HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon has scored a (tentative) release date. The 10-episode series will premiere sometime in 2022, according to HBO programming chief Casey Bloys. House of the Dragon is slated to tell the story of the House of Targaryen 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
Apple has recently acquired AI startup Xnor.ai for $200 million, in order to boost the on-device AI. Xnor.ai specializes in image recognition software that can even run on low-powered devices.
Two female NASA astronauts ventured out Wednesday on a second all-female spacewalk to finish upgrades to the ISS’s power grid. This was the second pairing of Jessica Meir and Christina Koch for a spacewalk. However, helmet trouble put the spacewalkers behind in their work - Koch’s helmet camera and lights came loose. Koch is three weeks away from ending an 11-month space mission.
With the release of Android 10, Google is ousting Android Beam - a feature designed to share files - for a feature called ’Nearby Sharing’. The feature will allow for files to be shared between devices that are within one foot of each other and is much more reliable than Android Beam in functionality.
Sky Mobile has announced the launch of its 5G network which has increased the reach and coverage of the network another notch. The network has been made available in a few cities across the UK like London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, etc. Sky Mobile has followed the steps of EE, BT, Three, Vodafone and O2 and has become the sixth UK mobile network to offer 5G speeds and latency.
A new pet playlist generator has debuted on the Spotify application on the 15th of January. The playlist generator can create playlists for your pets after you answer a few questions. Playlists can be created for different animals like dogs, cats, iguanas, birds and hamsters as well.
A Ninja skin is being added by Fortnite into the game from the 16th of January. The announcement was made by Tyler ’Ninja’ Blevins while on a stream. The streamer said that he was really excited about the new announcement. The skin will be available from the 16th to the 19th of January.
Google has finally announced its security key features for iPhones after introducing it for Android phones a year ago. The iPhone can now function as a physical two-factor security key to log into the company’s services like Gmail on Chrome.
President Trump has accused Apple of refusing to unlock phones used by killers and criminals while benefiting from government help on trade. Trump’s statement came on the heels of AG William Barr’s call for Apple to cooperate with the FBI - which has been struggling to get past the encryption on two iPhones belonging to the Saudi military trainee who attacked the naval base in Florida in December.
In an interview with the Wire, the CEO and co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey answered some questions regarding the platform he created in the year 2006. Dorsey answered a question asked by many regarding an edit button appearing on the website with him saying that an edit button might never appear.
Toyota announced this week it is recalling almost 700,000 of its vehicles in the U.S. to fix a faulty fuel pump, which, if it fails, could lead to a stall, increasing the chances of an accident. Toyotas being recalled include the 2018-2019 4Runner, Camry, Lexus, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, and Tundra vehicles. The 2019 Toyota Avalon and Corolla are also affected.