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2019-08-18, 19:17

Behind the Screen review – inside the social media sweatshops Sarah T Roberts’s vital new study demonstrates how online content moderation is a global industry that operates on the back of human exploitation“All...
2019-08-18, 10:48

Ransomware attack cripples at least 20 local Texas agencies, state government says At least 20 local government entities across Texas have been taken hostage by a coordinated ransomware attack, the Texas Department of Information Re...
2019-08-18, 10:00

An Apple insider with a stellar track record just leaked Apple Watch Series 5 details Ahead of the anticipated unveiling next month of the Apple Watch Series 5 models, the highly-regarded Apple analyst who’s almost never wrong is...
2019-08-17, 22:00

A ‘big’ Marvel series is coming to Disney+, but is it part of Phase 4? Marvel announced its plans for the next phase of the MCU back at Comic-Con. In doing so, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed that we won’...
2019-08-17, 22:00

Apple sues Corellium for creating virtual copies of iOS Apple this week filed a lawsuit against Corellium, a company that offers users a virtual replica of the iOS user experience from within a web browser...
2019-08-17, 22:00

Huawei Mate 30 Pro to be unveiled just before the iPhone 11 hits stores We’re reasonably confident that the iPhone 11 will hit stores on September 20th, considering all the recent leaks, including a revelation that ...
2019-08-17, 22:00

Your reaction to my hellish SSD upgrade proves that Windows 10 has a serious storage upgrade problem Earlier this week, I told you how installing an SSD in an old Windows 10 laptop has been the best and worst upgrade I’ve ever done. It was the ...
2019-08-17, 22:00

New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data Enlarge Researchers have demonstrated a serious weakness in the Bluetooth wireless standard that could allow hackers to intercept keystrokes, addr...
2019-08-17, 18:00

The Man Who Wrote the Guidebook for Civilian Bomb-Squad Technicians At War talked to Tom Gersbeck, a retired Marine Corps bomb-disposal officer, who recently published the second edition of his book, “Practical Milita...
2019-08-17, 06:00

Philadelphia shootout: No evidence that suspect live-streamed gun battle with cops, police say The Philadelphia Police Department has not yet found any evidence that the suspected gunman who wounded six police officers during an hourslong stand...
2019-08-17, 03:00

Over 1 million fingerprints leaked at one of world’s biggest biometric firms, researchers say Researchers at a cybersecurity firm said fingerprint and facial recognition data was exposed at a major biometric company, saying the potential for “...
2019-08-17, 03:00

Army details future 'tactical' war network If a forward-operating Army Reconnaissance unit consisting of dismounted soldiers, tactical vehicles and hand-held drones were separated from a large...
2019-08-17, 03:00

Warren won't support Sanders’ Washington Post-Amazon bias claims Sen. Elizabeth Warren won't support Sen. Bernie Sanders' recent claim that The Washington Post is biased against him because of his criticism of Amaz...
2019-08-17, 03:00

Google employee describes 'burden of being black' at tech giant in memo: report A departing Google employee has described the “the burden of being black” at the tech giant in an internal memo that alleges racist and insensitive b...
2019-08-17, 03:00

Increased screen time can cause development problems in kids, experts warn Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, a well-known child development expert, tells Fox News there has been a 28 percent increase in psychiatric emergency de...
2019-08-17, 03:00

Navy sets sights on new submarine weapons The Navy has begun building new weapons to massively increase attack options for its Virginia-class attack submarine, a move that is expected to chan...
2019-08-17, 03:00

Teen claims to tweet from her smart fridge – but did she really? A Twitter user’s claim to have tweeted from a kitchen appliance went viral but experts have cast doubtA resourceful teenager appeared to have taken t...
2019-08-16, 23:00

ICO opens investigation into use of facial recognition in King's Cross Privacy watchdog is seeking details of how technology is used at central London siteThe UK’s privacy watchdog has opened an investigation into the us...
2019-08-16, 23:00

Instagram to let US users report false content Facebook-owned company seeking to stem spread of misinformation by removing dubious posts from searchesInstagram is adding an option for users to rep...
2019-08-16, 23:00

Privacy campaigners warn of UK facial recognition 'epidemic' Investigation uncovers widespread use in museums and shopping centres Privacy campaigners have warned of an “epidemic” of facial recognition use in s...
2019-08-16, 23:00

Honor 20 Pro review: it’s all about the camera The best camera in the mid-range market, backed by good performance and long battery lifeThe Honor 20 Pro is the new flagship phone for Huawei’s chea...
2019-08-16, 23:00

Woman accused of Capital One hack had stolen data from 30 companies, authorities say Enlarge / Paige Thompson, 33, a former Seattle technology company software engineer, was arrested after she boasted about a massive data theft from C...
2019-08-16, 22:32

A look at the Windows 10 exploit Google Zero disclosed this week As you can see, we're an unprivileged local user who's not allowed to monkey with things under C:WindowsSystem32. [credit: ...
2019-08-16, 22:32

Disney fights streaming account sharing with help from cable industry Enlarge / Here they come, all together in a streaming bundle. (credit: Disney / Sam Machkovech) Disney and Charter Communications are teaming up to...
2019-08-16, 22:32

Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode (credit: Aurich Lawson / Thinkstock) Antivirus software is something that can help people be safer and more private on the Internet. But its protec...
2019-08-16, 22:32

Apple sues company that sells “perfect replicas” of iOS without a license Enlarge / An image from Apple's lawsuit shows a real iPhone X and Corellium's service running a virtual iPhone X. (credit: Apple) Apple yesterday s...
2019-08-16, 22:32

Apple’s new iOS 13 beta software just revealed the iPhone 11’s exact launch date Remember when the biggest iPhone leaks came from Apple’s supply chain? Well, in an odd turn of events, some of the biggest iPhone leaks over th...
2019-08-16, 20:32

You can now send reminders to your friends and family with Google Assistant I visit my family back in Alabama at least two or three times a year, and every time I travel home, I have to coordinate who I’m staying with, ...
2019-08-16, 20:32

Hidden gestures you didn’t know about make switching Google accounts so much easier Many people who use Google services have more than one account, which means they always have to pay attention and use certain apps with specific acco...
2019-08-16, 20:32

Some carriers have already started taking iPhone 11 reservations Apple just released the latest iOS 13 beta version which contains an unexpected gem: the actual 2019 iPhone keynote date. That’s September 10th...
2019-08-16, 20:32

One of the most anticipated Android flagships of 2019 was just spotted in the wild The closer we get to the holiday season, the more flagship smartphones will hit stores. The Galaxy Note 10 is the early exception, as Samsung wants i...
2019-08-16, 20:32

Motorola One Action unveiled with triple-lens camera, hole-punch display, and a surprisingly low price The rumor mill had been anticipating an announcement over the last few days of a new addition to the Motorola One series, and on Friday morning Motor...
2019-08-16, 20:32

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 and Surface updates are causing major headaches Windows 10 has undoubtedly been a significant improvement over its predecessors, but the latest operating system from Microsoft isn’t without i...
2019-08-16, 20:32

This leak might be Samsung’s next-gen smartphone design, but I hope not because it’s so stupid The first smartphone that Samsung ever released with a curved display was awful and pointless. It was called the Galaxy Round and it had a screen wit...
2019-08-16, 20:32

This is when the iPhone 11 will ship to your door: Everything we know so far iPhone season is almost here, which means we’re now in a position to tell you exactly when Apple will launch the iPhone 11 series, when preorde...
2019-08-16, 20:32

iPhone 11 may feature the same stunning display tech as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 With September right around the corner, we’re just a few short weeks away from Apple officially taking the wraps off of its 2019 iPhone 11 line...
2019-08-16, 20:32

Huawei employees reportedly caught helping African governments spy on opposition Well, the US now has yet another reported case of espionage-related misdeeds it can point to as additional proof of why the Huawei ban should remain ...
2019-08-15, 08:00

Samsung patents yet another foldable phone design while we still await the Galaxy Fold One of the highest-profile tech stories of 2019 so far involves a product that’s about a month or so from launch, and which was supposed to hav...
2019-08-15, 08:00

Hundreds of Google employees say they won't be 'complicit' in cloud computing work with Customs and Border Protection More than 590 Google employees are refusing to "be complicit" in any potential cloud computing work the tech giant might do for U.S. Customs and Bord...
2019-08-15, 04:32

A Foxconn employee might’ve just leaked a ton of new iPhone 11 details Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are a week away from being released, Huawei has killer new flagship phones on the way, the OnePlus...
2019-08-15, 04:00

Your MacBook Pro might’ve just been banned from flights by the FAA Apple announced a recall program a few weeks ago for a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with batteries that might overheat and pose a fi...
2019-08-15, 04:00

My smart TV wasn’t actually smart until I got DISH’s new Google remote Like most of you, I have several internet-connected “smart TVs” in my home, but I don’t use any of the smart features available on ...
2019-08-15, 04:00

More than 1 million people had their fingerprint data exposed by a huge security hole The easiest thing you can do to protect yourself after a data breach is to change the exposed password, preferably to something unique and more secur...
2019-08-15, 04:00

T-Mobile and AT&T are actually working together to stop robocalls The scourge of robocalls and spoofed numbers is bad as now as it’s ever been, but in recent weeks, the government and the private sector have b...
2019-08-15, 04:00

Misfit’s Vapor X smartwatch is now available for $200 Misfit has launched its newest smartwatch as a follow-up to the Vapor 2, which packed in all the features you’d expect, like built-in GPS as we...
2019-08-15, 04:00

Mate 30 Pro’s wireless charging might be just as fast as the Galaxy Note 10’s wired charging Now that the Galaxy Note 10 series is official, we’ve learned that the Galaxy Note 10+ needs only 65 minutes to recharge with the help of the d...
2019-08-15, 04:00

Apple issues statement on ‘locking’ third-party battery replacements It’s no secret that Apple has historically made it extremely challenging for iPhone owners to open up their devices and replace components, a s...
2019-08-15, 04:00

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau may have just confirmed the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G Recently, OnePlus has been releasing new flagship phones in the first half of the year, and an updated version of the phone in the back half of the y...
2019-08-15, 04:00

Installing an SSD in a Windows 10 laptop is both the best and worst upgrade I’ve ever done As the designated tech guy around the house, I knew even before my parents told me that their Windows 10 laptop is getting slower and slower that I h...
2019-08-15, 04:00

Facebook's crackdown on dangerous content in groups could backfire, experts say Critics say ‘proactive’ approach could make questionable content harder to detectFacebook is changing its rules on private groups amid growing critic...
2019-08-15, 01:32

Apple’s new credit card comes with forced arbitration—here’s how to opt out Enlarge / Shiny! Apple's new credit card is rolling out in stages to interested users (I got mine on Monday) and the early reception is generally ...
2019-08-15, 00:32

AT&T and T-Mobile fight Caller ID spoofing with number verification system Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Tero Vesalainen) AT&T and T-Mobile announced a joint anti-robocall initiative today, but they didn't promise any ne...
2019-08-15, 00:32

Found: World-readable database used to secure buildings around the globe Enlarge / Passwords stored in a database for BioStar 2. (credit: vpnMentor) Researchers said they have found a publicly accessible database contain...
2019-08-15, 00:32

Evacuation of village near explosion of nuclear cruise-missile engine called off Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) In the wake of an apparent explosion of the nuclear-powered engine of an experimental cruise missile...
2019-08-15, 00:32

The US Army is developing AI missiles that find their own targets The US Army wants to build smart missiles that will use AI to select their targets, raising concerns that the technology will be a form of lethal aut...
2019-08-15, 00:00

Fracking boom could explain the puzzling rise in global methane levels The shale gas boom could be to blame for rising methane in the atmosphere. If the trend continues, it could put our climate goals in greater jeopardy...
2019-08-15, 00:00

Burner Apps and No Selfies When Reviewing Restaurants It’s harder to remain incognito in the digital age, says Tejal Rao, our first California restaurant critic. She prefers dining tech that’s understate...
2019-08-14, 18:00

WeWork Takes Key Step Toward I.P.O., Citing Heady Growth and Huge Losses A public offering by the firm, which leases shared office space, will be a major test of investors’ appetite for fast-growing but unprofitable start-...
2019-08-14, 18:00

LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics A teenager who claims her mother took her electronics away seemingly resorted to what might be the last imaginable place to tweet from: a refrigerato...
2019-08-14, 17:32

Power Stone: the Dreamcast brawler that foresaw Fortnite and Overwatch Capcom’s joyful, rule-breaking gameplay laid the groundwork for today’s multiplayer fighting games. Its producer and designer tell us how they did it...
2019-08-14, 17:32

WeWork files for IPO amid investor skepticism over deep losses Office rental company filed for initial public offering, publishing statements showing loss of almost $700m in the first half of 2019WeWork, a compan...
2019-08-14, 17:32

Hacker site’s incriminating database published online by rival group Enlarge (credit: DeviantArt100ManoWar / MAD Magazine) Hackers from Raidforums recently breached the site of rival hacking forum Cracked.to and spil...
2019-08-14, 15:32

A look at LibreOffice’s new 6.3.0 “fresh” release An Ubuntu Xenial LTS system, showing the system base version of LibreOffice (5.1.6) as well as the newly snap-installed 6.3.0. [...
2019-08-14, 15:32

Four wormable bugs in newer versions of Windows need your attention now Enlarge (credit: Frank Lindecke / Flickr) Microsoft is warning of a four new Windows vulnerabilities that are “wormable,” meaning they can be explo...
2019-08-14, 15:32

Hack in the box: Hacking into companies with “warshipping” Enlarge / The "warshipping" rig, exposed, with solar recharging panel. (credit: Sean Gallagher) LAS VEGAS—Penetration testers have long gone to gre...
2019-08-14, 15:32

Google might owe you $500 if you had a first-gen Pixel phone Remember that class action suit that Google settled over defective first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL phones? Well, it’s time to collect your dues, a...
2019-08-14, 12:00

You won’t believe how fast the Galaxy Note 10 charges Samsung’s 2019 flagships finally offer faster battery charging speeds than ever, with the Galaxy S10 5G reaching 25W speeds, and all the Galaxy...
2019-08-14, 12:00

The 3 things people hate most about Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 Samsung’s big Galaxy Note 10 reveal is now behind us and we have just over one week of waiting left to do before the new Note 10 series flagshi...
2019-08-14, 12:00

Galaxy S11 or Note 11 might get crazy new tech that can recharge a battery in minutes Real-life Galaxy Note 10 tests have already shown that the phone’s 25W battery charging tech is faster than 30W chargers from competitors. What...
2019-08-14, 12:00

You cannot pay your Apple Card bill online if you lose your iPhone Apple’s new credit card has been making headlines for its slick design, its unique features, and the mere fact that it’s a credit card fr...
2019-08-14, 12:00

Fresh report brings news about Apple’s iPhone 11 release schedule A new report says Apple will announce three new iPhone 11 models in September, and that’s hardly surprising. After all, Apple has been announci...
2019-08-14, 12:00

How to fix the Android bug that’s been killing your phone’s battery If you’ve been experiencing worse battery life than usual on your Android smartphone recently, you should know that you’re not alone. The...
2019-08-14, 12:00

Security researcher demos a modified iPhone charging cable that can hijack your computer As far as iPhone and Mac hacks are concerned, a California-based security researcher who goes by the name MG recently came up with one of the more cl...
2019-08-14, 12:00

Google’s new password security upgrade might work best on the Pixel 4 Google has a brand new security feature that every Android user out there should be using, as long as they operate devices with built-in fingerprint ...
2019-08-14, 12:00

Spotify users may finally be able to start using Siri commands to play music Over the past few months, there’s been quite a bit of tension between Apple and Spotify. Not too long ago, for example, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek a...
2019-08-14, 12:00

Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible databaseThe fingerprints of over 1 m...
2019-08-14, 09:32

Sony WF-1000XM3 review: updated noise-cancelling earbuds sound great True wireless buds are Sony’s best yet, but where is the volume control?Sony’s latest true wireless WF-1000XM3 earbuds offer both noise cancelling an...
2019-08-14, 09:32

Teen's tweets from her smart fridge go viral after mother confiscates phone Fifteen-year-old resorts to drastic measures after mom takes action ‘so I’d pay more attention to my surroundings’A resourceful teenager has taken th...
2019-08-14, 07:00

Facebook admits contractors listened to users' recordings without their knowledge Company says ‘human review’ of audio conversations on Messenger has been ‘paused’Facebook has become the latest company to admit that human contracto...
2019-08-14, 07:00

Amazon's Choice under fire amid widespread fraud in recommendations A group of senators are demanding that Amazon explain how it comes up with its well-known "Amazon Choice" label, a mark of distinction that earns cer...
2019-08-14, 04:32

FTC chief willing to break up Big Tech The head of the Federal Trade Commission said he's prepared to break up tech companies by undoing past mergers as the agency probes whether the firms...
2019-08-14, 04:32

Deepfake video shows Bill Hader morph into Tom Cruise in CBS interview – video Creator of video says he wants to raise awareness of technology's potential in age of fake news and doctored footageWhat do we do about deepfake vide...
2019-08-13, 23:00

London mayor writes to King’s Cross owner over facial recognition Sadiq Khan raises concerns after development admits using technology in its CCTVThe mayor of London has written to the owner of the King’s Cross deve...
2019-08-13, 23:00

People at King’s Cross site express unease about facial recognition One person reassured by the technology but most echo the complaint that ‘it’s unjustified’Members of the public have said there is no justification f...
2019-08-13, 23:00

Deepfake danger: what a viral clip of Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise tells us Are deepfakes a threat to democracy? The creator of a series of viral clips says he is raising awareness of their subversive potentialYou’ve heard of...
2019-08-13, 23:00

Scary deepfake video shows Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise A terrifying new deepfake viral video shows Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader doing an impression of Tom Cruise, with the video showing Hader's fac...
2019-08-13, 20:32

F-35 preps for weapons upgrade by dropping new bombs The F-35 will again fire its 25mm gun and air-drop several new laser-guided bombs to prepare stealth 5th-Gen fighter for future high tech warfare by ...
2019-08-13, 20:32

The hardest thing about robots? Teaching them to cope with us Humans are spectacularly weird and unpredictable. Computer scientist Anca Dragan is working on helpful robots that understand how we get things wrong...
2019-08-13, 17:00

We could put enough wind turbines on European land to power the world An analysis has found there is enough land in Europe to host 11.6 million wind turbines, with a capacity three times that of estimates made a decade ...
2019-08-13, 17:00

Regulator looking at use of facial recognition at King's Cross site Information commissioner says use of the technology must be ‘necessary and proportionate’The UK’s privacy regulator said it is studying the use of co...
2019-08-13, 14:00

Facebook denies giving contradictory evidence to parliament Committee chairman suggested staff knew Cambridge Analytica had misused data before Guardian revelationFacebook executives did not give contradictory...
2019-08-13, 09:00

Army sets sights on new fuel cell technology When dismounted U.S. Army infantry are attacking fortified enemy positions, taking hostile fire and moving quickly to find the best points for contin...
2019-08-13, 03:32

Amazon devices are being built illegally by children working 'grueling' shifts, documents reveal Chinese schoolchildren are producing Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices in grueling shifts in order to meet certain production goals, according to a new...
2019-08-13, 03:32

#JewsAgainstICE protest Amazon's role in 'profiting off cruelty,' dozens arrested Dozens of members of Jewish community groups protesting Amazon's cloud computing contracts and other work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement we...
2019-08-13, 03:32

Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile blows up, creating “mini-Chernobyl” Enlarge / Russian President Vladimir Putin said on August 5, 2019 that Russia would be "forced" to develop new missiles if the US does the same, afte...
2019-08-13, 02:32

Now you can use Android phones, rather than passwords, to log in to Google* Enlarge It could soon become easier for Android users to securely log in to Web accounts. Starting today, Google is rolling out a service that let...
2019-08-13, 00:00

Frontier network outages get worse in NY, triggering state investigation Enlarge / A Frontier Communications van. (credit: Getty Images | jetcityimage) Frontier Communications customers are reporting more outages and lo...
2019-08-13, 00:00

Verizon selling Tumblr to WordPress.com owner, but porn ban won’t go away Enlarge / The Tumblr application on an Asus Zenfone 2. (credit: Getty Images | kasinv) Verizon has agreed to sell Tumblr to Automattic Inc., the ow...
2019-08-13, 00:00

The Galaxy Note 10’s display is somehow even better than the Galaxy S10’s Shortly after the Galaxy S10 hit stores a few months ago, we learned that the phone featured the best possible OLED display available at the time. Th...
2019-08-12, 22:32

Samsung is spamming its own users with ads for the Galaxy Note 10 In what remains one of the more baffling marketing strategies employed by any major company, Samsung is once again spamming people who have already s...
2019-08-12, 22:32

Huawei unveiled its first HarmonyOS product, and it’s not the Mate 30 Pro Huawei a few days ago unveiled its first mobile operating system, called HongmengOS in China and HarmonyOS everywhere else. At the time, the company ...
2019-08-12, 19:32

This is our best look yet at a Pixel 4 in the wild Google a few weeks ago showed a teaser image of the Pixel 4’s rear, confirming the phone will feature a dual-lens camera placed inside into a r...
2019-08-12, 19:32

The latest big iPhone 11 leak just surprised us all With Apple slated to release its iPhone 11 lineup in just a few weeks, we’re starting to see a noticeable uptick in the number of iPhone 11 rum...
2019-08-12, 19:32

The iPhone 11’s most controversial new feature might also come to the iPad It’s a bit bizarre that there’s already so much controversy surrounding an iPhone that’s going to look almost exactly like its pred...
2019-08-12, 19:32

OnePlus 7T Pro’s launch date might’ve just been revealed Announced just a few days ago, the Galaxy Note 10 isn’t the only exciting flagship smartphone set to debut in the second half of 2019. The iPho...
2019-08-12, 19:32

Galaxy Note 10 has a huge advantage over other Android flagships, and you might not even realize it Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 last week, and the phone is exactly what we thought it would be. We’re looking at a brand new design for th...
2019-08-12, 19:32

Hackers could use Wi-Fi to install ransomware on DSLR cameras Digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi let people quickly send images to other devices. But a vulnerability in the process could leave people’s cameras ...
2019-08-12, 16:00

Hey Google, lend me a tenner? NatWest trials voice banking High street bank says Google Home trial could let you do the banking as you make a cuppa or iron a shirtGet ready to say: “Hey Google. How much do I ...
2019-08-12, 14:32

The Warehouse by Rob Hart review – tussles with a tech titan A satirical tale of a near future dominated by a single power-hungry firm is gripping and cerebralWhen Amazon was founded 25 years ago, its aims seem...
2019-08-12, 14:32

A week in the life of 8chan: Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber talks to Julia Carrie Wong about the extremist message board 8chan after the suspect in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, used...
2019-08-12, 14:32

Ikea Symfonisk speaker review: Sonos on the cheap At £99, Ikea’s wifi speaker provides a cheaper way to experience Sonos and sounds good tooThere’s a new, cheaper way to buy a Sonos wifi speaker and ...
2019-08-12, 14:32

The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour review – our descent into a digital dystopia A stark polemic argues that social media may have unleashed an age of nihilism from which there is little hope of escapeBack in the blissed-out 1960s...
2019-08-11, 14:00

Has Tinder lost its spark? Dating apps are a huge success – but people are looking elsewhere for the perfect matchOn paper, it’s a great time to be on a dating app. In the seve...
2019-08-11, 14:00

Samaritan: Revolutionary app lets users directly donate to and interact with the homeless in their neighborhoods In November of 2015, Jonathan Kumar stood on a street corner in Seattle and watched wincingly as a man begged. It was that one encounter that spurred...
2019-08-11, 04:00

YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki: 'Where's the line of free speech – are you removing voices that should be heard?' As the crisis-hit video site struggles to stem the flow of extreme content, the CEO talks about her role as the internet’s gatekeeperIn YouTube’s fas...
2019-08-11, 01:32

There’s a new Face ID hack, but you have nothing to worry about Researchers at the Black Hat security conference this week highlighted an interesting, and somewhat impractical, way to fool Apple’s Face ID. O...
2019-08-10, 13:32

How to build your own intruder alarm with basic electronics Worried about unwanted visitors in your garden? Here's how to build a simple alarm system with basic electronics, a plastic folder, kitchen foil and ...
2019-08-10, 05:32

Outshining fossil fuel: Your guide to the revolution in solar energy Solar power is getting so cheap it is overtaking fossil fuels – and that’s without next-generation photovoltaic technology and artificial photosynthe...
2019-08-10, 05:32

A Boeing code leak exposes security flaws deep in a 787’s guts Enlarge / American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with registration N818AL landing at Athens International Airport. (credit: Nur Photo | G...
2019-08-10, 04:32

Verizon demands $880 from rural library for just 0.44GB of roaming data Enlarge (credit: Verizon) A small library that lends out mobile hotspots is facing a tough budget decision because one of its borrowers accidentall...
2019-08-10, 04:32

Signs of the times: horoscopes rise again online Could widespread feelings of anger and powerlessness be behind the astrology boom?A notification from the astrology app Co-Star recently told 27-year...
2019-08-10, 03:32

Knives being sold via Facebook without any age check Recent UK law bans online sellers sending knives to homes unless buyer verified as 18+Knives can be purchased on Facebook Marketplace without age ver...
2019-08-10, 03:32

Amazon Echo devices are assembled by teenagers forced to work overtime hours In a scathing report that shouldn’t shock anyone, a new expose from China Labor Watch reveals that a Foxconn-owned factory has been employing u...
2019-08-09, 23:00

This High-Tech Solution to Disaster Response May Be Too Good to Be True Major cities are turning to a Silicon Valley start-up to help save lives in an emergency. But some fear its promise has been dangerously exaggerated....
2019-08-09, 22:32

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 copied another important iPhone feature, and you almost missed it After all the leaks rumors that have been spilling out over the past few months, Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 lineup is finally official. Compa...
2019-08-09, 20:32

Android phones are finally exciting now that there’s no new iPhone design to steal Apple’s new iPhone 11 series handsets are now almost exactly one month away from being announced. If the huge leak from earlier this week turns...
2019-08-09, 20:32

New report says Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro will be released sooner than expected It seems almost like a certainty that Apple will introduce an overhauled MacBook model featuring the largest screen size since the 17-inch Pro’...
2019-08-09, 20:32

‘Number neighbors’ is the internet’s latest obsession If you’ve heard of number neighbors recently, you’re not the only one, as the whole thing went viral on social media this past week. But ...
2019-08-09, 20:32

10 great Galaxy Note 10 features that’ll make iPhone users jealous We seriously cannot tell you how happy we are that Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G earlier this ...
2019-08-09, 20:32

Samsung is making a phone that could last for days on a single charge Last year, Samsung announced a shift in policy when it comes to its smartphone business. The best phones Samsung makes, including the Galaxy S and Ga...
2019-08-09, 20:32

Huawei just unveiled HarmonyOS, which sounds a lot like the OS Google is building to replace Android We’ve been talking about Huawei’s Android alternative for quite a while now, and the Chinese company has finally unveiled it. It’s ...
2019-08-09, 14:00

The first benchmarks for the Galaxy S11’s processor just leaked, and it still can’t touch last year’s iPhones Samsung just launched the Galaxy Note 10, complete with a brand new Exynos 9825 processor that’s slightly faster than the Galaxy S10’s Ex...
2019-08-09, 14:00

Uber’s no-good, terrible-rotten bad Q2 loses more than $5 billion Enlarge / Headquarters of ride-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco on October 13, 2017. (cre...
2019-08-09, 07:32

Blogger says she got an injunction for a post published five days earlier (credit: Chris Potter) The blogger behind a widely followed data-breach reporting service said an online counseling service has obtained an injunct...
2019-08-09, 07:32

Samsung deleted anti-Apple ads after ditching the headphone jack, which is so much more embarrassing than just leaving them We told you several times that the Galaxy Note 10 would not feature a headphone jack, and the rumor turned out to be true. Samsung was a staunch supp...
2019-08-09, 02:32

Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs just leaked The Pixel 4 marks an important milestone for Google. No longer is the company looking to stand by and witness all of the secrets surrounding its upco...
2019-08-09, 02:32

One of the best Google Maps features ever is finally live on Android and iPhone Google regularly updates its navigation app with new features while testing other novelties with the help of beta releases, and Google Maps keep gett...
2019-08-09, 02:32

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 copied yet another great iPhone feature, and we almost missed it After all those leaks and all those rumors, Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are finally official. Company executives took the ...
2019-08-09, 02:32

iOS 13 public beta 5 now available to download on your iPhone Right on cue, the fifth iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 public betas are now rolling out for all iPhone and iPad users to test. We are getting pretty deep in th...
2019-08-09, 02:32

3.5 Galaxy Note 10 features I’m jealous of, as an iPhone user The Galaxy Note 10 series is finally official, and all the leaks that preceded Samsung’s press conference turned out to be true. Samsung launch...
2019-08-09, 02:32

Google is getting better at making sure you book the cheapest possible flight For the past few years, I have been almost exclusively using Google’s online travel tools to book flights. It’s often the most convenient...
2019-08-09, 02:32

Google researcher details iOS exploit that can take over an iPhone with a text message As a general rule, if you avoid clicking on suspicious links that might pop on your phone — whether they’re sent via text message or appe...
2019-08-09, 02:32

This Nintendo Switch portable dock solves one of the console’s biggest issues The Nintendo Switch has been a critical and financial success in the two years since it launched, but it’s not a perfect product. Fixing these ...
2019-08-09, 02:32

Huawei’s first smartphone to ship with its custom OS could be a Mate 30 variant Months of obfuscation, mixed signals, and carefully worded non-denials have led Huawei, finally, to this weekend, when the company that’s been ...
2019-08-09, 02:32

Facebook loses facial-recognition privacy appeal and could pay billions in fines Facebook lost a federal appeal on Thursday in a lawsuit over facial-recognition data. That could lead to the company paying massive fines over its pr...
2019-08-09, 02:00

Uber sees biggest-ever quarterly loss: $5bn in three months Second earnings report shows worse-than-predicted losses and revenue growthUber lost $5.24bn in the last three months, its largest-ever quarterly los...
2019-08-09, 01:00

Self-repairing robots that sense and fix damage developed by scientists The much heralded robot apocalypse -- which may be many years, or decades, away -- is predicated on the notion that robots will eventually be able to...
2019-08-09, 00:00

Britons break £100m-a-week digital streaming milestone Digital video continues to power entertainment growth with gaming spend slightly upThe streaming revolution has notched up another milestone with UK ...
2019-08-08, 23:00

Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “good 4G” Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. (credit: Verizon) 5G won't be much different from 4G ...
2019-08-08, 22:32

How US sub-hunting planes track Chinese submarines The increasingly global reach of Chinese nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, armed with JL-2 weapons reportedly able to hit parts of the US, ...
2019-08-08, 21:32

Microsoft contractors are listening to your intimate conversations on Skype calls: report Contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal, intimate conversations of Skype users via the app's translation service, according to a ...
2019-08-08, 21:32

Here’s How to Free Up Space On Your iPhone When you get a new iPhone, you almost never think about how much space you’re using. Go ahead and pile up those movies, music and apps. Never d...
2019-08-08, 18:32

Apple will drop its 15-inch MacBook Pro and replace it with something better Apple is widely expected to introduce a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro this fall, and a new report now claims the new notebook will actually replace t...
2019-08-08, 11:32

Massive leak tells us exactly how much the Galaxy Note 10 will cost Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 this afternoon, but that doesn’t mean we’re done seeing Note 10 leaks. With hours to go until the ...
2019-08-08, 11:32

Apple just released iOS 13 beta 6 Surprise! Apple just released iOS 13 beta 6 and iPadOS beta 6 for developers — seemingly a bit ahead of schedule since iOS 13 beta 5 was released jus...
2019-08-08, 11:32

Watch Samsung reveal the Galaxy Note 10 at its Unpacked event right here I’m sure I sound like a broken record at this point, but Samsung is once again preparing to launch a new smartphone that has been thoroughly sp...
2019-08-08, 11:32

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ build upon the Galaxy S10’s killer design overhaul Samsung changed the landscape of the smartphone industry earlier this year when it debuted the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. With their Infinity-O disp...
2019-08-08, 11:32

iOS app tries to scam unsuspecting iPhone users with fake heart rate readings It’s no secret that Apple can be incredibly inconsistent when it comes to deciding which apps are granted entry into the App Store. In years pa...
2019-08-08, 11:32

Apple’s first foldable device could land in 2020, but might not be an iPhone We’re well into August, and the foldable phones that we were promised still aren’t here. The Galaxy Fold turned out to be a huge failure ...
2019-08-08, 11:32

NHTSA says Tesla’s Model 3 safety claims are ‘misleading’ Tesla has for years boasted about the perfect 5-star safety ratings its cars have received from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (N...
2019-08-08, 11:32

Microsoft contractors listen to your Skype and Cortana activity, but don’t freak out Microsoft has now joined the ranks of Apple, Amazon, and Google for having contractors who’ve been caught listening to some user Skype and Cort...
2019-08-08, 11:32

Apple Watch remarkably survives for two weeks at the bottom of a lake A pair of Apple Watches was recently recovered in perfectly fine working condition in Connecticut, where they’d spent two weeks at the bottom o...
2019-08-08, 11:32

South Wales police to use facial recognition apps on phones Force testing app that lets officers run snapshot through ‘watchlist’ to identify suspectsSouth Wales police are to have a facial recognition app ins...
2019-08-08, 11:00

Chinese cyberhackers 'blurring line between state power and crime' Cybersecurity firm FireEye says ‘aggressive’ APT41 group working for Beijing is also hacking video games to make money A group of state-sponsored hac...
2019-08-08, 11:00

Amazon Kindle Oasis 2019 review: the most paper-like reader yet Luxury model has colour-changing frontlight that gets warmer as the sun setsAmazon’s most expensive, luxury e-reader, the Kindle Oasis, has taken a l...
2019-08-08, 11:00

How to make Windows 10 recognise an external hard drive Jaki has 11,000 photos on a USB drive but Windows 10 won’t recognise it. What can she do?My external USB hard drive, with 11,000 photos from Windows ...
2019-08-08, 11:00

Elizabeth Warren calls for $85 billion public broadband investment Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan to invest $85 billion in publicly owned and operated broadband networks to expand ...
2019-08-08, 07:00

Samsung’s Note 10 and Even Bigger Note 10 Plus Are Here. Are They the Giant Android Phones for You? Samsung surprised no one at its annual Unpacked event on Wednesday, revealing the stylus-equipped Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and larger Galaxy Note 10 Pl...
2019-08-08, 02:32

Skype, Slack, other Electron-based apps can be easily backdoored Enlarge / No need to knock, Electron left the code unlocked. (credit: Getty Images) LAS VEGAS—The Electron development platform is a key part of ma...
2019-08-07, 23:00

Self-driving car service open sources new tool for securing firmware Enlarge (credit: Collin Mulliner) Developing and maintaining secure firmware for tablets, cars, and IoT devices is hard. Often, the firmware is ini...
2019-08-07, 23:00

ISP Frontier is failing so badly it won’t take questions from investors Enlarge / A Frontier Communications service van. (credit: Mike Mozart) Frontier Communications yesterday reported lower revenue and a $5.45 billion...
2019-08-07, 23:00

How the coolest, smallest stars could help us discover new exoplanets Exoplanets are abundant near the galaxy's smallest stars. Observing M dwarfs could teach us more about the worlds beyond our solar system, writes Cha...
2019-08-07, 21:32

Why genetically modified 'golden rice' failed to conquer the world 20 years ago, genetically engineered rice with its increased nutritional content seemed a sure-fire win – but that reckoned without implacable critic...
2019-08-07, 21:32

What all the stuff in email headers means—and how to sniff out spoofing Enlarge / Come to think of it, maybe you shouldn't open this one at all. (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) I pretty frequently get requests for help fr...
2019-08-07, 18:32

GOP senators demand answers from Google over the tech giant’s 'smart speaker relationship' with Huawei Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton have sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai seeking answers about the Silicon Valley h...
2019-08-07, 17:00

8chan Owner Called to Testify Before Congress After El Paso Shooting Congress Tuesday called on the owner of online forum 8chan to testify after the infamous site was linked to a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that ki...
2019-08-07, 16:00

Why TIME’s 2019 Tech Optimists Are Upbeat About Silicon Valley’s Future As data breaches, misuse of personal information and the spread of disinformation erode the public’s trust in Silicon Valley, it can be all too...
2019-08-07, 16:00

Video games do not cause violence – but makers do need to think about it There is no compelling evidence that games cause real-life bloodshed, but the industry must address its attitude to guns and conflict, or risk being ...
2019-08-07, 15:00

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch: big screens and stylus air gestures Firm to launch various new top smartphones with even bigger displays in New York Samsung will launch various models of its latest Galaxy Note 10 flag...
2019-08-07, 15:00

Samsung just unveiled Galaxy Note 10’s processor, based on the same tech that’ll power Apple’s iPhone 11 It’s finally Galaxy Note 10 day, which means the Note 10 rumors are almost over. We’ve got some official Note 10 business for you right a...
2019-08-07, 13:32

Revealed: Amazon touts high wages while ignoring issues in its warehouses Though it offers $15 an hour, workers report injury claims denied, sweltering in warehouses and rising productivity demandsAmazon won praise when it ...
2019-08-07, 13:00

Ikea Symfonisk review: table lamp is also a great-sounding Sonos wifi speaker Brilliant Sonos sound paired with attractive Ikea lamp makes for a surprisingly great wifi speakerWhat if your simple Ikea lamp was actually a Sonos ...
2019-08-07, 13:00

Silent Windows update patched side channel that leaked data from Intel CPUs Enlarge / An uncovered Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA) inside of a laptop. (credit: Köf3) Microsoft last month pushed a silent update that mitigated a se...
2019-08-07, 11:00

Disney’s new streaming bundle priced to compete with “standard” Netflix plan Enlarge / Here they come, all together in a streaming bundle. (credit: Disney / Sam Machkovech) The Walt Disney Company's latest quarterly earnings...
2019-08-07, 11:00

Google's history of clashing with conservatives A former Google engineer who claims he was fired for his conservative beliefs isn't the first person to claim the Silicon Valley giant's office cultu...
2019-08-07, 07:00

No link between video games and violence, studies say NEW YORK (AP) — Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines fo...
2019-08-07, 07:00

Horrific footage of Christchurch mosque shooting surfaces on YouTube and Instagram Almost five months after 51 people were massacred at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, sick footage of the killings surfaced on YouTube and I...
2019-08-07, 07:00

F-35C may get massive firepower boost As the F-35C becomes officially deemed “operational” and “ready for war," the Navy is adding weapons, sensors and software to the aircraft to expand ...
2019-08-07, 07:00

Facebook fails to stop flood of fake reviews, investigative body says Facebook stands accused of not doing enough to stem the sale of fake reviews through its platform, more than one month after being told to fix the pr...
2019-08-07, 07:00

Samsung’s Galaxy devices finally beat the iPhone in at least one speed test A new report from Opensignal reveals that Samsung handsets, more often than not, boast the fastest download speeds compared to other smartphones on t...
2019-08-07, 06:32

LG is ditching the notch in favor of a hole-punch camera, patent reveals LG, whose handset business has been struggling for a while now, notably hopped on board the trend of including the much-maligned front notch for the ...
2019-08-07, 06:32

Exciting new iPhone features are on the way as Apple’s R&D spend hits an all-time high Historically, Apple hasn’t spent as much on Research and Development (R&D) as some of its rivals. Even as recently as 5 years ago, Apple’...
2019-08-07, 06:32

North Korea reportedly steals cryptocurrency to bankroll its nuclear program A confidential U.N. report obtained by Reuters reveals that North Korea has been employing a range of sophisticated cyberattacks in an effort to bank...
2019-08-07, 06:32

It’s time for tighter regulation of how Facebook and Google use our data | Peter Lewis Big tech’s power has reached a tipping point. Governments must set some ground rulesIn his trademark disingenuous response to the latest wave of mass...
2019-08-07, 05:32

What can traditional sports learn from the Fortnite World Cup? The inaugural tournament’s finals last weekend were watched by 2.3 million people. Traditional sports broadcasters should be watching very closelyIt’...
2019-08-06, 22:00

Evo 2019 fighting game tournament – as it happened Bonchan wins Street Fighter V 3:2Pakistan’s Arslan Ash takes the Tekken 7 championship 3:2MKLeo makes a comeback from loser’s bracket to win Smash Ul...
2019-08-06, 22:00

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers – review Six years after the adventure began, Shadowbringers sets up a heady climax, as well as the chance to uncover true friendsThe climax of Dead Pixels, E...
2019-08-06, 22:00

Apple will provide jailbroken iPhones to researchers investigating iOS security A report a few months ago revealed there’s a booming black market for developer iPhones that can be used to hunt down undiscovered iOS vulnerab...
2019-08-06, 22:00

Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ leaks continue to flood the internet We’re just hours away from the official reveal of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 line, but any secrets the company had managed to keep under wr...
2019-08-06, 22:00

This is our best look at Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ The waiting is almost done, Galaxy Note fans, as Samsung will unveil its next-gen smartphone on Wednesday in New York. Sadly, if you’ve been fo...
2019-08-06, 18:00

The Apple Card just started rolling out – here’s what you need to know Announced back in March, the Apple Card is finally here, at least for some iPhone users, with broader availability expected for later this month. App...
2019-08-06, 18:00

Apple’s iPhone 11 release date just leaked Now, we know what some of the conspiracy theorists out there might be thinking… it’s can’t merely be a coincidence that big news s...
2019-08-06, 18:00

Huge leak supposedly shows Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro, but something’s not right When it launches in October, the Mate 30 Pro will be one of the hottest Android phones of 2019. Several leaks so far told us the next Huawei phone wi...
2019-08-06, 18:00

Facebook still flooded with fake reviews, says Which? Users exposed to unsafe products bolstered by misleading reviews, says studyFacebook has been accused of failing to stop the sale of fake reviews thr...
2019-08-06, 11:01

8chan: far-right site linked to shootings resurfaces – and is kicked offline again Message board enabling hate speech, where El Paso suspect allegedly posted manifesto, struggles to find new hostAfter being knocked offline Sunday by...
2019-08-06, 11:01

Insider says Apple will launch an iPhone with Face ID and Touch ID in 2021 Apple shocked some fans in 2017 when it launched the first iPhone without a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The iPhone X was also the first iPhone ever ...
2019-08-06, 09:48

Huge leak: Galaxy Note 10 captured on video for the first time ever With just days to go until Samsung takes the wraps off of its last big flagship smartphone launch of 2019, the higher-end version of the company&rsqu...
2019-08-06, 09:48

This radical smartphone design has a brilliant way to extend battery life Xiaomi is accused all the time of cribbing some of its innovations from Apple, so much so that it seems practically baked into the DNA of the company...
2019-08-06, 09:48

Leaker explains why one key Galaxy Note 10 feature might be disappointing Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 later this week, a phone that will come in two sizes and will feature Samsung’s latest multi-lens camera...
2019-08-06, 09:48

Samsung just unveiled its next answer to the Apple Watch The Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch that Samsung unveiled on Monday looks a lot more like an Apple Watch successor than the sequel of the first-gen ...
2019-08-06, 09:48

Spider-Man writers weren’t allowed to see Endgame’s script, and that’s what ruined ‘Far From Home’ Spider-Man: Far From Home has been out for a month now. The final installment of the Infinity Saga concludes Marvel’s third MCU phase, while si...
2019-08-06, 09:48

This leak might be our first look at the unreleased OnePlus 7T Pro Anyone who follows OnePlus phone releases has been wondering whether the Chinese smartphone maker would launch more handsets this year since the 7 se...
2019-08-06, 09:48

All Google hardware including Pixel phones will soon use recycled materials Many of the major tech companies are racing to go green these days, implementing a variety of initiatives from more sustainable manufacturing practic...
2019-08-06, 09:48

Fossil’s newest smartwatch can actually take iPhone voice calls One of the highlights of Fossil’s fifth-generation Wear OS smartwatch, which the company unveiled Monday morning, is a feature meant to appeal ...
2019-08-06, 09:48

Google Assistant just quietly added a great new text messaging feature Not every update to Google’s software is a gamechanger, but some relatively small additions often end up becoming fan favorites. One such addit...
2019-08-06, 09:48

Ransomware, “wiper” malware attacks have more than doubled, IBM team says Enlarge / RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 28, 2017: The silhouette of a young man against a red background with a projected message related to the Petya ransom...
2019-08-06, 01:48

8chan is all the way down—“It’s DNS. It’s always DNS.” "Look, just host our website. It'll be fine, we promise." Earlier today in the Ars Technica staff Slack channel, a call went out—"is 8chan down fo...
2019-08-06, 01:48

Microsoft catches Russian state hackers using IoT devices to breach networks Enlarge / A script used to maintain network persistence. (credit: Microsoft) Hackers working for the Russian government have been using printers, v...
2019-08-06, 01:48

Neuroscientist Ed Boyden is decoding the brain with the power of light Understanding the workings of our minds is one of science's greatest challenges. With the help of flashing lights and materials used in diapers, we c...
2019-08-05, 22:48

Most people would rather lose their job to a robot than another human Most people would prefer a robot to take their job if they had to lose it, but they would prefer to see another human step in if a co-worker was goin...
2019-08-05, 22:48

Why we should be very scared by the intrusive menace of facial recognition | John Naughton When even Microsoft starts calling for government regulation, you know the technology is a problemOn 18 July, the House of Commons select committee o...
2019-08-05, 22:16

Alexa users can now disable human review of voice recordings Amazon is not following Apple and Google in suspending practice altogetherAmazon has given Alexa users the option to disable human review of their vo...
2019-08-05, 22:16

FTC probes Amazon deal that booted Apple refurbishers Amazon's deal to sell official Apple products is facing a possible Federal Trade Commission investigation because the same deal also booted many thir...
2019-08-05, 16:16

El Paso shooting: 8chan offline after internet company Cloudflare pulls support for 'cesspool of hate' online forum Controversial online forum 8chan is offline after internet services company Cloudflare pulled its support for the site in the wake of the horrific El...
2019-08-05, 16:16

Google-owned artificial intelligence can predict acute kidney injury before doctors Researchers at Google's DeepMind Health say that have developed an AI that is capable of spotting symptoms of acute kidney injury (AKI) 48 hours befo...
2019-08-05, 14:32

Future of far-right 8chan in doubt as key protections axed after El Paso attack Security provider Cloudflare initially defended its client before reversing courseEl Paso gunman posted white nationalist manifesto to 8chan before s...
2019-08-05, 11:48

'The End of Forgetting': Chips with Everything podcast This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to Kate Eichhorn about her new book The End of Forgetting: Growing up with Social Media, which explores the dang...
2019-08-05, 11:48

French inventor successfully soars over English Channel on hoverboard The French inventor of the jet-powered hoverboard soared over the English Channel despite wind gusts Sunday, becoming the first to cross the channel ...
2019-08-05, 04:48

Barr says the US needs encryption backdoors to prevent “going dark.” Um, what? Enlarge / US Attorney General William Barr speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University School of Law on July 23, 2...
2019-08-04, 23:48

Innocence lost: What did you do before the internet? People born in the late 1970s are the last to have grown up without the internet. Social scientists call them the Last of the Innocents. Leah McLaren...
2019-08-04, 10:32

Facial recognition… coming to a supermarket near you The technology is helping to combat crimes police no longer deal with, but its use raises concerns about civil libertiesPaul Wilks runs a Budgens sup...
2019-08-04, 10:32

Navy pilot dead after crash in “Star Wars Canyon” in Death Valley [Updated] Enlarge / An F/A-18 from VFA-151, "the Vigilantes." A similar aircraft from the squadron crashed on Wednesday flying through what aviation enthusiast...
2019-08-04, 02:16

Best smartphone 2019: iPhone, OnePlus, Samsung and Huawei compared and ranked Our updated list of the top iOS and Android mobile phones – at the best prices right now Need a new smartphone but don’t know which one is the very b...
2019-08-03, 22:32

Elon Musk unveils plan to build mind-reading implants: 'The monkey is out of the bag' Neuralink startup plans to use small ‘threads’ to detect neuron activityMusk: tests show ‘monkey can control computer with its brain’ Elon Musk’s sec...
2019-08-03, 22:32

How would you fix the internet if you could? Tell us The internet is full of annoyances designed to make you click here, watch this and keep scrolling for more. How could it be better?Auto-play video ad...
2019-08-03, 22:32

Lancaster University students’ data stolen in cyber-attack Records and ID documents accessed and fake invoices sent in ‘malicious’ hackStudent data has been stolen in a “sophisticated and malicious” cyber-att...
2019-08-03, 22:32

Fortnite Drew Imitators to Survival Games. Who Will Be the Last One Standing? The “fight for survival” type of games popularized by Fortnite has inspired imitators hoping to cash in. But there are signs of saturation in the mar...
2019-08-03, 22:32

Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts...
2019-08-03, 22:32

4 secret Netflix hacks and 1 bonus tip you'll wish you knew sooner Netflix isn’t exactly new anymore. The company started with mail-order DVDs, you may recall, before it revolutionized streaming video. Netflix has a ...
2019-08-03, 13:32

Apple suspends Siri review program following report that private conversations can be heard by contractors The Guardian last week ran an expose highlighting how contractors working to improve the reliability of Siri can sometimes listen to information that...
2019-08-03, 12:16

Apple tipped to launch a 5G MacBook as soon as next year Apple has never made MacBooks with cellular connectivity, but that might change as soon as next year, as a new report says that the first 5G MacBook ...
2019-08-03, 12:16

The Galaxy Note 10 might be even cheaper than we expected Set to be revealed next week, the Galaxy Note 10 is expected to carry a sky-high price tag, just like most other recent flagship phones. But the phon...
2019-08-03, 12:16

Watch Tesla’s ‘Sentry Mode’ catch a man keying a Model 3 for no reason Always looking to leverage technology in clever ways, Tesla this past May introduced a new security-oriented feature dubbed Sentry Mode. The feature,...
2019-08-03, 12:16

The Unihertz Titan is a bargain-priced Blackberry-alike built for punishment It goes without saying, but BlackBerry isn’t what it once was. The brand, which now relies on partners to manufacture its devices, has had a to...
2019-08-03, 12:16

Electric scooters aren't as eco-friendly as they seem, study finds Materials used in manufacturing and companies’ efforts to collect and charge scooters create significant greenhouse gas emissionsAt first glance, the...
2019-08-03, 09:01

Brexit, cycle lanes and Saudi Arabia: CTF's Facebook campaigns Campaigns overseen by staff of Sir Lynton Crosby’s firm purported to be independent news sourcesRevealed: Johnson ally’s firm secretly ran Facebook p...
2019-08-03, 03:16

How to suck water from desert air and quench the planet's thirst The global water supply is limited, and shortages will affect over 1.8 billion people by 2025. Fortunately, we've discovered a way to pull water from...
2019-08-02, 23:32

New advanced malware, possibly nation sponsored, is targeting US utilities (credit: Maëlick / Flickr) A new piece of advanced espionage malware, possibly developed by a nation-supported attacker, targeted three US companie...
2019-08-02, 22:00

Apple and Google temporarily stop listening to Siri and OK Google queries Enlarge / An Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4. (credit: Getty Images | Wachiwit) Apple workers have stopped listening to Siri queries worldwide, the comp...
2019-08-02, 22:00

Comcast’s “unlimited” mobile plan now costs $20 extra for HD video Enlarge / An Xfinity Mobile phone. (credit: Comcast) Comcast's mobile division is now charging $20 a month extra to watch HD video on unlimited dat...
2019-08-02, 22:00

Navy pilot dead after crash in “Star Wars Canyon” in Death Valley Enlarge / An F/A-18 from VFA-151, "the Vigilantes." A similar aircraft from the squadron crashed on Wednesday flying through what aviation enthusiast...
2019-08-02, 22:00

Apple ends practice of Siri contractors listening in on users Apple has halted its practice of having human contractors listen to users' Siri recordings to "grade" them, following an invesitgative report on the ...
2019-08-02, 21:00

Verizon just introduced four new unlimited plans that are cheaper than before Verizon may never make choosing a data plan easy for customers, but at least it occasionally cuts prices. On Friday, the mobile carrier announced a r...
2019-08-02, 19:32

New missile defense tech destroys incoming nukes faster If a nuclear-armed enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile were speeding its way through space towards a heavily populated U.S. target, commanders i...
2019-08-02, 18:48

Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US The U.S. military is conducting mass surveillance tests across six Midwest states using experimental high-altitude balloons, according to documents f...
2019-08-02, 18:48

Apple won’t let other people listen to your Siri recordings anymore unless you opt-in A report a few days ago revealed that third-parties listen to parts of Siri voice recordings to improve the accuracy of the service. A former employe...
2019-08-02, 17:32

Google will charge rivals to be the default search engine on Android in Europe Google last year received its biggest multi-billion in Europe so far, a $5 billion antitrust penalty for abusing its mobile dominance in the region. ...
2019-08-02, 17:32

Crazy concept imagines an iPhone 11 with a curved display that wraps around the edges Apple has set the bar when it comes to smartphone design ever since the original iPhone was introduced in 2007. Actually, we need to amend that state...
2019-08-02, 17:32

New Galaxy Note 10 specs leak packs a huge surprise that no one saw coming With just a few days to go until the Galaxy Note 10 becomes official, we have an unexpected twist in the Note 10 story. It turns out we didn’t ...
2019-08-02, 17:32

The 4 things we know for certain about next year’s Galaxy S11 Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup isn’t exactly revolutionary, but it’s a massive and much-needed upgrade compared to the Galaxy S9 and G...
2019-08-02, 17:32

Nintendo Switch is almost ready to launch in a huge new market The Switch may have sold like hot cakes in international markets since March 2017, but it has yet to reach stores in China. Nintendo has been working...
2019-08-02, 17:32

Ninja, a Fortnite Star, Leaps From Twitch to Mixer Tyler Blevins, 28, the multimillionaire gamer known as Ninja, says he has a deal to stream exclusively at the Microsoft service. He’s quitting Twitch...
2019-08-02, 17:32

Bad Times in Tech? Not if You’re a Start-Up Serving Other Start-Ups Meet the two Stanford dropouts, both 23, who run Brex, which provides charge cards to start-ups. Its growth is a sign of Silicon Valley’s unflagging ...
2019-08-02, 16:48

Republican engineer fired by Google slams tech giant over alleged 'bullying' of conservatives: report A former Google engineer claims that he was blacklisted, bullied and ultimately fired by the tech giant all because of his conservative beliefs, The ...
2019-08-02, 11:00

Army refines wargames for multi-domain combat If land-based precision artillery, maneuvering Air Force fighter jets and Navy destroyers were all able to seamlessly share sensitive targeting infor...
2019-08-02, 11:00

'Storm Area 51' craze continues as 2M people pledge to raid secret gov't military base The "Storm Area 51 event" event that went viral last month as people pledged to crash the secret military base in an attempt to "see them aliens" has...
2019-08-02, 11:00

Amazon drivers part of major theft ring, FBI says A theft ring in Washington state sold millions of dollars’ worth of stolen goods on Amazon.com in the past six years, and a pair of contract Amazon d...
2019-08-02, 11:00

More details about the Huawei Mate 30 display and camera revealed Huawei has garnered a ton of excitement for the new flagship handset it’s launching in October, with the Mate 30 Pro expected to bring a slew o...
2019-08-02, 04:16

Here’s why Netflix wants access to your physical activity on Android Remember how Netflix can conduct all sorts of strange tests to research ways it can improve its service? Well, it turns out that access to the physic...
2019-08-02, 02:00

Hands-on video lets us see how the Galaxy Note 10 compares to the Galaxy Note 10+ At this point, there’s virtually nothing left to leak in regards to the Galaxy Note 10 line that Samsung plans to officially unveil next week a...
2019-08-02, 02:00

Leaked press renders give us our first look at the upcoming Fitbit Versa 2 Not many smartwatches have held a candle to the Apple Watch in terms of sales or notoriety since its debut in 2015. That hasn’t stopped countle...
2019-08-02, 02:00

Pai’s FCC orders cities and towns to stop regulating cable broadband Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017, in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality rules. (credit: Getty Ima...
2019-08-02, 00:16

Cisco pays $8.6 million for selling surveillance system it knew was vulnerable Enlarge (credit: Cisco) Cisco is paying $8.6 million to settle claims that it sold a video-surveillance product the company knew made federal and s...
2019-08-01, 22:48

‘Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’ Is Only As Much Fun As the Friends You Play it With Fighting Thanos for control of the Infinity Stones shouldn’t be this dull. Wolverine, Spider-Man, Black Widow, and the Hulk tore through the su...
2019-08-01, 22:16

Apple will reportedly release a new iPad this year with a totally new screen size Over the past few months, we’ve seen quite a few reports pointing to Apple releasing a brand new 10.2-inch iPad later this fall. And while Appl...
2019-08-01, 22:00

Brace for controversy: Edward Snowden has written a memoir Enlarge / This is going to go down on your permanent record. (credit: McMillan Publishers) Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee and National Sec...
2019-08-01, 18:48

Google is testing a $5/month subscription service called Play Pass that’s like a Netflix for apps Apple unveiled its Arcade gaming subscription service back in March, but it will not be available to buyers until later this fall. Apple hasn’t...
2019-08-01, 17:16

These are the Galaxy Note 10 phones in all their splendor The Galaxy Note 10 series is almost here, folks, but you don’t have to wait until August 7th to appreciate their design. Because if it wasn&rsq...
2019-08-01, 17:16

These new leaked photos are our best look yet at Samsung’s unreleased Galaxy Note 10 We’re in the home stretch now, Samsung fans. With less than a week to go, we’ve entered the inevitable phase of the leak cycle that we&rs...
2019-08-01, 17:16

People are saying Samsung’s awesome Galaxy Note 10 promo is gone, but you can still get it if you hurry Samsung last week quietly kicked off a reservation promotion for the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 series. At the time, we told you that you had time to re...
2019-08-01, 17:16

Mac Book says Microsoft Laptops are better than Apple’s MacBooks Ever since Apple released those viral Mac vs. PC ads many years ago, Microsoft has tried to come up with funny comparisons of its own — but non...
2019-08-01, 17:16

The Blackout Club review – clever small-town horror with a Stranger Things vibe PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One; QuestionAn absorbing thriller with a splash of They Live and The Goonies, this spooky multiplayer game has you investiga...
2019-08-01, 16:00

Apple’s AirDrop and password sharing features can leak iPhone numbers Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Apple makes it easy for people to locate lost iPhones, share Wi-Fi passwords, and use AirDrop to send files t...
2019-08-01, 14:48

Suspect in Capital One breach threatened to 'shoot up' California social media company, feds say Prosecutors say the Seattle software engineer arrested over the hacking of Capital One repeatedly boasted about the hack and has threatened to “shoot...
2019-08-01, 13:16

Army fights fake news with propagandists and hackers in one unit Cyber and intelligence experts unite to battle disinformation as character of warfare changesComputer hackers and propaganda specialists working in t...
2019-08-01, 05:32

Persistent Frenchman will try again this weekend to cross the English Channel on a hoverboard They call him “Le Rocketman,” an affectionate nod to the flying Frenchman Franky Zapata’s ambition to cross the English Channel via...
2019-08-01, 05:16

Army tests robot-force attack on enemy 'tank ditch, minefield' Surging into heavy enemy fire, navigating rigorous terrain and forward-placing sensors and weapons close to enemy targets, teams of Army robots condu...
2019-08-01, 05:00

For Facebook and Google, huge fines will cause only limited harm Regulators have slapped Facebook and Google with some very large fines recently, but are the penalties really hurting the hugely profitable titans of...
2019-08-01, 05:00

Bots targeted race during Democratic debate, researchers say Bot-like accounts pushed the hashtag #DemDebateSoWhite during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, according to a report from s...
2019-08-01, 05:00

Apple Card, Apple's latest product, is coming next month Apple CEO Tim Cook said on the company's fiscal third-quarter earnings call that the Apple Card, Apple's entry into the credit card business, would l...
2019-08-01, 05:00

Google employees donate heavily to Warren, Sanders despite calls for tech giant's breakup Google employees are donating heavily to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, despite the fact that both 2020 presidential candidates are leading the...
2019-08-01, 05:00

Unopened 1987 Nintendo video game found in attic, expected to sell for $10G A Nevada man found an unopened copy of Kid Icarus, a 1987 classic video game, in the attic of his childhood home which experts project to sell for at...
2019-08-01, 05:00

Apple posts Q3 earnings: Revenue hits $53.8 billion As far as Apple’s earnings are concerned, the June quarter isn’t necessarily exciting in and of itself. After all, the quarter doesn̵...
2019-07-31, 23:48

Apple has yet to fix a mysterious iMessage bug spotted by Google researchers Next week in Las Vegas at the Black Hat security conference, Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich is set to give a presentation about i...
2019-07-31, 23:48

This might look like the next Apple Watch, but it’s actually Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 2 There’s no smartwatch as popular as the Apple Watch, and Apple keeps selling millions of units every quarter. Apple’s smartwatch is quite...
2019-07-31, 23:48

Google’s newest Chrome update makes it easier to avoid paywalls Google explained a few days ago that it plans to fix a security issue in Chrome that allows websites to tell whether you’re browsing in incogni...
2019-07-31, 23:48

Did Google just copy OnePlus with the new Pixel 4 launch strategy? Google has been making Android phones of its own for several years, well-before OnePlus launched its first One handset, but it’s the latter tha...
2019-07-31, 23:48

Huge leak: This is the Galaxy Note 10+ We’re now exactly one week away from the official unveiling of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ flagship smartphones &mda...
2019-07-31, 23:48

Leak seems to confirm another key feature of Samsung’s unreleased iPad Pro rival Samsung is expected to unveil its latest iPad Pro rival at some point this week, at least according to a recent teaser video, but the Galaxy Tab S6 i...
2019-07-31, 23:48

A bizarre leak might’ve just given us our first look at an actual iPhone 11R The Galaxy Note 10 launches next week, which means we expect to see more and more leaks showing the handset in the wild. One such leak happened just ...
2019-07-31, 23:48

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab S6 with redesigned S Pen and dual camera Samsung officially took the wraps off of its new Galaxy Tab S6 tablet on Wednesday morning, confirming the dozens of leaks that had made their way on...
2019-07-31, 23:48

Apple’s market share keeps shrinking as Huawei and Samsung widen the gap A year ago today, Strategy Analytics reported that Huawei had finally overtaken Apple to become the world’s second largest smartphone vendor. T...
2019-07-31, 23:48

Chris Hughes Worked to Create Facebook. Now, He Is Working to Break It Up. Mr. Hughes has joined two leading academics to argue to government officials that Facebook has engaged in anticompetitive behavior for almost a decad...
2019-07-31, 23:16

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons A quest to identify protesters and police officers has people in both groups desperate to protect their anonymity. Some fear a turn toward China-styl...
2019-07-31, 23:16

AT&T loses nearly 1 million TV customers after raising DirecTV prices Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Aurich) AT&T lost 946,000 TV subscribers in Q2 2019, a loss that the company attributed to price increases, competi...
2019-07-31, 22:32

Ars Asks: Do you think your company is on the right things-as-a-service track? Enlarge / Artist's impression of a cloud service offering. (credit: fancy.yan / Getty Images) Thanks for your interest in this survey! We've gotten ...
2019-07-31, 22:32

200 million devices—some mission-critical—vulnerable to remote takeover Enlarge (credit: Lisa Brewster / Flickr) About 200 million Internet-connected devices—some that may be controlling elevators, medical equipment, an...
2019-07-31, 22:32

Hacker ID’d as former Amazon employee steals data of 106 million people from Capital One Enlarge (credit: Tdorante10) A systems engineer identified in media reports as a former Amazon employee has been arrested on charges that she hacke...
2019-07-31, 22:32

AT&T kills DirecTV Now brand name as TV subscribers leave in droves (credit: Aurich Lawson) AT&T is eliminating the DirecTV Now brand name it uses for its struggling Internet-based TV service. DirecTV Now will becom...
2019-07-31, 22:32

Cybersecurity officials warn state and local agencies (again) to fend off ransomware Enlarge / Georgia State Police and Capitol Police had their laptops taken offline by ransomware in the latest of many attacks on state and local gove...
2019-07-31, 22:32

This Guy Found a 30-Year-Old Nintendo Game in his Attic. Now It Might Sell for Thousands (RENO, Nev.) — An unopened copy of a 1987 cult-classic video game that a Nevada man found in the attic of his childhood home is expected to sel...
2019-07-31, 22:16

What Will Smart Homes Look Like 10 Years From Now? It’s 6 A.M., and the alarm clock is buzzing earlier than usual. It’s not a malfunction: the smart clock scanned your schedule and adjuste...
2019-07-31, 21:48

Here’s Why Apple Just Spent $1 Billion to Buy Intel’s Modem Business Apple is buying Intel’s struggling cellular modem unit, bringing on key engineering talent and patents that will allow the technology giant to ...
2019-07-31, 21:48

Should You Use a VPN for Internet Privacy? That Depends, Experts Say It’s safe to say that plenty of the shenanigans you get up to online are being tracked, logged, or monitored by someone. Whether it’s an ...
2019-07-31, 21:48

To Meme, or Not to Meme? Meet the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind SparkNotes’ Genius Twitter Account When people think of their high school English classes, a few things usually tend to come to mind: memorizing sonnets, slogging through long novels w...
2019-07-31, 21:48

You Can’t Go Back to ‘Classic’ Gmail. But You Can Get Close — Here’s How Last year, Google began rolling out a major update for Gmail with lots of changes. Gone is the red, rectangular Compose button, for instance — ...
2019-07-31, 21:48

5G in Australia: getting up to speed with the future of mobile As the super-fast network is rolled out across the country, we look at how much it will cost, when you can get it and what it means for the NBN – and...
2019-07-31, 18:48

What is facial recognition - and how sinister is it? As a surveillance technique it’s ubiquitous, but is still a political, legal and ethical conundrumFacial recognition technology has spread prodigious...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Apple contractors 'regularly hear confidential details' on Siri recordings Workers hear drug deals, medical details and people having sex, says whistleblowerApple contractors regularly hear confidential medical information, ...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Young, Ivy League and data-driven: why venture capitalists love Pete Buttigieg VC support for Mayor Pete seems to top that of other Democratic candidates with strong ties to the industryHe’s young, he’s white, he went to Harvard...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Video game streaming: is it worth it? Microsoft, Google and several others are vying to be the ‘Netflix of video games’, but what advantages are on offer for players?Streaming video games...
2019-07-31, 18:48

British boy becomes Fortnite millionaire in World Cup tournament Jaden Ashman, 15, known as Wolfiez, came second in the video game’s duos competitionFortnite for parents: a guide to the video gameA British teenager...
2019-07-31, 18:48

US teenager becomes first Fortnite World Cup champion, winning $3m Sixteen-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf beat 99 other players at the Fortnite World Cup tournament in New YorkLast night, a US teenager who goes by t...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Not one of the Fortnite World Cup's 100 finalists was a woman. Why? | Keith Stuart The esports industry must attract female pro players to avoid replicating the sexism that blights other sports This weekend the best Fortnite players...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Grand Theft Auto maker has paid no UK corporation tax in 10 years – report Rockstar North made huge profits while claiming £42m in tax relief, says thinktankRockstar North, the Edinburgh-based developer of Grand Theft Auto, ...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Fortnite World Cup: the $30m tournament shows esports' future is already here The question is not whether esports is the future of sports entertainment, but whether there’s any possible scenario where it’s notNearly all establi...
2019-07-31, 18:48

How baseless fears over 5G rollout created a health scare Misconceptions about the technology and lack of consultation with local communities may have boosted conspiracy theoriesWhen Tonia Antoniazzi stood u...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Dyson fan flies off the shelves after being spotted in royal photo Sales rush for gadget after it appears in photo of the Queen meeting Boris JohnsonIt is the kind of influencer power that money can’t buy: after bein...
2019-07-31, 18:48

The subtle art of being out of office Laden with irrelevant detail, the boastful ‘OOO’ email is the latest vehicle for one-upmanship. Why not keep it simple?So, you’re off on your hols...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Briton who helped stop 2017 WannaCry virus spared jail over malware charges Marcus Hutchins pleaded guilty to two malware charges25-year-old ‘incredibly thankful’ to be sentenced to time servedThe British computer expert who ...
2019-07-31, 18:48

The price of being a ransomware hero: Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber chats to Fabian Wosar, a renowned anti-ransomware expert, who has worked on thousands of cases during his career. The victims tha...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Los Angeles police: personal data of thousands of officers stolen in breach More than 17,000 applicants also affected in breach of city’s personnel departmentThe personal information of 2,500 Los Angeles police department off...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Charity urges Facebook to extend fact-checking to Instagram UK fact-checking organisation Full Fact offers 10 suggestions for improvementsFacebook should immediately extend its fact-checking programme to also ...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Facebook says it was 'not our role' to remove fake news during Australian election Exclusive: Facebook executive Simon Milner says company ‘only removes content that violates our community standards’Facebook has declared it is not “...
2019-07-31, 18:48

NBN Co told to forget about recouping investment and focus on service ACCC chair Rod Sims says NBN Co’s priority must be providing customers with better products at prices they can afford The ACCC chair, Rod Sims, says ...
2019-07-31, 18:48

‘GeneBragging’: why glamorous mothers are all over Instagram ‘Just wanted to share this snap of my hot grandma. Isn’t she gorgeous? And can you see the resemblance? #FamilyGoals’Name: #GeneBraggingAge: New for ...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Capital One: hacker stole data of over 100m Americans FBI has arrested individual who obtained names, addresses, phone numbers and birth dates of people in US and CanadaA hacker gained access to personal...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Tories continue Facebook ad spree as 'major bugs' block transparency Tools to crack down on ‘dark money’ political ads are ineffective, researchers say“Major bugs” in Facebook’s political transparency tools are prevent...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Telstra warns public trust will crumble unless access to data is limited Telco says diverse agencies accessing data through legal loophole need to follow the same process as law enforcement bodiesTelstra has warned that pu...
2019-07-31, 18:48

'The glue between therapist and patient': can Silicon Valley fix mental health care? Apps are changing the industry, but experts warn against dispensing with human therapists entirelyThe road to therapy is often inscrutable, windy and...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Tweet, web, cloud: technology transforms meaning of nature words Usage changes from describing outdoors to depicting digital life in just one generationTweet, web, stream and cloud may once have evoked the wild out...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Apple Card: company reveals credit card launching next month Payment card to be launched in August, Tim Cook says, as third-quarter earnings beat predictionsApple has announced it will launch its own credit car...
2019-07-31, 18:48

Internet gifs aren't just for the lols: Giphy wants to make money too Money-spinning change is on the way to your emojis, gifs and TikToks, as companies like Giphy make plans to monetize animations and wacky videos set ...
2019-07-31, 18:32

Coal power in Europe has had its biggest ever decline Electricity generation from coal power stations across Europe fell by nearly a fifth in the first half of 2019, driven by high carbon prices and low ...
2019-07-31, 18:32

The real history of electricity is more gripping than The Current War Benedict Cumberbatch plays Thomas Edison in The Current War, an epic tale about the fight to electrify 19th century America. But this odd film only h...
2019-07-31, 18:32

Flexible battery works when stretched and could power wearable devices A lithium-ion battery that can conduct electricity and retain some of its charge even when stretched could be used to power flexible wearable devices...
2019-07-31, 18:32

A robotic lens can be controlled by simply looking around or blinking A soft lens made of polymers and salt water points wherever you’re looking and zooms in or out when you blink, and it could one day be used in prosth...
2019-07-31, 18:32

Science Museum’s Top Secret exhibition feeds spy-loving kid in us all From ciphers to cybersecurity, the child in you (and your children too) will love this amazingly detailed voyage into every nook and cranny of the se...
2019-07-31, 18:32

Gigantic, mysterious radiation leak traced to facility in Russia In 2017, atmospheric radiation spiked to as much as 100 times that seen during the Fukushima disaster. Now the source has been traced to a facility i...
2019-07-31, 18:32

Facebook's fact-checking process is too opaque to know if it's working Facebook isn't transparent enough about its fact-checking initiative to know if it's working and it needs to ramp up the operation, says a new report...
2019-07-31, 18:32

Roma Agrawal: The amazing engineer who designed the Shard's spire Structural engineer Roma Agrawal was part of the team that designed the spire topping London's tallest building. She also loves the Pantheon of Rome ...
2019-07-31, 18:32

Why video games struggle to navigate mental health’s tricky waters Video games are starting to tackle themes of mental health but to succeed they will need novel-like characterisation, says Jacob Aron in his monthly ...
2019-07-31, 18:32

Countries are turning off the internet to stop violence. Does it work? Governments are increasingly shutting down access to the internet in an effort to curb organised violence. But evidence shows it usually makes things...
2019-07-31, 18:32

The Pixel 4 is stealing one of the iPhone XS’s signature features – and we couldn’t be happier When the Pixel 4 launches this fall, it’ll feature several signature features, some more exciting than others. For example, the phone will pack...
2019-07-25, 10:16

Microsoft just leaked a major Start button redesign for Windows 10 Remember back when Microsoft decided it would be a good idea to remove the Start button from Windows in Windows 8? Well, the company is considering n...
2019-07-25, 10:16

Tesla sold a record number of Model 3s last quarter as revenue hit $6.3 billion Tesla posted its earnings for the June quarter today and, per usual, there’s a lot to dissect. Revenue wise, the company generated $6.3 billion...
2019-07-25, 10:16

RED is making a sequel to its Hydrogen One smartphone and we have no idea why If ever there was a phone that could have revolutionized the smartphone business in the post-iPhone era, it’s the Hydrogen One. Made by high-te...
2019-07-25, 10:16

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold will finally launch in September, the company confirms We still don’t have an exact date for when Samsung will launch its delayed, problem-plagued $2,000 foldable smartphone — but we do know, ...
2019-07-25, 10:16

Samsung just revealed a little more about the Galaxy Note 10’s impressive camera The Galaxy Note 10 leaks have been trickling out practically nonstop in advance of the August 7th press conference in New York City during which the ...
2019-07-25, 10:16

Facebook Antitrust Inquiry Shows Big Tech’s Freewheeling Era Is Past Two settlements and a new antitrust investigation highlighted a new reality for tech giants: Scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers has become a cons...
2019-07-25, 05:00

DOJ to approve T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite 13 states trying to block it Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The Justice Department plans to approve the T-Mobile/Sprint merger as part of a settlement involving the...
2019-07-25, 01:48

Microsoft changes Windows 10’s update model Enlarge / New changes to Windows' deployment policies will hopefully mean more time for testing and fewer chances for major public breakage. (credit:...
2019-07-25, 01:48

Still available via Google Analytics: Data slurped from 4 million browsers Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Six days after Ars revealed an online service selling links to tax returns, prescription refills, and reams...
2019-07-25, 01:48

Tiny drug-filled capsules motor around the body to target cancer cells Tiny self-propelled capsules that shed their outer shells have been shown to linger long enough in mice intestines to deliver drugs directly to tumou...
2019-07-24, 23:16

Facebook pays historic $5B fine and agrees to new privacy regulations as part of massive settlement After months of speculation, Facebook and the FTC agreed to a $5 billion fine for privacy violations, as well as new oversight on how the company han...
2019-07-24, 23:00

Amazon wasn't scared off by AOC, says New York City mayor Amazon was not scared off by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in its quest to open a second headquarters in the Big Apple, according...
2019-07-24, 23:00

Amazon has 'destroyed the retail industry across the United States,' Mnuchin says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that although Amazon has provided certain benefits to the consumer, the Jeff Bezos-led company has "destroyed t...
2019-07-24, 23:00

Nintendo will fix the Joy-Con drift issue for free and provide refunds for previous repairs If you’ve ever noticed game characters moving on the screen without any input from the Joy-Con controllers, then you’re one of the many S...
2019-07-24, 19:32

Everything about the Galaxy Note 10 series leaked: Release date, specs, and new camera features Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 series in a couple of weeks, but we know everything about the phone, and I do mean everything. The phone&rsquo...
2019-07-24, 19:32

One of the most exciting Android phones of the year was spotted in the wild for the first time The second half of the year will bring us several Android flagships that will look to compete against Apple’s upcoming iPhone 11 series, and so...
2019-07-24, 19:32

Final Huawei Mate X specs leaked more than a month ahead of its September release It’s not entirely clear that there’s even a market for foldable phones, but that hasn’t stopped companies like Samsung and Huawei f...
2019-07-24, 19:32

Introducing Gallery Go, a slimmed-down Google Photos alternative launching today At Google’s third annual Google for Nigeria event today, the search giant’s showcase of new services included the unveiling of a slimmed-...
2019-07-24, 19:32

Facebook to pay $5bn fine as regulator files Cambridge Analytica complaint Penalty by US government reflects scale of breach, first reported by the ObserverFacebook will pay a record-breaking $5bn penalty in the US for “dece...
2019-07-24, 17:32

Advanced mobile surveillanceware, made in Russia, found in the wild Enlarge (credit: Big Brother Utopia) Researchers have discovered some of the most advanced and full-featured mobile surveillanceware ever seen. Dub...
2019-07-24, 16:48

Head in the cloud(s): the return of Microsoft Flight Simulator An unexpected revamp of Microsoft’s classic flying simulator could usher in a new era of cloud function for gamesFlight Simulator was once one of the...
2019-07-24, 15:48

FaceApp: Netherlands police backtrack over calls to delete it Forces had warned that Russian ageing app was not bound by EU privacy legislationPolice forces in the Netherlands have backtracked on calls for users...
2019-07-24, 15:48

Should tech companies be worried about DoJ's antitrust review? Action may finally be taken over claims Facebook, Google Apple and Amazon have monopolised chosen fieldsThe US Department of Justice (DoJ) has announ...
2019-07-24, 15:48

Facebook Agrees to Pay Record $5 Billion Settlement in Privacy Investigation Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into years of privacy violations, a settlement that increases the board of...
2019-07-24, 15:32

Is buying a ‘smart nappy’ really such a clever idea? | Arwa Mahdawi Anxious parents may see the appeal of measuring their baby’s vital signs – but sharing your child’s data with a private company may not be wiseThis w...
2019-07-24, 11:32

NBN close to completion as network build passes the 10m premises mark Government-owned company says it is just 1.6m premises short of reaching its 2020 targetNBN Co is racing closer to the finish line of the network bei...
2019-07-24, 11:32

Facebook agrees to pay $5bn in vast privacy settlement, insiders say FTC to claim company misled users about handling of their phone numbers as part of settlementThe Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce on ...
2019-07-24, 11:32

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: smaller, cheaper Alexa display Camera shutter, tap gesture, better speakers and 5.5in screen make for an appealing smart alarm clockAmazon’s latest Echo Show 5 Alexa smart display ...
2019-07-24, 11:32

This PS4, Xbox, and Switch mashup is the custom gaming rig of your dreams – and you can’t have it Origin PC decided to celebrate its 10th birthday by cobbling together a positively drool-worthy custom gaming system that pays homage to its hybrid P...
2019-07-24, 08:16

Adam Sandler isn’t done making Netflix movies: New Halloween project announced Murder Mystery, The Week Of, The Meyerowitz Stories, The Do-Over, and The Ridiculous 6 are all movies that Adam Sandler made for Netflix in the past ...
2019-07-24, 08:16

Coming Wednesday: FTC complaint against Facebook over mishandling of user phone numbers Facebook’s regulatory woes are about to get worse, with the Federal Trade Commission set to unveil a complaint against the social networking gi...
2019-07-24, 08:16

Apple customer details how he took Apple to court twice – and won both times One of the great things about purchasing a Mac — or any Apple product, for that matter — is that problems can easily be diagnosed and fix...
2019-07-24, 08:16

A ton of new details leak about Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 We’ve seen a slew of leaks out of Samsung in recent days about the Galaxy Watch Active 2 that could be unveiled as early as the company’s...
2019-07-24, 08:16

Uber’s $24.99 monthly subscription pass covers rides, bikes, scooters, and food deliveries Frequent Uber customers in San Francisco and Chicago might want to try out Uber’s new subscription pass that combines all of the company’...
2019-07-24, 08:16

Dropbox irks Mac users with annoying Dock icon, offers clueless support Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) This is a story I never had any intention of writing. Dropbox updated its file-sync application for Mac las...
2019-07-24, 01:32

Galaxy Note 10 leak tells us exactly what we get instead of the headphone jack Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7th in New York, and the phone is expected to go up for preorder soon after the Unpacked press confe...
2019-07-23, 22:32

Apple may introduce a ridiculously expensive new 16-inch MacBook Pro later this year Earlier this month, Apple discontinued its 12-inch MacBook and, in doing so, finally took a serious step towards simplifying its notebook line. The 1...
2019-07-23, 20:16

Leakers just spilled the Galaxy Note 10’s last remaining secrets Believe it or not, we’re still not done with Galaxy Note 10 leaks. We already think we know everything there is to know about Samsung’s n...
2019-07-23, 18:48

Game changer: the Commodore 64 concert Video game music played by an orchestra is not new, but 8-Bit Symphony, a celebration of music from pioneering C64 composers, took many years of work...
2019-07-23, 18:16

'Anonymised' data can never be totally anonymous, says study Findings say it is impossible for researchers to fully protect real identities in data sets “Anonymised” data lies at the core of everything from mod...
2019-07-23, 18:16

Navy improves helicopter-fired laser weapons to counter mines The Navy is looking at ways to improve its now operational airborne laser system designed to track enemy mines from low-flying helicopters and expand...
2019-07-23, 17:16

Loch Ness Monster search causes 'Storm Loch Ness' event to go viral Following in the footsteps of the "Storm Area 51" and "Storm the Bermuda Triangle" events, a Facebook group has been created in an attempt to find th...
2019-07-23, 17:16

Upgrading to iPhone 11 will be easier than ever with the new data migration feature in iOS 12.4 The iPhone 11 series will hit stores in about two months, and plenty of people will buy the newest iPhone, many of them upgrading from older models. ...
2019-07-23, 16:48

This is our best look at Samsung’s iPad Pro rival that’s unlike any other Android tablet The best tablet money can buy right now is Apple’s iPad Pro, and there’s no question about it. The powerful hardware combined with the on...
2019-07-23, 16:48

Leaked photos show us how the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will compare We’re now exactly two weeks and one day from the official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, two exciting new flagship phones...
2019-07-23, 16:48

New report reveals exciting iPhone 11 features we never saw coming Apple will release three new iPhone 11 models this coming September and when it does, no one should be surprised. First, you’ve got the fact th...
2019-07-23, 16:48