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Game guide malware 'targeted more than 500,000 users'  👤1497

2017-04-27 19:29:13

App-based guides for games, including Fifa and Pokemon Go, were used to target more than 500,000 Android users with malware, a cyber-security company has said.

The apps, discovered on the Google Play Store, were designed to take control of devices before downloading malware.

Unwanted ads could then be displayed to users, for example, according to researchers at Check Point.

Google acts against fake news on search engine  👤2009

2017-04-26 20:25:14

Google announced its first attempt to combat the circulation of "fake news" on its search engine with new tools allowing users to report misleading or offensive content, and a pledge to improve results generated by its algorithm.

The technology company said it would allow people to complain about misleading, inaccurate or hateful content in its autocomplete function, which pops up to suggest searches based on the first few characters typed.

'Call of Duty' Is Headed Back to World War II  👤1699

2017-04-25 14:18:01

I knew it, you knew it. Who didn't assume Activision's first-person tentpole Call of Duty was bound to time-travel back to its 20th century roots sooner or later?

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard  👤1902

2017-04-21 12:18:32

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard.

Facebook team working on brain-powered technology  👤1784

2017-04-20 18:12:59

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains.

Beware the unintended consequences of a robot revolution  👤1228

2017-04-17 17:49:53

Ask an economist or a technology expert and they will happily tell you that decades of data reliably show automation has created more jobs than it has destroyed.

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant delayed  👤643

2017-04-15 10:02:17

Samsung has confirmed that its much-anticipated answer to Apple's Siri will be delayed.

Nikon’s D7500 is a mid-range DSLR that takes after the D500  👤922

2017-04-13 13:45:23

Nikon has announced the D7500, a mid-range DSLR that succeeds the D7200 and shares much in common with the higher-end D500. It has the same 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor (without an antialiasing filter) as the D500, and the same Expeed 5 image processor.

Renewables' deep-sea mining conundrum  👤963

2017-04-12 09:12:39

British scientists exploring an underwater mountain in the Atlantic Ocean have discovered a treasure trove of rare minerals.

Twitter Drops Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Over Anti-Trump Account  👤1314

2017-04-08 16:30:54

Twitter Inc on Friday dropped a lawsuit it filed the previous day against the U.S. government, saying the government had withdrawn a summons for records about who was behind an account critical of President Donald Trump.

Apple planning new iMac for 2017 and 'completely rethinking' Mac Pro  👤2360

2017-04-06 19:35:21

Apple has taken the rare step of pre-announcing major new products, confirming that it will release new iMacs later this year and a "completely rethought Mac Pro" at some point in the future.

UK public to test driverless shuttle  👤3214

2017-04-05 19:15:03

Members of the British public are getting their first extended trial of a driverless shuttle bus.

Apple exit sends UK chip firm's shares into freefall  👤2141

2017-04-03 20:34:34

Shares in UK chip designer Imagination Technologies have slumped nearly 70% after it said Apple, its largest customer, would stop using its graphics technology in the iPhone and other new products.

Google is delaying a wider release of Android Wear 2.0 to fix a software bug  👤1872

2017-03-31 19:02:40

Those patiently awaiting Google's second iteration of Android Wear will have to wait just a little longer. The company says that the general availability of Android Wear 2.0 is being held back by a software bug it's working to fix. As it stands today, the company's two LG-made smartwatches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style, have the update along with a few new third-party models that received the update just yesterday.

iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware  👤2133

2017-03-30 16:01:25

Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset's browser.

Samsung mulls 'exploding' Note 7 relaunch  👤2255

2017-03-28 20:59:29

Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire.

Group Chats Will be Way Easier on Facebook Now  👤3117

2017-03-27 14:45:10

Facebook is adding two new features to Messenger that could make group chats more manageable, the company announced on Thursday. The chat app will now support the ability to leave reactions on specific messages and tag individual members of a conversation.

German Scientists Just Tested the 'World's Largest Artificial Sun'  👤2694

2017-03-26 17:03:11

(BERLIN) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun" and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel.

Can a mountain wind really make you ill?  👤3723

2017-03-25 17:18:07

It's common to hear people say that weather affects their health. Many, for example, claim that joint pain, the increased twinge of an arthritic knee perhaps, is a sure sign that cold wet weather is on the way. But how much do weather phenomena, or changes in the weather, really affect our health? That's a question BBC World Service programme Crowd Science is investigating this week.

Twitter considers paid membership option  👤2531

2017-03-24 19:37:37

Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option for businesses and power users.

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