Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Gabriel Nunes Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Gabriel Nunes en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Canonical has removed two apps from the Ubuntu Snap Store due to malware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Mon, 14 May 2018 20:32:01 +0000 Google Duplex shows off its real world conversational skills <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Wed, 09 May 2018 16:02:01 +0000 Here's everything that has changed in Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 since versions 16.04 and 17.10 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Fri, 27 Apr 2018 01:56:01 +0000 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is now available for download <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Fri, 27 Apr 2018 01:32:01 +0000 YouTube removed over eight million videos in last quarter of 2017 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>YouTube&#039;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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:50:01 +0000 ZTE, now considered a 'national security risk' to U.K., may also lose Android license <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>ZTE, which won&#039;t be allowed to buy from U.S. companies for the next seven years, probably including the Android license, is now considered a &quot;potential risk&quot; to U.K.&#039;s national security. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Wed, 18 Apr 2018 03:40:01 +0000 Cloudflare Spectrum brings DDoS protection to any TCP protocol <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Cloudflare has announced its new Spectrum service, which extends the company&#039;s DDoS protection service to any TCP protocol, including gaming services, remote server access, and email. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:48:01 +0000 Cloudflare has launched the internet's fastest, privacy-first DNS service, <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Cloudflare announced today its first consumer product ever, the DNS service, which focuses on privacy and is already the fastest available. No, this is not an April Fools prank. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Sun, 01 Apr 2018 17:10:01 +0000 Microsoft quantum computing scientists have captured a Majorana quasiparticle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Sun, 01 Apr 2018 09:40:01 +0000 Adobe is helping some 60 companies track people across devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:54:02 +0000 The latest version of the TLS internet security protocol has been approved <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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 href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:18:01 +0000 Uber suspends use of self-driving vehicles after pedestrian death <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:36:01 +0000 New Xbox One Redstone 4 preview build released into Beta ring <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:36:01 +0000 New Xbox One Alpha ring preview enables two new video settings <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:48:01 +0000 Microsoft to roll out the new Mail experience to all users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the coming weeks, Microsoft will update all accounts to the new Mail experience. Also, both Calendar and People will receive new beta experiences that will be available to everyone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:48:01 +0000 Code for memcached-based DDoS attack is now public <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Thu, 08 Mar 2018 02:24:01 +0000 Ubisoft's new AI catches bugs before developers' commit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ubisoft&#039;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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:32:01 +0000 Amazon will no longer sell Google's Nest devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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&#039;s not allowed to offer all of them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Sat, 03 Mar 2018 22:42:01 +0000 Microsoft's co-founder wants to teach common sense to machines <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, founded by Microsoft&#039;s Paul Allen in 2014, has announced the Project Alexandria, which wants to develop common sense for artificial intelligence. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:36:01 +0000 Waymo wants you to understand how its autonomous cars perceive the world <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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&#039;s safety. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Wed, 28 Feb 2018 21:14:01 +0000 Bad news: If you can't fight ‘fake news', join it! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bad News is an online game that puts the player in the place of the disinformation agents responsible for producing &#039;fake news&#039;. The goal is to &#039;vaccinate&#039; the players against those same tactics. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:58:01 +0000 Thousands of websites hit by cryptocurrency mining malware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:54:02 +0000 Nintendo announces the end of Miitomo, its smartphone game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nintendo&#039;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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:20:01 +0000 Chronicle is Alphabet's new cybersecurity company <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Chronicle is an intelligence and analytics cybersecurity company created from one of Alphabet&#039;s X projects. Its platform is coupled with VirusTotal and plans to improve security teams&#039; productivity. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:28:01 +0000 Critical vulnerability affects Electron-based Skype, Slack and more on Windows <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:00:02 +0000 Google Chrome 64 is rolling out to Windows, Mac and Linux <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Wed, 24 Jan 2018 22:24:01 +0000 Microsoft has announced the Windows Desktop Program <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Windows Desktop Program is Microsoft&#039;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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:12:01 +0000 Facebook admits its "corrosive" effect on democracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has admitted that social media &quot;allows people to spread misinformation and corrode democracy&quot;. Also, the company announced it will hire more than 10,000 people this year to tackle the issue. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:30:01 +0000 Google has paid $112,500 as bounty for an Android exploit chain <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:34:01 +0000 PSA: Mainstream support for Windows 8.1 has ended <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:08:02 +0000 Facebook M, the company's smart assistant, is retiring <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook M, a human-supervised smart assistant based on Messenger, won&#039;t be accessible starting January 20. M suggestions, a far simpler version of the assistant, will continue to function, though. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Tue, 09 Jan 2018 01:58:01 +0000 PSA: Free Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users ends Sunday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Tue, 26 Dec 2017 18:10:01 +0000 Lack of cyber security professionals behind recent hacker attacks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Tue, 26 Dec 2017 16:44:01 +0000 Xbox gamers: here is your gaming year in review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:56:02 +0000 Researchers unveil first complete silicon quantum computer processor <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:44:01 +0000 Amazon announces Sumerian, its new AR, VR and 3D tool <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:08:01 +0000 GSMA launches the 2018 Mobile World Congress Shanghai <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:32:01 +0000 Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can now do backflips <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s quite a challenge to balance a two-legged robot so it can stay still or walk properly but not only can Boston Dynamics&#039; humanoid robot, Atlas, walk or jump but it can now also perform backflips. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:26:01 +0000 Baidu shows off smart speakers, one of which can dance to music <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:10:01 +0000 Intel is auctioning a VIP CES 2018 experience <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gabriel Nunes) Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:00:01 +0000