Tag Archives: information

Polar fitness tracker might be a bigger national security risk

Fitness trackers have become so common that people strap them on with no worry or concern. After all, they’re not like smartphones or even smartwatches with tons of features and apps that could be harvesting your data. Unfortunately, fitness trackers themselves and their official apps can actually be gold mines of information.

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McLaren eSports program tests drivers with PC simulators and mobile games

While professional soccer and basketball teams getting involved in eSports is nothing new, McLaren’s racing division is leading the automotive world’s investment in pro gaming. The carmaker has announced a new expansion to its “Shadow Project” eSports program, which is touted as a “search for the brightest and the best racing talent in eSports.” Throughout the last year, McLaren’s program … Continue reading

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Sonos’ frenemies are its biggest risk as it files to go public

Sonos has filed to go public, with the connected speaker firm aiming to raise $100m but detailing some of the challenges – not least when you’re trying to be assistant agnostic – it faces along the way. The company most recently launched the Sonos Beam, a more compact TV soundbar that includes Amazon Alexa support for voice control.

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Gemini PDA could get a Wear OS powered second screen

Planet Computers’ Gemini has already been wooing Psion fans with its clamshell design and finger-friendly keyboard, but now it’s looking to fix the absence of an external display. Currently, when closed, the quad-booting PDA uses an array of multicolor LEDs that can flash in different, customizable sequences to flag when certain people are calling, new messages are received, or other … Continue reading

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Samsung just went live with secret Galaxy Note 9 support

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 confirmations are coming up live, left and right, as the device’s reveal event nears. The release of the Galaxy Note 9 – and every device released by Samsung – is heralded by a number of predictable events.

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Octopath Traveler could be the Square Enix RPG I’ve been waiting for

A few months before the Nintendo Switch launched, Square Enix started advertising a beautiful looking game it called Project Octopath Traveler.

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Researchers created a guide to help IoT assisted domestic abuse victims

There are many things that constitute domestic violence.

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Sunscreens that kill coral: Hawaii’s chem-ban now law

When last we spoke about Hawaii and their plans to ban some sunscreens, proposed law SB 2471 wasn’t yet live.

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Fortnite mystery anchor appears stoking Season 5 map rumors

Following the recent rocket launch event in Fortnite, gamers are seeing a number of in-game changes, including new rifts and glowing circles. One of the latest changes is the sudden presence of a big rusty anchor, stoking rumors about an upcoming map refresh that may introduce a historic environment in the place of (or in addition to) the existing island. … Continue reading

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This baby missing link had very odd toe bones

An ancient human ancestor dubbed Selam was written about in a paper published this week in Science Advances. This very young Australopithecus afarensis’s foot is the oldest hominin foot ever found with all of its tarsals preserved – those are effectively the bones in a foot that do not include the toes – basically the ankle. This tiny humanoid had … Continue reading

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