The FBI is fighting Apple to change its encryption on iOS to allow it access to the contents of someone’s device. One of the biggest issues here is what the law says. The laws regarding what government agencies can demand companies to do, how they can force them to do and how companies are supposed to comply haven’t kept up to date with the changes in technology.
The Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have been announced at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. There are some changes to the range and hardware compared to the previous Galaxy models, but the changes may not be enough to get you to upgrade in a hurry.
The Galaxy S7 has dimensions of 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm and weighs 152g. This is heavier and thicker than the Galaxy S6, but the design is different. The Galaxy S7’s back has more of a curve and is narrower and shorter than the Galaxy S6. This design change will make the Galaxy S7 easier to hold.
Moore’s law started in the 1960s by Gordon Moore and kick-started the information-technology revolution that has grown ever since. Semiconductors make digital devices work, without them computers, smartphones and devices in the Internet of Things wouldn’t be possible.
TV sets are improving rapidly. The image and picture quality is amazing in newer TVs. Most people don’t update their TVs until the sets aren’t working. The DreamScreen is designed to enhance the image of your TV. This device can improve movies, TV, video games and music film clips using LED lighting and can connect to any TV configuration with HDMI.
Good news everybody: Canonical has announced the new Ubuntu tablet. It can be instantly turned into a desktop PC just by connecting a keyboard and a mouse. Sounds nice? You can even add a monitor to the mix to get the full PC experience from the tablet.
This is one different way of looking at these multipurpose devices unlike the convertibles released by Asus (Asus Transformer series) or Microsoft (Surface Book). The lines between smartphones, tablets and laptops are getting blurred everyday with the release of each new device. A close similar experience on the Windows side can be found with the Windows 10 phones with ‘Continuum for Phones’. In that case, the user has to plug the Windows Phone to a dock that is connected to a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse. That phone is already available in the market.
In In a suprise move made today, Microsoft acquired SwiftKey, the software keyboard and its SDK. SwiftKey is used on over 300 million Android and iOS devices around the world. According to SwiftKey, the keyboard has saved nearly 10 trillion keystrokes, which translates to saving 100,000 years in typing time. Microsoft acquired SwiftKey for $250 million. SwiftKey was started eight years ago and never released a native app for Windows Phones.
Google’s AlphaGo beats human Go champion in a match of Go, an ancient Chinese board game. Beating humans at board games has been a great milestone in testing various computer algorithms in order to prove their competence. This tradition has started with the game of tic-tac-toe, but more complicated games have been added. Chess has been the go to game for testing algorithms for years. In the recent years, Google has also created an algorithm that can play a number of Atari games without any additional input other than the pixels on the display.