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This hack has made the MacBook Pro Touch Bar useful – but only when running Windows 10

July 26, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Since Apple introduced the Touch Bar, a slim OLED panel that sits above the keyboard, in its 2016 refresh of the MacBook Pro, people have been divided over how useful the feature actually is. Now, however, a developer has found […]


Software Category, System Software

Google Defends Letting Humans Listen to Virtual Assistant Queries

July 12, 2019

Via: Geek

Of course Google employees listen to audio files recorded by its digital assistant and smart speakers. But for good reason. “As part of our work to develop speech technology for more languages, we partner with language experts around the world […]


Software Category, System Software

Voice assistant adoption rates are lower than previously thought

June 17, 2019

Via: TechSpot

It’s been nearly a decade since Apple released Siri, a voice and virtual assistant that promised to revolutionize our lives through the magic of speech recognition, artificial intelligence and a whole host of other supporting technologies. Although the start could […]


Software Category, System Software

Why Alexa and Siri won’t function as robot helpers

June 4, 2019

Via: The Next Web

Steady advances in artificial intelligence and natural language processing have made digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa increasingly capable of performing complicated voice commands under different circumstances. But does it mean that our digital assistants are ready to escape the […]


Software Category, System Software

Xbox, PC get a little bit closer with the latest Xbox updates

May 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The May 2019 update for the Xbox One’s system software is now rolling out, bringing some small refinements to the friends list, messaging, and game/app list. Starting with the last one first, the app list will now ignore “a,” “an,” […]


Software Category, Software Security, System Software

New Intel firmware boot verification bypass enables low-level backdoors

May 10, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Researchers have found a new way to defeat the boot verification process for some Intel-based systems, but the technique can also impact other platforms and can be used to compromise machines in a stealthy and persistent way. Researchers Peter Bosch […]


Software Category, Software Security, System Software

Nvidia Warns Windows Gamers on GPU Driver Flaws

May 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Graphics chipmaker Nvidia has issued three patches for high-severity vulnerabilities in its GPU display driver, which could lead to information disclosure, escalation of privileges and denial of service (DoS) in impacted Windows gaming devices. Nvidia’s graphics driver for Windows is […]


Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

Alexa for Windows 10 goes hands-free, hands Cortana a P45 in the process

May 8, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

AMAZON HAS ANNOUNCED an upgrade to its Alexa voice assistant which pretty much destroys any hope for Microsoft’s Cortana. The world-dominating voice assistant is already available as a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app to Windows 10 users – but there’s […]


Software Category, System Software

Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are changing how we interact with the world by doing it for us

April 12, 2019

Via: The Next Web

Innovation shapes our daily experiences, offering us the chance to seize the convenience offered by modern technology. Since the advent of smart speakers and voice-enabled digital assistants, voice-user interface (VUI) technology has experienced an explosion in popularity among consumers and […]


Software Category, System Software

Windows Game Bar is getting lots of useful integrations

April 5, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft has been working towards making Windows 10 the most game-centric version of Windows yet, with Game Mode and Game Bar certainly being steps in the right direction. In a blog post on Xbox Wire, Microsoft details how the Game […]