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Here's what you missed at MWC 2018
Sun, 04 Mar 2018 09:30:00 -0500
This year's Mobile World Congress has been strangely quiet. Despite Samsung's return to the event to launch its latest flagship phones and Google unveiling new Android Go devices, the convention has been almost uneventful. In fact, the most interesti...
VW's Seat unveils the first fully electric touring-class race car
Sun, 04 Mar 2018 07:01:00 -0500
You've seen electric Formula cars, Le Mans racers and even a Pikes Peak machine, but there's still room for more firsts in EV racing. VW's Seat brand has unveiled the Cupra e-Racer, which it says is the first completely electric touring-class race ca...
LTE security holes could lead to fake emergency alerts
Sun, 04 Mar 2018 03:29:00 -0500
Vulnerabilities in cellular network technology definitely aren't things of the past. Researchers at Purdue and the University of Iowa have outlined exploits in LTE protocols that would let intruders conduct ten serious attacks, including spying on c...
Amazon offers free sound effects to Alexa skill creators
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 23:35:00 -0500
Amazon is making it easier for developers to add a variety of sound effects to their Alexa skills. The tech giant has launched a library full of built-in audio clips people can use to add -- in Amazon's words -- "unique sounds" to their creations. Of...
Porsche starts work on flying passenger drones
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 22:03:00 -0500
You might have to cross another item off of the list of things you never thought Porsche would do. Automobilwoche has claimed that Porsche is developing passenger drones, and is close to showing off its first design sketch. While there's clearly no...
Apple might offer lower-cost MacBook Air in spring
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 20:32:00 -0500
Apple has left the MacBook Air mostly untouched for years, including its price. Ever since the 11-inch model disappeared in 2016, you've been looking at $999 or more for Apple's 'starter' laptop -- a tough sell given the aging design. It might beco...
Google may launch Android P's developer preview in mid-March
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 18:59:00 -0500
You might see a glimpse of Google's next mobile platform very, very soon. Evan Blass, a well-known source of tech leaks, has tweeted that Mountain View is targeting a mid-month release for Android P's first developer preview. We don't know what "P" s...
FIFA rulemakers approve the use of video referees
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 17:31:00 -0500
Like it or not, video assistant referees are about to become a mainstay of the beautiful game. The International Football Association Board, which sets rules for FIFA as well as UK associations, has unanimously approved the use of VARs in soccer (ak...
Pornhub's owner reveals its age verification tool for the UK
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 15:58:00 -0500
Pornhub owner Mindgeek has unveiled what might become the default gatekeeping tool for porn in the UK. AgeID will ask porn site visitors to create an encrypted login that verifies their age across any compatible site, saving them from having to prove...
Recommended Reading: The dark past of Jessica Jones
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 14:30:00 -0500
The creator of 'Jessica Jones' serves up a dark mirror for our moment Joy Press, The New York Times Jessica Jones returns to Netflix in less than a week, and thanks to a couple of trailers, we know it's going to be dark and angry. The New York Tim...

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