Top Ten Oldest Universities Around the World

The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…
Russia ad scandal

Why the Russia ad scandal could actually be a win for Facebook

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Facebook (FB) has made headlines recently over revelations that Russia used the social network to meddle with the U.S. presidential election last year. But for marketers, those revelations could have the unintended consequence of being a major…
home Wi-Fi

How hackers can steal info through your home Wi-Fi

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In an ever-growing digital age, most of us are aware that our personal data is at risk. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center study, nearly two-thirds of Americans have experienced some form of data theft. But despite that, more than…
live location sharing

WhatsApp joins other messaging platforms with live location sharing

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Sharing your current location with someone is a great way to passive-aggressively explain that you're on your way when they ask where you are. But it also has other uses, and WhatsApp has now joined rivals Facebook Messenger and iMessage in…
World’s largest aircraft

World’s largest aircraft had a successful engine test

Back in May, we reported that the world's largest aircraft, the Stratolaunch, had finally left its (giant) hanger and was preparing for tests. This week, the first of those was completed. All six of the massive rocket-launching plane's turbofan…
AeroMobil's flying car

Coming to a road near you: AeroMobil's flying car preparing for take-off(PICTURES and Video)

AeroMobil's car on display in Frankfurt Credit: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg More It looks a more sophisticated outfit than the one used by the Bond villain – a Matador sports car fitted with wings, which the assassin used to evade…
'crisis mode'

How America's tech giants reached 'crisis mode'

This week, ProPublica revealed that Facebook (FB) had, until recently, let advertisers target the news feeds of people who expressed interest in anti-Semitic topics like “How to burn Jews.” This was just the latest PR disaster for the…
Rise Of China's Xiaomi

The Rise And Rise Of China's Xiaomi In India

A couple of years ago in 2015, MIT Technology Review ranked Xiaomi number 2 on their list of 50 Smartest Companies -- a list that also had companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft who were rated far below the Chinese smartphone and smart…
most important programming languages to learn

Which are the most important programming languages to learn? Developers reveal their top five

The number of programming languages is so vast it can be tricky to know which to focus on, so here are the languages that developers say are a must. JavaScript and Java were jointly ranked as the most important languages for programmers to learn,…