Day: January 9, 2020

Google scolded for depriving the poor of privacy, accused of preloading malware on phones for hard-up Americans

To make matters worse, uninstalling it could cause even more pain On Wednesday, more than 50 advocacy groups accused Google of exploiting poor people by failing to police misbehaving Android apps on cheap phones.… …read more Source:: Register

We hit the road with’s assisted-driving tech at CES 2020 – Roadshow

This plug-and-play system can give many late-model vehicles advanced adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping technology. …read more Source:: CNet

Bosch’s fridge with food recognition might make me actually want a smart kitchen – CNET

The Home Connect Fridge has cameras that can recognize your food. Bosch partnered with Chefling — the app for planning recipes — to make managing your food inventory and deciding what to eat much easier. …read more Source:: CNet

This plant-based bacon, fried chicken and shrimp will fool any meat eater – CNET

Several companies share their meat alternatives on the CNET stage at CES. And we’re quite impressed. …read more Source:: CNet

Hiking Pole Turned Lightweight Yagi Antenna

Among amateur radio enthusiasts, there’s a subset of users who climb mountainous areas to use their gear from elevated positions. Anyone looking to take part in what’s known as Summits on the Air (SOTA) will obviously want to keep their equipment as light and small as possible. For [Stuart Thomas], that meant a collapsible yagi…

Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks’ personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why?

If CheckPeople could take a look at this, that would be great Exclusive A database containing the personal details of 56.25m US residents – from names and home addresses to phone numbers and ages – has been found on the public internet, served from a computer with a Chinese IP address, bizarrely enough.… …read more…

Ford Bronco? Nope, this is a cleverly disguised Suzuki Jimny – Roadshow

Japan’s DAMD has come up with one heck of a kit to turn the Jimny into a Bronco lookalike. …read more Source:: CNet

Welcome To Walmart. The Robot Will Grab Your Groceries.

Walmart is testing back-of-store automated systems that can collect 800 products an hour, 10 times as many as a store worker. From a report: In the backroom of a Walmart store in Salem, N.H., is a floor-to-ceiling robotic system that the country’s largest retailer hopes will help it sell more groceries online. Workers stand on…

800,000 years ago a huge meteorite struck earth, and we might have just found its crater – CNET

Tracking the tektites may have lead scientists to solve a century-old mystery. …read more Source:: CNet

Pilotless Air Taxi From China’s Ehang Takes Flight in the US for the First Time

profi writes: Chinese drone maker Ehang demonstrated its autonomous air taxi in the US for the first time. The all-electric two-seater took flight for five minutes above a test track south of Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday afternoon, with approximately 100 people, including the state’s governor, Roy Cooper, looking on. It represents the first time…