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Snapchat is fighting Instagram for celebrity users

Snapchat is fighting Instagram for celebrity users

Snapchat is finally sharing analytics with its most high-profile users as it steps up efforts to compete with Instagram. MORE...

(0) Comments | February 17, 2018  8:27 am
What happened to the Tesla that Elon Musk shot into space?

What happened to the Tesla that Elon Musk shot into space?

There were plenty of spectacular moments during the maiden launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday (6). But perhaps the most dramatic scene occurred about four minutes after liftoff: The second stage of the rocket, headed deeper into space, discarded the white nose cone at its tip. MORE...

(0) Comments | February 10, 2018  10:16 am
A step-by-step guide to backing up your iPhone

A step-by-step guide to backing up your iPhone

A lot of people learn the hard way how important it is to back up your iPhone. Whether you’ve lost your device, drowned it in the toilet or realized you’re missing precious photos and messages after installing an iOS update, it’s good to get into the habit of backing up often. MORE...

(0) Comments | February 5, 2018  10:03 am
Amazon reveals mini rainforest work space spheres

Amazon reveals mini rainforest work space spheres

After seven years of planning and construction, Amazon’s mini rainforest spheres are finally opening in Seattle. “The Spheres,” as they’re known, hold 40,000 plants from 30 different countries around the world. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 30, 2018  12:37 pm
Cryptocurrency hack victims to get refund

Cryptocurrency hack victims to get refund

One of Japan’s largest digital currency exchanges has said it will refund most of the $534m (£380m) worth of virtual assets lost in a hacking attack. Coincheck has promised to use its own funds to reimburse more than 46bn yen ($423m) to customers who lost their NEM cryptocurrency coins on Friday. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 29, 2018  10:07 am
Xiaomi outpaces Samsung to become top smartphone seller in India

Xiaomi outpaces Samsung to become top smartphone seller in India

Samsung Electronics has lost its crown as the top smartphone seller in India for the first time in six years, as it was outsold by China’s Xiaomi in the final quarter of 2017, data from two tech research firms shows. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 25, 2018  1:05 pm
 Facebook to use surveys to boost ‘trustworthy’ news

Facebook to use surveys to boost ‘trustworthy’ news

Facebook has announced it will prioritise news sources deemed to be more trustworthy on its News Feed. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 20, 2018  11:38 am
Uber to introduce limit on drivers’ hours

Uber to introduce limit on drivers’ hours

Uber is introducing a new policy on drivers’ hours across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers and passengers. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 17, 2018  10:54 am
The first Lightning-based wireless Qi charger is here

The first Lightning-based wireless Qi charger is here

LXORY isn’t exactly a major company in the wireless charging business, but they’ve managed to become the first to release a wireless charger with an input for Apple’s Lightning cables, via 9to5Mac. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 15, 2018  1:14 pm
Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 14, 2018  11:57 am
Amazon Alexa v Google Assistant fight gets fierce

Amazon Alexa v Google Assistant fight gets fierce

If victory belongs to whoever’s virtual assistant can interact with the most unlikely range of household appliances, then Amazon has already won. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 10, 2018  11:54 am
Apple admits that all Mac and iOS devices are affected by chip flaws

Apple admits that all Mac and iOS devices are affected by chip flaws

Apple users haven’t been spared in the great computer chip debacle. The U.S. tech giant has confirmed that all its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two recently disclosed processor flaws called Spectre and Meltdown. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 8, 2018  9:51 am
Could Snap’s new rebuild break the company?

Could Snap’s new rebuild break the company?

This fall, employees on Snap’s product team received a surprising message from CEO Evan Spiegel: stop what you’re working on, they were told. Plans have changed. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 6, 2018  12:43 pm
Why Twitter won’t block Trump despite his nuclear threats

Why Twitter won’t block Trump despite his nuclear threats

Twitter is facing renewed calls to take action against President Trump’s account after he used it to threaten nuclear war. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 4, 2018  11:18 am
An LTE version of Nokia’s 3310 may be coming

An LTE version of Nokia’s 3310 may be coming

Back when it launched earlier this year, the Nokia 3310 only worked on 2G networks. Then in September, a new version was released that supported 3G networks, allowing it to work in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 31, 2017  12:04 pm
Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

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 in 2018 so customers can monitor their phone’s battery health. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 29, 2017  11:58 am
Obama warns against ‘irresponsible’ social media use

Obama warns against ‘irresponsible’ social media use

Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January. He warned that such actions were distorting people’s understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 27, 2017  4:20 pm
iPhone X users can’t use Face ID to approve family purchases

iPhone X users can’t use Face ID to approve family purchases

iPhone X owners have discovered that they can’t use Face ID to approve family purchases, pointing out on Apple’s forums that they can’t figure out how to activate the facial recognition feature to requests, and have to enter their password manually. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 26, 2017  1:19 pm
Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

Two class action lawsuits have been launched against Apple in the US following the tech giant’s admission that it slows down older models of the iPhone as they age. Apple has said that it did this to “prolong the life” of the devices and maximise diminishing battery power. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 23, 2017  10:46 am
The hacks that left us exposed in 2017

The hacks that left us exposed in 2017

Bombshell hacks were revealed one after another in 2017, from an Equifax breach that compromised almost half the country to global ransom campaigns that cost companies millions of dollars. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 22, 2017  11:09 am
Facebook to demote posts fishing for Likes

Facebook to demote posts fishing for Likes

On Monday (18), the social network said it would start demoting posts that exploit its algorithm, which prioritizes updates with high engagement. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 19, 2017  4:19 pm
US regulators rollback net neutrality rules

US regulators rollback net neutrality rules

US regulators today voted to rollback “net neutrality” rules that require internet providers to treat all traffic equally. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 18, 2017  4:11 pm
Trump’s FCC votes to repeal net neutrality

Trump’s FCC votes to repeal net neutrality

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve a controversial plan to repeal Obama-era net neutrality protections. The repeal passed 3-2, along a party-line vote. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 15, 2017  11:10 am
Google is opening a new AI research centre in Beijing

Google is opening a new AI research centre in Beijing

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country’s local talent, even as the US search firm’s products remain blocked in the country. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  3:07 pm
Secret message apps on the rise at work

Secret message apps on the rise at work

The texts are long gone. That is becoming a more common reality in workplaces. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  12:59 pm