• Fiat Chrysler Also Now in Hot Water Over Diesel Emissions Cheating

    Fiat Chrysler Also Now in Hot Water Over Diesel Emissions Cheating

    A second major car maker is in hot water for using software to skirt diesel engine emissions laws.The EPA says FCA kept secret the existence of "certain auxiliary emission control devices…despite being aware that such a disclosure was mandatory.
  • Adobe Experiments With Hands-Free Photo Editing

    Adobe Experiments With Hands-Free Photo Editing

    What if you had an intelligent assistant for photo editing?That's the question Adobe Research posed this week in a new concept video.
  • Flash the Peace Sign, Get Your Phone Hacked?

    Flash the Peace Sign, Get Your Phone Hacked?

    Flashing the peace sign may put smartphone users at risk, according to Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII).If you're truly concerned, the NII research team developed a fix: a transparent film with white titanium oxide printed in a specific pattern.
  • Say Hello to Windows Goodbye

    Say Hello to Windows Goodbye

    It looks as though Microsoft is set to solve this problem for Windows 10 users with a new feature called Dynamic Lock.We already have Windows Hello available allowing users to unlock Windows 10 using their face, fingerprint, or iris.
  • Greenpeace: Apple, Google World's Greenest Tech Companies

    Greenpeace: Apple, Google World's Greenest Tech Companies

    Apple, Google, and Facebook are among the world's most environmentally friendly companies, according to a new Greenpeace report (PDF).For the third consecutive year, these three tech companies rank among the highest-performing firms, while newcomer Switch—operator of SUPERNAP data center facilities—takes the top spot.
  • Bug Uncovered in St. Jude Medical Pacemakers, Defibrillators

    Bug Uncovered in St. Jude Medical Pacemakers, Defibrillators

    The Food and Drug Administration has revealed potential vulnerabilities in St.The agency on Monday confirmed flaws in the [email protected] Transmitter, leaving embedded pacemakers and defibrillators open to attack.
  • China Says 'No' to Pokemon Go

    3 billion new Pokemon Go players in China.According to Reuters, China's state censor carried out a review of Pokemon Go using a games panel called the China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association.
  • Report: FBI Arrest VW Exec Over Emissions Cheating

    Report: FBI Arrest VW Exec Over Emissions Cheating

    According to The New York Times, Oliver Schmidt, head of VW's regulatory compliance office from 2014 to early 2015, was taken into custody on Sunday.In the fall of 2015, the German automaker admitted that 11 million of its diesel cars were equipped with sophisticated "defeat devices" used to cheat on emissions tests.
  • The Smartest Connected Home Products of CES 2017

    The Smartest Connected Home Products of CES 2017

    But a smart home isn't really a smart home without your fair share of intelligent, and sometimes wacky, appliances, gadgets, and even mattresses.And let's not forget cool gadgets for our furry friends.
  • FTC Offers $25K for IoT Security Fix

    FTC Offers $25K for IoT Security Fix

    The Federal Trade Commission invites members of the public to create a technical solution to protect consumers and their homes from IoT security vulnerabilities.Proposals should address how the tool "will avoid or mitigate any additional security risks that [it] might introduce into the consumer's home," the FTC's criteria summary said.
  • Inside the French Postal Service's IoT God Mode

    Inside the French Postal Service's IoT God Mode

    My destination was a movie theater built into the booth of La Poste, the French postal service.The film was designed to present La Poste's vision of the connected home and the Internet of Things (IoT), called simply Le hub numérique (Connected Hub).
  • Battling CES Fatigue on the Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed

    Battling CES Fatigue on the Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed

    Thankfully this year, eager techies have the Sleep Number 360—a smart bed that can warm your feet, adjust in real time to your biometrics, light up when you leave the bed, and automatically sense when you're snoring.It's strategic genius that Sleep Number's booth is nearly front and center at the Tech West Sands Expo Hall, and I all but raced for my demo to finally see whether the 360 could deliver.
  • TrustPort Antivirus Sphere (2017)

    TrustPort Antivirus Sphere (2017)

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  • Adorable Kuri Wants to Be Your Friend, Not Your Robot Overlord

    Adorable Kuri Wants to Be Your Friend, Not Your Robot Overlord

    A simple pat to Kuri's head was greeted with a robotic chirp, happy eyes, and a warm glow in his LED chest.You get the same response when you issue a command, which makes saying "Hey Kuri" infinitely more satisfying than saying "Hey Siri.
  • The Best Free Password Managers of 2017

    The Best Free Password Managers of 2017

    If you're using lame passwords like 'password' or '123456', you're asking for trouble.The best password managers capture your credentials during account creation; when you change your password online, they offer to update the stored password for that site.
  • Touch-Free Trash Can Opens With a Voice Command

    Touch-Free Trash Can Opens With a Voice Command

    Simply say "open can" or "open sesame" to automatically lift the top and dump your refuse; say "close can" to shut it again, according to Engadget, which tested the bin on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Wave your hand over the embedded motion sensor to open and close the lid instead.
  • Ford Offers Amazon's Alexa in Cars

    Ford Offers Amazon's Alexa in Cars

    The integration, announced at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will roll out in two phases.Starting later this month, Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap owners can remote start, lock or unlock doors, and get vehicle information from the comfort of their home using voice commands.
  • Securifi Service Kills Botnets Hijacking Your Devices

    Securifi Service Kills Botnets Hijacking Your Devices

    Available as an add-on to the Almond 3 Wi-Fi router, the service can automatically detect devices on your home network that are prone to Mirai-like botnet attacks.99 per month for a limited time, Almond 3 routers will detect if a network is compromised and—if it is—identify zombie devices participating in DDoS attacks.
  • Your Kids Will Probably Hate Comcast Digital Home

    Your Kids Will Probably Hate Comcast Digital Home

    Are your kids spending too much time on their smartphones, responding to snaps during dinner and video chatting when they should be doing homework?The feature will bundle network controls into the ISP's wireless gateways, which combine a Wi-Fi router, DOCSIS 3.