Werner Schweidler

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Why Google and Huawei Can't Resist the Smartphone Business

When I mused last week that hardware is hard, I didn’t even mention the difficulty of surviving in that peskiest and most profitable segment of the …

SQLi, XSS zero-days expose Belkin IoT devices, Android smartphones

LONDON, UK – Research director Scott Tenaglia and lead research engineer Joe Tanen detailed the vulnerabilities during their ‘Breaking BHAD: Abusing …

Home Automation

24 Teachers Share the Most Ridiculous Things Parents Have Ever Said to Them

It takes a special kind of patience to conquer the challenges of being a teacher. You’re faced with temper tantrums, bullying, utter refusals to …

Parenting

A Malicious Version of Pokemon Go Is Infecting Android Phones

Here's how to tell if yours is legit.<p><i>Pokémon Go</i> is the hot mobile game of the moment. Unfortunately, not everyone can play it. International rollout …

10 Internet Hacks Every Student Should Know

If you are a student and want some cool hacks and tricks, you came to the right place. Today we collect best apps, hacks and websites that will …

How Person of Interest Became Essential Science Fiction Television

This past Tuesday night saw the season finale of <i>Person of Interest</i>, a show that premiered in 2011 as basically just a high-concept vigilante show. By …

Plume is the latest company trying to reinvent Wi-Fi for the home

Pods that plug into every room<p>Eero has created some buzz and positive reviews in taking on more traditional router companies with its full-home Wi-Fi product, and now another company, Plume, is joining in — only there 's no router involved. Plume's system is set to launch this fall, and instead of …

The music industry cranks up the volume in its fight against YouTube

The never-ending battle rages on with the DMCA in the music industry's sights<p>The Music Industry is at war with YouTube. If this sounds familiar, it should. The two entities have been warring for a decade over how much YouTube should be paying the music labels for hosting the music videos and songs …

Google has developed a 'big red button' that can be used to interrupt artificial intelligence and stop it from causing harm

AI agents, as they're sometimes known, can already beat us at complex board games like Go, and they're becoming more competent in a range of other areas.<p>Now a London artificial-intelligence research lab owned by Google has carried out a study to make sure that we can pull the plug on self-learning …

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal …

Marketing

Microsoft shifts gears with a new 2-in-1 PC designed by Porsche

Microsoft brought plenty of interesting products to Computex 2016, many of them developed in partnership with other manufacturers. The company’s …

Turn-by-Turn Navigation Showdown: Google Maps vs. Waze

You wouldn’t really think there could be that much difference between turn-by-turn navigation apps, but even just a glance at Google Maps and Waze …

Maps

Egypt to try Facebook administrator for discussing female infidelity

Taymour el-Sobky Taymour, who runs a Facebook page titled The Diary of a Crushed Husband, was arrested after complaints that he had insulted Egyptian women by claiming they cheat<p>Egypt is to try the administrator of a Facebook page on charges of “spreading false news” after he discussed the …

Human Rights

The 27 most hilarious "publishing layout" failures of all time

If you don’t laugh at a least one of these beautiful errors you’re dead inside. DEAD INSIDE we tell you.<p>1. Pretty sure it wasn’t them…<p>2. When font …

British Humour

A new MIT computer chip could allow your smartphone to do complex AI tasks

The Eyeriss chip claims to reduce power usage tenfold, so deep learning tasks won't kill your iPhone battery<p>Yesterday, a team of researchers from MIT introduced a new computer chip optimized for deep-learning, an approach to artificial intelligence that is gaining popularity. The chip, dubbed …

Microsoft may be running the biggest Turing test in history

If you live in China and you've been on WeChat, there's a decent chance you've come across or at least heard of chatty teenager named Xiaoice.<p>Xiaoice …

H1Z1 zombie game splits into two strains — and spreads to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

The thing about a zombie virus is that it spreads so fast you can’t contain it. Now, publisher Daybreak is finding that something similar is true of zombie survival games.<p>H1Z1, Daybreak’s open-world online zombie survival game that is still in development, is splitting up into two discrete games. …

24 iconic children's books you should still read, even if you're a grown up

For most of us, there's at least one book we read as children that became ingrained in the make-up of our adult lives. You're probably picturing …

These Public Comments Saved a Library’s Tor Server From a Government Shutdown

Emails obtained by Motherboard show that off-the-books support from an FBI agent and dozens of supportive comments from regular people empowered a public library to keep its Tor node running.<p>In August, the Department of Homeland Security pressured a public library in the small town of Lebanon, New …

A Young Woman Learned The Hilarious Reason Why You Should Never Leave Your Phone Unattended

Trust no one, not even your cute little sister. That was the lesson learned by Alayna Mazerole when she ducked away from her phone a few times. Alayna later checked her texts and learned that wee sister had a crush on her boyfriend. Even worse, the younger Mazerole tried to steal Alayna’s away at …

The Best Tabletop Games of 2015

Each year, there are dozens of amazing tabletop games worth discovering, and it can be hard to know which titles might be a good fit for your gaming …

Script Details From THE FORCE AWAKENS Reveal More About Film's Final Scene

The 10 highest-grossing movies of all time — there's one movie that beats 'Star Wars'

So it's a good time to look back at what are the highest-grossing movies ever. For this list, we looked at domestic box-office grosses adjusted for inflation to see what old movies would have made in today's dollars, as calculated by Box Office Mojo. So there's no "Avatar" on this list.<p>The original …

‘Samurai Jack’ Is Going To Finally Make His Return In 2016

It’s only five short seconds long, and you can could watch the whole thing five times while holding your breath. And that’s exactly how you’d have to watch it, because those five measly seconds contain some gobsmacking news. Five seconds, and five simple words: “<i>SAMURAI JACK</i>, [adult swim], 2016.” …

John Boyega Spoiled The Plot Of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ For Lip-Readers Everywhere

<i>Warning: The above video is mildly satirical and a bit silly. It contains no actual spoilers, although those without a sense of humor may be offended.</i><p>Details about the plot of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> are, obviously, being kept strictly under wraps. I mean, if people knew what happened in the …

WhatsApp has started blocking links to one of its biggest competitors

Reddit user Shlagger noticed the problem, which affects anyone trying to send a link a Telegram domain — such as telegram.me or telegram.org— resulting in a dead link that cannot be copied and pasted out of the app.<p>It's unclear why WhatsApp has taken this step, which effectively blocks anyone who …

You can drive this $100,000 SandRacer on the street

It might not look like it, but this Zarooq Motors sand racing car is street-legal.<p>Built in the United Arab Emirates, this sleek but boxy dune jumper …

Africa’s biggest company is launching a Netflix competitor in the US

Africa's largest media company, Nasper's, has plans to expand its new video streaming service to North America, Europe, and Asia, according to Bloomberg.<p>The service, called "Showmax," is a Netflix competitor that will offer not only content from the likes of CBS, the BBC, and Time Warner, but also …

18 Hilarious Stand Up Jokes All Introverts Will Get

"How’s everybody doing tonight?" If you didn’t already know, that’s how stand ups start their sets. HILARIOUS, ISN’T IT?! All jokes aside (get it?), …

Jokes