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Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 07.21.16.<p>Time of Publication: 9:01 am. 9:01 am<p>When Edward Snowden met with …

Edward Snowden

Amazon patent proposes drone perches atop streetlights and other protruding infrastructure

Pop quiz, hot shot: You’re a delivery drone with a flight duration of 20 minutes with your current payload, but because of delays (use your imagination) you’re never going to make it in time. What do you do, hot shot? What do you do? You land on a street light that’s been converted into a drone …

Apple Security Bug Lets Hackers Nab Your Mac and iPhone Passwords With 1 Text

Apple software contains flaws that could allow hackers to steal people’s passwords by doing nothing more than sending a single nefarious message. …

Information Security

Intel taking its six-core processors mainstream in 2018 with Coffee Lake family

Recently leaked slides not only show six-core desktop CPUs for the masses, but also forthcoming high-end Skylake-X processors featuring up to 10 …

The last-ever Japanese VCRs will be made this month

It may surprise you to learn that Japanese companies are still making video cassette recorders, but this fact won't remain useful for too long — manufacturing will cease at the end of the month. Funai Electric, a company that produces its own consumer electronics as well as handling production for …

Sony

The future of motorsport: from carbon-fibre supercars to vehicles driven by algorithms

Fifty years ago, if you wanted to catch a glimpse of the future of motorsports, you'd have to head down to a workshop. Now, you might find yourself …

BT Broadband, Plusnet and others face second day of outage

Britain’s largest internet service provider continues to struggle with power issues, causing outages across the country<p>BT Broadband and Plusnet customers are facing a second day without internet access, as the UK’s largest internet service provider, and its competitors, struggle with further power …

Uber dominates Q2 business travel as taxis see 51% decline in past 2 years

Transportation

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is using AI to help it cut energy consumption in its data centers by up to 15%.</b> The AI system is built by UK research lab DeepMind.<p><b>2. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and supermodel Miranda Kerr have gotten engaged.</b> They are being referred to as LA's new power couple.<p><b>3. Tesla published an update</b> …

Pokémon Go

Google uses DeepMind AI to cut data center energy bills

The AI successfully reduced power consumption by 15 percent overall<p>The amount of energy consumed by big data centers has always been a headache for tech companies. Keeping the servers cool as they crunch numbers is such a challenge that Facebook even built one of its facilities on the edge of the …

Journalism

Corning says Gorilla Glass 5 for phones will survive 1.6m drops

For years, Corning’s toughened glass has graced the screens of more than 4.5 billion devices around the world to protect them from drops and untoward encounters with keys and coins in pockets.<p>The company has now announced that it’s working on Gorilla Glass 5, which it claims can withstand drops …

Gorilla Glass

Tesla wants to build public transport and solar roofs

Roughly a decade ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk outlined a master plan for the electric car company: build a sports car that could outpace high-performance gasoline-powered vehicles, use the proceeds to develop an affordable car and repeat for even better results.<p>10 years on, the company has followed …

Tesla

France orders Microsoft to stop tracking Windows 10 users

Data protection authority gives Microsoft three months to comply with French privacy laws<p>France's data protection commission has ordered Microsoft to "stop collecting excessive user data" and to stop tracking the web browsing of Windows 10 users without their consent. In a notice published on …

Privacy

Google Nexus 6P review

Best-ever Nexus sets new standard for big-screen Android value<p><b>The Good</b> One of the first two Android 6.0 phones, Google's metal Nexus 6P has a sharp, high-resolution screen and a solid camera, an accurate fingerprint reader, loud speakers and works with every major carrier. Its lower cost makes it a …

Hi-tech glasses help autistic children recognise emotions

Researchers at Stanford University in the US are using special glasses to help autistic children recognise and classify emotions.<p>The so-called ‘Autism Glass’ analyses facial expressions – and instantly gives the user an indication of the emotion.<p>Researchers say the aim is to boost the confidence of …

Autism

As PCs decline, Microsoft betting its future on the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a world where there's a smartphone app for everything, one company __ Amazon.com Inc. — has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to change that.<p>Nadella has poured billions of dollars into …

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Indonesia bans on duty police and military from playing Pokemon Go

Indonesia has ordered police not to play "Pokemon Go" while on duty and will soon ban military personnel as well. The armed forces chief warned the …

Pokemon Go players at risk of landmines in Bosnia

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Bosnian nongovernmental agency is urging Pokemon Go users to be aware of their surroundings, for a good reason -- land mines.<p>Distracted users are roaming into areas dotted with the unexploded ordnances (left over from the 1990s conflict in that region) while trying to catch the virtual …

Pokémon Go

This bookmark doubles as a reading light

Japanese designer Kouichi Okamoto has used silver conducting and nanoparticle ink to lighten up reading.<p>E-book sales are falling, actual book sales are rising. What does that mean? Society is once again in need of a good bookmark.<p>Japanese designer Kouichi Okamoto is looking to shake up the …

Nintendo shares more than doubled since Pokemon Go launch

As Pokemon Go continues to roll out around the world, Nintendo's shares have soared.<p>Pokemon Go isn't even available around the entire world yet, and yet Nintendo's shares have seen an astronomic rise. On July 5, Nintendo's shares were 14,490 Japanese yen ($136.59). On July 19, they closed out at …

Pokémon

Google's app for touring virtual art galleries now supports Cardboard VR

Google's attention to preserving and sharing artwork has always been admirable, and its new, updated Arts & Culture app for iOS and Android continues this work. The app first launched last year, but was little more than a wrapper for the company's Cultural Institute webpage. Its redesign makes it …

Apps

Analysts see a silver lining in Microsoft’s shift to the cloud

Microsoft Corp. still has a way to go in its shift to cloud services, but that’s nothing the technology giant or its bottom line can’t handle, …

Amazon wants to turn church spires and street lights into drone recharging points

Amazon's patented the use of aerial structures such as church spires and street lights as recharging points for its as-yet grounded fleet of delivery …

Having stomach troubles? Try swallowing an origami robot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.<p>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could patch wounds, deliver medicine or dislodge a foreign …

Robotics

ZTE's new ZMAX Pro brings Moto G4 specs for just $99

<b>Update:</b> Check out our hands-on here!<p>ZTE just announced its newest phone at an event in New York today, the ZMAX Pro. At least on paper, it packs a whole lot of power for just $99 on a pre-paid plan.<p>The specs we know so far:<p>1080p 6-inch LCD<br>• Snapdragon 617 processor<br>• 2 GB RAM<br>• 32 GB storage<br>• MicroSD slot …

Mobile Technology

Google Admin app adds support for delegated admins as improved folder support comes to Drive

Google today announced a pair of minor updates for some of its services on the Google Apps Updates blog. Specifically, the new features affect the Google Admin app on Android, as well as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.<p>First off, Google says that delegated admins can now use the Google Admin app on …

Apps

Yelp Now Lets You Search Businesses by Pokestop

The Pokeconomy is growing by leaps and bounds as Pokemon Go continues to break app download and daily active user records. Now, Yelp has rolled out a new filter letting users search directly for local Pokestops.<p>The new filter works the same way as any other. When you open the app to search for a …

Pokémon Go

Apple Pay expands across Europe with official launch in France

At WWDC last month, Apple announced that its Apple Pay mobile payments service would be coming to France, and now the service has officially went live in the country. With the rollout in France, which was first rumored earlier this year, Apple Pay is now available in 8 countries.<p>In France, Apple …

Apple Pay

Amazon reportedly gears up for restaurant delivery in London

Amazon is reportedly getting ready to launch its meal delivery service — Amazon Restaurants — in London, reports TechCrunch.<p>The e-commerce giant is rumored to be approaching local establishments to sign them on as partners before the service actually kicks off. Signing on partners in advance is a …

eCommerce

Plans for self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts say the development of self-driving cars over the coming decade depends on an unreliable assumption by many automakers: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if the car's systems fail.<p>Instead, experience with automation in other modes of …

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