Monthly Archives: February 2018

MWC 2018: What to expect from the biggest phone show of the year

It’s almost time for Mobile World Congress again, the annual event held in Barcelona where the biggest names in phones and mobile get together to show off their latest gadgets. The event kicks off with a press day on February

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MWC 2018: What to expect from the biggest phone show of the year

It’s almost time for Mobile World Congress again, the annual event held in Barcelona where the biggest names in phones and mobile get together to show off their latest gadgets. The event kicks off with a press day on February

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This new text bomb crashes most Mac and iOS apps with a single unicode symbol

 TechCrunch has learned of a potentially serious new bug affecting a wide range of Apple devices. During their development work on an international news feed, software engineers at Aloha Browser discovered two unicode symbols that can crash any Apple device

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Amazon’s Alexa Skills Developer Console gets its biggest redesign since launch

 Amazon today is rolling out the biggest makeover for its Alexa Skills Kit Developer Console – the console where voice app developers create their skills – since its debut back in 2015. The new console has been redesigned with a focus

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Samsung cancels Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ due to restart issues

It’s only a week since Samsung started to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and now the company has paused the update. A “limited number” of handset receiving the update have been experiencing reboot problems

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2017 breaks record for new vulnerabilities

More than 20,000 new vulnerabilities were cataloged in 2017 according to breach analysis specialist Risk Based Security. The figures from the company’s own VulnDB eclipsed the total covered by MITRE’s Common Vulnerability Enumeration (CVE) and the National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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The UK says Russia was behind the huge NotPetya ransomware attack

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Conceptual towers stand high above Manhattan’s flood line

If sea levels keep rising over the coming decades, where does that leave buildings located in coastal cities like New York City? This is a question addressed by NYC-based firm DFA with its conceptual design for a cluster of flood-resistant

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Conceptual towers stand high above Manhattan’s flood line

If sea levels keep rising over the coming decades, where does that leave buildings located in coastal cities like New York City? This is a question addressed by NYC-based firm DFA with its conceptual design for a cluster of flood-resistant

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With Intel’s updated bug bounty program, you could earn big bucks for finding the next Meltdown

Intel has updated its bug bounty program, offering up to $250,000 to anyone identifying vulnerabilities in its hardware and software. The key update here is that the program is now open to everyone through the HackerOne platform — it was

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Astronomers image 40-light-year-wide space donut

The supermassive black holes lurking at the center of galaxies have been known to chow down on anything unlucky enough to pass too close, but the opportunity to see that in action rarely occurs at the Milky Way’s quiet core.

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Astronomers image 40-light-year-wide space donut

The supermassive black holes lurking at the center of galaxies have been known to chow down on anything unlucky enough to pass too close, but the opportunity to see that in action rarely occurs at the Milky Way’s quiet core.

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The preparations you need to make ahead of GDPR

GDPR is only a few months away, and a lot of the coverage has focused on the impact the regulation will have on the IT and finance departments in businesses. Whilst it’s true that GDPR compliance should be driven largely

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Chat app Kakao’s games business lands $130M from Tencent and others ahead of IPO

 Korea’s dominant messaging firm Kakao is back raising funds after its games business, a standalone unit that is headed for an IPO, pulled in $130 million (140 billion KRW) from Tencent and a range of other strategic investors. The company,

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Fleets of mini-drones form airborne Lego creations in flight

We’ve seen efforts to combine drones and Lego before with the Flybrix kits, which set the plastic creations in flight, let owners crash them and rebuild again. But a new system developed by scientists at Queen’s University takes a different,

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India’s TVS floats Zeppelin hybrid-electric cruiser concept at Auto Expo

India’s TVS Motor Company isn’t a well known brand internationally, but it should certainly be considered a heavyweight. Put it this way: Suzuki sold 1.367 million bikes in 2017, while TVS knocks off over three million annually, including the BMW

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Fujifilm’s X-H1 camera adds top video chops to X Series still shooting prowess

 Fujifilm’s mirrorless lineup of X Series cameras has an excellent reputation, especially thanks to their ability to produce great-looking images comparable to full-frame competitors from crop sensors due to their unique image processing. Among still photographers, the X-Pro 2 and

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Apple says it is totally normal for HomePod to ruin your furniture

As someone that typically loves Apple products, I was initially interested in HomePod. After all, it is gorgeous and designed for use with Apple Music — my choice for a streaming music service. Once common sense set in, however, I

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Uber could be profitable if it wants to, says CEO

 Uber lost $4.5 billion last year, but CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he’s not worried. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, the newly appointed chief defended the company’s financials, saying that “we can turn the

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EagleRay amphibious fixed-wing drone is at home in sea or sky

As the old saying goes, there’s plenty of drones in the sea, and of course the skies are full of them too. We’re increasingly seeing drones that cross over between those two worlds, and now engineers from North Carolina State

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