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Why your smart meter may not be so smart after all

Nearly a third of all energy companies fitting smart meters are still installing old technology. Government guidance says that since the middle of March 2019 customers should only have been given second generation smart meters. However, eight companies still installing first generation smart

Gadgets can be hacked to produce ‘dangerous’ sounds, says researcher

Many modern gadgets can be hacked to produce deafening and disorienting sounds, research has revealed. Security researcher Matt Wixey found a range of devices had little protection to stop themselves being turned into “offensive” low-grade, cyber-weapons. Mr Wixey tested laptops, mobile phones, headphones, a PA system and several types of speakers. The

North Korea rebuilding rocket sites: What does this mean?

As the correspondent for the Koreas, I find myself asking those questions a lot, no more so than now after the much-anticipated Hanoi summit ended without reaching a deal on denuclearisation. Most of the world’s media have no free access to North Korea, and Kim Jong-un’s Ryongsong Residence isn’t really taking calls from journalists. The […]

First images of NASA’s probe to place beyond known world

NASA has said its New Horizons explorer reached the solar system’s outermost region on Tuesday. The probe flew close to and snapped images of a space rock 20 miles long and billions of miles from Earth. It is on a mission to gather clues about the creation of the solar system. “Now the image that I’m […]

An online decency moderator’s advice: Blur your eyes

“When I left, I didn’t shake anyone’s hand for three years. I’d seen what people do and how disgusting they are. I didn’t want to touch anyone. I was disgusted by humanity.” Roz Bowden is talking about her time as a content moderator at MySpace, viewing the very worst the internet could throw at her […]

TURKEY: Dubious Apple Watch link to Jamal Khashoggi ‘killing’

There is a story going around that Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist missing presumed killed, recorded exactly what happened inside Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on his Apple Watch. It strikes me as extremely unlikely. The story was first reported in the Turkish paper Sabah and was repeated across a number of news outlets. Sabah says Khashoggi […]

Mirrorless cameras: Photography’s new decisive moment

Nearly 200 years after the birth of photography, the art form is experiencing a technological revolution. Smartphones are using multiple cameras and software-based smarts to deliver images that seemingly transcend the limits of their small lenses and sensors. And while handsets have devastated sales of point-and-shoot cameras, the prospects for more advanced models are

Why The iPhone X Will Force Apple To Choose Between Good Or Evil

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The best MacBook Pro alternatives in 2017 for Apple users

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