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Indiana AG Warns Public About Tech Support Computer Scams

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general is warning the public about online scams that seek to convince people that their personal computers are infected with viruses. Attorney General Curtis Hill says the scams use pop-up alerts resembling security alerts used by legitimate computer and technology companies. He says the deceptive alerts claim the users’ computers are infected with… Read More »

Police warn of computer tech support scam

SINGAPORE – Pop-up messages that claim your computer has been infected with a virus or that your information has been leaked could likely be a scam, police warned. Since January this year, more than 20 police reports have been lodged of unauthorised charges to their credit cards, after the victims provided their card details thinking they were buying… Read More »

Google I/O 2017: Google’s Augmented Reality Tech Gets a Boost With Visual Positioning Service

You may be familiar with Google’s Project Tango that uses sensors to track motions and size up your environment. Google has been investing quite a bit on Tango, which is at the core for the company’s push into both virtual reality and augmented reality. The company announced at Google I/O its new VR tech called WorldSense as well… Read More »

Lightweight, wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies. The researchers also identified the optimal site on the… Read More »

VW’s Audi steps up collaboration with Chinese tech groups

Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) luxury car unit Audi has agreed to deepen collaboration with Chinese internet technology groups to offer more digital services in the world’s largest car market. Audi and FAW-Volkswagen, VW’s joint venture with FAW Car Co Ltd (000800.SZ), have signed letters of intent with Alibaba (BABA.N), Baidu (BIDU.O) and Tencent (0700.HK), Audi said on Sunday. Financial terms… Read More »

British businesses ‘lazy and fat’, pro-Brexit trade minister says

Britain as a trading nation has become “too lazy and too fat” and business leaders are more interested in playing golf on Friday afternoons than in seeking new export markets, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox was recorded saying. Fox, who was a prominent campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union and says the country must forge new… Read More »

UK independent tech firm to buy part of Hewlett Packard

One of Britain’s largest independent technology firms is to announce a multibillion-pound deal to buy part of Hewlett Packard’s software business. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spin off and merge its non-core software assets with Britain’s Micro Focus International in a deal worth $8.8bn (£6.6bn), the companies said on Wednesday. The move is part of HPE chief executive… Read More »

Banks, tech companies move on from bitcoin to blockchain

As a debate raged across the internet Monday over whether the mysterious founder of the bitcoin digital currency had finally been identified, executives at a major bitcoin conference in New York had a simple message: we’ve moved on. That’s because bitcoin, the digital currency, has largely been supplanted by blockchain, the technology that underlies it, as the main… Read More »