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Disney blames past hacks for user accounts sold online

Tech | New York Post

Disney said Disney Plus account passwords being sold in underground hacking forums are coming from previous breaches at other companies, predating last week’s launch of its streaming service. The company reiterated Wednesday that it found no evidence of a security breach and that account problems are limited to “a very small percentage of users” of...

November 20th 2019, 5:18 pm

Amazon almost added facial recognition tech to Ring doorbells

Tech | New York Post

Amazon has considered adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras, according to a letter to a US senator defending its video-sharing partnerships with police. The company told Sen. Ed Markey that facial recognition is a “contemplated, but unreleased feature” of its home security cameras but that there are no plans to coordinate that...

November 20th 2019, 3:14 pm

NASA finds ‘extraterrestrial sugar’ on meteorites

Tech | New York Post

It’s common for asteroids in the Solar System to carry water, one of the essential building blocks for life. But now, NASA researchers have found sugar molecules on two different meteorites, adding credence to the idea that asteroids play a crucial role in supporting life. The researchers said they discovered ribose and “other bio-essential sugars...

November 20th 2019, 3:14 pm

Google Stadia has launched, but there are a lot of kinks

Tech | New York Post

Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme.

November 20th 2019, 11:11 am

Alien life could be more common than previously thought

Tech | New York Post

While some in the scientific community believe finding extraterrestrial life is “probably going to take a long time,” others believe aliens could be more prevalent than previously thought. A new study suggests intelligent life is likely to inhabit a star system drastically different than ours. The researchers modeled a theoretical Earth into binary star systems,...

November 19th 2019, 3:12 pm

First-ever map of Saturn’s moon makes it a strong candidate for alien life

Tech | New York Post

WASHINGTON – Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn’s moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life beyond Earth. The map was based on radar, infrared and other data collected...

November 19th 2019, 10:21 am

Google reportedly manipulates its search results more than it wants you to believe

Tech | New York Post

As an antitrust investigation led by state attorneys general expands from advertising to take a closer look at Google’s search practices, which we told you about on Thursday, the results of a newspaper investigation published on Friday may add even more fuel to that fire. Specifically, it’s a report that probes all the ways the...

November 18th 2019, 3:25 pm

Two of Neptune’s moons are locked in a ‘dance of avoidance’

Tech | New York Post

Neptune may be one of the more mysterious planets in the solar system, but a new study notes that two of its moons, Naiad and Thalassa, are locked in a “dance of avoidance.” The research, which can be read on the arXiv repository, notes that the two celestial satellites are only separated by approximately 1,150...

November 18th 2019, 1:53 pm

ESA says placing astronauts in hibernation is ‘actually not so crazy’

Tech | New York Post

BERLIN — The European Space Agency says putting astronauts into a state of suspended animation could make it easier to reach other planets. The agency said Monday that its researchers examined how hibernation would affect the design of a crewed mission to Mars and concluded that it could help to significantly shrink the size of...

November 18th 2019, 12:50 pm

North Korea nuclear test was ‘17 times the size’ of Hiroshima

Tech | New York Post

The North Korea nuclear test in early September 2017 was so powerful that it resulted in an entire mountain being lifted off the ground and was the equivalent of “17 times the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima,” according to a new study. The research, published in the scientific journal Geophysical Journal International, also...

November 18th 2019, 12:06 pm

Engineers create bionic arm with 3D printer in just 10 hours

Tech | New York Post

A team of designers and engineers successfully produced a 3D-printed, made-to-measure bionic hand in just 10 hours. Experts from research and education group WMG, which is part of the UK’s University of Warwick, worked with C Enterprise and Printed Electronics to design and print the bionic hand with inbuilt sensors. The bionic hand is the...

November 18th 2019, 11:36 am

Interpol plans to condemn encryption as protecting pedophiles

Tech | New York Post

The international police organization Interpol plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption in a statement Monday saying it protects child sex predators, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters. At the group’s conference in Lyon, France on Friday, an Interpol official said a version of the resolution introduced by the US Federal Bureau...

November 18th 2019, 11:36 am

Museum will pay you $25,000 to find a piece of Missouri meteorite

Tech | New York Post

Hey, so, funny story: Remember that crazy-bright fireball that appeared over the skies of St. Louis earlier this week? Yeah, it was awesome, but finding the leftovers would be even more awesome and the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is willing to fork over a hefty sum if anyone can locate sizable chunks of the...

November 18th 2019, 11:06 am

Black hole spit a star out of the Milky Way

Tech | New York Post

When you look up at the night sky you see a lot of stars that, in relation to our own planet, haven’t moved a whole lot in a very, very long time. But some of the stars in our home galaxy aren’t so lucky and astronomers recently identified one, in particular, that is absolutely speeding...

November 15th 2019, 2:48 pm

Americans drop their phones at least four times a week

Tech | New York Post

Hold onto your phones – according to new research, one in three Americans currently have a crack in their phone’s screen. The constant threat of dropping our phones and cracking the screen – or worse – is leaving many of us with a bit of “Phone-xiety.” A new study of 2,000 Americans found that over...

November 15th 2019, 2:48 pm

Bluetooth devices can be hacked due to design flaw: study

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A design flaw can make apps vulnerable to hackers

November 15th 2019, 1:47 pm

Astronauts start series of spacewalks to fix cosmic ray detector

Tech | New York Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts launched an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the International Space Station. Armed with dozens of dissecting tools, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano removed a protective shield to gain access to the inside of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. He handed the 4-foot-long panel to...

November 15th 2019, 1:47 pm

Protesters in Chile use lasers to bring down police drone

Tech | New York Post

Protesters in Chile have taken down a police drone by aiming dozens of laser pens at the gadget. Video footage shows the dramatic moment the drone plummets after about 50 lasers were jointly pointed in to the sky in Santiago. The laser action in Chile’s capital was taken after a month of protests has created...

November 15th 2019, 1:19 pm

Hospitals hit by ransomware attacks seeing increase in heart patients’ death rates

Tech | New York Post

The way hospitals respond to a cyberattack can result in a slower response to critical heart patients. After an attack, corrective actions to improve security in hospital information technology systems may “disrupt care processes” and reduce the quality of care, according to a study published by researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Central...

November 15th 2019, 1:19 pm

Startup offers tech workers $10,000 to leave Bay Area

Tech | New York Post

This should be sufficient to get tech bros the hell out of San Francisco.

November 14th 2019, 5:50 pm

Motorola Razr is reborn as $1.5K foldable smartphone

Tech | New York Post

Flipping back to the past. Motorola has hopped aboard the nostalgia train by re-releasing the Motorola Razr — as a foldable smartphone. The phone firm announced the device with a “You’re gonna flip” video warning Wednesday on Twitter, racking up more than 800,000 views and likes. The aim of the phone appears to be evoking...

November 14th 2019, 3:50 pm

China moves one step closer to 2020 mission to Mars

Tech | New York Post

HUAILAI, China – China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year. China is on track to launch its Mars mission, Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Space Administration, said on Thursday, speaking to foreign diplomats and the media...

November 14th 2019, 2:59 pm

Data shows upswing in child exploitation cases

Tech | New York Post

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security investigators who uncover child exploitation initiated more than 4,000 cases around the world in the 2019 budget year, resulting in thousands of arrests and the identification of more than 1,000 victims, according to new data obtained by The Associated Press. Their caseloads are growing because of the ease with which offenders...

November 14th 2019, 12:59 pm

Apple reportedly looking at bundling its subscription services into single package

Tech | New York Post

Apple may soon bundle its bushel of subscriptions. The tech giant is thinking about combining its Apple TV+, Apple Music and News+ services into a single package, according to a report in Bloomberg. The bundle of paid internet services could arrive as soon as 2020, and would be aimed at further growing its subscriber base...

November 14th 2019, 10:27 am

Pope Francis says tech companies have ‘responsibility’ to protect minors

Tech | New York Post

Pope Francis said on Thursday that technology company executives and investors must be held accountable if they put profit before the protection of children, including from easy access to pornography on the web. Francis spoke at the start of a Vatican conference on “Promoting Digital Child Dignity” that brought companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and...

November 14th 2019, 9:57 am

Facebook has repaired its iPhone-app camera bug

Tech | New York Post

Facebook has fixed a bug in its iPhone app that spooked some users by inadvertently turning on their cameras. The bug caused the camera’s view to show up in a strip on one side of the screen when users tapped on photos. Facebook says it was accidentally introduced as part of an update to the...

November 13th 2019, 6:00 pm

Apple unveils 16-inch MacBook Pro, ditching hated ‘butterfly’ keyboard

Tech | New York Post

Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch screen that also has scrapped the unpopular “butterfly” keyboard that was used in recent models. The souped-up laptop, which became available for preorder Wednesday afternoon, has a price tag starting at $2,400 — identical to the starting price of the old 15-inch version. It’s slated...

November 13th 2019, 5:30 pm

NASA detects oxygen changes on Mars it’s ‘struggling to explain’

Tech | New York Post

Four months after the stunning announcement that NASA’s Curiosity rover detected an “unusually high” level of methane on Mars, the government space agency said that oxygen “behaves in a way that so far scientists cannot explain” on the Red Planet. The Curiosity rover, which has been exploring the Gale Crater since it landed on Mars...

November 13th 2019, 2:11 pm

Scientists in Singapore create printable human skin

Tech | New York Post

SINGAPORE – A piece of skin about the size of your thumbnail can be printed in less than a minute, scientists in Singapore say, a game-changing step for the future of non-animal testing for cosmetics and other products. Made up of skin cells from donors and collagen, the in-vitro skin has the same chemical and...

November 13th 2019, 1:11 pm

NASA renames mysterious, faraway object due to Nazi link

Tech | New York Post

NASA has renamed the most distant object ever explored, the mysterious Ultima Thule after controversy arose that its name was linked to the Nazi party. Previously known as “2014 MU69,” the celestial object was given the informal name of Ultima Thule by the New Horizons team, after a mythical northern land in classical and medieval...

November 13th 2019, 1:11 pm

Japan spacecraft starts journey home from asteroid

Tech | New York Post

TOKYO — A Japanese spacecraft left a distant asteroid on Wednesday, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to gather soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, the country’s space agency said. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said the Hayabusa2 spacecraft left its orbit...

November 13th 2019, 11:38 am

St. Louis meteor was a cast off from the asteroid belt

Tech | New York Post

The flaming meteor seen hurtling through the sky above St. Louis late Monday was a basketball-sized chunk of rock that broke off an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, according to a report. NASA experts used hundreds of eyewitness accounts about the celestial spectacle, along with two videos, to determine that the 220-pound meteor traveled...

November 13th 2019, 8:38 am

Google plans to offer checking accounts, becoming latest tech giant to enter consumer banking

Tech | New York Post

Google will become the next tech giant to take a stab at consumer banking, a new report says. The company plans to offer checking accounts starting next year in partnership with established banks through a new project dubbed “Cache,” The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Citigroup and a Stanford University credit union will run accounts...

November 13th 2019, 8:38 am

Staffers blast Facebook’s ‘black people problem’ in open letter

Tech | New York Post

Facebook is still inhospitable to its minority employees — despite its efforts to confront racism within its ranks, several of the company’s staffers say. Conditions at the social media giant have grown more hostile since a former employee exposed the company’s “black people problem,” a dozen past and present staffers wrote in a Medium post...

November 12th 2019, 4:40 pm

Schumer concerned by Army’s use of TikTok for recruiting

Tech | New York Post

Everyone is ignoring the national security risks posed by popular social media app TikTok — including the US Army. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday released a letter he wrote to the Army questioning its use of the China-owned video platform to recruit American teens. The senior Senator urged the Army to stop using the...

November 12th 2019, 4:40 pm

Big tech racing to replace smartphones with smart glasses

Tech | New York Post

Big tech companies are racing for their next big business: getting you to set down your iPhone and pick up a pair of smart glasses. CNBC reported that Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Apple are some of the companies working on computers that we wear on our faces instead of the phone versions we cradle all...

November 12th 2019, 1:54 pm

NASA telescope detects record-setting space explosion

Tech | New York Post

We’ve got it pretty good here on our little blue orb orbiting a relatively chilled-out star, but space is dark and full of terrors. In a new paper published in The Astrophysical Journal, scientists using data from NASA’s NICER telescope reveal the discovery of an absolutely massive energy burst spotted some 11,000 light-years away from...

November 12th 2019, 12:52 pm

Google defends amassing health data on millions of people

Tech | New York Post

Google has come under scrutiny after a report in The Wall Street Journal noted that a newly signed cloud computing deal with a healthcare customer could give the tech giant “detailed personal-health information of millions of people across 21 states.” The deal, which was previously announced on Google parent company Alphabet’s July earnings call, is...

November 12th 2019, 12:52 pm

New study suggests Planet 9 might have already been found

Tech | New York Post

Since its launch in April 2018, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found a number of exoplanets, including a so-called “missing link” and an exoplanet with three suns. But a new study suggests the $200 million satellite may have also discovered the mysterious Planet 9. The research, published in Research Notes of the AAS,...

November 12th 2019, 11:21 am

Twitter wants feedback from the public on new deepfake policy

Tech | New York Post

Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media and called for feedback from the public. In the run-up to the US presidential election in November 2020, social platforms have been under pressure to tackle the threat of manipulated media, including deepfakes, which use artificial intelligence to...

November 12th 2019, 10:51 am

All the scary ways health apps are using your data

Tech | New York Post

Is fitness tech counting steps — or overstepping? Last week, Twitter users flew into a panic after learning that Google is acquiring Fitbit, the trendy fitness-tracking watch, for $2.1 billion. The freakout centered on user data — specifically, Fitbit users’ concerns that their exercise, food, weight and sleep data would become less secure. Although Fitbit...

November 11th 2019, 7:23 pm

Watch this team of tiny robots play soccer

Tech | New York Post

If you’ve ever wondered what the robot apocalypse would look like, look no further than what unfolded on the lawn outside of MIT’s Building 10 this week. There, on the grassy Killian Court, a spectacle unfolded that will likely become commonplace once AI-powered robots rise up and enslave their human masters. A total of nine...

November 11th 2019, 4:04 pm

Google gathering health data of millions of Americans: report

Tech | New York Post

Alphabet’s Google is teaming up with a health-care company on a secret project to collect personal health-related information of millions of Americans across 21 states, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Google launched “Project Nightingale” last year with St. Louis-based Ascension, according to the report, citing people familiar with the matter and internal documents....

November 11th 2019, 4:04 pm

NASA unveils early version of first all-electric airplane

Tech | New York Post

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell,” on Friday at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert. Adapted from a Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane, the X-57 has been under development...

November 11th 2019, 11:45 am

Mercury transit: When and how to watch the rare astronomical event

Tech | New York Post

Mercury is on the move.

November 10th 2019, 8:06 am

Facebook, YouTube censor mentions of ‘whistleblower’ in Trump-Ukraine scandal

Tech | New York Post

Social media companies are removing any mentions of the whistleblower in the Trump-Ukraine scandal, according to a report. Though the whistleblower’s name has been percolating online — including in the widely-read Drudge Report — Facebook said publishing the name on its platform violated their “coordinating harm policy,” The Washington Post reported. YouTube was also taking similar...

November 9th 2019, 1:44 pm

Air Force tests plasma reactor to destroy ‘forever chemicals’ in contaminated groundwater

Tech | New York Post

The Air Force is testing a plasma reactor to destroy harmful chemical compounds in contaminated groundwater. The manmade compounds, which are called per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS, have seeped into groundwater at a number of military bases as a result of their former use in firefighting foam. The compounds, which have also been used...

November 8th 2019, 4:38 pm

NASA images reveal world’s thickest mountain glacier is melting

Tech | New York Post

The slow decline of Alaska’s Taku Glacier has become apparent in newly released photographs shared by NASA’s Earth Observatory. The massive glacier, which measures 4,860 feet from surface to floor, was gaining mass for almost 50 years, but now appears to be shrinking. A pair of satellite photos taken in August 2014 and August 2018...

November 8th 2019, 2:06 pm

Hubbles captures distant galaxy 12 times in rare image

Tech | New York Post

Astronomers have spotted a galaxy in the distant universe that appears duplicated on the night sky at least 12 times. The unusual sight was captured using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and could give scientists a better understanding of the early universe. The galaxy appearing multiple times in the image has been nicknamed the Sunburst...

November 8th 2019, 1:29 pm

Italy requires car seats to have alarms so kids aren’t forgotten

Tech | New York Post

Italy is requiring parents of young children to equip car seats with alarm devices so tots aren’t forgotten by absent-minded adults.

November 7th 2019, 3:34 pm

‘Wonder Years’ actress Crystal McKellar countersues Peter Thiel’s venture firm

Tech | New York Post

An ex-child actress accused of trying to sully the reputation of a venture fund co-founded by Peter Thiel now claims that the tech tycoon himself raised concerns about fraud at the firm. Crystal McKellar — who played Becky Slater on “The Wonder Years” before going on to become a Harvard-trained lawyer who worked at Thiel’s...

November 7th 2019, 3:17 pm

Doctors use CRISPR to fight cancer for first time in US

Tech | New York Post

The first attempt in the United States to use a gene-editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it’s too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday. The doctors were able to take immune system cells from the patients’ blood...

November 7th 2019, 1:45 pm

NASA opens moon rock samples sealed for more than 40 years

Tech | New York Post

NASA has opened a previously sealed rock sample brought back from the moon in 1972, marking the first time it will be analyzed. The space agency said it opened rock sample 73002 on Nov. 5, in conjunction with its Apollo Next-Generation Sample Analysis (ANGSA) initiative, designed to use new technologies that were not around at...

November 7th 2019, 12:14 pm

Uber self-driving car that killed pedestrian couldn’t detect jaywalkers

Tech | New York Post

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says that an Uber self-driving car that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona in 2018 was unable to detect jaywalkers. Elaine Herzberg died in March 2018 when an Uber vehicle struck her as she walked across a darkened street in Tempe. The board said the Uber autonomous driving...

November 7th 2019, 11:36 am

Uber faces costly choices after expert finds it uses Waymo self-driving tech

Tech | New York Post

Uber said it “will likely” have to strike a licensing deal with Waymo or opt for costly changes to its autonomous driving software, after an expert found the ride-hailing giant still used technology from the Alphabet unit. While it was unclear by when the company needed to decide on its next move in the blockbuster...

November 7th 2019, 9:54 am

Google parent probing sexual harassment complaints: report

Tech | New York Post

Alphabet’s board of directors has opened an investigation into how executives handled claims of sexual harassment, including Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, who has been accused of having relationships with employees, according to a new report. The board has formed an independent subcommittee to look into complaints about Drummond and others — and has hired...

November 6th 2019, 7:39 pm

Ex-Twitter employees spied for Saudi Arabia with user data: feds

Tech | New York Post

Two former Twitter employees from Saudi Arabia have been charged with spying for funneling inside information about users of the social media site to an agent of the Middle Eastern kingdom, federal officials said Wednesday. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmed Almutairi allegedly used their position to gather private Twitter data about Saudi critics, giving it to...

November 6th 2019, 7:39 pm

Astronomer says finding aliens will ‘probably’ take a long time

Tech | New York Post

If you had hopes of finding E.T. anytime soon, one astronomer is about to burst your bubble. Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington last month, Massachusetts Institute of Technology astronomer Sara Seager said it’s going to be a long slog before we find an advanced civilization in space. “It’s probably something that’s going...

November 6th 2019, 4:53 pm

Digital wallets like Apple Cash can’t help if you’re scammed

Tech | New York Post

NEW YORK – My desperation to see Ariana Grande in concert created the perfect trap. Instead of seeing her sing about love and loss, I got sucked into an online ticket scheme that cost me $75 and a big chunk of my pride. Con artists often get away with scams like these because digital payment...

November 6th 2019, 4:53 pm

Airbnb to verify all listings following report of fraud

Tech | New York Post

Airbnb announced Wednesday that it will verify all seven million of its listings following a damning expose on scams on its platform. All properties listed on the San Francisco-based company’s site will be reviewed by Dec. 15 of next year to make sure they are real and accurately portrayed on the site, chief executive Brian...

November 6th 2019, 4:53 pm

Kincade Fire has huge burn scar that can be seen from space

Tech | New York Post

The scope of the damage from California’s Kincade Fire can be seen from space in a disturbing new satellite image. The newly released image was taken on Sunday by NASA’s Terra satellite, according to the space agency’s press release. That satellite is equipped with a special instrument that harnesses thermal infrared channels to detect heat...

November 6th 2019, 1:45 pm

Astronaut casts Pennsylvania absentee ballot from space

Tech | New York Post

Astronaut Andrew Morgan successfully voted in Tuesday’s elections in his home state of Pennsylvania and if you skipped the process as too much of a hassle, consider what he had to do to be counted. His ballot was cast from aboard the International Space Station, election officials said Tuesday — high above the planet and...

November 6th 2019, 1:33 pm

Creepy photo shows giant squid ‘watching’ deep sea mission

Tech | New York Post

Rockwell said it best when he sang “I always feel like somebody’s watching me.” The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted an eery image of its remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer being watched by a giant squid in an unspecified part of the ocean. “[C]heck out this lurking deep-sea squid, seen creeping above remotely operated...

November 6th 2019, 1:03 pm

NASA’s Curiosity rover posts eerie image of Mars

Tech | New York Post

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has posted a stunning black and white image of the Red Planet, shedding new light on just how empty it is. Posted to NASA’s Mars Exploration website, the photo was taken on Curiosity’s 2,574th Martian day, as it continues to investigate the Central Butte, a rock structure on Mars and part...

November 6th 2019, 12:45 pm

Tinder owner’s stock tumbles after missing revenue forecasts

Tech | New York Post

Shares of Match Group tumbled as much as 5 percent after the owner of the Tinder hookup app warned it will miss Wall Street’s revenue forecasts, even as it records unexpected costs in the current quarter. Match — which also owns OKCupid and PlentyOfFish — said late Tuesday it expects to incur around $25 million...

November 6th 2019, 11:43 am

NASA’s Voyager 2 sends back secrets of interstellar space

Tech | New York Post

NASA launched the Voyager 2 space probe in August of 1977. It’s since spent nearly four decades making its way out of the massive bubble called the heliosphere which is generated by the sun and contains our entire solar system. It accomplished that feat roughly a year ago, traveling into interstellar space and leaving our...

November 6th 2019, 10:43 am

Facebook’s data policy change was about stopping rivals, not privacy: court filings

Tech | New York Post

Facebook began cutting off access to user data for app developers from 2012 to squash potential rivals while presenting the move to the general public as a boon for user privacy, according to court documents reviewed by Reuters. Some executives at the world’s biggest social network appeared to refer to the strategy of promoting a...

November 6th 2019, 9:57 am

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey mocks ‘FACEBOOK’ rebranding effort

Tech | New York Post

Facebook’s new look has been getting mocked since it was unveiled on Monday — including by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The social networking giant, plagued by privacy scandals and anti-trust probes, revealed a colorful new company logo on Monday that has drawn jeers for being in all-caps, which is Internet code for shouting. Critics have...

November 5th 2019, 6:00 pm

Google employees call for corporate climate change action

Tech | New York Post

SAN FRANCISCO — Google employees are demanding the company issue a climate plan that commits it to zero emissions by 2030. An online petition posted Monday bears signatures from more than a thousand Google employees. It also calls on Google to decline contracts that would support the extraction of fossil fuels and to avoid collaborating...

November 5th 2019, 2:56 pm

Georgia tests new voting system ahead of 2020

Tech | New York Post

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — A handful of local elections in Georgia were used Tuesday to test new voting machines that combine touchscreens with a printed ballot, part of the state’s rush to meet a court-ordered deadline to retire its outdated, paperless system before any votes are cast in 2020. State election officials piloted the $106 million...

November 5th 2019, 2:43 pm

Uber will add New York City transit directions to phone app

Tech | New York Post

Starting this week, some Uber users will see transit directions and arrival times whenever they type in their destination, along with the company's various car-based options.

November 5th 2019, 1:44 pm

New study suggests the universe may actually be a giant loop

Tech | New York Post

The universe may actually be curved, like a giant inflated balloon, a new study claims. A study published on Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy examines data from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), which is the faint echo of the “Big Bang,” to conclude that the universe is not flat. The findings, however, contradict years...

November 5th 2019, 11:54 am

You can buy a robot clone of anyone from this Russian startup

Tech | New York Post

A Russian startup is selling autonomous robots, which buyers can choose to make look like any person on Earth. “Everyone will now be able to order a robot with any appearance — for professional or personal use. Thus, we open a huge market in service, education and entertainment. Imagine a replica of Michael Jordan selling...

November 5th 2019, 10:24 am

Uber loses $1.2B in the most recent quarter

Tech | New York Post

Shares of Uber sank more than 5 percent in extended trading Monday after the company revealed it once again lost more than $1 billion during the most recent quarter. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing giant reported $1.2 billion in losses for the fiscal third quarter as it continued to hand out discounts amid stiff competition with...

November 4th 2019, 5:13 pm

Women are worried that Google is getting into their pants

Tech | New York Post

Ladies are skeeved out at the notion that Uncle Google will know when Aunt Flo is in town. Twitter users are posting their feelings of dread after the search engine giant announced that it will acquire the popular fitness tracking watch Fitbit — since the device also records when it’s their time of the month....

November 4th 2019, 4:39 pm

Facebook, Google, Apple accused of enabling online slave markets

Tech | New York Post

Facebook, Google and Apple have been accused of enabling online slave markets, according to an undercover investigation by BBC News Arabic. The probe uncovered a “booming black market” for domestic workers in the Persian Gulf, fueled by apps, hashtags and private messages on the tech giant’s platforms. The workers were bought and sold as a...

November 4th 2019, 2:28 pm

Asteroid size of bus zips by Earth closer than the Moon ‘hours’ after NASA spots it

Tech | New York Post

An asteroid the size of a double-decker bus has skimmed perilously close to Earth – and NASA almost missed it. The space rock cruised past at speeds of 19,000 mph, passing three times closer to our planet than the distance from Earth to the Moon. Terrifyingly, NASA admitted the flyby over the weekend wasn’t picked...

November 4th 2019, 2:28 pm

Engineers create spiderweb-inspired tape that could replace surgical sutures

Tech | New York Post

Inspired by the sticky substance spiders use to catch their prey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have designed a special double-sided tape that can rapidly seal tissues together, according to researchers. The new discovery has only been tested on rat and pig tissue — including the small intestine, stomach, liver and skin — but scientists...

November 4th 2019, 11:50 am

Angela Merkel wants Germany to have 1 million car charging points by 2030

Tech | New York Post

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she wants to drastically increase the number of charging stations for electric cars in Germany to give consumers more confidence to switch over to electric from internal combustion engines. Speaking in her weekly video podcast, Merkel said she wants Germany to have 1 million charging stations by...

November 4th 2019, 11:20 am

Microsoft Japan’s 3-day weekends boost productivity by 40%

Tech | New York Post

Three-day weekends for employees at Microsoft Japan proved to result in a massive boost in productivity, according to a report. The tech company found that productivity levels skyrocketed nearly 40% when it closed its doors on Fridays in August as part of a month-long challenge, CNBC reported. During the month of reduced workweeks, the company...

November 4th 2019, 10:39 am

Record-busting Nike Vaporfly shoes loom large in NYC marathon debate

Tech | New York Post

A shoe debate is raging ahead of Sunday’s New York City Marathon after high-tech sneakers played starring roles in two of the biggest distance-running achievements this year. Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna and Brigid Kosgei’s record-breaking run at the Chicago Marathon last month brought the Nike Vaporfly shoes into focus, sparking heated debate over whether the...

November 1st 2019, 10:13 pm

US government opens national security review of TikTok: report

Tech | New York Post

The U.S. government has opened a national security review into the video-based app TikTok over Chinese data collection concerns, the New York Times reported. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is reviewing the Chinese deal that led to the creation of the app popular among teenagers after lawmakers raised national security concerns....

November 1st 2019, 4:44 pm

Microsoft says Russian hackers launching new cyberattacks against anti-doping agencies

Tech | New York Post

Russian hackers are targeting anti-doping organizations after the country was banned from the 2020 Olympics, according to a new report. Microsoft said this week that it has been tracking cyberattacks from a group known to be linked to Russia, known as Strontium, aka Fancy Bear/APT28. The group is targeting anti-doping organizations prior to the Tokyo...

November 1st 2019, 3:13 pm

World’s largest robotics contest challenged students to find solutions to ocean pollution

Tech | New York Post

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Seeking to bolster its image as a forward-looking metropolis, Dubai hosted the largest-ever international robotics contest this week, challenging young people from 190 countries to find solutions to global ocean pollution. Event organizers say their selection of Dubai as host reflects a vote of confidence that this oil-rich Emirati sheikhdom...

November 1st 2019, 3:13 pm

Google plans to build ‘smart city’ in Canada

Tech | New York Post

Google has been given the green light to create a smart city in a disused area of Toronto, Canada. However, the controversial futuristic site will have to be on a much smaller scale than what was requested. The project is actually the brainchild of Google-affiliate urban innovation company Sidewalk Labs. It initially wanted to develop...

November 1st 2019, 1:11 pm

Czech scientists are growing herbs, mustard plants for Mars

Tech | New York Post

PRAGUE – Czech scientists have opened a lab to experiment growing food for environments with extreme conditions and lack of water, such as Mars. The “Marsonaut” experiment by scientist Jan Lukacevic, 29 and his team at the Prague University of Life Sciences is based on aeroponics – growing plants in the air, without soil and...

November 1st 2019, 11:41 am

Small test oven headed to ISS so astronauts can bake cookies

Tech | New York Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Forget reheated, freeze-dried space grub. Astronauts are about to get a new test oven for baking chocolate chip cookies from scratch. The next delivery of supplies for the International Space Station — scheduled for liftoff this weekend — includes the Zero G Oven. Chocolate chip cookie dough is already up there,...

November 1st 2019, 10:22 am

Scientists discover entirely new population of tiny black holes

Tech | New York Post

An entirely new class of black holes that scientists were unaware of may exist, according to a study. The study published on Thursday in Science revealed a new way for astronomers to search for black holes and that there could be an entire group of black holes smaller than the smallest black holes in the...

November 1st 2019, 9:52 am

Mysterious hidden ‘witch marks’ found in creepy English cave

Tech | New York Post

Perfectly timed for Halloween, researchers are set to reveal mysterious so-called “witches’ marks” from a cave in the English countryside in an ambitious 3D project. The unusual marks were discovered earlier this year hidden in a cave in Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge on the border of the English counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The...

October 31st 2019, 2:07 pm

Bloodhound supersonic car hits 334 mph in latest tests

Tech | New York Post

A jet-powered supersonic car has hit 334 mph during testing ahead of its attempt to shatter the land speed record. The Bloodhound LSR began speed trials in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa last week. Driven by British RAF Wing commander Andy Green, the high-speed motor is attempting to hit the 1,000 mph mark next...

October 31st 2019, 2:07 pm

NASA spots ‘jack-o’-lantern’ inside deep space nebula

Tech | New York Post

Charlie Brown would certainly be proud of this “great pumpkin.” NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has found a massive nebula in deep space that “looks like a celestial jack-o’-lantern.” The study’s researchers have given it the nickname “Jack-o’-lantern Nebula,” apropos for Halloween. It’s likely that a star, known as an O-type star, approximately 15 to 20...

October 31st 2019, 12:22 pm

NASA satellite captures California’s wildfires from space

Tech | New York Post

Another year, another devastating breakout of wildfire in California. This troubling trend shows no sign of slowing down and that’s bad news for Californians who have been forced to evacuate as smoke and fire spreads across huge chunks of the state. NASA isn’t in the business of fighting fires, at least not directly, but that...

October 31st 2019, 12:22 pm

New Zealand bans video game that seems to glorify mass shooting

Tech | New York Post

WELLINGTON – New Zealand’s Chief Censor said on Thursday he had banned a video game that appeared to glorify the mass shooting in Christchurch earlier this year that killed 51 Muslim worshippers. In an attack broadcast live on Facebook, a lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending prayers in two Christchurch mosques on...

October 31st 2019, 10:51 am

Build your own iOS 13 app with this expert training

Tech | New York Post

Ever had a brilliant idea for an app, only to watch someone else create it? Tough break. Maybe next time you can take your app idea from conception all the way to creation with the help of this Complete iOS 13 & SwiftUI Developer Bundle. With the recent launch of iOS 13, there’s never been...

October 31st 2019, 9:22 am

Apple delivers strong Q4 earnings report despite cooling iPhone demand

Tech | New York Post

Apple shares rose Wednesday after the company delivered a strong fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report despite cooling demand for the iPhone, its flagship product. The tech giant said it enjoyed a 1.8% rise in revenue, to $64 billion, for the quarter ended in September — driven in part by rising sales of wearables and services, such...

October 30th 2019, 10:12 pm

Airpods Pro merit the extra C-note

Tech | New York Post

Apple’s new AirPods Pro are almost as good as they are expensive. The $250 earbuds so thoroughly embarrass their predecessors that after just over 24 hours with them, this reporter can’t imagine ever going back — if it weren’t for that pesky price tag. The AirPods Pro, which now feature noise-canceling and a compact, silicone...

October 30th 2019, 6:24 pm

Twitter to stop running all political advertising: CEO

Tech | New York Post

Twitter will stop running political and issue-based ads, the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Wednesday. “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally,” Dorsey wrote in the first of a series of tweets. “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.” The decision stands in contrast to fellow...

October 30th 2019, 4:36 pm

Ex-Google staffer who wrote pregnancy discrimination memo speaks out

Tech | New York Post

The Google employee that set off a viral firestorm when she published an anonymous memo alleging the tech giant discriminates and retaliates against pregnant women has identified herself and is sharing her story publicly for the first time.  Chelsey Glasson, a 36-year-old Seattle mom, shared her tale exclusively with the media outlet Fast Company and...

October 30th 2019, 4:25 pm

Engineer proposes glass beads to help stop Arctic ice melt

Tech | New York Post

The Arctic is melting at unprecedented rates but one engineer thinks we might be able to save it using millions of glass beads. Nonprofit organization Ice911 is proposing blanketing the Arctic with the beads so they will form a protective layer and reflect sunlight away. The Arctic has lost 75 percent of the volume of...

October 30th 2019, 4:25 pm

Explosion in Antarctic sea ice levels may cause another ice age

Tech | New York Post

Upside-down “rivers” of warm ocean water may be one of the causes of Antarctica’s ice shelves breaking up, leading to a rise in sea levels. But a new study suggests an increase in sea ice in a colder climate may lead to a much more devastating change in the Earth’s climate — another ice age....

October 30th 2019, 4:25 pm
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