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It’s time to give Firefox a fresh chance

Because everyone using Chrome for everything is a bad idea<p>Ever since it was first released almost a decade ago, Google’s Chrome browser has been the most consistent piece of technology in my life. I’ve gone through a legion of phones, laptops, and headphones, I’ve jumped around between Android, …

Google

Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two …

MacBook Air

Hungary in no rush to join euro zone, minister says

© Reuters. Hungarian Economy Minister Varga talks during a forum of the chamber of industry in Budapest<p>BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary is in no rush to …

Europe

Hungary in no rush to join euro zone, minister says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Economy Minister Varga talks during a forum of the chamber of industry in Budapest<p>BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary is in …

European Union

New iOS 12 concept offers up refreshed Lock screen, App Bar, Guest Mode, Face ID tricks, stability, and more

After seeing a beautiful macOS 11 concept yesterday, today we’ve got a brand new iOS 12 concept from designer iOS News And More. Leading off with a nod to improved stability and bug fixes, the concept goes on to visualize some slick enhancements for a potential iOS 12 release.<p>Starting out, the …

Android P Developer Preview reportedly aiming for a mid-March release

Starting with Nougat in 2016, Google has released developer previews for the next version of Android early in the year. Given the ramp up in Android P references over the past several weeks, it should be no different this year, with a possible date now rumored.<p>According to the venerable Evan Blass …

The polar vortex just split in two. Get ready for some wild weather from Europe to the U.S.

The polar vortex, the notorious swirl of winds around a low pressure area in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic, has split in two. Since the polar …

Google Assistant set to rollout in 2-3x more countries and languages in 2018

At its 2018 Digital News Initiative Summit today, Google announced that its Assistant is getting a massive expansion throughout 2018. The smart assistant and extension of Google Search will see a 2-3x increase in availability across language, countries, and locales compared to last year.<p>According …

This Android app will turn your wallpaper into a live map of your location

Skyline<p>There’s a new Android app called Skyline that will turn your current location into your wallpaper, as first spotted by <i>Lifehacker</i><i>.</i> Skyline uses 3D terrain data from Mapbox to show either your current location or specific coordinates to create wallpapers in full detail.<p>The app can shift the …

Android Apps

Android Auto gets minor user interface update with rounded icons

Back in December, without any public announcement, Google updated and refreshed Android Auto’s design. These changes included tweaked menus, the removal of some transparent overlays, as well as other incremental changes to apps like the dialer. Now, Google is slightly tweaking things again by …

How Google’s Fuchsia OS has progressed: Pixelbook support, working browser, new UI elements

Our early look at Fuchsia OS last May provided a glimpse into a number of new interface paradigms. Several months later, we now have an updated hands-on with Google’s future operating system that can span various form factors.<p>This look at the in-development OS eight months later comes courtesy of</i> …

I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how.

The following is a true story. Or maybe it’s just based on a true story. Perhaps it’s not true at all.<p>It’s been a frantic week of security …

JavaScript

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

Google Maps

Apple Pay Said to Be Arriving in Poland in Early 2018

Apple Pay could arrive in Poland as soon as the first quarter of 2018, according to financial technology site <i>cashless.pl</i>. Several independent sources are said to have confirmed active negotiations between Apple and five banks operating in the country, including Alior, BZ WBK, and mBank.<p>According to …

In-depth analysis compares quality of Apple’s mapping data against Google’s, highlights challenges Apple faces to compete

Since its introduction in 2012, Apple Maps has carried the burden of much scrutiny and criticism for the quality and coverage of its mapping data. While Apple’s data has steadily improved since day one, a new comparison shows just how much more work it will take to surpass Google Maps.<p>In an …

Amazon Music Unlimited now available in 28 more countries, from Belgium to Uruguay

Amazon launched its Music Unlimited service just over a year ago, adding to competition in the streaming music space – and a major international expansion today sees it available in 28 new countries.<p>Amazon quickly followed its US launch by rolling out the service to Austria, Germany and the UK the …

Android Auto gets a refreshed design with improved controls & new backgrounds [Gallery]

Android Auto has a great design which screams Material Design, but it hasn’t really changed much since its debut. That’s a bit unfortunate since there are some things that could be improved. Recently, though, Google seems to have quietly introduced some subtle changes to Android Auto’s interface, …

Strangled review – brutal, murderous story of postwar Hungary

Director Árpád Sopsits finds a queasy political dimension to the Martfü murders in 1957, for which the wrong man was jailed<p>Here is a bleak, brutal, dispiriting serial killer drama, based on a real-life case from postwar Hungary: the Martfü murders, in which the film finds a queasy political …

Crime
Fitness Technology

Top Banker Says Hungary May Adopt the Euro Sooner Than Expected

Hungary may adopt the euro sooner than its government is willing to admit, as Europe’s renewed integration drive pulls even countries reluctant to …

Europe

Apple Watch 3 has a major problem for people who travel | Trusted Reviews

<b>The new Apple Watch 3 appears to have a major limitation that’s left some fans feeling frustrated: no international roaming.</b><p>This week, Apple …

Smartwatches

These breathtaking images of Saturn were taken by Cassini as it crashed into the planet

These are the closest-ever images of Saturn.<p>They were taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft just days before it crashed into Saturn. The results are spectacular. Shortly after Cassini took its final image, it flew into Saturn's atmosphere where it burned up and disintegrated.<p>Cassini is now a part of …

Astronomy

Buyer’s guide: heart rate monitors - and six of the best

However, older technology is not necessarily any less useful, and in the case of heart-rate monitoring it’s really simply a variation on a theme.<p>The …

Wearable Tech

How we'll nap our way to Mars

This is what real suspended animation will look like.<p>Imagine a road trip that lasts six months—no pit stops, black night the whole way. That’s how long it would take you, and how monotonous it would be, to fly to Mars. To avoid the boredom (and its cousins depression and anxiety), you could spend …

Extreme Sports

The Asteroid That Just Came Close to Earth Is So Huge It Has Its Own Moons

That's just all kinds of amazing.<p>Asteroid Florence flew by Earth last week, skimming at a distance of 7 million kilometres (4.4 million miles). It's …

Apple: Watch exercise lab ‘collected more data on activity and exercise’ than any human performance study in history

Apple has granted <i>Men’s Health</i> a behind-the-scenes look at its exercise lab where it develops health and activity tracking features for the Apple Watch. Apple first unveiled its fitness facility in the run up to the original Apple Watch in 2015, and a new Apple Watch with LTE is expected to be …

Engineered for fighter pilots, Everysight Raptor AR goggles are built for bikers

“You put them on like a pair of glasses,” Eyal Ovadia, head of user interface design at Everysight, told me. He was referring to the pair of glasses …

New York City

Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order

Oh no! It seems Apple is "years behind" competitors in Virtual Reality, TV content subscriptions, self driving cars and home voice assistants. That's …

iPhone

Google's "Fuchsia" operating system is taking shape with a new design

We first talked about Fuchsia, a new operating system being developed at Google, back in August (in fact, it was my first post here). At the time, …

Command-line

Around the world in 80 days ... on a bicycle: meet Mark Beaumont, the cyclist redefining endurance

British cyclist Mark Beaumont is back for another adventure: this time his mission is to circumnavigate the world in just 80 days.<p>Mark spoke to Telegraph Men about Jules Verne, making history and pedalling 240 miles a day ...<p>Eighty days is the magic number<p>“People very close to me who have been …