News: Tech & Science

Intel details fourth Spectre-style CPU security flaw

Tuesday  15:16,   22 may 2018
engadget

Intel said it was scrambling to find more Spectre-like processor security flaws, and unfortunately it just found one. The company (along with Google and Microsoft) has disclosed a fourth exploit (simply titled Variant 4) that once again uses[...]

Zuckerberg to Tout Facebook European Investment in Testimony

Tuesday  15:16,   22 may 2018
bloomberg

Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg will tout the company’s investment in Europe and again take responsibility for privacy failures, according to testimony prepared for an appearance Tuesday in front of the region’s parliament. Zuckerberg, who was asked [...]

LG’s Q7 phones are an upgrade to its midrange Android offerings

Tuesday  15:16,   22 may 2018
theverge

LG has been making a midrange Android phone lineup for some time now, but now it’s being refreshed with today’s announcement of the Q7 series. There are a few additions to the Q7 phones that are not only noteworthy but unusual on anything[...]

Comcast launches xFi Pods to build out hardware lineup

Tuesday  15:15,   22 may 2018
zdnet

The launch of xFi Pods follows a gateway and platform rollout as Comcast aims to be about home automation and networking.The addition of the xFi Pods follow the launch of its xFi Advanced Gateway and highlight Comcast's efforts to design hardware[...]

Instagram says "you're all caught up" in first time well spent feature

Tuesday  15:15,   22 may 2018
techcrunch

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you've seen all the posts Instagram will show[...]

Apple is teasing a smarter Siri with a new voice to show off at June's WWDC

Tuesday  10:51,   22 may 2018
usatoday

Apple historically has used the WWDC developer conference to announce new software changes to make Siri more useful. Will they work this time?This year's plan, according to a Siri trick Apple has put out there: Siri will be smarter, get a new look[...]

Asteroid orbiting backward around Jupiter is 1st 'interstellar immigrant' from beyond our solar system

Tuesday  10:46,   22 may 2018
foxnews

A mysterious asteroid that is moving the wrong way around Jupiter is turning heads this week as scientists reveal it's the first "interstellar immigrant" from beyond our solar system to stick around, according to a new study released[...]

Google Photos now has a Favorites feature

Tuesday  10:45,   22 may 2018
theverge

I know a lot of people love Google Photos, but sometimes you realize that the service is missing some elementary stuff. For example, there hasn’t been a Favorites feature until now. Google has announced that, over the next week, it’s rolling out[...]

Sony to become world's No.1 music publisher with $2.3 billion EMI deal

Tuesday  10:45,   22 may 2018
reuters

Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world's biggest music publisher in an industry that has found new life in streaming services. The acquisition, which gives Sony a catalogue of more[...]

Google pushes artificial intelligence for upgraded news app

Tuesday  10:15,   22 may 2018
afprelaxnews

For its updated news application, Google is doubling down on the use of artificial intelligence as part of an effort to weed our disinformation and help users get viewpoints beyond their own "filter bubble." Google chief Sundar[...]

Microsoft's acquisition of Semantic Machines is all about AI

Monday  15:40,   21 may 2018
cnet

Microsoft announces Sunday its acquisition of Semantic Machines Inc, a company focused on conversational AI.Announced Sunday, Microsoft said the purchase was designed to bolster not just Cortana but social chatbots like XiaoIce, which has had up to[...]

Qualcomm's new hardware will help mobile 5G get off the ground

Monday  15:40,   21 may 2018
engadget

If mobile 5G is going to become more than a nice idea, it needs the thorough coverage you expect today -- and that means putting it in the small cell sites that boost coverage in busy areas. The company is launching the first 5G New Radio[...]

Top 5 foldable phones to expect in 2019: Samsung Galaxy X plus handsets from Apple, Motorola, and more

Monday  15:33,   21 may 2018
t3

The age of folding smartphones is coming. We know as patents for foldable phones are being filed in an ever increasing number, with all the big players like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola and more positioning themselves to come to market in[...]

OnePlus 6 review: A big step closer to the perfect smartphone

Monday  11:00,   21 may 2018
engadget

I still remember that day, more than four years ago, when OnePlus came out of nowhere with its promise "to spare no expense" to bring us "the perfect smartphone." While the OnePlus 5 and 5T might have looked a little[...]

Teen phone monitoring app leaked thousands of user passwords

Monday  11:00,   21 may 2018
zdnet

Exclusive: A server stored teenagers' Apple ID email addresses and plaintext passwords.The mobile app, TeenSafe, bills itself as a "secure" monitoring app for iOS and Android, which lets parents view their child's text messages and location,[...]