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November, 2015

  • 4 November

    Signal, Snowden’s App of Choice for Encrypted Communication, Comes to Android

    Encrypted Communication ( End to End Secure line ) We all know that one person who is freaked out by NSA’s spying, despite having only cat videos on their phone. Well, that person is going to get extremely happy, because the secure-messaging app proved by Edward Snowden is coming to the platform of the masses. In clear terms, Signal is …

  • 4 November

    Million-dollar deal for pro-gaming team

    A professional League of Legends (LoL) team has been sold for a fee close to $1m (£625,000). The deal involves the European LoL squad from Team Dignitas which has been sold to the Follow Esports group. Prior to the sale, Team Dignitas had two professional League squads, one European and one North American, on its books. However, rules for the …

  • 1 November

    Great Firewall rising: How China wages its war on the Internet

    In April, the police came for Li Gang. It was a visit he had been dreading for almost six months, since he began working on a tool to help Chinese Internet users get around the vast censorship apparatus known as the Great Firewall. Crowded inside his apartment in a northern Chinese city, Li says the officers ordered him to stop …

October, 2015

  • 30 October

    Eye-scanning tech is coming to the next generation of ATM : Ditch that debit card

    In the not-so-distant future, you might not have to tote around a wallet full of plastic cards. A new ATM being developed by Diebold and tested by Citigroup does away with the physical card concept and instead allows a user to authorize the withdrawal of money from an account using iris-scan biometric technology and a smartphone. The machine is one …

  • 29 October

    Google’s Project Loon internet balloons to circle Earth

    Google believes it is on course to have enough internet-beaming balloons in the stratosphere to form a ring over part of the world next year. Its move would let it trial a continuous data service to people living below the balloons’ path. The declaration coincides with the announcement that three of Indonesia’s mobile networks intend to start testing Project Loon’s transmissions …

  • 29 October

    BBC iPlayer app coming to Apple TV ‘in coming months’

    The BBC has confirmed that its iPlayer service is coming to the new Apple TV. The catch-up app is not ready to launch alongside the revamped set top box when it goes on sale this week, but the broadcaster signalled it would be soon. iPlayer was absent on earlier Apple TVs, despite the fact it is on other platforms including …

  • 27 October

    World’s first 8K TV costs $133,000

    Sharp will begin selling the world’s first 8K television just in time for Halloween.   Interested? You’d better be prepared to pay up. The 85-inch “LV-85001” ultra-high definition TV set will cost you ¥16 million ($133,000) when it goes on sale October 30. There is another big caveat: There is hardly any 8K video to watch (heck, there is hardly …

  • 27 October

    Hands-free car systems still distract drivers, study says

    Google Now tops Siri and Cortana, but even the best are still distracting drivers. In some cases, drivers were distracted another 27 seconds after using voice commands. Drivers using voice-activated Google Now on their smartphone to make a call, send a text message, or select music were less distracted than when they used Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana, according to …

  • 27 October

    Mysterious artificial space object heading towards Earth

    The general distribution of space debris around Earth. © ESA

    A mysterious chunk of space debris will hit Earth off the coast of Sri Lanka on November 13. Scientists have no clear idea what it is, other than that it is likely artificial in origin, and have dubbed the object WT1190F. “It’s a lost piece of space history that’s come back to haunt us,” Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the …

  • 21 October

    How to Avoid your Phone Blowing Up and How the USB Charging Works – MarketPlusMe

    The tech world has finally revolving around a charging standard, after years of proprietary adapters and ugly wall wart power supplies. We’re already seeing some fragmentation in terms of the new USB-C connector, which could eventually replace USB, as well as what is thankfully turning out to be a short-lived obsession Samsung had with larger USB Micro-B connectors for its Galaxy line. …