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Apple Loop: New iPhone 12 Leaks, iPad Pro’s Massive Upgrade, Goodbye MacBook Air

July 11 update to AirPods story below, this edition of Apple Loop originally published July 10. Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes new iPhone 12 features, the return of the old iPhone design, saying goodbye to the MacBook Air, a new display for…

Apple’s AR glasses just hit a key developmental milestone

Apple’s rumored AR glasses recently hit a key developmental milestone Apple’s AR glasses may arrive as soon as 2022. Tim Cook has long been a fan of Augmented Reality and believes the technology’s impact could rival that of the iPhone. Amid rumors that Apple may release a pair of Augmented Reality-powered glasses in early 2022,…

Unreal Engine devs can now capture facial animation using an iOS app

Epic Games has launched a new iOS app that uses the platform’s ARKit technology to capture real-world facial movements and translate those to character models in Unreal Engine. While the app Live Link Face is designed to benefit studios large and small alike, the free iOS app could be an especially welcome boon for smaller…

New Ground-Breaking Apple iPad Pro Coming, Reports Say

iPad Pro 2020: Will the next version have a whole new display tech? David Phelan The latest iPad Pro was released just weeks ago but a strikingly different tablet is on its way from Apple, it seems. The long-rumored move to Mini LED display technology looks set to happen in 2021. MORE FROM FORBESAirPods 3…

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Unitary, an EF alumnus, raises £1.3M seed for its content moderation AI

Unitary, a startup that’s developing AI to automate content moderation for “harmful content” so that humans don’t have to, has picked up £1.35 million in funding. The company is still in development mode but launched a trial of its technology in September. Led by Rocket Internet’s GFC, the seed round also includes backing from Jane…
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Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends...

Microsoft is pulling out of an investment in an Israeli facial recognition technology developer as part of a broader policy shift to halt any minority investments in facial recognition startups, the company announced late last week. The decision to withdraw its investment from AnyVision, an Israeli company developing facial recognition software, came as a result…

These are the most important Android smartphones of...

The 2010s have been full of huge advancements in technology and smartphones have seen a lot of improvements over the decade. As the year closes out, it’s a good time to look back not at the most popular or even most impressive smartphones of the past 10 years, but the most important Android smartphones that…

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Report: 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini LED in Q1 2021, followed by 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro

A pair of new reports from research firm TrendForce today offer additional details on Apple’s transition to Apple Silicon, as well as the iPad Pro and Mac transition to mini LED display technology. According to TrendForce, Apple is likely to introduce a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini LED in Q1 2021. The report explains that…

Kuo: Apple’s AirPods 3 will adopt AirPods Pro’s SiP technology

The next-generation AirPods are expected to be released sometime in 2021 and according to Ming-Chi Kuo, a renowned Apple analyst, the pair will adopt the more advanced SiP technology instead of the current SMT tech. For the record, SiP stands for system-in-package chip solution while SMP means surface mount technology. SiP allows for more components…

Atari’s New VCS 800 System Will Cost Nearly $400

After a number of delays, the Atari VCS 800 will finally release later this year, bringing a mix of modern technology with an old-school aesthetic. Like other retro console releases, the system will offer plenty of classic games, but the VCS 800 will actually feature a much more robust package. Billed as a PC/console hybrid,…

PS5 and Xbox Series X will achieve dream of ‘movie-quality graphics’, says Epic

Epic Games’ chief technology officer has claimed that PS5 and Xbox Series X will enable him to achieve his “lifelong dream” of delivering movie-quality visuals in video games.Speaking in the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Epic’s Kim Liberi claimed the new consoles would fulfil his longtime goal partly thanks to Unreal Engine 5’s…

The Next Batman Game Is Finally Coming. What To Expect?

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Arm Macs and AMD rising: How Intel’s endless 10nm struggles cost it so much

Tick-tock-bonk Gordon Mah Ung/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Intel’s endless 10nm nightmare has cost it so, so much.It all started on September 5, 2014. That’s the day Intel introduced 5th-gen Core M chips based on “Broadwell,” the company’s first processors built using…

Microsoft’s video chat technology is changing how this hospital fights coronavirus

Video chat is becoming an essential part of medicine during the coronavirus crisis. Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. You can't walk into the intensive care units at St. Luke's University Health Network because of concerns over spreading the novel coronavirus. But if you…

Apple Called Out for Sending Data to Tencent

234K Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Oct 15, 2019Oct.15 -- Apple Inc. came under fire on Monday…

Most Americans are not willing or able to use an app tracking coronavirus infections. That’s a problem for Big Tech’s

The two tech giants are working with public health authorities and university researchers to produce a set of tools that apps could use to notify users who had come in close contact with a person who tested positive for covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The initiative has been portrayed as a way to…

Bill Gates warns that coronavirus impact could be ‘very, very dramatic,’ outlines long-term solutions

Bill Gates at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, delivering a wide-ranging speech about the impact of science and technology on key global issues. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop)Bill Gates spoke with broad optimism about the potential for technology to address some of the globe’s biggest challenges, but struck an ominous…

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A Rare Look Into The Guidelines That Google’s Graphic Design Team Follow

In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first...

Rooney tells Moyes he wants to leave

Rooney failed to travel with the United squad to Sweden for tonight’s pre-season friendly against Stockholm and, although he has suffered a genuine shoulder...

Huge leak might’ve revealed Samsung’s price for the Galaxy Fold 2

Samsung has had a tough year when it comes to marketing and selling foldable phones. That’s not because the technology isn’t interesting to consumers, but because the first phone Samsung ever made turned out to be a lot easier to damage than we’d have liked. The Galaxy Fold required several fixes that would prevent screen…
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Snow and Ice Pose a Vexing Obstacle for Self-Driving Cars

In late 2018, Krzysztof Czarnecki, a professor at Canada’s University of Waterloo, built a self-driving car and trained it to navigate surrounding neighborhoods with an annotated driving data set from researchers in Germany.The vehicle worked well enough to begin with, recognizing Canadian cars and pedestrians just as well as German ones. But then Czarnecki took…

Maker of dreams and artificial humans: Meet Pranav Mistry, the brain behind new Neon project

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Las Vegas | Updated: January 13, 2020 11:30:08 am Pranav Mistry, president and CEO of Star Labs, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. (Express photo/Nandagopal Rajan)The NEON stall at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was an anomaly — it had no products to show, just some large screens with…

A New Chinese Supercomputer Goes Into Beta: (Tianhe 2 Ahead Of Schedule And On Budget)

In April 2014, the Tianhe 2 supercomputer began offering computing power to public users while the system continues debugging and fine tuning. It has...

Apple reopening retail stores in April

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) plans to start reopening its retail stores by the first half of April, according to a memo viewed by Bloomberg. The openings will happen on a staggered basis, and the tech giant has extended the remote work option for many employees through April 5. Earlier this month, Apple closed all 458 of its retail…

Microsoft’s video chat technology is changing how this hospital fights coronavirus

Video chat is becoming an essential part of medicine during the coronavirus crisis. Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. You can't walk into the intensive care units at St. Luke's University Health Network because of concerns over spreading the novel coronavirus. But if you…

Elon Musk Says He’s `Fired Up’ as SpaceX Steps Toward Crewed Flights

259K Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Jan 21, 2020Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company passed a crucial…

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James Blake – Overgrown: A Hipster’s Chill Paradise.

There's a simple album that grew from nothing to overwhelm me, from the moment I heard it and I'd like to pass it on to you: James Blake's latest album OVERGROWN which comes out April this year. Perhaps you're aware...

Samsung is developing QD-OLED screens – Stronger than OLED

According to recent information, Samsung will close all its Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) production lines by the end of this year. This includes two production lines in South Korea and two in China. However, the company will deliver all pre-existing orders before the end of the year. There are speculations that Samsung wants to shift its attention…

Mysterious ‘Humane’ technology company hires Apple VP of Engineering ahead of product reveal

Not much is known about the mysterious technology company called Humane aside from their growing roster of former Apple veterans. Rubén Caballero is Humane’s most recent hire, Humane has announced, joining the company after a 15 year career at Apple. Caballero is credited as one of the leaders of the early iPhone team and most…

Bill Gates calls GMOs ‘perfectly healthy’ – Scientists agree

In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" on Tuesday, Gates said that not only does he view genetically modified foods as "perfectly healthy," but that he...

Incredible Modern Solar Powered High Tech Man-Cave “Skyphere” Built By Designer Jono Williams In New Zealand

Down in New Zealand, Jono Williams; a plastics engineer, graphic designer and director of his own IT company, has turned the man cave concept in to gold...

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Facebook data breach exposes 267 million accounts

FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo an iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File) OAN Newsroom UPDATED 11:36 AM PT — Saturday, December 21, 2019 Facebook is facing yet another massive data breach, which exposed millions of user records. Reports said the personal information of 267 million…

Apple takes on keyless entry with iOS, coming first in BMW 5 Series

Physical keys are so 2019. Apple If you're an owner of a recent Tesla, like the Model 3, chances are you've been enjoying the virtual key lifestyle for some time. Now, Apple wants to bring it mainstream, by baking virtual car keys (but not CarKeys) into iOS 14 -- and even iOS 13 -- with…

Apple Patents Tech That Could Solve The Biggest Issue With Current Foldable Devices

Apple today has been granted a patent for technology that could potentially be used to circumvent the issue of foldable displays creasing and cracking at the fold over time – a problem that has plagued many consumer foldable devices that have made it to market thus far. Published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office…

CES was a snoozefest

Technology disrupted our sleep, but now it’s trying to help us get it back At a certain point during the last week, I found myself wandering the halls of CES, looking for the gadget that would fix all of my problems. Maybe it’s the modern condition, or just a sign of having been involved in…

2020: What’s to come in technology –

CLOSEThose AirPods Pros that you coveted before the holidays? They'll be back on January 27.And the red-hot Oculus Quest virtual reality headset? Sold out as well. You'll have to wait for February 19 to nab them. Those are two tech highlights to look forward to in 2020. There's more as well. Expect a lot of talk, a lot…

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Rocket Raccoon is…Bradley Cooper?

According to a new report, the role of Rocket Raccoon - aka, the final piece of Guardians of the Galaxy's casting puzzle - has...
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Why Apple’s Mac Pro Can Cost $52000

250K Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Dec 12, 2019Dec.12 -- Apple's new Mac Pro desktop computer…

LG’s self-cleaning wireless earbuds are coming to the West

LG has announced a new pair of wireless earbuds that makes use of the company’s “UVnano” cleaning technology. The company previously debuted the concept last year with its Tone+ Free earbuds in South Korea; the new HBS-FN6 Tone Free model will get a release in European and American markets next month. “Several studies have shown…

Lyft Now Includes Bikes, Subways, Scooters & More in Addition to Ride-Share Vehicles

1 of 6 2 of 6 3 of 6 4 of 6 5 of 6 6 of 6 Lyft has just announced that it will be expanding its platform outside of ride-share vehicles to accommodate all forms of available transportation modes, including bikes, shared rides, scooter, walking to and taking the subway, bus and car…

New York doctor sues Apple over watch’s heart monitoring technology

New York University cardiologist Dr. Joseph Wiesel is suing Apple over a heartbeat-monitoring technology featured on the Apple Watch.Wiesel "invented and perfected a method and device for detecting atrial fibrillation by assessing whether a pulse rate pattern is regular or irregular," and has been issued five patents related to detecting atrial fibrillation to date, according to the lawsuit.The doctor is accusing Apple of incorporating…

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship fabricated on TSMC 7nm without EUV

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship fabricated on TSMC 7nm without EUV Julian Ho, Hawaii; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES Friday 6 December 2019 TSMC uses its N7, the foundry's 7nm process without EUV, to fabricate Qualcomm's latest flagship processor, Snapdragon 865 series. Nevertheless, its Snapdragon 765 chips are being manufactured using Samsung's EUV-based 7nm process technology.Keith Kressin, senior…

Unreal Engine devs can now capture facial animation using an iOS app

Epic Games has launched a new iOS app that uses the platform’s ARKit technology to capture real-world facial movements and translate those to character models in Unreal Engine. While the app Live Link Face is designed to benefit studios large and small alike, the free iOS app could be an especially welcome boon for smaller…

Steam removes hundreds of games after publishers abuse Steamworks

Russian publisher Dagestan Technology among those affected, although Valve has yet to offer further explanationValve appears to have had a significant purge of its Steam marketplace, with hundreds of games removed in the last 24 hours.The removals were first noticed when more than 980 games and soundtracks were added to Steam Tools' list of banned…
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Planetary Dance: A Celestial Choreography

There is to be a rare celestial choreography in the night sky from May 24 until the end of the month involving three of...

This Decade in Tech

A decade is a long time by any standards, but in technology, a decade is a lifetime. And in the last one, technology became a more fluid thing, filling gaps we never perceived existed, bringing people closer together like never before, making life much easier and permeating into areas where we didn’t always want it.For…

Stab yourself to save Earth, Amazon Alexa tells owner

Several technology champions such as Elon Musk for long have been sceptical about the strides made in Artificial Intelligence, as the new-age gadgets and robots if equipped with independent thinking capability, may harm humans in the future. While others counter it by saying that the machine learning-powered AI will unburden people of menial tasks. Now, a…

Chromecast vs. Google Cast: What’s the difference?

Best answer: Simply put, Chromecast is the consumer-facing Google branding for its streaming products, sold as standalone dongles or built into smart TVs, connected speakers, smart displays, and Android TV boxes. Google Cast is the media streaming protocol for software developers that want to to add Chromecast compatibility into apps.The best 4K dongle: Chromecast Ultra…

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World’s First Airborne Wind Turbine Bringing Renewable Energy & WiFi to Alaska

Wind turbines have become airborne! An enormous helium-filled wind turbine will soon float over the city of Fairbanks, Alaska to produce enough electricity for...

Roborock’s intelligent vacuum solutions have evolved to bring their cordless power right to your hand (Sponsored)

Technology has revolutionized so many different aspects of daily life, from banking, to business, and even cleaning your house. If you're still vacuuming with a heavy, cord-laden monstrosity from the aughts, your home may not be as clean as you think. Your home deserves a premium smart vacuum with the intelligence and power to leave…

Microsoft Xbox Series X will support VRS tech for better picture quality

Although the Xbox Series X is some months away from its official launch, more details about this console are hitting the web. Recently, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox confirmed that the Xbox Series X will be delivered on time although there may be delays in some games. Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for the Microsoft gaming network Xbox Live, confirmed…

Animal Double Exposure Portraits By Norwegian Visual Artist Andreas Lie

Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie merges verdant landscapes and photographs of animals to creates subtle double exposure portraits. Snowy mountain peaks and thick forests...