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Gmail and other services let third parties read users' emails

<b>Privacy matters</b> Google may have promised to stop scanning the inboxes of Gmail users for ad-targeting purposes last year, but it still lets …

The mobile airbag may be coming to save your phone

People drop and break their smartphones all the time, but a German engineering student named Philip Frenzel may have the solution to save everyone some time, money, and unneeded stress. Spotted by <i>DesignBoom</i>, Frenzel has created the mobile airbag, a case that senses when your phone is in free fall …

Samsung Project Valley foldable phone is nothing to cry about

For years, Samsung has been teasing how it is working towards the holy grail of mobile devices with foldable and even flexible screens. For a time, …

Mobile

Apple Gets U.S. Supreme Court Review on iPhone App Fee Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Apple Inc.’s bid to kill an antitrust lawsuit over the market for iPhone apps in a case that could shield …

U.S. Supreme Court

Microsoft is getting ready for the next Xbox vs. PlayStation console war

Microsoft is playing the long game<p>Microsoft’s gaming chief, Phil Spencer, didn’t spend a lot of time talking at the company’s E3 press conference last night, preferring to let the games speak for themselves. Microsoft showed off 52 games onstage, including <i>Halo Infinite</i>, <i>Gears 5</i>, <i>Forza Horizon 4</i>, and …

Gaming

Tesla Model S hits police SUV while in Autopilot mode

<b>What just happened?</b> There’s been yet another crash involving a Tesla vehicle that was in Autopilot mode. This time, a Model S driver hit a parked …

White attacker is found guilty in the beating of a black man in a parking garage during Charlottesville protests

<b>(CNN) —</b> A white Arkansas man faces up to 20 years in prison after being found guilty in the beating of an African-American man during racially charged protests last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>Jacob Scott Goodwin, 23, was among a group of attackers captured on widely shared cell phone video …

Protest

BBC claims Apple using non-existent warranty clause to refuse iPhone battery replacements [U]

A BBC TV show dealing with consumer protection issues will claim this evening that Apple is using a clause in its terms & conditions to refuse its cut-price battery replacement service for older iPhones. The clause says that any other damage to the phone must be repaired first, at full rate, before …

Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Sandwiches

Apple faces lawsuits over its intentional slowing of older iPhones

Plaintiffs from two separate class-action lawsuits claim Apple did not have user consent to slow iPhone performance and that it was forcing new purchases<p>Apple is facing lawsuits over the revelations that it intentionally slows down older iPhones without user consent.<p>Apple has admitted to slowing …

Class Action

Bitcoin nears $10,000 mark as hedge funds plough in

Cryptocurrency now worth seven times an ounce of gold, with market cap higher than IBM, McDonald’s or Disney – but analysts warn of ‘a huge bubble’<p>Bitcoin has hit a record high after passing $9,000 (£6,700) and is close to reaching five figures as investors in the cryptocurrency shrug off warnings …

Cryptocurrency

The colorful Strix Fusion headset can blink in sync with others

Imagine the following, if you will: With seconds on the clock, you sink the final, game-winning goal in a particularly frenzied <i>Rocket League</i> match. It's over. You've done it. And just like that, the lights on the side of your headset begin to pulse a brilliant violet, then an intense yellow -- …

Rocket League

Intel’s new X-Series processor family boasts a $1,999 18-core CPU

Intel today has announced its new family of Intel Core processors. Titled as Intel Core X-Series, these high-end desktop processors are the next step in Intel’s processor family. Ranging from $242 – $1,999, the X-Series looks to cover the gamut of next generation desktop processing power.<p>Most …

Intel Corporation

Scott Snyder's Batman Event Explores the Dark Multiverse

Along with Greg Capullo and a host of other big-name artists.<p>For five years, Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo charted the course of Batman’s …

Bill Cosby arrives at courthouse as jury selection begins in sexual assault trial

Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to its alumnus Bill Cosby’s nearby home for career advice, her complaint that the TV star and comedian drugged and molested her that night will soon be a task for a Pennsylvania jury.<p>Lawyers this week hope to find a dozen jurors …

Elvis Presley's original luxury private jet to be auctioned

A custom-made private jet personally designed by Elvis Presley, the late American singer, complete with original interiors including red velvet seats and red shag carpet, will be sold to the highest bidder this Saturday, May 27.<p>The 1962 Lockheed Jetstar jet, which has been privately owned for more …

Apple Pay targeted in new patent infringement lawsuit

Apple and Visa are on the receiving end of a lawsuit from tech company RSA SecurID, concerning security and authentication patents allegedly being infringed on by Apple Pay.<p>According to the CEO of RSA SecurID, the company had extensive meetings with Visa officials back in 2010, which led to Visa …

Gang robs Russian banks with over 1M hacked Android phones

Fake banking, GPS and porn apps led to a massive bank heist across Russia for more than a year.<p>On Monday, Russian officials announced a successful series of raids against a hacking gang who plotted to rob banks around the world. The gang, named after their malware "Cron," infected more than a …

Bitcoin prices are soaring under Trump

Digital currency bitcoin is more popular than ever. Prices surged to a record high above $2,000 over the weekend and were trading above $2,100 on Monday.<p>Just in 2017, bitcoin prices have soared 125%.<p>And traders can probably thank President Trump for at least part of the big spike.<p>Last week, markets …

Cryptocurrency

Trump Becomes First Sitting U.S. President to Visit Western Wall

President Donald Trump placed a note in the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit one of Judaism's holiest sites.<p>Trump later called it a "great honor" to visit the wall, saying, "I can see a much deeper path, friendship with Israel."<p>The historic …

Babies Should Not Drink Fruit Juice, Doctors Group Says

Babies under the age of 1 should not drink fruit juice, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>The AAP previously said …

O.J. Simpson to Receive Parole Hearing in July, Could Be Released

After nearly a decade behind bars, O.J. Simpson could be released from prison this year.<p>Simpson is set to face a parole hearing this July, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. His actual hearing date won’t be set until mid-June.<p>The former NFL star has been serving 33 years in a Nevada …

Attractive scientists viewed as less competent by public

Attractive science presenters like Brian Cox or Alice Roberts are perceived as less competent than ordinary-looking scientists, a new study shows.<p>While scientists who combine brains and beauty were found to be more interesting, the public believes they are less academically able, and so may …

Robot cop begins patrolling the streets of Dubai

A robotic police officer is making its debut on the streets of Dubai — and I hope everyone there has watched <i>Robocop</i>.<p>The uniformed bot greeted visitors to the Gulf Information Security and Expo Conference. After the conference wraps on Tuesday, it will be deployed to the streets of Dubai.<p>Have you …

30 terrifying before and after images of climate change

The first-ever March for Science happened Saturday in hundreds of cities across the country, rallying against what many see as an emerging disregard for the study of the natural world and the answers it provides.<p>The marches took place on Earth Day, no coincidence given the fact that President …

You can still remap the Bixby button on Galaxy S8 to open Google Now

While the initial batch of reviews widely praised Samsung and the brand-new Galaxy S8 for its gorgeous design and silky smooth performance, one complaint tech aficionados across the board shared was the inability to freely remap the dedicated Bixby button to launch other apps and features.<p>Crafty …

New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof …

Rights & Freedoms

KGI: iPhone 8 mass production delayed to October/November as major component upgrades cause supply bottlenecks

We’ve been hearing several reports that the launch of the iPhone 8 could be delayed compared to previous years. Reputable Apple analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo has also weighed in today, reporting that mass production of the OLED iPhone will likely be pushed back to October/November, instead of the normal …