February, 2017

  • 18 February

    Panasonic’s Firefox OS is dead, long live Firefox OS

    Perhaps the biggest trend with Panasonic’s lineup of TVs this year (aside from the company’s full-on embrace of OLED technology ) has been the loss of Firefox OS. Its demise began back in December 2015 when its developer Mozilla announced …

  • 18 February

    Forget fake news – Facebook wants to use AI to tackle terrorism

    Facebook”s Mark Zuckerberg has posted 5,500 word missive on the social network, in which he discusses many topics – including how the company aims to tackle the promotion of terrorist activities and so-called “fake news” using AI and algorithms. The …

  • 15 February

    Microsoft buys Simplygon to simplify rendering VR and AR models

    Microsoft is betting that less is more in 3D design, with the acquisition of the Swedish developer of a 3D data optimization system, Simplygon. Simplygon takes 3D models in a number of formats, and reduces the volume of data used …

  • 15 February

    Microsoft’s Cortana is headed to the Android lock screen

    Cortana for Android and iOS is looking better than ever after a facelift in December. Now with the overhaul finished, Microsoft has another plan for the Android edition of Cortana. MSPowerUser recently spotted the ability to add Cortana to an …

  • 15 February

    Google’s low-cost Android One program may expand to the U.S.

    When Google launched its Android One program in 2014 it was designed for one main reason: to create a system of standards for phones in developing countries. Targeting emerging markets in Pakistan, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and others, the program …

  • 15 February

    Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications

    Oracle released its first batch of security patches this year, fixing 270 vulnerabilities, mostly in business-critical applications. Many of the flaws can be exploited remotely without authentication. The majority of the fixes are for flaws in business products such as …

  • 15 February

    Snowden’s stay in Russia has been extended by the Russian government

    U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia for “another couple of years,” according to a spokeswoman for the government there. The Russian government has extended the residence permit for Snowden, the former NSA contractor …

  • 13 February

    Microsoft teases Windows 10’s sleek new look for the future

    Microsoft’s planning a sleek visual refresh for Windows 10, and the company quietly teased its first official glimpse of what’s coming in the future during the Windows Developer Day keynote on Wednesday. There aren’t many details being shared about “Project …

  • 13 February

    Verizon announces its LG Sport watch rival, the LTE and NFC-enabled Wear24

    The first Android Wear 2.0 watches from LG and Google aren’t even on shelves yet, but the first competitor has already been announced. But it’s not from Huawei, Moto, or Asus. It’s from Verizon. Yes, you’ve read that right: Big …

  • 13 February

    Windows 10’s Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises

    Windows 10’s Cortana is already a dutiful digital assistant, providing answers, reminders, or other information when asked. But Microsoft has given her more power to take the initiative, automatically setting reminders for commitments you’ve already agreed to. Take an email, …