Vision AI will be the next worldwide web

The web may not be the largest thing to run on the internet (these days it seems like Zoom is) but it was the most transformational until mobile apps came along. You can follow the waves by developer interest: in the 2000s everyone was learning HTML and making a website. In the 2010s everyone was […]

Temple kissing scenes stir trouble for Netflix India

By Neha Arora NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian state on Sunday asked police to investigate after a member of the country’s ruling party objected to scenes in the Netflix series A Suitable Boy, in which a Hindu girl kisses a Muslim boy against the backdrop of a Hindu temple. The series is based on […]

Top Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden’s top technology adviser helped craft California’s landmark online privacy law and recently condemned a controversial federal statute that protects internet companies from liability, indicators of how the Biden administration may come down on two key tech policy issues. Bruce Reed, a former Biden chief of […]

Anne Munition interview — Why diversity matters in gaming and streaming

Anne Munition was born for this era. She has been streaming on Twitch since early on, and it’s been about 6.5 years now. She has about 629,000 followers on Twitch, and Red Bull has sponsored her. She is living a dream life, where her coworkers are just other streamers or other gamers. She’s part of the […]

The connected car will be the new gaming console

Some 2.5 billion people around the world play video games, with tens of millions more joining their ranks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Gaming’s growing popularity isn’t only affecting how people spend their time cooped up at home. Indeed, its impact is even poised to extend to driving. Struggling to see the nexus between the automotive […]

Google Is Testing End-to-End Encryption in Android Messages

Google has begun rolling out end-to-end encryption for Rich Communication Service, the text-messaging standard the industry giant is pushing as an alternative to SMS. ARS TECHNICA This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED’s parent company, Condé Nast. Abbreviated […]

iPhone 12, Pixel 5 and Mate 40 Pro cameras put to the test

BBC Click has put four of the latest smartphone cameras through their paces. Chris Fox went hands-on with Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, Google’s Pixel 5 and Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro to see how they stack up. Night Mode Portrait and Sensor-Shift Stabilisation – two headline features of the iPhone 12 […]

China to launch moon probe, seeking first lunar rock retrieval since 1970s

By Ryan Woo BEIJING (Reuters) – China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth’s natural satellite since the 1970s. The Chang’e-5 probe, named after the ancient Chinese goddess of the moon, will seek to […]