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The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far

Looking back at the first six months of 2018, there haven't been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time …

Cybersecurity

After 20 years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

As we enter the twentieth year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com.<p>This model has been validated by the annual revenue stream …

SaaS

Microsoft introduces a pair of new enterprise apps for HoloLens

Today at Microsoft’s Day 1 Build keynote, AR and VR has definitely been a sideshow so far, but the company did have some announcements related to enterprise apps on the HoloLens. The company detailed two new apps, Remote Assist and Layout, which will be coming May 22.<p>The new Remote Assist app from …

US gene-editing ruling delights plant scientists

Researchers in the US have been given the go-ahead to use gene-editing techniques to alter crops and plants. The decision opens the door for scientists to create a new generation of genetically altered crops without serious restriction and paves the way for approvals for similar work in Britain and …

Genetics

Surface Phone: Microsoft Might Be Working On An Upgraded Surface Pen

Patents pertaining to an upgraded stylus have emerged, and they are pretty interesting.<p>Microsoft might have gotten incredibly silent about the …

Porsche unveils its insanely fast Tesla Model X rival

Porsche continues to target Tesla. After taking a swipe at the Model S, X and 3 maker last week, the German automaker just surprised us in Geneva with the Mission E Cross Turismo SUV (even though Porsche calls it a CUV, a cross utility vehicle). Watch out Model X.<p>Gallery: Porsche Cross Tourismo …

How to Remotely Delete Data for iPhone and Android Devices

As mobile phones carry a significant amount of private data including message history and details, photos, and other confidential information, losing …

Information Systems

The First Ever Fund Managed by a Robot Is Here. So Far It's Beating the Market

It can process over 1 million pieces of information a day.<p>As if professional mutual fund managers didn’t have it hard enough.<p>Not only do they have to …

Investing

How Google’s Physical Keys Will Protect Your Password

Why won’t the password just go away? The silly pet names, movie titles or sports teams that many people punch in to get into their online accounts are a weak spot that hackers continue to puncture.<p>Yet passwords remain the primary way we log in to online accounts containing our personal and …

Apps

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

How to enroll in the Android O Beta Program

At I/O 2017, Google announced that it would be rolling out the second Developer Preview build of Android O and along with it, the O Beta Program. Just like with Android Nougat’s Beta Program, you enroll in the program online and shortly after, Google will send an OTA update to your registered …

Microsoft launches Flow and PowerApps out of preview

Microsoft is announcing today that it’s launching the Flow app integration service and the PowerApps codeless app building and sharing tool out of preview. PowerApps first launched last year, and it became available in preview in April, as did Microsoft Flow.<p>Since then, the two tools have racked up …

Samsung plugs IBM's brain-imitating chip into an advanced sensor

IBM's TrueNorth, a so-called "cognitive chip," remarkably resembles the human brain: its 4,096 cores combine to create about a million digital neurons and 256 million synapse connections. In short, like everyone's favorite complex organ, it operates extremely quickly and consumes far less energy …

The most spectacular meteor shower of the year is going to be extra special tonight — here's how to watch

As our planet spins through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet, tiny grain-of-rice-size bits of debris smack into our atmosphere and burn up, sizzling through the sky like shooting stars.<p>The meteor shower runs from July 17 until August 24 this year and will reach its peak in the evening hours of …

2016 Internet Trends Report

The 2016 edition of Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report covers today's Internet growth and an in-depth look at the following:<p>• Global Internet users have surpassed 3B; India has supplanted the US as the world’s second-largest Internet market.<p>• Internet user growth remains consistent (led by …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

You can now try the HTC Vive at a few GameStop and Microsoft stores

It's a glorious time. Both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have finally shipped to consumers. Virtual reality, more than any other gadget, is something …

Your Apple Watch can now tell if you're happy or sad

Have you ever wondered if your Apple Watch really cares about your feelings? Well, it doesn’t but this app will help it understand how you’re feeling from how you talk.<p>EmoWatch, from Tokyo-based Smartmedical, is an app for the Apple Watch that identifies and tracks users’ emotions through their …

Apple Watch

A company making Bluetooth-enabled suitcases wants to solve your biggest travel problems

Having luggage that is both durable and functional can take your trip from stressful to seamless.<p>While travel bags can often be hefty and easily lost, a new company called Raden is aiming to change this by introducing a line of design-focused and app-connected suitcase.<p>"I used to work at Aldo and …

The latest addition to the Internet of Things: hand-built folding bikes

Since its founding 40 years ago, Brompton has built its famous folding bicycles by hand in London—even as production has risen to 50,000 per year. But now it wants to modernize its products. One idea: connect the two-wheelers to the so-called Internet of Things. That would turn Brompton bikes into …

Internet of Things

Google Fiber Expanding To San Francisco

San Francisco is on the top of the world for tech–and finally will get Internet speed to match. Google announced today that Google Fiber will finally be coming to some condos, apartments and affordable housing in the city.<p>Google Fiber has made waves over the last six years as it’s slowly inched its …

Google Fiber

Microsoft's Android keyboard puts files and people within reach

When you're chatting with someone on your phone, you may be doing a lot more than punching out text. Wouldn't it be nice if you could bring up important files and info without jumping between apps? Microsoft agrees. It recently released Hub Keyboard for Android, an add-on that folds a few common …

Google Cardboard helps a woman see for the first time in 8 years

Cardboard is built on very basic optic principles and with simple materials. It has been used to provide various virtual reality experiences, games, and has even been used in hospitals to provide 3D analysis without the need for expensive equipment. Now, Cardboard has helped a blind woman see for …

Here's a list of all of Xbox One's backward compatible games

Microsoft did what Sony didn't this console generation -- a wide push for backward compatibility (Nintendo deserves love for ringing it in though!). …

Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Qualcomm's new 'gigabit' LTE modem is ludicrously fast, but Wi-Fi beware

We ask a lot of our phones today — video streaming, video calling, virtual reality — and we expect the network to keep up. The problem: There's only …

We've finally found gravitational waves, so can we time travel?

Physicists working with a powerful observatory on Earth announced Thursday that they have finally detected ripples in space and time created by two …

Report corroborates rumor that Project Aura will include audio-based devices to complement Glass headset

A couple of months ago, a report claimed that Project Aura — the newly rebranded Alphabet/Google company responsible for head-worn wearable tech — will include screen-less headsets. These screen-less devices will allegedly rely on audio to pass on relevant information to the wearer through the use …

Ocean is an amazing pocket-sized battery powered server

Today the wraps came off Ocean, a full server that’s the size of a mobile phone, with a built-in battery, so it can fit in your pocket and go where you do.<p>It’s a tiny computer that’s powerful enough to run a server — Node.js, to be precise — pre-loaded with Linux, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, …

Blipcast sends TV audio to your smartphone’s headphones

Headphones