Monday, September 16, 2019

Why is Facebook doing robotics research?

It’s a bit strange to hear that the world’s leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but...

Verizon data throttling hampered response to Mendocino wildfire

Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden has filed an addendum(PDF) as part of a lawsuit headed by 22 state attorneys general that's seeking to reinstate net...

AT&T 5G is coming to Chicago and Minneapolis in 2019

Just because AT&T is standing firm on its faux 5G marketing doesn't mean it's ignoring its real 5G deployment. In fact, it's stepping things...

Watch a Drone take over a nearby Smart TV

FOR ALL THE focus on locking down laptops and smartphones, the biggest screen in millions of living rooms remains largely unsecured, even after years of...

On the Amazon panopticon

Last year, “Amazon employees met with ICE officials … to market the company’s facial recognition technology,” the ACLU informs us. Amazon VP Brad...

Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield

Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch...

Disney says its new streaming service won’t rival Netflix

Disney's upcoming streaming service won't try to compete directly with Netflix and Amazon, but will focus instead on quality — namely original programs from Disney's "Star Wars,"...

Verizon is trying to sell off Tumblr

Just two years after taking control of Tumblr as part of its acquisition of Yahoo, Verizon is looking to offload the blogging platform. According...

Galaxy Note 10 image leaks spoil Samsung’s party

So much for Samsung maintaining even the slightest bit of secrecy around the Galaxy Note 10 ahead of its August 7th debut. Both Ishan Agarwal (via MySmartPrice) and WinFuture have...

OnePlus 6T is coming to T-Mobile on November 1st

Yes, the rumor was true: OnePlus is making its phones available through a US carrier for the first time. T-Mobile will sell the OnePlus...

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