News: Technology

Apple refutes hacker's claim he could break iPhone passcode limit

Monday  11:29,   25 june 2018
cnet

At first it looked liked he found a way to try as many passcodes as he wanted without destroying data. But it turned out the passcodes he tested weren't always counted."The recent report about a passcode bypass on iPhone was in error, and a[...]

Samsung Galaxy S10 new feature leaks are just what we wanted

Monday  11:29,   25 june 2018
t3

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is shaping up to be the future phone we've always wanted if the rumour mill proves accurate. A new supply chain leak has appeared via The Bell, which reveals what we could be getting when the S10 is expected to[...]

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

Monday  11:28,   25 june 2018
engadget

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, [...]

Xiaomi aims to bring Android tablets back in 2018 with its $170 Mi Pad 4

Monday  11:28,   25 june 2018
msn

If you’re one of the few people still interested in Android tablets in 2018, you’ll be happy to know that Xiaomi’s still got your back. At $170 (1,099 yuan), the 8-inch Mi Pad 4 comes with a 1,920 x 1,200 display, a mid-range Snapdragon 660 [...]

Samsung's new Galaxy patent is a bezel-less, notch-free slice of the future

Friday  15:51,   22 june 2018
cnet

No notch, no bezels, no worries.It will be if Samsung has its[...]

Microsoft matches Google Lens with AI-powered visual search for Bing

Friday  15:51,   22 june 2018
msn

Microsoft has launched a new “visual search” function for Bing which lets users snap a picture of something with their phone to search for it online. The new visual search is available in a range of apps, including the standalone Bing app[...]

Intel now faces a fight for its future

Friday  15:51,   22 june 2018
msn

Intel is facing a turning point in its nearly 50-year history. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned yesterday, following an ongoing investigation into a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee that violated the company’s non-fraternization[...]

Google’s AR measurement app is coming to an Android phone near you

Friday  11:17,   22 june 2018
msn

Back at WWDC, Apple announced it was giving every iPhone a ruler in the form of an AR app called Measure. Now Google is firing back with an app also called Measure.Actually Google technically beat Apple to the punch. Measure has been available for[...]

Twitter acquires online safety company to bolster anti-abuse efforts

Friday  11:16,   22 june 2018
engadget

Twitter has repeatedly come under fire for not doing enough to stop hate speech, allowing outside groups to sow political discord and failing to limit the spread of misinformation. To address these issues, the company announced earlier this year[...]

Facebook is using machine learning to spot hoax articles shared by spammers

Friday  11:16,   22 june 2018
msn

Facebook’s fight against fake news, hoaxes, and spammers will never be over for good, but the company is doing its best to keep up the pressure on bad actors on its network. This isn’t the first time Facebook has announced it’s using AI to[...]

YouTube pushes memberships, merchandise as alternatives to ads

Friday  11:16,   22 june 2018
reuters

<p>YouTube said on Thursday that video uploaders with more than 100,000 followers could start paid fan clubs on the service, one of several new features aimed at helping itself and its users diversify revenue after a turbulent year.</p>The[...]

Snap Maps update makes your Bitmoji’s world look a bit snazzier

Thursday  15:38,   21 june 2018
msn

One year after launching Snap Maps, Snap is giving its geolocation feature a lot more visual flair with two updates coming soon. The first big update, World Effects, adds snazzy animations and color schemes to the maps. It will send you and your[...]

Did Scientists Just Find a Missing Piece of the Universe?

Thursday  15:38,   21 june 2018
gizmodo

It would be silly to think we completely understand our universe, given how small the Earth is compared to the vastness of the cosmos. But from here on our tiny planet, it appears that much of the universe is missing. And I’m not just talking about[...]

GM goes full smartphone with its latest infotainment system

Thursday  15:37,   21 june 2018
engadget

Many of us are using CarPlay and Android Auto to essentially replace the infotainment systems in our cars. Automakers like Audi, Mercedes, and really anyone putting metal on four tires is taking notice of this trend and have started working hard to[...]

Google update aims to show you how it uses your data

Thursday  15:37,   21 june 2018
cnet

More searchable, readable privacy and security settingsGoogle said Thursday it's made account settings easier to navigate and[...]