Day: February 22, 2019

OnePlus’ sister phone maker, Oppo, wants in on the US market too – CNET

Oppo has seen the success that Huawei and OnePlus have had in Western markets. …read more Source:: CNet

A Philosopher Argues That an AI Can’t Be an Artist

Sean Dorrance Kelly, a philosophy professor at Harvard, writes for MIT Technology Review: Human creative achievement, because of the way it is socially embedded, will not succumb to advances in artificial intelligence. To say otherwise is to misunderstand both what human beings are and what our creativity amounts to. This claim is not absolute: it…

Galaxy S10: Here’s what photos from the camera look like – CNET

OK, the Galaxy S10 Plus to be specific. …read more Source:: CNet

Phishing Scam Cloaks Malware With Fake Google reCAPTCHA

Phishing emails target a bank’s users with malware – and make their landing page look more legitimate with fake Google reCAPTCHAs. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Reddit Gold: Alice and Bob, Caught in a Web of Lies

There was a shocking turn of events in crypto-world. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Building An Optically Pumped Laser Pointer

As a society, we’ve largely come together to agree that laser pointers are mostly useless. They’re now the preserve of university lecturers and those destined to wind up in a jail cell for harassing helicopter pilots. Most pointers are of the diode-pumped solid state variety. However, [Zenodilodon] treads a different path. The laser cavity glows…

‘Netflix Is the Most Intoxicating Portal To Planet Earth’

Instead of trying to sell American ideas to a foreign audience, it’s aiming to sell international ideas to a global audience. From an op-ed: In 2016, the company expanded to 190 countries, and last year, for the first time, a majority of its subscribers and most of its revenue came from outside the United States….

Here’s all the stuff you could buy for the price of a Galaxy Fold – CNET

Samsung’s transforming phone looks amazing, but I’ve got about two thousand reasons I won’t get a Fold. Again, I’d like to — just can’t justify it. …read more Source:: CNet

T-Mobile CEO: Ignore the haters, the Sprint deal is just fine – CNET

John Legere says critics are “buzzing around” with made-up data. …read more Source:: CNet

Lessons From the War on Malicious Mobile Apps

Despite the openness of the Android platform, Google has managed to keep its Play store mainly free of malware and malicious apps. Outside of the marketplace is a different matter. …read more Source:: DarkReading