Technology

Google Translate glitch predicts the second coming of Christ

Google’s AI appears to be using its Translate platform to spread some good old-fashioned doomsday prophecy. We have no way of confirming that the world isn’t coming to an end, but we’re going to go ahead and say it’s a glitch.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site …

Artificial Intelligence

Three more cities will get super-fast AT&T 5G this year

AT&T promised to bring the next generation of cellular wireless technology to a dozen cities before the end of this year. It just hasn’t revealed which ones yet.<p>The carrier started the teasing process a few months ago, announcing that Atlanta, Dallas and Waco, Texas, will get mobile 5G.<p>Today it …

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Russians attempted to infiltrate three 2018 campaigns, Microsoft says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian intelligence operatives attempted to hack into the online accounts of staffers on three congressional campaigns in the upcoming midterm elections, a Microsoft executive said Thursday, marking the first public acknowledgment of a Russian attack on a 2018 race.<p>Speaking at …

Justice

Galaxy Watch seen at FCC with sleeker package

The ghosts of Samsung future continue to haunt with rumors and leaks, but in this case, it’s an official piece of business that should verify a …

Tech Trends

Pokemon Go is giving you just three hours to catch Zapdos this weekend

Attention, Pokemon Go fans: You'll have a rare opportunity to catch Zapdos on Saturday.<p>The legendary bird is making a comeback, albeit for a very short time, the Pokemon Company announced Tuesday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT on Saturday, players will be able to capture Zapdos in Raid Battles. During …

Pokémon

New York City Sues Airbnb to Force Compliance With Subpoena

New York City asked a judge to order Airbnb Inc. to comply with a subpoena for information about its listings, just days after lawmakers demanded it …

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Quick reply support for Chrome on Android in testing

Quick replies were first introduced around two years ago with Android 7.0 Nougat, making it more convenient for everyone to respond to messages …

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Marvel's Will Launch First-Ever VR Game Next Week

The superhero franchise will launch its first virtual reality video game on July 26. The game, says Bill Rosemann, executive creative director at …

Virtual Reality

Venmo’s Public Feed Is Bad And They Should End It

E! Television / Venmo<p>If you can come up with a reason for Venmo to still have a public feed of users’ transactions — other than “Ummm, they had this …

TED Talks

What the Incident Responders Saw

New report on IR professionals' experiences reveals just how advanced attackers such as nation-state hackers dig in even after they're detected.<p>When …

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36 temporarily free and 67 on-sale apps and games to start the weekend

Article Contents<p>Another week is coming to a close, so let's finish it off with a final round of app sales. Today's list is, well, not very good. …

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You'll either love or hate this $39 cross-device steel charging cable

There are loads of charging cables that claim to be extremely durable. I can confirm that Anchor’s $39 offering walks the talk, and it even lets you swap connectors so you can plug it into anything.<p>But there’s one niggle that’s keeping me from using it regularly: the magnets.<p>Let me explain.<p>This …

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A live-action 'Stargirl' series is coming to DC's streaming service

When DC officially announced its own streaming service, we couldn't help but ask whether it could offer enough content to justify its $8-per-month pricing. For loyal fans, the price is probably worth it, because in addition to old <i>Batman</i> animated shows and movies, it will serve as the exclusive home …

Celebrity (UK)

Amazon's Grocery Rival Kroger Shrugs at Prime Day Sales Numbers

That’s all you got?<p>That’s the message from Kroger Co., the U.S. brick-and-mortar grocery leader, in the aftermath of Amazon.com’s Prime Day.<p>Consumers …

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Musk disputes rumors that Model 3 cancellations are outpacing orders

Tesla's Model 3 production rate has been a topic of interest for some time, but lately, so has the company's order rates. Following an analyst's suggestion that Tesla was now receiving more cancellations than orders, CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to dispel that notion, giving a glimpse into Tesla's …

Tesla

'Model 3 Performance': Way Ahead of Its Time

<i>By Michael Teich</i><p>Tesla's Model 3 Performance vehicle is bad news for the company's haters, said Wall Street Journal auto columnist Dan Neil.<p>"Tesla …

Tesla

Today I learned: Duck.com redirects to Google, much to DuckDuckGo's annoyance

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be Google, right?<p>Try it: Type duck.com into your browser right now and smack the Enter key. You'll see google.com appear.<p>Weird, huh? Particularly considering that there <i>is</i> a search engine known for ducks, and it's not Google at all -- but …

DuckDuckGo

Waymo autonomously drives one million miles in a month, 25K miles per day

Waymo is set to launch a public ride sharing service later this year, with the pilot program hitting the one year mark last month. The Alphabet division today announced its latest milestone of autonomously driving eight million miles since its inception as Google’s Self-Driving Car project.<p>CEO John …

Ridesharing

'Pokémon Go' cheaters now get three strikes before a ban

In a post today, Niantic provided details on its new three-strike discipline policy for <i>Pokémon Go</i> players. In most cases, players found to be cheating will first get a warning through the <i>Pokémon Go</i> app and certain gameplay experiences may degraded for about a week. For example, that player may not …

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Samsung Galaxy Watch surfaces at FCC with support for all four major carriers

The rumors and leaks surround Samsung‘s upcoming smartwatch continue as we move closer to an expected launch of the device. The latest information …

Mobile

Apple faces iPhone ban in India over government-mandated anti-spam app

Besieged by spam calls and messages, Indian smartphone users have waited years for Apple to allow a government-developed spam-fighting solution onto iPhones. Now India’s government is giving Apple and its carrier partners a January 2019 deadline for compliance with a new anti-spam regulation, or …

Technology (India)

WhatsApp tests limiting message forwarding after violent lynchings in India

The lynchings occurred after the spread of misinformation<p>WhatsApp is considering curbing the amount of times you can forward messages to multiple chats, citing privacy concerns. The Facebook-owned app will begin a test that places a limit on message forwarding, it announced today.<p>Beyond the reasons …

Technology (India)

Ed Sheeran’s creative process is on full display in new Apple documentary

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his creative process will be on full display in Apple’s newest documentary movie, <i>Songwriter</i>.<p>Filming on the documentary began in 2008, giving fans an unprecedented look at how Sheeran’s songs are created. From the spark of an idea for a song to seeing it sung by …

Apple

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter want to make your data portable

You may transfer your data from social media to other platforms soon.<p>Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter said Friday that they're participating in the Data Transfer Project to build an easier way for people to transfer data into and out of online services.<p>The companies are launching this …

Social Media

Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Sonos face 10% U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods

A $200 billion list of Chinese-made products facing 10 percent U.S. tariffs currently includes select Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Sonos speaker models, raising the prospect of higher prices on some popular consumer electronics this fall. As Reuters reports, the U.S. is currently taking public comments …

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Facebook could have another Cambridge Analytica on its hands

Facebook has suspended a Boston-based analytics firm from both Facebook and Instagram as it investigates the company's data collection practices, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports. Facebook said that so far, it hasn't found any evidence that the company has improperly obtained any Facebook or …

Social Media

Mystery unboxing with 20+phones

Imagine the joy of having a box filled with smartphones delivered at your front door. The catch, having no idea whatsoever which models are inside. …

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Why Artificial Intelligence Is Not a Silver Bullet for Cybersecurity

Like any technology, AI and machine learning have limitations. Three are detection, power, and people.<p>A recent Cisco survey found that 39% of CISOs …

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Galaxy Tab S4 firmware shows us how to use Intelligent Scan

Intelligent Scan is Samsung’s way of merging the biometric authentication methods available on its smartphones into a unified protocol — it includes …

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Why #techmatters – the challenge for everyone in the UK tech community

Follow:<p>As president of TechUK, I meet and champion the innovators, entrepreneurs and creative brains who have made UK tech a force to be reckoned …

Innovation