News: Technology

Google Photos now has a Favorites feature

Tuesday  10:51,   22 may 2018
theverge

I know a lot of people love Google Photos, but sometimes you realize that the service is missing some elementary stuff. For example, there hasn’t been a Favorites feature until now. Google has announced that, over the next week, it’s rolling out[...]

Intel details fourth Spectre-style CPU security flaw

Tuesday  10:51,   22 may 2018
engadget

Intel said it was scrambling to find more Spectre-like processor security flaws, and unfortunately it just found one. The company (along with Google and Microsoft) has disclosed a fourth exploit (simply titled Variant 4) that once again uses[...]

Asteroid orbiting backward around Jupiter is 1st 'interstellar immigrant' from beyond our solar system

Tuesday  10:31,   22 may 2018
msn

A mysterious asteroid that is moving the wrong way around Jupiter is turning heads this week as scientists reveal it's the first "interstellar immigrant" from beyond our solar system to stick around, according to a new study released[...]

NASA To Create Coolest Spot In Universe

Monday  15:32,   21 may 2018
ibtimes

The effort could help scientists understand the quantum properties of atoms at extreme temperatures.The box, called Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL), will use a combination of laser and magnets to bring temperatures of a cloud of atoms closest to absolute [...]

Google pushes artificial intelligence for upgraded news app

Monday  15:32,   21 may 2018
afprelaxnews

For its updated news application, Google is doubling down on the use of artificial intelligence as part of an effort to weed our disinformation and help users get viewpoints beyond their own "filter bubble." Google chief Sundar[...]

Microsoft's acquisition of Semantic Machines is all about AI

Monday  15:32,   21 may 2018
cnet

Microsoft announces Sunday its acquisition of Semantic Machines Inc, a company focused on conversational AI.Announced Sunday, Microsoft said the purchase was designed to bolster not just Cortana but social chatbots like XiaoIce, which has had up to[...]

Qualcomm's new hardware will help mobile 5G get off the ground

Monday  15:32,   21 may 2018
engadget

If mobile 5G is going to become more than a nice idea, it needs the thorough coverage you expect today -- and that means putting it in the small cell sites that boost coverage in busy areas. The company is launching the first 5G New Radio[...]

Top 5 foldable phones to expect in 2019: Samsung Galaxy X plus handsets from Apple, Motorola, and more

Monday  10:57,   21 may 2018
t3

The age of folding smartphones is coming. We know as patents for foldable phones are being filed in an ever increasing number, with all the big players like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola and more positioning themselves to come to market in[...]

Oculus' mobile VR now supports paid add-ons for apps

Monday  10:57,   21 may 2018
engadget

Downloadable extras are a staple of the gaming world on PCs, phones and consoles, but not in VR. With Oculus' devices, you've either had to buy another app or hope the creator would be kind enough to throw in thew new content for free. Not [...]

OnePlus 6 review: A big step closer to the perfect smartphone

Monday  10:56,   21 may 2018
engadget

I still remember that day, more than four years ago, when OnePlus came out of nowhere with its promise "to spare no expense" to bring us "the perfect smartphone." While the OnePlus 5 and 5T might have looked a little[...]

Teen phone monitoring app leaked thousands of user passwords

Monday  10:56,   21 may 2018
zdnet

Exclusive: A server stored teenagers' Apple ID email addresses and plaintext passwords.The mobile app, TeenSafe, bills itself as a "secure" monitoring app for iOS and Android, which lets parents view their child's text messages and location,[...]

LocationSmart reportedly leaked phone location data onto the web

Friday  15:32,   18 may 2018
engadget

It's starting to feel like everyone in charge of our sensitive data might be incompetent. LocationSmart aggregates real-time data on the location of subscribers' mobile phones. It's all opt-in, but Krebs reported that anyone could[...]

Bixby 2.0 Will Launch With Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Friday  15:32,   18 may 2018
ibtimes

Samsung Research's head of AI said that Bixby will be upgraded with natural language process, improved noise resistance and quicker response times. The current version of Bixby is able to answer most queries easily, but the problem is that users [...]

Motorola Razr is coming back and it's gunning for the Samsung Galaxy X

Friday  15:31,   18 may 2018
t3

Motorola is working on a folding phone which could well carry the iconic Motorola Razr branding. If brought to market, this new handset would be in direct competition with the rumoured Samsung Galaxy X, folding iPhone and Huawei's foldable[...]

Silicon Valley startup peddles 3D-printed bike

Friday  10:46,   18 may 2018
reuters

<p>After a career that included helping Alphabet Inc's Google build out data centers and speeding packages for Amazon.com Inc to customers, Jim Miller is doing what many Silicon Valley executives do after stints at big companies: finding more [...]