News: Technology

6 steps to securing your online privacy

Sunday  19:26,   30 april 2017
CNBC

It’s sometimes tough to know who’s accessing the information you make available online—or even your browsing history.Last month, President Donald Trump signed a bill repealing Obama-era regulations that would have required internet services[...]

Despite setbacks and job cuts, Google is promising a big update in its race against Amazon’s delivery drones (GOOG, GOOGL)

Sunday  19:06,   30 april 2017
Tech Insider

Even as sources inside the high-profile group report ongoing challenges, the drone unit is preparing an important update to demonstrate progress that's expected in a matter of weeks. Business Insider has heard from multiple people that a[...]

Taking steps to avoid phishing scams

Sunday  18:55,   30 april 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

You may think it's easy to spot an email phishing scam, but, as a report in Fortune outlines, even two companies positioned at the absolute cutting-edge of high-tech progress, can fall prey to this type of fraud.On Friday, Fortune revealed that[...]

Apple adds one more year of warranty to first-gen Watches

Sunday  18:00,   30 april 2017
Engadget

Reports of ballooning batteries have prompted extended coverage.Some posts on Reddit and on Apple's discussion board talk about how their first-gen Watches' batteries ballooned and displaced the screens like what happened in the image above. It[...]

Tesla Brings Automatic Braking Back

Sunday  17:56,   30 april 2017
International Business Times

The company brought back the feature after Consumer Reports downgraded its electric cars' rating.The feature has most probably been brought back due to Consumer Reports’ recent downgrade of the Model S and X rating. Consumer Reports had[...]

MIT fires a rocket motor made using 3D-printed plastic

Sunday  14:46,   30 april 2017
Engadget

It's not as ludicrous as it sounds.This wasn't just a because-we-can experiment. Metal 3D printing is expensive (the printers alone cost hundreds of thousands of dollars). MIT's printer, a Markforged Mark Two, costs "just" $13,499. That's not [...]

Can AI Rescue Us From Violent Images Online?

Sunday  14:35,   30 april 2017
Forbes

With all of the recent conversation about depictions of violence deluging the online world, can AI offer a solution?For the past year my open data has been applying Google’s (its cloud-based deep learning image cataloging service) to global news[...]

Be careful before posting about your 10 concerts

Sunday  14:31,   30 april 2017
USA TODAY

<p>Before you join in with the social media crowd and let everyone know about the first concert you attended, you might think twice — hackers would love to have this information.</p>This week, one of the most popular Facebook memes had people[...]

A Group Of Hackers Is Holding Hollywood Captive — & Here’s What It Wants

Sunday  14:25,   30 april 2017
Refinery29

In what sounds like the premise for a cable network drama, hackers are holding Hollywood hostage by threatening to leaking shows onto the internet. According to Variety, the hackers posted the first 10 episodes of Netflix's Orange is the New[...]

A.I. will replace half of all jobs in the next decade, says widely followed technologist

Sunday  10:30,   30 april 2017
CNBC

Kai-Fu Lee, founder of Sinovation Ventures, discussed the future of artificial intelligence with CNBC.Artificial intelligence (AI) is the wave of the future, the influential technologist told CNBC, calling it the "singular thing that will be larger[...]

Amazon's free Android app program is nearing its end

Sunday  09:35,   30 april 2017
Engadget

Back in 2015, Amazon launched a program called Underground that gave users free access to paid Android apps and in-app purchases. For those who've never heard of it before, you can think of it as a way to find applications you never knew existed or [...]

The best ways to save your phone’s battery life

Sunday  08:56,   30 april 2017
The Daily Dot

Luckily, today there are a number of ways you can avoid that moment—or squeeze the most out of your phone’s diminishing battery level. How to save battery powerBefore you’re in battery troubleIf your phone is dying on a regular basis, it’s time for[...]

Turkey just banned Wikipedia, labeling it a ‘national security threat’

Sunday  07:17,   30 april 2017
The Washington Post

It's the latest of the country's crackdowns on free speech and expression.Turkey has blocked Wikipedia. If you're inside the country, you can only access the online encyclopedia through a virtual private network connection to a system[...]

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6: Which one's the smarter buy?

Sunday  07:01,   30 april 2017
CNET

Both the Galaxy S8 and G6 have big screens, water resistance and premium looks. But which one is the better way to go?Both the Galaxy S8 and G6 are excellent high-end phones with slim bezels, waterproofing and the latest Android 7.0 software. And[...]

Don't hand your kid an iPhone without these controls

Sunday  06:50,   30 april 2017
USA TODAY

Along with teaching our kids how to look out for red flags – such as predatory behavior, cyberbullying, and age-inappropriate content – parental controls can be set for some extra peace of mind. “Of course, when kids are younger parents should be[...]