Artificial Intelligence Newswire – Page 5 – iCrowdNewswire
Spain Brazil Russia France Germany China Korea Japan

Artificial Intelligence driven Marketing Communications

Jul 10, 2019 1:10 PM ET

A story about phones that look like onions and garlic

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting pretty bored by phone colors of late. Everyone is offering the same silver and gold finishes, of course, while China’s initially laudable effort to develop every single blue gradient pattern imaginable seems to be running out of steam. Former Oppo sub-brand Realme thinks it has the answer, and that answer is — what else? — “hire the most famous Japanese industrial. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 12:40 PM ET

Elon Musk says free self-driving chip upgrade could come to older Teslas this year

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company will “most likely” start retrofitting its new, more powerful processing chip into older vehicles near the end of the year. The new FSD chip is the first to have been designed in-house. Tesla says it offers 21 times the performance of the Nvidia chips it replaces — a claim Nvidia disputes. The new chip has been shipping in Model S, X, and 3 cars since before. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Dr. Mario World feels more like Candy Crush than the classic NES game

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - Super Mario World is a legendary Nintendo game that took the original Super Mario concept from the NES and expanded it into a whole new evolution of the franchise that arguably laid the groundwork for what Mario games are today. Sadly, despite its name, Dr. Mario World — the upcoming mobile evolution of the original NES title — lacks the same pedigree, hewing closer to free-to-play mobile puzzlers like Candy Crush Saga. To start,. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 11:40 AM ET

Sony Xperia 1 review: tall phone falls short

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - Sony’s best phone yet still isn’t worth the price You can immediately see what Sony is going for with the new Xperia 1 just by looking at it. It’s so tall and unique that it’s obvious that Sony wanted to make it stand out from the pack of Android phones. In a world dominated by Samsung and Huawei, Sony needed to give people a specific, differentiating reason to consider its. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 11:10 AM ET

The latest Pokémon Sword and Shield monsters are made of coal and whipped cream

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - There’s a new trailer out for Pokémon Sword and Shield, which explains a little bit more about how the new “gigantamax” feature works as well as some of the new gym leaders players will battle. But that’s not why you’re here: the real news is that we have a handful of new pokémon to “ooh” and “ahh” over. Four new creatures were revealed today, and they represent quite the range. Duraludon is a. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 10:40 AM ET

This Chrome extension lets you disguise Netflix as a Hangout to slack off at work

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - Netflix Hangouts is a new Chrome extension that tries to make it easier to get away with watching Netflix while you’re supposed to be working. Just go to the show you want to catch up on during work hours, and press the extension’s icon in your Chrome menu to bring up a fake four-person conference call. Then you can sit back and watch the show in the window’s bottom right feed while three. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 10:10 AM ET

ICE and the FBI are using facial recognition on driver’s license databases around the US

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are widely using facial recognition tools on state driver’s license databases around the country, according to newly released documents. Searches even for low-level crimes In documents from multiple states released today, Georgetown Law reveals how officials regularly turn to local DMVs for facial recognition searches. The database searches scan millions of license photos, regardless of whether any individual in the. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 9:40 AM ET

Spider-Man: Far From Home is saving the MCU by ignoring its continuity

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - Anyone who goes into Spider-Man: Far From Home hoping that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will keep exploring and extending the tragedy of Avengers: Endgame will be thoroughly disappointed — but it’s a good kind of disappointment. The MCU’s continuity has gotten more and more convoluted and interconnected over the course of more than a decade of movies, as space aliens mingle with Sorcerers Supreme and cosmic threats alter the future, the past, and time. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 9:10 AM ET

These rumored Pixel 4 XL renders show just how big its bezels will be

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - It’s July, three months before we expect Google to fully unveil the Pixel 4. Like clockwork, the next scene in the phone rumor script has been performed: full 3D CAD renders of the upcoming phone. They come via Steve Hemmerstoffer — you know him as OnLeaks — who provided them to Pricebaba. Renders are generally not the most exciting kind of phone leak, especially after Google just tweeted out its own images, but there’s just a little extra. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 8:40 AM ET

Chrome OS will soon let you tether to an iPhone over USB

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - Chrome OS will soon be able to tether to an iPhone over USB, allowing Apple’s phones to share a mobile data connection without the battery drain of doing it wirelessly. News of the feature was first reported by Chrome Unboxed, which spotted it in a commit to Chromium’s source code. Along with consuming less battery power, the commit also notes that USB tethering should be more reliable than Wi-Fi. Chrome OS has supported USB. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 8:10 AM ET

Microsoft’s new Windows 1.11 app is a Stranger Things trip back to 1985

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - Microsoft is celebrating Stranger Things season 3 in true Windows 1.0 style today. The software giant has created a Windows 1.11 app for a tie-in with Stranger Things, and it includes nostalgic apps like Paint, Write, and the original Windows cmd prompt. While the app is supposed to be set in the summer of 1985 just like the TV show, Windows 1.0 didn’t actually debut until November 1985. Awkward dates aside, this app is designed. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Flash floods in Washington, DC take their toll on dockless bikes and scooters

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - Flash flooding in Washington, DC has thrown the capital region in chaos, with reports of water rescues, traffic closures, and power outages. The floods are also taking their toll on the city’s thousands of bikes and scooters, with images surfacing on social media of dockless vehicles floating forlornly in floodwaters. Bird, Jump, and Lime, three of the city’s five operators, told The Verge that their employees were actively engaged in removing scooters from. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Ajit Pai has a new proposal to go after international robocallers

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - On Monday, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai proposed a new rule that would make malicious text message spoofing and overseas robocalls illegal, something that the agency has yet to fully address in its attempts to fight robocalls. The measure formally implements rules approved by Congress last year that authorize the FCC to go after text message fraudsters and international robocallers. If approved, calls and texts that use spoofing to. [more...]

Jul 10, 2019 6:10 AM ET

In season 3, Stranger Things’ celebration of ’80s pop culture becomes a political ideology

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 10, 2019 - Warning: spoilers ahead for season 3 of Stranger Things. The third season of Stranger Things, like the first two seasons, revels in the fun, funny, nostalgic detritus of 1980s pop culture. Much of the series’s action is set in a mall, the center of teen life before the advent of iPhones and Amazon. In the shopping emporium, the kids buy colorful ‘80s clothes and watch movies like Back to the Future and George Romero’s Day. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 1:10 PM ET

Apple’s Texas Hold’em game returns to the iPhone to celebrate 10 years of the App Store

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - Apple’s Texas Hold’em game was released over 11 years ago for the iPhone as the first game ever sold on the App Store. Today, seemingly out of nowhere, Apple has updated the game with a refreshed version that actually works on today’s iPhones, as spotted by 9to5Mac. The App Store page for Texas Hold’em claims that the update is to celebrate “the 10 year anniversary of the App Store.” That’s a bit strange: the App Store’s 10th anniversary — which,. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 12:40 PM ET

Microsoft is slipping app ads into Android menus

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - If you use a Microsoft app on your Android phone, Microsoft might be quietly advertising its other apps in your “Share” and “Open” menus. Android Police has pointed out that some Microsoft mobile apps add extra options to your menus when you interact with a file. These icons show Microsoft apps that aren’t on your phone, taking up real estate that’s usually reserved for programs you chose to install. Android Police tested this with multiple Microsoft. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 12:10 PM ET

How to get Google apps on an Amazon Fire tablet

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - The best thing about the Amazon Fire 7 tablet is its $49 price. The worst thing is that its Android-based Fire OS 6 software lacks most of what makes Android, well, Android. It (like Amazon’s other Fire tablets) lacks any of the standard Google apps, like Google Maps, Google Photos, or Google Drive. What’s worse is that the built-in Amazon Appstore is a stand-in for Google’s Play Store, and most. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 11:40 AM ET

Amazon factory workers plan Prime Day strike in Minnesota

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - Amazon workers at a Shakopee, Minnesota warehouse plan to strike for six hours during Prime Day to demand safer working conditions and secure jobs. According to Bloomberg, workers across two shifts will leave the warehouse and protest outside the facility; they’ll also be joined by some engineers from the Amazon Employees For Climate Justice group who plan to fly in to support the strike. There have been a number of strikes at Amazon warehouses. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 11:10 AM ET

Google says Stadia games will remain playable even if publishers stop supporting the platform

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - Google has updated the FAQ page for its upcoming Stadia cloud gaming serviceand it includes one notable tidbit of new information. The company says that, in the rare event a game publisher pulls Stadia support for a title, Stadia will continue to make the game available to those who’ve purchased the license to stream it, per 9to5Google. “Once you purchase the game, you own the right to play it. In the future, it. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 10:40 AM ET

Canon’s G7 X III supports YouTube live streaming and portrait video

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - Canon’s PowerShot G7 X line has now officially gone full vlogger with the third entry in the series. The new G7 X III looks similar to its predecessor and still pairs a 24-100mm-equivalent f/1.8-2.8 lens to a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor (now using stacked technology), but now has a few features that explicitly target YouTubers. First of all, the camera now supports uncropped 4K video recording at 30 frames a second, something Canon. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Spotify’s lighter Android app requiring only 10MB of storage is now available

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - Spotify is launching the lighter version of its Android app today — dubbed Spotify Lite — that’s designed for people with smaller data plans and older devices. The 10MB app (the main Spotify app can require 100MB) ships with one major new feature: the ability to set a data limit and receive a notification when it’s reached, which is a necessity for people who need to be mindful of their. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 9:40 AM ET

Logitech updates its G Pro headset with Blue Microphones audio and sleeker design

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - Logitech’s gaming brand is unveiling a new headset today in its G Pro line, refreshing the last year’s model with one that’s slightly more expensive. But with that extra cost, you’re getting a more comfortable, higher-quality wired headset designed designed for PC gaming. It also looks much sleeker than before, with a new aluminum and steel design. Logitech is billing this new version as an pro-grade audio device built with. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 9:10 AM ET

What happened to the original iPhone’s plastic screen?

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - The iPhone Steve Jobs revealed in January 2007 featured a 3.5-inch plastic display. Not many people remember that, because the phone sold that June was covered in glass. The switch from plastic to glass appeared as a footnote in an Apple press release just 11 days before the original iPhone went on sale. What happened in the five months between has mostly remained a mystery, until now, thanks to a video surfaced by. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 8:40 AM ET

The ugly side of Facebook’s pivot to privacy is starting to show

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - It’s been four months now since Facebook announced its intention to invest more heavily in private groups and messaging, and recently that effort has gotten a major marketing push. Walk through the Montgomery BART station in San Francisco and you’ll see ads for Facebook Groups plastering every wall, each emblazoned with the anodyne slogan “more together.” In years past, such a launch might have been greeted with a collective shrug from the. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 8:10 AM ET

Virgin Galactic to become the first space tourism company to go public

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - Virgin Galactic will soon become the first publicly traded space tourism company. A public shell company called Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp will acquire 49 percent of Virgin Galactic which was founded by Richard Branson in 2004. The deal involves an investment of roughly $800 million, according to theWall Street Journal, and should fund its spaceships until operations can begin turning a profit. Virgin Galactic projects that it’ll be profitable on an annual. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Nokia’s Beacon 1 is a cheaper mesh Wi-Fi router that starts at $129

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - Nokia’s Beacon 1 is a new mesh Wi-Fi router system that’s meant as a budget alternative to the company’s debut Beacon 3 from last year. The new Beacon 1 router is available today for a starting price of $129 for a single base station, compared to $199 for the existing Beacon 3. Although both routers support the 802.11ac standard, the Beacon 1 is limited to slower AC1200 speeds compared to the Beacon 3’s AC3000.. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Thousands of Android apps can track your phone — even if you deny permissions

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - When you explicitly tell an Android app, “No, you don’t have permission to track my phone,” you probably expect that it won’t have abilities that let it do that. But researchers say that thousands of apps have found ways to cheat Android’s permissions system, phoning home your device’s unique identifier and enough data to potentially reveal your location as well. Even if you say “no” to one app when it. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Serious Zoom security flaw could let websites hijack Mac cameras

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - Today, security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh has publicly disclosed a serious zero-day vulnerability for the Zoom video conferencing app on Macs. He has demonstrated that any website can open up a video-enabled call on a Mac with the Zoom app installed. That’s possible in part because the Zoom app apparently installs a web server on Macs that accepts requests regular browsers wouldn’t. In fact, if you uninstall Zoom, that web server persists. [more...]

Jul 9, 2019 6:10 AM ET

VAIO proves tiny laptops don’t need dongles

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 9, 2019 - VAIO has announced the SX12, a laptop with a 12.5-inch screen and more I/O options than many far heftier machines. It’s the follow-up to the S11, and features much more efficient use of space with a larger screen and keycaps in about the same size body. Just look at everything you can plug in! That’s three USB-A ports, one USB-C for charging, HDMI, a full-size SD card slot, a headphone/mic port,. [more...]

Jul 8, 2019 1:10 PM ET

Deepfake detection algorithms will never be enough

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 8, 2019 - You may have seen news stories last week about researchers developing tools that can detect deepfakes with greater than 90 percent accuracy. It’s comforting to think that with research like this, the harm caused by AI-generated fakes will be limited. Simply run your content through a deepfake detector and bang, the misinformation is gone! But software that can spot AI-manipulated videos will only ever provide a partial fix to this problem, say. [more...]