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December 16, 2016 3:59 PM Evernote CEO: 'We let our users down' with privacy policy change

The company will anonymize data that employees see to help with machine learning Evernote CEO Chris O'Neill has had a long couple of days. The company he runs recently ignited a firestorm among its users when it announced a privacy policy change that would have required users to open up all their notes for analysis in order to take advantage of forthcoming 23

December 16, 2016 2:15 PM Samsung confirms new Gear VR headset coming, augmented reality device also in the works

Samsung has been a major proponent of virtual reality lately with its Gear VR headsets, and that won’t be changing anytime soon. Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong, VP of Samsung Electronics, has confirmed that Samsung is working on a new Gear VR headset. Hong didn’t spill any details about the new wearable, but he did say that it “will be presented in a short time.” Hong also teased 37

December 16, 2016 6:58 AM Smartphone Trends 2017: 7 Smartphones To Look Out For In The Coming Year

Every year smartphone companies introduce new devices, and 2017 is expected to be no different. In the coming year, we expect many new smartphones — it is the year that Nokia comes back and Apple celebrates the 10th anniversary of its iPhone. Samsung will try to bounce back from the Note 7 fiasco, while OnePlus would hope to build on the success it had with the OnePlus 48

December 16, 2016 12:02 AM Facebook takes steps to curb fake news

It will be easier for users to report fake news, and Facebook will pass such stories to a nonprofit fact-checking organization. NEW YORK – Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network. It will focus on the “worst of the worst” offenders and partner with outside fact-checkers and news organizations 42 1

December 15, 2016 7:32 AM Security! experts! slam! Yahoo! management! for! using! old! crypto!

Suits should have done more to protect users, rather than user numbers ANALYSIS Fallen web giant Yahoo! has been branded negligent for failing to tackle the prodigious challenge of upgrading its MD5 password security before some one billion accounts were stolen. Hackers stole names, addresses, phone numbers, and MD5 hashed passwords in a coup for social 238

December 14, 2016 11:16 PM Cortana to take on Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa in 2017

After appearing on mobile devices and computers, Cortana’s next big role will be in Bluetooth speakers? As strange as it might seem, Harman Kardon has teased its upcoming premium speaker will come with Microsoft’s virtual assistant. From the 30 second video, we can hear Cortana responding to voice commands like playing a specific song and setting reminders 41

December 14, 2016 1:43 AM Microsoft sets the stage for Cortana-powered smart devices

Microsoft's first moves won't be in the home, it appears, but in the car. At long last, Microsoft has set a public target of bringing consumer devices—that aren’t PCs—to market in 2017 with its personal digital assistant, Cortana, inside of them. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a way to challenge Amazon’s Alexa-powered Dot and Echo devices, as well as Google’s 23

December 13, 2016 9:12 PM Cortana coming to Windows IoT, but she’s still not headless

At its WinHEC event in Shenzhen last week, Microsoft revealed more of its hardware and software plans for Windows devices. This included major announcements, such as Windows returning to ARM systems with built-in x86 emulation, but the company also had things to reveal about the evolving Windows platform. Mary Jo Foley spotted a presentation describing 35

December 13, 2016 3:08 PM Microsoft will put Cortana in your smart home

Windows 10 Creators Update will make your fridge or thermostat that much smarter. The Creators Update arrives in spring 2017, although you won't necessarily see Cortana-equipped appliances shipping at the same time. Hardware makers will still have to integrate the new Windows 10 release into their products, so it could take some months after that before 27

December 13, 2016 3:08 PM Microsoft and Qualcomm bring x86 apps to ARM-based devices

Perhaps this will succeed where Windows RT failed. Microsoft dipped its toe in the ARM waters with Windows RT but it ultimately proved a failure, primarily because of the lack of applications. That doesn't mean the company is going to give up on the dominant mobile market processor, however. At the WinHEC show in China last week, Microsoft announced 24