Whoever leads in artificial intelligence in 2030 will rule the world until 2100

21 January 2020
Whoever leads in artificial intelligence in 2030 will rule the world until 2100

A couple of years ago, Vladimir Putin warned Russians that the country that led in technologies using artificial intelligence will dominate the globe. He was right to be worried. Russia...

Android users should delete these 30 'dangerous' camera apps now, experts warn

21 January 2020
Android users should delete these 30 'dangerous' camera apps now, experts warn

A new report by experts at Cyber News has warned Android users about 30 ‘dangerous’ camera apps that have already been downloaded 1 .4 billion times From Instagram to Snapchat,...

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

17 January 2020
1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history’s...

Lost or stolen Android phone? Here's how to get it back right now

13 January 2020
Lost or stolen Android phone? Here's how to get it back right now

It happens in the blink of an eye. You place your phone down on a counter at the cash register or feel a slight bump as you get off the...

Women suffering repeat miscarriages could be treated with diabetes drug - Study

09 January 2020
Women suffering repeat miscarriages could be treated with diabetes drug - Study

A drug used to treat diabetes could help women who have suffered repeated miscarriages to have a baby. Around one in a hundred couples trying to fall pregnant can suffer...

Scientists develop battery that can keep a smartphone running for 5 days

08 January 2020
Scientists develop battery that can keep a smartphone running for 5 days

Scientists have created what they say is the world's most efficient lithium-sulphur battery, capable of providing power to a smartphone for five continuous days. The Australian developers say the battery,...

6 hidden Google Maps tricks that’ll help you on your next trip

07 January 2020
6 hidden Google Maps tricks that’ll help you on your next trip

Mapping out a long trip, or even your daily commute to avoid traffic, is super stressful -- but it becomes even more frustrating when you can't find a parking spot...

Delete messages feature for WhatsApp groups to roll out soon

06 January 2020
Delete messages feature for WhatsApp groups to roll out soon

The Delete messages feature will be available for group chats and only accessible to administrators Apparently, the feature will work as 'cleaning tool' for group chats WhatsApp constantly keeps updating...

This is why DNA tests can’t tell you your race

31 December 2019
This is why DNA tests can’t tell you your race

Many people turn to companies like 23andMe to learn about ancestry and ethnicity, but the genetic connection is far more complicated than the industry lets on. It’s always a mess...

If you use Twitter on Android, update your app immediately

27 December 2019
If you use Twitter on Android, update your app immediately

If you’ve ever used the Twitter app on an Android device before, you might have received an email over the weekend informing you that “an issue that could have compromised...

Scientists develop security system that can ‘never’ be hacked

23 December 2019
Scientists develop security system that can ‘never’ be hacked

Researchers have developed the world's first 'uncrackable' security system to protect communications against cyber attacks, it has emerged. A team at the University of St Andrews along with international partners...

Smartphones are spies. Here’s whom they report to - Stuart A. Thompson and Charlie Warzel

21 December 2019
Smartphones are spies. Here’s whom they report to - Stuart A. Thompson and Charlie Warzel

Your smartphone is probably sending your precise location to companies right now. Their job is to turn your shopping trip or doctor’s visit into “Big Data” — another term for...

The smartphone changed. Then it changed us - Joanna Stern

19 December 2019
The smartphone changed. Then it changed us - Joanna Stern

Traveling back to the beginning of the decade isn’t only possible, it’s easy. All you need are a few accessories—all available, in a fresh coat of dust, in a basement...

Update WhatsApp before someone crashes your app and wipes all your group chats

18 December 2019
Update WhatsApp before someone crashes your app and wipes all your group chats

It’s important to keep all of your software updated on all of your devices, but sometimes updates are so crucial that they deserve a PSA all their own. That’s the...

WhatsApp now gets call waiting

12 December 2019
WhatsApp now gets call waiting

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has become the latest Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) service provider to support call waiting features even as the company has skipped adding call holding for now. When...

New airplane seat design will make it easier to sleep in economy

11 December 2019
New airplane seat design will make it easier to sleep in economy

Who hasn't struggled to sleep on an airplane economy seat, forced to improvise a makeshift pillow out of a rolled up sweater or scarf? A new seat design comes with...

China moves to ban foreign software and hardware from state offices

10 December 2019
China moves to ban foreign software and hardware from state offices

China has reportedly ordered all foreign PC hardware and operating systems to be replaced in the next three years, intensifying an ongoing tech war. The country has attempted this sort...

Police are testing a Batman-like device that binds a suspect without using force. Here's how it works

09 December 2019
Police are testing a Batman-like device that binds a suspect without using force. Here's how it works

Los Angeles police officers will test a new gun-like device designed to restrain people beginning January, police department leaders informed the city's board of police commissioners last week, according to...

WhatsApp secrets: The one hidden feature every Android and iPhone user should know

03 December 2019
WhatsApp secrets: The one hidden feature every Android and iPhone user should know

Did you know WhatsApp has a menu that lets you see exactly how many text messages, GIFs, stickers and more you’ve sent each and every one of your contacts? Well,...

Why it's time to redesign the old air conditioner

02 December 2019
Why it's time to redesign the old air conditioner

The air conditioner is nearly 100 years old, and yet it hasn't evolved much -- the technology is essentially the same as it was the day it was invented. It...

10 richest, most successful tech geniuses

27 November 2019
10 richest, most successful tech geniuses

Each year, Forbes publishes an updated list ranking the world’s billionaires. Unlike many industries, tech billionaires are mostly self-made. Many of these billionaires came from humble means and, through their...

The brain is the final frontier of our privacy, and AI is about to breach it

24 November 2019
The brain is the final frontier of our privacy, and AI is about to breach it

As most people know at this point, connecting our brains to machines is no longer theoretical science fiction. In fact, it could be transforming how we communicate as a species....

Stop charging your phone like this at the airport, it's not safe

23 November 2019
Stop charging your phone like this at the airport, it's not safe

The LA District Attorney's office recently warned about possible malware at charging stations in airports and train stations this holiday season. Other people could gain access to data on your...

Tesla Cybertruck debuts, and we can't believe our eyes

23 November 2019
Tesla Cybertruck debuts, and we can't believe our eyes

The Tesla pickup truck is here. Elon Musk presented the Tesla Cybertruck tonight in Los Angeles, putting one giant bow on this year’s L.A. Auto Show that’s already seen the...

Energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

21 November 2019
Energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet. Heliogen, a clean energy company that emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, said...

How SMS works - and why you shouldn’t use it anymore

20 November 2019
How SMS works - and why you shouldn’t use it anymore

Did you know that, on average, 6 billion SMS messages are sent every day in the U.S. alone? That’s 180 billion each month and 2.27 trillion each year. Globally, 4.2...

Scientists create toilet that reduces amount of water for flushing by 90 percent

19 November 2019
Scientists create toilet that reduces amount of water for flushing by 90 percent

Researchers in the US say they have created an ultra-slippery toilet coating that could help save vast quantities of water around the world. Scientists at Penn State University say the...

The $9,500 dress that does not exist

15 November 2019
The $9,500 dress that does not exist

Earlier this year Richard Ma, the chief executive of San Francisco-based security company Quantstamp, spent $9,500 (£7,500) on a dress for his wife. That is a lot of money for...

Breakthrough as scientists create a new cowpox-style virus that can kill every type of cancer

14 November 2019
Breakthrough as scientists create a new cowpox-style virus that can kill every type of cancer

Scientists are hoping a new cowpox-style virus could kill every type of cancer Professor Yuman Fong, from the US, is engineering the treatment called CF33 The treatment is being developed...

Scientists invent metal that refuses to sink

11 November 2019
Scientists invent metal that refuses to sink

If you’re trying to build something that won’t sink, making it out of metal seems like a terrible idea. We make boats and ships out of metal because it’s sturdy...

Twitter’s CEO, Dorsey in Lagos, applauds Lagos IT Hub

09 November 2019
Twitter’s CEO, Dorsey in Lagos, applauds Lagos IT Hub

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Mr Jack Dorsey visited popular Information Technology Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) in Yaba, Lagos, yesterday morning, as part of his tour of four African...

Children who use screens excessively have different brain structures, scientists say in 'provocative' study

08 November 2019
Children who use screens excessively have different brain structures, scientists say in 'provocative' study

Devices including TVs, smartphones and tablets could change the brain structures of young children, according to scientists—who fear such technology could affect the development of language and literacy skills. However,...

China kick-starts development of 6G technology less than a week after rolling out 5G network

07 November 2019
China kick-starts development of 6G technology less than a week after rolling out 5G network

China has officially begun the research and development of 6G technology. The news came less than a week after the country rolled out its superfast 5G network. The country's Technology...

Russian startup sells robot clones of real people

07 November 2019
Russian startup sells robot clones of real people

A Russian startup is selling autonomous robots, which buyers can choose to make look like any person on Earth. "Everyone will now be able to order a robot with any...

Facebook has a new all-caps logo

05 November 2019
Facebook has a new all-caps logo

Facebook has changed its corporate logo to a minimalist rendering of the Facebook name, a move the company said is meant to separate the wider corporation -- and its subsidiaries...

The passwords you should never use

05 November 2019
The passwords you should never use

An annual report, now in its eight year, has analysed the worst passwords of 2018 giving us an insight of what people are using, but more to the point what...

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm over phone hacking claims

30 October 2019
WhatsApp sues Israeli firm over phone hacking claims

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO Group, alleging the firm was behind cyber-attacks that infected devices with malicious software. WhatsApp accuses the company of sending malware to...

Passwords have failed to keep out criminals from stealing your identity, money. This is what’ll replace them

30 October 2019
Passwords have failed to keep out criminals from stealing your identity, money. This is what’ll replace them

"Sarah", an actor based in London, had her identity stolen in 2017. "I got home one day and found my post box had been broken into," she says. "I had...

If you have any of these 17 dangerous apps on your phone, delete them right now

27 October 2019
If you have any of these 17 dangerous apps on your phone, delete them right now

Mobile security company Wandera issued a report Thursday afternoon identifying 17 apps in Apple’s App Store infected with clicker Trojan malware, all of which are tied to the same India-based...

How a social network could save democracy from deadlock

26 October 2019
How a social network could save democracy from deadlock

There is one thing that practically everyone can agree on: politics has become bitterly divided. Whether it is the daily Brexit face-offs, the endless scandals on Capitol Hill or the...