The least-used emoji on Twitter has changed after a campaign to give it some love

The least-used emoji on Twitter has changed after a campaign to give it some love

This is the inspiring tale about how Twitter came to the rescue of the poor, unpopular little aerial tramway emoji In between your terrified primal tweet-screams at Trump’s latest nuclear threat and your ‘hilarious’ take on Mamma Mia 2, don’t forget that a fun way to spice up any social media post is to sprinkle in a few



Shocking Data Reveals Some Android OEMs Pushed Fake Security Patches

Shocking Data Reveals Some Android OEMs Pushed Fake Security Patches

Ashocking new research report spearheaded by Germany-based firm, Security Research Labs (SRL), revealed this week that many Android vendors not only fail to make key security patches available to their customers, but that some even go so far as to knowingly deceive device owners by telling them their firmware is secure and up-to-date, when in


New Samsung Galaxy Patent App. Copies the iPhone X ‘Notch’

New Samsung Galaxy Patent App. Copies the iPhone X ‘Notch’

t’s no secret that the smartphone industry — and, particularly, the Android ecosystem — is often dominated by a “monkey see, monkey do” design philosophy. Few companies epitomize that better than Samsung, who has long been accused of copying Apple’s flagship handsets whenever it could. If you don’t think that’s true, just consider this 132-page internal

Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times

Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times

Following an investigation conducted by internet security experts with AdGuard, Google has removed an assortment of fake and malicious AdBlockers from its Chrome Store, citing how the code hidden within their scripts may have been used to collect unauthorized information from users’ browsing sessions and manipulate the behavior of their browsers. “All the extensions I’ve highlighted


This is how to stop Facebook logging all of your calls and texts

This is how to stop Facebook logging all of your calls and texts

acebook is freaking people out, yo. The Cambridge Analytica thing – which is reasonably confusing, amongst other things – has everyone rattled, and people are shutting their accounts down in droves. Where will they see confusing memes about wine o’clock now? Some people are taking the option of downloading all of their data from Facebook as a zip

How a bad microcode fix could brick billions of chips

How a bad microcode fix could brick billions of chips

Researchers worry about mitigating hardware flaws. Cryptographer Adi Shamir is worried that billions of microprocessors could be irreversibly bricked in future by a microcode update gone wrong. Shamir – the ‘S’ in the RSA public key cryptosystem, and a computer science professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel – shared his concerns about