This past Saturday, something pretty weird happened in Pokémon Go: immediately after the monthly "Community Day" event came to a close, a strange, new, never-before-seen Pokémon showed up. Weirder yet: no one could actually catch it.
The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament, and those belonging to Liberal, Labor and Nationals parties,
Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (€40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only ten months ago.
Razer is one of the dominant brands in gaming when it comes to buying equipment to play, but one of its biggest efforts to own a larger slice of digital spending hasn’t gone according to plan. After less than a year, the company announced that it will close its digital game store at the end of […]
China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal posted last week by the Department of Education in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang said teachers should be banned from using WeChat,
Compared to startups born into the frothy London fintech space as it exists today, 2011-founded GoCardless could well be considered a slow burner. However, in more recent years,
An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning. While the company says the issue has been resolved and was not the result of fraud,
In my years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. “We take your privacy and security seriously.” You might have heard the phrase here and there.
Tinder in India is now rolling out a new feature that allows women to make the first move. The setting, called “My Move,” is similar to the core feature in rival dating app Bumble, which is currently enmeshed in multiple lawsuits with Tinder parent Match Group.
When I was a child I had a fake soda can with a screw off top for hiding change. It wasn’t a very effective theft deterrent. For one, no sane person keeps soda cans on a bookshelf. For another, I’m not sure they even made Diet Rite at that point. The HP Tango’s camouflage is […]
Another European data protection agency has reported a sharp rise in the numbers of complaints since the EU updated its privacy framework four months ago, when GDPR came into force, updating regional data protection rules and introducing much higher penalties for privacy violations.
Despite encouragement and even a treat, this cute pup will not believe its owner that the glass door leading to the porch is completely openPerhaps an imaginary forcefield is holding it back, or maybe the dog has run into glass doors too many times.Either way, this dog deserves a doggy door.
Guess the One Direction fandom has been nice this year, because they just got the Christmas present of a lifetime.The British boy band appeared on Monday's Tonight Show and jammed out on classroom instruments to a remixed version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,
Disappearing messages, like those on popular apps like Snapchat, give users a sense of greater privacy when compared with larger, more public social networks like Facebook or Twitter. While not infallible (see: 2014’s Snapchat hack, for example),
A suspiciously turd-like baked good found in Germany is thought to be the world's oldest pretzel. Do not grab the mustardThe burnt remains of the pretzel are estimated to be about 250 years old, and were discovered alongside the charred remnants of a croissant and a bread roll.
We know by now that Microsoft’s DirectX 12 API set to be released as part of Windows 10 will bring significant performance improvements in games, which is mainly thanks to the low-level API granting game developers more control over the graphics cards in PCs,