On Wednesday, Apple confirmed it has acquired a startup that focuses on making lenses for augmented reality glasses. Price and other detail are not revealed. Like the iPhone maker said, “Apple buys smaller companies from time to time, and we generally don’t discuss our purpose or plans.” We can see that Apple has strong interest in the burgeoning technology. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 30, 2018 10:29 am
Google is about to release a smart speaker equipped with a display for this holiday season. According to Nikkei, Google debuts display-equipped AI speaker to compete with rivals like Amazon.com and Alibaba Group Holding in the market for voice-activated gadgets. It is likely similar to Amazon Echo Show which lets you watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Andrew Gonzalez on August 17, 2018 9:20 am and last modified on August 17, 2018 9:20 am.
Samsung’s Research AI Center chief Gray G. Lee said that the Galaxy Note 9 will come with a next-generation version of the company’s artificial intelligence features. According to Samsung, this feature is Bixby 2.0 which includes things like phones, TVs, speakers and other connected technology you can imagine, acting as the control hub of your device ecosystem. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Andrew Gonzalez on August 10, 2018 8:16 am and last modified on August 10, 2018 8:22 am.
Uber has announced that it will stop developing self-driving trucks to focus its autonomous technology solely on cars. Uber’s self-driving truck programme started in 2016 with a team based in San Francisco. “We recently took the important step of returning to public roads in Pittsburgh, and as we look to continue that momentum, we believe having our entire team’s energy and expertise focused on this effort is the best path forward,” Eric Meyhofer, head of Uber Advanced Technologies Group, said in an emailed statement. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Andrew Gonzalez on August 1, 2018 2:54 am and last modified on August 1, 2018 2:54 am.
Netflix is getting into the satellite radio business. The streaming-content giant on Wednesday announced a partnership with SiriusXM to create a comedy channel with the satellite-radio broadcaster. The Netflix comedy channel will be exclusive to SiriusXM. This project marks the first time Netflix has ventured outside of video content. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Andrew Gonzalez on July 19, 2018 7:53 am
In a statement released late on Wednesday, Coinbase announced it had obtained a broker-deal license in a bid to become a fully SEC-regulated broker dealer. The announcement came hours after Bloomberg reported that Circle Internet Financial Ltd. The securities dealer is Keystone Capital Corp., a Cardiff, Calif.-based financial-services firm which is best known for its popular trading platform, which offers four cryptocurrencies. The acquisition shows promise to allow Coinbase to operate as a broker-dealer in the fast-growing market for initial coin offerings. That makes the exchange moves one step closer to offering blockchain-based assets such as cryptocurrencies and security tokens. Like Coinbase says, it is an important moment for the crypto ecosystem, and yet another indication of the maturation of the crypto economy. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Andrew Gonzalez on June 7, 2018 7:54 am and last modified on June 7, 2018 8:11 am.
A years-old privacy flaw will finally be coming to an end on Android. Many users may not notice the flaw. The flaw is any app can monitor your network activity without your knowledge or permission to see when you connect with a competing app, or perhaps worse. The Android apps can gain full access to your online activities on your device. Though they can’t detect the content of your network calls, but they can sniff any outgoing or incoming connection via TCP/UDP to determine if you are connecting to a certain server. For example, an Android app has the ability to detect when another app on your device connects to a financial institution’s server. Those apps also tell when those apps are connecting to the Internet and where they are connecting to. Apps like Facebook, Twitter, and other social media apps could use this to track your network activity without your knowledge. Obviously, this is a serious privacy bug. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Andrew Gonzalez on May 7, 2018 11:22 am and last modified on June 15, 2018 1:38 am.
VyprVPN has long been a popular choice for travelers, especially those heading to countries like China and Turkey because of our proprietary VPN technology called Chameleon which scrambles OpenVPN packet metadata to ensure it’s not recognizable via deep packet inspection and subsequently blocked. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Matt Johnston on April 13, 2018 3:36 am and last modified on April 13, 2018 3:37 am.
Brian Kelly, founder and chief executive of hedge fund BKCM LLC, said this week that bitcoin could be a “safe haven” for the trump trade war.
The US President, Donald trump, has said he wants to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel, a move that the market subsequently disapproved of, but Mr Trump continued to “go his own way” and tweeted:
“We have to protect our country and our workers, and our steel industry is in bad shape. If you don’t have steel, you don’t have a country!”
Published by Matt Johnston on March 23, 2018 3:38 am and last modified on March 23, 2018 3:43 am.
VyprVPN team recently updated the VyprVPN app to include a valuable new feature which works behind the scenes to troubleshoot any connection issues you may have on Android, Mac and Windows. When you have a connection issue, our Automatic Troubleshooting feature identifies the issue and automatically cycles through protocols to find one that successfully works for you given your connection conditions. This feature is intended to save you from pesky connection issues and eliminates the need to manually click “reconnect” or reach out for troubleshooting – saving you time and hassle and keeping VyprVPN up and running so you’re protected at all times. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Matt Johnston on March 16, 2018 5:30 am