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- Google’s A.I.-powered voice recorder and transcription app comes to older Pixel phones - Google’s A.I. powered voice recorder app introduced at Google’s October hardware event was one of the company’s more impressive demos. The new app taps into advances in A.I., speech processing, and speech recognition in order to au
- A look at Latin America’s emerging fintech trends - Because many Latin American gig economy workers don't have access to basic financial services like bank accounts, personal loans and insurance, fintechs are springing up to serve them.
- Daily Crunch: Imgur launches an app for gaming memes - The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. 300M-user Imgur launches Melee, a gaming me
- Qualcomm launches the XR2 platform for 5G-connected AR and VR devices - At its Snapdragon Boondoggle Summit in sunny Maui, Hawaii, Qualcomm today announced the launch of its XR2 platform, which it describes as the “world’s first 5G-supported extended reality (XR) platform.” The company’s older XR1 pl
- Einride to launch commercial pilot of driverless electric pods with Coca-Cola European Partners - Autonomous robotic road-riding cargo pod startup Einride has signed a new partner for a commercial pilot on Sweden’s roads, which should be a great test of the company’s electric driverless transportation pods. Einride will be providing
- Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7c and 8c aim for low-end and midrange PCs -
On Thursday, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 7c and 8c, two derivatives of the Snapdr
- Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 platform takes aim at true mixed reality -
Qualcomm will use its newly announced Snapdragon chips to take another swing at the mixed reality market, addi
- Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865: Four of its best new features -
Qualcomm described the Snapdragon 865 in detail on Wednesday, with a long list of new features that included 5
- Why the Snapdragon 765, not the 865, will make the biggest impact on 2020 Android phones -
Every year about this time, Qualcomm trots out its newest flagship processor and we all ooh and aah over the potential. Speed boosts! Battery efficiencies! Graphics boosts!
I expected this year to bring mor
- HP Spectre x360 13t Review: A thin-and-light that hasn't taken away all the good stuff -
HP’s latest Spectre x360 13t has something to say to other thin-and-light laptops, which, it seems, are all about taking good things away from you. Keyboards with travel, USB Type-A ports, and even the opportun
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- The three challenges keeping cars from being fully autonomous - Technical, regulatory, and business obstacles are still in the way of safe, useful, and affordable self-driving vehicles.
- Ready for 6G? How AI will shape the network of the future - With 5G networks rolling out around the world, engineers are turning their attention to the next incarnation.
- Landowners are earning millions for carbon cuts that may not occur - A new analysis finds California’s cap-and-trade program may vastly overestimate emissions reductions.
- Facebook’s ad-serving algorithm discriminates by gender and race - Even if an advertiser is well-intentioned, the algorithm still prefers certain groups of people over others.
- China’s Huawei has big ambitions to weaken the US grip on AI leadership - In spite of tensions with the US and its allies, Huawei is rapidly building a suite of AI offerings unmatched by any other company on the planet.
- Sonic the Hedgehog: New Movie Posters at Brazil Comic Con - Check out nine awesome fan-made posters from CCXP19 that Paramount Pictures is using to promote its upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film.
- The Witcher: New Character Posters Revealed - Netflix releases new character posters for their upcoming adaptation of The Witcher.
- You'll Be Able to Play Star Fox 2 on the Nintendo Switch Soon - Star Fox 2 joins the December Nintendo Switch Online lineup of SNES games, and this retro title has quite a bit of history that makes it stand out among the rest.
- Tom Holland on His Phone Call With Disney That Helped Save Spider-Man - Tom Holland has revealed how a drunken phone call with Disney CEO Bob Iger helped to save Spider-Man.
- Temtem Is Probably the Closest We'll Get to a Pokemon MMO - A Pokemon MMO. Fans want it, but developer Game Freak won't make it.…
- FCC tries to bury finding that Verizon and T-Mobile exaggerated 4G coverage - FCC buries investigation's finding in 5G press release, won't punish carriers.
- Payment card-skimming malware targeting 4 sites found on Heroku cloud platform - Why host skimmers yourself when you can abuse a service to do it for free?
- New Iranian wiper discovered in attacks on Middle Eastern companies - “ZeroCleare” wiper, descendant of Shamoon, found by IBM responders.
- AT&T says TV losses have peaked after latest loss of 1.3 million customers - DirecTV has lost millions of customers, but AT&T expects success in online video.
- HackerOne breach lets outside hacker read customers’ private bug reports - Company security analyst sent session cookie allowing account take-over.
- Alleged Russian Hacker Behind $100 Million Evil Corp Indicted - The US is charging Maksim Yakubets over two of the biggest cybertheft campaigns of the last decade, and offers a record reward for information on the case.
- *Watchmen* Is Finally Being Called a Hit - Likely thanks to a lot of online discussion, the HBO drama is amassing pretty good viewership numbers.
- No One Knows Why Rocks Are Exploding From Asteroid Bennu - NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft spotted the asteroid spitting out rocks—more evidence that these alien worlds aren't so inert after all.
- With Shovels and Drones, Volcano Hunters Probe Kilauea - New studies reveal inner workings of the massive 2018 Hawaiian flow—the “Super Bowl” of eruptions
- Watch SpaceX Launch its Last Rocket of the Decade to the ISS - A SpaceX rocket, slated to launch Wednesday, is carrying experiments on beer brewing, muscle decay, and fire behavior to the International Space Station.
The New York Times Technology News
- Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City - For most people, it’s the click that brings a package to their door. But a look at Baltimore shows how Amazon may now reach into Americans’ daily existence in more ways than any corporation in history.
- 19 Women Sue Lyft as Sexual Assault Allegations Mount - Dozens of women have joined lawsuits against the ride-sharing company, saying it has not done enough to prevent assaults by drivers.
- Huawei Sues the F.C.C., Ramping Up Fight With Critics and Foes - The commission took aim last month at the Chinese tech giant’s sales to telecom carriers in rural America.
- How Google’s Founders Slowly Stepped Away From Their Company - Larry Page and Sergey Brin became billionaires thanks to the success of Google. But toward the end, they appeared happy to let someone else run it.
- How a Preacher’s Grandson From Rural Georgia Grew Up to Lead Cisco - As the head of a $185 billion technology company, Chuck Robbins says, “We have to run a good business, but there’s more to it.”
CNET Technology News
- Imgur releases gaming-focused Melee app for iPhones - CNET - It's full of content made by and for gamers.
- A linguist analyzed all the burps in Rick and Morty - CNET - Turns out Rick Sanchez has a lot to teach us about communicating.
- New Takata airbag recall triggered, BMW tells owners to park their cars - Roadshow - This new issue has produced one known fatality in Australia, and the issue also affects Audi, Honda, Toyota and Mitsubishi.
- Best flower delivery services in 2019 - CNET - Because who has time to go to professional florists?
- This 3-pack of smart Wi-Fi water sensors alerts you of leaks for $31 - CNET - Normally $50, this must-have Govee kit notifies you three different ways if it detects any unexpected water.