Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.
Monthly Archives: October 2017
Biggest drop in Facebook organic reach we have ever seen
Facebook Explore Feed is rolling out globally this week. Most people around the world can see it in their bookmarks and they can discover new content here.
Tesla strikes another deal that shows it’s about to turn the car insurance world upside down
The new plan is called InsureMyTesla and was designed specifically for Tesla vehicles. Its benefits include replacing Teslas damaged beyond repair within one year.
Pixel 2 tinkerers force Google’s hand: Secret custom silicon found
Previously Google has contracted major brand OEMs to produce Nexus and Pixel phones using fairly standard off-the-shelf parts. But a teardown of Google’s pricey new flagship reveals the company’s first homegrown system on a chip – and it’s currently idle.
Facebook news feed change is death to small businesses
Everyone using Facebook pages for their business knew that Facebook’s organic reach for pages was decreasing over the years. And starting from today most of them might have realized that their reach is going go down dramatically in future.
Volvo is the latest automaker to try and disrupt Tesla’s stranglehold on electric cars
Yes, the first Polestar product will require gasoline (it’s a high-performance luxury hybrid). But all future Polestars will be pure battery-electric vehicles, and the brand’s product plan promises serious competition for the Silicon Valley automaker — soon.
Get the Goods: Announcing Updates to Photoshop CC, Dimension CC, and More Today
Photoshop Friends: Every year I look forward to writing this blog post to present the results of a year’s worth of work by our Photoshop teams to deliver great new capabilities to our diverse and incredible customers.
This Company’s Robots Are Making Everything—and Reshaping the World
The headquarters of Fanuc sit in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, on a sprawling, secluded campus of 22 windowless factories and dozens of office buildings.
While Apple is taking away buttons, we found a way to add one.
Apple has never been afraid to take design risks. Earlier this year, Apple made headlines when it revealed a new iPhone design that left out the iconic Home button. Now, I’m all for simplification. But for the design community, every further simplification of Apple hardware keeps us on our toes.
The ‘Secure’ Wi-Fi Standard Has a Huge, Dangerous Flaw
When you set up a new Wi-Fi network, you’re probably conditioned by now to check the “WPA2” box. You may not specifically know when or why someone advised you to do this, but it was solid advice.
Kaspersky finds bug in Adobe Flash
(Reuters) – Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab Inc said on Monday it identified a vulnerability in Adobe Flash that could be used to deploy a surveillance malware through a Microsoft Word document. The bug was used in an attack on Oct. 10 by a group called the BlackOasis, Kaspersky said.
Google launches Drive File Stream to replace the Google Drive desktop app for G Suite users
Google today announced the launch of new desktop application for Google Drive users, called Drive File Stream, which is now available to G Suite customers.
Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.
AI implants will allow us to control our homes with our thoughts within 20 years
Replacing Social Security Numbers Won’t Be Easy, But It’s Worth It
Privacy and security advocates have sounded the alarm for decades about the dangers of the United States’ over-reliance Social Security numbers.
What’s Up With All That Fabric On Your Gadgets?
Earlier this year, when Microsoft showed off its new Surface Pro laptop, one part of the device stood out. The sleek tablet-PC hybrid was made, predictably, out of aluminum and glass, but its keyboard was covered in a soft-suede like fabric.
Google is essentially building an anti-Amazon alliance, and Target is the latest to join
Google and the country’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailers have one main problem in common: Amazon. Now both sides are acting like they are serious about working together to do something about it.
Asteroid that just buzzed Earth may not miss on return visit
The house-sized asteroid that just passed almost as close by Earth as many satellites in orbit will be back, and a future visit might lead to it taking up permanent residency here.
Americans Will Head to Space Again Without a Russian Taxi
Since the Space Shuttle’s retirement six years ago, NASA has been buying spots aboard Russian Soyuz craft to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
Cape Canaveral Events Calendar
Who is the astronaut of the day? When is the next rocket launch? Any special events coming up? Check the calendar to plan your visit.