Verizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools

The company also says that it has committed to supporting the new STIR/SHAKEN technology that can authenticate a call’s origin and can alert subscribers if it’s a spoofed call. As you know, robocallers use spoofing to mask their real numbers to, say, make it appear as if the call is coming from the recipient’s location. … Read moreVerizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools

Swiss watchmaker’s latest jab at the Apple Watch has no hands

If you want to adjust the time, you have to pull out the crown to see indicators guiding the way. That’s a pain, but at least the chimes are supposed to be powerful. H. Moser hollowed out the middle to create a resonance chamber and produce a powerful, “pure” sound. But… why? According to H. … Read moreSwiss watchmaker’s latest jab at the Apple Watch has no hands

Akai Force is for DJs and producers that want to ditch the laptop

The idea is clear: To remove the PC from the workflow. Modern DJs and producers are wedded to their laptops, and audiences never truly enjoy watching someone perform while looking like they are checking their email. Getting rid of the PC isn’t a new idea. Ableton’s Push workstation was designed to bring performers back into … Read moreAkai Force is for DJs and producers that want to ditch the laptop

Twitter bug exposed private tweets of some Android users for five years

According to Twitter, the problem occurred when people using the Twitter for Android app attempted to change settings on their account, including updating their email address. After making those changes, Twitter would disable the “Protect your Tweets” setting if it was enabled on the account. The issue affected Android users who made changes to their … Read moreTwitter bug exposed private tweets of some Android users for five years

Four top Audi employees indicted in Dieselgate scandal

A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four former Audi managers for their alleged role in the German automaker’s scheme to cheat US emissions testing on diesel-powered cars, according to a new court document published Thursday. Audi’s malfeasance was part of a larger effort from parent company Volkswagen Group to sell millions of cars … Read moreFour top Audi employees indicted in Dieselgate scandal

Coinstar machines will start selling Bitcoin at the grocery store

You know those machines at the grocery store that transform your gallon jugs worth of change into more usable currency? They’re about to start selling Bitcoin. To make this impulse shopping dream come true, Coinstar, the company behind those ubiquitous change-counting kiosks, has partnered with Coinme, a startup that operates a small network of cryptocurrency-dispensing ATMs … Read moreCoinstar machines will start selling Bitcoin at the grocery store

Oxford University halts donations and grants from Huawei

While new funds won’t be accepted from the company, Oxford says ongoing projects supported by Huawei funding will continue, and those include two projects already approved by the university that have received £692,000 in funds from Huawei. Tensions between the US and Huawei have mounted in recent years, and this week, reports claimed that federal … Read moreOxford University halts donations and grants from Huawei

Wacom and Magic Leap are creating an optimistic vision of the future of productivity

You’ve most likely seen some iteration of the image above before, in overreaching tech concept videos preaching the possibilities of the collaborative workspace of the future. It’s easy to brush off these imaginings because they’re still just photoshopped images depicting what seemed like a distant reality. But after having tried Wacom and Magic Leap’s prototype … Read moreWacom and Magic Leap are creating an optimistic vision of the future of productivity

Google shows its bleak vision of search under new EU copyright laws

Google is clearly showing the imagery for political purposes: this is how bad things could get if you let the Copyright Directive go through. It knows the Directive faces its next vote on January 18th at the European Council, and it wants politicians to think twice before greenlighting the Directive without changes. It’s consistent with … Read moreGoogle shows its bleak vision of search under new EU copyright laws