DOJ, SEC start probe into Apple's battery slowdown: report

DOJ, SEC START PROBE INTO APPLE'S BATTERY SLOWDOWN: REPORT

The United States became the fourth country to investigate Apple over its slowing down of iPhones in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns.

Facebook urged to pull plug on Messenger Kids

FACEBOOK URGED TO PULL PLUG ON MESSENGER KIDS

Health experts ask Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discontinue the company's newly introduced messaging app for kids.

 
 
 
Apple said to be cutting production of iPhone X

APPLE SAID TO BE CUTTING PRODUCTION OF IPHONE X

With Apple set to report its quarterly results on Thursday, the spotlight is on its iPhone X outlook for the first three months of...

Off topic: Oldest wine, early-bird specials, libraries and the news, super blue moon lunar eclipse

OFF TOPIC: OLDEST WINE, EARLY-BIRD SPECIALS, LIBRARIES AND THE NEWS, SUPER BLUE MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE

The world's oldest bottle of wine has aged for 1,693 years. On the decline of early-bird specials: “Where the old are rich, the early...

 
 
 
Google: using your health records to predict whether you'll live or die

GOOGLE: USING YOUR HEALTH RECORDS TO PREDICT WHETHER YOU'LL LIVE OR DIE

Google led a research project using artificial intelligence to predict whether hospitalized patients would die, and how long they'd...

Steve Wozniak: ‘I don't believe anything Elon Musk or Tesla says'

STEVE WOZNIAK: ‘I DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING ELON MUSK OR TESLA SAYS'

But despite his lack of faith in Musk's promises about Tesla, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he "still loves the car."

 
 
 
Should Twitter, Facebook get serious about real names?

SHOULD TWITTER, FACEBOOK GET SERIOUS ABOUT REAL NAMES?

The anonymity question has popped up again amid reports of the impact of bots, fake accounts - and abuse on social networks.

Intel told Chinese companies about chip flaws before letting U.S. government know: report

INTEL TOLD CHINESE COMPANIES ABOUT CHIP FLAWS BEFORE LETTING U.S. GOVERNMENT KNOW: REPORT

Intel planned to publicly disclose the Spectre and Meltdown flaws earlier this month, but a news report beat the company to it.

 
 
 
Off topic: Killer beard, Florida ‘honor,' evolution news, illustrated how-to

OFF TOPIC: KILLER BEARD, FLORIDA ‘HONOR,' EVOLUTION NEWS, ILLUSTRATED HOW-TO

When “killer beard” isn't a compliment but a fact. The Miami Herald attempts to defend Florida after it was ranked the worst state...

Google's civil war: Diversity advocates threatened and harassed by co-workers, new report says

GOOGLE'S CIVIL WAR: DIVERSITY ADVOCATES THREATENED AND HARASSED BY CO-WORKERS, NEW REPORT SAYS

Even the company's top inclusion officer has been targeted in a wave of harassment that followed the uproar over fired engineer James...

 
 
 
Off topic: History of ice skates, Nutella ‘riots,' bad menu translations, Botox on prize camels

OFF TOPIC: HISTORY OF ICE SKATES, NUTELLA ‘RIOTS,' BAD MENU TRANSLATIONS, BOTOX ON PRIZE CAMELS

Back in the day in the Netherlands, ice skates used to be “as popular as cars” - and more history of ice skates. The French are reportedly...

Lyft probes whether employees viewed data of exes, love interests - and Mark Zuckerberg: report

LYFT PROBES WHETHER EMPLOYEES VIEWED DATA OF EXES, LOVE INTERESTS - AND MARK ZUCKERBERG: REPORT

Employees tracked romantic partners, lust interests, porn stars - and even scooped Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's phone number, according...

 
 
 
Facebook, Pinterest and other Silicon Valley tech firms discuss AI's future

FACEBOOK, PINTEREST AND OTHER SILICON VALLEY TECH FIRMS DISCUSS AI'S FUTURE

Is artificial intelligence more helpful than harmful?

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo quits FCC advisory board on broadband

SAN JOSE MAYOR SAM LICCARDO QUITS FCC ADVISORY BOARD ON BROADBAND

The mayor said the committee is dominated by business interests that don't appear to be concerned about improving broadband access...

 
 
 
What's Meg Whitman's next gig? Something called NewTV

WHAT'S MEG WHITMAN'S NEXT GIG? SOMETHING CALLED NEWTV

Whitman is set to step down from Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Feb. 1, and will be CEO of Hollywood bigwig Jeffrey Katzenberg's new...

Apple expands its self-driving car fleet to 27: report

APPLE EXPANDS ITS SELF-DRIVING CAR FLEET TO 27: REPORT

Apple started off with three self-driving cars and added two in July, seven in October, two in November, six in December, and seven...

 
 
 
Off topic: Cloned monkeys, saffron history, slave ship discovery, ‘dibs' origin

OFF TOPIC: CLONED MONKEYS, SAFFRON HISTORY, SLAVE SHIP DISCOVERY, ‘DIBS' ORIGIN

Cloning method used for Dolly the sheep produces two female monkeys. The history of saffron, the world's most expensive spice that's...

Tesla to organizers of female-exploitation event: no Model X for you

TESLA TO ORGANIZERS OF FEMALE-EXPLOITATION EVENT: NO MODEL X FOR YOU

Company reportedly found the posh dinner's rampant groping and indecency 'disgusting' and cancelled sale of a vehicle sold to the organizers...

 
 
 
Apple iPhone users will be able to see their medical records on Health app

APPLE IPHONE USERS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THEIR MEDICAL RECORDS ON HEALTH APP

Apple's Health app will streamline medical records from a dozen medical facilities across the United States.

AT&T rolls out ad push for net neutrality law that covers tech companies

AT&T ROLLS OUT AD PUSH FOR NET NEUTRALITY LAW THAT COVERS TECH COMPANIES

Before the FCC voted in December to repeal net neutrality rules adopted in 2015, the telecom giants insisted that they support net...

 
 
 



Google officially launches ARCore, brings Lens to more phones

Google officially launches ARCore, brings Lens to more phones

Two of the Pixel 2's main software selling points are expanding with announcement of new partnerships and devices today. ARCore 1.0 is officially launching and Google has... Read more ...

Sony may launch three new devices at the MWC - two XZ2 phones and a surprise

Sony may launch three new devices at the MWC - two XZ2 phones and a surprise

The rumor mill has been pretty clear that we'll see the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact at the MWC stage. But it seems that there will be a surprise third entry. Sony... Read more ...

The GM 8 Go with Android Oreo surfaces, could be heading to MWC

The GM 8 Go with Android Oreo surfaces, could be heading to MWC

Google through its senior VPs Hiroshi Lockheimer in a blog post earlier today revealed that some of its partners would be announcing new smartphones powered by Android Oreo and... Read more ...

Galaxy S9, S9 Plus EU Pricing & Pre-Order Info Surface

Galaxy S9, S9 Plus EU Pricing & Pre-Order Info Surface

European Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus price points surfaced yesterday , courtesy of Evan Blass, and now some new pricing info surfaced, along with availability info. This... Read more ...

Looks like Google is finally building dark mode straight into Android

Looks like Google is finally building dark mode straight into Android

One thing Android users have consistently asked for over the years is a dedicated dark mode for browsing at night - and it seems Google has finally decided to accommodate this... Read more ...

Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

Alongside news of Google Assistant's forthcoming multilingual support and the addition of more languages this year, Google also announced this morning its smart assistant would... Read more ...

Multilingual Google Assistant to add more than 20 languages to its repertoire

Multilingual Google Assistant to add more than 20 languages to its repertoire

Despite being available in eight languages, Google Assistant is expanding its multilingual capabilities, with Google aiming to add support for more than 20 additional languages... Read more ...

No one is talking about the latest game in the blockbuster ‘Metal Gear'...

No one is talking about the latest game in the blockbuster ‘Metal Gear' franchise - but it's actually pretty great

A new "Metal Gear" game launched this week on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It's called "Metal Gear Survive," and it's pretty good! You're forgiven if this is the first... Read more ...

Apple's $200 AirPower will supposedly launch next month, but this $36 model...

Apple's $200 AirPower will supposedly launch next month, but this $36 model is available now

According to a new report from a Japanese Apple blog, Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat will finally be released next month. And according to earlier reports from multiple... Read more ...

Google Assistant learns new languages and talents

Google Assistant learns new languages and talents

The Google Assistant is going global, with Google's AI gaining new language support, deeper integration with Android phones, and smarter functionality. Previewing its Mobile... Read more ...