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Moto Z2 Play Leaked in Images Showing Moto Mods, Camera Bump, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Moto Z2 Play is the successor to the Moto Z Play Much like its predecessor, the Moto Z2 Play will support Moto Mods The phone will support old Moto Mods Lenovo certainly appears to have a bunch of phones lined up for launch under its Moto brand, including the Moto E4 and Moto G5S among others. The company is ... Read More »

Silicon Valley’s harassment problem

In March, Twitter announced a partnership with IBM’s Watson to combat one of its most vexing and longest-simmering problems: harassment. Twitter has been the scene of some of the highest-profile and most egregious recent acts of online harassment, from Gamergate to Leslie Jones to the so-called troll storms of the alt-right. While ending this problem, or at least mitigating it, ... Read More »

This Technology Could Help Us Build Huge Structures in Space

An artist’s concept of Made In Space’s Archinaut spacecraft 3D-printing and assembling satellite reflectors in space. Archinauts 3D-Printing Satellite Reflectors The nascent off-Earth manufacturing industry is getting set to take its next big steps. Made In Space, the California-based company that owns and operates the commercial 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station (ISS), is developing new technology, called Archinaut, ... Read More »

£38m for Newport foundry to make new technology behind 5G

Image copyrightREUTERS Funding of nearly £38m has been announced for a facility to make compound semiconductors – a new technology behind robotics, 5G and driverless cars. The 10 councils in the Cardiff Capital Region are set to develop the foundry in Newport, which could create about 2,000 high skilled jobs in five years. The funding follows £12m from the Welsh ... Read More »

Logitech Slim Folio Bluetooth iPad Case Launched With 4-Year Battery Life

Logitech has launched a new Bluetooth keyboard accessory, called Logitech Slim Folio, meant for use with the latest generation 9.7-inch iPad that was launched earlier this year. Interestingly, the new accessory from the company has been claimed to have 4 years of battery life, before its batteries are required to be replaced. The company has priced the Logitech Slim Folio ... Read More »

Google’s Upcoming Native Ad-Blocker for Chrome Reportedly Hailed by Publishers

Google is preparing to introduce an ad-blocker to Chrome browser despite fears that it would hit their online advertising revenues – a move that has been hailed by publishers in the US and Europe, the Financial Times reported. The move comes after Google was recently criticised for placement of ads on its video hosting platform YouTube. In March this year, ... Read More »

We shouldn’t approach technology from a place of fear

The World Economic Forum has forecast that five million jobs will be lost to technology before 2020, but that just over two million new ones will be created Millions of people will lose their jobs. Entire professions will be destroyed. Workers with obsolete skills will struggle to find employment. These fears have been felt with each new technological development throughout ... Read More »

Computer pioneer Harry Huskey dies aged 101

Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (Eniac) which first ran in February 1946. Eniac is widely considered to be one of the first electronic, general purpose, programmable computers. Dr Huskey also helped complete ... Read More »

Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains. It is developing “silent speech” software to allow people to type at a rate of 100 words per minute, it says. The project, in its early stages, will require new technology to detect brainwaves without needing invasive surgery. “We are not talking about ... Read More »

Inside Netflix we reveal how brain scans and bots help shows go from lens to your living room

Netflix first launched in the UK in 2012 and, along with catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and streaming rivals like Amazon Prime, has completely transformed the way we watch television. WIRED was invited along to the firm’s recent Netflix Labs Day at its Los Gatos headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley for the global release of Marvel’s Iron Fist ... Read More »