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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:36:47 -0500
Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The weirdest tech of CES 2018
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:04:13 -0500
The weirdest tech of CES 2018Here are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.
Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:02:44 -0500
Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audioAt CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.
Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill you
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:23:31 -0500
Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill youHonda wants to change your perception of robots. And it's hoping to do so with four new concept robots.
Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed city
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:17:04 -0500
Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed cityAt CES 2018, Ford announced it is working with a city in which it will operate its self-driving cars. The automaker wouldn't identify the city but did say how autonomous vehicles can change the way people live.
Intel wants this drone to fly you around
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:04:23 -0500
Intel wants this drone to fly you aroundIntel is betting that Volocopter 2X will be one of the first passenger-carrying drones to operate in the U.S. A prototype of the pilotless two-seat helicopter-like drone was shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:15:17 -0500
AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’AMD CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance that the Austin, Texas-based computer and graphics chip company is quickly working to resolve and address a recently-discovered security flaw that affects AMD computer chips.
Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:09:39 -0500
Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018Nvidia rolled out a slew of updates for its GeForce line of gaming products at CES 2018 including massive computer screens and cloud game streaming.
What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:45:01 -0500
What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018It's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.
Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:48:46 -0400
Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurNicomi Stewart, a mother in Rochester, New York, is “disgusted” after an automated call sent to her phone from the city’s school district mispronounced her daughter’s name as a racial slur.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally speaks on Cambridge Analytica: We need to fix 'breach of trust'
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:16:04 -0400
Facebook CEO breaks his silence and speaks on Cambridge Analytica
Mark Zuckerberg is willing to testify to Congress, isn't sure if the Russians have your data. And, he's sorry.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:09:34 -0400
Facebook CEO said he's willing to testify before Congress, that he's not sure if Russian operatives — or other bad people — got their hands on your data and it might be OK if Facebook gets regulated.
Video shows Uber operator moments before self-driving car crash that killed pedestrian
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:31:16 -0400
The Tempe Police Department on Wednesday released a video that shows the moments before a self-driving Uber vehicle fatally hit a 49-year-old woman.
What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg didn't say (and what it took him hours to)
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:23:13 -0400
In his first public address of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Facebook CEO didn't apologize and he didn't mention a lot of other things that Facebook users wanted to hear.
Read Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's first statement on the Cambridge Analytica data scandal
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:27:33 -0400
Facebook CEO broke silence on social network's plans to address data misuse by Cambridge Analytica.
30 states allow self-driving cars. Will this change now that a pedestrian was killed by one?
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:24:53 -0400
States have increasingly cleared the way for autonomous cars and trucks to test in order to be on the vanguard of a new tech.
Tammy Baldwin seeks Twitter troll hearing after Russians spread Obama noose image
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:30:16 -0400
Sen. Tammy Baldwin called for a hearing Wednesday as new cases emerged of Russian Twitter trolls using racially charged incidents to foment tension.
Driverless trucks may inevitably take over the road
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:05:07 -0400
Multiple companies are rolling out automated semi-trucks, but this technological progression threatens the livelihood of millions of truckers.
Weight Watchers is one of 2018’s top diets—but does it actually work?
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:35:14 -0400
Is the Weight Watchers diet worth its hype? Our nutritionist weighs in on one of the most popular—and longest running—weight loss plans on the market.
Here's when China's space station will fall back to Earth
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:34:00 -0400
It will be between March 24 and April 19.
Facebook sued by users over data harvesting
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:24:42 -0400
Users in the United States sue Facebook for not protecting personal data of the 50 million social network account owners whose data ended up at the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Aleksandra Michalska reports. Video provided by Reuters
Europe hits U.S. tech giants with a tax bombshell
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:21:05 -0400
It could cost the likes of Facebook and Amazon millions.
How Wisconsin GOP operative Mark Block linked Steve Bannon to Cambridge Analytica
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:50:55 -0400
Christopher Wylie, who brought the scandal to light, identified Mark Block as the middleman between Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica.
Trump ponders tariffs on China over intellectual property and technology thefts
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:50:09 -0400
Critics fear trade war that will raise prices for everybody.
Zuckerberg responds to criticism amid Cambridge Analytica scandal
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:00:33 -0400
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took responsibility for what he called "a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it."
U.S.-Russia crew blasts off for space station
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:24:34 -0400
A rocket carrying two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully. (March 21)
More billions for Elon Musk? Tesla investors approve pay plan
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:56:24 -0400
Tesla shareholders gave their blessing to CEO Elon Musk's bulked-up compensation plan, which could be worth tens of billions of dollars. The vote signals that investors remain supportive of Musk's leadership despite the company's recent difficulties in producing its new Model 3 electric sedan.
How Domino's is using tech to woo Millennials and beat rival Pizza Hut
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:48 -0400
The pizza giant lets you track your pizza and a Siri-like online voice named Dom
Here's how to "deep clean" your slow cooker
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:29:22 -0400
The part you never think of needs a scrubbing, too.
Here's how to protect your personal info on Facebook
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:28 -0400
Consider reports that election intelligence firm Cambridge Analytica used 50M Facebook users' info as a wake-up call to lock down your privacy settings.
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Facebook's Zuckerberg 'sorry' over Cambridge Analytica 'breach'
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:53:41 GMT
The Facebook chief admits there was a "breach of trust" and vows to tackle misuse of personal data.
Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:25:51 GMT
David Nott had helped Syrian surgeons via the internet - weeks later, their hospital was destroyed.
Teenager hacks crypto-currency wallet
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:38:14 GMT
Firm disputes significance after a 15-year-old hacks into a hardware wallet used to securely store crypto-currency.
Facebook 'lost sight' of data accessed by apps, insider tells MPs
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:37:22 GMT
Sandy Parakilas tells MPs the site did not have adequate ways of detecting data misuse by app developers.
'Child porn links could make Bitcoin blockchain illegal'
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:41:04 GMT
Hundreds of links to child sexual abuse imagery could make using Bitcoin's blockchain illegal, a study says.
Technology giants face European 'digital tax' blow
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:34:14 GMT
Firms such as Facebook and Google may be forced to pay 3% of their EU digital revenues.
India takes down local website of Cambridge Analytica
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:24:52 GMT
The company counts both of India's major political parties among its clients.
Female politicians speak out over Twitter abuse
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:24:08 GMT
Prominent female politicians back calls for Twitter to clamp down on abuse against women.
Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your data?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:49:43 GMT
What can users do to gain back control of their data or limit how much is shared?
Cambridge Analytica: Facebook row firm boss suspended
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:45:36 GMT
Alexander Nix appeared to suggest tactics his company could use to discredit politicians online.
What does the future hold for humanoid robots?
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:43:01 GMT
Machines that can fully mimic natural body movements are still a long way off, says Will Jackson.
5G auction bidding starts in UK
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:08:57 GMT
The process to sell off more airwaves to provide bandwidth for future mobile services begins in the UK.
WhatsApp co-founder says it is time to delete Facebook
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:15:10 GMT
WhatsApp co-founder joins #DeleteFacebook movement after Cambridge Analytica accusations.
Should social media stars face tougher advertising rules?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:00:24 GMT
The regulator says social media stars are still not clearly labelling advertising in posts.
Facebook under fire in escalating data row
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:26:58 GMT
Politicians are heaping criticism on Facebook over the way data on 50 million users was grabbed
Uber halts self-driving car tests after death
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:35:51 GMT
A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona.
BBC wants to keep FM radio for longer
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:37:32 GMT
The corporation says it is too soon to consider a complete switchover to digital radio.
School bomb threats: Disgruntled Minecraft gamer 'behind hoax'
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:40:12 GMT
Hundreds of schools in England were sent an email saying a bomb would be detonated on their grounds.
UK tech giant Micro Focus plunges in value as shares crash
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:48:43 GMT
Shares in Micro Focus, the UK's biggest technology firm, crash after warning on lower revenues.
Robots and automation: How Africa is at risk
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:33:54 GMT
A report warns of the threat posed by automation to Africa - but says there is time to prepare.
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