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Amazon might use driverless vehicles to deliver packages in the future

But don't expect to see Amazon-branded autonomous cars any time soon.

Samsung Galaxy S8 to get software patch for “red tint” issue

Samsung's solution for a red-tinted display is to let you adjust it yourself.

Report: Theranos used shell company to secretly buy outside lab equipment

WSJ describes newly-unsealed depositions of 22 former employees, board members.

Researchers claim China trying to hack South Korea missile defense efforts

Deployment of THAAD upsets China, seen as espionage tool.

Telsa recalls 53,000 vehicles built in 2016 over faulty parking brake

Quality and reliability problems continue to plague the electric car maker.

Tanium CEO tacitly admits using hospital data in demos, sort of

CEO Hindawi: "Viewers didn’t connect demo to that customer for years."

Google reportedly plans ad blocking feature for Chrome browser

Google makes a lot of money from online advertisements.
In what appears to be a surprising move at first glance, the company is likely to introduce an ad blocking feature that could be turned on by default in desktop and mobile versions of its Chrome browser, according to a news report.The move by Google is seen as more defensive rather than a change of heart by the company on the issue of ad blockers, reported The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the company’s plans.[ Safeguard your browsers; InfoWorld's experts tell you how in the "Web Browser Security Deep Dive" PDF guide. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]By bundling its own ad blocker as a feature in Chrome, the most popular browser according to Net Market Share, the company appears to be expecting users to use the default blocker rather than the blockers that have proliferated on the market.
It will then allow only certain acceptable ads to be shown, according to the Journal, which said that the feature could be announced within weeks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Report: Google will add an ad blocker to all versions of...

The owner of the web's biggest advertising platform is building an ad blocker?

Tanium exposed hospital’s IT while using its network in sales demos

CEO used client hospital's network in demo "hundreds of times," reports WSJ.

Samsung’s new voice assistant won’t understand English when Galaxy S8 launches

English version of app, dubbed Bixby, could be delayed for over a month.

Pewdiepie starts crowdsourced channel on Twitch with new weekly show

YouTube's biggest star looks elsewhere for live streaming.

Foxconn said to offer $27B for Toshiba’s memory chip business

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer best known as the maker of iPhones and iPads for Apple, is said to be preparing a $27 billion bid to acquire Toshiba's computer chip assets.Toshiba is most commonly recognized for making NAND flash and memory chips, with all of its factories in Japan. However, chip manufacturing in Japan has slipped as rivals in South Korea and China gain in strength.[ The InfoWorld review: QNAP TVS-882T NAS piles on the features. | Get a digest of the day's top tech stories in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter. ]The news of the potential offer was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Foxconn is the latest of a number of companies, including SK Hynix and equity investor Silver Lake, interested in acquiring Toshiba's chip assets.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here