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Github launches new tools to say when your project’s dependencies get pwned

Github today announced the introduction of more robust security features for its users, which will help developers identify vulnerable dependencies in their code. The announcement came at the company’s flagship Github Universe conference, taking place at Pier 70 in San Francisco. The new feature, called Dependency Graph, enumerates the software libraries that constitute a project. This information is then visualized in ... Read More »

Shell stations in the Philippines will soon offer charging for electric vehicles

Good news for electric vehicles in the Philippines. Shell will be installing 100 electric vehicle fast-charging stations across its service stations in the capital city of Manila. According to Shell’s local arm, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, the first installations will take place in December this year. The move was prompted by the Department of Energy, which is trying to address the lagging ... Read More »

Researchers predicted when cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak

Hokkaido University scientists has developed a new mathematical model which accurately forecasted that a devastating cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak by early July, the 26th week of 2017 and the cumulative incidence would be the order of 700-800 thousand cases. Cholera, which is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, infects the small intestine through water and food. Symptoms include diarrhea, ... Read More »

Adoption of robotics into a hospital’s daily operations requires broad cooperation

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied the implementation of a logistics robot system at the Seinäjoki Central Hospital in South Ostrobothnia. The aim is to reduce transportation costs, improve the availability of supplies and alleviate congestion on hospital hallways by running deliveries around the clock on every day of the week. Joint planning and dialogue between the various occupational ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA is the company’s next showcase of mobility plans

Mercedes-Benz has released imagery of its Concept EQA, set for a full unveil Tuesday at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s a compact electric car, and it screams hot hatchback from the future. This model is a riff on the underpinnings of the Generation EQ concept that was introduced last year at the Paris Motor Show, and the latest vehicle to add the ... Read More »

You can now buy the revamped Nokia 3310 in the UK

The news that Nokia would be bringing back its iconic, near-indestructible 3310 (aka The Brick) was met with cries of nostalgia-fuelled joy. “YES,” said everyone on the internet, immediately losing interest in their web surfing, slow-mo video-capturing, Spanish-teaching, EastEnders-watching and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas-playing smartphones upon remembering Snake and ringtones. The slightly more muted reaction was “could be decent for festivals, that”. The reimagined handset ... Read More »

This new emoji tool tells you which are still cool and which are lame

Worried about seeming super uncool when you’re captioning memes on Snapchat or whatever it is young people do? Never fear – aptly named emoji encyclopedia Emojipedia has released a new tool so you can track which emojis are cool and which are going really, really out of fashion. “Each graph is relative to the emoji being viewed,” said Emojipedia. “100 represents when ... Read More »

Sky introduces ‘Sky VIP’ rewards program for loyal customers

There are four tier of rewards: Silver (0-3 years), Gold (3-8 years), Platinum (8-15 years) and Black (15+ years). New users can take part in prize draws for VIP tickets and free events. In a blog post, Sky has announced a new VIP loyalty program, aptly named Sky VIP. The longer you’ve been a Sky customer, the better the rewards become. As ... Read More »

iOS 9 features & update advice: iOS 9.3.4 patches ‘important’ security flaw

iOS 9 became available to download and install on iPhones and iPads around the world in  September, and since then Apple has released several incremental updates to fix bugs and add improvements and features. The latest was iOS 9.2, which brought the new News app to the UK and added new emoji. Read on to find out how to get ... Read More »

Siri not working? Try these troubleshooting fixes

Isn’t Siri rubbish? Well, that’s a matter of opinion, but Apple’s voice-activated ‘personal assistant’, introduced with the iPhone 4s and later made available on iPad certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Back in 2013 we went on to Twitter and asked Macworld readers about their experiences with Siri, and the things that they love and hate about Apple’s voice-controlled personal ... Read More »

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