The Next Web - May 4, 2017
A Malaysian graduate student has come up with a building frame that dispenses new apartments much like a vending machine does candy bars. Instead of buying a pre-existing apartment in a skyscraper, imagine designing one yourself and the building producing it out of thin air.
LiveScience.com - May 4, 2017
Researchers in California report they have produced a lightweight and flexible semiconductor built on a base of cellulose, the main ingredient in plant fibers.
SlashGear - May 4, 2017
The phoenix metaphor is overused in a tech world where brand recycling has become commonplace, so let’s just call the BlackBerry KEYone a QWERTY comeback. You’d be forgiven for dismissing it for not one but two reasons, after all.
Interesting Engineering - May 4, 2017
With the rapid development in building human-like robots, the next foreseeable step in this artificial intelligence era is to match them with real-life voices. And that is exactly what this Montreal-based start-up has done by unveiling the world’s first speech synthesis technology that can replicate anyone’s voice.
BGR - May 4, 2017
Intrepid hackers on Wednesday initiated a highly sophisticated Google Docs phishing attack that spread like wildfire. Using Google’s own services, the hackers were able to trick users into clicking on what seemed like a valid Google Docs link.
The Next Web - May 4, 2017
After a failed effort to offer free internet access (with strings attached) to people in India, Facebook has now launched Express Wi-Fi, a service that lets users log on to Wi-Fi networks hosted by local partners, for a nominal fee.
Android Central - May 3, 2017
Even attachments from legitimate sources appear to contain illegitimate vibes. Update After looking at a few of these and seeing investigations from others on Twitter, we have a clearer picture of what's happening.
The Next Web - May 3, 2017
Microsoft unveiled its brand new Chrome OS challenger, Windows 10 S, at a special event in New York yesterday, but it turns out the company has a nasty surprise in store for early adopters.
International Business Times - May 2, 2017
For YouTube’s 12th birthday, the platform is getting a redesigning its desktop design, making it faster and cleaner. YouTube introduced the site’s “clean, simple design” Tuesday and is encouraging users to try the new look.
PCWorld - May 2, 2017
Windows is taking aim at Chromebooks yet again, but with Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s leading the charge with a Google Chromebook Pixel-like ‘halo’ PC of its own: the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop.Yes that’s right, laptop.
Engadget - May 1, 2017
Mac users are increasingly being targeted by malware after years of being relatively safe, and that means they're facing attacks that other users have unfortunately come to expect for a while.
Interesting Engineering - April 29, 2017
A chemist from Florida just found a way to trigger photosynthesis — the natural way plants convert carbon dioxide into fuel — in a synthetic material. This new process could simultaneously clean the air and produce energy.
TechSpot - April 28, 2017
Anti-virus pioneer and the most entertaining man in tech, John McAfee, has revealed plans to create the most secure smartphone ever manufactured. The device’s $1100 price will exceed that of the iPhone 8, but McAfee says it’ll offer an unparalleled level of protection.
ScienceDaily - April 28, 2017
Researchers have found that a material which incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store and deliver energy much more quickly than the same material that doesn't include the water layers.
Engadget - April 28, 2017
As part of Google's quest to compel all websites to use the more secure HTTPS protocol, Chrome 62 will flash more warnings when you visit HTTP sites. A few months ago, Chrome 56 (rightly) started labeling unencrypted sites as "not secure."
The Next Web - April 28, 2017
Back in March, reports surfaced that a cunning Lithuanian phishing artist had purportedly scammed two unnamed US tech giants out of the hefty sum of $100 million – as it turns out, the two unsuspecting victims were none other than Google and Facebook.
The Verge - April 27, 2017
Master & Dynamic is known for its high-end headphones. Leica is known for its high-end cameras. Now, the two are coming together to collaborate on some limited-edition Master & Dynamic headphones with Leica-themed designs.
Mail Online - April 27, 2017
'Coca-Cola Plus' has shipped in white bottles in Japan. The no-calorie beverage contains five grams (0.2oz) of indigestible dextrin - a source of dietary fibre - per 470ml bottle.
SlashGear - April 27, 2017
It has long been the stuff of science fiction — the dream of enabling rapid human learning via microchips, machine-to-brain cables, or some other type of technology. DARPA, as with many of its mad science projects, is looking into making that dream a reality.
SlashGear - April 26, 2017
Google’s Pixel smartphone is notable for several reasons, not the least of which is its incredible low-light camera performance. We’ve seen the camera put to the test multiple times, but few analyses compare to the one recently completed by Google Research itself.