Under-16s in EU banned from whatsapp

25 April 2018
Under-16s in EU banned from whatsapp

Popular messaging service Whatsapp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union. Users must currently be at least 13, but the firm is changing the rules ahead...

Critics slam new iMessage-like feature coming to Android phones for not being secure

22 April 2018
Critics slam new iMessage-like feature coming to Android phones for not being secure

A new feature called "Chat" will soon be deployed across every Android phone, as it will be automatically turned on within the default "Messages" app.Chat is not a Google service,...

World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

15 April 2018
World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

An all-electric truck is attached to the first "eRoad" of its kind on Wednesday at Arlanda airport, north of Stockholm.The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars...

You can now test yourself for cancer, but here's why you shouldn't

25 March 2018
You can now test yourself for cancer, but here's why you shouldn't

You sent in the box with a saliva sample a few weeks ago, and tried to put it out of your mind. But you couldn’t. Not completely. That gnawing uneasiness...

Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

22 March 2018
Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy...

Bottled water contains tiny plastic particles: Here’s what that does to your body

17 March 2018
Bottled water contains tiny plastic particles: Here’s what that does to your body

Bottled water drinkers are also sipping on tiny plastic bits. Studies suggest disposable, plastic water bottles can harbor hundreds of tiny bits of plastic, and we're drinking them down with...

What is 5G and who are the major players?

16 March 2018
What is 5G and who are the major players?

U.S. President Donald Trump has blocked microchip maker Broadcom Ltd's $117 billion takeover of rival Qualcomm amid concerns that it would give China the upper hand in the next generation...

The world's first flying car you can buy is now taking orders

11 March 2018
The world's first flying car you can buy is now taking orders

The world's first flying car that you can buy has been unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland. Dutch firm PAL-V revealed its final production model Tuesday and...

Robot carpenter makes custom furniture

02 March 2018
Robot carpenter makes custom furniture

Researchers have repurposed existing robotic technology so it is able to create custom wooden furniture, a move they say will greatly improve safety. The team at the Massachusetts' Institute of...

Airbus, Delta, telecom companies form alliance for in-flight internet

28 February 2018
Airbus, Delta, telecom companies form alliance for in-flight internet

European planemaker Airbus SE and U.S.-based Delta Air Lines Inc have formed an alliance with U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, satellite startup OneWeb backed by Japan's SoftBank, and India's Bharti...

Scientists move toward creating 'sheeple' by introducing human cells into sheep embryos

22 February 2018
Scientists move toward creating 'sheeple' by introducing human cells into sheep embryos

* Scientists say they've come one step closer to growing human organs inside sheep and pigs.* This process could some day make transplanting organs much less risky. * Researchers have...

AI will be 'billions of times' smarter than humans and people must merge with it to survive, claims expert

15 February 2018
AI will be 'billions of times' smarter than humans and people must merge with it to survive, claims expert

* This is according to Ian Pearson, a 'futurist' at Ipswich-based Futurizon* He was speaking on a panel at the World Government Summit in Dubai* Pearson claims humans can protect...

Facebook launches $10 million community leader awards

10 February 2018
Facebook launches $10 million community leader awards

Facebook launched a community leadership program on Friday that will award $10 million in total to more than 100 people who have successfully built groups on the social network as...

How secure is your data when stored in the cloud?

31 January 2018
How secure is your data when stored in the cloud?

As cloud storage becomes more common, data security is an increasing concern. Companies and schools have been increasing their use of services like Google Drive for some time, and lots...

Soros to Google and Facebook: 'Your days are numbered'

28 January 2018
Soros to Google and Facebook: 'Your days are numbered'

Billionaire investor George Soros launched a scathing attack on tech giants at Davos summit on Thursday, calling them monopolies that could be manipulated by authoritarians to subvert democracy. During an...

Chinese scientists clone two monkeys, moving one step closer to cloning humans

26 January 2018
Chinese scientists clone two monkeys, moving one step closer to cloning humans

* Chinese scientists just cloned two monkeys, using the same method that birthed Dolly the sheep in 1996.* Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are the first primates cloned from a...

Reading robots beat humans in Stanford test

24 January 2018
Reading robots beat humans in Stanford test

Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba and Microsoft have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test. "This is the first time that a machine has outperformed humans on...

Doctors are using virtual reality to help perform operations thousands of miles away

21 January 2018
Doctors are using virtual reality to help perform operations thousands of miles away

* Doctors in China performed surgery on a bone fracture on Monday.* The twist? The chief doctor Ye Zhewei was over 2,000 miles away.* Ye was able to annotate a...

Satellite to make movies from space

13 January 2018

A British satellite has gone into orbit on an Indian rocket to acquire full-colour, high-definition video of the surface of the Earth. The demonstrator is expected to pave the way...

Facebook to emphasise friends, not news, in series of changes

12 January 2018
Facebook to emphasise friends, not news, in series of changes

Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centrepiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be...

7 ways to make your old phone feel like new

09 January 2018

Don't want to spend a small fortune to get a new phone? Follow these tips to spruce up your current model's looks and performance. Some industry experts believe we've reached...

Laptop with three days of battery life is coming

08 January 2018

“Always connected personal computers” — or ACPCs — refer to a new breed of Windows laptops with three key features: a battery that can last multiple days; instant-on access when...

Twitter says world leaders like Trump have special status

06 January 2018

Twitter Inc on Friday reiterated its stance that accounts belonging to world leaders have special status on the social media network, pushing back against users who have called on the...

Instagram Stories for WhatsApp launching this year

06 January 2018

Facebook is in the process of bringing Instagram Stories to WhatsApp. The move does not come as a surprise knowing that the latter has joined the Facebook fold in late...

Scientists warn we may be creating a 'digital dark age'

05 January 2018

You may think that those photos on Facebook or all your tweets may last forever, or might even come back to haunt you, depending on what you have out there....

WhatsApp messaging service returns after global outage

01 January 2018

WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed. "WhatsApp users around the world experienced...

Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

29 December 2017

Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down some ageing iPhone models. The company now says it will replace batteries for less and will issue software...

Is this the future of the passport? Digital ID system lets citizens prove their identity using SMARTPHONE

28 December 2017

* The virtual ID app, currently being tested, is connected to the police database* Users need to have their details and picture verified before obtaining one* The new system is...

World's largest amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight in China

25 December 2017

China's domestically developed AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea, the latest step in...

Online, but can't ditch paper? You may be future-proofing yourself

22 December 2017

You're on the web, you're in the cloud. But don't neglect good old-fashioned paper. That's the advice from internet pioneer Vint Cerf, who is afraid that all our digital memories...

Apple has slowed some older iPhones: Here’s why

21 December 2017

Apple Inc has addressed claims from an app company that says the maker of iPhones slows down the performance of older phones. On Monday, the blog Primate Labs, a company...

Facebook is clamping down on posts that ask people for ‘Likes’ or shares

19 December 2017

Facebook has identified a new kind of spam: Engagement baiting. Facebook is cracking down on a new type of clickbait: Posts that ask people to “Like” or share or comment...

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

15 December 2017
Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create. Facebook exploits a "vulnerability in human psychology" to addict its users,...

5 security mistakes you're probably making

04 December 2017

You don’t think about your car until you get a flat. You don’t appreciate your phone until the screen cracks. Cyber-security is something you take for granted, until someone hacks...

WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

01 December 2017

Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world had been unable to access its service for a brief period, but that access for its 1 billion...

Snapchat is rolling out a huge update

01 December 2017

Snapchat is going to sport a very different look. The messaging app's parent company, Snap Inc., detailed Wednesday a massive update that it says will draw a clear line between...

Robot automation will 'take 800 million jobs by 2030' - Report

30 November 2017

Up to 800 million global workers will lose their jobs by 2030 and be replaced by robotic automation, a new report from a consultancy has found. The study of 46...

You can virtually inhabit Toyota’s new humanoid robot

29 November 2017

Toyota has a new, third-generation humanoid robot bears the charming name “T-HR3” and is designed to be a helpful and safe assistant to humans. It also features a so-called “master...

Scientists discover ‘miracle’ mineral that could make internet 1,000-times faster

28 November 2017

The Perovskite mineral could transform the tech industry.A rare mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830′s could hold the key to boosting internet speeds 1,000 times faster than today. The...

Scientists predict earthquakes will double in 2018

26 November 2017

A team of scientists presented a research paper to the Geological Society of America, revealing some ground shaking information. The paper has warned that there could be a big increase...




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