Frauds and Swindling

Researchers 'dig in' to how seed fraud impacts Kenyan farmers

1 hour ago   |   Phys.org

For farmers, a productive harvest can mean money in the bank. Poor yield due to drought, pests and other environmental factors, on the other hand, can threaten livelihoods.
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Charter-Spectrum reaches $174.2 million settlement in New York AG's speed fraud lawsuit

Charter-Spectrum reaches $174.2 million settlement in New York AG's speed fraud lawsuit

2 hours ago   |   The Verge   |   2 articles

Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum, has agreed to a $174.2 million settlement with Attorney General Barbara Underwood , following the 2017 lawsuit that saw...
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Huawei's 200 million smartphone shipments goal for 2018 to be achieved by December 25

Huawei's 200 million smartphone shipments goal for 2018 to be achieved by December 25

6 hours ago   |   Phone Arena   |   2 articles

2018 has certainly been a tumultuous year for Huawei, which began on an extremely inauspicious note as the company's efforts to crack the US smartphone market were quashed by a...
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YSK: Amazon tracks your phone orders and here's why

1 day ago   |   WMPoweruser

Or js Amazon has started rolling out a new way of preventing smartphone fraud. Previously, a buyer could simply purchase a phone, replace it with a substitute or claim it...
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Tony Colston-Hayter: Brighton fraud machine maker jailed

1 day ago   |   BBC

"Audacious" Tony Colston-Hayter used the device to con people out of more than £500,000, police said.
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Digital Trends Live: Passenger spacecraft, Facebook data breach, and more

Digital Trends Live: Passenger spacecraft, Facebook data breach, and more

3 days ago   |   Digital Trends   |   2 articles

This episode of Digital Trends Live saw the fourth launch of passenger spacecraft SpaceShipTwo, and a Facebook data breach. We were also joined by the founder of Forter...
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SyrupCast Podcast Ep. 186: All I want for Christmas is spyware

SyrupCast Podcast Ep. 186: All I want for Christmas is spyware

3 days ago   |   MobileSyrup

This week on the SyrupCast, MobileSyrup features editor Igor Bonifacic , telecom reporter Shruti Shekar , and special guest and Android Central managing editor, Daniel Bader...
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PM Trudeau says Chinese arrest of Canadians might be related to Huawei CFO arrest

PM Trudeau says Chinese arrest of Canadians might be related to Huawei CFO arrest

3 days ago   |   MobileSyrup   |   2 articles

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to tie the arrest of two Canadians in China to Canada's arrest of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou. “China is reacting to the arrest of one of...
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Chinese state media criticize, threaten Canada post Huawei CFO arrest

Chinese state media criticize, threaten Canada post Huawei CFO arrest

4 days ago   |   MobileSyrup

Several Chinese news and tabloid publications are criticising Canada in the arrest of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou, saying she should be released so that there are no “unnecessary...
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Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

4 days ago   |   TechCrunch   |   10 articles

A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they...
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Scientists have charged a phone and a Fitbit with solar-powered clothes

Scientists have charged a phone and a Fitbit with solar-powered clothes

Scientists from Britain's Nottingham Trent University have discovered a way to incorporate solar panels into clothing, and they've even managed to charge a phone and Fitbit... Read more ...

AT&T's 5G network goes live in 12 US cities - but you can't use it yet

AT&T's 5G network goes live in 12 US cities - but you can't use it yet

AT&T says its 5G network went live in parts of 12 cities this morning, making it the first wireless carrier to launch a mobile network based on the 5G standard. A small number... Read more ...

You can now get Apple Music on your Amazon speakers

You can now get Apple Music on your Amazon speakers

Apple and Amazon appear to be playing nice in time for Christmas, with the news that Apple Music has landed on Amazon Echo speakers across the US. The new update started... Read more ...

Twitter rolls out ‘sparkle button' to let users hide the algorithmic feed

Twitter rolls out ‘sparkle button' to let users hide the algorithmic feed

Twitter is giving users the ability to easily switch between seeing the latest tweets first and seeing the company's algorithmically chosen “Top Tweets” when they open the... Read more ...

This huge 58-inch 4K TV with Roku and HDR built-in is on sale for $350

This huge 58-inch 4K TV with Roku and HDR built-in is on sale for $350

TVs that check all the boxes can cost an arm and a leg, but today, you can grab a big, feature-laden smart set for cheap. Best Buy is selling a 58-inch Sharp TV with Roku for... Read more ...

Historic Israeli Moon Mission Will Carry Time Capsule to Space

Historic Israeli Moon Mission Will Carry Time Capsule to Space

Israel's first spacecraft-packed full of national, cultural, and traditional symbols-is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral in February. Israel Aerospace Industries and... Read more ...

Microsoft makes Windows 10 October 2018 Update available for everyone

Microsoft makes Windows 10 October 2018 Update available for everyone

Microsoft says the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is officially available for everyone. The company halted the update after reports of file deletion following the initial... Read more ...

Discounts On PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Gift Cards

Discounts On PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Gift Cards

While sales on individual games are always nice, a sale on digital currency is even better. That's because you can use it to buy any game you want, effectively creating your... Read more ...

Windows Central Game Awards 2018

Windows Central Game Awards 2018

We're taking a look back at 2018 of Windows PC and Xbox One gaming, and awarding the best of the best. It has been a fun year for gaming across Microsoft's platforms. From the... Read more ...

Saturn's Rings May Disappear Within 100M Years

Saturn's Rings May Disappear Within 100M Years

Saturn's distinctive rings may disappear sooner than expected. New NASA research confirms the gas giant is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated decades ago... Read more ...