Beware the Latest Android Malware on Google Play

Beware the Latest Android Malware on Google Play

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Android users take heed: there’s a new piece of malware cropping up on the Google Play Store, and it’s coming for your data. Dubbed “Facestealer,” this new malware can steal personal information on your phone, hijack your social media passwords by forcing fake logins, and blast your device with invasive ads. Ssecurity … Read more

Ingenious Underwater Drone Can Transition to Flight in Less Than a Second

Ingenious Underwater Drone Can Transition to Flight in Less Than a Second

Robots have traditionally been purpose-built to perform a single, very specific task, but researchers from Beihang University are taking a much different approach with a new robotic drone that can operate underwater just as easily as in the air, and it features a clever, nature-inspired trick for maximizing its range. When you think of robots, … Read more

New Kind of ‘Solar’ Cell Shows We Can Generate Electricity Even at Night

New Kind of 'Solar' Cell Shows We Can Generate Electricity Even at Night

Conventional solar technology soaks up rays of incoming sunlight to bump out a voltage. Strange as it seems, some materials are capable of running in reverse, producing power as they radiate heat back into the cold night sky. A team of engineers in Australia has now demonstrated the theory in action, using the kind of … Read more

Apple Reverses Remote Work Policy, Exec Goes To Alphabet

Apple Reverses Remote Work Policy, Exec Goes To Alphabet

Photo: justin sullivan (Getty Images) Well, this is awkward. One of Apple’s highest-profile return-to-office detractors reportedly landed a new gig at Alphabet’s DeepMind, marking the latest drama over Big Tech’s remote work scruffles. That move, ironically, comes right around the same time Apple decided to walk back its most recent return-to-office push In an internal … Read more

Why Tesla was kicked out of the S&P 500’s ESG index

Why Tesla was kicked out of the S&P 500's ESG index

An aerial view of the Tesla Fremont Factory on May 13, 2020 in Fremont, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The S&P 500 booted electric vehicle maker Tesla from its ESG Index in an annual rebalancing. Meanwhile, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and even oil and gas multinational Exxon Mobil were included on the list. The S&P … Read more

HP Victus 15 and HP 16 Gaming Laptops Look Great, Cost Less

HP Victus 15 and HP 16 Gaming Laptops Look Great, Cost Less

Picture: HP Gamers on a budget now have two more laptops to consider, with the arrival of HP’s Omen 16 and Victus 15 notebooks. The Victus, in particular, is meant for entry-level gamers who don’t need to play every game at Ultra settings at 300 frames per second. Despite its low price, the Victus is … Read more

China tries to make nice with Big Tech as economic challenges mount

China tries to make nice with Big Tech as economic challenges mount

In a rare public display of support for the private sector, Vice Premier Liu He said Tuesday that the government would “properly manage” the relationship between the government and the market, and back tech companies to list in both domestic and foreign markets. Liu is a top economic adviser to President Xi Jinping. He was … Read more

Elon Musk Does Not Fear A Recession

Elon Musk Does Not Fear A Recession

Elon Musk makes the news. He is everywhere. The chief executive officer of premium electric vehicle maker Tesla (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report is somewhat reminiscent of former Republican President Donald Trump when the latter was in office. Like Trump, Twitter is Musk’s main communication channel. Like the real estate developer, the tech tycoon … Read more

Shopee, Garena post strong revenue

Shopee, Garena post strong revenue

Shares of Southeast Asia’s e-commerce and gaming firm Sea Group popped after its first-quarter revenue beat analysts’ expectations on Tuesday. Sea’s US-listed shares rose 14% to close at $80.21 after the of Singapore-based internet firm reported revenue that exceeded analysts’ expectations in the first quarter this year. Here’s how the New York Stock Exchange-listed company … Read more

China signals easing of tech crackdown but don’t expect policy U-turn

China signals easing of tech crackdown but don't expect policy U-turn

China has shown signs of easing its crackdown on the technology sector which has wiped billions of dollars of value from its most prominent companies. But analysts said Beijing’s recent positive rhetoric should not be mistaken for a reversal of policy. “I think the big tech companies will have a grace period for maybe the … Read more