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R.I.P. Christmas drones; many already go missing

Monday  11:35,   15 january 2018
USA TODAY

Oh Christmas drone, Oh Christmas drone, we cannot seem to find you.The Melbourne residents were visiting family in Georgia when they took the drone for its first spin. It was dark, said Kaitlee Fenno, but the drone had lights so the family[...]

The TVs that mattered at CES

Monday  11:35,   15 january 2018
Engadget

Smarter, sharper and bigger than ever. © Provided by Engadget It's obvious why LG's OLED tech stretched its run as Best of CES TV champ into a fourth straight year -- despite all challengers, we think this one was the most[...]

Car hacking remains a very real threat as autos become ever more loaded with tech

Monday  02:37,   15 january 2018
USA TODAY

New vehicles are less susceptible to some cyber attacks than they were a couple years ago, but the hacking threat is expected to grow.A worst-case scenario would be hackers infiltrating a vehicle through a minor device, such [...]

The golden age of crypto trading may already be over

Sunday  22:36,   14 january 2018
Tech Insider

The price of bitcoin varied wildly in December, but things have calmed down in the new year. That means crypto traders are making less money from taking advantage of different prices on different exchanges. December was a huge month for[...]

How Dirt Could Save Humanity From an Infectious Apocalypse

Sunday  22:16,   14 january 2018
Wired

One chemist thinks he’s found a way for us to outrun the lethal juggernaut of antibiotic resistance.Nobody scours Central Park looking for drugs quite the way Sean Brady does. On a sweltering Thursday, he hops out of a yellow cab, crosses Fifth[...]

At CES, Experts Wrestle With What Makes a City 'Smart'

Sunday  21:22,   14 january 2018
U.S. News & World Report

The new smart cities track at the Consumer Electronics Show revealed there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to making cities smarter.But, as it turns out, simply defining what does or doesn't constitute make a city "smart" is trickier than it[...]

iPhones vs. Parents: The Tug of War Over America's Children

Saturday  22:26,   13 january 2018
The Wall Street Journal

When to give your child a smartphone has become one of the most important decisions for parents, ever since the iPhone remade daily habits. The battle for attention pits families against some of the world’s largest companies.“Who the hell would give [...]

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth After Space Station Delivery

Saturday  22:17,   13 january 2018
Space.com

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship left the International Space Station and returned to Earth Saturday (Jan. 13), wrapping up a nearly month-long delivery mission for NASA that also marked the spacecraft's second trip to space.The uncrewed Dragon supply[...]

CES showed us smart displays will be the new normal

Saturday  17:06,   13 january 2018
Engadget

Before the start of CES 2018, the only real smart speakers with a display were the Amazon Echo Show and the Echo Spot. But now that Google has partnered with several manufacturers to make a whole line of Echo Show rivals, a bona fide new device[...]

How to choose the best smart TV for your viewing habits

Friday  19:01,   12 january 2018
Popular Science

Weigh your options and make the right decision.  Smart-TV specs can seem confusing, but we've got you covered. Here are the key factors you need to consider before you part with your[...]

Musk's Space Dreams Tested by Zuma's Mystery Failure

Friday  19:00,   12 january 2018
Bloomberg

It was one of the most important things Elon Musk has ever launched into space: a government satellite so shrouded in secrecy that virtually everything about it is classified. Its code name: Zuma.Only now, what was supposed to be a triumph for Musk[...]

Facebook to show less content from publishers and brands

Friday  18:07,   12 january 2018
CNN

Facebook hopes to improve the well-being of its users by prioritizing content from friends and family over posts from brands and publishers.Load[...]

Some Chinese Apple users warned by firm on dodging new data law

Friday  18:06,   12 january 2018
Reuters

China introduced a new cyber security law on June 1 that imposes tougher controls over data than in Europe and the United States, including mandating that companies store all data within China and pass security reviews. Apple announced last year[...]

Samsung phones will have functioning FM chips from now on

Friday  16:06,   12 january 2018
Engadget

Samsung is the latest company to team up with NextRadio to bring FM service to its new phones. Radio might seem outdated, but it has its uses. First of all, it's free. Additionally, the NextRadio app, which connects to local FM stations,[...]

iPhone throttling: Class actions pile up as Apple hit with 32nd lawsuit

Friday  03:00,   12 january 2018
ZDNet

More lawsuits land at Apple's feet over its decision to slow down iPhones with older batteries.Apple now faces a total of 32 class action lawsuits in the US for slowing down iPhones with older batteries without telling[...]