Parliamentary panel proposes banning WhatsApp and Facebook instead of shutting down the internet

A parliamentary panel studying internet shutdowns in India suggested the government should look into selectively banning Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram rather than banning the internet as a whole. The Standing Committee on Communications and IT led by senior congressional leader Shashi Tharoor issued a report on Wednesday on the temporary suspension of telecom services (public … Read more

Should You Take Money Advice From Reddit? | National news

As far as the messages and replies go, the quality of the advice is a “mixed bag,” says Jeff Ledford of Arlington, Virginia. He regularly browses and replies to r/personalfinance messages and is also a certified government financial manager. Ledford says some posters have to be professionals because their tips are “perfect.” But “there’s also … Read more

SpaceX plans to bring space-based internet service to planes

A SpaceX representative said Tuesday the company is testing its ability to provide onboard broadband access to aircraft, according to a report from Bloomberg. Vice President Jonathan Hofeller told a crowd at the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo in Long Beach, Calif., it will begin offering its services to airlines “as soon as possible.” A … Read more

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon laptop chips promise minor upgrades

Image: Qualcomm Qualcomm has big dreams of creating PC chips that will rival Apple’s M-series processors by 2023, but in the meantime, the company is introducing its latest ARM-based laptop chips: the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and Snapdragon 7c+. Designed to support Windows laptops and Chromebooks, Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 should pave … Read more

Amazon’s Appstore does not work on Android 12

The Amazon Appstore has some problems and it could be Amazon’s own DRM.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo As a whole, the Android OS is a more open platform than its iOS rival. But that doesn’t mean that third-party app stores on Google devices are always fun. If you are an Amazon Fire Tablet user, you … Read more

Apple reportedly wants to replace iPhones with AR glasses

Image: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) Apple reportedly wants to replace the iPhone with augmented reality glasses within 10 years, a transition that would fundamentally change the way we interact with the digital world. Before you get excited about becoming Tony Stark, we should warn that these ambitions border on fantasy. Let’s start with some background. … Read more

Barnes & Noble’s Nook rises from the dead

Like Paul Newman’s character in cool hand Luke Standing up again and again after being knocked down repeatedly in the film’s infamous fight scene, the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader is somehow back with a fourth iteration of the Glowlight sporting modern upgrades and a chunky retro-looking screen bezel. Earlier this year, when the company’s … Read more

See Trippy photos taken by nano camera

The output of the neural nano-optical camera (right) compared to previous metasurface cameras (left).Image: Princeton University Computational Imaging Lab A team of engineers has built a camera the size of a grain of salt that can capture images of comparable quality to a regular camera 500,000 times the size. The super-small camera uses a combination … Read more

How hackers tricked 300,000 Android users into downloading password-stealing malware

Photo: rafapress (Shutterstock) A recent report from cybersecurity firm ThreatFabric reveals that: more than 300,000 android users have installed trojan apps who have secretly stolen their bank details. Although the apps have been removed and deactivated by Google, the developers have used unique methods to implement the malware that all Android users should be wary … Read more

Razer Gaming Laptops Will Cost More Next Year, Razer CEO Says

Photo: Sam Rutherford there is no way to cover it: BUsing gadgets has been a nightmare this year. Products are out of stock, bots resell them Bee exorbitant increases, and there is no set timetable for when the chip shortage – the main cause of this entire disaster – will improve. We now know that … Read more