Get ready for more hacks in 2018

2017/12/06 | Source: cnet.com

No really, get ready. Do these security basics now, because online criminals are going to get even more aggressive next year. After the year we‘ve had, do you need any more convincing that your personal information is constantly being exposed to hackers? It wasn‘t just the Equifax hack, which leaked 145.5 million Social Security numbers, or…

Google Decides Android Users Deserve Full Beers

2017/11/30 | Source: gizmodo.com

Stand down, fierce citizens. Google has fixed its beer emoji. The beer icons that were once half empty but confusingly topped with froth are now full. Oh and those un-American burger emoji with cheese on the bottom bun? The cheese is now on top. The updated emoji are included in the forthcoming Android 8.1 release. Developers running a…

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp hits 15M downloads in 6 days

2017/11/28 | Source: cnet.com

Six days since the mobile game's worldwide release, it becomes Nintendo's second largest mobile game launch. Why go camping in the dirt with the bugs when you can do the same on your mobile phone? Millions of people think the latter sounds pretty good. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp hit over 15 million downloads in the…

Net neutrality repeal means your internet may never be the same

2017/11/23 | Source: cnet.com

The FCC is about to pull the rug out from under Obama-era rules on net neutrality. That could be just the start of a whole new internet experience for you. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants the US government to stop "micromanaging the internet." On Tuesday he introduced a proposal to repeal the controversial 2015 net neutrality…

Skype disappears from mobile app stores in China

2017/11/22 | Source: theverge.com

Microsoft's Skype app for Android and iOS has been removed from a number of app stores in China for almost a month. The New York Times reports that Skype has been removed due to local laws that apply to VoIP services in China. "We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of…

LinkedIn's new app will match you up with a mentor

2017/11/17 | Source: cnet.com

Looking for work on LinkedIn? You'll soon find something else, too -- career advice from recommended mentors. It's a feature that's currently being tested internally, LinkedIn said. When it arrives in the coming weeks, users will be able to list their preferences on the type of advice they're looking for and the kind of mentor…

Google Maps got a redesign

2017/11/16 | Source: techcrunch.com

Google Maps is getting an upgrade. The company said in a blog post that it has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight information that the company thinks will be most relevant. That means gas stations when you're driving or more prominently featured train and bus stations if you're riding the rails or hopping…

Qualcomm signs up for Chinese ventures

2017/11/14 | Source: techradar.com

Qualcomm has another distraction, even as it's fighting off Broadcom's unwanted bid. The company has made overtures to three Chinese mobile vendors, laying the groundwork for a possible $12 billion worth of contracts over the next three years. Under the eyes of Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, Qualcomm signed three memoranda of understanding (MoU)…

Pokémon Go studio Niantic is making a Harry Potter AR game

2017/11/13 | Source: theverge.com

Niantic Labs, developer of the once immensely popular Pokémon Go, is now making a Harry Potter AR game, TechCrunch first reported today. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an AR mobile app set to launch next year, co-developed by Warner Bros. Interactive and its new brand, the aptly named Portkey Games. Niantic confirmed the news, stating, “With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming…

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