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‘Unlikely’ string of events sees Alexa go rogue

25th May 2018 | Comments Off on ‘Unlikely’ string of events sees Alexa go rogue

This post was originally published on this siteAn American woman says she feels “invaded” after an Amazon Alexa device recorded a private conversation and sent it to a random contact without being asked to. US news outlet KIRO 7 reported that a woman, identified only as Danielle from Portland, Oregon, had been unaware of what […]

Samsung ordered to pay $539m for copying Apple

25th May 2018 | Comments Off on Samsung ordered to pay $539m for copying Apple

This post was originally published on this site Apple has been awarded damages of $539m (£402.7m) in its long-running legal dispute with rival Samsung. A jury, which deliberated for almost five days, backed Apple’s claim that Samsung had copied some of its technology used to power the iPhone. It’s the latest verdict in a legal […]

Govt facial recognition delays 'unacceptable'

24th May 2018 | Comments Off on Govt facial recognition delays 'unacceptable'

This post was originally published on this siteThe government’s approach to a High Court ruling regarding facial recognition technology has been slammed as “unacceptable” by MPs. As revealed by Sky News last year, police in the UK have amassed the facial images of more than 20 million people, including hundreds of thousands of innocent citizens. […]

Kremlin 'planning Champions League cyber attack'

23rd May 2018 | Comments Off on Kremlin 'planning Champions League cyber attack'

This post was originally published on this siteThe Russian government is preparing an enormous cyber attack targeting the Champions League final on Saturday, according to Ukrainian state security. Talos Intelligence – the security arm of computer networking firm Cisco, which detected the attack – said it was releasing the information before their investigations are complete […]

NASA sends coldest place in universe into space

23rd May 2018 | Comments Off on NASA sends coldest place in universe into space

This post was originally published on this siteThe coldest place in the universe is on Earth, or was on Earth. NASA has just launched it into space. NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) is a chamber which cools a cloud of atoms known as Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero. […]

Explained: Why birds don't have teeth

23rd May 2018 | Comments Off on Explained: Why birds don't have teeth

This post was originally published on this siteBirds are quite different from mammals, typically being smaller and lighter and able to fly – but why don’t they have teeth? New research by scientists at the University of Bonn suggests a reason why birds do not have beaks – and it’s not to do with their […]

Uber to offer drivers 'free' pay protections

23rd May 2018 | Comments Off on Uber to offer drivers 'free' pay protections

This post was originally published on this siteUber says it is to provide a range of protections for its drivers and couriers as it tries to demonstrate it is a responsible member of the so-called gig economy. The ride-hailing app, which is battling to secure its operating licences in London, York and Brighton amid safety […]

Loch Ness Monster search: DNA tests in lake

23rd May 2018 | Comments Off on Loch Ness Monster search: DNA tests in lake

This post was originally published on this siteThe mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has baffled scientists for decades but could a new search finally reveal the truth? Experts are planning to take samples from the waters of the Scottish lake so they can carry out DNA tests to find out what species live in […]

UK begins to formalise approach to cyber war

23rd May 2018 | Comments Off on UK begins to formalise approach to cyber war

This post was originally published on this siteInternational law wasn’t developed with cyber space in mind, but the UK is setting out its legal approach amid tensions with Russia. Just as physically damaging attacks would be breaches of international law, so are cyber attacks which go beyond espionage according to the Attorney General, Jeremy Wright […]

Smart traffic lights could cut car emissions

23rd May 2018 | Comments Off on Smart traffic lights could cut car emissions

This post was originally published on this siteNew smart traffic lights will be trialled in the UK in a bid to put an end to stop-start driving. They will advise drivers and road users what speed they need to travel at in order to arrive at the the next set of lights as they turn […]

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