Technology

A new deepfake detection method developed by researchers at Facebook and MSU uses reverse engineering to trace the origin of AI-manipulated images—a step toward closing the gap between deepfakes and moderation tools.

US officials are using financial incentives to encourage countries to build 5G networks without Chinese-made tech—a shift away from the threat tactics used in past.

As the semiconductor shortage drags on, industry experts warn that smaller firms may feel pressured to purchase counterfeit chips, which could result in faulty equipment and recalls.

A federal judge sided with telecoms and temporarily blocked NY’s law requiring a low-cost $15 per month broadband service—a huge blow to NY’s law that could derail other state attempts to regulate broadband pricing.

A new Apple Watch model is rumored to offer improved connectivity and faster display, but some of the more advanced health features likely won’t arrive until 2022 or 2023, a potential disappointment for health-focused users.

Top healthcare companies have banded together to back a blockchain-powered digital health venture to help solve healthcare’s interoperability and data security woes—but it may face drawbacks.

Microsoft is making its biggest push yet into subscription-based cloud gaming. While it may have the best shot at popularizing cloud gaming, connectivity gaps and unequal broadband access could lead to piecemeal adoption.

A new iCloud keychain feature would allow users to log in to websites and apps with Face ID or Touch ID instead of a password. The feature could bolster cybersecurity since stolen passwords are the leading driver of data breaches.

Google’s 16th submarine cable: Google continues Big Tech’s rapid investment in global physical internet infrastructure with a new cable connecting the US and Argentina. The move comes despite recent high-profile outages illustrating the potential dangers of internet infrastructure consolidation.

Facebook’s first wrist wearable: The social giant’s smartwatch will have a detachable screen and could ship by mid-2022. While the wearable could be integral to its grand AR ambitions, fractured consumer trust may leave it dead on arrival.

The US Chromebook market grew 548% last year thanks in large part to pandemic-induced surges in remote learning. Continued investment in digital education means that Chromebook growth may continue.