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Consumer Reports no longer recommends Microsoft Surface devices

<i>Consumer Reports</i> has pulled the “recommendation” rating it awarded to four Microsoft Surface devices.<p>The publication says the change was made as a result of “poor predicated reliability,” and said the estimated breakage rate for Microsoft tablets and notebooks was higher than that for most other …

Microsoft Surface

Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence presents 'vastly more risk than North Korea'

"If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea," Musk tweeted after his $1 billion startup, OpenAI, made a surprise appearance at a $24 million video game tournament Friday night, beating the world's best players in the video game, "Dota 2."<p>Musk claimed …

Artificial Intelligence

The world’s best Dota 2 players just got destroyed by a killer AI from Elon Musk’s startup

Tonight during Valve’s yearly <i>Dota 2</i> tournament, a surprise segment introduced what could be the best new player in the world -- a bot from Elon Musk-backed startup OpenAI. Engineers from the nonprofit say the bot learned enough to beat <i>Dota 2</i> pros in just two weeks of real-time learning, though in …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Camera with HDR+ unofficially ported to Snapdragon 820, 821, and 835 devices

The Google Pixel's camera is one of the best smartphone cameras on the market, partially thanks to Google's proprietary HDR+ image processing. Put …

A 22-year-old who once pitched Justin Caldbeck has built an anonymous tool for rating investors

Like so many male Silicon Valley founders, Anthony Zhang was shocked when he read that a prominent tech investor, Binary Capital's Justin Caldbeck, was accused of harassing female founders.<p>And then he read that another famous investor, 500 Startups' Dave McClure, admitted to being a "creep" towards …

Startups

Motorola's Z2 Force may also have the so-called "jelly effect" popularized by the OnePlus 5

It seems like Motorola's latest just can't catch a break. Following the unfortunate news about the hardiness of the ShatterSheild display, it turns …

Smartphones make people distracted and unproductive

Silicon Valley is draining away the economy's most precious resource for its own benefit.<p>OK, I'd better explain that.<p>The economy's most precious …

eReaders

Tech’s Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd

The Google engineer who was fired last week over his memo wrote that most women were biologically unsuited to working in tech because they were more focused on “feelings and aesthetics than ideas” and had “a stronger interest in people rather than things.”<p>Many scientists have said he got the …

Computer Science

Hands-on: Battery Charge Limit for rooted devices keeps your phone's battery healthy

Those of us here at Android Police have a lot of phones, and that's putting it lightly. It's not just because we like basking in the light of a dozen …

Electric Vehicles

Super-thin semiconductors delay the 'death' of silicon

Silicon has been the backbone of processors for decades, but it's rapidly approaching its physical limits: making a chip on a process smaller than 5 nanometers is usually impossible without introducing problems. How is Moore's Law for chip complexity going to survive? Stanford researchers have a …

Waymo patents cars that soften to safeguard pedestrians

Self-driving cars are supposed to be safer by nature, as they shouldn't make nearly as many driving errors as humans. However, Waymo might not be willing to take any chances. The Alphabet-owned company recently received a patent for technology that would soften a car's body in the event of a …

Driverless Cars

Google spinoff Waymo patents softer self-driving cars to protect pedestrians

The cars’ exterior would collapse in order to reduce harm in the event of a crash<p>If self-driving cars really do take over our roads then things are going to be a lot safer — at least for people inside them. Vehicles will be able to constantly communicate with one another to prevent crashes, but …

Waymo

Messaging Apps With Surveillance Malware Made It Onto Google Play Store

Researchers at the security firm Lookout have identified a family of malicious smartphone apps, referred to as SonicSpy. At least three versions of …

Apps

Android O likely scheduled to begin rolling out to Google Pixel on August 21st

Just like last year, Google released the first developer preview for its forthcoming major software update in the middle of spring — March, to be exact. Now, just about 5 months later, Android 8.0 (Oreo?) is finally nearing public release. According to some tweets from a pair of well-connected …

Apple HomePod: Everything we know about the launch date, specs and price

After months of leaks and delays, the intriguing smart speaker is now available for preorder.<p>It's go time. You can now preorder the Apple HomePod. (Here's how to do it.) The company's inaugural smart speaker will hit store shelves on Feb. 9 in the US, UK and Australia.<p>The release will conclude the …

Smart Homes

Apple Watch Series 2 After The Buzz

<i>Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days</i> …

Amazon offers refunds for dodgy solar eclipse glasses

Did you buy a low-cost pair of eclipse glasses hoping to watch the August 21st solar eclipse without spending a fortune? Amazon might be reaching out to you. The company has confirmed a recent <i>Verge</i> report that it's "proactively" refunding purchases of eclipse glasses that might not meet the ISO …

American Astronomical Society

Facebook knew about Snap's struggles months before the public

You may have only recently discovered that Snap isn't having much luck attracting new users, but Facebook knew months before -- and there's a chance you helped it find out. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has learned just how Facebook has been using app usage data from Onavo Protect, the VPN-based security …

App Store

Alexa finally makes Fire TV truly hands-free

Amazon is always improving its popular digital voice assistant, Alexa. The latest update: You can now control your Amazon Fire TV using Alexa and the Echo, totally hands-free.<p>Even if you don’t own one of the devices, you’ve probably heard of Alexa, the digital assistant that powers Amazon’s Echo …

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Amazon issues recall on some solar eclipse glasses

Retailer warns buyers of some unverified glasses not to use them.<p>Amazon has issued a recall to customers who purchased eclipse glasses that may not have come from a recommended manufacturer.<p>The internet retailer began notifying buyers of the unverified glasses on Saturday, warning them not to use …

Customers

Facebook Launches ‘Dynamic Ads For Real Estate’ To Challenge Zillow

Facebook has launched the “Dynamic Ads For Real Estate” advertising feature to challenge Zillow for supremacy in real estate marketing. The product …

Real Estate

Hackers are forcing Hollywood to reevaluate its cybersecurity

(Bloomberg) — Sony. Netflix. And now, HBO.<p>While the 2014 hacking at Sony Pictures pushed entertainment giants to take computer security more seriously, recent incidents have exposed weaknesses throughout Hollywood’s food chain. Last week, as HBO investigated a cyberattack on its own systems, an …

LG V30: Floating bar, always-on display, facial recognition teased with LG’s UX 6.0+

Despite still being more than two weeks away from being announced, LG has already published details about the V30’s software. This includes the handset’s floating bar, new ways to unlock the device, and new features coming to the always-on display…<p>Earlier this month, reports stated that LG would be …

iPhone Earbuds That Let You Charge Your Phone While Listening To Music Or Talking

Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone jack with the release of the iPhone 7 was a bold move. Apple claimed its main reason for dropping the jack was to make the iPhone 7 water resistant. However, another reason for giving the jack the chop was possibly Apple’s wish for more people to buy its …

Audiophile

New law could criminalise uncovering personal data abuses, advocate warns

Data protection bill would cripple researchers uncovering abuses of personal data while doing nothing to stop the spread of poorly anonymised data<p>A new law proposed to protect the privacy of British internet users could end up criminalising the only people working to uncover abuses of personal …

Surveillance

Message showing apparent hack appears on Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer

Twitter account linked to the Anonymous network of hackers says apparent hack might be a stunt initiated by neo-Nazi site<p>A message purportedly posted by hackers has appeared on the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, saying the site has been taken over in response to an article criticising a woman …

Rights & Freedoms

What Laravel 5.5 means for developers (part #2) - Open Source Insider

<i>This is contributed post for Computer Weekly Open Source Insider written by Max Gilbert in his capacity as software developer at Preston UK based web</i> …

Software Development
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