• Samsung Smartphone Owners Eye iPhone, Google Pixel

    Samsung Smartphone Owners Eye iPhone, Google Pixel

    As Samsung scrambles to determine what caused its Note 7 smartphones to overheat and catch fire, Google, Apple, and other manufacturers are poised to benefit from the carrier's misstep.The majority, 62 percent, plan to go with another Android phone for their next purchase, while 30 percent say they plan to switch to the iPhone and 8 percent could buy a Google Pixel.
  • DOT Bans Galaxy Note 7 on Airplanes

    DOT Bans Galaxy Note 7 on Airplanes

    Airline passengers can no longer transport the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in carry-on or checked luggage when flying, according to the US Department of Transportation, which today classified the device as hazardous material.If you try to hide it in checked luggage, you may be subject to criminal prosecution and fines, the DOT says.
  • Microsoft's Machine Transcription Achieves Parity With Humans

    Microsoft's Machine Transcription Achieves Parity With Humans

    In a research paper published Monday, Microsoft engineers reported that their software had achieved a word error rate (WER) of 5.As recently as five years ago, even the best speech recognition systems still had word error rates of 20 to 25 percent.
  • Fans Want ZTE to Make an Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone

    Fans Want ZTE to Make an Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone

    The public wants ZTE to make an eye-tracking, self-adhesive phone.The unnamed device is the grand-prize winner of the company's crowdsourced Project CSX, which was announced at CES 2016 and asked the Internet which product ZTE should make next.
  • Report: Twitter Plans 300 Job Cuts

    Report: Twitter Plans 300 Job Cuts

    Citing "people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg says the company is prepping pink slips for 8 percent of its workforce—about 300 people.An announcement could come before the social network releases third-quarter earnings on Thursday, according to Bloomberg.
  • Samsung Still No. 1 Smartphone Vendor, Despite Note 7 Debacle

    Samsung Still No. 1 Smartphone Vendor, Despite Note 7 Debacle

    The research firm on Thursday reported that smartphone makers around the world peddled 375.1 position, but didn't exactly have a stellar quarter.
  • Sorry Apple, Samsung's Note 7 Loss Is China's Gain

    Sorry Apple, Samsung's Note 7 Loss Is China's Gain

    Turns out, Samsung's Note 7 disaster wasn't the boon for Apple many predicted it would be, at least not yet.According to new data from Gartner, Apple didn't benefit from Samsung's exploding smartphone gaffe, but three Chinese handset makers did.
  • Would You Sacrifice Sex for Online Security?

    Would You Sacrifice Sex for Online Security?

    To what lengths would you go to ensure online privacy?According to a new survey, about 40 percent of Americans would refrain from sex and give up their favorite food to avoid cybersecurity headaches.
  • iOS 10.1.1 is Draining iPhone Batteries

    iOS 10.1.1 is Draining iPhone Batteries

    au reports, the issue stems from how quickly the battery is draining coupled with the battery percentage readout no longer being accurate.For example, a battery with 80 percent charge left unused overnight is empty the following morning.
  • Android 'Gooligan' Hijacks Accounts, Downloads Junk Apps

    Android 'Gooligan' Hijacks Accounts, Downloads Junk Apps

    Nicknamed "Gooligan," the malware uses a phishing scam to steal authentication tokens for Google accounts, allowing it to download fake apps to the users' Android phones and tablets without their knowledge, according to Checkpoint Security.There is no evidence that Gooligan is accessing any user data from hijacked accounts, according to Google.
  • Think Twice Before Buying Unofficial Apple Chargers

    Think Twice Before Buying Unofficial Apple Chargers

    Approximately 99 percent of phony Apple chargers bought online are unsafe, according to a report from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (TSI).The UK-based organization recently bought and analyzed 400 allegedly counterfeit accessories from suppliers in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Thailand, and the US.
  • Japanese Dementia Patients Tagged With Barcode Stickers

    Japanese Dementia Patients Tagged With Barcode Stickers

    Others tag their senile grandparents' fingers and toes with a scannable barcode.A company in Iruma, Japan, has developed miniature nail adhesives to help keep track of people suffering fro dementia.
  • G Data Antivirus 2017

    G Data Antivirus 2017

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  • Android Sales Decline, iOS Gains During Holidays

    Android Sales Decline, iOS Gains During Holidays

    Smartphones running Google's Android operating system didn't exactly log stellar holiday sales, new data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows.The research firm on Tuesday reported that Android sales dropped in the US, Great Britain, and France in the three-month period ending November 2016.
  • St. Louis Regains Control of 700 PCs Across 17 Libraries

    St. Louis Regains Control of 700 PCs Across 17 Libraries

    Louis Public Library patrons may once again check out materials from all 17 locations following last week's ransomware attack.19, hackers broke into the SLPL network, installed malware on some 700 computers, and demanded an undisclosed payment for its removal.
  • TrustPort Internet Security Sphere (2017)

    TrustPort Internet Security Sphere (2017)

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  • Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal

    Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal

    When it comes to enterprise software development, agile is in, and continuous integration is deemed a worthy goal.Many organizations report that they have adopted some form of agile development.
  • Are smartphones killing the art of face-to-face conversation? We ask the experts

    Are smartphones killing the art of face-to-face conversation? We ask the experts

    Because they offer a convenient alternative to face-to-face conversations, and at times they butt into our chats directly, there’s a growing realization that they may be killing the art of conversation.“Every conversation we get a little bit better at reading people, at striking up a conversation, and at maintaining a conversation,” says Roberts.
  • Hidden Tips for Mastering iOS 10

    Hidden Tips for Mastering iOS 10

    With the release of every new mobile operating system—especially Apple's iOS—there comes a slew of new features.Like iOS 9 and iOS 8 before it, iOS 10 is no exception.
  • Tax Tips for Last-Minute E-Filers

    Tax Tips for Last-Minute E-Filers

    If you've procrastinated, you're not alone.Plus, some state tax filing deadlines are even longer.