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Saturday October 21, 2017. 10:04 AM
Calling up the Google Assistant on your Android phone takes nothing more than bellowing 'OK, Google' at your handset. But you may be someone who feels that this is just too many syllables to utter. Google Home users have a slightly easier time. As well as 'OK, Google' it is...
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A shockingly large proportion of businesses have no idea how to behave when GDPR comes into play, a new report by the DMA has claimed. More than half of marketers surveyed (56 percent) believe they’re on the right track, with four percent actually saying they’re ahead...
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My guest on the Cool Tools Show podcast this week is Simon Quellen Field. Simon is a chemist and former Google software engineer and is the author of over a dozen books, including Gonzo Gizmos, Return of Gonzo Gizmos, Culinary Reactions, Why is Milk White, Elements Vault,...
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European businesses are set for an increase in IT spending which should greatly accelerate digital transformation efforts within the next 12 months. That's according to new research from CenturyLink, which found that over half of companies are set to boost IT spending over ...
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In 2016, an Internet of Things worm called Mirai tore through the internet, building botnets of millions of badly designed CCTVs, PVRs, routers and other gadgets, sending unstoppable floods of traffic that took down major internet services from Paypal to Reddit to Dyn....
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I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Cortana. She is actually quite the good voice assistant. When I used Windows 10 Mobile, I found her to be superior to Siri. With that said, I don't really need a voice assistant on my desktop computer, so it feels like Cortana is...
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Friday October 20, 2017. 11:21 PM
Despite growing concerns over the impact that Brexit might have on fintech startups in the UK, new figures have revealed that the sector has seen record investment throughout the year so far. According to data from London and Partners and Pitchbook, over $1 billion has...
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Christian Schaller has posted a list of the Fedora Workstation project's accomplishments since its inception. 'Wayland – We been the biggest contributor since we joined the effort and have taken the lead on putting in place all the pieces needed for actually using it on a...
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Tim Cook declined to provide a timeline on when we might see a new Mac mini. That's somewhat problematic, because Intel's newer mobile chips would significantly improve the platform's performance, power consumption, video, and gaming capabilities. The post Tim Cook Says the ...
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The 4.14 kernel, due in the first half of November, is moving into the relatively slow part of the development cycle as of this writing. The time is thus ripe for a look at the changes that went into this kernel cycle and how they got there. While 4.14 is a fairly typical...
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'Petting your dog,' writes Blake Boege, 'is the most relaxing thing you can possibly do.'
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Last year I bought this mailbox light. You stick it inside your mailbox (it's got peel-off sticky tape). Two sensors - light and motion - sense what's happening. If they sense darkness and no motion (door closed) nothing happens. If they sense light and motion (opening the...
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A train trestle in Gregson St. in Durham, NC has a clearance of 11' 8'. Despite the warning signs and flashing lights advertising the lower-than-normal clearance, trucks collide with the trestle often enough that an enterprising person has set up a video camera to catch...
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Cortana officially enters the increasingly crowded smart speaker race with Harman Kardon Invoke.
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A refreshed version of the CSA’s 2016 report includes new real-world anecdotes and examples of recent incidents that relate to each of the 12 cloud-computing threat categories.
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5G networks are set to take off faster than any other mobile technology as users flock to faster and more reliable connections, new research had predicted. A report from analyst firm CCS Insight has forecast a huge explosion in 5G growth in the time after the first...
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In 2008 and 2012, Wisconsin ranked second in the USA for voter turnout; in 2016, following the enactment of a series of racist voter-suppression tactics, the voter turnout was the worst it had been since 2000. (more…)
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Such a Great Speech: Applaud Xi Jinping has been played 860 million times; players score points by button-mashing an 'applause' button while watching outtakes from President Xi Jinping's 3.5 hour speech to the Communist Party Congress last week. (more…)
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Video slot machines pull a lot of tricks to make it hard to tell how fair the game is; one of them is to ring up 'wins' that are actually losses (you put in $1 and get $0.75 back, say), with a lot of fanfare and hoo-rah. These tricks are calculated to hook players into the...
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Curious about the nitty gritty of blockchain? Considering building an app that uses blockchain in an interesting way? Today's course bundle from SkillWise is a slam-dunk. You'll get four courses on the intricacies of the Ethereum platform, so you'll be able to hit the ground ...
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