News: Technology

Can artificial intelligence help thwart ransomware?

Friday  10:56,   19 may 2017
MSN

In the future, security systems could use artificial intelligence to monitor user behavior, track activity, suggest when there may be a danger, and even mount an attack against the ransomware purveyors.If you don’t believe that, just ask emergency[...]

Antivirus firm warns of cyberattacks on home appliances

Friday  10:25,   19 may 2017
AFP

Avast, the company behind the leading antivirus software, warned Thursday against attacks on home appliances connected to the internet, calling hackers targeting home routers a major threat to consumers. "It's a trivial thing to do and[...]

How to spot the new brightest supernova in the sky

Friday  10:14,   19 may 2017
CNET

A star in its explosive death throes lights up a corner of the night sky, and it's bright enough to spot on your own.A new supernova tediously named "2017 eaw" was first spotted by Utah amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins on May 14. According to[...]

Facebook makes Messenger easier to use for social butterflies

Friday  07:07,   19 may 2017
Engadget

First it added stickers, then it was games. The service is now split into three tabs, letting users instantly access their messages, see which friends are 'Active now' and lastly, go straight into their favorite Groups. As well as this top[...]

OnePlus 5 will feature DxO's photography expertise

Friday  07:07,   19 may 2017
Engadget

In a world where Instagram has more users than the population of most countries, it's no secret that a phone's camera is often its selling point. As you may remember, this isn't the first time that DxO has attempted to bring its[...]

Uber launches Uber Freight, its app for long-haul trucking jobs

Friday  06:35,   19 may 2017
The Verge

Available on iOS and[...]

Why Google Assistant and Search are two different iPhone apps

Friday  05:50,   19 may 2017
The Verge

Now that Google Assistant has officially arrived to the iPhone (at least, for US-based users) a lot of people may be wondering why Google pushed the AI as a separate app from the main one. Here’s an overview of the differences between the two.While [...]

3 reasons why Google Lens won I/O

Friday  05:40,   19 may 2017
CNET

Lens received one of the biggest reactions at I/O, and we hope it lives up to the hype.It sounds pretty dry on paper (Google uses phrases like "machine learning," "vision-based computing" and "artificial intelligence" to describe it), but when it[...]

Apple Music Moving Away From Exclusives?

Thursday  19:38,   18 may 2017
International Business Times

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine also defended the service's paid-only model stating that "artists are getting screwed" with free-tier streaming.“The fact is that 'free' in music streaming is so technically good and ubiquitous that[...]

Android O is shaping up to be exactly what Android needs

Thursday  19:38,   18 may 2017
The Verge

<p>Today’s Google I/O presentation was as wide-ranging as the company’s various ventures into future technology, though the biggest cheers of excitement were inevitably reserved for Android.</p>Battery life, a thing that matters to all users[...]

YouTube is letting more people live-stream from their mobile

Thursday  19:38,   18 may 2017
The Verge

YouTube is making it easier for users to start live-streaming on mobile devices. According to a report from Android Police, the video site is dropping a requirement that means users have to have more than 1,000 subscribers before they “Go Live” via [...]

Facebook feed change fights clickbait post by post in 9 more languages

Thursday  19:37,   18 may 2017
TechCrunch

Facebook is bringing its battle against clickbait abroad, getting more precise about which link headlines it downranks in News Feed, and starting to demote individual posts instead of just web domains and Facebook Pages. The updates are part of a[...]

The 10 biggest announcements from Google I/O 2017

Thursday  18:11,   18 may 2017
The Verge

Google Assistant, Android O, VR, and much moreSkydiving Google Glass-wearers, giant phone giveaways, and major hardware announcements no longer rule Google’s biggest annual conference. Instead, the company has settled into a pattern of releasing[...]

Hackers steal 17 million users' data from Indian restaurant app Zomato

Thursday  18:10,   18 may 2017
AFP

India's largest restaurant and food delivery app Zomato announced Thursday that the data of 17 million users had been stolen from its database, including names, email addresses and protected passwords. The startup said the "hashed" passwords[...]

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant is coming to iPhone

Thursday  18:10,   18 may 2017
USA TODAY

Owners of the iPhone will have one more option for their digital voice assistant. Google's Assistant app is now available on the iPhone, giving Apple's Siri a run for her money. &nbsp;Google's Assistant app is now available on the[...]