Timely Content ... Or A Sneaky Advert?
Google recently removed an unprompted audio advert from its Google Home smart speaker / digital assistant system after accusations that the piece was simply an unrequested advert.
Tech Tip : Customise or Disable the Windows 10 Mail Signature
If you don’t like the fact that you have “Sent from Mail for Windows 10” at the end of your emails, and / or if you’d like to personalise / customise your signature, or simply turn the signature function off, here’s how:
Google’s New Simpler Captcha
A new Captcha system, developed by Google, will secretly study how your interact with a web page rather than asking questions or setting puzzles in order to prove that you are a ‘human’ visitor.
BT to Separate From Openreach
Last week Ofcom (the telecoms regulator) announced that BT has agreed to legally separate from Openreach, which owns and operates the UK's broadband infrastructure.
Robot Lawyer For Refugees
A UK student has developed a chatbot computer program that can be used to provide refugees with legal advice and help, via the Facebook Messenger app.
Amazon Drone Shot Down With Patriot Missile
At the recent Association of the United States Army (AUSA) symposium, General David Perkins told the audience about an incident where a close ally of the U.S. used a £2.5 million patriot missile to shoot down $200 drone purchased from Amazon.
Tech Tip : Have Your Own Theme
If you spend a lot of time at your work computer, one way to feel better while you work is to at least have a theme that makes YOU feel good. You don’t have to accept just the selection of themes that Windows 10 gives you, you can create your own! Here’s how:
Company Tracked Customer Sexual Activity Via ‘Smart’ Sex Toy
Worries about the security vulnerabilities in ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) devices just reached a new level after a Canadian ‘adult sensual lifestyle products’ manufacturer was found to have been secretly tracking their customers’ use of their sex toys.
Old Phones Making a Comeback
The launch of the revamped Nokia 3310 handset, 17 years after its debut, and unveiling of a new Android-powered Blackberry with an old-school physical keyboard show how phone companies are using nostalgia to their advantage.