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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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'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
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
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
'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