House Democrats in a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai criticized the delay in disclosing that the FCC's commenting system was affected by an overload and not a cyberattack. The lawmakers expressed concern over the FCC's "misrepresentations," and Pai is expected to face questions about the issue this week at a Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing.
While fall is generally when new smartphones hit the market, some consumers reported that they aren't anticipating any new releases, per a PCMag survey. However, about 42% of consumers reported being excited to see Apple's latest offerings, while 24% were focused on the Galaxy Note9 from Samsung.
During a livestreaming event, Intel announced a next-generation Xeon Scalable processor chip, as well as an upcoming release of its Optane DC persistent memory. The company plans to release its first commercial artificial intelligence processing chip from Nervana, the NNP L-1000, in 2019.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the company will release an open source critical security code to allow other auto manufacturers access to Tesla vehicle security software. The move could enable Tesla to advance innovation in self-driving vehicles while getting help in supporting it.
In a road trip that follows REI outdoor events across the US, Subaru is hoping to inspire and showcase its products to an ideal target market. Giveaways, promotions and a sweepstakes to win the new Subaru Ascent are central, but other activities such as aura photography and keychain making are also designed to draw people in.
Police body cameras can be accessed remotely by hackers, said Nuix's Josh Mitchell, who spoke at DefCon in Las Vegas. Flaws in the cameras, mobile apps, cloud services and software could allow hackers to delete or modify footage, Mitchell said.
Legislation surrounding privacy shouldn't be the only reason companies re-examine their privacy policies, writes Christine Runnegar. Companies should adopt a "privacy code of conduct" that includes giving users control of their privacy and being accountable.
Subscribers to Pandora's Premium service will be able to use the Google Assistant to play on-demand music. While this service was previously available on Google smart speakers, it was limited to standard automated stations.
Sprint has partnered with LG for the creation of 5G smartphones, which are expected in early 2019. Also, the company intends to launch 5G networks in major metro areas, including Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Houston.
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