Canonical has now announced that a new version of its popular Ubuntu operating system is out and available for download. The new version is called Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark and comes with a new default desktop manager, display server, and a whole bunch of more modest updates.
AlphaGo doesn't need any help from humans to master Go, one of the most advanced strategy board games. Earlier iterations of the AI-based system were able to beat the best humans in the world, but it learned to master the game with some assistance from human knowledge.
Thanks to Xiaomi, Google finally have a good Android One smartphone. The main advantage of Android One smartphones is fast software update thanks to stock Android OS, but that is not the case with the Xiaomi Mi A1. While Pixel and Nexus smartphones already received the update,
Eight Android applications with a combined 600,000 to 2.6 million downloads have been removed from Google Play after it was revealed they added devices to a botnet. The botnet became more capable of carrying out DDoS attacks and other attacks because of its army of devices.
The second iteration of Bixby is here. Samsung introduced Bixby 2.0 on Wednesday during its developer conference in San Francisco. This new version of the digital assistant is coming six months after the debut of the original. Bixby 2.0 has a big IoT focus.
Google is trying out support for third-party email accounts in Gmail for iOS. You can only access the feature as a beta tester right now. If you're fine with potential performance issues within the app, you can sign up to become a beta tester for this feature here.
Apple is working with General Electric to create "industrial" applications on iPhone and iPad that'll be used by enterprise customers. This work is yielding, among other things, a new SDK targeted at the Internet of Things. Apple CEO Tim Cook referred to GE as an "ideal partner."
Lenovo is the latest smartphone maker that has revealed its plans for the Android 8.0 Oreo update. The company has now confirmed that three models, including the K8, K8 Plus and K8 Note, will get the Android 8.0 update next year. The update is expected to be released
Some smartphone manufacturers have yet to confirm which devices will get the Oreo update and a new version is already in the works. Google has now confirmed that it's already working to bring Android 8.1 Oreo to all Pixel smartphones via a blog post explaining the technology
Facebook Live has been updated to include its own screen sharing capability, getting rid of the need for additional pieces of desktop software. If you want to stream your screen, such as for gaming broadcasts, all you need to do is hit "share screen" in the Live interface.
WhatsApp has joined other messaging applications in offering users the ability to share their location in real-time. The feature has appeared on Android and iOS, and you can reach the option in the same area you'd find the normal "share location" function.
A secret Microsoft database filled with information about software vulnerabilities was hacked in 2013, but the company didn't disclose the breach. Reuters says the vulnerabilities ended up being exploited, but a review concluded the exploits didn't come from the breach.
If you're a celebrity, dissident, whistleblower, or perhaps just paranoid, Google's new "Advanced Protection" system is likely a better way to secure your account. The new opt-in security system requires a USB key for accessing your account via desktop.
Third-party photo applications on Android will be able to benefit from the HDR+ capabilities included with Google's Pixel 2 smartphone. Enhanced images with improved processing will be available through other apps starting with the Android Ore 8.1 preview.
Aside from announcing new smartphones, Huawei has also unveiled a new operating system - EMUI 8. The new interface is based on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo and is currently only available on Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design smartphones.
Apple has responded to a senator's inquiry about Face ID's security, providing more information about the biometric security feature. It provided more info directly in response to a letter from Senator Al Franken who voiced concerns about security and privacy last month.
Tbh, a popular anonymous app geared towards middle school and high school students, has been picked up by Facebook. The relatively new mobile app lets people trade compliments after competing "quizzes" about other people. Facebook confirmed the deal on Monday.
A basic level of antivirus protection has been added to Google's Chrome web browser. Chrome for Windows now comes with the ability to automatically detect if your browser settings have been altered by a bad extension and if so, Chrome can reset your settings.
Google Photos is already able to organize your photos by people using its facial recognition capabilities and now the same kind of tech is being used to recognize pets. You can easily create albums or pull up photos of a specific pet rather than a general animal term like "dog."
Individuals using the latest beta versions of iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS shouldn't have to worry about the recently revealed WiFi vulnerability, known as Krack. Apple says the betas of those operating systems, which are available to developers, are protected.