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Arizona’s top prosecutor reportedly investigating Google

Arizona’s top prosecutor is investigating Google for its location tracking practices, the Washington Post reports. The investigation follows the revelation that Google continues to store users’ location data even if they have turned off Location History. According to a public filing cited by the Post, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has hired an outside law firm to help investigate a… Read more →

Hurricane Florence: Get your tech ready for the coming storm

Hurricane Florence wind speed probabilities NOAA Hurricane Florence is coming, and is unfortunately bringing with it the potential to cause “massive damage” to parts of the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. If you’re in the path then here are some tips on how to get your tech ready for what Mother Nature plans to throw at you, helping you and… Read more →

Here’s what the iPhone XS needs, but probably won’t get

Mobility LifeProof Next for Samsung Note 9: Clear drop protection with little added bulk Source Article from’s what the iPhone XS needs, but probably won’t get blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

How to watch Apple’s September 12 iPhone event

Double checked your inbox but didn’t find an invite to Apple’s next iPhone unveiling in your inbox? Don’t worry, because you can still grab yourself a front-row seat and watch it as it happens. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the Apple event from the comfort of your home or office, from when it’s on to… Read more →

The past, present, and future of streaming: Flink, Spark, and the gang

Streaming is one of the top trends we’ve been keeping up with. The latest episode in that saga was adding ACID capabilities to Apache Flink, as covered by ZDNet’s Tony Baer last week. This announcement, made at Flink Forward in Berlin, was the backdrop for in-depth conversations we had with executives, engineers, and users, which may help put things in… Read more →

How to steal a Tesla Model S in seconds

Researchers have demonstrated an attack technique which could allow criminals to unlock a Tesla Model S vehicle in only two seconds. The problem lay in the wireless key fobs of Tesla Model S sedans. Researchers at the KU Leuven University in Belgium discovered that the fobs, which can be used to unlock vehicles, came with poor cryptographic and encryption standards…. Read more →

25,000 robots and counting: Welcome to the fastest-growing segment of industrial automation

Collaborative robots, usually called cobots, are now the fastest growing segment of industrial automation and are expected to make up 34% of all industrial robot sales (a ten-fold increase) by 2025. Universal Robots (UR), the company that helped pioneer the market — one that was largely nonexistent a decade ago — just announced its 25,000th cobot sale. The news coincides… Read more →

Renesas acquires IDT in $6.7bn deal to boost self-driving car chip business

Renesas has announced the acquisition of Integrated Device Technology (IDT) in a deal worth $6.7 billion. On Tuesday, the Tokyo, Japan-based semiconductor manufacturer said the deal will add a number of “complementary product lines” to the Renesas lineup, which will support the firm’s growth strategy. The acquisition has been agreed for $49 per IDT share, representing a premium of roughly… Read more →

British Airways breach caused by the same group that hit Ticketmaster

A cyber-criminal operation known as Magecart is believed to have been behind the recent card breach announced last week by British Airways. The operation has been active since 2015 when RisqIQ and ClearSky researchers spotted the malware for the first time. The group’s regular mode of operation involves hacking into online stores and hiding JavaScript code that steals payment card… Read more →

Beleaguered telecom has made content red hot in India

There has never been a better time to be a content provider in India and the jet fuel turning production houses into power centres almost overnight is the fiercely contested telecom landscape. India has now reached a wireless telecom subscriber base of 1.18 billion with the mobile phone now the primary means of not just communicating but also consuming news… Read more →