- Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018
CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
- The weirdest tech of CES 2018
Here are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.
- Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio
At CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.
- Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill you
Honda wants to change your perception of robots. And it's hoping to do so with four new concept robots.
- Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed city
At CES 2018, Ford announced it is working with a city in which it will operate its self-driving cars. The automaker wouldn't identify the city but did say how autonomous vehicles can change the way people live.
- Intel wants this drone to fly you around
Intel is betting that Volocopter 2X will be one of the first passenger-carrying drones to operate in the U.S. A prototype of the pilotless two-seat helicopter-like drone was shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
- AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’
AMD CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance that the Austin, Texas-based computer and graphics chip company is quickly working to resolve and address a recently-discovered security flaw that affects AMD computer chips.
- Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018
Nvidia rolled out a slew of updates for its GeForce line of gaming products at CES 2018 including massive computer screens and cloud game streaming.
- What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018
It's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.
- Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur
Nicomi Stewart, a mother in Rochester, New York, is “disgusted” after an automated call sent to her phone from the city’s school district mispronounced her daughter’s name as a racial slur.
- Twitter tests longer character limit
You may soon get to say a lot more on Twitter. The social media giant announced it is testing a longer character limit. The change will extend the current 140 characters to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users won’t see this change right away, though. Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone. Via Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider. ...
- Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for free
Mac OS High Sierra (macOS 10.13). As the new name suggests, it’s just a refinement of last year’s Mac OS Sierra. In fact, you could sum up what's new in an article about as short as this one.
- Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects
Want to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?
- MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has 'a realistic opportunity' to enter China in 2018
Facebook has a "realistic opportunity" to enter China in 2018, Mizuho analyst James Lee wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. Lee came to the conclusion after meeting "various industry contacts" in China during a recent trip. Facebook's recent appointment of an executive to manage relations with China will help the company "understand the regulatory requirement and negotiate Facebook's operating structure in China," said Lee in the note, a copy of which was obtained by Business Insider.