Saturday, November 27, 2021

Robot bees can crash into walls without taking damage

Tiny robotic fliers aren't exactly durable at present, but they may be tough critters before long. Harvard researchers have developed a RoboBee that uses...

Faces are the Pixel 4’s kryptonite

One of the most controversial new features of Google's latest flagship is its Soli radar sensor. It allows you to interact with the phone...

Twitter will free up handles by deleting inactive accounts

Those who’ve attempted to snag their preferred Twitter handle know what a pain the process can be. Users can squat on an account for...

OnePlus reveals its second website data breach in two years

Early in 2018, popular cellphone maker OnePlus revealed it had coughed up credit card information on over 40,000 users in a data breach, and...

Mercedes app was leaking car owners’ data to other users

Your car maker's mobile app can be very convenient, but it can also create privacy headaches in the wrong circumstances. Mercedes-Benz owners told TechCrunch...

Australia rolls out AI cameras to spot drivers using their phones

Phone use while driving remains a problem in many parts of the world, in no small part due to the difficulty of enforcing laws....

What is contact tracing?

During an infectious disease outbreak, one of the best tools public health experts have is old-school detective work: finding each sick person and then...

Trump issues emergency declaration for coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up additional...

WhatsApp’s fingerprint unlock feature finally arrives on Android

Earlier this year, WhatsApp added an extra layer of privacy for iOS users when it enabled support for Touch ID and Face ID. Today,...

Chrome will start protecting users from insecure downloads in April

Google Chrome will soon deliver on last year's promise to better protect users from insecure content -- downloads not encrypted via HTTPS -- on...