A new feature from Apple would allow iPhone users to discreetly call emergency services with a fingerprint touch, with the goal of helping people in distress evade potential attackers.
CNBC reports on the patent...
Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 12:46 PM EDT
World Emoji Day: A Huge Amount Is Shared Daily on Facebook
About 5 billion emojis are sent each day on Facebook Messenger, the social media giant said Monday, World Emoji Day.
Many of those emojis might be kissing winky faces, the most popular one on Messenger in...
Friday, Jul 14, 2017 at 04:59 PM EDT
Watch: Fake Video of Obama Looks Exactly Like The Real Thing
Identifying “fake news” may have just gotten more difficult.
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed an algorithm that can take an audio clip and convert it into an artificial video of...
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 08:46 PM EDT
Apple to Open Data Center in China With Government Ties
Apple will open a data center in mainland China with ties to the country's government, raising concerns about the security of iCloud accounts that store personal information transferred from iPhones, iPads...
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 03:47 PM EDT
Amazon, Netflix and More Sound Off for Net Neutrality
Visit the Netflix and Amazon home pages Wednesday and you'll find more than just TV shows, movies and things to buy. They and other major websites are using space on their home page to draw attention to net...
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 02:19 PM EDT
Face Scans for Americans Flying Abroad Stir Privacy Issues
If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state.
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 10:08 AM EDT
Prime Day 2017 Was Amazon's Biggest Shopping Event Ever
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big shopping days on Amazon, but the online retailer's own shopping holiday, Prime Day, has them both beat, the company said Wednesday.
The July 11 event that saw 3.5 million...
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 05:37 PM EDT
Microsoft Eyes Buffer Zone in TV Airwaves for Rural Internet
Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves.
Microsoft plans to partner...
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 07:07 AM EDT
How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly
Amazon’s Prime Day, a carefully fabricated “retail holiday” meant to take advantage of the company's vast shipping network, takes place in a time of year when the busy holiday shopping season is still a ways...
For this year's Prime Day, Amazon is taking to the skies.
A fleet of cargo jets will be used in the company's annual day of online deals for the first time in the U.S., it said in a press release Monday.