Tech News Today for January 16, 2017
Tech News for Monday January 16, 2017
Microsoft says the Windows 10 anniversary update protects you from exploits even before they get patched. Thanks to exploit mitigation controls, Microsoft's security researchers say systems running Windows 10 anniversary update are more secure against future attacks. Good news, since hackers are always coming up with new ways to breach systems. Read more at zdnet.com.
In other Windows news, Joshua Burge from Emojipedia says the newest Windows 10 Insiders build adds emoji for interracial couples, making it the first major platform to do so. Read more at blog.emojipedia.org.
Google is using machine learning to make it easier to store high res images using less data, but online if you use Google +. A new technology called RAISR, which stands for Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution can reduce data costs up to 75 percent per image. Google says they'll roll this out more broadly in the coming weeks. For now its only available on Google+ on a subset of Android devices. But that's already 1 billion images per week and already reducing bandwidth costs up to a third. Read more at pcmag.com.
Jay Y. Lee, the acting head of Samsung could face formal corruption charges. South Korean officials accuse Lee of bribery, embezzlement, and perjury. Lee is the son of Lee Kun-hee, who is the official head of Samsung and is currently incapacitated. Not great news for Samsung who recently announced that despite the headache of the recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the company was still on target to post record profits. Court will convene Wednesday. Read more at wsj.com.
Jimmy Iovene confirms rumors that Apple plans to get into the original TV content arena. Iovene says the new content does not have to be music or about music. They're going to do whatever hits pop culture smack on the nose. Currently Apple Music has 20 million paid subscribers. Read more at techcrunch.com.
Elon Musk's SpaceX is back in flight. Over the weekend, the company launched a Falcon 9 into space to release ten Iridium communication satellites into earth's orbit. This is the first SpaceX flight since the rocket exploded on the launchpad last September. Read more at qz.com.