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Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is

This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a user’s location even when the user disabled Location Services in their phone’s settings, in conflict with Apple’s privacy policy and the express wishes of the user. Apple told Krebs it was “expected behavior” and that there…

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Promises Big Improvements in Cameras, Gaming, and More

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Most of the popular Android smartphones in the world use Qualcomm chips, and the best among them always have the latest and greatest 800-series system-on-a-chip (SoC). Qualcomm has finally released specs and features for its upcoming flagship 865 ARM chip,…

Huge leak might’ve revealed Samsung’s price for the Galaxy Fold 2

Samsung has had a tough year when it comes to marketing and selling foldable phones. That’s not because the technology isn’t interesting to consumers, but because the first phone Samsung ever made turned out to be a lot easier to damage than we’d have liked. The Galaxy Fold required several fixes that would prevent screen…

8 tech gadgets that work offline

New York (CNN)It's been a brutal year for data breaches and tech gadget hacks. Technology has unquestionably made life easier in many ways, butbeing connected to the internet opens up a whole host of concerns. Let's recall thehacker from December 2018 who sp…

Technology

Just In Time For Christmas: Apple Macintosh Prototype For Sale

We do love a bit of retrotechnology around our workspace. But we have to admit, we really want to find this prototype Apple Mac under the tree this year. There’s only one problem. There’s only one for sale and only two like it known to exist, for that matter. The auction house thinks it will…
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Impressive $45 BeagleBone Linux PC Goes On Sale,...

The market for cheap single-board computers is becoming...

A New Chinese Supercomputer Goes Into Beta: (Tianhe...

In April 2014, the Tianhe 2 supercomputer began...

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Here is what’s next after Windows 10 version 1909

Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1909 in November 2019; the new major version of Windows 10 was just a minor update that did not introduce many new features or changes to the system. Windows 10 devices that run older versions of the operating system can be upgraded to the new version. While there are some…

Our Favorite Cheap 4K TV Looks Even Better With Quantum Dot Technology

“Quantum dot” technology sounds like a fake invention, something made up by a well-meaning marketing team. Well, it is, and it isn’t. Although different companies have different brand names for their own recipes, quantum dot displays are a real innovation that allows TVs to show off a wider range of colors, and they’ve become one…

Just In Time For Christmas: Apple Macintosh Prototype For Sale

We do love a bit of retrotechnology around our workspace. But we have to admit, we really want to find this prototype Apple Mac under the tree this year. There’s only one problem. There’s only one for sale and only two like it known to exist, for that matter. The auction house thinks it will…

Steam removes hundreds of games after publishers abuse Steamworks

Russian publisher Dagestan Technology among those affected, although Valve has yet to offer further explanationValve appears to have had a significant purge of its Steam marketplace, with hundreds of games removed in the last 24 hours.The removals were first noticed when more than 980 games and soundtracks were added to Steam Tools' list of banned…

Chevrolet Corvette C8’s ZR1 Variant Will Be a 900-HP Hybrid With AWD: Report

GM is said to be dipping into hypercar technology to craft the top-shelf mid-engined ‘Vette. ChevroletThe 755-horsepower Chevy Corvette C7 ZR1 pretty much represented the apex of what an unassisted V-8 could do and was always going to be a hard act to follow. For its upcoming mid-engined C8 version, Chevy is said to introduce an electrified…

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Coming Soon: Free As In Freedom Skype Replacement; tox.chat

Sick of hearing about how the government is encroaching on your private data? I'm sure you're beginning to learn...

Art/Digital Photography Album “Treebeard” From Cal Redback

This collection of ‘treebeards’ sees the union of the human face and plant life, with half or parts of...

Here is what’s next after Windows 10 version 1909

Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1909 in November 2019; the new major version of Windows 10 was just a minor update that did not introduce many new features or changes to the system. Windows 10 devices that run older versions of the operating system can be upgraded to the new version. While there are some…

An update on next-gen: PlayStation 5 launches holiday 2020

Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring. Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for holiday 2020.These updates…

FDA Approves First 3D Printed Drug: Levetiracetam

In a first, the Food and Drug Administration has given approval to a drug that is produced on a...

Culture

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“Immediate credibility”: Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry

Google’s acquisition of wearable pioneer Fitbit may be a bold plunge into health and fitness technology. But it’s also just the latest step in the internet giant’s often-halting effort to become a force in consumer hardware. Once a pure software company known for its search engine, apps such as Gmail and its Android software for…

New Leaked Documents Show Hacking Drones Being Build By Boeing To Infect Targets Via Wi-Fi

Hacked messages between the Italian "Hacking Team" and Boeing subsidiary Insitu revealed that drones carrying malware to infect targeted computers via Wi-Fi by flying over their...

Compact Swytch Kit converts any bike to an e-bike for sustainable transport

Swytch switched. Following up on its successful 2017 crowd-funded e-bike conversion kit launch, London-based Swytch Technology is at it again. In designing a new model that is 50% lighter and 70% smaller than the original, CTO Dmitro Khroma says the team has created the “smallest and lightest e-Bike system that is possible with today’s technology.”…
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IBM’s Watson: The Debater

“Can a computer with access to large bodies of information like Wikipedia extract relevant information, digest and reason on that information and understand the...

Arsenal Sign Mesut Ozil

Ozil, 24, joins Arsenal from Real Madrid where he made a total of 159 appearances in three years. During that time he won both...

A Glance At The Inside of North Korea

Here's the latest from amateur photographer Cyrus Patrick, who took a trip with the National Geographic foundation across the border before tensions got high....

The Ultimate In Collecting Digital Art Online: A Look Into Neon Mob.

NeonMob is a platform and community for discovering and collecting awesome, original, limited-edition, digital art. For those who grew up collecting comic books, cards,...

John Carmack stepping down as CTO of Oculus to work on AI

John Carmack, the chief technology officer of Facebook’s VR subsidiary Oculus, is stepping down this week. Carmack posted the news on Facebook today, saying he plans to focus his time instead on artificial general intelligence. He will remain in a “consulting CTO” position at Oculus, where he will “still have a voice” in the development…

Big Names, Vimeo, Redbox Instant and Plex Lead Charge To Offer Chromecast Support

It's been less than a week and already there's a frenzy of companies gearing up for Chromecast; Google's new take on digitalizing video streaming. It...

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Surface Pro X represents a major design evolution, runs custom mobile CPU

In addition to updates to the refreshed Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3, Microsoft introduced a new entry to its Surface lineup: Surface Pro X. Whereas the Surface Pro 7 kept things safe with a familiar design, the Surface X represents a major overhaul with a forward-looking design and features. In a glimpse at…

Inspirational Typography From The Hands Of Sean Wes

Introducing Sean Wes, a typographer who's quite inspiring.           All images © Sean McCabe. For more information, check out his TV Video Series.

Meet Gentry Underwood: The Man Who Sold His App, “Mailbox”, to Dropbox for $100 million.

Boy, are we jealous. While many dream of designing an app that will sell for millions, one man had this dream fulfilled when his...

Use Bitcoin To Make A Backup Of Your Genome…

Genecoin samples your DNA, turns it into data, and stores it in the world’s most powerful supercomputer: the Bitcoin network. The company is still...

File Sharing to Hack A Dictatorship: By Sending Subverse Bundles of Counter-Propaganda Via Helium Balloons.

How do you get human rights messages to ordinary North Koreans when TV, radio, the internet and press are state-controlled? By using helium balloons...

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Propelled By Raspberry Pi, This Remote Controlled Drone Can Survey The Sea

Flying personal drones have conquered the air, now Ziphius, an aquatic drone, has its sensors set on the seas. Developed by Azorean Aquatic Technologies,...

Just In Time For Christmas: Apple Macintosh Prototype For Sale

We do love a bit of retrotechnology around our workspace. But we have to admit, we really want to find this prototype Apple Mac under the tree this year. There’s only one problem. There’s only one for sale and only two like it known to exist, for that matter. The auction house thinks it will…

10 Beautiful Airbnb Places In Europe To Visit In 2016 (under $200)

With the end of 2015 coming up, we're starting to look at some hot spots for the following year, with that in consideration we...

IBM’s Watson: The Debater

“Can a computer with access to large bodies of information like Wikipedia extract relevant information, digest and reason on that information and understand the...

Beautiful British Studio Design for Hong Kong Polytechnic University

This asymmetric, wavy monolith is the first building in Hong Kong from architect Zaha Hadid’s British studio. The Jockey Club Innovation Tower will house...

Compact Swytch Kit converts any bike to an e-bike for sustainable transport

Swytch switched. Following up on its successful 2017 crowd-funded e-bike conversion kit launch, London-based Swytch Technology is at it again. In designing a new model that is 50% lighter and 70% smaller than the original, CTO Dmitro Khroma says the team has created the “smallest and lightest e-Bike system that is possible with today’s technology.”…
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Small rocket launch startup Firefly teams up with Aerojet Rocketdyne

In a perfect example of a small, new space startup teaming up with a legacy industry heavyweight with plenty of experience, Firefly is teaming up with Aerojet Rocketdyne. Firefly Aerospace was founded in 2013, and has raised $21.6 million so far to bring its …

Compact Swytch Kit converts any bike to an e-bike for sustainable transport

Swytch switched. Following up on its successful 2017 crowd-funded e-bike conversion kit launch, London-based Swytch Technology is at it again. In designing a new model that is 50% lighter and 70% smaller than the original, CTO Dmitro Khroma says the team has created the “smallest and lightest e-Bike system that is possible with today’s technology.”…

How Good You Are At Geography? Play Geoguessr to find out!

Think you’re a geography expert? Test your knowledge with Geoguessr – the game that proves how well you know the world! First, move around...

Just In Time For Christmas: Apple Macintosh Prototype For Sale

We do love a bit of retrotechnology around our workspace. But we have to admit, we really want to find this prototype Apple Mac under the tree this year. There’s only one problem. There’s only one for sale and only two like it known to exist, for that matter. The auction house thinks it will…

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Surface Pro X represents a major design evolution, runs custom mobile CPU

In addition to updates to the refreshed Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3, Microsoft introduced a new entry to its Surface lineup: Surface Pro X. Whereas the Surface Pro 7 kept things safe with a familiar design, the Surface X represents a major overhaul with a forward-looking design and features. In a glimpse at…

The Dark Atmospheric Imagery of London Based Ellen Rogers

English photographer Ellen Rogers grew up as military child and took inspiration from her amateur-photographer Father. She started making ‘art photography’ at a young...

“Denmark Dolphin Slaughter”

Have you been seeing these various articles on the so-called ‘Denmark dolphin slaughter’ being posted all over on social media? For example... Of course...
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NYC Judge Gives The OK To Taxi Riders Using Apps To Hail Cabs

In times past, a person who could stick a couple fingers in her mouth and whistle down a yellow cab on the streets of...

SoftBank throws WeWork a lifeline

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. WeWork confirms an up to $8 billion lifeline from SoftBank Group…

Arsenal Sign Mesut Ozil

Ozil, 24, joins Arsenal from Real Madrid where he made a total of 159 appearances in three years. During that time he won both...

The Solar Powered UAV That Has The Potential To Stay In The Air Indefinitely: The Zephyr 8.

The Zephyr is a unique plane which may be about to become ubiquitous. Version 7 from 2010 boasted a carbon frame and solar panels...

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Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is

This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a user’s location even when the user disabled Location Services in their phone’s settings, in conflict with Apple’s privacy policy and the express wishes of the user. Apple told Krebs it was “expected behavior” and that there…

“Denmark Dolphin Slaughter”

Have you been seeing these various articles on the so-called ‘Denmark dolphin slaughter’ being posted all over on social media? For example... Of course...

File Sharing to Hack A Dictatorship: By Sending Subverse Bundles of Counter-Propaganda Via Helium Balloons.

How do you get human rights messages to ordinary North Koreans when TV, radio, the internet and press are state-controlled? By using helium balloons...

Porsche has a new, cheaper version of the all-electric Taycan

Porsche introduced Monday the Taycan 4S, a third version of its all-electric vehicle. The 4S, which will offer a performance battery plus option, looks like the Taycan that Porsche unveiled in September. And indeed, inside all of the Taycans, including the 4…