The Drill Down 509: CES 2018

On this week's Drill Down podcast, Dwayne goes to CES 2018 and lives to tell the tale Google brings Pay together in one place, can white noise be copyright protected?... and much, much more [...] The post The Drill Down 509: CES 2018 appeared first on Geeks of Doom. SOURCE: Geeks of Doom - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Popular Chrome extension is secretly mining cryptocurrency

Have you heard of cryptojacking? It's the practice of secretly using your computer's resources to mine cryptocurrency without the user's permission. ; Typically, you'll see the practice on shady websites — popular Bittorrent site The Pirate Bay appears to have experimented with it at one point — but a cryptojacking program has recently been found in a popular Chrome extension. ; SEE ALSO: The top 10 tech stories of 2017 BleepingComputer reports that Archive Poster, a Chrome extension [Read Entire Story]

YouTube’s poor AI training led to rise of child exploitation videos

YouTube uses algorithms and human moderators, but it still couldn't prevent the rise in disturbing, child-exploitative videos on the platform. Why? Well, it's likely due to various reasons -- one of them, according to a BuzzFeed report, is the confus... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Review

The sequel to Google’s new and home-brewed smartphone line is here. There was a lot that we loved in the original Google Pixel last year, particularly its top-notch camera performance and speedy software. The Pixel 2 once again lands in two flavors – a 5.0” base model and a 6.0” XL model (which this review is for), and with street exclusivity on Verizon. Despite the size difference, Google was mindful to maintain the same specs across both models. The only differences are the screens and battery [Read Entire Story]

Google updates Pixel 2 XL with new color display modes

Google has been quick to address the flak it caught over the Pixel 2 XL's display color and burn-in issues. Now, it's taking action in the form of a software update, which packs several modifications for the device's P-OLED screen. SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]