Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter
technology Articles
The application Shine has, for a long time, offered ad blocking software to web users. Now, in a surprising u-turn, the platform is to be relaunched as a a service with adverts.

Fitness goal of many smart devices is 'meaningless'

Fitness apps and fitness devices are increasingly popular. How much good they do is an associated area of debate. One recent discussion has centered on the worth of the 10,000-a-day step count used by many devices.

Phone surveillance in 2017: Are you being watched?

Phone tracking is now easier than ever using off-the-shelf software that anyone can buy. As Congress introduces a bill to require a warrant for the mobile tracking of Americans, over 80 percent of the population say they are concerned about being watched.

Verbling launches new apps to let you learn languages on the go

Y Combinator-backed language learning startup Verbling has launched new mobile apps designed to help you get started in a foreign language. Unlike rival apps, Verbling connects you to real language tutors so you can make actual conversation.

Google's headset removal tech lets you see faces in mixed reality

Google has developed a system that lets you see the faces of people participating in mixed reality environments. The headsets used in current mixed reality setups completely mask the face of the wearer, hiding the visual cues which indicate emotion.

'World's cheapest smartphone' maker arrested on fraud charges

The owner of Indian smartphone company Ringing Bells has been arrested on allegations of fraud and making death threats against customers. Ringing Bells made the headlines last year with its promise of a $4 smartphone to ignite India's mobile revolution.

Internet of Things needs effective power systems to advance

The Internet of Things, the catch-all term of connected devices across multiple settings, is set to transform the way we interact with devices through our everyday lives. To advance the technological revolution further, efficient power is needed.

Microsoft confirms another big Windows update for this year

Microsoft has confirmed it will launch a second major update for Windows 10 this year after the Creators Update in April. Currently in development as "Redstone 3," the update is expected to usher in Windows' new "Project NEON" design language.

Chrome hackers use 'missing fonts' to get you to install malware

A new scam and malware campaign targeting Google Chrome users is claiming to help fix "missing fonts." The popup window claims a new font must be installed for websites to load correctly. Clicking OK downloads money-making malware.

Instagram's new swipeable 'carousels' divide long-time users

Instagram has announced a new feature that lets you share up to 10 photos and videos in one post. The images show up as a swipeable carousel in the feed. The feature, designed to let people share more often, has been given a mixed reception by users.

Cocaine and groping — bombshell report on Uber

A former engineer's claims of sexism at Uber is apparently only the tip of a much deeper problem inside the company's culture, according to a scathing report published on Wednesday.

Microsoft's new app strips Skype back to basics for India

Microsoft has launched a new Skype app aimed at users who struggle with limited data plans and patchy network connectivity. Skype Lite is a basic version of the popular messaging app that's smaller to install and uses less data.

Briton arrested over Deutsche Telekom hacking

A British national has been arrested at a London airport on suspicion of staging a cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year that knocked around a million German households offline, officials in both countries said Thursday.

11 U.S. cities will get '5G' service later this year from Verizon

Verizon on Wednesday said that it will start offering “pre-commercial” 5G service to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities sometime in the first half of 2017.

Energy collecting windows edge closer to reality

Imagine if the windows in your home were able to collect energy and covert this into power to run your heating or home appliances, leading to annual energy cost savings. Such a technological feat is becoming closer. We take a look at the latest research.

AMD's new processors are faster than Intel's, half the price

AMD has unveiled its next-generation line of processors, known as Ryzen. Anticipated for years and marking AMD's return to competitive performance-focused CPUs, Ryzen could be highly disruptive. The chips are faster and cheaper than Intel's rival line-up.

Apple Park unveiled: New 175-acre campus to house 12,000 staff

Apple has announced that its new 175-acre campus will be ready for employees to start moving in this April. The facility has been named Apple Park and includes a 1,000-seat auditorium dedicated to Steve Jobs, the company's late-cofounder.

Samsung phones will soon unlock your Windows PC for you

Samsung is preparing an update to its Samsung Flow app that will let you unlock your Windows computer using the fingerprint scanner on your phone. The long-awaited functionality considerably expands the app's usefulness, opening it to millions of people.

WhatsApp Status is Facebook's latest attempt to become Snapchat

WhatsApp has launched a major new feature that lets you share disappearing photos with your friends and family. Clearly designed to take on rival Snapchat, Status is unique among implementations of the "Stories" concept as it uses full message encryption.

States embrace anti-EV movement by penalizing electric car owners

An attack on consumers buying electric vehicles in the U.S. was started in 2015. A number of states have already implemented yearly fees on electric and hybrid vehicles, ranging from $50 to $300 per year, and there is more legislation coming in 2017.

Space weather starting to affect smartphones

Getting a poor reception on your smartphone or other mobile device might not only be down to a lack of transmitters or interference from technology; the bombardment of Earth from space particles is also a factor, according to a new study.

'Solar revolution' is coming to Africa says Energy Chief

A "solar revolution" is coming to Africa, comparable in scale to the rapid increase in mobile phone use on the continent two decades ago, according to the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Galaxy Note 7 returns: Samsung to sell refurbished phones

Samsung intends to resume sales of its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone within a matter of months, according to reports today. In a bid to recoup some of its losses, the company will refurbish many of its recovered handsets and install smaller batteries.

Satya Nadella thinks AI is the 'ultimate breakthrough'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has described the advent of advanced artificial intelligence as the "ultimate breakthrough" in the development of technology. Microsoft is already actively working on new AI systems that manifest across its products.

U.K. spaceflight bill would allow for launch of satellites

Draft legislation will be introduced to Parliament this week that will set out powers allowing the launch of space satellites from the United Kingdom for the first time, the U.K. government said on Monday.

Opera unveils its new 'reborn' browser design

Opera is redesigning its browser with a new interface that's meant to be modern and fresh. Under construction as "Project Reborn," the company recently shipped the first version of the experimental design to testers, introducing a new browsing experience.

Apple to unveil new iPad Pro range this spring

Apple will launch a new version of its professional-oriented iPad Pro tablet at an event this spring. The company intends to launch several new iPad sizes in a bid to expand its range and attract new customers. There'll also be an upgraded iPhone SE.

Chinese police in restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS

A prefecture in China's restive Xinjiang region has ordered all vehicles to be equipped with GPS-like tracking software, police and media reports said Tuesday, as authorities step up an "anti-terrorism" campaign.

Three-pronged approach to electrical power generation

Much of the energy around us is wasted, such as the sunlight around us or the movements we make. What if this could be harnessed to create power to drive wearable devices and portable systems? Researchers have been looking into this.

Microsoft's next Xbox to feature new 'Motion' design language

Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console, Project Scorpio, will feature a new visual design language called "Motion." It is designed to make the most of Scorpio's record-breaking processing power, although what it will look like is currently unknown.

ZTE cancels disastrous crowd-funded smartphone

ZTE has cancelled its funding campaign for Project CSX, the company's ill-fated crowd-sourced phone. What began as an effort to engage with the community has ended up a disaster. After apparently ignoring feature requests, just 190 people pledged support.

YouTube's unskippable 30-second ads are finally going away

Google has announced it is ending support for the 30-second "unskippable" adverts that currently play before many YouTube videos. The unpopular pre-roll advertisements have long been criticised by users. Google acknowledged the format isn't ideal.

Microsoft cancels second-generation HoloLens headset

Microsoft has reportedly cancelled the upcoming second-generation version of its HoloLens mixed reality headset. The company will now skip directly to HoloLens v3, set to be released in two years' time as a substantial upgrade of the current prototype.

Ability to charge electronic devices through Wi-Fi is here

Imagine being in a room and charging your smartphone or other mobile device wireless, simply by connecting to Wi-Fi? This is will soon be possible thanks to Disney Research.

Advancing flexible electronics through accurate measurements

By accurately measuring a range of so-called 'wonder materials', British scientists have taken a step-towards the development of a new generation of flexible electronics.

New 'Cheyenne' supercomputer aids climate science in coal country

In Wyoming, a state that produces 40 percent of America's coal, a new supercomputer called "Cheyenne" has come online to join the fight against climate change. The project is funded by the state of Wyoming and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

SpaceX aborts launch after 'odd' rocket engine behavior

SpaceX aborted its planned Dragon cargo launch to the International Space Station just seconds before liftoff Saturday due to a "slightly odd" technical issue with the Falcon 9 rocket engine.

3D printed camera mimics sharp vision of predators

An advanced camera has been created through the use of a 3D printer. The camera has been designed to mimic the 'eagle-eyes' of many predatory birds, and a key application is with advancing drone imaging technology.

Internet of Things raises security concerns

The Internet of Things, the catch-all term for connected technology in the home as well as in other fields like medicine, poses new security risks according to a leading consultant.

Microsoft: We 'fully expect' to keep building Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has again stressed its commitment to supporting its almost non-existent mobile platform, Windows 10 Mobile. The company said it "expects" to keep doing so indefinitely. The statement comes as analysts announce market share has fallen to 0.3%.

iPhone 8 to feature divided display with 'function area'

The iPhone 8's display will be separated into two distinct regions, the main screen and a bottom "function area" according to a reliable report. A panel below the primary display will house virtual buttons that can be used to interact with apps and games.
Latest News
Top News