Audi announced a concept EV which has no conventional headlight but instead have five drones act as light source and video feed. Audi’s AI: Trail Quattro Concept also fitted with four electric motors — with Quattro all-wheel drive, of course — providing 740 pound-feet of torque.
Android got new brand identity including new color palette and updated logo design. Also upcoming versions won’t have dessert name anymore.
New identity is rolling out with Android 10, Q3 this year.
At Google I/O 2019, Google announced that Incognito mode and AR navigation is coming to Maps.
Google announced auto-delete feature for user’s personal data. Users can now choose a time limit for how long their activity data to be saved — 3 or 18 months — and any data older than that will be automatically deleted.
The controls are now available to Location History and Web & App Activity and promised to roll out in the coming weeks.
Crytek revealed real-time ray traced scenes which rendered with AMD‘s Vega 56 GPU in Cryengine.
Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will now automatically roll back updates when it detects incompatibility issues that lead to startup failures. But only when all other automatic recovery attempts have been unsuccessful.
NatWest, a retail banking company based on UK, revealed fingerprint card. New card will use fingerprint to authorize a contact-less payment above £30, instead of the four-digit pin.
The card will be limited to 200 customers as a trial, and will go public if trial proves a success.
Google’s Project Zero, a team finding security flaws in it’s own products as well as other firms, exposed high severity flaw in macOS kernel.
Team reported that when user-owned mounted filesystem image is modified, the virtual management subsystem is not informed of the changes, making attackers able to take malicious actions without the mounted filesystem knowing about it. For full report, click here.
Also, Project Zero generally report the problems to the manufacturers privately and give them 90 days to resolve the problem before publicly disclosing it, which means that Apple couldn’t — or didn’t — fix the flaw for 90 days.
DigiTimes reported that GeForce GTX 1660 will launch on March 15th with $229 MSRP and GeForce GTX 1650 will launch on April 30th with $179 MSRP.
Microsoft Workers 4 Good, a group of Microsoft workers, is campaigning for their employer to cancel a $479m HoloLens military contract with US Army.
The group believes that HoloLens is developed for non-harmful means, including helping architects and engineers design buildings and cars, teaching complex surgery, and even to push the boundaries of gaming. Not to help people kill.
CEO of the Microsoft, Satya Nadella, responded to this campaign by saying “We made a principled decision that we’re not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy”. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.