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Why a Weird Text Message Can Crash Your iPhone

Last week, it came to light that a simple text message can crash Messages on any iPhone it’s sent to . Apple has explained how you can fix it if you’re affected —but why can it happen in the first place?

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Jamie Condliffe

June 1st

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China Has the World’s First Facial Recognition ATM

China has proudly announced the world’s first facial recognition cash machines, which will only allow people to withdraw cash if their face matches the details stored on their card.

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Jamie Condliffe

June 1st

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U.S. Vows to Protect Japan From Cyber Attacks

U.S. authorities have vowed to extend their cyber defense capabilities to Japan, in order to help the country fend off digital attacks against its military bases and hard infrastructure.

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Jamie Condliffe

June 1st

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Solar Impulse Is Abandoning Its Current Flight Leg Due to Bad Weather

In its bid to fly round the world using just solar power , the Solar Impulse team yesterday took off on 5,000 mile journey across the Pacific, from Nanjing, China, to Hawaii. Now, it’s abandoning the current flight due to bad weather.

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Jamie Condliffe

June 1st

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Solar Impulse Is Abandoning Its Current Flight Leg Due to Bad Weather

In its bid to fly round the world using just solar power , the Solar Impulse team yesterday took off on 5,000 mile journey across the Pacific, from Nanjing, China, to Hawaii. Now, it’s abandoning the current flight due to bad weather.

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Jamie Condliffe

June 1st

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Facebook Messenger Now Has ‘Caller ID’ So You Know Who’s Messaging

Facebook is today rolling out a new feature for its Messenger app that will tell you who’s trying to get in touch—with a big photo, description of your connection and other public information—the first time they contact you.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 22nd

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The Star That NASA Nicknames ‘Nasty One’

While this star was discovered decades ago, it’s the first time researchers have seen it up close—and it’s brought with it some surprises. But none of that explains why NASA chooses to call it Nasty One.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 22nd

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The Selfie-Stick Generation Is Starting Earlier Than Ever

And now after nine long months, they have some data signal to send it over Snpachat, too. [Wumo]

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Jamie Condliffe

May 22nd

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If you’re trying to sign up for Google’s Project Fi, you may be in for a wait.

If you’re trying to sign up for Google’s Project Fi , you may be in for a wait. Google warns that demand has been so high that it may take until mid-summer for all of their requests to be processed.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 22nd

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A Simple Security Flaw Puts ‘Millions’ of Wi-Fi Routers in Jeopardy

A security firm has revealed that a simple mistake in a Linux device kernel could be putting millions of Wi-Fi routers at risk.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 21st

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