Gadget & Tech News

By Josh Gahan | Do you like to read about the latest tech gadgets, discover hidden tricks and tips that you can use. This magazine is for you. Updated very regularly so you'll always know what's going on. Web: www.technewsadvisory.com

The golden age of crypto trading may already be over

The crazy-good times for cryptocurrency traders may be over already.<p>December was a huge month for cryptocurrency trading. Bitcoin hit its all-time high above $19,000 a coin, and daily volumes for crypto trading soared over $50 billion for the first time. It was also a golden age for arbitrage …

Cryptocurrency

New Samsung phones in the US and Canada will have an active FM radio chip

Having access to local radio stations through an FM chip during emergencies would be an asset<p>The beloved FM radio is getting a mobile revival with news that Samsung is teaming up with NextRadio to unlock the FM chips in new Samsung devices in the US and Canada. There are no hardware changes, as FM …

The war for wearables is over, and Apple won

The Apple Watch conquered all comers and became the most important wearable in the world in 2017.<p>The iPhone maker flexed its muscles to take over the …

'Bit Rot' explained: Why your phone is slower than when it was new

Computers are kind of like people — as they age they tend to get a little slower and flaws are easier to see.<p>Our phones are computers shrunk down to …

Android News

Google is going to use experimental high-altitude balloons to provide internet in Puerto Rico

On Friday, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it had approved Google parent company Alphabet application to provide emergency cellular service to the Caribbean island.<p>In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. 83% of cell sites …

Caribbean

Microsoft engineer built a bot that tweets anytime devs swear on GitHub

Developers sure have a penchant for ranting and spitting wisecracks at the most unusual places. So much so that one bored Microsoft programmer has built a Twitter bot that tweets anytime a developer swears publicly on GitHub.<p>Yes, that is apparently a thing. Built by MS Azure software engineer Will …

Software Development

Elon Musk: Google's AI camera doesn't even pretend to be innocent

Commentary: Google's controversial AI-based Clips camera doesn't seem to impress Tesla's CEO.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Elon Musk isn't sure about artificial intelligence.<p>He worries it could start World War III. He thinks it's a far …

21-year-old woman loses her eyesight after staring at her smartphone game for days

A woman from China has gone partially blind, after spending an entire day playing a game on her smartphone.<p>The 21-year-old, who goes under the …

Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead

In a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it’s now clear the operating system has been placed …

Microsoft

Ads don't work so websites are using your electricity to pay the bills

Pirate Bay and Showtime turned to forcing unknowing visitors to mine cryptocurrency, using computers rather than eyeballs on ads to generate money<p>With the continuing collapse in online advertising revenues, websites are turning to other methods to pay their hosting bills – including using visitors’ …

Here's how China is battling drones

There's no shortage of targets.<p>At a March 11 soccer game in Wuhan, China, police faced a new kind of threat: drones trespassing near the stadium. Their response was to use a new kind of weapon: an anti-drone gun that jammed the control signals, forcing the trespassing drones to land …

Here’s how well the iPhone 8’s new all-glass design holds up [Video]

When Apple announced the new iPhone 8, it was quick to tout the device’s durability. With a new, all-glass design, customers were rightfully worried about how sturdy that glass was. “This glass is the most durable ever in an iPhone,” Apple said.<p>A new video from YouTuber PhoneBuff puts Apple’s …

Galaxy Note

Verizon kicking people off network for using just a few gigabytes a month | Ars Technica

Despite low use, Verizon blames roaming charges for termination of 8,500 customers.<p>When Verizon Wireless started disconnecting rural customers for …

If Bill Gates could go back in time, he'd fix 'Control+Alt+Delete'

Bill Gates has one regret: The two-handed maneuver "Control+Alt+Delete" shortcut that was once required to reboot any Windows computer.<p>He publicly …

Hand washing is no longer enough – we're out here washing our phones in 2017

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

IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

Apple explains what exactly happened when Face ID ‘failed’ during iPhone X demo

Apple has officially clarified what happened on stage when the first demo of Face ID didn’t go as planned. While many were quick to call it a “fail,” that’s not what happened in the slightest. Apple confirmed the situation in a statement to Yahoo this evening…<p>Apple explained that the demo iPhone X …

Craig Federighi

The ‘Splinternet’ May Be the Future of the Web

The Splinternet<p>Both The Economist and WIRED are worried about the “splinternet”. The UK research organisation NESTA thinks it could “break up” the …

Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones due to privacy concerns

Following a report that some Blu phones use an app that collects your data, Amazon has made them unavailable on its site.<p>Amazon just put budget phone maker Blu in the penalty box.<p>The online retailing giant told CNET that it was suspending sales of phones from Blu, known for making ultra-cheap …

JioPhone: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 205 platform to power Reliance Jio's 4G feature phone

While the details of the much talked about <b>JioPhone</b> announced on 21 July are still sparse at best, chipmaker Qualcomm decided to open up and shed some …

Why We Need To Archive The Web In Order To Preserve Twitter

As social media has become an ever-more central medium through which global society communicates, there has been considerable discussion about just how libraries and archives can work to preserve these walled gardens in the same way that web archives like the Internet Archive have worked to …

Social Media

Security bot's creators laugh over its fountain dive

A security robot in Washington DC took an unplanned dip in a mall fountain this week — and its creators are choosing to see the humor in the situation.<p>The robot — a Knightscope K5 security bot with advanced sensors, 360-degree video streaming, and forensic capabilities — wound up in the fountain of …

Robotics

Ajit Pai not concerned about number of pro-net neutrality comments | Ars Technica

Two million new pro-net neutrality comments claimed by "Day of Action" organizers.<p>One day after a large protest of his plan to gut net neutrality …

Net Neutrality

An AI researcher explains what scares him the most about robots

It's perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, "Matrix"-like, as some sort of human battery.<p>And yet it is hard for me to look up from the evolutionary computer models I use to develop …

Artificial Intelligence

Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger

Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. The final design is quite similar to the concept it showed off back then, with a …

The iPhone 8- Touch ID is Not the Same as the Headphone Jack

I have taken a pretty hard stance of avoiding all of the too-early to mean anything rumor madness surrounding the coming iPhone 8. We are getting close to the point where the rumors will start to become more and more consistent as the device that will become the new flagship iPhone heads toward …

This Smartwatch Is Beating Apple & Google At Their Own Game

There are plenty of smartwatches on the market today. Unlike the Apple Watch, Android Wear, and other models carrying a hefty price tag, the <b>Ticwatch</b> …

Here's what happens inside Amazon when one of its AWS hosting services goes down

Community-question-site Quora crashed, as did product management tool Trello, and Amazon's artificial intelligence assistant Alexa also struggled.<p>The outage lasted several hours — and Amazon's S3 hosting service was to blame. This is because all the affected sites made use of Amazon Web Services …

Cloud Computing

KFC is releasing a smartphone, so you can show off your love for fried chicken

Die-hard chicken fans, this is the phone for you.<p>KFC and Chinese smartphone giant Huawei have released a new smartphone to mark the fast food chain's …