Adobe announces the death of its software “Flash”

Adobe announces the death of its software “Flash”

The player, widely used for online games and video, will be phased out and replaced in the next few years. Adobe has announced it is to axe its Flash Player, confirming the long-awaited end of a once essential piece of software. In a short blog post on Wednesday, the software giant announced that it was planning to “end-of-life” the once-ubiquitous plugin by 2020. It will be replaced by more open standards such as HTML5, which…

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Musk and Zuckerbeg clash over Artificial Intelligence

Musk and Zuckerbeg clash over Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk has criticised Mark Zuckerberg for having a “limited” understanding of artificial intelligence in a spat over the potential dangers of advances in the field. Mr Musk was responding to the Facebook chief’s suggestion he was “irresponsible” for making public statements about his concerns about AI. In a Facebook Live broadcast on Sunday, a user who said he had “watched a recent interview with Elon Musk and his largest fear for future was AI”…

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Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to offer its graphics program Paint. In a recent update, it had listed Paint as a feature that would be either removed or no longer developed. Paint, renowned for its simplicity, has been part of the Windows operating system since its launch in 1985. Microsoft suggested it would not remain on Windows 10 by default but did say it would be available for free on the Windows Store….

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German car makers face test with antitrust claims

German car makers face test with antitrust claims

Germany’s biggest industry is again facing tough questions about how it does business. Still struggling to move on from the “dieselgate” scandal sparked by Volkswagen’s 2015 admission that it rigged engines to appear cleaner than they were, the country’s top car manufacturers now stand accused of operating a huge cartel since the 1990s. News magazine Der Spiegel dropped the bombshell on Friday, citing a letter it said Volkswagen (VLKAY) had written to German antitrust officials…

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Bitcoin swings as civil war looms

Bitcoin swings as civil war looms

The value of the virtual currency Bitcoin has always been volatile. Even so, there has been particular turbulence in recent days as fears of a “civil war” among its adherents first grew and then subsided, although they have not gone away altogether. On Sunday, the value of one bitcoin dropped to about $1,863 (£1,430) before bouncing back to $2,402 on Wednesday, according to data from the news site CoinDesk – still some way off a…

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UK to roll out iris scanning tech

UK to roll out iris scanning tech

Imagine logging onto your bank account just by glancing at your phone. That’s what some TSB customers will be able to do from September when the bank introduces iris recognition to its mobile banking app. It will be the first bank in Europe to introduce the technology, but its arrival will test customers’ trust in biometric technology. Customers will need the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 to use the new way of accessing their TSB accounts….

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OnePlus admits 911 emergency call glitch

OnePlus admits 911 emergency call glitch

Phonemaker OnePlus has admitted a glitch in some of its devices prevented people making calls to the emergency services. The issue was highlighted on Reddit, where a customer showed their OnePlus 5 phone restarting when a 911 emergency call was placed. Others said calls to 999 in the UK and 112 in Europe were also affected by the glitch. OnePlus said it would distribute a software update to resolve the problem. The Chinese phonemaker promotes…

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Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfies and 35% said their confidence was directly linked to the number of followers they had. Instagram was highlighted as having become the vehicle most used for mean comments. Seven per cent of young social network users said they had been bullied on the Facebook-owned photo app. That compared…

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Importance Of Firewall In The Internet World

Importance Of Firewall In The Internet World

Anyone connected to the internet must have heard the term ‘firewalls’ But what exactly the firewall is? Basically it’s a separation between room or sections, which prevents, fire from spreading from one room to another. So if one room catches on fire the fire will not be able to damage the other room due to the fire wall. A firewall on the internet is also similar—it serves to prevent one computer from compromising another computer….

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Hijab-wearing woman among Apple’s new emojis

Hijab-wearing woman among Apple’s new emojis

Breastfeeding woman, bearded person and meditating man also among new symbols previewed to mark World Emoji Day.  The hijab emoji was approved in November last year [Courtesy Apple] US tech giant Apple has previewed forthcoming emojis, including one that depicts a woman wearing a hijab. More than 12 animated symbols were unveiled on Monday to celebrate World Emoji Day and will be released on Apple devices later this year, the company said. “The new Emoji…

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