All posts by Jay Shapiro

Jay is the Editor-in-Chief of Gizmo Verge where he manages a small but constantly growing team of tech writers. In 2016 Jay successfully sold his IT startup and spent a whole year reading and meditating in his Vermont retreat. In 2018 he decided to follow his true passion–writing and founded Gizmo Verge, a tech and digital culture outlet. He's never been happier.

Apple is trying to trademark ‘Slofie’

It seemed like “slofies” could have been a one-off joke when Apple mentioned them during its iPhone event last week, but the company is clearly pleased with the made-up term. On Friday, Apple applied for a US trademark on “Slofie,” potentially giving...

/ September 18, 2019

Facebook published an update on its futuristic brain-typing project

Facebook has released an update on its ambitious plans for a brain-reading computer interface, thanks to a team of Facebook Reality Labs-backed scientists at the University of California, San Francisco. The UCSF researchers just published the results of an experiment...

/ July 31, 2019

AMD vs Intel: who makes the best processors

Although the battle between Coffee Lake Refresh and AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation is still raging on, the war between Ryzen 3rd Generation, Ice Lake and Sunny Cove is about to begin. It’s also time for us to dive into the...

/ April 17, 2019

Adversarial AI: Cybersecurity battles are coming

According to the RAND Corporation, a longtime mainstay of the military establishment, "cyber warfare involves the actions by a nation-state or international organization to attack and attempt to damage another nation's computers or information networks through, for example, computer viruses...

/ April 16, 2019

‘Big Brother is Watching’: Facebook Accidentally Left Hidden Jokes in Thousands of Oculus Controllers

Facebook—a company that is equally known for surveilling an enormous swath of people, and for accidentally exposing their data in one way or another—shipped “tens of thousands” of its Oculus Touch controllers with some fun hidden messages written inside them,...

/ April 14, 2019

ICE Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Prosecute Immigrants—Seems Facebook Missed That ‘Inauthentic Behavior’

Facebook has again taken minimal action to hinder a coordinated inauthentic behavior from deceptive actors targeting a specific demographic of people. In this case, the deceptive actors in question were U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, and the targeted demographic...

/ April 13, 2019

Intel Whiskey Lake release date, news and rumors

ntel Whiskey Lake has been officially launched, and it’s the latest line of 8th-Generation mobile processors behind the next generation of laptops. This next-gen mobile architecture was announced back at Computex 2018 alongside the Amber Lake Y-series fanless chips.

/ April 12, 2019

An Oxford mathematician explains how AI could enhance human creativity

The game of Go played between a DeepMind computer program and a human champion created an existential crisis of sorts for Marcus du Sautoy, a mathematician and professor at Oxford University. “I’ve always compared doing mathematics to playing the game...

/ April 11, 2019

Apple scammed by college students through fake iPhone replacement scheme

Apple was allegedly scammed out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by college students who operated a cross-border iPhone resale scheme, US prosecutors say. As first reported by The Oregonian, two men visiting the United States on student visas, Yangyang...

/ April 11, 2019

Canon’s EOS 200D Mark II is a lightweight 4K DSLR that’s heavy on features

According to rumours that surfaced only hours ago, the Canon EOS 200D II wasn’t due to be officially announced until next month. Well, it turns out those rumours were dead wrong, because Canon has just introduced its newest APS-C DSLR...

/ April 11, 2019