Drones, Shmones: Google Is Building An Army Of Androids That Don’t Fall When You Kick’em

Drones, Shmones: Google Is Building An Army Of Androids That Don’t Fall When You Kick’em

While we’ve all got our eyes in the sky waiting for the robot revolution to start with Amazon (and burrito) drones, we must not be distracted by the threat on the ground. By threat I mean intelligent, walking, talking robots. Or more fittingly for Google, which quietly snapped up seven technology companies, androids. [More]

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Clicking On Shady Links To Download Apps Is A Super Easy Way To Get Your Phone Hacked

Listen, it’s not like we’re trying to be nags, here. It’s just that it is so very easy for n’er-do-wells to hack into your private life and we want to make sure you’re safe and sound. We’re not the only ones to drive home this point, as one security expert shows with a simple hack he made that looks like an app but is really an insidious, spying piece of malware. [More]

Barcode Scan Items To Your Shareable Grocery List With GroceryIQ

Barcode Scan Items To Your Shareable Grocery List With GroceryIQ

The GroceryIQ app for iOS and Android lets you scan product barcodes to add them to your grocery list, and even share them with roommates or family members. [More]

What To Do When The Mistaken Identity Robo-Calls Won't Stop

What To Do When The Mistaken Identity Robo-Calls Won't Stop

It’s bad enough when robots call you ad nauseum to pitch you their products and political causes and track down unpaid bills, but it’s even worse when the uncouth androids mistake you for another person.

Coned Robots Beg Payments by Phone Every Day, Starting One Day After Paper Bill Arrives

Coned Robots Beg Payments by Phone Every Day, Starting One Day After Paper Bill Arrives

Dan Edelman IM’d with a disturbing tale of Coned employing android voice synths to hit you up. Coned graduated from needlessly annoying letters to needlessly nagging phone calls: