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Safety Software Update Fails In Thousands Of Vehicles
Today’s vehicles aren’t the solid pieces of well-oiled machinery of your grandfather’s generation. They’re more like a desktop computer under the hood that happens to have a lot of heated moving parts and hoses. Unfortunately, they’ve got the same vulnerabilities and flaws that those computers are subject to. The... Read more
Hardware The Way You Want It: Ellp
What if you had the ability to make your hardware run exactly the way you think it should? That you could automate a number of the processes your computer or device already does, making them run more to your exact needs? There’s a new software in public beta that... Read more
Facebook Develops Tool To Censor Posts Based On Location
There’s never been a better time to install a VPN, especially if you’ve come to rely on your social media feeds to discover news articles that matter to you. According to a new report, Facebook has developed a tool that will let third-parties (ie, the government) censor posts based... Read more
Apollo 11 Software Developer Wins Medal Of Freedom
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor a civilian can receive, and 21 individuals were awarded the Medal in a White House ceremony earlier this week. Among the recipients was Margaret Hamilton, an 80 year-old woman whose contributions to the US space program have finally been recognized, fifty... Read more
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum: Great For DVD Backups!
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum edition: Is it as good as previous incarnations?   In a word, yes, and then some! In fact, it is the best version yet by the people at Digiarty. And that’s quite an achievement. But just what does this version of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum... Read more
US NAVY Sailor Data Hacked
So, who would have thought there would be two stories about the US Navy in less than a week on this site? (Not me anyway!) In the same week that the US Navy has had to defend itself against claims of Piracy (Software Piracy) it is now also finding itself investigating... Read more
US Regulators Look To Reduce Road Deaths With ‘Driving Mode’ For Smartphones
New Smartphones may soon come with a ‘Driving Mode,’ if US authorities can get manufacturers to agree to it… The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will shortly be issuing ‘voluntary guidelines’ for makers of smartphones, which will limit distracting apps and services accessible on smartphones when their... Read more
Todoist Productivity App Adds AI Features
There are is shortage of productivity apps on the market, all of them aimed at making your life easier and your workday more productive. A quick peek into the iOS App Store for “to do list” turned up literally thousands of results. But there’s an inherent problem with many of the... Read more
Facebook Details How It Will Fight ‘Misinformation’ And Fake News Stories
With controversy still rampant over how big a role fake Facebook news stories played in the US Presidential election, company founder Mark Zuckerberg has publicly laid out new options for how the social network could handle ‘misinformation.’ Current President, Barrack Obama singled out Facebook and websites for the impact... Read more
Twitter Suspends Alt-Right Accounts…And Its CEO
You gotta love the foibles and missteps that go along with any tech company, but this one is near the top of the list for ironic–and hopefully laughter-inducing–mistakes. Twitter has been on a rampage suspending accounts that now violate its “play nice” rules, and according to TechCrunch, its own... Read more
Obama Says He Is Unable to Pardon Edward Snowden
Outgoing US President Barack Obama has said that he cannot pardon 33-year-old former NSA contractor Edward Snowden currently in exile from US authorities in Russia. The statement came in response to mounting pressure from vocal advocates of Snowden, including prominent privacy groups, civil libertarians, and well known writers. While... Read more
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US Navy Says They’re No Pirates
Last July, the US Navy found itself in the middle of a copyright infringement lawsuit stemming from the illegal copying of some virtual reality software. The software, written and distributed by German company Bitmanagement Software, provided a hyper-realistic training experience, and was installed on more than half a million... Read more
VR Aids In Auschwitz War Criminal Hunt
It has been more than 70 years since the liberation of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camps. But the search for Nazi Germans and their collaborators still continues. German experts and prosecutors are now using Virtual Reality and 3D modelling to aid them when the suspected perpetrators are brought... Read more
New Private VPN From TunnelBear
Privacy is a top concern for many tech users today, and not just those with high-powered Silicon Valley careers or government positions. With news of hacking events, data breaches, and state-sanctioned surveillance cropping up every day, protecting yourself from unwanted monitoring is just smart, no matter what type of... Read more
Textalyzer Raises Digital Privacy Concerns
No one questions the legality of banning so-called distracted driving–at least not intelligent people–but a new device that can help law enforcement crack down on offenders already has some privacy and security advocates up in arms. Called a Textalyzer, after the famously feared device known as a breathalyzer, this... Read more
Mozilla Launches Private Browser For iOS: Firefox Focus
Mozilla has announced the launch of Firefox Focus – promising free, fast and easy to use private browsing for iOS devices. Firefox Focus is for the times when you don’t want to leave a record on your phone… You know, for information that in certain situations is sensitive, such... Read more
LipNet Is Most Advanced Lip Reading Software Yet
One of the most depressing things about the “land of tomorrow”-esque promises behind innovation–at least as the parent of a special needs child myself–is seeing how some of the most ordinary obstacles that any individual with a disability might face have yet to be overcome through tech. The clunky... Read more