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CloudPets Toys Expose 2 Million Messages Due To Unsecured Server, Hackers Held Data For Ransom

Hackers successfully accessed and deleted CloudPets user information before asking for ransom to restore the files. The data was reportedly stored in an unsecure server, exposing millions of children's messages.

Security February 28, 2017

Epic Tesla P100D vs Faraday Future FF 91 Battle To Take Place At Pikes Peak

Faraday Future announced that it is also participating in the Exhibition Class division of the Pikes Peak race where it will fight the Tesla Model S P100D. The race is an open category usually reserved for non-traditional vehicles.

Car Tech February 28, 2017

Hearthstone New Massive Expansion Journey To Un'Goro Introduces Game Mechanics Twist, 135 Primordial Beasts, Beings

Blizzard has confirmed the rumored expansion to 'Hearthstone' and the changes are massive. Aside from new minions, beasts, and spells, it will also introduce new gameplay mechanics.

Video Games February 28, 2017

Intel Core i7, i5 Prices Drop As AMD Ryzen 7 Launch Nears

The looming release of the AMD Ryzen seems to have triggered price drops for the latest Intel processors. The discounts vary according to retailers but consumers can save as much as $250 off.

Computers February 27, 2017

AT&T Overhauls Unlimited Plan, Offers Lower Price, New Perks In Bid To Be More Competitive

Faced with more attractive data bundles from competitors, AT&T reworked its unlimited data offerings. The carrier now offers two unlimited plans with lower prices, HD video, and tethering.

Business Tech February 27, 2017

Samsung Crashes The Oscars With Few Important Reminders, Galaxy S8 A No-Show

Samsung has inundated the public with a slew of commercials aired during the Academy Awards last Feb. 26. With no celebrity endorsers, the ads all served to highlight the safety and quality of upcoming Samsung devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 27, 2017

After Test Drive, Man Decides To Steal $150,000 Maserati GranTurismo

A customer was arrested by the Florida PD after allegedly taking off with a Maserati GranTurismo during a test drive. It is not yet clear if the vehicle has been recovered.

Car Tech February 27, 2017

Nokia Smartwatch Is Finally Here: More Wearables In The Pipeline

Nokia announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it has now a solid lineup of smartwatches. The devices came with the company's acquisition of Withings, which has an existing range of smartwatches.

Wearable Tech February 26, 2017

Apple Says Third-Party Repair Will No Longer Void iPhone Warranty

Apple reportedly circulated an internal memo instructing its store employees that iPhones repaired by third-party technicians are still covered by warranty. There is no word yet on what prompted the policy change.

Apple February 26, 2017

Elon Musk Has A Plan To Eliminate Car Insurance, Maintenance Bills

Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla is mulling the expansion of a scheme that will eliminate recurring car insurance and maintenance bills. The custom insurance will match the insurance cost to the Autopilot development.

Car Tech February 26, 2017

Here Are The Reasons Why You Should Avoid Buying The Snap IPO

Some analysts have predicted that Snap's IPO will be one of the biggest in the tech industry. Despite the high level of investor interest, there are some factors that indicate how it could be a bad investment.

Business Tech February 26, 2017

Google Apologizes For Wiping Google Wifi And OnHub Devices, Locking Users Out

Google has confirmed the glitch that crashed a number of Google hardware such as Google Wifi and OnHub routers. Even Chromecast and Gmail for mobile devices have been affected by the problem.

Google February 26, 2017

Google Replaces Android Default Texting App With A Deadly iMessage Rival

Google announced that it is leading an industry-wide initiative to adopt Rich Communication Services for text messaging. Naturally, this would mean that all stakeholders and partners will be using one SMS app only, which is the so-called Android Messages.

Google February 24, 2017

Google Cracks Old Crypto Algorithm, SHA-1 Now Unsafe: Why You Should Panic

Using massive computing power, Google has successfully attacked a cryptographic algorithm used to validate digital signatures. The cracked algorithm is also widely used to protect digital assets such as credit card transactions.

Google February 24, 2017

YouTube Bans Giraffe Giving Birth Video For Nudity, Too Sexually Explicit

YouTube took down a video that is livestreaming a giraffe about to give birth last Feb. 22. It was reinstated two days later after some criticism, so you can still witness the new calf being born.

Internet February 24, 2017

Google Sues Uber, Otto For Stealing Waymo's Self-Driving Car Secrets, Design, Highly Confidential Documents

Google filed a lawsuit alleging that Uber and Otto stole the design of its custom LiDAR system, critical in Waymo's self-driving car technology. It also accused the defendants of downloading trade secrets and blueprints, among others.

Google February 23, 2017

Firefox Says You Can Now Snooze Your Browser Tab Until Later

Firefox's SnoozeTabs can dismiss an article’s tab and set a time for when the user wants the tab to resurface. It is still an experimental feature and only available to the browser with Pilot Test add-on.

Internet February 23, 2017

U.S. Homeland Security Employees Get Locked Out Of Computer Networks, Officials Blame President's Day: Report

Several employees of the U.S. Homeland Security in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia found themselves unable to login to the agency's computer networks. Due to the glitch, information systems could not validate personal identity verification (PIV) cards.

Security February 23, 2017

Here's Why The BMW i5 Could Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer

BMW recently showed off renders of the upcoming BMW i5 fully electric vehicle, which will hit showrooms in 2021. Observers believe that its striking good looks could give the Tesla Model 3 a run for its money.

Car Tech February 23, 2017

Blizzard Admits That 'Overwatch' Mexico Map Is Based On The Wrong Country

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan revealed that the Mexican map Dorado was based on another country. He blamed the mistake on lazy game developers who researched using Google Images.

Video Games February 23, 2017

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