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The US has brought criminal charges against Huawei

Published on 01/29/2019 @ 8 AM EST
In two different cases, the US has accused Huawei’s CFO of bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy as well as obstructing justice. The Chinese tech giant denies all charges.

FaceTime bug allows iPhone users to eavesdrop

Published on 01/29/2019 @ 8 AM EST
Apple has disabled FaceTime’s Group calling feature after realizing a bug allowed callers to listen to audio from recipients before picking up. The recipient wouldn’t need to answer in order to have their audio compromised.

Curiosity snaps a selfie from Mars

Published on 01/29/2019 @ 8 AM EST
NASA’s Mars rover has been in place at the Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars for just over a year. Before roving along to its next research spot, Curiosity took 57 images to capture a selfie.

Amazon’s facial ID shows race and gender bias

Published on 01/28/2019 @ 9 AM EST
An MIT study revealed that Amazon’s Rekognition, their facial recognition technology, is biased towards race and age. The technology seems to have difficulty in identifying younger women of color.

Apple may soon be offering more affordable iPads

Published on 01/28/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Steve Troughton-Smith trawled through Apple code to find iOS 12.2 beta has reference to four new iPad configurations. None include Face ID, meaning these four models could come at a lower price.

Samsung is the latest brand to ditch plastic

Published on 01/28/2019 @ 9 AM EST
The tech giant is swapping out plastic in their packaging for paper or other environmentally friendly materials. Samsung has a dedicated task force to move packaging to a sustainable design.