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OnePlus offers explanation for lack of wireless charging on OnePlus 6

• OnePlus didn’t include wireless charging on the OnePlus 6 because it didn’t “really feel the need” to include it.<br>• A spokesperson for the company provided the recent comment, adding that OnePlus didn’t want to “add a feature just for the sake of it.”<br>• The company has previously ruffled feathers with …

Mobile

Facebook is full of could-be CEOs — but no one ever leaves

“The stakes are more intense than ever.”<p>This month was the perfect month to leave Facebook.<p>The social giant, which has been under fire over the past 18 months because of Russia or Cambridge Analytica or Myanmar or one of numerous other company oversights, shuffled its executive deck in a major way. …

Social Media

Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system

New documents obtained by the ACLU shed light on Amazon’s Rekognition project<p>Documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California have shed new light on Rekognition, Amazon’s little-known facial recognition project. Rekognition is currently used by police in Orlando and Oregon’s Washington County, …

Surveillance

Google will now use your camera to help you figure out which direction you're facing in Maps

Google today announced a new feature for its Maps that’ll make it much easier to figure out where you’re going. If you’ve ever wandered around in circles trying to figure out which direction your little blue dot was moving in the Maps app, this is for you.<p>The feature is simple: once you’ve set your …

Android News

Google Maps unveils its first-ever augmented reality interface

No release window announced, but this is definitely Google Maps' future.<p>Google used its Tuesday I/O keynote to unveil a pretty killer new feature …

Augmented Reality

All the new features coming to Google Assistant, including manners

Google made multiple major announcements related to the future of its Assistant today, including new voices, a feature to teach kids good manners, the ability to continue conversations, and the Assistant being able to make phone calls on users’ behalf.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he wants the …

Google Assistant

Uhh, Google Assistant Impersonating a Human on the Phone Is Scary as Hell to Me

Google could soon have a feature that lets your phone impersonate people—because consumer-facing artificial intelligence isn’t terrifying enough. …

Artificial Intelligence

Google and Waymo are tackling the biggest obstacles on the way to truly autonomous vehicles

At Google IO today Waymo took the stage to discuss self-driving cars. Its big pitch: Waymo and Google have “unlocked truly autonomous vehicles.”<p>First up, Waymo and Google are making driverless cars safer for pedestrians. Google Brain and Waymo were able to to reduce the error-rate for detecting …

Autonomous Vehicle

Exclusive: Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet

The conversation seems mundane. At least, at first.<p>In a building called the Partnerplex on Google's sprawling campus in Mountain View, California, I've been invited to hear a 51-second phone recording of someone making a dinner reservation.<p>Person 1: <i>Good evening.</i><br>Person 2: <i>Hello?</i><br>Person 1: <i>Hello.</i><br>Person …

James Martin

Lens, Google's Visual Search Tool, Gets Its Most Significant Update Yet

When Google first announced Google Lens last year, it was described as a kind of search in reverse. Rather than type a text query to find image …

Google Lens

Google News gets Material Design look, better personalization with AI

The new program will roll out on the Web, Android, and iOS starting today.<p>At Google I/O today, Google debuted its revamped Google News program that …

Android News

Stephen Hawking's final research paper has been published, and it's mind-bending

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephen Hawking may be among the stars now, but he has managed to gift the world one more research paper, published this week in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>True to Hawking's oeuvre, the paper tackles the same questions as any other bubbly beach read: Do we live in a multiverse? Did …

Physics

Google’s Sergey Brin warns of the threat from AI in today’s ‘technology renaissance’

Google co-founder says the company is giving ‘serious thought’ to problems like job destruction<p>Google co-founder Sergey Brin has warned that the current boom in artificial intelligence has created a “technology renaissance” that contains many potential threats. Writing in the company’s annual …

Artificial Intelligence

Crazy video shows Special Ops training team tossing stealthy boats out of a C-17 cargo jet — and then jumping out themselves

The Pentagon has released footage of Special Warfare Combat-craft Crewmen (SWCC) jumping out of a C-17 Globemaster III heavy transportation aircraft.<p>The video shows 11 SWCCs from Special Boat Team 20 jump out of the C-17 after two boats are dropped using the Low Velocity Airdrop Delivery …

Military

Scientists discover how to harness the power of quantum spookiness by entangling clouds of atoms

From tunnelling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre. …

Quantum Mechanics

Tiny Lab-Grown 'Brains' Raise Big Ethical Questions

Bits of human brain tissue no larger than a pea are forcing scientists to think about questions as large as the nature of consciousness.<p>These clusters of living brain cells are popularly known as minibrains, though scientists prefer to call them cerebral organoids. At the moment, they remain …

The Brain

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Physics

Ford to stop making all passenger cars except the Mustang

If you’re looking to buy a car from Ford, you’ll soon have only one choice: a Mustang.<p>Faced with plunging demand and declining profits from its passenger car lineup, Ford will shift its resources to the booming side of the market: pickups, SUVs and crossover-utility vehicles, said CEO Jim Hackett …

Autos

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.<p>BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically …

Computer Science

How Artificial Intelligence is Taking Over the Economy

From self-driving cars to robot-powered factories, artificial intelligence is taking over significant pieces of the global economy. But while this is …

Artificial Intelligence

The 'Fireflies' of the Early Cosmos

Astronomers have detected luminous clusters of galaxies much earlier in the universe’s history than expected.<p>Close to the beginning of time, not long after the Big Bang, cosmic construction was booming. Giant clumps of gas collapsed under their own weight and formed the first stars. Eventually, …

Universe

Geologists find North Korea's nuclear site unusable after collapse

Geologists said earthquakes triggered by a nuclear test last year inflicted heavy damage on North Korea's main test site. The North recently …

North Korea

Maybach Ultimate Luxury EV brings its own tea service

If an automaker wants to succeed in China, they need to electrify their cars. The country has strict EV plans and for anyone looking to buy a car in a city like Beijing, going electric means not having to apply for the license lottery to own a car. So it's no wonder that Maybach (the ultra-luxury …

Police take down the world's largest DDoS-for-hire service

The internet might be slightly safer against distributed denial of service attacks in the near future... slightly. Police in twelve countries have taken down WebStresser, believed to be the world's largest service for paid DDoS attacks. The joint campaign (Operation Power Off) seized WebStresser's …

Experiment shows Einstein's quantum 'spooky action' approaches the human scale

Quantum physics is often defined as the physics of the very small – think atoms, electrons and photons.<p>But we have managed to demonstrate one of the …

Quantum Mechanics

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Hackers find devious way to break into hotel rooms

Hotels are weird. When we check in somewhere, it’s typically for a very short time — often a week or less. Despite that, we often come to look upon our rooms as our homes away from home. From the moment you drop your luggage on the floor and climb under the Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re in your …

Cybersecurity

Google is bleeding cash trying to take on Amazon in the smart home

New financial figures for Nest shed light on Google’s race to be the eyes and ears of the smart home<p>Google parent company Alphabet reported first quarter earnings for 2018 today, beating Wall Street estimates on sales and profit thanks in large part to its mammoth search advertising machine that …

Google Home

The untold story of how the XPS 13 defied odds to become the world’s best laptop

Dell.<p>What does that name make you think of? Your answer is likely beige boxes, affordable laptops, or — if you’re a child of the ‘90s — the infamous …

MacBook Air

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.<p>Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano - it's 44 miles across - and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this …