Google Assistant will help you find Tile trackers

[ad_1] Tile hasn’t gone into great detail about how the Assistant command will work. You can expect it to be available sometime later in 2019, though. This won’t be novel for Alexa fans, who’ve had the option for a while, but it’s good to have choices — particularly when Assistant is already baked into legions […]

'Deepfake challenge' aims to find tools to fight manipulation

[ad_1] Deepfake videos can make it appear that people are doing or saying fictional things in an effort to spread misinformation Technology firms and academics have joined together to launch a “deepfake challenge” to improve tools to detect videos and other media manipulated by artificial intelligence. The initiative announced Thursday includes $10 million from Facebook […]

Google Play Store redesign makes it easier to find games

[ad_1] The Play Store now distinguishes between apps and games, a likely response to the increased prominence of mobile gaming. Mobile games account for 33 percent of app installs, according to a report released this summer by App Annie. But while users may not install mobile games as frequently other apps (or spend as much […]

Researchers find smart faucets could aid in water conservation

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Barely hidden from his study participants, William Jou, a former graduate student in mechanical engineering at Stanford University, pulled off a ruse straight out of The Wizard of Oz. Except, instead of impersonating a great and powerful wizard, Jou pretended to be an autonomous sink. He did this to test […]

Researchers find a new way to snoop with smartphones. But should you be worried?

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Smartphones are like living things. With their cameras and microphones, they can see and hear. They can detect the amount of ambient lighting, the air pressure and the temperature—among a host of other aspects about the environment they’re in. Six years ago, less than half of Americans owned a smartphone. […]

App allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster

[ad_1] An inspector holds up a phone equipped with Bluetana with a skimmer in the background. The two lines in red are the skimmer’s Bluetooth signature. The indentifiers have been blurred on the screen and the skimmer so that criminals can not identify them. Credit: David Baillot/University of California San Diego A team of computer […]