Day: January 15, 2019

The best stuff you can get for under $30 – CNET

Have some spare gift cards? Just looking to treat yourself? Here are some great ideas that won’t break the bank. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple now makes smart battery cases for the iPhone XS and XR – CNET

For a chunk of change — and a battery bulge — you’ll get some more power. …read more Source:: CNet

Ahem, Amazon, Google, Microsoft… Selling face-snooping tech to the Feds is bad, mmm’kay?

Government facial surveillance harms civil liberties, advocacy groups warn The campaign against Uncle Sam’s use of facial recognition stepped up a notch this week: scores of rights-warriors have urged Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to cease selling the panopticon tech to the US government.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Microsoft is Preparing For Foldable Windows Devices, Report Says

Microsoft is working on adapting Windows to work on foldable devices, The Verge reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The report further added that the company is making foldable devices and dual-screen hardware a big investment area for both Windows and Surface. From the report: This investment includes adapting Windows itself and its…

FCC reacts to location data sale scandal by… burying its head in the ground

Congressman warns telco regulator: Must Pai harder Chair of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee has slammed the head of the FCC for “refusing to brief” Congressional staffers on what the regulator is doing about the sale of consumer’s location data.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Metasploit, popular hacking and security tool, gets long-awaited update

After seven years, Metasploit Framework, the popular open-source hacking and security tool, has been given a major update. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Spider-Man’s Mysterio: Here’s how the villain has evolved in the comics – CNET

A look at the history of the fishbowl-headed illusionist, played by Jake Gyllenhaal in Spider-Man: Far From Home. …read more Source:: CNet

Google workers urge tech giants to drop forced arbitration – CNET

It’s the first major protest of the year from tech workers. …read more Source:: CNet

World’s first robot hotel massacres half of its robot staff

‘You’re fired’ Rise of the Machines™ The world’s first hotel “staffed by robots” has culled half of its steely eyed employees, because they’re rubbish and annoy the guests.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Judge: Law Enforcement Can’t Force Suspects to Unlock iPhones with FaceID

A ruling found that coercing suspects to open their phones using biometrics violates the fourth and fifth amendments. …read more Source:: Threatpost