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Google's new Lens tool is the stuff of science fiction. He also mentioned that they're allowing developers to cram Assistant into whatever devices they're building, and mentioned that the "Google Assistant Built In" branding should appear on these devices in the future.

WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack is a 'wake-up call', says Microsoft

A message then popped up demanding money while holding the computer hostage. CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team) worked with the affected USA companies and their European partners over the weekend to get a patch to parties affected by the ransomware infection.

ESL To Stream 1500 Hours Of Exclusive Esports Content On Facebook Live

This puts Facebook in a good position to challenge Twitch, which is now the go-to place for live streamed eSports content. Just like that, Twitch suddenly has some major competition when it comes to live streaming eSports. Twitter has also initiated partnerships to broadcast gaming content, such as its deals with ESL and DreamHack, which will see more than 15 events livestreamed from Twitter.

Soon you'll be able to voice chat with YouTube commenters in VR

As mentioned on Day 1, Google is working on a standalone VR headset that won't require a phone. This in itself would be another element to potentially raise the adoption rate of VR as more people might be inclined to try it if they could enjoy it with others at the same time.

'Android O' beta released, Android OS now on 2 bn active devices

Second Generation TPU: The new TPU chip basically makes building AI on Google's platform faster and more efficient, which should only further its lead in AI/ML and further build out its cloud computing platform, likely already best-in-class.

Daydream standalone VR by Qualcomm

The search giant has been said to be working on its next-generation VR headset for more than a year - even before Daydream View was unveiled. There's no word yet as to how much standalone Daydream VR handsets will fetch, but reports suggest they will fetch around $300 (£230).

Google unveils latest tech tricks as computers get smarter

The real value of Android is quickly moving off the device, however. It will launch for more users but for now, only those who have the Google Assistant on their phones can get the update. Google has already launched new emojis in Android 7.1 Nougat, but this emojis just provided the diversity like female characters with different skin tones and there was no change in those weird blob emojis.

Can Google Assistant Beat Apple's Siri on Home Turf?

Google I/O is one of the most hotly anticipated tech events of the year, and this year did not disappoint - which is interesting considering the fact that Google didn't introduce any new hardware products this past week. That is likely to increase the chances someone with Android Pay on their phone will actually use it. Nowadays rooting on Android is on its way to become an experimentation tool for the more curious, or perhaps a good alternative to grant a second life to those devices ...

Worth Watching Stock Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

If the $49.81 price target is reached, the company will be worth $170.10 million more. Corporate insiders own 9.20% of the company's stock. Yahoo said it would determine a single purchase price after the expiry of the Dutch auction tender offer on June 13 and that the price would not be less than $37 per share.

Ford to Invest $350 Million in Michigan Plant

Last year, the automaker announced it would spend $1.4 billion to produce the new 10-speed transmission at the MI plant. "We remain committed to American manufacturing and investing in our people and facilities", Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of The Americas said in a statement.

Indonesian soldiers killed in South China Sea exercise

The issue has come to a head in recent years as China has pursued a strategy of building artificial islands capable of supporting military facilities in the region, provoking strong reactions from other claimants as well as the United States, which argues Beijing's actions threaten freedom of navigation and overflight through the strategically vital waters.

Run-in with dinosaur spooks carriage horses

The horses were startled and jerked the carriage, causing the driver to fall out and injure his leg when the carriage rolled over it, Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said in a statement. The T-Rex allegedly approached the horses and growled at them. Police say that spooked the horses and they began backing up. Carriage and horses involved in accident.

4 candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director are in line for interviews

Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now under assault and "eroding". Calling Trump's remarks about possible taped conversations "outrageous", Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his panel or another congressional committee would "absolutely" subpoena the tapes.

Destiny 2 Project Leader Says They Have "No Plans" For Nintendo Switch

Hopefully it will be out before ARMS , which has a June 16 release date. Each of these arms have different attributes such as fire, electric, wind, ice, stun, explosion, and blind. If you want to contribute to fund Project Rap Rabbit, check out their official Kickstarter campaign , and for more information visit the official website .

A look at Iran's presidential candidates

He added that the monitoring and executive committees are closely cooperating with each other and emphasized that no serious violation has been reported so far. The presidential election is held on a Friday across the country. Raisi accused Rouhani of "economic elitism, mismanagement, yielding to Western pressure, and corruption".

Now any developer can make Instant Apps for Android

We're enabling IT managers to enforce app scanning and blocking of potentially harmful apps device-wide by policy and making it backward compatible for earlier versions of Android . With the new feature Suggested Sharing, Google Photos will not only remind you to share- it will automatically select the right photos and even suggest who you should send them based on who was in the photos.

Everyone can enjoy multiplayer games - and Minecraft

What's more, the company is making Minecraft: Xbox One Edition available to download and play for free, throughout the duration of the event. From the backwards compatiblity sale on until Monday, to an all-access multiplayer event that has just gone live, Xbox gamers should have no problem finding something to do this weekend! Until May 21, everyone around the world can play any Xbox games that they own online with friends and family, at no additional cost, on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Jerrika Hinton Posts Emotional Farewell To 'Grey's Anatomy' After Season 13 Finale

Another "Grey's Anatomy" Spin-Off Is in the Works at ABC! Lying in the burn unit, in huge pain, Edwards tells Dr. Webber that she's spent her whole life in hospitals, and it's time for her to get out and see the world she's been missing. Though we didn't get to see the siblings' reconciliation, we're sure the Owen/Megan storyline will continue in Season 14. The as-yet-untitled series marks the second spinoff from Grey's Anatomy after Private Practice , which ran for six season between ...

FedEx confirms it was hit by global malware attack

Qihoo had previously said the attack had infected close to 30,000 organisations by Saturday evening, more than 4,000 of which were educational institutions. "We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the Central Intelligence Agency show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world", Mr Smith wrote.

New Daydream VR Euphrates Platform Update Enhances All Devices

Later the company also announced the arrival of its AR technology. There's also going to be a new experience available on the AR platform consisting of a large virtual forest with a personal growing tree. That makes it more like a spoken, virtual version of a YouTube comments section than a closed social app like Facebook's Spaces. They will also let wearers use the headset while seated or standing.

Here's what Google announced at its 2017 I/O conference

Android Go is set to make its appearance in 2018 and will target Android devices with memories up to and including 1 GB. Google Assistant is expanding beyond Android to iOS. However, this includes Android Wear, Android TVs, and Android Auto beside smartphones. At Google I/O, Samant highlighted the fact that India now has more Android users than the US.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Will Be Launching On May 25

The phone will likely not be sold officially anywhere in the United States, or Europe, but phone geeks would still find it worth knowing about its existence. Pricing details of the smartphone are a bit dicey at the moment, but rumor has it that even the highest configured model will come with a sub-$300 price tag but that might only be limited to China.

Volvo ditching diesel because the writing's on the wall

In an interview with German's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , Samuelsson said that as of now, the company has no plans to work further on any new generation diesel engines. "We have just launched a brand-new generation of petrol and diesel engines, highlighting our commitment to this technology", Samuelsson told Reuters in a statement.

Cabinet nod for 10 nuclear reactors for power generation

Goyal said the new PWHRs would generate 7,000 MW power. According to a Cabinet release on Wednesday, the total installed capacity of the 10 PHWR plants would be 7000 MW, resulting in a significant augmentation of nuclear power generation capacity within the country.

CREDIT SUISSE: The WannaCry ransomware attack could give Microsoft's stock a boost

In case the client is using pirated or old software which is making them victim to cyber crime, no money will be paid, ' said a senior executive of a private insurance company who also said there is a spike in queries of cyber insurance. "We must evolve three determiners for digital security: how we ensure software authenticity and integrity, how we assess risk in an increasingly interconnected network and how we disseminate software updates", Dr Krishnashree Achuthan, director at the Center ...

Upstate ride-hailing moves closer to July 1 launch

According to Joe Deshotel, a former communications manager with Ride Austin , a new nonprofit transportation network company (TNC) that formed after the big players left town, pre-emption of Austin's liberal laws has become an increasing common move by more conservative state legislators.

ASUS ZenFone AR with Google Tango comes this summer

After Google's announcement, Verizon released an official statement stating that the ZenFone AR would be a Verizon-exclusive handset and that it would be both Tango-enabled and DayDream-ready upon release. Also, Verizon has not yet stated anything about the retail price, so it is just a matter of waiting. Launching on Verizon is big for the ZenFone AR as well as Google's Daydream and Tango platforms.

Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave two dead

A spokesman for the National Weather Service said Northwest Oklahoma could see more severe storms Thursday. Barron County Sheriff Christopher Fitzgerald on Wednesday praised the efforts of first responders. In the immediate aftermath, Black, 67, said he dug two elderly residents out from the three-foot-high rubble that was left of their trailer home. There were at least 25 other people injured when the tornado hit the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park, and many people living at the ...

Google shifts mobile focus to apps and digital assistant

That reflects a recognition by the search giant that the assistant and other apps will be increasingly important to its future, said analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research. Pichai also mentioned that there are about 800 million people are actively using Google Drive while 500 million people are Google Photos users. Google Photos will be able to suggest which photos to share and whom to share them with - for example, if the person is in the photo.

Shadow Brokers Planning To Cause Extra Damage With More Zero-Day Bugs

Any U.S. government organizations are unlikely to negotiate with the hackers, Dillon says. It condems them for not buying the exploits in the past and has given them another chance to purchase the entire stolen data dump before it starts to auction on the dark web, in parts.

Moto C and C Plus: Cheap mobes pack Android 7.0, MediaTek chips

Motorola has already launched two handsets from Moto G series - G5 and G5 Plus - but reports have claimed that Moto G5S aka Moto GS and Moto G5S Plus aka GS+ will be released this year. Moto E4 Plus will boast a 5.5 inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. 5 mega pixel rear camera is available on the Moto C. The presentation photo shows a total of nine phones, including the rumored Moto X, which is said to be coming with the Moto X4 name.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Patch 1.1 Removes Offensive Gesture and Much More

The gesture change is by no means the biggest adjustment made, though it will surely be the most controversial one. In that game the character Bowser celebrates victory by making a gesture that is unfriendly in the USA in the UK. Add to this the fact that up to two players are now able to spectate a certain group while waiting to join a match. We'll leave it up to you to hunt around for more details on that.

Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

Hacking group the Shadow Brokers was the key link in last week's WannaCrypt chaos, having released the NSA's hacking tools which allowed the malware to be weaponized so well. Calling themselves the Shadow Brokers , the group first appeared in 2016 claiming that they had access to 75% of the USA cyber arsenal, which they offered to auction to the highest bidder.

Beware, WannaCry cyber attack may just be the beginning

Microsoft, the company who's network were the prime focus of the attacks, said on Tuesday that it was aware of the group's most recent claim and that the companies security team was monitoring threats to "help us prioritise and take appropriate action".

Revenue Estimates Analysis Of QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

BlackRock Inc. now owns 102,896,916 shares of the wireless technology company's stock worth $5,900,110,000 after buying an additional 99,564,587 shares in the last quarter. CLSA cut QUALCOMM from a "buy" rating to an "underperform" rating and lowered their target price for the company from $80.00 to $60.00 in a research note on Monday, January 23rd.