Category «Technology»

Israel takes down Hezbollah drone with Patriot missile strike

The Israel Defense Forces shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah early Tuesday afternoon after the drone entered the demilitarized zone along the border between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights. The Israel Air Force’s aerial defense command fired a Patriot missile and destroyed the drone. The remotely piloted vehicle, intended for intelligence …

Drones will deliver burritos to Australian homes

Burritos are literally dropping from the sky in Australia. Project Wing, a drone delivery service part of Google’s Alphabet X lab, announced on Monday it will begin testing  by delivering piping hot burritos and drugstore items to people in a community southeast of Canberra. In a blog post, James Burgess, co-lead of project wing, said the …

Google’s artificial intelligence computer ‘no longer constrained by limits of human knowledge’

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim. Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve superhuman abilities “with no human input”, they reported in …

5 phishing scams you need to be aware of

Phishing uses the name of a trusted entity – often financial institutions – to get sensitive personal information such as passwords and credit card details via bogus email or texts. “Scam or phishing emails typically have one of two strategies: fear or greed,” Jonathan Penn, Director of Strategy at security software firm Avast, told Fox …

Twitter aims to boost user safety, updates its rules

Twitter is making a host of changes to its rules in an attempt to boost safety for the site’s users. “Far too often in the past we’ve said we’d do better and promised transparency but have fallen short in our efforts,” it said, in a blog post Thursday. “Starting today, you can expect regular, real-time updates about …