Spotify launches voice-enabled ads on mobile devices in a limited U.S. test

Spotify launches voice-enabled ads on mobile devices in a limited U.S. test

Spotify is increasing its investment in voice technology, as hinted at earlier this week on the company’s earnings call with investors. The streaming service today is announcing the launch of voice-enabled advertisements, which will encourage the listener to say a verbal command in order to take action on the ad’s content. Initially, the audio ads Read more about Spotify launches voice-enabled ads on mobile devices in a limited U.S. test[…]

Turn 10 Studios Announces Forza Street for PC and Mobile Devices

Turn 10 Studios Announces Forza Street for PC and Mobile Devices

Today, Turn 10 Studios is proud to announce Forza Street, an all-new Forza experience designed to be played anytime, anywhere, and excite anyone who loves cars. Available today for free on Windows 10 devices, and rolling out to iOS and Android starting this year, Forza Street was designed for racing on the go with streamlined Read more about Turn 10 Studios Announces Forza Street for PC and Mobile Devices[…]

GPS Rollover is today. Here’s why devices might get wacky

GPS Rollover is today. Here’s why devices might get wacky

The Global Positioning System time epoch is ending and another one is beginning, an event that could affect your devices or any equipment or legacy system that relies on GPS for time and location. Most clocks obtain their time from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). But the atomic clocks on satellites are set to GPS time. The Read more about GPS Rollover is today. Here’s why devices might get wacky[…]

Xage brings role-based single sign-on to industrial devices

Xage brings role-based single sign-on to industrial devices

Traditional industries like oil and gas and manufacturing often use equipment that was created in a time when remote access wasn’t a gleam in an engineer’s eye, and hackers had no way of connecting to them. Today, these devices require remote access and some don’t have even rudimentary authentication. Xage, the startup that wants to Read more about Xage brings role-based single sign-on to industrial devices[…]

Google makes it easier for cheap phones and smart devices to encrypt your data

Google makes it easier for cheap phones and smart devices to encrypt your data

Encryption is an important part of the whole securing-your-data package, but it’s easy to underestimate the amount of complexity it adds to any service or device. One part of that is the amount of processing encryption takes — an amount that could be impractical on small or low-end devices. Google wants to change that with Read more about Google makes it easier for cheap phones and smart devices to encrypt your data[…]

As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals

As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals

Six months after an episode of “Homeland” showed hackers exploiting security vulnerabilities in the (fictional) Vice President’s pacemaker, Mike Kijewski, the founder of a new startup security company called Medcrypt, was approached by his (then) employers at Varian Medical Systems with a unique problem.  “A hospital came to the company and said we are treating Read more about As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals[…]