Ali Kaan Gürbüz

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Microsoft 'wholeheartedly' supports Apple in FBI encryption case

The company will make a court filing next week<p>Speaking at a congressional hearing today, Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said that his company "wholeheartedly" supports Apple in the ongoing case that's pitted the iPhone maker against the FBI. "We at Microsoft support Apple …

Privacy

Facebook's latest VR video innovation is a big deal

Streaming video in virtual reality, as with just about everything, isn't easy to pull off well. The experience of watching 360-degree videos in VR usually comes in one of two flavors: grainy and blurry or high-quality but slow-loading. But Facebook's recently announced dynamic streaming technology …

Google's trippy drawing robot makes amazing art of your face

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today Google has a number of Android experiments its Creative Lab team built to see how far it could push mobile devices.<p>One that caught my eye, however, is this amazing little robot that creates line drawings of your face based on a photo taken on an Android …

Your phone could soon be your car key

Get ready to throw away your car key.<p>Volvo is experimenting with letting drivers use nothing more than a smartphone app to start their cars.<p>The app, which is basically a "digital key," will let a driver open the door, get in, and start the car without touching the phone. Like a remote control key …

General Motors

An Egg-Shaped Drone Built To Nestle Into A Backpack

But not egg-sized<p>Drones mock the very existence of birds. These clumsy noisy human-built flying machines put human eyes into previously avian domains, scaring bears and provoking all sorts of natural animal rage. PowerVision Robot’s new drone isn’t just an attempt to usurp the sky from its …

Drones

Most Americans Say Apple Should Help Unlock Terror Suspect's iPhone

A slim majority of Americans supports the U.S. government’s effort to get Apple to help unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, according to a new report by Pew Research Center.<p>In the days following Apple’s refusal to help federal investigators open the phone used by San Bernardino terror suspect Rizwan …

Jack Dorsey

AT&T, Intel hope 4G will let drones fly higher and further than ever

Tapping into a 4G cellular network could enable new capabilities like video streaming and even drone deliveries.<p>AT&T has ambitions to connect everything from cars to whole cities. Why not drones, too?<p>The Dallas wireless carrier and chip giant Intel said Monday they would partner to investigate …

Drones

Twitter, Facebook support Apple in its fight with the FBI

As Apple CEO Tim Cook insists that his company should not be forced to help the FBI weaken security on an iPhone (Not sure why that matters? Get an explanation of the key issues here.), a few more companies have stepped forward in support. Yesterday Google CEO Sundar Pichai issued a …