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Maker Pro News: Should Gadgets Expire Like Milk?

This week in maker pro news, should companies be upfront about an IoT gadget's lifespan? Plus, Kickstart courts maker pros again, how hardware startups should make the most of their youth, and car hacking. Read more on MAKE The post Maker Pro News: S.....»»

Category: topSource:  maezineMar 4th, 2017

Dark Patterns: The Ways Websites Are Tricking Us Into Giving Up Our Privacy

Open up a web browser or power up a smartphone—pretty much essential for modern-day living—and you’re walking straight into a privacy minefield. That much you know. Especially after the news earlier this week that Unroll.me, a popular service t.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News31 min. ago

Even the World"s Largest Internet Companies Get Phished, Just Like Your Grandma

If you’ve ever been duped by a phishing scam, you can feel a little less stupid about it today, because you’ve been joined in that sad club by Google and Facebook.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News31 min. ago

Amazon wants to make Alexa sound more human with new SSML tags

On Thursday, Amazon announced a series of new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) tags that will help developers control Alexa's intonations a bit better than before making her sound more sophisticated -- or at least, more like us. The post Amazo.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News31 min. ago

Slashdot Asks: Should an Employee Be Fired For Working On Personal Side Projects During Office Hours?

An anonymous reader writes: I found this article that talks about whether an engineer should be fired if s/he is working on a side project. Several people who have commented in the thread say that the employer should first talk to the person and unde.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News59 min. ago

Rollout.io’s Rox lets app developers deploy new features safely – just like the big guys do

 Rollout.io, a company that had developed technology that allowed mobile app developers to update their apps without having to go through the App Store approval process, is now entering a new business after Apple cracked down on apps using its s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

Used-car retailer Carvana"s shares skid in debut

Shares of Carvana, which uses vending machine-like towers to sell used cars, plunged as much as 17 percent in their debut on Friday......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

Dark Patterns: How Websites are Tricking You into Giving Up Your Privacy

Open up a web browser or power up a smartphone—pretty much essential for modern-day living—and you’re walking straight into a privacy minefield. That much you know. Especially after the news earlier this week that Unroll.me, a popular service t.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

Ringly has a new spring collection of bracelets, rings to keep you connected

You're here to make a statement and your jewelry should do the same. And if your jewelry comes from Ringly, it will likely do just that. The smart jewelry maker launched a new suite of rings and bracelets for the spring. The post Ringly has a new spr.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

DJI is offering huge cash reward in bid to solve an airport drone mystery

Drone maker DJI has been so troubled by a string of rogue-drone incidents at an international airport that it's now offering a large cash reward to help apprehend those responsible. The post DJI is offering huge cash reward in bid to solve an airport.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

Microsoft Surface sales slip – will we see a new model on May 2?

The most recent rumors surrounding Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 indicate it won't adopt USB Type-C for charging, and will feature a leap to 7th-generation Intel Core hardware. The post Microsoft Surface sales slip – will we see a new model on May.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

23 common HTC Vive problems and fixes

Are errors and bugs getting in the way of your VR experience with the HTC Vive? To help you troubleshoot and solve common HTC Vive problems, we've created an easy guide covering potential audio issues, syncing, and the like. The post 23 common HTC Vi.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

The Cinder is the Terminator’s panini maker

 Come with me if you want to sear. The Cinder, which we first looked at two years ago, is now selling on Indiegogo and I had the unique opportunity to try this clever sous vide-style meat cooker. Basically the Cinder cooks meat perfectly. You pl.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 30 min. ago

Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion

 Amazon’s Alexa is going to sound more human. The company announced this week the addition of a new set of speaking skills for the virtual assistant, which will allow her to do things like whisper, take a breath to pause for emphasis, adju.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 58 min. ago

Should your next big hire be a chief A.I. officer?

As companies increasingly turn to artificial intelligence to communicate with customers, make sense of big data and find answers to vexing questions, some say it's time to think about hiring a chief A.I. officer.A chief artificial intelligence Off.....»»

Category: developmentSource:  cwRelated News3 hr. 14 min. ago

Facebook Messenger keeps on growing, now boasts 1.2 billion users

Facebook Messenger is growing. After reporting last year that it had 1 billion users, it's now up to a massive 1.2 billion. Facebook attributes that growth to new launches like Facebook Messenger Lite. The post Facebook Messenger keeps on growing, no.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 14 min. ago

Even If You"re Sick of Julian Assange, Go See This New WikiLeaks Documentary

Risk should be a boring movie. Sure, it’s the latest documentary from Academy Award-winner Laura Poitras, but it’s also about WikiLeaks. Haven’t we all had enough of Julian Assange and his cadre of world-warping weirdos? The thing is, you’ve.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News3 hr. 22 min. ago

Lawsuit: Fox News Group Hacked, Surveilled, and Stalked Ex-Host Andrea Tantaros

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comparing their actions to the plot this season on the Showtime series Homeland, an attorney for former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has filed a complaint in federal court against Fox News, curr.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 30 min. ago

20+ iPhone tips you’ll use frequently

I write about Apple every day. I write opinions, news analysis, tips, features – all sorts of stuff. Today I thought you might enjoy this collection of 20 lesser-known iPhone tips, which I do hope are of use to you. Here we go:Fickle fingers Doe.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News3 hr. 30 min. ago

57% off Brother P-Touch PTM95 Label Maker - Deal Alert

This handy P-touch labeler is lightweight, portable and easy to use. It features a Qwerty Keyboard and easy-view display. It comes with a variety of type styles, frames and symbols to easily personalize your labels. Great for home and home office.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News3 hr. 50 min. ago

Apple’s Amazon Echo killer may be in its final design stage

Apple never gives much away, but in recent years leaks have grown more frequent. So make what you will of the news that the tech giant is apparently close to launching a device to rival Amazon's Echo/Alexa speaker. The post Apple’s Amazon Echo.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 58 min. ago