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Qualcomm feud could cost Apple billions

A complicated, multibillion-dollar intellectual property battle between Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm will soon move through courts and hearing rooms across the globe.<p>More than 50 lawsuits have been filed in six countries, however, the outcome from upcoming hearings in the U.S. China and Germany …

IPhone 7

What the world would be like if land and sea were inverted

You've likely seen maps of the earth with land and sea inverted, where Asia becomes the world's greatest ocean and the Pacific a vast, sprawling …

Sea Level

The FBI says you should reboot your router. Should you?

Last Friday, the FBI issued a report recommending that everyone reboot their routers. The reason? "Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide."<p>That's a pretty alarming PSA, but also a somewhat vague one. How do you …

Wi-Fi

Something Weird Happened to Men 7,000 Years Ago, And We Finally Know Why

The women, on the other hand, were fine.<p>Around 7,000 years ago - all the way back in the Neolithic - something really peculiar happened to human …

Anthropology

VPNFilter: What we know about the malware infecting routers around the globe

Researchers from Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity arm have publicised the discovery of a new multistage and modular malware, which they have dubbed …

Routers

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney still opposes Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform

Microsoft wants to unify its desktop, mobile and game platforms through the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). At the recent Microsoft Build conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and two other executives insisted that Windows 10 is an open platform for developers. But Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft exec: 'AI is the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today'

Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer at Microsoft UK, told an audience of business leaders at an AI conference that AI is "the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today."<p>Before we go any further, it's worth putting that claim into perspective.<p>There are a number of …

Cyber risk in an Internet of Things world

The IoT offers new ways for businesses to create value, however the constant connectivity and data sharing also creates new opportunities for …

How Earth's magnetic field is changing

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its trio of Earth-facing satellites – the Swarm satellites – more than two years ago. Since then, the three …

Three Hacking Groups Linked to Bangladesh Bank Heist

Investigators probing the cyber theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank have discovered evidence of unidentified hacking groups from …

Fentanyl: The powerful opioid that killed Prince

<b>Sacramento, California (CNN) —</b> America's addiction to opioid-based painkillers and heroin just got exponentially more dangerous. The most potent painkiller on the market, prescribed by doctors for cancer treatment, is being made illicitly and sold on the streets, delivering a super high and, far …

Google wants to effectively kill Flash, Chrome will default to HTML5 by Q4 2016

Google wields a lot of influence on the web as the developer of the most popular desktop browser in the world. As detailed in a draft proposal (via <i>Venture Beat</i>), the company wants to effectively kill Flash by blocking the plugin and prioritizing HTML5 by the end of the year.<p>The plan has yet to be …

Net Neutrality upheld by appeals court

An appeals court in Washington DC has upheld the FCC's Open Internet Order, affirming that Net Neutrality can live to fight another day. While the appellate judges have had to rule in favor of telecoms companies in previous cases, the FCC's law is now watertight and is acting within its powers. The …

Internet

Google Has A Solution For The UX Design Education Gap: Google

A new degree program with SCAD aims to “fill the gaps” in user experience design education.<p>As a profession, “designer” is constantly evolving. Fifty years ago, chances are you’d either be a graphic designer, industrial designer, or furniture designer. In five decades, you might be an artificial …

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking get a tiny ship to Alpha Centauri

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking and Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner with the monumental task of getting a tiny probe to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. Project Starshot aims to propel a lightweight silicon "StarChip" to one-fifth the speed of light by hitting it with lasers …

Stephen Hawking

Secret WWI telegram holds lessons for today, historians say

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — In a secret telegram a century ago, Germany tried to get Mexico to join its side during World War I by offering it territory in the United States. Britain intercepted, deciphered and shared the "Zimmermann Telegram."<p>Historians, seeing parallels to today, say there's a lot to be …

History

What Apple, Google, And Tesla Get Wrong

In conversation with Co.Design, the eminent design researcher Don Norman offers cutting criticism of Silicon Valley’s brightest.<p>Don Norman is a technological optimist. The author of <i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> and head of UC San Diego’s Design Lab believes that artificial intelligence might only …

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the E.U.

European lawmakers barraged Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday with a litany of questions about his company’s global power, its role in elections and its misuse of user data. One even raised the prospect of breaking up the social media giant.<p>But the meeting in Brussels ended …

Social Media

How to Delete Yourself From the Internet

You may think your internet usage is completely private, but any time you access a website, sign up for an account, purchase a product, post a message, or browse search engine results, you’re sharing something about yourself. If you find this troubling, you may want to learn more about how you can …

Even The Most Advanced Computer Programmers Have Probably Never Heard Of This Concept

<i>What are some advanced concepts in programming that most average programmers have never heard of? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tikhon Jelvis, studied programming languages and did</b> …

Machine Learning

3 Black Teenage Scientists Had A Breakthrough, Then Came The Trolls

Mikayla Sharrieff, India Skinner and Bria Snell should only be proud this week.<p>The 17-year-olds, all juniors at Benjamin Banneker High School in Washington, D.C., created a simple way using copper shards, drinking straws and filter floss — simple, though I am not smart enough to understand it — to …

Space Travel

5 tips to prepare your PC for Windows 10 April 2018 Update

The next big version of Microsoft's PC operating system is imminent. Windows 10 April 2018 Update -- previously known as Windows 10 Spring Creators Update -- becomes officially available for download on April 30, and is a free update available to all current Windows 10 users. Before the April 2018 …

Windows 10

Don't Be Afraid of the Multiverse

Rumors of science's demise have been greatly exaggerated.<p>Almost anybody who has ever thought deeply about the universe sooner or later wonders if there is more than one of them. Whether a multiplicity of universes—known as a multiverse—actually exists has been a contentious issue since ancient …

Physics

Bye, black holes: white holes are even weirder

If there is a phenomenon out there that is actually more bizarre than black holes, it has to be white holes. Black holes can’t say that they might be …

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

10 Hidden URLs to Help You Rule the Web

You’re probably used to bookmarking your favorite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top domains you’re familiar with—from …

26 of the 115 most popular VPNs are secretly keeping tabs on you

A recent investigation into 115 of the world’s most popular VPN services revealed that many are antithetical to their stated claims. To build trust, providers make promises not to track users through logs or other identifying information. But as a popular VPN comparison site found out, this isn’t …

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

There's something hidden inside it.<p>The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence …