Andy Piper

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You’re completely wrong about what ‘Incognito mode’ does when you’re watching porn

If you’re settling down to enjoy some quality adult entertainment, most of us flip on incognito browsing just after we draw the curtains and loosen …

Google

Twitter’s updated privacy policy sheds light on just what happens to your data

Twitter rolled out an updated privacy policy on Tuesday, with less legalese and a simpler format to help clarify how the platform uses data. The …

Privacy

Twitter Tops Sales, Profit Projections as Turnaround Gains Steam

Twitter Inc.’s push into live video and more personalized content is finally starting to pay off, boosting revenue and profit more than projected in …

Social Media

Upcoming changes to the developer platform

Today, we announced changes to the Twitter platform in anticipation of new EU privacy laws going into effect. In parallel, we’re making some …

Privacy

Twitter improves user data policy ahead of new European privacy laws

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it is updating its privacy policy to allow users to view information they share with the microblogging service and show how its being used, ahead of new regulatory guidelines on European data privacy laws.<p>Tech companies are under intense scrutiny about how …

Privacy

Gmail accounts appear to send out spam, and their owners are baffled

Something is not right in the land of Gmail.<p>Numerous account holders woke up Sunday morning to discover a raft of spam emails sitting in their sent …

Security

A year on from WannaCry, not a single NHS trust passed this recent security test

Following the WannaCry attack, the report said, the NHS has assessed the cybersecurity level of 200 trusts<p>The government's Public Accounts Committee …

Cybersecurity

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Smart Homes

Windrush U-turn is welcome, but May's policy was just cruel

Only a few weeks ago, the PM insisted on a harsh line on Commonwealth immigration<p>For years, the government’s approach to Windrush children with immigration problems has been both absurd and cruel.<p>Over the past five months, as this scandal gradually unfolded, the Guardian has documented numerous …

Immigration

There was no working smoke alarm in the Trump Tower apartment where deadly fire started, source says

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The Trump Tower apartment where a deadly fire started Saturday had no working smoke alarm, a New York City Fire Department source familiar with the investigation said -- which means there was no alarm sounding in the unit when firefighters arrived.<p>The fire on the 50th floor of the …

Donald Trump

Storm in a teacup: could instant tea overtake the classic bag?

Pique Tea, a startup offering crystallised tea that dissolves instantly in hot or cold water, is on a mission to bring an ancient Chinese method to the masses<p>Simon Cheng’s grandfather turned 102 this year. The secret to his longevity? “He drinks three cups of tea a day,” says Cheng, a former hedge …

Tea

From AI to Russia, Here’s How Estonia’s President Is Planning for the Future

At 48 years old, Kersti Kaljulaid is Estonia’s youngest president ever, and its first female president. A marathon runner with degrees in genetics …

Cyber-attacks

Ditch trade deal with Trump rather than accept chlorinated chicken, Britons say

The British public are overwhelmingly willing to ditch plans for a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States in order to protect the UK’s high …

United Kingdom

Few Tips That Will Make Your PWA on iOS Feel Like Native

On 30th of March long awaited iOS 11.3 update was released, with support for basic PWA features on iPhones and iPads – service workers and app …

Web Development

Confession: I'm A Grown Man Who Has Spent Over $45,000 On Lego Toys

Last year, I was a contestant on ABC’s “Match Game.” I knew millions of people would be watching me, and I chose that moment to confess to the world that I love to collect Lego sets. The audience sniggered, and the six celebrity panelists exchanged quizzical looks. Host Alec Baldwin quipped, …

Lego

Mazu tracks your dives – and makes suggestions

While it's important for scuba divers to log the stats of their dives, it's also nice if they can learn about nearby dive sites they haven't tried …

Scuba Diving

Twitter says it did everything it could to fight YouTube shooting hoaxes

Twitter has defended its handling of misinformation and abuse in the aftermath of this week’s shooting at YouTube’s headquarters. In a blog post titled “Serving the Public Conversation During Breaking Events,” trust and safety VP Del Harvey laid out how Twitter tried to provide “credible and …

Internet

Some data science on the newly released Trump and China tariffs

War! The Trump administration announced late last night its next daring attack on China’s unfair trade practices, and it has gone straight for the jugular, announcing that it is putting tariffs on about 1330 goods including “Parts for air conditioning machines” and “Bakery ovens, including biscuit …

Trump Administration

Brits (still) can't stream BBC iPlayer abroad

While the BBC charges £150 a year for a TV licence fee in the UK, the corporation won't offer streaming access to its iPlayer in mainland Europe. The paid-for competition, like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, now follow the EU's digital media portability rules which came into play over the weekend. …

European Union

One of Estonia's first "e-residents" explains what it means to have digital citizenship

An online community survey recently asked me where I’m based. Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.” You might ask: as a US citizen, why in the world did I do that? But as crazy as it may sound, Estonia is the country to which I feel most loyal today. I am one of the country’s first …

Blockchain

The Han Solo Sneakers of Your Dreams Are Finally Here

Did you ever put on your Han Solo pants and think, “I wish this Corellian Bloodstripe went all the way down to the floor?” Well, now it can.<p>Po-Zu, …

Han Solo

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Mobile Photography

This Ridiculously Nice Vinyl Stand Is an Audiophile’s Dream

Symbol Audio, makers of some the most beautiful analog audio equipment, just announced a few new products. They’re all pretty stunning, as the …

Audiophile

'Timestamps' feature makes Twitter the news site it was always meant to be

Twitter today introduced Timestamps, which allows users to share both live videos and recorded ones from a certain point. It’s essentially the same as the timestamp option on YouTube’s share button. Timestamps roll out today for the iOS and Android apps, as well as Periscope.<p>According to Twitter, …

Apps

'Mario Kart' Monopoly will have you racing to buy properties

Hasbro's <i>Super Mario Bros.</i>-themed Monopoly looks delightful enough as it is, but it might feel a bit lacking if you prefer the kart-driving version of the beloved Italian plumber. The good news is that you won't have to make do with the ordinary Mario Monopoly -- not when toy and board game giant …

Retrogaming

Kind of Obsessed: This Tiny Knife Made Me Change the Way I Think About Pocket Knives

I still remember the first knife I ever owned: it was a medium-sized Swiss Army Knife, made by Victorinox, called the Sportsman and it was given to …

Knives

Move over, Titchmarsh: Why 19 year-old YouTuber Huw Richards is the future of gardening

There’s a new kid in the herbaceous border and he’s an online horticultural sensation<p><b>Name:</b> Huw Richards.<p><b>Age:</b> 19.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Young. Attractive. Online.<p><b>Of course he is. What is he doing there? Assisting in the decline of civilisation by engaging in hurtful pranks, propagating mindless crazes or</b> …

Gardening

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn acquires Belkin, Linksys, and Wemo

Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Foxconn, which is contracted by Apple to make its iPhones, has agreed to acquire accessory firm Belkin and its associated brands, Linksys, and Wemo for $866 million in cash, by way of a merger.<p>That’s a huge move for Foxconn as this is the first time in its 44 years …

Linksys

Trump's Legal Threats Backfire

The president is used to getting his way by bluster and intimidation, but the strategy that once worked for him is now working against him.<p>Minutes after the Stormy Daniels interview on <i>60 Minutes</i>, Team Trump fired off a heavy-breathing lawyer’s letter, bristling with phrases like “cease and desist” …

Donald Trump

Avengers: Infinity War Magazine Cover Design For Empire

Orlando Arocena is a Mexican-Cuban-American vector artist and creative director based in New Haven, USA. One of his dreams was to collaborate with …