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Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech

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…

From Dance Parties to Book Clubs, Here Are the Best Video Apps for Each Home Activity

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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…

NVIDIA Intros DLSS 2.0: Ditches Per-Game Training, Adds Motion Vectors for Better Quality

While NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference has been extensively dialed back and the bulk of NVIDIA’s announcements tabled for another day, as it turns out, the company still has an announcement up their sleeve this week. And a gaming-related announcement, no less. This morning NVIDIA is finally taking the wraps off of their DLSS 2.0…

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FTL: Faster Than Light. A Hands On Review.

Meet Faster Than Light, otherwise known as FTL, a modern space strategy Roguelike game. FTL is one of the years best indie...
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Elon Musk Says He’s `Fired Up’ as SpaceX...

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…

A Unique Dual Story Penthouse Design in the...

The penthouse is situated on the 27th floor and offers a...

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Chromium’s “Show Url” is the most useless thing I have ever seen in a browser

Every now and then, browser makers make decisions that seem in diametrical opposition to what user's want or expect from a browser. Granted, these companies have lots of Telemetry data that the public does not have access to, and that data may suggest to them that the change makes sense. Google started to hide certain…

Android 11’s hidden double-tap gesture lets you take screenshots (Updated)

Before face unlocking technology became the security metric of choice for OEMs, Pixel phones boasted a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that also supported swipe gestures. When the Pixel 4 opted to remove that sensor, rear-mounted gesture support went with it. Luckily, the Android team has a new way to make the back of your phone great…

Overwatch 2

4.25M 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 Mar 18, 2020Introducing Echo. An evolutionary robot programmed with a…

Epic Games acquires facial animation technology maker Cubic Motion

Epic Games has acquired Cubic Motion, a provider of automated performance-driven facial animation technology for video games, film, broadcast, and immersive experiences such as virtual reality. Cubic Motion has helped Epic on its quest to create graphically realistic virtual humans, which look and behave like real people. Cubic Motion’s part of that has been to…

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…

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Meet Gentry Underwood: The Man Who Sold His App, “Mailbox”, to Dropbox for $100 million.

Boy, are we jealous. While many dream of designing an app that will sell for millions, one man had...

Stop-Motion Animation of The History Of Typography

Let’s face it, fonts and typefaces have officially become a mainstream obsession. In our current design-centric culture, terms like...

Apple In Talks With James Bond Franchise, Pac-12 Conference To Boost New TV Service: WSJ

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) earlier this year held talks with Beverly Hills-based media company MGM Holdings, Inc. and the San Fransisco-based athletic collegium Pac-12 Conference to explore possible cooperation for its new video-on-demand service, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.What HappenedThe Cupertino-based technology giant launched the Apple TV+ service in November, priced at $4.99…

What Is a Mini-LED TV, and Why Would You Want One? -To Geek

TCLMini-LED displays are just making it on to the market, and they’re affordably priced. This new technology offers more local dimming zones for deeper blacks and improved contrast. Let’s cut through the jargon. What Is Mini-LED? Mini-LED is a new display technology that promises improved contrast ratios and deeper blacks compared to LCD panels that…

The Mavic Mini is the Right Drone for Most Photographers

Consumer drones were first released in 2010, and over the years, the technology, size and price have improved considerably. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro, for example, folds up to the size of a brick, features a Hasselblad-badged 20MP camera, and cost about $1550. But unless you’re a photographer who specializes in aerial photography, the cost…

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Apple reportedly working on satellites that will beam data to mobile devices

Apple has reportedly hired a secret team to work toward using satellite technology to beam data to the company’s devices, as more tech companies look to the stars for their next projects. The team is said to be composed of a dozen engineers with expertise from the satellite, aerospace, and antenna design industries, Bloomberg reported,…

FTL: Faster Than Light. A Hands On Review.

Meet Faster Than Light, otherwise known as FTL, a modern space strategy Roguelike game. FTL is one of the years best indie games, with a difficulty level...

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...
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Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2020 overview

Welcome to the February 2020 overview of the Microsoft February 2020 Patch Day. It is a special Patch Day, as it is the first after support for Microsoft's Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system ended officially for Home users (organizations and Enterprise customers may extend support by up to three years). Microsoft…

Someone found a way to bypass Windows 7 Extended Security Updates checks

Someone discovered a way to enable Extended Security Updates on all machines running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. Support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system ends after the January 2020 Patch Tuesday. Small businesses and Enterprises may extend support by up to three years for a price. Small businesses pay Microsoft up to $200 per…

Nannytechnology: Thanks for breaking my medical marijuana vape, Apple

Apple has decided without warning to remove all vape-related apps from the App Store, according to Axios. This decision is reportedly in response to a health crisis under investigation by the Center for Disease Control, in which 42 people have died in connection to vaping illicit nicotine and marijuana vape cartridges.   The move comes…

Check out: The Title Track from M83’s score of Oblivion, featuring Susanne Sundfør

M83's Anthony Gonzalez provided the score for this summer's Tom Cruise sci-fi film; Oblivion. He's already shared the track "StarWaves" but now, here's the...

Tesla Claims That The New York Times Was Lying About The Model S Range

So a few days ago there was an article in the New York Times about the new Model S Tesla car you might have...

CES, the tech industry’s big show, to feature keynote from Ivanka Trump

By Seattle Times business reporter With the new year, the tech industry’s attention turns to Las Vegas and the stage at CES, where attendees will find … Ivanka Trump. The presidential adviser and daughter will join Consumer Technology Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro to discuss the future of work on Tuesday, opening day of…

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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 day on the job, Page launched an incredibly ambitious effort to redesign the company’s main...

John Carmack stepping down as CTO of Oculus to work on AI

John Carmack, the chief technology officer of Facebook’s VR subsidiary Oculus, is stepping down this week. Carmack posted the news on Facebook today, saying he plans to focus his time instead on artificial general intelligence. He will remain in a “consulting CTO” position at Oculus, where he will “still have a voice” in the development…

Apple In Talks With James Bond Franchise, Pac-12 Conference To Boost New TV Service: WSJ

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) earlier this year held talks with Beverly Hills-based media company MGM Holdings, Inc. and the San Fransisco-based athletic collegium Pac-12 Conference to explore possible cooperation for its new video-on-demand service, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.What HappenedThe Cupertino-based technology giant launched the Apple TV+ service in November, priced at $4.99…

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…

FTL: Faster Than Light. A Hands On Review.

Meet Faster Than Light, otherwise known as FTL, a modern space strategy Roguelike game. FTL is one of the years best indie games, with a difficulty level...

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Consumer Electronics Show planning to highlight sex toys at 2021 show

January 9, 2020 | 10:29pm Enlarge Image The booth for Crave, a luxury vibrator company. AFP via Getty Images Next year’s CES might as well be spelled SEX. Technology used for sexual pleasure was such a hit at CES 2020 that the show’s organizing committee is already planning to play it up again next year,…

Gates, Bezos bet on flow battery technology, a potential rival to big bets on lithium-ion

ESS, which makes long-duration, iron flow batteries, secured $30 million in a Series C investment round from Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), the group of private investors led by Bill Gates and fellow billionaires Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Branson and Jack Ma, among others.ESSA UN report on climate change released Nov. 26 amounted to a…

Witness Spooky Evidence of Snapchat’s New Face-Swapping Feature

Gif: SnapSometimes social media dipsomania comes into harsh relief, as it did today when the technology wars manifested themselves as the ability to superimpose your face on a cat: aka, Snapchat’s new social drug “Cameos.” It’s terrifying.As TechCrunch first reported, Snapchat has selectively released a beta version of a feature which allows users to scan…

First Sustainable Lego Bricks Will Be Launched In 2018

Lego has been searching for a sustainable alternative to plastic since 2015, and it has found a solution in sugarcane fields. Today, the company said it has started production...

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…

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…
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Apple Sued by New York Doctor Over Watch’s Heart Technology

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Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech

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…

Our Favorite Cheap 4K TV Looks Even Better With Quantum Dot Technology

“Quantum dot” technology sounds like a fake invention, something made up by a well-meaning marketing team. Well, it is, and it isn’t. Although different companies have different brand names for their own recipes, quantum dot displays are a real innovation that allows TVs to show off a wider range of colors, and they’ve become one…

Fall Out Boy – Save Rock And Roll

Fall Out Boy decided to take an “indefinite hiatus” in 2009. One member admitted to feeling as though he was the ongoing target of...

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Microsoft acknowledges Windows 10 Start Menu issue on Answers forum

by Martin Brinkmann on October 12, 2019 in Windows - Last Update: October 12, 2019 - 10 commentsSome Windows 10 users reported issues with the Windows 10 Start Menu after installing the KB4517389  on computer systems running the operating system. Microsoft released the cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1903 and Windows Server 1903 on…

Tagpro With Friends: Capture The Flag On Speed

For those unfortunate souls who haven’t experienced the phenomenal world of Tagpro, here's some explanation of the magic behind the game. Tagpro is a...

Jaguar’s All-Electric Sports Car Concept Is Only Destined For Gran Turismo

Image: JaguarEveryone and their brother seems to be introducing impractical EV concepts these days—you know, those cars that look cool and promise all kinds of awesome technology but will never, ever make it into production. So I’m very excited because Jaguar is introducing the Vision Gran Turismo Coupé as a part of the new Gran…
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New Leaked Documents Show Hacking Drones Being Build By Boeing To Infect Targets Via Wi-Fi

Hacked messages between the Italian "Hacking Team" and Boeing subsidiary Insitu revealed that drones carrying malware to infect targeted computers via Wi-Fi by flying over their...

SoftBank throws WeWork a lifeline

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. WeWork confirms an up to $8 billion lifeline from SoftBank Group…

How Amazon Convinced Millions of People to Welcome “Listening Devices” Into Their Homes | FRONTLINE

Whether it’s being told to turn on the lights or asked a health question, the voice known as Alexa has embedded Amazon’s technology deep in the lives of hundreds of millions of people since the company first launched its interactive Echo smart speaker in 2014. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BycsJWBut the multi-billion-dollar company’s increasingly ubiquitous Alexa…

The Ultimate In Collecting Digital Art Online: A Look Into Neon Mob.

NeonMob is a platform and community for discovering and collecting awesome, original, limited-edition, digital art. For those who grew up collecting comic books, cards,...

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Google is testing memory reducing Tab Freeze functionality in Chrome

Google is testing a new memory reducing feature in the company's Chrome web browser currently that freezes background tabs to reduce memory consumption of the web browser. Chrome is the most popular desktop browser currently; while it is doing really well in many fields, e.g. performance or web compatibility, it lacks when it comes to…

Chevrolet Corvette C8’s ZR1 Variant Will Be a 900-HP Hybrid With AWD: Report

GM is said to be dipping into hypercar technology to craft the top-shelf mid-engined ‘Vette. ChevroletThe 755-horsepower Chevy Corvette C7 ZR1 pretty much represented the apex of what an unassisted V-8 could do and was always going to be a hard act to follow. For its upcoming mid-engined C8 version, Chevy is said to introduce an electrified…

Starbucks Drops ATT For Google Wi-Fi

The massive coffee chain has very recently opted to use Google Wi-Fi to give U.S. customers up to 10-times faster network speeds. Starbucks customers...

iPad 2020 will have incredible screen that blows the socks off OLED

Home News (Image credit: Tom's Guide) This year's iPad Pro (or iPad 2020, as we've taken to calling it) is sure to have a lot of great advancements. We've heard production has already begun, and it's likely it could be sporting an all-new stylus with haptic feedback capabilities to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note…