Tag: TECH

Apple Electric Cars Expected By 2020 [VIDEO]

Apple has been working secretly on a car and wants to start production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020, the first Apple Car is expected to cost less than US$40,000 and will go more than 200 miles (321km) on a single charge, citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” Bloomberg reported that Apple…

Tweets to Appear in Google Search In Real Time

Twitter reportedly reached a deal to include the 140-character tweets in Google search results. The deal means Google will have automatic access to the stream of data from Twitter’s website, which it previously had to crawl for information. The move is part of a larger effort to attract more people to Twitter as growth slows…

Canada Monitoring User’s Websites File Downloads [VIDEO]

Canada’s electronic spy agency analyze millions of videos and documents downloaded online every day by people around the world, as part of a sweeping bid to find extremist plots and suspects, CBC News has learned. “Every single thing that you do — in this case uploading/downloading files to these sites — that act is being…

Obama to Propose New Laws to Protect Consumer Data, Privacy [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to pass legislation that would require companies to better protect consumer data as well as tighten restrictions on student data privacy, according to a White House official. The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, which Obama is expected to announce at the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, comes in…

Happy New Year LNC! Google Doodle Celebrates With 2014 VIDEO

Google decided to leave behind the year with a special doodle showing some of the most trending searches of 2014. The image shows a simple animation that reflects some of the most important moments of the last year: The World Cup, the Rosetta Space Mission, India’s Mars Orbiter and the ALS.

Google’s Gmail Blocked in China [VIDEO]

Google mail service Gmail has reportedly been blocked by China’s Great Firewall following months of disruption, an anti-censorship group said Monday. GreatFire.org said many Gmail users were cut off in China on Friday and services were still down Monday. “We’ve checked and there’s nothing wrong on our end,” a Google spokesman in Singapore said in…

Hackers Hit Xbox, PlayStation Networks [VIDEO]

Hackers take responsibility for crashing PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox networks over Christmas, asking for retweets in exchange for ending the problem. The group Lizard Squad took to Twitter to announce it was behind the connection failure, adding that it used distributed denial-of-service attacks to flood the networks with traffic and bring down the services. Lizard…

Google Closes in Spain Ahead of New Law

Google News will shut down in Spain on Dec. 16, due to a new intellectual-property law that requires Spanish publications to charge services such as Google News for displaying even a brief snippet from their publications. While the new regulation, dubbed locally as the Google Tax, did not specifiy how much the online search giant…

FBI warns businesses of cyber attack after Sony confirms hack [VIDEO]

The FBI warned businesses on Monday that hackers have used malicious software to launch attacks in the U.S., following an attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last week. The ‘flash’ warning said that unknown hackers have used malware to override data on hard drives of computers, making them inoperable and shutting down networks. It did not…

Amazon Deploys Robot Shipping Army

E-commerce giant Amazon.com has boosted efficiency—and given workers’ legs a break—by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors and aisles of its biggest warehouses, pick up customer orders, and deliver stacks of toys, books and other products to employees. Amazon, which faces its single biggest day of online shopping Monday, has invested…

Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In a blog post, the company stated that a US Supreme Court decision had “effectively changed the laws that had governed Aereo’s technology, creating regulatory and legal uncertainty. And…

US spy program targets Americans’ cellphones

U.S. Marshals Service program operates aircraft equipped with fake cellphone towers to scoop data, according to people familiar with the program. The technology is aimed at hunting for criminal suspects, but it also collects data from thousands of other phones, The Wall Street Journal report.

Watch The Rosetta Mission Comet Landing Success [VIDEO]

Today, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will release its Philae lander to make space history: the first soft-landing on a comet. If all goes well, Philae will make a seven-hour descent from Rosetta to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and land at 10:35 a.m. EST (1535 GMT). Update for Nov. 12 at 8:14 a.m.…

Apple fixes bug with lost iMessages & adds deregistration tool

Apple fixes bug with lost iMessages & adds deregistration tool to make your Android messages not disappear It’s not uncommon for iPhone users to make the switch to Android — in fact, Google recently published guidelines to make that changeover easier for users. But one recurring complaint of Android adopters has been the iMessage issue.…

Google Doodle – 25th Anniversary fall of the Berlin Wall [VIDEO]

Google Doodle on Sunday celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with an interactive video doodle.The Google doodle shows a video depicting the scenes as West Berliners greet their eastern counterparts on the night in 1989. The video also shows pieces of the fallen wall in various parts of the world,…

Russia Removes Steve Jobs Memorial After Tim Cook Comes Out as Gay

A week after Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay, a Russian company took down an iPhone sculpture because it is “public propaganda for sodomy.” ZEFS put the sculpture up outside of a St. Petersburg university last year but pulled it down Saturday. The company says it’s just obeying Russia’s homophobic laws. “After Apple…

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay

Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our customers…

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a “success”

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple’s new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system. “We’re already No. 1. We’re more than the total of the other guys,” Cook boasted Monday during a tech industry…

Twitter acquires Twitpic domain and photo archive

Twitpic announced today that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by Twitter, saving millions of photos that were set to go up in smoke later today. In a blog post, founder Noah Everett said “we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping the…

Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws

Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He told the Mail on Sunday quadrupling the current maximum six-month term showed his determination to “take a stand against a baying cyber-mob”. Mr Grayling was speaking days after TV presenter Chloe Madeley suffered online abuse,…

Facebook Launches Natural Disaster Service [VIDEO]

Sometimes Facebook’s lack of respect for privacy can have good consequences. The tech company is launching a new service called Safety Check, which will allow people to register themselves as safe when a major disaster happens. It works by Facebook sending the user a push notification if their current location is in an area where…

Man Addicted to Google Glass

Scientists say they have treated a man they believe is the first patient with Internet addiction disorder brought on by overuse of Google Glass. The 31-year-old U.S. Navy serviceman had been using the wearable technology that comes with an optical head-mounted display for about 18 hours a day, removing it only to sleep and bathe.…

Tesla unveils new Model S with autopilot mode

Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed off a new line of dual-motor, all-wheel-drive versions of its Model S sedans. Musk also announced a new autopilot system that can sense objects around the car and can tell “if there’s a car in your blind spot, or if you’ve got a highway barrier on one side.” The new…

Russian Tried to Sell U.S. Military Tech

Dmitry Ustinov, 53, from Moscow, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trying to illegally export high-tech military night vision equipment from the U.S. Once released he will also have three years of supervision and will be deported. He was arrested in April 2013 in Lithuania. He tried to steal and sell 17…