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Blyncsy’s Patent On Contact Tracing Isn’t A Medical Breakthrough, It’s A Patent Breakdown
Stupid Patent of the MonthContact tracing is critical for limiting the spread of a contagion like COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean it’s inventive to compare people’s locations using their smartphones. Rather, it’s all the more important to pro ...
reddit | Technology | 25 mins ago
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is converting oil rigs into spaceports for Mars-bound Starship
Private space firm previously said it is ‘actively developing the technologies… with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars’
independent | Technology | 47 mins ago
SpaceX may have purchased 2 oil rigs off the coast of Texas that could be turned into 'floating' Starship launchpads
Elon Musk has tweeted about floating 'spaceports' for SpaceX before, and it looks like the company may be taking steps to build them.
reddit | Technology | 55 mins ago
Facebook rival MeWe gains 2.5M members in a week as users seek privacy
The social network MeWe gained 2.5 million new members in the last week as social media users flock to privacy-focused apps.
reddit | Technology | 2 hrs ago
A Chinese hacking group is stealing airline passenger details
Chinese hackers are gathering passenger details from airlines across the world to track high-value targets' movements.
reddit | Technology | 2 hrs ago
Opera now has a game engine to go with its gamer-focused browser
It’s not often that a browser company acquires a game development platform. The latter is a hugely popular platform for novice game developers with little programming experience. It works well with 2D projects and has an approachable drag-and-dro ...
reddit | Technology | 2 hrs ago
Why EFF Doesn’t Support Bans On Private Use of Face Recognition
Government and private use of face recognition technology each present a wealth of concerns. Privacy, safety, and amplification of carceral bias are just some of the reasons why we must ban government use.But what about private use? It also can exace ...
reddit | Technology | 2 hrs ago
‘What happened?’: QAnon followers left upset and angry as conspiracy theory’s ‘Storm’ fails to materialise
Followers of QAnon have been left upset and angry in the wake of the apparent collapse of the conspiracy theory.
independent | Technology | 3 hrs ago
PS5: Restock of new PlayStations causes chaos online
Experts say automated bots are buying up the stock for resale.
bbc | Technology | 3 hrs ago
Donald pardons engineer Google accused of stealing secrets for Uber
President Trump pardoned a former Google engineer who was convicted of what a federal judge called the “biggest trade secret crime” he had ever seen. Anthony Levandowski was sentenced t…
reddit | Technology | 3 hrs ago
A Visit From the Zune Squad: Microsoft may have killed off its flagship MP3 player nearly a decade ago, but these fans are keeping their enthusiasm alive
Zune eternal.
reddit | Technology | 3 hrs ago
'Q-Anon' Bears Striking Resemblance to Bolshevik Psy-Op From 1920s Known As 'Operation Trust'
'Operation Trust' was a Bolshevik counterintelligence operation run from 1921 to 1926 aimed at neutralizing opposition by creating the false impression that a powerful grou
reddit | Technology | 3 hrs ago
Twitter admits it should have been ‘more aggressive’ in challenging Donald Trump and conspiracy theories
'We've got more work to do to enforce our policies consistently’, the company told MPs
independent | Technology | 4 hrs ago
Joe Biden gets access to official POTUS account as Twitter marks inauguration with transfer of handles
Twitter has handed over access to the official presidential account to Joe Biden as he takes office.
independent | Technology | 5 hrs ago
Gigantic Asshole Ajit Pai Is Officially Gone. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Pai killed net four years of handouts to Big Telecom are over.
reddit | Technology | 5 hrs ago
Netflix finally rolling out feature that means users will not have to browse at all
Netflix is finally rolling out a "shuffle" feature that means users won't have to browse for shows to watch at all.
independent | Technology | 5 hrs ago
YouTube bans Trump for another week over fears of inauguration violence
YouTube has banned Donald Trump for another week, citing fears that he could use the cite to encourage violence on Inauguration Day.
independent | Technology | 6 hrs ago
Goodbye, Ajit Pai
Now, the internet is unquestionably a worse place, and the commissioner will take his stupid oversize Reese’s-branded mug wherever he goes next.
reddit | Technology | 6 hrs ago
Apple's secretive electric car could be built by Kia - live updates
Apple's secretive electric cars could be built by Hyundai's Kia brand and made in a factory in the US.
telegraph | Technology | 7 hrs ago
One in five companies admit to spying on remote workers without their knowledge
In a report by Metro, unions warn that employers are taking advantage of Covid-19 restrictions to monitor remote workers covertly. One in five companies has admitted to...
reddit | Technology | 7 hrs ago
How to home-school without a laptop or broadband
What help is there if you're trying to home-school your children without devices or data?
bbc | Technology | 7 hrs ago
“If They Won’t Hear Us, They Will Fear Us”: How The Capitol Assault Was Planned On Facebook
Right-wing extremists used Facebook to call for the overthrow of the government and storm the US Capitol in the period leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to a new report.
reddit | Technology | 7 hrs ago
It's finally time to unfollow the Trumps on every platform
Smash the unfollow button and take a deep cleansing breath.
reddit | Technology | 7 hrs ago
Joe Biden’s new Snapchat lens lets supporters attend virtual inauguration as they are banned from real one
The Biden team has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Snapchat during their campaign
independent | Technology | 7 hrs ago
Thumb injury forces top gamer to retire at 25
Call of Duty gamer Thomas 'ZooMaa' Paparatto says he's stepping back from professional gaming.
bbc | Technology | 8 hrs ago