Android: How often do you glance at your phone’s lock screen, skim through a list of notification and dismiss them all without a second thought? If you’re like me, that’s pretty much every morning. And if you’re like me, you often regret doing it when you can’t find an important notification a few seconds later. Read More
Thanks to the wonders of the web, you can get your content up and in front of an audience of millions in seconds—but that doesn’t necessarily mean you still own that photo of your dog once it is live. Signing the terms and conditions on your favorite social networks could mean signing away the rights to that video of your kid’s birthday party, or that sweet snapshot you took on vacation. So here’s what you need to know about copyright on the web, and how posting to your favorite social networks affects your ownership of what you’re posting.
The iPhone X is almost here, and if you were actually managed to pre-order one that ships this week, your new smartphone may already be in transit. If you still don’t have a tracking number but your order is set to arrive on Nov. 3, there are a few ways to track it right now. Read More
With iOS 11, Apple introduced the HEIF format for photos. HEIF stands for “High Efficiency Image Format,” and allows the photos you take on your phone to be squished down to the smallest possible size without losing quality. That smaller size means you can take a whole lot more pictures before you run out of space on your iPhone (or the fact that you’re a shutterbug isn’t going to prevent you from downloading an app).
A few years ago when the home button on my iPhone broke, I ended up enabling the button on-screen instead. It wasn’t the optimal way to use the phone, but I was traveling a lot at the time and didn’t really have the time to visit the Apple Store to get it fixed. Read More
For the most part, Android keeps getting better, but it’s certainly not immune to privacy concerns that plague every operating system and smartphone. And as it turns out, Google snuck a questionable feature into the operating system with a recent update. A new permission called “activity recognition” may be tracking your physical activity and sharing it with third-party apps, and there’s no easy way to stop it. Read More
Once again, it seems that Dubai’s law enforcement technology is giving us a glimpse into the future.In May, “Robocop,” the latest addition to Dubai’s police force, made its first appearance at the Fourth Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. And last week, a overbike made for the Dubai Police made by Russian transportation Hoversurf was unveiled at the Gulf Information Technology Exposition.
Marketers are desperate to increase numbers and generate traffic using old-school techniques such as SEO, content, social, email, webinars and influencers. Of course, consumers sense these tactics and are feeling increasingly suffocated by belligerent ads while marketers aimlessly spin their wheels.
The question of the role of robotics and automation in our everyday lives is one that looms large over conversations about what the workplaces and economies of the future will look like. As technology has become embedded into our lives, it’s not so much a question of if it will affect the kinds of jobs people hold, but when, where and how.
A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for the elderly to flipping burgers, according to a new study. Read More
Each of us brings a unique way of looking at the world to the table. What would happen if we allowed ourselves to take our distinct worldviews and use them to make connections that nobody else could?
This kind of interconnected thinking lets us re-imagine the limits of possibility.
While headway in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry has many worried about potential jobs losses, others see this as a perfect opportunity to nurture an economy that is completely human-based. Read More
E.T. may be out there, silently swimming in frigid oceans beneath miles and miles of ice.
Nearly 70 years ago, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Enrico Fermi famously asked, “Where is everybody?” Read More
Unchecked climate change would eventually lead to widespread devastation on Earth.Rising seas would inundate coastal cities like Miami, searing heat would increase human mortality, and acidic oceans would become inhospitable to fish and coral, leaving behind little but rubbery masses of jellyfish.
Earth’s moon is the brightest object in our night sky. It appears quite large, but that is only because it is the closest celestial body. The moon is a bit more than one-fourth (27 percent) the size of Earth, a much smaller ratio (1:4) than any other planets and their moons. Earth’s moon is the fifth largest moon in the solar system.