Tech

The Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages have vanished, minutes after Elon Musk – the CEO of both companies – said that he had never seen the SpaceX Facebook profile and planned to delete it.   It started when Musk replied to a tweet earlier in the week from WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton, when he tweeted…
March 24, 2018
The data on millions of Facebook users that a firm wrongfully swiped from the social network probably has spread to other groups, databases and the dark Web, experts said, making Facebook’s pledge to safeguard its users’ privacy hard to enforce.   Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that the company will notify users whose data may…
March 23, 2018
Facebook is currently facing a scandal over the use of its data by British political research company Cambridge Analytica. The company reportedly obtained the personal information of 50 million Facebook users.   It didn’t get the data through a hack, but reportedly through a Facebook app which gave a researcher user data – and also the…
March 21, 2018
Uber Technologies Inc. has halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology.   The 49-year-old woman, Elaine Herzberg, was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk when the Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the…
March 20, 2018
Do you have free will? Can you make your own decisions? Or are you more like an automaton, just moving as required by your constituent parts? Probably, like most people, you feel you have something called free will. Your decisions are not predetermined; you could do otherwise.   Yet scientists can tell you that you…
March 17, 2018
Graphene is definitely a wonder material – you can use it to make filthy water drinkable, feed it to spiders to make the strongest material on Earth, or hit it with a bullet to turn it into diamond.   You know, just everyday stuff. The newest application for graphene isn’t quite as world-changing, but it’s…
March 16, 2018
Earlier this week, tech genius Elon Musk admitted that he considered purchasing satirical news site The Onion four years ago, but ended up deciding against it. Instead, he poached some key members of The Onion’s staff for work on his own secret project.    Now, The Onion is firing back with its own beautiful brand of satire. And as…
March 16, 2018
For a smartphone with only a few incremental updates over its predecessor, the Galaxy S9 made quite the impression. It’s a fantastic smartphone, and I’ve had to reshuffle the top five phones in this list as a result.   After some more time with the iPhone X, I’ve also reshuffled the order for the latest…
March 14, 2018
Twitter may soon allow any user to sport the signature blue badge that already shows up on the accounts of many celebrities, athletes and public figures. The social networking platform’s chief executive said Thursday that the verification process is “very broken” in part because some people have seen the badge as an endorsement from the…
March 13, 2018
Elon Musk, the tech billionaire who wants to colonize Mars, is seriously worried about advances in artificial intelligence. Speaking during a Q&A at the SXSW film festival and tech conference in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, Musk said the two things that stress him most in life right now are production difficulties with the Tesla Model…
March 13, 2018