Daily News – 16th of May 2018
What’s new

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.

You might want to know about this

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.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Privacy Preference Center


These cookies are necessary for our Sites to function and cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our website will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

cs_count_views#, fc_1, fc_sb_1, gdpr[allowed_cookies], gdpr[allowed_cookies], gdpr[consent_types], gdprprivacy_bar, linkedin_oauth_#, PHPSESSID, wordpress_logged_in_[hash], wordpress_sec_[hash], wp-settings-[UID], wp-settings-{time}-[UID], wordpress_test_cookie


Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our website. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.



Statistics cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages or features are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around our website. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our website, and will not be able to monitor their performance.

_ga, _gat, _gat_gtag-UA_45539333_1,_gid


The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.
No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.