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04:30 2019-07-19

Samsung insider compares the Galaxy S10 to the unreleased Galaxy Note 10 Samsung will soon launch its second flagship of the year — the Galaxy Note 10 — which is expected to be a variation of the Galaxy S10 tha...
01:16 2019-07-19

Sony has a few fascinating ideas to go head-to-head with the Galaxy Fold Every player in the mobile business is toying with foldable designs. Some of them have already announced their first commercial products, but the fol...
01:16 2019-07-19

Elon Musk says most cars lack the ‘soul’ that Tesla vehicles boast As opposed to most CEOs who singularly concern themselves with turning a profit, Elon Musk’s overarching strategy with Tesla was to revolutioni...
01:16 2019-07-19

Calling at all stations: tube passengers to get 4G reception from next year 4G mobile technology will launch on Jubilee line and will be extended to other linesLondon Underground passengers will be able to use their phones in...
22:32 2019-07-18

YouTube star's death prompts Amazon to push for e-scooter safety warnings in UK Following the death of YouTube star Emily Hartridge in a London accident, Amazon will reportedly begin asking e-scooter sellers to warn consumers abo...
19:48 2019-07-18

Video game cheaters get a taste of their own medicine Respawn, the studio behind Apex Legends, is beefing up anti-cheat software, actively seeking out cheaters and auto-banning players before they even g...
19:48 2019-07-18

My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) When we use browsers to make medical appointments, share tax returns with accountants, or access corporate ...
19:32 2019-07-18

More on DataSpii: How extensions hide their data grabs—and how they’re discovered Enlarge / You can trust us! (credit: Irakli Kalandarishvili / EyeEm / Getty) In our 5,000 word piece on "DataSpii," we explained how researcher Sa...
19:32 2019-07-18

Nigerian scammers slide into DMs, so Ars trolls them Enlarge / The heartbreak of being blocked by a romance scammer. The joy of burning an account used in a criminal operation. I've got a history wit...
19:32 2019-07-18

As Russian “FaceApp” gobbles up user photos, Schumer asks FBI to investigate Enlarge / The FaceApp application displayed on Apple's App Store. (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) h...
19:32 2019-07-18

iOS 13 public beta 3 is now available to download on your iPhone Apple rollout of iOS 13 beta 3 was a bit rocky, with the subsequent public beta not dropping until a full week later, but the rollout of the latest b...
18:00 2019-07-18

How to tell the new Nintendo Switch console apart from the old one Nintendo a few days ago unveiled its second Switch console, the Switch Lite that’s all about handheld gameplay, featuring no support whatsoever...
18:00 2019-07-18

Galaxy Fold supposedly aced its durability tests and is ready to launch Samsung’s first foldable handset should have already been selling in stores for almost a quarter now, but Samsung canceled the launch when it d...
18:00 2019-07-18

New report shows that iPhone loyalty is as low as it’s ever been iPhone owners historically haven’t been prone to ditching the brand for an Android, but that may finally be changing. Citing a survey conducted...
18:00 2019-07-18

Uber glitch charged some customers 100x what they expected to pay Uber riders in a number of cities around the world on Wednesday were met with some stress-inducing sticker shock when noticing the price they’d...
18:00 2019-07-18

Apollo 11: Google creates huge moonlight portrait larger than Central Park to honor epic mission As part of its tribute to Apollo 11, Google is using moonlight to dramatically showcase Margaret Hamilton, a pioneer whose computational work helped ...
12:32 2019-07-18

The all-screen smartphone design of our dreams is coming next year – but not to the Galaxy S11 The Galaxy S8 may have launched several months before the iPhone X hit stores back in 2017, but it’s Apple’s phone that every company cop...
11:16 2019-07-18

Apple may bring an exciting new feature to the 2020 iPhone’s rear camera If the myriad rumors and reports are to be believed, the next major iPhone evolution won’t take place until 2020. This year’s iPhone will...
11:16 2019-07-18

Despite massive earnings, Netflix is struggling to attract new subscribers Netflix released its earnings report for the June quarter and posted EPS of $0.60, a solid beat over initial estimates of $0.56. Revenue came in exac...
11:16 2019-07-18

Netflix plans to launch a cheaper, mobile-only plan in a major market Though there were a few bright spots in Netflix’s earnings report today, investors didn’t react too kindly to the company’s big mis...
11:16 2019-07-18

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 may launch in 2020, even with the original still MIA Samsung’s first foldable smartphone is starting to feel like the Bigfoot of tech. There are all these reports claiming that people have seen it...
11:16 2019-07-18

Elon Musk wants to hook the human brain up to a computer by late 2020 In addition to electric cars, road trips to Mars, and strange Twitter behavior, Elon Musk is also known for a new biotech company called Neuralink, w...
11:16 2019-07-18

Apple explores the possibility of manufacturing AirPods in Vietnam Apple has long made a habit out of diversifying its supply chain whenever possible, which is why it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that t...
11:16 2019-07-18

Samsung announces ultra-fast 12GB LPDDR5 RAM ahead of Galaxy Note 10 – but we have some bad news Samsung a few months ago launched several Galaxy S10 options including a Galaxy S10+ model that ships with as much as 12GB of RAM onboard. That seems...
11:16 2019-07-18

Exclusive: New leak reveals key Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs Google’s Pixel smartphone series has become something of an anomaly in the smartphone market. When it comes to hype, Google’s Pixel phone...
11:16 2019-07-18

Samsung’s new iPad Pro rival just leaked, and it’s got a pretty weird new feature Samsung isn’t done making high-end tablets and recent rumors revealed the company has been working on an iPad Pro alternative that will deliver...
11:16 2019-07-18

Qualcomm Is Fined Again by European Regulators for Antitrust Behavior The $272 million fine is for blocking a rival chip maker from the market. It is the second time in two years that E.U. authorities have penalized Qua...
11:16 2019-07-18

Is Huawei a Security Threat? Vietnam Isn’t Taking Any Chances As the world splits along U.S.-China fault lines, telecom companies in Vietnam appear to be quietly avoiding the Chinese tech giant in their 5G plans...
11:16 2019-07-18

The Internet Is Changing the English Language. Is That a Good Thing? For more than 600 years, English speakers used because as a conjunction meaning “for the reason that,” dutifully following it with a full...
10:48 2019-07-18

How the moon landing shaped early video games Some of the earliest video games were influenced by the space race and created using the same computers as NasaOn 20 July 1969, before an estimated t...
09:32 2019-07-18

FaceApp row: UK watchdog monitoring privacy concerns Information Commissioner’s Office says people should check how apps use their data The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is considering allegat...
09:32 2019-07-18

Is this the future – five-year-olds designing smart technology? | Anna Bawden Mihika Sharma’s smart stick, which helps blind people cross the road, is one of the winning entries in this year’s Tech4Good awardsNine months since ...
09:32 2019-07-18

Automatic for the people? Experts predict how AI will transform the workplace As artificial intelligence is increasingly introduced into business, an expert panel – hosted by the Guardian – forecast how it will change our worki...
09:32 2019-07-18

Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they’re targeted by nation-sponsored hackers Enlarge / United Nations HQ in New York. (credit: Javier Carbajal) Microsoft said on Wednesday that it has notified almost 10,000 customers in the ...
06:00 2019-07-18

The social media giant is accused of promoting videos arguing the Earth isn't round. Many people who believe the Earth is not round first heard the idea on YouTube. But how important was the video-sharing website in helping the flat E...
04:16 2019-07-18

What's the best mini-laptop for YouTube and writing reports? Peter wants a mini-laptop to go with his old BlackBerry phone. What are his options? I’m old-school now at 71, but I’m still designing and working as...
04:01 2019-07-18

Is FaceApp an evil plot by 'the Russians' to steal your data? Not quite | Arwa Mahdawi Following the panic over this viral app, the moral of the story is: don’t worry too much about ‘the Russians’. You should worry about everythingOver ...
04:01 2019-07-18

Kindle 2019 review: Amazon's cheapest e-reader gets adjustable frontlight Amazon’s basic Kindle lights up with a better screen to close the gap with the PaperwhiteAmazon’s cheapest, most basic Kindle now has a light and a b...
04:01 2019-07-18

FaceApp Lets You ‘Age’ a Photo by Decades. Does It Also Violate Your Privacy? Some security concerns raised about the app at the center of a popular social media trend are exaggerated, but experts say the developer should be mo...
23:00 2019-07-17

US lawmakers hammer Facebook exec over Libra's threat to privacy House members challenge company over its plans to protect data and question its goals in latest clash on Capitol HillFacebook once again faced intens...
21:48 2019-07-17

Instagram hides number of 'likes' from users in Australian trial Social media giant says the trial, which rolls out Thursday, will ‘reduce pressure’ on users of the platform Instagram users in Australia will no lon...
21:48 2019-07-17

Turkey crosses “red line,” gets booted from F-35 partnership Enlarge / Turkey's planned purchase of F-35A Joint Strike Fighters has been vetoed in the wake of the Turkish purchase of Russian anti-air defenses. ...
17:48 2019-07-17

Artificial skin can sense 1000 times faster than human nerves An artificial skin inspired by the human nervous system can sense pressure and temperature. It has been tested on a robotic hand and improved the han...
17:00 2019-07-17

Army prototypes range-doubling new artillery weapon to outgun Russia The Army is building prototypes of a new artillery cannon that can more than double the range of existing weapons and vastly alter the strategic and ...
16:32 2019-07-17

AOC, Sanders demand probe of Amazon's 'grueling, unsafe' workplace conditions New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with a group of other lawmakers, have demanded that the Occu...
16:32 2019-07-17

Google says controversial Chinese search app Dragonfly has been 'terminated' amid GOP senator's grilling Under withering questions from GOP Sen. Josh Hawley, a top Google executive said the company has "terminated" its censored Chinese search engine proj...
16:32 2019-07-17

On World Emoji Day, Apple and Google continue inclusive push Apple and Google are taking World Emoji Day seriously, rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but also expand the num...
16:32 2019-07-17

Oakland bans the use of facial recognition, becoming third US city to do so The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to prevent city employees, including the police, from using or acquiring it facial recognition technology ...
16:32 2019-07-17

Former Microsoft employee bought $1.6M house after stealing millions in digital currency, feds allege A 25-year-old former Microsoft employee, who helped simulate tech company's digital retail sales, has been charged Tuesday after swiping gift cards a...
16:32 2019-07-17

FaceApp security concerns: Experts say Russians might own your old photos The viral FaceApp photo filter, which allows you digitally age yourself by a few decades, but experts are warning that the app poses several security...
16:32 2019-07-17

OneWeb’s low-Earth satellites hit 400Mbps and 32ms latency in new test Enlarge / Illustration of a OneWeb satellite. (credit: OneWeb) OneWeb says a test of its low-Earth orbit satellites has delivered broadband speeds ...
15:16 2019-07-17

Inside the Social Network: Facebook’s Difficult Year review – thumbs down! As if bewitched by their level of access, the BBC ditched critical distance, rolled over and let out one giant cheer for the global techno-oligarchy....
14:32 2019-07-17

OnePlus 7 review: competition-beating performance for less A little less ‘Pro’ means the regular OnePlus 7 is smaller and lighter, offering a top experience for £500 The OnePlus 7 is basically the OnePlus 6T ...
14:32 2019-07-17

UberEats to change 'unfair' contracts with restaurants after ACCC investigation Consumer watchdog says the contracts made restaurants financially liable for ‘elements outside of their control’UberEats in Australia has agreed to c...
14:32 2019-07-17

FaceApp denies storing users' photographs without permission App was launched by Russian developer in 2017 and uses AI to change people’s featuresThe developer of a popular app which transforms users’ faces to ...
14:32 2019-07-17

E.U. Investigates Amazon Over Use of Retailer Info To Gain Competitive Edge (BRUSSELS) — The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to more closely regulate big tech companies, saying Wednesday it was invest...
10:00 2019-07-17

Google Maps just got an excellent new feature: Real-time bikesharing info Google on Tuesday unveiled an absolutely cool new Google Maps feature that will immediately appeal to users who rely on bikesharing services to get a...
09:01 2019-07-17

Leak says the Galaxy Note 10 won’t get Qualcomm’s powerful new Snapdragon processor We saw two brand new mobile chips emerge in a matter of days. The Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform, an upgraded 855 version, was formally introduc...
09:01 2019-07-17

New video shows Apple’s leaked iPhone 11 models like never before There are at least half a dozen new flagship Android smartphones set to be released in the coming months, and each one is more exciting than the last...
09:01 2019-07-17

AOC, Trump join list of celebs and social media stars as 'most influential people on the internet' While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and President Trump differ vastly in their political views, a new ranking highlights some common ground ...
06:32 2019-07-17

Tesla finally did something about its convoluted lineup Tesla’s product line has become a bit convoluted in recent months, which is somewhat odd given that the company only sells three types of vehic...
00:48 2019-07-17

Sprint says hackers used Samsung’s website to access customer account data In late June, hackers managed to access an unknown number of Sprint accounts by exploiting a security loophole on Samsung’s “add a line&r...
00:48 2019-07-17

Galaxy Note 10 will have a great camera, but the Galaxy S11 is going to blow us away Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 announcement event is only a few weeks away, but the leaks are still pouring in. The usual insider who has been provid...
21:48 2019-07-16

Nintendo trademarks a mysterious new feature that may be related to the Switch Nintendo Switch-related leaks have been coming fast and furious these days, as the beloved gaming giant preps a smaller, more affordable version of t...
21:48 2019-07-16

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 won’t have the Apple Watch 4’s best feature until 2020 If a new report is to be believed, we may see the announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 wearable next month alongside the big unveili...
17:16 2019-07-16

Twitter's Jack Dorsey maxes out donations to Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic presidential candidate Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has donated thousands of dollars to U.S. Representative and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, according to Federal Electi...
17:16 2019-07-16

Rubik's Cube solved by deep learning algorithm in fraction of a second Artificial intelligence, which may at some point automate your job and can already defeat professionals in six-player poker, is now able to solve Rub...
17:16 2019-07-16

Bernie Sanders says he'd 'absolutely' try to break up Facebook, Google, Amazon Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said today that he would "absolutely" look to break up Big Tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google on antitrust grou...
17:16 2019-07-16

Government agencies pushing for longer mandatory metadata retention Home affairs says agencies are pushing for data to be held for more than two years for complex investigationsGovernment agencies are pushing for tele...
16:32 2019-07-16

Trump claims he will investigate Google for 'treasonous' China ties US president vows to look into claim about firm’s relationship with Chinese governmentDonald Trump has suggested Google might be working treasonously...
13:32 2019-07-16

eBay just launched a slew of new anti-Prime Day deals Amazon’s second day of Prime Day deals has already started, but that doesn’t mean that Amazon is the only place to shop discounted produc...
10:48 2019-07-16

There’s a huge iPhone bug in the latest iOS 13 beta that you really need to know about The latest iOS 13 beta has a serious security bug that will allow access to your stored passwords by anyone with access to your device. For someone t...
10:48 2019-07-16

Facebook says cryptocurrency Libra won't happen without 'full government approval' amid broad resistance Amid growing bipartisan resistance to its proposed digital coin, Facebook will tell lawmakers that it won't move forward with its Libra cryptocurrenc...
10:32 2019-07-16

Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan to Face Questions by Congress (WASHINGTON) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as ...
10:16 2019-07-16

Alexa is invading Windows 10 computers It’s not a secret that you can run two virtual assistants on Windows 10 computers, including Microsoft’s own Cortana as well as Amazon&rs...
08:48 2019-07-16

Galaxy Note 10 might be even faster than the S10 and OnePlus 7 Pro, new leak teases Qualcomm on Monday unveiled a brand new version of its Snapdragon 855 platform that powers several Android flagships this year, including the Galaxy ...
08:48 2019-07-16

How one woman learned to fly the B-2 stealth bomber When B-2 stealth bombers attacked Serbia on the opening night of Operation Allied Force in 1999, destroyed Iraqi air defenses during 2003’s “Shock an...
08:32 2019-07-16

What caused Britain’s national nervous breakdown? | Tim Lott Between 2000 and the 2008 financial crash, tech’s brave new world unleashed changes that were meant to make us happierWhen did our country lose grip ...
05:16 2019-07-16

Facebook launches UK reporting tool to clamp down on scam ads Social media firm to investigate users’ complaints and take down violating postsFresh efforts to tackle scam adverts across Facebook are being introd...
05:16 2019-07-16

Elon Musk: Next-gen Roadster will have thrusters hidden behind the license plate While Tesla has a few intriguing vehicles in the pipeline — from the Model Y to a rumored pickup truck — the company’s next-gen Roa...
23:48 2019-07-15

The Pixel 4 might be even more powerful than the Galaxy Note 10 and other 2019 Android flagships Each year brings us faster and faster phones, with Apple’s newest iPhone leading the charge. The most recent A-series chip is always faster tha...
21:16 2019-07-15

This revolutionary Galaxy S11 design could succeed where the Galaxy Fold failed With the release of the Galaxy S10 earlier this year, Samsung made its biggest leap forward in terms of design since the launch of the Galaxy S6 edge...
21:16 2019-07-15

Samsung insider teases blazing-fast charging speeds for the Galaxy Note 10+ Samsung is widely expected to sell four Galaxy Note 10 models in stores, including 4G and 5G versions of both the standard Galaxy Note 10 and the sli...
21:16 2019-07-15

In defence of digital consent forms given to rape complainants | Letter Peter Csemiczky takes issue with comments made by victims’ commissioner Vera BairdI am writing to express my concern about the comments made by Dame ...
21:16 2019-07-15

Newly opened WestConnex tunnel missing from Google Maps, causing confusion in Sydney Motorists sent up the garden path as controversial M4 East tunnel from Homebush to Haberfield fails to display Google Maps is working to resolve an i...
21:16 2019-07-15

B-2 bomber 30-year anniversary: Inside a B-2 stealth attack Slicing through the sky with bat-like wings, eluding enemy radar with stealth technology, quietly destroying enemy air defenses from 50,000 ft and us...
20:32 2019-07-15

Advocates, lawmakers blast Facebook $5 billion FTC fine as 'chump change,' slam settlement as meaningless Activists and Democratic lawmakers blasted the Federal Trade Commission's $5 billion fine against Facebook as "chump change" and lambasted the agency...
20:32 2019-07-15

Office 365 declared illegal in German schools due to privacy risks Enlarge / Germany's government continues its history of principled Microsoft opposition. (credit: Flickr user fdecomite) Last week, the German stat...
18:32 2019-07-15

Twitter is changing Twitter.com to be more like mobile app     The new Twitter Web interface... In a blog post today, Tw...
18:32 2019-07-15

Ajit Pai’s new gift to cable companies would kill local fees and rules Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018, in Washington DC. (credit: Getty Images | Mark Wilson ) Ajit Pai...
18:32 2019-07-15

Apple is investigating an iPhone 6 explosion Smartphone battery explosions happen from time to time, and the most recent case involves an iPhone 6 unit that exploded in the hands of an 11-year-o...
13:16 2019-07-15

The Pixel 4 was just spotted in the wild in another huge leak We’re some three months away from the Pixel 4’s official launch, but we already know how the phone will look like, thanks to various leak...
13:16 2019-07-15

This crazy Samsung design with a pull-out screen might hint at a big overhaul for the Galaxy S11 Samsung is on the cusp of several major announcements at the moment, including the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 10 series set for next month at the U...
13:16 2019-07-15

Galaxy Note 10 production might take a hit from another trade war that isn’t Trump’s fault The US vs. China isn’t the only trade war in town, and a similar dispute is brewing between two other major world economies, Japan and South Ko...
13:16 2019-07-15

Waze has a new crowdsourced feature that will make navigation even better Google Maps might be the most popular navigation app in the world, but Google has another gem in its backyard, Waze, which can deliver an even better...
13:16 2019-07-15

Peter Thiel says FBI, CIA should investigate if Chinese intelligence infiltrated Google: report Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel on Sunday called for the FBI and CIA to investigate whether Chinese intelligence had infiltrated Google, accord...
04:48 2019-07-15

Prime Day: activists plan protests in US cities and a boycott of e-commerce giant Immigrants and workers say Amazon should cut ties with federal deportation agencies and provide better work conditionsActivists, immigrants and Amazo...
01:48 2019-07-15

Finding dark patterns online: Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber teams up with Science Weekly host Ian Sample to find out more about how companies use various techniques to trick us into buying ...
01:48 2019-07-15

‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby. Every day an entertainment’s who’s who passes through the 4,780-square-foot “creative gateway” — complete with 80-foot video screen — hoping for a pi...
18:48 2019-07-14

Accounts posing as Dominic Raab and Liam Fox among Twitter takedowns MoD, DExEU and DHSC lodged complaints requesting removal of fake accounts pretending to be associated with governmentTwitter accounts masquerading as...
13:32 2019-07-14

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door: ‘Is this family hatch too hot to handle?’ The top-of-the-range model does 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds. Should get you down the supermarket sharpish…Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-DoorPrice £121,3500-62mph...
11:16 2019-07-14

Craigslist's Craig Newmark: 'Outrage is profitable. Most online outrage is faked for profit' The founder of the online classifieds site is a survivor from the era of internet optimism. He has given significant sums to protect the future of ne...
11:16 2019-07-14

7 digital privacy tricks you’ll wish you knew before now We surround ourselves with devices. Our cars respond to us. Our smart TVs listen to us. Every camera in every tablet and laptop is a potential spying...
07:16 2019-07-14

8 new trailers you need to watch from this past week Stuber and Crawl are two of the new movies hitting theaters this week, but it’s very likely that Spider-Man: Far From Home will dominate the box offi...
12:48 2019-07-13

Even a robot has now mastered the ridiculous Bottle Cap Challenge Over the past week or so, one celebrity after another has stepped up to offer their take on nailing the Bottle Cap Challenge. I thought Mariah Carey&...
11:00 2019-07-13

This breath sensor is built for keto dieters, and it has the science to back it up If you’ve searched Google for diet tips in 2019 you’ve almost certainly already heard of the ketogenic diet — or simply “keto...
23:16 2019-07-12

Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93 In a breakthrough in the 1960s, he showed that computers could be used interactively with quick results, and also made secure from others’ using them...
21:16 2019-07-12

Apple's spaceship HQ valued as one of the world's most expensive buildings The firm paid $6m into an affordable housing fund but critics say it must do more to help solve Silicon Valley’s social issuesApple’s donut-shaped he...
20:00 2019-07-12

Facebook to be fined $5bn for Cambridge Analytica privacy violations – reports The $5bn fine would be the largest ever levied by the Federal Trade Commission against a technology companyThe Federal Trade Commission has reportedl...
20:00 2019-07-12

$32m stolen from Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange in latest hack Bitpoint suspends services after apparent theft of virtual monies including bitcoinA cryptocurrency exchange in Tokyo has halted services after it lo...
20:00 2019-07-12

Gartner, IDC agree that PC sales are up—but they don’t agree what a PC is Enlarge / Does this Chromebook count as a traditional PC? Gartner says no, IDC says yes. (credit: Valentina Palladino) We've been hearing for quite...
19:00 2019-07-12

Someone built a PS5 console with off-the-shelf parts, and you can do it too Sony and Microsoft have both revealed details about their next-gen consoles, the PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox, and we know what to expect from the...
18:16 2019-07-12

Amazon Is Building a Voice-Controlled Robot That’s Like a ‘Mobile Alexa’ Amazon is developing a higher quality version of the Echo speaker and ramping up work on its home robot. The company plans to release the new Echo by...
17:01 2019-07-12

The U.K.’s Version of the NSA Wants Access to Encrypted Chats. Here’s How it Would Work The term “ghost protocol” might remind you of a famous blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, but here it applies to a new proposal by the Gove...
17:01 2019-07-12

Amazon’s Best Prime Day Tech Deals (So Far) Prime Day, Amazon’s made-up summer shopping extravaganza, is back again, and this year, it’s going into overtime. Prime Day is now a 48-h...
17:01 2019-07-12

Facebook’s Getting Slapped With a $5 Billion FTC Privacy Settlement The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a record privacy settlement against Facebook requiring the social media company to pay about $5 billion to...
17:01 2019-07-12

Judge Clears Way for Amazon and Microsoft to Compete for Giant Pentagon Contract Oracle had alleged that Amazon and the Defense Department biased the $10 billion JEDI contract in Amazon’s favor, but was unable to change the Pentag...
17:00 2019-07-12

OK Google, are you listening? Tech giant's smart speakers eavesdrop on private conversations, investigation finds Google's smart speakers allow contractors for the tech giant employees to listen to excerpts of private conversations, some which could include sensi...
17:00 2019-07-12

Alleged Iranian hacker who aided cyber espionage attacks on the US unmasked For years, “Mr. Tekide” has been well-known as a red flag within international cybersecurity communities. The alias has managed to evade being public...
17:00 2019-07-12

Facebook’s ‘superhuman’ AI becomes first to defeat pros in six-player poker An artificial intelligence bot developed by Facebook defeated professionals in six-player Hold'em, marking the first time AI has beaten human experts...
17:00 2019-07-12

Samsung reportedly plans to launch the Galaxy Note 10 on August 23rd Samsung will host its next Unpacked event on August 7th to announce the Galaxy Note 10, but there won’t be much left to unveil by the time the ...
16:48 2019-07-12

Trump bashes Bitcoin and calls for regulation of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Facebook a few weeks ago unveiled its Libra digital coin and blockchain endeavor, a product meant to significantly reducing the remittance fees and w...
16:48 2019-07-12

Huawei just confirmed some info about its mobile OS, but it would rather use Android on phones We’ve been talking about Huawei’s upcoming new Android-based operating system for a few weeks now, ever since Trump’s ban came into...
16:48 2019-07-12

Amazon’s next big products may be a high-end Echo and an Alexa home robot Amazon’s suite of hardware will continue to grow in the coming years, as Bloomberg reports the company is making progress on its voice-activate...
16:48 2019-07-12

Facebook agrees to pay FTC $5 billion fine for various privacy violations Due to a slew of privacy violations, Facebook finally reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will see the social...
16:48 2019-07-12

Website drive-by attacks on routers are alive and well. Here’s what to do D-Link's DI-514 802.11b router. It was a perfectly cromulent router for its time... but those were dark days, friend, dark days indeed. (credit: sour...
13:00 2019-07-12

Charter gets final approval to stay in NY despite breaking merger promise Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum vehicle in West Lake Hills, Texas. (credit: Tony Webster) Charter Communications has received final approval to stay i...
13:00 2019-07-12

Pentagon plans 'war-cloud' computing system for the military The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure will store and crunch vast amounts of classified data and let the military use artificial intelligence to...
12:32 2019-07-12

Amazon to retrain a third of its US workforce Amazon.com Inc. plans to spend $700 million to retrain a third of its U.S. workforce, as technology threatens to upend the way many of its employees ...
09:32 2019-07-12

Facebook denies being a social network after it got sued (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) This week, Facebook responded to a lawsuit relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by claiming it isn't a...
09:32 2019-07-12

Man uses password breaking software to hack women's online accounts A man gained unauthorized access to more than 100 women’s digital accounts, all of which were password protected, according to a statement this week ...
09:32 2019-07-12

Leak says the Galaxy Note 10 will be very expensive at launch – but that doesn’t really matter We know everything there is to know about the Galaxy Note 10 at this point, at least when it comes to design and specs. Everything leaked well ahead ...
08:32 2019-07-12

Leak reveals this upcoming new Android will have a far more daring design than the Galaxy Note 10 The Galaxy Note 10 will be the first Android flagship to launch in the second half of the year, beating its rivals by at least a couple of months. Bu...
08:32 2019-07-12

This video is our best look yet at Apple’s leaked iPhone 11R design Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are scheduled to be unveiled less than four weeks from now, and Huawei’s powerful new Ma...
08:32 2019-07-12

Superhuman offers users a shortcut to empty inbox nirvana The Silicon Valley startup makes bold claims for its slick technology that aims to rid people of torrents of unread emailsIn many ways, Superhuman is...
02:48 2019-07-12

Who is paying $30 for 'gamer girl' Belle Delphine's bath water? Delphine, 19, a social media star with an enormous global following, was mocked for the sale – but it sold out quicklyBelle Delphine, the social medi...
01:32 2019-07-12

Samsung’s second try at the Galaxy Fold may have just been spotted in the wild Manufacturing is supposedly underway, finally, for Samsung’s second try at the Galaxy Fold smartphone that failed so spectacularly its April la...
00:32 2019-07-12

The Galaxy Note 10 doesn’t have a headphone jack, but Samsung has a solution The Galaxy Note 10 will not have a headphone jack, and that’s no longer just a rumor. Galaxy Note 10+ photos that Samsung posted with the FCC l...
19:48 2019-07-11

Google reveals that over 1,000 Google Assistant audio recordings were leaked Smart devices have changed the face of privacy forever. Telling people that you believed someone was listening to you at all times used to be cause f...
19:48 2019-07-11

Amazon’s Latest Experiment: Retraining Its Work Force Amazon’s effort could help answer a fundamental question: Will automation be a solution for the great challenges of the 21st century economy, or make...
19:32 2019-07-11

Julie Sweet to Run Accenture, Adding a Woman to the Ranks of Corporate C.E.O.s Her appointment raises the number of women at the helm of the most valuable U.S. public companies to 27, but that is just slightly more than 5 percen...
17:32 2019-07-11

US puts rush order on long-range air-to-air missile The US is developing a new very-long-range air-to-air missile to counter Chinese and Russian weapons (transcript here). (video link) It has been more...
17:32 2019-07-11

Eavesdropping flaw prompts Apple to suspend Walkie-Talkie app Enlarge / Apple Watch. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Apple has suspended use of the Walkie-Talkie app in the Apple Watch until the company fixes a ...
17:32 2019-07-11

Google workers listen to your “OK Google” queries—one of them leaked recordings Enlarge / The Google Home Mini, the original Google Home, and the Google Home Max. (credit: Google) Google today defended its practice of having ...
17:32 2019-07-11

AI beats professionals at six-player Texas Hold ’Em poker For the first time, an AI has won six-player, no-limit Texas Hold ’Em, beating professional poker players who each have more than $1 million in winni...
15:32 2019-07-11

Dragon Quest Builders 2 review – a crafting game with solid foundations Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4; Square Enix Like Minecraft but with more constraints, this gentle, humorous adventure game mixes world-building with ...
14:32 2019-07-11

NSW suggests facial recognition could replace Opal cards in 'not too distant future' Labor says transport minister’s speech ‘curious’ and plan would carry major privacy risksFacial recognition could be used to replace swipe cards on p...
14:32 2019-07-11

My poker face: AI wins multiplayer game for first time Pluribus wins 12-day session of Texas hold’em against some of the world’s best human players Rack up another win for the machines. An artificial inte...
14:32 2019-07-11

Need for speed: is the 'Netflix effect' to blame for the NBN's failures? The NBN says Netflix has put pressure on its fixed wireless service, but the growth in streaming has been anticipated for years Politicians, tech exp...
14:32 2019-07-11

Apple just disabled Walkie Talkie on Watch due to an iPhone eavesdropping vulnerability The Apple Watch has a neat new app that lets you talk to your friends called Walkie Talkie. It’s not a phone calls app, although the Watch can ...
13:32 2019-07-11

Nintendo will quietly upgrade the Switch, but don’t call it a Switch Pro Nintendo on Wednesday unveiled the brand new Switch Lite console, a device meant to deliver only handheld gaming experiences for a lower price. The S...
13:32 2019-07-11

Behold: This huge leak may be the first real photo of Google’s Pixel 4 All the buzz among Android fans yesterday was focused on the upcoming new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ since official press renders just leaked...
13:32 2019-07-11

Tesla to boost overall production as Model 3 demand skyrockets One of the key metrics investors tend to hone in on when it comes to Tesla involves the company’s ability to manufacture the Model 3 at scale. ...
13:32 2019-07-11

Galaxy Note 10+ design and specs confirmed in leaked Samsung documentation Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 series on August 7th in New York, but as was the case with previous Galaxy S and Note releases, the handset wo...
13:32 2019-07-11

At least one new iPhone next year might ditch Face ID and bring back Touch ID A sketchy rumor said a few days ago that Apple is making a cheaper iPhone for the Chinese market that will ditch the Face ID sensors in favor of an i...
13:32 2019-07-11

Christian author says $240G worth of fake copies of her book sold on Amazon A female priest says Amazon sold $240,000 worth of counterfeit copies of her faith-based book -- before it was removed from the top bookselling site....
11:32 2019-07-11

New Navy air-to-ground missile destroys air defenses from 120 miles The Navy is fast-tracking a new air-to-ground missile engineered to destroy enemy air defenses from farther distances than existing weapons and succe...
09:32 2019-07-11

Streaming online pornography produces as much CO2 as Belgium Streaming online videos generates 300 million tonnes of CO2 a year – nearly 1 per cent of global emissions – with pornography alone generating 80 mil...
08:32 2019-07-11

Silent Mac update nukes dangerous webserver installed by Zoom Enlarge (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Apple said it has pushed a silent macOS update that removes the undocumented webserver that was instal...
23:32 2019-07-10

‘StarCraft: Cartooned’ is an adorable mod for one of the best strategy games ever Whether you love Terran, Zerg, or Protoss, there’s no denying that Starcraft is an incredible strategy game, delivering thrilling, stressful ba...
22:32 2019-07-10

This supersonic car will try to hit a ridiculous 500mph in October Hard as it might be to imagine a car that can travel at supersonic speeds of up to 1,000 miles per hour, one such project is working to get closer to...
21:48 2019-07-10

Air Force set for new nuclear-armed cruise missile for 2030 Should major global powers be immersed in a high-stakes, dangerous escalation of tension, raising the possibility of a nuclear confrontation, could t...
20:32 2019-07-10

Alternate social media site rolls out new technique to squash extremist content without violating First Amendment As prominent social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube wrestle with how to stop jihadists, neo-Nazis and other extremists from disse...
20:32 2019-07-10

Samsung’s new iPad Pro rival will have features no other tablet has When Apple launched the 2018 iPad Pro models last fall, it introduced the world’s first tablets to feature 3D face recognition cameras, somethi...
19:16 2019-07-10

Android Q beta 5 improves gesture navigations We’re nearing a final look at how Android Q will feel once we get to the forthcoming consumer release of the latest version of the mobile OS, n...
19:16 2019-07-10

AT&T’s robocall-blocking expansion won’t block spam calls unless you pay extra Enlarge / AT&T's Call Protect and Mobile Security apps for Android. (credit: AT&T) AT&T yesterday said it will add "automatic fraud blocking and su...
18:32 2019-07-10

Whitehats use DoS attack to shut down ransomware campaign—but only temporarily Enlarge / A diagram showing how a DoS shut down an ongoing ransomware campaign. (credit: Intezer) Whitehats used a novel denial-of-service hack to ...
18:32 2019-07-10

“This is crazy”: FCC kills part of San Francisco’s broadband-competition law Enlarge / Lombard Street in San Francisco. (credit: Getty Images | Michael Lee) The Federal Communications Commission today voted to preempt part o...
16:48 2019-07-10

Nintendo announces Switch Lite console The new model of the handheld console – which is cheaper, lighter and smaller than the original – will be released in SeptemberNintendo has announced...
15:16 2019-07-10

Microsoft to open first European store in central London Firm shows commitment to UK with shop, which features a gaming lounge and AR devicesMicrosoft is opening its first European store on Oxford Street, i...
15:16 2019-07-10

Galaxy Note 10 5G tipped to feature up to 1TB of built-in storage space Samsung is widely expected to launch four Galaxy Note 10 phones this summer, including two 4G and two 5G versions, and we have a pretty good idea of ...
14:16 2019-07-10

Leaked Galaxy Note 10 press renders reveal the final design of the phone With less than a month to go before Samsung officially pulls back the curtain on the Galaxy Note 10 at an Unpacked event in NYC, the final design of ...
14:16 2019-07-10

The new Raspberry Pi 4 board has a serious USB-C charging issue you should know about The Raspberry Pi 4 board was launched only a few weeks ago, featuring up to 4GB of RAM, support for 4K displays and USB-C connectivity. But buyers on...
09:48 2019-07-10

Samsung is making a cheaper 5G flagship, but it’s not the smaller Galaxy Note 10 The Galaxy Note 10 will come in two sizes, several reports have claimed in the past, and each one will get its own 5G variant. However, all these pho...
09:48 2019-07-10

Nintendo announces the Switch Lite, coming this September for $199 It finally happened: Nintendo announced the cheaper Switch console that kept popping up in rumors and reports on Wednesday. Called Nintendo Switch Li...
09:48 2019-07-10

NHS teams up with Amazon to bring Alexa to patients Voice assistant enlisted to aid elderly and blind patients who cannot easily search for adviceThe NHS has teamed up with Amazon to allow elderly peop...
04:48 2019-07-10

Honor 20 review: Huawei's first new phone during Trump dispute Top performance and a good camera make the £400 Honor 20 tempting. But will the US-China trade war hit software updates?The Honor 20 is the first sma...
03:16 2019-07-10

Elon Musk shakes up Tesla Autopilot team after growing frustrated with the group’s progress While the Autopilot capability of Tesla vehicles has improved markedly over time, the Autopilot team responsible for delivering said capabilities has...
03:16 2019-07-10

New encryption powers used at least five times by federal and NSW police Commonwealth Ombudsman calls for Peter Dutton’s ability to censor its reports on the process to be revokedNew encryption powers to seek assistance fr...
00:16 2019-07-10

‘Google's power is extraordinary’: businesses turn to the courts over bad reviews Negative comments and low star ratings can make or break a company. But as Google finds itself embroiled in legal action, it warns defamation law cou...
00:16 2019-07-10

AT&T will finally help users effectively block harassing robocalls Over the past few years, annoying robocalls have seemingly become inescapable and, for some, an everyday nuisance. Last year alone, there were upward...
20:16 2019-07-09

Mate 30 Pro might feature a daring new design that Samsung wouldn’t attempt A report a few days ago from a trusted Samsung insider revealed that Samsung has been working on smartphone designs unlike anything we’ve ever ...
20:16 2019-07-09

AT&T takes some Time Warner shows off Netflix, makes them exclusive to HBO Max Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) AT&T will start restricting some Time Warner shows to its own streaming service, despite previously telling the gov...
19:16 2019-07-09

Zoom for Mac makes it too easy for hackers to access webcams. Here’s what to do Enlarge / Artist's impression of wireless hackers in your computer. (credit: TimeStopper / Getty Images) One of the easiest ways to tell if someone...
19:16 2019-07-09

New AirPods 3 reportedly on track to launch by the end of 2019 Apple refreshed the AirPods only a few months ago, although it was a relatively minor upgrade that included a new H1 chip and a case that can be rech...
15:32 2019-07-09

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud' Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon...
15:32 2019-07-09

Report: Russian intel started the Seth Rich rumor to cover for DNC hack Enlarge / Mary Rich, the mother of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich, gives a press conference in Bloomingdale on August 1, 2016. SVR agents jumped on Seth...
14:16 2019-07-09

T-Mobile demands forced arbitration to avoid lawsuit over selling users’ data Enlarge / A T-Mobile store in New York City. (credit: Getty Images | helen89) T-Mobile US is trying to force customers into arbitration in order to...
14:16 2019-07-09

Apple discounts MacBook Air, discontinues non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro After refreshing the MacBook Pro Touch Bar models a few months ago, Apple on Tuesday did the same thing with two other MacBook models, while disconti...
12:16 2019-07-09

Leaked Galaxy Tab S6 features dual cameras and a powerful processor While Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 10 has been the subject of countless rumors in recent months, it’s not the only flagship device the ...
12:16 2019-07-09

16-inch MacBook Pro and 10.2-inch iPad rumored to launch this fall Apple is expected to add brand new iPad and MacBook Pro models to its lineup, reports have claimed over the past few months. We heard that a 10.2-inc...
12:16 2019-07-09

Marriott to be fined nearly £100m over GDPR breach ICO imposes fine after personal data of 339 million guests was stolen by hackersThe international hotel group Marriott is to be fined almost £100m by...
12:01 2019-07-09

Instagram's anti-bullying AI asks users: 'Are you sure you want to post this?' Instagram said early tests found it encourages users to ‘share something less hurtful once they have had a chance to reflect’Instagram is inviting us...
12:01 2019-07-09

Galaxy simulator Ashley Spindler uses AI to understand the far cosmos Ashley Spindler's machine-learning code is slowly teaching itself to simulate and identify distant galaxies – giving her time for hobbies like making...
11:16 2019-07-09

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner review – social media storm lit up Royal Court, LondonJasmine Lee-Jones’s play follows an online battle about the Instagram star and tackles racism, misogyny and colourismThe lights ar...
09:32 2019-07-09

US Air Force builds first B-21 Raider 'test' stealth bomber The Air Force is now building its first “test” aircraft of the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber aircraft engineered to elude the most advanced air defe...
09:32 2019-07-09

Instagram introduces new anti-bullying features Instagram is rolling out new features to help combat cyberbullying, as the social-media company and its parent, Facebook Inc., FB -0.33% work to quel...
09:32 2019-07-09

Galaxy Note 10’s signature feature prevents it from being a much better phone, insider claims When the Galaxy Note launched in 2011, it had two outstanding features that helped it stand out from the crowd of Android handsets that tried to comp...
09:16 2019-07-09

Apple may launch three 5G iPhones in 2020, as well as a cheap iPhone 8 replacement Apple will launch three new iPhones this September: The direct successors to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 series, as we’...
09:16 2019-07-09

Tell Android apps not to track you, and thousands of them will do it anyway Back in December Google CEO Sundar Pichai conceded during a session with members of Congress that the company could “do better” when it c...
07:00 2019-07-09

The best-looking foldable phone of the year might launch sooner than expected Samsung’s Galaxy Fold might be the first foldable phone announced this year, but it will not be the first to hit stores. The phone’s orig...
07:00 2019-07-09

Former Tesla workers claim they were fired for using maternity and sick leave Current and former workers also claim point-system attendance policy penalizes employees for use of paid time offIn February 2018, Devon Beccera star...
05:48 2019-07-09

To Reduce Hospital Noise, Researchers Create Alarms That Whistle and Sing Why do medical devices sound so terrible? A group of clinicians, psychologists, musicians and designers are developing signals that are less startlin...
05:32 2019-07-09

Russian spy sub crew prevented nuclear accident at cost of their lives Enlarge / ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 6, 2019: A Russian Navy officer by a grave during a funeral of the 14 Russian Navy officers killed by the Jul...
22:16 2019-07-08

New leak seems to confirm the iPhone 11’s biggest design change We have just two more months to go until Apple unveils the iPhone 11, which means we’re going to see more and more leaks in the coming weeks as...
19:48 2019-07-08

Huawei founder says his new OS is faster than Android, but that’s still not good enough Huawei is readying its own operating system that could launch as soon as October alongside the Mate 30 Pro flagship smartphone, according to recent r...
19:48 2019-07-08

iOS 13 public beta 2 now available to download on iPhone and iPad Six days after the latest iOS 13 developer beta rolled out, Apple has released the new public beta, complete with all the features you missed if you ...
19:48 2019-07-08

Apple is testing Touch ID and Face ID sign-in for iCloud in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina Apple is apparently considering doubling down on biometric authentication, as 9to5Mac reports that iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina beta testers...
19:48 2019-07-08

Tesla dashcam footage helps police identify and arrest suspected hit-and-run driver Tesla vehicles can do all sorts of impressive things performance-wise, but who knew that they were also adept at helping law enforcement authorities ...
19:48 2019-07-08

Amazon plans nationwide broadband—with both home and mobile service Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Olena_T) Amazon is seeking government permission to launch 3,236 broadband satellites that would cover nearly all o...
16:00 2019-07-08

New Chrome media controls will let you easily play and pause video in any tab Google is working on a Chrome feature that should have been long available to users, and that’s media controls that will let you immediately de...
13:16 2019-07-08

The hottest new features coming to Google’s Pixel 4 just leaked The Pixel 4 rear design is no longer a secret, as Google surprised fans with a teaser image (above) after leaks have revealed said design. We know th...
13:16 2019-07-08

OK seriously, stop whining about Apple’s controversial new iPhone 11 design I’ve been doing this for long enough to know how certain stories are going to play out. That’s why I knew a year before Samsung even anno...
13:16 2019-07-08

This is the craziest smartwatch design you’ve ever seen, and it’s not from Apple or Samsung The first thing I thought of when looking at this new smartwatch design patent from IBM, after noting that the watch display expands to become a smar...
13:16 2019-07-08

Industry insider says iPhone 11 will keep its big performance lead over Android rivals Apple is expected to launch three new iPhone 11 models this fall, all generally featuring the same design as their predecessors. The new phones will ...
13:16 2019-07-08

Pixel 4 XL’s design just leaked again, and it still doesn’t look good A series of leaks in the past few weeks convinced Google to come out with an official Pixel 4 teaser that showed the phone’s rear design. Googl...
13:16 2019-07-08

Navy arms destroyers with new high-powered laser, changes war tactics If swarms of enemy small attack boats armed with guns and explosives approached a Navy ship, alongside missile-armed drones and helicopters closing i...
11:48 2019-07-08

The best sci-fi books put humanity at the heart of their writing Science fiction books like ZED and This Is How You Lose the Time War use exhilarating writing to create worlds that seem eerily similar to ours, says...
11:16 2019-07-08

AI made from a sheet of glass can recognise numbers just by looking A sheet of glass can distinguish between drawings of 0 to 9, because light waves reflected off the images are bent differently as they pass through t...
11:16 2019-07-08

198X review – discover your inner Kid A teenager’s gripping coming-of-age adventure takes you back to the bygone era of the amusement arcadeWhen I was a child in the late 1980s, my brothe...
10:16 2019-07-08

In the age of deepfakes, could virtual actors put humans out of business? In film and video games, we’ve already seen what’s possible with ‘digital humans’. Are we on the brink of the world’s first totally virtual acting st...
10:16 2019-07-08

BA faces £183m fine over passenger data breach ICO says personal data of 500,000 customers was stolen from website and mobile app British Airways is to be fined more than £183m by the Information ...
10:16 2019-07-08

Bose Frames review: smart audio sunglasses are a blast Music without earbuds looks and sounds surprisingly good, making these smart glasses the antithesis of Google GlassThe Bose Frames are the answer to ...
10:16 2019-07-08

State driver’s license databases prove valuable for FBI, ICE for facial-recognition searches: report Federal authorities have had access to millions of Americans’ photos without their consent or approval from Congress by tapping into state driver’s l...
04:32 2019-07-08

Blockchain as art: Chips with Everything podcast With the launch of the Facebook cryptocurrency Libra, Jordan Erica Webber revisits an old Chips episode looking at how artists are using blockchain t...
01:32 2019-07-08

A classical concert at the Barbican shows how AI interprets a recital Sight Machine, an AI project at the Barbican, shows how the algorithms used in techniques like facial detection capture the performance of a string q...
13:16 2019-07-07

We’re told that too much screen time hurts our kids. Where’s the evidence? | Andrew Przybylski and Amy Orben The authors of a landmark study argue that social media use has only minor effects on wellbeing. But an entire industry says otherwiseIf you had atte...
07:48 2019-07-07

UK mobile operators ignore security fears over Huawei 5G Firms pushing ahead with Chinese tech giant to set up new networkHuawei is helping develop 5G networks for all four of the UK’s major mobile phone op...
13:32 2019-07-06

Don't miss: Armstrong, the science of music and codebreaking This week, check out the latest film on the moon landings, try some physics karaoke and visit the Science Museum’s display on codebreaking down the a...
11:48 2019-07-06

How Stanley Kubrick‘s '2001: A Space Odyssey' predicted the iPad Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1968 movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” offered a glimpse of an iPad-style device more than 40 years before Apple launched the w...
10:32 2019-07-06

7 Alexa skills you’ll use time and time again Every few months, I take a hard look at Amazon Echo and catch up on the latest skills. If you’re not familiar with skills, these programs give Alexa ...
10:32 2019-07-06

China, Russia and the US are all racing to produce hypersonic weapons Countries are racing to make hypersonic weapons, which fly at over five times the speed of sound. The technology could raise instability around the w...
05:00 2019-07-06

Google found a crazy iMessage bug that bricks iPhones, but you’re probably safe Type a particular string of characters into an iMessage and send it to someone else, and strange things could happen. We’ve seen these accident...
22:32 2019-07-05

Apple is reportedly working on a foldable iPad with 5G support and a massive screen 2019 was supposed to be the year of the foldable, but issues with Galaxy Fold review units and a mysterious delay of Huawei’s Mate X have left ...
22:32 2019-07-05

Huawei’s Android-based operating system might launch alongside the Mate 30 Pro We’ve known for a long time that Huawei is working on its own operating systems that could be used on devices if it ever had to replace Android...
22:32 2019-07-05

Porsche Taycan and Volvo Polestar prototypes spotted in the wild Thanks to the ongoing popularity of the Model S, Tesla has handily dominated the EV luxury sedan market for years. Of course, the mainstream success ...
22:32 2019-07-05

Wikipedia co-founder blasts Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg Even though the vast majority of Facebook’s 2.38 billion users are seemingly impervious or apathetic to many of the company’s many contro...
22:32 2019-07-05

As New Zealand Fights Online Hate, the Internet’s Darkest Corners Resist If anything, the appetite for material connected to the Christchurch massacre is growing, even as New Zealand tries to deny the accused gunman a plat...
15:16 2019-07-05

Google is going to make it even easier to access the Pixel’s best feature If there’s one feature that defines the Pixel 3 (and all of Google’s Pixel phones, for that matter), it has got to be Night Sight —...
11:32 2019-07-05

Reuters: Apple paid Samsung $684 million for unrealized iPhone OLED screen sales Since Apple started the transition to OLED screens for the iPhone, we’ve been hearing reports that Apple kept cutting orders for Samsung, its b...
11:32 2019-07-05

Galaxy Note 10 tipped to feature a special camera lens for 3D imagery Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7th, although we already know most of its secrets. Like the fact that it’ll come in two sizes,...
11:32 2019-07-05

Facebook uses AI to analyze and catalog every single photo you upload A Facebook outage that also affected Instagram and WhatsApp on Thursday revealed what may be a surprising development to some Facebook users: the com...
11:32 2019-07-05

Realistic new renders give us our closest look yet at Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ Samsung on Friday morning announced that the company expects its second-quarter operating profit to plummet by a gut-wrenching 56% on-year to $5.6 bi...
11:32 2019-07-05

Samsung has been working on new smartphone designs that are unlike anything we’ve seen before For a few months now, a prominent Samsung insider teased smartphone designs unlike anything we’ve seen before, prompting us to wonder whether h...
11:32 2019-07-05

Sea of Solitude review - a dazzling and cathartic exploration of mental health PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One; Jo-Mei Games/Electronic ArtsDespite artless visual metaphors, this is a rare and audacious game that tackles depression ...
11:16 2019-07-05

Can Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order help fans feel the Force? Respawn Entertainment’s forthcoming Star Wars video game, developed in close collaboration with Lucasfilm, hopes to capture the spirit of the filmsIn...
11:16 2019-07-05

Penetration testing takes on new meaning when cyber meets Harlequin Enlarge / You had me at "cyber." This week, my wife and favorite librarian Paula brought home a new acquisition specially for me: An Innocent to T...
11:16 2019-07-05

The best travel tech for a stress-free holiday How to keep your mobile, tablet, Kindle and headphones charged and connected abroadIt’s July, the sun’s out and the summer break is almost upon us, w...
06:32 2019-07-05

Slow NBN speeds: modems partly to blame for poor performance Copper wiring and fibre-to-the-node are not the only issues, some modems are just not up to the job, a new study has foundPoor NBN speeds are often b...
06:32 2019-07-05

Corbyn wishes Amazon 'many happy tax returns' on its 25th anniversary Labour leader sends barbed message to the online retailer’s founder, Jeff BezosThe Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has sent a barbed birthday card to J...
06:32 2019-07-05

Facebook ads funded by 'dark money' are the right's weapon for 2020 The right and conservative media are using the untraceable ads to push a rightwing agenda and get Donald Trump re-electedIn the weeks leading up to a...
06:32 2019-07-05

Samsung’s in hot water for allegedly misleading customers about water-resistant Galaxy phones The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking Samsung to court in the country, alleging that the Korean company has been lying ...
21:16 2019-07-04

Insider says Apple will fix one of the worst things about MacBooks One of the worst things that can happen on a laptop is having keyboard issues. And that’s an issue that plagued a variety of MacBook models eve...
21:16 2019-07-04

How to install the iOS 13 developer beta for free and always get new releases before anyone else Apple released iOS 13 beta 3 for developers on Tuesday, which obviously means it then released its new iOS 13 public beta 2 the following day on Wedn...
21:16 2019-07-04

More leaks show the purported design of Huawei’s upcoming Galaxy killer The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will certainly be one of the most important flagships hitting stores in the second half of the year, regardless of what happen...
21:16 2019-07-04

Pretty much all of Apple’s iCloud services are down… happy Independence Day! Today is the perfect day to celebrate your independence… from Apple’s iCloud services! Pretty much every service Apple offers related to...
21:16 2019-07-04

Samsung’s next watch could include the Apple Watch 4’s most incredible features It’s not yet clear when Samsung will release its next wearable, the Galaxy Watch Active 2, which some chatter suggests could launch in tandem w...
21:16 2019-07-04

Your boss could use your smartwatch to check your productivity levels AI can predict people’s performance levels at work based on data from their electronic devices. However, there are concerns about how the tech could ...
11:48 2019-07-04

Electronics projects for beginners: Make a robot biscuit butler Take a BBC micro:bit, add a motor, a chassis and some infrared sensors and then put your feet up with a nice cup of tea: your biscuits will be on the...
11:48 2019-07-04

France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK's game developers French government promises tax breaks and subsidies for companies who relocate The French government has launched a major push to poach British game ...
09:16 2019-07-04

How a video game community filled my nephew's final days with joy My teenage nephew’s life was short and difficult, but the players and developers of Elite Dangerous came together to bring unexpected happiness to hi...
09:16 2019-07-04

Can I buy a phone that doesn’t use anything from Google or Apple? Steve does not like firms slurping up his data, so wants a device that respects his privacy I have concerns about the likes of Google and Apple slurp...
03:32 2019-07-04

The best-looking Galaxy S10 model ever made is out now, but you can’t buy it The Galaxy S10 is already a huge success for Samsung, with the phone selling much better than its predecessor. The Galaxy S10 comes in four versions,...
03:16 2019-07-04

Amazon keeps all of your Alexa voice recordings until you manually delete them Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the voice commands you issue your Amazon Echo? Where do they go? Do they evaporate into thin air once y...
03:16 2019-07-04

Windows 10 can now show you notifications as they hit your Android phone If you’re rocking a Windows 10 PC and an Android phone, your life is about to get a lot better when it comes to staying on top of your notifica...
03:16 2019-07-04

ACCC sues Samsung for 'misleading' water-resistant claims on Galaxy phones Australia’s consumer watchdog alleges electronics giant deceived customers with claims made in more than 300 adsThe consumer watchdog is taking Samsu...
02:16 2019-07-04

T-Mobile enemy Dish could help save the T-Mobile/Sprint merger Enlarge / A field service specialist for Dish Network prepares to install a satellite TV system at a residence in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 6, 2013. ...
20:32 2019-07-03

The Internet broke today: Facebook, Verizon, and more see major outages Enlarge / The Internet this week, more or less (credit: torange.biz (modified)) Last week, Verizon caused a major BGP misroute that took large chun...
20:32 2019-07-03

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by media messaging outage Facebook says it is addressing issues with picture, video and audio messaging faced by users on several of its services Facebook said on Wednesday it...
19:00 2019-07-03

Data can now be stored inside the molecules that power our metabolism The small molecules we use during metabolism form the basis of a new way to store digital information – and it could be more stable than electronic m...
17:32 2019-07-03

We could store data inside the molecules that power our metabolism The small molecules we use during metabolism form the basis of a new way to store digital information – and it could be more stable than electronic m...
15:32 2019-07-03

Police face calls to end use of facial recognition software Analysts find system often wrongly identifies people and could breach human rights lawPolice are facing calls to halt the use of facial recognition s...
14:48 2019-07-03

Google has made a virtual soccer pitch to train AIs to play football Google has created a virtual soccer training pitch for AIs to use to learn how to play football. The AIs will need to learn short-term control and hi...
13:32 2019-07-03

It’s not just you: Facebook confirms its site is having problems for many users If you logged into Facebook today, you may have noticed that the site is acting a bit wonky. Pages are slow to load and many images on individual pro...
13:32 2019-07-03

Facebook should de-platform 'domestic terrorists' Antifa following Andy Ngo attack, says Brent Bozell Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell is calling for Facebook to de-platform Antifa on the heels of conservative writer Andy Ngo being attacked ...
12:32 2019-07-03

Can You Pet the Dog? The purity of petting pixelated puppies @CanYouPetTheDog has more than 250,000 followers, including game developers, but most are just digital dog enthusiastsGames often feature dogs but pl...
11:48 2019-07-03

FCA proposes ban on cryptocurrency products Financial Conduct Authority says crypto-assets are ill-suited to small investors and very volatileThe UK’s markets regulator has proposed a ban on fi...
11:48 2019-07-03

Samsung’s embarrassing Galaxy Fold is fixed, but it’s not launching until the holidays If you’ve been hoping to buy the Galaxy Fold this summer, then you’d better dispense of those dreams right now. Samsung’s most sign...
11:32 2019-07-03

iOS beta 3 is hiding a puzzling new iPhone feature Apple just released iOS 13 beta 3 to developers, which brings over a puzzling feature for iPhones and iPads, one that poses a significant logistics b...
11:32 2019-07-03

Hardcore Android fans reveal all the iOS 13 features they wish Google would copy Apple surprised us all when it released iOS 13 beta 3 on Tuesday, just over one week after releasing the second developer beta and the first public b...
11:32 2019-07-03

Apple’s unannounced new MacBook Pro just leaked Earlier this year, Apple updated some of its MacBook Pro models, but not all of them. Specifically, the cheaper non-Touch Bar models, which are refer...
11:32 2019-07-03

Uber Eats now lets you preorder the food you want to eat in a restaurant Uber has introduced a brand new feature of its food delivery service that involves absolutely no food delivery whatsoever. Instead of having a driver...
11:32 2019-07-03

Incredible new iOS 13 FaceTime feature fixes your eye contact with augmented reality A new feature found in the third beta version of iOS 13 has begun attracting attention because it promises to bring some augmented reality magic to y...
11:32 2019-07-03

A solar panel that unfolds in sunlight could power spacecraft Special polymers that expand when heated allow a solar panel to unfurl when it’s exposed to sunlight, which could be useful for solar-powered spacecr...
09:32 2019-07-03

China is installing spyware on tourists' phones Visitors to Xinjiang in northwest China are experiencing a nasty surprise in the form of a spyware app that's being forcefully installed on their pho...
09:16 2019-07-03

Former Google exec ran 'sex ring,' estranged wife claims in civil complaint Android co-founder and former Google exec Andy Rubin has found himself at the center of a lawsuit filed his by soon to be ex-wife, who is accusing hi...
07:48 2019-07-03

How Chinese spy app allows officials to harvest personal data Intrusive software collects emails and texts and could be used to track movementThe tourists travelling into China were never supposed to know their ...
05:48 2019-07-03

Facebook warned Libra cryptocurrency will come under close scrutiny UK financial regulator highlights concerns over consumer protection and privacy Facebook’s plans for a global cryptocurrency, Libra, will warrant clo...
05:48 2019-07-03

Adidas social media campaign backfires after racist and offensive tweets Adidas newest social media campaign was met with widespread backlash after the sports brand accidentally tweeted racist and offensive phrases and slo...
23:16 2019-07-02

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

D-Link agrees to new security monitoring to settle FTC charges Enlarge (credit: Penn State / Flickr) Router and webcam maker D-Link has agreed to implement a new security program to settle charges it failed to ...
22:48 2019-07-02

Xiaomi has returned to its playbook of copying Apple, this time with ‘Mimoji’ Chinese consumer electronics brand and smartphone giant Xiaomi has been mocked in the past for relentlessly copying Apple, with the similarities so p...
22:16 2019-07-02

China Snares Tourists’ Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App Border authorities routinely install the app on the phones of people entering the Xinjiang region by land from Central Asia, gathering personal data ...
20:48 2019-07-02

Frontier customer bought his own router—but has to pay $10 rental fee anyway Enlarge / A Wi-Fi router. (credit: Getty Images | deepblue4you) Buying your own router instead of renting one from an ISP is one of the few reliabl...
18:32 2019-07-02

Georgia courts (mostly) shrug off ransomware attack Enlarge / The latest victim of an apparent wave of Ryuk ransomware has managed to fend off paying attackers, but not everyone is getting away unscath...
18:32 2019-07-02

Huge leak: Both ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ credits scenes just leaked on YouTube It’s July 2nd, which means Spider-Man: Far From Home has been released in the US after premiering in China a few days ago. The final movie in P...
17:48 2019-07-02

Dedicated Galaxy S10 camera night mode starts to roll out in the US Samsung has improved the dedicated Night mode on its camera app for the Galaxy S10 series of phones to the point where it competes with and possibly ...
17:48 2019-07-02

iOS 13 beta 3 is now available for download Just a week after Apple shared the first public beta for its upcoming iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 software updates, a new developer beta has been made avail...
17:48 2019-07-02

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphones are already selling better than the Galaxy S9 A little more than a month out from Samsung’s next Unpacked event, at which the company is expected to show off the new Galaxy Note 10 phablet,...
17:48 2019-07-02

Sketchy report says Apple will launch an iPhone with in-display Touch ID for China The last time we heard that Apple was working on iPhone models with in-display fingerprint sensors, the iPhone X wasn’t even out. Many rumors s...
17:48 2019-07-02

Strong Model 3 demand helped Tesla set a new all-time record for quarterly deliveries When it comes to analyzing the vibrancy of Tesla’s business, there is certainly no shortage of distractions. Whether it’s Elon Musk stirr...
17:48 2019-07-02

Florida city reportedly fires IT director after being forced to pay $460G in ransomware attack A Florida city fired an information technology employee following a 400,000 malware payout to hackers in a cyber attack, which targeted their servers...
15:48 2019-07-02

A tech toolbox of new and old: inside the painful quest of relocating family missing in war But as the world becomes ever rifer with refugees, internal displacement and conflict much of the work of humanitarian actors now centers on trying t...
14:48 2019-07-02

Air Force chief details US response to Russian nuclear attack Red lights start flashing in rapid succession, space-based infrared sensors detect a heat signature, somebody calls the President...and in what may s...
14:32 2019-07-02

TikTok under investigation over child data use UK inquiry looking at whether video-sharing app breaches data protection lawThe video-sharing app TikTok is under investigation in the UK for how it ...
11:16 2019-07-02

Another massive outage takes down many of the internet’s biggest sites and service For the second time in two weeks, a huge chunk of the internet is inaccessible due to a sudden outage. Whereas last week’s outage was traced ba...
11:16 2019-07-02

Claire Burke on using thermal drone tech to protect orangutans Astro-ecologist Claire Burke uses her astrophysics knowledge to protect endangered species and stop poaching, and she loves to watch orangutans in Bo...
10:16 2019-07-02

This fake iPhone 11 Max hands-on video is still our best look yet at Apple’s next-gen iPhone Samsung just confirmed an earlier leak that said its exciting new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ will be officially announced on August 7th. They...
09:48 2019-07-02

The design of one of the hottest Android flagships of 2019 just leaked We’re now officially in the second half of 2019, which means a bunch of exciting new smartphones will be released in the coming months. On the ...
09:48 2019-07-02

Next major Windows 10 update’s only cool feature will be… how fast it installs? You may have already installed Microsoft’s latest major update on your Windows device, but don’t get your hopes up for any stellar featur...
08:32 2019-07-02

Samsung just told us when the Galaxy Note 10 launches and teased its big redesign It was only a few days ago that a report said Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 launch preparations were underway, with the company expected to hold its...
08:32 2019-07-02

The Sinking City review – Lovecraftian detective game has cult appeal PlayStation 4 (version tested), Xbox One, PC; Frogwares/Bigben InteractiveDisturbing moral dilemmas and gruesome beasts abound in a deliciously gothi...
06:48 2019-07-02

Adidas under fire for racist tweets after botched Arsenal launch Company automatically posted pictures of new shirts with offensive Twitter handles on back Adidas UK has come under fire after a social media gambit ...
06:48 2019-07-02

Elon Musk believes electric planes will become more practical in about 5 years For as easy as it is to poke fun at Elon Musk’s online shenanigans, there’s no denying that he was able to revolutionize the auto industr...
05:48 2019-07-02

How 'Bay Area refugees' shook up the city long considered California's 'middle child' As thousands of tech workers move in, Sacramento is enjoying its moment in the sun – but the clouds are gatheringPhotographs by Salgu WissmathJoan Di...
05:01 2019-07-02

Google tweaked algorithm after rise in US shootings Mass murders present challenge for search engine to deliver accurate resultsMisinformation is so common after mass shootings that Google has had to t...
05:01 2019-07-02

Bitcoin price falls below $10,000 as boost from Facebook's Libra fades Cryptocurrency climbed to nearly $14,000 on news social network was launching rivalThe price of bitcoin has fallen back below $10,000, down 30% from ...
05:01 2019-07-02

Researchers crack open Facebook campaign that pushed malware for years Enlarge / Artist's impression of wireless hackers in your computer. (credit: TimeStopper/Getty Images) Researchers have exposed a network of Facebo...
00:16 2019-07-02

Man Is Charged in Twitter Threat to Lynch Muslim Lawyer A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 52. He is accused of threatening a man who is now running for office in Virginia....
23:16 2019-07-01

Google Stadia exec isn’t worried about data caps—but he probably should be Enlarge / A Google Stadia controller and a Google Chromecast Ultra. (credit: Google) The Google executive in charge of the company's new Stadia gam...
20:00 2019-07-01

Ryuk, Ryuk, Ryuk: Georgia’s courts hit by ransomware Enlarge / Court systems in Georgia are down due to a ransomware attack. Surprise. (credit: Rivers Langley / SaveRivers / Wikimedia) Georgia's Judic...
20:00 2019-07-01

Samsung just launched a phone with a triple-lens camera that rotates for selfies While you wait for the Galaxy Note 10 to come out, you might want to check out Samsung’s latest phone. On Monday, the South Korean giant launch...
19:48 2019-07-01

Google is about to steal another great feature from the iPhone Transferring files between Apple devices is incredibly easy thanks to a great feature called AirDrop. Whether you’re moving files between your ...
19:16 2019-07-01

Samsung exec on the Galaxy Fold debacle: ‘It was embarrassing’ Samsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh didn’t hold anything back during a gathering of journalists in South Korea at the end of last week at which he s...
19:16 2019-07-01

Tim Cook says Apple is working on products that ‘will blow you away’ Given how integral a role Jony Ive played in transforming Apple into the most successful company on the planet, most everyone naturally assumed that ...
19:16 2019-07-01

OnePlus accidentally sent some users a creepy yet hilarious push notification How would you feel if you got a random push notification one morning that just read “Hahahahaha”? For a number of OnePlus 7 Pro users on ...
19:16 2019-07-01

Lyft donates $150,000 in rides to immigration groups across US Company will match rider donations to Raices, which provides legal aid to immigrantsThe ride-hailing company Lyft will be donating $150,000 in ride c...
18:48 2019-07-01

Facebook Buildings Evacuated After Mail Tests Positive for Sarin Nerve Agent MENLO PARK, Calif. — A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what ca...
18:32 2019-07-01

Civil rights activists slam Facebook's 'insufficient' attempts to tackle hate on its platform Facebook's latest update on its ongoing companywide civil rights audit has been criticized by activists who say that the social network needs to do m...
17:32 2019-07-01

Soldiers use AI to fire precision grenades, guide drone attacks The Pentagon’s research and technology arm is testing a “breakthrough” AI-enabled technology for dismounted mobile combat units that synthesizes dron...
17:32 2019-07-01

Facebook buildings evacuated after mail tests positive for sarin, officials say Four buildings that receive and mail for social media giant Facebook were evacuated Monday after a bag of mail tested positive for the nerve gas sari...
17:32 2019-07-01

Facebook ban on white nationalism too narrow, say auditors Company policy prohibits praise or support for specific term ‘white nationalism’Facebook’s new policy banning white nationalism from its site has bee...
13:48 2019-07-01

Futuristic sounds to make electric buses safer hit wrong note Fears ‘spaceshippy’ proposals by TfL to make vehicles audible could confuse pedestriansTransport for London has been warned that proposals put forwar...
13:48 2019-07-01

New iPhone 11 leaks seem to confirm the newest signature feature you’ll learn to love The iPhone X brought over a new smartphone design that everyone in the business ended up copying, the notch display that was a necessary compromise b...
12:32 2019-07-01

This might be what the upcoming Nintendo Switch Mini really looks like A leak a few weeks ago, revealed the alleged design of the Nintendo Switch Mini, the smaller, more affordable Switch console that’s supposedly ...
12:32 2019-07-01

This is Samsung’s strangest smartphone design yet, and it’s kind of awesome For the creative minds charged with dreaming up new smartphone design concepts at Samsung, it would appear to be the case that no idea is ever deemed...
12:32 2019-07-01

Google just took a strange step towards replacing Android with something better Android might be one of the two most important mobile operating systems right now, and the biggest one by market share, but it certainly won’t ...
12:32 2019-07-01

Is YouTube proud? – Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber looks at why some people, such as Carlos Maza, say YouTube needs to do more to protect minorities from hate speech. The Guardian’...
08:48 2019-07-01

White House insists Trump Huawei reversal not 'catastrophic mistake' Larry Kudlow defends move on sales ban after China talksRubio and Barasso among Republicans concerned by ployWhite House economic adviser Larry Kudlo...
17:16 2019-06-30

'Things are changing so fast': the benefits and dangers of robots in the UK workplace Politicians, trade unionists and experts have set out to learn more about the new industrial landscape“We are under the threat of closure all the tim...
17:16 2019-06-30

Facebook cryptocurrency, life-saving smartphones and more: Tech Q&A Please help me solve a debate. I say my smart TV can get bit by malware and viruses. My buddy says I am a dope. Who’s right? A six-pack is riding on ...
09:16 2019-06-30

We Have Been Harmonised: Life in China’s Surveillance State by Kai Strittmatter – review A remarkable analysis identifies ‘Mao 2.0’ as the west’s new cold war adversaryKai Strittmatter is a German journalist who writes for Süddeutsche Zei...
02:48 2019-06-30

Toyota Corolla: ‘Nothing has been left to chance’ | Martin Love Quiet, composed and resolutely unshowy… Would you guess this is the world’s bestselling car?Toyota CorollaPrice from £21,3050-62mph 10.9 secondsTop s...
02:48 2019-06-30

The five: extinct megafauna Following last week’s discovery of the remains of a giant bird, we look at some of the most formidable beasts on recordLast week, researchers publish...
02:48 2019-06-30

The robots are definitely coming and will make the world a more unequal place | John Naughton New studies show that the latest wave of automation will make the world’s poor poorer. But big tech will be even richerSo the robots are coming for o...
02:48 2019-06-30

Ruha Benjamin: ‘We definitely can’t wait for Silicon Valley to become more diverse’ The sociologist on how prejudice is embedded in technology – and how we go about building a fairer worldRuha Benjamin is an associate professor of Af...
13:32 2019-06-29

4 chilling lessons from a tech hotline scam Some people think they’re immune to cybercriminals. “I’m not even on their radar,” they think. “What are the chances that I’ll get targeted? It’s not...
12:16 2019-06-29

In-the-wild Mac malware kept busy in June—here’s a rundown June was a busy month for Mac malware with the active circulation of at least six threats, several of which were able to bypass security protections ...
09:48 2019-06-29

An app using AI to 'undress' women offers a terrifying glimpse into the future | Arwa Mahdawi Unless we start taking online misogyny seriously, we are going to face a future where women may not be able to exist onlineSign up for the Week in Pa...
09:00 2019-06-29

Apple moves Mac Pro production from Texas to China Enlarge / An inside view of the new Mac Pro. (credit: Apple) Apple is manufacturing the new Mac Pro in China, marking a change from the previous Ma...
17:48 2019-06-28

“We need to up our game”—DHS cybersecurity director on Iran and ransomware Enlarge / Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, at a recent Senate h...
17:48 2019-06-28

Florida LAN: Someone clicks link, again, giving Key Biscayne ransomware Enlarge / Key Biscayne, Florida, is the third Florida local government to get hit by ransomware within a month. (credit: Alicia Vera/Bloomberg via Ge...
17:48 2019-06-28

Google Maps can now predict how crowded your bus or train will be Living in New York, there are times when I plan my entire day around whether or not public transportation is going to be a pain to deal with. Unfortu...
16:48 2019-06-28

Tesla provides update on the Model S that burst into flames for no apparent reason This past April, a parked Model S in Shanghai caught fire for seemingly no reason at all. The harrowing incident, which was captured on video, occurr...
16:48 2019-06-28

The Trump administration is thinking about banning end-to-end encryption The proliferation of end-to-end encryption services has been fantastic for end users and for privacy, but it has also been a huge problem for intelli...
15:32 2019-06-28

Google Stadia games won’t be free, but they don’t have to be Google Stadia was first unveiled a few months ago, but Google waited until the E3 gaming event earlier this month to give us more details about the g...
15:32 2019-06-28

Another Florida city gives in to hackers’ demands and pays $460,000 ransom Florida municipalities are proving to be a juicy and lucrative target these days for hackers who’ve been launching cyber attacks on computer sy...
15:32 2019-06-28

Renewable electricity beat out coal for the first time in April Enlarge / Wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. (credit: nate2b / Flickr) A remarkable thing happened in the US in April. For the first time ever...
11:48 2019-06-28

Apple’s AR glasses might be the first brand new product to launch after Jony Ive’s departure If you’ve been following Apple for a while now, the news that Jony Ive left the company shouldn’t have been a massive shock. Ive has been...
10:32 2019-06-28

Industry insider teases smartphones with even better all-screen designs coming this year The second half of the year will bring us a variety of high-end smartphones, including Apple’s brand new iPhone 11 phones, as well as many Andr...
10:32 2019-06-28

This huge leak might be our first look at the Galaxy Note 10+ in real-life photos There’s a lot riding on the Galaxy Note 10 this year. Last year’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 phones were so boring that Samsung’s ...
10:32 2019-06-28

The mysterious new scene from the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ re-release just leaked We’re in the endgame of Avengers: Endgame beating Avatar at the box office — well, beating it again since the movie already did it once. ...
10:32 2019-06-28

Google Maps can now tell you how bad your commute will be Three weeks after Google announced Google Maps updates to help you stay safe in the event of a natural disaster, the company detailed a solution for ...
10:16 2019-06-28

Apple moves production of $6G Mac Pro to China Apple is manufacturing its new Mac Pro computer in China, according to people familiar with its plans, shifting abroad production of what had been it...
10:16 2019-06-28

Jony Ive: 8 hits and 8 misses from 20 years at Apple Sir Jony Ive is stepping down as head of Apple’s product design after more than 20 years. We look at the key hits and big misses of the world’s large...
09:16 2019-06-28

The female game designers fighting back on abortion rights Through video games, live-action role-playing games and interactive documentaries, developers are challenging the conversation around reproductive ri...
06:48 2019-06-28

Facebook and Google likely to face new regulators for news and ads ACCC report argues for an authority to monitor ads to ensure tech giants do not break anti-competition lawsFacebook and Google are likely to face a s...
06:48 2019-06-28

You can't enforce a ban on mobile phones in the classroom – we should teach kids to hate them instead | Van Badham Ours is a desperate hour, we can try to learn to read phones, cynically and powerfullyThe Australian state of Victoria has just banned mobile phones ...
06:48 2019-06-28

How AI changes attack missions for US fighter jets and bombers Fighter jets will control attack drones from the cockpit, bombers will avert air defenses and real-time intelligence data will be available to attack...
01:32 2019-06-28

Verizon to start locking phones for 60 days Verizon has succeeded in gaining a partial waiver from the "C-block rules" put in place in 2007 which allows the carrier to add a temporary lock on a...
01:32 2019-06-28

Zuckerberg admits Facebook made an 'execution mistake' in its handling of doctored Pelosi video Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the social network made an “execution mistake” in its handling of a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy ...
01:32 2019-06-28

Navy fast-tracks new large 'strike warfare' attack surface drones The Navy is moving fast to build new medium- and large-sized armed surface attack drones able to hunt submarines, surveil the air and sea and launch ...
01:32 2019-06-28

Twitter to start flagging public figures' tweets it says violate policy, won't remove them Twitter announced Thursday that it would start flagging and reducing the reach of public figures' tweets that violate the social network's rules, but...
01:32 2019-06-28

Huawei ban prompts Apple to slightly increase iPhone production According to a new research report from Cowen, Apple recently told its manufacturing partners to moderately increase iPhone production on account of ...
23:32 2019-06-27

Facebook wants to let you share your WhatsApp status to Facebook and Instagram What’s the first thing you can think of when you hear that Facebook is considering allowing WhatsApp users to share their status updates to Fac...
23:32 2019-06-27

Tesla dashcam video helps prove that a reckless driver lied about causing an accident In something of a wild story, a dashcam on a Model 3 captured an accident involving a reckless driver who later tried to lie to the police about the ...
23:32 2019-06-27

The White Paper by Satoshi Nakamoto review – the future of cryptocurrency Bitcoin was radical and utopian, a way to avoid both government and big business. What happened?Eight years ago, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal, which t...
22:32 2019-06-27

Novacene by James Lovelock review – a big welcome for the AI takeover The Gaia theorist, at 100 years old, is infectiously optimistic about the prospect of humanity being overtaken by superintelligent robotsIn an acerbi...
22:32 2019-06-27

I spent a day eating food cooked by robots in America's tech capital Vivian Ho befriended an electronic arm and grappled with a defunct tea maker during a trip through Silicon ValleyAround the world, an industry has em...
22:32 2019-06-27

My Friend Pedro review – action-movie mayhem without the fluff PC, Nintendo Switch; DeadToast Entertainment/Devolver DigitalWith no pretence at character or plot, this stylish shooter rewards the most acrobatic s...
22:32 2019-06-27

My secret shame: I am (still) addicted to Pokémon Go Dominic Rushe has caught over 11,000 Pokémon, walked 1,841km in Poké-land, and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soonA thunderstorm is rolling towards Chi...
22:32 2019-06-27

More than 9m play Candy Crush for three hours or more a day Executive of maker King tells MPs he does not believe there is addiction problem A top executive at the maker of the multibillion dollar Candy Crush ...
22:32 2019-06-27

Watch Dogs Legion's dystopian post-Brexit London In Ubisoft’s forthcoming game, London has become a surveillance state run by authoritarian populists – and its citizens must come together to fight b...
22:32 2019-06-27

F1 2019 review – sublime motorsports simulation PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC; CodemastersUnquestionably the best-looking Formula One game ever, with incredibly convincing car handling – and you don’...
22:32 2019-06-27

Rapid robot rollout risks UK workers being left behind, reports say Study shows 20m jobs will be lost worldwide by 2030 with every robot costing 1.6 manufacturing jobs British workers are being shut out of decisions o...
22:32 2019-06-27

Abortion clinic ads in Australia blocked in error, Google says Abortion providers in Australia noticed a sharp drop in traffic from Google ads in the last weekGoogle says it has corrected a mistake that blocked a...
22:32 2019-06-27

Schools to teach pupils about perils of fake news and catfishing Education secretary says guidance will help guard children against online harmsGuidance on teaching online safety in schools to make children more re...
22:32 2019-06-27

EU to run war games to prepare for Russian and Chinese cyber-attacks Ministers to be put in fictional scenarios after series of hacking incidentsThe EU is to conduct war games to prepare for Russian and Chinese cyber-a...
22:32 2019-06-27

The Raspberry Pi 4 launch site runs on a Pi 4 cluster The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B has launched. It's a pretty big upgrade from the Raspberry Pi 3, with the company claiming that the device can provide "de...
21:16 2019-06-27

DHS cyber director warns of surge in Iranian “wiper” hack attacks Enlarge / An effective wiper of sorts. (credit: Getty Images) With tensions between the US and Iran on the rise following the downing of a US milit...
21:16 2019-06-27

Why a former Nazi sub base in Marseille is becoming a data center Fabrice Coquio, managing director of Interxion, at the site of MRS3—a data center being built in a former Nazi sub bunker. [cred...
21:16 2019-06-27

Security firms demonstrate subdomain hijack exploit vs. EA/Origin Israeli security firms Check Point and CyberInt partnered up this week to find, exploit, and demonstrate a nasty security flaw that allows attackers ...
21:16 2019-06-27

Iranian state hackers reload their domains, release off-the-shelf RAT malware Enlarge / Iran's hacking groups are scaling up, hitting Saudi companies and other organizations, according to a Recorded Future report. (credit: Gett...
21:16 2019-06-27

House votes to block Ajit Pai’s plan to kill San Francisco broadband law Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson / Flickr) The US House of Representatives has voted to block Ajit Pai's attempt to kill a San Francisco ordinance de...
21:16 2019-06-27

New ransomware infections are the worst drive-by attacks in recent memory Enlarge (credit: Malwarebytes) An ongoing operation that’s installing ransomware and other malware on the computers of unsuspecting website visitor...
21:16 2019-06-27

The Bug That Crashed New York’s Wireless Network Despite warnings, New York City’s technology managers were blindsided by the so-called GPS rollover, failing to install simple but necessary upgrades...
21:00 2019-06-27

Reuters: Chinese hackers used the cloud to steal trade secrets from enterprise customers A report a few days ago revealed that hackers linked with China’s government were stealing data from more than a dozen global telecom companies...
17:48 2019-06-27

Jony Ive to leave Apple and form his own design company In something of a bombshell revelation, Apple today disclosed via a press release that legendary designer Jony Ive is planning to leave the company l...
17:48 2019-06-27

Celebrated Apple Designer Jony Ive Is Leaving the Company After Nearly 3 Decades Jony Ive, one of the world’s foremost designers, is leaving Apple after nearly three decades to start an independent design firm. Ive will, how...
17:32 2019-06-27

Shatterproof phone screens could be made from seashell-like glass A type of glass that can deform like plastic by mimicking the properties of mother-of-pearl could be used for everything from car windows to foldable...
17:16 2019-06-27

Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface models A rumor earlier this week claimed that Microsoft is working on a Surface notebook based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx platform that was designed...
14:16 2019-06-27

Forget the Galaxy Note 10: Samsung is making a more affordable 5G phone The Galaxy Note 10 is launching soon, complete with a brand new design and a few novel features, but this Samsung flagship will be at least as expens...
14:16 2019-06-27

Cybersecurity firm says Huawei’s telecom equipment is easier to hack Another day, another shot fired in the ongoing war between the US and all things Huawei. The Wall Street Journal is out with a new story today focuse...
14:16 2019-06-27

Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger go undercover and prank prospective car buyers In a somewhat bizarre, and yet entertaining, new commercial, Arnold Schwarzenegger goes “undercover” and tries to convince prospective EV...
14:16 2019-06-27

More proof Apple is making ARM MacBooks: It just hired a key ARM engineer Apple is working on ARM MacBooks, several rumors said in the past few years, with a first such product to hit stores in 2020. Apple never comments on...
14:16 2019-06-27

Samsung is so afraid of the Mate X, it might make a copycat before Huawei even releases it The worst things that Samsung could have imagined for its first foldable phone already happened. First, Huawei’s gorgeous Mate X (image above),...
14:16 2019-06-27

These stunning Galaxy Note 10 Pro renders will make you forget all about Samsung’s awful Galaxy Fold When Samsung first announced the Galaxy Fold earlier this year, you might have been impressed. In fact, the prospect of a smartphone with a foldable ...
14:16 2019-06-27

Huawei employees worked with China’s military on tech research projects A report that Huawei employees worked on research projects alongside Chinese military personnel for at least 10 years can’t be good news for Hu...
14:16 2019-06-27

Google now lets you set a timer to auto-delete mobile location history and activity data In its latest attempt to give control back to users, Google started rolling out auto-delete controls for location history and activity data on iOS an...
14:16 2019-06-27

Foldable phone designs are already bizarre, but this one from Google is the weirdest yet By now, it should be clear that foldable phone design is something close to a Wild West of the handset space. None of the major manufacturers, from S...
14:16 2019-06-27

While Social Media Giants Struggle to Police Hate Speech and Divisive Rhetoric, This Knitting Site Just Banned Posts Supporting the Trump Administration Ravelry, a popular social network and online community for knitters and other needleworkers, has banned posts in support of President Donald Trump, s...
12:32 2019-06-27

Want a More Affordable Android Phone? The OnePlus 7 Pro Is Cheaper Without (Many) Sacrifices Remember when everyone was making fun of giant smartphones, calling them “phablets” while pantomiming the strenuous effort needed to hois...
12:32 2019-06-27

Amazon Prime Day Will Last 48 Hours This Year. Here’s What to Know Prime Day, Amazon’s big annual sale, will last two full days this year, the company revealed Tuesday. Amazon Prime subscribers will start seein...
12:32 2019-06-27

U.S. Companies Are Finding Ways to Work Around Trump’s Huawei Blacklist (Bloomberg) — American technology companies have resumed selling certain products to Huawei Technologies Co. after concluding there are legal w...
12:32 2019-06-27

The Best Video Games of 2019 (So Far) The stretch of summer between E3 and the holiday season is a hard time to be a video game fan. The industry tantalized us with all the wonderful game...
12:32 2019-06-27

Reddit Places a ‘Quarantine’ on The_Donald, Its Largest Community of Trump Supporters Reddit has placed a “quarantine” on the subreddit The_Donald, one of the most popular online communities for supporters of President Dona...
12:32 2019-06-27

Deepfakes aren't a tech problem. They're a power problem | Oscar Schwartz By framing deepfakes as a tech problem we allow Silicon Valley to evade responsibility for its symbiotic relationship with fake newsIn the lead-up to...
02:32 2019-06-24

"Smart City of Surveillance": Chips with Everything Leyland Cecco and Lilian Edwards join Jordan Erica Webber to talk about the latest delays in plans to build a smart neighbourhood in Toronto. Continu...
02:32 2019-06-24

Samsung’s deepfake technology is getting scary Deepfake technology has been getting insanely good, with just the last few days and weeks chock-a-block with examples of everything from the Mona Lis...
15:32 2019-06-23

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'poses risks to global banking' Move could affect competition and data privacy, warns Bank for International SettlementsFacebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency poses ris...
14:16 2019-06-23

AI learns to gamble illogically like humans to predict our behaviour Artificial intelligence trained on human-made gambling decisions has picked up our illogical habits,which could help machines better predict human be...
11:48 2019-06-23

What will your digital footprint tell people about you when you die? From exposing sexual secrets to repairing a bad image, the digital afterlife and who controls it matters in unexpected ways, as a fascinating new boo...
11:48 2019-06-23

What do we do about deepfake video? Deepfake – the ability of AI to fabricate apparently real footage of people – is a growing problem with implications for us allThere exist, on the in...
07:01 2019-06-23

Argentina’s blackout and the storm-battered future of the grid Enlarge (credit: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) Early Sunday morning, all of mainland Argentina lost power in an “unprecedented”...
12:48 2019-06-22

Five of the best VR headsets From the Oculus Quest and Valve’s pricey Vive Pro to Nintendo’s family-friendly kits, a guide to what’s on offer in the world of virtual realitySix y...
11:32 2019-06-22

'Not OK, Google': Employees, activists protest at Alphabet shareholder meeting Google employees, community activists and investors protested outside its parent company's headquarters in a show of force that coincided with a seri...
22:00 2019-06-21

Dr. Siegel on why teens are 'growing horns' from prolonged cellphone use New research suggests that teens are sprouting horns on the back of their heads, and Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel argued that it's li...
22:00 2019-06-21

Inside Iran’s deadly armory and its capabilities to fight the US In the hours after Iran is said to have downed a $125 million U.S. surveillance drone over international waters with a surface-to-air missile, despit...
22:00 2019-06-21

Manufacturing memory means scribing silicon in a sea of sensors Enlarge / How it's made: silicon wafers! (credit: Micron) At Micron's memory chip fabrication facility in the Washington, DC, suburb of Manassas, V...
19:32 2019-06-21

A tale of two cities: Why ransomware will just get worse Enlarge / Baltimore, Maryland; Riviera Beach, Florida. Both got ransomware, and the outcomes were... the worst of times, and the worst of times. E...
19:32 2019-06-21

Netflix is finally testing an awesome new feature we’ve wanted for so long Watching Netflix at work is an actual thing, and it’s no surprise considering the streaming service is available on just about every device you...
16:16 2019-06-21

AT&T has this year’s fastest US mobile network (thanks to those misleading ‘5GE’ upgrades) Thanks in part to its confusingly (some would say misleadingly) labeled LTE upgrades, AT&T has just been crowned by PCMag as having the fastest mobil...
16:16 2019-06-21

Instagram influencer staged 'surprise' engagement weekend Marissa Fuchs posted photos of disbelief, but marketers were sent itinerary months beforeA public proposal is a risky thing to attempt. For every cou...
13:16 2019-06-21

Huawei just launched another phone you’ll be sad you can’t buy Huawei’s mobile business took a serious hit from the Trump administration this year, but that doesn’t mean the Chinese smartphone maker i...
12:32 2019-06-21

Samsung reportedly seeking compensation because Apple isn’t selling enough iPhones While Samsung keeps comparing its flagship phones to the latest iPhones that Apple makes in the hopes of convincing customers that Galaxy phones are ...
12:32 2019-06-21

Facebook co-founder warns against Libra cryptocurrency Chris Hughes says firms involved such as Paypal and Mastercard will wield too much powerOne of Facebook’s co-founders has warned that the social netw...
11:16 2019-06-21

Leaked Pixel 4 renders could be our best look yet at Google’s new flagships Google’s decision to tease its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL design months ahead of the phones’ official announcement was bizarre, to say th...
09:48 2019-06-21

Brand new Pixel 4 leak shows the display design and new mint color option After a series of leaks revealed the Pixel 4’s purported design, suggesting the phone will look a lot like the iPhone 11 when it comes to rear ...
07:32 2019-06-21

Apple recalled a limited number of older MacBook Pros due to overheating batteries If you’re the proud owner of a 15-inch MacBook Pro that you bought anywhere between September 2015 and February 2017, then you might want to ch...
07:32 2019-06-21

Only in New York: the services offering helicopter rides to the wealthy The Big Apple has long had an infatuation with flying over the city, but there’s a risk in choosing the air over driving congested streetsWhile those...
07:32 2019-06-21