Tech Tent: fake news, algorithms and listening gadgets – BBC News

    In an era of fake news and alternative facts, how can scientists re-engage with the public and make sure they are respected and understood? That’s a big theme at the Cheltenham Science Festival from which this week’s edition of Tech Tent comes. We also discuss the growing importance of algorithms in our lives – and ask whether we should be worried that our […]

WannaLocker — A New WannaCry-inspired Ransomware Is Attacking Android Smartphones

Short Bytes: After wrecking havoc on unpatched Windows computers using WannaCry, some new notorious hackers from China are targeting Android smartphones. They’ve copied the look of WannaCry and developed an Android ransomware, which is being called WannaLocker. Being spread via gaming forums, this ransomware disguises itself as a plugin for game King of Glory. It looks like the popularity of WannaCry has inspired cyber criminals […]

AirTV Player with OTA tuner ready for prime time at CES 2017 – CNET

AirTV Player with OTA tuner ready for prime time at CES 2017 After leaking it in mid-December, Dish Network today officially launched its new AirTV brand with a streaming box and optional over-the-air (OTA) dongle that are “optimized for Sling,” the company’s other service for streaming everything except OTA TV. The AirTV Player in an Android-powered box that combines the ability to stream online video […]

Drone Buying Guide: Everything You Need to Know – Toms Hardware Guide

Drone Quick Tips So you’ve decided it’s time to slip the surly bonds of Earth and fly. What’s the best drone to help you touch the face of heaven? That depends on three things: budget, experience and what you want to do once you’re up in the sky. Buying a cheap toy drone is a great way to learn to fly without spending a fortune. […]

Best of CES 2017: The Show’s 10 Coolest Designs | WIRED

BEST OF CES 2017: THE SHOW’S 10 SHARPEST DESIGNS FOR A DESIGN lover, CES can be a—how should we put this—challenging experience. Several hundred vendors from around the world fill not one, but two convention centers on the Las Vegas Strip with every gadget you can imagine—and a few you can’t. (Like, say, a dental floss dispenser with a microchip. Seriously.) The sheer quantity of […]

10 Best GoPro Alternatives for 2016

When you think about action cameras, GoPro is the first brand that comes to mind and that’s because GoPro is the company that has catapulted action cameras into mainstream glory. Sure, great cameras have been around since what seems like forever but GoPro’s portable cameras have made sure that recording your action or sport ventures is now very easy. However, not everyone prefers the pricey GoPro action […]

Amazon Fire TV Stick (2016) review: Faster and with a better remote

Before Amazon’s second-generation Fire TV Stick showed up for review, I thought it could be the cheap streaming device to beat. Amazon has claimed a 30 percent performance boost over the original Fire TV Stick, whose biggest problem was sluggishness. Apps took a long time to load, and were prone to bouts of freezing and stuttering. The device didn’t seem built to last in an […]

Google Daydream vs. Samsung Gear VR: Which VR ticket out of reality should you choose? – CNET

Wanna get away? If you’re looking for a ticket out of this universe, at least temporarily, VR can deliver that on your phone. Or, even give you ways to reach out and communicate with the world. Samsung (with Facebook) and Google offer you two options: the Samsung Gear VR, and the new Google Daydream View. They work with recent Samsung Galaxy phones and the Google […]

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and a TV app for Apple TV: Everything Apple just announced – CNET

It seems like only yesterday that Apple hosted its iPhone 7 circus, and now we’re back for the company’s MacBook 2016 launch, a much smaller event at the company’s headquarters. The event started with a video highlighting the accessibility features of Apple’s products, and announced a new site to highlight all the accessibile aspects of them — an interesting low-key departure for the company. That […]