Day: October 11, 2017

Alert! Facebook and Instagram are both down for many users

Ring the alarm: Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram are both down for numerous users across the globe. Users are storming in to Down Detector and Outage Report to indicate that the popular social media platforms are both experiencing server downtime. Facebook is having issues since 11:11 AM ESThttps://t.co/YbrNS7dpo9RT if you’re also affected #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/b5q3KqwkKs — …

Amazon’s AI division is a revolving door of talent for Microsoft and Google

A recently released report shows that Amazon, over the last five years, has been involved in an AI-developer ménage à trois with Google and Microsoft. It turns out all three companies have a penchant for poaching talent in the machine-learning field from each other on a regular basis. Last month Amazon was looking everywhere to …

Oculus ‘Go’ is Facebook’s new $199 VR headset that doesn’t require a PC or phone

At its fourth annual VR developers conference, Oculus announced its newest, and most affordable, VR headset to date. The Oculus ‘Go’ resides in the sweet spot between Daydream and Rift, and features a lightweight headset with a wild field of view and significantly reduced glare. Better still, the new headset starts at just $199. After …

Github launches new tools to say when your project’s dependencies get pwned

Github today announced the introduction of more robust security features for its users, which will help developers identify vulnerable dependencies in their code. The announcement came at the company’s flagship Github Universe conference, taking place at Pier 70 in San Francisco. The new feature, called Dependency Graph, enumerates the software libraries that constitute a project. …

Google Assistant killed one of my favorite Android features, and now I’m lost

Before Google Assistant took on the task of delivering contextual information on your phone, there was Now on Tap, an on-demand service that searched the web for whatever was on your screen. The two are fairly similar, except that Assistant has done away with the best feature from Now on Tap: text selection. Previously, when …