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AI RESEARCH IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF AN ETHICAL WATCHDOG

ABOUT A WEEK ago, Stanford University researchers posted online a study on the latest dystopian AI: They'd made a machine learning algorithm that essentially works as gaydar. After training it with tens of thousands of photographs from dating sites, the algorithm ...

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Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in ...

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HINKLEY DASHER ELECTRIC YACHT

At 29 feet, it's more day boat than yacht, but that doesn't make the Hinkley Dasher Electric Yacht any less impressive. It uses dual batteries sourced from BMW's i3 line to power twin 80hp inboard motors. As quiet as can be, ...

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Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code

Microsoft’s CEO has stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.

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Drones deliver blood to health clinics across Rwanda

The Silicon Valley company Zipline uses 6-foot-long drones to fly blood to health clinics and hospitals across Rwanda.

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HOW ONE OF APPLE’S KEY PRIVACY SAFEGUARDS FALLS SHORT

FOR THE PAST year, Apple has touted a mathematical tool that it describes as a solution to a paradoxical problem: mining user data while simultaneously protecting user privacy. That secret weapon is "differential privacy," a novel field of data science that ...

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Google’s new payment app for India uses sound to transfer money

Google has introduced a new payment app in India called Tez (the Hindi word for “fast”). Tez features a technology called audio QR that allows users to transfer money using sounds to pair two devices. Called the “cash mode option,” phones ...

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That’s what you call an upgrade! Russian billionaire unveils his £260m superyacht

That's what you call an upgrade! Russian billionaire unveils his £260m superyacht which is 300ft high, has eight floors and an underwater observation room - replacing his measly £190m boat

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BlackBerry will have an all-touchscreen phone in October

China's TCL wants you to know that the new, improved BlackBerry portfolio is not a one-phone wonder.

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Amazon Alexa Echo Inside Look

Alexa, be more human! Inside Amazon’s effort to make its voice assistant smarter, chattier and more like you.

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Lamborghini’s luxury Android phone is definitely not worth $2,450

I understand people's phone choices say something about their personalities, so what does the luxury Lamborghini phone say about the person who uses it? They're glamorous? They enjoy leather? They value luxury, maybe? I can't say, nor can I even guess, because I ...

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11 Things You Can Do in Android Oreo That You Couldn’t Before

Android Oreo has at last been fully baked, and given a name, and is now rolling out to those of you with a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C; Google says a bunch of other handsets will ...

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Here’s a list of phones that will get Android Oreo this year

As always, the make and model dictate how long you'll be playing the waiting game.

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Android Oreo Updates – How To Make Sure Your Phone Is Always As Great As Possible

The latest version of the operating system is here, but you might not be able to access it for a little while

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How To Close More Deals By Asking This ONE Powerful Question!

Lots of founders come to me for advice on big deals that they’re trying to close. A lot of times they describe how they met with a buyer from a huge corporation, demoed their products, answered all initial questions, and seem to ...

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Here’s how to tell if the solar eclipse ruined your vision

Did you watch the total solar eclipse of 2017? If so, you may have permanently damaged your eyesight if you didn't take the necessary precautions to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays.

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Are ‘Vapor Wake’ Dogs the Future of Concert Security?

For years, the idea of bomb-sniffing dogs has been pretty straightforward: A trained canine walks up and down rows of people, sniffing every person in a crowd to suss out any bomb-making material or explosive devices. But the floppy-eared Labradors posted ...

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Android O release date – Google may have accidentally revealed Android 8.0 official name

GOOGLE may have accidentally revealed the final name of its hotly-anticipated Android 8.0 operating system update – codenamed Android O.

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New Nokia 8 Android Smartphone Officially Revealed

Following weeks of speculation, months of anticipation and years of hope, the Nokia name is returning to a flagship smartphone. Finnish start-up HMD Global has announced its latest Android-powered handset and the Nokia 8 is its most powerful smartphone yet.

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The new high-end smartphone from the cocreator of Android is finally available to order

Essential, the new hardware startup led by Android cocreator Andy Rubin, on Thursday said its debut smartphone was now available to preorder.

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