Google launches a personalized audio news feed on Google Assistant using Google News, rolling out to some users in the US in English (The Keyword)

December 6, 2018

The Keyword: Google launches a personalized audio news feed on Google Assistant using Google News, rolling out to some users in the US in English  —  For the past century, radio has been a one-size-fits-all medium.  Turn on the radio and you’re dropped into a show at a moment in time … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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2018 ISO certificates are here, with a 70% increase of in scope services

In just the last year, we’ve increased the number of ISO services in scope by 70%. That makes 114 services in total that have been validated against ISO 9001, 27001, 27017, and 27018. The following services are new to our ISO program: Amazon AppStream 2.0 Amazon Athena Amazon Chime Amazon CloudWatch Events Amazon CloudWatch Amazon Comprehend Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes Amazon Elasticsearch Service Amazon FreeRTOS Amazon FSx* Amazon…

December 6, 2018
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Video sharing app Byte, developed by the creators of Vine, opens creator registrations and plans a spring 2019 launch (Damien Wilde/9to5Google)

December 6, 2018

Damien Wilde / 9to5Google: Video sharing app Byte, developed by the creators of Vine, opens creator registrations and plans a spring 2019 launch  —  Vine may have shut down in 2016, but the popularity of the platform still lives on through many a YouTube Vine compilation.  The new Vine 2. known as Byte is set to launch … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Intel Optimistic About Its Next-Gen 7nm Process Technology

From a report: Originally planned to enter mass production in the second half of 2016, Intel’s 10 nm process technology is still barely used by the company today. Currently the process is used to produce just a handful of CPUs, ahead of an expected ramp to high-volume manufacturing (HVM) only later in 2019. Without a doubt, Intel suffered delays on its 10 nm process by several years, significantly impacting the…

December 6, 2018
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Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 8cx, an “extreme” processor for Windows laptops that it says is the first 7nm chip for a PC platform (Sean Hollister/The Verge)

December 6, 2018

Sean Hollister / The Verge: Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 8cx, an “extreme” processor for Windows laptops that it says is the first 7nm chip for a PC platform  —  Could Qualcomm replace Intel in your next Windows PC?  —  The “X” stands for “extreme.”  That’s what Qualcomm’s marketing department wants you to think about the new Snapdragon 8cx. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Facebook Will Bring Political Ad Transparency Tools To India Ahead of 2019 Elections

As India inches closer to its general elections, Facebook announced today that it is bringing transparency to political ads on its platform in the country early next year. From a report: This would make India the fourth market — after the U.S., Brazil, and the U.K. — where Facebook offers users a disclaimer on political ads. Facebook began offering users in the U.S. information about the buyer of a political…

December 6, 2018
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