Saturday, May 27, 2017

Game of Hacks – See How Good You Are

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week's edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences...

Zoë Quinn’s book about Gamergate is available for preorder

Zoë Quinn, creator of punk games, knows more than most about the sharp end of online harassment. But she also knows what it takes to fight back, an important skill now...

Why Nokia’s feature phone nostalgia stole the thunder from this year’s flagships

Mobile World Congress kicked off over the weekend with press conferences from Samsung, Sony, LG and Motorola. But all anyone seems to care about is a 17-year-old device. A reboot. A...

Scientists gain a versatile, modern search engine with the AI-powered Semantic Scholar

Scientific papers come out with such frequency that keeping up with the literature is practically a full-time job for anyone at the cutting edge of a major field. Semantic Scholar is...

The next iPhone could have a bigger screen and more battery

While the iPhone 8 isn’t going to be announced until September, this week has been packed with rumors on the upcoming device. And it looks like the display is going to...

AWS launches Amazon Connect, productizes Amazon’s in-house contact center software

AWS continues to add yet more software and services to build out its revenues and touchpoints with businesses that already use its cloud infrastructure for storage and to host and administer...

Microsoft Teams, its new Slack rival, is launching today as part of Office 365

Microsoft is holding a big event today to unveil what many expect will be its new Slack competitor. Ahead of that, it has posted a unlisted video on YouTube that spills...

Samsung’s latest C-Lab projects embrace augmented and virtual reality

Samsung created C-Lab (that’s Creative Lab) half a decade ago as an attempt to incubate employee creativity within the larger confines of its corporate culture. Among the decided benefits of its...

Researchers warn peace sign photos could expose fingerprints

As if the constant data breaches that threaten to expose the one password you use for absolutely everything weren't enough, apparently you now need to start worrying about posting that cute...

‘SNL’ has come a long way since Janet Reno’s dance party

Image: nbc screenshot Next to cowbells and Catholic school girl armpits, there are few mid-'90s SNL skits more beloved than "Janet Reno's Dance Party." The first U.S. female attorney general Janet...

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Aurora man guilty of possessing almost 20 pounds of heroin

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