Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Hijab, breastfeeding and zombie emoji set to be included in Unicode 10

The Unicode Consortium has announced that it’s approved 51 new emoji for its upcoming Unicode 10 release that’s set to be published in mid-2017 — and they include everything from a...

Apple is working on a secret iPhone feature to get you out of sticky...

Future versions of iOS will include a new ‘SOS’ feature that allows you to make emergency calls with five quick taps of the power button. Once enabled, the feature, triggers a short...

Facebook Live is becoming a shitstorm of epic proportions

When giving a platform to someone, it quickly becomes apparent that not everyone is worthy of having it. If you don’t believe me, a 10-minute perusal through Facebook Live is probably...

Elon Musk envisions humans living in glass domes on Mars

Last month, Elon Musk’s firm SpaceX detailed its plans for its Interplanetary Transport system (ITS), which the company hopes will take humans to Mars so we can colonize the red planet. Today,...

Google’s ‘DeepMind’ AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses. In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) —...

Apple Watch could one day identify users via heartbeat

Mobile devices (and wearables) are the obvious fit for biometric security measures. Whether it’s the seemingly far-fetched RFID or NFC implants, or more standard faire like retinal scanning and fingerprint sensors,...

The FBI wants to unlock the iPhone of another domestic terrorist

In a near-mirror situation of the San Bernardino case earlier this year, the FBI is once again attempting to open a locked iPhone. The phone belongs to Dahir Adan, the man...

Some are touting this as the bank card of the future — it’s not

High level data breaches are as much a part of the daily news cycle as what Kanye West tweets, who Justin Bieber sleeps with and what verbal garbage spews out of...

Watch out: That USB stick in your mailbox might be infected

If you found a stray USB stick in your mailbox, could you resist the temptation of picking it up and popping it into your computer to take a look around? Right now,...
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