Technology

Viral app hit FaceApp, which makes users look old, has privacy concerns

July 17, 2019

If you’ve been anywhere near social media for the last few weeks you’ve probably seen people posting photos of themselves, but aged to make them look 60, 70, or older. Those photos come from an app called FaceApp, which uses artificial intelligence to age people. The app has actually been around for a few years […]

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Tesla to enable cross-border importation, but to what extent?

July 11, 2019

Both the US and Canadian governments require individuals wishing to export/import their car across the border to obtain a compliance letter from the vehicle’s manufacturer. This attests that the vehicle meets all the relevant sections of the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, depending on which way the […]

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7 Personal Finance Apps to Better Manage Your Money

July 11, 2019

Money is kind of like a toddler. If you’re not keeping a close eye on it, it’s going to sneak away. Lucky for us, mobile technology makes it comparatively easy to mind our money these days. Personal finance apps abound that sync to our credit card and bank accounts, keep an eye on our cash […]

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Google’s officially done making its own tablets

June 21, 2019

Here’s an interesting little nugget of info to chew on: Google’s decided to step away from its self-made tablets and focus instead on the laptop form. To be clear, Google hadn’t actually announced any tablet-specific products this year; the last such item that made its way to the market was the Pixel Slate in 2018. […]

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Researchers to Put Facebook’s Role in Elections Under Magnifying Glass

April 12, 2018

A group of nonprofits on Monday announced they would fund an initiative to study Facebook’s role in elections and democracy. The organizations will pay the expenses of researchers whose projects are accepted for the initiative, and Facebook will give the scholars access to proprietary data that has met the company’s new standards for heightened user […]

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High Price Undercuts Microsoft’s Xbox One X Mic Drop

April 5, 2018

Microsoft on Tuesday released its long-anticipated and much-hyped Xbox One X console, promising to push the boundaries of modern gaming and video entertainment. The Xbox One X is the most powerful console in the world, with up to 40 percent more power than existing devices on the market, the company claimed. “We built Xbox One […]

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The Max-Q: The Coolest Thing Out of Computex

April 3, 2018

I didn’t attend Computex this year, and that was sad for everything but my budget, because there was a ton of cool stuff announced at the show. Dell, HP and Lenovo showed off new designs that were both attractive and compelling. Mixed-reality headsets hit; based on Intel and Microsoft technology, they were far more affordable […]

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The VR Experience: Challenges for a Growing Market

March 22, 2018

Virtual reality devices, including headsets and peripherals, offer consumers and businesses new ways to experience and share immersive content for entertainment, educational, social and other purposes. VR’s unique capability to promote user interaction through highly immersive content provides untapped potential in terms of storytelling, advertising, the practice of medicine, business, travel and much more. Virtual […]

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Sonar Could Help Devs Build a Better Website

March 11, 2018

Microsoft’s Sonar, released last week under an open source license, could help developers build more effective and secure websites. Sonar, a linting tool and site scanner, is the next evolution of the static scan tool, according to Microsoft. The team that developed Microsoft’s Edge browser created Sonar as a better way for website maintainers to […]

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Open-Sourced Windows File Manager Gets New Life on Windows 10

March 11, 2018

Microsoft has rummaged deep into its archive for its latest contribution to the open source community: Windows File Manager. Originally bundled with Windows in 1990, File Manager was a replacement for the command-line interface in MS-DOS. The program was used to search, open, copy and delete files until it was replaced by Windows Explorer, which […]

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