Category: Tech

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Apple Purchases Sleep-Tracking Hardware Company Beddit

Apple Purchases Sleep-Tracking Hardware Company Beddit

Apple has recently acquired Beddit, which is a Finnish company that is responsible for the creation of sleep-tracking devices that work directly with apps for iOS and the Apple Watch. Initially reported by CNBC, Beddit has updated the privacy aspect of its website to include the revelation that the acquisition has occurred and that, as...

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One More American Detained in North Korea: Four Total

One More American Detained in North Korea: Four Total

North Korea has detained yet another American, who worked at a private university in Pyongyang. This raises the total to US citizens being held captive under Kim Jong Un’s regime in the isolated nation. Kim Hak-song, who was an employee at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), was detained this past Saturday, according...

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CDC Alerts: US Yellow Fever Vaccine Will Run Short This Summer

CDC Alerts: US Yellow Fever Vaccine Will Run Short This Summer

According to a statement released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this past Friday, American supplies of yellow fever vaccines are projected to run out this summer. Along with this announcement, the CDC also divulged a report that included a proposal to guarantee uninterrupted access. Yellow fever is a potentially fatal viral...

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Twitter Partners with Bloomberg to Enter the 24/7 Streaming News Game

Twitter Partners with Bloomberg to Enter the 24/7 Streaming News Game

If you have not yet watched any streaming video on Twitter, then it is very likely that you are in a minority of the population that can boast such a claim. Streaming video has recently become just as vital to the social media platform as a one-liner from someone like @robdelaney. Twitter’s earnings report divulged...

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Google and Facebook Scammed

Google and Facebook Scammed

In March, a report divulged that a Lithuanian man was facing charges due to an email phishing attack against “two US-based internet companies” that remained unnamed at that time. These companies had reportedly been duped into wiring over $100 million to the accused scammer’s bank accounts. On April 27th, it was finally revealed to the...

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Lawsuit Accuses Bose of Tracking What Customers Listen to On Wireless Headphones

Lawsuit Accuses Bose of Tracking What Customers Listen to On Wireless Headphones

A recent lawsuit has alleged that Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers through the use of an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to; in doing so, the company violates the privacy rights of the customers by then proceeding to sell this information without the permission of the...

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Qatar Airways CEO Negates the Benefits of Laptop Ban on Flying

Qatar Airways CEO Negates the Benefits of Laptop Ban on Flying

In a surprising and unexpected decision, last month Trump’s administration banned passengers from bringing anything bigger than a smartphone on some flights to the US. He supported this decision alleging security concerns prompted this measure. In a recent interview to CNNMoney, Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, opined on the matter declaring that: “I...