Today’s Tech Sightings:
Drones could take over human jobs in infrastructure, agriculture and services sectors by 2030. A new report from PwC predicts drones, already on the job in some fields, could replace $127 billion worth of human labor. Evidence suggests robots could replace about 50 percent of all jobs within the next few decades.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is getting ready to take on encrypted text messages and emails after procuring a hacking tool to access at least one iPhone that belonged to a California mass shooter. But that’s only part of the story. FBI Director James Comey said services that encrypt texts, e-mails and other data are also “hugely significant” for national security investigations.
Google already has maps for just about everything under the sun. But its latest, rather ambitious endeavor, called Tango, will use cameras, sensors and other software on Android devices to map the interior of buildings as well. Once pointed at a target, the application will take pictures and recreate the environment on screen. Google hopes the effort will lure developers to create new virtual reality applications.
- Yahoo Working With Congress After Ransomware Attacks Reported on House
- Mozilla Asks FBI for Details on Potential Firefox Vulnerability Used in Tor Hack
- Hackers Try to Attack German Chancellor’s Party
- Anti-virus Pioneer John McAfee: Your Phone May Be Snooping on You
- How Toy Street Lamps Are Shedding New Light on Quantum Computing
- Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley for Edge in Artificial Intelligence
- Wearable Adoption More Than Doubled in Past Two Years
- Android Smartphones Suffer From Significantly Higher Failure Rates Than iPhones