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Google report findings: a lesson for the end user is to use two-factor authentication where available and carry out a regular password audit

Following a one-year study of black-market forums where personal data is bought and sold, Google identified 788,000 potential victims of off-the-shelf(...)

Microsoft’s AirSim: The virtual environment is both visually and physically realistic

AirSim is an open source research project from Microsoft that provides a realistic simulated environment for testing the safety of artificial intellig(...)

Cocktail Guide 2.0: Each selection provides a visualisation of the end result complete with the ratio of ingredients and appropriate glassware

It’s getting nippy outside and the shops are brimming with Christmas paraphernalia. ‘Tis the season to begin planning the festive cocktails you will d(...)

Policing the conversation: abusive behaviour will now be judged in “context” and if it is seen to be “newsworthy and in the legitimate public interest” it will not be a straightforward case of violating Twitter rules

Plenty of people were happy when Twitter was Trump-free for 11 minutes last week following a temporary deactivation by an outgoing employee who thoug(...)

Snow is also a messaging app with  the majority of users   based in Korea

Why do you love Snapchat? Be honest, it’s the filters, isn’t it? Everyone loves flower garlands, puppy-dog ears and vomiting rainbows. I don’t actuall(...)

“Whoever created this account has won, not only the internet, but, yes, my stone cold heart,” David Harbour tweeted

Assuming everyone in the world has already binge-watched the second season of Stranger Things on Netflix and even burned through every episode of afte(...)

Sophia, the robot who has been granted Saudi citizenship

Back in July, Ben Goertzel, chief scientist at Hanson Robotics, trotted out two of his robots, Sophia and Han, to attendees of the Rise technology con(...)

Botnik’s episode of The X-Files is odd yet brilliant

Like other X-philes, I eagerly await the adventures of Mulder and Scully in the forthcoming 11th season. But what can fans do in the meantime? Why not(...)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection is free for new users of Audible

Amazon-owned audiobook platform Audible has, almost unbelievably, been in existence since 1995 but only became a well-known brand after its 2008 acqui(...)

Google’s Home Mini: You can ask it to play music, read out the news, add appointments to your calendar, switch the TV on and off etc
Google Home Mini goes on sale

Google’s competitor to Amazon’s Alexa voice-activated personal assistant has officially gone on sale in the US. The Home Mini and Max are similar to(...)

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