Samuel Gibbs

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Android P: everything you need to know about Google’s latest phone software | Technology

    Google unveiled a range of new features that are coming to the next version of its mobile operating system, Android P, injecting artificial intelligence into everything. We still don’t know the final name of Android P, but from smart replies to smart battery management, enhanced privacy and attempts to cure smartphone addiction,...

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    Elon Musk drafts in humans after robots slow down Tesla Model 3 production | Technology

    Elon Musk has admitted that automation has been holding back Tesla’s Model 3 production and that humans, rather than machines, were the answer. The electric car maker’s chief executive said that one of the reasons Tesla has struggled to reach promised production volumes was because of the company’s “excessive automation”. Asked whether...

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    Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice | Technology

    Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking. The device, called AlterEgo, can transcribe words that wearers verbalise internally but do not say out loud, using electrodes attached to the skin. “Our idea...

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    Google’s AI is being used by US military drone programme | Technology

    Google’s artificial intelligence technologies are being used by the US military for one of its drone projects, causing controversy both inside and outside the company. Google’s TensorFlow AI systems are being used by the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Project Maven, which was established in July last year to use machine learning...

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    Phones should be ‘slaves, not masters’, says Samsung UK mobile chief | Technology

    We need to return to being the masters of our technology and stop being slaves to our phones, says Samsung’s head of mobile for the UK. Following increasing unease from technology insiders and development experts that young and old alike are becoming increasingly addicted to smartphones, social media and the constant need...

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    Honor 10 View review: cut-price top smartphone with two-day battery life | Technology

    The Honor 10 View’s all-screen design, great performance and stellar battery life puts rival phones retailing at twice the price to shame, making you question why you’re paying any more for a top-end smartphone in 2018. All-screen design Huawei’s Honor 10 View is the logical extension of what happens when you take...

  • Analytics
    Global smartphone market drops 9% in biggest ever fall | Technology

    Demand for new phones appears to be waning with collapse in China market and Apple shipping 5m fewer devices Boxes of the iPhone X are pictured during its launch at the Apple store in Singapore in November 2017. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters The global smartphone market fell 9% in a year this quarter,...

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    Bitcoin and Ethereum tumble after renewed fears of regulatory crackdown | Technology

    Bitcoin hits a four-week low before rebounding on Tuesday as South Korean statements send cryptocurrency markets yo-yoing South Korea’s finance minister Kim Dong-yeon said banning trading in digital currencies is ‘a live option’. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The price of bitcoin was sent plummeting 18% as it and other cryptocurrencies yo-yo in...

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    CES 2018: voice-controlled showers, non-compliant robots and smart toilets | Technology

    The annual trend-setting tech extravaganza that is CES International in Las Vegas is drawing to a close, having suffered through torrential rain, blackouts and a few uncooperative robots. And it’s clear that your voice is more important than ever. CES 2018 rammed home that big technology thinks voice is the next major...

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    How smart speakers stole the show from smartphones | Technology

    Move over smartphones. The battle now raging between the big technology companies for consumer cash is focused on the voice-controlled smart speaker. Having already conquered the pocket with the ubiquitous smartphone, big tech has been struggling to come up with the next must-have gadget that will open up a potentially lucrative new...