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HipChat got hacked: Here’s why it was a big deal

Over the weekend, an unknown intruder broke into HipChat, the Atlassian-owned team communication platform, and made off with a significant amount of data.<p>According to a security notice published on the HipChat blog, the attacker was able to access user-account information, including names, email …

Google wants to take the ‘copy’ out of copy/pasting for Android users

Copy-pasting on mobile is — to use a technical term — a fucking hassle. Now Android is trying eliminate the “copy” half with the help of your browsing history.<p>Your phone would use “context” to determine what you want to paste. If you visit a specific site in a Chrome browser, then open a new window …

Uber puts self-driving cars back on the road following crash

By Steven Overly<p>, Reporter<p>Uber’s self-driving fleet is back on the road after a car crash Friday night prompted the company to temporarily suspend them.<p>The ride-hailing company said Monday that its vehicles would hit the streets of San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Tempe, Ariz., by the end of the day …

Autonomous Cars

B.C. teen creates Facebook chatbot to help students stay organized

A Facebook tool that helps students be more productive and keep track of assignments developed by a Victoria teen has gone viral in an unexpected place.<p>Alec Jones, 14, says his chatbot, Christopher Bot, that helps students stay on top of their homework has garnered more than 3,000 subscribers, with …

Google is trying really hard to make a smart jacket you won’t totally hate

If you’re not tired of hearing the word “smart” in front of random appliances, furniture, and pieces of clothing, Google has a hot pitch for you. …

Volvo is making a cheap electric car with better range than the Tesla Model 3

While Tesla is dominating the electric car market, every other manufacturer is left scrabbling to catch up. Some carmakers, like Chevy and its …

Vespa's new robot will carry your groceries

Vespa, best known for its stylish scooters, is trying something new.<p>The Italian company is opening a Boston-based division, called Piaggio Fast Forward, to focus on the future of mobility. Its first creation is Gita, a robot designed to carry cargo, such as groceries, and follow around a pedestrian …

Robotics

Twitter says it will ban Trump if he violates hate-speech rules

Twitter has flexed its social media muscle lately, cracking down on hate-speech. And now the social network got a potentially bigger fish to fry -- President-elect Donald Trump. The nation's incoming Chief Executive has long been known to have a somewhat volatile Twitter account. Slashdot notes …

Like the next iPhone, Apple's next iPad is apparently getting a total redesign

One of those suggests the next iPad won't have a home button, which lines up nicely with rumors that the next iPhone won't have a home button either.<p>It's unclear how Apple would implement the home button's features, like Touch ID or returning to the home screen from within apps, without a button. …

Mobile Technology

Meet Dr Snapchat: 'My patients let me film their plastic surgery'

You might think that for a 44- year-old plastic surgeon with 20 years’ experience, being nicknamed ‘Dr Snapchat’ would be demeaning. But you aren’t likely to have met Michael Salzhauer, a Miami-based doctor who has been known to wear his scrubs with a comedy crown, blasts hip-hop music in theatre …

Social Media

Facebook's Zuckerberg offers plan to counter fake news sites

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a seven-point plan to combat fake news sites that played a role in the recent election.<p>The social media site will attempt to hit the fake news purveyors where it hurts, by interrupting the way these users generate revenue through advertising. In …

Here's What's Inside Snapchat's New Sunglasses

Snapchat Spectacles are like Google Glass, but way less nerdy.<p>Snapchat's Spectacles, sunglasses with a camera embedded in the frame so you can take videos, are all the rage at the moment. Available for $130, but only from vending machines that pop up at random (or for way, way too much money on …

Facebook and Google promise to cut off fake news websites from advertising

Facebook and Google have pledged to ban websites that peddle fake news from their advertising services after the world’s two most popular websites were accused of spreading false and incendiary articles about the US presidential election.<p>Facebook, which has faced a storm of criticism in the last …

Gmail's Best Feature Is Coming to the iPhone App

Christmas must have come early, because Google just announced what they're calling “the biggest overhaul of the app in nearly four years,” which …