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  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by TentativePrince
    +3 +1

    More research suggests that Twitter’s fake news “strategy” is either ineffective or nonexistent

    Enough with the “whack-a-mole” claims that as soon as you ban one fake news site, another one pops up: A report released by Knight on Thursday finds that most of the accounts spreading fake news on Twitter during the election are still active today — and that “these top fake and conspiracy news outlets on Twitter are largely stable,” because Twitter has not banned them.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by baron778
    +20 +1

    24 Arrested For Duping Microsoft Customers From Fake Call Centres: Police

    Twenty-four people were arrested for allegedly duping customers of Microsoft by impersonating as the company's tech support experts, police said Friday. Based on a complaint filed by a representative of Microsoft India, Nripendra Kashyap, a case was registered in the Cyber Crime Cell, they said. In his complaint, Mr Kashyap alleged that numerous illegal Delhi-based call centres...

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by rexall
    +16 +1

    Huawei supplants Apple as the second largest smartphone seller

    While Huawei was already a smartphone giant, analyst numbers released today show that in the last quarter it pumped out more smartphones than any company in the world other than Samsung. IDC and Strategy Analytics found that smartphone sales slowed overall, a trend that hit Samsung the hardest of the big companies with its numbers dropping off by more than 10 percent from last year. In its earnings report yesterday...

  • Review
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +6 +1

    The New Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Helps You Get More Done from Wherever You Are

    Samsung Electronics today announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, a new 2-in-1 Android tablet designed for people who want to do more on the go—from home to the office and everywhere in between. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 delivers an experience that helps you work smarter by keeping you operating at the highest levels. Paired with a polished modern design, an immersive display...

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by doodlegirl
    +17 +1

    The 8-year-olds hacking our voting machines

    It’s been a rather grim week in the social-media-and-democracy cinematic universe, so let’s end on a positive note … that starts on a grim note! “Voting systems in the United States are so woefully hackable, even an 8-year-old could do it.” So begins Issie Lapowsky’s look at a competition to be hosted next week at Def Con, the venerable hacking conference in Las Vegas. The competition in question is being hosted by the Democratic National Committee, who you might remember from such previous hacks as the 2016 presidential election.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by aj0690
    +21 +1

    Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

    Walmart’s ongoing battle with Amazon for the retail crown is expanding well beyond retail, and it’s forcing one of the largest companies in the world to reexamine its DNA. In the last six months alone, Walmart has partnered with scores of tech firms to better compete with Amazon and make progress in markets that may become pivotal years down the line. It’s also begun rethinking how it views itself: a traditional big-box retail giant that now hopes it can be nimble enough to compete with one of technology’s most powerful players.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by mariogi
    +11 +1

    Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: which one should you pick?

    Until just last month OnePlus was in a category of its own with no competition nearby. OnePlus’s approach till now has been to cater specs hungry audience by using the latest & greatest hardware coupled with good design and a functional software at upper mid-range prices. Now this approach is being implemented by other players as well and things have changed just in a span of a month.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by yuriburi
    +13 +1

    Consumers are far more excited about new iPhones than Samsung’s latest flagship, survey shows

    Earlier this week, Samsung officially unveiled its new Galaxy Note 9 flagship, but now a survey from PC Mag indicates that consumers are far more excited about what Apple has in store for the iPhone this year… According to the survey, which asked 1,555 consumers what smartphone release they are most looking forward to, the “iPhone 9/iPhone 11/iPhone XI/iPhone SE 2” came in at the top.

  • Expression
    2 months ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +19 +1

    The Pixel 3 XL may be the first phone from Google I don't want

    People who know me also know that I'm a fan of Android the way Google builds it on its own phones. Anyone can build Android and is free to add or take away whatever parts they like, but the small additions that Google adds make Android something unique and awesome. But later this year, I may not want to use a phone from Google.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +14 +1

    Vimeo just decided to remove content from InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

    Vimeo has removed Alex Jones’ InfoWars from its platform for violating the company’s Terms of Service standards, a Vimeo spokesperson told Business Insider on Sunday. The videos, posted on Thursday and Friday “violated our Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content,” the spokesperson said, adding that Vimeo had notified the account owner and issued a refund, as “we do not want to profit from content of this nature in any way.”

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by jedlicka
    +3 +1

    Chromebooks may get Apple Boot Camp-like Windows 10 dual boot with "Campfire"

    Everything we know about Campfire, Google’s secretive project to get Windows 10 running on Chromebooks. Since first reporting on Windows 10 capabilities on the Google Pixelbook, we’ve been closely tracking development to understand what’s going on behind Google’s doors. We’ve since found evidence that “Campfire” may be the Chromebook equivalent of Apple’s Boot Camp.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +13 +1

    Kuo: Apple to Launch Apple Car in 2023 to 2025

    Apple will earn its two trillion dollar market cap through its services business, an augmented reality headset, and an Apple Car, according to reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who now works for TF International Securities and today sent out a new note for investors outlining products that he expects to see in Apple's future.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ticktack
    +8 +1

    MoviePass just lost $132 a share and it's trading at 5¢

    Losses are mounting and cash is running short at MoviePass. Helios and Matheson (HMNY), the owner of the subscription movie service, posted a $126.6 million loss in the second quarter, dwarfing its $2.7 million loss in the year ago period. It lost $132.47 a share. The company's latest government filing also presented a picture of just how rapidly Helios and Matheson is spending money on the service.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Pfennig88
    +13 +1

    Electric flight is coming, but the batteries aren’t ready

    The idea of electric-powered flight has been around for decades, but only recently has it begun to take off.

  • Review
    2 months ago
    by dianep
    +2 +1

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: more, more, more

    Samsung’s Galaxy Note phones have always been about more. More screen, more battery, more specs, more power, more features; if you want more of something, the Note is the phone to get. It’s a phone designed and built for the power user who won’t settle for anything less. The new Note 9 gives the most more of any Note phone. It has the biggest screen, the fastest processor, the biggest battery, the largest storage, and the most features.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by sauce
    +20 +1

    Google CEO misleading staff on China censorship search engine

    Google CEO misleading staff on China censorship search engine: Google withdrew from 8 years back to protest the country’s censorship and online hacking. Now, again the internet giant is working on a censored search engine for China. The only motive for creating this censored search engine is that it will filter the websites and search terms that are blacklisted by the Chinese government – according to two people with knowledge of the plans.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by larylin
    +16 +1

    Airbnb Airlines – What You Need To Know

    Airbnb offers home sharing, boutique hotels, experiences, and dining reservations and all the way back in 2016 it briefly mentioned the idea of launching flights to become a huge travel super brand. There is however huge costs in launching a traditional airline, and costs could range from anywhere from millions of dollars to billions depending on the fleet, the way the airline employs people and their routes.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Chubros
    +16 +1

    Google, Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require a college degree

    The economy continues to be a friendly place for job seekers today, and not just for the ultra-educated — economists are predicting ever-improving prospects for workers without a degree as well. Recently, job-search site Glassdoor compiled a list of 15 top employers that have said they no longer require applicants to have a college degree. Companies like Google, Apple, IBM and EY are all in this group.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zyery
    +2 +1

    Nokia 6.1 Plus preview: The start of something great

    The Nokia 6 series holds special value for HMD Global. The Nokia 6 was the first Android device to feature Nokia branding, and it was one of the manufacturer's best-selling devices last year. The phone wasn't without its faults, however, as the Snapdragon 430 was underwhelming in day-to-day usage.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by canuck
    +16 +1

    Microsoft claims new evidence Russia tried to hack U.S. politics

    Microsoft said Tuesday that it executed a court order to shut down six websites created by a group tied to Russian intelligence that sought to spoof conservative U.S. institutions, the U.S. Senate and Microsoft itself. The fake sites were intended to trick users into thinking they were clicking on sites run by the Hudson Institute, a conservative Washington think tank, and the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit pro-democracy group whose board includes numerous prominent Republican figures, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former Republican National Committee Chairman Frank Fahrenkopf.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +1

    In less than a year, the $1,000 phone has become entirely normal

    When you’re paying close attention to the maelstrom of tech industry activity, the pace of change can seem logical, methodical, occasionally even a little slow. But look away for even the briefest period of time, and you’ll be shocked by how quickly and radically things have changed when you check back in. The $1,000 price threshold for smartphones is a good example.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by distant
    +12 +1

    EU is set to clear Apple's bid for Shazam, sources say — a win for Apple Music and Siri

    Apple is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The deal, announced in December last year, would help the iPhone maker better compete with Spotify, the industry leader in music streaming services. Shazam identifies songs when a smartphone is pointed at an audio source.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by everlost
    +12 +1

    Running Windows 95 in an “app” is a dumb stunt that makes a good point

    A silly new app has been doing the rounds this week: Windows 95 as a standalone application. Running on Windows, macOS, and Linux, the Windows 95 "app" combines Electron (a framework for building desktop applications using JavaScript and other Web technology) with an existing x86 emulator written in JavaScript. The emulator can run a bunch of operating systems: for the app, it's preloaded with Windows 95.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by hedman
    +21 +1

    Naked Labs' 3-D Body Scanner Shows You the Naked Truth

    A ate a big breakfast. So if my scans are off, don’t sweat it, I tell myself. And this was immediately following a long, unhealthy weekend (a friend’s wedding). All of the excuses of the first world were available to me as I walked up the stairs in The Assembly, a women’s club in San Francisco, one that looks like it was once a place of worship but now hosts accomplished-looking laptop-clackers and has bottles of sweet-smelling face mist in the bathroom. This is where I would get my body shape and fat percentage measured by a company that has named itself Naked.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by sauce
    +12 +1

    Apple Is Clearly Working on AR Glasses

    Apple has bought Akonia Holographics, a Colorado-based startup dedicated to the manufacturing of displays for augmented reality glasses. In addition to other recent purchases, this is an extremely strong indicator that the Cupertino company is actively working on AR glasses. According to Akonia’s web site, its more than 200 patents result in a technology that can create “thin, transparent smart glass lenses that display vibrant, full-color, wide field-of-view images.” Just the kind of qualities that would be touted by Phil Schiller at a special AR glasses event.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by Petrox
    +10 +1

    Stop treating tech jerks like gods

    Could we stop worshipping rich men who are jerks? On Tuesday Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, took to Twitter once again with bizarre comments, saying how “strange” it is that the cave diver who rescued the Thai boys didn’t sue him after he called him a pedophile. The notion that the diver might not want to get into a legal battle with a mean-tempered billionaire seemingly hadn’t occurred to him. (Though the diver’s lawyer is now reportedly preparing a libel suit.)

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by messi
    +10 +1

    Does AI matter in the camera? LG V30S vs Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel 2

    AI-assisted cameras are one of this year’s hottest buzzwords. The plan is to help us take better-looking pictures, insinuating machines are better photographers than you and I. You’ll find the technology packed into high profile releases like the Huawei P20 Pro, LG G7 ThinQ, and Google Pixel 2, and more. It comes in some different forms though. Huawei and LG use scene detection algorithms to adjust their color profiles and post-processing accordingly.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +13 +1

    Hands on: SliceCharge is the latest to imitate Apple's AirPower

    SliceCharge is a super-thin Qi charging pad that can charge up to three devices at once including two iPhones and an Apple Watch. AppleInsider tested it out for a week leading up to the expected launch of Apple's AirPower.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by takai
    +22 +1

    ​Linus Torvalds talks frankly about Intel security bugs

    At The Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver, Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, and Dirk Hohndel, VMware VP and chief open source officer, had a wide-ranging conversation about Linux security, open-source developer, and quantum computing.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by socialiguana
    +19 +1

    ZeroPhone Is "Coming Soon": A Raspberry Pi-Based, Linux-Powered Phone For Just $50

    With data security and privacy becoming an alarming issue while dealing with the data-hungry companies, ZeroPhone seems like a sigh of relief. ZeroPhone is a Raspberry Pi-based, open-source, Linux-powered handset that has been launched as a project on Crowd Supply; we’ve already told you about the phone in the past. The device promises no carrier locks, no pre-loaded apps and good riddance from harvesting of data without users’ knowledge.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by hxxp
    +18 +1

    Elon Musk is known for sending emails that simply say 'WTF' — and an insider says they cause 'huge scrambles' at Tesla

    The emails say "WTF."

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by ppp
    +16 +1

    Instead of a smart lock, Locky makes your key smart

    It isn’t always practical or possible to replace a component of your home with smart tech, so plenty of companies are trying to find ways to add smart features to your life by augmenting what you already have. The latest is focused on your key: it’s called Locky, and instead of adding a smart lock to your home, it adds smart features to your regular metal key. The gadget is basically a housing for your key. Using Bluetooth and some sensors, it’s able to tell when you use it to lock and unlock a door or forget the key entirely and walk away.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by junglman
    +22 +1

    EU approves Apple’s acquisition of music recognition service Shazam

    The EU has approved Apple’s acquisition of Shazam (via Reuters), the music recognition and discovery service. Apple announced it was buying the company in December, but had to wait on EU approval which launched an anticompetitive investigation to decide whether Apple’s purchase would lock out competition and unfairly elevate Apple Music.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +12 +1

    Android Pie adds support for the Sony PlayStation 4's DualShock 4

    A much-requested feature has finally been added to Android Pie: controller mapping for the Sony PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4. The PlayStation 4 is the most popular current-generation game console on the market, so it’s no surprise there’s a lot of people out there with DualShock 4 controllers who want to use them to play mobile games on Android. The problem with using your PlayStation 4 controller on Android is that the key mapping may not be available on your device.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by funhonestdude
    +14 +1

    Huawei was caught cheating on phone benchmarks

    You'd think smartphone manufacturers would have learned their lesson after being caught cheating multiple times, but that's apparently not the case. UL Benchmarks (aka the Futuremark team) has delisted Huawei's P20 Pro, P20, Nova 3 and Honor Play from 3DMark's charts after internal testing and an AnandTech exposé showed the devices ramping up performance whenever they detected the public versions of benchmarking apps.