How the iPhone’s Health app helped a murder investigation

In something of a bizarre story, the Health app on Apple’s iPhone may play a pivotal role in definitively proving who raped and murdered a young medical student in Germany late last year. As detailed by the BBC, German authorities already have a suspect in custody, a man who

How the iPhone’s Health app helped a murder investigation

In something of a bizarre story, the Health app on Apple’s iPhone may play a pivotal role in definitively proving who raped and murdered a young medical student in Germany late last year. As detailed by the BBC, German authorities already have a suspect in custody, a man who

Wall Street not a fan of Facebook’s new News Feed

Facebook’s latest changes to its News Feed left investors searching for a dislike button. Shares of the social network plunged 4.5 percent on Friday, to $179.37, one day after the company said it would prioritize posts from friends over posts from publishers and businesses. The changes could lead to a

Even the government is getting in on the Bitcoin hype

The US Marshals Service announced Thursday that it will hold an auction next month to dispose of 3,813 bitcoins, worth a cool $52 million at Friday’s price. The coins were seized in “various federal criminal, civil, and administrative cases.” Selling off bitcoin is a routine process for the US Marshals

Even the government is getting in on the Bitcoin hype

The US Marshals Service announced Thursday that it will hold an auction next month to dispose of 3,813 bitcoins, worth a cool $52 million at Friday’s price. The coins were seized in “various federal criminal, civil, and administrative cases.” Selling off bitcoin is a routine process for the US Marshals

Facebook has drastic changes in store for news feed

NEW YORK — Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on the site more “meaningful.” The company says people will likely spend less time on Facebook as a result. The changes come as critics say social media can make people feel depressed and isolated. Facebook has said

Scientists find ice below Mars’ surface

WASHINGTON – Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a potential source of water that could help sustain future human outposts. While scientists already knew that about a third of the

Wall Street not a fan of Facebook’s new News Feed

Facebook’s latest changes to its News Feed left investors searching for a dislike button. Shares of the social network plunged 4.5 percent on Friday, to $179.37, one day after the company said it would prioritize posts from friends over posts from publishers and businesses. The changes could lead to a

North Korean caught secretly mining bitcoin rival

North Korean hackers are secretly mining a cryptocurrency rival to bitcoin as Kim Jong Un aims to cash in on the booming virtual cash economy and skirt the sanctions that are crippling his regime. According to a report, the rogue state is using foreign computers to funnel the cryptocurrency

“Transgender’ sex robots are coming to a bedroom near you

“Transgender” sex robots could be a new and exotic way to spice things up in your bedroom. The Sun has learned that the Californian start-up responsible for the female Harmony sex droid is now considering a trans version too. Realbotix has been constantly in the news in recent months thanks

This smart toilet is the best reason to stay in the bathroom

LAS VEGAS — Tech is invading the bathroom. see also Answering the call of Mother Nature is getting an upgrade, according to a high-tech toilet unveiled here at CES 2018, but it’s going to cost you plenty. Japan-based Toto debuted its Neorest NX2, an $11,000 tech marvel that will open automatically

Tiny alien stone made from materials not found in our solar system

There’s plenty of interesting things to find here on Earth. Archaeologists and paleontologists are constantly discovering relics of the past that nobody ever knew was there but rarely do scientists realize they’ve stumbled upon something that doesn’t belong on Earth, or even in our own solar system. That

Dropbox confidentially files for IPO

Data-sharing business Dropbox has filed confidentially for a initial public offering led by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Dropbox is in talks with other banks to fill additional roles on the IPO and is aiming to be listed in the first

Peter Thiel is trying to acquire what’s left of Gawker

Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site the Silicon Valley billionaire helped shutter by funding litigation against it, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Gawker, which has been inactive for more than a

Bitcoin conference refuses bitcoin payments

Attendees at next week’s popular cryptocurrency conference are faced with the irony of using cash instead of bitcoin to pay for the event. The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), which plans to cover a wide array of topics including blockchain technology, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and investment opportunities, has

Stevie Wonder wows crowd on “smart’ piano at CES

LAS VEGAS — Trying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit. Especially when your product is a “smart” piano designed to teach people how to play. Piano teacher Gabie

Contracts for consensual one night stands? There’s an app for that

One night stands may soon become commitments thanks to an app that creates contracts for consensual sex. LegalFling, a new app from a Dutch blockchain company, claims to be the first app to give users a “legally binding agreement” before getting it on. The app also allows users to “match

FBI forensic examiner calls Apple ‘jerks’ for security efforts

The relationship between the FBI and Apple is known to be fraught. Ever since Apple refused to create a backdoor in its operating system to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, it has become the standard-bearer in the wider dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over encryption. For

CES power outage can’t stop tech hotshots from showing off

LAS VEGAS — No power? No problem. Despite an hour-long blackout that left two-thirds of the Las Vegas Convention Center in the dark — forcing thousands of gadget heads to exit the massive building — there were plenty of new tech toys unveiled Wednesday at CES 2018. The folks at

Dropbox confidentially files for IPO

Data-sharing business Dropbox has filed confidentially for a initial public offering led by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Dropbox is in talks with other banks to fill additional roles on the IPO and is aiming to be listed in the first

North Korean caught secretly mining bitcoin rival

North Korean hackers are secretly mining a cryptocurrency rival to bitcoin as Kim Jong Un aims to cash in on the booming virtual cash economy and skirt the sanctions that are crippling his regime. According to a report, the rogue state is using foreign computers to funnel the cryptocurrency

Peter Thiel is trying to acquire what’s left of Gawker

Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site the Silicon Valley billionaire helped shutter by funding litigation against it, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Gawker, which has been inactive for more than a

Ingredients for life discovered on ancient meteorites

Scientists have discovered liquid water on ancient meteorites, sparking renewed hope for life beyond planet earth. The researchers uncovered both water and organic compounds on two meteorites, which date back 4.5 billion years. The meteorites actually fell to earth almost 20 years ago, but technology at the time couldn’t pick

Robotic implant stretches your organs to help them heal

If you have science fiction nightmares of a robot apocalypse you should probably just stop reading right now. For those of you still here, I have good(?) news! Scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have invented a robot that can be implanted into the body where it pulls on

New invention brings batteries back from the dead

One of the biggest stories in consumer electronics right now is Apple’s secret throttling of older iPhone models with aging batteries. The company misled customers for years as “conspiracy theorists” claimed Apple was intentionally slowing down older iPhone models in order to force people to upgrade. While Apple

Bitcoin conference refuses bitcoin payments

Attendees at next week’s popular cryptocurrency conference are faced with the irony of using cash instead of bitcoin to pay for the event. The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), which plans to cover a wide array of topics including blockchain technology, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and investment opportunities, has

“Smart underwear’ is here, and it’s ridiculous

Now your skivvies have a higher IQ than you do. Skiin’s “smart underwear” is taking the wearables game to a whole new region, Mashable reports. The high-tech underthings, unveiled at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, have six sensors woven into the bras and undies that can track heart