Russian hacker group used Britney Spears' Instagram to hide their control servers

Yes, you read that title right. As reported by Ars Technica, the Russian hack group Turla has found a unique way to keep the URL of their command and control server secret: by posting it on Britney Spears's Instagram.

Will Robots Take Your Job? Elon Musk Thinks We Have 30 Years Until AI Is Better Than Us At Everything

A survey of 352 artificial intelligence experts revealed they believe AI will be able to reach a higher level of efficiency than humans for a number of tasks by 2055.

HP Omen laptops include a first: Nvidia Max-Q graphics technology

HP's revamping its Omen 15 and Omen 17 gaming laptops with new CPUs and GPUs and fresh designs, including one extremely new feature: Nvidia's Max-Q technology. Just announced last week at Computex, Max-Q promises to boost graphics performance in thin-and-light laptops.

HP's Omen X Compact Desktop can morph into a backpack VR PC

HP’s Omen X Compact Desktop was purely a VR backpack PC in a past life. For this generation, it’s branching out—perhaps because VR gaming hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. Instead, HP is emphasizing how this new generation, announced Tuesday, is actually a desktop with backpack special powers.

Apple introduces HomePod, its entry into the home assistant market

For the last few weeks, rumors have been swirling regarding the expected announcement of an Apple Siri speaker device that was on par with Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home.

AR Kit is Apple's new reality-bending developer platform

Apple is diving into the world of augmented reality. AR Kit is Apple's new developer platform that allows programmers to build apps that blend the real world with digital objects. It's due out later this year in iOS 11.

Metal-ion catalysts and hydrogen peroxide could green up plastics production

Researchers are contributing to the development of more environmentally friendly catalysts for the production of plastic and resin precursors that are often derived from fossil fuels.

Palmer Luckey is developing virtual border wall technology

A surveillance using lasers to detect movement could offer a cheaper alternative to the border between the US and Mexico, according to Palmer Luckey, the man behind Oculus virtual reality technology.

IBM's new 5nm architecture crams 30 billion transistors onto fingernail-sized chip

The smallest and most advanced chips currently commercially available are made up of transistors with gates about 10 nm long, but IBM has now unveiled how it plans to cut them in half.

Elon Musk leaves Trump’s council after US exits Paris climate pact

Today, president Donald Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Accord. As promised, Tesla CEO Elon Musk then announced that he would no longer be part of presidential councils based on Trump's decision.

Intel’s new chip puts a teraflop in your desktop. Here's what that means

Technology It's as fast as a turn-of-the-century supercomputer. Earlier this week in Taipei, Intel announced the most powerful desktop chip for consumers that it has ever sold.

This Futuristic Exosuit Is Developed to Give Store Employees ‘Superpowers’

Futuristic visions and employee necessities drove Lowe’s, a home-improvement and appliance company, to find a way to innovate their chain of stores’ working conditions.

Study suggests last-mile drone delivery could lower carbon footprint

 There’s always been talk about how drones could improve the emissions situation produced by our truck-based delivery infrastructure. But you have to look into these things.

What the Essential Phone means for the iPhone 8 and all future phones

Apple deserves all the credit in the world for transforming smartphones from ugly chunks of plastic with physical QWERTY keyboards into sleek metal and glass touchscreen devices. In recent years, however, the company's ability to innovate with iPhone has been questioned.

The Essential Phone is boring hardware that may one day rule your smart home

The creator of Android has big plans that start with some familiar-looking devices. The creator of Android, Andy Rubin, has released the first devices from his Essential company.

Hands on with the reMarkable, the closest thing to paper since paper

“There’s still tremendous demand for reading, writing and sketching,” said Magnus Wanberg an Oslo, Norway-based entrepreneur who helped develop reMarkable, an electronic-ink-based tablet that’s designed to come as close to paper as possible, while offering all the benefits of a digital screen.

Asus unleashes two new ZenPad 10 tablets

Asus might be about to give up on smartwatches, but it is still very much in the tablet game. The Chinese company today unleashed two new ZenPad 10 slates, both of which combine midrange specifications with Android 7.0 Nougat.

Nikon's Coolpix W300 is a 4K shooting, underwater loving compact camera

Nikon has taken the wraps off its latest compact camera creation, the Coolpix W300. It's built to survive anything you can throw at it, even the odd swim on your summer holiday at the beach.

Nest Cam IQ preview: 4K sensor brings facial recognition and more precise alerts

The Nest Cam IQ is the latest indoor security camera from Google-owned smart home company Nest. It joins the Nest Cam Indoor and Nest Cam Outdoor in the portfolio of security products, both of which continue to be available.

Smart tattoo with biosensor ink can monitor glucose levels and more

Diabetics may have a better — that is, painless — way to monitor their blood glucose levels in the future: a smart tattoo that changes colors based on glucose levels.