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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Microsoft’s new diverse avatar editor represents more body types, disabilities

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) In its E3 presentation last year, Microsoft announced that it was making a major overhaul to the Xbox avatar system. The goal of the new system is...

Trump Jr. pulls out of George P. Bush fundraiser

Donald Trump Jr. pulled out of a fundraiser for George P. Bush in New York next week because of mounting criticism of President Donald Trump coming from Jeb Bush, a person...

Feds don’t plan to call reporters in trial of ex-Senate aide accused of lying...

The government won't demand testimony from reporters in order to prove a criminal case against a former Senate Intelligence Committee aide accused of lying to investigators probing leaks of classified information,...

Google launches a Web client for Android’s SMS app

Messages.android.com works now, but you'll need the phone app to get the feature, too. (credit: Google) Android's default messaging client for 2018—"Messages"—is getting a Web client today. Google announced the feature launch...

5 Ways Hackers Use Facebook to Steal From You

If you thought privacy was the only thing at risk when using Facebook, it turns out there is even more to be concerned about. This is because there are other ways...

The best business productivity gadgets

Laptops have overtaken desktop PCs as the preferred workhorse machines for most companies, regardless of the size, and it is easy to see why. The performance, feature, and price gap between the...

Alexa for hotels lets guests order room service, control in-room smart devices

Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Hotel rooms will serve as the newest homes for Amazon's Alexa starting this summer. Amazon announced a special version of its virtual assistant, Alexa for Hospitality, that...

Elon Musk lauds new temporary assembly “tent” as “Factory 2.0” awaits

Enlarge / The view of the new Tesla Sprung tent, shot from the Warm Springs BART station. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) FREMONT, Calif.—Tesla’s new tented facility isn’t just a new temporary...

Senate rejects Trump’s plan to lift ZTE export ban

Enlarge / Trump meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping in China last year. (credit: Thomas Peter - Pool/Getty Images) The US Senate on Monday voted to block implementation of a...