Technology (UK)

Hyperloop One wants to help your self-driving car go the speed of sound

When it comes to outlandish transportation ideas, go big or go home<p>Imagine a future where you tap an app on your smartphone to summon a self-driving car. Heard this one already? Okay, what about when your robot car drives into an airless tube hundreds of miles long and careens across country at …

Hyperloop

For Middle East elites, packing twin iPhones is a way of life

The animal hides used to make iPhone cases are exotic, from ostrich and stingray to American alligator. Shop for a luxury iPhone case on the website of the accessories company ullu, and you will soon spot a case that hints at an even richer lifestyle – one that holds two iPhones.<p>People with two …

iPhone

This is what the iPhone 8 might look like

Apple fans will have to wait until fall to see the next iPhone, but a concept artist has created a new mockup of the upcoming device based on rumors and it looks like a hit.<p>Rumors have indicated that Apple may ditch the iPhone 7’s aluminum frame in favor of a stainless steel band sandwiched by two …

Apple News

Google starts 'limited test' of Android Instant Apps

Android Instant Apps are now one step closer to reality. On Monday, Google said some of the first Instant Apps are now available to Android users in a limited test.<p>Generally, to use an app on a mobile device, you first need to download and install it. With Instant Apps, an app can run right away -- …

Google

Businesses welcome May's new industrial vision for Britain

Businesses have given a cautious welcome to the Government's new industrial strategy, which sets out Prime Minister Theresa May's vision for the country as it negotiates a complex exit from the European Union.<p>The 132-page green paper, which is now open to public consultation, outlines ways in which …

Innovation

Get your hands on the Nintendo Switch at PAX South

At least eight games will be playable<p>PAX South attendees will be able to try out the Nintendo Switch at the show, Nintendo confirmed today.<p>The company is bringing the upcoming console and upward of eight launch-window games to the convention, which takes place this weekend in San Antonio, Texas. …

Nintendo

Tidal’s future is brighter after Sprint’s investment

And why this deal may get more interesting in the near future<p>Two years after the initial discussions began, Sprint has made a substantial investment in Tidal, acquiring 33 percent of the company. The deal will help stabilize Tidal, which has had issues keeping up with its payments to music labels …

Jay-Z

Speculation is mounting that Apple could build a TV — because of Trump

The chairman of Foxconn, which assembles most of Apple's iPhones in China, gave some remarks at a holiday party over the weekend suggesting that Apple's computer parts could be built in the United States.<p>But the most interesting part is what parts are tipped to be built in the United States — large …

iPhone

This app will tell you when a pregnant woman needs a subway seat

LONDON — It's rush hour, the train carriage is packed, you're pregnant and everything aches — can you endure the awkwardness of asking someone to give up their seat?<p>The "Babee on Board"app — developed by London-based tech firm 10x — wants to solve this problem. When a pregnant person presses a …

Lifestyle

Apple Again Seeks FCC Approval for Mysterious 'Wireless Device' With Bluetooth and NFC

For all of its devices that use communications technologies like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC, Apple has to submit them to the United States Federal Communications Commission for approval, and the filings, though restricted, occasionally give hints as to what Apple is working on.<p>In early January, …

iPhone

The one mistake everyone makes when trying to clear space on their iPhone

It's extremely easy to fill up your iPhone's storage space — especially since Apple's base iPhone model only has 32 GBs of space. In an attempt to free up space, many people turn to deleting unneeded photos or videos. Doing this, however, won't actually free up any space because there's one extra …

iPhone

Tour the world’s greatest cities in VR via Inception VR

As a consummate traveler, I know how ambitions to see the world can be hamstrung by a lack of money and time. There are so many cities I want to visit – Saint Petersburg, Johannesburg, Sarajevo – that I just haven’t been able to get around to yet. While no substitute, virtual reality allows you to …

Virtual Reality

Your Android Pattern Lock Could Be Incredibly Easy To Crack

You probably know that using a PIN like 1234 or 0000 to secure your phone isn’t a good idea. You can skip the PIN altogether and use an unlock pattern on Android… but it turn out those might not be as hard to crack as you think.<p>A team of researchers has shown that Android pattern locks can be …

Security

Lloyds a victim of cyber attack that hit banking services

LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group is working with law enforcement agencies to trace who may be behind a cyber attack that caused intermittent outages for customers of its personal banking websites almost two weeks ago, according to a source familiar with the incident.<p>Britain's largest …

Cybersecurity

DuckDuckGo: Anonymous search engine hits 10 billion lifetime queries thanks to a quacking 2016

Privacy-centric search engine sees rapid growth in 2016.<p>DuckDuckGo has released key statistics showing the privacy-centric search engine's impressive …

Google

Worried about fake news? Then it's time we talked about social bots

With fake news dominating the real news, telling what's genuine on social media is a big concern. It's all about social bots. But what are they and how are they affecting our political systems?<p>With social media playing an ever-growing role in the way we all perceive the world, the manner in which …

Social Marketing

Inside Instagram’s reinvention

How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.<p>Toward the tail end of 2015, Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, came to a realization: The photo-sharing app he founded five years earlier was straying too far from its roots.<p>Instagram was growing, yes, and finally generating …

Instagram

Three detained in Sweden on suspicion of broadcasting rape on Facebook

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of raping a woman in an assault that was broadcast live on Facebook, police said.<p>The apparent gang-rape on Sunday took place in Uppsala, about an hour north of the capital, Stockholm, and has shocked the Nordic country.<p>"This …

Facebook

The battery battle hots up

<b>Batteries are hot right now - literally in the case of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7.</b><p>The investigation into what caused the overheating in the smartphone concluded, unsurprisingly, that it was a fault in the design and manufacturing of the batteries.<p>But what also emerged was the growing pressure to …

Batteries

Android Basics: How to customize quick settings tiles on Google Pixel

Quick Settings can be helpful, but sometimes there are some buttons sitting around that you just don’t use all that often. Thankfully, the latest version of Android, which the Google Pixel ships with, conveniently allows you to rearrange your Quick Settings tiles from the notification shade…<p>In my …

Mobile Technology

Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution

PARIS (AP) — In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital.<p>Two electric-power EZ10 minibuses, which can carry up to six seated passengers, were put into service Monday and will …

Transportation

Hack attacks prompt possible cyber stress tests for banks

The European Union is reportedly considering testing banks’ defences against cyber attacks.<p>EU officials and sources said that is because of growing concerns about the financial industry’s vulnerability to hacking.<p>A European Commission source told Reuters it is studying whether EU-wide tests would …

Banking

Google: All new Chromebooks will support Android apps

Word surfaced less than a year ago that Chromebooks would be gaining access to the Play Store (and thus, the ability to run Android apps). That …

Google

Cloud-based network provider Aryaka raises $45 million: source

(Reuters) - Cloud-based private network provider Aryaka, which plans to go public in 2018 with a more than $1 billion valuation, raised $45 million in its latest funding round, a source close to the matter said.<p>The funding was led by venture capital firm Third Point Ventures and included Germany's …

Capitalism

Georgia court dismisses car crash lawsuit against Snapchat

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A lawsuit claiming Snapchat's "speed filter" tempted a woman to drive too fast before she crashed into a couple's car has been dismissed by a judge who says the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity.<p>Wentworth and Karen Maynard sued Snapchat …

Business

Samsung's Galaxy S8 won't appear at Mobile World Congress

Barcelona will be a little quieter this year.<p>Engadget Job Board<p>Digital Growth Manager at Wealthsimple Wealthsimple - New York, NY, United States<p>Sr. Manager, Mobile Publishing at WB Games San Francisco WB Games San Francisco - San Francisco, CA, United States<p>Associate Creative Director at Ramsey …

Samsung

The importance of 5G to driving the UK economy, House of Commons IPT event

The recent January 2017 House of Commons Breakfast event exploring how 5G will drive the UK economy was a timely occurrence having seen the FCCG report on UK Strategy and plan for 5G & Digitisation driving economic growth and productivity.<p><b>5G, a vision critical to the near future of UK plc</b><p>Superfast …

Innovation

ZTE admits its mistake with the crowdsourced ‘Hawkeye,’ asks community to help improve it

Last year ZTE opened up an ambitious project, Project CSX. The goal? To create the first smartphone that was designed by the community. ZTE pitched the idea of producing a phone that was built on the ideas of its community, and now that phone, the ‘Hawkeye’ is finally on its way. The company …

Gear & Gadgets

UK Assignment Help & Writing Services Online

Assignment Ace – Guiding You towards the Academic Success<p>Having a Tough Time with Your Assignments? Take Writing Assistance From Assignment Ace, The …

Education Technology

UK is About to Adopt Advanced Technology Focused Industrial Strategy

UK government emphasizes role of hightech in restructuring industry:<br>“Prime Minister Theresa May said she wanted to see “sector deals” to identify and …

Innovation