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AssistENT offers an anti-snoring device you stick in your nose If you sleep next to someone who snores you know that the endless horking and honking isn’t very fun… and it makes the snorer’s life even worse. Some students and doctors in Baltimore, Maryland, however, have created something that acts like an internal breathing strip to help you breathe better and snore less. Called assistENT, the company uses small, reusable rings that fit into the
Dixons Carphone discloses data breach affecting 5.9M payment cards, 105k of which were compromised European electronics and telecoms retailer Dixons Carphone has revealed a hack of its systems in which the intruder/s attempted to compromise 5.9 million payment cards. In a statement put out today it says a review of its systems and data unearthed the data breach. It also confirms it has informed the UK’s data watchdog the ICO, financial conduct regulator the FCA, and
Exclusive: Plume’s new “Superpod” hardware is here—and it’s fast Plume made a splash into the burgeoning Wi-Fi mesh scene a couple of years ago by promising to do things differently. In a market where vendors vie with each other to put the biggest, nastiest-looking hardware with the biggest possible numbers on the box, Plume seemed to say, “That’s not how you actually fix Wi-Fi.” Instead, the small, crowdfunded startup started by taking a risk on
After report on “appalling” conditions, Foxconn will investigate plant that makes Amazon devices Foxconn Technology Group says it is investigating a factory it operates that makes Amazon devices, including Kindles, after an in-depth report by advocacy group China Labor Watch criticized its “appalling working conditions,” including excessive hours and over-reliance on temporary workers. “We are carrying out a full investigation of the areas raised by the report, and if found to be true, immediate actions
Australia task force will protect elections against cyberattacks Governments around the world are taking various steps to prevent foreign elements from meddling with their elections. For some of them, it’s to prevent foreign interference yet again — the US, for instance, might use paper ballot backups that will a… See More
Apple Watch rumor suggests ‘solid state’ buttons are coming Now that the Apple Watch has built-in LTE, what could change in the next version? A rumor from Fast Company suggests that the Watch could follow Apple’s “Force Touch” equipped laptops or iPhone 7 (and higher) models by making the button and digital c… See More
Google creates its own AI rulebook – promises it won’t go all Terminator on us Google may have quietly dropped its Don’t Be Evil tagline but it is still firmly in the ‘we’re not planning to end the world’ camp when it comes to AI.  To prove it, it’s released a comprehensive list of guidelines that it is going to adhere to when it comes to everything it is doing with AI. The first batch
Instagram’s curated video hub could launch June 20th Following a Wall Street Journal report that Instagram will support longer videos of up to an hour in length, TechCrunch has heard it’s planning a new hub for pro content. Similar to Facebook’s Watch or Snapchat’s Discover page the dedicated space wou… See More
Apple Watch Series 3 LTE officially goes on sale in the UAE The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE support has finally launched in the UAE in partnership with Etisalat. Apple’s fully connected wearable is launching in the usual two variants, a smaller 38mm watch that starts at AED 1,679 and a larger 42mm watch starting at AED 1,784.  Even though the smart watch has in-built LTE support, users will still need a iPhone to
Netflix is working on a song-inspired Dolly Parton series Dolly Parton is heading to Netflix, with the streaming giant announcing today that the singer will produce and star in an upcoming anthology series. Each of the show’s eight episodes will be based on one of Parton’s iconic songs and she’ll serve as t… See More