Google has just announced that it will shut down its social network Google+. This is in the wake of a security vulnerability that affected 500,000 users.
- Computex 2018
Google researchers who were the ones that discovered the vulnerabilities in basically every Intel processor that's been released in the past 10 years, have named them Meltdown and Spectre. There is now a dedicated website for them. With the findings being made public, many companies have issued statement regarding the issue, we have those below.
If you turned on your Amazon FireTV and loaded up the YouTube app you would get a notice that the app will stop working starting January 1, 2018. YouTube is of course the world's largest video sharing site as well as the world's most popular on-demand video service. So not having it supported on a steaming device is a big deal. Google has said their decision to pull it from Amazon devices was in response to Amazon hampering sales of Google products.
You've seen it before on TV and in the movies where they have a digital image and they "zoom and enhance" to take a pixellated image and turn it into something with detail and clarity. We all know that this is not possible and honestly it makes us cringe every time we see it as many people think technology like this exists.
We talked about Google's Project Ara last week are were pretty excited that we could see a consumer version in 2017. The modular phone is a great concept, but it looks like it is not going to be as "modular" as many people think. Google has confirmed that Project Ara will not have swappable CPU, RAM, or display modules.