Category Archives: Tech News

Google has kicked five malicious ad blockers off the Chrome Store

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While installing ad blocking extensions is becoming the norm for everyday web surfers, the number of imposter and malicious browser extensions has increased alongside it, taking advantage of the less savvy users. AdGuard, a company that provides its own paid ad blocking service, has released a report listing five fake extensions that have made their […]

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Why India's Paytm isn't afraid of WhatsApp

India’s youngest billionaire Vijay Shekhar Sharma, who is behind the country’s largest digital payments platform, is just 39. He says India’s firms are now ready to take on their competitors in the West. Filmed by Jone Chang; Produced and edited by Christine Hah Source link

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EarthNow promises real-time views of the whole planet from a new satellite constellation

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A new space imaging startup called EarthNow aims to provide not just pictures of the planet on demand, but real-time video anywhere a client desires. Its ambition is matched only by its pedigree: Bill Gates, Intellectual Ventures, Airbus, Softbank, and OneWeb founder Greg Wyler are all backing the play. Its promise is a constellation of […]

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How to Set Up and Use a YubiKey for Online Security

As we become more dependent upon online platforms for social and professional purposes, it grows increasingly important that we embrace stronger online security measures. One of the most important steps you can take to secure your online services is setting up two-factor authentication. This protocol—commonly abbreviated as 2FA—requires you to type in a password and […]

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Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook says its face-matching tech is a way for users to learn if they are in a photo even if not tagged Facebook has started asking European and Canadian users to let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos. Facebook originally began face-matching users […]

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The best PlayStation VR prices, bundles and sales in Australia (April 2018)

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UPDATE: With the recent price-drop of the PlayStation VR from Sony, we’ve seen a few more competitive prices on bundles, so scroll down to check out the cheapest one we’ve ever seen! As VR slowly crawls towards the mainstream, units such as the PlayStation VR continue to see more impressive price drops and even more […]

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Buick unveils an all-electric SUV concept and it’s exactly what GM needs

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General Motors is spinning up its electrification plans and today announced the stunning, poorly-named Buick Enspire concept at Auto China 2018. As a concepts go, this one looks great and rather feasible. GM says its powered by Buick’s eMotion powertrain that can produce a maximum output of 410 kW (roughly 550 hp). This should make […]

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Nest Cam Baby Monitor: How to Make It Secure

Did you know you can use a Wi-Fi-enabled security camera, like the Nest Cam, as a video baby monitor? Imma let you finish, baby gear manufacturers, but Nest’s software and hardware are infinitely easier to use, and much nicer to look at, than the vast majority of dedicated baby monitors out there. A live video […]

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Singapore uncovers 'high-tech' exam cheating plot

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A Singaporean tutor has admitted to helping six Chinese students cheat in their 2016 exams in what prosecutors say was an elaborate plot. Tan Jia Yan took the exams as a private candidate and FaceTimed questions to accomplices who then rang students and read answers to them, prosecutors say. The students snuck in mobile phones […]

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Optus looking to sacrifice Virgin Mobile, report suggests

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A report from The Australian suggests that Optus is looking to can its subsidiary network, Virgin Mobile Australia, in order to save on costs and consolidate its business. The typically youth-focused mobile network became popular due to its cheap plans and early adoption of data-heavy offerings, but considering that Optus is currently paying Virgin Mobile […]

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