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2019-08-21, 06:46

Google just launched its new lightweight search app Google Go worldwide After getting a limited rollout in Asia more than a year ago and then capturing a bit of the spotlight earlier this year at I/O 2019, Google on Tuesday formally announced the worldwide launch of a new lightweight search app called Google Go that comes in at just 7MB but offers a useful range of feat...
2019-08-21, 04:39

Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future....
2019-08-21, 04:00

The Galaxy Note 10 is crushing Galaxy Note 9 preorder records in Korea Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 nearly two weeks ago, and the new flagship phone has been available for preorder ever since. The first numbers are already in for the handset, and it looks like Samsung’s newest Note has been crushing it in Korea, where it shattered the preorder numbers of i...
2019-08-21, 02:26

This is the world’s first iPhone-ready security key for 2FA authentication If you’ve been looking for a way to further improve security when it comes to managing all of your online accounts, and you happen to be an iPhone user, then you need to check out this tiny security key. Called the YubiKey 5Ci and made by Yubico, this is the world’s first iPhone- and iPa...
2019-08-21, 02:26

Instagram censors Melbourne artist's anti-Beijing post but ignores trolls Badiucao accuses the social media firm of violating the free speech of people who speak up against China’s bullyingA Melbourne artist who posted anti-Chinese government work has had it pulled offline by Instagram, while death threats against him have remained uncensored.The censorship of Badiucao – ...
2019-08-21, 00:52

7 back-to-school gadgets to help you focus When school starts, it still feels like summer. These gadgets will combat the transition back to full-day classes in high school or college when the weather is still distracting. Jot down notes on a laptop, avoid cable clutter, and use an endless notepad to stay focused....
2019-08-21, 00:13

Facebook's anti-conservative bias audit sparks backlash A Facebook audit which found the company needs to do "significant work" to satisfy the concerns of conservatives has prompted a backlash from conservatives and liberals alike....
2019-08-21, 00:13

Cities are using walls of moss to tackle air pollution from traffic Expensive moss walls are the latest trend to combat air pollution in major cities, but can a few square metres of plant matter really solve the problem?...
2019-08-20, 23:52

FogCam Is Signing Off in San Francisco Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August....
2019-08-20, 22:26

After all these years, iPhone owners are still more loyal to the brand than Android users Over the past few years, one of the hallmarks of Apple’s strategy to boost iPhone sales has been to actively convince Android users to make the switch over to iOS. All told, it’s been a solid strategy given that iPhone owners, historically speaking, have tended to be more loyal to Apple ...
2019-08-20, 20:52

Mate X launch delay means you’re getting much better hardware for the same price One of the most anticipated handsets of the year was just delayed for the second time in a matter of just a few months with virtually no explanation. That’s Huawei first foldable phone, the Mate X, that was unveiled all the way back in late February. The handset should have been available to b...
2019-08-20, 20:00

The Netflix app just got a new ‘coming soon’ feature, but only on certain devices The Netflix app just received a novel feature that some users will certainly appreciate. A “Coming This Week” section will be shown on TVs, streaming devices, and consoles, allowing users to stay on top of new releases as they happen. The feature was in limited testing at Netflix before ...
2019-08-20, 20:00

One of the most exciting new iPhone 11 rumors is almost definitely wrong Apple’s next-generation iPhone 11 lineup is set to be announced just three weeks from now. No, seriously, the Cupertino company’s big iPhone event date has already leaked, and it’ll take place on September 10th which is exactly three weeks from today. Time flies when there’s ...
2019-08-20, 20:00

Apple Card is available beginning right now for all iPhone users in the US Unveiled back in March, the Apple Card started rolling out a few days ago when a select number of iPhone users in America were able to sign up for the Apple-Goldman Sachs credit card and place orders for the physical version. Goldman Sachs handles all matters on the banking side of the business, but...
2019-08-20, 20:00

Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries? With podcasts rising in popularity, it’s no surprise that companies are producing their own. What’s more surprising is that people are actually listening to them....
2019-08-20, 19:13

How Should Big Tech Be Reined In? Here Are 4 Prominent Ideas Some critics of the industry want to see the businesses broken up. Others would like to strengthen regulation of Silicon Valley. And there are shades of gray....
2019-08-20, 19:13

Apple accidentally reopens security flaw in latest iOS version Vulnerability could be exploited to gain control of iPhone, users are warnedApple users are being warned to exercise particular caution over their cybersecurity for the next few days, after the company mistakenly reopened a security flaw in the latest version of iOS.In iOS 12.4, released last month,...
2019-08-20, 18:52

Facebook launches 'clear history' tool – but it won't delete anything Feature ‘disconnects’ data from a user’s account and shows extent of tracking apparatusFacebook has launched its “clear history” feature more than a year after it was first promised by Mark Zuckerberg as part of damage control efforts after the Cambridge Analytica revelations.The new feature, part o...
2019-08-20, 18:52

From Cyberpunk 2077 to The Outer Worlds: are role-playing games getting too predictable? Two forthcoming games are generating a lot of buzz – but they also suggest the genre is in need of a shakeupIt might be set in space rather than on an Earth ravaged by nuclear war, but there is a strong argument that The Outer Worlds, a forthcoming first-person role-playing game (RPG) by storied dev...
2019-08-20, 14:00

Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled Use of plastic envelopes branded a ‘major step backwards’ in fight against pollutionAmazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled in the UK.While supermarkets and other retailers have been reducing their use of...
2019-08-20, 14:00

Anonymous “Anonymous Cowards” are, for now, not welcome on Slashdot Enlarge / What's to come of Slashdot's Anonymous Coward feature? It was down, then it came back with a change; will it get changed once more? (credit: Aurich Lawson) On August 9, tech news aggregator Slashdot quietly removed one of its earliest features, which had been available to all visitors si...
2019-08-20, 13:39

85 Google Play apps with 8 million downloads forced fullscreen ads on users Enlarge (credit: Trend Micro) Researchers found 85 Google Play apps with more than 8 million downloads that forced users to view fullscreen ads. The apps, which posed as photography and gaming programs, contained a family of adware that was highly disruptive to end users. Once installed, the apps ...
2019-08-20, 09:39

How malformed packets caused CenturyLink’s 37-hour, nationwide outage Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | RiverNorthPhotography) CenturyLink's nationwide, 37-hour outage in December 2018 disrupted 911 service for millions of Americans and prevented completion of at least 886 calls to 911, a new Federal Communications Commission report said. Back in December, FCC Chairma...
2019-08-20, 09:39

Twitter and Facebook crack down on accounts linked to Chinese campaign against Hong Kong Company also suspends thousands of accounts as it reports ‘state-backed information operation’Twitter has removed nearly 1,000 accounts and suspended thousands of others tied to a campaign by the Chinese government against protesters in Hong Kong, the company announced on Monday.Twitter disclosed a ...
2019-08-20, 09:39

H.D.R. Is Coming to a TV Near You. Here’s Why You Should Care. If you’re shopping for a new TV, a new acronym should be on your radar: H.D.R., or High Dynamic Range. Soon it’ll be everywhere, but here’s why it’s worth a look now....
2019-08-20, 05:00

Apple is now testing its Apple Arcade gaming service internally ahead of the iPhone 11 launch Apple announced its gaming-focused subscription service Apple Arcade back in March, revealing some of the details about the kind of gaming experience it wants to offer its customers. At the time, however, Apple hasn’t told the audience how much the service will cost and when it’ll launch...
2019-08-20, 02:13

MIT developed Wi-Fi technology that could seriously improve Netflix binge watching Streaming services like Netflix are worthless without an active internet connection, and your binging sessions will suffer some serious interruption whenever there’s no decent Wi-Fi or cellular connection. As much as Netflix and other companies can adapt their stream to your internet speed, th...
2019-08-20, 02:13

At a private dinner, Tim Cook told Trump that his tariffs are hurting Apple and helping Samsung Apple investors over the past few weeks have been particularly wary of looming tariff increases on a range of products imported from China. With some devices potentially subject to a tax as high as 25%, it’s widely expected that Apple, when push comes to shove, will eat the tax as opposed to p...
2019-08-20, 02:13

What if this was the iPhone 11? Apple will undoubtedly still have a few surprises left in store when it unveils its new iPhone 11 lineup next month, but most of what is discussed on stage that day will be old news. In fact, we already know exactly when Apple will reveal the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro handsets (September 10th)...
2019-08-20, 02:13

Apple has some exciting surprises in store for the Apple Watch Series 5 As is typically the case, Apple’s new trio of iPhone models will likely garner the lion’s share of attention at the company’s upcoming fall media event. That said, it’s not as if Apple’s fall event — which will likely take place on Tuesday, September 10 — wi...
2019-08-20, 02:13

Huawei just got the ban reprieve it needs to release the Mate 30 Pro and Mate X August 19th marks the end of the temporary reprieve the US government gave Huawei after banning its access to American products, including hardware components as well as software licenses it needs to manufacture and sell all sorts of devices. But that doesn’t mean Huawei will no longer be able...
2019-08-20, 02:13

OnePlus 7T Pro might debut a week after the iPhone 11 hits stores We learned a few days ago that Huawei may unveil the Mate 30 Pro as soon as September 19th, which is just one day before the iPhone 11’s release date and several weeks sooner than what we expected from the Chinese vendor. But Huawei might not be the only handset maker to push up the launch of ...
2019-08-20, 02:13

iOS 12.4 jailbreak now available after previously-patched exploit reappears Over the years, Apple has patched countless holes that have been used to allow iOS devices to be jailbroken, and it seems that for every fix the company rolls out, there’s yet another way to get around it. Most of the known exploits remain firmly closed once Apple addresses them, but the surpr...
2019-08-20, 02:13

Tests show carriers throttle video playback all the time, regardless of network congestion Carriers have a nasty habit of throttling video playback on mobile devices to avoid network congestion. You might hate it, but it has to happen, according to them, for the good of everyone using devices on said network. But a brand new study shows these operators will slow down video even when there...
2019-08-20, 02:13

Google quietly killed a service that used Android phone data to help mobile carriers improve their networks Google may have never told you that it stopped sharing data from your Android devices with your mobile service providers months ago, just like it didn’t tell you when it started sharing that data in the first place. Reuters reports that Google provided anonymized, aggregated data about signal ...
2019-08-20, 02:13

The Pentagon’s cruise missile test will open up new strike possibilities for the US military The Pentagon has shot off a developing land-fired cruise missile in a successful test of an emerging weapons system able to hit long-range targets from safer distances, potentially complementing Air Force and Army medium-range weapons now under development....
2019-08-20, 01:00

Facebook, Twitter accuse China of disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters Twitter and Facebook together suspended hundreds of accounts that were tied to a Chinese disinformation campaign that targeted pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong....
2019-08-20, 01:00

Federal police fight court ruling a mobile phone is not a computer AFP granted warrant to unlock smartphone but decision overturned on grounds device not covered by Crimes ActAustralian federal police are fighting a federal court ruling that a smartphone is not considered a computer, making a warrant it was using to force a suspect to unlock a phone invalid.In Augu...
2019-08-20, 00:39

Domestic abuse meets big tech: Chips with Everything podcast This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to Anna, whose ex-partner surveilled her every move by using ‘stalkerware’ apps. Jordan also talks to MIT Technology Review journalist Charlotte Jee about what tech companies like Apple and Google could be doing to stop the proliferation of these apps Continue re...
2019-08-20, 00:39

Twitter removes nearly 1,000 accounts tied to China's campaign against Hong Kong protesters Company also suspends thousands of accounts as it reports ‘state-backed information operation’Twitter has removed nearly 1,000 accounts and suspended thousands of others tied to a campaign by the Chinese government against protesters in Hong Kong, the company announced on Monday.Twitter disclosed a ...
2019-08-20, 00:39

5G battle hots up as EE lodges complaint over Three UK advert Advertising Standards Authority to investigate whether claims breach codeThe first hostilities have broken out among telecoms rivals over who offers the best 5G to customers, with EE seeking an advertising ban against claims by Three UK that it offers the only “real” next-generation service.BT-owned...
2019-08-20, 00:39

Beats PowerBeats Pro review: Apple's fitness AirPods rock Bluetooth earbuds have long battery life, rock-solid connectivity and stay firmly planted on your earThe PowerBeats Pro are Apple-owned Beats’ first true wireless Bluetooth earbuds that cut the cable and seek to be the ultimate running and gym earphones.As with Apple’s original AirPods, which looked...
2019-08-20, 00:39

6 signs your phone has stalkerware (and what to do about it) Of all the “wares” out there, “stalkerware” is one of the most frightening. There’s nothing fun about malware or ransomware, and these can leave you feeling foolish and abused. But stalkerware is specifically designed to know where you physically are located. In many cases, stalkers know exactly wha...
2019-08-19, 22:39

7 back-to-school gadgets for an epic college dorm room College starts up for students this month, which means only one thing: it’s time to plan out the ultimate dorm room. For those who want the latest and the best accessories and gadgets, we’ve assembled the primo gear to impress roommates, your RA, and anyone else in your hall....
2019-08-19, 22:39

Ransomware strike takes down 23 Texas local government agencies Enlarge / They did. (credit: Getty Images) Early on August 16, a total of 23 local government organizations in Texas were hit by a coordinated ransomware attack. The type of ransomware has not been revealed, and Texas officials asserted that no state networks were compromised in the attack. A spok...
2019-08-19, 20:39

To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip The chip could improve how quickly artificial intelligence systems can learn tasks. But its complexity and size (as big as a plate) could be a challenge....
2019-08-19, 19:52

Behind the Screen review – inside the social media sweatshops Sarah T Roberts’s vital new study demonstrates how online content moderation is a global industry that operates on the back of human exploitation“All human life is there” used to be the proudest boast of the (mercifully) defunct News of the World. Like everything else in that organ, it wasn’t true: ...
2019-08-18, 21:39

Ransomware attack cripples at least 20 local Texas agencies, state government says At least 20 local government entities across Texas have been taken hostage by a coordinated ransomware attack, the Texas Department of Information Resources announced Friday....
2019-08-18, 03:52

Your reaction to my hellish SSD upgrade proves that Windows 10 has a serious storage upgrade problem Earlier this week, I told you how installing an SSD in an old Windows 10 laptop has been the best and worst upgrade I’ve ever done. It was the best because the SSD gave that older machine a second life, and everything is now a lot faster than before, from boot times to app launches. At the sam...
2019-08-17, 18:13

New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data Enlarge Researchers have demonstrated a serious weakness in the Bluetooth wireless standard that could allow hackers to intercept keystrokes, address books, and other sensitive data sent from billions of devices. Dubbed Key Negotiation of Bluetooth—or KNOB for short—the attack forces two or more ...
2019-08-17, 16:39

Huawei Mate 30 Pro to be unveiled just before the iPhone 11 hits stores We’re reasonably confident that the iPhone 11 will hit stores on September 20th, considering all the recent leaks, including a revelation that comes directly from Apple. But other leaks are now saying that one of the iPhone 11’s biggest rivals this fall will launch just a day before the ...
2019-08-17, 06:52

iPhone 11 may feature the same stunning display tech as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 With September right around the corner, we’re just a few short weeks away from Apple officially taking the wraps off of its 2019 iPhone 11 lineup. Though Apple hasn’t sent out official invitations for its annual iPhone event, a recent leak suggests that Apple will hold the event on Tuesd...
2019-08-17, 01:39

An Apple insider with a stellar track record just leaked Apple Watch Series 5 details Ahead of the anticipated unveiling next month of the Apple Watch Series 5 models, the highly-regarded Apple analyst who’s almost never wrong is out with a new research note disclosing that the iPhone maker will stick with OLED display technology for the upcoming edition of the watch. When thos...
2019-08-17, 01:39

A ‘big’ Marvel series is coming to Disney+, but is it part of Phase 4? Marvel announced its plans for the next phase of the MCU back at Comic-Con. In doing so, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed that we won’t get any Avengers, Guardians, or Spider-Man films in Phase 4. His comments also implied that sequels for Captain Marvel and Black Panther, both confir...
2019-08-17, 01:39

Apple sues Corellium for creating virtual copies of iOS Apple this week filed a lawsuit against Corellium, a company that offers users a virtual replica of the iOS user experience from within a web browser. While Corellium touts its service as something of a security tool to better enable researchers to unearth serious vulnerabilities, Apple claims that ...
2019-08-17, 01:39

Increased screen time can cause development problems in kids, experts warn Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, a well-known child development expert, tells Fox News there has been a 28 percent increase in psychiatric emergency department visits related to suicide attempts since 2011; the CDC says suicide rates are up 30 percent 'in more than half of U.S. states' since 1999....
2019-08-16, 23:13

Navy sets sights on new submarine weapons The Navy has begun building new weapons to massively increase attack options for its Virginia-class attack submarine, a move that is expected to change the mission scope for the boats and enable more extensive offensive strike possibilities, improving the Navy’s armed defense of its surface fleet. ...
2019-08-16, 23:13

Apple sues company that sells “perfect replicas” of iOS without a license Enlarge / An image from Apple's lawsuit shows a real iPhone X and Corellium's service running a virtual iPhone X. (credit: Apple) Apple yesterday sued Corellium, a company that sells access to virtual machines that run copies of the operating system used in iPhones and iPads. Corellium markets iOS...
2019-08-16, 21:39

The Man Who Wrote the Guidebook for Civilian Bomb-Squad Technicians At War talked to Tom Gersbeck, a retired Marine Corps bomb-disposal officer, who recently published the second edition of his book, “Practical Military Ordnance Identification.”...
2019-08-16, 20:26

Hundreds of Google employees say they won't be 'complicit' in cloud computing work with Customs and Border Protection More than 590 Google employees are refusing to "be complicit" in any potential cloud computing work the tech giant might do for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)....
2019-08-16, 19:39

Philadelphia shootout: No evidence that suspect live-streamed gun battle with cops, police say The Philadelphia Police Department has not yet found any evidence that the suspected gunman who wounded six police officers during an hourslong standoff was live-streaming the gun battle. ...
2019-08-16, 19:39

Over 1 million fingerprints leaked at one of world’s biggest biometric firms, researchers say Researchers at a cybersecurity firm said fingerprint and facial recognition data was exposed at a major biometric company, saying the potential for “fraud is massive.”...
2019-08-16, 19:39

Army details future 'tactical' war network If a forward-operating Army Reconnaissance unit consisting of dismounted soldiers, tactical vehicles and hand-held drones were separated from a larger armored formation across mountainous terrain - and unexpectedly collided with heavily armed enemy fighters -- its survival would depend almost entire...
2019-08-16, 19:39

Warren won't support Sanders’ Washington Post-Amazon bias claims Sen. Elizabeth Warren won't support Sen. Bernie Sanders' recent claim that The Washington Post is biased against him because of his criticism of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos....
2019-08-16, 19:39

Google employee describes 'burden of being black' at tech giant in memo: report A departing Google employee has described the “the burden of being black” at the tech giant in an internal memo that alleges racist and insensitive behavior from some employees the company....
2019-08-16, 19:39

This leak might be Samsung’s next-gen smartphone design, but I hope not because it’s so stupid The first smartphone that Samsung ever released with a curved display was awful and pointless. It was called the Galaxy Round and it had a screen with concave curvature for absolutely no reason whatsoever. As I’ve had to explain time and time again recently, Samsung’s mobile division is ...
2019-08-16, 18:52

This is when the iPhone 11 will ship to your door: Everything we know so far iPhone season is almost here, which means we’re now in a position to tell you exactly when Apple will launch the iPhone 11 series, when preorders start, and when the iPhone 11 flavor of your choosing will ship to your door. We’re 99% sure these dates are accurate. Not only do they come f...
2019-08-16, 18:52

Teen claims to tweet from her smart fridge – but did she really? A Twitter user’s claim to have tweeted from a kitchen appliance went viral but experts have cast doubtA resourceful teenager appeared to have taken the rise of increasingly powerful smart home devices to its logical conclusion – tweeting from her family’s smart fridge after her mother confiscated he...
2019-08-16, 18:26

ICO opens investigation into use of facial recognition in King's Cross Privacy watchdog is seeking details of how technology is used at central London siteThe UK’s privacy watchdog has opened an investigation into the use of facial recognition cameras in a busy part of central London.The information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, announced she would look into the tech...
2019-08-16, 18:26

Huawei boss: UK 'won't say no to us' over 5G rollout Ren Zhengfei confident of UK deal with Chinese company, but security concerns remainThe founder and chief executive of Huawei has said Britain “won’t say no to us” over the Chinese firm’s involvement in the rollout of 5G mobile internet infrastructure.The UK is considering the inclusion of Huawei eq...
2019-08-16, 18:26

Instagram to let US users report false content Facebook-owned company seeking to stem spread of misinformation by removing dubious posts from searchesInstagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site has announced, as tries to stem misinformation and other abuses.Results rated as ...
2019-08-16, 18:26

What’s the best laptop for a student for under £500? Ruqayyah needs a laptop costing up to £500 for her teacher training course. What are her best options?I’m due to start my teacher training in September. Which laptop should I buy on a £500 budget? RuqayyahThis question comes up every year. Obviously, the answers change as technology moves on. What d...
2019-08-16, 18:26

Privacy campaigners warn of UK facial recognition 'epidemic' Investigation uncovers widespread use in museums and shopping centres Privacy campaigners have warned of an “epidemic” of facial recognition use in shopping centres, museums, conference centres and other private spaces around the UK.An investigation by Big Brother Watch (BBW), which tracks the use o...
2019-08-16, 18:26

Honor 20 Pro review: it’s all about the camera The best camera in the mid-range market, backed by good performance and long battery lifeThe Honor 20 Pro is the new flagship phone for Huawei’s cheaper offshoot, offering some of what made the Chinese firm the camera master but at £550 it is a little overpriced.The Honor 20 Pro is essentially the s...
2019-08-16, 18:26

New hands-on video gets up close and personal with Apple’s leaked iPhone 11 designs If recent rumors turn out to be correct and Apple really is revamping its iPhone naming scheme in 2019, the new names Apple chose are questionable at best. At the same time, this will finally be the proper system for its iPhone names. The “iPhone 11” will be the update to Apple’s c...
2019-08-16, 16:00

One of the Galaxy Note 10’s best new features has already been hacked to run on other Samsung phones When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 at its Unpacked event last week, the company confirmed all the rumors that preceded the press conference, including reports that said the phone would feature deeper integration with Microsoft’s Windows 10. It turned out that Microsoft was indeed a very ...
2019-08-16, 16:00

Apple just released iOS 13 beta 7 The rapid-fire pace of developer beta releases continues this week, as Apple rolled out iOS 13 beta 7 and iPadOS 13 beta 7 on Thursday. It’s been just over a week since beta 6 arrived, which means we don’t expect any major changes, but there are sure to be bug fixes and performance impro...
2019-08-16, 16:00

Apple’s new iOS 13 beta software just revealed the iPhone 11’s exact launch date Remember when the biggest iPhone leaks came from Apple’s supply chain? Well, in an odd turn of events, some of the biggest iPhone leaks over the past few years have come directly from Apple. Case in point: the recent beta of iOS 13 strongly suggests that Apple will unveil its iPhone 11 lineup ...
2019-08-16, 16:00

You can now send reminders to your friends and family with Google Assistant I visit my family back in Alabama at least two or three times a year, and every time I travel home, I have to coordinate who I’m staying with, whose car I might be able to borrow, and who can take me to the airport when I leave. All of this is fairly simple to accomplish, and thankfully my fam...
2019-08-16, 16:00

Hidden gestures you didn’t know about make switching Google accounts so much easier Many people who use Google services have more than one account, which means they always have to pay attention and use certain apps with specific accounts. The easiest example is using Gmail for work. If the company you work for gives you a Gmail-based email account, then you probably switch between ...
2019-08-16, 16:00

Some carriers have already started taking iPhone 11 reservations Apple just released the latest iOS 13 beta version which contains an unexpected gem: the actual 2019 iPhone keynote date. That’s September 10th, just as we suspected, although the iPhone maker is yet to issue invites for the press conference. If that date turns out to be accurate, we’d e...
2019-08-16, 16:00

One of the most anticipated Android flagships of 2019 was just spotted in the wild The closer we get to the holiday season, the more flagship smartphones will hit stores. The Galaxy Note 10 is the early exception, as Samsung wants it in stores as fast as possible before the next iPhone arrives. But all the other ones will drop in September and October, with Apple’s iPhone 11...
2019-08-16, 16:00

Motorola One Action unveiled with triple-lens camera, hole-punch display, and a surprisingly low price The rumor mill had been anticipating an announcement over the last few days of a new addition to the Motorola One series, and on Friday morning Motorola went ahead and made it official by unveiling the Motorola One Action. It’s a new handset available in several countries starting today with f...
2019-08-16, 16:00

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 and Surface updates are causing major headaches Windows 10 has undoubtedly been a significant improvement over its predecessors, but the latest operating system from Microsoft isn’t without its issues. Over the past several days, a variety of substantial issues have cropped up for Windows users, most of which appear to stem from recently re...
2019-08-16, 16:00

A look at the Windows 10 exploit Google Zero disclosed this week As you can see, we're an unprivileged local user who's not allowed to monkey with things under C:WindowsSystem32. [credit: Jim Salter ] On Tuesday, Tavis Ormandy of Google's Project Zero rel...
2019-08-16, 13:13

Disney fights streaming account sharing with help from cable industry Enlarge / Here they come, all together in a streaming bundle. (credit: Disney / Sam Machkovech) Disney and Charter Communications are teaming up to fight account sharing in an attempt to prevent multiple people from using a single account to access streaming video services. The battle against acco...
2019-08-16, 13:13

Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode (credit: Aurich Lawson / Thinkstock) Antivirus software is something that can help people be safer and more private on the Internet. But its protections can cut both ways. A case in point: for almost four years, AV products from Kaspersky Lab injected a unique identifier into the HTML of every web...
2019-08-16, 13:13

Found: World-readable database used to secure buildings around the globe Enlarge / Passwords stored in a database for BioStar 2. (credit: vpnMentor) Researchers said they have found a publicly accessible database containing almost 28 million records—including plain-text passwords, face photos, and personal information—that was used to secure buildings around the world....
2019-08-15, 03:13

Evacuation of village near explosion of nuclear cruise-missile engine called off Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) In the wake of an apparent explosion of the nuclear-powered engine of an experimental cruise missile, the Russian government has reportedly evacuated residents of a nearby village. According to local media, residents of Nyonoska, the site of a Russian...
2019-08-15, 03:13

Woman accused of Capital One hack had stolen data from 30 companies, authorities say Enlarge / Paige Thompson, 33, a former Seattle technology company software engineer, was arrested after she boasted about a massive data theft from Capital One on GitHub. She is now accused of 30 other data thefts. (credit: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images) In a petition filed on August 13 in fede...
2019-08-15, 03:13

More than 1 million people had their fingerprint data exposed by a huge security hole The easiest thing you can do to protect yourself after a data breach is to change the exposed password, preferably to something unique and more secure than the previous one. However, if hackers steal your actual fingerprint — mind you, not an encrypted version of it — then there’s ...
2019-08-15, 02:39

T-Mobile and AT&T are actually working together to stop robocalls The scourge of robocalls and spoofed numbers is bad as now as it’s ever been, but in recent weeks, the government and the private sector have both been taking the issue more seriously. In fact, US mobile carriers T-Mobile and AT&T revealed on Wednesday that they are teaming up to bring call cr...
2019-08-15, 02:39

Misfit’s Vapor X smartwatch is now available for $200 Misfit has launched its newest smartwatch as a follow-up to the Vapor 2, which packed in all the features you’d expect, like built-in GPS as well as a heart-rate sensor, but didn’t rely on the best processor. The brand’s new Vapor X, meanwhile, is built around Qualcomm’s Snap...
2019-08-15, 02:39

Mate 30 Pro’s wireless charging might be just as fast as the Galaxy Note 10’s wired charging Now that the Galaxy Note 10 series is official, we’ve learned that the Galaxy Note 10+ needs only 65 minutes to recharge with the help of the default 25W charger. Real-life tests showed Samsung’s charger is faster than the 30W charger that comes with the OnePlus 7 Pro. But a brand new ru...
2019-08-15, 02:39

Apple issues statement on ‘locking’ third-party battery replacements It’s no secret that Apple has historically made it extremely challenging for iPhone owners to open up their devices and replace components, a stance which certainly explains the company’s affinity for pentalobe screws. From Apple’s vantage point, it’s a matter of safety. And ...
2019-08-15, 02:39

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau may have just confirmed the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G Recently, OnePlus has been releasing new flagship phones in the first half of the year, and an updated version of the phone in the back half of the year. It seemed possible that the release strategy would change with the addition of the Pro model this last spring, but in a recent interview with Fina...
2019-08-15, 02:39

Facebook's crackdown on dangerous content in groups could backfire, experts say Critics say ‘proactive’ approach could make questionable content harder to detectFacebook is changing its rules on private groups amid growing criticism that some closed communities on the platform are uniting extremists and spreading fake news.The company announced in a blogpost on Wednesday that i...
2019-08-15, 01:52

Apple’s new credit card comes with forced arbitration—here’s how to opt out Enlarge / Shiny! Apple's new credit card is rolling out in stages to interested users (I got mine on Monday) and the early reception is generally positive. The card's primary draw isn't in its benefits, which are perfectly fine but not outstanding by any metric. Instead, the card's strength is in...
2019-08-14, 21:00

AT&T and T-Mobile fight Caller ID spoofing with number verification system Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Tero Vesalainen) AT&T and T-Mobile announced a joint anti-robocall initiative today, but they didn't promise any new call-blocking capabilities for their customers. The carriers made a big deal of the partnership, saying in an announcement that they "put differences...
2019-08-14, 21:00

Burner Apps and No Selfies When Reviewing Restaurants It’s harder to remain incognito in the digital age, says Tejal Rao, our first California restaurant critic. She prefers dining tech that’s understated, too....
2019-08-14, 21:00

Power Stone: the Dreamcast brawler that foresaw Fortnite and Overwatch Capcom’s joyful, rule-breaking gameplay laid the groundwork for today’s multiplayer fighting games. Its producer and designer tell us how they did itFrom the very beginning, developers saw the Dreamcast console as a place to experiment. Sega set the tone with innovative outliers such as Shenmue, Jet...
2019-08-14, 20:13

'We can't reach the women who need us': the LGBT YouTubers suing the tech giant for discrimination The platform made stars of Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers. But now the duo, along with other gay content creators, say they are losing their voice and their living because of the unfair way an algorithm works‘It happened again today,” Bria Kam tells me, throwing her arms up in frustration. I am speak...
2019-08-14, 20:13

Sony WF-1000XM3 review: updated noise-cancelling earbuds sound great True wireless buds are Sony’s best yet, but where is the volume control?Sony’s latest true wireless WF-1000XM3 earbuds offer both noise cancelling and top-end sound quality while undercutting premium rivals on price.The replacement for the WF-1000X, which were some of the first noise cancelling true...
2019-08-14, 20:13

Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible databaseThe fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information of employees, was discovered on...
2019-08-14, 20:13

Your MacBook Pro might’ve just been banned from flights by the FAA Apple announced a recall program a few weeks ago for a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with batteries that might overheat and pose a fire risk. Buyers of units sold between September 2015 and February 2017 — which is obviously quite a lengthy timespan — can and should have ...
2019-08-14, 17:52

My smart TV wasn’t actually smart until I got DISH’s new Google remote Like most of you, I have several internet-connected “smart TVs” in my home, but I don’t use any of the smart features available on them. Does anyone? Streaming devices like the ones available from Roku, Amazon, and Apple all have much better interfaces and far more available apps t...
2019-08-14, 17:52

LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics A teenager who claims her mother took her electronics away seemingly resorted to what might be the last imaginable place to tweet from: a refrigerator....
2019-08-14, 16:00

A Foxconn employee might’ve just leaked a ton of new iPhone 11 details Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are a week away from being released, Huawei has killer new flagship phones on the way, the OnePlus 7T Pro will likely debut soon, and Google’s hotly-anticipated Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are set to be announced less than two months from now. Ther...
2019-08-14, 14:39

You cannot pay your Apple Card bill online if you lose your iPhone Apple’s new credit card has been making headlines for its slick design, its unique features, and the mere fact that it’s a credit card from Apple for the past few weeks. But despite being hyped up by the company as the ultimate payment solution, it lacks basic functionality that anyone w...
2019-08-14, 14:13

Fresh report brings news about Apple’s iPhone 11 release schedule A new report says Apple will announce three new iPhone 11 models in September, and that’s hardly surprising. After all, Apple has been announcing new iPhones in mid-September for years now and we’ve seen the iPhone 11 models leak plenty of times already. By the end of September, those ne...
2019-08-14, 14:13

How to fix the Android bug that’s been killing your phone’s battery If you’ve been experiencing worse battery life than usual on your Android smartphone recently, you should know that you’re not alone. There’s an Android bug that’s responsible for the recent battery issues, and the good news is that you can fix it yourself before Google rolls...
2019-08-14, 14:13

Security researcher demos a modified iPhone charging cable that can hijack your computer As far as iPhone and Mac hacks are concerned, a California-based security researcher who goes by the name MG recently came up with one of the more clever and intriguing workarounds we’ve seen to date. Whereas most exploits that make the news tend to rely on unsuspecting users clicking on a mal...
2019-08-14, 14:13

Google’s new password security upgrade might work best on the Pixel 4 Google has a brand new security feature that every Android user out there should be using, as long as they operate devices with built-in fingerprint sensors running at least Android 7. But what’s exciting is that the feature will really shine once the Pixel 4 launches, as Google’s device...
2019-08-14, 14:13

Spotify users may finally be able to start using Siri commands to play music Over the past few months, there’s been quite a bit of tension between Apple and Spotify. Not too long ago, for example, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek argued that Apple’s 30% cut from the App Store amounts to an unfair tax on competition. What’s more, Spotify has taken its complaints about ...
2019-08-14, 14:13

The next OnePlus product to hit stores might not be a smartphone OnePlus has been launching two flagship phones a year for quite a while now, but 2019 marks a turning point in the company’s brief history. For starters, we’ve witnessed OnePlus unveiling not one but three OnePlus 7 phones in the first half of the year, including the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, an...
2019-08-14, 14:13

We might finally know the exact names Apple is using for its iPhone 11 lineup Only about a month separates us from Apple’s iPhone press conference, where the company will unveil three new devices, part of the iPhone 11 family. We’ve been using the iPhone 11 moniker for these devices for months now, not knowing what Apple will call these handsets, and whether Roman...
2019-08-14, 14:13

The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant Food delivery apps are reshaping the restaurant industry — and how we eat — by inspiring digital-only establishments that don’t need a dining room or waiters....
2019-08-14, 12:00

Scary deepfake video shows Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise A terrifying new deepfake viral video shows Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader doing an impression of Tom Cruise, with the video showing Hader's face subtlety and creepily morphing into Cruise....
2019-08-14, 07:39

F-35 preps for weapons upgrade by dropping new bombs The F-35 will again fire its 25mm gun and air-drop several new laser-guided bombs to prepare stealth 5th-Gen fighter for future high tech warfare by improving precision-strike air attack, targeting and close-air-support....
2019-08-14, 07:39

Amazon's Choice under fire amid widespread fraud in recommendations A group of senators are demanding that Amazon explain how it comes up with its well-known "Amazon Choice" label, a mark of distinction that earns certain products preferred placement on the retail platform....
2019-08-14, 07:39

FTC chief willing to break up Big Tech The head of the Federal Trade Commission said he's prepared to break up tech companies by undoing past mergers as the agency probes whether the firms are hurting competition....
2019-08-14, 07:39

London mayor writes to King’s Cross owner over facial recognition Sadiq Khan raises concerns after development admits using technology in its CCTVThe mayor of London has written to the owner of the King’s Cross development demanding to know whether the company believes its use of facial recognition software in its CCTV systems is legal.Sadiq Khan said he wanted to...
2019-08-14, 04:00

People at King’s Cross site express unease about facial recognition One person reassured by the technology but most echo the complaint that ‘it’s unjustified’Members of the public have said there is no justification for the use of facial recognition technology in CCTV systems operated by a private developer at a 67-acre site in central London. Related: London mayor ...
2019-08-14, 04:00

Facebook admits contractors listened to users' recordings without their knowledge Company says ‘human review’ of audio conversations on Messenger has been ‘paused’Facebook has become the latest company to admit that human contractors listened to recordings of users without their knowledge, a practice the company now says has been “paused”.Citing contractors who worked on the proj...
2019-08-14, 04:00

Four wormable bugs in newer versions of Windows need your attention now Enlarge (credit: Frank Lindecke / Flickr) Microsoft is warning of a four new Windows vulnerabilities that are “wormable,” meaning they can be exploited to spread malware from one vulnerable computer to another without any user action in much the way the self-replicating WannaCry and NotPetya outbr...
2019-08-14, 02:52

Hack in the box: Hacking into companies with “warshipping” Enlarge / The "warshipping" rig, exposed, with solar recharging panel. (credit: Sean Gallagher) LAS VEGAS—Penetration testers have long gone to great lengths to demonstrate the potential chinks in their clients' networks before less friendly attackers exploit them. But in recent tests by IBM's X-F...
2019-08-14, 02:52

Deepfake video shows Bill Hader morph into Tom Cruise in CBS interview – video Creator of video says he wants to raise awareness of technology's potential in age of fake news and doctored footageWhat do we do about deepfake video? Continue reading......
2019-08-13, 20:13

Deepfake danger: what a viral clip of Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise tells us Are deepfakes a threat to democracy? The creator of a series of viral clips says he is raising awareness of their subversive potentialYou’ve heard of deepfakes – doctored videos fabricating apparently real footage of people – and their potential to disrupt democracy. But this might be the clip that ...
2019-08-13, 20:13

Regulator looking at use of facial recognition at King's Cross site Information commissioner says use of the technology must be ‘necessary and proportionate’The UK’s privacy regulator said it is studying the use of controversial facial recognition technology by property companies amid concerns that its use in CCTV systems at the King’s Cross development in central L...
2019-08-13, 20:13

The hardest thing about robots? Teaching them to cope with us Humans are spectacularly weird and unpredictable. Computer scientist Anca Dragan is working on helpful robots that understand how we get things wrong...
2019-08-13, 19:13

We could put enough wind turbines on European land to power the world An analysis has found there is enough land in Europe to host 11.6 million wind turbines, with a capacity three times that of estimates made a decade ago...
2019-08-13, 19:13

Google might owe you $500 if you had a first-gen Pixel phone Remember that class action suit that Google settled over defective first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL phones? Well, it’s time to collect your dues, as Google owes you up to $500 for those faulty microphones that shipped inside early Pixel units. Getting that cash, however, might be more difficult. ...
2019-08-13, 16:00

You won’t believe how fast the Galaxy Note 10 charges Samsung’s 2019 flagships finally offer faster battery charging speeds than ever, with the Galaxy S10 5G reaching 25W speeds, and all the Galaxy Note 10 phones shipping with 25W chargers. The Note 10+ handsets, meanwhile, support 45W chargers, but you have to purchase them separately. However, ...
2019-08-13, 16:00

The 3 things people hate most about Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 Samsung’s big Galaxy Note 10 reveal is now behind us and we have just over one week of waiting left to do before the new Note 10 series flagship phones hit store shelves. We haven’t spent enough time with it yet so we can’t offer up our own impressions of the new phones, but it see...
2019-08-13, 16:00

Galaxy S11 or Note 11 might get crazy new tech that can recharge a battery in minutes Real-life Galaxy Note 10 tests have already shown that the phone’s 25W battery charging tech is faster than 30W chargers from competitors. What that means is that you only need just over an hour to recharge the massive battery of the Note 10+ model from empty to 100%. Swap that 25W charger for...
2019-08-13, 16:00

Hacker site’s incriminating database published online by rival group Enlarge (credit: DeviantArt100ManoWar / MAD Magazine) Hackers from Raidforums recently breached the site of rival hacking forum Cracked.to and spilled data for more than 321,000 of its members. The hackers did so while some of their victims were discussing cracking Fortnite accounts, selling softw...
2019-08-13, 15:39

A look at LibreOffice’s new 6.3.0 “fresh” release An Ubuntu Xenial LTS system, showing the system base version of LibreOffice (5.1.6) as well as the newly snap-installed 6.3.0. [credit: Jim Salter ] The open source office suite LibreOffice ...
2019-08-13, 15:39

Tesla owner’s implant turned her arm into a car key, which is so 2019 Tesla’s Model 3 wasn’t exactly lacking for options to unlock and start the car, since you could use the Tesla smartphone app, a keycard, or key fob to do so. Nevertheless, a software engineer who goes by the name of “Amie DD” apparently decided one more option couldn’t ...
2019-08-13, 08:52

Galaxy Note 10+ 5G camera is the new leader in DxOMark rankings Whenever Samsung rolls out new models of its flagship handsets, you can be forgiven for feeling like the company is positioning them as top-notch cameras that also happen to include smartphone functionality. That was certainly the case during last week’s Unpacked event in New York, when Samsun...
2019-08-13, 08:52

Watch a Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot crash into a parked truck and burst into flames A Tesla Model 3 burst into flames over the weekend after crashing into a tow truck parked on a highway shoulder. The incident occurred in Moscow and the driver — named Alexei Tretyakov — noted that the car was on Autopilot at the time of the crash. Incidentally, Tretyakov made a point of...
2019-08-13, 08:52

'Bug bounty': Apple to pay hackers more than $1m to find security flaws Expanded program, announced at Black Hat conference, comes as governments and tech firms compete for informationApple will pay ethical hackers more than $1m if they responsibly disclose dangerous security vulnerabilities to the firm, the company announced at the Black Hat security conference in Las ...
2019-08-13, 06:52

Verizon sells Tumblr just two years after acquiring social network Web services company Automattic, best known for running Wordpress.com, acquired TumblrSale price was not disclosed, but reports have put it at under $3mVerizon is selling Tumblr, just two years after buying the social network as part of its tumultuous $4.48bn Yahoo acquisition.Founded in 2007 as one...
2019-08-13, 06:52

Verizon selling Tumblr to WordPress.com owner, but porn ban won’t go away Enlarge / The Tumblr application on an Asus Zenfone 2. (credit: Getty Images | kasinv) Verizon has agreed to sell Tumblr to Automattic Inc., the owner of WordPress.com, Verizon announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In addition to Tumblr, Automattic will "take on about 200 staffers...
2019-08-13, 00:52

Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile blows up, creating “mini-Chernobyl” Enlarge / Russian President Vladimir Putin said on August 5, 2019 that Russia would be "forced" to develop new missiles if the US does the same, after Washington pulled out of a Cold War-era nuclear arms deal. Now one of those weapons has caused a nuclear accident. (credit: Getty Images / Mikhail Kl...
2019-08-13, 00:52

Apple to pay hackers more than $1m to find security flaws Expanded ‘bug bounty’, announced at Black Hat conference, comes as governments and tech firms compete for informationApple will pay ethical hackers more than $1m if they responsibly disclose dangerous security vulnerabilities to the firm, the company announced at the Black Hat security conference in...
2019-08-12, 23:39

Facebook denies giving contradictory evidence to parliament Committee chairman suggested staff knew Cambridge Analytica had misused data before Guardian revelationFacebook executives did not give contradictory evidence to a parliamentary committee investigating the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the firm has claimed, insisting that it learned of the misuse of ...
2019-08-12, 23:39

Now you can use Android phones, rather than passwords, to log in to Google* Enlarge It could soon become easier for Android users to securely log in to Web accounts. Starting today, Google is rolling out a service that lets people on version 7 and later of Google’s mobile operating system use their device’s fingerprint or screen lock instead of a password when visiting c...
2019-08-12, 23:13

Frontier network outages get worse in NY, triggering state investigation Enlarge / A Frontier Communications van. (credit: Getty Images | jetcityimage) Frontier Communications customers are reporting more outages and longer repair times, and state government officials have decided to investigate. NY Public Service Commission (PSC) staff reported "that several Frontier...
2019-08-12, 23:13

#JewsAgainstICE protest Amazon's role in 'profiting off cruelty,' dozens arrested Dozens of members of Jewish community groups protesting Amazon's cloud computing contracts and other work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement were arrested at an Amazon Books store in New York on Sunday....
2019-08-12, 23:13

The Galaxy Note 10’s display is somehow even better than the Galaxy S10’s Shortly after the Galaxy S10 hit stores a few months ago, we learned that the phone featured the best possible OLED display available at the time. This was hardly a surprise considering that it’s Samsung that manufactures the OLED screens of its flagship phones — Samsung also makes OLED ...
2019-08-12, 22:52

Samsung is spamming its own users with ads for the Galaxy Note 10 In what remains one of the more baffling marketing strategies employed by any major company, Samsung is once again spamming people who have already spent hundreds of dollars on their products with ads for a new phone. As reported by Android Police, push notifications advertising the just-announced G...
2019-08-12, 22:52

Army sets sights on new fuel cell technology When dismounted U.S. Army infantry are attacking fortified enemy positions, taking hostile fire and moving quickly to find the best points for continued assault -- “battery life” can determine mission success or failure and even -- life or death....
2019-08-12, 21:13

Amazon devices are being built illegally by children working 'grueling' shifts, documents reveal Chinese schoolchildren are producing Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices in grueling shifts in order to meet certain production goals, according to a new report from China Labor Watch....
2019-08-12, 21:13

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review: Grab a Pal and Fight Some Nazis I overextended myself, something I tend to do in these kinds of games. My friend and I had a simple mission: traverse a zeppelin and take down a Nazi general. My buddy was good at fighting from a distance, while I could cloak to get in close without raising alarms. But I had gone too far behind enem...
2019-08-12, 20:39

One of the Best Indie Video Games of 2015 Is Back As a Deluxe Edition What happens to us when we die? In the world of Gravity Ghosts, an indie platformer from developer Ivy Games, spirits ascend to a celestial realm where they collect stars, help animals, and uncover the mysteries of their life and death. That’s Iona’s path, anyway, the game’s 12-yea...
2019-08-12, 20:39

Huawei unveiled its first HarmonyOS product, and it’s not the Mate 30 Pro Huawei a few days ago unveiled its first mobile operating system, called HongmengOS in China and HarmonyOS everywhere else. At the time, the company revealed the first HarmonyOS product would be unveiled later this year, powering “screen products” before moving to other platforms. At the...
2019-08-12, 17:13

This is our best look yet at a Pixel 4 in the wild Google a few weeks ago showed a teaser image of the Pixel 4’s rear, confirming the phone will feature a dual-lens camera placed inside into a rectangular camera module. Then, Google announced that the Pixel 4 would sport 3D face recognition support that’s going to work differently than F...
2019-08-12, 17:13

The latest big iPhone 11 leak just surprised us all With Apple slated to release its iPhone 11 lineup in just a few weeks, we’re starting to see a noticeable uptick in the number of iPhone 11 rumors making their way through the rumor mill. Most recently, a leak via Twitter claims that Apple is planning to slightly tweak the naming scheme for it...
2019-08-12, 17:13

The iPhone 11’s most controversial new feature might also come to the iPad It’s a bit bizarre that there’s already so much controversy surrounding an iPhone that’s going to look almost exactly like its predecessors. In fact, if you hold an iPhone XS and an iPhone 11 next to each other next month following the 2019 model’s release, the to phones will...
2019-08-12, 17:13

OnePlus 7T Pro’s launch date might’ve just been revealed Announced just a few days ago, the Galaxy Note 10 isn’t the only exciting flagship smartphone set to debut in the second half of 2019. The iPhone 11 will drop in mid-September, with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro also rumored to be unveiled during the same month. Google should launch the Pixel 4 serie...
2019-08-12, 17:13

Galaxy Note 10 has a huge advantage over other Android flagships, and you might not even realize it Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 last week, and the phone is exactly what we thought it would be. We’re looking at a brand new design for the Note series, and it’s certainly the best one to date. We’ve got upgraded internal components inside the phone as well, and most specs are...
2019-08-12, 17:13

The Warehouse by Rob Hart review – tussles with a tech titan A satirical tale of a near future dominated by a single power-hungry firm is gripping and cerebralWhen Amazon was founded 25 years ago, its aims seemed benevolent – to be the largest bookshop on Earth, but also one that offered touch-of-a-button convenience to shoppers. How things change. Now, with ...
2019-08-12, 15:52

Ikea Symfonisk speaker review: Sonos on the cheap At £99, Ikea’s wifi speaker provides a cheaper way to experience Sonos and sounds good tooThere’s a new, cheaper way to buy a Sonos wifi speaker and it’s from Ikea.The Symfonisk bookshelf speaker is the second of two new products born of a partnership between the Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea ...
2019-08-12, 15:52

Hackers could use Wi-Fi to install ransomware on DSLR cameras Digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi let people quickly send images to other devices. But a vulnerability in the process could leave people’s cameras exposed...
2019-08-12, 11:26

Hey Google, lend me a tenner? NatWest trials voice banking High street bank says Google Home trial could let you do the banking as you make a cuppa or iron a shirtGet ready to say: “Hey Google. How much do I have in my bank account?” NatWest is to begin voice-only banking that will give customers direct access to their accounts by talking to the Google Home...
2019-08-12, 07:13

The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour review – our descent into a digital dystopia A stark polemic argues that social media may have unleashed an age of nihilism from which there is little hope of escapeBack in the blissed-out 1960s, Marshall McLuhan evangelised for the new electronic media by instructing us to “serve these objects, these extensions of ourselves, as gods or minor ...
2019-08-12, 07:13

A week in the life of 8chan: Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber talks to Julia Carrie Wong about the extremist message board 8chan after the suspect in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, used the website to post a manifesto on why he targeted those he murdered Continue reading......
2019-08-12, 07:13

Hackers could use Wi-Fi to install ranomware on DSLR cameras Digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi let people quickly send images to other devices. But a vulnerability in the process could leave people’s cameras exposed...
2019-08-11, 12:13

YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki: 'Where's the line of free speech – are you removing voices that should be heard?' As the crisis-hit video site struggles to stem the flow of extreme content, the CEO talks about her role as the internet’s gatekeeperIn YouTube’s fashionable central London “space”, where good-looking young people mill around and help themselves to the well-stocked free kitchen, there is a noticeboa...
2019-08-10, 15:26

There’s a new Face ID hack, but you have nothing to worry about Researchers at the Black Hat security conference this week highlighted an interesting, and somewhat impractical, way to fool Apple’s Face ID. Originally introduced with the iPhone X, Face ID does an impressive job of only allowing authorized users to access a particular device. All the same, F...
2019-08-10, 09:52

Samaritan: Revolutionary app lets users directly donate to and interact with the homeless in their neighborhoods In November of 2015, Jonathan Kumar stood on a street corner in Seattle and watched wincingly as a man begged. It was that one encounter that spurred Kumar to take the matter into his own hands – and the Samaritan app born....
2019-08-10, 02:52

Verizon demands $880 from rural library for just 0.44GB of roaming data Enlarge (credit: Verizon) A small library that lends out mobile hotspots is facing a tough budget decision because one of its borrowers accidentally ran up $880 in roaming fees, and Verizon refuses to waive or reduce the charges. The library has an "unlimited" data plan for the hotspots, but Veriz...
2019-08-10, 02:00

Amazon Echo devices are assembled by teenagers forced to work overtime hours In a scathing report that shouldn’t shock anyone, a new expose from China Labor Watch reveals that a Foxconn-owned factory has been employing upwards of 1,500 teenagers (aged 16-18) as interns. Their task? Making speakers for Amazon. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with a teenage...
2019-08-10, 01:13

Knives being sold via Facebook without any age check Recent UK law bans online sellers sending knives to homes unless buyer verified as 18+Knives can be purchased on Facebook Marketplace without age verification despite a recent law requiring checks, the Guardian can reveal. In May, the UK government made it illegal to send knives sold on the internet...
2019-08-09, 20:13

Samsung is making a phone that could last for days on a single charge Last year, Samsung announced a shift in policy when it comes to its smartphone business. The best phones Samsung makes, including the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note, won’t be the devices to introduce new hardware innovations. Instead, the company will use mid-range phones to showcase new technologie...
2019-08-09, 19:52

Android phones are finally exciting now that there’s no new iPhone design to steal Apple’s new iPhone 11 series handsets are now almost exactly one month away from being announced. If the huge leak from earlier this week turns out to be accurate — and we have every reason to believe it will, considering the source — then the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 1...
2019-08-09, 18:52

New report says Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro will be released sooner than expected It seems almost like a certainty that Apple will introduce an overhauled MacBook model featuring the largest screen size since the 17-inch Pro’s cancellation. And the best thing about the new 16-inch version is that it won’t have a bigger footprint than the current 15-inch MacBook Pro. R...
2019-08-09, 18:52

‘Number neighbors’ is the internet’s latest obsession If you’ve heard of number neighbors recently, you’re not the only one, as the whole thing went viral on social media this past week. But as you’ll see in some examples, not everyone understands what number neighbors are, and can take the whole thing the wrong way. Number neighbor r...
2019-08-09, 18:52

10 great Galaxy Note 10 features that’ll make iPhone users jealous We seriously cannot tell you how happy we are that Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G earlier this week. Apart from the fact that they’re terrific new flagships that offer cutting-edge specs and killer features inside sleek new all-screen hardw...
2019-08-09, 18:52

A Boeing code leak exposes security flaws deep in a 787’s guts Enlarge / American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with registration N818AL landing at Athens International Airport. (credit: Nur Photo | Getty Images) Late one night last September, security researcher Ruben Santamarta sat in his home office in Madrid and partook in some creative googli...
2019-08-09, 16:26

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 copied another important iPhone feature, and you almost missed it After all the leaks rumors that have been spilling out over the past few months, Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 lineup is finally official. Company executives took the stage in New York City earlier this week to take the wraps off of Samsung’s latest and greatest Android phablets, and they...
2019-08-09, 14:26

Huawei’s first smartphone to ship with its custom OS could be a Mate 30 variant Months of obfuscation, mixed signals, and carefully worded non-denials have led Huawei, finally, to this weekend, when the company that’s been the target of a US ban since May appears ready to show off the custom smartphone operating system it’s been working on as an Android backup. The ...
2019-08-09, 14:00

Huawei just unveiled HarmonyOS, which sounds a lot like the OS Google is building to replace Android We’ve been talking about Huawei’s Android alternative for quite a while now, and the Chinese company has finally unveiled it. It’s called HongmengOS in China, which translates to HarmonyOS for the rest of the world. It’s unclear whether the OS is coming to phones first. But i...
2019-08-09, 14:00

The first benchmarks for the Galaxy S11’s processor just leaked, and it still can’t touch last year’s iPhones Samsung just launched the Galaxy Note 10, complete with a brand new Exynos 9825 processor that’s slightly faster than the Galaxy S10’s Exynos 9820, at least in benchmarks. However, these chips can’t offer the same performance as Apple’s 2018 iPhones when it comes to tests. An...
2019-08-09, 14:00

Self-repairing robots that sense and fix damage developed by scientists The much heralded robot apocalypse -- which may be many years, or decades, away -- is predicated on the notion that robots will eventually be able to handle tasks that require a deft, softer touch....
2019-08-09, 09:13

Facebook loses facial-recognition privacy appeal and could pay billions in fines Facebook lost a federal appeal on Thursday in a lawsuit over facial-recognition data. That could lead to the company paying massive fines over its privacy practices....
2019-08-09, 09:13

Britons break £100m-a-week digital streaming milestone Digital video continues to power entertainment growth with gaming spend slightly upThe streaming revolution has notched up another milestone with UK consumers spending more than £100m a week on digital entertainment services such as Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and Apple Music in the first half of the y...
2019-08-09, 08:26

Blogger says she got an injunction for a post published five days earlier (credit: Chris Potter) The blogger behind a widely followed data-breach reporting service said an online counseling service has obtained an injunction barring her from publishing an article that went live five days earlier. The blogger says her article is also the subject of a criminal complaint. ...
2019-08-09, 08:00

Uber’s no-good, terrible-rotten bad Q2 loses more than $5 billion Enlarge / Headquarters of ride-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco on October 13, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Uber lost more than $5 billion dollars in the second quarter of the year. This is the latest in a long seri...
2019-08-09, 01:26

3.5 Galaxy Note 10 features I’m jealous of, as an iPhone user The Galaxy Note 10 series is finally official, and all the leaks that preceded Samsung’s press conference turned out to be true. Samsung launched two worthy successors of the Note 9 (but also the Galaxy S10) that pack quite a few exciting new features. In many ways, however, the Note 10 is a l...
2019-08-09, 01:26

Google is getting better at making sure you book the cheapest possible flight For the past few years, I have been almost exclusively using Google’s online travel tools to book flights. It’s often the most convenient way to sort through dozens of flight options at once, and the interface is decidedly more manageable than what most competitors have to offer. That sa...
2019-08-09, 01:26

Google researcher details iOS exploit that can take over an iPhone with a text message As a general rule, if you avoid clicking on suspicious links that might pop on your phone — whether they’re sent via text message or appear as an in-browser pop-up ad — the odds of your device becoming infected with malware is slim to none. That notwithstanding, security researcher...
2019-08-09, 01:26

This Nintendo Switch portable dock solves one of the console’s biggest issues The Nintendo Switch has been a critical and financial success in the two years since it launched, but it’s not a perfect product. Fixing these issues wouldn’t exactly be a Herculean task though, as a clever Kickstarter project from a group called Human Things goes to show. The group is m...
2019-08-09, 01:26

Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “good 4G” Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. (credit: Verizon) 5G won't be much different from 4G outside dense urban areas, a Verizon executive said yesterday. The massive hype around 5G has focused on speed improvements expected on millimeter-wave...
2019-08-08, 23:00

How US sub-hunting planes track Chinese submarines The increasingly global reach of Chinese nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, armed with JL-2 weapons reportedly able to hit parts of the US, continues to inspire an ongoing Navy effort to accelerate production of attack submarines, prepare long-dwell drones for deployment to the Pacific and ...
2019-08-08, 22:13

Microsoft contractors are listening to your intimate conversations on Skype calls: report Contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal, intimate conversations of Skype users via the app's translation service, according to a new report....
2019-08-08, 22:13

You might’ve missed it, but Samsung just announced a sleek new laptop with always-on internet We’ve been seeing Galaxy Book S leaks drop for a few weeks now, signaling Samsung’s intention to launch a brand new laptop to take on other ultra-slim devices. But it was the latest leak that made the Galaxy Book S a device worth asking around about. The notebook might come with always-o...
2019-08-08, 20:39

10 awesome Galaxy Note 10 features you won’t find on any iPhone We seriously cannot tell you how happy we are that Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. Apart from the fact that they’re fantastic new flagships that offer cutting-edge specs and killer features inside sleek all-screen hardware, we’re just...
2019-08-08, 20:39

Samsung deleted anti-Apple ads after ditching the headphone jack, which is so much more embarrassing than just leaving them We told you several times that the Galaxy Note 10 would not feature a headphone jack, and the rumor turned out to be true. Samsung was a staunch supporter of the headphone jack, using it as a marketing trick to lure in customers who didn’t like Apple’s decision to remove the jack from it...
2019-08-08, 20:39

Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs just leaked The Pixel 4 marks an important milestone for Google. No longer is the company looking to stand by and witness all of the secrets surrounding its upcoming phones leak. Twice now, Google tried to get out ahead of the leaks, confirming the phone’s overall design as well as a few signature feature...
2019-08-08, 20:39

One of the best Google Maps features ever is finally live on Android and iPhone Google regularly updates its navigation app with new features while testing other novelties with the help of beta releases, and Google Maps keep getting better as a result. But Google is also somewhat cluttering the app with features that might not necessarily need a home inside a navigation app. Th...
2019-08-08, 20:39

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 copied yet another great iPhone feature, and we almost missed it After all those leaks and all those rumors, Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are finally official. Company executives took the stage in New York City on Wednesday afternoon to take the wraps off of the latest and greatest Android phablets on the planet. The new Galaxy Note 10 s...
2019-08-08, 20:39

iOS 13 public beta 5 now available to download on your iPhone Right on cue, the fifth iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 public betas are now rolling out for all iPhone and iPad users to test. We are getting pretty deep in the beta cycle at this point, which means the major changes are few and far between, but there are still some significant additions worth checking out in...
2019-08-08, 20:39

Skype, Slack, other Electron-based apps can be easily backdoored Enlarge / No need to knock, Electron left the code unlocked. (credit: Getty Images) LAS VEGAS—The Electron development platform is a key part of many applications, thanks to its cross-platform capabilities. Based on JavaScript and Node.js, Electron has been used to create client applications for I...
2019-08-08, 20:13

ISP Frontier is failing so badly it won’t take questions from investors Enlarge / A Frontier Communications service van. (credit: Mike Mozart) Frontier Communications yesterday reported lower revenue and a $5.45 billion goodwill impairment charge, and it warned investors that its revenue will continue to decline in future quarters. Frontier's financial performance is ...
2019-08-08, 20:13

Here’s How to Free Up Space On Your iPhone When you get a new iPhone, you almost never think about how much space you’re using. Go ahead and pile up those movies, music and apps. Never delete text messages, save every photo! But as time goes by, all that content starts to add up. Next thing you know, you’ll be ready to snap a ph...
2019-08-08, 16:39

How to build your own intruder alarm with basic electronics Worried about unwanted visitors in your garden? Here's how to build a simple alarm system with basic electronics, a plastic folder, kitchen foil and a sponge...
2019-08-08, 15:52

Outshining fossil fuel: Your guide to the revolution in solar energy Solar power is getting so cheap it is overtaking fossil fuels – and that’s without next-generation photovoltaic technology and artificial photosynthesis...
2019-08-08, 15:52

It’s time for tighter regulation of how Facebook and Google use our data | Peter Lewis Big tech’s power has reached a tipping point. Governments must set some ground rulesIn his trademark disingenuous response to the latest wave of massacres, Donald Trump has identified the internet as both the cause and, more insidiously, the solution to the spread of rightwing domestic terrorism.Ign...
2019-08-08, 14:13

South Wales police to use facial recognition apps on phones Force testing app that lets officers run snapshot through ‘watchlist’ to identify suspectsSouth Wales police are to have a facial recognition app installed on their phones to identify suspects without having to take them to a police station.The force intends to test the app over the next three month...
2019-08-08, 14:13

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch: big screens and stylus air gestures Firm to launch various new top smartphones with even bigger displays in New York Samsung will launch various models of its latest Galaxy Note 10 flagship smartphone in New York on Wednesday, hoping to woo its biggest fans with new stylus and camera features.The original Galaxy Note introduced the co...
2019-08-08, 14:13

Ikea Symfonisk review: table lamp is also a great-sounding Sonos wifi speaker Brilliant Sonos sound paired with attractive Ikea lamp makes for a surprisingly great wifi speakerWhat if your simple Ikea lamp was actually a Sonos wifi speaker that could play music from any number of music sources and link up with others around your house? That’s exactly what the Ikea Symfonisk t...
2019-08-08, 14:13

Chinese cyberhackers 'blurring line between state power and crime' Cybersecurity firm FireEye says ‘aggressive’ APT41 group working for Beijing is also hacking video games to make money A group of state-sponsored hackers in China ran activities for personal gain at the same time as undertaking spying operations for the Chinese government in 14 different countries, ...
2019-08-08, 14:13

Elizabeth Warren calls for $85 billion public broadband investment Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan to invest $85 billion in publicly owned and operated broadband networks to expand internet access in the U.S., with a particular focus on underserved rural areas....
2019-08-08, 11:26

Why genetically modified 'golden rice' failed to conquer the world 20 years ago, genetically engineered rice with its increased nutritional content seemed a sure-fire win – but that reckoned without implacable critics...
2019-08-08, 08:13

Microsoft contractors listen to your Skype and Cortana activity, but don’t freak out Microsoft has now joined the ranks of Apple, Amazon, and Google for having contractors who’ve been caught listening to some user Skype and Cortana activity, with Microsoft (and those other tech companies) insisting that some degree of human review is necessary to help improve the services. Tha...
2019-08-08, 05:26

Apple Watch remarkably survives for two weeks at the bottom of a lake A pair of Apple Watches was recently recovered in perfectly fine working condition in Connecticut, where they’d spent two weeks at the bottom of a lake in one of the more remarkable stories we’ve seen so far about the resilience of Apple’s signature wearable device. “One of&r...
2019-08-08, 05:26

Apple just released iOS 13 beta 6 Surprise! Apple just released iOS 13 beta 6 and iPadOS beta 6 for developers — seemingly a bit ahead of schedule since iOS 13 beta 5 was released just last week. That makes sense though because beta 5 was reeeeeeeeeally buggy. We expect tons of beta fixes and stability improvements in iOS 13 beta 6 ...
2019-08-08, 03:00

Watch Samsung reveal the Galaxy Note 10 at its Unpacked event right here I’m sure I sound like a broken record at this point, but Samsung is once again preparing to launch a new smartphone that has been thoroughly spoiled by leaks in the weeks leading up to the event. On Wednesday at 4 PM ET, Samsung will host the latest Unpacked event, where it will officially ann...
2019-08-08, 03:00

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ build upon the Galaxy S10’s killer design overhaul Samsung changed the landscape of the smartphone industry earlier this year when it debuted the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. With their Infinity-O displays, ultrasonic fingerprint scanners, and up to three rear cameras, Samsung’s latest flagships truly felt like the future of the smartphone. So how wo...
2019-08-08, 03:00

iOS app tries to scam unsuspecting iPhone users with fake heart rate readings It’s no secret that Apple can be incredibly inconsistent when it comes to deciding which apps are granted entry into the App Store. In years past, we’ve seen Apple let some questionable apps in while simultaneously rejecting other apps for the most trivial of infractions. That said, ther...
2019-08-08, 03:00

Apple’s first foldable device could land in 2020, but might not be an iPhone We’re well into August, and the foldable phones that we were promised still aren’t here. The Galaxy Fold turned out to be a huge failure instead of the breakthrough gadget Samsung wanted it to be, and the Mate X was also postponed. The foldable Motorola RAZR is also missing in action, an...
2019-08-08, 03:00

NHTSA says Tesla’s Model 3 safety claims are ‘misleading’ Tesla has for years boasted about the perfect 5-star safety ratings its cars have received from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Now, in an odd turn of events that will perhaps not surprise longtime Tesla detractors, PlainSite recently discovered that the NHTSA last year h...
2019-08-08, 03:00

Why TIME’s 2019 Tech Optimists Are Upbeat About Silicon Valley’s Future As data breaches, misuse of personal information and the spread of disinformation erode the public’s trust in Silicon Valley, it can be all too easy to become cynical about technology’s impact on the world. But there are still plenty of reasons to be optimistic about tech’s role in...
2019-08-07, 23:13

Here’s How to Free Up Space On Your Android Phone We’ve all experienced that moment of dread: You’re about to capture a video of your dog or cat doing something especially cute or hilarious. But then, the pop-up of doom: you’re out of space on your phone. You might have lost that moment, but there are plenty of ways to free up spa...
2019-08-07, 23:13

Samsung’s Note 10 and Even Bigger Note 10 Plus Are Here. Are They the Giant Android Phones for You? Samsung surprised no one at its annual Unpacked event on Wednesday, revealing the stylus-equipped Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and larger Galaxy Note 10 Plus Android smartphones after weeks of rumors and leaks that turned out to be pretty much on the nose. Available in four colors, and priced at $949 and ...
2019-08-07, 23:13

What all the stuff in email headers means—and how to sniff out spoofing Enlarge / Come to think of it, maybe you shouldn't open this one at all. (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) I pretty frequently get requests for help from someone who has been impersonated—or whose child has been impersonated—via email. Even when you know how to "view headers" or "view source" in your ...
2019-08-07, 18:52

Apple will drop its 15-inch MacBook Pro and replace it with something better Apple is widely expected to introduce a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro this fall, and a new report now claims the new notebook will actually replace the 15-inch model. Such a move would make plenty of sense for Apple, considering that the 16-inch display will fit inside the same chassis as the curren...
2019-08-07, 18:26

Massive leak tells us exactly how much the Galaxy Note 10 will cost Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 this afternoon, but that doesn’t mean we’re done seeing Note 10 leaks. With hours to go until the phone becomes official, we’ve got a couple of new Note 10 leaks for you, including one that reveals several of Samsung’s marketing material...
2019-08-07, 18:26

GOP senators demand answers from Google over the tech giant’s 'smart speaker relationship' with Huawei Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton have sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai seeking answers about the Silicon Valley heavyweight’s relationship with controversial Chinese tech giant Huawei....
2019-08-07, 17:00

Samsung just unveiled Galaxy Note 10’s processor, based on the same tech that’ll power Apple’s iPhone 11 It’s finally Galaxy Note 10 day, which means the Note 10 rumors are almost over. We’ve got some official Note 10 business for you right away. With a few hours to go until Samsung’s second Unpacked press event of the year, the Korean giant unveiled the phone’s processor. That&...
2019-08-07, 14:39

So, is this the iPhone of our dreams? Samsung is set to finally put an end to all the leaks and rumors when it announces the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ on Wednesday evening. If you’re an Apple fan, however, your attention is already focused on the future — just over one month into the future, to be exact. That’...
2019-08-07, 14:39

Silent Windows update patched side channel that leaked data from Intel CPUs Enlarge / An uncovered Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA) inside of a laptop. (credit: Köf3) Microsoft last month pushed a silent update that mitigated a serious vulnerability in all CPUs Intel has introduced since 2012, researchers who discovered the flaw said Tuesday. The vulnerability—discovered and pri...
2019-08-07, 12:13

Disney’s new streaming bundle priced to compete with “standard” Netflix plan Enlarge / Here they come, all together in a streaming bundle. (credit: Disney / Sam Machkovech) The Walt Disney Company's latest quarterly earnings call included an announcement to investors that appears to take dead aim at Netflix: an all-Disney, three-service streaming bundle for $12.99/month, c...
2019-08-07, 12:13

Apple’s iPhone 11 release date just leaked Now, we know what some of the conspiracy theorists out there might be thinking… it’s can’t merely be a coincidence that big news surrounding Apple’s new iPhones always tends to leak right around the time one of Apple’s rivals is set to make an announcement. After all, ...
2019-08-07, 06:52

Huge leak supposedly shows Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro, but something’s not right When it launches in October, the Mate 30 Pro will be one of the hottest Android phones of 2019. Several leaks so far told us the next Huawei phone will have a more daring design than the Galaxy S or Note, as well as an upgraded triple-lens camera system on the back. Some of those leaks also showed u...
2019-08-07, 06:52

Apple will provide jailbroken iPhones to researchers investigating iOS security A report a few months ago revealed there’s a booming black market for developer iPhones that can be used to hunt down undiscovered iOS vulnerabilities. While they cost thousands of dollars each, the investment might be worth it to hackers looking to sell their iPhone security-cracking discover...
2019-08-07, 06:52

Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ leaks continue to flood the internet We’re just hours away from the official reveal of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 line, but any secrets the company had managed to keep under wraps for this long were seemingly exposed on Tuesday. Not only did we get a close-up live shot of both the Note 10 and Note 10+ sitting next to one anot...
2019-08-07, 06:52

Samsung’s Galaxy devices finally beat the iPhone in at least one speed test A new report from Opensignal reveals that Samsung handsets, more often than not, boast the fastest download speeds compared to other smartphones on the market today. While you might think that similarly situated handsets on the same network might be equal in terms of speed, network speed can be impa...
2019-08-07, 06:52

LG is ditching the notch in favor of a hole-punch camera, patent reveals LG, whose handset business has been struggling for a while now, notably hopped on board the trend of including the much-maligned front notch for the first time with last year’s G7 ThinQ. The South Korea-based manufacturer has since expanded that design touch to additional phones in its lineup,...
2019-08-07, 06:52

Exciting new iPhone features are on the way as Apple’s R&D spend hits an all-time high Historically, Apple hasn’t spent as much on Research and Development (R&D) as some of its rivals. Even as recently as 5 years ago, Apple’s R&D expenditures were easily eclipsed by any number of companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Samsung. This can partly be explained by Steve Job...
2019-08-07, 06:52

North Korea reportedly steals cryptocurrency to bankroll its nuclear program A confidential U.N. report obtained by Reuters reveals that North Korea has been employing a range of sophisticated cyberattacks in an effort to bankroll its development of weapons of mass destruction. According to the report, which was compiled by experts over the past few months, North Korea thus ...
2019-08-07, 06:52

Google's history of clashing with conservatives A former Google engineer who claims he was fired for his conservative beliefs isn't the first person to claim the Silicon Valley giant's office culture is dominated by liberal politics. ...
2019-08-06, 22:13

No link between video games and violence, studies say NEW YORK (AP) — Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso, Texas....
2019-08-06, 22:13

Horrific footage of Christchurch mosque shooting surfaces on YouTube and Instagram Almost five months after 51 people were massacred at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, sick footage of the killings surfaced on YouTube and Instagram....
2019-08-06, 22:13

F-35C may get massive firepower boost As the F-35C becomes officially deemed “operational” and “ready for war," the Navy is adding weapons, sensors and software to the aircraft to expand its attack envelope --- and may even increase the F-35s ability to carry up to 6 air-to-air weapons in its internal weapons bay....
2019-08-06, 22:13

Facebook fails to stop flood of fake reviews, investigative body says Facebook stands accused of not doing enough to stem the sale of fake reviews through its platform, more than one month after being told to fix the problem by a British regulator....
2019-08-06, 22:13

This radical smartphone design has a brilliant way to extend battery life Xiaomi is accused all the time of cribbing some of its innovations from Apple, so much so that it seems practically baked into the DNA of the company. We’ve covered several indications of how that’s the case, but that’s also not to say this Chinese consumer electronics brand also d...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Leaker explains why one key Galaxy Note 10 feature might be disappointing Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 later this week, a phone that will come in two sizes and will feature Samsung’s latest multi-lens camera system. There’s a triple-lens shooter on the small Galaxy Note 10, while the Note 10+ gets an additional Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor that captur...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Samsung just unveiled its next answer to the Apple Watch The Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch that Samsung unveiled on Monday looks a lot more like an Apple Watch successor than the sequel of the first-gen Active watch that debuted earlier this year. Seriously, it might as well be a round Apple Watch. But the new device starts at $279 for the cheapest opt...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Spider-Man writers weren’t allowed to see Endgame’s script, and that’s what ruined ‘Far From Home’ Spider-Man: Far From Home has been out for a month now. The final installment of the Infinity Saga concludes Marvel’s third MCU phase, while simultaneously teasing what may be in the works for MCU Phase 4. The film is entertaining and delivers plenty of epic Spider-Man scenes and action sequen...
2019-08-06, 14:00

This leak might be our first look at the unreleased OnePlus 7T Pro Anyone who follows OnePlus phone releases has been wondering whether the Chinese smartphone maker would launch more handsets this year since the 7 series was introduced a few months ago. That’s because the OnePlus 7 series comes in three different versions for the first time, including the reg...
2019-08-06, 14:00

All Google hardware including Pixel phones will soon use recycled materials Many of the major tech companies are racing to go green these days, implementing a variety of initiatives from more sustainable manufacturing practices to more eco-friendly overall operations and even products like the solar-powered smartphone we told you about on Monday. On Monday, Google unveiled ...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Fossil’s newest smartwatch can actually take iPhone voice calls One of the highlights of Fossil’s fifth-generation Wear OS smartwatch, which the company unveiled Monday morning, is a feature meant to appeal to Apple users that’s also a first for a Wear OS by Google device. The new watch, which Fossil is calling the Gen 5, will include a proprietary a...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Google Assistant just quietly added a great new text messaging feature Not every update to Google’s software is a gamechanger, but some relatively small additions often end up becoming fan favorites. One such addition with the potential to excite some users began rolling out over the weekend — Google Assistant can now read messages out loud from major third...
2019-08-06, 14:00

This is our best look at Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ The waiting is almost done, Galaxy Note fans, as Samsung will unveil its next-gen smartphone on Wednesday in New York. Sadly, if you’ve been following Note 10 rumors, you already know there’s practically no chance for Samsung to deliver any surprises. Everything about the two Galaxy Note...
2019-08-06, 14:00

The Apple Card just started rolling out – here’s what you need to know Announced back in March, the Apple Card is finally here, at least for some iPhone users, with broader availability expected for later this month. Apple’s credit card product is a joint venture with Goldman Sachs and will be initially available in the US, with other markets to get it down the l...
2019-08-06, 14:00

What can traditional sports learn from the Fortnite World Cup? The inaugural tournament’s finals last weekend were watched by 2.3 million people. Traditional sports broadcasters should be watching very closelyIt’s safe to say the inaugural Fortnite World Cup was a resounding success. Developer Epic Games has announced that more than 2.3 million people watched t...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Evo 2019 fighting game tournament – as it happened Bonchan wins Street Fighter V 3:2Pakistan’s Arslan Ash takes the Tekken 7 championship 3:2MKLeo makes a comeback from loser’s bracket to win Smash Ultimate 3:0 6.19am BST MKLeo holds the crystal trophy aloft and we bid farewell to Evo 2019, James Chen apparently not taking the last commentator posit...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers – review Six years after the adventure began, Shadowbringers sets up a heady climax, as well as the chance to uncover true friendsThe climax of Dead Pixels, E4’s recent sitcom from the creators of Peep Show and based on a group of friends obsessed with an online fantasy video game, was surprisingly affecting...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Facebook still flooded with fake reviews, says Which? Users exposed to unsafe products bolstered by misleading reviews, says studyFacebook has been accused of failing to stop the sale of fake reviews through its website, more than a month after it was told to crack down on the issue by a UK regulator.An investigation by Which? found that despite concer...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Why we should be very scared by the intrusive menace of facial recognition | John Naughton When even Microsoft starts calling for government regulation, you know the technology is a problemOn 18 July, the House of Commons select committee on science and technology published an assessment of the work of the biometrics commissioner and the forensic science regulator. My guess is that most c...
2019-08-06, 05:13

8chan: far-right site linked to shootings resurfaces – and is kicked offline again Message board enabling hate speech, where El Paso suspect allegedly posted manifesto, struggles to find new hostAfter being knocked offline Sunday by the internet infrastructure company Cloudflare, the far-right message board 8chan resurfaced hours later using a new online provider.On Monday morning...
2019-08-06, 05:13

'The End of Forgetting': Chips with Everything podcast This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to Kate Eichhorn about her new book The End of Forgetting: Growing up with Social Media, which explores the dangers facing young people who may find it difficult to distance themselves from their pasts, long into the future Continue reading......
2019-08-06, 05:13

Alexa users can now disable human review of voice recordings Amazon is not following Apple and Google in suspending practice altogetherAmazon has given Alexa users the option to disable human review of their voice recordings, and committed to greater clarity about its use of the strategy in future, but says it will not follow Google and Apple in halting the p...
2019-08-06, 05:13

Ransomware, “wiper” malware attacks have more than doubled, IBM team says Enlarge / RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 28, 2017: The silhouette of a young man against a red background with a projected message related to the Petya ransomware; on 27 June 2017 a variant of the Petya ransomware virus hit computers of companies in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries in a cyber attack. Ale...
2019-08-06, 04:13

8chan is all the way down—“It’s DNS. It’s always DNS.” "Look, just host our website. It'll be fine, we promise." Earlier today in the Ars Technica staff Slack channel, a call went out—"is 8chan down for other people? I can't get it to load anymore." This brings up the interesting question of how to check where and why a site might be down, as well as...
2019-08-06, 04:13

Microsoft catches Russian state hackers using IoT devices to breach networks Enlarge / A script used to maintain network persistence. (credit: Microsoft) Hackers working for the Russian government have been using printers, video decoders, and other so-called Internet-of-things devices as a beachhead to penetrate targeted computer networks, Microsoft officials warned on Mon...
2019-08-06, 04:13

Google-owned artificial intelligence can predict acute kidney injury before doctors Researchers at Google's DeepMind Health say that have developed an AI that is capable of spotting symptoms of acute kidney injury (AKI) 48 hours before doctors....
2019-08-06, 01:13

FTC probes Amazon deal that booted Apple refurbishers Amazon's deal to sell official Apple products is facing a possible Federal Trade Commission investigation because the same deal also booted many third-party resellers, including refurbishers, from selling low-cost MacBooks and iPods on Amazon....
2019-08-06, 01:13

El Paso shooting: 8chan offline after Internet company Cloudflare pulls support for 'cesspool of hate' online forum Controversial online forum 8chan is offline after Internet services company Cloudflare pulled its support for the site in the wake of the horrific El Paso mass shooting that left 22 people dead and two dozen injured....
2019-08-06, 01:13

Why Banning 8chan Was So Hard for Cloudflare: ‘No One Should Have That Power’ In a pair of interviews, Cloudflare's chief executive was torn about the decision. On one hand, 8chan was clearly reprehensible. But banning the site could set a bad precedent...
2019-08-05, 23:39

What Is 8chan, and How Is It Related to This Weekend’s Shootings? Here’s What to Know While speaking about this weekend’s pair of mass shootings, President Donald Trump on Monday referenced one of the shooter’s online activities, and called for better regulation of social media. “We must recognize that the internet has provided a dangerous avenue to radicalize, dist...
2019-08-05, 22:39

‘It Is Absurd.’ Data Breaches Show it’s Time to Rethink How We Use Social Security Numbers, Experts Say Justin Rice is sick of being on the phone. After having his family’s personal information exposed after the 2017 Equifax breach, Rice had to cancel about $3,000 in fraudulent transactions, and, along with his wife, has spent dozens of hours on the phone disputing claims. “The hours you ...
2019-08-05, 22:39

Most people would rather lose their job to a robot than another human Most people would prefer a robot to take their job if they had to lose it, but they would prefer to see another human step in if a co-worker was going to lose theirs...
2019-08-05, 18:13

Cloudflare Chief Explains Decision to Shut Down 8Chan, Despite Reservations In a pair of interviews, Cloudflare's chief executive was torn about the decision. On one hand, 8chan was clearly reprehensible. But banning the site could set a bad precedent...
2019-08-05, 17:00

Samsung just confirmed the Galaxy Note 10’s fast charging tech This is it, Galaxy Note fans, this is the week you’ve been waiting for. The Note 10 will be shown to the world on Wednesday, a phone that doesn’t really have any meaningful surprises left. We saw everything leak in the past few months, and we know everything there is to know about the ha...
2019-08-05, 15:39

Insider says Apple will launch an iPhone with Face ID and Touch ID in 2021 Apple shocked some fans in 2017 when it launched the first iPhone without a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The iPhone X was also the first iPhone ever to feature 3D face recognition technology, a biometric authentication solution that’s far superior to Touch ID. The competition, meanwhile, wasn&...
2019-08-05, 15:39

Huge leak: Galaxy Note 10 captured on video for the first time ever With just days to go until Samsung takes the wraps off of its last big flagship smartphone launch of 2019, the higher-end version of the company’s new Galaxy Note 10 just leaked on video for the first time. Before we get to that, though, the answer is no, we haven’t forgotten about the G...
2019-08-05, 15:39

Neuroscientist Ed Boyden is decoding the brain with the power of light Understanding the workings of our minds is one of science's greatest challenges. With the help of flashing lights and materials used in diapers, we could find out what thoughts are made of...
2019-08-05, 15:13

French inventor successfully soars over English Channel on hoverboard The French inventor of the jet-powered hoverboard soared over the English Channel despite wind gusts Sunday, becoming the first to cross the channel in such a futuristic way after failing in his first attempt last month.  ...
2019-08-05, 07:52

Barr says the US needs encryption backdoors to prevent “going dark.” Um, what? Enlarge / US Attorney General William Barr speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University School of Law on July 23, 2019 in New York City. In his remarks, Barr stated that increased encryption of data on phones and encrypted messaging apps puts American security at ri...
2019-08-04, 19:52

Best smartphone 2019: iPhone, OnePlus, Samsung and Huawei compared and ranked Our updated list of the top iOS and Android mobile phones – at the best prices right now Need a new smartphone but don’t know which one is the very best? Here’s a guide comparing the current top-end smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus and others to help you pick the best handset for you...
2019-08-04, 14:52

How would you fix the internet if you could? Tell us The internet is full of annoyances designed to make you click here, watch this and keep scrolling for more. How could it be better?Auto-play video ads. Aggressive pop-ups. Invisible ad trackers.The internet of 2019 is full of annoyances and dark patterns, designed to make us click this button, ignor...
2019-08-04, 14:52

Event of the week: ‘showcase for astonishing cars’ Swoon over the motor that won the first Italian Grand Prix – and other polished chrome wondersConcours of EleganceWhere Hampton Court Palace When 6-8 September Price from £40, students £18, children free Details concoursofelegance.co.ukPark some of the world’s rarest automotive masterpieces on the m...
2019-08-04, 14:52

Innocence lost: What did you do before the internet? People born in the late 1970s are the last to have grown up without the internet. Social scientists call them the Last of the Innocents. Leah McLaren ponders a time when our attention was allowed to wanderIn moments of digital anxiety I find myself thinking of my father’s desk. Dad was a travelling ...
2019-08-04, 14:52

Facial recognition… coming to a supermarket near you The technology is helping to combat crimes police no longer deal with, but its use raises concerns about civil libertiesPaul Wilks runs a Budgens supermarket in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Like most retail owners, he’d had problems with shoplifting – largely carried out by a relatively small number ...
2019-08-04, 14:52

Fortnite Drew Imitators to Survival Games. Who Will Be the Last One Standing? The “fight for survival” type of games popularized by Fortnite has inspired imitators hoping to cash in. But there are signs of saturation in the market....
2019-08-04, 06:13

Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts....
2019-08-04, 06:13

Dropbox irks Mac users with annoying Dock icon, offers clueless support Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) This is a story I never had any intention of writing. Dropbox updated its file-sync application for Mac last month, and the new version contains an annoyance that I would like to eliminate. I figured this wouldn't be difficult, let alone newsworthy: I'd cont...
2019-08-03, 22:26

Navy pilot dead after crash in “Star Wars Canyon” in Death Valley [Updated] Enlarge / An F/A-18 from VFA-151, "the Vigilantes." A similar aircraft from the squadron crashed on Wednesday flying through what aviation enthusiasts refer to as "Star Wars Canyon" in Death Valley, California. (credit: VFA-151, US Navy) The US Navy has confirmed the death of a pilot in the crash...
2019-08-03, 22:26

4 secret Netflix hacks and 1 bonus tip you'll wish you knew sooner Netflix isn’t exactly new anymore. The company started with mail-order DVDs, you may recall, before it revolutionized streaming video. Netflix has a lot of competition these days, and its selection can feel a little piecemeal. So I wouldn't blame you for getting a bit bored with the platform – which...
2019-08-03, 17:39

The Galaxy Note 10 might be even cheaper than we expected Set to be revealed next week, the Galaxy Note 10 is expected to carry a sky-high price tag, just like most other recent flagship phones. But the phone might be slightly cheaper than initially believed, at least according to a leaker who has posted accurate information about numerous mobile devices i...
2019-08-03, 13:52

Watch Tesla’s ‘Sentry Mode’ catch a man keying a Model 3 for no reason Always looking to leverage technology in clever ways, Tesla this past May introduced a new security-oriented feature dubbed Sentry Mode. The feature, as the name somewhat implies, records 360-degree video around a Tesla vehicle whenever a security incident such as an attempted break-in is detected. ...
2019-08-03, 13:52

The Unihertz Titan is a bargain-priced Blackberry-alike built for punishment It goes without saying, but BlackBerry isn’t what it once was. The brand, which now relies on partners to manufacture its devices, has had a tough time sparking interest in its various smartphones. But there are still plenty of people who love having a physical keyboard on their smartphone, an...
2019-08-03, 13:52

Electric scooters aren't as eco-friendly as they seem, study finds Materials used in manufacturing and companies’ efforts to collect and charge scooters create significant greenhouse gas emissionsAt first glance, the assertion that dockless electric scooters are more environmentally friendly than other modes of transportation seems sound. They don’t emit greenhouse...
2019-08-03, 12:00

From a wrongful arrest to a life-saving romance: the typos that have changed people's lives In our digital world, a misdirected text or simple keyboard error can trigger huge unintended consequencesOne day in May this year, Luigi Rimonti left his home in Gateshead to catch a ferry from North Shields, the first stage in a 1,000-mile drive across Europe to Italy. A dapper, energetic 81-year-...
2019-08-03, 12:00

Comcast’s “unlimited” mobile plan now costs $20 extra for HD video Enlarge / An Xfinity Mobile phone. (credit: Comcast) Comcast's mobile division is now charging $20 a month extra to watch HD video on unlimited data plans. Xfinity Mobile's unlimited data plan costs $45 per line per month, but video streams are generally limited to 480p resolution. Comcast yesterd...
2019-08-02, 23:39

Navy pilot dead after crash in “Star Wars Canyon” in Death Valley Enlarge / An F/A-18 from VFA-151, "the Vigilantes." A similar aircraft from the squadron crashed on Wednesday flying through what aviation enthusiasts refer to as "Star Wars Canyon" in Death Valley, California. (credit: VFA-151, US Navy) The US Navy has confirmed the death of a pilot in the crash...
2019-08-02, 23:39

Verizon just introduced four new unlimited plans that are cheaper than before Verizon may never make choosing a data plan easy for customers, but at least it occasionally cuts prices. On Friday, the mobile carrier announced a revamped set of four unlimited plans to replace the previous three, theoretically giving customers more choice when it comes to picking a plan that best...
2019-08-02, 22:26

Apple suspends Siri review program following report that private conversations can be heard by contractors The Guardian last week ran an expose highlighting how contractors working to improve the reliability of Siri can sometimes listen to information that should by all accounts be kept private, a list which includes but is not limited to medical information and even couples having sex. As many other com...
2019-08-02, 22:26

Apple tipped to launch a 5G MacBook as soon as next year Apple has never made MacBooks with cellular connectivity, but that might change as soon as next year, as a new report says that the first 5G MacBook is on track for a late 2020 launch. Several Apple competitors already sell laptops with built-in 4G support. Moreover, Dell, HP, and Lenovo are already...
2019-08-02, 22:26

Apple ends practice of Siri contractors listening in on users Apple has halted its practice of having human contractors listen to users' Siri recordings to "grade" them, following an invesitgative report on the issue....
2019-08-02, 20:52

Apple and Google temporarily stop listening to Siri and OK Google queries Enlarge / An Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4. (credit: Getty Images | Wachiwit) Apple workers have stopped listening to Siri queries worldwide, the company said this week. Apple plans to bring back human reviews of Siri voice recordings at some unspecified date, but the company said it will only review...
2019-08-02, 20:13

Fortnite Fortunes and Freakouts: Parents Grapple With an Obsession Fortnite, the widely popular video game, can lead to big financial wins for teenagers. But Times readers say its use also has parents struggling over when to say enough....
2019-08-02, 20:13

How to suck water from desert air and quench the planet's thirst The global water supply is limited, and shortages will affect over 1.8 billion people by 2025. Fortunately, we've discovered a way to pull water from thin air - even in the desert...
2019-08-02, 19:52

The world's ageing dams are not built for ever more extreme weather A town in the UK has been evacuated after extreme rains eroded a dam’s spillway. It is just one of many ageing dams worldwide not designed for increasingly extreme weather...
2019-08-02, 19:52

Amazon drivers part of major theft ring, FBI says A theft ring in Washington state sold millions of dollars’ worth of stolen goods on Amazon.com in the past six years, and a pair of contract Amazon delivery drivers was involved, recently unsealed federal court documents show....
2019-08-02, 19:13

New missile defense tech destroys incoming nukes faster If a nuclear-armed enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile were speeding its way through space towards a heavily populated U.S. target, commanders in charge of defending the homeland would at most have a mere 20-to-30 minutes to destroy the incoming weapon....
2019-08-02, 19:13

Apple won’t let other people listen to your Siri recordings anymore unless you opt-in A report a few days ago revealed that third-parties listen to parts of Siri voice recordings to improve the accuracy of the service. A former employee for one of this Siri grading companies claimed that humans “regularly hear confidential medical information, drug deals, and recordings of coup...
2019-08-02, 17:26

Google will charge rivals to be the default search engine on Android in Europe Google last year received its biggest multi-billion in Europe so far, a $5 billion antitrust penalty for abusing its mobile dominance in the region. Specifically, the EU fined Google for tying its Chrome browser and search apps to Android. Since then, Google unveiled new measures meant to give Andro...
2019-08-02, 17:26

Crazy concept imagines an iPhone 11 with a curved display that wraps around the edges Apple has set the bar when it comes to smartphone design ever since the original iPhone was introduced in 2007. Actually, we need to amend that statement: Apple had set the bar when it comes to smartphone design ever since the original iPhone was introduced in 2007. Every rival smartphone maker expe...
2019-08-02, 17:26

New Galaxy Note 10 specs leak packs a huge surprise that no one saw coming With just a few days to go until the Galaxy Note 10 becomes official, we have an unexpected twist in the Note 10 story. It turns out we didn’t know everything there was to know about the upcoming handset after all, as Samsung might have one surprise left. Well, it would have been a surprise if...
2019-08-02, 17:26

The 4 things we know for certain about next year’s Galaxy S11 Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup isn’t exactly revolutionary, but it’s a massive and much-needed upgrade compared to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The S9 series from 2018 was a huge disappointment, and it sent Samsung’s stellar performance in its smartphone business crashing back ...
2019-08-02, 17:26

Nintendo Switch is almost ready to launch in a huge new market The Switch may have sold like hot cakes in international markets since March 2017, but it has yet to reach stores in China. Nintendo has been working with authorities to bring the Switch to stores in the massive Chinese market though, and local tech giant Tencent is going to play a significant role ...
2019-08-02, 17:26

Ninja, a Fortnite Star, Leaps From Twitch to Mixer Tyler Blevins, 28, the multimillionaire gamer known as Ninja, says he has a deal to stream exclusively at the Microsoft service. He’s quitting Twitch, the Amazon service where he has over 14 million followers. Yes, it’s a big deal....
2019-08-02, 17:26

Bad Times in Tech? Not if You’re a Start-Up Serving Other Start-Ups Meet the two Stanford dropouts, both 23, who run Brex, which provides charge cards to start-ups. Its growth is a sign of Silicon Valley’s unflagging exuberance....
2019-08-02, 17:26

New advanced malware, possibly nation sponsored, is targeting US utilities (credit: Maëlick / Flickr) A new piece of advanced espionage malware, possibly developed by a nation-supported attacker, targeted three US companies in the utilities industry last month, researchers from security firm Proofpoint reported on Thursday. Employees of the three unnamed companies, Proof...
2019-08-02, 17:13

Quantum supremacy is coming. It won't change the world If quantum computers are to help solve humanity’s problems, they will have to improve drasticallyThe unveiling of the marvel had the media gushing. It was Valentine’s Day 1946, and the New York Times broke the story. The front page spoke of “an amazing machine” and “one of the war’s top secrets”. By...
2019-08-02, 10:00

Leaked press renders give us our first look at the upcoming Fitbit Versa 2 Not many smartwatches have held a candle to the Apple Watch in terms of sales or notoriety since its debut in 2015. That hasn’t stopped countless vendors from attempting to compete with the behemoth that is Apple, but few have had any real success. One of those few is Fitbit, which finally ret...
2019-08-02, 08:39

More details about the Huawei Mate 30 display and camera revealed Huawei has garnered a ton of excitement for the new flagship handset it’s launching in October, with the Mate 30 Pro expected to bring a slew of new technologies and innovations and represent strong competition for other forthcoming rival flagships like the Galaxy Note 10. We already know a to...
2019-08-02, 08:39

Pinterest shares soar after tech unicorn sees 'blowout quarter' Second-ever quarterly earnings report marks tentative success for social networkPinterest shares soared after its second-ever quarterly earnings report exceeded expectations on Thursday, representing tentative success for another Silicon Valley “unicorn”.Pinterest joined a number of other tech “unic...
2019-08-02, 04:13

Pentagon reviewing 'war cloud' contract after Trump claims Amazon favoritism Trump has criticized bid process for the cloud-computing contract as potentially biased toward AmazonThe US department of defense says the defense secretary, Mark Esper, is reviewing the bid process for the military’s $10bn cloud-computing contract.Donald Trump has criticized the process, citing com...
2019-08-02, 04:13

Brace for controversy: Edward Snowden has written a memoir Enlarge / This is going to go down on your permanent record. (credit: McMillan Publishers) Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor who spilled some of the deepest secrets of the US government's electronic surveillance operations, has written a memoir. Perman...
2019-08-02, 03:00

Cisco pays $8.6 million for selling surveillance system it knew was vulnerable Enlarge (credit: Cisco) Cisco is paying $8.6 million to settle claims that it sold a video-surveillance product the company knew made federal and state agencies vulnerable to serious hacking attacks. This is believed to be the first time a company has made a payout under a federal whistleblower la...
2019-08-02, 03:00

Pai’s FCC orders cities and towns to stop regulating cable broadband Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017, in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality rules. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) The Federal Communications Commission today ordered cities and towns across the country to stop regulating broadband delivered over...
2019-08-02, 03:00

Apple will reportedly release a new iPad this year with a totally new screen size Over the past few months, we’ve seen quite a few reports pointing to Apple releasing a brand new 10.2-inch iPad later this fall. And while Apple’s marketing plans with the device remain to be seen, it’s widely believed that the 10.2-inch iPad will be positioned as a replacement for...
2019-08-01, 23:00

Here’s why Netflix wants access to your physical activity on Android Remember how Netflix can conduct all sorts of strange tests to research ways it can improve its service? Well, it turns out that access to the physical activity data that your Android phone tracks can be a great asset for Netflix, so the company wants permission to track that data. Don't Miss:...
2019-08-01, 23:00

Hands-on video lets us see how the Galaxy Note 10 compares to the Galaxy Note 10+ At this point, there’s virtually nothing left to leak in regards to the Galaxy Note 10 line that Samsung plans to officially unveil next week at its next Unpacked event. We’ve seen just about everything over the past few months, from feature reveals to lists of specifications to design d...
2019-08-01, 23:00

Brexit, cycle lanes and Saudi Arabia: CTF's Facebook campaigns Campaigns overseen by staff of Sir Lynton Crosby’s firm purported to be independent news sourcesRevealed: Johnson ally’s firm secretly ran Facebook propaganda networkClaims of misogynistic culture at offices of Lynton Crosby firmThe network of Facebook campaigns overseen by staff of Sir Lynton Crosb...
2019-08-01, 21:39

Another Victim of Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts....
2019-08-01, 20:00

Republican engineer fired by Google slams tech giant over alleged 'bullying' of conservatives: report A former Google engineer claims that he was blacklisted, bullied and ultimately fired by the tech giant all because of his conservative beliefs, The Wall Street Journal reports....
2019-08-01, 20:00

Army refines wargames for multi-domain combat 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, the Pentagon would be closely approaching its currently-envisioned concept of modern joint multi-doma...
2019-08-01, 20:00

'Storm Area 51' craze continues as 2M people pledge to raid secret gov't military base The "Storm Area 51 event" event that went viral last month as people pledged to crash the secret military base in an attempt to "see them aliens" has only grown in scale in recent weeks. More than 2 million Facebook users have said they are going, up from slightly more than 400,000 two weeks ago....
2019-08-01, 20:00

These new leaked photos are our best look yet at Samsung’s unreleased Galaxy Note 10 We’re in the home stretch now, Samsung fans. With less than a week to go, we’ve entered the inevitable phase of the leak cycle that we’ve all been waiting for. Forget the rumors, forget the analyst predictions, forget the specs, and forget the renders: real-life photos of the hotly...
2019-08-01, 17:52

People are saying Samsung’s awesome Galaxy Note 10 promo is gone, but you can still get it if you hurry Samsung last week quietly kicked off a reservation promotion for the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 series. At the time, we told you that you had time to reserve your Note 10 until August 7th, which is when the phone will be unveiled. We also said Samsung included a couple of exciting perks in this reserva...
2019-08-01, 17:52

Mac Book says Microsoft Laptops are better than Apple’s MacBooks Ever since Apple released those viral Mac vs. PC ads many years ago, Microsoft has tried to come up with funny comparisons of its own — but none of them really stuck. What you’re about to see is easily the best bad anti-MacBook commercial from Microsoft to date, one in which a person nam...
2019-08-01, 17:52

‘Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’ Is Only As Much Fun As the Friends You Play it With Fighting Thanos for control of the Infinity Stones shouldn’t be this dull. Wolverine, Spider-Man, Black Widow, and the Hulk tore through the super-powered enemies of the Raft. The team was trying to stop an epic jailbreak of the Marvel universe’s worst villains—Venom, Doctor Octopu...
2019-08-01, 17:13

Suspect in Capital One breach threatened to 'shoot up' California social media company, feds say Prosecutors say the Seattle software engineer arrested over the hacking of Capital One repeatedly boasted about the hack and has threatened to “shoot up” a California social media company....
2019-08-01, 15:26

Apple’s AirDrop and password sharing features can leak iPhone numbers Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Apple makes it easy for people to locate lost iPhones, share Wi-Fi passwords, and use AirDrop to send files to other nearby devices. A recently published report demonstrates how snoops can capitalize on these features to scoop up a wealth of potentially sensit...
2019-08-01, 14:52

Persistent Frenchman will try again this weekend to cross the English Channel on a hoverboard They call him “Le Rocketman,” an affectionate nod to the flying Frenchman Franky Zapata’s ambition to cross the English Channel via a jet-powered hoverboard — something he’s going to try a second time to pull off this weekend after crashing into the water before. As we ...
2019-08-01, 13:52

Google is testing a $5/month subscription service called Play Pass that’s like a Netflix for apps Apple unveiled its Arcade gaming subscription service back in March, but it will not be available to buyers until later this fall. Apple hasn’t revealed the pricing for Arcade, but it did say that Arcade games will contain no ads or in-app purchases. The games will work online and offline, and...
2019-08-01, 13:52

These are the Galaxy Note 10 phones in all their splendor The Galaxy Note 10 series is almost here, folks, but you don’t have to wait until August 7th to appreciate their design. Because if it wasn’t clear by now, the Note 10 phones do look amazing. The following images, all leaked press renders of the various Note 10 flavors that Samsung is ab...
2019-08-01, 13:52

The Blackout Club review – clever small-town horror with a Stranger Things vibe PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One; QuestionAn absorbing thriller with a splash of They Live and The Goonies, this spooky multiplayer game has you investigating paranormal goings-on in suburbiaIn this spooky multiplayer oddity, middle-American suburbanites lurch comatose from their beds every night to do t...
2019-08-01, 13:13

Army fights fake news with propagandists and hackers in one unit Cyber and intelligence experts unite to battle disinformation as character of warfare changesComputer hackers and propaganda specialists working in the British army are to be placed in a single division, as part of a reorganisation designed to reflect a belief that the boundary between peace and war...
2019-08-01, 03:26

Talk to us: how would you change the internet if you could? The internet is full of annoyances designed to make you click here, watch this and keep scrolling for more. How could it be better?Auto-play video ads. Aggressive pop-ups. Invisible ad trackers.The internet of 2019 is full of annoyances and dark patterns, designed to make us click this button, ignor...
2019-08-01, 03:26

Lyft halts San Francisco e-bike program after bicycles catch fire Decision to temporarily pull bikes comes nearly two months after ride sharing company launched its fleet in the cityLyft has put the brakes on its electric bike program in San Francisco, after the batteries on multiple vehicles caught fire.On Wednesday, a Twitter user posted an image of a bike in Sa...
2019-08-01, 03:26

Apple posts Q3 earnings: Revenue hits $53.8 billion As far as Apple’s earnings are concerned, the June quarter isn’t necessarily exciting in and of itself. After all, the quarter doesn’t encapsulate the always-busy holiday shopping season or the back-to-school rush where students shell out cash for new iPads and Macs. Still, as one ...
2019-08-01, 02:39

Apple has yet to fix a mysterious iMessage bug spotted by Google researchers Next week in Las Vegas at the Black Hat security conference, Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich is set to give a presentation about interactionless iPhone vulnerabilities that can run without the victim taking any action at all. The talk will come on the heels of Silvanovich and a Go...
2019-08-01, 02:39

This might look like the next Apple Watch, but it’s actually Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 2 There’s no smartwatch as popular as the Apple Watch, and Apple keeps selling millions of units every quarter. Apple’s smartwatch is quite easy to tell apart from its main competitors, as its design is instantly recognizable. But come next week, Samsung will launch a Galaxy Watch 2 that l...
2019-08-01, 02:39

Google’s newest Chrome update makes it easier to avoid paywalls Google explained a few days ago that it plans to fix a security issue in Chrome that allows websites to tell whether you’re browsing in incognito mode. One of the side effects of this fix is that users will be able to avoid paywalls easier than before, something that Google addressed in its in...
2019-08-01, 02:39

Did Google just copy OnePlus with the new Pixel 4 launch strategy? Google has been making Android phones of its own for several years, well-before OnePlus launched its first One handset, but it’s the latter that’s having better success in stores lately. 
Every year, the latest Pixel and OnePlus devices are on a shortlist of highly anticipated smar...
2019-08-01, 02:39

Huge leak: This is the Galaxy Note 10+ We’re now exactly one week away from the official unveiling of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ flagship smartphones — not that they need an official unveiling at this point. Practically everything there is to know about Samsung’s upcoming new phablet duo has ...
2019-08-01, 02:39

Leak seems to confirm another key feature of Samsung’s unreleased iPad Pro rival Samsung is expected to unveil its latest iPad Pro rival at some point this week, at least according to a recent teaser video, but the Galaxy Tab S6 isn’t exactly a secret. The new tablet has been featured in an increasing number of leaks recently that revealed several of its signature features...
2019-08-01, 02:39

A bizarre leak might’ve just given us our first look at an actual iPhone 11R The Galaxy Note 10 launches next week, which means we expect to see more and more leaks showing the handset in the wild. One such leak happened just hours ago, when someone posted an image of the Note 10+ on Twitter before quickly deleting the post. But the internet never forgets, and that image was...
2019-08-01, 02:39

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab S6 with redesigned S Pen and dual camera Samsung officially took the wraps off of its new Galaxy Tab S6 tablet on Wednesday morning, confirming the dozens of leaks that had made their way online in the weeks and months prior. It’s worth noting that this is not a direct follow-up to the Galaxy Tab S5e, which Samsung launched just six ...
2019-08-01, 02:39

Apple’s market share keeps shrinking as Huawei and Samsung widen the gap A year ago today, Strategy Analytics reported that Huawei had finally overtaken Apple to become the world’s second largest smartphone vendor. Twelve months later, Apple has failed to gain any ground, as the latest quarterly analysis from the firm shows both Samsung and Huawei increased their s...
2019-08-01, 02:39

Unopened 1987 Nintendo video game found in attic, expected to sell for $10G A Nevada man found an unopened copy of Kid Icarus, a 1987 classic video game, in the attic of his childhood home which experts project to sell for at least $10,000 in an online auction Thursday. ...
2019-08-01, 02:00

AT&T loses nearly 1 million TV customers after raising DirecTV prices Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Aurich) AT&T lost 946,000 TV subscribers in Q2 2019, a loss that the company attributed to price increases, competition, and other factors. AT&T reported a net loss of 778,000 subscribers in the "Premium TV" category, which includes its DirecTV satellite and U-verse...
2019-08-01, 00:13

Ars Asks: Do you think your company is on the right things-as-a-service track? Enlarge / Artist's impression of a cloud service offering. (credit: fancy.yan / Getty Images) Thanks for your interest in this survey! We've gotten enough responses and the survey is now closed. Two or three times per year, Ars runs surveys in order to help us better understand what kinds of...
2019-08-01, 00:13

200 million devices—some mission-critical—vulnerable to remote takeover Enlarge (credit: Lisa Brewster / Flickr) About 200 million Internet-connected devices—some that may be controlling elevators, medical equipment, and other mission-critical systems—are vulnerable to attacks that give attackers complete control, researchers warned on Monday. In all, researchers with...
2019-08-01, 00:13

Hacker ID’d as former Amazon employee steals data of 106 million people from Capital One Enlarge (credit: Tdorante10) A systems engineer identified in media reports as a former Amazon employee has been arrested on charges that she hacked into Capital One’s network and stole sensitive data for about 106 million people, according to an FBI court filing and a statement from the Virginia-...
2019-08-01, 00:13

AT&T kills DirecTV Now brand name as TV subscribers leave in droves (credit: Aurich Lawson) AT&T is eliminating the DirecTV Now brand name it uses for its struggling Internet-based TV service. DirecTV Now will become "AT&T TV Now" later this summer, AT&T announced today. DirecTV Now (the future "AT&T TV Now") offers a bundle of linear TV channels, similar to tradi...
2019-08-01, 00:13

Cybersecurity officials warn state and local agencies (again) to fend off ransomware Enlarge / Georgia State Police and Capitol Police had their laptops taken offline by ransomware in the latest of many attacks on state and local government agencies. (credit: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Yesterday, the Georgia Department of Public Safety revealed that laptop computers in state poli...
2019-08-01, 00:13

This Guy Found a 30-Year-Old Nintendo Game in his Attic. Now It Might Sell for Thousands (RENO, Nev.) — An unopened copy of a 1987 cult-classic video game that a Nevada man found in the attic of his childhood home is expected to sell for up to $10,000 at an online auction. The boxed game cartridge of Nintendo’s “Kid Icarus” was still in the bag with the receipt f...
2019-07-31, 22:52

London Lab Advances Use of A.I. in Health Care, but Raises Privacy Concerns DeepMind is at the forefront of bringing artificial intelligence to health care. That its parent company is Alphabet raises issues of patient privacy....
2019-07-31, 21:52

The real history of electricity is more gripping than The Current War Benedict Cumberbatch plays Thomas Edison in The Current War, an epic tale about the fight to electrify 19th century America. But this odd film only hints at the truth of the battle of invention...
2019-07-31, 20:26

Science Museum’s Top Secret exhibition feeds spy-loving kid in us all From ciphers to cybersecurity, the child in you (and your children too) will love this amazingly detailed voyage into every nook and cranny of the secret state...
2019-07-31, 20:26

Roma Agrawal: The amazing engineer who designed the Shard's spire Structural engineer Roma Agrawal was part of the team that designed the spire topping London's tallest building. She also loves the Pantheon of Rome – and dancing...
2019-07-31, 20:26

Why video games struggle to navigate mental health’s tricky waters Video games are starting to tackle themes of mental health but to succeed they will need novel-like characterisation, says Jacob Aron in his monthly column...
2019-07-31, 20:26

Capital One data breach exposes info of 106M customers, applicants; suspect arrested Capital One Financial Corp., the fifth-largest U.S. credit-card issuer, said Monday that a hacker accessed the personal information of approximately 106 million card customers and applicants, one of the largest ever data breaches of a big bank....
2019-07-31, 20:13

Alleged Seattle hacker arrested in Capital One breach, boasted on social media: report Authorities claim a Seattle software engineer was responsible for the hacking of Capital One and obtained the personal data of over 100 million people in what appears to be one of the biggest breaches of a big bank in history....
2019-07-31, 20:13

GOP Sen. Josh Hawley takes aim at Facebook and YouTube's 'deceptive techniques' Sen. Josh Hawley has announced legislation designed to curb social media addiction and target “deceptive techniques” that tech giants use to exploit users....
2019-07-31, 20:13

Nearly 40 percent of Generation Z are sexting: study When it comes to sending intimate photos, Gen Z is leading the charge, with nearly 40 percent of youngsters ages 18 to 22 sending off a naked pic of themselves....
2019-07-31, 20:13

Army tests robot-force attack on enemy 'tank ditch, minefield' Surging into heavy enemy fire, navigating rigorous terrain and forward-placing sensors and weapons close to enemy targets, teams of Army robots conducted a “deep assault through a breach” during an exercise intended to prepare the service for a new kind of man-machine drone warfare....
2019-07-31, 20:13

For Facebook and Google, huge fines will cause only limited harm Regulators have slapped Facebook and Google with some very large fines recently, but are the penalties really hurting the hugely profitable titans of Silicon Valley?...
2019-07-31, 20:13

Bots targeted race during Democratic debate, researchers say Bot-like accounts pushed the hashtag #DemDebateSoWhite during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, according to a report from social media analytics firm Storyful....
2019-07-31, 20:13

Apple Card, Apple's latest product, is coming next month Apple CEO Tim Cook said on the company's fiscal third-quarter earnings call that the Apple Card, Apple's entry into the credit card business, would launch next month....
2019-07-31, 20:13

Google employees donate heavily to Warren, Sanders despite calls for tech giant's breakup Google employees are donating heavily to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, despite the fact that both 2020 presidential candidates are leading the charge to break up Big Tech....
2019-07-31, 20:13

Chris Hughes Worked to Create Facebook. Now, He Is Working to Break It Up. Mr. Hughes has joined two leading academics to argue to government officials that Facebook has engaged in anticompetitive behavior for almost a decade....
2019-07-31, 18:52

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons A quest to identify protesters and police officers has people in both groups desperate to protect their anonymity. Some fear a turn toward China-style surveillance....
2019-07-31, 18:52

Facebook Connected Her to a Tattooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought. Renee Holland sent her Facebook friend thousands of dollars. She became entwined in a global fraud that the social network and the United States military appear helpless to stop....
2019-07-31, 18:52

Fortnite Brought ‘Battle Royale’ Games to the Masses. Has the Genre Peaked? The “fight for survival” type of games popularized by Fortnite has inspired imitators hoping to cash in. But there are signs of saturation in the market....
2019-07-31, 18:52

A New Way to Fight Crop Diseases, With a Smartphone A hand-held device could help farmers identify blighted plants, and perhaps reduce agricultural losses. It’s like a strep test for tomatoes and tubers....
2019-07-31, 18:52

Huawei’s Sales Jump Despite Trump’s Blacklisting Executives at the Chinese tech giant sounded exuberant about the firm’s ability to thrive, even if it ends up fully cut off from American technology....
2019-07-31, 18:52

5G in Australia: getting up to speed with the future of mobile As the super-fast network is rolled out across the country, we look at how much it will cost, when you can get it and what it means for the NBN – and your healthAustralia’s mobile networks are currently embarking on major upgrades to get the country ready for 5G. While patches of 5G networks are alr...
2019-07-31, 17:52

What is facial recognition - and how sinister is it? As a surveillance technique it’s ubiquitous, but is still a political, legal and ethical conundrumFacial recognition technology has spread prodigiously. It’s there on Facebook, tagging photos from the class reunion, your cousin’s wedding and the office summer party. Google, Microsoft, Apple and othe...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Apple contractors 'regularly hear confidential details' on Siri recordings Workers hear drug deals, medical details and people having sex, says whistleblowerApple contractors regularly hear confidential medical information, drug deals, and recordings of couples having sex, as part of their job providing quality control, or “grading”, the company’s Siri voice assistant, the...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Young, Ivy League and data-driven: why venture capitalists love Pete Buttigieg VC support for Mayor Pete seems to top that of other Democratic candidates with strong ties to the industryHe’s young, he’s white, he went to Harvard, and he loves to talk about data.If Pete Buttigieg had a product and a pitch deck, Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists would most likely be lining up...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Video game streaming: is it worth it? Microsoft, Google and several others are vying to be the ‘Netflix of video games’, but what advantages are on offer for players?Streaming video games is an idea with such obvious advantages that like virtual reality, motion controls and 3D screens, it had already hit the market several times before ...
2019-07-31, 17:52

British boy becomes Fortnite millionaire in World Cup tournament Jaden Ashman, 15, known as Wolfiez, came second in the video game’s duos competitionFortnite for parents: a guide to the video gameA British teenager whose obsession with video games caused years of arguments with his despairing mother has won almost £1m and become an overnight star after finishing ...
2019-07-31, 17:52

US teenager becomes first Fortnite World Cup champion, winning $3m Sixteen-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf beat 99 other players at the Fortnite World Cup tournament in New YorkLast night, a US teenager who goes by the name Bugha – real name Kyle Giersdorf – became the Fortnite World Cup Champion. The 16-year-old beat 99 other players in the brightly coloured Battl...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Not one of the Fortnite World Cup's 100 finalists was a woman. Why? | Keith Stuart The esports industry must attract female pro players to avoid replicating the sexism that blights other sports This weekend the best Fortnite players in the world gathered at Flushing Meadows in New York to compete in the game’s first ever World Cup Finals for $30m (£24m) in prize money. Tens of tho...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Grand Theft Auto maker has paid no UK corporation tax in 10 years – report Rockstar North made huge profits while claiming £42m in tax relief, says thinktankRockstar North, the Edinburgh-based developer of Grand Theft Auto, has paid no corporation tax over the past 10 years, despite making billions in revenue for its parent company Take-Two Interactive, while claiming more...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Fortnite World Cup: the $30m tournament shows esports' future is already here The question is not whether esports is the future of sports entertainment, but whether there’s any possible scenario where it’s notNearly all established sports are going through some degree of hand-wringing over attracting younger fans as their older core ages out. The death of monoculture and expl...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Which is the best tablet for an artist? Hugh wants to buy his wife a new tablet to replace her old Samsung Galaxy 10.1. What are the options?My wife is an artist. She has been using a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 since 2014. This allows her to draw and paint using a stylus supplied with the pad. She loves using it, but it’s past its best and the b...
2019-07-31, 17:52

How baseless fears over 5G rollout created a health scare Misconceptions about the technology and lack of consultation with local communities may have boosted conspiracy theoriesWhen Tonia Antoniazzi stood up in the House of Commons to talk about the risks of 5G, she admitted that “initiating a conversation … has had members of my own team and family telli...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Dyson fan flies off the shelves after being spotted in royal photo Sales rush for gadget after it appears in photo of the Queen meeting Boris JohnsonIt is the kind of influencer power that money can’t buy: after being photographed in the Queen’s private apartment, Dyson’s upmarket fans are selling out.The £500 gadget inserted itself into history on Wednesday when i...
2019-07-31, 17:52

The subtle art of being out of office Laden with irrelevant detail, the boastful ‘OOO’ email is the latest vehicle for one-upmanship. Why not keep it simple?So, you’re off on your hols, then? Remembered to leave an out-of-office message on your email? Ah, yes. “John Stephens will be out of the office from 1st August for two weeks. If...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Briton who helped stop 2017 WannaCry virus spared jail over malware charges Marcus Hutchins pleaded guilty to two malware charges25-year-old ‘incredibly thankful’ to be sentenced to time servedThe British computer expert who helped shut down the WannaCry cyberattack on the NHS said he is “incredibly thankful” after being spared jail in the US for creating malware.Marcus Hut...
2019-07-31, 17:52

The price of being a ransomware hero: Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber chats to Fabian Wosar, a renowned anti-ransomware expert, who has worked on thousands of cases during his career. The victims that Fabian helps love him. The ransomware hackers he thwarts – not so much. He talks about the sacrifices he has made for the job he loves Continue readi...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Los Angeles police: personal data of thousands of officers stolen in breach More than 17,000 applicants also affected in breach of city’s personnel departmentThe personal information of 2,500 Los Angeles police department officers and 17,500 people who had applied to join the force were exposed in a data breach, the department announced on Monday.The department was informed...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Charity urges Facebook to extend fact-checking to Instagram UK fact-checking organisation Full Fact offers 10 suggestions for improvementsFacebook should immediately extend its fact-checking programme to also cover Instagram, according to Full Fact, a journalism charity that was the first UK member of the scheme.“We do not see why the third-party fact-checki...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Facebook says it was 'not our role' to remove fake news during Australian election Exclusive: Facebook executive Simon Milner says company ‘only removes content that violates our community standards’Facebook has declared it is not “our role to remove content that one side of a political debate considers to be false” in a final, positive, self-assessment of its actions in response ...
2019-07-31, 17:52

NBN Co told to forget about recouping investment and focus on service ACCC chair Rod Sims says NBN Co’s priority must be providing customers with better products at prices they can afford The ACCC chair, Rod Sims, says NBN Co should be prepared to sink the value of the $50bn taxpayer investment in the project if it means customers get better products at prices they ca...
2019-07-31, 17:52

‘GeneBragging’: why glamorous mothers are all over Instagram ‘Just wanted to share this snap of my hot grandma. Isn’t she gorgeous? And can you see the resemblance? #FamilyGoals’Name: #GeneBraggingAge: New for summer 2019. Continue reading......
2019-07-31, 17:52

Capital One: hacker stole data of over 100m Americans FBI has arrested individual who obtained names, addresses, phone numbers and birth dates of people in US and CanadaA hacker gained access to personal information from more than 100 million Capitol One credit applications, the bank said on Monday as federal authorities arrested a suspect.The data bre...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Tories continue Facebook ad spree as 'major bugs' block transparency Tools to crack down on ‘dark money’ political ads are ineffective, researchers say“Major bugs” in Facebook’s political transparency tools are preventing researchers and journalists from holding advertisers to account, according to a report from Mozilla.It comes as the Conservative party is spending ...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Telstra warns public trust will crumble unless access to data is limited Telco says diverse agencies accessing data through legal loophole need to follow the same process as law enforcement bodiesTelstra has warned that public trust in the security of their data will be eroded if government agencies continue to be allowed access to it without appropriate authorisation.Mo...
2019-07-31, 17:52

'The glue between therapist and patient': can Silicon Valley fix mental health care? Apps are changing the industry, but experts warn against dispensing with human therapists entirelyThe road to therapy is often inscrutable, windy and unsatisfying, with availability, cost and fit frequently preventing people from getting the care they need.A new wave of Bay Area startups is turning ...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Tweet, web, cloud: technology transforms meaning of nature words Usage changes from describing outdoors to depicting digital life in just one generationTweet, web, stream and cloud may once have evoked the wild outdoors, but they are now predominantly used to describe technology, according to new linguistic research.A study of datasets of informal conversations f...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Apple Card: company reveals credit card launching next month Payment card to be launched in August, Tim Cook says, as third-quarter earnings beat predictionsApple has announced it will launch its own credit card in August, as iPhone sales continue to fall and the company seeks to diversify its business model.The announcement by the CEO, Tim Cook, came on an e...
2019-07-31, 17:52

What Will Smart Homes Look Like 10 Years From Now? It’s 6 A.M., and the alarm clock is buzzing earlier than usual. It’s not a malfunction: the smart clock scanned your schedule and adjusted because you’ve got that big presentation first thing in the morning. Your shower automatically turns on and warms to your preferred 103°F. ...
2019-07-31, 17:39

Tesla Stock Plummets After Elon Musk Announces the Company’s Tech Boss Is Leaving (Bloomberg) –– Tesla shares plummeted after a worse-than-expected loss and yet another major management change cast fresh doubts on the electric-car maker’s future. Despite delivering a record number of vehicles in the second quarter, Tesla lost $1.12 a share, a bigger deficit than...
2019-07-31, 17:39

Here’s Why Apple Just Spent $1 Billion to Buy Intel’s Modem Business Apple is buying Intel’s struggling cellular modem unit, bringing on key engineering talent and patents that will allow the technology giant to more quickly develop crucial components to connect its devices to the mobile internet. The deal is valued at $1 billion, Intel said in an announcement ...
2019-07-31, 17:39

Why People Are Getting Money From the Equifax Deal But Not the Facebook Settlement In the span of just a few days, the federal government announced settlements relating to two massive privacy breaches that occurred over the last few years, fining Facebook $5 billion for mishandling consumer data, and Equifax $575 million for actions related to a data breach that exposed the person...
2019-07-31, 17:39

Should You Use a VPN for Internet Privacy? That Depends, Experts Say It’s safe to say that plenty of the shenanigans you get up to online are being tracked, logged, or monitored by someone. Whether it’s an advertiser getting your attention based on the window shopping you did during Prime Day, Facebook suggesting friends for you based on your interactions...
2019-07-31, 17:39

To Meme, or Not to Meme? Meet the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind SparkNotes’ Genius Twitter Account When people think of their high school English classes, a few things usually tend to come to mind: memorizing sonnets, slogging through long novels with arcane language, and — of course — cramming before tests using SparkNotes. The company is known for providing summaries of classic lit...
2019-07-31, 17:39

You Can’t Go Back to ‘Classic’ Gmail. But You Can Get Close — Here’s How Last year, Google began rolling out a major update for Gmail with lots of changes. Gone is the red, rectangular Compose button, for instance — it’s since been replaced with a white button with rounded edges. The design is all a little more bold and modern, with new icons and tabs. But he...
2019-07-31, 17:39

Samsung just revealed a little more about the Galaxy Note 10’s impressive camera The Galaxy Note 10 leaks have been trickling out practically nonstop in advance of the August 7th press conference in New York City during which the Note 10 will be unveiled, and at this point, we’ve got a near-comprehensive idea already about what Samsung’s next flagship will look like ...
2019-07-25, 07:26

Facebook Antitrust Inquiry Shows Big Tech’s Freewheeling Era Is Past Two settlements and a new antitrust investigation highlighted a new reality for tech giants: Scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers has become a constant....
2019-07-25, 06:52

RED is making a sequel to its Hydrogen One smartphone and we have no idea why If ever there was a phone that could have revolutionized the smartphone business in the post-iPhone era, it’s the Hydrogen One. Made by high-tech camera company RED, the Hydrogen One turned out to be a huge disappointment. It was a niche phone that targeted a specific group of people: buyers w...
2019-07-25, 03:52

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold will finally launch in September, the company confirms We still don’t have an exact date for when Samsung will launch its delayed, problem-plagued $2,000 foldable smartphone — but we do know, finally, that Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Fold in September, more than four months after its scuttled April release date. That’s acc...
2019-07-25, 03:52

Still available via Google Analytics: Data slurped from 4 million browsers Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Six days after Ars revealed an online service selling links to tax returns, prescription refills, and reams of other sensitive information collected from more than four million browsers, the data remains available to existing customers—thanks, in part, to es...
2019-07-25, 03:39

Amazon has 'destroyed the retail industry across the United States,' Mnuchin says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that although Amazon has provided certain benefits to the consumer, the Jeff Bezos-led company has "destroyed the retail industry across the United States."...
2019-07-25, 02:01

Tesla shares fall after company again reports larger than expected loss Losses come even as Elon Musk’s company says it’s delivering a record-breaking number of vehiclesTesla shares were down 11% on Wednesday after the company reported a larger than expected loss in its second quarter earnings.Elon Musk’s electric car company revealed in its quarterly earnings report an...
2019-07-25, 00:52

It Turns Out People From Florida Are Better at Guessing if a ‘Florida Man’ Story Really Happened in Florida By all accounts, it was a classic “Florida Man” story. On July 26, 2018, a 25-year-old man fired two shots in his home to ward off what he first described as an armed and masked intruder. When police found no evidence of a break-in and his story unraveled, the man, a self-appointed paran...
2019-07-24, 23:39

How To Delete Your Data From Facebook Forever Facebook has agreed to pay a record $5 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into privacy violations, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Wednesday. The company will also create an “independent privacy committee” to ensure “greater accountability at the board of d...
2019-07-24, 23:39

Facebook Says It Is Under Antitrust Investigation by the FTC (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company said Wednesday that it was informed of the investigation in June. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice also announced a broad antitrust probe of technology companies. That announce...
2019-07-24, 23:39

One of the most exciting Android phones of the year was spotted in the wild for the first time The second half of the year will bring us several Android flagships that will look to compete against Apple’s upcoming iPhone 11 series, and some of them leaked already. The Note 10 launches on August 7th, and we know everything there is to know about it. The Pixel 4 is also not a well-kept se...
2019-07-24, 23:26