Author archives: Priyansha

Last Christmas, I saw a cheeky ad that didn’t quite hit the mark. It showed a Smart Barbie that can respond to kids’ questions and movements using the internet, capture audio and video, and have chats with other devices over Bluetooth. The smart toy could use, store, process and send recordings to third parties; potentially revealing the child’s intimate thoughts and details. Isn’t privacy of children of greater importance than a smart toy which can be easily exploited? Toy companies don’t agree on the concept of smart toys being used...
In early 2015, Google shuttered the Google Glass, sparking a round of eulogies for the flashy gizmo. The Glass was both pretentious and intrusive - it let wearers take photos with a wink of the eye! Turns out, Alphabet-owned Google has not given up on its controversial small glasses, after all. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company has officially launched the “Enterprise Edition” of its smart glasses hardware, which is now available to a network of Google Partners. The Google Glass Enterprise Edition closely resembles the version 1.0 ...
CoinDash, a blockchain startup focusing on cryptocurrency social trading and portfolio management platforms, was scheduled to begin its ICO on July 17, 2017. The very same morning, it sent out an urgent warning to investors regarding alleged hacking of its cyber security. The e-trade for blockchain was hacked on Monday and $7.4 million was stolen from investors trying to participate in CoinDash ICO. CoinDash ICO went terribly wrong The unknown hacker stole $7.4 million worth of Ethereum in just under three minutes. At the time of ...
Atari has revealed images of its new Ataribox, the company’s first video games console we’ve seen in years. The new console won’t be out soon and the only thing we know is that it’ll be available in wood and one in red/black. The video game maker has not provided many details about the console in a 20-second YouTube teaser. Atari still exists? Atari plans to deliver classic hits in the Ataribox, alongside current popular games. It’s unclear whether this involves republishing Rollercoaster Tycoon. In a move similar to the NES and ...
The law enforcement may have shut down AlphaBay Market, but the darknet drug markets are alive and even booming in the very same niche. In ten days following the AlphaBay bust, the dark web is teeming with dozens of new markets and thousands of new dealers serving growingly anxious AlphaBay refugees. Some of these online entities promise to offer greater product reliability and less risk of doxxing than AlphaBay. According to Dark Web researcher and Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Nicolas Christin, the site was estimated t...
On July 4th, AlphaBay, the largest drug market on the dark web mysteriously went offline along with all mirrors. Associated Bitcoin accounts were subject to huge withdrawal of funds, leading to paranoid Reddit users suspecting an “exist scam.” It is quite common for popular darknet marketplaces to pull off a classic “exist scam”; absconding with the funds of both buyers and sellers which are normally held in escrow by site admins. According to a new report, the shutdown of AlphaBay Market came after a coordinated effort by law enforce...
Dell has come out with the world’s first wireless charging laptop, the Latitude 7285 2-in-1 notebook computer. The versatile tablet with an attachable keyword is also the world’s thinnest and lightest Windows-based convertible. A report by The Verge had earlier explained, the keyword is the key to the wireless charging feature. (Although, the keyword comes with a caution that it cannot be used on a metal surface.) The hybrid laptop can be charged on Dell’s new desktop wireless charging pad, which delivers 30W of power. (The wireless ...
Will the Galaxy Note 8 explode? Jokes apart, last year’s Galaxy Note 7 was a disaster. Following reports of battery fires and explosion, Samsung was forced to issue a recall, which later resulted in the handset being discontinued altogether. If rumors are to be true, Note 7 doesn’t mark the end of the line for the Galaxy Note range. Samsung has confirmed it will unveil a half-price Note 8 in the second-half of 2017. Rumors and leaks will no doubt surge over the next few weeks as we move closer to the launch date. Let’s walk through th...
All aspects of technology have tremendously changed since the advent of the Internet of Things in 2013. IoT will help businesses solve traditional industry-specific challenges with advanced solutions to connect things, collect data, gain insights, improve productivity and increase revenue. In an industry which has an almost cult-like following, Internet of things has somehow managed to achieve a great deal of accuracy. It deals with the principle of aggregating data from users. This data is later used to display targeted content, w...
RED, the company better known for high-end film cameras has announced the world’s first holographic smartphone. The USP of the device dubbed ‘Hydrogen One,’ is that it features a virtual-augmented and mixed-reality holographic display. The device comes in either aluminum or titanium casing. It will be powered by Google’s Android operating system and is available to pre-order today. For those who do not know, RED has made its name by selling high-end film cameras used to create Hollywood movies like Transformers: The Last Knight and ...