Can’t Delete The Facebook App From Your Android Phone? Unfortunately, There’s Not Much You Can Do

Some Android users have recently discovered that they can’t delete the Facebook app from their phone. Rather than deleting the app, users are only given the option to disable it. TechCrunch reported on this, noting that “Facebook is the new crapware.” Meaning, thanks to an agreement between Facebook and certain mobile companies, the app comes pre-loaded onto the phone. It’s […]

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We must fight the invasion of the killer robots

“Killer robots” are taking over. Also known as autonomous weapons, these devices, once activated, can destroy targets without human intervention. The technology has been with us for years. In 1959, the US Navy started using the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System, an autonomous defense device that can spot and attack anti-ship missiles, helicopters and similar threats. In 2014, Russia announced that […]

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Natural gas producers back $3M Canadian clean tech program

An industry-sponsored fund designed to help develop clean technology using Canadian natural gas is launching a $3-million call for project proposals. The Natural Gas Innovation Fund says the call for applications, with a February deadline, is being made possible by the addition of seven western Canadian natural gas producers to a membership previously made up of six natural gas utilities. […]

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This drone concept could save people from burning buildings

Drones have become a popular toy for hobbyists and in some cases vital tools for various professions, but could they ever save your life? A group of design students in China think so and they’ve developed a concept they call “Net Guard” that turns drones into life-saving guardian angels. The idea here is that a single quadcopter-style drone will expand […]

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Apple’s iOS 12.1 Contains Security Bug That Bypasses Lockscreen Passcode

Apple closed out the month of October with the release of several new products and a significant update to its mobile operating system, iOS, for compatible iPhones. The official iOS 12.1 update was released on October 30, but just hours after its release, a popular security boffin discovered a major security bug that allows a passcode-protected lock screen to be […]

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Facebook’s ‘Portal’ Video Chat Device Could Be A ‘Data-Collection Monster,’ Warns ‘Gizmodo’

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the public’s perception of Facebook has shifted. One of the effects of the scandal can be seen in the number of people who have deleted the Facebook app from their phones. The number is believed to be around one out of four users, according to the Inquisitr. And now, as Facebook plans to unveil their […]

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Wi-Fi 6 And What It Means For You

According to a recent Gizmodo article, the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that Wi-Fi 6, the latest version of wifi technology, will be available sometime in 2019. There hasn’t been a meaningful upgrade in wifi technology since 2014, and the latest version promises some extreme improvements to modern wifi technology. The Wi-Fi 6 will feature an increase of at least four […]

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Twitter Is Outraged After A Female Genital Mutilation Ad Appears On Some Users’ Feeds

Twitter recently allowed a video ad in support of female genital mutilation, and users are outraged. And it’s no wonder. Female genital mutilation, known as FGM for short, is “recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women,” according to the World Health Organization. The practice is most often done on infants to 15-year-old girls, with […]

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