Archive for the 'News' Category

Petya cyberattack: Ukraine software firm may face charges, official says

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

KIEV, Ukraine –  The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, the head of Ukraine’s CyberPolice suggested Monday. Col. Serhiy Demydiuk, the head of Ukraine’s national Cyberpolice unit, said in an interview with The Associated Press that […]

How to fix it when sites show you the wrong ads and recommendations

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

“You might also like…” This mantra is spread all over the internet, because services are always recommending things to you: songs, books, articles, movies, boots … even bed frames. Ads and suggestions seem to follow you everywhere. On social media, algorithms control even the news and updates you see on your screen. But online providers […]

Tech stocks appear to go nuts after computer glitch

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

The share prices of Amazon and other major tech companies appeared to go haywire on the eve of the July 4 holiday after a market data glitch. The confusion arose when some websites incorrectly showed Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) plummeting 87%, Apple (AAPL, Tech30) dropping 14% and Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) jumping 79% late Monday. U.S. markets had closed early ahead of the holiday. But the crazy moves weren’t the […]

Drone operator near wildfire facing felony charges

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Days after a drone forced firefighting aircraft out of the sky over a raging wildfire in Arizona, the drone’s pilot is facing charges, the AP reports. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gene Alan Carpenter Friday on 14 counts of felony endangerment and one misdemeanor count of unlawful operation of an unmanned aircraft. In a press release, the […]

iOS 11 hands-on: Here’s how it changes your iPhone

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

iOS 11 on the iPad introduces a brave new world of improved multitasking, dragging-and-dropping, and launching apps from a familiar dock. Yes, Apple saved the most substantive changes for its tablets , so it’s tempting to overlook the enhancements on the iPhone side of things. That would be selling the iOS 11 update short. While […]

Robotic police are about to start patrolling in Dubai

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

With the immense wealth of the region, Dubai has quickly become one of the hottest places for companies to test out their newest, wildest future tech. It wasn’t long ago that Dubai announced its plans to get flying taxis off the ground by the end of July, so it’s quite fitting that robotic police — […]

MIT researchers give the white cane used by the visually impaired a high-tech update

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

The iconic white cane has helped provide empowerment and mobility for generations of visually impaired people and has now received a high-tech update courtesy of researchers at MIT. While the cane continues to serve as a primary tool for the vision impaired, part of the reason for working to upgrade the cane, according to MIT, […]

Your drone may soon have to ID itself to officials while it’s in the sky

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The proliferation of consumer and commercial drones in the last few years has unfortunately mirrored a rise in incidents of the flying machines going places they shouldn’t. Think airports, prisons, and events where large amounts of people are gathered. With these potentially dangerous flight incursions in mind, the authorities are seeking an effective method to identify […]

The ‘Babypod’ carrier that comes with an F1 pedigree

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Formula 1 technology has had an impact in many other sectors, from aeronautics to cycling, public transport to data analytics, but now Williams has come up with a hi-tech carrier for critically ill new-born babies. Every year the Williams Formula 1 team spends more than £100m ($130m; 114m euros) trying to make two cars go […]