New Intel 9th Generation Chips Leaked, October Availability
By Jack Turner | Aug 15, 2018 at 2:02 pm
Leaks have revealed that Intel’s next generation of processors are expected to launch later in the year, and will include a first-of-its kind consumer level i9 processor, promising huge speed and power for consumer computers, plus improved security for all its processor range.
Manufacturers Selling Unsecured Android Phones
By Jack Turner | Aug 14, 2018 at 12:48 pm
A vulnerability affecting new Android phones and tablets could lead to unsecure and compromised handsets. Poor practice by phone manufacturers has been singled out as one of the main reasons for the problem. Read on to find out if your own Android phone has been affected.
Did Spotify, Apple, Facebook and YouTube Have the Right to Ban Alex Jones?
By Tom Fogden | Aug 7, 2018 at 11:52 am
Earlier this week, Apple announced that it had removed all of Alex Jones’ War Room and Alex Jones Show episodes from its Podcasts app. The reason given was the shows had engaged in “hate speech”, therefore violating Apple’s guidelines. Facebook and Spotify swiftly …
5 Cryptocurrency Investment Stories You Wouldn’t Believe
By Conor Cawley | Aug 6, 2018 at 7:41 am
Cryptocurrency has created some of the most exciting investment stories in the history of finance. And, like most tales of financial opportunities, a few of them have happy endings, while plenty of them end in disaster. Cryptocurrency arguably reached peak interest in late …
Google Is Planning a Censored Search Engine for China
By Tom Fogden | Aug 2, 2018 at 12:11 pm
Google is planning to relaunch its search engine in China, in the form of a censored version designed to comply with Chinese government ideology, according to a whistleblower from within the company. According to leaked documents given to The Intercept, Google is returning to …
Data Breaches Hit 50 Percent of Retailers Last Year
By Adam Rowe | Jul 27, 2018 at 7:17 am
Three-quarters of all U.S. retailers have suffered a data breach. That number is eye-opening enough, but worse still, half of these retail data breaches occurred in the past year alone, a new report out from Thales Security has revealed. Clearly, retailers aren’t immune …
Could Google’s AI-Powered Grammar Suggestions Change Proofreading?
By Tom Fogden | Jul 26, 2018 at 6:54 am
Google has introduced a grammar checker, known as grammar suggestions, for its cloud-based word processing tool, Google Docs. Is this the end of proofreading by a human pair of eyes, or could the bots still be a ways off understanding the nuances of human…
Experts Warn Over Potential Effects of Virtual Assistants on Children
By Conor Cawley | Jul 25, 2018 at 10:05 am
Virtual assistants, like Siri and Alexa, provide numerous benefits to their users. However, a number of experts have begun to voice concerns about the potential effects these artificially intelligent helpers could have on children as they grow up accustomed to speaking commands …
Watch Out for This New PayPal Text Message Scam
By Richard Parris | Jul 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm
A new type of PayPal text message scam is targeting smartphone users with a text message falsely warning that you’ve sent money to an unknown recipient. Follow the provided link to query this, and you could give your financial details to a scammer. PayPal…
Farewell to Phone Calls? A New Law Requires Businesses to Offer Online Cancellations
By Adam Rowe | Jul 9, 2018 at 5:39 am
Business phone laws have needed updating for a while, and a new California law over how businesses handle automatic renewal and continuous service offers means customers now have more power to cancel a service without having to pick up the phone. We explain what…
Where to Move If You Want to Live in the Future
By Jack Turner | Jul 23, 2018 at 8:11 am
Visions of living in the future mean different things to different people, but whether it’s autonomous flying cars, teleportation, or just holographic sharks (as seen in Back to the Future 2), the one thing that we can all agree on is that the future...
Will $5 Billion EU Fine Kill Android?
By Tom Fogden | Jul 19, 2018 at 10:03 am
Yesterday, the EU fined Google a record $5.1 billion over its Android operating system, following a European Commission antitrust investigation into Google’s dominance of the internet search market. By pre-installing the Chrome browser and Google Search apps on Android …
US Ranks Just 20th in Broadband Speed League
By Jack Turner | Jul 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm
In 2018, when streaming, video calls and online gaming are more popular than ever, fast broadband isn’t just a nicety, for many it’s a necessity. However, recent research by Cable.co.uk has shown that the US is lagging behind when it comes to speedy broadband,…
The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals [Now Ended]
By Jack Turner | Jul 13, 2018 at 11:53 am
Amazon Prime Day is a now annual event that sees the retail giant slash its prices and offer its customers bargains, from cheap tablets, discounted TVs, reduced toys and homeware...essentially a bit of everything. Amazon's own ranges have always seen the biggest price cuts,...