November 2017 Archive

Samsung picks up another AI firm to boost Bixby's brains

Samsung’s not giving up on Bixby, despite initial lukewarm responses to its AI assistant. Bixby is the South Korean firm’s answer to other voice assistants ...

Facebook asks for photos of some users' faces to sign them in

Facebook’s fight against spambots now includes a request for user photos with their faces “clearly” visible.  Wired confirmed with the social network that the test ...

MacOS High Sierra vulnerability was publicly disclosed in an Apple forum weeks ago

While Apple scrambles to issue a software fix for a major macOS High Sierra vulnerability, astute observers are wondering what took the company so long ...

Water-resistant Converse sneakers are here for those rainy days

Soggy Converse sneakers are pretty much a given if it starts to drizzle. But with the sneaker company’s new Urban Utility line, a little rain ...

Apple quietly removes games that glorify extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

iPhone games glorifying Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and police killing drug users have disappeared from iTunes after more than 100 organizations demanded the games be ...

SoftBank says that Benchmark and Menlo intend to sell Uber shares

 SoftBank Group has confirmed that it has found likely sellers for the tender offer for Uber’s shares, which launched tonight. These are the shares from ...

Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer is coming to the U.S

 Japanese cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer announced today it’s expanding to the U.S, with approval to operate in 41 states starting today. This includes regulatory approval in ...

Instacart signs deal with Albertsons

 Instacart has inked a deal with Albertsons to offer same-day delivery from the grocery store chain. The deal will include 1,800 of Albertsons stores across ...

Adobe previews new Photoshop feature that uses AI to select subjects

 While Photoshop users have gotten pretty damn good at masking humans and other subjects over the years, it still remains one of the most tedious ...

Airbnb launches payment splitting for group trips

 In February of this year, Airbnb acquired social payments startup Tilt. Today, the fruits of that acquisition are being passed along to Airbnb users. Starting ...

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