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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp recovering after worst outage in their history

Facebook and Instagram are recovering from a mysterious outage yesterday which left users unable to access their services. Users also encountered problems with messaging app WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, as well as Facebook's first messaging app, Messenger. Given that the problems only affected sites and apps owned by the Facebook group, there was wide speculation that the outage was... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Mar 14, 2019

USB4 announced, will double data transfer speed

The USB Promoter Group have announced that the specification of USB4 is now ready and pending release. It will double the bandwidth of USB compared with USB 3.2, and will enable multiple data and display protocols to happen simultaneously. The new specification is based on the Thunderbolt 3 hardware interface, which was developed by Intel in conjunction with Apple. Intel have revealed that... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Mar 5, 2019

MWC 2019: Foldable phones

The Mobile World Congress for 2019 (MWC19) is currently underway in Barcelona, and the news eclipsing everything else is foldable phones. The contenders Samsung were the first to unveil a foldable phone at MWC19; the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The large screen folds in on itself, and there is a smaller screen on the outside which can be used when the device is closed. Since the screen is on the... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Feb 27, 2019

Google teases announcement at GDC next month

Google has been trying to break in to the video game market for years now. In 2014 they attempted to purchase Twitch, the live streaming video platform, but lost out to Amazon. Kotaku reported last year that Google were planning on launching a streaming service and some kind of gaming hardware, code-named Project Yeti. In October 2018 Google announced Project Stream; a game streaming service... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Feb 21, 2019

Facebook should be regulated, according to UK MPs

A committee investigating disinformation and fake news has concluded that tech giants such as Facebook should be held accountable for harmful content posted by their users. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS), one of the Commons Select Committees in the UK, has spent over a year looking at how fake news and disinformation is spread and the effects it can have. According to... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Feb 18, 2019

Today is Safer Internet Day

How life has changed since the advent of the internet. The fact that most people on this planet have access to the wealth of human knowledge is something we often take for granted, and indeed children nowadays think of pre-internet times as virtually prehistoric. But as Uncle Ben once wisely told Peter Parker, "with great power comes great responsibility". Today is Safer Internet Day, so what... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Feb 5, 2019

iPhone FaceTime security flaw grants access to audio and video

Apple has acknowledged a recently publicised bug in their FaceTime app, which inadvertently allows a caller to eavesdrop on the person they are calling. The bug appears to take effect when both the caller and the recipient are running iOS version 12.1 or newer. It allows the caller to hear audio through the recipient's device before they answer the call, and in addition if the recipient... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Jan 29, 2019

Benchmarks for upcoming NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti leaked

According to leaked benchmark data discovered by Twitter user TUM APISAK, NVIDIA could be poised to announce a new graphics card based on its Turing architecture. The data was found in a benchmark database for Ashes of the Singularity, showing that the card achieved a score of 7,400. If the figures are accurate then this means that the GTX 1660 Ti could be around 20% faster than the GTX 1060... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Jan 22, 2019

Largest data breach revealed - 773m email addresses and 21m passwords published

If you're not already using a password manager, now is certainly the time to make the change... According to Troy Hunt, cybersecurity expert and man behind 'Have I Been Pwned?', the data breach comprises nearly 773 million unique email addresses and over 21 million unique passwords. The data totals more than 87GB across 12,000 separate files, and was reported to Hunt from a number of sources... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Jan 17, 2019

CES 2019: AMD keynote

This year marks the first time that AMD have delivered a keynote presentation at CES, and it certainly packed a punch. The President and CEO of AMD, Dr Lisa Su, hosted the event in which she laid out the company's plan for 2019. Read on for the highlights. AMD Radeon VII The big news of the night was that their latest high-end graphics card, the AMD Radeon VII, will be available on 7th... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Jan 11, 2019

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