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ZTE pushes an update for the Quartz smartwatch

The Quartz is ZTE’s first attempt at Android Wear 2.0 wearable. It was launched earlier this year, and the company taking good care of its security. ZTE pushed an update which brings some major fixes to the Quartz’ software. According to the release notes, the update includes Google security patches, Bluetooth connectivity and sync enhancements, bug fixes and… Read More »

How a motherboard is made: Inside the Gigabyte factory in Taiwan

Gigabyte is one of the biggest motherboard makers in the world, and we visited the company’s factory in Taiwan to find out how they’re manufactured. Gigabyte’s Nan Ping factory in Pingzhen City, about an hour west of Taipei, is the last remaining motherboard factory in Taiwan. It produces about 400,000 units per month, or about a quarter of Gigabyte’s… Read More »

THE OUTLINE’S BIZARRE DESIGN ACTUALLY MAKES A LOT OF SENSE

Needless to say, reading The Outline is not like perusing the New Yorker (though Topolsky welcomes the comparison). The designers behind it say that’s a good thing. “If we had only built a content consumption experience that delivered against the behaviors that exist today, we wouldn’t have made anything new” says Mike Treff, managing partner at Code &… Read More »

Facebook Is Using AI to Make the Social Network a ‘Hostile Place for Terrorists’

Facebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s director of… Read More »

Facebook Is Using AI to Make the Social Network a ‘Hostile Place for Terrorists’

Facebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s director of… Read More »

The Latest: Tillerson, Zarif may talk ‘at the right time’

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local):   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that he will likely speak to his Iranian counterpart “at the right time.” Speaking in Riyadh at a joint briefing with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Saturday, Tillerson said he has no plans to talk to Iran’s Foreign… Read More »

For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition

Because Windows doesn’t make much money for Microsoft these days, the company decided, beginning in Windows 10, that snooping on users à la Google and Facebook could be profitable. But one country said enough was enough. It would stand up for its users’ “privacy.” That country? The People’s Republic of China. Cough. Didn’t see that one coming, did… Read More »

iPhone 8 Running on iOS 11 Leaked in Renders for the First Time

iPhone 8 renders have been leaked aplenty, but today’s leak brings reimagined renders of the smartphone running on the newly announced iOS 11 for the first time. The latest renders shows how the new Control Center, Lock Screen, Apple Music, and even the Messages apps will look on the iPhone 8’s rumoured bezel-less display. It also shows the… Read More »

Facebook’s Messenger is bringing more “Instant Games” to the platform

Facebook is rolling out “Instant Games” on Messenger to its 1.2 billion users. Part of the update includes “rich gameplay features” which, according to Facebook: “allow developers to create unique and sophisticated experiences and Game bots to help game makers surface exciting features like new levels and rewards. Rich gameplay features such as turn-based games (our most requested… Read More »

Google fixes Pixel and Pixel XL freezing issues in the latest security update

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones had been plagued by many issues since their release last fall. A small percentage of these problems were caused during the manufacturing process, while others, most of them, were addressed via software updates. A rather long thread on Google’s product forums contains the reports of many Pixel and Pixel XL owners who… Read More »