Mauricio Rubio

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OnePlus

Universities hit with $2.1 billion in cuts and end of demand-driven system

Degrees will get more expensive as the Turnbull government hits universities with $2.1 billion in cuts and unwinds the demand-driven system that …

Education

New Galaxy Leak Reveals Samsung's Secret Folding Smartphone

Why is Samsung working on a gaming-focused smartphone? Will the innovative approach to the controls herald a new wave of gamers coming to Android? And is this new design the source of all the talk around folding smartphone?<p>A new design of Galaxy smartphone has been revealed in a recently published …

Samsung

San Francisco Security Robot Fired After Public Outcry

A San Francisco animal shelter has announced it will no longer use a Knightscope security robot to patrol its office, after a widely-circulated …

San Francisco

Australian police arrest man suspected of acting as economic agent for North Korea

Australian police have arrested a man in Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea.<p>59-year-old Choi Han Chan is accused of attempting to sell missile components and coal on the international black market.<p>He has been charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of …

North Korea

What zero-knowledge proofs will do for blockchain

Zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs are generating excitement in financial circles lately due to their potential for increasing privacy and security for blockchain participants. The concept itself is not new, as cryptographers have been working with zero-knowledge/interactive proofs for years. But the …

Bitcoin

No one thought Rachel would keep her baby: 'Anencephaly' they wrote on a post-it

No one expected Rachel Namoa would choose to give birth to her daughter.<p>At her 12-week scan in 2013, Mrs Namoa and her husband William Namoa were …

Pregnancy

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is now 'seriously considering' a White House run

It's been a busy week for The Rock, who landed a star on the Walk of Fame and is preparing for the release of holiday blockbuster <i>Jumanji: Welcome to</i> …

Donald Trump

First 30 Central American refugees arrive in Australia after fleeing gang violence

Thirty men, woman and children fleeing gang violence in El Salvador have been granted asylum in Australia by the Turnbull government.<p>The seven …

Refugees

UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry

The world is run by trade. Freight and logistics in the U.S. alone account for nearly $1.5 trillion annually (2015 data). As the world’s economies scale up, that number is only expected to increase as we become more dependent on the international supply chain for our goods and services.<p>The …

Bitcoin

Patreon scraps plans to introduce new charges, and apologizes to users

Artists' and creators' platform Patreon has scrapped controversial plans to introduce a new pricing structure after a vocal backlash from users.<p>The …

Technology

OnePlus 5 receives Android Oreo-based OxygenOS Open Beta 2

OnePlus 5 will be discontinued in favor of the latest flagship OnePlus 5T, which is now available for purchase in India.<p>After releasing first Open …

OnePlus 5

Samsung will reportedly unveil its new Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone in February

The device will follow Samsung's popular Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, which were unveiled in March of last year.<p>Samsung typically takes the wraps …

Samsung

The iPhone X Gave Up On Touch ID, But Fingerprint Sensors Have A Future

Apple’s shift to Face ID doesn’t mean that fingerprint scanning doesn’t have its advantages. Or that other companies won’t make it usable on an all-screen phone.<p>After spending six weeks with the iPhone X, I’ve found a lot to like in the device; it’s the most advanced smartphone I’ve ever used. …

Phones

Renault Launches New ‘Zoe Star Wars’ Electric Vehicle Just In Time For ‘The Last Jedi’: Can Tesla Keep Up?

Renault has launched a new electric vehicle connected to the release of <i>The Last Jedi</i> as part of their longstanding marketing partnership with the …

Star Wars

How Blockchain, A.I. And Other Tech Trends Will Disrupt Healthcare In 2018

The increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning is shifting the paradigm of medical research and treatment. These advanced technologies are providing researchers real-time access to every white paper and clinical case study conducted on a genetic disorder.<p>Being able to develop …

Innovation

North Korean hackers behind attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges, South Korean newspaper reports

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's spy agency said North Korean hackers were behind attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges this year in which some 7.6 billion won ($6.99 million) worth of cryptocurrencies were stolen, a newspaper reported on Saturday.<p>The cyber attacks attributed to North Korean hackers …

South Korea

Mark Zuckerberg says technology could be a solution for America's broken school system

• <b>In a letter posted to Facebook, Zuckerberg outlined his "lessons on philanthropy" in 2017.</b>• <b><br>Zuckerberg asserted that technology is part of the solution to improving education in the US. He wants to build tools that empower teachers.</b>• <b><br>Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have sold more than $900</b> …

Facebook

Extra charges for Facebook and YouTube? Never, I say

LOS ANGELES — Like turning on lights and making phone calls, we consider it a right that we can watch free entertainment on YouTube, post travel photos on Facebook and listen to online music.<p>After all, we treat Internet providers another utility, just like the electric or phone company, with our …

IMac Pro

Being A Facebook Wallflower Isn't Good For You, The Social Site Says

That's why everyone has to start posting, the company argues in a blog post.<p>Passively reading Facebook posts — without posting messages or responding to comments — makes users feel bad about themselves, some studies have discovered. The surprising development is that Facebook itself is getting the …

Facebook

Bombshell Letter Exposes Uber's Corporate Spy Tactics

An explosive letter from a former Uber employee has exposed some secret tactics Uber has used to keep eyes on the competition. The strategies include secretly recording conversations between rival executives of Grab and Didi, spying on taxi groups and impersonating customers to flood competitors …

Uber

Feds look to cash in seized bitcoins at record prices

Federal prosecutors are looking to unload 513 bitoins seized as part of a drug case in Salt Lake City. They originally belonged to one Aaron Shamo, who was arrested earlier this year for allegedly taking part in a massive fentanyl distribution scheme, the online portions of which netted the …

Cryptocurrency

Google expands booking features for travelers with price tracking and deals

We are a week and a half away from Christmas, but it’s still not too late to fly away for the holidays — it’ll just cost a pretty penny to do so. If you’re okay with that, Google updated its suite of travel applications and services to feature price tracking and deals.<p>Starting with Google Flights, …

Google

Janet Yellen says bitcoin is a highly speculative asset — but the Fed played a key role in its rise

• <b>Bitcoin came into existence in 2009 in part as a response to fears about financial intermediation and banking following the financial crisis of 2008.</b>• <b><br>Aggressive rate cuts from the Federal Reserve and other central banks sparked fears, which proved unfounded, of high inflation that would sharply</b> …

Economy

Chrome will finally let you mute autoplaying videos

Autoplay videos are the new pop-ups of the internet: ugly, irritating, and completely useless for selling things. But that hasn’t stopped them from …

iOS

Facebook's new tool will help you avoid your ex after a breakup

Facebook has deployed two new features on its site which will allow users more control over who and what they see in their feeds, according to …

Facebook

Take advantage of your new power: block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook

You can now block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. What a Friday. Up until now, you've been unable to block Zuckerberg or his wife Priscilla Chan on Facebook. You'd receive an error message that said something like, “Block Error. Sorry, there was a problem blocking Mark Zuckerberg. Please try again." …

Facebook

Calls for regulation of universities partnering with military-linked foreign companies

Concerns raised about $20m partnership between University of Technology and Chinese state-owned company that develops bombs<p>Australian academics have called for tougher rules around university partnerships with foreign corporations and researchers, including a potential list of banned entities with …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem clashes as fallout continues over Trump's move on Israel's capital

Four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire and dozens more wounded, along with an Israeli officer, in clashes across the West Bank and near …

Israel

Germany extends facial recognition test at rail station

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate.<p>The tests used high-quality pictures of more than 200 volunteers to identify them as they passed through Berlin's …

Train Stations