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Apple exploring touchless control, curved iPhone screens: Report

(Image: CNET) Apple is working on new iOS gestures, touchless gesture controls, and curved iPhone screens for use in potential device releases, according to Bloomberg. The report details Apple is testing a new gesture technology able to take into account the proximity of a finger to the iPhone’s screen. In early testing, the touchless gesture controls would enable iPhone users… Read more →

AWS announces Secrets Manager, more tools for security

Amazon Web Services on Wednesday announced AWS Secrets Manager, one of multiple new tools and services for security and compliance. Secrets Manager enables customers to store and retrieve application secrets via API or the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) and rotate credentials with built in or custom AWS Lambda functions. The sort of secrets one would manage include database credentials,… Read more →

Facebook: Cambridge Analytica took a lot more data than first thought

Facebook has said information on up to 87 million users, mostly in the US, has been “improperly shared” with Cambridge Analytica. The social networking giant buried the new figure in a statement, posted Wednesday. The figure is up by almost double the initial reported figure. It was believed that as many as 50 million people were affected by the data… Read more →

AWS announces SageMaker Local Mode for building AI locally

Amazon Web Services on Wednesday announced multiple updates to SageMaker, its end-to-end machine learning service, including a “local mode.” Developers can train machine learning models on their local notebooks, then use SageMaker to run training on notebook instances, Matt Wood, GM of deep learning and AI for AWS, explained during an AWS Summit. Local Mode “significantly improves the rate on… Read more →

Using a 4K drone to diagnose roof damage

Video: Using a 4K Mavic Pro drone to diagnose roof damage OK, OK. We get it. Drones are fun. You can use them to make pretty videos with jazzy music. That’s nice. But what about using drones to do some real work? Welcome to the latest installment of ZDNet’s DIY-IT Drone and Robotics Discovery Series. This article explores how to… Read more →

Hackers target ad networks to inject cryptocurrency mining scripts

High-powered mining rigs are usually needed to mine cryptocurrency, but not if you can get website visitors to do it for you. (Image: Immotep/Facebook) Hackers are now injecting cryptocurrency mining scripts into web advertising platforms to make a quick buck, security researchers have found. Trend Micro wrote in a blog post Wednesday that its researchers tracked web miner traffic linked… Read more →

iOS 11.4 Public Beta 1: Here’s what’s new

iOS 11.4 Public Beta 1 The first public beta for iOS 11.4 has landed, and here’s what it contains. Must read: iOS 11.3: Tips, tricks, and how to fix the biggest annoyances Interestingly, the two main features in iOS 11.4 public beta 1 are features that were dropped from the iOS 11.3 release. First up there’s Messages in Cloud, a… Read more → How to use Cloudflare’s DNS service to speed up and secure your internet

Video: Net neutrality explained with beer Slow Wi-Fi speeds? How to improve your wireless network Suffering from a slow or sluggish home internet connection? Here are eight ways to help improve your network speeds. Read More Cloudflare is an old hand at speeding up corporate internet services with its content delivery network (CDN). The company is also a pro at… Read more →

Best iPhone accessories (April 2018 edition)

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Iranian hackers breach Singapore universities to access research data

Iranian hackers have targeted four Singapore universities in a wave of attacks believed to be part of last month’s security breach involving global education institutions. At least 52 accounts were affected across the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University, and Singapore University of Technology and Design, according to a joint statement Tuesday by Cyber… Read more →

Injectable seaweed bandages can prevent fatal battleground wounds

A team of scientists has taken inspiration from seaweed to create a new hydrogel able to stop excessive blood loss. According to scientists from the Inspired Nanomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory at Texas A&M University, the new gel is an injectable bandage which can wrap around wounds with severe tissue disruption in order to combat wounds which could otherwise lead… Read more →