A German email provider has closed the account of a hacker behind the new ransomware outbreak, meaning victims can’t get decryption keys.
Keith Horwood wants to be known in tech circles as an agent for good, and he seems to be working toward that end with StdLib, his roughly two-year-old startup that abstracts away infrastructure using “serverless” architecture, allowing developers to write everything from simple functions to complex business logic, then deploy their code as scalable, fully documented web APIs. Read More
Volvo is forming a new joint partnership with Autoliv, called Zenuity, with a focus on developing self-driving automotive software. The plan is to eventually get to the point where they can field self-driving cars for sale, based on Nvidia’s Drive PX in-car AI computing platform, by the not-so-distant target year of 2021. That’s a tall order, but Nvidia’s Drive PX is… Read More
A new report issued by iFixit and Greenpeace shows just how user-hostile laptops from Apple and Microsoft are compared to competitors like HP and Samsung.
Right on the tail of the SNES Mini Classic’s announcement in the US and Europe, Nintendo has followed up with…
Apple’s attempts to hide the development of secret new products by using shell companies usually works, but some clever sleuthing by one site has revealed what may be a key component of Apple’s future with augmented reality.
Documents have been uncovered by MacRumors that indicate Apple has quietly acquired eye-tracking company SensoMotoric Instruments. In addition to tracking down acquisition documents linked to Apple attorney Gene Levoff, the site also spoke to an anonymous tipster in contact with an Apple employee who confirmed the acquisition. Read more…
In 2014, the company raised US$2 million through Indiegogo, thanks largely to their viral ‘Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways’ campaign. In 2015, they got mentioned by Obama in his State of the … Read more
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You can now take the next version of iOS for a test drive.
Apple just delivered the first public beta for iOS 11, which adds a suite of new multitasking features for iPad, a redesigned Control Center, a new Files app, and a ton of other improvements that make you a lot more productive.
Developers have been testing the update since it was released during WWDC earlier this month but the public beta marks the first time Apple is making it available to the public.
Of course, as with any beta, there are bound to be bugs so it’s best to install the update on a secondary device unless you’re feeling especially brave (and even then, make sure you have everything backed up, at the very least). Read more…
Including Files, Control Center, Maps and more
Imagine using a drone to carry you into the air, then letting go. Yeah, it’s just been done. Latvia-based company Aerones has just completed the world’s first skydive using their … Read more
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A telephonic DDoS worthy of a top spot on r/justiceporn.
Every morning, as I survey the landscape of jeans and blue gingham shirts in my dresser, I ask Alexa about the weather. One day last week, as my virtual assistant chirped out of Amazon’s new Echo Show smart speaker, I noticed the voice sounded muffled. I walked into the kitchen and found the Show’s 7-inch screen […] The post Review: Amazon Echo Show appeared first on WIRED.
Adding a screen to an Echo brings Alexa to the next level.
For parents, children, and Lego aficionados everywhere, it’s a good day to be alive.
Everyone loves to build with Lego bricks, but no one likes the cleanup — so using AI technology, Jacques Mattheij, a tech-savvy Lego-lover since childhood, found a way to make sorting Lego pieces fun and simple.
In a blog post, Mattheij told the tale of how he came to own two metric tons (more than 4,000 pounds) of the colorful bricks, which ultimately inspired him to build an automated Lego sorter. So with some “python code and a bunch of hardware to handle the parts,” Mattheij set forth on his journey to sort and ensure the beloved mini-figs get a home of their own. Read more…
London-based Starling Bank is continuing to gather momentum. After a staggered launch of its current account kicked off in March, the digital-only bank is announcing imminent expansion to Europe, starting with the Republic of Ireland where it has attained a so-called “banking passport”. Read More
Amazon is running a sale on the popular Echo speaker that cuts the price to $129.99, or $50 off the…
If your name is too long, too short, hyphenated, or contains an apostrophe — you probably have trouble while flying.
Apostrophes, hyphens, and other special characters in names have been an issue for flyers for many years. A blog post from 2007 describes a flyer having trouble with booking a ticket because of a hyphenated last name. A decade later, another flyer, John Scott-Railton wrote a blog post about the same issue. Both airlines and technology have evolved plenty in that span and yet flying with a hyphenated name is as bad as ever.
SpaceX is attempting its second launch in under 48 hours today at 4:25 PM EDT (1:25 PM PDT), from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch will be the second for client Iridium, a global telecommunications and data provider. The payload for today’s launch includes 10 satellites that make up the second batch of a total of 75 SpaceX is launching into space to help complete… Read More
File under least surprising things.