Google Looking to Ship Its Own Smart Display This Holiday Season (Report)

Google is making its own smart display device and wants to ship it in time for this holiday season, Nikkei reported Friday. The company has ambitious plans for the device, with the goal of shipping three million units, according to the report. The device would directly compete with Amazon’s Echo Show, and offer access to Google’s assistant via far-field voice […]

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This colour-changing illusion is going to blow your mind

An amazing optical illusion has been shared online by a Japanese scientist and it’s blowing people’s minds. The optical illusion appears to show a block changing colour as it is moved across a graded background. In reality the block is the same colour and it’s your mind that changes. This was shared by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a psychology professor at Ritsumeikan […]

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Disturbing ‘Momo suicide game’ has taken over Minecraft

The horrific “Momo” WhatsApp ‘suicide game’ linked to the death of at least one teen has appeared in “Minecraft.” The terrifying bird-woman icon associated with “Momo” has been added to “Minecraft,” an online game that is wildly popular with kids and teens. The sick icon has been added by so-called “modders,” people with knowledge of programming who create personalized content […]

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Beware the catfish: Where do you stand if you're a victim of deception?

Catfishing is the term used to describe deception about one’s identity online, generally with an ulterior motive. It is often seen used across social media platforms for bullying purposes or through online dating to pursue someone romantically under false pretences. Catfishing itself is not a crime under the law, however, it will be considered illegal in certain circumstances. Being a […]

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The fight to shave milliseconds off your credit card purchases

Square Inc.’s hardware chief Jesse Dorogusker is “kind of obsessed” with a metric that doesn’t appear anywhere on the company’s financial statements. For the past few years, Dorogusker and his team have been determined to reduce the amount of time it takes to process chip cards. They’re now focused on cutting down checkout time more broadly, by looking at other […]

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