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Hedera Hashgraph will launch beta for alternative cryptocurrency on September 16

Hedera Hashgraph will launch beta for alternative cryptocurrency on September 16

Hedera Hashgraph, the company behind an enterprise-grade blockchain alternative that raised $124 million last year, plans to grant open access to its mainnet beta on September 16 as part of a new milestone for its fast and secure public ledger technology. The platform will allow any developer from the general public to create an account …

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Google to pay security researchers who find Android apps and Chrome extensions misusing user data

Google to pay security researchers who find Android apps and Chrome extensions misusing user data

Google said it will pay security researchers who find “verifiably and unambiguous evidence” of data abuse using its platforms. It’s part of the company’s efforts to catch those who misuse user data collected through Android apps or Chrome extensions — and to avoid its own version of a scandal like Cambridge Analytica, which saw millions …

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Apple expands access to official repair parts for third-party shops

Apple expands access to official repair parts for third-party shops

Apple just announced a new program to make it easier to repair out-of-warranty iPhones. In addition to Apple Authorized Service Providers, independent third-party repair shops will be able to access official repair parts and tools. There are currently three options when you break your screen or other parts of your iPhone. You can go to …

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Emojivision app turns your iPhone’s camera into a real-time emoji painting machine

Emojivision app turns your iPhone’s camera into a real-time emoji painting machine

Your iPhone is capable of some impressive feats of computational photography, and a new app created by developer Gabriel O’Flaherty-Chan shows one way all that power can be put to creative use. Emojivision lets you see the world as if it were made up entirely of emojis. The free app (which induces an in-app purchase …

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Machine learning company Tuplejump has been acquired by Apple

Apple is on a machine learning company buying spree. After buying Perceptio at the end of 2015 and Turi just a few months ago, Apple has now acquired an India/US-based machine learning team, Tuplejump. We’d been hearing rumors of another acquisition in this space by Apple for some time. While Apple won’t outright confirm it, …

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