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Britain backs Scottish spaceport plan with £30 million in grants

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark arrives in Downing Street in …

Great Britain

3D-Printed Gun in 'Lost in Space' Isn't Futuristic, It's Already Here

The technology is controversial in our world too.<p>In the new Netflix series <i>Lost in Space</i>, the space-colonizing Robinson family confronts the dangerous …

Lost in Space

The UK wants every new home to come with an EV charger

The UK has big plans to eliminate sales of new gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by 2040. Electric vehicles (EVs) are the key to making that work, but the required chargers are few and far between. Today, the government is unveiling a proposal requiring new homes, street light posts and businesses …

Electric Vehicles

Clever mobile ‘airbag’ could save your phone when (not if) you drop it

If you’ve never dropped your smartphone, then guess what? It’s going to happen sooner or later.<p>While most phone cases do a stellar job of protecting …

Gear & Gadgets

WhatsApp’s newest feature fixes group chat notification chaos

WhatsApp’s group chat function can be incredibly useful for all kinds of things. But when a bunch of people are talking, your phone gets bombarded with notifications and they suddenly become unbearable.<p>WhatsApp’s newest feature hopes to fix that by allowing only selected people to send messages.<p>A …

Apps

Facebook Cancels Program to Deliver Internet by Aquila Drones

Apparently, building giant solar-powered aircraft comes with equally sizable challenges<i>Editor’s note: Minutes before this story was published,</i> …

Internet

Samsung Galaxy X: the story of Samsung’s foldable phone so far

<b>Update:</b> <i>The latest leaks suggest we might see the Galaxy X in January. Plus, Samsung may have solved a big problem, having apparently created a curved</i> …

Mobile

Google’s Machine Learning (AI) Crash Course

Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, as it’s better known as, is something that has garnered my interest over recent years. I even used the …

Artificial Intelligence

Day 1 of a Worse Internet

Net neutrality is officially dead. Here’s how you’ll notice it’s gone.<p>Monday, June 11, is the first day of the post–net neutrality internet. In …

Facebook's Terragraph hopes to replace fiber broadband beginning with 2019 trials

Facebook’s plan to connect neighborhoods and businesses wirelessly, known as Terragraph, will begin field trials in 2019 using 60GHz technology from Qualcomm, the two companies said on Monday.Facebook began talking about Terragraph in 2016, part of a bid to replace fiber broadband with 60GHz …

A surround sound system that costs $53 really has no place sounding this good

At its full retail price of $99.99, the Logitech Z506 Surround Sound Home Theater Speaker System is an unbelievable value. To be frank, it’s pretty …

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: the 10 best new features

Lots of hidden features<p>Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update is arriving for PCs and tablets today. Like the previous Fall Creators Update, it’s full of small features that improve Windows 10 without dramatically changing the platform. Microsoft is only adding one major feature with this update, and …

Apps

How to enable the new Gmail right now

Google just updated Gmail with one of its biggest redesigns in a long time. The update brings several security features like confidential mode, which allows you to add two-factor authentication and / or set expiration dates for individual emails. Phishing alerts are also now highlighted in a much …

Google

Don't Panic, but Gmail Just Changed Everything For the First Time in Years

If there's one thing that can be said about Gmail, it's that there is nothing in life quite as consistent as the Google email client has proven to be. In the 14 years since the service was launched in invite-only beta, there have only been a handful of changes to the experience we know and love — …

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Settings changes

Microsoft's semi-annual update to Windows 10 is finally here and it's called Windows 10 April 2018 Update. (Previously, it had been named Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.) It'll usher in new features such as Timeline and nearby sharing while adding to and moving things around in the Settings app. …

Apps

Google to launch new Gmail design in the coming weeks

A fresh and clean look for Gmail on the web<p>Google is planning to launch a new design for its Gmail web interface soon. In an email to G Suite administrators, obtained by <i>The Verge</i>, the company says the new design will include “several new features” that will also be made available to regular Gmail …

RIP passwords: new web standard designed to replace login method

A new web standard is expected to kill passwords, meaning users will no longer have to remember difficult logins for each and every website or service they use.<p>The Web Authentication (WebAuthn) standard is designed to replace the password with biometrics and devices that users already own, such as …

Information Systems

Elon Musk Wants You to Watch ‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ in Memory of Stephen Hawking, and It’s Free

Chris Paine's artificial-intelligence film is available to stream until later tonight.<p>Because “nothing will affect the future of humanity more than …

Chinese facial recognition company becomes world's most valuable AI start-up

The Chinese government's plans for mass surveillance using facial recognition have received a boost from one of the country's tech powerhouses, after Alibaba led a $600m investment in SenseTime, which develops technology for tracking individuals.<p>The company is working on facial and object …

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

Privacy

Netflix owns Conan on Twitter after he makes fun of its programming

Today in unexpected celebrity beefs, Conan O’Brien and the Netflix corporate account got into it on Twitter after the late night host poked fun at …

SanDisk’s New Extreme 400GB is the World’s Fastest UHS-I microSD Card

Western Digital has announced the new SanDisk Extreme 400GB UHS-I microSD, the world’s fastest-ever UHS-I microSD card.<p>Western Digital, which …

What If Self-Driving Cars Can’t See Stop Signs?

Artificial intelligence is still too easily tricked to be trusted.<p>For all its impressive progress in mastering human tasks, artificial intelligence has an embarrassing secret: It’s surprisingly easy to fool. This could be a big problem as it takes on greater responsibility for people’s lives and …

Microsoft’s New AI Creates Fake Photos From Your Words

The groundbreaking software takes AI one step closer to achieving humanlike intelligence, according to its creator.<p>To my eye, the birds look entirely real. One features a fluffy yellow belly of feathers. Another, a forest green tail, with a long beak that looks perfect for hooking bugs out of tree …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook is testing the ability to create Stories on PC

Unlike its Instagram counterpart, Facebook Stories hasn't been doing as well. The social network even launched Instagram-to-Facebook crossposting and merged it with one of its other Snapchat clones, Messenger Day, over the past few months in an effort to get more people to use it. But it doesn't …

Intel’s processors have a security bug and the fix could slow down PCs

A security flaw in Intel processors has led to a redesign of Linux and Windows kernels. Programmers have been busy for the past two months patching the Linux kernel’s virtual memory system to protect against a hardware bug in Intel CPUs that could let attackers exploit security weaknesses and …

Facebook apologizes for its moderation 'mistakes'

With over 2 billion users and counting, policing Facebook is an increasingly difficult task. The unenviable job rests on the shoulders of a 7,500-strong team of content moderators (alongside the site's algorithms), who scour through tons of unsightly posts, ranging from violent terrorist material …

Internet

After sexualised videos of children, YouTube now returning disturbing auto-complete suggestions

YouTube ran into trouble last week after it was revealed that advertising for major brands was appearing alongside sexualised videos of children. The videos were reported to have attracted ‘hundreds of comments’ by suspected pedophiles.<p>The company now seems to be having similar problems with its …

Windows 10 keyboard offers emoji suggestions in latest preview

Windows 10 Insiders in the Fast Ring were the first to try out Microsoft's emoji 5.0 bonanza in June, before support rolled out widely with the Fall Creators Update. And, the tech giant is bundling yet more emoji goodness in its latest preview, which also packs Microsoft Edge improvements. The new …

A UK Government minister is pressuring Facebook to hand over evidence of Russian interference in the EU referendum

Facebook is under growing pressure from politicians to hand over any evidence that Russia may have used its platform to meddle with UK politics.<p>Digital minister Matt Hancock is the first government minister publicly to call on Facebook as well as Twitter to hand over any evidence of Russian …