Macs Now Twice as Likely to Get Infected by Adware Than PCs, According to Research – This Week in Tech

Macs Now Twice as Likely to Get Infected by Adware Than PCs, According to Research

There was a time when Mac computers were virtually invulnerable to malware. That safety has long been one of the major talking points for Macs over Windows PCs. But as time has gone on and malware detection on PCs has gotten much better, and Windows has gotten more secure, you’re just as safe today using a PC over a Mac—and perhaps safer from certain kinds of malware…


Your iPhone 11 Pro Emits Twice the Amount of Radiation for Safe Use

While you were listening to your buddy bemoan 5G wireless connectivity because they think it will fry their brain, your iPhone may have been silently emitting exactly that kind of harmful radiation your friend is freaked about…


What to Know Before You Buy or Install Your Amazon Ring Camera

So, you own or are thinking of buying a Ring camera. This post outlines a list of privacy and civil liberties concerns we have with Amazon’s Ring system so that you can be a more informed consumer, or—if you already own a Ring camera—be a more considerate neighbor…


The Microsoft Surface Duo Was Spotted in the Wild by a Spy

We spy with our little eyes the Microsoft Surface Duo! Microsoft’s foldable “communication device” (the tech giant is hesitant about calling it a phone since it’s so much more than that) is poised to be released this holiday season, but YouTuber Israel Rodriguez, spotted a pre-release unit on Vancouver’s Skytrain…


100% Autonomous Human Flight

On Friday, February 14th, 2020: #Jetman Vince Reffet took off, headed south towards Jumeirah Beach Residence, building speed and height. In 8 seconds he had reached 100 meters height, in 12 seconds 200m, 19 seconds 500m, and reached 1000m in 30 seconds at an average speed of 130 knots. At the end of a 3-minute flight punctuated by a roll and a loop at 1800m altitude, Jetman Vince Reffet opened his parachute at 1500m before landing back at Skydive Dubai…


Robot That Can Perform ‘Supermicrosurgery’ Passes First Test in Humans

A surgical robot capable of reconnecting vessels with diameters as tiny as 0.3 millimeters has been tested on human patients, and the results are promising…


Galaxy Z Flip Durability Test Calls Samsung’s Ultra Thin ‘Glass’ Into Question

Samsung’s claim that the new Galaxy Z Flip uses “Ultra Thin Glass” sounded like a true breakthrough when the foldable phone was announced last week. Until now, foldable screens have used plastic displays, which can be easily scratched with even a fingernail. The Z Flip making the switch to glass, however thin it might be, had us hopeful that it would hold up better to long-term use…

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