Tellus Technology Updates

  • Russia Hit Hard in Global Ransomware AttackRussia Hit Hard in Global Ransomware Attack
    Russia has confirmed its Interior Ministry was targeted by a global cyber-attack using hacking tools reportedly created by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Tens of thousands of computers across almost 100 countries were targeted in a global cyber attack on Friday, with universities, the British health service and major companies such as FedEx all […]
  • Air Force Unveils Super Secret Robotic SpacecraftAir Force Unveils Super Secret Robotic Spacecraft
    As for what it does? That’s still unspecified. X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle The X-37B is just 29 feet, 3 inches long, with a wingspan an inch shy of 15 feet. DoD photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance The Air Force has a secret space robot called the X-37B. We know this because the Air Force […]
  • SpaceX to Launch  Internet Satellite NetworkSpaceX to Launch Internet Satellite Network
    Elon Musk’s SpaceX says it will begin launching Internet-providing satellites in 2019. The move was announced Wednesday by SpaceX vice president of satellite and government affairs, Patricia Cooper, in testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. She said the company eventually plans to field 4,425 small satellites into low Earth orbit by […]
  • Big Brother in the Workplace: Implanted Access Chips in SwedenBig Brother in the Workplace: Implanted Access Chips in Sweden
    {By Alan M. Milner, Tellus News Digest} Epicenter, a Swedish incubation center for start-up companies, is injecting microchips into volunteer employees that enable them to pass through security barriers, log onto to protected computers, and purchase items in the canteen just by waving their hands across a reader. This, in my opinion, is an example […]
  • Here Is How to Protect Your Internet PrivacyHere Is How to Protect Your Internet Privacy
    Harm mitigation in a suddenly less secure internet Christiaan Colen via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 An Old Browser Logo Internet Service Providers were an integral part of privacy online. No longer, thanks to new legislation. The big money of the internet comes from tracking and selling user data to better target ads. Do one search […]
  • Google Leak Reveals Massive New Pixel 2Google Leak Reveals Massive New Pixel 2
    By Gordon Kelly Forbes Google likes big smartphones. Until the Nexus 6P, every Google smartphone was bigger than its predecessor but now that trend looks back on course as a potentially massive new Pixel 2 has been uncovered… Building on news earlier this week that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are being developed under […]
  • Five Smartphone Trends For 2017Five Smartphone Trends For 2017
    It is still early in the year, and yet, the smartphone industry roadmap for the year seems to have been laid out. 2017 is expected to be a year which would bring major hardware innovations to smartphones. Here are the major smartphone innovations which will set the trends in terms of hardware-based features for the […]
  • Apple Releases First Artificial Intelligence PaperApple Releases First Artificial Intelligence Paper
    Apple has published its first research paper, which focuses on artificial intelligence. Specifically, the paper discusses methods for the improvement of the recognition of computer vision systems. The publication of the paper marks a new direction for Apple, as it has been traditionally secretive with its research. Apple’s Artificial Intelligence Research Paper Explained The first […]
  • Samsung’s “End of Life” Update to Kill Galaxy Note 7Samsung’s “End of Life” Update to Kill Galaxy Note 7
    Samsung has begun deploying an end of life update which will render Galaxy Note 7 handsets unable to charge. U.S. mobile networks are expected to begin rolling out the update in later December and early January. However, this has not stopped those who still own the handset from using it, despite it being recalled, permanently […]
  • Twitter Cancelled Plans To Launch Own Messaging AppTwitter Cancelled Plans To Launch Own Messaging App
    It was recently discovered that Twitter has been actually developing a standalone messenger app for over a year, but the company decided to scrap the project this past September. The app would have launched first in emerging markets like India, but feedback from trial users “didn’t test out well.” Twitter’s standalone messaging app was being […]


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