News Posts by Seth Fitzgerald
Phishing protection arrived on Gmail for Android a few months ago and now the same capabilities have been introduced to the iOS app. Over the coming weeks, the anti-phishing features will become available, reducing the chance of people being harmed by malicious links in emails.
Apple is clearly working on some significant new technologies, which is supported by its $2.94 billion in R&D expenses during the third quarter. It's believed a large portion of that money is going into augmented reality technologies and autonomous vehicle tech.
NASA and HP Enterprise have partnered to bring a "supercomputer" to the International Space Station and it may launch with a SpaceX mission on Monday. The kind of computing power offered by the new machine is necessary for the space agency to deal with data in space.
Verizon has so far failed to attract content partners for a planned streaming service that'd compete against Sling TV and others. Bloomberg says it has barely signed on broadcasters and therefore the launch is likely being pushed to the fall. Verizon wanted to launch this summer.
A new version of Windows 10 has been introduced that's intended for powerful workstations. Windows 10 Pro comes with support for up to 6 TB of memory and four processors. It'll become available alongside the upcoming Fall Creators Update. It works with Xeon and Opteron CPUs.
A lawsuit filed against Nintendo claims the Switch's detachable controller design is covered by an existing patent. The filing comes from accessory maker Gamevice, which holds patents covering tech used in the Wikipad, an Android tablet. Gamevice is seeking a monetary settlement.
Using fake listings on Ebay, terrorist group ISIS funneled money to an operative based in the United States, says the FBI. Mohamed Elshinawy, who was living in Maryland, was arrested in December 2015 for attempting to assist the group. He received $8,700 from Siful Sujan.
The FCC will continue accepting comments through August 30 regarding its proposed removal of net neutrality regulations. While the broadband industry was opposed to a two-week extension, net neutrality advocacy groups encouraged the FCC to extend the period.
SoundCloud's days are slightly less numbered than they had the potential of being earlier today. On Friday, the company received an emergency $170 million investment from two sources. The company is also getting some new executives. Kerry Trainor will lead the company.
Though Disney is going to pull its catalog from Netflix in favor of its own streaming service in 2019, Netflix is fighting to keep the company's Star Wars and Marvel content. "Active discussions" currently exist around the topic and they could help Netflix.
Amazon is said to be working on a food delivery service that'll specialize in meals that don't require refrigeration, making them easier to ship and less costly. Reuters claims the company is interested in using microwave assisted thermal sterilization (MATS).
There's a lot of demand for the Nokia 6 in India, with Amazon's local business reporting 1 million registrations for the smartphone. It's priced at Rs. 14,999 and registrations started on July 14, with the phone set to go on sale on August 23. It's an Amazon exclusive.
Following yet another disappointing earnings report, Snap's shares fell 14%, dipping below $12. The company reported just $181.7 million in revenue, missing its forecasted $186.2 million. And it had a loss of 16 cents per share, above the 14 cents per share investors expected.
HBO reportedly tried to pay off its hackers with a $250,000 lump sum that would have been treated as a "bug bounty payment." Those hackers recently breached HBO's systems, giving them access to unreleased content, emails, and other important private data.
Amazon reportedly wants to enter the business of selling event tickets in the United States. Reuters claims the company is speaking with venue owners about offering tickets to their events, which would turn Amazon into a large competitor to Ticketmaster.
Benchmark, one of the early investors in Uber, has sued former CEO Travis Kalanick. He's accused of committing fraud, breaching contracts, and breaching his fiduciary duty. The venture capital firm says the former CEO has acted "selfishly" and possibly illegally.
SoundCloud is facing one of the tensest moments in its history. A memo sent to shareholders reveals the company has a pending reorganization proposal that it considers "do or die." If its not approved by the company's board, SoundCloud could run out of money.
A system for self-publishing Xbox One and PC games, Xbox Live Creators Program, has launched. Microsoft has introduced both the program and a new Xbox Store "Creators collection" section that'll highlight self-published indie titles. Nine games are currently available.
Discord, a chat app geared towards gamers, is making a play to become more of a true Skype competitor. The service is now testing screen sharing and video chat with 5% of its user base. Early responses from users indicate the features work quite well.
The FCC is moving to classify mobile broadband in a way that's similar to its existing broadband definition. A document from the agency outlines how it would implement a standard speed classification of 10 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. It's seeking comment on the proposal.