For a company that'sobsessed with secrecy, it's no surprise to see that Apple imposes tight restrictions on what its suppliers can say. If your company leaks a product, or starts boasting about producing components for a future iOS device, then you'll be asked to pay a fine of no less than $50 million.
Facebook, the site where people share their entirepersonal livesfor everyone to gawp at, is now available on theanonymity networkthat's designed to doprecisely the opposite. Followthis linkin your Tor browser and you'll be able to tell friends you're at the Park Row Starbucks without the feds finding out where you are.
There's been a huge debate about how companies use personal data, withAppleandEllosquaring off against data-driven companies likeGoogleandFacebook. We place a lot of trust in these corporations, not bothering to read the terms and conditions before clicking agree.
Ever watched your iOS-device toting friends playingmodern-dayScalextricslot carsand wondering when it'd be your turn? Anki has announced thatAnki Driveis now available to use on yourAndroid device, that is, if you're rocking a GalaxyS4,S5,Note 3,4or10.1 (2014 Edition). Those not hoisted to Samsung's mast aren't excluded totally, asNexus 5owners are also able to join in on the fun.
Here's some trivia for your next trip to the pub. Did you know that, in Virginia, you don't have to tell the cops your phone's unlock code, but you're obliged to open it if you use afingerprintbasedpasscode?It's a quirky piece of legal precedent that's just been established in the state after a key piece of legal evidence was believed to be trapped on the defendant's smartphone.
Artificial limbs controlled bymuscle movementare already a thing, but what if someone developed a way to wire aprostheticdirectly into someone's nervous system? That's what a team atChalmers Universityhave achieved with an implantable prosthetic system that relies entirely upon neural control.
We've never quite understood the point of hiring Danny McBride to be in a G-rated movie, since he can't do the sort of foul-mouthed improvisationthat he does best. That hasn't deterredRovioandSony Picturesfrom asking him and other comedians for filling out the cast list forAngry Birds: The Movie.
Head into the basement and dust off thatJerry Goldsmith CD, because this week, How Would You Change is looking atAcer's Aspire R7. With a hinged display, the laptop hybrid could fold down to a tablet, or be used with the screen essentially floating over the keyboard, a mode known internally as the Starship Enterprise.
Elon Musk may be terrified ofself-controlling robots, but the retail industry is clearly hoping they'll save cash in the long term.Nestle, for instance, has purchased 20 copies of Softbank'sPepperrobot as the new spokes-droid for its food business in Japan.
The cash has been handed over, the contracts are signed and the lawyers are sipping champagne, which can only mean thatLenovo's deal to buy Motorolahas been completed. The purchase makes Lenovo the world's third-largest smartphone maker, and the Chinese company has been quick to promise not to meddle.
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