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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 wants to save your face. Should you say yes to facial recognition?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:41:00 -0400
After Cambridge Analytica, privacy experts say consumers should think twice before giving Facebook permission to scan their faces.
     
 
 
From promposals to Snaps, smartphones are crashing the prom party
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:27:57 -0400
Documenting the prom has perhaps become as important for teens as the prom itself. But being buried in your smartphone instead of rocking out on the dance floor — is it too much? Are high schoolers so focused on what to post on Snapchat they're not enjoying the moment?
     
 
 
What you'll likely get with a Amazon Fire TV from Best Buy vs. other smart TV's
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:45:07 -0400
Amazon Fire-branded TVs will be under Insignia or Toshiba brands. They are expected to be bargain priced.
     
 
 
Meet Daisy, Apple's newest iPhone-recycling robot
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:10:20 -0400
Apple launches new recycling and environmental initiatives in advance of Earth Day. Also new: Daisy, a "disassembly" robot.
     
 
 
Nintendo Labo gets high reviews from an 11-year-old. But his smartphone still won out.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:36:03 -0400
Nintendo's cardboard gaming system for the Nintendo Switch lets a kid build a remote control car or robot. It's fun, a little educational—and pricey
     
 
 
6 take-aways on leadership from Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:45:03 -0400
A recent Amazon shareholders letter and memo from the Tesla CEO have uncovered new insights on how they lead.
     
 
 
Airlines, including Southwest, are so safe it's hard to rank them by safety
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:54:07 -0400
The last time there was an uncontained engine failure in a U.S. plane was in Sioux City, Iowa in 1989. That accident killed 111 passengers.
     
 
 
Facebook fights to keep using your face
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:40:07 -0400
Facial recognition technology is useful to some, unnerving to others and is the latest Facebook privacy criticism.
     
 
 
Elon Musk: Leave meetings or get off the phone if not productive
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:46:33 -0400
Elon Musk is trying to increase productivity at Tesla by Musk tells employees, "Walk out of a meeting or drop off a call as soon as it is obvious you aren't adding value. It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time.”
     
 
 
Amazon stock up as the company reaches 100 million prime subscribers
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:44:57 -0400
Amazon's Chief Executive officer Jeff Bezos told shareholders the internet giant now has more than 100 million Amazon Prime members globally. Aleksandra Michalska reports.
     
 
 
Get news and information about the cyber world
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:50:57 -0400
USA TODAY's Cybersecurity magazine provides news and information about the cyber world.
     
 
 
You can see what Netflix knows about you, but you can't download it
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:50:04 -0400
Netflix tracks searches, watches and some Internet history. Here's how to see what it sees.
     
 
 
Is Apple really better about privacy? Here's what we found out
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:15:49 -0400
The iPhone maker touts its privacy chops but makes it harder to download and delete your personal data. That will change this year.
     
 
 
Humans have killed off most of Earth's big mammals. In 200 years, cows could be biggest ones left.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:14:21 -0400
Throughout history, humans and their ancestors have perfected the art of killing big animals. A study finds that as humans spread around the globe, extinction of large mammals soon followed.
     
 
 
5 things you didn't know your blender could do
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:29:57 -0400
Tess Masters is known for her blender prowess. She goes by The Blender Girl after all! We asked her for 5 tricks you can do with a blender that people wouldn't expect. Check it out!
     
 
 
10 Mother’s Day gifts under $20 for moms with a sense of humor
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:29:45 -0400
For moms who love to laugh.
     
 
 
This bag lets you make grilled cheese in a toaster
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:28:59 -0400
But how does it compare to the gooey-goodness of a real grilled cheese sandwich?
     
 
 
This budget robot vacuum can also mop your floors
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:28:15 -0400
The iLife V8s is one of the only vacuum/mop hybrids that costs less than $300.
     
 
 
Nintendo cardboard Labo
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:23:19 -0400
Nintendo release cardboard gaming system called Nintendo Labo, Eleven year-old Samuel Baig.
     
 
 
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower to testify Wednesday to House Intel Democrats
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:28:28 -0400
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie will testify Wednesday before Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee about the massive privacy breach at Facebook.
     
 
 
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Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:43:01 GMT
A total of 1.5 billion international Facebook users will not be protected under GDPR.
TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:38:00 GMT
TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT drew the most complaints for their services, the regulator says.
Ikea's TaskRabbit app back online after data breach
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:46:54 GMT
The odd jobs marketplace has been investigating a "cyber-security incident".
Bitcoin peaks and falls become race tracks
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:37:22 GMT
The rapidly changing value of crypto-currency has been turned into a mobile game.
NHS website defaced by hackers
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:32:31 GMT
The digital vandalism was spotted by a security researcher and has since been fixed.
Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:56:04 GMT
Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook asks permission to expand use of facial recognition technology.
Are AI fairytales the future?
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:03:34 GMT
The first AI fairytale has been written by an algorithm, a company claims - a taste of future story-telling?
Wish.com: Penis advert appeared in video game apps
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:02:50 GMT
US retailer Wish.com is admonished by UK ad watchdog for the third time since November.
Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:01:10 GMT
The Internet Watch Foundation found more than 78,000 website addresses with child abuse images in 2017.
Iceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:20:38 GMT
The man fled from Iceland to Sweden on a passenger plane reportedly also carrying the prime minister.
NHS ransomware attack response criticised
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:53:25 GMT
MPs say it is "alarming" plans to improve cyber-security after the Wannacry attack have not been agreed.
Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:28:44 GMT
TaskRabbit says it is working with law enforcement, and its website is offline.
Russia's Telegram block hits web users
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:44:28 GMT
Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in move to shut down Telegram messaging platform.
School warns over Roblox and Fortnite online games
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:58:19 GMT
Roblox and Fortnite enable players to talk to interact with each other via online chat.
Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:32:50 GMT
Damages could amount to "billions of dollars", the judge says.
T-Mobile fined over false ringtones
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:33:16 GMT
The firm paid $40m (£27m) over claims it employed false ringtones rather than fixing call problems.
'Lazy hackers' turn to automated attack tools
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:23:38 GMT
Sophisticated bots are doing the hard work of breaking down digital defences, suggests study.
Brexit: 'Rife misuse' of data by Leave.EU, MPs told
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:40:35 GMT
Ex-Cambridge Analytica employee tells MPs that UKIP data was received as part of work for Leave.EU.
China's ZTE 'poses risk to UK security'
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:02:49 GMT
Cyber-defence watchdog tells the UK telecoms sector not to use the Chinese firm's equipment.
Singapore uncovers 'high-tech' exam cheating plot
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:46:51 GMT
The students snuck in mobile phones and wore skin-coloured earphones during their exams.
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