‚ÄčThe future of smartphones: Five big questions

We've reached peak smartphone, but is the next innovation lurking among the stands of the world's biggest mobile show?

VPN services 2018: The ultimate guide to protecting your data on the internet

Whether you're in the office or on the road, a VPN is still one of the best ways to protect yourself on the big, bad internet.

FedEx exposure leaks thousands of customer records

Another day, another exposed Amazon S3 server.

Windows 10 security: Google exposes how malicious sites can exploit Microsoft Edge

Microsoft misses Google's 90-day deadline, so Google has published details of an exploit mitigation bypass.

Harvard's 'roach-bots' prepare for disasters, war - Video

Roboticists at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have unveiled a centimeter-scaled robot resembling a cockroach.

Can big business save us from fake news and loss of trust?

Big business could pull tens of billions of dollars from Facebook and Google if they cannot prevent fake news and harmful content

Singapore's OCBC Bank goes live with NEC's facial recognition system

Using NeoFace, NEC's artificial intelligence engine for face recognition, the bank is able to identify its 'VIP' customers as they enter the branch.

iPhone owners plagued by yet another iOS 11 bug

This bug not only crashes iPhones but also disables access to iMessage and other apps.

An IoT-driven economy requires technology-empowered firstline workers

Surveys show more attention, finally, to workers outside the office.

Paranoia will destroy us: Why Chinese tech isn't spying on Americans

The notion that the Chinese government would spy on corporations and our agencies with electronic devices manufactured by Chinese companies is not only absurd but would be catastrophic to furthering their ambitions in world trade.

Meltdown-Spectre flaws: We've found new attack variants, say researchers

Intel and AMD may need to revisit their microcode fixes for Meltdown and Spectre.

Use Microsoft Outlook? Update now to fix these two dangerous bugs

Microsoft's February patches include its mitigations for Meltdown-Spectre CPU attacks in its Security Only update.

VPN services 2018: The ultimate guide to protecting your data on the internet

Whether you're in the office or on the road, a VPN is still one of the best ways to protect yourself on the big, bad internet.

Holding ISPs accountable: Let's build an app to monitor net bias

In the continuing fight for holding our broadband providers accountable for their actions, our front line weapons will be the cloud and the Internet of Things.

Can big business save us from fake news and loss of trust?

Big business could pull tens of billions of dollars from Facebook and Google if they cannot prevent fake news and harmful content

Singapore's OCBC Bank goes live with NEC's facial recognition system

Using NeoFace, NEC's artificial intelligence engine for face recognition, the bank is able to identify its 'VIP' customers as they enter the branch.

Windows 10 security: Google exposes how malicious sites can exploit Microsoft Edge

Microsoft misses Google's 90-day deadline, so Google has published details of an exploit mitigation bypass.

Cryptocurrency mining GPU demand hampers scientific research

Researchers and gamers alike are becoming frustrated due to severe GPU shortages. Read more: http://zd.net/2oeH3vs

Apple HomePod review: Leaves a stain but not a strong impression

As smart speakers go, Apple's HomePod is late to the party.

Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS

Microsoft found that students had difficulties transferring content from multiple smartphones to a single PC.

Enter: Photos Companion app.

Qualcomm to Broadcom: Thanks for the meeting, but regulatory risk is too high for a deal

Broadcom tried to allay regulatory concerns by raising a breakup fee, but Qualcomm said a limbo state would be bad.

US special counsel indicts 13 members of Russia's election meddling troll farm

ūüö® The Russians allegedly used false US personas to communicate with unsuspecting members and supporters of the Trump campaign involved in local outreach and groups that supported Trump.

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This isn't science fiction.

(via CNET)

Better Know a Blogger: SJVN on Linux, Microsoft, space roadsters, and more

Steven, known as SJVN, stands out -- not just because he's a good journalist, but because he's a great explainer.

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How the iPhone X drives Apple's smartphone revenue dominance http://zd.net/2ENLEzd

Topic Tours | Mobile World Congress

MWC Topic Tours allow you to be led through the mobile ecosystem by industry experts and introduced to the exhibitors while networking with fellow attendees.

Tours are bigger and better this year, too.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2o4iemQ

New test will show developers how skilled they are in a coding language

Spend as little as five minutes answering 20 questions to measure your knowledge level in popular programming languages.

Via TechRepublic

Meltdown-Spectre flaws: We've found new attack variants, say researchers

Intel and AMD may need to revisit their microcode fixes for Meltdown and Spectre.

Atari to launch cryptocurrency token for use in casinos, gaming platforms

The gaming giant believes that cryptocasinos could be the next big thing.

Google image search: Here's why the View Image button just vanished

Copyright owners claim a victory over Google's image search.

Microsoft Visual Studio Code tool is now part of the Anaconda Python distribution

Microsoft is continuing to bang the AI drum with its developer tools, with its latest announcement that VS Code is shipping as part of the Anaconda Python distribution.

Arista shares drop 16 percent after Q4 earnings report

Arista reported in-line fourth quarter financial results Thursday, but its shares fell on soft guidance.

Google acquires LogMeIn's Xively IoT platform for $50 million

Google said Xivley will complement its Google Cloud objectives with analytics and data storage as the cornerstones.

Cybersecurity startup Penten scores AU$1.3m from Defence for cryptography

The million-dollar contract is for the development of a cryptography solution for the Australian Defence Force.

‚ÄčSpaceX to launch internet from the sky

The first two are scheduled to launch on a Falcon 9 on Feb. 17.

‚ÄčWill Bixby consolidate Samsung's smart TV and IoT experience?

Samsung is bringing Bixby to its smart TVs.

Google is switching on Chrome's ad blocker against disruptive ads

Google kicks off Chrome ad filtering on sites that persistently display annoying ads. Read more: http://zd.net/2EGPQ3U

Garmin Vivofit 4, First Take: Great battery life, but no heart-rate monitoring

The main draw is its year-long battery life.

A praying mantis wearing tiny glasses holds the key to robot vision

The insect reveals a vision strategy that takes the computing challenges out of stereo vision

Cloud sync vs backup: Which disaster recovery works better for business continuity?

Here's a real-world example of how a cloud-based disaster recovery strategy can help sustain business continuity.

Should AI bots lie? Hard truths about artificial intelligence

People working in teams do things -- such as telling white lies. But what if an AI bot is telling the lie, or being told a lie?

iPhone owners plagued by yet another iOS bug

This bug not only crashes iPhones but also disables access to iMessage and other apps.

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Microsoft touts HoloLens rentals, business uses for mixed reality http://zd.net/2EKLMzo

How Sephora is leveraging AR and AI to transform retail and help customers buy cosmetics

Here's an inside look at its successful digital transformation.

FedEx exposure leaks thousands of customer records

Another day, another exposed Amazon S3 server.

'Russian military behind NotPetya attacks': UK officially names and shames Kremlin

After blaming North Korea for WannaCry, UK now officially pins crippling NotPetya attacks on Russia.

Bitcoin thieves use Google AdWords to target victims

Cisco Talos says the gang responsible has managed to steal millions of dollars through phishing campaigns.

Microsoft releases first Windows 10 'Redstone 5' test build; adds new app preview program

Microsoft released some minor new features to its latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 build, as well as its first Redstone 5 one.

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