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Apple delays HomePod until 2018

Apple delays HomePod until 2018 The Siri-backed smart speaker, which Apple unveiled in June , was supposed to make its in December, but as we learned today, that will not be happening. Apple touted the HomePod's superior audio quality when it first announced the product in June, but competitors have been catching up on that front as well. [Full Article...]

Want a Longer Life? Get a Dog, Study Says

Want a Longer Life? Get a Dog, Study Says People in possession of a pooch were less likely to have cardiovascular disease or die from any cause during the 12 years covered by the study, according to the study published in Scientific Reports . "The results showed that single dog owners had a 33 per cent reduction in risk of death and 11 per cent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease during follow-up compared to single non-owners". [Full Article...]

Tesla Pickup Truck Shown During Semi Reveal

Tesla Pickup Truck Shown During Semi Reveal For those looking to get the new Roadster early, the cost will be $250,000. The "all-electric supercar" also has a 200-kilowatt battery pack that offers 620 miles of highway driving. The figure assumes a diesel price of $2.50 a gallon versus 7 cents/kWh for electricity and a maximum load traveling at an average speed of 60 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Security Firm Claims to have Cracked iPhoneX's FaceID System

Security Firm Claims to have Cracked iPhoneX's FaceID System Facial recognition is the next iteration of biometric identification. The company says potential targets of this type of attack could be "billionaires, leaders of major corporations, [national] leaders.". "You can try it out with your own iPhone X , the phone shall recognize you even when you cover a half of your face", the biz said in an advisory last updated on Saturday. [Full Article...]

IPhone X Owners Experiencing Crackling Audio

Read the full report at MacRumors . It seems that the issue isn't limited to just one version of the iPhone X. Both the 64GB and 256GB versions have been affected and this is the same for both Silver and Space Grey devices. As Kuo sees it, this device will cater to the "low-end" and "midrange" markets (and yet, Apple being Apple, he predicts that they will still cost somewhere between $649 ... [Full Article...]

Social Media Company Musical.ly Acquired for $1 Billion

Social Media Company Musical.ly Acquired for $1 Billion Beijing ByteDance Technology, the operator of China's dominant news aggregator Toutiao , has bought social video app Musical.ly, its second acquisition in a week as it aggressively seeks new users by widening its range of content offerings. [Full Article...]

Facebook asking for nude photos to protect users

From there - and once the user has completed an online form through the website of Australia's eSafety Commissioner - a member of Facebook's Community Operations team reviews the image and then "hashes" it, or creates a numerical representation of the image that Facebook says can not be read by humans. [Full Article...]

Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama's face, new study shows

On one side would be an unknown person and on the other would be one of four celebrities. The former U.S. president was one of four celebrities used in a test of the woolly creatures' face-recognition skills, along with Harry Potter actress Emma Watson , British TV host Fiona Bruce and American actor Jake Gyllenhaal , the research team said. [Full Article...]

Ubisoft CEO says there's two more years until a new console generation

Ubisoft CEO says there's two more years until a new console generation Microsoft Store on Monday, Nov. 6th, 2017, in New York City. Unfortunately, Spencer didn't say when fans might be able to enjoy the fruits of these new studios, so we're all playing the waiting game right now. There's a much more subtle nod to Xbox history on the box itself - that is, the packaging for the console - but you might not have caught it. During the night Liam Payne and Caleb ... [Full Article...]

Uber announces partnership with NASA on flying auto service

Uber announces partnership with NASA on flying auto service The flying taxi project could drastically reduce trip times by avoiding traffic while remaining relatively cheap. Uber said on Wednesday it was the first formal services contract by the U.S. Uber expects uberAIR trips from the Los Angeles airport to the Staples Center will take less than 30 minutes during rush hour. The ride sharing company is working with aviation regulators in the United ... [Full Article...]

Twitter now lets you tweet 280-character updates

Twitter now lets you tweet 280-character updates Long-form tweeting is now the standard for everyone, and the changes are in the process of rolling out to all users. When Twitter first turned on the 280-character test for a subset of its users, the new limit was quickly used in less informative and more troll-like ways. [Full Article...]

Broadcom May Acquire Qualcomm In Biggest Chip Tie-Up Ever

Broadcom May Acquire Qualcomm In Biggest Chip Tie-Up Ever Broadcom is speaking to advisers about the potential deal, said the people, who asked not to be identified because talks are private. Qualcomm's shares shot up almost 13 percent in midday trading today after the report, for a valuation of about $92 billion. [Full Article...]

Overwatch's new healer Moira will do anything for science

Overwatch's new healer Moira will do anything for science Biotic Orb - Moira launches a rebounding biotic sphere; she can choose between a regeneration effect that heals the allies it passes through, or a decay effect that deals damage to enemies. Biotic Grasp - Using her left hand, Moira expends biotic energy to heal allies in front of her. Finally, her ultimate ability is named Coalescence , and sees Moira combine both her healing and damage talen... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm sues Apple for breach of software license contract

The escalating dispute over technology licensing fees stems from Apple's initial accusation that Qualcomm charges too much, and unfairly leverages its strong market position. The mixed messages aren't all that surprising. It's already attempted to in the past, as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus carried both Intel and Qualcomm chips, as did this year's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. [Full Article...]

IPhone, Mac and iPad sales all increased this quarter

IPhone, Mac and iPad sales all increased this quarter Each year Apple's sales quarters generally follow a pattern - or have over the past 6 years or so. Apple said it expects revenue of $84 billion to $87 billion for the first three months of 2018, which would be a record quarterly sales and indicate healthy consumer demand for its latest iPhone lineup . [Full Article...]

Sony brings its AI-infused robotic dog Aibo back from the dead

Sony brings its AI-infused robotic dog Aibo back from the dead Aibo will launch in Japan in January for 198,000 Yen ($1740) but there's now no word on a global release. Shipments will start on January 11, 2018. Aibo , meaning partner in Japanese (but which neatly also stands for AI bot), had new models released every year until 2005. The time is nigh for a comeback, says Sony boss Kaz Hirai, as a flawless storm of better battery life, internet connectivi... [Full Article...]

Twitter has been overstating the size of its user base since 2014

Twitter has been overstating the size of its user base since 2014 In its latest quarterly result statement, Twitter admitted it had been overestimating its monthly active user numbers by up to two million since the end of 2014. Digits would allow third-party applications to send authentication messages through Twitter's systems. It now says the issue was first there in the fourth quarter of 2016, and has made adjustments for it and the following quarters. [Full Article...]

Microsoft beats profit estimates on gains from cloud services

Microsoft beats profit estimates on gains from cloud services Gaming revenue, however, only increased 1 percent, even as Xbox software and services revenue was up 21 percent. Office products were also a highlight of the quarter, with commercial Office and consumer Office revenues up by 10 percent and 12 percent, respectively. [Full Article...]

Cisco, Google Buddy Up For Hybrid Cloud Push

Cisco, Google Buddy Up For Hybrid Cloud Push While Google is an internet giant, it is a relatively small player in business computing, ranking fourth in cloud infrastructure services in 2016 with only 2.3% market share, according to a September report from research firm Gartner Inc. "Our partnership with Google gives our customers the very best cloud has to offer - agility and scale, coupled with enterprise-class security and support ", s... [Full Article...]

Original Xbox Backwards Compatability Games List

Microsoft delivers on its promise at E3 2017 to take backward compatibility one step farther. This must have been a complete letdown for Xbox fans, considering Sony added the trophy function when it started rolling out PlayStation 2 originals for PlayStation 4. [Full Article...]


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