Samsung leaks lineup of new wearables in app update – CNET

Samsung's accidental sneak peek at its new lineup of wearable devices. Samsung Samsung on Thursday inadvertently revealed its new lineup of wearable devices in an update to its Galaxy Wearable app. The leak, first spotted by SamCentralTech, shows a 40-millimeter fitness-focused smartwatch called the Galaxy Watch Active, heir apparent to Samsung's previous fitness sport watch, the Gear Sport, which… Read More

This website uses AI to generate startling fake human faces – CNET

ThisPersonDoesNotExist When you visit the website "This Person Does Not Exist" you will likely see a face smiling back at you. Seems innocent enough -- until you realize the face is not actually real, but generated by a neural network algorithm.That person is not real. They don't exist.The website's neural network algorithm codes a "facial image… Read More

Pixar breaks the internet's heart with Up storyboard for Valentine's – CNET

Walt Disney Pictures Pixar, you absolute monsters. On the Hallmark holiday, Pixar, the world-renowned animation studio famous for classic kids films like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Coco and that one with the Scottish warrior woman, wanted to celebrate L-O-V-E. It wanted to show the world how great love could be.And so, it posted this tweet, complete… Read More

These Android apps have been tracking you, even when you say stop – CNET

NurPhoto/Getty Images Some apps may track your activity over time, even when you tell them to forget the past. And there's nothing you can do about it.Roughly 17,000 Android apps collect identifying information that creates a permanent record of the activity on your device, according to research from the International Computer Science Institute. The data… Read More

Pirates reportedly use Apple certs to release hacked apps on iPhone – CNET

Pirates reportedly managed to get altered versions of popular apps onto the App Store. Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images Pirates used Apple's enterprise developer certificates to put out hacked versions of some major apps, a report said Thursday.The altered versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go and Minecraft make paid features available for free… Read More

Qobuz takes on Spotify and Tidal by banking on sound quality – CNET

Screenshot: Ty Pendlebury/CNET Spotify and Apple Music have another competitor today, music streaming service Qobuz has announced it is now available in the US.French company Qobuz -- pronounced ko-buzz-- has been available in the UK and Europe for years. Its focus is on sound quality rather than the breadth of its catalog. The company offers… Read More