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Apple delays the HomePod speaker until 2018

Apple delays the HomePod speaker until 2018 June 5, 2017. The delay announced Friday means Apple's HomePod speaker won't be available in the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia until early next year. That's very different from the way other smart speakers integrate with third-party services. The company didn't give a reason for the delay, other than the product needing "a little more time before it's ready for our customers". [Full Article...]

Want a healthier heart? Get a puppy

Want a healthier heart? Get a puppy Risk of death among these dog owners fell by 11% and their chances of cardiovascular death were 15% lower. Researchers at Uppsala University reviewed data collected from 2001 to 2012 from seven different national registries, including the Swedish Agricultural Agency's dog owner's register and the Swedish Kennel Club's register, in addition to the Register of the Total Population, which contains ... [Full Article...]

Tesla reveals its first electric truck

Tesla reveals its first electric truck The world's best-known electric vehicle company Tesla has finally revealed the zero-emission vehicle it hopes will make the major inroads into the commercial freight market, unveiling its first electric truck in Los Angeles yesterday. For comparison, the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon , a single-seat vehicle engineered specifically for drag racing, manages it in just under 10 seconds. [Full Article...]

Mario returning to movie screens thanks to Universal's Illumination Studios

The project is apparently in early development at Illumination's Paris studio Mac Guff, which is primarily responsible for the Despicable Me films. Polygon has reached out to both Nintendo and Illumination for comment. Previously, the game company has been burned through its relationship with Hollywood, with a 1993 live-action adaptation of the Super Mario Bros . [Full Article...]

Mask fools Apple iPhone X's Face ID

Mask fools Apple iPhone X's Face ID But Bkav, the security firm, said hacking Face ID wasn't as hard, pointing out that the software would recognize the owner's face even if half-covered. Face ID allows users to unlock their iPhone X by looking at it, then make purchases from the Apple store or conduct other Apple Pay transactions using stored payment card data. [Full Article...]

6 iPhone X Issues Apple Inc

But the " green line of death " isn't the only problems faced by the iPhone X . MacRumors also reports that over two dozens of users have reported of a crackling sound on the iPhone X's front-facing earpiece speaker. Last week , Apple had also warned users that the iPhone X's OLED screen might fall prey to screen burn in, and advised users to keep the brightness as low as possible to avoid th... [Full Article...]

Twitter pauses verifications after verifying Charlottesville organizer

Twitter pauses verifications after verifying Charlottesville organizer Kessler had deleted his account previously after insulting the late Heyer's appearance and linking to extreme neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. Given the furore over Kessler's blue tick, it's worth asking how a white supremacist can end up getting verified in the first place. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5T Price Details Emerge; No Support For Wireless Charging

OnePlus 5T Price Details Emerge; No Support For Wireless Charging The company will officially unveil the device in NY on November 16 and go on sale on November 21 . OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed on the forums that the phone will come out with Dash Charge technology. On November 8, Lau took to Twitter to state that the cost of smartphone components is rising but that phones at the same time are also getting better. [Full Article...]

Facebook Wants Your Nude Pics Now To Stop Revenge Porn Later

It uses "cutting-edge" technology to prevent resharing of the images on its platforms, which includes Messenger and Instagram. Would you trust Facebook with your nude photos? This imprint will then flag up through messenger and automatically stop it being shared on Facebook , Facebook Messenger and Instagram. [Full Article...]

Facebook Working On Method To Prevent Revenge Porn

Facebook Working On Method To Prevent Revenge Porn Facebook's Head of Global Safety, Antigone Davis, said the pilot is an industry first, and builds on the non-consensual intimate images tool announced by Facebook in April that uses cutting-edge technology to prevent the re-sharing of images on its platforms. [Full Article...]

Xbox One X Launches Worldwide This Week

Xbox One X Launches Worldwide This Week The Xbox One X is now available now for purchase and it already has a nice library, more games are going to be receiving patches that allow them to take full advantage of the advanced hardware. The games being available on all of the console lineup makes it hard for devs to focus exclusively on the more powerful console, much more like how optimization works on PC. [Full Article...]

NASA, Uber are serious about bringing flying taxis to cities by 2023

NASA, Uber are serious about bringing flying taxis to cities by 2023 Uber and NASA have signed a Space Act Agreement to formalize their partnership, Jeff Holden, Uber Technologies' chief product officer, said today at the Web Summit in Lisbon , Portugal. Uber has faced regulatory and legal battles around the world since it launched taxi-hailing services earlier this decade, including in London where it is appealing against a decision to strip it of its lic... [Full Article...]

Sheep Can Recognize Celebrity Faces in Photos

Sheep Can Recognize Celebrity Faces in Photos At one end of the pen, they would see two photographs displayed on two computer screens and would receive a reward of food for choosing the photograph of the celebrity, by breaking an infrared beam near the screen. The sheep still recognized the celebrity portraits, even if posing at an angle, with only a 15 percent drop in accuracy. People recognise familiar faces easily, and can identify unfamil... [Full Article...]

Twitter Ups Character Limit to 280

Twitter Ups Character Limit to 280 [Full Article...]

Meet Overwatch's new hero Moira

Meet Overwatch's new hero Moira She is a support healer character that can also dole out a surprising amount of damage and has an ability called Fade allowing for added mobility. Fortunately, she found a new home in Overwatch's covert ops division Blackwatch, who came to her with an offer she couldn't refuse. [Full Article...]

The Apple vs Qualcomm legal war just took a dramatic new twist

Apple requested that its contract manufacturers withhold royalties to Qualcomm until the dispute is resolved. Perhaps not coincidentally, Qualcomm's lawsuit follows hot on the heels of a report that Apple is considering to drop its modems entirely. [Full Article...]

IPhone, iPad, Mac sales back on the rise

IPhone, iPad, Mac sales back on the rise The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus phones were well received by critics but were so similar to the previous 7 and 7 Plus models that carriers reported less interest in the new phones than years past. "It's lovely bro, what a feeling, I'm excited", builder Bishoy Behman, 18, told Reuters after picking up two phones as the first person in the queue. [Full Article...]

SONY has announced the launch of its new robot dog

SONY has announced the launch of its new robot dog Shares in Sony Corp soared to a nine-year high on Wednesday after it forecast record earnings that have vindicated its restructuring efforts and raised expectations of sustained momentum in profitability. Aibo , meaning partner in Japanese (but which neatly also stands for AI bot), had new models released every year until 2005. The new upgrade is equipped with new movement and sensing technologi... [Full Article...]

IPhone X sees delays as device sells out in UK, Hong Kong

IPhone X sees delays as device sells out in UK, Hong Kong Face ID allows users to unlock their phone, and authenticate payments, just by looking at it, thanks to biometric technology and an advanced 3-D infrared camera. There are a ton of options out there for cases, but our Featured Accessory this year is the tried and trusted Presidio line from Speck , available in a variety of colors, patterns and designs for the new iPhone X. [Full Article...]

Twitter Admits It Has Overstated User Metrics for 3 Years

Twitter Admits It Has Overstated User Metrics for 3 Years Shares of the social platform have rocketed up almost 15 percent in early morning trading on Thursday, after the company hinted at imminent profits in its third quarter earnings report - despite announcing it had been miscalculating its MAUs by millions. [Full Article...]


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