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Google’s Vaunted Head of AI Now Works at Apple

While comparisons vary, Google Assistant tends to outperform Apple’s intelligent digital assistant Siri in a range of areas, which likely explains why Apple has just hired Google’s John Giannandrea to run its machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) efforts. Employed by Google since 2010, Giannandrea (pictured above) began working for ... Read More »

Dating App Grindr Changes Policy of Sharing Users’ HIV Status

Grindr, a gay dating app, will stop sharing users’ HIV statuses with third parties after a report disclosed that the company passed the information on to two vendors. The West Hollywood company’s policy change came after a BuzzFeed report Monday that said personal data was being passed to two outside ... Read More »

Microsoft Reorganization: Windows Out, Cloud In

Windows’ reign as king at Microsoft has come to an end. Microsoft’s latest reorganization, announced [last week], is a big one — and its main function is to position the company’s focus squarely on cloud technology. Windows has been relegated under the cloud umbrella, as has pretty much everything else ... Read More »

Report: Panera’s Web Site Leaked Customer Data for Months

Millions of customer records stored on Panera’s website were leaked over a period of eight months, cybersecurity analysts said Monday. The leaked customer records on PaneraBread.com include names, email and physical addresses, birthdays and the last four digits of the customer’s credit card number, Krebs On Security reported. The fast ... Read More »

iPhone Forced Slowdowns: Users Have an Answer

The days of Apple slowing down iPhones to prevent battery shutdowns are coming to an end. [Last week], Apple released the newest iOS 11.3 version for its iPhones and iPads, which includes expanded battery settings that allow users to check their battery health and turn off Apple’s default slowdown setting. ... Read More »

Report: Apple Developing MicroLED Screens for Wearables and AR

In-house development teams at Apple are reportedly working on a new type of display technology — microLED — that could soon appear in some of the company’s high-end wearables, such as the Apple Watch, as well other devices. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the situation,” Bloomberg last month reported that ... Read More »

Online Retailers Aim To Be the Next Private-Label Juggernaut

In Andrea Bright’s home, Kleenex tissues, Charmin toilet paper and Glad trash bags have all been replaced by one brand: Prince & Spring. Never heard of it? It’s the 3-year-old house brand from Boxed.com, one among many new lines from online retailers vying to be the next private-label juggernaut. Think ... Read More »