San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook is testing a new app for kids called "LOL" that will let users share and post humorous meme content. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that it was experimenting with the "LOL" hub for kids. "We are running a small scale test
Security researchers from Trend Micro recently unearthed a piece of Android malware known as Anibus that managed to sneak into the Google Play Store with a little bit of creativity. The malware in question was found on two separate apps, though neither of them were widely downloaded.The way the apps
When was the last time you used a public payphone? In smartphone-obsessed Hong Kong, probably not in a long time. District councils across the city are debating whether to remove the once vital booths after it was revealed that more than half of payphones take in less that HK$1 (13 US cents) a day
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed during a media event earlier this week that Microsoft will soon launch a Microsoft 365 subscription service for consumers, following reports that suggested such a move was in the making. Microsoft 365 isn't exactly new, as it has been available to business users
Divers in Hawaii were watching a school of tiger sharks feast on a dead whale on Tuesday when a much bigger fish appeared out of the depths. A 20-foot-long great white shark, believed to be one of the largest in the world, swam right at the divers then began to check out their boats, said Ocean Ramsey
By Kane Wu and Heekyong Yang HONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese gaming titan Tencent Holdings Ltd is considering a bid for the holding company that controls South Korean gaming company Nexon, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Tencent is looking to enlist co-investors, the sources
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker. The newspaper says an outside investigation found ...
Spotify is setting its sights on your car as the target for the music streaming giant's first hardware device.The Financial Times, citing anonymous sources, is reporting that the company wants to do an end run around the in-car software from Apple and Google that are making serious in-roads into
A 20-foot-long great white shark, believed to be one of the largest in the world, swam right at the divers then began to check out their boats, said Ocean Ramsey, one of the marine biologists in the water at the time. The great white in question is named Deep Blue and has been videoed before. In fact
Jan.18 -- The Trump administration is preparing an executive order that could significantly restrict Chinese state-owned telecom companies from operating in the U.S. over national security concerns, according to people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg's Alistair Barr has more on "Bloomberg
Jan.18 -- Justin Patterson, Raymond James analyst, discusses discusses his bullish call for Netflix Inc. with Bloomberg's Emily Chang and Anousha Sakoui on "Bloomberg Technology."
Jan.18 -- Elon Musk is cutting Tesla Inc.’s workforce by 7 percent -- or more than 3,000 jobs -- warning that the “road ahead is very difficult” in making electric cars more affordable for the mass market. Bloomberg Businessweek's Max Chafkin has more on "Bloomberg Technology."
Jan.18 -- Tulip Retail Chief Executive Officer Ali Asaria explains how the company's mobile platform can help brick-and-mortar retailers. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
Jan.18 -- Pierre Ferragu, New Street Research global head of technology infrastructure, discusses his call for Tesla Inc. after the electric automaker announced plans to cut thousands of jobs. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
Jan.18 -- A group of activist shareholders are proposing that Amazon.com Inc. stop selling facial recognition software to government agencies until its board determines the technology doesn’t threaten people’s civil rights. Bloomberg's Spencer Soper reports on "Bloomberg Technology."
Jan.18 -- Billions of dollars in chip supply deals involving Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. may have actually collapsed over a squabble about software access, rather than the patent fees that sparked a bitter legal battle between the two technology giants, according to the emails seen by Bloomberg. Bloomberg
The Roomba 960 is the most popular Roomba model that supports Alexa voice controls, but it's also pretty expensive -- even now, while it's on sale at a deep $150 discount on Amazon. Lucky for you, you don't need to spend anywhere near that much to get your hands on a Roomba you can control
SEATTLE (AP) — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon.
In an effort to curb the recent epidemic of spam and robocalls, Verizon announced this week that it will be giving all of its customers free access to protection tools (which were previously behind a paywall) starting this March.As Joe Russo, senior vice president of network operations, explains, Verizon
If you have an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max and you cringe at the thought of covering up Apple's sleek design with a big, bulky protective case, we've got good news: you're not alone. Lucky for us, there's a great option that lets you protect your smartphone from scratches and
Canada's government on Friday dismissed China's warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security. China's ambassador to Canada issued the threat on Thursday as relations between
When most people think of Logitech Harmony, they think of the company's pricey remotes like the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Elite. Those remotes are obviously terrific, but there are also some far less expensive and far simpler options that you might want to check out. Our favorite
Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5 million , which it dealt