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New Galaxy S10 Leak Reveals Samsung's Ultimate Smartphone

Is the latest leaked image doing the rounds today the Galaxy S10? Noted leaker IceUniverse hedged the bet by using the Galaxy S10 codename of ‘Beyond’, but not explicitly saying this was the S10. And when Samsung’s flagship smartphone is launched early in 2019 I very much doubt that the S10 you …

Phones

Samsung's Folding Galaxy X Smartphone Costs $2,000

The Galaxy Note 9 has some significant upgrades, but it has lost its headline feature and will be an incremental update at best. The reason is that Samsung is working on something far more exciting and now we know it will also be far more expensive…<p>Early next year Samsung will unveil the so-called …

Mobile

Unilever, Owner of Dove and Ben & Jerry's, Threatens to Stop Advertising on 'The Swamp' of Google and Facebook

Unilever, one of the largest consumer goods companies in the world, is threatening to pull advertising from Google, YouTube, and Facebook if the tech …

Internet activity of all visa applicants, visa holders and green card holders is now tracked. And Sunni Muslim immigrants could face long-term surveillance<p>Earlier last week, the existence of a draft Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report came to light, which calls for long-term surveillance …

Surveillance

Muse Auto smartens your car with Alexa

Alexa has quickly become one of the most popular digital assistants. In fact, IFTTT’s surveys show that out of all digital assistant users, 70% take advantage of Amazon’s voice service. Alexa is reaching all kinds of devices, and a new product attempts to bring it to your automobile.<p>Other featured …

Smart Homes

Why Apple’s HomePod is poised to bomb

HomePod, the first new Apple product of 2018, is about to arrive. And as a huge Apple fanboy, I couldn’t care less.<p>Apple’s been hyping its smart speaker ever since unveiling the device last June at the Worldwide Developers Conference. And yet HomePod has failed to really excite fans (except through …

Japan Volcano Eruption Kills Soldier and Injures Skiers at Resort

A volcano erupted Tuesday in Japan, killing one soldier who was training nearby and injuring more than a dozen people, including several at a ski resort, officials said.<p>The eruption of Mount Kusatsu-Shirane triggered avalanches and launched debris that smashed a gondola and hit people on ski slopes.<p>…

Hands-on: The Mini Back Pack mounts the Google Home Mini to your outlet for $15

The Google Home Mini is a fantastic piece of hardware. It’s small, has a decent enough speaker for talking to Google Assistant or listening to music, and it’s inexpensive. The Home Mini’s biggest issue is just the fact that you must have it laying on a surface with a long cable trailing behind …

Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON — The legal fight against the Federal Communications Commission’s recent repeal of so-called net neutrality regulations began on Tuesday, with a flurry of lawsuits filed to block the agency’s action.<p>One suit, filed by 21 state attorneys general, said the agency’s actions broke federal …

Ferrari plans to build an electric supercar after all

Despite Tesla's lead on the electric vehicle market, large automakers spent 2017 announcing they will transition their gas-powered car models to EVs. But other companies selling more elite vehicles are also throwing their hat in the ring. At NAIAS in Detroit, Ferrari stated it will build its own …

US hospital pays $55,000 to hackers after ransomware attack

Hancock Health paid up despite having backups available.<p><i>Video: Why rising Bitcoin prices are not all good news for ransomware writers</i><p>Hancock Health …

OnePlus disables credit card payment after fraud reports

The OnePlus 5T is one of the best phones you can buy today -- but for now, you can't buy it with a credit card.<p>Following customer complaints about fraudulent activity on their credit card after using it on the company's site, OnePlus is disabling credit as a payment form. OnePlus' online store is …

Identity Theft

These were the weirdest products at CES

Facebook Will Lock Account And Require Account Holders To Upload A ‘Clear Selfie’ To Prove Identity

The social media giant could require users to send a clear selfie to prove they aren't a bot. They believe it will help keep their valid Facebook …

How Apple, Amazon, and the biggest tech companies won big with last night’s tax vote

Early on Saturday morning, the Senate passed a GOP tax plan that includes a provision that could hugely benefit U.S. companies with billions of dollars stashed overseas—Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook, and Microsoft currently have a combined $457 billion held in overseas subsidiaries. <b>It proposes</b> …

Exclusive: First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant

For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor …

Mom's iPhone unlocked using 10-year-old son's face

A precocious 10-year-old boy has hacked the Face ID of his parents’ iPhone X.<p>When New York City residents Attaullah Malik and Sana Sherwani received their brand new iPhones earlier this month, Sherwani told her son that “there’s no way you’re getting access to this phone.”<p>But the boy, Ammar Malik, …

iPhone 8 Recall: Korean Agency Reportedly Considering Recall Amid Swelling Battery Issue

South Korean authorities could force Apple to recall iPhone 8 should the swelling battery problem continue to be an issue in the country. This is …

Kaspersky: Yes, we obtained NSA secrets. No, we didn’t help steal them

Moscow-based AV provider challenges claims it helped Russian spies.<p>For almost two months in 2014, servers belonging to Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab …

Yemen: More than 50,000 children expected to die of starvation and disease by end of year

More than 50,000 children in Yemen are expected to die by the end of the year as a result of disease and starvation caused by the stalemated war in …

Middle East

Security firm claims to thwart iPhone X's Face ID with a mask

When Apple introduced Face ID security alongside the iPhone X, it boasted that even Hollywood-quality masks couldn't fool the system. It might not be a question of movie-like authenticity, however -- security researchers at Bkav claim to have thwarted Face ID by using a specially-built mask. Rather …

Face ID

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

Senators push to ditch Social Security numbers in light of Equifax hack

Eyeing more secure alternatives to Social Security numbers, lawmakers in the U.S. are looking abroad. Today, the Senate Commerce Committee questioned former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Verizon chief privacy officer Karen Zacharia and both the current and former CEOs of Equifax on how to protect …

New Jersey freeholder John Carman asked whether protest ‘would be over in time for them to cook dinner’ – but on Tuesday he was forced to eat his words<p>A New Jersey politician who shared a meme on Facebook during January’s Women’s March in Washington asking whether the protest would be “over in time …

New Jersey

People Are Dropping Their iPhone X’s And Sharing Their Expensive Horror Stories

On November 3rd, the iPhone X was released into the wild and Apple fanatics (or people looking to make a quick buck) are scooping them up across the country. According to various reports, the $1000 iPhone X has sold out in over 20 major cities, and online orders are backed up at least three to four …

Mobile Technology

iPhone X: Apple Customers Complain About Battery Life

The iPhone X has, for the most part, earned very good reviews. <i>CNET</i> gave Apple’s much-wanted smartphone four-and-a-half stars.<p>“[The] iPhone X is an …

The iPhone X cracked on the first drop

If you just spent $1,000 or more on an iPhone X, put a case on it now!<p>Apple's tenth-anniversary iPhone has a slick new look with a nearly bezel-less screen, glass back and stainless steel frame. Just like the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the glass back allows the X to have wireless charging-- but it also …

Mobile Technology

Apple: Display 'burn-in' could also affect iPhone X

It turns out Apple's iPhone X display could have some of the same issues as Google's Pixel 2 XL.<p>The iPhone X could be impacted by "burn-in" and other …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft expands HoloLens to 29 new European markets

Microsoft announced today that its HoloLens mixed reality headset is coming to 29 new markets across Europe.<p>Last year, the company launched HoloLens, serving up a spellbinding digital experience via a headset that combines virtual and physical worlds through a rich set of sensors. The headset first …

Harvard's new RoboBee can fly in and out of water

Apparently, we haven't seen RoboBee's final form yet. Harvard researchers introduced the robot back in 2013 and developed a version that uses static to stick to walls in 2016. Now, the scientists have created an upgraded robotic bee that can fly, dive into water and hop right back up into the air. …