‘TECH’ News

Apple expands in Microsoft’s backyard

Apple is growing its team in Seattle by creating a new hub for artificial intelligence research reports CNBC. Apple’s expansion will also bolster a relationship with researchers at the University of Washington, which on Thursday announced a $1 million endowment named after Carlos Guestrin, a...

Uber ’s self-driving cars are now picking up passengers in Arizona

Uber Almost two months to the day after the Uber loaded its fleet of self-driving SUVs into the trailer of a self-driving truck and stormed off to Arizona in a self-driving huff, the company is preparing to launch its second experiment in autonomous ride-hailing reports The...

Windows 10 privacy settings still worrying European Union

windows 10 privacy European Union data protection authorities continue to have windows 10 privacy-related concerns, despite microsoft’s efforts to make some tweaks to privacy settings for users of the OS after raised criticism and concerns  last year. Reuters reports that a group known as Article 29 Working Party, which is made...

Intel promises gigabit speeds with new LTE modem for phones

intel Intel is announcing a new modem, under the catchy name “XMM 7560,” that includes support for download speeds up to 1 Gbps and upload speeds up to 225 Mbps. The modem is supposed to be suitable for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices. The...

YouTube to Remove 30-Second Unskippable Advertisements

youtube Google is planning to abolish those 30-second non-skippable ads next year according to Slash Gear. However, YouTube will have to find another way to please the advertisers. Users with  complete interest in ad free YouTube experience can opt for a subscription to YouTube Red, which cuts...

Tech devices in your home could be spying on you

tech We’re living in a digital world where being connected is critical to almost everything we do. Some of the tech devices inside  homes could be spying on you and tracking every move you make, but there are some things you can do to stop it....

Verizon to buy Yahoo for $250m less as deal to go ahead despite data breaches

verizon Verizon will press ahead with plans to buy Yahoo despite the two historic data breaches the internet giant revealed it had suffered last year. The US telecoms giant Verizon has renegotiated its $4.8bn (£3.85bn) deal to buy Yahoo to pay around $250m less in the wake...

Google’s AI Duet lets you make music with a virtual pianist

AI Google’s latest artificial intelligence experiment is a music-playing piano bot that digests whatever keyboard melodies you give it and tries to respond in kind. The neat tool is called Artificial Intelligence Duet, and it’s part of an ongoing push from Google’s Creative Lab division to...

Microsoft Outgrows the Cloud Competition

As security continues to improve and enterprises increasingly move from on-premise data centers and infrastructure to the cloud, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) are positioned to soak up the largest shares of the unfolding market. A report from IDC estimates that public cloud spending will increase...

Yahoo paying small price for big hacks

Yahoo is on the verge of cutting the price of its core-business sale to Verizon Communications by $250 million to $350 million, less than a 10 percent discount to what was originally agreed, according to media reports. That would be a small price to pay...