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Google shutting down Project Tango in March 2018
Friday December 15, 2017 9:07 pm GMT

Google will turn its attention to ARCore that doesn't require special hardware.

BlackBerry officially ends support for Priv, outlines BB10 plans
Friday December 15, 2017 8:30 pm GMT

BlackBerry said it will no longer deliver monthly security updates for the Android-powered Priv handset.

Microsoft's Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon's Alexa, 25,000)
Friday December 15, 2017 8:29 pm GMT

Microsoft's Cortana is lagging far behind Amazon's Alexa when it comes to available skills, and doesn't look to catch up any time soon.

Get a lifetime subscription to Fleeq for $49
Friday December 15, 2017 8:19 pm GMT

Designed for HR, product, support, sales and training teams, Fleeq makes it easy to create tutorial and explainer videos. Normally it's $49 per MONTH.

Netflix is watching you. We're all watching you
Friday December 15, 2017 8:03 pm GMT

The video streaming giant calling out its users on Twitter is creepy. But it's only the beginning of monetizing viewing data for media content services.

​The real battle for net neutrality begins: The people v. FCC
Friday December 15, 2017 7:56 pm GMT

The FCC will not be getting the last word on the fate of net neutrality.

Yes, that Netflix tweet is creepy — and raises serious privacy questions
Friday December 15, 2017 7:54 pm GMT

Netflix's ability to extrapolate detailed and specific viewing habits from its vast data set leaves troubling questions about its employees' access to personal customer information.

iTunes won't be in the Microsoft Store this year
Friday December 15, 2017 7:20 pm GMT

Sorry, Windows 10 S users. Apple confirms that iTunes won't make it into the Microsoft Store this year, as Microsoft and Apple originally promised.

Micro-fortresses everywhere: The cloud security model and the software-defined perimeter
Friday December 15, 2017 6:04 pm GMT

Where we encounter the efforts of security practitioners to apply something that sounds like an old model to the new system of distributed computing, and find out to get it to work, they have to turn it inside out.

Windows 10 tip: How to disable unwanted startup programs
Friday December 15, 2017 2:16 pm GMT

It seems like every third-party software developer insists on automatically running its own programs every time you start your PC. Windows 10 offers a powerful tool to determine how much of an impact those programs have on performance and shut down those you don't want.

The secret to being a great spy agency in the 21st century: Incubating startups
Friday December 15, 2017 1:29 pm GMT

What happens when a top secret intelligence agency turns to entrepreneurs to help build new tools to protect a nation from cyberattacks? GCHQ found out.

Netatmo Smart Radiator Valve, First Take: Room-level remote control
Friday December 15, 2017 12:58 pm GMT

Want to keep your home or office warm more cheaply this winter? Netatmo's remote control thermostatic valves let you take control of every room to reduce your heating bill.

Cloud computing: Getting bigger but more complicated too
Friday December 15, 2017 12:45 pm GMT

The idea of one big cloud is being replaced with smaller clouds, shaped by local laws and needs.

Trojan malware attacks by North Korean hackers are attempting to steal Bitcoin
Friday December 15, 2017 12:40 pm GMT

Researchers at Secureworks say trojan malware is being distributed in phishing emails using the lure of a fake job advert

These five programming languages have flaws that expose apps to attack
Friday December 15, 2017 11:28 am GMT

Securely-developed apps may be at risk due to security issues in popular interpreted programming languages.

Robots will soon be able to taste and smell your bad cooking
Friday December 15, 2017 10:50 am GMT

Aromyx has figured out how to digitize taste and smell. Now the company is teaming up with an experimental robotics lab.

Windows 10 Surface rival: Samsung's new Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 packs latest i7 chip
Friday December 15, 2017 10:46 am GMT

Samsung updates last year's well-received Notebook 9 laptops and adds a 2-in-1 with a bundled S Pen.

UNSW unveils complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip
Friday December 15, 2017 10:02 am GMT

Engineers at the university have reworked silicon microprocessors to create a complete design for a quantum computer chip.

Hackers use Triton malware to shut down plant, industrial systems
Friday December 15, 2017 9:54 am GMT

The malware has been designed to target industrial systems and critical infrastructure.

TPG NBN 100 plan only hits 50Mbps at peak times as 25Mbps plan killed off
Friday December 15, 2017 4:53 am GMT

The telco has responded to the NBN wholesale price changes by removing its 25Mbps plan and revealing typical evening speeds.

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