News : Technology

Professor Apologizes for Helping Cambridge Analytica Harvest Facebook Data

Monday  18:32,   23 april 2018
The New York Times

<p>Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who was hired by Cambridge Analytica to harvest information from tens of millions of Facebook profiles, defended his role in the data collection on Sunday, saying he was upfront about how the information would be[...]

Meizu's new phones don't have notches

Monday  11:30,   23 april 2018
The Verge

Chinese company Meizu has unveiled its new range of smartphones, the 15 series, and it seems to be taking a stand against current trends in phone design. You won’t find notches or even tall screens here — just large, intact rectangles. It’s[...]

NASA images of Earth show the coming joys of space tourism

Monday  07:25,   23 april 2018
CNN

Space toursim will soon be a reality -- by 2022, we'll have our first hotel orbiting the Earth. If these NASA images are any indication, the views from your space vacation should be stunning.From the Great Wall of China to the Danube River, the[...]

Mark Zuckerberg survived Congress. Now he has to face Wall Street

Monday  06:40,   23 april 2018
CNN

Facebook's CEO must confront a group that could actually punish his company in the short-term: investors. Facebook is set to report its first-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. Zuckerberg will then field questions on a conference[...]

A number of Gmail users got spam messages — from themselves

Monday  04:10,   23 april 2018
The Verge

Gmail is usually pretty good about filtering out unwanted spam messages, but a number of users reported earlier today that their inboxes were suddenly flooded with ads that were apparently sent from their own accounts, according to Mashable. Users[...]

Now That TESS Is in Orbit, Here’s What Comes Next for NASA’s Exoplanet Hunter

Sunday  22:31,   22 april 2018
Seeker

Nasa’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral last week. Now the work begins. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's newest planet-hunting powerhouse, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), leaped into orbit[...]

How to keep your personal information safe without completely unplugging from social media

Sunday  14:10,   22 april 2018
CNBC

If you plan on staying on the social media network but are still concerned, CNET gives CNBC tips on how users can stay plugged in, but safeguard their data.It seems every other week there's a new data breach, hack or security issue. It's no surprise [...]

How to proactively secure your business apps

Sunday  12:40,   22 april 2018
MSN

<p>Despite increasingly sophisticated and far-reaching cybersecurity implementations, there isn’t a day when we don’t hear about new data breaches and vulnerabilities.</p>According to Breach Level Index, more than 5 million records are[...]

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

Sunday  05:30,   22 april 2018
Reuters

Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. Apple said the flaw, reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros[...]

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Sunday  03:20,   22 april 2018
The New York Times

Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly [...]

7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Saturday  22:05,   21 april 2018
Vox.com

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.Earth Day turns 48 this Sunday, April 22, and Google is celebrating it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudges us in a video a “do our part[...]

Mystery disease spreads, threatens coral reefs in the Lower Florida Keys

Saturday  18:41,   21 april 2018
Miami Herald

A mysterious disease hammering Florida's dwindling reefs was found for the first time this week in the Lower Keys, alarming scientists who've used epoxy band-aids, amputated sick coral and even set up underwater "fire breaks" in a[...]

Apple’s recycling robot disassembles 200 iPhones an hour

Saturday  17:25,   21 april 2018
MSN

Named “Daisy,” Apple’s new robot builds on its previous iteration, Liam, which Apple used to disassemble unneeded iPhones in an attempt to scrap or reuse the materials. Like her predecessor, Daisy can successfully salvage a bulk of the material[...]

Cracks on Mars Reveal a System of Ancient Lakes

Saturday  13:30,   21 april 2018
Newsweek

<p>A study published Thursday confirmed that the cracks identified on Mars' surface last year by the Curiosity rover are indeed evidence of ancient lakes that likely dried up about 3.5 billion years ago.</p>The study, published online in[...]

Critics are slamming the new iMessage-like feature coming soon to all Android phones for not being secure

Saturday  12:30,   21 april 2018
Business Insider

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider A new feature called "Chat" will soon be deployed across every Android phone, as it will be automatically turned on within the default "Messages" app. Chat is not a Google service, although Google[...]