Technology that changed us: The 1970s, from Pong to Apollo

In this 50-year retrospective, we're not just looking at technology year by year, we're looking at technologies that had an impact on us, paved the way for the future, and changed us, in ways good and bad.

Apple knew about the iPhone 6 'Bendgate' problem

Released court documents show that while Apple publicly denied the existence of "Bendgate," the company's own internal testing showed that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were far more susceptible to damage from bending than previous models.

WWDC 2018: Everything Apple is rumored to announce

Soon, Apple will hold a keynote to open this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. CEO Tim Cook and other Apple executives will likely take the stage at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center to announce upcoming software updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, and HomePod. They may even announce new hardware. Here's what to expect, based on all the rumors so far.

Confluent brings fully-managed Kafka to the Google Cloud Platform

The partnership between Confluent and Google extends the Kafka ecosystem, making it easier to consume with Google Cloud services for machine learning, analytics and more.

HTC integrates the U12 Plus smartphone with the Vive Focus VR headset

The integration is part of HTC's efforts to expand its VR ecosystem; HTC also announced VR partnerships with MLB, a Formula One team and Seagate.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update problems: Users struggle with mystery 'black screen'

Users over have begun reporting serious glitches after updating to Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

7 must-have devices for your smart home office

From audio-augmenting ear buds to automated coffee machines, here are the seven most effective devices for working at home.

Microsoft: Here's why Windows Defender AV isn't ranked higher in new antivirus tests

Microsoft argues the results don't tell the whole picture.

PassProtect tells you if your password has been pwned

The right time to learn your password has been exposed is before you use it; this extension can help.

Using a D-Link router? Watch out for hardcoded backdoors that give hackers admin access

D-Link's DIR-620 routers contain four recently discovered firmware flaws that an attacker could use to take over a network, and D-Link has no plans to fix them.

(via TechRepublic)

Technology that changed us: The 1980s, from MS-DOS to the first GPS satellite

Now we continue our time travels in the 1980s...

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Useful devices for your smart home office

If you work from home, you'll appreciate these gadgets.

Essential Phone 2: Did Android founder Andy Rubin just cancel his next phone?

Things aren't looking good for Essential.

Capture your best shot with smartphone dual cameras

Dual rear cameras have become a standard on smartphones.

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Finally, a power bank specifically designed for GoPro Hero users https://zd.net/2s7LjzN

Microsoft continues to tweak Edge in new Windows 10 'Redstone 5' test build

Microsoft is making changes to its Edge browser, underlying networking stack and memory-utilization components of its next Windows 10 feature update with build 17677.

Google Cloud Platform breaks into leader category in Gartner's Magic Quadrant

Gartner narrowed the infrastructure-as-a-service field dramatically for its 2018 version of the Magic Quadrant. AWS and Microsoft Azure still lead, but Google is making a move.

HTC integrates the U12 Plus smartphone with the Vive Focus VR headset

The integration is part of HTC's efforts to expand its VR ecosystem; HTC also announced VR partnerships with MLB, a Formula One team and Seagate.

New Windows 10 April 2018 Update build: Microsoft fixes Intel, Toshiba SSD crashes

But Microsoft recommends most users wait until it offers Windows 10 April 2018 Update for specific devices.

Apple to issue $50 credit for some iPhone battery replacements

If you paid full price to have your iPhone's battery replaced last year, you might be eligible for a credit.

At last, plug-and-play modular actuators (think LEGOs for robotics engineers)

Engineers hate worrying about the "low level crap" of robotics development. This hardware trend is helping.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update battery test: Edge beats Chrome again, brags Microsoft

But the difference between Chrome and Edge has shrunk dramatically over the past two years.

From Japan, a typewriter in your pocket

Even as a world has learned to type on glass, many still long for a more comfortable way to compose on the go.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 review: Rugged Android tablet built for business in the field https://zd.net/2s7ET3C

Apple knew about the iPhone 6 'Bendgate' problem

Apple's internal testing had determined that the iPhone 6 Plus was 7.2 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s. 😲

T-Mobile security lapse let anyone see customer account details

JUST IN 🚨: The leaky endpoint is understood to be used by T-Mobile staff to look up account details. It wasn't protected with a password and could be easily used by anyone.

WWDC 2018: Everything Apple is rumored to announce

Here's what to expect, based on all the rumors so far.

Installing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update could wipe your entire desktop

The April 2018 Update is causing more stress for users.

(via TechRepublic)

How to watch the Apple WWDC 2018 keynote online

WWDC 2018 is around the corner, and like past years, you will be able to watch it online.

Insurance startup leaks sensitive customer health data

It has exposed highly sensitive information on thousands of insurance policy holders.

Talos finds new VPNFilter malware hitting 500K IoT devices, mostly in Ukraine

Cisco's Talos has published preliminary findings of the VPNFilter malware, which is targeting mostly consumer internet routers from a range of vendors, with some consumer NAS devices also hit.

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 710 platform in mobile AI, neural networking push

The focus for the next generation of chips is artificial intelligence, neural networking, and support for high-quality photos and video.

Telstra 'unlimited' mobile network ads banned by court

Telstra's 'unlimited' mobile network advertising campaign has been found to be misleading and deceptive conduct under a Federal Court decision, with an injunction preventing it from continuing the ads.

​Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth pulls no punches on Red Hat and VMware in OpenStack cloud

Canonical CEO and Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth claims Canonical OpenStack is a better deal than either Red Hat or VMware's OpenStack offerings.

​Apple privacy update: Now it's easier to download all the data it has about you

To find the new tool, sign in to your Apple ID account page, then go to Data and Privacy, and select 'Manage your data'.

OnePlus 6: Not perfect, but it costs less than it does to fix the rear glass panel on the iPhone X

It appears that the battery is easy to replace, so that's cool.

HTC U12 Plus takes on S9 Plus, P20 Pro, G7 ThinQ, and OnePlus 6: Specs, price, and key features

We broke down the key unique features for each device.

​Google and LG develop world's highest resolution OLED display - for VR

It comes close to matching how humans see in real life.

​Facebook's fake news efforts will fail: Here's why

Humans love the filter bubble.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update problems: Users struggle with mystery 'black screen'

Users have begun reporting serious glitches after updating to Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

Top 5 social media scams to avoid

These are the top 5 ways people get scammed on social media.

(via TechRepublic)

How Stitch Fix combines ML with human stylists to offer custom fashion boxes

Are the challenges of modern day retail solvable with data science? Personal styling service Stitch Fix thinks so. https://zd.net/2s2DHi8

How to connect your Android device to your Linux desktop

If you've been wishing you could connect your Android to your Linux desktop, your wish is about to come true.

(via TechRepublic)

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