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Samsung's Galaxy S8 facial recognition has a big flaw

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Fail<p>Samsung's Galaxy S8 comes with several biometric features -- including one that could be fooled pretty easily, according to a report.<p>A video has surfaced online that shows a person placing a photo in front of the Galaxy S8. The device's facial-recognition feature …

Galaxy S8

Convergence on the way to Google Home

Sources “with knowledge of the project” indicate Google is working on a new version of Google Home that will come with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities …

Google Home

Sprint starts sending Android 7.0 Nougat to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+

Next time you want to put the blame entirely on carriers for sluggish Android updates, consider the US unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on one side, …

Phones

How to use the Bixby button to launch Google Assistant on Galaxy S8

While its stunning, almost edgeless display left many in awe, one design aspect about the Galaxy S8 tech aficionados rushed to ridicule was Samsung’s decision to build a dedicated physical button for its virtual assistant, Bixby. But as it turns out – there might be a little workaround to swap it …

Google Assistant

10 high-tech gadgets to help you get to sleep

We're losing sleep over … sleep.<p>Blame it on job stress or the circadian-rhythm-wrecking blue light of cellphones and tablets, but studies show that nearly half of Americans don't sleep well and that significant percentages of us suffer from chronic insomnia and sleep apnea, and that causes us to …

Is Sonos the solution for your TV audio problems?

The latest from Ctrl-Walt-Delete<p>Walt’s column this week focuses on the problems with audio on the latest TVs. They have become very thin with small bezels, so there’s barely any room to put decent speakers on the product. Walt and Nilay discuss Sonos’ solution to this problem on …

Podcasting

Wink to send a text with these experimental earbuds

We're always looking for new ways to control our mobile phones without using our hands, whether we're driving or at work. Voice control is fine but not always welcome in quiet spaces. The next frontier? Facial expressions. Imagine winking to pause your music while in the car, or smiling to text a …

Consumer Tech

No doctor required: 23andMe cleared by FDA for at-home DNA tests

A new era for direct-to-consumer DNA testing services<p>The genetic testing company 23andMe can now tell its customers if they have genes linked to 10 diseases or medical conditions, including late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and celiac disease — without a doctor’s involvement. The …

Molecular Biology

Google testing new differential privacy strategy with Gboard for Android

Google today outlined research it has been performing to improve suggestions in its Gboard keyboard. The efforts center around training artificial neural networks with data that’s stored locally on devices, as opposed to in the cloud.<p>Google calls this idea federated learning and it’s something its …

Rumor: Modular Mac Pro may not ship until early 2019, new iPad Pro and Mac integration planned

When Apple revealed on Tuesday that the current Mac Pro will not see a major update and instead an all-new modular Mac Pro is being developed, the company stopped short of saying just when that decision was made and how long ago the new project started.<p>Apple said the modular Mac Pro won’t be …

New spy shots confirm Tesla Model 3 details way before launch

Tesla’s Model 3 won’t be delivered to customers for months, and Elon Musk still hasn’t taken all the wraps off the Model 3, leaving a bunch of key …

Malware Attacks on Macs Up 744% in 2016, Mostly Due to Adware

Malware attacks on Macs were up 744 percent in 2016, according to the latest Threat Report shared by McAfee Labs [PDF]. Mac users don't need to be overly alarmed, though, because much of that huge jump can be attributed to adware bundling. macOS malware samples jumped up 245 percent in the fourth …

Mac App Store

Verizon tests a giant drone that provides cell service after disasters

Verizon launched drones with emergency LTE capabilities which could provide the answer to a simple-yet-serious problem after a natural disaster: reestablishing communication.<p>The drones were the product of a collaboration between Verizon and American Aerospace Technologies Inc. They’re <i>enormous</i>, with …

Drones
Google Apps

YouTube blocks ads on its smaller channels, but why?

There may be more to this than stopping sites with stolen content...<p>YouTube has announced that adverts will no longer appear on channels that have …

Internet

The sketchy story behind this iPhone 8 schematic going around …

An alleged schematic of the iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) is getting some play today – but it isn’t quite what it appears. However, it’s not <i>necessarily</i> completely bogus either …<p>It doesn’t look a genuine iPhone schematic, and there’s a simple reason for that: it’s not. It was in fact created by Benjamin …

Mobile Photography

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'The US will lose its leadership in technology if this doesn't change'

Cook discussed diversity, the issues facing gay people, and engineering education in an exclusive interview with the Auburn Plainsman's Corey Williams published on Thursday.<p>From the article:<p>Tim Cook is "disturbed, however, by gender disparities in science, technology, engineering and math careers. …

Employment
Fact Checking