Technology | The Guardian

The five: new uses for bacteria

July 21, 2019 at 08:00AM Eating plastic waste, cleaning up oil spills and detecting tumours… how these micro-organisms can help change the worldScientists have discovered a way of using bacteria to produce graphene – a nanomaterial composed of a single layer of carbon atoms with extraordinary properties. Graphene is strong, flexible and conductive with the… Continue reading The five: new uses for bacteria

Technology | The Guardian

Six of the best: wireless headphones under £100

July 21, 2019 at 07:00AM You don’t have to spend a fortune on headphones to get noise cancellation, decent bass and fine detail at high volumeWhile you can pay hundreds of pounds for a pair of audiophile or status headphones, if you’re mainly going to be wearing them in the gym, listening to a podcast… Continue reading Six of the best: wireless headphones under £100

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Time: How Much Your Data Is Worth to Tech Companies? Lawmakers Want Answers

July 19, 2019 at 08:07PM New proposed legislation by U.S. senators Mark R. Warner and Josh Hawley seeks to protect privacy by forcing tech companies to disclose the “true value” of their data to users. Specifically, companies with more than 100 million users would have to provide each user with an assessment of the financial… Continue reading Time: How Much Your Data Is Worth to Tech Companies? Lawmakers Want Answers

The Independent - Tech

Users are being watched as they navigate around pornography sites, experts warn

July 19, 2019 at 03:54PM Tiny proportion of companies make privacy policies available Users are being watched as they navigate around pornography sites, experts warn ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Users are being watched as they navigate around pornography sites, experts warn

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Tesla’s new V3 Supercharger can charge up to 1,500 electric vehicles a day

July 19, 2019 at 03:02AM Tesla has opened a massive next-generation electric vehicle charging station in Las Vegas that combines the company’s core products into one sustainable energy ecosystem, fulfilling a vision CEO Elon Musk laid out nearly three years ago. The new V3 Supercharger, which supports a peak rate of up to 250 kilowatts,… Continue reading Tesla’s new V3 Supercharger can charge up to 1,500 electric vehicles a day

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Hackers can steal all your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon with new malware, report claims

July 19, 2019 at 01:44PM NSO Group spyware could potentially scrape a person's full history, including location, messages and photos Hackers can steal all your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon with new malware, report claims ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Hackers can steal all your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook… Continue reading Hackers can steal all your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon with new malware, report claims

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Elon Musk says SpaceX can land astronauts on the moon within two years

July 19, 2019 at 11:01AM 'It may literally be easier to just land Starship on the moon than try to convince Nasa that we can,' Musk says Elon Musk says SpaceX can land astronauts on the moon within two years ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Elon Musk says SpaceX can land astronauts on the… Continue reading Elon Musk says SpaceX can land astronauts on the moon within two years

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Google to fix Chrome loophole that gives you away when browsing incognito

July 19, 2019 at 09:16AM Web browser to update feature that compromises user privacy, after study shows porn websites sell visitor data to third parties Google to fix Chrome loophole that gives you away when browsing incognito ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google to fix Chrome loophole that gives you away when browsing incognito

Technology | The Guardian

Tetris Effect review – makes your skin tingle and your mind hum

July 19, 2019 at 08:51AM PC, PlayStation 4; Monstars/Resonair/EnhanceThis euphoric puzzle game pleasurably hijacks your neural pathways (and your emotions)There’s a phenomenon in video games that people call “the zone”: a state of mind-body oneness where your reflexes and senses feel that they are operating without conscious input. The zone isn’t the territory of blockbuster… Continue reading Tetris Effect review – makes your skin tingle and your mind hum

Technology | The Guardian

Calling at all stations: tube passengers to get 4G reception from next year

July 19, 2019 at 12:01AM 4G mobile technology will launch on Jubilee line and will be extended to other linesLondon Underground passengers will be able to use their phones in tunnels between stations from early next year, removing one of the last major public places in Britain without phone reception and creating new challenges to… Continue reading Calling at all stations: tube passengers to get 4G reception from next year

GreenTech – TechCrunch

How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)

July 18, 2019 at 08:53PM Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg recently pledged to rapidly spend $500 million in a bid to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon,” aiming to end this country’s use of coal and natural gas power in a generation or less. In another recent piece, I featured an in-depth interview with Carl… Continue reading How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)

Madeline Fitzgerald · TIME

Time: Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries

July 18, 2019 at 08:39PM Some users opening their Instagram apps will notice a difference in the popular social media site. The number of likes, typically displayed under users’ posts will no longer be visible. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, announced on Wednesday that some users in seven countries will not be able to… Continue reading Time: Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries

GreenTech – TechCrunch

The climate is our biggest threat. Carl Pope is fighting to change our fate

July 18, 2019 at 06:22PM Michael Bloomberg is an unrepentant capitalist who, as he says in his 2017 book A Climate of Hope, is “not exactly your stereotypical environmentalist.” Yet over the past decade, Bloomberg has become arguably the biggest environmental philanthropist in the world — especially given the $500 million investment Bloomberg announced last… Continue reading The climate is our biggest threat. Carl Pope is fighting to change our fate

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50th anniversary of Moon landing: The secret speech we would have heard if Apollo 11 mission went wrong

July 18, 2019 at 01:37PM 'These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice' 50th anniversary of Moon landing: The secret speech we would have heard if Apollo 11 mission went wrong ... Selected… Continue reading 50th anniversary of Moon landing: The secret speech we would have heard if Apollo 11 mission went wrong

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Investor Jocelyn Goldfein to join us on AI panel at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise

July 18, 2019 at 06:00PM Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming a foundational technology for enterprise software development and startups have begun addressing a variety of issues around using AI to make software and processes much more efficient. To that end, we are delighted to announce that Jocelyn Goldfein, a Managing Director at Zetta Venture Partners… Continue reading Investor Jocelyn Goldfein to join us on AI panel at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise

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Stalking apps that spy on employees, partners and kids discovered on Google Play

July 18, 2019 at 05:00PM 'These apps are highly unethical and problematic for people's privacy,' security researcher warns Stalking apps that spy on employees, partners and kids discovered on Google Play ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Stalking apps that spy on employees, partners and kids discovered on Google Play

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Instagram likes: Why did app remove like counts and could it affect you?

July 18, 2019 at 04:58PM Many users aren't happy, with some even lamenting 'the death of social media' Instagram likes: Why did app remove like counts and could it affect you? ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Instagram likes: Why did app remove like counts and could it affect you?