 3000 system—the new chips are, sadly, only available to large OEMs. (credit: AMD) Monday, AMD announced Ryzen Pro 3000 desktop C...
14:00 2019-10-02

Ready, text, go: typing speeds on mobiles rival keyboard users Global test finds those using two-thumb technique can hit a blistering 38 words per minuteThink of it as an upside to spending hours on a smartphone. Thanks to all that dextrous thumb work, people can...
08:00 2019-10-02

Air Force arms B1-B bomber with hypersonic weapons The Air Force arming its classic B-1B bomber with long-range, lethal hypersonic weapons able to move at 5-times the speed of sound, skip along the boundaries of the earth’s atmosphere and descend upon...
04:34 2019-10-02

Facebook fact-checking to exempt opinion and satire Facebook is planning to exempt opinion pieces and satire from its fact-checking program, sources told The Wall Street Journal, amid recent controversies over content moderation....
04:34 2019-10-02

Ransomware forces 3 hospitals to turn away all but the most critical patients Enlarge / Emergency rooms like this one at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital may need to transfer patients once they stabilize. (credit: health.mil) Ten hospitals—three in Alabama and seven in Austral...
23:34 2019-10-01

Former Yahoo engineer admits using his access to steal users’ sexual images Enlarge / A sign outside a Yahoo corporate building in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images | FG/Bauer-Griffin) A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into thousands of users’ ...
23:34 2019-10-01

A totally new type of Surface Pro just leaked alongside Microsoft’s upcoming Pro 7 and Laptop 3 Microsoft on Wednesday will unveil a new generation of Surface 2-in-1s and laptops which will include several devices the company never made before. We’re looking at Microsoft’s first Surf...
22:00 2019-10-01

Act surprised: Google’s unreleased Pixel 4 leaked yet again The Pixel 4 is the worst-kept secret in tech this year, just like its predecessor. Most smartphones out there get leaked, even the latest iPhones, but the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 were actually sold to som...
22:00 2019-10-01

iPhone 11 Pro Max faces off with Galaxy Note 10+ in a speed test, and the winner is a huge surprise For the first time in a very long time, Apple was able to surprise us all in September when it unveiled its new iPhone 11 lineup. Months and months of leaks leading up to Apple’s big announcemen...
22:00 2019-10-01

Nintendo Switch Lite v2 just leaked less than two weeks after the original was released The brand new Switch console suffers from the same problem of its bigger sibling, Joy-Con drifting, which can be a real annoyance. Nintendo has already promised free-of-charge fixes for all the affect...
22:00 2019-10-01

This is the Galaxy Fold drop test we’ve all been waiting for The Galaxy Fold is finally out in stores in the US, which means brave souls can now dish out $2,000 to own the first widely available smartphone in the world with a foldable screen. We’ve told y...
22:00 2019-10-01

Google is about to release a new app that might just save your life We’ve written on several occasions about just how essential Google’s mobile apps are on both Android and iOS, and now a new addition appears to be entering the fold. XDA Developers editor-...
22:00 2019-10-01

WhatsApp is testing disappearing messages Your future WhatsApp messages, should you choose to accept it, will self-destruct in five seconds. Or 1 hour, whichever feels more convenient. The feature is currently in alpha testing according to a ...
22:00 2019-10-01

‘You Go to the Mat and Fight.’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Address Elizabeth Warren’s Break-Up Calls in Leaked Audio Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought to rally employees amid a litany of challenges the social media company has faced over the past year and a half, speaking candidly in two hours of leaked audio reco...
21:00 2019-10-01

I Spent 2 Weeks With the New Apple Watch. Here’s What I Think About It When it comes to smartwatches, Apple’s got it on lock. Other wearables exist, but most are pretty hit-or-miss when it comes to the right balance of functionality and performance. And none, no ma...
21:00 2019-10-01

Zuckerberg says if Warren becomes president, Facebook would sue U.S. gov't: 'You go to the mat and fight' Leaked audio comments from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly include him saying that the tech company would likely have no choice but to sue the U.S. government to stave off being broken up if E...
17:34 2019-10-01

Most mobile browsers display the Web, that’s it—Vivaldi Mobile can change that Here are a few of what Vivaldi views as the key features of its new mobile browser: up first, Notes. "The Notes tool lets you jot down ideas and gather inspiration without interrupting your browsing b...
15:00 2019-10-01

Minecraft Earth is coming – it will change the way you see your town As the augmented-reality spinoff from the block-building game arrives this month, players will be taking their creations to the streetsSix of us are huddled together in Cavendish Square Gardens in cen...
12:34 2019-10-01

iPhone 11 review: an iPhone XR with a better camera Apple’s lower cost model has latest chips and longer battery life but is identical on outside to predecessorThe iPhone 11 is Apple’s latest lower cost smartphone for 2019 that’s clearly aimed at a bro...
12:34 2019-10-01

A 14-year-old girl died after a smartphone battery exploded overnight Smartphone batteries aren’t supposed to explode, which is why the ones that do always seem to make the news. Most of the time, affected users survive these unfortunate accidents, but some of the...
07:34 2019-10-01

Councilman “mind-boggled” by Baltimore City IT department ineptitude Enlarge / This is Baltimore, gentlemen. The gods will not save you...from ransomware. (credit: Alex Wroblewski / Getty) In a report to a committee of the Baltimore City Council last week, City Audi...
02:34 2019-10-01

Webkit zero-day exploit besieges Mac and iOS users with malvertising redirects Enlarge / Artist's impression of a malicious hacker coding up a BlueKeep-based exploit. (credit: Getty Images / Bill Hinton) Attackers have bombarded the Internet with more than 1 billion malicious ...
02:34 2019-10-01

Insider says next year’s iPad Pro and MacBook Pro will use next-gen display tech we’ve never seen before The iPhone 11 has been selling in stores for more than a week now, but the new handsets shouldn’t be Apple’s only new products set to launch in time for the holidays. Apple is expected to ...
02:34 2019-10-01

Stunning renders might’ve just leaked Apple’s new iPhone 12 design for 2020 In the early days of the iPhone, Apple would routinely surprise us with a brand new form factor at least once every two years. But as the iPhone matured, Apple started to switch things up far less fre...
02:34 2019-10-01

Samsung Galaxy Fold review in three words: Don’t buy it Okay, so I’m not going to spend much time on Samsung’s just-released Galaxy Fold because, to be frank, I’ve already spent far more time discussing this phone than it deserves. Yes, t...
02:34 2019-10-01

The results of the first big iPhone 11 Pro speed test are definitely a surprise Apple’s new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max were released earlier this month after months and months of rumors, many of which turned out to be wrong. It seems odd that iPhone lea...
02:34 2019-10-01

Galaxy S11 might get a crazy new feature we’ve never seen before in a smartphone The Galaxy S11 is still about 5 or 6 months away from being announced, but the first rumors are already here and that’s hardly surprising for a Samsung flagship. The phone is expected to feature...
02:34 2019-10-01

Leak may reveal a new PlayStation 5 feature that no one saw coming The PlayStation 5 will be released about a year from now, likely in time for the 2020 holiday season. That doesn’t mean the next PlayStation is a complete mystery, though. Aside from the design ...
02:34 2019-10-01

Apple just released iOS 13.1.2 to fix even more iPhone bugs We probably should be surprised anymore at this point since Apple apparently releases new software updates every single day, but the company on Monday released a new update for the iPhone. iOS 13.1.2 ...
02:34 2019-10-01

A Tesla driving itself with Smart Summon got into an accident after less than a day, and it was caught on camera With Elon Musk often saying that Tesla vehicles are the only cars that get better after they leave the lot, Tesla a few days ago rolled out a software update with a ton of new and intriguing features....
02:34 2019-10-01

Surface Pro 7 and Laptop 3 press photos leak ahead of Microsoft’s press conference Microsoft is set to take the stage in a couple of days to unveil new Surface hardware and Windows software. In addition to the expected Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 product refreshes, Microsoft ...
02:34 2019-10-01

YouTube TV finally available on Amazon Fire TV streaming devices Despite being one of the most polished and feature-rich live TV services on the market, YouTube TV has had one big flaw ever since it launched in 2017: lack of Fire TV support. This was caused by a lo...
02:34 2019-10-01

Air Force's new B61-12 nuclear bomb hits target in testing The Air Force is test-dropping an upgraded, multi-function B61-12 nuclear bomb which improves accuracy, integrates various attack options into a single bomb and changes the strategic landscape with re...
22:34 2019-09-30

Bloodhound car aiming for land speed record has final UK tests Vehicle is to be shipped to South Africa – where goal is to reach speed of 1,000mphA sleek machine that looks like a mash-up between a grandprix car, a fighter plane and a spaceship has undergone a fi...
20:34 2019-09-30

German police seize “bulletproof” hosting data center in former NATO  bunker Enlarge / Sven Olaf Kamphuis' Facebook profile picture, taken in front of the original CyberBunker facility. Its German successor was seized by police on September 26. (credit: Sven Olaf Kamphuis) O...
20:00 2019-09-30

It’s a pity to lose Fleabag creator to Amazon | Brief letters Phoebe Waller-Bridge | Fairphone 3 | Supporting Huddersfield Town | Dinner v teaCongratulations to Phoebe Waller-Bridge on her well-deserved Emmy awards. It is just a pity she has decided to take her ...
19:34 2019-09-30

The benefits of AI and machine learning | Letters Prof Rose Luckin, Anthony Seldon and Priya Lakhani say artificial intelligence is not to be feared and point out how it can help studentsThe Guardian is right to express legitimate concerns about the ...
19:34 2019-09-30

Tesla and Elon Musk’s Tweet Violated Labor Laws Protecting Unions, Judge Rules Tesla’s treatment of workers organizing a union in California broke U.S. labor laws, a California judge ruled on Friday. Judge Amita Tracy ordered the company to cease and desist a litany of act...
00:00 2019-09-30

Elon Musk unveils Starship designed to take crew on round-trips to Mars SpaceX spacecraft would carry passengers anywhere in solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularlyElon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or...
21:34 2019-09-29

NYPD uses tech to gauge citizens' sense of safety: It's a 'shared responsibility' The New York City Police Department is using targeted ads to gauge not just how safe a New Yorker feels in their own neighborhood, but also how much they trust the police there....
13:34 2019-09-29

DS 3 Crossback review: ‘This car has panache and flair’ | Martin Love The latest crossover from DS is certainly stylish. The only question is have you got what it takes to carry it off?DS 3 CrossbackPrice £22,1050-62mph 10.9 secondsTop speed 112mphMPG 60CO2 113g/kmEco s...
11:00 2019-09-29

Google Images just made it more difficult to find the photo you’re looking for The origin story of Google Images is a bit unusual and, believe it or not, can be traced all the way back to the iconic green dress Jennifer Lopez wore at the February 2000 Grammy Awards. In the hours...
02:34 2019-09-29

Developer of Checkm8 explains why iDevice jailbreak exploit is a game changer Enlarge / The bootrom of an Apple Watch Series 3, as shown through a hex viewer. Yep, Apple Watches series 1, 2, and 3 are also vulnerable to Checkm8. Often, when new iOS jailbreaks become public, ...
15:00 2019-09-28

New Air Force Research Lab strategy fast-tracks weapons Interview with Tim Sakulich, director of materials and manufacturing Air Force Research Laboratory and executive lead for Implementing the Air Force Science and Technology strategy....
15:00 2019-09-28

How artificial intelligence is transforming the global battle against human trafficking Each year, the practice of human trafficking generates more than $150 billion in profits. But experts warn that the tools being used even in the most developed societies fall far short of what is need...
15:00 2019-09-28

Is Facebook getting rid of ‘Likes’? Facebook, a massive and lucrative platform built on engagement, is now going to start hiding likes. But don't fret, it's only for users in Australia -- so far....
15:00 2019-09-28

Live Action slams Facebook after investigation finds fact-check of abortion claim was 'fair and accurate' Pro-life group Live Action slammed Facebook's fact-checking system after an investigation into fact-checker Science Feedback found its conclusions to be fair and accurate....
15:00 2019-09-28

How to print a website without the ads and junk Decades ago, Silicon Valley promised us the “paperless office.” We’ve gotten closer than before thanks to automatic PDF conversion, e-signed contracts, and tablet displays, which have spared us millio...
15:00 2019-09-28

Hands-on video might reveal the final design of the 2019 iPad Pro Apple has already announced and launched a host of new products this fall, including the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, and a cheap 10.2-inch iPad. But if rumors are to be believed, t...
08:34 2019-09-28

Forget the Galaxy Fold, Motorola’s foldable Razr will launch before the end of the year The Galaxy Fold was just released on Friday, that is, if you can find one in stores — and if you want to buy a $2,000 device that’s incredibly easy to render unusable. The Fold is five mon...
08:34 2019-09-28

New exploit could make permanent jailbreaking a reality for the iPhone Whether people still jailbreak iPhones and iPads or not, security researchers will keep hunting for vulnerabilities in hardware or software that could be used to develop such tools. The market is high...
08:34 2019-09-28

How the Herald Sun turned on its own after the George Pell scoop | Weekly Beast Lucie Morris-Marr, Andrew Bolt and a splash turned sour. Plus, the predictable parade of hate for Greta ThunbergLucie Morris-Marr, the first journalist to reveal that Victoria police were investigatin...
05:00 2019-09-28

Nonprofit fights TV networks in court to keep free TV service alive Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jacobo Zanella) A nonprofit organization that provides free online access to broadcast TV stations has accused TV networks of colluding to limit access to those chann...
22:34 2019-09-27

One photo is all it takes to be wowed by the iPhone 11’s most incredible new feature Apple’s iPhone 11 series phones have a bunch of new features that make upgrading from an older iPhone a no-brainer, including a faster, more efficient processor; larger batteries with support fo...
20:00 2019-09-27

Apple just released iOS 13.1.1 for the iPhone Well that was quick! Apple must have found a pretty serious bug in iOS 13.1 because the company already released a new update. iOS 13.1.1 was just released on Friday, a mere three days after iOS 13.1 ...
20:00 2019-09-27

Robots, uranium dioxide, fly food: What UK scientists are stockpiling The threat of a no-deal Brexit is causing staff at several universities in the UK to stockpile scientific equipment, including protective gloves and fly food...
17:34 2019-09-27

WhatsApp restrictions slow the spread of fake news – but don't stop it WhatsApp has limited the number of times a message can be forwarded in an attempt to combat fake news, but an analysis suggests the approach doesn't always work...
17:34 2019-09-27

Google is taking over DeepMind's NHS contracts – should we be worried? Five NHS trusts have agreed contracts with Google Health after it swallowed up its UK subsidiary DeepMind Health. But a lack of transparency means it's hard to tell how much has changed...
17:34 2019-09-27

Leak reveals new details about a great Pixel 4 feature you won’t find on the iPhone 11 Google was never able to keep Nexus and Pixel phones secret, if it even wanted to, and Pixel 4 is no exception. But unlike in previous years, Google has come forward with revealing teasers and a full ...
17:00 2019-09-27

An industry insider leaked the stunning flagship phone design of the future, and we almost missed it Earlier this week, a China-based smartphone company called Xiaomi unveiled an intriguing new handset called the Mi Mix Alpha. It has a design that’s unlike anything the world has ever seen befor...
17:00 2019-09-27

A Samsung Galaxy Fold review in three words: Don’t buy it Look, I’m not going to spend much time on this because, to be frank, I’ve already spent far more time discussing this phone than it deserves. Yes, on Friday morning the Galaxy Fold became ...
17:00 2019-09-27

Yet another cool new Pixel 4 feature just leaked The Pixel 4 leaks continue with new revelations about Google’s upcoming flagship phone, which, like its predecessors, isn’t a secret to fans. Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL units running pre-relea...
17:00 2019-09-27

Google: 21 Facts you probably didn't know about the search engine To celebrate its 21st birthday we've got 21 facts about the tech giant that you might not know - unless you've already googled them yourself of course!...
16:00 2019-09-27

No, it wasn’t a virus; it was Chrome that stopped Macs from booting Enlarge (credit: Gabriel Mansour / Flickr) On Monday night, Variety reported that film editors around Los Angeles who had Avid Media Composer software installed were suddenly finding that their Macs...
16:00 2019-09-27

AT&T vows to keep DirecTV despite losing millions of subscribers (credit: Aurich Lawson) AT&T doesn't intend to sell DirecTV despite internal discussions about whether to offload the struggling satellite TV business, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. "Dir...
16:00 2019-09-27

Vimeo collected detailed facial scans without consent, lawsuit alleges Enlarge (credit: Magisto) Vimeo is collecting and storing thousands of people's facial biometrics without their permission or knowledge, a recently filed lawsuit alleges. The "highly detailed geomet...
16:00 2019-09-27

DoorDash hack spills loads of data for 4.9 million people Enlarge (credit: DoorDash) A hack on food-delivery service DoorDash leaked the personal data of 4.9 million customers, delivery workers, and merchants, the company revealed on Thursday. The breach t...
16:00 2019-09-27

Activists blast Bezos for saying Amazon is writing its own facial recognition laws An activist group pushing for a federal ban on facial recognition blasted Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over comments this week about the company's efforts to write its own regulations for the controversial t...
10:00 2019-09-27

OnePlus 7T review: An Android flagship on par with the iPhone 11 Pro Max for literally half the price After a few painfully boring years when smartphone makers released phone after phone that was pretty much the same as every other phone, 2019 has been a breath of fresh air. Apple’s new iPhone 1...
07:00 2019-09-27

This huge leak could be our first look at next year’s iPhone 12 design Appel’s 2020 iPhone, which we’ll call the iPhone 12 for lack of a better name, is expected to deliver the first major redesign since the iPhone X kicked off the notch frenzy in 2017. The n...
07:00 2019-09-27

After just one week, iOS 13 has doubled the adoption of Google’s year-old Android 9 release According to data gleaned from Mixpanel, iOS 13 user adoption is already off to an impressive start. Just a week after its release, the most recent iteration of Apple’s mobile OS is already on 2...
07:00 2019-09-27

Hackers took over a couple’s Nest devices, raised the temperature to 90°, and blasted vulgar music In something of a bizarre story that speaks to the risks that can accompany having everyday household objects connected to the internet, hackers recently broke into the smart home system of a Milwauke...
07:00 2019-09-27

Alternative iOS app store brings emulators and more to iPhone without a jailbreak It’s been three years since I first covered Delta, which brought near-flawless emulation of NES, SNES, and Game Boy games to iPhone. In the years since, developer Riley Testut has continued to w...
07:00 2019-09-27

The display on one of Samsung’s ‘fixed’ Galaxy Fold review units already broke The Galaxy Fold is finally launching this week in the US, months after its original release date. Why? Because of the very few outlets that actually received review units, several reported that theirs...
07:00 2019-09-27

Leaked email from Elon Musk suggests Tesla might set a new quarterly record for deliveries Despite some well-publicized problems with early Model 3 production, Tesla over the past few months has picked up the pace considerably. Indeed, Tesla over the past few quarters has made impressive pr...
07:00 2019-09-27

SoftBank Bet Big on Disruptive Companies. Many Have Not Paid Off. The Japanese technology company’s investments in WeWork, Uber, Sprint and other businesses have produced disappointing results, raising questions about how it picks companies....
03:00 2019-09-27

Twitch Has the Gamers but Yearns for a Wider Audience (Like YouTube’s?) The live-streaming platform, owned by Amazon, has more viewers than many cable channels. But a new ad campaign aims to show it’s good for more than video games....
03:00 2019-09-27

Brace Yourself for the Internet Impeachment Disinformation experts are preparing for fast-twitch media manipulation, droves of false and misleading claims and hyper-polarized audiences fiercely clinging to their side’s version of reality....
03:00 2019-09-27

How to claim your $100 settlement if Yahoo leaked your data Data breaches are unfortunately commonplace these days, with some of the most devastating incidents affecting millions of people. Possibly the worst ever was the breach of Yahoo that happened over the...
01:34 2019-09-27

Air Force awards contract for $16M drone-killing microwave weapon The Pentagon has awarded a nearly $16.3 million contract to Raytheon for a prototype PHASER high-power microwave weapons system, officials announced this week....
01:34 2019-09-27

Elon Musk freaks out about 'advanced AI' and its manipulation of social media Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has made it clear he thinks artificial intelligence is "humanity's biggest risk," even going so far as to say it could cause World War III. Musk took his caution to anot...
01:34 2019-09-27

Army builds new body armor 14-times stronger in the face of enemy fire Surviving direct-hit enemy bullets to the chest, stopping hot metal fragments from IED explosions and protecting heads from otherwise catastrophic combat collisions - are all known advantages of  U.S....
01:34 2019-09-27

Google has reached quantum supremacy – here's what it should do next Google's quantum computer can outpace supercomputers at a useless calculation, but there are still plenty of hurdles left before the technology hits the big time...
20:34 2019-09-26

iPhone 11 has a secret feature that you might not appreciate until the iPhone 12 launches The iPhone 11 phones are already a hit for the company, selling a lot better than their predecessors, according to different analysts. Stock for several iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max versions was ...
16:34 2019-09-26

After a million other leaks, an official Pixel 4 press render just leaked too The Pixel 4 phones leaked in full in the past few weeks, and the fact that Google already announced the most important features of the new phones over the summer practically confirmed the leaks were g...
16:34 2019-09-26

If you have an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, there’s one default setting you need to fix right now If you had asked Apple fans to be honest a few months ago, they likely would have told you that they were worried about the iPhone 11. So much information had leaked from reliable sources, including t...
16:34 2019-09-26

DxOMark’s meaningless Mate 30 Pro camera review is even more meaningless than usual Huawei launched the Mate 30 series last week, which includes the Mate 30 Pro that is one of the best if not the best Android handset of the year. You won’t find the Mate 30 Pro in US stores, whi...
16:34 2019-09-26

Watch the reveal of the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus TV live right here Sandwiched between Apple’s reveal of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro earlier this month and Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in October, OnePlus is taking the stage today to take the wraps ...
16:34 2019-09-26

Pink-eyed terminators and limbless chickens: Boris Johnson's UN speech in quotes PM uses his General Assembly speech on the challenges of technology to paint a dystopian view before returning to political crisis at homeFollow the day’s politics news – liveHours after the UK suprem...
14:34 2019-09-26

Fifa 20 review – not your typical annual update PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One; Electronic ArtsThe all-action football sim includes a superb new six-a-side Volta mode and the controversial, pay-for Ultimate TeamThere’s a question mark stalking EA’s foot...
14:34 2019-09-26

'It was the right choice': how the Gears 5 team built a credible female hero Kait Diaz is a success as the protagonist in Gears 5, but the process of getting her there went back years and involved cultural change for the game’s developerZöe Curnoe, a senior producer at video g...
14:34 2019-09-26

Best true wireless earbuds 2019: AirPods, Samsung, Jabra, Beats and Anker compared and ranked Our updated list of great bluetooth truly wireless earbuds – at the best prices right now It wasn’t long ago that true wireless earbuds, those that don’t need any wires even between the earphones, wer...
14:34 2019-09-26

Amazon launches Alexa smart ring, smart glasses and earbuds Echo Frames, Loop and Buds launched along with series of updates to previous productsAmazon wants its Alexa voice assistant to leave the home and be with you everywhere you go, and is turning to weara...
14:34 2019-09-26

What’s the best gaming laptop to replace a MacBook Air for Minecraft? Robert is looking for a laptop that has a keyboard like an old MacBook AirMy son has grown up using a MacBook Air for Minecraft. He swears by the keyboard layout, and having witnessed the blazing spee...
14:34 2019-09-26

At Least 70 Countries Have Had Disinformation Campaigns, Study Finds Governments are using “cyber troops” to discredit political opponents, bury opposing views and interfere in foreign affairs, according to Oxford researchers....
13:00 2019-09-26

A.I. Researchers See Danger of Haves and Have-Nots A.I. research is becoming increasingly expensive, leaving few people with easy access to the computing firepower necessary to develop the technology....
13:00 2019-09-26

Huge leak says next year’s iPhone 12 will feature Apple’s most massive design overhaul in a decade While the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro feature substantial upgrades in terms of specifications and battery life, the design of the phones is virtually unchanged from that of the iPhone X and iPhone XS....
06:00 2019-09-26

Here’s another very good reason not to buy the Galaxy Fold Samsung is finally ready to sell the Galaxy Fold, five months after the foldable handset was originally supposed to go on sale in select markets. As fans of the new smartphone form factor should know ...
06:00 2019-09-26

Galaxy S11 will reportedly have a class-leading 108-megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom The triple-camera system of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max has been making waves ever since the new phones launched last week. From the 2x optical zoom to the stunning Night mode, the new iPh...
06:00 2019-09-26

Every device Amazon announced at its hardware event on Wednesday Amazon returned to the stage on Wednesday for the latest edition of its annual event, during which it showcases new devices from its many product lines as well new software features and updates to Ale...
06:00 2019-09-26

Apple Watch Series 5 teardown reveals the new watch isn’t identical to the Series 4 Apple launched a new Apple Watch model alongside the iPhone 11, with Series 5 replacing last year’s Series 4. The new device has the same design as its predecessor, which itself delivered the fi...
06:00 2019-09-26

Leaked Pixel 4 review reveals a feature that may be exclusive to Google’s phone Google will unveil the Pixel 4 on October 15th, but we already know pretty much everything there is to know about the handset. Part of that comes from Google’s own teasers and press releases tha...
06:00 2019-09-26

iPhone still works after falling from a plane and spending 13 months on the ground in Iceland In a bizarre story out Iceland, an iPhone 6s that fell out of a plane more than a year ago and spent the ensuing months in extreme weather conditions was recently found and, surprisingly enough, was m...
06:00 2019-09-26

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Beef Up Your Digital Security Here are a few simple things to at least prevent the worst problems and keep most of your private information as safe as possible from hacks or security negligence....
03:00 2019-09-26

Amazon Is Making it Easier to Delete Your Alexa Recordings (Bloomberg) –– Amazon.com Inc. defended the privacy features of its Alexa digital assistant — and introduced some new tools to reassure users – following months of debate about...
03:00 2019-09-26

High-severity vulnerability in vBulletin is being actively exploited Enlarge (credit: vBulletin) Attackers are mass-exploiting an anonymously disclosed vulnerability that makes it possible to take control of servers running vBulletin, one of the Internet’s most popul...
23:34 2019-09-25

Coated paper holds secret messages that can be erased with a hairdryer When paper with a special manganese-based coating is printed with water, the message is only visible in UV light – and it can be erased with a hairdryer...
21:34 2019-09-25

Magecart skimmers seen targeting routers for customer Wi-Fi networks Enlarge / That captive portal may be more captive than you know. (credit: John Moore / Getty Images) Threat researchers at IBM X-Force IRIS have spotted activity by a known group of criminal Web ma...
19:34 2019-09-25

Inside the campaign that tried to compromise Tibetans’ iOS and Android phones Enlarge Attackers from a group dubbed Poison Carp used one-click exploits and convincing social engineering to target iOS and Android phones belonging to Tibetan groups in a six-month campaign, res...
17:00 2019-09-25

Magecart  skimmers seen targeting routers for customer Wi-Fi networks Enlarge / That captive portal may be more captive than you know. (credit: John Moore / Getty Images) Threat researchers at IBM X-Force IRIS have spotted activity by a known group of criminal web ma...
17:00 2019-09-25

Fake veteran hiring site downloads spyware instead of jobs Enlarge / This site will not make America safer. A "threat group" previously identified as being behind a set of attacks on IT providers in Saudi Arabia has now been spotted targeting US military v...
17:00 2019-09-25

Algorithms, ‘Limbless Chickens,’ Fridges Beeping For Cheese: British Prime Minister Offers Wild, Spirited Speech on Future Tech to United Nations (UNITED NATIONS) — Things the beleaguered British prime minister said in his astonishing speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday night: “Pink-eyed Terminators from the future.”...
16:34 2019-09-25

The magic black wallpaper that makes your iPhone dock and folders disappear is back If you’ve been an iPhone fan for at least a few years, you’re undoubtedly drawing parallels right now between 2016 and 2019. Back in 2016, it was the first time ever that Apple decided to ...
16:00 2019-09-25

Mario Kart Tour was just released for iPhone and Android with a subscription as expensive as Apple Arcade We knew it was coming out on September 25th, and it’s finally here. Mario Kart Tour is available on iPhone and Android, and fans of the series will certainly be thrilled to start playing a versi...
13:34 2019-09-25

Lyft’s massive update competes more with Google Maps than Uber Ride-sharing app Lyft has done something we wouldn’t have seen coming a few years ago when the company was battling Uber for supremacy in the various markets where the two apps are available. Ly...
13:34 2019-09-25

New leak details the latest feature Google stole from the iPhone for the Pixel 4 Whether Google admits it or not, the iPhone has clearly been a huge inspiration the Pixel. The first model looked just like an iPhone 6, the Pixel 2 came without a headphone jack, and the Pixel 3 intr...
06:34 2019-09-25

This is how much it will cost to replace a broken Galaxy Fold display Samsung is about to launch the Galaxy Fold in the US, and we’ve already warned you multiple times that it’s a not a great idea to spend $2,000 on the first-gen foldable. Sure, Samsung fixe...
06:34 2019-09-25

Campaign group in Finland crowdsource for 'forgiveness' emoji Ideas for emoji include vine of leaves on heart and people clasping handsTo err is human, it is said, to forgive divine. And soon that noblest of human qualities will be available in emoji form, follo...
04:00 2019-09-25

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening review – dreamy revival of 1993 classic Nintendo SwitchFans of the GameBoy curio will enjoy endless nostalgia with this 3D remake – but is it too faithful to the original?Link’s Awakening has always been a curio in the grand history of the ...
04:00 2019-09-25

Swiping left or right – politically: Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber looks into the rise of identity politics in online dating. In this episode we hear from the journalist Rainesford Stauffer, dating expert Dr Jess Carbino and Tinder’s election bot ...
04:00 2019-09-25

Airbnb hosts could be put on register to prevent illegal renting Proposal for government to hold details amid complaints of council homes used for holiday letsAirbnb hosts could have their identities included on a register for the first time to prevent illegal shor...
04:00 2019-09-25

AI equal with human experts in medical diagnosis, study finds Research suggests AI able to interpret medical images using deep learning algorithm Artificial intelligence is on a par with human experts when it comes to making medical diagnoses based on images, a ...
04:00 2019-09-25

The Guardian view on machine learning: a computer cleverer than you? | Editorial There are dangers of teaching computers to learn the things humans do best – not least because makers of such machines cannot explain the knowledge their creations have acquiredBrad Smith, Microsoft’s...
04:00 2019-09-25

Firefox: 'no UK plans' to make encrypted browser tool its default Critics say DoH privacy technology could enable easier spread of child abuse imagesThe maker of the Firefox web browser has told the government it has no plans to turn a controversial web privacy tool...
04:00 2019-09-25

Uber granted two-month extension to London licence Transport for London again rejects ride-hailing firm’s application for a full licenceUber’s application to renew its private hire operating licence in London has been rebuffed again by regulators.Tran...
04:00 2019-09-25

I Tried the Cheaper iPhone 11 After Reviewing the Pro. Here’s What I Missed How does one improve Apple’s iPhone, the smartphone that set the standard for what we carry in our pockets today? If you’re Apple, you simply add more to the mix, this time with the $699-a...
03:34 2019-09-25

3 new stealthy Navy destroyers now 'in the water' Eluding radar, quietly sailing into enemy territory and launching long-range precision attacks from less-detectable positions all begin to paint the picture of how “stealthy” offensive surface destroy...
21:34 2019-09-24

This crazy new Android phone is almost entirely screen Forget the Mate 30 Pro and the Vivo Nex 3 with their hot waterfall displays, because there’s a new smartphone in town that has more screen than any other regular “all-screen” phone a...
20:34 2019-09-24

Leaked Pixel 4 XL review gives us our best look yet at Google’s massive camera upgrade The Pixel 4 series is more than two weeks away, which means we’re going to keep seeing leaks until Google kicks off its press conference on October 15th. The latest one gives us a great look at ...
20:34 2019-09-24

Galaxy S11 might get a revolutionary feature everyone wants on the iPhone 12 Before in-display fingerprint sensors began proliferating, everyone was so excited about the prospect. Android phone makers had been moving their fingerprint sensors to the back of their phones in ord...
20:34 2019-09-24

Samsung might be planning this remarkable dual-screen design for the Galaxy S11 Ahead of an expected February or March launch for Samsung’s next flagship series that encompasses new Galaxy S11 models, some tantalizing details have started to trickle out about what fans of t...
20:34 2019-09-24

Sony hasn’t yet shown us the PlayStation 5, so fans designed their own A Sony patent discovery about a month ago showed us what could easily be the PlayStation 5’s design. Soon after that, someone with knowledge of Sony’s PS5 plans confirmed on Twitter that t...
20:34 2019-09-24

Waze’s best feature just got so much better thanks to Google’s smartest app Google has been bringing some of Waze’s best features to Google Maps in the past few months, but Waze still offers the better experience to drivers who are interested in real-time information ab...
20:34 2019-09-24

iOS 13.1 is now available to download with bug fixes and new features Shortly before iOS 13 was seeded last Friday, Apple quietly announced that iOS 13.1 — originally slated to launch on September 30th — was having its release date moved up to September 24th...
20:34 2019-09-24

iPhone 11 Pro Max battery life crushes Note 10+ and other Android flagships As expected, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro aren’t the most substantial upgrades Apple’s smartphone line has ever seen. Other than the new triple-camera system on the Pro and Pro Max mode...
20:34 2019-09-24

Defense media tweet threatening Area 51 “raiders” pulled, DOD apologizes Enlarge / The photo posted in an DVIDS tweet joking about what would happen to anyone storming Area 51 this past weekend. (credit: US Air Force) The Defense Department's Defense Video and Image Dist...
13:34 2019-09-24

Yahoo data-breach settlement: You’ll get $100, if you’re lucky Enlarge / A Yahoo logo on a smartphone. (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images ) People who had Yahoo accounts between 2012 and 2016 can now apply for a cash payment of $100, but the final amount you r...
13:34 2019-09-24

Coder deletes open source add-on for Chef in protest over ICE contract Enlarge / Open source ingredients borked some Chef users' systems because of an ICE protest by one developer. (credit: Kelsey McNeal / Getty Images) On September 17, Seth Vargo—a former employee of...
13:34 2019-09-24

Busy North Korean hackers have new malware to target ATMs Enlarge / ATM in the Indian city of Jaipur. (credit: PeS-Photo / Flickr) Hackers widely believed to work for North Korea’s hermit government have developed a new strain of malware that steals data u...
13:34 2019-09-24

IE zero-day under active attack gets emergency patch Enlarge (credit: Michael Theis / Flickr) Microsoft has released two unscheduled security updates, one of which patches a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiti...
13:34 2019-09-24

Russian national confesses to biggest bank hack in US history (credit: Lance Kidwell / Free Images) A Russian national has admitted to carrying out the largest-known computer hack on a US bank. His 2014 breach of JPMorgan Chase generated hundreds of millions o...
13:34 2019-09-24

Air Force prototypes 6th-generation future stealth fighters Drone fighter jets, hypersonic attack planes, artificial intelligence, lasers, electronic warfare and sensors woven into the fuselage of an aircraft are all areas of current technological exploration ...
10:34 2019-09-24

45 Google employees claim retaliation after reporting abuse, harassment, discrimination An explosive document written by 45 Google employees alleges that they've been subjected to sexism, broken promises of promotion and other harassment....
10:34 2019-09-24

After a Few Glitches, Samsung’s Folding Phone Finally Hits the U.S. NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s folding phone is finally hitting the U.S. Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Fold, a phone with a screen that folds together like a book, on Friday. There will...
06:00 2019-09-24

Google Play Pass is Android’s answer to Apple’s new gaming subscription service Less than a week after Apple Arcade went live alongside the launch of iOS 13, Google has unveiled its own mobile gaming subscription platform for Android devices. Google Play Pass, much like Apple Arc...
03:34 2019-09-24

You’ll probably destroy your $2,000 Galaxy Fold The Galaxy Fold will be available in the US starting Friday, which will give you a fantastic opportunity to save $1,980, and do something else with that money. We get it, someone had to be first to la...
03:34 2019-09-24

iPhone 11 Pro drop test shows Apple’s next-gen iPhone is shockingly durable In a few years from now, people will likely look back at the current smartphone era and wonder why anyone in their right mind would destroy a perfectly good smartphone by dropping it from tall heights...
03:34 2019-09-24

Sony reveals another way that the PS5 will be a huge upgrade over the PS4 Sony has been drip-feeding us details about the next-gen PlayStation for months now, a process which began with a Wired interview back in April. Thanks to the interview, we know that the PlayStation 5...
03:34 2019-09-24

Night mode feature on the iPhone 11 outshines Google’s Pixel 3 As any Apple executive will gladly tell you, the company isn’t so concerned about being the first to introduce a new feature as they are with offering up the best implementation of any given fea...
03:34 2019-09-24

In 10 minutes, your Huawei Mate 30 Pro could be running Google apps The Mate 30 Pro is one of the best Android phones of the year… at least on paper. The problem is that Huawei’s phone can’t run any of the Google apps you expect to find on Android d...
03:34 2019-09-24

Amazon to introduce new wireless earbuds and a high-end Echo device this week Amazon is planning to release a new pair of Alexa-powered wireless earbuds, according to a new report from CNBC. Interestingly, the device is said to boast an accelerometer which would provide the bac...
03:34 2019-09-24

Apple Keeps Making Computer in Texas After Tariff Waivers Apple’s announcement ended a monthslong public dance with the White House over tariffs and the company’s ability to build products in the United States....
03:00 2019-09-24

iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown reveals some interesting secrets Millions of people have bought one of the three iPhone 11 phones that Apple launched less than two weeks ago, and the handsets are available in stores already — Apple doesn’t announce sale...
19:00 2019-09-23

You can preorder Disney+ starting now, but there’s a very good reason you should wait Disney on Sunday kicked off preorders for its Disney+ stream service, more than a month ahead of the November 12th launch. Buyers who want to sign up early for the new Netflix rival have a choice betw...
19:00 2019-09-23

iPhone 11 Pro is the first smartphone ever to survive SquareTrade’s savage tumble test The iPhone 11 series finally hit stores on Friday, with people still lining up to buy Apple’s newest smartphones. The iPhone 11 has many advantages over its predecessor, with the camera, battery...
19:00 2019-09-23

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold will finally be released in the US on Friday Samsung on Monday finally announced the official Galaxy Fold release date in the United States, which is a crucial first step to potentially putting this horribly embarrassing saga behind us. The phon...
19:00 2019-09-23

If this leak is accurate, the Pixel 4 will be even more expensive than the iPhone 11 Some of the most anticipated phones of the second half of the year are now official and available in stores, although we’re not done with new smartphone launches in 2019. We’ve got a coupl...
19:00 2019-09-23