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US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  3:43 pm

Australia slumps to 51st in internet speed rankings - behind Sri Lanka and KENYA

Australia slumps to 51st in internet speed rankings - behind Sri Lanka and KENYA

Australia’s internet speed has ranked as the 51st slowest out of 108 countries around the world, lagging behind underdeveloped nations such as Kenya and Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 16, 2017  10:33 am

Gmail for Android now lets you send people money right in the app

Gmail for Android now lets you send people money right in the app

It’s unlikely to put a dent or even a slight ding in the popularity of Venmo, but today Google is making it easier to send cash using its Gmail app for Android. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 15, 2017  2:35 pm

Jaguar ad encouraged unsafe driving - watchdog

Jaguar ad encouraged unsafe driving - watchdog

An advertorial article published in the Guardian about a new Jaguar car has been rebuked by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 9, 2017  1:12 pm

Wikileaks: CIA has tools to snoop via TVs

Wikileaks: CIA has tools to snoop via TVs

Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA.

(0)Comments | March 8, 2017  11:33 am

IBM’s online quantum machine gets faster

IBM’s online quantum machine gets faster

IBM has made its quantum computing system commercially available to businesses and beefed up an existing system used by the research community. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 7, 2017  4:49 pm

Facebook to trial ‘dislike’ button for first time in Messenger app overhaul

Facebook to trial ‘dislike’ button for first time in Messenger app overhaul

Facebook is trialling a “dislike” button for the first time, in response to high demand from users. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 6, 2017  5:01 pm

Gmail now accepts attachments up to 50 MB in size

Gmail now accepts attachments up to 50 MB in size

Even though Gmail has maintained a size cap of 25MB on emails and attachments that can be received through its service for a long time, Google has announced that it is now expanding this limit to 50MB. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 2, 2017  12:11 pm

Facebook artificial intelligence spots suicidal users

Facebook artificial intelligence spots suicidal users

Facebook has begun using artificial intelligence to identify members that may be at risk of killing themselves. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 2, 2017  10:19 am

Amazon data centre fault knocks websites offline temporarily

Amazon data centre fault knocks websites offline temporarily

Several high-profile websites and services were knocked offline by a failure at one of Amazon’s major US data centres. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2017  9:03 am

SpaceX to fly tourists around the moon

SpaceX to fly tourists around the moon

US private rocket company SpaceX has announced that two private citizens have paid to be sent around the Moon. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 28, 2017  7:50 am

LG launches G6 smartphone to make up for G5 flop

LG launches G6 smartphone to make up for G5 flop

LG unveiled the LG G6 smartphone on Sunday, a flagship device the struggling electronics giant hopes can put it back into a position where it can challenge the likes of Apple and fierce rival Samsung. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 27, 2017  3:31 pm

Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’

Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’

The Project Loon team, part of the company’s X research lab, said it was now able to use machine learning to predict weather systems. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 17, 2017  3:11 pm

Apple’s iPhone 8 could get curved OLED screens

Apple’s iPhone 8 could get curved OLED screens

There have been rumors (and also this) about Apple‘s iPhone 8 getting curved OLED displays to replace the LCD panels of iPhones past. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 14, 2017  5:38 pm

Oculus ordered to pay $500 million in ZeniMax lawsuit

Oculus ordered to pay $500 million in ZeniMax lawsuit

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus just became a half billion more expensive. A jury in Dallas, Texas has awarded ZeniMax Media $500 million after finding that Palmer Luckey (and by extension Oculus VR) violated the terms of a non-disclosure agreement. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 2, 2017  5:26 pm

Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

Over 2,000 Google employees rallied against President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans immigration from seven majority Muslim countries today. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2017  1:49 pm

Astounding metallic hydrogen discovery ‘a Holy Grail moment’

Astounding metallic hydrogen discovery ‘a Holy Grail moment’

What was once theory is now reality after a pair of scientists, 80 years after it was first suggested, successfully turned hydrogen into metal. For fuels, superconductors and more materials, this is a turning point. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 27, 2017  3:14 pm

Microsoft victory in overseas email seizure case is upheld

Microsoft victory in overseas email seizure case is upheld

An equally divided federal appeals court refused to reconsider its landmark decision forbidding the U.S. government from forcing Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 25, 2017  3:48 pm

Red Hat brings the ‘Power’ of open source to Sri Lanka

Red Hat brings the ‘Power’ of open source to Sri Lanka

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, hosted a half-day technology event in Colombo at Hotel Cinnamon Lakeside on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  4:13 pm

Zuckerberg due in court over VR ‘heist’

Zuckerberg due in court over VR ‘heist’

Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas court on Tuesday to defend his company over claims it stole virtual reality technology. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2017  4:20 pm

Google’s Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Google’s Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Today’s digital devices and tools offer amazing opportunities for kids to imagine, invent and explore with technology—and perhaps most important of all, have fun! MORE..

(0)Comments | January 13, 2017  4:38 pm

‘Pokémon Go’ was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016

‘Pokémon Go’ was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016

“Pokémon Go” and “Super Mario Go,” Nintendo’s first experiments with bringing its characters to Apple devices, both ended up in the top 10 iOS apps downloaded worldwide in 2016, Apple announced on Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 6, 2017  11:21 am

Crytek to receive $500m investment from Turkish gov

Crytek to receive $500m investment from Turkish gov

Crytek have had a turbulent year, but with the news that Turkish government will be investing a massive $500 million into the German developer, something Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced on December 24, without naming Crytek. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 27, 2016  12:09 pm

OurMine hacks Netflix, Marvel Twitter accounts

OurMine hacks Netflix, Marvel Twitter accounts

OurMine is up to its old tricks again, with an attack on Netflix’s official U.S. Twitter account. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2016  1:36 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains meeting with Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains meeting with Trump

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook was one of a batch of top tech executives who met with president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2016  11:45 am