Consumer & Gadgets news

Consumer & Gadgets

An architecture that gives users full control of their smartphones

In recent years, many smartphone users have become concerned about the privacy of their data and the extent to which companies might have access to this data. As things stand today, the applications that users can run on ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Experts: It's safer to leave your phone in airplane mode when you fly

When Gila Drazen flies, she typically forgets or otherwise neglects to put her phone in airplane mode.

Consumer & Gadgets

Black Twitter shaped the platform, but its future lies elsewhere

From cartoon memes to cancel culture, hashtag activism and "new" languages, it's undeniable that Black Twitter has shaped much of today's internet culture.

Consumer & Gadgets

As more biometric data is collected in schools, parents need to ask these 10 questions

A Sydney high school recently introduced fingerprint technology to "help narrow down" students who were vandalizing school toilets.

Consumer & Gadgets

New chatbot goes online to fight image-based abuse

Image-based abuse—when someone takes, shares or threatens to share nude, semi-nude or sexual images or video without consent—has become a growing issue, experienced by 1 in 3 Australians surveyed in 2019.

Consumer & Gadgets

Researchers develop an intelligent observer for Esports

Esports, already a billion-dollar industry, is growing, partly because of human game observers. They control the camera movement and show spectators the most engaging portions of the game screen. However, these observers ...