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Malicious Minecraft apps in Google Play enslave your device to a botnet
Thursday October 19, 2017 7:26 am GMT

Malicious Minecraft skin downloads can harness your device for DDoS attacks.

Toshiba investigated by regulators over Westinghouse debacle
Thursday October 19, 2017 6:21 am GMT

Investigators want to know if the company's financials in relation to the loss were correct.

MongoDB to raise $192m in IPO at $24 a share
Thursday October 19, 2017 3:58 am GMT

The company is expected to trade on the Nasdaq this week.

ZTE estimates 36.6 percent increase in profit for first three quarters of 2017
Thursday October 19, 2017 2:01 am GMT

Revenue for the first three quarters of the year increased an estimated 7 percent year on year to 76.6 billion yuan.

​OAIC received 114 voluntary data breach notifications in 2016-17
Thursday October 19, 2017 1:47 am GMT

The office led by Information and Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim received 114 voluntary data breach notifications, 35 mandatory digital health data notifications, and 2,494 privacy-related complaints during the 12-month period.

DeepMind AlphaGo Zero learns on its own without meatbag intervention
Thursday October 19, 2017 12:44 am GMT

The latest iteration of DeepMind's Go-playing AI has taught itself and bested other versions of AlphaGo.

Australian-made 3D-printed sternum and rib cage implanted into NY patient
Thursday October 19, 2017 12:07 am GMT

A New York woman previously diagnosed with a rare bone cancer has received a 3D-printed sternum and rib cage produced by the CSIRO and Anatomics.

​House of Reps committee ponders taxation on the blockchain
Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:24 pm GMT

With the emergence of blockchain potentially requiring the government to find other means of tracing the income and assets of organisations and individuals, a House of Representatives committee has toyed with the idea of the ATO heading down the distributed ledger path.

NSA won't say if it knew about KRACK, but don't look to this leaked doc for answers
Wednesday October 18, 2017 9:54 pm GMT

Given how the NSA has tried to hack anything it can, many looked to one top secret leaked document for answers.

Adobe targets 20 percent revenue growth for FY 2018
Wednesday October 18, 2017 9:01 pm GMT

The company's total addressable market will amount to about $83 billion by 2020, executives plan on telling financial analysts on Wednesday.

eBay's Q3 narrowly beats expectations
Wednesday October 18, 2017 8:35 pm GMT

eBay's shares fell after hours despite the generally in-line results.

EU: Privacy Shield works, but US can do more to protect non-Americans
Wednesday October 18, 2017 8:17 pm GMT

After reviewing the European-US pact, the European Commission urges US to enshrine protections for non-Americans in US law as it debates FISA renewal.

HP launches ZBook X2, claims it's 'world's most powerful detachable PC'
Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:59 pm GMT

The 14-inch mobile workstation is being introduced at Adobe's Max conference, and its top-notch specs and high price tag put it clearly in the same market as Microsoft's new Surface Book 2.

Global tech market will grow by 4 percent in 2018, reaching $3 trillion
Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:39 pm GMT

Forrester explores four major developments in the tech market for 2017 and 2018.

​Samsung launches Bixby 2.0 everywhere plan, consolidates IoT efforts: Will developers bite?
Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:25 pm GMT

Samsung outlined the next version of its Bixby digital assistant with an SDK and said it will unify its various IoT platforms in a move it hopes will woo developers.

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won't)
Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:18 pm GMT

If Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 ran macOS, it would be the perfect MacBook Pro.

Doogee S60 smartphone: Tough enough for your active lifestyle
Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:22 pm GMT

The S60 will not win any slim-line phone beauty parades but its waterproofing functionality and rugged good looks makes it a durable winner.

Security flaws in children's smartwatches make them vulnerable to hackers
Wednesday October 18, 2017 4:24 pm GMT

It's another IoT security flaw - attackers can hack smartwatches to monitor the wearer's location, eavesdrop on conversations or even communicate with the child.

Flagship smartphones: Specs, benchmarks and prices for iPhone, Samsung, Huawei and more
Wednesday October 18, 2017 4:00 pm GMT

Updated to include Huawei Mate 10 and Google Pixel 2 specs, and iPhone 8 benchmarks. Here's how the top end of the smartphone market looks at the moment.

Apple, GE partner to bring Predix apps to iOS
Wednesday October 18, 2017 3:20 pm GMT

The aim is to bring analytics from GE's Predix industrial IoT platform to Apple's iPads and iPhones.

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