Nick Clegg, the U.K.'s former Deputy Prime Minister, has announced he is taking up a position at Facebook from Monday. He plans to relocate the U.S. in 2019 with his family to be closer to work.
Canonical has released a slew of data pertaining to its homegrown snap packages. The firm said that 100,000 packages are being installed every single day, which equates to three million a month.
Canonical has released a trove of user statistics it has been collecting since the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS six months ago. The data collection was opt-in and reveals many interesting findings.
Canonical has released Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish. This release brings a whole new theme and icon pack, marking one of the biggest graphical changes in its history. It's supported until July 2019.
Sony has announced several new dates on which it plans to release Android 9.0 across different devices. Upgrades will begin on October 26 and run until March 4 depending on the model.
Samsung has announced that it has begun the production of its EUV-based 7-nanometer LPP process chips. It brings drastically increased battery life, better performance and improves area efficiency.
Mozilla has released a selection of new badges that fans can add to their website. The initiative is similar to the Spread Firefox campaign that existed a decade ago. Hopefully, it'll drive adoption.
Huawei has announced the launch of the USG6000E series AI-based firewall. The firm says the product is the first AI-based firewall that scans for threats and collaborates with the cloud.
Samsung has announced the acquisition of Zhilabs, citing that it will help it enhance its 5G capabilities. The company had foreshadowed investment in cutting-edge technologies back in August.
Google has launched a new category for advertisers to focus on those watching YouTube content on TV. The new tools will also let advertisers see how their TV-oriented ads are doing.
The popular video streaming website, YouTube, has gone offline. While users can reach the website, content fails to load. The issues is likely being caused by some sort of fault at YouTube's end.
The latest update to Pokémon GO brings Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, according to the team behind the game. New Pokémon will be rolled out in waves so you may not find everything you want yet.
VPN provider, ProtonVPN, now lets users choose from an additional 12 Secure Core exit servers in order to deliver better speeds. Secure Core gives users more protection than a typical VPN service.
Microsoft has partnered with a cloud consultancy firm called Wirehive in order to boost the number of digital agencies using Microsoft's Azure Cloud. It could help Microsoft attract many customers.
Microsoft and Huawei have partnered in order to offer a new Azure Stack solution that can be configured with up to 24 SSDs which they say helps enterprises accelerate hybrid cloud services.
Facebook has updated us on the situation regarding the View As attack that came to light a few weeks ago. Those affected are fewer than thought and those who were will be contacted soon.
Huawei has announced HiQ, a quantum computing simulator that will be open to the public for the purposes of research and education. HiQ also features a programming framework to develop software.
Canonical has announced that Plex, the media streaming platform, is now available as a snap package via the snapcraft website. Snaps offer users more protection and allow for easier maintenance.
Mozilla has announced a big update to Pocket across the web and mobile. The update brings a new UI, fonts, and typography, as well as better voice playback on mobile, powered by Amazon Polly.
The ProtonVPN app for iOS beta has finally arrived. Early access is only available to paying users right now but will open up with the general release, which we don't have a release date for just yet.
Snap has launched Snap Originals which features exclusive content from partners. The firm is looking to add unique features from Snapchat now that Facebook also has a Stories feature.
Amazon has expanded the areas in which Whole Foods Market deliveries and pickups are available. The availability of these services will continue to widen with more locations to be added this year.
In the latest beta version of Firefox, Mozilla has dramatically sped up WebAssembly calls from Firefox. This should make some browser-based games, that use WebAssembly, run much faster.
Facebook has announced two smart home devices dubbed Portal and Portal+. They have a heavy focus on calling with Messenger but also include Amazon's Alexa for more general smart home tasks.
Tencent has formed a partnership with Medopad, a U.K.-based firm in order to develop tools that radically shorten the diagnosis time for Parkinson's disease from 30 minutes to just a few.
Nokia and the University of Technology Sydney have announced the Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator to help student gain skills needed for the future. It hopes to attract 1,000 students in 2019.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given Tesla's Model 3 perfect scores for the levels of safety it provides. The car also gives drivers the lowest probability of injury.
Tesla has pushed Software Version 9.0 to cars across North America. The update includes hidden Easter Egg games, new features on mobile and in-vehicle software, including a new app launcher, and more.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new version of its Privacy Badger extension. The new update now stops Google from tracking links within Hangouts, Docs, and web searches.
Google has announced a partnership with PRX to help get underrepresented groups more involved with podcasting. For those who don't apply, PRX will develop a podcasting 101 series to get them started.
The Alphabet firm, Jigsaw, has developed a new app called Intra which aims to give users more protection against DNS manipulation. The firm said it will benefit users in repressive countries.
Facebook Marketplace has turned two years old today and to celebrate, the social media giant is bringing new artificial intelligence features to the service in order to enhance the experience.
Google has announced the availability of .page top-level domains. The firm has opened an Early Access Program but for an extra fee you can buy a domain right now from one of Google's partners.
Facebook has announced new tools in order to curb occurrences of online bullying and harassment. Users will now be able to report others, to Facebook, on behalf of friends and family.
Microsoft has launched Bing Spotlight in the UK. The new feature provides news stories on the Bing home page and inserts relevant and objective content into search results to help inform users.
Opera has announced the launch of Opera Touch on iPhone for all users. The launch follows a brief private beta testing phase to work out any last kinks before being made available to the public.
Elon Musk has reached a settlement with the U.S. SEC that will see him lose his chairman position at Tesla for the next three years. He will also have to pay a fine of $20 million.
Facebook has said that it is temporarily disabling the View As feature after it discovered an exploit in the feature which led to attacks against 50 million user accounts. It notified all affected.
The team behind the fledgling web browser, Brave, has published a new beta which includes some big changes concerning the UI and private browsing, which now uses Tor for added security.
Canonical has released the beta versions of Ubuntu 18.10 'Cosmic Cuttlefish' and the other derivative flavours. The firm also released upgrade instructions for users on Ubuntu 18.04.