News: Technology

Spotify "Sponsored Songs" let labels pay for plays

Tuesday  16:11,   20 june 2017
TechCrunch

Spotify is now testing a new "Sponsored Song" ad unit that a company spokesperson tells us is "a productInstead of appearing as obvious ad banners like Spotify's existing ads, labels can pay to have Sponsored Songs appear on playlists [...]

198 million Americans hit by 'largest ever' voter records leak

Tuesday  16:11,   20 june 2017
ZDNet

Personal data on 198 million voters, including analytics data that suggests who a person is likely to vote for and why, was stored on an unsecured Amazon server.It's believed to be the largest ever known exposure of voter information to[...]

The Nintendo Switch could soon introduce your child to coding apps

Tuesday  16:10,   20 june 2017
MSN

Whether you’re into Nintendo’s Switch for its roster of Mario and Zelda titles or the on-the-go gameplay, you’ll be happy to know that it’ll soon be able to handle double duty as a programming tool, when FUZE Code Studio launches around a year from[...]

Reliable insider suggests the Galaxy Note 8 will launch sooner than we thought

Tuesday  11:31,   20 june 2017
BGR

After a series of reports said that Samsung intends to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 in late August or early September, around the IFA tech event in Berlin, Germany, a new leak says the phone will be out even sooner than that. Chinese leaker of[...]

Tech CEOs meet with Trump on government overhaul

Tuesday  11:16,   20 june 2017
Reuters

<p>President Donald Trump met on Monday with the heads of 18 U.S. technology companies including Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), seeking their help to make the government's computing systems more[...]

Facebook’s AI accidentally created its own language

Tuesday  11:02,   20 june 2017
MSN

Researchers from the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab (FAIR) recently made an unexpected discovery while trying to improve chatbots.&nbsp;Using machine learning algorithms, dialog agents were left to converse freely in an attempt to [...]

How Google is powering its next-generation AI

Tuesday  07:25,   20 june 2017
T3

If you paid any attention to Google's big developer conference earlier this year then you'll know artificial intelligence is about to get big - really big.&nbsp;So what's all the fuss about? Here we're going to dig deeper into some of[...]

LG's enhanced G6+ has more storage and premium sound

Tuesday  06:55,   20 june 2017
Engadget

LG's G6 is a nice smartphone that has sold pretty well so far, but with the arrival of Samsung's stellar Galaxy S8, it's trying to keep consumers interested with a few changes and a new model.&nbsp;LG is also throwing in a set of[...]

Accenture, Microsoft team up on blockchain-based digital ID network

Tuesday  06:20,   20 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Accenture Plc and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official[...]

NASA reveals 10 new potentially Earth-like planets

Tuesday  06:20,   20 june 2017
CNET

The Kepler space telescope's latest and most complete planet catalog adds 219 new candidates, including one that could be a close cousin to Earth.The findings come courtesy of NASA's pioneering Kepler space telescope, our eye in the sky when it[...]

Google tightens measures to remove extremist content on YouTube

Monday  19:56,   19 june 2017
Reuters

Alphabet Inc's Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday. Google said it would take a tougher position on[...]

Social media companies update policies on blocking extremism

Monday  19:56,   19 june 2017
Alphr

YouTube and Facebook are relying on technology, with a helping hand from humans, to monitor contentThat’s the foundation for a couple social media giants’ newest policies targeting extremist content, skirting a delicate balance between freedom of[...]

7 Expected Features Of Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Monday  19:56,   19 june 2017
International Business Times

The next iteration of the Note series is expected to launch in September, just before the IFA Berlin tech show takes place.Samsung did have some saving grace in the recently released Samsung Galaxy S8, which had many high-end features such as an[...]

Twitter blocks a slew of Venezuela government accounts

Monday  15:46,   19 june 2017
Engadget

Venezuela has been accused of censoring Twitter as part of its bid to silence dissent, but it's not so happy now that the shoe is on the other foot.&nbsp;Maduro isn't calling for a boycott of Twitter, though. The "battle on social media" is[...]

Elon Musk says Los Angeles is open to using his traffic tunnels

Monday  15:46,   19 june 2017
Engadget

Elon Musk might just have the first customer for his traffic-skipping tunnels.&nbsp;As Musk observes, though, the technology is the easy part... it's the legal clearance that's hard. The Boring Company will need extensive permits if it's going[...]