Technology: What Geeks are talking about from Fox News

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Here is the latest Tech News from Fox News.

FBI breaks into San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone without Apple’s help, ending court case
The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday it has successfully accessed data stored on the iPhone that belonged to the San Bernardino gunman without Apple’s help, ending the court case against the tech company.

Computer virus hits MedStar Health, prompts FBI investigation
MedStar Health has been hit with a virus that has forced it to shut down significant parts of its IT operation.

FBI breaks into San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone without Apple’s help, ending court case
The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday it has successfully accessed data stored on the iPhone that belonged to the San Bernardino gunman without Apple’s help, ending the court case against the tech company.

Rumor: Apple switching to AMOLED screens for next iPhone
Apple will allegedly be switching to a new curved form factor, for its next iPhones, and possibly even throwing in wireless charging.

JK Rowling tweeted some of her rejection letters to encourage new authors
Around 2012, long after Harry Potter had made her a household name, JK Rowling wanted to have a bash at getting a new novel published “without hype or expectation.”

The Car Hacker’s Handbook isn’t a guide, it’s a wake-up call to automakers
Craig Smith readily admits that he’s paranoid by nature.

Demolition firm that tore down the wrong house after Google Maps glitch apologizes for its error
The demolition company that tore down the wrong house in Texas after a Google Maps glitch has apologized for its error.

Number of dangerous drone sightings on the rise, FAA says
Flying drones, once an activity that was solely within the purview of serious hobbyists, is now more accessible and affordable than ever.

Apple wants to delay the New York iPhone case until after the DOJ’s next move
While the world waits for the FBI’s response in cracking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, Apple has shifted its attention to the New York iPhone case, where the All Writs Act was also invoked to force the company to help unlock the device.

Facebook Safety Check glitch sent out misdirected notifications following Pakistan blast
Facebook has apologized for a glitch in its Safety Check service that sent out misdirected notifications after the Easter Sunday bombing that killed 70 people in Lahore, Pakistan.

Print your hike! 3D keepsakes memorialize mountain conquests
Hikers who have conquered some of the most challenging trails and want to show off these accomplishments can now memorialize their impressive feats in stunning 3D-printed sculptures made from their GPS tracks

Tech Q&A: Stopping car theft, apps for traveling with children
Want to know a good way to stop car theft, enjoy discounted Kindle books or how best to organize your mobile photos? Then read this column

One free step to make an aging computer run like new
You know the frustration of a computer that keeps getting slower and slower every year. There are ways you can keep the speed up on an old computer – but eventually it will get too outdated to run the latest software.

Hackers use websites you visit daily to attack you – here’s how to protect yourself
It’s generally accepted that hackers are smart and sneaky, but we got another big reminder last weekend when several major sites were used to serve malicious ads.

4 reasons why the FBI unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone without Apple is bad news
The government is confident it can hack into the San Bernardino iPhone 5c without Apple’s help, at least according to statements made on Thursday.

Is a New Redbox Streaming Service in the Works?
Redbox, the movie and game-rental kiosk service, might be getting back into the streaming game a few years after its digital streaming service, Redbox Instant, failed.

New iPad Pro: Tech tour de force but is it too expensive?
The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro will likely wow technophiles who want to get their hands on a smaller version of the feature-packed 12.9-inch iPad Pro. For instance, on paper, Apple’s newest tablet has the most advanced iPad display ever – even besting the 12.9-inch Pro.

Demolition firm blames Google Maps glitch for tearing down the wrong house
A demolition firm reportedly blamed incorrect Google Maps data for tearing down the wrong duplex in Texas Tuesday.

Iranian hackers indicted for attacks on US infrastructure
They targeted multiple bank websites as well as the controls for a dam in New York state.

Verizon says big business customers had data stolen
Hackers have stolen contact information of Verizon business customers in the latest breach of a big company or organization.

Netflix reveals a mobile video secret it has kept for 5 years
Notice Netflix isn’t as pretty on your smartphone as on your TV? Don’t blame your wireless carrier.

Social media abuse endemic in schools, UK study says
More than half of the teachers surveyed by the U.K.’s largest teachers’ union said they know of pupils who have used social media to share sexual messages, pictures or videos.

‘Atari Vault’ offers gamers a blast from the past
Desktop gaming platform Steam is offering a host of retro Atari titles via its Windows-based “Atari Vault” game.

Tinder gets political with ‘Swipe The Vote’
The new feature will help match you up with the candidate that best aligns with your views.

Microsoft takes Tay ‘chatbot’ offline after trolls make it spew offensive comments
Microsoft’s attempt to engage millennials via an artificially intelligent “chatbot” called Tay has failed miserably after trolls made the bot spew offensive comments.

Microsoft takes Tay ‘chatbot’ offline after trolls make it spew offensive comments
Microsoft’s attempt to engage millennials via an artificially intelligent “chatbot” called Tay has failed miserably after trolls made the bot spew offensive comments.

First 4K Roku TVs Coming From Insignia and TCL
Over the past few years, we’ve liked the simplicity and wide assortment of content offered by Roku TVs, but there’s been one major drawback to the Roku smart TV platform: It didn’t support 4K vid…

Cambridge scientists make 3D print of ancient bone with Chinese writing
Scientists have turned to 3D technology typically used in hospitals to scan and print the earliest example of Chinese writing, 3,000-year-old object written on bones of an ox.

iPhone SE: Apple’s most affordable iPhone yet makes iPhone 6, 6s a harder sell
The new iPhone SE is Apple’s most affordable new phone yet. But it’s also packed with the company’s latest tech, making pricier iPhones a little less compelling.

This double barreled handgun folds up to look like a smartphone
Created by a Minnesota company called Ideal Conceal, the first product created by the startup is a handgun that can be disguised as a smartphone inside a case.

Chinese man pleads guilty in US hacking case
A Chinese businessman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to export sensitive military information to China after accessing the computer systems of U.S. defense contractors.

What Personal Data Stays on a Phone?
The wrangling between the FBI and Apple over an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters in December highlights an area of confusion for many smartphone users.

Despite big branding push, Apple is about as trusted on privacy as Google and Microsoft
Apple is adamant that its iPhones and Macs protect user privacy better than competing products, and the recent fight with the FBI shows the company isn’t willing to back down from its software security principles without a fight.

FBI reportedly using forensic firm Cellebrite to open San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone
The FBI has turned to Israeli mobile forensics specialist Cellebrite to help it open the encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, according to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.

A-Rod is dating Sergey Brin’s ex-wife
Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is dating Anne Wojcicki, the ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Page Six can exclusively reveal.

Need to check in with someone in Belgium? Calling and texting is free on most carriers
Brussels has been struck. Explosions at the city’s international airport and a subway station have claimed an estimated 31 lives, and have left more than 230 wounded.

You could soon be thrown in jail for texting while walking in New Jersey
The practical consequences of mindlessly using your phone while walking down the street are pretty obvious, not to mention life-threatening.

Update Your Amazon Kindle. Like, Now.
If you own an Amazon Kindle, you might want to grab it and turn it on.

The Airlander 10 is the world’s biggest aircraft, and it can stay aloft for 3 weeks straight
We’re going to have to add new nouns to some of our favorite sayings if technology keeps up at the pace it does.

Apple TV Update Brings Much-Needed Face-Lift to 4th-Generation Model
Although the iPhone SE was the star of Apple’s somewhat underwhelming press conference yesterday, there was also news for anyone who owns or is thinking of buying an Apple TV 4 (4th generation) s…

Here’s how the FBI might crack the San Bernardino iPhone
It’s actually pretty scary that the FBI openly acknowledged that there may be a way to hack any iPhone and throw encryption right out the window.

Apple extends its reach with new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro
Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro will extend the reach of the tech giant’s smartphones and tablets among consumers, experts say.

Here’s a mug that brews its own coffee, tea
Have you ever stared at an empty coffee mug and wished you had just one more cup?

Belgians harness social media to help people affected by Brussels terror attacks
Belgians are using social media to help those affected by the deadly attacks that rocked Brussels Tuesday.

FBI may have found way to unlock San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone
A federal judge canceled a hearing Tuesday in the legal battle to force Apple to break into an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernadino attackers, after federal officials said in a court filing they may have found another way to access the device.

New Apple iPhone SE and iPad Pro to Arrive Next Week
Apple today updated its lower-end offerings, improving its smallest phone and standard tablet with higher-end technology.

FBI may have found way to unlock San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone
A federal judge canceled a hearing Tuesday in the legal battle to force Apple to break into an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernadino attackers, after federal officials said in a court filing they may have found another way to access the device.

Ex-Intel CEO Andy Grove dies at age 79
Andy Grove, the former Intel Corp. chief executive whose youth under Nazi occupation and escape from the Iron Curtain inspired an “only the paranoid survive” management philosophy that saved the chip maker from financial ruin in the 1980s, has died. He was 79.

Twitter celebrates a decade of tweets
“As we mark this milestone, it’s you we want to celebrate,” the company said.

Apple unveils new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro
Apple unveiled its new iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro at the company’s Infinite Loop campus in California, Monday.

Hands On With the LG G5 Smartphone
Thanks to competitive mimicry within the smartphone industry, many smartphones across leading brands now share the benefits of longer battery life, dazzling displays, better cameras, and other de…

Meet Apple’s secret and surprisingly powerful privacy team
Controlling both the hardware and software gives Apple a unique marketing tool, that the company is exploiting to the fullest — though the recent squabble with the FBI shows that the iPhone maker is ready to walk the walk when it comes to enhancing the user’s privacy and security.

New Apple products on deck: What to expect
All eyes will be on Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, Calif. Monday as the tech giant unveils its latest products.

Can’t stop checking your phone? Blame your personality
There’s no denying that humans are mad for their cellphones, but some are clearly more attached than others—and scientists now have a clearer understanding of why.

Pope’s Instagram account hits a million followers in record time
As expected, Pope Francis arrived on Instagram on Saturday and within 12 hours already had more than a million followers.

UK asks Internet to name vessel, gets ‘Boaty McBoatface’
When the Natural Environment Research Council in the UK put the naming of its $300 million Antarctic survey vessel to a public vote online, well, the Internet had a little fun.

Rise of the machines? The danger of autonomous weapons
It’s a common theme in science fiction – machines rising up against their human masters. But it could be a real threat, warn researchers at the recent World Economic Forum. Unlike today’s drones, which are still controlled by human operators, autonomous weapons could potentially be programmed to select and engage targets on their own.

Tech Q&A: Selling old items online, teaching kids about tech
Want to know how to sell items online, spot a Craiglist scam or make money with your smartphone? Then, read this column.

Should You Still Be Buying Toshiba Laptops?
According to reports out of Tokyo, Toshiba has reached a deal to sell a controlling stake in its consumer electronics unit to Chinese appliance maker Midea.

What to expect from Apple’s March 21 event
A new phone, tablet, Apple Watch accessories, and watch software should provide enough excitement to keep Apple fans happy at the company’s “let us loop you in” event on March 21.

Busted! Apple computers aren’t nearly as secure as you think
Apple products have long had a reputation for tight security. In years past, one of the most common reasons Windows users switched to Macs was to get away from the viruses and other digital threats that constantly bombard Windows. It’s the reason most Mac users don’t have any security software installed.

Stop Google from knowing every move you make
It’s no secret that Google stores your location history. It pulls where you travel from the Google apps on your Android or Apple smartphone, or from Android’s built-in location tracking. But in the past, it stored the information for only 30 days

Domino’s has built a self-driving robot for pizza delivery
With self-driving technology edging its way into the mainstream, it’s not just taxi drivers, truckers, and hotel workers that face an uncertain future.

Pope Francis all set to bless Instagram
Pope Francis is coming to Instagram this weekend.

Algorithm knows if you’re tweeting while drinking
Think last night’s drunk tweets were pretty coherent?

Live DC nest cam captures bald eagle hatching
A tiny bald eaglet fully emerged from its egg in a nest at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington Friday morning, much to the delight of the Internet.

Lockheed is developing a fighter jet that will fly at six times the speed of sound
Lockheed Martin says it’s developing a Mach 6 aircraft that would be faster than any other fighter jet.

Hackers target Donald Trump, claim to leak his Social Security number
Hackers describing themselves as part of the Anonymous hacking group claim to have leaked Donald Trump’s personal information, including his Social Security number.

New malware can infect iPhones without requiring a jailbreak
The iPhone is generally safer than Android when it comes to malware infections though Apple’s smartphone isn’t impervious to such threats.

Futuristic military railgun ‘bullets’ could travel at Mach 6
New “bullets” for military railguns, which could strike enemy targets traveling at a whopping six times the speed of sound, are being tested.

In new San Bernardino filing, Apple calls the government’s arguments ‘misleading’
Apple’s kerfuffle with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department appears far from over.

Alexa voice software to offer Fitbit progress updates
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can now give you progress reports if you wear a Fitbit fitness tracker.

Apple’s rumored ‘iPhone SE’: What to expect
Apple’s new iPhone won’t turn any heads but should come packed with lots of internal changes and offer low prices if reports are accurate.

Waze introduces Planned Drives for iOS
Waze introduced Planned Drives for iOS Wednesday as part of its new 4.3 version.

Apple: Founding fathers would be ‘appalled’ by encryption request
Apple argued that the 1789 All Writs Act can’t “be stretched to fit” the DOJ’s encryption case.

Google really wants you to hack Chromebook
For six years Google has been leaning on some of the world’s best hackers to find problems in a wide range of its products through its bug bounty program, paying $2 million to hundreds of winners last year alone.

This $3,000 chair turns your butt into a VR controller
Stationary virtual reality headsets like the Samsung

Sony’s PlayStation VR set for October release
Sony is giving you a few months to save up for its PlayStation VR.

Amazon.com wants to let you pay with a selfie
As if anyone needed yet another reason to take a selfie, but Amazon is giving us one anyway.

Scientists create ‘invisibility cloak’ that can make microscopic objects disappear
Do we really need invisibility cloaks like the one Harry Potter uses at Hogwarts to move around undetected? Apparently, we do.

Cops: Guy jammed cellphones on city trains for months
Dennis Nicholl, 63, was arrested in Chicago last week and accused of operating his “own personal quiet car” on the city’s trains for nearly two years, the Chicago Tribune reports.

‘The world’s blackest material’ is now in spray form
Vantablack, touted as “the world’s blackest material,” is now available in spray form.

Hacker group Anonymous declares ‘total war’ on Donald Trump
Donald Trump seems to have no problem making enemies, which is why it’s not surprising to see that sometimes-effective hacker collective Anonymous has him in their sights again.

Google AI bests go champ in final round
The close final match ended after 280 moves and more than two hours, when Lee Sedol resigned.

Driverless cars: Google gets bus-detecting patent a month after it hit a bus
When one of Google’s driverless cars experienced a rendezvous with a city bus on Valentine’s Day last month, the encounter was anything but amorous.

Cops: Guy Jammed Cellphones on City Trains for Months
Dennis Nicholl, 63, was arrested in Chicago last week and accused of operating his “own personal quiet car” on the city’s trains for nearly two years, the Chicago Tribune reports.

YouTube started out as a dating service, co-founder tells SXSW
Forget viral videos, live gaming, and millionaire Web celebrities — YouTube’s original mission statement was to help you find love.

PlayStation Vue Streaming TV Goes National at $30 a month
People looking for alternatives to cable TV have a new option: Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming TV service, which will now be offered nationwide.

The Most Comfortable Headphones
Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear In-ear headphones are designed to plug the ear canal, locking in every magnificent musical note while sealing out car horns, lunchroom chatter, and other unwanted noi…

Jimmy Wales talks FBI vs. Apple, what’s next for Wikipedia
At SXSW, Jimmy Wales says the tech he’s most excited about is something that “has nothing to do with my work.”

Microsoft reveals Xbox One gamers will be able to play against PS4, PC players
In an blog post on the Xbox Wire this Monday, [email protected] director Chris Charla announced that Xbox One developers will now have the ability to include cross-network support within their games.

Is this Apple’s rumored ‘iPhone SE’?
With the rumor mill spinning full speed ahead of next week’s Apple event, YouTube channel Beeep says that it may have spotted the tech giant’s rumored iPhone 4SE in China.

First-ever World Drone Prix wraps up with $250,000 win for Brit teen
A team of drone racers led by a 15-year-old Brit blew away more than 30 rivals in the first ever World Drone Prix in Dubai over the weekend, securing the winners a tasty $250,000 prize in the process.

Tech Q&A: Take control of YouTube, extend battery life and more
Want to take control of YouTube, stop Wi-Fi from dropping, and extend battery life for iPhone and iPad? Then read this column.

Facebook is watching and tracking you more than you know
When you’re on Facebook, do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? An ad pops up that’s right up your alley, or three new articles show up in your feed that are similar to something you’ve just clicked on.

Lamborghini restores the one-of-a-kind Miura SV presented at the 1971 Geneva show
Lamborghini’s Polo Storico division is celebrating the Miura’s 50th birthday by restoring the very first pre-production Miura Super Veloce (SV) ever built.

Is your browser’s private mode actually private?
Modern Internet browsers have private or incognito modes that let you surf the web without leaving any traces.

7 secrets of Windows Task Manager every computer user should know
If you’re a longtime Windows user, you’ve probably encountered the Task Manager on more than one occasion. This handy Windows feature gives you an overview of what your computer is doing from applications and processes to resource usage.

Adobe issues fix for ‘critical’ Flash bug
The fix covers 23 holes in the Windows, Mac, Linux, ChromeOS, Android, and iOS.

Alphabet chairman and ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt caught using an iPhone
Eric Schmidt is one of the most important figures when it comes to Google and Alphabet’s history.

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