15 Oct 2019
TechBits

1. Google updates its Titan security keys with USB-C Google has revealed its latest Titan security key — and it’s now compatible with USB-C devices. The latest Titan key arrives just weeks after its closest market rival Yubico — which also manufactures the Titan security key for Google —…

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08 Oct 2019

1. Apple macOS Catalina is now available For years now, Apple’s been judicious with its macOS updates. Understandably so. Given the massive online outcry every time Facebook changes the placement of a button, it’s in UX designers’ best interest to keep changes gradual and subtle. These days, the overarching…

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05 Oct 2019

1. Apple acquires UK visual effects studio IKinema Apple has reportedly acquired U.K. special effects studio IKinema, a startup that may be useful in Apple’s quest to bolster its mobile devices with AR special effects and in its more far-flung attempts to enter the AR/VR headset market. The company…

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04 Oct 2019

1. Uber launches labor hire app that matches temporary workers with employers Uber Technologies Inc. today launched a new on-demand labor hiring app that matches people looking for shift work with companies that need temporary employees. First reported a year ago, Uber Works debuts in Chicago Friday and has…

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01 Oct 2019

1. Microsoft’s Azure cloud-based Windows Virtual Desktop now generally available Microsoft Corp. made its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop service generally available globally today, delivering on a promise it first made in December. WVD allows enterprises to give their employees access to virtualized applications and remote desktops anywhere, anytime. The…

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24 Sep 2019

1. Facebook acquires startup building neural monitoring armband CTRL-labs developed a noninvasive neural interface that is pitched as fundamentally reimagining how humans and machines collaborate. The company’s technology allows developers to address issues of immersion and control in the fields of X Reality, robotics, productivity, and clinical research. CTRL-labs’ main…

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04 Sep 2019

1. Android 10 arrives with new machine learning, security features Machine learning-powered action suggestions, better security, and universal gesture controls are some of the new features mobile users are getting with the long-expected Android 10 update, which Google LLC officially launched today. The new operating system is initially downloadable…

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22 Aug 2019

1. “AI, facial-recognition tools help agency find exploited children” Over the past 12 years, more than 49,000 cases of human trafficking in the U.S. have been reported to a hotline that receives an average of 150 calls per day. That’s one of many statistics that drives the mission of…

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13 Aug 2019

1. Bosch is working on glasses-free 3D displays for in-car use German auto industry giant Bosch is developing new technology that will add glasses-free 3D imaging to future versions of its in-car digital display technology. These 3D displays use passive 3D tech, which means you won’t need to wear…

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08 Aug 2019

1. How MyCrop Is Using Blockchain To Identify Spurious Seeds Ahmedabad-based agritech startup MyCrop is currently testing blockchain in the seed supply chain to track its entire supply movement — from seed aggregators, distributors, retailers to farmers. The move to implement blockchain is aimed at bringing transparency, authenticity and…

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