Google teams up with security companies to catch bad apps before they hit the Play Store

Google announced yesterday that it’s teaming up with three security companies to help identify malicious apps before they’re published on the Play Store and can potentially do harm to Android users. The company is calling this partnership the App Defense Alliance. Android is on over 2.5 billion devices, according to […]

Neural Magic gets $15M seed to run machine learning models on commodity CPUs

Neural Magic, a startup founded by a couple of MIT professors, who figured out a way to run machine learning models on commodity CPUs, announced a $15 million seed investment today. Comcast Ventures  led the round, with participation from NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Pillar VC and Amdocs. The company had previously received […]

‘Pokémon Masters’ is out for Android and iOS

You no longer have to wonder how different Pokémon Masters is from the franchise’s other games. The mobile title is now available for both Android and iOS devices just over a month after pre-registrations opened to the public. Pokémon Masters brings back familiar faces from the mainline games, old trainers you may have grown fond of like […]

Apple fires hundreds of contractors hired to listen to Siri recordings

In the wake of revelations that Apple has people listening in to some Siri requests, Apple has fired more than 300 contractors in Cork, Ireland. As The Guardian reports those contractors were hired as part of a “grading” program that reviewed audio recorded by Siri. News broke last month that those contractors often heard […]