Tech employees protest in front of Palantir HQ over fears it will build Trump’s Muslim registry
 Silicon Valley is no stranger to protests against tech companies. But it’s unusual when the tech workers themselves protest tech. Such was the case this morning in front of Palantir headquarters in Palo Alto where 50 people in the tech community came out in the pouring rain to demand the data mining startup take a firm stand against the makings of a Muslim registry. The organizers… Read More ...
YouTube in-app messaging goes live in Canada first
YouTube's messaging service, previously invite-only, is now live for all Canadian users of the YouTube app on iOS and Android. For the first time, users can share content in private conversations entirely within the app. The post YouTube in-app messaging goes live in Canada first appeared first on Digital Trends.
India to see a spike in video surveillance adoption in years to come: report
Owing to increasing demand for high-tech technologies in the video surveillance market, the country will witness a boost in the surveillance adaptation rate in years to come, a report said on Wednesday. The report, launched by the Smart Cities Council (SCC) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) along with US-based data storage company Western Digital, underlined the role of surveillance for a safe and secure India. “With the growth of public infrastructure on a constant rise, acco...
Facebook replaces its old inbox with the web version of Messenger
 Just under two years ago, Facebook introduced a web interface for its private chat application, Messenger. Now, Facebook is integrating that same web app into the desktop version of Facebook, where it replaces the older messaging experience. The change has been spotted by a number of users in multiple markets – including also TechCrunch staff in the U.S. and Europe – which… Read More ...
Fake Android Instagram apps have been stealing login credentials from users
Security researchers have discovered a series of fake Instagram apps on the Google Play Store that aim to steal your username and password through a sophisticated phishing scam. The apps have been taken down since being discovered. The post Fake Android Instagram apps have been stealing login credentials from users appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Reboot Your Roku Without Unplugging It
The Roku doesn’t have a power button, and there’s no way to restart it in the user interface. Annoying, right? It’s a problem when things crash, yes, but also because things like updates and adding private channels are largely triggered by rebooting the system. Isn’t there any way to force the thing to restart, without unplugging the power and plugging it back in?Click Here to Continue Reading...
Netflix’s The Discovery posits a dark outcome from proving the afterlife exists
 Netflix is really tapping into the appetite of its sci-fi audience, with another trailer for a new film coming soon to the streaming service that imagines a weird future. In the first teaser for The Discovery, we get a glimpse into a love story unfolding in a world where Robert Redford has proven the afterlife is real, and suicides are spiking as a result. It looks kind of like a huge bummer,… Read More ...
18 annoying Galaxy S7 Edge problems and how to fix them
Samsung has refined its curved display beauty this year, but smartphone perfection remains elusive. These are the Galaxy S7 Edge problems we’ve been hearing about, with advice on how to tackle them. The post 18 annoying Galaxy S7 Edge problems and how to fix them appeared first on Digital Trends.
Cabinet approves incentives for investments in electronics manufacturing sector
The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for amendments in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to further incentivise investments in electronic sector and moving towards the goal of ‘Net Zero Imports’ in electronics by 2020. “Besides expediting investments into the electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector in India, the amendments in M-SIPS are expected to create employment opportunities and reduce dependence on imports,” an official s...
Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service
 A streaming service for stand-up comedy called Laugh.ly, which publicly launched this past August, has now closed on $2.25 million in seed funding led by New York Angels, the company announced today. Available for both iOS and Android devices, Laugh.ly is the first to offer an extensive library of comedians’ stand-up sets, with content from top names in the biz, including Kevin Hart,… Read More ...
Superman is in shackles, but the world isn’t safe in ‘Injustice 2’
In the latest trailer for Injustice 2, Brainiac chastises Batman for his failure to protect the world from evil. But at least "Dictator Superman" isn't threatening to slaughter humanity. The post Superman is in shackles, but the world isn’t safe in ‘Injustice 2’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
How to Add Gestures to Your Android Phone’s Fingerprint Scanner
So you have a shiny new Android phone, equipped with a security-friendly fingerprint scanner. Congratulations! But did you know that, while useful on its own, you can actually make the fingerprint scanner do more than just unlock your phone? An app called Fingerprint Gestures can take that little scanner to the next level.Click Here to Continue Reading...
ComiXology launches original comics with Adventure Time spin-off
 Amazon’s ComiXology is delivering on the promise it made last year to create original content exclusively for users of its platform and Kindle customers, with Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular, an Adventure Time tale focusing on the Vampire King from the franchise’s alternate gender-swapped story universe. The Marshall Lee story is available as a $3.99 one-time purchase, and… Read More ...
‘GTA 4’ Super Mario Mod puts Odyssey Mario into the ‘real world’
Dancing, robberies and shootouts are all part and parcel of Grand Theft Auto and even Mario isn't immune. In homage to the recent trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, where he visits a much more real city, one YouTuber has modded him into GTA. The post ‘GTA 4’ Super Mario Mod puts Odyssey Mario into the ‘real world’ appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Change the Number of Actions You Can Undo in LibreOffice
In LibreOffice programs, you can undo one action after another…to a point. The default number of actions you can undo is 100, but that number is easy to change.Click Here to Continue Reading...
Maelle Gavet is the new COO at real estate startup Compass
 There has been another development at Compass, the real estate startup that recently hit a $1 billion valuation. The company has appointed a new COO, Maëlle Gavet. She will report to Robert Reffkin, the CEO and co-founder of Compass. Gavet was most recently at Priceline, the travel services giant, which she joined as EVP in 2015 tasked with integrating a number of its brands, and with a… Read More ...
Scan 25 pages per minute from the road with Epson’s new portable document scanner
Built for professionals on the go, the portable scanner can be plugged into a wall or powered straight over a USB connection. It features a 20-page automatic document feeder and can save files straight to Dropbox and Google Drive. The post Scan 25 pages per minute from the road with Epson’s new portable document scanner appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Disable the HomeGroup Feature in Windows (and Remove It from File Explorer)
HomeGroups make sharing files and printers with other PCs pretty simple. But if you don’t use it and would prefer not to see it in File Explorer at all, it’s not too hard to disable.Click Here to Continue Reading...
India to see a spike in video surveillance adoption in years to come: report
Owing to increasing demand for high-tech technologies in the video surveillance market, the country will witness a boost in the surveillance adaptation rate in years to come, a report said on Wednesday. The report, launched by the Smart Cities Council (SCC) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) along with US-based data storage company Western Digital, underlined the role of surveillance for a safe and secure India. “With the growth of public infrastructure on a constant rise, acco...
Tesla to build Model 3 motors and gearboxes at its Gigafactory
 Tesla will be making electric motors and gearboxes at its Nevada Gigafactory, in addition to batteries. The news comes form Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, who discussed that additional manufacturing plans for the Gigafactory during a policy speech on Tuesday. The Gigafactory, which officially opened for business last year, is a massive facility with a $5 billion price tag, a solar-power… Read More ...