If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine standing in 1992, knowing that Google, Akamai, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, BuzzFeed and Uber lay ahead. ...
A hacking group has dumped a collection of spy tools allegedly used by the National Security Agency online. Experts say they are damaging. The exploits, published by the Shadow Brokers on Friday, contain vulnerabilities in Windows computers and servers. They may have been used to target a ...
The UK’s internet habits have changed dramatically over the last decade; according to a recent Ofcom report, 50 million of us are internet users, with the average person now spending 25 hours a week online. While the internet plays an integral part in our daily lives, many...
A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet Protocol (IP). At its core, IP was focused on speed and simplicity. This required decentraliza...
How would you like Google Fiber-like internet speeds delivered over your home phone line? That's the promise of G.Fast. It's a new technology that can deliver blazing fast internet over the wires you already have in your home. For many, it will be the first time they'll have more than one choice fo...
When tragic events happen, social media quickly fills with rumors and fake stories. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Kate Starbird of the University of Washington about misinformation on the web. LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Was the U.S. duped into striking Syria? No. The grisly deaths this week...
Censoring regimes in Turkey, Russia, China, Iran, and elsewhere are forcing activists to fight for their right to information, privacy, and worldwide freedom. So it’s a good time to know your Virtual Private Networks from your Deep Packet Inspections. Oppressive regimes around the world are on a c...
Meet Chris. The first AI device to keep your digital life connected while you’re behind the wheel. The no-touch gadget is designed for drivers so they can keep their eyes on the road. Chris listens and talks to you using artificial intelligence and understands speech recognition and gesture contro...
Chicago’s Automate conference are looking over the latest robots, which are faster, safer, and smarter than ever before. They’re here to see how they might incorporate automation into their places of work.Most people at Chicago’s Automate conference are looking over the latest robots...
An opportunity Apple shouldn’t waste When it comes to TV streaming boxes, it’s safe to say the Apple TV isn’t exactly king of the hill. We’re currently in the product’s fourth generation, and Apple hasn’t delivered on the TV revolution it promised. In fact, it’s struggling to...
Was former President Barack Obama's birth certificate faked so he could run for office? It depends on how you ask Google. The search engine giant last week expanded a test fact-checking program worldwide in a bid to help stop the spread of misinformation after it faced criticism for returning fake a...
Defining semantics is a matter of semantics, not less so in the Big Data space. The Semantics conference is one of the biggest events for all things semantics. Key research and industry players gathered this week in Leipzig to showcase and discuss, and we were there to get that vibe. Enter...
With the press of a digital “panic” button, immigrants detained by ICE may soon be able to send customized, encrypted messages to friends and family from their mobile phones in a last-minute attempt to share final parting words or critical information. Notifica, which ha...
Throughout history, people have always worried about new technologies. The fear that the human brain cannot cope with the onslaught of information made possible by the latest development was first voiced in response to the printing press, back in the sixteenth century. Swap “printing press” fo...
There have been moments that have changed the way we think, that have stunned humanity, that have changed the very civilization in history. Late twentieth century and the beginning of twenty first century have brought to life the realization of fantastic dreams of scientists, researchers a...
danilovi via Getty Images Ever see a friend post a photo of a drink online and wonder whether it's really as delicious as it looks? You might not have to pay a visit to find out: researchers have found a way to send the basic look and taste of lemonade through the internet. The team first ...
Apple is used to being dominant in most of its markets: from phones and tablets to smartwatches. Roku, Google, and Amazon devices have mostly ruled the streaming device space, however, though Apple TV is picking up steam. Apple TV got some big updates in 2015, with a remote that ...
Researchers are scrambling to repair and expand data pipes worldwide—and to keep the information revolution from grinding to a halt On June 19, several hundred thousand US fans of the television drama Game of Thrones went online to watch an eagerly awaited episode—and triggered a partial failu...
A New York start-up is selling earphones that can translate live speech in real time from five different languages. Waverly Labs said its $250 (£205) Pilot smart earpieces will start shipping to those who pre-ordered late this summer, after a successful crowdfunding campaign. The Bluetooth-enabled ...
I’m going to confess an occasional habit of mine, which is petty, and which I would still enthusiastically recommend to anyone who frequently encounters trolls, Twitter eggs, or other unpleasant characters online. Sometimes, instead of just ignoring a mean-spirited comment like I know I should, I ...
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What the Future of Mobile Technology Holds Technology flies along at a breakneck pace, so much so that it almost defies belief. When you compare computers of ten years ago to the super computers of today it’s easy to see how, in the last decade, technological advancements have simply exploded. Mob...
The Internet, we know all too well, is a cesspool of rumor and chicanery. But in a research paper published by Google in February — and reported over the weekend by New Scientist — that could, at least hypothetically, change. A team of computer scientists at Go...
It seems that the number of scams spreading through the messaging app WhatsApp keeps on increasing, with deceptive campaigns coming up with with novel ways of luring in victims. Today we will show you a new example of this. This particular WhatsApp scam promises users a free internet service, withou...
Remember when the internet first entered our lives? In those days, getting online required tapping into a phone line. And dial up speeds were nothing to brag about. But, back then, the internet wasn't exactly what it is now. We weren't streaming videos and music or playing online video games. Slower...
The common JPEG could be about to get a lot smaller thanks to Google’s new software. This could lead not only to a faster Web, but also to direct savings on storage costs for everyone from hosting services to hobbyist photographers and especially smartphone users on metered connections. 20x24 pixe...

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