Mobile Banking Iris-Scanning
This September, TSB customers will just have to look at their phone’s camera to access mobile banking services thanks to the introduction of iris-scanning authentication.
House of Lords Investigating AI 'Ethics'
With the advancement of artificial intelligence, the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is calling on academics, experts, industry insiders, and the public for feedback on the social, economic, and ethical implications of the technology.
Age Checks To View Porn To Be Compulsory
The Digital Economy Act, which comes into force in nine months, will mean that those trying to view pornography on any commercial website or online platform available people in the UK could face a compulsory age check.
Drones To Be Registered, Users To Be Tested
The UK government announced last week that drones need to be registered and users may have to undergo safety awareness tests soon.
Paid Content ‘Fast Lanes’ Possible As US Rules May Be Removed
The possible scrapping of a 2015 net neutrality order in the US has led to a group of major technology firms, including Alphabet Inc and Facebook, challenging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on the grounds that it could lead to paid "fast lanes” for web content.
Tech Tip : Quickly Show The Preview Pane Using Keyboard Shortcut
If you’re still using Windows 7, there’s a handy keyboard shortcut that allows you to quickly show the preview pane. Here’s how to use it:
Rather than using the slower method of using icon in the top right of Windows Explorer :
Australia To Introduce Own Version of ‘Snooper’s Charter’
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is reportedly seeking to introduce a law that will force technology companies to give law enforcement agencies access to encrypted messages.
AI Growth - A Risk To Human Civilisation
In a recent meeting with the National Governors Association, the US bi-partisan body dealing with state and national public policy and governance, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reportedly described ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) as a "fundamental risk to the existence of civilisation.”
Samsung Phones Recycled For Gold & Other Precious Metals
An announcement on the Korean website of Samsung indicates that it plans to recover and re-use components, and recycle precious materials from its stock of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the production of which was stopped last October after incidents of some phones catching fire.