Two apps being distributed through the Ubuntu Snap Store were found to run a сryptocurrency miner in the background. Canonical has since removed them but the Store is still vulnerable to such apps.
Google Duplex is a technology capable of carrying out human-like conversations for specific tasks. Its first audio demos are staggering and the company will soon integrate it into Assistant.
Canonical released today a new LTS version of Ubuntu, 18.04, which will be supported until April 2023. It arrives with several new features and some major changes to the user interface and experience.
Canonical is officially ditching the Unity desktop with the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS today, in favor of GNOME. The new version arrives full of new features and will be supported until April 2023.
YouTube's transparency report for the last three months of 2017 shows that almost 8.3 million videos were removed as the company tries to better enforce its community guidelines via automation.
ZTE, which won't be allowed to buy from U.S. companies for the next seven years, probably including the Android license, is now considered a "potential risk" to U.K.'s national security.
Cloudflare has announced its new Spectrum service, which extends the company's DDoS protection service to any TCP protocol, including gaming services, remote server access, and email.
Cloudflare announced today its first consumer product ever, the 188.8.131.52 DNS service, which focuses on privacy and is already the fastest available. No, this is not an April Fools prank.
Theoretically predicted about decades ago, the Majorana is expected to revolutionize quantum computing, particularly the topological-based, more stable approach, which is being led by Microsoft.
Amid the latest Facebook data harvesting scandal, Adobe has announced a new platform agnostic service to track people across devices for marketing purposes. The company claims it respects privacy.
After four years of debates, including attempts from the financial sector to soften it, Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol version 1.3 has been finished and is ready to be implemented.
A 49-year-old woman was killed on Sunday night after being hit by an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona. The company has since halted its self-driving car operations in a number of cities.
Microsoft has released its latest Redstone 4 build for Insiders in the Xbox One Beta ring. This build only brings three new fixes, with a long list of known issues and no new features.
Microsoft has just released another Redstone 4 build for Insiders in the Xbox One Alpha ring. This build enables FreeSync support and Auto-Low Latency Mode along with a number of other fixes.
In the coming weeks, Microsoft will update all Outlook.com accounts to the new Mail experience. Also, both Calendar and People will receive new beta experiences that will be available to everyone.
The tools to perform a terabit-level DDoS attack were made available this week with a list of 17,000 IP addresses of unsecured memcached servers. The same attack was used against GitHub last week.
Ubisoft's latest AI application, Commit Assistant, was trained on more than ten years worth of code and designed to find bugs before they become a problem, which may help decrease development costs.
In another development in the feud between Amazon and Google over smart home devices, Nest has announced it will no longer restock its products at Amazon because it's not allowed to offer all of them.
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, founded by Microsoft's Paul Allen in 2014, has announced the Project Alexandria, which wants to develop common sense for artificial intelligence.
Waymo has released a 360-degree video featuring the technology behind its self-driving cars and a virtual ride on the backseat, in a push to convince people of the technology's safety.
Bad News is an online game that puts the player in the place of the disinformation agents responsible for producing 'fake news'. The goal is to 'vaccinate' the players against those same tactics.
More than 4,000 websites were affected by a cryptojacking attack that exploited an assistive technology browser plugin. Several prominent government websites worldwide were among the affected.
Nintendo's first attempt to create a smartphone game, Miitomo was released in March 2016 but will be shut down on May 9. Until then, users can enjoy the Miitomo Final Thank You Festival.
Chronicle is an intelligence and analytics cybersecurity company created from one of Alphabet's X projects. Its platform is coupled with VirusTotal and plans to improve security teams' productivity.
Electron-based apps that set themselves as the default handler for any protocol in Windows can be exploited due to a critical vulnerability that has been disclosed. It includes Skype, Slack and more.
Chrome 64 arrives with some highly anticipated new features and mitigation for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities. It is expected to roll out over the next few days or weeks.
The Windows Desktop Program is Microsoft's new online tool for desktop app developers, through which they can access detailed analytics and download stack traces and CAB files related to app failures.
Facebook has admitted that social media "allows people to spread misinformation and corrode democracy". Also, the company announced it will hire more than 10,000 people this year to tackle the issue.
A Chinese security researcher submitted two bugs to Google back in August 2017 that, combined, could allow the remote injection of arbitrary code into Android devices. Both bugs are already patched.
More than four years after its release, Windows 8.1 is no longer eligible for mainstream support. Even though security fixes will be provided until 2023, Microsoft will no longer offer bug fixes.
Facebook M, a human-supervised smart assistant based on Messenger, won't be accessible starting January 20. M suggestions, a far simpler version of the assistant, will continue to function, though.
More than a year after ending the Windows 10 free upgrade offer for the general public, Microsoft will finally end its extended offer to assistive technology users this Sunday, December 31.
Cyber crimes have made several headlines in 2017, rising to the top as the most feared crime in the United States. One of the main reasons may be the lack of cyber security professionals.
As the end of the year approaches, Microsoft wants Xbox gamers to celebrate their gaming achievements with the Xbox Year in Review. The tool gathers personalized gaming data with easy sharing options.
Two years after creating the first two-qubit logic gate, researchers have now announced a new chip design based on currently available technology developed for silicon microprocessors.
Amazon Sumerian, currently free, allows the creation of immersive and interactive scenes without programming or 3D graphics expertise and is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and mobile devices.
The Mobile World Congress Shanghai will be held from June 27 through June 29 under the theme “Discover a Better Future”. More than 60,000 attendees and 600 participating companies are expected.
It's quite a challenge to balance a two-legged robot so it can stay still or walk properly but not only can Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot, Atlas, walk or jump but it can now also perform backflips.
Baidu, better known for its search engine dominating the Chinese market, has announced two smart speakers this week. The Raven H and Raven R both have innovative designs with the latter able to dance.
Intel announced today the auctioning of an all-included VIP experience for CES 2018. It is a fundraising effort to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.