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May 27, 2020

New Android Flaw Affecting Over 1 Billion Phones Let Attackers Hijack Apps

Infosec -- The Hacker News - Remember Strandhogg?



A security vulnerability affecting Android that malicious apps can exploit to masquerade as any other...

May 27, 2020 08:24 PM

macOS 10.15.5 is out now with a new battery health feature

Tech -- The Verge - Apple released macOS Catalina 10.15.5 today, adding a new battery health feature and new FaceTime...

May 27, 2020 07:20 PM

Slack is looking to add support for scheduled messages and more control over notifications

Tech -- The Verge - Slack is exploring a wide variety of new features that could be making their way to the popular...

May 27, 2020 06:44 PM

Amazon Eyes Zoox Acquisition For Autonomous Cars

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Amazon is in talks to buy self-driving car startup Zoox in a move that would advance the eCommerce giant's reach in autonomous vehicle...

May 27, 2020 05:27 PM

How to Stop Your iPhone from Redownloading App Updates

Life -- Lifehacker - The Apple App Store is randomly asking users to redownload app updates that they've previously installed. A similar issue has affected...

May 27, 2020 03:08 PM

Raspberry Pi(r) IEPE Measurement HAT From Measurement Computing

Business Wire -- Measurement Computing Corporation announces the release of the MCC 172 IEPE Measurement HAT for Raspberry Pi. Ideal for Machine Condition Monitoring...

May 27, 2020 02:52 PM

Intelligent road-side radar detects wild animals

Media -- eeNews Europe - The Universities of Applied Sciences of Ulm and Heilbronn along with industrial partners have created "SALUS", a machine-learning...

May 27, 2020 02:51 PM

May 26, 2020

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit Fails on First Rocket Launch Attempt

Media -- Time - Science - Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit failed Monday on its first attempt to launch a test satellite into space aboard...

May 26, 2020 04:30 PM

Google tests voice matching to secure Google Assistant purchases

Tech -- The Verge - The feature is intended for use with smart speakers and displays, according to Google.

May 26, 2020 04:27 PM

China is officially going to Mars

Tech -- BGR - China's Mars mission is scheduled for July as the country ramps up its space exploration efforts

Chinese space group CASC is sending an...

May 26, 2020 03:11 PM

Here's why you should care about SpaceX's crewed rocket launch

Media -- The Next Web - On May 27, two American astronauts, Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley, are planning to launch from the Kennedy Space Center...

May 26, 2020 03:04 PM

Infineon develops self-contained Raspberry Pi audio HAT board

Media -- New Electronics - Infineon has developed a HAT for Raspberry Pi which it claims is the world's first fully self-contained Raspberry Pi audio...

May 26, 2020 02:52 PM

How to send files securely on Linux

AddictiveTips -- Do you have some sensitive files you want to send to a fellow Linux user over the internet or even your own local network? Don't trust other...

May 26, 2020 12:47 AM

Amazon's Kindle and Echo team now working on the company's COVID-19 testing project

Tech -- The Verge - Amazon's Lab126, the hardware group responsible for developing the company's Kindle e-reader and its Echo smart...

May 26, 2020 12:41 AM

Solving the space junk problem

Life -- Phys.org - Space is getting crowded. Aging satellites and space debris crowd low-Earth orbit, and launching new satellites adds to the collision...

May 26, 2020 12:18 AM

May 25, 2020

Rocketman (and woman): Elon and Gwynne, the pair who made SpaceX

Life -- Phys.org - Space Exploration Technologies Corp.-commonly known as SpaceX-is slated to send two astronauts into space on Wednesday. Despite not...

May 25, 2020 11:05 PM

Opera Mini gets major update and fully revamped design with the launch of Opera Mini 50

Globe Newswire -- Opera, one of the world's major browser developers, launched Opera Mini 50 today. In this major upgrade to its Android version, the popular browser...

May 25, 2020 11:04 PM

Self-contained Raspberry Pi audio amplifier HAT board for audio applications

Media -- Electronics360 - Infineon Technologies AG has developed what it claims is the first fully self-contained Raspberry Pi audio amplifier hardware...

May 25, 2020 10:59 PM

Space is full of junk because private companies keep launching satellites

Media -- The Next Web - Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the lower orbit around the Earth has become an increasingly congested environment with...

May 25, 2020 10:57 PM

Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 could be a premium titanium timepiece

Tech -- Wareable - Smash open your piggyback, have a dig down the back of the couch and maybe give the bank manager a call... Samsung's next flagship...

May 25, 2020 05:51 AM

Elon Musk is taking the Cybertruck for a spin on Jay Leno's Garage

Tech -- Digital Trends - The Tesla CEO will also bring his Tesla Roadster on the show

May 25, 2020 05:49 AM

HPE and IBM swing the axe on jobs

Enterprise -- CRN-UK - Both vendors have admitted that job cuts are planned as COVID-19 hits their respective financial targets

May 25, 2020 05:28 AM

Smartphone Data Shows America's Cautious Comeback

U.S. News -- Data from millions of mobile phones shows varying behavior across the United States in May as people responded to...

May 25, 2020 05:24 AM

It's not easy filming a rocket launch. Here's how it's done

Tech -- Digital Trends - Keep it in mind when you watch the historic SpaceX launch on May 27

May 25, 2020 04:51 AM

Samsung Terrace is an outdoorsy TV that doesn't mind a little rain

Tech -- Mashable - Samsung didn't have an outdoor, 4K QLED TV in its portfolio - until now.

The Samsung Terrace, launched on Thursday,...

May 25, 2020 04:47 AM

Stanford uses AI scans of satellite images to track poverty levels over time

Media -- The Next Web - A new AI tool can track poverty levels in African villages over time by scanning satellite images for signs of economic well-being....

May 25, 2020 04:23 AM

RapidAPI raises $25M more to expand its API marketplace

Tech -- TechCrunch - Less than a year after raising $25M led by Microsoft for its take on building API marketplaces, RapidAPI has rapidly followed that...

May 25, 2020 03:02 AM

Salesforce Commerce Cloud releases four quick-start pandemic business packs

Tech -- TechCrunch - As we move deeper into the pandemic, it's clear that the way we conduct business is changing, maybe forever. That means that business...

May 25, 2020 03:01 AM

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

Life -- NASA Image of the day - NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley listen as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gives remarks after...

May 25, 2020 02:33 AM

Samsung launches Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition for Department of Defense

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - The move highlights how Samsung is pushing its devices into more industry use cases.

May 25, 2020 12:13 AM

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 makes Americans happier than iPhone 11

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The new American Customer Satisfaction Index offers some bracing results.

May 25, 2020 12:12 AM

May 24, 2020

Astronauts arriving for NASA's 1st home launch in decade

ABC - Technology -- The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for NASA are on their way to Kennedy Space Center, exactly one week before their historic...

May 24, 2020 11:46 PM

NASA Telescope Named For 'Mother of Hubble' Nancy Grace Roman

Military -- NASA - NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in...

May 24, 2020 11:23 PM

All the cool Windows 10 features Microsoft announced at its Build conference

Media -- The Next Web - Microsoft hosted its first virtual Build conference for developers last night. The company announced a bunch of new stuff including...

May 24, 2020 09:37 PM

Latest AI tech may soon identify lung lesions caused by Covid-19 in minutes

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - When it comes to the treatment of Covid-19 - a disease we are only even beginning to understand - time is of the essence....

May 24, 2020 08:14 PM

May 22, 2020

Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0 and PowerToys 0.18

Tech -- Liliputing - The Windows Terminal app is exiting beta, almost a year after the first public preview was released. The all-in-one command line...

May 22, 2020 06:11 PM

Microsoft launches Project Bonsai, its new machine teaching service for building autonomous systems

Tech -- TechCrunch - At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced that Project Bonsai, its new machine teaching service, is now in...

May 22, 2020 05:52 PM

Microsoft builds OpenAI's 'dream system,' an Azure supercomputer that ranks among top 5 in the world

Tech -- GeekWire - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman at the Microsoft campus last year, when the companies announced their partnership...

May 22, 2020 05:42 PM

Microsoft enables Teams app development in Visual Studio, enlisting support for Slack battle

Tech -- GeekWire - Microsoft ImageMicrosoft is giving software developers the option to build apps for Teams in its Visual Studio development environment...

May 22, 2020 05:41 PM

T-Mobile, Intel, NASA unveil 5G Open Innovation Lab in Seattle to help startups tap potential of 5G

Tech -- GeekWire - The inaugural cohort of the new 5G Open Innovation Lab, before social distancing. (5G OI Lab Photo)A new program led by T-Mobile,...

May 22, 2020 05:37 PM

36M Americans have filed for unemployment, but (some) tech firms are still hiring

Tech -- TechCrunch - Last week, U.S. unemployment claims hit 36 million over a two-month period. The results of pandemic-led closures have been devastating...

May 22, 2020 05:20 PM

May 21, 2020

Google's Pixel 4a is reportedly abandoning squeeze-based Assistant activation

Media -- The Next Web - Pixel 4a leaks have been coming non-stop as the phone approaches launch date. Though the phone looks set to offer much of the...

May 21, 2020 10:14 PM

Grafana Labs Update Aims to Simplify Observability

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - Grafana Labs today released an update to the open source Grafana project that adds a viewer that simplifies tracking the path of...

May 21, 2020 10:03 PM

Is AI Heading for Another Winter or Do We Now Have AI Clarity?

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - There is a lot of confusion around artificial intelligence (AI) - what it is and isn't, how it works, what works and what doesn't,...

May 21, 2020 09:44 PM

7 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Reinventing Human Resources

Web Marketing -- CMS Wire - Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration into human resources (HR) practices will make organizations better because these applications...

May 21, 2020 08:22 PM

Microsoft: we were wrong about open source

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft has admitted it was wrong about open source, after the company battled it and Linux for years at the height of its desktop...

May 21, 2020 07:03 PM

May 18, 2020

NASA launches guide to Lunar etiquette now that private operators will share the Moon with governments

Enterprise -- The Register - Old treaties don't mention space mining and a new one could take forever the sign off. Enter the new 'Artemis Accords'

NASA has...

May 18, 2020 04:23 PM

TT Electronics launches IOT OUT OF THE BOX', a new asset monitoring platform kit built in collaboration with Wittra Sweden AB, a developer of asset monitoring and positioning for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Media -- Electronics Maker - IOT OUT OF THE BOX by Wittra, powered by TT Electronics brings together the expert engineering, design and manufacturing...

May 18, 2020 03:48 PM

Chromebooks expanding presence in notebook market

Media -- DIGITIMES - Demand for Chromebooks has expanded from the education sector to the enterprise and consumer sectors, and the penetration may lead...

May 18, 2020 03:47 PM