4 ways to spot a fake email and what to do if your email is hacked

Email is one of the most frequently used forms of communication. It’s no wonder then that many cyber criminals are using fake emails to not only hijack your email account but also to steal your identity and more. In most cases, it’s a potential entry way into your social media accounts, …

Startups Weekly: VCs celebrate the new year the only way they know how

Venture capitalists swore in the new year the only way they know how… by submitting SEC paperwork for new funds! insert party hat/confetti emoji here. As many of us brainstormed our New Year’s resolutions and let our hangovers wear off, several firms began this week what for some is a …

No Man’s Sky has a big new update due out this summer

After a conspicuous stretch of silence ending with a mysterious teaser tweet on Thursday, No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray revealed that another major free update is on the way. The new content, which is the first since last year’s Visions update, will hit the massive space exploration game this …

Singapore says personal details of 14,200 HIV patients were posted online

For the second time inside a year, private health information belonging to people in Singapore has been compromised. Following a hack disclosed last summer that affected the patient records of up to 1.5 million citizens, Singapore’s Ministry of Health revealed today that personal details and the HIV-positive status of 14,200 people were …

Fortnite players report queue issues as Epic experiences a ‘minor service outage’

Epic Games is having its own Christmas hangover. On Wednesday, a number of Fortnite players reported long queues that time out and problems logging in to Fortnite’s servers. The company is aware of the issue and tweeted that it’s investigating the cause behind the outage that some users are running …

How a small business social media manager can save you time and make you money

As a small business owner, you wear so many hats. You likely believe you’re expected to handle it all because, well, you are the business. With all of the tasks you need to complete on a weekly basis, it can feel like you have multiple full-time jobs. As a result, …

XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And few people are more familiar with the problems of today’s genetic diagnostics tools than Kalim Mir, the 52-year-old founder of XGenomes, who has spent his …

Adobe launches Premiere Rush, a cross-platform video editor

Adobe Premiere Rush (previously Project Rush), as you might recall, is a cross-platform video editing app for smartphones, tablets, and PCs. It became available in beta this summer for select customers, and today during Adobe’s annual Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles, Adobe announced that it’s launching broadly on PC, …

How to Set up a Secure Relational Database on Alibaba Cloud

This article was originally published on Alibaba Cloud. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Gain an introduction to ApsaraDB for RDS, a cloud-based relational database product provided by Alibaba Cloud. In this webinar you will watch over the shoulder of a Solution Architect and Trainer, as …

Get an electric toothbrush on sale for less than $50 and keep that smile bright

Smile! Or don’t. We’re not going to tell you how to live your life.  If you’re looking for an electric toothbrush, though, we’ll be happy to let you in on a little secret: the Platinum Sonic Toothbrush cleans just as effectively as those fancy brand-name brushes, but for a fraction …

Get your tickets to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

  We absolutely love the thrill that comes from watching innovative tech startups launch their products to the world. It’s even more exciting when they’re competing head-to-head, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 on December 11 in Lagos, Nigeria. TechCrunch editors have selected the …

Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions …

Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The newspaper found more than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police related to use of dating …

Purchase an iPhone contract with Carphone Warehouse and receive a £40 Currys voucher

Black Friday is coming.  Officially, Black Friday is Nov. 23 this year, but we all know that Black Friday now extends to weeks of deals, and they are beginning right now.  Carphone Warehouse has kicked things off with an offer on the iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, or X on …

The Strange Story of How Frida Kahlo’s Face Ended Up on an $8 Bottle of CVS Nail Polish

In 1946, shortly before her 40th birthday, Frida Kahlo painted what might be the most tragic self-portrait in her whole collection. It’s called “The Wounded Deer,” and re-imagines the Mexican artist as prey; pierced by a shock of arrows and left to die in a forest clearing. Her face, framed …