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How the FBI Is Trying to Break Encryption Without Actually Breaking Encryption

Since at least the 1990s, federal officials have publicly worried that encrypted communications give aid to terrorists and criminals. More often than not they have, to some degree, been right.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Cryptography, Fbi, Information Technology, Computing, Dark Web, Crypto Wars, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyberspace, Secure Communication, End To End Encryption, US Department of Justice, Internet Privacy, Jennifer Lynch


Next-generation battery may unlock the future for electric vehicles

To curb global warming, policymakers say, we need to switch from gas-powered cars to driving clean, non-polluting electric vehicles. Major automakers plan to make that happen, promising a full line of electric vehicles by 2030. But there’s just one little speed bump on the road to electrification: We don’t have the capacity to make enough batteries for all those plug-ins. Electric vehicle sales will jump four-fold in the U.S. in the next five years, climbing from 1.8% of all car sales in 2020 to...
Tags: Energy, Business, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Environment, Tesla, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, United States, Autos, Harry Potter, Biden, Department Of Energy, Cornell University


Pickpockets in Brazil Are Reportedly Going After Smartphones to Clean Out Victims' Bank Accounts

São Paulo pickpockets are increasingly stealing people’s smartphones not to pawn off the device, but rather to gain access to their bank account.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Smartphone, Telecommunications, Password, Computing, Brazil, Waze, Mobile Phone, Nubank, Sao Paulo, Business Finance, Procon SP, Technology Internet, Fernando Capez, Bank Bradesco


Federal Ban on Warrantless 'Stingrays' Finds Bipartisan Support

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pursuing a federal ban against the use of controversial cellphone-tracking gear without the express permission of a judge.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Mobile Security, Ted, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Telecommunications, Stingray, US Marshals, Mobile Phone, Ron Wyden, Steve Daines, Harris Corporation, Ted Lieu, Tom McClintock, Telecommunications Equipment


Jack Dorseys, Ranked

If you try to picture the CEO of a given tech company year by year, there are usually a few distinctive features that stay pretty static. Mark Zuckerberg’s aggressive hairline has kept on being aggressive, Jeff Bezos has kept on being bald, and Elon Musk has kept on being a moleman. Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Jack Nicholson, Software, Justin Bieber, Fergie, Starbucks, Mcdonalds, Brad Pitt, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Dorsey


Forget 5G, Super-Fast 6G Is Already Here

The march of technology waits for no one, so despite the fact that the blazing fast 5G speeds we’ve been promised are nowhere close to blanketing the entire country, Samsung’s already testing 6G in its labs. The test hardware delivers blistering speeds that promise to...well, we’ll figure that part out later.Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Nokia, Samsung, Netflix, Telecommunications, Data Centers, Samsung Electronics, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Türk Telekom, 6G, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting


I Miss Using Floppy Disks as Small Treasure Chests for Fanfiction

In my pre-teen and teenage years, there were few things that made me happier than going on adventures to other worlds. I carried around the “portals” to those worlds in a clear plastic box full of colorful floppy disks. They were my cultural coffers, a way for me to store and quickly access stories about the magical…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Hp, Computing, I, Thinkpad, Rotation, Floppy Disk, Disk Storage, Technology Internet, Floppy Disk Drives, Macintosh External Disk Drive, Computer Storage Media, Disk Ii, Floppy Disk Variants


Alienware Picked a Good Time to Get Back On Board With AMD

It’s been more than a decade since Alienware last put an AMD CPU in any of its laptops, but all that is changing with the m15 R5. Not only does the m15 R5 support a range of AMD’s latest Ryzen processors, it also sports a revamped design, a bunch of new display options, better cooling, and even a mechanical keyboard…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Intel, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Razer, Alienware, Laptop, Personal Computing, Computer Engineering, Advanced Micro Devices, Graphics Processing Unit, GPGPU, Video game hardware, Fabless Semiconductor Companies


Google Messages Is Finally Getting Support for End-to-End Encryption

Earlier today Google announced a slate of new features coming to Android devices later this summer, and buried amongst the updates is news that the Google Messages app is finally getting support for end-to-end encryption. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Encryption, Cryptography, Computing, Messages, Digital Rights, End To End Encryption, Internet Privacy, E2e, End To End, Google Messages, Technology Internet


Google Is Dropping 6 New Android Features Ahead of Android 12

Android 12 isn’t expected to be ready for its official release until later this fall, but in the meantime Google is rolling out six new features to Android devices this summer. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Emoji, Android Auto, Mobile Software, Strava, Alphabet Inc, Gboard, Google Allo, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Clever Crystal Ball Dock Magnifies Your Apple Watch's Screen for a Better Bedside Alarm Clock

Complain if you want about the Apple Watch’s boxy design, but it facilitates one of the wearable’s best low-key features: propping it up and using it as a bedside alarm clock. The screen’s a little small, but that’s now easily solved with a clever Apple Watch charging dock that uses a polished lucite orb to magnify…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Watch, Companies, Computing, Apple Watch, Wearable Devices, Apple Inc, Alarm Clock, Nightwatch, Technology Internet, Better Bedside Alarm Clock


Elon Musk Juices Bitcoin Price Yet Again with His Stupid Tweets

Elon Musk sent the price of bitcoin soaring Sunday night after a positive tweet about the cryptocurrency, which has tracked closely with Musk’s tweets over the past six months. The SpaceX founder also revealed his electric car company Tesla has sold roughly 10% of its bitcoin holdings.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Bitcoin, Price, Cryptocurrencies, Musk, Coindesk, Digital Currencies, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, Payment Systems, Cryptocurrency Bubble, Criticism Of Tesla Inc


Razer Claims the Blade 14 Is the Most Powerful 14-Inch Gaming Laptop Yet

Razer already makes a wide range of laptops from 13-inches to 17-inches, but with the new Blade 14, Razer claims it’s made the most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop yet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Nvidia, Razer, Laptops, Science and Technology, Hdmi, FreeSync, Personal Computing, Advanced Micro Devices, Graphics Processing Unit, Razer Inc, Video game hardware, Computer Display Standards, Technology Internet


Facebook Unveils AI Model That Copies Text Style From Images Using a Single Word

The past few years have taught us that our faces, voices, and lips can be copied and replicated with artificial intelligence. Now, an AI model created by Facebook researchers can imitate, edit, and replace handwritten and scene text using just a single word in an image.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Articles, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Chatbot, Emerging Technologies, Computational Neuroscience, Applications Of Artificial Intelligence, Deepfake, Academic Disciplines, Technology Internet, Artificial Intelligence In Video Games, Textstylebrush


David Eagleman: ‘The working of the brain resembles drug dealers in Albuquerque’

The neuroscientist, broadcaster and author on the evolution of the brain, the mystery of consciousnesss, and why the next generation will be much smarter than usDavid Eagleman, 50, is an American neuroscientist, bestselling author and presenter of the BBC series The Brain, as well as co-founder and chief executive officer of Neosensory, which develops devices for sensory substitution. His area of speciality is brain plasticity, and that is the subject of his new book, Livewired, which examines h...
Tags: Books, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Neuroscience, Bbc, Medical Research, Culture, Albuquerque, David Eagleman, Eagleman, Science and nature books, Neosensory, Silicon Valley Everything


Rocket men: Bezos, Musk and Branson scramble for space supremacy

Experts say three billionaires have upended the traditional model for human spaceflight and are shaping a thriving new eraIt was a week in which two space-faring billionaires tussled again in their futuristic game of cosmic oneupmanship. And this time, for once, Elon Musk was not at the party.The declaration that Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and world’s richest man, was heading into space next month on the first crewed launch of his Blue Origin New Shepard rocket was followed quickly by an app...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, World news, US news, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Bezos Musk


Electronic Arts Hackers Say Slack Was Their Secret Weapon: Report

After reports broke yesterday about a whopping 780GB of data being swiped from the gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA), we already know how the heist was pulled off, at least according to the hackers’ telling. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Hackers, Science and Technology, Slack, Electron, Electronic Arts, Project Management Software, Electronic Arts EA, Groupware, Collaborative Software, Task Management Software, Technology Internet, Hacker Culture, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution


DARPA's Latest Defense Weapon Knocks Drones Out of the Sky Using Advanced... Confetti Streamers?

As drones become faster, smarter, and capable of carrying larger payloads across longer distances, they pose a genuine threat if leveraged as a weapon. As a result, militaries have been developing anti-drone countermeasures to knock them out of the sky, including a novel new approach that blasts them with streamers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Drone, Darpa, Robotics, Science and Technology, Embedded Systems, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Emerging Technologies, Avionics, Insect Reproduction, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle


Nvidia Looks to Boost Its Smart Car Tech With Acquisition of DeepMaps

In another effort to boost its tech portfolio for self-driving cars, Nvidia recently announced a deal to acquire startup DeepMaps.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Tegra, Video Cards, Boost, Business Finance, Computer Architecture, GPGPU, DeepMap, Ampere, Nvidia Drive, Graphics Hardware, Graphics Processing Units


Hackers Stole Source Code from Electronic Arts and Are Selling It Online

Cybercriminals have hacked and stolen large amounts of data and code from Electronic Arts, the prominent gaming publisher responsible for producing The Sims, Battlefield, and a number of other classic games.Read more...
Tags: Harassment, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Sims Battlefield, CD Projekt Red, Technology Internet, Law Crime, Hacker Culture, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution


OtterBox's New Rechargeable Controller Batteries Are Hot Swappable So You'll Never Need to Stop Playing

Swappable batteries mean your rechargeable gaming controller isn’t knocked out of commission for a few hours when the battery dies, but that also means you’ll have to disconnect from a console for a few moments to pop in a fresh one. Or does it? OtterBox’s new Power Swap Controller Batteries can be swapped in and out…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Articles, Electrical Engineering, Otterbox, Electric Power, AA battery, Xbox 360 controller, Haptic Technology, Electric Battery, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet, Playstation 3 Accessories


Quantum leap for medical research as microscope zooms in on tiny structures

Australian scientists develop a microscope that works with 35% more clarity, raising hope for improvements in medical imagingAustralian researchers have developed a microscope that can image tiny biological structures that were previously not visible in what has been described as a significant step for quantum technology.It is believed to be the first time that quantum technology has improved on existing light microscopes, which in future may lead to improvements in medical imaging and navigatio...
Tags: Science, Technology, Biology, Australia news, Physics, Medical Research


The Future Is NFTing Doodles in Minutes

NFTs are either over, or NFTs are forever; it can only be one, so the only safe thing to do right now is mint everything you own. Fortunately, you’ll soon be able to fire off a doodle, mint it, and put it up for auction within minutes. Mint mint mint!Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Shiba Inus, Non Fungible Token, Andrey Drobitko


How One Fastly Customer Broke the Internet

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a tech vendor named Fastly experienced a major outage that inadvertently broke some of the biggest sites on the web. And now, we know why. In a blog post published late yesterday, Fastly engineering VP Nick Rockwell explained the company “experienced a global outage due to an…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Technology, Internet, Netflix, Internet Security, Computing, Dropbox, Aws, Cloudflare, Soundcloud, Amazon Web Services, Outage, Information and Communications Technology, Content Delivery Networks, Fastly


How to Use Any Screen as a Second Display

Having two displays hooked up to your computer instead of one can seriously boost your productivity and open up all kinds of new options for gaming, web browsing, and creative tasks—but you don’t necessarily need to go out and buy yourself a new monitor. From Apple’s Sidecar to Google’s Chromecasting, you’ve got a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Ipad, Science, Technology, Apple TV, Ipads, Chromecast, Itunes, Computing, Tablet Computers, Roku, Science and Technology, Hdmi, Wi Fi, Miracast


Samsung Overhauls the SmartThings App Even Though It’s Killing the SmartThings Hub

Samsung just overhauled the user interface for its SmartThings smart home app, which includes a redesigned home screen and reorganization of menu items. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Companies, Computing, Nvidia, Smartthings, ADT Security, Nvidia Shield TV, Samsung Galaxy Home, One UI, Connected Home Over Ip, Mobile Operating Systems, Technology Internet


As a Green Bubble, I Appreciate Apple’s FaceTime Olive Branch

The minute I saw Apple’s mockup of a FaceTime call taking place on an Android browser at its WWDC keynote, I texted my best friend. “Apple announced FaceTime for Android users,” I wrote her. “You can make a Zoom-like meeting link, and then I can join you from my phone.” I typed out three consecutive sobbing emojis to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Smartphones, Computing, Apple Id, Facetime, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Assistive Technology, Google Duo, Cross Platform Software, Videotelephony


Scream-Detecting Drones Could Save You

Screaming into the void may be a thing of the past. A team of researchers said this week that they’ve developed a system that would allow rescuers to fly drones over disaster areas and identify the sounds of people trapped who are screaming for help.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Articles, Drone, Bees, Screaming, Science and Technology, Microphone, Beekeeping, Emerging Technologies, Insect Reproduction, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident, Macarena Varela


Official Stadia Support Finally Comes to Chromecast With Google TV and Other Android TV Boxes

Stadia always seemed like a perfect fit for Google’s homegrown smart TV OS, and now, more than 18 months after Stadia’s initial debut, Google is finally adding native support for Stadia to a range of Android TV and Google TV devices on June 23.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Science, Technology, Android TV, Chromecast, Computing, Xiaomi, Nvidia, Att, Smart TV, Hisense, Alphabet Inc, TV Os


Encrypted Messaging App Run by the FBI Leads to Arrest of Over 100 Organized Crime Members

For close to two years, the FBI clandestinely operated an encrypted communications platform called “Anom” that was used almost exclusively by drug traffickers and organized crime, a recently unsealed federal affidavit claims.
Tags: Science, Technology, Fbi, Information Technology, Computing, Dark Web, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyberspace, Secure Communication, Organized Crime, Robert Hanssen, Seamus Hughes, Phantom Secure, EncroChat, Technology Internet



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