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Bitcoin scammers extracted $24 million in 2020 alone: report

The scammers use a variety of techniques, and will only get more advanced.

12 Jul 2020 8:53 pm
Live with snoops or just want privacy? Tech smarts for your smartphone

Your phone is your constant coronavirus companion. Its there for news, entertainment, work, and communication. Its more important now than ever to make sure your phone doesnt have a digital virus. Tap or click here for the tell-tale signs your phone is infected with malware, a keylogger, or worse.

12 Jul 2020 2:30 pm
University of Houston researches create heated air filter that can kill coronavirus 'instantly'

Researchers at the University of Houston claimed to have designed a special air filter that can trap the novel coronavirusand blast it with heat to kill the disease on contact.

11 Jul 2020 5:07 am
New drone attack AI tech tracks 'out of view' targets

What if a U.S. drone was closely tracking an armed enemy vehicle as it transits rough terrain, enters urban areas and comes closer to vulnerable target areas when, all of a sudden, the target leaves a sensors field of view, becoming seemingly un-trackable? Is targeting lost? Are offensive operations compromised?

11 Jul 2020 1:43 am
IRS warns about tax scams ahead of July 15 deadline

The tax deadline of July 15 is almost here and the IRS has issued a fresh warning about scams.

10 Jul 2020 8:46 pm
7 steps you can take now to lower your internet bill

Now more than ever, the internet is our lifeline to whats going on in the world. Were all scrolling social media, streaming, and reading the news more than ever before.

10 Jul 2020 2:30 pm
Air Force F-22s may 'fight' other F-22s in mock combat training

The U.A. Air Force may use its older F-22s as enemy fighters in mock-combat exercises as a way to fully prepare F-22 pilots for major air warfare against the most advanced opponents in the world.

10 Jul 2020 1:47 am
Racial slur appears in CAPTCHA code for Georgia state COVID-19 website, sparks investigation

A racial slur that appeared in the CAPTCHA code on a Georgia Department of Public Health website has sparked an investigation by officials and Microsoft.

10 Jul 2020 12:44 am
Seagull caught on film swallowing a rat whole, goes viral

A seagull has gone viral after it was captured on film eating an entire rat in one gulp.

10 Jul 2020 12:36 am
Army takes new steps to stop hackers

The U.S. Army is working to both leverage the advantages of cloud migration and simultaneously ensure data security, taking on what could be characterized as a paradox.

9 Jul 2020 2:43 am
Future armored vehicles will find and destroy multiple targets in seconds

The U.S. Army wants future armored vehicles to instantly make decisions about terrain navigation, target identification, incoming enemy fire, force positions and warfare strategy.

9 Jul 2020 1:49 am
Air Force pursues new 'fast-attack' tactics for great power war

Fighter jets, stealth bombers, attack drones and air-traveling missiles all need to operate at speed in a fast-changing great power conflict era.

8 Jul 2020 11:14 pm
Big companies that are boycotting Facebook advertise on Russias equivalent of social network, report says

The companies boycotting Facebook in an effort to fight hate speech have been advertising for years on, a Russian social media platform that bans gay-rights groups and is known as a haven for white supremacists, the Washington Free Beacon said in a report this week.

8 Jul 2020 7:16 pm
New Air Force stealth bomber arrives in just '2 years'

The much-anticipated, high-tech B-21 bomber will come on in two years, bringing new dimensions of stealth, software, attack possibilities and nuclear deterrence to theU.S. Air Force.

8 Jul 2020 2:11 am
Air Force tech stops drones from being shot down

Senior Air Force commanders are employing new tactics, technologies and protocols to better safeguard drones from being shot down by enemy fire during missions.

7 Jul 2020 9:47 pm
Viral pictures show two dogs with their mouths flapping because of a strong wind gust

Owners of a pair of cocker spaniels took amusing photos of their dogs during a wind gust that caused their faces to become contorted, British news agency SWNS reports.

7 Jul 2020 8:09 pm
Gun-related online businesses bemoan growing Big Tech's suppression of the Second Amendment

After Karl Kasarda'sYouTube channel InRange TV was wiped without warning in early 2018,thefirearm enthusiast said he had little option but to turn to posting clips and reviews on a platform of a different kind: PornHub.

6 Jul 2020 9:06 pm
10 new iPhone tricks youll use all the time

Yes, your iPhone came with a user guide and there a ton of how-to videos on Apples site and YouTube. But who has the time? Youve come to the right place.

5 Jul 2020 1:30 pm
Spouse cheating? 10 tech clues to find evidence

Years of marriage will hone a spouses instincts, and we often know when something seems funny. Smartphones, tablets, computers, and smart tech absorb adulterous evidence like a sponge. Once suspicions are aroused, a digital trail could contain many clues about a potential dalliance.

4 Jul 2020 1:30 pm
Black workers hit Facebook with class action complaint alleging discrimination and bias

A group of black workers filed a class action charge against Facebook, alleging that the company discriminates against African-American workers in hiring, promotions, evaluations and pay.

3 Jul 2020 2:53 am
Humans generated record-breaking amount of electronic waste in 2019

Humans generated a staggering amount of electronic waste in 2019 -- 53.6 million metric tons, which is a 21 percent increase from 2014.

3 Jul 2020 1:45 am
Air Force F-22s and F-35s will soon control attack drones from the cockpit

Its called weapons forward, the idea that an airborne fighter jet could control an advancing armed drone traveling into high-threat enemy territory.

3 Jul 2020 1:14 am
MIT pulls massive AI dataset over racist, misogynistic content

MIT permanently took down its 80 Million Tiny Images dataseta popular image database used to train machine learning systems to identify people and objects in an environmentbecause it used a range of racist, misogynistic, and other offensive terms to label photos.

3 Jul 2020 1:08 am
Close-in air attacks still needed despite new Stand-off weapons tech

Its called Direct Attack, or the ability of a stealth bomber to penetrate heavily defended enemy territory and drop bunker-busting weapons, hit moving targets, pinpoint small targets for close-in destruction and carry larger amounts of smaller-bombs for whats called Stand-in attack.

3 Jul 2020 12:54 am
Facebook and Instagram will alert users to wear masks as coronavirus cases surge

Amid criticism it is not doing enough to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, Facebook said it would start showing alerts to both users of the main app as well as Instagram to wear face coverings.

3 Jul 2020 12:15 am
High-tech glove can translate sign language with 99 percent accuracy

Bioengineers at UCLA have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time with a smartphone app.

3 Jul 2020 12:04 am
Bill Gates partly blames Facebook, Twitter, for coronavirus spread

With coronavirus cases continuing to rise across the U.S., Bill Gates has partly laid the blame on social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, saying they can do better atcurbing the spread of misinformation about the virus.

2 Jul 2020 9:31 pm
Artificial intelligence linked to Bin Laden raid is being used to find future threats

After raiding Usama Bin Laden's compound, the government used artificial intelligence to discover future al-Qaida plans.

2 Jul 2020 5:26 pm
Twitter's Dorsey donates 'unprecedented' $20M to Sean Penns CORE charity for coronavirus relief

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has donated an unprecedented $20 million through his #startsmall fund to Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), actor Sean Penns disaster relief organization, to help fight the coronavirus in the US.

2 Jul 2020 6:35 am
New Army AI technology accelerates multi-target attacks

A forward-operating Army unit is under heavy fire and poised to attack. The soldiers are armed with small arms weapons, shoulder-fired missiles,dronesand even helicopter support, yet commanders need to know which among many targets to hit.

2 Jul 2020 1:37 am
Amid Facebook boycott over hate speech, ads for 530 brands set to disappear from platform

Advertisements for 530 brands -- including Unilever, Adidas, White Castle, Starbucks and Coca-Cola -- are set to disappear from Facebook starting today as the Stop Hate for Profit boycott campaign gets going.

2 Jul 2020 1:15 am
University of California pays over $1M to ransomware gang

A ransomware gang has struck gold again, this time for more than $1 million.

1 Jul 2020 5:28 pm
Netflix pledges $100 million toward economic initiatives for black communities

Netflix is pledging 2 percent of its cash holdings, initially up to $100 million, to provide economic opportunity for the black community.

1 Jul 2020 1:02 am
NASA's wearable device will warn you if you try to touch your face

In an effort to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cautioned people to avoid touching their faces. Now, NASA has taken that one step further and created a wearable device to remind people to do so.

1 Jul 2020 12:12 am
How to find everything Microsoft knows about you

Its no secret how much Big Tech companies know about all of us. I bet Google comes to mind first. Tap or click here to see everything Google has on you with one quick download.

30 Jun 2020 1:30 pm
Pentagon will deploy its new B-21 stealth bomber to Pacific

The Pentagon plans to deploy its emerging B-21 stealth bomber in the Pacific as part of a decided effort to ensure technical superiority, sustain deterrence and, if needed, hold potential adversaries at risk.

30 Jun 2020 7:56 am
Army AI-enabled robots may fire weapons in war to defend against attacks

What if artillery rounds, mini-drone swarms of explosives, rockets and even air-fired missiles are all approaching forward-positioned Army troops at the same time? Imagine that these incoming weapons are dispersed, varied and fast approaching. How do ground commanders avoid being overwhelmed and destroyed? Could AI help solve this lethal predicament?

30 Jun 2020 7:32 am
YouTube bans David Duke, Richard Spencer, more for hate speech

YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to David Duke and Richard Spencer.

30 Jun 2020 2:09 am
Reddit bans TheDonald and almost 2,000 other subreddits in hate speech crackdown

Reddit is banning r/The_Donald along with almost 2,000 other online communities after updating its content policy to crack down harder on hate speech, the company announced on Monday.

30 Jun 2020 12:04 am
5 free downloads to keep your PC or Mac secure

The FBI has seen a significant spike in cybercrime reports since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hackers, scammers, and snoops are having a field day. Be sure to check for any updates to your gear.

27 Jun 2020 1:30 pm