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Quantum radar to render stealth technologies ineffective

Stealth technology may not be very stealthy in the future thanks to a US$2.7-million project by the Canadian Department of National Defence to …

Information Overload

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

Nanotech

‘Football Manager 2018’ ads promote mental health awareness

<i>Football Manager 2018</i>, like previous games in the long-running franchise, is known for being the digital equivalent of crack. But in addition to providing endless hours of entertainment, its loyal UK playerbase may well get something more important out of the José Mourinho simulator. As part of a …

Mental Health

YouTube's Picture-in-Picture mode in Oreo is only available to paying Red customers in five countries, and that's a problem

One of Android 8.0 Oreo's biggest features is picture-in-picture (PiP) mode, and given YouTube's status as the most popular video-sharing platform in …

Android News

Microsoft is developing its first Linux distribution to help secure IoT devices

As more devices are connected to the internet, there is an equally growing concern about security. Internet of Things (IoT) devices often prioritize …

Linux

Microsoft's AI-powered offline translation now runs on any phone

Like many translation apps, Microsoft Translator has only used AI to decipher phrases while you have an internet connection. That's not much help if you're on a vacation in a place where mobile data is just a distant memory. Well, you won't have to sacrifice quality for much longer -- Microsoft has …

Apps

Intel kills off its smart glasses project

After showing off its promising Vaunt smart glasses just a couple of months ago, Intel is now shuttering the division that built its wearable device.<p>The devices group was formed in 2013 with a view to develop fitness trackers and smart glasses – but its products didn’t really see the light of day …

Google Glass

Exclusive: Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much …

Privacy

Samsung may launch folding screen phone as a pilot next year

• Samsung is reportedly moving closer to the production of its foldable screen phone.<br>• The company is believed to have shared plans with parts manufacturers regarding the upcoming handset.<br>• The scale of the manufacturing forecast suggests the device will be a small scale pilot release, with production …

AMD calls out NVIDIA's partner program, G-Sync 'gamer taxes'

A promotional push by NVIDIA has apparently tied up PC builders, and raised the ire of its competitor AMD. The current leader in the graphics card market, NVIDIA has apparently developed a GeForce Partner Program (GPP) that it claims exists to "ensure that gamers have full transparency into the GPU …

Supercomputers

Chrome 66 arrives with autoplaying content blocked by default

Google today launched Chrome 66 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The desktop release includes autoplaying content muted by default, security improvements, and new developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in updater or download it directly from …

Information Security

How to check your Mac for 32-bit apps before Apple kicks 'em to the curb

Apple has recently begun warning users about 32-big application compatibility. These applications are relics — although some are still in heavy use without a development team to support or update them — and will one day be phased out for the 64-bit versions most developers have been spitting out …

Apps

TED 2018: Fake Obama video creator defends invention

<b>A researcher who created a fake video of President Obama has defended his invention at the latest TED talks.</b><p>The clip shows a computer-generated version of the former US leader mapped to fit an audio recording. Experts have warned the tech involved could spark a "political crisis".<p>Dr Supasorn …

Internet

Leap Motion crafts a reference design for cheap AR headsets | Engadget Today

YouTube

China Is Forcing People To Download An App That Tells Them To Delete “Dangerous” Photos

The surveillance app, the name of which literally translates to “web cleansing,” scans for photos and videos and dispatches all the information to a mysterious outside server.<p>Ethnic Uighurs in China's west say they are being forced to download an app that scans cell phones for audio and video files …

Apps

Apple iOS 11.3 Has A Nasty New Surprise

At this point, even the most devout Apple fan would admit iOS 11.3 is a botched job. It’s a hugely important update (see my iOS 11.3 Guide Guide) which brings essential transparency and control to iPhone and iPad users, but it is weighed down by numerous (sometimes serious) bugs. And now Apple has …

iOS

Logan Paul’s first Twitch stream starts with obscene imagery in chat, massive trolling

What else did anyone expect?<p>The notorious YouTuber Logan Paul is currently streaming his first <i>Fortnite</i> match on Twitch, but it only took a few minutes for his chat to become overrun by trolls.<p>Paul started streaming around 5:10 p.m. ET, and was immediately met with obscene messages in his chat. …

Internet

YouTube Is Improperly Collecting Children’s Data, Consumer Groups Say

A coalition of more than 20 consumer advocacy groups is expected to file a complaint with federal officials on Monday claiming that YouTube has been violating a children’s privacy law.<p>The complaint contends that YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, has been collecting and profiting from the personal …

Privacy

Microsoft readies developer kit to try to get more 64-bit apps compiled for Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft has a plan to try to get developers to recompile their Windows apps to work natively on 64-bit ARM processors coming to Windows 10 on ARM …

Apps

$20,000 mail drone takes flight -- and hits a wall

Want to know why mail drones aren't ready for prime time? Russia can tell you. The Siberian town of Ulan-Ude was expecting to beam with pride as organizer Rudron/Expeditor 3M tested a postal drone in the area for the first time, but they left red-faced after the inaugural flight went spectacularly …

Drones

Canon's 120 megapixel image sensor captures video in frightening detail

Canon in September 2015 announced it was developing a couple of ultra-high resolution CMOS image sensors. Chief among them was the 120MXS with a …

Cameras

Facebook employees are in disbelief that a bombshell memo justifying questionable practices to grow at all costs was leaked — and some think spies might be to blame

Facebook is reeling after BuzzFeed on Thursday published an explosive memo from the senior Facebook leader Andrew Bosworth.<p>Bosworth, a vice president at Facebook who's known as Boz, wrote in June 2016 that Facebook's "questionable contact importing practices" and other so-called growth-hacking …

Employment

Amazon value drops $53 billion following report that Trump is "obsessed" with the company

It’s no secret that Donald Trump has little love for Jeff Bezos, but a report from Axios claims this animosity goes beyond mere dislike. The …

Donald Trump

A Cancer 'Vaccine' Cured 97% of Tumors in Mice. What's That Mean for People?

A promising new cancer "vaccine" that cured up to 97 percent of tumors in mice will soon be tested in humans for the first time — but experts say …

Cancer

China takes on Hyperloop with 1000 km/h 'super maglev' train

Researchers at China’s Southwest Jiaotong University recently built a prototype for a “super maglev,” a track that carries a train at incredibly high speed using magnetic levitation (maglev). What makes it so super? According to the researchers it’ll be capable of supporting speeds up to 1000 km/h …

High-speed Rail

Xiaomi goes after Alienware’s throne with a gaming laptop at 'half the price'

While Xiaomi is best known for its Android phones and home appliances, the Chinese brand is now branching out into gaming gear, with a new laptop that promises high-end graphics capabilities – and it costs only half as much in China as an Alienware with similar specs there.<p>The 15.6-inch Mi Gaming …

Computer Hardware

Wakefield Accelerators: The Future of Particle Colliders? - Deep Dive 1

Wakefield

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

Facebook told 'enough is enough' by advertisers as backlash against Cambridge Analytica scandal mounts

Facebook has been warned that “enough is enough” by top advertisers as the company faces an increasing backlash from the Cambridge Analytica …

Child Pornography That Researchers Found in the Blockchain Could Threaten Bitcoin's Very Existence

While the practical and financial viability of the Bitcoin blockchain is still an open question, new research shows that the whole thing could …