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General Motors Recalls 800,000 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Trucks Worldwide Over Power Steering Defect : TECH : Tech Times

GM’s Driverless Fuel Cell Concept Vehicle, SURUS, Can Help During Disasters General Motors has issued a recall order for about 800,000 units of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, as the pickup trucks have a potential issue with their power steering systems. General Motors has not had a good year so far, and this vehicle recall continues the automobile manufacturer’s bad luck. Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Recall The vehicle recall that General Motors issued for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and…

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The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction

Mobile programmers have the ability to build software that provides deep layers of penetration to the end user through sophisticated targeted notifications. Consumers with their chosen apps, have hundreds of notifications turned on and thus are brought back to their phones at an alarming frequency. A recent study shows that many people consult their phone as much as 150 times a day. Everyone is screaming to the consumer and doing whatever they can to get their attention while not considering…

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Amazon’s Alexa Wants You to Talk to Your Ads

There are few electronic devices with which you cannot order a Domino’s pizza. When the craving hits, you can place an order via Twitter, Slack, Facebook Messenger, SMS, your tablet, your smartwatch, your smart TV, and even your app-enabled Ford. This year, the pizza monger added another ordering tool: If your home is one of the 20 million with a voice assistant, you can place a regular order through Alexa or Google Home. Just ask for a large extra-cheese within…

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FCC faces legal battle after widely-condemned vote to repeal net neutrality

This is what the FCC has just voted in favour of JUST AS everyone expected (and feared), the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to abolish Net Neutrality on Thursday. Specifically, a 3:2 vote led by Chairman Ajit “Hair” Pai ruled to abolish the Obama-era rules stating that the internet should be protected as a Type II Communication utility. The rest will write itself in the coming months. Of course, that’s the simplified end of the story. But given that…

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Sennheiser holiday sale, Amazon devices discounts, and more of the best tech deals

Christmas is nine days away, which makes this weekend the perfect time for last minute holiday shopping, either for yourself or loved ones. There’s a lot of great tech on sale that make excellent gifts including the Google Home Mini and Kindle Paperwhite. For more gift ideas, check out The Verge’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Highlights include discounts on Amazon devices, matching most Black Friday and Cyber Monday pricing, and Sennheiser’s holiday sale offering $100 off the HD1 over ear,…

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Samsung Smart Speaker, Huh? Let’s Talk

Yesterday, a report from Bloomberg came out saying that Samsung will launch a Bixby-powered smart speaker sometime in the first half of 2018. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone since DJ Koh already told CNBC back in August that the company was indeed trying to put its digital assistant, which first debuted on the Galaxy S8, into a smart speaker. The timeline is pretty obvious too; I’m betting that Samsung will unveil the device at Mobile World…

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If 3D Printer, Then Custom Aluminum Extrusion Brackets

Aluminum extrusions are a boon for mechanical assemblies, but they require a stock of brackets and other hardware to be kept on hand. [mightynozzle] has decided to make things a little easier for prototyping and low-stress assemblies by creating a collection of 3D printable brackets for aluminum extrusions. 3D printing your own bracket hardware means faster prototyping, and if the assemblies don’t need the extra strength and rigidity of metal brackets you can just stick with the 3D printed versions.…

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Signal Encrypted Messenger on GNU/Linux

Privacy awareness has been thankfully growing steadily across the web, and a number of programs have arisen as a result; Signal, is one such program. I won’t name drop, but enough major players in the world of privacy advocacy have given their seal of approval for Signal, and so I knew I had to check it out for myself. Signal, is a program that ties into your phone number in a similar fashion to WhatsApp, and offers encrypted messaging between…

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How to Build Your Own Computer, Part Five: Tweaking Your New Computer

Congratulations, you’ve successfully selected parts, assembled your own PC, and installed Windows! Now you can get to…whatever it is that you want to get to, I guess. Do gamers still “pown noobs?” Is that still a thing? Actually, before you jump in to [noob farming and/or ranching/a 12-hour Pinterest binge/watching every Cracked video ever/reading more How-To Geek], you probably want to take a few minutes to update and protect your shiny new PC. Here are a few steps you should…

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