Archive | November, 2021

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 features, news, compatible phones and what it can do

If you’re a fan of Android phones then the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is a big deal, as this upcoming chipset will almost certainly power many of the best Android phones of 2022.The latest innovation from Qualcomm is now here after the company introduced its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform at its annual Tech Summit event. This is the

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Twitch will use machine learning to detect people evading bans

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitch is furthering its efforts to reduce harassment with a new tool that uses machine learning to detect people who may be attempting to evade bans. It’s the company’s latest addition to combat things like hate raids, where streamers’ chats are overrun with trolls sending hateful messages.
The new

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Amazon cloud chief Adam Selipsky sees ‘endless’ opportunities to tailor services to industries

Amazon Web Services CEO Adam Selipsky delivers the AWS re:Invent keynote in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning. (Screenshot via webcast)

Amazon Web Services CEO Adam Selipsky echoed his predecessor Andy Jassy in his first AWS re:Invent keynote address Tuesday morning, citing vast opportunities for growth as more companies embrace the cloud.

But Selipsky offered

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The world’s first ‘living robots’ can self-replicate, furthering hope for regenerative medicine

Last year, scientists created xenobots, tiny ‘machines’ engineered from frog stem cells. It turns out these organisms are capable of kinematic self-replication.
In January 2020, scientists created a new breed called the “Xenobots”—the world’s first-ever living robots, engineered from the stem cells of the Xenopus laevis species, or the African clawed frog. Xenobots functioned as tiny (less than a millimeter-wide)

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Amazon takes on AMD, Intel with powerful Arm-based Graviton3 CPU

Amazon Web Services has announced, at its annual Re:Invent meeting in Las Vegas, new instances for EC2 in the shape of the C7g. These will be powered by its newest processor, the Graviton3, which is aimed at what AWS labels as, compute-intensive workloads: HPC, batch processing, electronic design automation (EDA), media encoding, scientific modeling, ad serving, distributed analytics, and CPU-based

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Hundreds of thousands of Android users infected by banking malware hosted on Play Store

In another instance of threat actors sneaking malware-ridden apps past Google’s threat detection filters, cybersecurity researchers have revealed that over 300,000 users have downloaded malicious Android apps containing banking trojans.The researchers at ThreatFabric have identified four families of banking trojans that have recently been distributed via Google Play. In a breakdown of the modus operandi, they note that these strains

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PHL pins economic hopes on new technologies

NEW technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing will allow the country to attain…

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iRobot Roomba update uses AI to avoid knocking over your Christmas tree

The Roomba j7 Plus, released this year. | Image: iRobot

iRobot has released a holiday-themed update for its latest robot vacuum cleaners to help them handle the cleaning demands of Christmas trees. The j7 and j7 Plus robovacs can also now identify and avoid shoes and socks.
The festive trees, shoes, and socks feature builds upon

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