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Latest Toyota Prius goes Plug-in (and gets the fastest facelift in history)

Published: 23 March 2016 The new Toyota Prius Prime at New York More info on Toyota Prius ► Plug-in version of the new Prius ► With an apparent styling rethink ► Claimed 202mpg(!), on sale October Say hello to the new Toyota Prius Plug-in, officially revealed at the 2016 New York motor show. Eh? Isn’t there already a brand-new Toyota ... Read More »

VoIP Phone System – How to Make Safe and Secure VoIP System

Many people fall prey to the aggressive marketing campaigns of the telecom companies. A VoIP system is not as safe as they tell you. Though the technology is way ahead of its time, the network is the issue. Your VoIP is connected to an internet network, which can be breached if not handled properly. As the system operates on a ... Read More »

Security tips from a super-hacker: Kevin Mitnick’s advice on protecting laptops, smartphones, and more

Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, who in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s was a notorious fugitive hacker on the run from the FBI. (If you’re not familiar with the details of Mitnick’s exploits, I recommend his book, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker.) Most experts also know that he’s made his ... Read More »

Leaked Huawei P9 renders confirm a metal body and dual camera design

Huawei will definitely be attending MWC 2016 – that was made pretty clear, after the Chinese manufacturer officially sent out invites for its February 21 event. What still isn’t clear, however, is what announcements we can expect to see there. Yesterday, a rumor hinted at the possibility of a hybrid laptop, dubbed the Huawei Matebook. But even before word got ... Read More »

5 things you need to know about AI buzzwords: cognitive, neural, and deep, oh my!

equal IBM Watson appears on the Jeopardy quiz show Credit: IBM 2COMMENTS Katherine Noyes IDG News Service Mar 3, 2016 11:58 AM There’s never any shortage of buzzwords in the IT world, but when it comes to AI, they can be hard to tell apart. There’s artificial intelligence, but then there’s also machine intelligence. There’s machine learning, but there’s also ... Read More »

Nest throws its support behind Amazon Echo and reportedly won’t try to compete

Mar 3, 2016 10:16 AM Nest and Amazon seem to be putting their differences aside and to enable their connected-home products to work with one another. In a blog posting today, Nest founder Matt Rogers announced that in few weeks, Nest thermostat users will be able to set the temperature through Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, which is available on the ... Read More »

HPE will take on Nutanix and Cisco with hyperconverged system

Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, outside the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 2, 2015 Credit: Eric Draper/HP Enterprise COMMENTS James Niccolai IDG News Service Mar 3, 2016 5:25 PM Hewlett Packard Enterprise will enter the fast-growing but crowded market for hyperconverged systems with a new product that it plans to unveil this month. CEO Meg ... Read More »

Freedom 251 is a $4 smartphone that packs in quad-core CPU and runs Android Lollipop

India’s Ringing Bells has unveiled what is being touted as the country’s most affordable smartphone. Dubbed Freedom 251, the Android-powered device carries a price tag of INR 251, which translates into just under $4 at current exchange rates. For that much, you get a handset that is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and sports a 4-inch qHD IPS display. ... Read More »

Meet Hound, a hands-free virtual assistant that’s smarter and faster than Siri

SoundHound is best known for its music recognition app, which listens to songs and identifies them, in the same vein as Shazam. But for the last nine years, the company has been working on a virtual assistant to rival Siri, Google Now, and Cortana. That app, called Hound, on Tuesday emerged from private beta on iOS and Android with data ... Read More »

Samsung Pay launching in the UK and Spain “very soon”

Samsung Pay Europe revealed that the launch will be “very soon,” but said the exact date and other details will be revealed at the MWC. The Samsung Galaxy S7, the start of Samsung’s MWC show, will be unveiled on February 21 and we’ll most likely see Pay piggyback on its media attention (the MWC is held in Spain, after all). ... Read More »