The Race to Secure Voting Tech Gets an Urgent Jumpstart

Numerous electronic voting machines used in United States elections have critical exposures that could make them vulnerable to hacking. Security experts have known that for a decade. But it wasn’t until Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential campaigns and began probing digital voting systems that the topic took on pressing urgency. Now hackers, researchers, […] Read more »

Alphabet’s Project to Restore Wireless Service in Puerto Rico With Balloons Gets FCC Approval

Project Loon has already proven its real-world usefulness once this year. The FCC has approved an experimental license for Alphabet, Inc’s Project Loon to attempt to restore wireless service to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico using its high-altitude balloons, according to FCC Chief of Staff Matthew Berry. Though the Loon technology is not entirely proven, it could […] Read more »

Uber vs Google: And now, the self-driving car war gets nasty

Even the biggest, most powerful companies in the world are at the mercy of a grade-school concept: supply and demand. That’s how a person like Anthony Levandowski can get paid $ 120 million by Google, leave to start his own company, watch that company get acquired by Uber just months later, and then find himself […] Read more »

Google Drive Search Gets a Natural Language Boost, More News

Google is bringing the powerful natural language processing (NLP) technology that underlies its search engine to Google Drive. In a blog post announcing the move  this week, Josh Smith, product manager at Google Drive, described NLP as a fancy way of saying “search like you talk. Continue reading… All articles Read more »

Google Drive Search Gets a Natural Language Boost, More News

Google is bringing the powerful natural language processing (NLP) technology that underlies its search engine to Google Drive. In a blog post announcing the move  this week, Josh Smith, product manager at Google Drive, described NLP as a fancy way of saying “search like you talk. Continue reading…Cloud Computing RSS-5 All articles Read more »

Open-source Wire messenger gets encrypted screen-sharing

Chat app Wire has been rapidly adding feature as of late as it looks to gain some traction against the myriad of competitors out there. The latest trick in its arsenal is screen sharing. Now you can click on the new screen-sharing button to, well, share your screen during a call (if you’re on a […] Read more »

GamesBeat weekly roundup: Miitomo hits the U.S., and Final Fantasy XV gets a release date

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, we reviewed Microsoft exclusive Quantum Break, the Oculus Rift starts shipping, and we discussed how Muslims are portrayed in gaming. Happy reading, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion Watch us play Quantum Break Watch a stop motion video made entirely in Snapchat Dark Souls III […] Read more »