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Instagram To Start Hiding “Likes” For Some Users

Instagram To Start Hiding “Likes” For Some Users

Instagram will begin hiding the “likes” counter that appears underneath a posted photo or video on some customer accounts beginning next week. During Wired 25, a symposium featuring conversations with leaders from science,... 
Researchers Hack Voice Assistants With Lasers

Researchers Hack Voice Assistants With Lasers

Researchers have discovered a way to hack voice assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Assistant, by shining a laser on the devices’ microphones. Experts at the University of Electro-Communications... 
Tesla’s New Solar Roof Tiles Ready For Homes

Tesla’s New Solar Roof Tiles Ready For Homes

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has now launched its third iteration of its solar roof tile for residential home use. The company announced it’ll begin installations of the new V3 Solar Roof in the coming weeks. The solar roofs will... 
Researchers Say Chinese App Spying On 100 Million Users

Researchers Say Chinese App Spying On 100 Million Users

An app promoted by the Chinese Communist Party appears to let the government spy on the data on more than 100 million cellphones. An investigation by Open Tech Fund, who partnered with German cybersecurity firm Cure53, found that... 
Robotic Suit Helps Paralyzed Man Walk

Robotic Suit Helps Paralyzed Man Walk

A mind-controlled robotic suit is helping a paralyzed man walk again. The researchers behind the project say the man has been able to move all four of his paralyzed limbs using an exoskeleton controlled by his brain. So far, the... 
Data Breach Hits 200 Million Zynga Games Players

Data Breach Hits 200 Million Zynga Games Players

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), one of the most successful mobile game companies today, is the latest subject of a targeted hack. The company disclosed that more than 200 million players of its popular mobile games have had their login... 
NASA Team Building Shapeshifting Exploration Robot

NASA Team Building Shapeshifting Exploration Robot

Roboticist Ali Agha and his collaborators from Stanford University and Cornell University are building a morphing robot called Shapeshifter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. According to a NASA JPL press... 
Three Mile Island Nuclear Reactor Shuts Down

Three Mile Island Nuclear Reactor Shuts Down

Three Mile Island, the money-losing nuclear facility in Pennsylvania, has shut down its remaining reactor, ending its 45-year electricity-producing career. Three Mile Island’s Unit 1 opened in 1974 and was licensed to operate... 
Target Launches Data-driven Loyalty Program

Target Launches Data-driven Loyalty Program

Target Corp.’s (NYSE: TGT) new loyalty program will be launching nationwide on October 6th. The loyalty program, Target Circle, will be data-driven to personally tailor offers and savings to each individual customer. The loyalty... 
30 Online Dating Scam Victims Lose $2.1 Million

30 Online Dating Scam Victims Lose $2.1 Million

New Jersey man Rubbin Sarpong, 35, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after defrauding more than 30 victims through internet dating sites. Authorities said Sarpong and his co-conspirators, several... 
YouTube Launching Website Just For Kids

YouTube Launching Website Just For Kids

Google subsidiary YouTube is changing how kids can watch videos by launching a separate website just for kids this week. In a blog post, the video streaming giant announced that it’s releasing an official YouTube Kids website.... 
FAA Issues Warning Over Weaponizing Drones

FAA Issues Warning Over Weaponizing Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a warning this week advising that placing a dangerous weapon on a drone can result in a hefty fine. The notice reads: “Perhaps you’ve seen online photos and videos of drones with... 
Tech Stocks Buoy Early Losses To Post Impressive Returns in First Quarter

Tech Stocks Buoy Early Losses To Post Impressive Returns in First Quarter

US stocks rose a bit by the end of the week, touching on new record highs on Friday thanks to better-than-expected first quarter economic growth that offset disappointing earnings reports from earlier in the season.  Indeed,... 
Samsung May Also Supply Apple with 5G Modems

Samsung May Also Supply Apple with 5G Modems

After two years of escalating litigations, a settlement was announced between Apple and Qualcomm, the mobile chip manufacturer giant, last week.  It also brings Qualcomm back as Apple’s supplier once again for baseband... 
You Can Now Get Info on EV Charging Stations in Google Maps

You Can Now Get Info on EV Charging Stations in Google Maps

It has been about a year since Google first teased at the feature, but the tech giant has just announced the official rollout of a new Maps function that will make it easier to find charging stations for electric vehicles.  In...