Daily News – 16th of May 2018

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Facebook suspended 200 apps for misusing user data

Facebook said it has suspended “around 200” apps on its platform as part of an investigation into misuse of private user data. Most of the suspended apps had access to data that current Facebook policies set in 2014 do not allow, while others were suspended for not allowing the company to audit the apps.
You can read more here. 

Google launched Google News with AI for iPhone & iPad

The app leverages machine-learning algorithms to surface news, presenting only the titles that lead into full articles. The AI powering the app is able to arrange stories around subjects, group them into local events and putting them into chronological order. The new iteration of Google News is also designed to adapt to the users, learning from their habits.
More info are available here. 

New products

HTC Exodus

The Exodus will have a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications. Users will also be able to purchase the phone itself using cryptocurrency.
More info here.

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Adobe announced that it will offer its design software, Adobe XD, for free

Adobe Systems’ XD, a relatively new tool for designing the look and structure of apps and websites will be available for free. Adobe also announced the Adobe Fund for Design. The $10 million fund is meant to assist designers and developers with third-party tools and services through a series of grants and investments.
You can read more here. 

Google Wifi can now test the connection speed of all nearby devices

The new feature will basically run a speed test on each device and the idea is that users can then move any device that’s struggling to connect closer to their router, or move their router closer to their device. Google says on average there are 18 connected devices on each Google Wifi network, meaning it can get complicated tracking each device’s connection status.
More info can be found here. 

Fun stuff

RoboFly is the first wireless insectoid robot to take flight

Until now, any wing-flapping insect robot had to have a power source, making it too heavy to lift off. Now, however, researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to transmit power to a flying robotic insect via laser, obviating the need for a separate power supply.
You can read more here.

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