Taylor Swift’s album "1989" has been out for 29 hours now, enough time for it to shoot to the top of the iTunes album chart and for any right-minded person to have played it up to 28 times on loop — unless they’re a Spotify user. The album is, for the time being, only available digitally as a buy-to-own download from select stores (the CD version is more widely sold). While some music sites simply pretend that the album doesn’t exist, Spotify is taking a more direct approach.
The iris-recognition feature in Samsung's new Galaxy S8 smartphone has been defeated by German hackers, less than a month after the device hit shelves around the world. A video posted by the Chaos Computer Club, a long-running hacker collective formed in Berlin in 1981, shows the security feature being fooled by a dummy eye into thinking that it is being unlocked by a legitimate owner.
Google’s Go-playing AI has won its second game against the world’s best player of the ancient Asian board game, Chinese 19-year-old Ke Jie, taking the three-game match in the process. AlphaGo, the AI created by Google subsidiary DeepMind, reported that Ke’s first 50 moves were “played perfectly”, according to DeepMind chief executive Demis Hassabis.