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Android Instant Apps now work on over 500 million devices

In May, after a number of months in testing, Google officially launched support for Android Instant Apps. Since then, these lightweight versions of standard Android apps have been able to be used by a growing number of smartphones and tablets. Today, Google confirmed that support for Android …

Tour every planet in our solar system through NASA images

.Net Core 2.0: Everything you need to know

Microsoft’s .Net development platform has been around a long time now as the heart of the company’s development tool and platform strategy. Having …

Security firm discovers several major security flaws in Xiaomi's MIUI

With a little over six percent market share, Xiaomi re-established itself as one of the top 5 Android smartphone manufacturers in the world. As such, millions of people use the company’s devices, so when Xiaomi’s MIUI Android skin is reported to have several security vulnerabilities, it would be …

Android News

Apple code reveals iPhone 8’s virtual Home button secrets

Bidding goodbye to the iPhone’s physical Home button won’t be easy, but there are some advantages to going virtual for iPhone 8.<p>Not only will it allow for a larger edge-to-edge display, but it also means you’ll be able customize the virtual button. Apple code suggests we’ll have the option to …

You Don't Need Desktop Apps Anymore

Fire up your Start menu or Dock and think carefully for a moment: Out of all your aging desktop apps, how many do you really rely on these days—or …

Apps we love: Transmit

FTP clients may not be the most exciting category of macOS apps, but they make up a critical part of many people’s workflows. From web designers to …

Google's turning up the gas on its Android-Chrome OS alignment

The saga of Google's Chrome OS platform has seen plenty of dramatic twists — but from the get-go, most tech-observers have been too busy scoffing at …

Scaling up: New tools for administering Slack

Three updates for admins of large teamsLarge companies don’t work the same way that small ones do. Similarly, if you’re an IT admin, you have vastly …

Firefox Is Working On A Striking New Logo For Its Version 57

<b>Mozilla is promoting</b> the upcoming Firefox 57 update, scheduled to arrive in November this year. It will include a new interface—called Photon—for …

Software

Firefox 55: first desktop browser to support WebVR

<b>WebVR Support on Desktop</b>Firefox on Windows is the first desktop browser to support the new WebVR standard (and macOS support is in Nightly!). As the …

Software

Mozilla Send

For serious data dumps.<p>When you decide to share a large file or folder online—perhaps you want to send a cute home movie to a doting relative, or need to back up a photo archive to a secondary location—then you can't just attach it to an email. Under the virtual weight of all those 1s and 0s, your …

Get started with Visual Studio Code

Microsoft’s Visual Studio has long been a heavyweight Windows-only development environment. But it has evolved over the years to support …

Firefox 55 is out: Windows users get WebVR, plus more speed, faster launches

Firefox 55 has become the first desktop browser with WebVR support.<p>Firefox has joined Chrome and Microsoft's Edge in supporting WebVR, a concept …

Software

Malicious code in the Node.js npm registry shakes open source trust model

Software development relies heavily on trust, especially when it comes to open source components. JavaScript developers recently got a reminder just …

JavaScript

Corel Unveils PaintShop Pro 2018 with More Speed, Sleekness, and Features

Corel today introduced PaintShop Pro 2018, the latest version of the Canadian company’s photo editing software. This new version brings a number of …

Photo Editing

WebAssembly: A New Hope

In March 2017, the WebAssembly Community Group reached a consensus on the initial (MVP) binary format, JavaScript API, and reference interpreter. …

Web Development Trends 2017

Web development is progressing at incredible speed these days and trends that were hot in 2016, today will be considered nothing less than archaic. …

Chatbots

Yet another video claims to offer a look at the iPhone 8’s design in black

Yet another video has emerged this evening claiming to offer a brief look at the upcoming iPhone 8. Whereas much of the attention has been on the new copper model recently, this video showcases the all black variant, albeit very briefly.<p>This video doesn’t show much that we haven’t already seen and …

StarCraft II is now a laboratory for AI research

Blizzard’s partnership with DeepMind, a firm that specializes in machine learning, has culminated in the release of the StarCraft II API, which is available now. This mechanism for enabling outside creators into integrate their apps into StarCraft II is going to open up the competitive sci-fi …

Latest iPhone leak reaffirms all-screen front

Apple vs. Google this fall looks set to be a battle of the bezels<p>One of the fascinating aspects of this year’s iPhone rumor mill has been the uncertainty generated by conflicting rumors about exactly how the next phone will take shape, though many of those doubts are starting to dissipate now. A …

Mobile Technology

Foxconn is building an R&D center for autonomous cars in U.S.

Foxconn will open an R&D center dedicated to autonomous vehicles in Michigan, according to company founder Terry Gou.<p>“Automotive development in the U.S. is … more advanced than China,” said Gou. He also said that he is interested in artificial intelligence and, specifically, deep learning …

Foxconn

Blurry photo might confirm iPhone 8 Touch ID fears

An apparent iPhone 8 photo straight out of Foxconn has confirmed one of our biggest fears for Touch ID: It will be relocated to the back of the device.<p>Apple has been working to embed its fingerprint scanner into the iPhone’s display, but it seems the technology won’t be ready in time for this …

Antivirus Maker Avast Is Latest Overseas Tech Firm Blocked In China

Popular security software company Avast is the latest overseas technology company to get caught in China’s censorship net after users began reporting that its service and website were blocked inside the country.<p>Data from GreatFire.org shows that Avast.com has been unavailable in China since Sunday. …

antivirus

GAME buys UK eSports organiser Multiplay for £20m

With tournaments offering multi-million pound prize pots and massive live events, the eSports field is officially big business. It just got a little …

Management

Huawei Watch is most gender-neutral Android Wear design yet

Gallery: Huawei Watch is most gender-neutral Android Wear design yet<p>Gallery: Huawei Watch is most gender-neutral Android Wear design yet<p>+ 8<p>+ 7<p>+ …

Wear OS

Wacom finally outfits its Cintiq 13HD pen display with touch gestures

Wacom has a habit of trotting out non-touch versions of its stylus-friendly tech first. The Cintiq 13HD arrived back in 2013, and one of my main gripes with the device was its lack of support for your fingertips. Well, the company finally announced the touch-enabled version today, nearly two years …

A Former Yahoo Employee Defends Marissa Mayer From Her Biggest Critic

Eric Jackson has had a lot to say about Marissa Mayer and Yahoo lately. He's a smart guy, I read his column and think he's generally an astute investor.<p>But when it comes to Marissa and Yahoo, his analysis feels very shortsighted and, well, misinformed. It's particularly so when it comes to his …