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Rolls-Royce expects remote-controlled cargo ships by 2020

Rolls-Royce isn't limiting its robotic transportation plans to luxury cars. The British transportation firm has outlined a strategy for deploying remote-controlled and autonomous cargo vessels. It's working on virtual decks where land-based crews could control every aspect of a ship, complete with …

The unofficial WWDC app now has transcripts of all sessions

Apple’s WWDC 2016 session videos now have an unofficial transcript, thanks to a macOS app on GitHub.<p>The appropriately named ‘WWDC’ is a native app for macOS that streamed live session videos during WWDC, but may actually be better now that the event is over. Though Apple makes its videos available …

This $4 smartphone finally has a ship date after sparking investigations

Chances are, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.<p>That seemed to be the case for the Freedom 251, the world's cheapest smartphone, …

Google’s own smartphone to arrive this year - The Telegraph

Google will ship its own smartphone by the end of the year, <i>The Telegraph</i> reports.<p>Sources inside mobile carriers told the British publication that Google wants to extend its move into hardware with a new Google-branded phone.<p>The report doesn’t spell it out, but from the sound of it, this new device …

Google patents smart lenses you inject into your eyes

Google Glass may have been too clunky to succeed in its original version, but the search giant will find its way into your eyeballs one way or another. According to a new patent filing, the company has devised a method to inject a device directly into your eyeballs.<p>Per the patent filing, the device …

Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers

Intelligence committee senator said he plans to introduce bill to block expansion to ‘rule 41’ on warrants for suspects who hide their location, set for December<p>The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers.<p>At …

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update lets you mirror Android notifications on your PC

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, announced during day one of Microsoft Build, will bring about another new feature that should get Android users excited — the ability to mirror notifications on your PC.<p>The update already brings some highly-anticipated features, such as an entire Linux subsystem …

How to encrypt your iOS or Android device

The battle between Apple and the FBI has brought a renewed focus on the importance of encryption. Regardless of what your opinion on the case may be, I shouldn't have to explain the significance of protecting your personal data -- and it all starts with your smartphone.<p>These devices hold your …

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Android unable to revive BlackBerry

We open to a black and white shot of an ancient manor. Lightning crackles overhead, illuminating an elaborate lightning rod affixed to the highest spire of the highest tower. Cut to interior as the thunder rumbles. Bottles, beakers, and electrodes litter every surface of the ramshackle lab. …

LG sells its G5 phone with a lot of Jason Stathams and a little exaggeration

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I'm not sure I want my phone to have lots of additional bits.<p>LG isn't sure I know what I want.<p>So it's released the G5, a so-called modular phone that has attachments you can insert -- such as a camera grip, …

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Beyond Delhi: Cities with much worse air quality than the national capital get little attention

All eyes were on the Capital as it rolled out the odd-even scheme on Jan 1 as a way to tackle pollution. Many of those watching are from cities where …

The 14 most impressive AI scientists working at Google DeepMind

However, who actually works at Google DeepMind beyond the three cofounders is a bit of a mystery, possibly because Google doesn't want to risk shouting about them and losing its smartest staff to rivals that are also focusing on artificial intelligence, such as Facebook.<p>DeepMind's talented …

The world's 'most powerful' smartphone isn't, but it's still good

One smartphone maker is learning the hard way why you shouldn't promise more than you can deliver. Yu (partly owned by India's Micromax) has unveiled the Yutopia, which it bills as the "most powerful phone on the planet." There's only one problem: it isn't. You'll find plenty to like in the …

Google's robots group is getting a reboot a year after its founder left

The robotics group, which is known internally as Replicant, as well as Titan Aerospace, a solar-powered drone group that Google acquired in 2014, will both become part of Google X, a company spokesperson told Business Insider on Friday. News of the change was first reported by Re/code.<p>Google X is …

Microsoft Builds Android App Store For Its Own Android Apps Inside Of The Android App Store

Microsoft has a new app out called ‘Microsoft Apps‘ on Android that contains a list of its Android apps that you can download on the Android app store.<p>There are two parts to this development. The first is that Microsoft’s cross-platform work continues, and that the company has yet to let up an inch …

Facebook Messenger now lets you customize colors and emoji for every chat

Photo Magic sharing is now rolling out to all users<p>Facebook's trying to squeeze some useful new features into Messenger before 2015 comes to a close. Today the company announced that Photo Magic, which uses facial recognition to simplify the process of sharing photos with your friends, is rolling …

VLC has ported its popular Android app to Chrome OS

Chrome OS now has a proper video player, as VLC has made its way to the Chrome Web Store.<p>In addition to various video files, VLC can play audio you’ve got stored locally.<p>VideoLAN, the company behind VLC, says the Chrome OS version is a port of its Android app, and uses the Android Runtime (ARC) to …

Google Search starts indexing HTTPS pages by default

Google today announced its search engine has started indexing HTTPS pages by default. More specifically, Google Search now crawls HTTPS equivalents of HTTP pages, even when the former are not linked to from any page.<p>HTTPS is a more secure version of the HTTP protocol used on the Internet to connect …

This May Be The World's Smallest Artwork

It may or may not be the prettiest artwork the world has ever seen. But it’s certainly the smallest.<p>Researchers at the Technical University of …

Some hackers just won’t go away — to the annoyance of big tech companies

George “geohot” Hotz just won’t go away, and big tech corporations are very likely annoyed about that. It shows that young hackers can grow up to be slightly older hackers who are still thorns in the sides of the establishment.<p>The 26-year-old hacker came back into the news this week as he unveiled …

Facebook Messenger’s face recognition tool rolls out to everyone outside of Canada and the EU

The releases keep on coming for Facebook’s Messenger service. Today the social networking company has announced that it has added new features designed to help you share more during the holiday season. Starting today, Facebook has made its Photo Magic face recognition tool available globally …

Juniper Networks finds backdoor code in its firewalls

One of the reasons corporate users and the privacy-minded rely on VPNs is to control access to their networks and (hopefully) not expose secrets over insecure connections. Today Juniper Networks revealed that some of its products may not have been living up to that standard, after discovering …

Tim Cook shakes up Apple's management

Tim Cook has orchestrated Apple's first big management shakeup in three years.<p>Giving his senior management team a fresh new look, Cook told some prominent executives to take on new responsibilities. And there's a new face coming aboard too.<p>Join CNN Films for the TV premiere of "Steve Jobs: The Man …

Angular 2 hits beta and it's a big deal for the future of the Web

The first version of Angular was a big deal for the Web. When it was first previewed in 2009, it was an impressive framework that offered the ability to build complex single page applications in the browser.<p>Now, six years on, it’s reached version 2.0 and entered a new era after a long development …

Google's search data draws a picture of a violent 2015

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Check if the security on your website needs to be fixed

Building secure Web apps isn’t exactly easy, but there are a number of small tweaks you can implement using HTTP security headers to help protect yourself against attacks.<p>With relatively simple configuration changes, modern headers like CONTENT-SECURITY-POLICY and X-FRAME-OPTIONS allow you to …

Review: TarDisk Pear increases your MacBook’s storage in one-click with an SD card fusion drive

Adding extra storage to a MacBook using an SD card is easy, but it works like a thumb drive or external hard drive and not like your permanent, built-in storage. That means you’ll have to manually manage the storage, dragging files to and from the drive. But TarDisk Pear lets you add extra flash …

Microsoft’s New App Reads Your Intimate Emotions From Photos

You might be wearing a strained smile, but is that masking anger or sadness? Soon you won’t be able to hide your true self from machines.<p>Microsoft’s new tech demo can look at a photograph of a face and tell you the emotions it shows. You can upload your own photos, and it will scan them, detect the …

A new tool from fastlane called match helps teams of developers sign code

Fabric’s newest suite of tools, fastlane, has added to its repertoire. A new tool called match lets developers sign builds easier, especially when working on a team.<p>Here’s how Felix Krause of fastlane described the problem match solves in a blog post:<p>When deploying an app to the App Store, a beta …

“Liking” the wrong picture on Facebook can get you 32 years of prison in Thailand

Americans can take solace in the fact that no matter whom they elect next year to lead the country, they will still be allowed to make fun of the person in charge. Not so in Thailand, where insulting the royal family can draw convictions of up to 15 years in prison per infraction under the …

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