Computing
Computing

This Apple patent would transform your iPhone or iPad into a MacBook

An Apple patent has surfaced for MacBook-like docks that could house your iPhone or iPad, transforming them into full-fledged laptops, with physical keyboards, ports, and more.
Gaming

Khronos wants to let you write a game that can run on Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX 12

Khronos has concluded that current cross-platform solutions aren't sufficient to support every platform, and so it's is creating a portable API that will run on top of Vulkan, Metal, and Microsoft DirectX 12
Computing

'Dig once' legislation hopes to increase fiber internet's footprint

Companies are working to lay more fiber internet and the government has a few ideas of its own on how to increase fiber's footprint. One is "dig once," a policy that would incorporate fiber into federal infrastructure projects.
Cars

John Deere tractor owners allegedly use hacked Ukrainian firmware for repairs

Upset that a John Deere licensing agreement forbids repairing their own tractors, farmers turn to allegedly hacked Ukrainian firmware. Farmers see repair restrictions as a threat to their business and to their freedom.
Mobile

Google announces updates for Duo, Allo, Photos, and Google Search in Brazil

Google announced a string of app updates aimed at developing markets -- specifically Brazil. The company's rolling out improvements to Allo, Duo, Google Photos, and more in the coming weeks.
Computing

Logitech's MK850 Performance is the full-size keyboard and mouse combo for all your devices

Logitech offers a full line of keyboards and mice aimed at getting things done, and it's announced its latest options. The MK850 Performance combo offers a new full-featured keyboard and contoured mouse that works on multiple…
Mobile

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 demolishes the competition in new benchmarks

Qualcomm claimed the Snapdragon 835 was the company's fastest mobile chip yet and benchmarks prove that. In tests at the company's HQ, the chip bested Samsung's Exynos processor and Huawei's Kirin.
Photography

Adobe is working on software to cut out the background from any photo

Adobe is working to make clipping a background out of an image simpler using deep learning software. The program relies on structure instead of color to clip out the background.
Computing

Mouse’s facial recognition camera is a cost-effective way to use Windows Hello

A competitively priced camera peripheral from Mouse Computers allows Windows 10 users to log in using the facial-recognition abilities of Windows Hello, without paying for a new computer.
Computing

Keep your data safe wth Lexar’s new JumpDrive Tough thumb drive

Built to withstand the elements and survive a wide range of adverse conditions, Lexar's new JumpDrive Tough is waterproof, shockproof, and includes EncryptStick Lite software to provide 256-bit AES encryption
Computing

Latest bugs in LastPass allowed attackers to steal passwords

LastPass is patching three serious vulnerabilities in its password manager software that left passwords potentially at risk of being stolen. The bugs were discovered by Google’s Tavis Ormandy, a serial bug hunter.
Cool Tech

AI learns when people are using hate speech, even when they use code words

Computer scientists at the University of Rochester have developed a smart algorithm which can detect hate speech slurs in Twitter messages, even when people use code words as disguise.