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Google Billionaire Sergey Brin Urges Caution On AI Development

“It was the best of times,<br>it was the worst of times,<br>it was the age of wisdom,<br>it was the age of foolishness,<br>it was the epoch of belief,<br>it was the epoch of incredulity,<br>it was the season of Light,<br>it was the season of Darkness,<br>it was the spring of hope,<br>it was the winter of despair …”<p>These are the words …

Sergey Brin

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? | Dylan Curran

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Spying

9 home security systems you can install yourself

Do-it-yourself home security companies aren't like the ADTs and Vivints of the world. Instead of locking you into a multiyear contract, most DIY systems give you the flexibility to chose how and when you monitor your home. That usually means you can sign up for a monitoring service on an optional …

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Return of the world's best $20 drone

<i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter!</i><p>Cheeps! I'm excited to announce a spin-off …

Gear & Gadgets

Why can’t we cure the common cold?

After thousands of years of failure, some scientists believe a breakthrough might finally be in sight. By Nicola Davison<p>The common cold has the twin distinction of being both the world’s most widespread infectious disease and one of the most elusive. The name is a problem, for starters. In almost …

Profit

Silicon Valley isn’t just disrupting democracy—it’s replacing it

If you want to understand the threat that Silicon Valley poses to culture at large, consider Apple’s $5 billion headquarters. The Cupertino, California, building may seem like paradise to some, with striking architecture—a donut-shaped building featuring the world’s largest piece of curved …

Hackers are using a terrifying new method for stealing cash out of ATMs

Hackers have a new hands-off approach to stealing money out of ATMs.<p>A report from Trends Micro says there is a shift in the ATM malware landscape …

No, Your Incognito Browser Isn’t Actually Private. Here's How to Safely Surf the Internet

Because investing in your online privacy has never been more critical.<p>With data breaches like the Equifax hack becoming more common, investing in …

Polaroid's OneStep 2 goes back to move instant film forward

The first instant film camera under the new Polaroid Originals brand, it's a pure analog point-and-shoot.<p>Everything analog is new again.<p>Like vinyl records and cassette tapes, instant film cameras are growing in popularity after initially being brought down by digital. In 2008, the Impossible …

Amazon owns a whole collection of secret brands

When you go to Amazon.com, what are you looking for? Products from the brands you recognize, or perhaps just the cheapest ones—assuming the ratings aren’t terrible?<p>After decades of selling products—and knowing exactly what people are buying, and when they are buying it—Amazon has started cutting …

Selling

Discover why Python is an essential programming language

If you dream of earning big bucks as a programmer, you’ll need a broad knowledge of popular programming languages. Most experts would agree that …

Python Programming

AWS won’t be ceding its massive market share lead anytime soon

Now that all the major cloud players have reported their earnings, we have seen some eye-popping growth numbers, particularly from Microsoft. Yet in spite of that, AWS maintains a significant market share lead, according to the latest analysis from Synergy Research Group, released last night after …

How to convert Python to JavaScript (and back again)

Python or JavaScript? While we’re still arguing over which has the upper hand or the brighter future, little doubt exists as to which owns the web’s …

Google quietly released a killer new feature in Google Maps

Google added a neat feature for cyclists in Google Maps in 2014. Whenever you asked for directions from point A to point B, Maps would also provide a …

Google Maps

The future of the smartwatch should be smart watch bands

The smartwatch didn’t work. What comes next?<p>Despite the best efforts from Apple (with the Apple Watch), Google (with Android Wear), Samsung (with the Galaxy Gear), Pebble (with the, uh, Pebble), and dozens of other companies, the dream of the smartwatch hasn’t really taken off. Turns out that …

Facebook is putting ads everywhere in hopes of finding the next News Feed

Instagram? Messenger? WhatsApp? Stories?<p>Facebook has a cash cow. It’s called News Feed, and for the past five years, it has been the company’s core moneymaker and source of revenue growth.<p>But there is a problem looming: Facebook has been saying for the past year that it is running out of places to …

13 DIY Hummus Recipes That Are Way Better Than the Store-Bought Stuff

I have a bone to pick with store-bought hummus. In my opinion, it never tastes quite right. For reasons beyond my comprehension, it's always a little …

Teens’ photo feed is a viral hit – and a copyright conundrum

A popular Twitter account run by two teenagers publishes historical photos of everything from mall rats to John Lennon sniffing Coke. The feed is …

What's next for 4G? Telstra announces LTE-Advanced and more

<b>Telstra has given mobile users a taste of the future, with announcements of its work on next-generation wireless broadband, including LTE-Advanced, LTE-Broadcast and HetNet technologies.</b><p>Telstra has announced the roll-out of new wireless broadband technologies set for trials and roll-outs through …

Bill Gates preaches the aid gospel, but is he just a hypocrite?

He made his name as a sharp-elbowed businessman who rode the technology revolution with such style. But these days he is far more famous for his philanthropy, as a saviour of the poor who has made it his life's mission to change the world for the better. So it was something of a shock to see he is …

Don’t use your iPhone until you read this

Users of Apple AAPL, -0.30% computers and iPhones may be shaken to the core at news of a major security flaw that could allow cyber spies and hackers …

Square Teams Up With Product (RED) for Special Edition Reader to Fight AIDS

Mobile payments company Square has partnered with AIDS charity Product (RED) to introduce a new special edition "SQUA(RED)" card reader. The reader, which is bright red, is available for a $10 donation with 97.25 percent of that cost going directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.<p>Along with …

Oops! Apple revealed confidential deal with Nokia while seeking damages from Samsung for the same thing

<i>FOSS Patents</i> discovered that while Apple was asking a court to sanction Samsung for using confidential information about a patent deal between the Cupertino company and Nokia, Apple inadvertently made the very same information public.<p>As part of a patent dispute between Apple and Samsung, Apple was …

Toyota says its first cars with Apple's CarPlay won't arrive until 2015 (update)

Among the cavalcade of Apple CarPlay launch partners that demoed working implementations at last week's Geneva Motor Show, Toyota was just a name on a list of other automakers that planned to add it to vehicles "down the road," as Apple put it. Now, the company says it plans to have the first new …

Apple In Cars--What Does It Mean For The Auto Industry And Google?

Apple shook the car industry at the Geneva Motor Show when they declared they will play a key role in the future within cars, bringing their technology to the world’s second most connected device. This is an interesting announcement in many ways, but, most importantly, is the first time that Apple …

Netflix's Reed Hastings calls out weak net neutrality rules, 'reluctantly' pays ISP tolls

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix has finally chimed in with his own statement about net neutrality and the deal his company struck with Comcast. As written in a blog post, the traditional standards recently overturned by a Verizon lawsuit (which prevent ISPs from restricting or meddling with data) …

Why don’t economists like Bitcoin?

Paul Krugman and others can't get behind the virtual currency<p>Nobel prize-winning economist and <i>New York Times</i> columnist Paul Krugman wrote a blog post this weekend with a tantalizing title, "Bitcoin Is Evil," that has provoked the expected backlash from proponents of the virtual currency.<p>The …

New ultra secure cell phone, Blackphone, is reportedly flying off the shelves

There is, apparently, a big demand for commercially available encrypted smartphones perhaps impervious to the data demands of spy agencies and cyber criminals worldwide.<p>Indeed, Toby Weir-Jones says sales of his new ultra-encrypted smartphone, called the Blackphone, are flying off the shelves since …

Router that anonymises internet activity raises $300,000 on Kickstarter

An internet router that aims to anonymise online activity had raised over $300,000 Tuesday, after less than 48 hours on the Kickstarter fundraising site.<p>Anonabox, a 2.4in by 1.6in router, directs internet data that connects to it by ethernet or Wi-Fi through the Tor network, software designed to …