The data collection occurred between 2008 – 2012, as part of an operation known as Optic Nerve. An experimental program, the GCHQ hoped to create a facial recognition software to track targets online. In the process, it collected images from completely unrelated users in the US and UK, primarily citizens with no connection to terror activities.
Sony has officially unveiled its latest Xperia Z2 product line at the Mobile World Congress 2014 event. We are talking about two ultra thin, ultra lightweight, waterproof tablet and smartphone devices.
The Xperia Z line has been a popular mobile phone and tablet series, but it has failed to really break through a market heavily dominated by other brands. Today, they are trying to wriggle in with a new, sleeker display and some impressive hardware meant to appear to the high end market.
With just a few hours before the official start of the Mobile World Congress 2014, Huawei officially announced E5786, world’s fastest MiFi. For starters, a MiFi is actually a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
This little new device supports 4G LTE download speeds up to 300Mbps and upload speeds of 100Mbps, which is quite amazing knowing that is pretty hard to find a device reaching these crazy speeds in theory.
The device looks nice and it comes with some impressive specs besides being fast. Huawei MiFi comes with a HiSilicon LTE Cat6 chipset that runs on a powerful 28 nm HPM Cortex A9 processor, which is already popular on a lot of smartphones.
Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group has unveiled their latest brainchild, a prototype smartphone called Project Tango that will open the way for Android phones to experiment with 3D sensors, scanning and mapping.
The 5″ phone is being released with the advanced sensors standard, as well as a developer’s kit. It is hoped that with some innovative developers playing around with the new tech, they will find ways to improve indoor navigation and immersive gaming experiences to a significant degree.
Project Tango is partnering with Movidius, using a Myriad 1 processing chip for its 3D sensors. This has been a rumor circulating for awhile, but this is the first time it has ever been confirmed.
This is an unsurprising piece of news. New CEO Satya Nadella was once the head of the cloud operations, and so this seems a natural focus for a change. Especially since they were legally required to change the name of what once used to be SkyDrive following a lawsuit by BSkyB.
According to their press release, they are now very much focused on allowing full device integration. OneDrive creates a full cloud service that backs up any kind of file and is accessible from all devices.
The order was made by GT Advanced, which is Apple partner since November 2013, when they announced that they have “entered into a multi-year supply agreement with Apple Inc. to provide sapphire material”. At the same time, Apple announced that they are going to build a new manufacturing facility in the city of Mesa, Arizona.
After months of waiting and speculation, Satya Nadella, rumored last week to have been the top pick for Microsoft’s CEO position, has been officially confirmed for the position. He hasn’t wasted any time, and the moment the announcement was made he emailed an introduction email to his new employees.
Many within the company would have already known the man personally, other by at least name or sight. Nadella has been working for Microsoft for more than twenty years, joining up in 1992. Since then he has been a part of several of departments, and headed others. Most recently, he was the vice president of the Cloud and Enterprise Department.