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US prosecutors charge Iranian with Game of Thrones hack

US prosecutors charge Iranian with Game of Thrones hack

US prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into the HBO cable TV network and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including Game of Thrones, then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6m. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 22, 2017  10:37 am
Tesla Roadster might fly

Tesla Roadster might fly

Last week, Tesla unveiled a new sports car that, according to the automaker, can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in 1.9 seconds, making it the quickest accelerating production car ever made. Beyond that, it has a top speed near the all-out fastest road cars in the world. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 21, 2017  9:46 am
Polaroid demands millions in royalty from Fujifilm over ‘white border’ dispute

Polaroid demands millions in royalty from Fujifilm over ‘white border’ dispute

Polaroid is still trying to keep its brand synonymous with the square instant film look. So much so that it’s demanding millions of dollars in royalty payments from Fujifilm, which found continued success with its Instax line after Polaroid exited the instant photography industry in 2008. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 19, 2017  12:31 pm
Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 18, 2017  1:48 pm
Tesla reveals 500-mile range electric semi-truck

Tesla reveals 500-mile range electric semi-truck

Tesla Inc. on Thursday (16), unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that it will start producing in 2019, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the company’s future depends. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 17, 2017  1:52 pm
Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city

Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city

A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix. The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and autonomous logistics hubs. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 15, 2017  10:50 am
Lyft announces its first international expansion

Lyft announces its first international expansion

On Monday (13), the ride-hailing company announced it will begin operating in Toronto, starting in December. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 14, 2017  9:20 am
Humanizing Technology - Art Meets Science

Humanizing Technology - Art Meets Science

Like a slow brewing revolt against the establishment (a trend we are seeing socially and politically around the world), the exponential advances in technology development are beginning to evoke a contra stance. A push-back. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 13, 2017  10:53 am
Harry Potter AR game announced as follow up to Pokémon Go

Harry Potter AR game announced as follow up to Pokémon Go

Niantic Labs had tremendous success with Pokémon Go, which paired their expertise in building location-based augmented reality mobile experiences with a top-flight IP with a ravenous fan base. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 11, 2017  11:08 am
Real-Life Iron Man sets record for fastest time in jet suit

Real-Life Iron Man sets record for fastest time in jet suit

Talk about putting the pedal to the metal: A real-life Iron Man has just set a world record for fastest speed in a jet suit. Richard Browning managed to whiz around a park in the English city of Reading in a jet suit he built himself. His maximum speed during the record-setting flight was 32 mph. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 9, 2017  9:57 am
Fake WhatsApp fools millions of Android users

Fake WhatsApp fools millions of Android users

A fake version of the WhatsApp messenger app was downloaded more than a million times from the Google Play Store before it was removed. The app, “Update WhatsApp Messenger”, appeared to have been developed by the firm behind the real program - WhatsApp Inc. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 7, 2017  10:17 am
Tech Companies Should Help Us Weaponize the Internet against Russia – US Senator

Tech Companies Should Help Us Weaponize the Internet against Russia – US Senator

Google, Facebook and Twitter, three of the country’s most prominent tech companies, all testified before Congress this week that they had unintentionally been part of an alleged Russian operation to spread misinformation and propaganda during the 2016 presidential elections. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 5, 2017  2:33 pm
Sex trafficking bill gets tech firms’ backing

Sex trafficking bill gets tech firms’ backing

The internet’s most powerful companies say they will support new measures that seek to prevent online sex trafficking. The Internet Association, which counts Facebook, Google and Amazon among its members, had at first said the proposed US law could hurt innovation. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 4, 2017  1:04 pm
Trump’s Twitter account briefly ‘deactivated’

Trump’s Twitter account briefly ‘deactivated’

US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday, but has since been restored, the social media company has said. It said that the @realdonaldtrump account was “deactivated” by an employee, later clarifying that it was their last day in the job. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 3, 2017  8:11 am
Facebook, Twitter, Google defend their role in US Presidential election

Facebook, Twitter, Google defend their role in US Presidential election

Executives from Facebook (FB, Tech30), Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) and Google (GOOGL, Tech30) testified before Congress Tuesday in the first of three hearings this week into how foreign nationals used social media to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. MORE...

(0) Comments | November 1, 2017  8:55 am
Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter’s hands-on video goes viral

Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter’s hands-on video goes viral

Apple has reportedly dismissed an engineer after his daughter’s iPhone X hands-on video went viral on YouTube. Brooke Amelia Peterson published a vlog earlier this week, which included a trip to the Apple campus to visit her father and see an unreleased iPhone X. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 31, 2017  11:02 am
Music startup Roli adds Pharrell Williams as Chief Creative Officer

Music startup Roli adds Pharrell Williams as Chief Creative Officer

If you were trying to recruit a celebrity to give your ambitious young music tech company a higher profile, it is hard to imagine a much better choice than Pharrell Williams, best known for his hit song Happy. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 26, 2017  3:06 pm
Facebook translates ‘good morning’ into ‘attack them’, leading to arrest

Facebook translates ‘good morning’ into ‘attack them’, leading to arrest

Facebook has apologised after an error in its machine-translation service saw Israeli police arrest a Palestinian man for posting “good morning” on his social media profile. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 25, 2017  1:57 pm
‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware hits Ukraine and Russia

‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware hits Ukraine and Russia

A new strain of ransomware nicknamed “Bad Rabbit” has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere. The malware has affected systems at three Russian websites, an airport in Ukraine and an underground railway in the capital city, Kiev. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 25, 2017  11:04 am
Google phone hit by ‘burn in’ problems

Google phone hit by ‘burn in’ problems

Google’s new flagship smartphones have been hit by complaints about the quality of the screen. Tech reviewers, who have had the device for about two weeks, noticed “burn in” on the display, while others noted “muddy” discolouration on the screen. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 24, 2017  11:41 am
Players ‘applaud’ Chinese President in Tencent game

Players ‘applaud’ Chinese President in Tencent game

A smartphone game in which players can “applaud” Chinese president Xi Jinping has gone viral. The app, released in the week of the Communist Party Congress, lets users clap for Mr Xi by tapping their phone screen as many times as possible in 19 seconds. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  10:37 am
YouTube’s AI tech flags 83% of extremist videos taken down

YouTube’s AI tech flags 83% of extremist videos taken down

YouTube has revealed that more than 80 per cent of violent and extremist videos taken down in September were flagged up by its new spam-fighting artificial intelligence tools. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  4:21 pm
WhatsApp introduces live location sharing

WhatsApp introduces live location sharing

WhatsApp will start rolling out the option to share “live location,” from Wednesday. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 18, 2017  12:49 pm
North Korean hackers suspected to have stolen millions in Taiwan bank cyberheist

North Korean hackers suspected to have stolen millions in Taiwan bank cyberheist

The proliferate North Korean state-sponsored hacker group Lazarus, believed to be behind numerous high-profile cyberattacks against global financial and government institutions, appears to have focused again on international banks. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 17, 2017  2:26 pm
Twitter CEO says new rules coming to curb harassment

Twitter CEO says new rules coming to curb harassment

In a series of threaded tweets Friday night, founder and CEO Jack Dorsey said the social media platform would announce new rules centered on “unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence.” MORE...

(0) Comments | October 15, 2017  11:17 pm