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August 22, 2017

Technology

75 percent of internet use in 2017 will be mobile: report

Reuters Seventy-five percent of internet use will be mobile in 2017, up slightly from this year, as a growing number of consumers around the world access the web on smartphones and tablets, media buying agency Zenith forecast this week. Zenith previously estimated that 71 percent of internet consumption would be mobile in 2016. Sixty percent

Samsung halts Note 7 production after new fire scare-source

By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, a source said on Monday, after reports of fires in replacement devices added to the tech giant’s worst ever recall crisis. Top U.S. and Australian carriers also suspended sales or exchanges of Note 7s

Exclusive- Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence- sources

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc <YHOO.O> last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of

Science of ‘exotic’ states of matter lands Nobel physics prize

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their studies of unusual states of matter, which may open up new applications in electronics. Their discoveries, using advanced mathematics, had boosted research in condensed matter physics and raised hopes

Hacker Gets 20 Years for Sending US Hit List to ISIS

Ardit Ferizi, 20, from Kosovo, was arrested in Malaysia for sending a list of 1,300 names of U.S. government and military personnel to ISIS. Ardit Ferizi, who sent a list of over 1,000 U.S. government and military personnel to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Ferizi, 20, originally from Kosovo,

Samsung to replace or refund 1 million U.S. Galaxy Note 7 phones

By Ankur Banerjee (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> formally recalled 1 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in the United States, replacing or refunding the flagship phones, whose susceptibility to catching fire has damaged the image of the Korean powerhouse. Samsung received 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States, including 26

Australian airlines ban use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones after battery fires leftright 2/2leftright

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Airline passengers should not turn on or charge their Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights or stow them in checked baggage due to concerns over the phone’s fire-prone batteries, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. In a statement on Thursday, the FAA said it “strongly advises” passengers

Apple unveils iphone 7

What are the new features? The most significant changes on the new phone include an upgraded camera, a new home button and the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead of the traditional headphone connection, iPhone packages will now come with earphones that fit into the phone’s Lightning port, currently used for charging and data

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