Smartphone News Report [21st June 2017]


Facebook’s artificial intelligence created its OWN secret language after going rogue during experiment

FACEBOOK has revealed how its artificial intelligence went rogue, created its own language and began nattering in private. Read More


Google Glass is apparently back from the dead, starts getting software updates

Remember Google Glass—Google’s ultra-dorky, poorly supported, $1,500 face computer? Conventional wisdom said that the product was dead: it’s not sold anymore, the website was more or less shut down in 2015, its Twitter and Facebook were deleted, and the OS stopped receiving updates. But someone at Google apparently still cares about this clunky little headset, and this week the device got both a firmware update and a companion app update Read More


OnePlus 5 is the fastest selling OnePlus device

Amid all the excitement over today’s OnePlus 5 announcement, Carl Pei, Co-founder of OnePlus tweeted that the OnePlus 5 is the company’s fastest selling device ever. Read More


WhatsApp to continue supporting older Android versions till 2020

Just yesterday, we told you that WhatsApp’s support for the BlackBerry platform has been extended until the end of this year. Now it has come to light that the Facebook-owned company’s website has been updated, stating that the app will continue to support older Android versions till 2020. Read More


Bixby Voice is Arriving Today in the US on the Galaxy S8!

Bixby Voice just showed up on my Galaxy S8, so I’m assuming they are starting to roll it out to those who signed up for the Bixby Early Access Program at the end of last week. And that makes sense since we saw the Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive a bunch of updates to Samsung apps that added Bixby Voice support, within the past few days. Read More


Microsoft admits disabling anti-virus software for Windows 10 users

Microsoft has admitted that it does temporarily disable anti-virus software on Windows PCs, following an competition complaint to the European Commission by a security company. Read More


iPhone 8 fingerprint sensor’s location not decided yet, new rumor claims

Apple has long been rumored to go with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the OLED screen of the upcoming iPhone 8, but apparently, the exact way in which it will achieve such a feat is not set in stone yet. A new report from Cowen and Company’s Timothy Arcuri says Apple is yet to decide on which solution to use for the device’s biometric authentication. Read More


Lenovo introduces flexible laptop concept.

Lenovo held an event in New York where it revealed an exciting concept for “a foldable PC” (read laptop). The gadget is bent in half and folded down, even though the screen stretches all the way to the keyboard. Read More


New Siri icon location could hint at touch screen home button in Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’

In the course of testing iOS 11, a new graphic for Siri has been spotted — and it renders in exactly the same spot where a home button would be on an edge-to-edge iPhone without a customary home button in the bezel. Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook drops from 8th to 53rd in Glassdoor rankings

Apple’s Tim Cook has slipped from 8th to 53rd place in Glassdoor’s annual CEO rankings for large U.S. businesses, based on anonymous reviews left by the company’s workers. Read More


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