Tag: messages

19
Aug

Will ‘Invisible Messages’ in Street Signs Steer Self-Driving Cars? | News & Opinion

Self-driving cars are coming, but they’ll clearly need external guidance, something I heard more about at a recent Ford event. One of the most common and potentially pervasive solutions is vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, which Cadillac has already implemented on its latest CTS sedan. In fact, ahead of the recent self-driving car craze, the federal government mandated that

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7
Aug

NASA Wants Your Uplifting Messages for Voyager | News & Opinion

Voyager 1 has been exploring space for 40 years. NASA wants to celebrate by sending the probe an uplifting message chosen from your best suggestions. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When NASA’s Voyager program launched two robotic probes in 1977 called Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, they had one mission:

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1
Aug

HP Issued ‘Stupid Patent’ for Reminder Messages | News & Opinion

You really can’t get much more generic than a reminder message sent using a computer. So why did the Patent Office decide to issue HP with a patent for it? There are companies that exists today solely to acquire generic patents with which to sue companies for supposed violations and collect millions in compensation and royalties. It’s a business model

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23
Jun

Google to Stop Scanning Gmail Messages to Serve Up Ads | News & Opinion

Google apparently has enough data about your online activity to serve you targeted advertisements without its controversial email scanning program. Google already knows so much about you that it has decided it no longer needs to read your emails in order to serve up targeted advertisements. That’s not to say Gmail will now be ad-free: the search giant simply announced

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31
May

Google Delaying Some Gmail Messages to Quell Phishing | News & Opinion

Google already blocks 99.9 percent of spam and phishing messages from showing up in your Gmail inbox. Now, the web giant is rolling out four new Gmail security features for enterprise customers to help prevent the other 0.1 percent from making it through and tricking you into handing over your company’s private information. That includes early machine learning-based phishing detection,

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9
May

Voice Calls, Messages Coming to Amazon Alexa | News & Opinion

Alexa will be able to make voice and video calls via the new Echo Show device or the Alexa smartphone app, while the new ‘Drop In’ feature works much like a baby monitor. Despite the vast capabilities of the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo speaker, it’s been missing one simple skill that Apple’s Siri can easily

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24
Apr

Siri now reads out your WhatsApp messages

Once the app has been updated, a simple “Hey Siri, read my last WhatsApp message” request will have Siri dictate the most recent text. It’ll no doubt help keep friends and family updated on the latest group chat happenings, but it will also promote vehicle safety by keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. To make use

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13
Apr

Slack adds status messages, a feature it should have had on day one

Slack’s new feature — or old feature, if you used AOL Instant Messenger anytime since the late nineties — offers five default statuses for situations like “In a meeting” or “Out sick,” but of course you can also set a custom status with more personal detail and wit if that’s your thing. Every status also includes an emoji you can

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11
Apr

Instagram Direct Messages Now Disappear | News & Opinion

Bored with Snapchat? Send an ephemeral photo or video to one or several Instagram friends. Instagram is overhauling its direct messaging feature, adding the ability to send disappearing videos and photos in group and individual messages in a bid to capture more of the ephemeral messaging phenomenon ushered in by competitor Snapchat.

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11
Apr

Instagram Direct combines disappearing photos with all other messages

Previously, disappearing messages were siloed off in a separate part of the Instagram Direct interface. Those photos and videos showing up at the top of the feed as a bubble you could tap, basically the same as Instagram’s stories. Now, all these messages will just be grouped under a single thread alongside all other text, images and photos you exchange

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