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Your money or your homework! School held to ransom

1st August 2018 | Comments Off on Your money or your homework! School held to ransom

This post was originally published on this siteA school in New Zealand is being held to ransom by a hacker who has demanded thousands of dollars. Teachers at Hawera High School, on the country’s North Island, turned their computers on earlier this week to see a message demanding US$5,000 (£3,800). In exchange, encrypted data containing […]

The eyes have it: How AI predicts personality traits

1st August 2018 | Comments Off on The eyes have it: How AI predicts personality traits

This post was originally published on this site It’s said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and they can sometimes reveal what people are thinking and how they feel. Now artificial intelligence has come up with a detailed breakdown of someone’s character by mapping tiny eye movements against a list of personality […]

Earth uses year's worth of resources in seven months

1st August 2018 | Comments Off on Earth uses year's worth of resources in seven months

This post was originally published on this siteEarth Overshoot Day is the date when we have effectively consumed more resources than the planet can naturally replenish over the course of that entire year. The day has shown a trend for appearing earlier and earlier since its inception – and today marks its earliest recorded point. […]

Facebook tool to tackle social media addiction

1st August 2018 | Comments Off on Facebook tool to tackle social media addiction

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook has announced new tools to tackle social media addiction, available in its app and on Instagram. Users will now have access to an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and a way to limit notifications to help them control the time they’ are spending online. The company said […]

Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool

1st August 2018 | Comments Off on Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook has announced new tools to tackle social media addiction, available in its app and on Instagram. Users will now have access to an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and a way to limit notifications to help them control the time they’ are spending online. The company said […]

Google 'to launch censored search engine in China'

1st August 2018 | Comments Off on Google 'to launch censored search engine in China'

This post was originally published on this siteGoogle is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China where it is currently banned, according to reports. Google “will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest” in a relaunch, according to a report based on internal documents […]

Judge stops 3D printed gun plans publication

1st August 2018 | Comments Off on Judge stops 3D printed gun plans publication

This post was originally published on this siteA judge has blocked the publication of blueprints for parts of a gun that can be made by a 3D printer and, it is claimed, would be undetectable. The Trump administration had previously given the go-ahead for the online publication of the plans, which show how to make […]

Apple shares soar on strong third-quarter results

31st July 2018 | Comments Off on Apple shares soar on strong third-quarter results

This post was originally published on this site Apple, the maker of the iPhone X, exceeded Wall Street’s expectations with its latest earnings, partly due to selling pricier mobile phones. The company, based in Cupertino, California, said its average iPhone selling price hit $724 (£552), beating analysts’ expectations of $694 (£529). But it missed Wall […]

Facebook finds rogue campaigning ahead of US midterms

31st July 2018 | Comments Off on Facebook finds rogue campaigning ahead of US midterms

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook has taken down fake accounts after it uncovered “sophisticated” attempts at political influence ahead of the US midterm elections. The social media giant confirmed on its website on Tuesday that it has “removed 32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in co-ordinated […]

Migraine prevention drug approved for EU use

31st July 2018 | Comments Off on Migraine prevention drug approved for EU use

This post was originally published on this siteThe first drug designed to prevent migraines could be available soon after being approved for use by EU officials. Known as Erenumab and Aimovig, the drug will now be considered by health officials in England and Scotland to see if it could be made available on the NHS. […]

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