SOFTWARE

Google’s Futuristic In-Air Gesture Control System Could Replace Buttons

Google’s Futuristic In-Air Gesture Control System Could Replace Buttons

Google was recently awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) covering its invention of an air-, motion- and radar-based gesture control system which could one day find its way into everything from computers, to smartphones, smartwatches, appliances and more, allowing “touchless control” of key features and functions. Now, Reuters is reporting that the Mountain View,

Chrome Remote Desktop: The easy way to access a remote computer

Chrome Remote Desktop: The easy way to access a remote computer

Once upon a time, in a world not so far away, accessing a computer remotely required all sorts of costly, complicated software and technical know-how. These days, it’s a different story. Google’s free Chrome Remote Desktop service makes it dead-simple to get on any computer — Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chrome OS — from practically any other


Microsoft tries to take on the Chromebook once more

Microsoft tries to take on the Chromebook once more

If I were in charge of Microsoft, besides fully embracing Linux for the desktop, I’d give up on trying to challenge Google’s Chromebooks with lightweight versions of Windows. It hasn’t worked before, and it won’t work now. But I’m not in charge of Windows. Indeed, since Terry Myerson was shown the door in March 2018, no one in


The least-used emoji on Twitter has changed after a campaign to give it some love

The least-used emoji on Twitter has changed after a campaign to give it some love

This is the inspiring tale about how Twitter came to the rescue of the poor, unpopular little aerial tramway emoji In between your terrified primal tweet-screams at Trump’s latest nuclear threat and your ‘hilarious’ take on Mamma Mia 2, don’t forget that a fun way to spice up any social media post is to sprinkle in a few



Shocking Data Reveals Some Android OEMs Pushed Fake Security Patches

Shocking Data Reveals Some Android OEMs Pushed Fake Security Patches

Ashocking new research report spearheaded by Germany-based firm, Security Research Labs (SRL), revealed this week that many Android vendors not only fail to make key security patches available to their customers, but that some even go so far as to knowingly deceive device owners by telling them their firmware is secure and up-to-date, when in

New Samsung Galaxy Patent App. Copies the iPhone X ‘Notch’

New Samsung Galaxy Patent App. Copies the iPhone X ‘Notch’

t’s no secret that the smartphone industry — and, particularly, the Android ecosystem — is often dominated by a “monkey see, monkey do” design philosophy. Few companies epitomize that better than Samsung, who has long been accused of copying Apple’s flagship handsets whenever it could. If you don’t think that’s true, just consider this 132-page internal