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Will Quantum Encryption Arrive Before Quantum Computers Break All Our Passwords?

Scientists are racing to deploy foolproof quantum encryption before quantum computers come along that render all our passwords useless.<p>Passwords work today because the computers we have, while theoretically capable of breaking passwords, would take an impractical amount of time to do so.<p>“The …

Quantum Computing

State of emergency declared over suicide epidemic in Canadian First Nation community

Authorities in the Ontario community of Attawapiskat describe ‘rolling nightmare’ as 11 people attempt suicide on one day<p>A Canadian First Nation community of 2,000 people has declared a state of emergency after 11 of its members tried to take their own lives, national media reported.<p>CTV News …

Brussels Attacks: What Happened, In Photos And Maps

"What we feared has happened," said Charles Michel, the Belgian prime minister, following Tuesday's back-to-back attacks in Brussels, his country's capital. The Paris terrorist attacks of last November were rooted in this city. A manhunt for Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam had finally ended in his …

Australia will have a 5G network by 2020, says Vodafone CTO

Your YouTube videos need never buffer again if Australia upgrades to a 5G mobile network.<p>That high-tech future isn't too far off, according to …

Telecoms

Netgear transforms your power plug into a fast WiFi hotspot

The Powerline WiFi 1000 marries gigabit HomePlug tech with 802.11ac wireless.<p>2016 is here, and the flying cars and hoverboards are disappointing, to say the least. Worse yet, we still can't get a decent internet connection in our man cave, but Netgear is at least trying to solve that problem with a …

Wi-Fi

Google’s data saver mode in Chrome for Android will now save up to 70%

Google announced on Monday that it’s updated the data saver mode in Chrome for Android to save up to 70 percent of data when browsing web pages. That’s up from 50 percent, previously.<p>Users in India and Indonesia (two huge emerging markets for mobile, specifically Android) will be the first to …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Tim Tam crisis: War erupts over Australia's favourite chocolate biscuit

The battle over an Australian chocolate biscuit has turned a sweet business relationship rather sour.<p>The humble Tim Tam is at the centre of a tussle …

Try It Now

Luma debuts a Wi-Fi router that uses mesh networking to provide quality Internet at home

A few years ago, I needed to buy a router, but when I looked at the ones at the store, it was daunting. The associate wasn’t really able to help me, so I went with one based on brand name. That wound up being a bad decision, as that router didn’t provide the most reliable service in my apartment.<p>If …

IBM is going to change how we forecast the weather with Watson

IBM’s Watson might soon be your new weatherman.<p>The company’s deal, said to be worth $2 billion plus, to buy the digital and technology pieces of the Weather Company’s business—the company that runs the Weather Channel—marks IBM’s first consumer-facing purchase in years. And its big bets on the …

LG's mobile business just lost $67.8 million

If you were under any doubt that companies will struggle to make a profit from the smartphone business, you won't after today. LG has updated its financial results to reveal that the firm's mobile division lost $67.8 million in the last three months. That's in sharp contrast to the previous …

Mobile

Console game Titanfall to spawn a series of freemium mobile games

Partnership between developer Respawn Entertainment and free-to-play firm Nexon sees both invest in mobile studio that makes the games<p>First-person shooter Titanfall made a big impact when it stomped on to PC and Xbox consoles in 2014. Now the game is squeezing its giant mechanised armoured …

Facebook's data transfers to be investigated in Ireland

Following a ruling that the European Safe Harbor agreement is invalid earlier this month, Irish authorities plan to investigate the company’s data transfers under the act.<p>According to the BBC, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner has told Dublin’s High Court that she plans to perform a “quick” …

Vudu finally delivers 1080p HDX movies on Android devices

One of the best features of Vudu's movie service has always been its high quality video, and now you can view it on mobile devices. The latest version of Vudu for Android brings a native interface for the first time that's far easier to use and looks better on screens of all sizes, as well as the …

Facebook introduces profile videos in mobile update

<b>Facebook has announced a profile video feature as part of a set of new, mobile-friendly updates.</b><p>It means you'll be able to film a short, looping video - essentially a GIF - that will play for anyone who goes on your profile.<p>The feature is only being tested in the UK at the moment, so it could be a …

Google acquires Jibe Mobile to help implement the RCS carrier messaging standard in Android

Google today announced it has acquired Jibe Mobile, a startup known as the “cloud communications company for mobile operators.” Put more succinctly, Jibe focused on helping carriers build support for various messaging features into their services. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.<p>In …

Microsoft addresses the Windows 10 privacy paranoia

It’s not hard to get people riled up about Internet privacy.<p>Privacy policies can seem long and technical, and it’s easier to listen to the digital …

Windows 10

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

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More people have died from selfies than shark attacks this year

A 66-year-old Japanese tourist has died, and his travel companion has been injured, after falling down stairs while attempting to take a selfie at …

Tour de France

15 New And Notable Android Apps From The Last 2 Weeks (9/8/15 - 9/21/15)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

Apps

8 Great Android Apps to Unleash Kids Creativity

September 1, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some excellent Android apps to unleash kids creativity and expand their imaginative powers. These apps are …

Alibaba Finance Affiliate Launches Fund Investment Smartphone App

Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba’s finance arm today unveiled a smartphone app that lets users buy into hundreds of Chinese funds, as the company continues the push to become the country’s dominant online financial services provider.<p>The wealth-management app, Ant Fortune, offers 900 products from …