Report suggests that Android malware doubled in quantity since 2014

Despite Google’s efforts to curb Android malware, it seems like there’s no stopping this menace. According to a report from Trend Micro, the amount of Android malware has doubled in quantity by 2015, as compared to 2014. This speaks volumes about the concerns of the common public with regards to…

Shutterstock brings computer vision to photo searches

Commercial image library Shutterstock has introduced a new ‘computer vision’ search technology that finds photos according to their contents and not just the keywords that photographers have attached to them. It’s designed for publishers and designers searching for professional quality photos they can license, but the technology has potential for…

Here’s why Cortana leaves Siri and Google Now in the dust

It isn’t often that Microsoft is the company that beats Apple and Google to the punch, especially when it comes to something as cool and sophisticated as virtual assistants but, with Cortana, Redmond has done just that. The presentation that Microsoft gave at Build 2016, the company’s annual conference in…

Android 6 Marshmallow update: when can I get it?

Samsung has begun pushing Android 6 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S5 around the world. Look out for your update soon. Android Marshmallow is here (for some). There are battery life improvements, greater app permission controls, standardized support for fingerprint scanners, more granular volume controls, USB-C support and new Google Now…

Acer’s widescreen projector blasts 120 inches of game onto your wall

Gaming monitors? Pah, says Acer, as the company unveils its new gaming projector which allows for the latest and greatest shooter to be played on a 120-inch screen. Acer claims that the Predator Z850 is the world’s first ultra-wide HD laser projector which is specifically designed for gaming, and it…

This homemade thermite launcher is Fallout 4’s Fat Man brought to life

They say having a hobby is good for your lifespan, but that potentially doesn’t apply to UK YouTuber Colin Furze, whose hobbies include pyrotechnics and cannons. Furze, who constructs an array of inventions of varying levels of safety on his YouTube page, just completed his latest project: a homemade pneumatic…

K3 Wintel Keyboard PC

We’ve witnessed the arrival of new designs over the past decade when it comes to personal computer form factors. The traditional towers and boxy cases have made way for all-on-ones, HDMI dongles, micro-computers and even entire units that live in something as small as a power socket. But there’s a…

BMW and Microsoft partner up for Google Now-like functions

BMW used Build 2016 to launch its new BMW Connected North America app for iOS users, which brings a Google Now personal assistant to its cars. The platform is powered by the Microsoft Azure-based Open Mobility Cloud. The idea is to leverage your cloud-based data, like your calendar, messages, contacts,…

The biggest news from Day 1 and 2

Yesterday, Microsoft showed off what it’s been cooking up for Windows, Xbox One and even HoloLens at its annual developer conference, Build 2016, in the first of two major keynotes. While the conference is largely aimed at the folks that make the apps you use every day, Microsoft is broadcasted…