Author archives: Priyansha

A global network of self-defense rights advocates is using the internet to anonymously share blueprints for 3D printed guns. Unlike previous attempts to popularize 3D printed firearms, this operation is entirely decentralized. There’s no headquarters, no face of the movement, no trademarks. 3D printed firearms wouldn’t be so popular if policymakers worldwide stopped trying to take rights away from people. According to Wired UK, Ivan the Troll is the de facto spokesperson of the decentralized network of gunsmiths. Ivan knows of at lea...
In recent months, censorship on social media has become a major talking point for netizens who argue that Silicon Valley companies have a bias which dictates their rules and regulations. On Wednesday, The White House launched a new tool for U.S. citizens to submit a complaint if they think they were unfairly censored, banned, or suspended on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. “SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS should advance FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently rep...
Samsung made history for itself in November teasing its foldable phone, now called Galaxy Fold, to mark the first of its kind in Samsung’s lineups. All the uncertainties are now over as Galaxy Fold is no longer a concept anymore. Samsung has announced Galaxy fold release date to be April 26th, and the company has, in addition, revealed more features distinguishing the foldable phone from other smartphones out there. According to a report by CNET, Google appears to be experimenting with a foldable phone. Mario Queiroz, the head of G...
You should be familiar with those algorithmically-produced videos of “year in review” Facebook usually generate if you are still using the social media platform. Another form of it could be celebrating years of friendship with someone or birthdays and the videos often set slideshows of your posts with cheerful music. Facebook is reportedly using them to promote contents for extremist organizations along with creating a business page for Al-Qaeda, the National Whistleblower Center Researchers found. According to The Associated Press...
A renowned researcher from the University of Cambridge has proposed a special kind of virtual currency known as Quantum money. The currency will allow users to make certain rare decisions based on information received from different locations and times and will also protect its users against attacks from quantum computers. The S-money as the theoretical framework is called promises a secure and uncompromisable authentication to users. It will combine the power of quantum theory and relativity to offer the fastest and most flexible ...
Lyft shares on Tuesday traded in a volatile fashion after the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company delivered its very first quarterly earnings report as a public company. Despite Lyft’s revenue surpassing analysts’ estimation, the company’s shares failed as much as 4.4 percent before rallying to recoup some of those losses. Compared with last year’s adjusted net loss of $228.4 million, Lyft recorded an adjusted net loss of $211.5 million for the quarter. And while the Lyft’s lack of profitability continuous to become a major co...
Oculus Rift was a ground-breaking device in the VR space when it was first released in March 2016. And it became clearer that virtual technology, which caught the world’s biggest attention in 1994 after Nintendo and Sega delivered their 3D gaming glasses, would truly transform how we interact with computer graphics.  We have a new of its kind in the hood – the Quest and I can tell you right away that Oculus Quest price is the most exciting part of the device launch. It’s no surprise that Oculus is behind yet another VR headset that w...
There are indications that the government of India would put an end to cryptocurrencies once and for all, and adopt strict regulations for official digital currencies. According to India’s Economic Times, an inter-ministerial consultation on a draft bill titled “Banning of Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official Digital Currencies Bill 2019” has been kickstarted by the government. And the bill has reportedly been circulated to all relevant departments of the government. “The Banning of Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official...
Most people are skeptical about using a smart speaker or internet-connected smart devices just for security reasons. The fear of not knowing what information about you the devices are collecting, sharing and to who is the big problem. In May 2018, a woman from Portland, Oregon found out that her Amazon Echo had listened to a private conversation she had with her husband and had it sent to her husband’s coworker. The couple didn’t realize until the recipient called, urging that the smart speaker be unplugged. The device had misunderst...
Apple Music has surpassed rival streaming service Spotify in terms of US paid subscribers, reports The Wall Street Journal. Sources say based on records for the month of February, Spotify is trailing behind Apple Music with around 2 million U.S. subscribers. Spotify reported it had 96 million subscribers globally as of the end of 2018. Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed publicly in May that Apple Music had crossed the 50 million user base milestone. Though both companies don’t give subscriber data based on region, experts say th...