• Google-Owned DeepMind to Set Up Shop in US

    Google-Owned DeepMind to Set Up Shop in US

    Google-owned artificial intelligence lab DeepMind is setting up shop in the US.The London-based firm last week advertised a new job as an applied research scientist in Mountain View, Calif.
  • Zuckerberg's AI Butler Is a Nirvana Fan

    Zuckerberg's AI Butler Is a Nirvana Fan

    Mainstream personal assistants like Amazon's Alexa apparently aren't good enough for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has spent part of the last year building his own custom robot butler.In a post on Facebook on Monday, he shared the preliminary results of his approximately 100 hours of coding: a real-life Jarvis that uses artificial intelligence to do everything from controlling living room lights to entertaining Zuckerberg's baby daughter, Max.
  • Google Assistant Gets Santa Tracker, Holiday Jokes

    Google Assistant Gets Santa Tracker, Holiday Jokes

    As Android Police reported on Friday, the search giant's digital assistant can now track Santa, tell holiday jokes, and spin the dreidel for you.Nick's location.
  • Microsoft Edge to Disable Flash by Default

    Microsoft Edge to Disable Flash by Default

    The software giant has announced that the next release of its Edge browser will disable Flash by default.If you visit a site that depends on Flash, you'll still be able to run it, if you wish.
  • Comcast Enhances X1 Digital Movies With Bonus Content

    Comcast Enhances X1 Digital Movies With Bonus Content

    Special features are no longer limited to your DVD player: Comcast partnered with four Hollywood studios to launch "enhanced movie extras" on Xfinity X1.Customers can now access bonus content with the digital purchase of participating titles.
  • Get Smart With Stacey: How to Get Google Home, Smart Lights to Play Nice

    Get Smart With Stacey: How to Get Google Home, Smart Lights to Play Nice

    I'll soon be getting a Google Home and am ready to start diving into the world of the Connected Home.I'll be starting with connected light bulbs, so the Philips Hue lights came to mind.
  • Stolen Yahoo User Data Sold for $300K

    Stolen Yahoo User Data Sold for $300K

    The treasure trove of data stolen from Yahoo, a breach made public this week, has actually been for sale on the dark Web for several months, according to Bloomberg.Andrew Komarov, chief intelligence officer at cybersecurity firm InfoArmor, tells Bloomberg that a copy of the data was available for $300,000 in August, and three buyers emerged.
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  • Twitter Yanks 'Spy Center' Data Access

    Twitter Yanks 'Spy Center' Data Access

    Amidst concern from activists, Twitter has blocked so-called "fusion centers" from accessing a social media monitoring tool intended to keep journalists abreast of breaking news.The ACLU, however, expressed concern that a Los Angeles area fusion center was using Dataminr's Geospatial Analysis Application for keyword searches and location-based tracking.
  • Skype Mingo Aims to Be 'Your Ultimate Communications Hub'

    Skype Mingo Aims to Be 'Your Ultimate Communications Hub'

    Called Skype Mingo, it's available in alpha form to Android users through the Google Play Store.The experimental service—"your ultimate communications hub"—builds on existing Skype features, such as Internet video and voice calls, to provide native calling, contacts management, and SMS.
  • Pornhub's Chatbot Offers SFW News About NSFW Content

    Pornhub's Chatbot Offers SFW News About NSFW Content

    X-rated website Pornhub this week launched its own chatbot, sort of.The adult entertainment service on Thursday introduced the Aria Genie—the first bot built through Blend's open API.
  • Evernote Backtracks on Privacy Policy

    Evernote Backtracks on Privacy Policy

    The company recently introduced new rules authorizing employee access to users' saved scribblings.Instead, Evernote will revise its existing policy "to address our customers' concerns, reinforce that their data remains private by default, and confirm the trust they have placed in Evernote is well founded," Greg Chiemingo, senior director of communications, wrote in a blog post.
  • Sleep Number it bed

    Sleep Number it bed

    You can track sleep with a number of fitness trackers and smartwatches, but Sleep Number is getting right to the heart of the matter—your bed.The company's it bed features built-in sensors to monitor sleep quality, which you can view on an accompanying app.
  • Rise and Shine With Slide Smart Curtain System

    Rise and Shine With Slide Smart Curtain System

    Simply attach Slide to your curtain rail or rod, sync it with your smartphone, and open and close your shades from afar.The company launched a Kickstarter campaign for Slide this week, and has already topped its €40,000 goal.
  • Google Home Voice Commands Spread Holiday Cheer, Control Netflix

    Google Home Voice Commands Spread Holiday Cheer, Control Netflix

    Now, when paired with a Chromecast device, Google Home will stream any Netflix-based movie or TV series you ask for: "OK Google, play Love Actually," or "OK Google, play Stranger Things.Say "OK Google, show my photos of Lake Tahoe on my TV" to start a slideshow of vacation snapshots for everyone to "ooh" and "ahh" over.
  • Evernote Update Lets Employees Read Your Notes

    Evernote Update Lets Employees Read Your Notes

    23, the new rules allow "some" workers to "exercise oversight of machine learning technologies applied to account content … for the purposes of developing and improving the Evernote service.Desktop users on Windows or Mac can encrypt any text inside an annotation, hiding its contents from anyone (including Evernote) without a password.
  • Tech Workers Won't Help Trump Build Muslim Registry

    Tech Workers Won't Help Trump Build Muslim Registry

    As tech company executives prepare to meet with President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday in New York City, many of their employees are pledging to resist something Trump has backed: a database of all Muslims in the US.Absolutely," Trump told NBC's Vaughn Hillyard.
  • Report: Typo Led to Podesta Email Hack

    Report: Typo Led to Podesta Email Hack

    The hack of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta's Gmail account—which introduced us to his risotto recipe, among other things—was reportedly triggered by a typo.After breaching the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Russian cybercriminals turned their attention to other major party players—including Podesta.
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  • Here's What You Googled Most in 2016

    Here's What You Googled Most in 2016

    For better or worse, 2016 was a memorable year, the remnants of which you can reflect on with Google's annual list of the year's most popular searches across the globe, released today.But some trending topics, like Powerball, were "especially unique this year," Google said.