User Interface Blamed For Bogus Missile Alert

A badly written and designed drop-down menu was responsible for a mistaken alert that Hawaii was under missile attack according to reports. Local officials will redesign both the menu and the system to reduce the chances of a repeat incident. The message came from the Hawaiian Emergency Management Agency and appeared on phone screens reading […]

10 Ways Cryptocurrencies Are Changing The World

With the massive breakout of crytocurrencies in 2017 and the likes of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple gaining multi billion dollar market values, it is clear that the monetary world is changing. But what effects will it have? [AllTime10s]

Google Phone Screens Could Sing

Google has bought a company that’s developing a way to make smartphone screens double-up as speakers. It could mean slimmer phones or longer battery life. The buyout of Redux actually happened last year but has only just been made public. It involves technology that works in two contrasting ways, the first being to vibrate the […]

Fingerprint Sensor Built Into Phone Display

Vivo has made the first phone with a fingerprint sensor built directly into the display. While it brings some practical benefit, the solution itself is a clever use of technology. While fingerprint unlocks are relatively common now, they usually come at the expense of screen size. It’s not simply a case of effectively lopping off […]

Passenger ‘Drone’ Grounded By Light Drizzle

A demo of a drone that carries passengers – or as some cynics call it, a helicopter – had to be cancelled because of light rain. The makers say the problem is only with the demo model and the real thing will cope with poor weather. The SureFly can carry two passengers and in its […]

Samsung Shows Latest ‘Biggest TV Ever’

Whatever the trend for the latest gadgets at the annual CES event in Vegas, there’ll always be room for humongous televisions. Though that’s only just literally the case with Samsung’s star prototype: a 146” television screen. Dubbed “The Wall”, there’s no promise of it showing up as a consumer model during 2018: instead it’s currently […]

Roombas Could Find Wi-Fi Dead Zones

A Roomba robot vacuum will soon be able to map the Wi-Fi coverage in your home. It’s an official feature that makes an existing hack a little easier to use. The idea itself isn’t particularly new as a few folk had figured out it’s a slightly more efficient way to track coverage around a home […]

How Do Chips Make Credit Cards More Secure?

If you live in the United States, you might have recently gotten a credit card with a microchip on it. But what does this chip do that makes it any different than the magnetic strip on the back of the card? Find out in this video from the folks over at SciShow. [SciShow]