Watch day 2 of Google Cloud Next developer conference live right here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwnWfHq2EfQ Yesterday was just the beginning of Google's Cloud Next conference. The company talked about the vision for..
Samsung Galaxy S8: What We Know
Samsung's Galaxy S8, which arrives on March 29, will be one of this year's hottest phones. Here's everything we know so far.
Messenger is joining Facebook’s full-court press against Snapchat Stories
In the beginning, there was Snapchat Stories. It let you meld photos, videos, stickers, and jottings into mini-movies th
Lyft hits 300 cities after major push in 2017
Lyft promised to bring service to 100 additional U.S. cities in 2017 and it officially has. In January it launched in 40
Facebook Messenger Day launches as a Snapchat Stories clone for making plans
This is where Messenger Day’s unique slant on Stories for messaging comes in. The searchable, categorized filters include calls to action like “Who’s up for grabbing coffee?”, “Road trip”, “Movie night?”, “Let’s grab drinks”, “Let’s go for a run”, and tons more. These make it easy and fun to invite friends to hang out with you offline. And unlike posting “who wants to grab dinner?” on Facebook where a lack of responses could make you look unpopular, the posts disappear and all replies in Messenger Day are private so you don’t have to worry about seeming lonely.
WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking tools with Apple, other tech companies
“We have decided to work with [tech companies] to give them exclusive access to the additional technological details we have so that fixes can be developed and pushed out,” Assange said in a live-streamed press conference from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he lives. “Once this material is effectively disarmed by us we will publish additional details.”
Microsoft is putting OneDrive ads in Windows 10’s File Explorer
In an email to The Verge , Microsoft said that the OneDrive pop-up is a “tip” and that notifications can be stopped altogether if someone chooses. “The new tips notifications within the File Explorer in Windows 10 were designed to help Windows 10 customers by providing quick, easy information to enhance the experience relative to storage and cloud file management,” a spokesperson said. “That said, with Windows 10 customers can easily opt out of receiving these notifications if they choose.”
Deep packet inspection: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic
Every parcel of digital information—including the email you send, Skype calls you make, and websites you load—is transmitted across the web in a formatted piece of structured data known as a "packet." Inside this packet is structured metadata that assures your data is routed to the proper destination. Analyzing these packets is a process known as deep packet inspection (DPI), and the practice is employed daily by enterprise companies, internet service providers (ISPs), and media companies.
Meet the new Hangouts
Hangouts Meet is a new video meeting experience with one goal: make joining meetings effortless so that people can be as productive as they are when they’re face-to-face. We've consistently heard from customers about ways we can improve Hangouts, like making it easier to work with external clients or reducing the ‘time to start’ a meeting to zero. That's why we've built Hangouts Meet to have a light, fast interface and smart participant management.
HBO is making Game of Thrones fans watch a block of ice melt
To build hype for Game of Thrones’ seventh season, HBO launched a Facebook Live event to reveal the premiere date. That event involved watching a block of ice melt which concealed the premiere date. That is, of course, before the stream was taken down due to technical difficulties.
Holly Smith on Twitter
When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
Google takes on Slack with new Hangouts 'Chat' and 'Meet' apps
Ever since Google launched Allo and Duo, we’ve known that Hangouts would be making the transition from a consumer-focused product to a business one. That change begins today with the announcement of Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.
How to install Stacer for quick Linux system optimization - TechRepublic
If you administer Linux desktops or servers, you know there are a lot of tools available to help you make them run smoothly. Some of those tools come in the form of commands and some by way of a GUI. In certain cases, the software is a one trick pony (that does its one trick very well). What if, however, you could have a GUI tool that would give you a quick overview of your system resources, offer a system cleaner, make it easy to enable/disable Startup apps, enable/disable system services, and uninstall packages. If that is a tool you've been looking for, Stacer is what you need.
Burger-flipping robot could spell the end of teen employment
The AI-driven robot ‘Flippy,’ by Miso Robotics , is marketed as a kitchen assistant, rather than a replacement for professionally-trained teens that ponder the meaning of life — or what their crush looks like naked — while awaiting a kitchen timer’s signal that it’s time to flip the meat.
Crashing Drones Into Test Dummies for Safety
A 50-pound flying robot can be lethal. As drones swarm the U.S., regulators need convincing before they give Amazon, Google, and others permission for expanded use.
Apple starts selling refurbished 2016 MacBook Pro laptops
Unfortunately, at the time of this writing all the refurbished new MacBook Pros are sold out; there's only a couple of models from 2015 for sale. But the fact that Apple started adding laptops from 2016 to its refurbished store probably means there will be more such deals in the future.
Uber backtracks on shady Greyball tool allegedly used to avoid authorities
The New York Times reported Uber used an internal tool called Greyball to determine if a user was a government employee. When users suspected of investigating Uber tried to use the app, it would show them “ghost cars” and all drivers they tried to book would immediately cancel.
Boston University looks for insights to Alzheimer's from wearables
Boston University researchers have been working on creating wearable devices that that can detect signs of early dementia and Alzheimer’s. The goal of this three-year research project is to reveal minute physical changes that correspond with the slow mental decline associated with this illness. Right now, it is hard to detect early preclinical Alzheimer’s.
WikiLeaks offers CIA hacking tools to tech companies: Assange
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Wikileaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses so they can patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday, presenting Silicon Valley with a potential dilemma on how to deal with the anti-secrecy group.
What should be the requirements in IoT communication?
To assure growing adoption rates and usage, there are certain requirements and caveats on which we must agree. Otherwise, it will either be a passing trend or just an early adopter’s hope for mass acceptance.
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'Many' Android exploits in WikiLeaks CIA files are already fixed
The statement isn't completely shocking, as some of WikiLeaks' data goes back as far as 2013. Even if you have an older Android phone, there's a chance that Google patched at least some of the security holes in an update you received a long time ago. The problem, as you may know, is that Android vendors are inconsistent in delivering operating system updates, let alone Google's monthly security patches . There's a chance that older devices will remain vulnerable simply because their manufacturer ended support too soon or decided to skip a relevant security update.
Google Drive has a ton of new updates that make it a lot more enticing for business
None of these things are precisely revolutionary features — and in the case of Drive File Stream in particular, it feels like table stakes. But taken together, they show that Google is perhaps getting serious about developing the G Suite again. Starting with some of the biggest pain points is a good idea — the precise details of file ownership and storage on your PC are the kinds of things that you don’t want to deal with managing constantly.
Peugeot unveils self-driving car concept that adapts to your mood
French automaker Peugeot wants to be more than a car manufacturer in the self-driving future. It wants to be your coach, therapist, and butler, all rolled into one.
Cybersecurity Experts Paint Bleak Picture Of Robot Security
Robots are still an uncommon sight in the home, but most tech analysts project a huge increase in the amount of droids deployed to do tasks in the next ten years. It might not be that long before helper robots, picture C3P0 from Star Wars or a Mr. Handy from Fallout, are handling everything from washing-up liquid to steak knives.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are expecting another baby
"When Priscilla and I first found out she was pregnant again, our
first hope was that the child would be healthy. My next hope was
that it would be a girl. I cannot think of a greater gift than
having a sister and I'm so happy Max and our new child will have
Google is taking on Microsoft and Slack with a new version of Hangouts for work
A Google spokesperson told us that the main value proposition of this new product centers around its “tight integration with G Suite and the introduction of the Hangouts platform, which allows for intelligence to be built in via bots and as well as third-party applications from other enterprise tools. Additionally, Hangouts Chat evolves the Hangouts experience in a way that can scale to enterprise-sized organizations. Rooms and Conversations make it possible for teams to work on entire projects in a productive way that keeps work moving forward, especially when teams can’t meet face-to-face.”
Airbnb just closed a $1 billion round and became profitable in 2016
The company also turned profitable in the second quarter of 2016, a person close to the company confirmed with CNBC. The home-sharing giant further expects to be profitable this year, the source said, and has no plans to go public soon.
Twitter's 'Sensitive Accounts' Feature Is Already a Perplexing Mess
Twitter claimed in a blog post last week that it will be “introducing additional updates that leverage our technology to reduce abusive content.” Today, what appears to be a limited rollout of one such feature—the involuntary walling off of certain accounts behind an opt-in prompt—has the platform’s users angry and confused.
Google's 4K digital whiteboard will retail for $5,000 in May
The Jamboard is basically a 55-inch smart TV that you can draw on. It allows for up to 16 simultaneous touch points, is Google Cast-enabled, has a built-in camera and NFC as well as Handwriting and shape recognition. It performs the same essential function as Microsoft's recently announced Surface Hub, but does so at a fraction of the price. While the Jamboard will set you back $5,000 (plus a $600 annual "support fee"), the Surface Hub is slated to start at $9,000 and range up to a whopping $21,000 for the 84-inch model.
The internet wants to bring a rare picture of Harriet Tubman back to her homestead
The internet wants to bring a rare picture of Harriet Tubman back to her homestead
Legal feud over Facebook-owned Oculus has another Dallas chapter | Technology | Dallas News
A Dallas video-game developer whose company was bought by Facebook has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer, saying it owes him more than $22.5 million and refuses to pay because of "sour grapes."
Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Returning to California Roads
Uber Technologies Inc. has ended its spat with California regulators over self-driving cars, yielding to the state’s demand to get a $150 permit before testing two of them.
"Amazon is definitely open to those partnerships and to be fair, we haven't done as much there as Netflix have done," Alex Green, managing director of Amazon Video, said Thursday at the Cable Congress conference in Brussels. So far, Amazon has been more focused on growing its customers and building its own devices, he said. But "we do talk to all sorts of players in the cable industry." Amazon, which won its first Academy Awards last month for movies "Manchester by the Sea," and "The Salesman," is challenging pay-TV providers and video-game developers as the Seattle-based company expands beyond its online retail roots with growing media ambitions. The rise of internet-based subscription services from the likes of Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Alphabet's YouTube, have stoked analyst predictions that consumers will increasingly ditch cable and kill traditional TV.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on July 16th
During a bizarre Facebook Live event held this afternoon, HBO announced that the first half of Game of Thrones ’ seventh season will premiere on July 16th. The summer debut comes later than previous premieres thanks the producers wanting to accommodate the shooting schedule.
Google’s new Android keyboard update makes you fluent in a new language
Gboard, Google’s own effort to stuff features, both zany and useful, into the standard text messaging keyboard has just gotten a big update on Android.
Combating the vast library of custom keyboards out there, Gboard is now fully-equipped to express the musings of a 21st century citizen, even going as far as helping you speak in a language that you don’t know.
Speaking with the update's most notable feature, Google Translate makes a killer cameo here. Simply start typing and it can output you message in the language of your choosing. This is essential for keeping in touch with a distant family member or friend from another region of the world.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Gboard if we weren’t treated to a suite of easy-to-access emoji and GIFs to spruce up what would normally be a plain-text message. However, instead of having to manually pull up the alternative keyboard view reserved for emoji and GIFs, they now intelligently flush into the predictive text section.
Another neat tweak includes the ability to more seamlessly switch between crafting a text with your voice and your fingers for those times when voice recognition isn’t cutting it for what you’re trying to say.
UK government to slap 20 percent tax on Brits using their phone abroad
Yesterday, the UK government announced its budget for 2017. Buried in the mountain of spending and tax-code changes was the announcement that it intends to start charging VAT (Value Added Tax) on roaming charges that occur outside of the EU.
After Atrocious Live Stream, HBO Finally Confirms Game of Thrones Returns July 16
We’ve known for a long while that the seemingly penultimate season of Game of Thrones wouldn’t be coming in the show’s usual spring slot on HBO—but today, the company finally confirmed just when we’ll be going back to Westeros: July 16. But bloody hell , did we have to go through a mess to know it.
Instant karma comes for driver skipping line of cars on the freeway
At the last second, the driver fills a gap between a large truck and a car, cutting the dozens of other vehicles that queued when they were supposed to and waited their turn. But just two cars ahead was a Connecticut State Trooper that spotted the whole thing. The trooper quickly jumps out of her vehicle and flags the driver over.
Hillary Clinton Snapchats an empowering video, but the internet only cares about her new haircut
Hillary Clinton recorded what was meant to be an inspirational Snapchat Discover story on Wednesday — clad in red for International Women's Day, she gave a call to arms for the future. Unfortunately, the internet didn't spend too much time listening to her words.
Facebook Messenger’s ‘Day’ Becomes Third Clone of Snapchat Stories
In the social media giant's mobile chat app, Messenger, users can now post to a feature called Day to broadcast annotated photos and videos of their life that disappear in 24 hours. That's the same way the Snapchat app's popular Stories tool works. In the past few months, features that resemble Stories have been unveiled for Facebook's WhatsApp, where it's called Status , and Instagram, where it's also called Stories . Facebook, based in Menlo Park, California, is also testing a version of the product in its flagship social network. Facebook is mimicking the way people communicate on Snapchat across all its properties as it works to keep up with what users might want -- and to prevent them from shifting their attention to its competitor's app. Part of Snapchat's initial allure was its disappearing messages, which offered users relief from having to carefully curate their public personas -- unlike regular Facebook or Instagram posts that might be seen by a future employer or a judgmental acquaintance.
How to create a new domain account with CENTOS Webpanel - TechRepublic
Most of the information is self-explanatory, there are a couple of bits that might need further understanding. For instance, the Server IPs drop-down will allow you to select from any address associated with the server. This will depend upon how many network interfaces you have. You can also choose between an internal address and your outward-facing shared IP address. If this domain is to be reached from outside your network, you must select the shared IP option. Also, if you need the user account being created to have shell access to the domain, make sure to check the box associated with Shell Access. Finally, you can limit both the number of processes and open files for the new domain. The default should work fine, but if you predict the new domain will place a higher demand on the hardware, up these numbers.
New closest-ever photos of Saturn's moon Pan show it looks like a frozen ravioli the size of New York City
The reason it's shaped like a round ravioli is a mystery, but it
may be because of radioactive elements that it gobbled up during
its formation. Stuck inside Pan, those warm elements may have led
to a gooey center, which — if it spun quickly when it was young —
may have flattened out the satellite,
much like Saturn's moon Iapetus .
NASA Just Found a Lost Spacecraft Orbiting the Moon
First, the team at JPL used orbital estimates to make an educated guess at where Chandrayaan-1 might be, some 124 miles above the Moon and in a polar orbit. Then, NASA sent microwave beams toward the Moon’s north pole using the 230-foot antenna at its Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex to see if the spacecraft would cross paths with the radar. An object with the radar signature of a small spacecraft did, twice .
EPA head suggests CO2 isn't a 'primary contributor' to climate change
Regardless of the motivations, the remarks don't bode well for attempts to curb CO2 emissions. If the head of the country's environmental regulator doesn't think of excessive CO2 as a serious problem, he's not going to embrace policies that deal with it, is he? You could see a statement like this coming from a mile away given Pruitt's past and proposals that would gut the EPA , but that's not much comfort to anyone hoping that the current US administration would have even a remote interest in taking climate science seriously.
More states seek to halt Trump's new travel ban in court
Several states said on Thursday they would move forward with legal challenges to a revised executive order signed by President Donald Trump this week that temporarily bars the admission of refugees and some travelers from a group of Muslim-majority countries.
What we’ve learned about VR ads after 100 millions impressions for brands
And production value is getting stronger as well. One year ago, stereoscopic 360° content (VR content that is created for dimension of left and right eyes) was still in the lab. Not many brands and production partners knew how to film it. Today, we are serving advertising campaigns with stereoscopic video on a daily basis. We are receiving inbounds about spatial audios (360° audio), 8K resolution, 180° 3D (theater-like experience), and Web VR (Web Browser inside VR headsets). This all demonstrates deeper engagement with the medium. Brands, agencies and their production partners are learning into this technology and creating better VR experiences by the day.
Lorde blesses us all with another new song and album release date
Lorde surprised us all with the lush first single " Green Light " earlier this month, and now she's officially given us a date for her long-anticipated album release.
Mark Zuckerberg Announces Creation of Female User
After our difficult experience having Max, we weren’t sure what to expect or whether we’d be able to have another child. When Priscilla and I first found out she was pregnant again, our first hope was that the child would be healthy. My next hope was that it would be a girl.
WeWork Is Giving Away $20 Million in Cash Prizes to Other Startups
As another apparent gesture of goodwill, WeWork will give a free year of its We Membership to anyone who fills out an application to enter the competition. A membership usually costs $45 a month and includes $50 in monthly room-booking credits and access to the WeWork online social network. The offer has the added benefit of getting WeWork in front of potential new customers. “Of course, everything we do is always good for WeWork,” Neumann said. “But that’s our philosophy. We believe giving is receiving. We believe that in taking care of everyone, we’re going to take care of us.”
New NASA budget focuses almost exclusively on space
For instance, NASA has been tasked with pushing through its Orion and SLS programs, and needs to fly an un-crewed mission by 2018. In addition, the agency has been told to work out a plan to get humans on, or at least close to, Mars by the year 2030. Closer to home, scientists will look at establishing a human presence beyond low-Earth orbit, as well as kickstarting innovation in supersonic aircraft and travel capabilities.
Trump's New EPA Head Wants to Debate Global Warming as the World Burns
The endangerment finding is somewhat of a failsafe against EPA deregulation. Pruitt, as Oklahoma Attorney General, filed dozens of lawsuits aimed at scaling back the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Air Act, both of which give the EPA regulatory power over carbon emissions. Even as the EPA lead, it’d take years for Pruitt to fully repeal or scale back either law, but the endangerment finding is an integral part of the EPA’s ability to stop polluting industries. Pruitt is signaling that he disagrees with the fundamental goals of the agencies as designated by the highest court in the land.
You can expect a Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch
"There's gonna be one great Super Mario experience, there's gonna be great Zelda experience, so you can expect, you can anticipate at some point in the future, who knows when, that all of our franchises will be addressed. We know that the fans love these games, love this content, so stay tuned."
Bill Murray's Impossibly Chipper Music Video Is The Pick-Me-Up You Need Today
WHY WE CARE: Bill Murray is at once as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster and as ubiquitous as Hiddleswift this time last year. He's everywhere and nowhere—a mystery wrapped in an enigma, stuffed into a Netflix Christmas Special your dad liked. Seemingly everyone has their own personal story about the time Bill Murray stole their french fries or tended bar or inexplicably starred in Rock the Kasbah . You just never know where Bill Murray is going to pop up—like in this animated music video, for instance. "Happy Street" is a blast of instant chipperness that finds Murray animated in a fuzzy, vaguely Tintin-style, enjoying a groovy spring day. The toe-tapping tune comes courtesy of Paul Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band, but the good vibes are pure Murray, whose singing voice here feels as cozy as a warm blanket. Tuck yourself into it.