News: Technology

The 5 most common online scams to watch for

Monday  08:43,   22 may 2017
The Daily Dot

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Google Woos Developers to Catch Amazon in Digital Assistant Race

Monday  08:07,   22 may 2017
Bloomberg

Google's deep concern is that more people will stick with Amazon Alexa or a potential device from other competitors like Apple Inc. That's behind Google's rush to integrate its Assistant with any and all connected devices. At[...]

Apple Pay is expanding, but it still has a long way to go

Monday  08:06,   22 may 2017
Tech Insider

Apple Pay can be really easy to use — if you can find a retailer that accepts it.  Apple's service, which allows you to store your credit cards on an iPhone and pay for goods at retailers by just tapping your phones on a payment[...]

Should Robots Have Rights?

Monday  06:30,   22 may 2017
The Daily Beast

In the future, humans may need to afford rights and protections to artificial intelligence—as a way of protecting ourselves.Never mind that robots are already smarter (at least, at specific tasks) and stronger—and will soon become more so. While[...]

7 things you missed at Google I/O

Sunday  17:41,   21 may 2017
CNET

Google's conference was packed full of new goodies. We assembled our favorite announcements you might have missed.After three days of I/O, Google's developers conference has come to an end. During that time, there were several announcements[...]

Juno Spacecraft Has Close Encounter with Jupiter's Cloud Tops in 6th Flyby

Sunday  17:31,   21 may 2017
MSN

NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter just had its sixth close encounter with the giant planet.  Juno skimmed the cloud tops of Jupiter today (May 19) at a range of just 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) during its close[...]

The iPhone 8 rumor mill: what to expect, or not

Sunday  14:56,   21 may 2017
MSN

2017 is the tenth anniversary of the iPhone; therefore, pundits are expecting significant changes to the existing design. The original iPhone was announced in 2007 where, on January 9, Steve Jobs announced to the world that his company was[...]

Bitcoin taps fresh record highs amid rising demand from Japan, China

Sunday  14:56,   21 may 2017
CNBC

Bitcoin climbed above $2,000 for the first time Saturday on increased demand from Japanese and Chinese investors. The digital currency rose more than 4.5 percent to hit an all-time high of $2,061.88, according to CoinDesk.com. Bitcoin was last[...]

Japan's Big Carmakers Gang Up In Support Of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, At Least Officially

Sunday  14:56,   21 may 2017
Forbes

Toyota, Nissan and Honda join hands with energy suppliers to build out a network of hydrogen fueling stations. Government money is behind it, Nissan maybe not completely.This according to an embargoed and passworded joint press release Friday, a day [...]

Protect your inbox from phishing and other email attacks

Sunday  11:30,   21 may 2017
Popular Science

Keep your inbox locked up tight. It's far from the first time users have been attacked through their inboxes and it certainly won't be the last—sending emails is an easy and low-cost way to fool people into letting their guard down. With[...]

How Your iPhone Is Making You Lonely

Sunday  11:15,   21 may 2017
International Business Times

Devices mimicking realistic personal responses are now taking the place of their actual human counterparts. "Generally, when people feel socially excluded, they seek out other ways of compensating, like exaggerating their number of Facebook friends[...]

‘Destiny 2’: 7 Big Reveals Not Shown In Gameplay Steam

Sunday  07:12,   21 may 2017
International Business Times

‘Destiny 2’ had its major gameplay reveal on Thursday, but there were pretty major details Bungie left out of its official stream. Want to know more about the game’s PC release date and servers? Look no further.1) PC Release May Come Later Than[...]

Could the Go Button streamline your work life?

Sunday  07:12,   21 may 2017
The Daily Dot

Amazon’s Dash Button is a nifty idea. Instead of opening the Amazon website to re-order a home staple, you place a Wi-Fi-connected button in your home. When you’re almost out of toilet paper or cat litter or what have you, just tap the button to[...]

How does Google Assistant stack up against Siri on an iPhone?

Sunday  06:10,   21 may 2017
The Verge

Some of the biggest news to come out of Google I/O this week was that Google Assistant is coming to iOS, looking to take a shot at Siri, Apple’s own entrenched AI assistant. One of the most important parts of any AI assistant is how easy it [...]

Apple Blames Exploding Beats Headphones Incident On Third-Party Batteries

Saturday  20:05,   20 may 2017
International Business Times

Apple says the Beats headphones that exploded and burned a woman while she slept on a flight was caused by third-party batteries.The Australian woman, who asked not to be identified, was traveling from Beijing to Melbourne, Australia when she woke[...]