Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Will Android and Apple ever play nice? Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo This week, alongside a massive unveiling of brand new foldable devices and accessories from Samsung, Google put out its own ad campaign in an attempt to rally the troops against Apple’s tyrannical reign on messaging. Google’s #getthemessage Campaign to stoke the flames of … Read more

Sound Waves Let Researchers Build Stuff With the Force

Sound Waves Let Researchers Build Stuff With the Force

What does the future of construction look like? Autonomous machines buzzing around a building site? Giant 3D printers extruding walls and floors? Looking forward even farther, researchers at the Public University of Navarre in Spain have been experimenting with using sound waves to make building materials simply float into position without any physical interaction required. … Read more

What to Do if a Big Tech Company Steals Your Code

What to Do if a Big Tech Company Steals Your Code

Image: Vintage Tone (Shutterstock) In 2016, cybersecurity pro Patrick Wardle heard a story that deeply disturbed him: cybercriminals were using malware to surreptitiously spy on people through their MacOS webcams and microphones. In one particularly unsettling case, a hacker had used a malware called “Fruitfly” to hijack the webcams of laptops with the goal of … Read more

A Linux Zero-Day Was Finally Patched After Half Decade of Inaction

A Linux Zero-Day Was Finally Patched After Half Decade of Inaction

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Google’s Threat Analysis Group revealed new details today about its efforts to identify and help patch a zero-day exploit impacting Android devices built by a commercial surveillance vendor and dating back to at least 2016. The research, presented at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, represents the latest … Read more

The Modular Gamevice Flex Controller Wants You to Keep Your Phone in Its Case

The Modular Gamevice Flex Controller Wants You to Keep Your Phone in Its Case

The biggest challenge facing the growing number of clamp-on gamepads that promise to turn your smartphone into a handheld console is their limited compatibility, especially when it comes to fitting your phone. The Gamevice Flex wants to change that with a modular design that can be reconfigured to support almost any phone, even when inside … Read more

This Keyboard With a Built-in 12-Inch Touchscreen Makes Good on Apple’s Touch Bar Promises

This Keyboard With a Built-in 12-Inch Touchscreen Makes Good on Apple’s Touch Bar Promises

Image: Ficihp Like butterfly keyboards and chargers being Included with iPhones, the MacBook’s Touch Bar seems doomed to extinction soon. The feature wasn’t completely useless, but its diminutive size prevented it from reaching its true potential. If you’re going to put a screen on a keyboard, you need to fully commit to the idea, like … Read more

Intel’s Getting into Professional GPUs, Too

Intel’s Getting into Professional GPUs, Too

Photo: Intel Intel this week revealed its new lineup of Arc Pro series GPUs intended primarily for powerful small form factor desktops and professionally focused laptops. All three of the GPUs, which Intel says are targeted at professional software applications in the architecture, construction, design, and manufacturing industries, offer built-in ray tracing and machine learning … Read more

Parking in the Sun for 30 Minutes Could One Day Make Your Car’s Scratches Disappear

Parking in the Sun for 30 Minutes Could One Day Make Your Car’s Scratches Disappear

“Self-healed surface of a model car after scratching when exposed to sunlight focused with a magnifying glass (upper) or to sunlight directly (down).”Image: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) Like a screen protector for your entire car, a new protective coating developed by researchers at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology could actually … Read more

Apple’s AR/VR Headset Might Cost $2000, Only Have 1.5 Million Units at Launch

Apple’s AR/VR Headset Might Cost 00, Only Have 1.5 Million Units at Launch

Photo: Ryan Anson/AFP (Getty Images) Apple is avoiding any deep stake in the consumer VR pricing rat race, reportedly, with a very expensive and very low-key first release. As first noted by MacRumorsconsistent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote Sunday that the tech giant will only be releasing less than 1.5 million units of its first … Read more