Category: Technology

Shhh! Shazam is always listening – even when it’s been switched ‘off’

But it's totally benign, say developers A security researcher has discovered that when the Mac version of Shazam is switched off, it simply stops processing recorded...

Microsoft—yes, Microsoft—joins the Linux Foundation

Google joins the .NET Foundation; the first preview of SQL Server for Linux is out. NEW YORK—At its first Connect event in 2013, Microsoft released Visual Studio...

Samsung buys auto and audio giant Harman for $8 billion

Samsung has acquired Harman International Industries, an auto parts supplier best known by consumers for its Harman Kardon audio division. The $8 billion, all-cash deal...

Microsoft announces Visual Studio for Mac will launch in November

Fans of cross-platform coding will be happy to know that Visual Studio, a “a true mobile-first, cloud-first development tool for .NET and C#,” will arrive...

Facebook opens analytics and FbStart to developers of Messenger’s 34,000 bots

Facebook has been putting a big effort into growing Messenger as a bot platform this year. Now there are 34,000 of these bots in existence, built to...

Apple’s out of touch with fans and average consumers

Apple is looking more and more like it's lost its way. Revenue and earnings are falling. Sales of all its major products are in decline. Numerous individual...

Apple Inc. May Be Using This New Tech in iPhone 8

Even as the iDevice maker is expected to start using OLED technology in some smartphones, this Apple supplier is working on extensions to current liquid crystal displays...

Las Vegas streetlights are powered by your footsteps

EnGoPlanet's solar and kinetic energy stations also run WiFi hotspots and security cameras. Las Vegas is famous for its lights, bright sunny days and copious...

Pregnant woman gets second degree burns from her iPhone 7

Pregnant Western Sydney mother has suffered second degree burns from her iPhone 7. Melanie Tan Pelaez had her iPhone 7 plugged into the charger and was watching movies...

One laptop can take down major internet servers

You only need a computer with a decent internet connection to create chaos. You don't need a massive botnet to launch overwhelming denial of service attacks —...