Apple is offering a $1 million reward to anyone who can hack an iPhone

As part of an expansion to its bug bounty program, Apple will pay a $1 million reward to those who execute a specific iPhone hack. Sean Gallup/Getty Images A person with an iPhone The hack is known as a zero-click full chain kernel execution attack. Additionally, the company is expanding the program to include platforms such as …

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Apple has scrapped plans to release its AirPower wireless charging

Apple has canceled plans to release its AirPower charging mat, the company told Business Insider in a statement on Friday. After much effort, weve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project. We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that …

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Huawei’s future is unclear as they responds to Android ban with security guarantee

Huawei has finally gone on the record about a ban on its use of Android,  but the company’s long-term strategy on mobile still remains unclear. In an effort to appease its worried customer base, the embattled Chinese company said today that it will continue to provide security updates and after-sales support to its existing lineup of …

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If AI Is Already Writing Code, Will Programmers Lose Their Jobs?

Artificial intelligence is coming to take people's jobs.. According to one Oxford study 47% of all jobs in the USA is likely to be automated by 2030. Even programmers – the people who actually build intelligent algorithms – can be replaced by the very technology they created. If AI can generate music, create art, and …

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are ‘garbage,’ says Linux founder Torvalds

Tech pioneer Linus Torvalds says the way social media works today encourages bad behavior. "It's a disease." Count another person who isn't "liking" social media these days. Linus Torvalds, the Finnish-born creator of the free Linux software that competes against Apple's MacOS and Microsoft's Windows to power computers, didn't mince words when discussing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And in an interview this week with Linux Journal, …

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WhatsApp’s New Audio Picker Feature Rolls Out, Spotted Working on Blocking Forwarded Messages in Groups

WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to block ‘Frequently Forwarded' messages in group chats, and this was spotted under development in the latest Android beta update. In a bid to curb fake news, admins will be able to block ‘Frequently Forwarded' messages. The audio picker feature that was spotted in an earlier beta has …

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Facebook Is Desperate to Shape Tech Regulation. Should It?

  Mark Zuckerberg has a vision that he’d like Congress to share. Lawmakers seem to agree that there are too few tech companies with too much power, and that Big Tech needs to be regulated. What they can’t agree on is how do it: Break companies up, tax them more, apply privacy rules, remove liability …

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NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes

If only it was around in the MS Paint era.NVIDIA Imagine if you had the power to turn your old-school Microsoft Paintdoodles into actual art. Well, NVIDIA's latest AI-driven software can do just that. The GauGAN image creator, named after the French post-Impressionist painter, uses generative adversarial networks to transform even the crudest of sketches into a photorealistic landscape. NVIDIA …

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Go Down. At the Same Time.

. SAN FRANCISCO — What would happen if Facebook and some of its apps — such as Instagram and WhatsApp — were to all go down at about the same time? And then stay intermittently out for hours? On Wednesday, people around the world found out when all three services experienced interruptions throughout the day. …

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Huawei’s tech can track citizens on public transport without their knowledge

A Liberal MP who in 2015 travelled with now-senior Labor ministers to Huawei’s China HQ felt “distinctly uneasy” over the tech giant’s claims it could secretly monitor the movement of individual citizens on public transport systems. Three years before Huawei was awarded a $136 million contract to update WA’s ageing rail communication systems, the delegation …

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