Google has been working closely with the NCAA during this year's tournament, but now, during the Final Four, the company will be using predictive analytics to figure out who will win games. The wrinkle here is that the team will use data from the fir… Engadget RSS Feed
Anime streaming network CrunchyRoll is making a video game based on the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? series. The free-to-play Memoria Freese/Dan-Memo is available for both Android and iOS and will feature in-app purchases and an… Engadget RSS Feed
Inti de Ceukelaire, the ethical hacker from ‘Oilsjt’ in Belgium, is back again. De Ceukelaire has built a tool that can pretty reliably tell who you are after answering 15 questions on his new site ‘Oilsjt Analytica,’ a cheeky reference to Cambridge Analytica’s recent Facebook scandal. I would say it was creepy, but the disclaimer on the website jokes that feeling away. Which also kind of makes me feel like a sucker for giving away data because someone makes light of it. Maybe it illuminates a deeper truth: We don’t care about our data as long as we’re entertained. “Disclaimer:…
Google Search’s migration to mobile-first indexing will soon expand to more websites across the web, Google stated in a blog post today. A limited experiment first began in late 2016, pushed by Google’s goal to make search results more useful on mobile. Satisfied with the preliminary results, Google has now begun by migrating those websites that currently “follow the best practices for mobile-first indexing.”
The switch to mobile-first indexing comes as the result of more and more people using a mobile device to browse — and search — the web.
Instagram has announced new changes to the timeline based on user feedback. One of these changes is the introduction of ‘New Posts’ button that lets you manually refresh. This prevents the previous automatic refreshing of the timeline that had a habit of yanking you out of whichever part of the app you were in and throwing you at the start of your timeline. Users can now manually refresh whenever they want without the app doing it for them. The other change is a slightly more chronological timeline. Instagram introduced an algorithmic timeline that sorted posts based on what it…
On Thursday the four major national U.S. carriers — AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon — revealed plans for a new authentication platform that could add an extra layer of security for people using apps on Apple’s iPhone and other mobile devices. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
It’s never been easier to find a partner who sucks at picking passwords as bad as you do. Words of Heart is a dating site that will match you to other people who use the same password you do. It’s also not a real thing. I mean, it is. But it’s also not. The site works as intended, and does indeed pair you to other individuals using the same password as you. But it’s less about finding love, and more a thoughtful bit of social commentary that surfaced on Twitter last week and left the infosec world scratching their heads.…
Apple is working on three iPhones for 2018: one that’s an upgraded version of the current iPhone X, one that’s essentially an “iPhone X Plus” with a 6.5-inch OLED display, and one that’s lower cost with with a 6.1-inch LCD screen.
The most recent 2018 iPhone rumors have suggested that the two OLED devices could be offered in a new gold color, with Apple returning to its traditional gold, silver, and space gray color lineup.
Taking this rumor into account, designer Lee Gunho has whipped up a quick concept video that demonstrates what a gold glass-backed 6.5-inch “iPhone X Plus” might look like.
The short concept video also incorporates a second rumor suggesting the largest 2018 iPhone might incorporate dual SIM functionality, which would make it easier for iPhone users to switch between carriers, a feature useful for traveling.
2018 promises to be an exciting year for the iPhone, and all three of the devices that Apple has in the works are rumored to feature the same general design as the iPhone X with an edge-to-edge display, a notch at the top for a TrueDepth camera system, and, of course, Face ID support.
For more on the 2018 iPhones, make sure to check out our 2018 iPhones roundup, which aggregates all of the rumors and information that we’ve heard so far to give a clear picture of what to expect this September.
CyanogenMod 13, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, first arrived in November 2015. It was soon switched to Android 6.0.1, and continued to be the main branch of CyanogenMod until version 14.1 was released one year later. After the CyanogenMod community re-organized into LineageOS, the distribution was renamed to LineageOS 13.
At this point, most of the devices that had LineageOS 13 have either been updated to v14.1, or dropped entirely (usually due to inactive maintainers).
Apple is developing a new drama series that’s based on the early life and career of NBA star Kevin Durant, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, reports Variety.
The show, called “Swagger,” was inspired by Durant’s experiences as a youth playing basketball. It will highlight the world of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball, taking a look into the lives of players, their families, and coaches.
Imagine Television, led by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, will produce alongside Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Media. Both Durant and Grazer will serve as executive producers, while Reggie Rock Bythewood will write and direct. Bythewood is known for his work on “Notorious,” a movie that shared the story of Notorious B.I.G., and television series “Shots Fired.”