A laptop virus has thrown Philadelphia’s courtroom system into chaos

A laptop virus has thrown Philadelphia’s courtroom system into chaos 4

Since May 21st, a virus has shut down Philadelphia’s online court system, bringing network access to a standstill. The problems started unexpectedly: suddenly, no one could seem to access the system to file documents. “It wasn’t working,” says Rachel Gallegos, a senior staff attorney with the civil legal aid organization Community Legal Services. “I thought […]

AI is worse at figuring out home items from lower-income nations

AI is worse at figuring out home items from lower-income nations 5

Object recognition algorithms sold by tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, perform worse when asked to identify items from lower-income countries. These are the findings of a new study conducted by Facebook’s AI lab, which shows that AI bias can not only reproduce inequalities within countries, but also between them. Algorithms were up to […]

Fb pays you to let it monitor what you do in your telephone

Fb pays you to let it monitor what you do in your telephone 7

Facebook will once again begin paying people to monitor how they use their phone through a new app called Study. The app will monitor which apps are installed on a person’s phone, the time spent using those apps, the country you’re in, and additional app data that could reveal specific features you’re using, among other […]

Dropbox is getting a large overhaul, needs to be the middle of your workflow

Dropbox is getting a large overhaul, needs to be the middle of your workflow 9

Like its competitors, Dropbox used to be a simple concept — a folder on your computer that seamlessly syncs with the cloud, meaning you always have a backup of your files and an easy way to share with others across the net. But the company’s ambitions are much bigger, as it has slowly shown: it […]

Google Stadia hands-on: near-flawless Doom Everlasting working on a Chromebook

Google Stadia hands-on: near-flawless Doom Everlasting working on a Chromebook 12

Google’s presence at the video game industry’s largest annual convention can be felt everywhere. The company doesn’t have a physical presence at E3 here in Los Angeles, not in the way large game publishers like Microsoft, EA, and Nintendo do. But its all-new cloud gaming platform Stadia is top of mind for attendees and companies […]

YouTube is altering its notification system to handle creator frustration

YouTube is altering its notification system to handle creator frustration 13

YouTube creators have long bemoaned the company’s irregular and untrustworthy notification delivery system, but new product changes are looking to address those frustrations. Notifications are now automatically set to personalized, according to a new blog post from the product team. That means that not everyone who subscribes is going to get the same videos delivered […]

iMovie for iOS provides a inexperienced display characteristic

iMovie for iOS provides a inexperienced display characteristic 14

The latest update for Apple’s iMovie for iOS gives the video-editing app a green screen feature, 80 new soundtracks, ClassKit support, and more. Plenty of other video-editing apps offer green screen functionality, but it’s nice to have the option available within iMovie. The feature lets you remove anything in the background that’s green or blue, […]

Firefox’s new emblem has extra hearth, much less fox

Firefox’s new emblem has extra hearth, much less fox 16

They warned us that it was coming, and now it’s here: Mozilla took the wraps off its new logo for the storied Firefox web browser today. But before you say “What did they do to that poor fox!” know that the logo you see above actually isn’t the browser logo — that’s the brand-new overarching […]

Instagram will go away up deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg

Instagram will go away up deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg 19

A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg was uploaded to Instagram earlier this week, as first reported by Motherboard, leading to heated speculation as to how the company would react to apparent defamation against its founder and CEO. But according to a spokesperson, Facebook will not be removing the video, following the same policy applied to […]

Pixel four rumors are heating up: movement sensing and a sq. digicam bump

Pixel four rumors are heating up: movement sensing and a sq. digicam bump 20

Google has been releasing Pixel phones in October for three years now, and so we’re expecting a Pixel 4 and a Pixel 4 XL this October too. Like clockwork, the leaks have begun, though at this early date it’s a little hard to nail down precise details with confidence. Still, there are a few pieces […]

The largest information from Elon Musk’s Tesla shareholder assembly

The largest information from Elon Musk’s Tesla shareholder assembly 21

Horses were a somewhat unexpected theme at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting. After CEO Elon Musk suggested that owning a gas car would be the equivalent of using a horse to get around, a Tesla shareholder asked Musk if the company’s announced pickup would have enough go power to haul her horse. “I didn’t mean to […]

DJI’s latest drone is a $499 tank meant to show children how you can code

DJI’s latest drone is a $499 tank meant to show children how you can code 28

Dronemaker DJI has spent the last few years running a massive robotics competition in China called RoboMasters, where students build and code robots that do battle in a literal arena. Now, DJI wants to sell a more approachable version of that idea to kids in the US, China, and Japan, with an educational toy robot […]

Huawei postpones deliberate laptop computer launch amid US commerce struggle

Huawei postpones deliberate laptop computer launch amid US commerce struggle 30

Huawei has indefinitely postponed the imminent launch of a new Windows laptop, consumer division CEO Richard Yu has confirmed to CNBC. The product was set for a reveal at the ongoing CES Asia show in Shanghai this week, but trade sanctions from the US government are restricting Huawei’s ability to use American products like Microsoft […]

Google is shifting US-bound Nest manufacturing out of China, experiences Bloomberg

Google is shifting US-bound Nest manufacturing out of China, experiences Bloomberg 31

Google is moving its production of US-bound Nest devices and server hardware out of China in order to avoid tariffs as high as 25 percent, reports Bloomberg. Production of motherboards heading to Google’s US data centers have moved to Taiwan, while Nest devices heading Stateside are now being produced in Taiwan and Malaysia. The moves […]

iOS 13’s expanded NFC will assist Japanese id playing cards

iOS 13’s expanded NFC will assist Japanese id playing cards 32

One of the less heralded features in iOS 13 is its broader support for NFC functionality, which first came to the iPhone alongside Apple Pay in 2014 but hasn’t seen the same diversity of use cases as are commonplace on Android. iPhones running iOS 13 will be able to scan a wider variety of NFC […]

Google fixes Android Q beta bootloop concern, resumes updates

Google fixes Android Q beta bootloop concern, resumes updates 33

Google has re-released Android Q’s fourth beta after fixing an issue that caused some Pixel devices to “bootloop,” meaning they were trapped in a constant reset state. The issue arose after some Pixel users tried to install the beta Over-The-Air. Writing on Twitter, Google said that all devices enrolled in the beta will now receive […]

Apple and Microsoft collaborate on new iCloud for Home windows app

Apple and Microsoft collaborate on new iCloud for Home windows app 34

Apple and Microsoft have been working together on a new iCloud app for Windows 10. While iCloud has always been available on Windows, this new app is available in the Microsoft Store and includes a sync feature that’s based on the same tech behind OneDrive’s Files On-Demand feature. This means you can now access iCloud […]