Neowin News Feed for: Testing Neowin News Feed for: Testing en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Twitter has begun testing ads in replies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Twitter representative has said that the company is testing the insertion of ads in replies to tweets. It&#039;s possible that this experience will be opt-in and creators will receive an ad revenue cut. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:20:01 +0000 Google releases Android 12 Beta 4, APIs now finalized <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has released Android 12 Beta 4. The OS has now reached Platform Stability which means that APIs and app-facing behaviors have been finalized. Developers should now focus on testing their apps. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 12 Aug 2021 07:36:01 +0000 Now TikTok is testing Snapchat-like Stories <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It seems like everybody and their uncle is implementing Snapchat-like Stories nowadays. Multiple TikTok users have spotted that the company is currently testing the capability on a limited scale. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:46:01 +0000 NASA's SLS' core stage to undergo final Green Run test <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>NASA has announced it&#039;ll carry out the final Green Run test for the SLS&#039; core stage. This will be the final core stage test before Artemis I in November which will integrate SLS and Orion. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 16 Mar 2021 09:10:01 +0000 Microsoft is testing a built-in 'Math Solver' in its Edge browser <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has begun testing a built-in &quot;Math Solver&quot; in Edge Canary. It allows users to enter equations or just crop them from the screen, with the output showing detailed working for solving them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:08:01 +0000 Microsoft is testing a 'Web Capture' feature in Edge Canary <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is testing a new &#039;Web Capture&#039; feature in Edge Canary that lets users snip a part of a webpage and either save it or share it. The tool is currently in very limited A/B testing. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Abhay V) Tue, 01 Sep 2020 18:30:01 +0000 SpaceX is planning to build floating spaceports for space travel and hypersonic flights <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Elon Musk confirmed that the floating spaceports would be refurbished oil platforms complete with a hyperloop for transportation to and from dry land. They will be intended for the Starship rocket. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Wed, 17 Jun 2020 03:54:01 +0000 Linux Mint 20 beta images undergoing last-minute tests <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Linux Mint 20 beta ISO images are currently being tested for public consumption. Once released, the public can give last-minute feedback before the official ISOs are made available. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 08 Jun 2020 13:52:01 +0000 Apple awards $10 million to COVID-19 test maker <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has awarded COPAN Diagnostics with $10 million which is expected to boost production of COVID-19 testing kits. COPAN Diagnostics will use the money to develop a million tests per week by July. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 07 May 2020 15:36:01 +0000 Amazon opens up 75,000 more jobs, initial 100,000 have been filled up <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Last month, the firm opened up 100,000 jobs amidst increased demand. Now the firm has stated that all those positions have been filled up and a further 75,000 people will be hired. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Mon, 13 Apr 2020 17:18:02 +0000 Alphabet's Verily establishing Covid-19 testing sites in California <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alphabet&#039;s Verily is helping fight the Coronavirus by setting up testing sites in California. It has also created an online tool to help people figure out if they have the disease. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 13:42:01 +0000 Microsoft Weekly: Game testing, Insider updates, and dual screens <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As usual, quit a few things happened in the world of Microsoft this week. Patch Tuesday came and went, as did the company&#039;s dual-screen focused Developer Day event, and more. Catch up below. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:22:01 +0000 Warshipping lets hackers exploit benign package deliveries to infiltrate networks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With Warshipping, a palm-sized single-board computer connected wirelessly to a laptop miles away can be used to infiltrate an enterprise&#039;s network essentially gaining access to its critical data. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Wed, 07 Aug 2019 08:16:02 +0000 Instagram confirms that video tagging is being tested with a small percentage of users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Video tagging is a new feature being tested with a some of Instagram&#039;s users. However, the capability is currently only usable by users of Instagram&#039;s mobile app, not by those using the web version. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:54:02 +0000 Lazy loading now available in Chrome Canary builds, allows faster page loading <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google is currently working on built-in lazy loading capabilities in Chrome, which allow for significantly faster page load times, as only specific website elements will be loaded instead of all. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:44:01 +0000 Galaxy S9+ steals Pixel 2's thunder with best smartphone camera <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>DxOMark recently awarded the Galaxy S9+ the distinction of being the best smartphone camera in the market, which scored an impressive 99 on their testing while dethroning Google&#039;s Pixel 2. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:54:01 +0000 Forget dislike; Facebook is testing a 'Downvote' button to moderate comments <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It appears that Facebook is testing a &quot;Downvote&quot; button which allows users to mark questionable comments as misleading, offensive, or off-topic. However, it is only intended for comment moderation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:22:01 +0000 Facebook is testing a 'Messenger' style comments section <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook is experimenting with a new interface for its comments feature, bringing the display closer to the Messages graphic format. The tweak shows how the company is moving towards visual synergy. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Hull) Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:22:01 +0000 South Korean government: Galaxy Note7 hardware not to blame for fires <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The government&#039;s own independent investigation into the fiery mishaps of the Samsung Note 7 came to a close today. The agency responsible reported that the phone&#039;s hardware wasn&#039;t to blame. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:16:01 +0000 Shots fired: Bluboo sets their phone's battery on fire, "won't explode like the Note7" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bluboo, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has put the battery of one of their smartphones through a series of &quot;battery safety tests&quot; all to show that their phones don&#039;t explode like the Galaxy Note7. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:54:01 +0000 Why the long wait for new Windows 10 Mobile builds? It can't be patched in the same way as PCs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Why does it take so long for new Windows 10 Mobile preview builds to be released? Simple: Windows 10 Mobile can&#039;t be patched in the same way that PC builds can, as Microsoft&#039;s Gabe Aul noted today. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:08:01 +0000 Microsoft: 'We can't say a firm date' for when Verizon's Lumia Icon will get Denim update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Denim rolled out to Verizon&#039;s Lumia 822 and 928 in December, with the promise of the Icon being updated in &quot;early 2015&quot; - but the Icon&#039;s update is still being worked on, with no firm release date set. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:12:01 +0000 OnePlus chimes in on the #bendgate fiasco with a video showing their testing process <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>OnePlus has posted a video showing the testing process of the OnePlus One, putting it through a series of challenges. One of the challenges includes a &quot;sit test,&quot; likely referring to #bendgate. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:00:01 +0000 Facebook testing "satire" tags for news articles from sites like The Onion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/542942797facebook-zuck.png" alt="" /></div>In the age of &quot;if it is on the internet, it must be true,&quot; many people fall victim to sites like The Onion. In an effort to curb misunderstandings, Facebook is testing a [Satire] news tag on the links <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:35:37 +0000 Xbox One controllers designed to last a decade, or more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1495849703xboxone.jpg" alt="" /></div>Xbox One controllers have been stress-tested to endure being dropped, as well as over 3m button presses, ensuring that they should last ten years - Microsoft&#039;s projected lifespan for its new console. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 30 May 2013 07:12:28 +0000 Facebook wants more employees using Android <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1890457378facebook2_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Historically, Facebook has given its employees iPhones. But with the explosion of Android devices, they are now looking for employees to switch to Android to better test their Android Facebook apps. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:40:00 +0000 Microsoft offers help on testing Windows 8 apps <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8681177133.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a new blog post, Microsoft offers up some advice for Windows 8 app developers on how they can automate the practice of testing their apps before they are released. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 04 Sep 2012 23:20:05 +0000 HTC offers invites to Windows Phone software + services beta [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1833497587news-logo-htc-device.png" alt="" /></div>HTC has extended an invitation to join a new beta program &#039;to experience the future of software and services for your Windows Phone today&#039; - but you&#039;ll have to hurry... places are limited&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:17:25 +0000 Windows 8 previews tested on over 16 million PCs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/13964492348.jpg" alt="" /></div>Along with the RTM announcement for Windows 8, Microsoft also gave out a few statistics about how many times the platform was tested across its many months of developments and release cycles. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:38:38 +0000 Google rolling out new homepage navigation bar <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>It looks like Google is testing a new homepage bar that brings it more inline with it&#039;s other products in terms of design and functionality. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:59:42 +0000 Windows 8: The rigorous testing, stats and assessment console <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8681177133.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft announced some staggering statistics about Windows 7, IE9 and a new feature to Windows 8, Windows Assessment Console. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:08:40 +0000 Windows Phone 7 'Mango' hits RTM, carriers now testing [Update] Nope <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&rsquo;s upcoming Mango release for its Windows Phone platform is the second major update to the platform. Many consumers have been anxiously awaiting the update as it will bring many new features to the table... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 22 Jul 2011 17:13:55 +0000 Valve opens up Team Fortress 2 for beta testing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Valve has decided that their quality assurance team doesn't quite do enough to make sure Team Fortress is perfect. They stated, on the Team Fortress 2 blog, that as much as they change TF2, and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brandon Boyce) Sat, 04 Dec 2010 01:15:11 +0000 A look inside the world of cell phone testing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/155668366ETSL-Logo.png" alt="" /></div>A lot of commotion has hit the air waves recently about the antenna that resides inside the iPhone 4. Whether Apple knew about it or not, one thing that did surface was the importance of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 17 Sep 2010 22:56:34 +0000 Google testing Goggles visual search <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/google-labs.gif" alt="" /></div>CNBC is running a special segment called &quot;Inside the Mind of Google&quot; where they are taking a look inside the company that changed the way we interact with the Internet and everything connected to it.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Mon, 07 Dec 2009 07:13:42 +0000 European Commission contends UK over online privacy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/EUFlag.jpg" alt="" /></div>According to BBC technology, the UK government has been accused by the European Commission for failing to protect the citizens' privacy. The European Commission stated that the UK government should have done more to guarantee... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 03 Nov 2009 01:26:43 +0000 Google Wave spreading to 100,000 more users tomorrow <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google unveiled a new project of theirs back in may, which they gave the name 'Google Wave'. It was exciting for a lot of people who got to try it out early, as, though a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Tue, 29 Sep 2009 20:18:09 +0000 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard third beta released for testing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/979003099Unknown.jpg" alt="" /></div>As Windows 7 RC gets ready for its release, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard build 10A261 is released officially to select beta developers and testers this week according to an Italian Website, Macity. Compared... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:46:05 +0000 Office 14 heads into external alpha testing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1350300471.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has begun providing external companies with early access to alpha versions of its Office 14 server components. According to Mary Jo Foley some external testers say they've now got access to documentation outlining what's... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:51:56 +0000 Microsoft testing prototype of Facebook-like social network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>At the request of its SharePoint and Office product development teams, Microsoft 's Office Labs operation has created and is testing a prototype of an internal social network that can provide employees with feeds and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:56:26 +0000