CES 2018: The house that hears burglars

January 6, 2018 1:39 pm0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Software that can identify sounds such as windows being smashed has been developed in Cambridge, UK. BBC News – Technology

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CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

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CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

Media playback is unsupported on your device All aboard the (self-driving) bus – next stop, CES: Las Vegas’ annual gigantic tech fest. About 4,000 companies – many of them start-ups – are arriving in town this weekend. Over the coming days, they will reveal new products, secure orders and hopefully […]

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White noise video on YouTube hit by five copyright claims

January 5, 2018 2:05 pm0 comments
White noise video on YouTube hit by five copyright claims

A musician who made a 10-hour long video of continuous white noise – indistinct electronic hissing – has said five copyright infringement claims have been made against him. Sebastian Tomczak, who is based in Australia, said he made the video in 2015 and uploaded it to YouTube. The claimants accusing […]

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Apple: Chip bug in all Macs and iPhones

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Apple: Chip bug in all Macs and iPhones

Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It emerged this week that tech companies have been racing to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, that could allow hackers to steal data. Apple said it had already released some […]

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Meltdown and Spectre: How chip hacks work

January 4, 2018 2:33 pm0 comments
Meltdown and Spectre: How chip hacks work

Media playback is unsupported on your device As technology companies race to fix two major vulnerabilities found in computer chips, the ways in which those chips could theoretically be targeted by hackers are becoming clear. Collectively, Meltdown and Spectre affect billions of systems around the world – from desktop PCs […]

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Rush to fix 'serious' computer chip flaws

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Rush to fix 'serious' computer chip flaws

Tech firms are working to fix two bugs that could allow hackers to steal personal data from computer systems. Google researchers said one of the “serious security flaws”, dubbed “Spectre”, was found in chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM. The other, known as “Meltdown” affects Intel-made chips alone. The […]

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Major flaw in millions of Intel chips revealed

January 3, 2018 3:03 pm0 comments
Major flaw in millions of Intel chips revealed

A serious flaw in the design of Intel’s chips will require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating systems for computers around the world. It is believed to affect chips in millions of computers from the last decade. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it was aware of […]

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Dating website eHarmony's 'scientific' match ad banned

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Dating website eHarmony's 'scientific' match ad banned

A dating website’s claim that it used a “scientifically proven matching system” to pair up those looking for love, has been banned. An advert for eHarmony on the London Underground in July read: “It’s time science had a go at love.” The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) called the claim “misleading”. […]

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Ripple becomes second most valuable crypto-coin

January 2, 2018 3:32 pm0 comments
Ripple becomes second most valuable crypto-coin

A crypto-currency called Ripple has become the second most valuable virtual cash system. Over the weekend the value of the digital currency hit more than $ 100bn (£74bn) according to some market monitors. This valuation is higher than the other popular crypto-cash system – Ethereum. Each Ripple coin, called an […]

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LeEco chairman Jia Yueting defies demand to return to China

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LeEco chairman Jia Yueting defies demand to return to China

The billionaire co-founder of struggling Chinese technology giant LeEco has defied a demand from regulators to return to the country. Jia Yueting had been given until the end of 2017 to come back to China from the US and deal with mounting debts. But he has responded with a message […]

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