News: Technology

North Korean Hacking Group Grows Into Global Threat

Wednesday  14:46,   21 february 2018
Bloomberg

North Korean cyber-spy group “Reaper” is emerging as a global threat, conducting espionage well beyond the Korean peninsula in support of Pyongyang’s military and economic interests, FireEye Inc. said. The group, known also as APT37, in 2017 began[...]

Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say

Wednesday  14:46,   21 february 2018
Reuters

The researchers said the malicious use of AI poses imminent threats to digital, physical and political security by allowing for large-scale, finely targeted, highly efficient attacks. The study focuses on plausible developments within five[...]

Amazon's Jeff Bezos is helping build a clock that will work in 10,000 years

Wednesday  14:46,   21 february 2018
USA TODAY

Amazon founder announced new venture on TwitterBezos announced in a tweet Tuesday that construction had begun on a 500-foot tall "10,000 Year Clock," showing a time-lapse, high-speed video of workers putting it[...]

Most Massive Black Holes in the Universe Detected

Wednesday  09:35,   21 february 2018
Newsweek

More than half of these "ultramassive" black holes have a mass 10 billion times greater than that of the Sun.The “ultra-massive” black holes are located up to 3.5 billion light years from Earth. They were spotted using data captured by[...]

Tesla cloud account hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Wednesday  09:23,   21 february 2018
The Hill

An unidentified outside hacker infiltrated Tesla's Amazon cloud account and used its systems to quietly mine for cryptocurrencies, a cybersecurity firm announced Tuesday.  The hack also potentially exposed the electric car[...]

3D-Printed Smartphone Microscope Can Detect Disease

Wednesday  09:05,   21 february 2018
Newsweek

The 3D printable ‘clip-on’ can turn any smartphone into a fully functional microscope.Researchers from Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) developed the clip-on microscope for use in remote areas, where standard[...]

Google Pay is the new Android Pay

Wednesday  06:20,   21 february 2018
Engadget

Google recently admitted that Android Pay and Google Wallet probably didn't need to exist as two different services. For that, you still have to use Google Wallet, which is now called Google Pay Send to keep it on-brand, if a bit[...]

Spotify might be building a smart speaker of its own

Wednesday  05:56,   21 february 2018
Engadget

Spotify appears to be working a smart speaker that it says will be "category defining," according to new job listings. The ads show that the new "operations manager," "senior product manager: hardware production" and "project[...]

Sony releases mysterious teaser for its next phone

Wednesday  05:51,   21 february 2018
The Verge

Sony is apparently going to introduce something at Mobile World Congress next week, going by the fact that its Xperia account tweeted a teaser video for the annual phone event this morning. You can see the tweet[...]

Language app Babbel translates European success to U.S. market

Tuesday  19:52,   20 february 2018
Reuters

<p>It might seem a tall order to persuade people to spend as much to learn a language on their smartphone as it costs to subscribe to a music streaming or video-on-demand service.</p>But Berlin-based startup Babbel says that, after 10 years in [...]

The Google app has a screenshot editing feature in beta

Tuesday  19:52,   20 february 2018
The Verge

The Google app is now rolling out a built-in screenshot editor with beta version 7.21, starting last Friday, which will give users better sharing and editing tools, as spotted by 9to5Google.&nbsp;The editor can be toggled on by heading into the[...]

Samsung Electronics to slash OLED panel production as iPhone X demand disappoints: Nikkei

Tuesday  14:43,   20 february 2018
Reuters

Samsung Electronics Co will slash output of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels in response to its customer Apple Inc's decision to cut production of iPhone X amid weak demand, the Nikkei reported on Tuesday. Samsung Display, the[...]

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Tuesday  14:42,   20 february 2018
The Verge

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk more simply by using scans of the retina. Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease[...]

Nokia 8 Pro Reportedly Features 5 Back Cameras

Tuesday  14:42,   20 february 2018
International Business Times

The device is said to have a rotating penta-lens setup that will make it stand out against flagship rivals.NokiaPowerUser reported over the weekend that it has learned from sources about a new HMD phone that has a retail name of “Nokia 8 Pro.” The[...]

Chrome 64 now trims messy links when you share them

Tuesday  10:18,   20 february 2018
The Verge

Google’s latest consumer version of Chrome, version number 64, just started cleaning up messy referral links for you. Now, when you go to share an item, you’ll no longer see a long tracking string after a link, just the primary link itself, as[...]