News

Firefox Quantum Update Fixes Security Vulnerability

Firefox Quantum

Mozilla has rolled out an update to the Firefox Quantum browser to fix a security flaw. The vulnerability was first discovered by Cisco, which came out with a report about it on Tuesday. The Hacker News later saw the Cisco report and came out with an article about it. (Read: Update Your Firefox Browser to Fix a Critical Remotely Exploitable …

Read More »

Google Clips Are Already Available for Order

Google Clips

Google Clips – the $249 artificial intelligence-powered camera – is ready to order. However, Android Police said deliveries are not expected until March. The camera was introduced to the public during a Pixel 2 event back in October. (Read: Google’s Surprise Camera Autonomously Snaps Photos) The camera, which was revealed at the end of the event, snaps photos of what’s …

Read More »

Google Bulletin App out to Promote Citizen Journalism

Bulletin App

Google is testing a new app called Bulletin that allows residents in a community to report and post local news stories. All that a registered user has to have is a smartphone. (Read: Google Chrome Users Can Now Mute Those Annoying Autoplay Ads) Slate first reported about a Google post that came out online on Thursday about the app. Hyperlocal …

Read More »

Coincheck Loses $400M in Cryptocurrency in Cyberattack

Cryptocurrency

Japanese exchange Coincheck Inc. revealed on Friday last week that it lost 500 million tokens of NEM worth $400 million to hackers. NEM, according to a TechCrunch report, “is a distributed ledger platform primarily aimed at enabling payments and other financial services” and is the 10th biggest largest cryptocurrency based on total coin market cap. Japan’s Financial Services Agency is …

Read More »

Apple out to Provide Easy Access to Medical Records on iPhone

Medical Records

Apple is testing a way to give iPhone user easy access to their medical records through the Health app. Apple chief operating officer (COO) Jeff Williams confirmed the test to CNBC. The test confirms rumors that came out in June about Apple’s healthcare initiative. (Read: Apple Rumored to Be Working on a Revolutionary Health Care Project) For iPhone and Apple …

Read More »

Apple HomePod Is Coming Any Day Now

Apple Homepod

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the sale of Apple’s HomePod. It means that the Siri-powered speaker, which reportedly costs $349, would be out on the market anytime now. Delayed Launch Apple was supposed to launch the HomePod last year but decided to delay it to early this year as the company “needed a little more time” to …

Read More »

Sphero Sacks More Than 40 Employees

Sphero

Sphero, a tech toy company, has laid off dozens of staff members globally, according to a TechCrunch report. The layoffs affected several departments in the company and majority of those who lost their jobs were from the Colorado headquarters while the others were those who worked at the U.K. and Hong Kong offices, the site said. Bit of a Surprise …

Read More »

Google Play Store to Soon Offer Audiobooks

Google Play Audiobooks

Bibliophiles would be delighted to know that Google Play would soon be offering audiobooks. Not only that, a customer will get 50 percent off his or her first audiobook purchase, according to a teaser banner. 9to5google.com first reported on the banner. (Read: Google Play Teases Audiobook Sales Ahead of Official Arrival, Will Offer 50% off First Title) The banner read: …

Read More »

Amazon Second Headquarters: 20 Candidate Cities Are on the Shortlist

City Candidates

Amazon has announced the top 20 candidate cities for second headquarters (HQ2) in North America. The cities are: Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville, Tennessee; Newark, New Jersey; Northern Virginia, Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Raleigh, North Carolina; Washington D.C.; and Toronto, Ontario. …

Read More »

YouTube Takes Down Tide Pod Challenge Videos

Tide Pod Challenge Videos

YouTube has announced that it is removing videos that show people eating or pretending to eat Tide packets as part of a challenge that has become viral on the Internet. (Read:  Everything You Need to Know About the Internet’s New Obsession With Eating Tide Pods) While common sense dictates that we should never ingest anything that’s toxic, there are those …

Read More »