Category: Tech & Science

Tech & Science

Leak reveals Pixel 3’s Google Camera will support real-time Lens analysis

Real-time detection in the Google Lens app began rolling out in May 2018, but it’s still not possible to use the tool in real-time just by opening up the basic Google Camera app. That won’t be the case for long, though, according to a new leak that shows Lens running by default in the Pixel […]

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NSA employee who brought hacking tools home sentenced to 66 months in prison

The National Security Operations Center at NSA, photographed in 2012—the nerve center of the NSA’s “signals intelligence” monitoring. A former NSA coder has been sentenced to 66 months in prison for bringing home the code that drove much of the NSA’s signals intelligence operations. reader comments 4 Share this story Nghia Hoang Pho, a 68-year-old […]

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VMWare Fusion 11 adds support for Core i9 MacBook Pro and 18-core iMac Pro

reader comments 10 Share this story Running a graphics-intensive Windows application on a Mac via Metal in VMWare Fusion 11. The new application menu in VMWare Fusion 11. Finder integration in VMWare Fusion 11. Customizing the Touch Bar in VMWare Fusion 11. A new version of virtualization software VMWare Fusion hit Macs this week. VMWare Fusion […]

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Analyst: Apple Music is turning free users into subscribers at almost 3x the rate of Spotify

Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster is out with a new analyst note today that adds some context to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent claim about how his company’s streaming music service has overtaken Spotify in terms of paying subscribers. One of the big takeaways: Thanks in part to Apple’s control of iOS, Munster estimates that […]

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All Fetal Tissue Research Is Now Under Review, The Trump Administration Announced

Federal health officials cancelled a FDA contract for human fetal tissue research on Monday night and announced a review of all such research projects. The announcement, citing “serious regulatory, moral, and ethical considerations,” revives a political issue that last flared in 2015 and led to Congressional hearings. That fight came over anti-abortion political activists who […]

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ARCore v1.5 adds support for OnePlus 6T, ROG Phone, Razer Phone, Xperia X, and many more [APK Teardown]

Google’s ARCore team just rolled out a new update that appears to bring the augmented reality framework to several more phones and tablets. Some hot new (and upcoming) devices are on the list, like the Galaxy Note9, OnePlus 6T, and ROG Phone. These are also joined by some older models like the Sony Xperia X. […]

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Instagram’s co-founders are leaving Facebook

Instagram co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom are leaving Facebook “to explore [their] curiosity and creativity again,” Systrom announced in a blog post. Bloomberg reports that the departure comes amid increasing friction between the pair and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Krieger and Systrom founded Instagram in 2010; Facebook acquired the young photo-sharing platform for a […]

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Instagram adds notifications to its browser app and Instagram Lite

If you use Instagram’s mobile web app, then you’ve likely been waiting patiently for the addition of notifications since it launched in the first half of 2017. That wait is finally over. Now, Instagram users who log in from Chome can turn on notifications for when they get new followers, likes, or comments. The change […]

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Twitter unveils new policy on dehumanizing speech, seeks feedback from users

Twitter’s Dehumanization Policy You may not dehumanize anyone based on membership in an identifiable group, as this speech can lead to offline harm. Definitions: Dehumanization: Language that treats others as less than human. Dehumanization can occur when others are denied of human qualities (animalistic dehumanization) or when others are denied of human nature (mechanistic dehumanization). […]

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