China’s coronavirus health code apps raise concerns over privacy

April 01, 2020 at 05:35AM Apps, which allow people to move around after lockdown, have become an integral part of Chinese authorities’ management of citizens Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage As millions of people in China emerge from weeks of lockdown, their freedom of movement is largely dependent on phone apps.Continue reading “China’s coronavirus health code apps raise concerns over privacy”

Vericool raises $19.1 million for its plant-based packaging replacement for plastic coolers

April 01, 2020 at 12:43AM Vericool, a Livermore, Calif.-based startup that’s replacing plastic coolers and packaging with plant-based products, has raised $19.1 million in a new round of financing. The company’s stated goal is to replace traditional packaging materials like polystyrene with plant-based insulating packaging materials. Its technology uses 100% recycled paper fibers and otherContinue reading “Vericool raises $19.1 million for its plant-based packaging replacement for plastic coolers”

Xerox drops $34B HP takeover bid amid COVID-19 uncertainty

March 31, 2020 at 11:23PM Xerox announced today that it would be dropping its hostile takeover bid of HP. The drama began last fall with a flurry of increasingly angry letters between the two companies, and confrontational actions from Xerox, including an attempt to take over the HP board that had rejected its takeover overtures.Continue reading “Xerox drops $34B HP takeover bid amid COVID-19 uncertainty”

Xage adds full-stack data protection to blockchain security platform

March 31, 2020 at 03:00PM Xage, a startup that has been taking an unusual path to secure legacy companies like oil and gas and utilities with help from the blockchain, announced a new data protection service today. Xage CEO Duncan Greatwood, says that up until this point, the company has concentrated on protecting customers atContinue reading “Xage adds full-stack data protection to blockchain security platform”

Artificial intelligence translates thoughts into text using brain implant

March 31, 2020 at 12:00PM Mind-reading AI can turn neural activity into sentences with a 97 per cent accuracy rate Artificial intelligence translates thoughts into text using brain implant … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Artificial intelligence translates thoughts into text using brain implant

Houseparty app says hack rumours are part of paid ‘smear campaign’ and offers $1m bounty to prove it

March 31, 2020 at 09:33AM ‘We are offering a $1m bounty for the first individual to provide proof of such a campaign’ Houseparty app says hack rumours are part of paid 'smear campaign' and offers $1m bounty to prove it … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Houseparty app says hack rumours are part of paidContinue reading “Houseparty app says hack rumours are part of paid ‘smear campaign’ and offers $1m bounty to prove it”

Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

March 30, 2020 at 11:00AM Facebook says it will give $25 million to aid U.S. and Canadian local newspapers and sites. It promises to spend $75 million in ads to pour money into newsrooms ailing financially from Coronavirus. Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic…

F1 team helps build new UK breathing aid for Covid-19 patients

March 30, 2020 at 09:13AM Device developed in 10 days by medics and engineers will help avoid need for full ventilation Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19 patients out of intensive care has been developed by mechanical engineers, medics and the Mercedes Formula OneContinue reading “F1 team helps build new UK breathing aid for Covid-19 patients”

Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity during lockdown

March 27, 2020 at 12:23PM ‘Zoombombers’ broadcast explicit imagery as users turn to app during Covid-19 outbreak Working – and socialising – from home has brought new risks to everyday life, as webcam all-staff meetings and video chat cocktail hours contend with privacy invasions, phishing attacks, and “zoombombings”: uninvited guests who abuse the popular videoContinue reading “Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity during lockdown”

Hundreds of thousands sign up their computers to fight against coronavirus, creating vast collaborative research project

March 26, 2020 at 05:28PM Project is working ten times faster than the world’s most powerful supercomputer Hundreds of thousands sign up their computers to fight against coronavirus, creating vast collaborative research project … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Hundreds of thousands sign up their computers to fight against coronavirus, creating vast collaborative research project

Kaizo raises $3M for its AI-based tools to improve customer service support teams

March 26, 2020 at 03:39PM CRM has for years been primarily a story of software to manage customer contacts, data to help agents do their jobs, and tools to manage incoming requests and outreach strategies. Now to add to that we’re starting to see a new theme: apps to help agents track how they workContinue reading “Kaizo raises $3M for its AI-based tools to improve customer service support teams”

A Grounded Biden Campaign Is Trying To Reach Voters In The Cloud

March 25, 2020 at 09:00AM Often overshadowed online by his rivals, Joe Biden is holding virtual town halls and fundraisers. He’s also trying to compete for TV airtime as the country is consumed by a historic crisis. A Grounded Biden Campaign Is Trying To Reach Voters In The Cloud…

UK telecoms firms unite on campaign to avoid network outage

March 25, 2020 at 07:00AM Seven tips offered to reduce pressure on broadband, phone and mobile services during coronavirus lockdown Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Britain’s biggest telecoms companies including BT, Sky, O2, Vodafone and Virgin Media have put their rivalries aside to launch a national campaign to tell the publicContinue reading “UK telecoms firms unite on campaign to avoid network outage”

Amazon and eBay failing to stop Covid-19 profiteers, says Which?

March 25, 2020 at 06:01AM Consumer group finds ‘consistent overpricing’ on hand sanitiser, thermometers and baby formula despite crackdown See all our coronavirus coverage Coronavirus latest: at a glance The online shopping platforms eBay and Amazon Marketplace are failing to crackdown on a surge in profiteering by sellers due to the coronavirus, a consumer groupContinue reading “Amazon and eBay failing to stop Covid-19 profiteers, says Which?”

MacBook Air Review: Faster, cheaper and a game-changing keyboard

March 20, 2020 at 04:59PM Apple’s new laptop is familiarly sleek and returns with an unrivalled typing experience MacBook Air Review: Faster, cheaper and a game-changing keyboard … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: MacBook Air Review: Faster, cheaper and a game-changing keyboard

Wahoo launches indoor training Kickr Bike in UK, as people look for new ways to cycle during social distancing

March 19, 2020 at 09:41AM Bike costs £3,000 – and can’t go anywhere Wahoo launches indoor training Kickr Bike in UK, as people look for new ways to cycle during social distancing … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Wahoo launches indoor training Kickr Bike in UK, as people look for new ways to cycle duringContinue reading “Wahoo launches indoor training Kickr Bike in UK, as people look for new ways to cycle during social distancing”

PS5 event – live updates: Latest news from PlayStation’s Deep Dive, and new console details

March 18, 2020 at 01:45PM Sony is about to give the world a “deep dive” on its upcoming PlayStation 5. PS5 event – live updates: Latest news from PlayStation's Deep Dive, and new console details … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: PS5 event – live updates: Latest news from PlayStation's Deep Dive, and new consoleContinue reading “PS5 event – live updates: Latest news from PlayStation’s Deep Dive, and new console details”

New iPad Pro: Apple releases tablet with 3D scanner and trackpad alongside updated MacBook Air

March 18, 2020 at 12:24PM Apple has launched a new iPad Pro that includes a 3D scanner and a trackpad, alongside an update MacBook Air. New iPad Pro: Apple releases tablet with 3D scanner and trackpad alongside updated MacBook Air … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: New iPad Pro: Apple releases tablet with 3D scannerContinue reading “New iPad Pro: Apple releases tablet with 3D scanner and trackpad alongside updated MacBook Air”

Virgin Media down: Internet not working as users complain WiFi failing to load

March 18, 2020 at 11:10AM ‘We’re doing everything we can to minimise disruption as much as possible,’ firm says Virgin Media down: Internet not working as users complain WiFi failing to load … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Virgin Media down: Internet not working as users complain WiFi failing to load