Forget smartphones and tablets – The next big tech battle will take place in the car. In-car technology is getting better and companies are vying to be at the forefront of the "infotainment" revolution.
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What could you buy with $19 billion? Well, according to CNN, 12.6 billion hot dogs; 4 World Trade Centres; 198 million years’ worth of Netflix; or relief for the Philippines 3 times over. Few companies can afford to splash that amount of cash, however Facebook can count themselves in that small bracket. Instead of keeping Mark Zuckerberg in hot dogs for the next few millennia though, Facebook decided to spend it on WhatsApp. The $19 billion price tag shocked many, however there must be some reason that Facebook valued the app so highly.
In case you missed it, the 11th of February was a notable day for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the European Union funded Safer Internet Day was held in order to raise awareness of the dangers of using online technology. Also on the 11th, the Electronic Frontier Foundation marked the day by voicing their disapproval of the NSA’s increasing surveillance of internet activity.
A Twitter username, you might think, isn’t very important. If you can’t have the one you originally want, just stick a couple of underscores in and it’s more or less the same. The lengths that some people have gone to in order to get the name they want though suggests that Twitter usernames are more significant than they first appear.
When selling on an old PC or laptop, I’m sure most of us would remember to delete all of our files and information before listing it online. We are reminded constantly about how vulnerable we are when we enter private information online, but what isn’t made clear quite as often is how to correctly remove all of our data from our hard drives.