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Britain will be considered but robust towards Iran – Hunt

Britain will be considered but robust towards Iran – Hunt

LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said London would respond in a considered but robust way to the seizure of a British tanker by Iranian guards, and warned that Tehran would be the biggest loser if freedom of navigation is restricted. Hunt said he had spoken to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo to...

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A Smart Diaper Product From Pampers Will Launch This Fall

A Smart Diaper Product From Pampers Will Launch This Fall

It was bound to happen: A smart diaper is coming to the market. On Thursday, Pampers introduced the Lumi, an internet-powered diaper system that can record and transmit data about a baby’s activities to a smartphone. The product can tell you how long the baby has slept, and when the diaper needs changing, including if...

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Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they had captured the British-flagged Stena Impero, announcing the move two...

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Reddit to Ditch 'Creepy' Anonymous Follower Counts, Name Names

Reddit to Ditch 'Creepy' Anonymous Follower Counts, Name Names

Reddit is preparing to do away with a feature that some believe facilitates stalking and harassment: anonymous followers. The social media site will soon tell you which users follow your account. Currently, you can only view how many followers you have, not their specific user handles. “We collect a lot of feedback from you all,...

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Mesdar manager says vessel resumed voyage after boarded by armed guards

Mesdar manager says vessel resumed voyage after boarded by armed guards

Undated photograph shows the Mesdar, a British-operated oil tanker in Fawley, Britain obtained by Reuters on July 19, 2019. JOHN PITCHER/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. WATERMARK ADDED AT SOURCE LONDON (Reuters) – Oil tanker Mesdar, which had turned in the direction of...

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Browser Extensions Siphon Private Data From 4M Users, Then Leak It

Browser Extensions Siphon Private Data From 4M Users, Then Leak It

Be careful around shady browser extensions. They might be collecting and leaking your most private data. Eight browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox were recently shut down after a security researcher uncovered how they were secretly sending users’ private data to a marketing intelligence firm. The data collected is pretty disturbing. The extensions were able...

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Apple iPad vs. iPad Air vs. iPad mini vs. iPad Pro: Which Tablet Should You Buy?

Apple iPad vs. iPad Air vs. iPad mini vs. iPad Pro: Which Tablet Should You Buy?

In 2019, Apples has four different iPad lines with five different screen sizes, ranging in price from $329 to $999 (baseline models; the biggest iPad Pro with cellular connectivity and 1TB of storage will set you back $1,899). That gets pretty complicated if you’re shopping for a new tablet. To help you figure out what...

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which Smart Speaker Is Best?

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which Smart Speaker Is Best?

Smarter Voice Assistants The Amazon Echo and Google Home aren’t just speakers, they’re platforms. While their physical hardware doesn’t get updated very often, the services that power them—Alexa and Google Assistant—are in a constant state of change. A smart speaker is generally a gateway to a voice assistant ecosystem. When you choose an Echo or...

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Seized British-flagged tanker in Gulf had turned off its tracker, ignored warnings – IRNA

Seized British-flagged tanker in Gulf had turned off its tracker, ignored warnings – IRNA

DUBAI (Reuters) – The British-flagged tanker seized by Iran’s elite forces on Friday had turned off its tracker and ignored warnings from the Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying. “The tanker had turned off its tracker and ignored several warnings by the Guards before being captured,” an unnamed...

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