Apple App Store faces coalition of unhappy developers

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Several major developers have formed a coalition to fight Apple over its app store policies. The Coalition for App Fairness counts Spotify, Epic Games and Tinder owner Match Group among its founding members. It claims Apple “taxes consumers and crushes innovation”, criticising what it calls anti-competitive policies.Apple, which is embroiled in legal action with some… Read more »

Amazon’s “most chilling home surveillance product” yet

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Amazon’s smart home security division Ring has unveiled a flying camera that launches if sensors detect a potential home break-in.It is designed to activate only when residents are out, works indoors, and is limited to one floor of a building. But one campaign group described the drone camera as Amazon’s “most chilling home surveillance product”… Read more »

New ROM exhibit digitally unravels inner remains of Egyptian mummies

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If you’ve ever wondered what exactly lies beneath the linen wrappings of ancient mummies, a new exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum uses modern technology to peel through the layers and reveal the remains — all without unravelling their bandages. “In the 19th century, people were studying the mummies by unwrapping them. In the 20th… Read more »

LMG Cyber Security’s Breaking Breaches

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Watch the latest episode of our new video series, Breaking Breaches! LMG Security’s Sherri Davidoff & Matt Durrin explore how the recent Blackbaud double-extortion ransomware data breach is still hitting companies, non-profits, insurers & consumers. Hear details about the incident, the ripple effects from the breach & how to keep your organization safe Source: LMG… Read more »

First pilots take controls of giant ‘mech’ exoskeleton at B.C. test site

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A massive, white 4,000-kilogram contraption jerks and tilts, its electric motor whining as it pumps fluid into eight hydraulic cylinders moving the legs. The operator of Prosthesis, as it’s called, is new at this — it’s his second day at the complicated controls, and the goal is still just to make it walk. So far, trainee Chris Livingston mostly manages… Read more »