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Más de 560 millones de mails y contraseñas al descubierto: comprueba si estás a salvo

Con la seguridad digital más de moda que nunca gracias al ransomware y a WannaCry, alguien ha recopilado una base de datos con más de 560 millones de …

EU probing Valve and five publishers for geo-blocking games

The legislative body of the European Union is launching an antitrust investigation into regional pricing and geo-blocking practices on Valve's Steam store. In a statement, the European Commission says it's investigating "bilateral agreements" between Valve and five publishers: Bandai Namco, Capcom, …

AT&T losing more postpaid subscribers than other carriers, but that is part of the plan

Shutterstock<p>Losing often results in winning, a phenomena AT&T seems to be currently experiencing as they continue to see postpaid subscribers go faster than any of the other 4 major carriers in the USA. A new survey from Cowen and Company Equity Research shows most people who recently switched to …

Mobile

BMW, Intel and Mobileye will put 40 self-driving test cars on roads in 2017

Automaker BMW is teaming up with suppliers Intel and Mobileye to deploy a fleet of test vehicles, numbering 40 in total, targeting a street date of sometime during the second half of 2017. The fleet deployment was announced Wednesday by the three partners at CES, and follows their July announcement …

Obama administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for election interference

The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to U.S. officials.<p>The administration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to …

Russia

“Caso LaMia”: determinan causa del accidente

Un informe preliminar de la Aeronáutica Civil colombiana describe la causa de la caída del avión de LaMia el pasado 28 de noviembre. Las conclusiones …

Stanford students discover how to build wires like Lego

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy have developed a way to make incredibly thin wires with extraordinary properties. Using diamondoids -- the smallest possible pieces of diamond -- the researchers have been able to build electrical wires that measure just three atoms …

Apple Publishes Its First Artificial Intelligence Paper

Earlier this month, Apple made a splash when it told the artificial intelligence research community that the secretive company would start publishing AI papers of its own. Not even a month later, it’s already starting to make good on that promise.<p>Apple has published its very first AI paper on …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon bans reviews posted in exchange for free products

Amazon has banned "incentivized reviews" done in exchange for free products after a large study showed that they're biased. In a blog post, the retail giant said that it has updated its terms of service to ban the practice, while making an exception for its own Vine program.<p>Amazon doesn't allow …

A college newspaper just ripped apart Snapchat’s new Spectacles as — gasp! — 'dorky'

The editorial board of IDS News, Indiana University's student newspaper, has taken a strong stance against Snapchat — now named Snap Inc. — and its camera-equipped glasses in a new editorial published on its website.<p>Titled "Snapchat jumps the shark ... again," the post has some harsh words for the …

Allo brings Google's 'Assistant' to your phone today

If you're going to unveil a new messaging app, it had better do something unique. At this point, finding a place amongst entrenched options like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and iMessage is not an easy task. Google didn't quite pull it off with Hangouts when it launched in 2013. Sure, it's …

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Internet E-Cig Sales

Federal regulators don’t want kids buying e-cigarettes online and they’ll fine retailers who get caught up to $275 per violation to prevent it.<p>The …

Incentivised reviews are warping Amazon’s product star ratings, report says

Reviewers given discounts or free products award higher ratings, detrimentally affecting Amazon’s star system<p>So-called incentivised reviews, where people are given products in return for write-ups on Amazon, are skewing results, artificially increasing the star ratings, according to a report.<p>Such …

Personal Organizing

5 Traits Older Generations Don't Understand About Millennials

Here's what you're not getting.<p>Millennials are a hot topic because they are the modern-day disrupters. They're the generation causing the most change. They're the ones redefining the way things get done--and they're the ones closest to the action. They are both the prized spending demographic as …

Proterra's electric bus can travel 350 miles before recharging

A startup called Proterra has been working on electric buses for years, and its latest model has a pretty impressive range. Its Catalyst E2 Series buses can drive up to 350 miles on a single charge, which means it can go a quite a bit further than Tesla's top-tier Model S that already boasts a …

Samsung is capping the charge of Note 7 batteries to stop them exploding

The South Korean electronics company is rolling out an update to Galaxy Note 7 devices that will stop them from charging above 60% capacity, Associated Press reports. The move comes after dozens after reports of dozens of the smartphones exploding across the globe due to faulty batteries, a …

¿Qué prefieres: tiempo o dinero?

En muchas ocasiones, elegir contar con una mayor cantidad de tiempo libre no es una opción. Casi siempre debemos tomar decisiones que nos obligan a …

Por qué en Japón los jefes NO felicitan a sus empleados cuando hacen bien su trabajo

"¡Cállate!", gritó el hombre que presidía la mesa.<p>Todo el mundo se detuvo y miró a Keiko Sakurai, quien inmediatamente se dio cuenta del error que había cometido.<p>Ocurrió hace años, cuando Sakurai trabajaba como auxiliar de contable en una gran empresa de Japón.<p>El hombre (quien le gritó) era su …

This New USB Stick Destroys Almost Everything It's Plugged Into

Here is what you need to know about the "USB Killer" device that destroys electronic devices to which it is connected with a surge of power.<p>Last year, a hacker demonstrated a prototype of a small USB device - the size of a small USB drive - that could destroy electronics into which it was plugged. …

What happens when tech firms end up at the center of racism scandals?

Nextdoor’s push to combat racial profiling is latest controversy when tech firms find themselves in scandals at intersection of race, social justice and free speech<p>The racist posts on Nextdoor.com became so frequent that they started to make Shikira Porter feel physically ill.<p>Billed as a “private …

Social Media

WhatsApp planea compartir datos de usuarios con Facebook

Grandes cambios están llegando a WhatsApp. El jueves, WhatsApp anunció en una entrada de blog que comenzará a compartir los números de teléfono y …

Google Duo gana popularidad rápidamente: ¡cuidado Facebook Messenger!

El presidente ejecutivo de Google confirma en su cuenta de Twitter que el nuevo app de videollamadas ha sido descargado ya 5 millones de veces.<p>Después de su anuncio con bombos y platillos en la conferencia de desarrolladores Google I/O, Duo, un app de llamadas independiente de tu correo electrónico …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. A report says it found routine abuse of overtime rules at one of Apple's suppliers in China.</b> China Labor Watch alleges that employees at Pegatron are working more hours than Apple allows.<p><b>2. Uber lost a whopping $1.27 billion (£960 million) in the first half of 2016.</b> It may be because of its …

Only Samsung Can Save Android From iPhone Domination

Sometimes numbers hide the true story. In the world of smartphones, the volume of Android sales tower over the rival iOS platform. Android accounts for over eighty percent of the market, with iOS a distant second (Kantar Worldpanel). With that measure Android is ‘winning’ but that’s not …

Mobile

3D faces based on Facebook photos can fool security systems

Facial recognition systems aren't quite perfect yet and can still make mistakes especially when they're assessing the faces of people of color. Now, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina showed that companies developing security systems based on the tech really do have a lot …

Tesla offering 2-year leases on Model S and X cars purchased by September 12

Tesla has introduced a new pricing option that should appeal to those holding out on buying either a Model S or X vehicle. For a limited time, the electric car company is providing a two-year lease program, but only on orders placed by September 12.<p>Under the terms of this new lease, customers will …

Tesla

Lyft reportedly tried to sell to Apple, Uber and others

Apparently General Motors wasn't the only potential buyer for Lyft's ride-sharing business. According to the <i>New York Times</i>, the San Francisco-based company has been trying to sell itself to everyone from Apple and Google to Amazon, Uber and Didi Chuxing -- albeit without any luck. While the <i>Times</i> …

Samsung denies its mobile payment platform is insecure

Every year the Black Hat conference highlights and analyzes security vulnerabilities in common services public awareness and a little infamy. On Sunday, a researcher released a paper criticizing the point-of-service purchasing system Samsung Pay for perceived weakness in its algorithm that could be …

Google's Self-Driving Car Guru Announces He's Leaving

Chris Urmson, who was instrumental in building Google's self-driving car project, said on Friday he is leaving the team after seven and a half years.<p>Alphabet's Google had named Urmson chief technical officer of the project after it hired former Hyundai executive John Krafcik to be chief executive …

Autonomous Cars