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Best Buy may also have had customer data exposed

Yesterday, both Sears and Delta revealed that thousands of their customers may have had personal and financial information exposed. This was because the companies had entrusted data to the tech firm [24]7.ai, which itself suffered a several-week breach last fall and informed its clients last month. …

Customers

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

GIF Animations

How to Customize the Windows 10 Power User Menu

Don't like the commands in the Power User Menu? Here's how to modify them.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Star Trek

Spotify likely launching an in-car audio device on April 24

Back in February, we told you about how Spotify was on the hunt for someone to head up product development of some sort of hardware device. Initially, we speculated that the device in question would be some sort of smart speaker to compete against the Amazon Echo and the Google Home.<p>It seems that …

Amazon Echo

Global cyberattack targets 200,000 network switches (updated)

The past few days haven't been great for the internet's broader security. Iran's Communication and Information Technology Ministry has reported that it was a victim in a global cyberattack that compromised about 200,000 Cisco switches that hadn't yet received patches for exploits in the company's …

Cybersecurity

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls Ads That Chase You Across the Web 'Creepy'

Apple CEO Tim Cook is no stranger to wading into online privacy debates. His latest targets are ads that follow you online, appearing on nearly every …

Cambridge Analytica

Make any headphones wireless with this $20 Bluetooth receiver

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Tech Trends

Carriers are already discounting Samsung’s Galaxy S9

The iPhone X is far from the only flagship handset to have reportedly suffered disappointing sales. Samsung’s Galaxy S9 may also be proving to be something of a disappointment, according to multiple reports.<p>One piece of evidence suggesting that this is the case? The fact that Verizon is already …

Samsung Galaxy S8

Atlanta government computers hit by ransomware

The last victim affected by ransomware is the city government of Atlanta, GA. The ninth-largest metro area in the US isn't able to do things like process payments or provide access to courthouse information because some systems are locked down. During a press conference, mayor Keisha Bottoms and …

Ransomware

No more wires! Samsung patents ‘over the air’ wireless tech that charges multiple gadgets at the same time

The Samsung patent would allow you to charge your phone no matter where you are in the room<p>Charging with wires is the bane of my existence and …

Gear & Gadgets

TIDAL music is now available on Android Auto

Android Auto is a great way to control multimedia while in the car, but one downside is that not all services support it. This week, TIDAL is picking up compatibility with Google’s car platform.<p>TIDAL may not be the biggest music streaming service today, but the Jay-Z-backed, high-fidelity service …

Android Auto

Spotify says 2 million users suppressed ads on its free service

Earlier this month, Spotify revealed that it had begun cracking down on people using hacked versions of apps. These apps allowed users with free accounts to suppress advertising and take advantage of paid features. Now, Spotify has disclosed just how many people have been taking advantage of this …

Apps

Researchers find a new material for quantum computing

Rumors of commercial quantum computing systems have been coming hot and heavy these past few years but there are still a number of issues to work out in the technology. For example, researchers at the Moscow Institute Of Physics And Technology have begun using silicon carbine to create a system to …

Quantum Computing

Mozilla suspends advertising on Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scandal

The Mozilla Foundation, maker of the Firefox web browser, has announced it plans to suspend all advertising activities on Facebook. The move comes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which has embroiled the popular social networking site.<p>In a blog post announcing the move, Denelle …

Cambridge Analytica

Affectiva's Automotive AI could keep distracted and drowsy drivers from causing accidents

Affectiva this week announced its Automotive AI platform for monitoring humans. If the idea of a robot watching you while you drive bothers you, consider that most accidents are caused by distracted drivers. An AI that knows whether you’re paying attention or not could potentially save as many …

Autonomous Cars

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana Show Me

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs, the third this week, with Cortana Show Me. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is expected to ship in April). There is no new build from the RS5 branch …

Cortana

Chrome 66 will try to block unwanted noisy autoplaying video | Ars Technica

Browser will use heuristics to allow sites like YouTube, Netflix to continue to autoplay.<p>Google is continuing to work to crack down on autoplaying …

Internet

Rogue OpenTable employee makes hundreds of fake reservations on rival app

OpenTable, an online restaurant booking service, fired an employee who made hundreds of no-show reservations at various Chicago restaurants through …

Six more tech companies join fight to save net neutrality

Opposition to the FCC's repeal of net neutrality grew this week, as six more tech companies filed suit against it. Etsy, Kickstarter, Foursquare, Shutterstock, Automattic and Expa petitioned the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit as part of a group called the Coalition for Internet Openness. …

Spotify is blocking playback on modified apps that give users premium features for free

Android users have long sideloaded APKs for various reasons, including the ill-advised reason of bypassing paywalls and other in-app purchases. Spotify is now cracking down on users who have installed a modified version of its app to get the music streaming service’s premium features for free…<p>As …

Here’s how the iPhone 6s performs before and after a battery replacement [Video]

Apple confirmed in December that it does slow older iPhones as their batteries age and are unable to handle a full load. The company is currently offering users a discounted rate for battery replacements, giving users the opportunity to return to full power.<p>A new video shared today offers a great …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

China's tests for a global satellite network will start this year

Last month SpaceX launched a couple of satellites to test plans for a global internet provider (you can watch another non-internet satellite launch tonight), and now the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC) said it will perform a test of its own later this year. CASIC Second Academy …

iBooks to Apple Books? Latest iOS 11.3 beta reverts to former for now

It seems like Apple can’t make up its mind lately. First adding support for AirPlay 2 in 11.3, and then promptly removing it in a later beta, the company is now doing the same thing but with the iBooks app.<p>Originally named iBooks, and then just ‘Books’ in 11.3, the company is now reverting that …

MoviePass CEO proudly says the app tracks your location before and after movies

Everyone knew the MoviePass deal is too good to be true — and as is so often the case these days, it turns out you’re not the customer, you’re the product. And in this case they’re not even attempting to camouflage that. Mitch Lowe, the company’s CEO, told an audience at a Hollywood event that “we …

MoviePass

NASA's TESS Telescope May Spot Alien Geo-Satellites, Say Astronomers

In the last half-century of space flight, our planet’s own orbits have become so littered with space junk, it gives pause to wonder if our orbital presence could be remotely observed by a nearby extraterrestrial civilization?<p>In a paper just submitted to <i>The Astrophysical Journal</i>, Hector …

Planetary Habitability

Facebook, Google, and Microsoft AI gurus say AI will help workers, not replace them

“In general, AI will not replace jobs, but it will transform them. Ultimately, every job is going to be made more efficient by AI,” says Facebook’s Yann LeCun.<p>Reports of the demise of human labor may be hyperbolic, if you believe the likes of LeCun, Google’s Peter Norvig, and Microsoft’s Eric …

Apple dropping iTunes Store support on Windows XP/Vista & first-gen Apple TV in May

Apple has published a new support document explaining that starting on May 25th, it will drop support for the iTunes Store on Windows machines running XP and Vista, as well as the first-generation Apple TV. The company says the change is due to security updates…<p>The support document, first noted by …

Android Go: Apps, Phones, Specs, Release Date and More | Digital Trends

Tech enthusiasts drool like Pavlov’s dogs at the mere hint of a new $1,000 phone from Apple or LG or Samsung, but in reality, many people don’t buy …

Google Play

The Apple HomePod speaker will not work with your Android

Apple has been quite busy promoting its upcoming HomePod wireless speaker with lots of TV commercials ahead of its official launch on Feb. 9. However, if you were hoping that the HomePod would work like a standard Bluetooth speaker, the company has quietly revealed that won’t be happening, at least …