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After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn't assume your data will stay private forever

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider It may be getting easier to link your private and anonymized DNA data to your identity. That means the genetic data you share with a testing company – which may include sensitive health information like your risk of cancer – could one day be matched with your name by an unintended party. […]

Photography

Fujifilm XP140 squeezes more durability, low-light ability into a waterproof cam

Fujifilm Fujifilm’s waterproof compact just got more durable. On Thursday, February 14, the company unveiled the Fujifilm FinePix XP140, a compact camera with better water sealing, a wider ISO range, and enhanced auto-intelligent modes compared to the predecessor. The compact continues Fujifilm’s XP series of waterproof compacts. The Fujifilm XP140 is waterproof to 82 feet […]

Emerging Tech

China’s new robotic submarine doesn’t just chase typhoons, it dives into them

Siping Zheng It might sound like something out of a techno-thriller, but it’s not: Scientists in China really have developed an unmanned submarine that is designed to travel into potentially deadly typhoons and other extreme weather types and fire off weather-monitoring rockets. One of these “rocketsondes,” designed to perform weather analysis in situations that would […]

Gaming

Rami Ismail’s GameDev.World will be a global game dev event translated into 8 languages

Rami Ismail, cofounder of Nuclear Throne maker Vlambeer, became frustrated trying to get visas approved for developers to come to the U.S. for his #1ReasonToBe diversity panel at the Game Developers Conference. Each year, applicants would get rejected. On top of that, one of the French-speaking speakers from Madagascar got low ratings because he spoke with […]

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A hidden trick for turning your iPhone and AirPods into a spy microphone is going viral. Here's what the feature is really about.

Apple CEO Tim Cook.Getty A recently introduced feature for iPhones and AirPods called “Live Listen” is going viral.  It enables a person to use an iPhone’s microphone to listen in to conversations wirelessly through AirPods. Some people are creeped out by the feature, suggesting it could be used to spy, but it was originally intended to […]