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Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable “parasite”

What do you get when you put one Internet connected device on top of another? A little more control ...

Researcher shows how popular app ES File Explorer exposes Android device data

Why is one of the most popular Android apps running a hidden web server in the background? ES File E...

BeMyEye acquires Streetbee, a Russian crowdsourcing and image recognition provider

London-headquartered BeMyEye has made another acquisition, its third in a little over three years. T...

Doctolib details how telemedicine appointments work

French startup Doctolib announced back in September that it would open up telemedicine appointments ...

Grab moves to offer digital insurance services in Southeast Asia

Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm, thanks in no small part to its acquisition of Uber’s...

YouTube will “ramp up” enforcement of its policies against dangerous challenges and pranks

YouTube announced several policy updates today, including more stringent enforcement of its ban on v...

Roku now deleting Infowars from its platform after customer outcry

Roku is deleting the Infowars channel from its platform, a couple days after adding it as a sup...

CERN’s plan for 100-km collider makes the LHC look like a hula hoop

The Large Hadron Collider has produced a great deal of incredible science, most famously the Higgs B...

Transparency-seeking OPEN Government Data Act signed into law

The federal government produces one hell of a lot of data, but despite desultory lurches towards usa...

The Square Off chess board melds the classical with the robotic

CES crowds can be tough — especially toward the end of the week. You’re physically and emotionally d...

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An introduction to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining pools

Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to ...

Nike’s new smart shoe is a step in the right direction for wearable tech

I’m generally wary of wearable tech, because a lot of ‘innovation’ in the space is geared toward...

BBC News website spoofed by Bitcoin scammers

Scammers have found a new way to use seemingly legitimate BBC News websites to mine Bitcoin. The...

5 of the worst security missteps by major tech companies in 2018

2018 marked the year that governments, businesses, and other organizations around the world star...

India’s space agency is aiming to create world’s first rocket with two reusable stages

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has gained accolades for its multiple successful launches of reusable ro...

Why AI can’t solve everything

The hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. There seems to be n...

How to implement OKRs to jumpstart your year

For some weird reason, January is the time most leaders start thinking about how to improve thei...

A cotton seed sprouted – and died – on China’s Lunar Lander

On Tuesday, Chinese media reported that one of the cotton seeds aboard the Chang’e 4 lunar lande...

YouTube is cracking down on dangerous pranks and stunts like the Bird Box challenge

YouTube has published new policies for its video platform that state it won’t allow content depi...

Apple launches battery cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR at $129

Apple is now selling battery cases to help you avoid running out of juice with your iPhone XS, X...

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How period tracking apps helped me regain control after going off the pill

I am most tired on during my period on Thursdays. It’s random fact, but one that I never confide...

Celebrated artist Richard Serra has been making Goatses his entire career

The above photo is of Backdoor Pipeline, an installation piece by the famous artist Richard Ser...

Films like The House With a Clock In Its Walls are poisonous to kids’ cinema

Film is an expressive medium — at least as flexible as books are, in terms of the potential for ...

Deezer researchers developed an AI system that detects a song’s musical mood

Researchers at Deezer have developed an AI system capable of associating certain songs with mood...

Porsche says that it will no longer make diesel vehicles

Porsche says that it’s getting out of the diesel business — for good. In a release this morn...

The secret life of teen scooter outlaws

Teenagers are flocking to electric scooter services like Bird and Lime, ignoring requirements th...

Serial’s third season is a return to form

There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our colum...

NASA tech is in your everyday life — find out where with this interactive tool

NASA technology is usually associated with the far reaches of space, but research from the gover...

Forward this or you’ll die in seven days: On the persistence of chain letters

If you have an email inbox, you’ve probably received a message that promises money or luck if yo...

Comcast has outbid 21st Century Fox for Sky

Comcast has won an auction to acquire UK telecommunications company Sky, bidding $38.8 billion t...

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The original Ghostbusters franchise is getting a new film in 2020

Jason Reitman, son of original director Ivan Reitman, will co-write and direct.

Apple releases official battery cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

They closely resemble similar cases for prior iPhone models.

Report: EA’s beleaguered, open-world Star Wars game is no more

Leaves only one announced, unreleased Star Wars video game in EA's portfolio.

EPA at a 30-year low for referring pollution cases for criminal prosecution

No, polluters aren't growing a conscience. Group says enforcement is understaffed.

New federal rules would let drones fly at night and over crowds

Manufacturers would have to certify that drones won't hurt people if they crash.

Psychologists defend claim of “destructive aspects” to masculinity

Critics argue new psychology guidance pathologizes being male.

Intel reported to have a new 5GHz chip that’s literally priceless

The chip has to be bought by OEMs in an auction.

Chinese firm scores a win in smallsat-launch competition

Satellogic aims to image Earth at 1-meter resolution once a week.

Nine defendants charged in SEC hacking scheme that netted $4.1 million

Two men accused of hacking SEC and sharing nonpublic files with traders.

Microsoft’s fonts catch out another fraudster—this time in Canada

Will these people never learn?

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Outlook Mobile heads to the White House, passes infosec clearance for federal sector

Need to email an order for a s*$tload of hamburgers from your smartphone? Microsoft has an app for...

Cray will realise 'substantial' loss. But Shasta minute, folks, big iron market will pick up

And... stock-botherers seem happy with that Supercomputing remains a tough place to do business,...

McKinsey’s blockchain warning irks crypto hipsters

Reverse ferret by reassuringly expensive consultant Blockchain companies are upset with manageme...

The DevOps Salary Report is in, and is great news for American men

Want some more cash? Get some more skills. And perhaps a moving truck DevOps darlings Puppet has...

The Large Hadron Collider is small beer. Give us billions more for bigger kit, say boffins

Future Circular Collider hopes to rack up 100 tera electron Volts to probe physics CERN, the Eur...

China's really cotton'd on to this whole Moon exploration thing: First seed sprouts in lunar lander biosphere

Living in a box, living in a faraway box, I'm living in a box Pic  A tiny cotton seed brou...

Bipartisan Kumbaya: President Trump turns Obama's open govt data policy into law

Evidence-based policy? What a novel idea... Analysis  President Trump on Monday signed ...

US prosecutors: Hey, you know how we said 'net gambling was OK? LMAO, we were wrong

2011 ban on interstate, foreign sports betting extended to online lotteries, poker, casinos Last...

EDGAR Wrong: Ukrainians hacked SEC, stole docs for inside trading, says Uncle Sam

Crooks banked $270,000 in just one move, it is claimed A pair of Ukranian hackers broke into Ame...

If at first, second, third... fourth time you don't succeed, you're Apple: Another appeal lost in $440m net patent war

Yes, it plans to appeal again Apple has, for the fourth time now, lost an appeal against a $440m...

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Mozilla closes Firefox Test Pilot

After three years of successful test flights, Mozilla is looking for new ways to put new browser fea...

Three is offering free fitness app subscriptions with selected phone deals

Year long subscription to Aaptiv when you purchase mobile phone deals from Three including iPhone, S...

About to upgrade your PC’s RAM? Hold fire, as prices could soon drop by 20%

And the cost of system memory might drop further as 2019 progresses…

Best PC gaming headsets in the UAE 2019

The best gaming headset brings your game audio to life and won't cramp your ears after long play ses...

Best free iPad apps 2019: the top titles we've tried

We've dug out some real gems for your Apple tablet - iPad apps so good you won't believe they're fre...

MWC 2019: what to expect from the biggest mobile show of the year

The Sony Xperia XZ4, LG G8 and more are likely to be announced at MWC 2019.

Major firmware update promised for Sony Alpha A9, A7R III and A7 III

Animal Eye AF is coming to Alpha cameras, along with a host of other improvements.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus release date, price, news and leaks

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is likely to be one of the biggest and best flagships of 2019. Here's wh...

Sony Xperia XZ4 release date, price, news and leaks

The Sony Xperia XZ4 is probably coming soon. Here's what we've heard about it so far and what we wan...

EA cancels open-world Star Wars game

EA’s not having much luck with Star Wars, and a new report suggests its open-world game set in a gal...

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The Morning After: Netflix raises prices and fights over Fyre Festival

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Good luck choosing your preferred source for a Fyre Festival...

Tesla releases a plug-in EV charger you can take with you

Tesla has released its first non-hardwired Wall Connector with a NEMA 14-50 plug for EV charging. ...

Oppo teases smartphone cameras with 10x hybrid zoom

Even though Oppo showed off a 5x "lossless" zoom dual camera back at MWC 2017, the system never sh...

Verizon unlimited subscribers get permanent Apple Music access

Last year, Verizon offered unlimited subscribers six months of free access to Apple Music. Now the...

Japan's robot hotel 'fires' over half its robotic workers

Japan's robot hotel, the Hen-na ("Strange") Hotel, was supposed to represent the future of lodging...

China grows the first plants on the Moon

The greenery you see in the soil above might not look like much, but it represents a big step in s...

YouTube bans dangerous challenges like the 'Bird Box' dare

YouTube already frowns on challenges and pranks that put people at risk, but it's making that poli...

'The Sims' Alexa Skill is a game companion for superfans

Electronic Arts and Amazon are doing their version of the old "You got your peanut butter in my ch...

SEC brings charges in connection with hack of its financial system

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it is bringing charges a...

Audi adds Q7 SUV to its Silvercar on-demand rental service

Audi is hoping to attract families and groups of travelers to its Silvercar service, through which...
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