Android 9 Pie release – The most helpful features in Google's new software

Android 9 Pie is committed to harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to perform useful actions (Image: Getty • Google) Google Pixel and Essential phone owners can download the new update right now and make the most of the new functionality. Here are the most helpful features present in Android 9 Pie. Digital wellbeing Google is placing […]

Android WARNING: Could users have to pay for Google software after huge EU fine?

Yesterday Google was hit with the whopping fine by the European Commission. The Brussels regulator insisted the tech giant had used Android illegally to “cement its dominant position” in user searches. It was argued that Google requiring Android phone manufacturers to pre-install its Chrome browser and Search app had allowed it to gain an unfair […]

Developer faces prison after admitting admin software was really a RAT

A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to federal charges he developed, marketed, and provided technical support for software he knew customers used illegally to take control of other people’s computers. Colton Grubbs used the handle KFC Watermelon to advertise the LuminosityLink administrative tool on Hackforums[dot]net, federal prosecutors alleged in an indictment filed last month. The […]

Why the Supreme Court’s software patent ban didn’t last

Enlarge / Under the Federal Circuit appeals court, patent law swung from software patent skepticism in the 1970s to extreme permissiveness in the 1990s, then started to swing back toward skepticism with stricter Supreme Court oversight. (credit: Federal Circuit Historical Society / Aurich Lawson) Forty years ago this week, in the case of Parker v. Flook, […]

Facebook says software bug made 14mn users’ private posts public

Facebook has revealed that up to 14 million of its users had their privacy settings accidentally changed by a software bug – causing some posts that were intended to be private to be made public. The company confirmed that some 14 million users were affected by the bug between May 18 and May 22. The […]

Bitcoin Software Development – The New Era of Tokenization

Article was originally published at CoinCentral. The world’s original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, offers users a plethora of advantages over traditional fiat currencies.  The decentralized nature of this cryptocurrency makes it ideal for storing value and transferring funds.  Bitcoin has undergone significant upgrades since it was first introduced to the world via Satoshi’s whitepaper nine years prior […]

Tesla’s Model 3 has earned Consumer Reports’ recommendation after software update promised by Elon Musk improves braking performance (TSLA)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Tesla Model 3 has earned Consumer Reports‘ “Recommended Buy” rating after an over-the-air software update improved the car’s braking performance. Earlier this month, CR revealed that the Model 3 required an abysmal 152 feet to stop from 60 mph. The software update cut that distance by 19 feet.  A wireless update of […]

Emergency brakes were disabled by Uber’s self-driving software, NTSB says

Enlarge / An Uber self-driving car in San Francisco in 2017. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the fatal March crash of an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona. It paints a damning picture of Uber’s self-driving technology. The report confirms that the sensors on the […]

Microsoft can’t fix “flickergate” Surface Pro 4s with software, so it’s replacing them

At first glance, it’s easy to mistake the Surface Pro 4 for the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft will replace Surface Pro 4s that are afflicted with a screen flickering issue that is caused by a hardware problem and is unfixable in firmware or software. For more than a year, there have been complaints from Surface […]