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Blockchain could ‘change everything’ for real estate

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“This changes everything.” That’s how Apple introduced the original iPhone in 2007. But it could just as easily apply here and now to the blockchain and its potential to enable transformative innovation in a variety of industries. The most mature proposals for blockchain-led innovation are in the banking and financial services sector and cyber security, with viable solutions also emerging in supply chain management, insurance, and healthcare. One sector that’s been less discussed is real estate. It’s an industry that can be opaque and committed to self-preservation rather than consumers’ best interests. More than just enhancing or streamlining established processes, blockchain will — if supported by legislativ... Read More
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Star Wars Jedi Challenges hands-on — wielding a lightsaber in augmented reality

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Disney wants you to be immersed in Star Wars this fall as The Last Jedi film comes out in December. And one of the ways it is doing that is with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, an augmented reality headset that makes you feel like a Jedi. I tried it out in a hands-on demo, and it worked better than I thought it would. It wasn’t a purely gimmicky experience, the way that many AR demos feel. The product debuted on November 3 in Best Buy Stores or the Lenovo web site. Disney is heavily advertising it on TV. It isn’t cheap at $200, and so it’s an expensive toy for the Star Wars kid in all of us. Lenov... Read More
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The Pentagon Left Data Exposed in the Cloud

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Well, it’s been a wild and wooly week for security, especially for Face ID, which a group of hackers at a Vietnamese security firm convincingly claim to have broken just a week after the iPhone X release. They’re joined by a 10-year-old boy, who managed to break into his mother’s iPhone X thanks to a little trick known as genetics. Amazon Key also turns out to be less secure than advertised; r... Read More
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Pixel Buds, AirPods, and the Future of Ear Computers

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Headphones aren’t really just headphones anymore. They’re ear computers. Sure, you can use them to listen to music, as always. But they’ve got touch controls now. They’re embedded with custom wireless chips to ease pairing. They also open a direct line to the voice assistant on your phone. Soon however, it’s likely you won’t even need the phone to talk to your AI-powered assistant in your headphones. That moment of untethering is when headphones get really powerful, with features like real-time navigation and language translation. Some of us can’t wait for that future. Others never want it to arrive. ... Read More
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Pixel Buds review, OnePlus 5T, and iPhone X a few weeks later

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This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through a few things in the tech world that happened this week, like reviews for Google’s Pixel Buds and Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, and the announcement of the OnePlus 5T. Also, Lauren Goode stops by the show to talk about season 2 of her video series Next Level, ... Read More
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How to get Face ID on the iPhone X to try again when it misses your face

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I’ve been using an iPhone X for about a week and, like Nilay Patel said in his review, “the good news is that Face ID generally works great. The bad news is that sometimes it doesn’t.” I’ve been trying to figure out what to do in those cases when it doesn’t. And thanks to a complaint on Twitter (which, as I always say, is what Twitter is for), I have an answer. But first, my overall take is that when Face ID works, it is magically better than Touch ID. Your phone just feels like it’s unlocked all th... Read More
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USA TODAY’s Black Friday Countdown

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Detected Closed Captioning: We've Got Your Countdown To Black Friday Here In Talking Tech Along With The Cheat Sheet On The Best Tech Deals That we Found So Far Here's What You Need To know Best Buy Will Open First At 5:00 P.m. On Thanksgiving Followed By 6:00 P.m. For Walmart And Target But Here's A Switch The Companies Say That Most Of Their Best Deals Will Be Available Online As Early As Thursday Morning ditto For Amazon If You Wanted To Get A Connected Speaker For The Home Google Is Making It Worth Your While With Its bite-sized Answer To Amazon Alexa The Google Home Mini Walmart Has The Mini For $29 Down From The Usual 50 Bucks But The Drawing In A $25 Gift Card Bringing The Effective Price Down To Just Four Dollars Tar... Read More
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Time Compiles List of 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Detected Closed Captioning: Time Magazine Weeded Through Hundreds Of Breakthroughs, Big And Small, To Compile Its 25 Best Inventions Of 2017. The List Includes Some Products You Already Know. For Instance, Apple's IPhone X Replaced Touch ID With Facial Recognition. Tesla Brought Its Electric Cars To The Masses With The Model 3, Which Starts Around $35,000. And We Can't Forget Fidget Spinners ― Those Ubiquitous Twirling Pieces Of Plastic That Mesmerize The Young ... And Young At Heart. All Three Inventions Made The Cut. But Time Also Tapped Some Products You May Want To Get To Know. There's Decadent Halo Top Ice Cream, Which Contains Only About 300 Calories A Pint. And The Nike Pro Hijab Has Been Called A Game-changer For Sp... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Launch Of New York State Thruway Mobile App

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In Time for Busy Holiday Travel Season, Free App Provides Access to Useful Travel Tools on Mobile Devices. Albany, NY - November 17, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York State Thruway Authority mobile app, which is now available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. The new app provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go, along with detailed Thruway services information for New York's 570-mile superhighway. "New York continues to meet the needs of 21st century traveler... Read More
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The Best Laptop/Phone Black Friday 2017 Deals

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Black Friday isn’t always the best time to buy a computer or phone. It’s easy to get ripped off by a deal that seems too good to be true (it usually is). To save you a few headaches, and a lot of dollars, we’ve compiled some WIRED picks for the best PCs and mobile device deals going on Black Friday weekend, some of which are already available. All of these deals are purchasable online, not in-store. If you insist on trudging through the crowds, we wish you the best, but you won’t find a lot of help here, outside the Black Friday ads linked below. (Be sure to also check out our main Black Friday Deals Guide for a... Read More
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What’s in your bag, Paul Miller?

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What’s in Your Bag? is a recurring feature where we ask people to tell us a bit more about their everyday gadgets by opening their bags and hearts to us. This week, we’re featuring Verge senior editor Paul Miller. I carry a bag because I need my laptop with me, and because I have a laptop-sized bag, I end up with a lot of junk that acc... Read More
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ZTE Axon M review: double trouble

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Two for the price of one. Two birds with one stone. Two heads are better than one. It’s a fairly simple concept: if having one of something is good, then having two of that thing is even better. At face value, ZTE’s Axon M doesn’t look like a $725 smartphone. The design is chunky for a modern phone, although the squarish aluminum chassis is comfortably weighty to hold. Turn on the device, and you’re greeted by... Read More
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Tech Tip: Taking Control of the Control Center

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Q. On the new iPhone system, where did the button for turning on AirDrop go when you swipe your finger up from the bottom of the screen?A. The iOS Control Center — that panel of icons you can quickly open by swiping up from the bottom of the phone or tablet screen — got a makeover with the release of iOS 11 in September. (iPhone X owners need to swipe down from the top-right edge of the screen to open the panel.) When you open the Control Center,... Read More
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Apple reportedly working with Intel to put 5G modem in future iPhones

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EnlargeSamuel Axon While it will be some time before 5G LTE becomes standard, Apple is thinking ahead about how to best incorporate 5G technology into its iPhones. According to a Fast Company report, Apple has been working with Intel to incorporate the chipmaker's 5G modems in future iPhones while talks with Qualcomm, the world's biggest modem supplier, have been "limited." Qualcomm current... Read More
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Zynga lets you show off your CSR 2 race cars with augmented reality

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CSR Racing 2 has been popular as a mobile game because it offers car racing fans the fantasy of collecting and owning their own cars. And now game publisher Zynga is announcing an augmented reality feature that allows players to bring those cars to life in the real world. Using Apple’s ARKit platform, Zynga’s developers created an AR mode where you can look at your mobile phone display and see your game car as it would look in the real world. You can even take a photo of you standing next to the car and share it with your friend (as shown in the picture above). It works on the iPhone and iPad versions of the game, using the iO... Read More
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Even new phones are no longer guaranteed to have the latest version of Android

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The OnePlus 5T and Razer Phone are two fundamentally different devices, which are nonetheless united by one unfortunate downside: both of them are going on sale this month without the latest version of Android on board. OnePlus will tell you that this issue is down to its extremely stringent testing process, while Razer offers a similar boilerplate about working as fast as possible to deliver Android Oreo. But we’re now three months removed from ... Read More
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Trocafone raises $15 million to provide emerging markets with affordable refurbished phones

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It’s easy for many of us in the United States to get a new smartphone each year — just look at how many people didn’t bat an eye at the $1,000-plus price tag for the Samsung Galaxy Note8 or the iPhone X. But when it comes to emerging markets, it’s a whole different story. People in places like Latin America can’t afford to get the latest smartphone, so they have to rely on second-hand devices that are sent down from more developed countries. To help get these refurbished devices into the hands of eager consumers, Trocafone was started and on Thursday, it rais... Read More
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Apple’s latest iOS update fixes iPhone X screen responsiveness in cold weather

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Apple has just released iOS 11.1.2, which, as promised, fixes an issue where screens on iPhone X devices could become unresponsive in cold weather. Afflicted users noted reports of iPhone X displays freezing up when suddenly taken outside into cold environments, before resuming normal activity a few seconds later. ... Read More
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This 360-degree lens attaches to your iPhone camera

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There’s a new 360-degree lens you can attach to your iPhone to record photos and videos. The Fishball lens clips on with what the company calls a secure locking mechanism, and its system of fisheye lenses and mirrors let you shoot 360 degrees using the Fishball mobile app. There’s already a lens attachment called the Insta360 Nano, which turns your iPhone into a 360-degree camera, but the difference is that it costs $199 and has a considerable number of additional parts, including a card slot, internal microphone, LED indicator, and a shutter. Fishball, meanwhile, currently costs $39 on ... Read More
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iHome launches a $40 outdoor smart plug with Alexa, HomeKit, and Google Assistant support

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iHome is making it a bit more affordable to connect outdoor appliances to your network and smartphone. It released an outdoor smart plug today (meaning it’s water resistant) that works with most of the big smart home systems: Wink, Nest, Google’s Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, and Apple’s HomeKit. That means you’ll be able to connect it to a Google Home or to an iPhone pretty easily, set it on timers or routines with other gadgets in your house, and control the outlet by voice. The smart plug — called the iSP100 — sells for $39.99. That... Read More
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OnePlus 5T announced with bigger screen, new camera system, and a headphone jack

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Launching its new flagship phone today, OnePlus joins in on the hottest trend of 2017 by nixing the display bezels, but it resists the urge to participate in another popular change by retaining its headphone jack. The new OnePlus 5T is only slightly taller than the OnePlus 5, however it fits a full 6-inch OLED display in roughly the same footprint as the earlier 5.5-inch device. OnePlus has also reworked its dual-camera system, making the secondary camera a dedicated low-light shooter, and it’s refined the already polished and appealing design of the 5 to a perfect finish. If you loved the OnePlus 5, but just wanted to s... Read More
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OnePlus Heads Toward the All-Screen Phone Future With the New 5T

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Want an easy way to get a straightforward, no-nonsense look at the state of the art in smartphones? Just check out whatever's new from OnePlus. The Chinese company quietly takes all the best mainstream tech it can find, sticks it in a chassis, and sells it on its website. It's never the first to experiment with wild new ideas, opting instead to wait for things to be a little more mature and a little more readily available. So it is with the new OnePlus 5T. For the most part, the phone matches the OnePlus 5, which came out less than six months ago. Same specs, even the same overall size and shape. What's changed since then, ... Read More
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ezCater Expands Managed Office Meals Service, ezCater White Glove, to Full Nationwide Availability

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Network Grows to 60,000 caterers and restaurants nationwide BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 16, 2017– ezCater, the only nationwide marketplace for business catering, today announced that it now has more than 60,000 restaurants and caterers available on its platform and that all 60,000 are available through ... Read More
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Vimeo now supports HDR videos

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Vimeo has added HDR support to its video service, the company announced today. Users will be able to upload HDR videos in up to 8K, and the service also supports 10-bit video and a wider color gamut. Vimeo says all of its HDR videos will be available on the newest mobile devices with an HDR display, including the iPhone X and iPad Pro, and the Apple TV 4K as well. The video service is playing a bit of catch up with YouTube, which added HDR support to its desktop version last year, and rolled out support for smartphones ... Read More
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This simple AirPods hack can dramatically improve the sound quality

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Apple’s AirPods have always struck me as peculiar. Not just because of the shape, which is definitely odd, but the fact that so many owners rave about their $159 earbuds, despite admitting to mediocre sound. Surely the most important feature of any headphones sold for that price is the quality of the audio? Nevertheless, I bought a pair at the urging of several of my colleagues. Now I get it. The AirPods experience is simply delightful in ways that fiddly Bluetooth headphones have yet to achieve. They're so lightweight that I forget I'm wearing them and they make Siri surprisingly useful. The battery also lasts forever (in wireless terms), thanks to the clever charging case that also doubles as an ... Read More
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Google Pixel Buds review: the future shouldn’t be this awkward

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Call it a hardware company or not, Google has been making a lot of new physical products lately. Some have been fantastic. Others exhibit the kinds of glaring growing pains typically associated with first-generation hardware. The Pixel Buds are the perfect example of this dichotomy. On one hand, they do some of the wireless earbud basics well, and they mix in some smart features that tease a seemingly inevitable future where we all have computers in our ears. Largely, though, Google comes up short with these $159 wireless earbuds. The Pixel Buds are full of little flaws that make life with them a frustration. Yes, this is first generatio... Read More
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Developers are already using the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera for face capture apps

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A Tumblr post today by a Taiwanese visual effects artist shows a hint of the potential impact that the iPhone X’s new True Depth camera system will have on future apps. Elisha Hung, a visual effects artist at Moonshine Animation, which produces for Asus and MSI, captured his face with the iPhone X’s camera, and then used Xcode and Apple’s bew augmented reality framework, ARKit, to fetch data and later transform it into 3D renders. [embedded content] The final result was a floating head with holes for eyes and a mouth that’s aggressively winking into empty space. It might not seem like much, but it’s an early look at the future of face-mapping ap... Read More
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Chuchel explores the absurd adventures of a ball of dust lusting after a cherry

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Sometimes a sentient ball of hair and dust just wants a cherry. That’s the whole point of Chuchel, the latest puzzle and exploration game from Czech indie studio Amanita Design. Its past work includes surreal point-and-click adventures such as the Samorost, Machinarium, and Botanicula. It’s slated ... Read More

This iPhone case doubles as a lint roller

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How to get sold-out toys and gadgets

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Detected Closed Captioning: Well It Happens Every Year That One must-have Toy For Kids Have Given Us Adults It Sold Out Long Before The Halloween Candy Hangover Even Wears Off this Year It's The IPhone 10 Out Of stock SNES Classic Sold Out Fingerlings huh Chance But Never Say Never Because there Are Still A Few Ways To Score The Hottest Sold Out Gadgets Of The Year without Getting Ripped Off Let's Start with EBay Where There Are Thousands Of IPhone 10s Available Right This Second That Means No Ordering No Waiting Around no Risk Of Not Having It Come Till Christmas The Catch Well You Might Pay more To Get That Holy Grail Gadget When No One Else Can According To EBay's Latest Stats The IPhone 10 Is Selling For About 300 Bucks ... Read More
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Tech We’re Using: When Using 5 Messaging Apps Is Not Enough

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What could be better about the tools?If you look at my iPhone screen, you’ll see Gmail, Google Calendar, Spotify, Google Maps, and Alexa for voice stuff, so I suppose Apple could improve its software. Operating system updates are like a periodic hazing ritual. I’ve mostly blocked out the switch to iOS 11, but sometimes I remember and the night sweats begin again.You write about start-ups, and the successful ones are a signal f... Read More
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Tech Fix: A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

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“There’s no incentive for operating system companies to create planned obsolescence,” said Greg Raiz, a former program manager for Microsoft who worked on Windows XP. “It’s software, and software has various degrees of production bugs and unintended things that happen.”Here’s what happens: When tech giants like Apple, Microsoft and Google introduce new hardware, they often release upgrades for their operating systems. For example, a few days before the iPhone 8 shipped in September, Apple released iOS 11 as a free soft... Read More
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Samsung makes my favorite wireless charger for the iPhone X

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There are a ton of wireless chargers on the market at a ton of different price points. My colleague Chaim Gartenberg just surveyed the field and has identified the best one for most people: the RavPower Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad. It strikes the right balance of price, convenience, and charging speed. It also grips the phone enough so it doesn’t vibrate off the darn thing when you get a million notifications. He’s not wrong, but the one that I l... Read More
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iPhone X surpasses Samsung and Google on repeat purchases

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Presented by Sailthru Both literally and figuratively, the new iPhone is a ten. The device broke preorder records, and since launching, the iPhone X has set a new bar for the most valuable company in the world. And when it comes to mobile purchase conversion, iOS is already known to drive 2.5x more in-app purchases than Android, but with the iPhone X, brands are reaping the benefits of early adopters’ deep pockets. The Sailthru team took a look under the hood to see how X-enabled consumers are engaging with retailers compared with buyers wielding Samsung’s G... Read More
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15 Gifts for Apple Fans, iPhone and Mac Accessories

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They wait in line for iPhones. They love the Apple Watch even though they just use it for Swarm notifications. They insist Siri is the best voice assistant. They still have every iPod they’ve ever owned, all the way back to the first one. These people live and breathe for Cupertino’s latest, so they have all the gadgets already. Here’s some stuff you ca... Read More
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Moment photo cases bring a shutter button and new lenses to the iPhone X

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Moment, the company known for its cases and detachable lenses for mobile phones, is releasing two of its costly yet beloved cases for the iPhone X. The Photo Case and Battery Photo Case both contain mounts that allow Moment's lenses to be attached. The Battery Photo Case can juice your phone up to 90 percent and also features a shutter button that connects to your phone via the Moment app or the default camera app. The company is also releasing four updated lenses: wide; tele, which takes photos 2x closer; superfish, which the company claims gives the widest possible ... Read More
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Should We Teach Facial Recognition Technology About Race?

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Tech companies are eyeing the next frontier: the human face. Should you desire, you can now superimpose any variety of animal snouts onto a video of yourself in real time. If you choose to hemorrhage money on the new iPhone X, you can unlock your smartphone with a glance. At a KFC location in Hangzhou, China, you can even pay for a chicken sandwich by smiling at a camera. And at least one in four police departments in the US have access to facial recognition software to help them identify suspects. But the tech isn’t perfect. Your iPhone X might not always unlock; a cop might arrest the wrong person... Read More
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AirPods make for a surprisingly useful iPhone stand

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Did you know that the charging case Apple ships with its AirPods makes for a surprisingly useful iPhone stand? Well, it does. The trick was revealed on Twitter by Omar Elfanek, developer of Tidings: It's not perfect. The setup is precarious at best in my testing with an iPhone X and iPhone 6 Plus. Both devices, including my new $1,300 iPhone X, slid down the lid a few times whenever I accidentally bumpe... Read More
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Tech 101: How to find podcasts, 2017

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Detected Closed Captioning: There Are Thousands And Thousands Of Podcasts To Listen To And Finding Them Has Gotten Easier Than Ever Remember When We Had To Do It This Way By Connecting The Phone To The Computer And syncing Our Subscriptions While Those Days Are Long Gone Now We Can Listen To podcasts Anywhere On Apps Via Connected Speaker The Television Or The Car Finding Podcasts To Listen To There's more Stuff And Even What's On The Radio let Me Show You How And Let's Begin With apps If You Have An IPhone You'll Want To Start With The Redesign Apple Podcast App Which Has Bolder Visuals But Works The Same Way As Always Find Stuff You Like Click The Subscribe Button To Edit To Your Portfolio And Go To The Listen Now Section ... Read More
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The Best Portable Headphone Amp With Built-In DAC

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With a few exceptions, all of these DAC/amp combos sound really similar, so if you are concerned about audio quality, most any of these models will work just fine. What differentiates them is the combination of features, ease of use, and price. But really, excluding a few duds, if you prefer any of these designs over our picks, and you need a DAC/amp, that’s fine—they sound pretty much the same. If you can find a good price and the device meets your needs, any of the following four models would be a safe buy: Apogee Groove: During our blind tests, the Groove sounded a bit softer in the mids and a tad more c... Read More
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Face ID iPhone X ‘hack’ demoed live with mask by Bkav

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A Vietnamese cyber-security firm has shown the BBC how a mask can be used to unlock Apple's new iPhone X.The demo took place about a week after Bkav first claimed to have undermined the handset's security.But other experts have cast doubt on what the "hack" amounts to.Apple has not commented beyond referring the pubic to documents it had already published about its security system.... Read More
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Police Use ‘Find My iPhone’ App To Track Down Robbery Suspects

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Apple is the biggest wearable maker once again

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Apple is once again on top in the wearable market for the past quarter, according to Canalys. Apple shipped 3.9 million Watches, marking its strongest quarter of 2017 so far. About 800,000 of the shipments were Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capabilities. Apple’s competitors, Xiaomi and Fitbit, trailed behind in Q3, shipping 3.6 million and 3.5 million wearables, respectively. Still, their performance was better than average in the sluggish Q3, according to Canalys, where business has historically been slower. The ... Read More
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YouTube creators are frustrated that a bot keeps demonetizing their videos

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One night at the beginning of November, tech reviewer Ben Schmanke published a YouTube video comparing the cameras on the iPhone X, the Samsung S8, and the LG V30. YouTube initially classified the video as suitable for all advertisers, indicated by a green dollar sign icon. When Schmanke woke up the next morning, the classification icon had been changed to a yellow dollar sign, which means the video can only make money from a limited number of advertisers.... Read More
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This 10-year-old was able to unlock his mom’s iPhone using Face ID

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Since the iPhone X has hit the market, people have been trying all sorts of ways to trick the phone’s Face ID feature, including this creepy, cobbled-together mask. While Apple has admitted that false positives can happen, it was thought this could only happen with twins, or siblings under the age of 13. However, a new video has popped up showing a 10-year-old unlocking his mother’s iPhone, suggesting that any family members w... Read More
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Foxconn’s profits see largest drop since recession as iPhone X production stalls

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Foxconn’s profits fell to $700 million last quarter, a 39 percent year-over-year decline from the $1.09 billion it pulled in during last year’s third quarter. It’s the Taiwanese assembler’s largest drop since the global recession, and it’s all due to the initial iPhone X production problems, as Foxconn relies on Apple for more than half of its business. As first reported by Bloomberg, Foxconn, the sole assembler of iPhone X devices, was unable to assemble as many iPhone X phones as it needed to stay profitable due to a lack of parts. Not e... Read More
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Speak Music’s Muse brings Alexa-powered music and navigation into your car

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Amazon’s Alexa has been around for three years, but you can count on one hand the number of cars that have integrated the voice-controlled technology. The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is the only car on the market right now with Alexa, although BMW says some of its models, including select Minis, will feature the voice assistant starting in mid-2018. ... Read More
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iOS 11.2 beta adds supports for faster 7.5W wireless charging on the iPhone X and 8

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Apple seems to be rolling out faster wireless charging for the iPhone X and iPhone 8 in the upcoming iOS 11.2 update, according to reports from MacRumors. It confirmed that 7.5W charging is available in the latest 11.2 beta. Currently, the iPhone X and 8 only support the slowest Qi charging speed of 5W, but Apple promised that the faster 7.5W speed would be coming later on. There was some suspicion that it would have to wait until Apple’s own AirPower mat came out sometime in 2018, bu... Read More
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Shinola is getting into headphones with four stylish, expensive models

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After making its name in watches, Shinola moved into bikes, journals, bags, gloves, wallets, jewelry, phone cases, and more in just the past six years. Last year, the company began moving into audio gear with its first turntable, and today Shinola is announcing its very first headphones. It’s starting with four pairs: a wired over-ear and a wired on-ear, both of which go on sale right away, and two wired in-ear pairs expected to launch next month. ... Read More
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Adobe Scan now uses AI to surface docs, business cards, and receipts in your camera roll

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Adobe Scan is introducing a new feature in its app that helps you find documents on your phone, letting you avoid scrolling through endless photos in your photo gallery. The app uses built-in optical character recognition and Adobe Sensei technology, scanning your phone for receipts, forms, pictures, and business cards. The app can then turn them into searchable PDFs that can be shared. Adobe Scan also works with Acrobat, and you can add comments, signatures, and also export them to Microsoft Office. The app also lets you find files by searching... Read More
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Inside the Decades-Long Fight for Better Emergency Alerts

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More than 20 years later, Tom Wheeler can still remember the sound that several thousand tons of aluminum train make when they crash into an abandoned vehicle. Wheeler, who would eventually serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under President Obama, was at the time working on the opposite end of the regulatory spectrum, as CEO of the cell phone lobbying group, CTIA. He was sitting in the office of then-FCC chairman Reed Hundt. On the desk between them sat an old reel-to-reel tape recorder. Hundt hit play, and urged Wheeler to listen closely. It was a recorded 9-1-1 call, in which a frantic woman reported being stuck in her car on the railroad tracks. She wasn’t sure of her ... Read More
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Watch a 10-Year-Old Beat Apple’s Face ID on His Mom’s iPhone X

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Hacking Face ID, the facial recognition system built into Apple's iPhone X, isn't easy. Unless, it turns out, you're a very specific hacker—say, a rare 10-year-old kid, trying to break into the phone of whichever of your parents looks the most like you. Attaullah Malik and Sana Sherwani made that discovery earlier this month, when their fifth-grade son, Ammar Malik, walked into the bedroom of their Staten Island home to admire their new pair of iPhone Xs just after they’d set up Face ID. “There’s no way you’re getting access to this phone,” the older Malik remembers his wife telling her son, in a... Read More
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Apple is working on a laser-based 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone

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The 2017 iPhone X has only just come out, and everyone is still soaking in the animoji novelty, but rumours about Apple’s 2019 iPhone are already emerging. Bloomberg has come out with a report today that suggests Apple is developing a new “3D sensor” for the rear of the 2019 phone that will be used to improve the company’s developing... Read More
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Using An Infrared Camera To Show How Face ID Works

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The iPhone X has a new way to unlock your phone. It's called Face ID. When it recognizes your face, it unlocks.Inside the notch at the top is the TrueDepth camera and sensors. This camera projects over 30,000 dots onto your face. The dots are invisible to your eyes. But you can see them through an infrared camera. The iPhone X's camera analyzes the dots on your face and compares it to the image made when Face ID was set up. If they match, the phone unlocks.Face ID can adapt to sunglasses, scarves, and hats. It also adjusts to changes in appearance — like shaving. Apple says Face ID has a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of being fooled. We tried tricking Face ID with twins, but Face ID wasn't fooled.... Read More
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iPhone trick – how to turn running water into cloud-like dreamy state

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Detected Closed Captioning: how'd You Like To Take A Picture Like this Without Putting Your Camera On A Tripod In Letting The Shutter Run For Minutes Good News If You've Got An IPhone Apple Has A New Tool Called Long Exposure In It Is Hidden Within IOS 11 Which Is The Latest Mobile Operating System Upgrade It Works With Recent iPhones Going Back To The 6s And It's Really Simple Take A Picture In Live And Then Once You've Got The Photo Swipe Up To See Those Four Options Below You're Gonna See Live Bounce Loop And Long Exposure Now The First Three Are All Video Modes The Last One Long Exposure Can Turn Your Running Water Into A Cloudy Dreamlike State It's Really Simple Just Take The Picture Swipe Up Apply The Effect And Save I... Read More
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Security Firm Says Extremely Creepy Mask Cracks iPhone X’s Face ID

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[embedded content] Bkav Corp YouTube Less than a week after the iPhone X release, a Vietnamese security firm says it done what others couldn't — trick the phone's facial recognition software. How'd they do it? One very creepy mask. In a video released by the company Bkav, an employee un-shrouds the mask to which the phone apparently responds to by unlocking. "Face ID on this iPhone X is not as secure as Apple has announced," the employee says. The employee th... Read More
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Hackers say they broke Apple’s Face ID. Here’s why we’re not convinced

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EnlargeBkav Security researchers say they used a $150 mask to break the Face ID facial recognition that locks Apple's new iPhone X. The work may be a significant, it may be little more than a stunt with few real-world consequences, or it could possibly be something in the middle. So far, it's impossible to know because the researchers have evaded key questions about how they went about breaking i... Read More
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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s takeover bid

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(Reuters) — Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles. Shares of Qualcomm were up 1.8 percent at $65.74 in early afternoon trading, while those of Broadcom were down 0.4 percent at $263.95. Broadcom said it would seek to engage with Qualcomm’s board and management, adding that it had received positive feedback from key customers and stockholders. “We continue to believe our proposal represents the most attractive, value-enhancing alternative available to Qualcomm stockholders an... Read More
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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s initial $105 billion takeover offer

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Last week, Broadcom made an unsolicited offer to buy Qualcomm, one of the biggest SoC and cellular modem manufacturers for smartphones. Qualcomm officially rejected the initial bid today, which was for $105 billion (it was originally reported to be around $130 billion). When reports first surfaced about the offer, it was known that Qualcomm wasn't happy with the deal. In a statement released today, Qualcomm's board say the offer "significantly undervalues" the company."No company is better positioned in mobile, IoT, automotive, edge computing and networking within the semiconductor indust... Read More
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Apple could launch two new full-screen iPhones next year

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Now that the iPhone X has been out for a week, it’s time to get started on rumors for next year’s iPhones. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose iPhone predictions have been fairly reliable over the last several years, says that he expects to see two new full-screen iPhones next year: one will have a 6.5-inch OLED display, essentially making it a Plus version of the iPhone X; and the other will have a 6.1-inch LCD display, likely making it more like a full-screen version of the current Plus-sized iPhone. And yes, both will have the notch. In his research note, ... Read More
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Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

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With a leak of intelligence methods like the N.S.A. tools, Mr. Panetta said, “Every time it happens, you essentially have to start over.”Fifteen months into a wide-ranging investigation by the agency’s counterintelligence arm, known as Q Group, and the F.B.I., officials still do not know whether the N.S.A. is the victim of a brilliantly executed hack, with Russia as the most likely perpetrator, an insider’s leak, or both. Three employees have been arrested since 2015 for taking classified files, but there is fear that one or more leakers may still be in place. And there is broad agreement that the damage from the Shadow Broke... Read More
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Apple, Google, and the constant chase for tech that can’t be reverse-engineered

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One of my favorite things about the tech industry is how quickly innovations from the big companies and premium products trickle down into more affordable devices. The rampant stealing of ideas isn't so awesome when it happens between small companies — or, as in the case of Facebook treating Snapchat like its incubation lab, when a big company copies a smaller one. But I don’t have a problem with the general flow of good ideas from giants like Apple and Google to more budget-friendly suppli... Read More
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Apple fixes iPhone letter ‘i’ bug

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Apple has addressed a glitch that caused some iPhones to unexpectedly start auto-correcting the letter "i" to a capital "A" and a question mark.The issue emerged when people updated their phones to version 11.1 of the iOS operating system.In a tweet, Apple said people could "fix it by installing the latest software update". The update also addresses an issue with Siri.The company has not explained what caused the problem.The problem was highlighted last week when people trying to tweet messages such as "I got a new iPhone" found their posts were appearing as "A[?] got a new iPhone".... Read More
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This $150 mask beat Face ID on the iPhone X

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Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav claims it's been able to bypass the iPhone X's Face ID feature using a mask. The mask is made to trick Apple's depth mapping and the result is a kind of creepy hybrid monster head with realistic cutouts for the eyes, nose and mouth. Bkav says the mask is crafted through a combination of 3D printing, makeup, and 2D images. There's also some "special processing done on the cheeks and around the face" where there are large areas of skin, and the nose is created from silicone. The demo video shows the iPhone being unlocked using the... Read More
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Why Ageism Never Gets Old

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Early in his career, Paul Newman personified a young man in a hurry forced to wait his turn. His go-getter characters infiltrated the old-boy network, wore the gray flannel suit, and toiled away before finally, in midlife, grabbing the brass ring and coasting for home. In “The Young Philadelphians” (1959), for instance, Newman played Tony Lawrence, whose mother, over his cradle, gloats, “Someday, he’ll take the place in this city that belongs to him.” Young Philadelphians, it’s clear, are merely old Philadelphians in the making. While Tony is at Princeton, a silver-haired Philadelphia lawyer so venerable he has a British accent tells him, “I’m confident that in due time you... Read More
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Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?

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Carbon Engineering, a company owned in part by Bill Gates, has its headquarters on a spit of land that juts into Howe Sound, an hour north of Vancouver. Until recently, the land was a toxic-waste site, and the company’s equipment occupies a long, barnlike building that, for many years, was used to process contaminated water. The offices, inherited from the business that poisoned the site, provide a spectacular view of Mt. Garibaldi, which rises to a snow-covered point, and of the Chief, a granite monolith that’s British Columbia’s answer to El Capitan. To protect the spit against rising sea levels, the local government is planning to cover it with a layer of fill six feet deep. When ... Read More
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Hackers Claim to Break Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

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[embedded content] When Apple released the iPhone X on November 3, it touched off an immediate race among hackers around the world to be the first to fool the company's futuristic new form of authentication. A week later, hackers on the actual other side of the world claim to have successfully duplicated someone's face to unlock his iPhone X—with what looks like a simpler technique than some security researchers believed possible. On Friday, Vietnamese security firm Bkav released a ... Read More
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Where Self-Driving Cars Go to Learn

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Last December, Uber clashed with California regulators when it tested its self-driving cars in San Francisco without permission from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The company was quickly ordered to shut down its trials. Continue reading the main story Uber’s executives called Mr. Ducey.... Read More
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Apple AR headset reportedly coming in 2020

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Apple’s ARKit marks the start of a long journey for the company’s work with augmented reality technology, but the long-rumored AR headset the company may be working on may still be years away from release. A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple is aiming to have its AR headset ready in 2019 and possibly start shipping it in 2020. Citing sources “familiar with the situation”, the report notes that this headset will feature a brand new display and run on a new chip and fresh operating system instead of the iOS mobile platform that currently runs ARKit. This new OS... Read More
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Hulu proves that the Switch is a perfectly good streaming gadget

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This week, Nintendo added a new app to its eStore for the Switch: Hulu. It’s the first major media app to arrive for the device, and it helps to demonstrate the Switch’s potential beyond gaming. When I picked up my Switch earlier this year, I quickly became a fan of how portable the device was: it’s lighter than its predecessor, the Wii U’s GamePad, and moves seamlessly between living room and anywhere else I’ve brought it. My TV habits — like many others — aren’t limited to the living room. I’ve got the Netflix app on my iPhone and iPad, and those are used everywhere the TV isn’t: I’l... Read More
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The Best iPhone 7/8 and 7/8 Plus Cases

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All-purpose cases The AmazonBasics Slim Case for iPhone and for Plus are cheap-feeling knockoffs of Apple’s own cases. Each one resembles Apple’s corresponding leather case, but the AmazonBasics material is nowhere near as nice to the touch, and button presses require a lot more force than with Apple’s cases. The lip on the SwitchEasy Numbers for iPhone and fo... Read More
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Our Guide to the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, and SE

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Upgrade pick The iPhone X is a great phone. Heck, it’s the best phone Apple’s ever made. But we don’t think it’s the best iPhone for most people at this poin... Read More
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“Kingdom of Colors” visual experience opens at DC ARTECHOUSE

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Swirls of oil, paint and liquid soap mixed together, and seen by millions on the iPhone X commercials, can now be seen at a D.C. art exhibit.Kingdom of Colors is an immersive visual experience and video installation from French filmmaker Thomas Blanchard and artist Oilhack, soundtracked by Lyon-based composer Leonardo Villiger.CGTN's Giles Gibson and photographer John Bevir show the display of colorful liquids in motion in this video.  ARTECHOUSE is located at The Portals between Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza metro stations in Southwest, DC at 1238 Maryland Ave., just next door to the Mandarin Oriental hotel.  The exhibit runs from November 10- 26, 2017.No Closed Capti... Read More
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Looking Back at 10 Years of the Hashtag on Twitter

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Ten years ago, the city of San Diego, California, was surrounded on three sides by fire. The canyons were impassable, the freeways were closed, and the refuges were filling up. Local reporters and residents, as well as concerned onlookers from around the world, turned to the nascent social network Twitter to share updates using the #sandiegofire hashtag. Few knew what hashtags were at the time, but almost everyone instantly understood them. After that, well, hashtags creeped into everything, from citizen journalism and discussions at conferences to advertising and politics. But 10 years ago, it was the best way to collate many voices into one.This special episode takes us back to that day in October of 2007 to the first use of the... Read More
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Facebook Isn’t Listening Through Your Phone’s Microphone. It Doesn’t Have To

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In the bright-eyed naiveté of my first few weeks as Facebook's first leader of the ads targeting effort, I'd eagerly confront each new conspiracy theory. "Is Facebook scanning my photos and using that for ad targeting?" was one from a Los Angeles Times reporter. "My cousin uploaded a photo of her boyfriend in a San Francisco 49ers jersey, and now I'm seeing 49ers ads. How'd that happen?" And so it went. I'd also field new targeting ideas from Facebook employees themselves, who would construct just-so stories around some niche piece of user behavior, and how that ... Read More
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This app tells you if your local McDonald’s ice cream machine is down

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I have a new woman to look up to in tech, and her name is Raina McLeod. Raina made an iPhone app called Ice Check that directs you to the nearest working McFlurry machine at a McDonald’s. Raina is a goddess. I am personally invested in this app because even though I don’t frequently eat at McDonald’s, when I do go, I really, really want McDonald’s. This is because it’s likely past 3AM, I’ve had a few shots of Jameson, and the idea of some amalgamation of salt, fat, sugar, and carbs turns me into a Big Ma... Read More
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Apple plans software update to fix iPhone X screen responsiveness in cold weather

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Apple today confirmed an issue causing the iPhone X’s screen to become unresponsive in cold weather, saying that it’s planning a software update to address the issue. Reports of the problem began popping up on the iPhone subreddit community this week, with some users saying it takes only just a few seconds for the phone to freeze up in temperatures around 0 degrees Celsius / 32 degrees Fahrenheit. “We are aware of instances where the iPhone X screen will become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment,” the company ... Read More
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How to use a virtual home button instead of the iPhone X’s gestures

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I’ve got no problem with the iPhone X’s new home indicator and its swiping gestures. In fact, I quite like them. Swiping up to go home feels like second nature after just a few days using the phone. Same for getting to the app switcher by pausing after that upward swipe. But I’m not a big fan of how far away Control Center feels now. That upper right corner is a stretch for my thumb — even with my big hands. So yesterday I thought about trying a different method to reach those useful shortcuts, and it’s a trick that has been in iOS for years: ... Read More
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Jony Ive’s perfect magazine is one with no content

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Apple’s chief design officer Jony Ive is something of a legend in Silicon Valley. He’s the man whose golden touch is credited with the iconic designs of some of Apple’s most successful products, like the iPhone, iPod, and iMac. But while Ive is very good at designing cutting-edge technology, it seems that he cannot do the same for a magazine cover. I mean this in the literal sense: when presented the opportunity to design a “limited edition” cover for Wallpaper magazine, Ive seems to have drawn a blank. The magazine cover is meant to coincide with an ... Read More
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Tech Tip: Add International Keyboards on an iPhone

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Q. My new iPhone does not have a little globe key on the keyboard like I’ve seen on other people’s Apple phones. Mine just has the “happy face” key. Why is this?A. Along with the smiling face and other emoji pictographs, the iPhone can display keyboard layouts for dozens of languages. When you add a new international keyboard, the “happy face” key used to insert emoji characters into text changes to the globe key. When you press and hold the globe key, a menu pops up to display your alternate keyboard choices — including emoji. If you would like to add a ... Read More
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Breakingviews: Will Qualcomm Agree to a Deal With Broadcom? Ask Apple

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Photo Apple’s iPhone X. If Apple chooses to settle its lawsuit against Qualcomm, it could help the chip maker rebuff Broadcom’s unsolicited bid. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times Apple may anoint the winner of Broadcom’s $105 billion bid for Qualcomm. A dispute over iPhone royalties left Qualcomm... Read More
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Vietnam to host APEC summit amid challengers

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US President Donald Trump's next stop in his tour of Asia is Vietnam, where he will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC). Top of the agenda is likely to be trade, with more than half of APEC members trying to sign a multilateral deal that the US has withdrawn from. Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Da Nang, the Vietnamese city hosting the summit. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on T... Read More

Apple Clips update uses iPhone X’s TrueDepth sensors for 360-degree selfie scenes

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Why Texas Shooting Could Draw Apple Back Into Security Debate

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If a user has enabled an iPhone’s data-erase function, someone trying to break into the device would have 10 attempts at typing in a password. If all of those attempts failed, the iPhone would automatically wipe itself clean as a safeguard for its owner’s privacy. After the F.B.I.’s news conference on Tuesday, Apple said, it immediately reached out to law enforcement. “We offered assistance and said we would expedite our response to any legal process they send us,” Apple said.... Read More
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Review: Plantronics BackBeat FIT 305

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The first time I wore the Plantronics BackBeat Fit earbuds was on a three-mile trail run on a brisk, breezy fall day. I put them in and started running, but then had to take them out. Put them in again, took them out again. Yes—there it was. The earbud’s distinctive rubber loop, which braced it inside my ear, was picking up the air blowing past my head, making an annoying whooshing sound. It was like wearing two miniature conch shells over my ears.A beanie solved the headphones’ only quirk, blocking the wind-catching loops. Over a week of outdoor and indoor workouts, these light and sturdy Plantronics outperformed my expectations at every turn. There’s no better way to say this—these headphones sound amaz... Read More
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Fossil Q Activist review: watch first, smart second

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For the past couple of weeks, I've been wearing a Fossil Q Activist, a good-looking $155 watch that has let me track my steps and know when I get a notification. I haven’t had to charge it a single time. The Q Activist, like several other devices in ... Read More
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AP Top Stories November 9 A

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Here's the latest for Thursday November 9th: Trump 'doesn't blame China' for trade deficits; VP Pence goes to church shooting vigil; Source says FBI didn't contact Apple about church gunman's iPhone; WWII Vet, 93-years-old, elected mayor in New Jersey.Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: ... Read More
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Afterpulse respawns on the App Store with a new publisher

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Spain’s Digital Legends and South Korea’s Gamevil teamed up to release the realistic mobile shooter Afterpulse in 2015. The game got more than 10 million downloads and won various awards. The previous game was shut down by Gamevil in October. But now Digital Legends, the developer of the game, has taken over and is re-publishing the game today with updated visuals. Afterpulse is relaunching on iOS today, fully optimized for the iPhone X and iOS 11. It runs at 60 frames per second,... Read More
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The Best Ebook Reader

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The previous version of Amazon’s Kindle Oasis was the most advanced, and the most expensive, e-reader available during our last round of testing. Its design is unique compared with that of other Kindles, as it features an asymmetrical body (0.13 inch on the thinner edge, 0.33 inch on the thicker edge) with physical page-turn buttons along one edge. It’s shorter than an iPhone 6s Plus and as wide as an iPhone SE lying on its side. In the hand, this e-reader feels shockingly tiny, and with a weight of just 131 grams—nearly 40 percent less than the weight of the Kindle Paperwhite—the Oasis is comfortable for extende... Read More
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Apple says it immediately contacted FBI about unlocking Texas shooter’s iPhone

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Apple is refuting the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s account of the aftermath of the Texas gunman’s attack this past Sunday, saying it reached out to the bureau “immediately” to offer assistance in getting into the gunman’s iPhone and expedite its response to any legal process. The attack, which left 26 dead and many more injured, was committed by now-deceased Devin P. Kelley, who is confirmed to have been carrying an iPhone that may have crucial information about his activities in the lead up to the shooting. The FBI originally cast blame on Apple yesterday without mentioning the compa... Read More
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Bots need transparency and human assistance to win consumers’ trust

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Platforms like Twitter and Facebook were created with the intention of bringing people together, and since their beginnings, they’ve facilitated connections that would otherwise be impossible. But the promise of these open communication platforms has become more complicated as bots enter the mix. Bots built without good intentions, human assistance, and strategic planning can become, intentionally or not, lightning rods for drama. Look at the stories of racist chatbots and bots with ... Read More
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Apple reportedly launching iPad with Face ID and no home button in 2018

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Apple is working on a redesigned iPad that would remove the device’s home button in favor of the new Face ID system introduced on the iPhone X. Bloomberg reports that the new iPad, which will feature a display size “similar” to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, is likely to be released “later next year.” An improved Apple Pencil is also under development and expected to launch alongside the updated tablet. Just as it did for the iPhone, getting rid of the Touch ID home button will allow Apple to trim the iPad’s bottom bezel closer to the device’s edge.... Read More
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FBI can’t break the encryption on Texas shooter’s smartphone

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EnlargeGetty Images | Peter Dazeley The Federal Bureau of Investigation has not been able to break the encryption on the phone owned by a gunman who killed 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday. "We are unable to get into that phone," FBI Special Agent Christopher Combs said in a press conference yesterday (see video).... Read More
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iPhone X review — is it worth $999?

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Apple’s highly anticipated and long-awaited iPhone X is finally out. We got our hands on one and rigorously tested everything we could with it for over a week. Here's our review, and final thoughts, on the device.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: ... Read More
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Exploring the environmental costs of the electronics industry

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Consumers love - and live on - their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering.The cell and smartphone industries have saturated the market; in 2015, it was estimated that 98 percent of all US citizens aged between 18 - 29 years owned a mobile phone. A staggering 86 percent owned smartphones. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers.Watch the full film here: ... Read More
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Here’s what people don’t say about the US trade deficit with China

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The White House says the U.S. trade deficit with China is too high…but it may it be a lot lower than it seems.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenewsSubscribe to CGTN America on YouTubeFollow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews»» Watch CGTN ««Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz - Channel 3... Read More