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Here's how the Alexa spying scandal could become Amazon's worst nightmare

An Amazon Echo device r ecorded a couple having a private conversation and sent it to someone in their contact list.<p>Here's what happened, according to Amazon:<p>Amazon says this type of thing is an "extremely rare occurrence," and that the company "takes privacy very seriously," and is "taking steps …

Amazon Echo

Infographic: Tips for creating dazzling marketing videos

In a content landscape teeming with visuals, how do you get yours to stand out?<p>Simply shooting and posting a video to one of your platforms isn’t …

Marketing

Apple commits to disclosing app takedown requests by governments in latest transparency report

Apple takes user privacy very seriously. The company believes that privacy in software, hardware, and services is part of a user’s rights and should be valued as such.<p>Apple today shared its latest transparency report for the period of July 1 – December 31, 2017. The report shows that Apple received …

Privacy

MP #168 : la nouvelle tendance « flat lay » et comment réussir ses photos à plat

La photographie n’échappe pas aux tendances et depuis quelques années vous avez sûrement dû voir apparaître <b>ces photos minutieusement préparées et</b> …

Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR

On the first day of GDPR enforcement, Facebook and Google have been hit with a raft of lawsuits accusing the companies of coercing users into sharing personal data. The lawsuits, which seek to fine Facebook 3.9 billion and Google 3.7 billion euro (roughly $8.8 billion in dollars), were filed by …

Privacy

David Attenborough's VR project 'Hold the World' is absolutely astonishing

You don't get many people who've been at the forefront of innovation in media like Sir David Attenborough.<p>Having brought Britain colour television, …

Virtual Reality

Open source image recognition with Luminoth

Computer vision is a way to use artificial intelligence to automate image recognition—that is, to use computers to identify what's in a photograph, …

Deep Learning

The best iPhone photography app just got a complete makeover

One of the best original iPhone photography apps is about to make a comeback.<p>Camera+ was one of our favorite camera apps in the early days of the iPhone thanks to its streamlined UI and unique features. Now the developers behind have given it a complete overhaul in time for the summer.<p>Camera+2 is a …

Apps

The influence of 3D printing on fashion design

In 2013 burlesque dancer and artist Dita Von Teese modelled the first fully 3D printed dress in New York, ushering in a new generation in fashion …

3D Printing

GDPR compliant? Here's a handy five-step preparation checklist

Ensuring compliance with GDPR means all departments that collect and handle personal data must comply with GDPR. Here's how to ensure the marketing …

Marketing

Apollo photo editor brings customizable 3D lighting to Portrait mode photos

Last fall, Apple introduced a feature to the iOS camera app called Portrait Lighting that simulates real studio lighting effects on photos taken in Portrait mode. Now the team behind a new photo editor called Apollo has expanded on the idea by developing customizable 3D lighting controls for your …

App Store

The best ways to send files wirelessly

Transfer your data without compromising it.<p>Want to share a file wirelessly? There are dozens of methods to do so, from attaching it to an email to uploading it to social media. But not all of your options are equally secure. In fact, to keep prying eyes away from your data, we recommend that you …

Windows 10

Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system

New documents obtained by the ACLU shed light on Amazon’s Rekognition project<p>Documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California have shed new light on Rekognition, Amazon’s little-known facial recognition project. Rekognition is currently used by police in Orlando and Oregon’s Washington County, …

Surveillance

Google and Microsoft disclose new CPU flaw, and the fix can slow machines down

New firmware updates are on the way<p>Microsoft and Google are jointly disclosing a new CPU security vulnerability that’s similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were revealed earlier this year. Labelled Speculative Store Bypass (variant 4), the latest vulnerability is a similar exploit to …

Information Security

Disconnect helps you escape online trackers and conserve your battery

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime privacy protection for just $41.<p>After the Facebook scandal, many of us are thinking more carefully about online privacy. If you want to block the trackers and stay secure, Disconnect is probably your best option. This all-in-one privacy app and VPN service keeps your digital …

Privacy

Comcast is leaking the names and passwords of customers’ wireless routers

Comcast has just been caught in a major security snafu: revealing the passwords of its customers’ Xfinity-provided wireless routers in plaintext on the web. Anyone with a subscriber’s account number and street address number will be served up the wi-fi name and password via the company’s Xfinity …

Wi-Fi

Google Photos now has a Favorites feature

And you can heart photos like Instagram<p>I know a lot of people love Google Photos, but sometimes you realize that the service is missing some elementary stuff. For example, there hasn’t been a Favorites feature until now. Google has announced that, over the next week, it’s rolling out that …

Google Photos

Raspberry Pi Geiger Counter

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, hobbyists and makers searching for inspiration for a new project to keep them busy, may be interested in this awesome new …

Raspberry Pi

The Privacy Scandal That Should Be Bigger Than Cambridge Analytica

Wireless carriers are sharing your real-time location with shady third parties—and a bug lets anyone use that data to track you.<p>Stop me if you’ve …

Privacy

Here's a free AI class that'll prepare you for the robot takeover

The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence now offers a free six-part online course, The Elements of AI, available to anyone.<p><b>I like free stuff:</b> Especially when there’s no catch. Sign up is quick and simple, and there’s no application process. Completion of the course will earn you a LinkedIn …

Artificial Intelligence

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Mobile AR is evolving faster than you think

With both ARKit and ARCore available to the public, augmented reality is now enabled on over 500 million devices. There are over 2,000 AR apps available in iOS App Store and another 200-plus on Google Play. With few breakout hits, many are wondering what the killer use cases for AR will be. We can …

Apps

How to Record Calls on Your Smartphone

Recording a phone call used to require an external gadget that connected a digital recorder to a desk phone's base and handset. It's still one of the …

Apps

Arduino announces the Uno WiFi Rev 2 and MKR Vidor 4000

Arduino, the 15-year-old startup behind the eponymous open source microcontroller, launched two new products today at Maker Faire Bay Area 2018: Uno WiFi Rev 2, the first Arduino development board with integrated Wi-Fi, and MKR Vidor 4000, a board with a programmable FPGA.<p>The Arduino Uno WiFi Rev 2 …

Arduino

There’s still no easy way to simultaneously charge and listen on Android phones without headphone jacks

2018 sucks<p>It’s almost the middle of 2018 and we’ve been living with phones without headphone jacks for nearly two years now. And it still sucks as much as ever. But while Apple may have brought the idea to the mainstream, living with an Android phone without a headphone jack is even worse than …

Mobile Technology

WordPress poses another GDPR compliance headache for publishers

Digital publishers rely on a lot of other companies’ technology, which can make it hard to comply with the impending General Data Protection …

Advertising Industry

You’ll never read Facebook’s new data policy, so we did it for you

<i>(in)Secure is a weekly column that dives into the rapidly escalating topic of cybersecurity.</i><p>With privacy-centric European Union legislation set to …

Social Media

Eyes to the front camera: Chinese facial recognition tech targets inattentive students

Surely at one point or another you've been caught daydreaming at school, but in future it might not be a teacher catching you first.<p>In China, the …

Pedagogy

How to Convert Several Images into a Single PDF Using Preview

Over the years, Adobe's PDF file type has become a universally accepted method for sharing digital documents. The format's cross-platform adoption means the documents can be viewed on almost any mobile device or computer, so it's no surprise to find that macOS includes native support for viewing …

Tutorials