Microsoft’s new Android antivirus app is now available in preview

Microsoft’s new Android antivirus app is now available in preview

Microsoft is launching a preview version of its antivirus software for Android today. The software giant revealed that Windows Defender was making its way to both iOS and Android earlier this year, but didn’t fully detail what to expect. We’re now getting a good idea of exactly why Microsoft thinks Android needs antivirus protection. The … Read more

NVIDIA and Mercedes partner to create a next-gen car computer

NVIDIA and Mercedes partner to create a next-gen car computer

What’s more, the computing system, which is based on NVIDIA’s DRIVE platform, will be able to “automate driving of regular routes from address to address,” according to the release. The most intriguing future feature however will be over-air updates, enabling customers to buy and remotely install additional safety and convenience features, software applications, and subscription … Read more

The Mac’s iconic startup chime is back in macOS Big Sur

The Mac’s iconic startup chime is back in macOS Big Sur

Apple is bringing back the Mac’s iconic startup chime in macOS Big Sur. The company hinted it might return by playing the chime very prominently during yesterday’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, and people who have installed the first Big Sur developer beta have reported that it’s back. You can see a Mac on Big Sur … Read more

Facebook’s new choreography AI is a dancing queen

Facebook’s new choreography AI is a dancing queen

This isn’t the first time we’ve tried to teach AIs to dance. In 2016, Swedish Choreographer Louise Crnkovic-Friis and her husband, Peltarion CEO Luka Crnkovic-Friis, trained a recurrent neural network, dubbed Chor-rnn, on 48 hours of Louise’s movements. The system could not only choreograph new dances, but do so in her specific style. Similarly, in … Read more

How activists should be thinking about cybersecurity

How activists should be thinking about cybersecurity

In this week’s edition of our News Brigcast interview series, News Brig editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and policy editor Russell Brandom talk with cybersecurity expert and founder of CryptoHarlem Matt Mitchell. Mitchell has worked with activists in the US to help them better understand the tools technology offers as well as the threats it can impose. … Read more

Microsoft’s Mixer streamers have a decision to make

Microsoft’s Mixer streamers have a decision to make

That choice has now been moved forward. Mixer will shut down on July 22nd, which doesn’t give the stars much time to figure out a solution. Ninja and Shroud don’t have to worry about their finances, at least. The pair reportedly received “full payments” from Mixer, meaning they made the same amount of money then … Read more

Amazon boosts climate commitments and greenhouse gas emissions

Amazon boosts climate commitments and greenhouse gas emissions

Amazon launched a $2 billion fund today to advance technologies that will cut down greenhouse gases. The fund will help Amazon and other companies adhere to The Climate Pledge initiative it started in September 2019. That pledge committed the company, and others that sign onto it, to becoming carbon neutral by 2040. Companies need tools … Read more