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Google doubles down on its Asylo confidential computing framework

Posted on: February 19, 2019, in Blog

Last May, Google introduced Asylo, an open-source framework for confidential computing, a technique favored by many of the big cloud vendors because it allows you to set up trusted execution environments that are shielded from the rest of the (potentially untrusted) system. Workloads and their data basically sit in a trusted enclave that adds another […]

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Facebook now lets everyone unsend messages for 10 minutes

Posted on: February 19, 2019, in Blog

Facebook has finally made good on its promise to let users unsend chats after TechCrunch discovered Mark Zuckerberg had secretly retracted some of his Facebook Messages from recipients. Today Facebook Messenger globally rolls out “Remove for everyone” to help you pull back typos, poor choices, embarrassing thoughts or any other message. For up to 10 […]

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Google brings Chrome OS Instant Tethering to more Chromebooks and phones

Posted on: February 18, 2019, in Blog

Tethering your laptop and phone can be a bit of a hassle. Google’s Chrome OS has long offered a solution called Instant Tethering that makes the process automatic, but so far, this only worked for a small set of Google’s own Chromebooks and phones, starting with the Nexus 6. Now Google is officially bringing this feature […]

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Mozilla streamlines Firefox tracker blocking controls

Posted on: February 18, 2019, in Blog

Mozilla has rolled out what it bills as enhanced and simplified controls for Firefox users to manage how they block trackers. An update to its browser software, released today, offers a redesigned interface which includes new controls that let users choose from ‘standard’, ‘strict’ or ‘custom’ settings to help them control online trackers. Trackers refer […]

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Account linking could make Instagram the heir to Facebook Login

Posted on: February 17, 2019, in Blog

Teens’ aversion to Facebook jeopardizes not only the company’s feed ad revenue, but its dominance as an identity provider. The Facebook Login platform keeps people tied to the social network in order to easily access other apps without a separate username and password. But for younger users who ditch or neglect Facebook in favor of […]

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Watch the tech-centric Super Bowl ads from Amazon, Microsoft and others

Posted on: February 17, 2019, in Blog

Another year, another batch of Super Bowl commercials from tech giants like Amazon, Google and Microsoft. In fact, Amazon will have different ads focusing on different areas of the business: one highlighting products that won’t be taking advantage of its voice-powered assistant Alexa, and another previewing “Hanna,” an upcoming show on Amazon Prime. Microsoft, meanwhile, […]

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Huaweis folding phone debuts this month

Posted on: February 16, 2019, in Blog

Huawei mobile chief Richard Yu has already made mention of the company’s upcoming foldable phone amid talks of smartphone world domination. This morning, however, we caught our first glimpse of the handset in profile, along with the promise of more, arriving February 24, during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Foldables are very much heating up […]

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Japans Society 5.0 initiative is a roadmap for todays entrepreneurs

Posted on: February 15, 2019, in Blog

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Whyd now helps companies create their custom voice assistant

Posted on: February 15, 2019, in Blog

Y Combinator-backed startup Whyd is pivoting from hardware to software. The startup had been working on a connected speaker with a voice-control interface specifically designed for music. But a couple of years later, it’s clear that subsidized voice assistant devices from Google and Amazon have taken over the market. Please Follow & Like Us:

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Twitter bug makes it look like random retweets are appearing in your timeline

Posted on: February 14, 2019, in Blog

A number of Twitter users have been complaining that tweets that were retweeted by people they don’t follow are now showing in their timeline. The issue, thankfully, is not related to a new Twitter algorithm or recommendation system, as some had feared. Instead, the company confirmed that a bug affecting Android users was mislabeling the […]

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