Research: Early humans in Africa may have interbred with an unknown species
by The Conversation on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 11:03
One of the more startling discoveries arising from genomic sequencing of ancient hominin DNA is the realization that all humans outside Africa have traces of DNA in their genomes that do not belong to our own species. The approximately six billion people on […]
New Google Docs features: Now web Docs gets autocorrect, Smart Compose rolls out
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 11:01
Smart Compose for Google Docs in G Suite is now generally available and autocorrect is open to all Docs users.
Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Aww yeah, Bitcoin is back above $10K’
by Satoshi Nakaboto on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 11:00
Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Nightingale used to say: I got the […]
A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to 4-Year Colleges
by Caroline Preston on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 11:00
Income share agreements first gained popularity with tech bootcamps. Now some traditional universities are offering the tools as substitutes for student loans.
Sennheiser HD 450BT, hands on: Good-value over-the-ear Bluetooth headset
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 10:15
The HD 450BT offers decent audio quality and noise cancellation, good battery life and a polished companion app at a competitive price.
SoftBank will use telco shares as collateral to secure $4.5 billion in loans
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 10:02
SoftBank wants the loan to improve working capital as the company tackles problematic investments.
What you should know before co-founding a startup with a stranger
by Yessi Bello Perez on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 9:14
There are many reasons why having a co-founder is beneficial: Investors typically back startups run by a team of people, you can split the costs, lessen the burden, and have someone you trust on-hand for constant support. That’s why a recent Medium […]
Indian income tax agency patched a security flaw that would’ve allowed hackers to take over its site
by Ivan Mehta on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 7:52
India‘s income tax department patched a bug on its website last week, that allowed attackers to gain control of the site. Thankfully, there was no loss of data. Security researcher Dhiraj Mishra discovered the vulnerability, and informed CERT-In, the […]
Fuji Xerox completes CSG acquisition
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 6:07
The company has appointed Fuji Xerox ANZ corporate vice president as the company's new managing director.
Mozilla launches a VPN app for Android and Windows
by Ivan Mehta on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 5:56
Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox browser, is bringing its VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to Android and Windows 10 through a dedicated app. The app is currently in the beta phase, and you need an invite to sign up. Once you get an invite, you […]
Coles Group's mission to tap into untouched data
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 5:47
It also promises to pay back employees who have been incorrectly paid.
Law enforcement leaning on Austrac as legislation 'lags' behind technology
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 5:42
Austrac CEO has shared how her agency is aiding Australian law enforcement as technology advances without corresponding legislation to close gaps for criminal exploitation.
ANZ rejects claims the big four sabotaged open banking
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 4:45
The blue bank's chief data officer has said no one has deliberately stalled the delayed Consumer Data Right.
Put a Fork in It: Blue Apron Could Be Cooking Up a Sale Amid Dire Quarterly Results
by Tom McKay on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 4:45
Meal kit delivery service Blue Apron is “evaluating a broad range of strategic options”—phrasing that usually indicates a company is instead running out of said options—after posting dismal Q4 2019 results on Tuesday that came in below […]
Google launches first cloud region in South Korea
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 4:17
The Seoul region is the US tech giant's first in the Asian market and eighth in Asia-Pacific, bringing its global network to 21 regions and 64 zones across 16 countries.
Chaos to future-proof ready: Fair Work Commission's shift to a BI platform
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 4:15
It wasn't all completely smooth sailing.
Global Death Toll from COVID-19 Surpasses 2,000, Though China Maintains Outbreak Slowing Down
by Tom McKay on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 3:15
More than 2,000 people have died from the ongoing outbreak of the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes a disease known as COVID-19, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing the latest figures including an updated tally from China’s National Health […]
Spark reports rosy first half on back of mobile, cloud, and cybers
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 1:49
Telco crows about its highest market share since 2012.
Jason Blum Swears the New Halloween Trilogy Won't Have a Lord of the Rings Problem
by Germain Lussier on io9, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 1:30
There’s a potential problem when you announce that a film will be getting two sequels to make the series a trilogy. The second movie could end up feeling insignificant because we already know the story will continue.Read more...
Hit game Alto’s Odyssey now available to play on Mac, download for $10
by Chance Miller on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 1:27
Alto’s Odyssey is the successor to the popular game Alto’s Adventure, and it launched on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV in February of 2018. Today, however, Alto’s Odyssey has expanded to the Mac and is now available through the Mac App Store. […]
SpaceX will launch its first 4 tourists into orbit as soon as 2021
by Napier Lopez on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 1:24
We all knew it was coming eventually, but it seems Elon Musk‘s SpaceX is finally gearing up to launch its first tourists into orbit. The company will start off by sending four private citizens in an experience that would last five days – as […]
Chinese hackers have breached online betting and gambling sites
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 1:16
Hacks confirmed at gambling and betting websites in Southeast Asia, rumors of other hacks in Europe and the Middle East.
Aussie startups still being held back by local oligopolies: Stone and Chalk
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 1:12
Five years later, Stone and Chalk has again highlighted the need for bureaucracy to take a backseat.
First Alert rolls out AirPlay 2 support to its speaker-equipped ‘Safe and Sound’ smoke alarm
by Chance Miller on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 1:11
First Alert is rolling out HomeKit support to its Onelink Safe and Sound smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. With its built-in speaker, the Onelink Safe and Sound can now integrate with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac using AirPlay 2 playback. more… The […]
YouTube Gaming's Most-Watched Videos Are Dominated by Scams and Cheats
by Cecilia D'Anastasio on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 0:53
YouTube is littered with bot-driven videos promising big in-game riches—that also try to steal your personal information.
US District Court dismisses Huawei lawsuit that federal ban is unconstitutional
on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 0:46
'Contracting with the federal government is a privilege, not a constitutionally guaranteed right,' according to a US District Court judge.
Report: Coronavirus could cause iPhone SE 2 shortage, iPad Pro delay
by Napier Lopez on 19 Febbraio 2020 at 0:29
Coronavirus fears shut down Mobile World Congress, and now the virus appears to be impacting Apple too. Yesterday, the company announced problems stemming from the outbreak would cause it to miss its next quarterly earning goals. Today, a report from Nikkei […]
Google Stadia finally launches on phones that aren’t Pixels
by Rachel Kaser on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 23:55
Google today revealed that, at long last, its Stadia gaming service would be expanding to phones outside its Pixel line. Indeed, Stadia will be available on a plethora of new devices from Razer, ASUS, and Samsung, starting February 20. Starting February 20, […]
Market shift to public cloud drives Data#3 profits up nearly 42%
on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 23:53
It comes as public cloud revenues skyrocketed by 77% for the half year to 31 December.
Facebook is testing tabs to organize your News Feed
by Napier Lopez on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 23:47
Facebook caused a lot of hullabaloo when it changed the News Feed from chronological order to an algorithmic ranking, and some people will never get over it. While you can still sort your feed by ‘Most Recent,’ the option is currently buried in […]
The Return of The Walking Dead Looks More Like an Ending
by Germain Lussier on io9, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 23:45
When last we left some of the biggest characters on The Walking Dead, they were pretty much screwed. It appears not much will have changed when the second half of season 10 picks up this weekend. In fact, things are only getting worse.Read more...
Vocus singing different tune on NBN
on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 22:59
The telco that previously got out of a land grab now sees growth opportunities with NBN.
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by Alex Baker-Whitcomb on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 22:59
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Microsoft has a subdomain hijacking problem
on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 22:57
Spammers hijack Microsoft subdomains to advertise poker casinos. Many other subdomains have been vulnerable for years.
Google extends Titan Security Key availability
on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 22:37
The second-factor security key is now available in countries including Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
by Kinja! on Kinja Roundup, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 22:26
Jalopnik This Is What NASCAR Was, Is, And Always Will Be |Jezebel Is Elizabeth Warren Being Erased? |The Root My Life as a Black Who Flies First Class |The A.V. Club It's probably not your fault if the "kitchen hack" you […]
[Update: It lives on] HQ Trivia shuts down after failed acquisition and declining popularity
by Chance Miller on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 22:20
HQ Trivia made a name for itself with live trivia games offering real cash prizes, but over the last year, interest in the app has sharply declined. Now, the company has announced that it is shutting down and ceasing all operations. [Update: Or not…] […]
Leak: TCL’s new phone turns into a tablet without folding
by Napier Lopez on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 22:12
We’re living in a new era for phone design. We’ve seen phones with bendable displays that fold horizontally and vertically, folding phones with dual screens, and phones with screens hidden on their backside. But I can’t for the life of me […]
Zombie HQ Trivia May Not Be Dead Just Yet
by Catie Keck on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 21:50
Following earlier reports that beleaguered game app HQ Trivia was finally shutting down for good after failing to secure funding, founder Rus Yusupov says the app may have a shot at surviving after all. Maybe.Read more...
Western Digital's new embedded flash drive is "5G market-ready"
on 18 Febbraio 2020 at 21:48
As 5G networks roll out, Western Digital is introducing a new flash drive to help ensure storage isn't a bottleneck to performance on mobile devices.