Image: Goumbik / pixabay There’s nothing like ringing in the New Year to get you thinking about making big changes—including in your career. No surprise, the tech industry continues to boom, creating a ripe job market for entry-level to experienced applicants. If you’re thinking about a change, you might want to consider diving into the […]

As facial recognition tools play a bigger role in fighting crime, inbuilt racial biases raise troubling questions about the systems that create them You good? a man finished an undercover drug deal in Brentwood, a predominately black neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, that is among the poorest in the country, when the man unexpectedly approached them. […]

Among the many mysteries at the heart of the cryptocurrency market are these: Does $814 million of a digital token known as tether really exist? And what is tether’s connection to Bitfinex, the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange? This is the state of crypto in late 2017, where questions about the companies behind the currencies are […]

Company confirms it receives mobile phone mast tracking data even with sim removed and privacy features active, but says it will cease to by end of November Google has confirmed it has been able to track the location of Android users via the addresses of local mobile phone masts, even when location services were turned […]

The U.K.'s biggest online grocer hit a milestone this year: Ocado Group Plc put together an order of 50 items, including produce, meat and dairy, in five minutes. Fulfilling a similar order at one of the company’s older facilities takes an average of about two hours. The secret: a fleet of 1,000 robots that scurry about a warehouse […]

Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai made their first appearances at China’s World Internet Conference, bringing star power to a gathering the Chinese government uses to promote strict online censorship. Apple’s chief executive officer gave a surprise keynote at the opening ceremony on Sunday, calling for future internet and AI technologies to be […]

It’s almost decision time in the corporate comedy of errors between Uber and Google’s parent company, Alphabet. For 10 months, they’ve repeatedly embarrassed each other in a fight over self-driving car technology. Alphabet says that a key former engineer, Anthony Levandowski, took trade secrets from Alphabet to Uber as part of a $700 million acquisition. The dispute finally goes […]

Evan Spiegel said Tuesday in his prepared remarks to investors. “We’re willing to take that risk for what we believe are substantial long-term benefits to our business.” As a part of the overhaul, Snapchat is building an algorithm to show people a personalized version of the stories they might want to see. Spiegel didn’t give […]

They start arriving even before the security shutters at the west Caracas storefront roll up at about 8:30 a.m. For 11 hours a day, they’ll hunch over old-fashioned cathode-ray tube monitors and bang on greasy keyboards in a dim space with a boarded-up window and a blanket of dust. They pause just long enough to smoke cigarettes in the […]

Ubers ride-sharing service has given birth to some of the most creative criminal scams to date, including using a GPS-spoofing app to rip off riders in Nigeria, and even ginning up fake drivers by using stolen identities. Add to those this nefariously genius operation: Cybercriminals, many working in Russia, have created their own illegitimate taxi […]

Bill Gates said that Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was arrested as part of the kingdom’s anti-corruption drive this month, has been an “important partner” in charitable work to improve health conditions around the globe. “I’m only aware of what I’ve read in the press, and I can’t speculate,” the Microsoft Corp. co-founder […]

This dude is winning the internet.  1 Star Wars, but all of the light saber sounds are Owen Wilson saying “wow” pic.twitter.com/t5Yll0AV4h — Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July 14, 2017 2 pic.twitter.com/m4M1B3rGwe — Jay Cartere (@JayCartere) July 15, 2017 3 Via: @JayCartere 5 Via:

Don’t always expect the world to hand you things for free. Lydia learned this the hard way when she asked a ‘Tech Advice Professional’ for help and instead got some pervy messages asking her about her sexuality.   mashable mashable mashable mashable mashable mashable He later delivered this statement to Mashable: “In the end I didn’t […]

In a cream-colored metal barn two hours north of Wellington, New Zealand, a black-and-white dairy cow stands in what looks like an oversize fish tank. Through the transparent Plexiglas walls, she can see three other cows in adjacent identical cubicles munching their food in companionable silence. Tubes sprout from the tops of the boxes, exchanging […]

Innovators like Elon Musk who have long worked to get self-driving trucks on the road are poised to remove the last humans left in the modern supply chain Ive been driving big trucks since shortly after my 21st birthday in 1980 and I always figured Id be able to stay on the road until retirement. […]

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Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from sued for negligence over the breach by a customer seeking class-action status. Hackers have successfully infiltrated numerous companies in recent years. The Uber breach, while large, is dwarfed by those at Yahoo, MySpace, Target Corp., Equifax Inc. What’s more alarming are the extreme […]

Elon Musk pulled off a Steve Jobs-ian “one more thing” surprise at the unveiling of stumbled out of the gate with the Model 3 sedan, the first car it’s trying to mass produce and sell to more mainstream consumers. With Tesla's new Roadster. major upheaval to the commercial trucking industry. Tesla’s target market for the […]

Qualcomm Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be the biggest-ever takeover of a chipmaker. Broadcom is speaking to advisers about the potential deal, said the people, who asked not to be identified because talks are private. The offer of about $70 a share would include cash and stock and is […]

Bitcoin surged past $7,000 for the first time, breaching another milestone less than one month after it tore through the $5,000 mark. The digital currency $100 billion. “It is simply remarkable how resilient bitcoin has been in the face of significant negativity,” said Lukman Otunuga, a research analyst at ForexTime, in a Nov. 1 note […]

Amazon.com Inc. spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market as much as 43 percent. In a sign of how the retailer is changing, the Amazon Echo, a voice-activated electronic assistant, was also for sale, for $99.99 – a sharp pivot into electronics for a company […]

Someone was trying to game the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s electronic public comment system on net-neutrality rules. But who? Was it supporters or foes of the open internet rules — or was it the Russians? A study has found more than 7.75 million comments were submitted from email domains attributed to FakeMailGenerator.com, and they had […]

Privacy advocates call warrant for IP addresses of 1.3 million people who visited inauguration protest website an unconstitutional fishing expedition The US government is seeking to unmask every person who visited an anti-Trump website in what privacy advocates say is an unconstitutional fishing expedition for political dissidents. The warrant appears to be an escalation of […]

As robots slash the time it takes to complete an order at companies like Amazon and Ocado, what does that mean for their human colleagues? Next to the M56, on the outskirts of Manchester, the future has landed. A cluster of huge distribution centres sits at the heart of the Beijing Construction Engineering Group (two […]

It was a special moment.Image: JIM LO SCALZO/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan that was initially denied entry to the United States for an international competition is taking home the silver medal. SEE ALSO: The Afghan girls robotics team will now be allowed into the U.S. Fittingly, they received a the accolade for “courageous […]

Jack Ma is using it as a testing ground for his plans to revamp China’s $4 trillion traditional retail sector with technology, an experiment that could help the behemoth gain an edge in China’s saturated market. “The work that’s been done in the integration of offline and online, not just in terms of the technology […]

U.S. tech billionaire Tesla Inc. and photo to Instagram. Arms crossed, wearing a suit and no tie, he stood in partial light at the mausoleum of Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. “Atatürk Anıtkabir,” he wrote, deploying the proper Turkish characters.  The photo had gotten more than 930,000 “likes” as of Friday, hundreds of thousands […]

“We’re in the VHS stage of VR—the brick-phone stage,” says Victor Luo, with a laugh. He’s the lead project manager for the OpsLab at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Luo works on the space agency’s

request from Congress to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election. The tool will appear by the end of the year in Facebook’s online support center, the company said in a blog post Wednesday. It will answer the user question, “How can I see if I’ve liked or followed a Facebook page or […]

Jack Ma is using this year’s event as a testing ground for his plans to revamp China’s $4 trillion traditional retail sector with technology, an experiment that could help the behemoth gain an edge in China’s saturated retail market. “The work that’s been done in the integration of offline and online, not just in terms […]

For almost a decade, self-driving cars have graced public roads — but always with a person behind the wheel. Now Waymo is yanking the driver. The autonomous car unit of Google parent recently hosted reporters. The Chrysler minivans have a small graphical interface in the back seat, which lets riders watch the driverless course, and buttons […]

Here’s some news that has startling ramifications for the future of technology. While self-driving cars were once considered to be safer than non-autonomous vehicles, they could be far more dangerous than previously thought: Scientists have issued a warning that the driverless cars of the future could easily be hacked to honk out Narcos spoilers in […]

Alphabets self-driving car firm beats Uber to be first to offer robot taxis without humans behind the wheel to take over in an emergency Waymo, formerly known as Googles self-driving car, is launching a fully autonomous Uber-like ride-hailing service with no human driver behind the wheel, after testing the vehicles on public roads in Arizona. […]

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Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range and preventing it from passing through to unwanted spaces. […]