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Chris Smith

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Google Duplex Privacy

Hey Google, please stop pretending to be human

May 10th, 2018

Google Duplex — Google Assistant’s creepiest feature yet, which can make actual phone calls that sound very human — was without a doubt the best product unveiled at Google I/O this year. Of course, it’s worth pointing out these demos were not live, which would have been even more awesome, and the feature isn’t actually …

iPhone Black Dot Message

The ‘black dot of death’ is even worse on iPhone than Android

May 9th, 2018

A few days ago, we learned of a new emoji message that can kill the WhatsApp app on Android phones. The gist of it is pretty simple: the string of code contains a couple thousand invisible characters in addition to a black dot emoji, and that’s what causes the WhatsApp to go unresponsive. Well it …

Facebook Blockchain Tech

Hard questions: Is Facebook making its own Bitcoin rival?

May 9th, 2018

Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency world is very attractive to all sorts of businesses, including tech companies, because of the underlying technology, the blockchain. Facebook is apparently one of those companies looking to integrate blockchain technology into its products. Does that mean Facebook is going to launch its own digital coin to take on Bitcoin and …

Galaxy S9 Android P

Samsung missed the chance to make history at Google I/O

May 9th, 2018

Google released the first Android P version to developers many weeks ago, without revealing all the new features coming to Android this year. But on Tuesday, the company shared many new details about Android P during its primary I/O 2018 keynote, including the fact that the first Android P public beta is ready for anybody …