It’s easy to update the software on your Honor 8X

Honor is always adding new features and making improvements to its smartphones. The Honor 8X will get such love throughout its life cycle. You’ll always want the latest features and updates, so it’s worth knowing how to pull down those meaty software updates once they arrive. Products used in this guide Amazon: Honor 8X ($250)…

Samsung One UI (Android 9 Pie) review: Still Samsung’s software

The update to Android 9 Pie with a new One UI interface is the biggest visual change Samsung has pushed to its phones in years. Alongside all of the requisite improvements you expect with any software update, Samsung’s Pie release makes substantial changes to the look and operation of the entire software experience. But naturally,…

Should All Government IT Systems Be Using Open Source Software?

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 106462354 story Should All Government IT Systems Be Using Open Source Software? (linuxjournal.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday February 10, 2019 @03:34AM from the world-domination dept. Writing at Linux Journal, Glyn Moody reports that dozens of government IT systems are switching to open source software. “The fact that this approach is not…

InReach Ventures, the ‘AI-powered’ European VC, closes new €53M fund

InReach Ventures, the so-called “AI-powered” venture capital firm based in London, is announcing the first closing of a new €53 million fund targeting early-stage European technology companies — surpassing the original fund target of €50 million, apparently. Founded by former Balderton Capital General Partner Roberto Bonanzinga, along with Ben Smith (former U.K. Engineering Director at…

Electric, the startup that automates IT, raises $25 million from GGV

Electric.ai, the New York-based startup that offers chat-based IT support, has announced the close of a $25 million Series B round led by GGV. As part of the deal, partner Jeff Richards will be joining the board. Founder Ryan Denehy launched Electric in 2016. Previously, he’d run two startups that were sold to USA Today…

Software Executive Exploits ATM Loophole To Steal $1 Million

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 106347954 story Software Executive Exploits ATM Loophole To Steal $1 Million (zdnet.com) Posted by BeauHD on Tuesday February 05, 2019 @05:50PM from the sneaky-bastard dept. An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A Chinese software manager has been sentenced after being found guilty of stealing approximately $1 million from Huaxia Bank…

Torc Robotics and Transdev are launching autonomous shuttles to deliver people to public transit

Self-driving technology company Torc Robotics is partnering with Transdev, the public transportation giant, to deploy fully autonomous electric shuttles designed to provide free connections to existing transit like trains and buses. The companies, which made the announcement Monday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, are integrating Torc’s self-driving software stack and sensor suite into an autonomous…

Amazon May Be Forcing Its Sellers to Contribute to Its Facial Recognition Program

In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington’s Milestone Celebration in Washington. Photo: Cliff Owen (AP)Amazon has consistently faced ongoing outcry over its contentious Rekognition software, but that apparently isn’t stopping the company from testing out facial recognition technology on its sellers.BuzzFeed News…

Razer integrates Amazon’s Alexa voice controls and haptic feedback into its gaming platform

Razer, the company that makes high-end hardware and software specifically tailored to gaming enthusiasts, is adding new voice and touch features to its platform to bring it into the next generation of computing and take the Razer gaming experience to the next immersive level. Today at CES, the company announced that it will be integrating…

Luna Display updates its video engine for faster performance

Astro, the company behind Luna Display and Astropad, is releasing a major software update that will drastically improve performance. According to the company’s own testing, you should expect as much as a 100 percent performance increase when it comes to latency and refresh rate. Luna Display lets you use your iPad as a second monitor…