You are here

Daydream update starts arriving on Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones

Daydream update starts arriving on Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones Google’s brand of VR is, at last, beginning to arrive on Samsung devices. Reports emerged last week that certain Verizon Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices were getting the Daydream update, but today Google confirmed the rollout. The Daydream-ready update is rolling out now to @SamsungMobile Galaxy S8 and S8+. Explore new worlds with #Daydream. https://t.co/KaRNJEcURipic.twitter.com/PEeC6RfyyZ — Google VR (@googlevr) July 31, 2017 Don’t panic if you don’t see the Daydream app on your device  quite yet as the company said…

Read More

Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism

Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism Snap Inc has joinedthe Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which sees consumer internet companies cooperating to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism online. Facebook, Google and YouTube, Microsoft, and Twitter formed the GIFCT last month, and tomorrow it will host its first workshop with fellow tech companies plus government and non-governmental organizations. The GIFCT started as extension of the shared industry hash database that allows tech company to share the digital fingerprints of extremist and terrorist content, such as photos…

Read More

Britain could lose 40,000 investment bankers after Brexit – report

Britain could lose 40,000 investment bankers after Brexit – report LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s finance industry could lose up to 40,000 investment banking jobs in the next few years unless it strikes a softer deal on its departure from the European Union, according to a new report by consultancy firm Oliver Wyman. Banks are currently planning for a worst-case scenario in which they lose access to the European single market once Britain leaves the bloc in 2019, as they say they do not have time to wait to see how…

Read More
Business 

Bank of England urged to share Brexit plan details

Bank of England urged to share Brexit plan details The Bank of England has been urged to share details of how prepared banks and insurance firms are for Brexit. Newly-appointed Treasury select committee chairwoman Nicky Morgan demanded the information, in one of her first moves since taking on the role. In a letter to the bank’s Prudential Regulatory Authority, she asked for the key risks of a “no deal” scenario. Sam Woods, the head of the body, which regulates banks and insurers, has been asked to reply by 2 August….

Read More

The Wizards of Armageddon set up shop in Silicon Valley

The Wizards of Armageddon set up shop in Silicon Valley Like a pitch drop in the dead of winter, the U.S. Government is slow when it comes to recognizing and regulating emerging technologies. But as the years have gone by, we have largely managed to adapt to the dangers of our own advancement — nuclear weapons, bioengineering, cyberwarfare and the Juicero to name a few. Ready and waiting at an arms reach from the government, the Research and Development Corporation (RAND) has helped the U.S. think through some of the…

Read More

Scientists image 3D DNA structure in living human cell

Scientists image 3D DNA structure in living human cell Reuters is the news and media division of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Learn more about Thomson Reuters products: Let’s block ads! (Why?) Source: Reuters Technology

Read More

FCC says its cybersecurity measures to prevent DDoS attacks must remain secret

FCC says its cybersecurity measures to prevent DDoS attacks must remain secret The FCC has provided a few — very few — details of the steps it has taken to prevent attacks like the one that briefly took down its comment system in May. The agency has faced criticism over its secrecy regarding the event, and shows no sign of opening up; citing “the ongoing nature of the threats,” to reveal its countermeasures would “undermine our system’s security.” These cryptic comments are the first items of substance in a letter…

Read More
Breaking News 

Kensington moped attack: Man left with facial injuries

Kensington moped attack: Man left with facial injuries Media playback is unsupported on your device A man has been left with facial injuries after two people on a moped threw an unknown liquid at him in London’s Knightsbridge. The Met Police said the 47-year-old man was attacked in Walton Place at about 20:30 BST by “two males” on a moped. The force said the man had been taken to a central London hospital but his condition was not yet known. A spokesperson said it was not yet known if the…

Read More

Wyndham Hotel Group buys Love Home Swap for $53M

Wyndham Hotel Group buys Love Home Swap for M Large hotel chains are feeling the heat from Airbnb and other startups building digital marketplaces for travellers with a more flexible range of places to stay, and more flexible prices to match. And that is leading some of them to make acquisitions. RCI, a division of the Wyndham Hotel Group, has acquired Love Home Swap, a startup out of London that lets people book time to stay in other people’s homes, and at the same time list their properties for people…

Read More