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Amazon vows to fight deepfakes

Published on 10/22/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Joining Facebook, Amazon Web Services signs up for the Deepfake Detection Challenge as a member of the committee and a technical partner. Their support includes machine learning tech support along with $1 million in AWS credit to those who need cloud support for their work.

CVS & UPS team up for script deliveries

Published on 10/22/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Having just received FAA certification, UPS will be using drones to deliver CVS prescriptions to patients. A set date has not yet been revealed.

Researchers create artificial skin for devices

Published on 10/22/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Marc Teyssier and his team have developed a fake skin material that looks, feels, and responds just like human skin. It can be used to interact with devices on a variety of levels and adds another dimension of depth to touch controls.

Google & Amazon home apps can eavesdrop

Published on 10/21/2019 @ 10 AM EST

According to the latest security research, both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa platforms have the ability to listen to users. Security Research Labs created fake apps for the platforms, disguised as genuine apps. They then exploited security vulnerabilities, enabling them to collect passwords and listen to users.

iOS Dark Mode proven to conserve battery

Published on 10/21/2019 @ 10 AM EST

PhoneBuff performed a test with two iPhone XS Max devices running on iOS 13, with one in Dark Mode and one in light. The smartphone in light mode died a considerable amount sooner than the Dark Mode, which still had 30% battery left.

Rocket Lab to bring payloads to the Moon

Published on 10/21/2019 @ 10 AM EST

With a goal of Q4 2020, Rocket Lab revealed they will be creating a small satellite delivery service that can perform payload deliveries to the moon. The trips will be done with the Photon spacecraft, which will be enhanced for the longer-range trips.