Tech

Twitter wants all users to change passwords after sudden malfunction

  • 8 May 2018 - 21:29
Twitter wants all users to change passwords after sudden malfunction

Twitter urged more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system rather than disguised by a process known as “hashing," Reuters reported. According to Reuters, the social network disclosed the issue in...

Facebook to introduce dating service, Zuckerberg says

  • 1 May 2018 - 23:24
Facebook to introduce dating service, Zuckerberg says

  Facebook Inc will offer its first dating service, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, signaling the entry of the world’s largest social network into a growing market that sent shares of established dating site operators tumbling, Reuters reported. Zuckerberg told software...

Facebook is trying to add safeguards against data abuse

  • 1 April 2018 - 10:29
Facebook is trying to add safeguards against data abuse

Facebook is scrambling to add safeguards against abuse of user data as it reels from backlash over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now TechCrunch has learned Facebook will launch a certification tool that demands that marketers guarantee email addresses used for ad targeting were rightfully...

Majority of US, German public polls show “no trust” in Facebook, report says

  • 25 March 2018 - 22:03
Majority of US, German public polls show “no trust” in Facebook, report says

Opinion polls published on Sunday in the United States and Germany indicated that a majority of the public were losing trust in Facebook over privacy, as the firm ran advertisements in British and U.S. newspapers apologizing to users, Reuters reported on Sunday. Reuters added that fewer than...

New PowerWave wireless chargers designed for iPhones by Anker

  • 18 March 2018 - 15:11
New PowerWave wireless chargers designed for iPhones by Anker

Anker has a new line of wireless chargers that it’s calling the PowerWave series. The new chargers are designed to work specifically with Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8 smartphones and charge at the Apple-specified 7.5-watt spec for faster wireless charging on iPhones. That said, the new...

Porsche wants to make flying taxis, Head of sales says

  • 4 March 2018 - 21:59
Porsche wants to make flying taxis, Head of sales says

Reuters reported that Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) sports car maker Porsche could develop a flying passenger vehicle to compete with rivals in a possible market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services, Porsche sales chief Detlev von Platen told a German magazine. “That would really make...

Samsung launches Galaxy S9 with special social media focus

  • 25 February 2018 - 22:15
Samsung launches Galaxy S9 with special social media focus

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) unveiled its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone on Sunday with an emphasis on visual applications for social media, hoping to attract tech savvy young consumers to weather a market slowdown, Reuters reported. With the global smartphone market set to stay flat or...

Japan takes technology to a whole new level and invents self-driving slippers

  • 27 January 2018 - 22:42
Japan takes technology to a whole new level and invents self-driving slippers

In Japan, where old traditions are constantly being updated with new technology, one inn is making use of automated driving technology to offer the latest in hands-free hospitality -- self-driving slippers, Reuters reported. Nissan Motor Co has developed a system for slippers to ‘park’...

Facebook news feed will be less of “news, media ” more of “family, social” posts

  • 14 January 2018 - 19:38
Facebook news feed will be less of “news, media ” more of “family, social” posts

Facebook Inc. said it's making major changes to its flagship social network, shifting users' news feeds back toward posts from friends and family and away from businesses and media outlets -- a transition that is likely to mean people spend less time on the site. The shares tumbled the most in more...

Amazon shipped over 5 billion items in 2017 via Prime service

  • 3 January 2018 - 01:03
Amazon shipped over 5 billion items in 2017 via Prime service

Amazon said on Tuesday it shipped over 5 billion items worldwide via its subscription based Prime service in 2017 while adding more new members than ever before, Reuters reported. The e-commerce giant, which revealed its Prime shipment numbers for the first time, did not give comparable...