Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 (Reuters) – Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image. Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday.…

Here’s how your smart TV could be used to spy on you

Mar 14th 2017 1:41AM WikiLeaks’ latest documents alleged the CIA has developed a secret hacking program that can turn smart TVs into bugging devices. According to WikiLeaks, the CIA has developed a hacking technology known as “Weeping Angel.” Once infested, the hack can place the Smart TV in ‘fake-off’ mode, leading the owner to believe…

Report: Most US government websites don’t meet standards

The vast majority of the U.S. government’s most popular websites do not meet basic standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness, or accessibility, according to a new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). The foundation reviewed 297 of the most visited federal websites, analyzed their overall performance and assigned a numeric score. The…

Hero item of the day: Smartphone thermometer

Hero item of the day: Smartphone thermometer Sometimes it takes one amazing find to make your life so much simpler. Every day we’ll be showcasing one product that does just that: our “hero” item. Today, our top pick is the Smart Stick Digital Thermometer by Kinsa. This tech-savvy thermometer completes temperature readings for kids and…

4 life-changing tech gadgets under $30

Oct 29th 2016 5:00AM This post was created by our Shop on AOL curators, who share the best products at great prices. Great tech can change your life, and it doesn’t need to cost a fortune. In fact, these 4 gadgets are all on sale today in the Shop on AOL, with discounts upwards of…

Facebook users: Beware this scam

Facebook users: Beware this scam   Offers that appear harmless can actually cause serious damage. Here is how to spot them. Every so often you probably notice a post appears in your Facebook feed offering some amazing deal, or discount. Recently, with Apple’s release of the iPhone 7, the focus of many such posts likely…

AT&T-Time Warner deal near, sources say

Will AT&T buy Time Warner creating new media giant? The boards of AT&T and Time Warner are meeting on Saturday afternoon to vote on an $80 billion deal that would bring the two companies together, according to sources familiar with the matter. The acquisition of Time Warner could be announced by Saturday night. The deal…

…but first, it was recalled

Samsung recalls millions of smartphones Samsung is recalling millions of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones worldwide after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging. The massive recall of one of Samsung’s flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world’s biggest selling smartphone maker. The Note 7 was unveiled just a month ago,…

Samsung halts production

Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note7 Samsung is putting the brakes on its beleaguered Galaxy Note 7 smartphone as fears spread that even replacement versions of the device can burst into flames. “We are temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note7 production schedule in order to take further steps to ensure quality and safety matters,” a company…

Samsung issues alert about Galaxy Note 7 after fires

Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note7 Samsung issued an alert to customers on Monday, asking users to immediately turn off their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones — which have been spontaneously catching fire. The unprecedented move comes one day after Samsung halted production of the dangerously glitchy devices. In a corporate statement, Samsung said it will…

Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion to make sure it’s around for the next hundred years (MSFT)

When Microsoft bought Mojang, the makers of the insanely popular Minecraft, in a surprise $2.5 billion deal in September 2014, nobody knew what to think. The game seemed an odd fit for Microsoft, whose biggest money-makers are its productivity software and Windows PC operating system. Minecraft’s millions of players fretted that the game was destined…