How to protect your digital privacy from new Christmas presents

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Shortcuts Technology Just unwrapped a gift of an internet-connected device? Don’t just turn it on and plug it in – you might be giving the manufacturer all sorts of information you don’t need to Put the bear back in the box … Mattel’s Smart Läs mer…

Controversial engineer: I travelled over 3,000 miles in a self-driving car

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology Anthony Levandowski, involved in the Uber-Waymo lawsuit, launches automated driving system with hands-free trip across US Anthony Levandowski demonstrates the capabilities of his advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) called Co-Pilot. Photograph: Mark Harris for the Guardian Anthony Levandowski, the controversial engineer at the Läs mer…

'They make him feel normal' – the role of video games in a children's hospice

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games For children facing life-limiting illnesses, adaptive technology allows them to feel independent and express themselves Shay Murray and his father Alan using the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Photograph: Microsoft/Jeff Moore With his spiky hair and Adidas sweatshirt, Shay Murray looks like a typical 11-year-old. Läs mer…

Twitter shares tumble on concerns about hacking activity

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter Company discovered suspicious traffic to a customer-support forum while investigating a security bug that exposed data Twitter shares posted their biggest drop in more than two months. Photograph: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Twitter shares fell almost 7% after the company said it was Läs mer…

Netanyahu’s son banned from Facebook over hate speech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Benjamin Netanyahu Yair Netanyahu, 27, barred for 24 hours for anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian comments Yair Netanyahu (right) with his father in Jerusalem in 2015. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images The son of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been temporarily banned from Facebook after Läs mer…

After a year from hell, Facebook parties like it's 2017

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook The network held its Christmas party at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco – but was there much to celebrate after a year of scandal? Listen to our podcast on Facebook’s terrible 2018 Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg. It’s been a Läs mer…

France pushes forward alone with new tax on big tech companies

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Tax will come into effect from 1 January, but plans for an EU-wide levy have faltered The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, says he believes the tax will raise €500m in its first year. Photograph: Romuald Meigneux/Sipa/Rex/Shutterstock France is to press ahead Läs mer…

Amazon faces boycott ahead of holidays as public discontent grows

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon A growing number of customers are fed up with the company, from its working conditions at warehouses to anti-tax lobbying An anti-Amazon rally in New York on 27 November. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock The holiday season is all about spending the time with your loved Läs mer…

Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine app co-founder, dies in New York aged 34

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New York Police find technology entrepreneur unconscious on his bed in Manhattan apartment HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll has died at his home in New York. Photograph: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Colin Kroll, a technology executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has Läs mer…

Robot-fried chicken – a whole new meaning to battery hens

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Pass notes Robots The Shinagawa district of Tokyo is host to an automated fried chicken service – but don’t try getting any late at night Fried chicken from Lawsons in Japan. Name: Robot-fried chicken. Flavours: Original, red and hokkaido cheese. Location: The TOC Osaki Läs mer…

Silicon Valley in Iowa: congressman's fight for tech jobs in rural America

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Iowa Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, pushes initiative in the state amid questions over his own political aspirations Rohit ‘Ro’ Khanna, a Democratic representative for California’s 17th congressional district, has built a nationwide profile advocating for progressive policies. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images Ro Läs mer…

Micro Falcon X3 electric scooter: ‘Why should the little people get all the fun?’ | Martin Love

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Technology Solutions for the ‘last mile’ of your commute vary from the weird to the boring, but this nifty and lightweight scooter will certainly put a smile on your face Charging ahead: the Micro takes the grind out of city travel Micro Läs mer…

'Trust deficit': UK's top envoy to Australia on diplomacy in the WikiLeaks era

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics live podcast Australian politics Britain’s outgoing high commissioner opens up about the challenges of the role in a more transparent age ‘I always think to myself: how would I feel if this leaked?’ British high commissioner to Australia Menna Rawlings. Photograph: Mike Läs mer…

Huawei affair reveals superpowers’ imperial rules of engagement

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer US foreign policy Geopolitical and economic rivalry between China and the US – not a breach of Trump’s Iran sanctions – is what’s really behind Meng Wanzhou’s arrest People demonstrate outside Vancouver courthouse prior to the bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Läs mer…

Will you lose out if you back a venture on Kickstarter?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Crowdfunding After complaints about a project called Zen Blanket, we look at the pros and cons of crowdfunding A Swedish firm’s Zen Blankets attracted investors’ money through crowdfunding sites. Photograph: Zen Blanket It is described as a hi-tech blanket that will give you “the Läs mer…