Tech News Today

Jun 6th 2017

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On Monday online magazine The Intercept posted a scoop about a cyberattack by Russian Military Intelligence on the makers of electronic voting services and equipment. The story was based on a highly classified intelligence report that an anonymous source sent it to The Intercept. The Intercept inadvertently outed its source and Patrick Tucker from Defense One explains how.

Apple announced something during yesterday’s WWDC keynote that caught our attention and could be the predecessor for Apple branded AR or VR goggles somewhere in the future. AR-Kit is a new tool for developers that enables what Apple calls “world-tracing", which uses the iPhone’s camera and motion sensors to map a user’s environment, and can use that map to pin objects to points within it. For example, an upcoming Ikea app will use the platform to allow users to virtually place Ikea objects in their room prior to purchase.

If you hail a Lyft in Boston, be aware that it might be driverless. Instead of developing its own in-house autonomous car system, Lyft has partnered with NuTonomy, a company that has had a fleet of self-driving cars on the road in Singapore since last Fall and is now launching in Boston.

Plus, Stephen Shankland from CNET tells us all about IBM and Samsung's breakthrough in 5nm technology, and Matt Curtis from This Week in Law discusses how Harvard let go of incoming students who shared memes in a private facebook group.

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