Ming-chi Kuo is more famous for his analysis and predictions on Apple products, though some think he’s been losing steam of late. He has also dabbled on Android devices recently, and now he has word on what Samsung might be planning next year. While he thinks that Android devices are heading the way of Apple’s Face ID and TrueDepth camera, Samsung is still pushing through, at least temporarily, with the under-display optical fingerprint sensor, which might debut in the Galaxy Note 9.
Cyber thieves hacked into the computer system of a national security contractor last year, the Federal Government will today reveal.
The intruders had access to the IT network for a long period of time and stole large amounts of the defence supplier's data.
Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has hinted that the expansion of the nation's facial recognition databases could include private sector access.
Turnbull's statement came almost as an aside, under questioning by Sabra Lane on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's AM public affairs program. Lane quizzed the PM on his plan to ask states to integrate drivers' license photos into the national facial recognition system (which already captures passport images).
The blockbuster legal battle between Uber and Google’s self-driving spinoff company, Waymo, hinges on two questions. One: Did former Google engineer and self–driving car whiz Anthony Levandowski swipe documents containing valuable Google intellectual property and bring them to his own startup, which would be acquired by Uber just months later for a reported $680 million? And two: Did Uber executives, including now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick, conspire with Levandowski to do it, then use that intellectual property to advance their own technology?
Anyone who has watched the sickening video clips of Sunday night's Las Vegas mass shooting has heard the sound. It's a staccato crackle of gunfire at a rhythm that almost resembles the cadence of a helicopter's blades, far faster than a human being could repeatedly pull a trigger. That's not the sound of the typical semi-automatic rifle owned by millions of Americans, but of an automatic one—or of a semi-automatic that's been modified to be nearly as deadly.