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Information Technology News

  • Facebook, Google, Twitter Join Trust Project To Target 'Fake News'
    on November 17, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Over the past year, tech giants have come under increasing scrutiny for their roles in spreading viral misinformation that might have helped to decide the 2016 presidential election. Some of them are now testing the use of "trust indicators" to highlight news sources that meet certain quality and reliability standards. Developed over the past three years by news organization representatives […]

  • OnePlus 5T Launch: 'Flagship Killer' Goes Full Screen
    on November 17, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    The latest Android smartphone from Chinese upstart OnePlus hopes to tempt users looking for the new all-screen experience, but at less than half the price of an iPhone X. The 5T is a revamped version of the 5 launched in June and marks the second time the company has updated its smartphone line more than once in a year. According to co-founder Carl Pei, this is because "when we've got new […]

  • Oracle Claims Unparalleled Cloud Infrastructure Performance
    on November 17, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    For cloud infrastructure, many consider Amazon Web Services (AWS) the one to beat, and Oracle says it does. Oracle claims innovations in the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure help beat AWS with 1,214% better storage performance at 88% lower cost per I/O operation. The claim comes as part of Oracle's announcement yesterday regarding general availability of its new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure […]

  • Surprise! Tesla Adds a New Roadster to Electric Truck Reveal
    on November 17, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday night sprung a surprise on the world, using the launch of a new electric semi-truck to announce what he said will be the fastest production car in the world, a new Tesla Roadster. "I won't say what the actual speed is, but it's above 250 miles per hour," Musk told a crowd assembled at the company's design studio just southwest of Los Angeles in Hawthorne. "The […]

  • Cybersecurity Researchers Find Amazon Key Hack
    on November 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    A Seattle-based group of cybersecurity researchers has demonstrated a way to knock Amazon's new security camera offline, a capability that could enable malicious delivery drivers for the online retailer's new in-home delivery service to snoop around a house undetected. Amazon Key, which became available to customers last week, gives Amazon delivery drivers one-time access to a residence to drop […]

  • FCC Gives Phone Companies New Tools To Block Spam Calls
    on November 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against robocalls, which pester consumers, sometimes multiple times each day, and often push scams. The agency, which regulates the […]

  • Facebook Launches App Just for Video Creators
    on November 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Facebook has launched a new video app called Creators aimed at building a community of closely-followed producers like YouTubers, the company announced Thursday. The app, which was announced in June, comes as the social network is investing heavily in original programming, livestreaming and video messaging. The company opened a new office in Playa Vista last year in part to strengthen its […]

  • AmEx Intros Blockchain-Enabled Cross-Border B2B Payments
    on November 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    American Express is the latest industry giant to jump aboard the fast-moving Blockchain Express, as we like to call it. Today, AmEx announced its new service and collaboration with two partners to provide blockchain-enabled, business-to-business, international cross-border payments. For those unfamiliar with blockchain technology, it can be described in simple terms as a secure method for […]

  • Hero or Zero? Microsoft Surface Book 2 Reviews Roll In
    on November 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Microsoft is touting its Surface Book 2, on sale today, as a powerful 2-in-1 laptop that's built for all-around performance, whether you're a business user, gamer, designer, developer, or researcher. Reviewers, however, say the device is clearly intended as Microsoft's answer to Apple's MacBook Pro, even down to its premium-level price. They note the Surface Book 2 outperforms its Apple […]

  • Kaspersky: We Extracted NSA Files -- But We Didn't Mean To
    on November 16, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Kaspersky Lab, the Russian-headquartered anti-virus company, confirmed Wednesday it extracted sensitive files from a U.S. National Security Agency worker's computer, but said it wasn't a deliberate move. The company conducted its own investigation after The Wall Street Journal on Oct. 5 reported Russian hackers spied on the U.S. government using Kaspersky software to find and steal classified […]