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Fitbit activates female health tracking on the Versa and Ionic

Two months ago, when Fitbit unveiled its Versa smartwatch, the company also announced an upcoming feature called "Female health tracking"

The Morning After: Elon Musk’s candy dreams

It's a busy week coming up. Microsoft's Build conference kicks off today, then, with no time for a break, it's

A VR quest to make you care about endangered species

Most of us don't think about rhinos on a daily basis. We're too consumed with maintaining inbox-zero or making sure

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and

MIT’s self-driving car can navigate unmapped country roads

There's a good reason why companies often test self-driving cars in big cities: they'd be lost most anywhere else.

Vudu update brings 4K Disney movies to Apple TV

When the Apple TV 4K arrived, there was one glaring omission in its movie catalog: Disney. No matter how

Apple’s influential, iconic iMac turns 20

There are few individual computer models that have left a lasting mark on the industry, but you can definitely put

Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook data models survived until 2017

Facebook may have succeeded in getting Cambridge Analytica to delete millions of users' data in January 2016, but the information

Chinese spies linked to decade-long hacking campaign

China's long-running hacking efforts may be more extensive than first thought. Security researchers at ProtectWise's 401TRG team have determined that

Kia unveils production Niro EV crossover with 280-mile range

When Kia unveiled the Niro EV at CES, it prompted one main question: how much would the electric crossover change

Police face recognition misidentified 2,300 as potential criminals

Ask critics of police face recognition why they're so skeptical and they'll likely cite unreliability as one factor. What

California to require solar panels on most new homes

There's no question that solar power is entering the mainstream, but California is about to give it a giant boost.

After Math: Robot revolutionaries

The whole "fear of SkyNet" trope is a bit moot at this point, seeing as how robots have already infiltrated

YouTube pulls hundreds of videos over essay cheating ads

YouTube doesn't have it easy managing the ads it automatically inserts itself, but it's another challenge entirely to manage the

Ben Heck’s mini pinball game: Analysis and programming

Ben is moving walls around, but don't expect him to quit his day job to become an architect just yet.

Facebook’s friend suggestions helped connect extremists

When you think of internet giants fighting terrorism online, there's a good chance you think of them banning accounts and

Elon Musk’s next project might be… a candy company?

No, Elon Musk isn't done envisioning strange new ventures just yet. Hot on the heels of his cyborg dragon, a

Facebook’s ‘Sauron alert’ protects staff against privacy breaches

The news that Facebook fired an engineer who abused his power to stalk women has raised a question: can the

UK orders Cambridge Analytica to provide data on US voter

Cambridge Analytica isn't completely out of the woods just because it's technically shutting down. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office

NSA tripled its phone record collection in 2017

The NSA retired its old surveillance program that indiscriminately inhaled billions of phone logs a day back in 2015, but

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