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Scientists have created the first 3D-printed human corneas

The future comes into focus.

PUBG Files Epic Lawsuit Against Fortnite

A new battle royale is set to be fought in the courts with both companies easily able to afford 100 lawyers.

Pokemon: Let's Go Can Be Played With a Poke Ball

Catch a Pokemon in a real Poke Ball and carry it around just like Ash.

Google's 'Just a Line' lets you doodle in AR with a friend

Earlier this year, Google released an Android app for drawing in AR called Just a Line. Doodling in AR is fun; you can make things objects float in thin air, like an art class at Hogwarts. Problem is, when only you can see what you’re drawing, you look kind of nutso waving around your phone …

Ears-on review: Stereo HomePods will blow you away | Cult of Mac

Stereo-pairing has been one of the most anticipated HomePod features and now that it has finally arrived, it was definitely worth the wait. HomePod owners can now pair two or more speakers together to create rich stereo soundscapes in their house for an audio experience that's unlike any other. CultCast producer

I made my own Labo because Nintendo wouldn’t send me one

When the Labo was announced, I was excited. I’ve been a Nintendo fanboy for some time, so I was pumped to see what the Japanese games company had created and put it through its paces. But, I couldn’t, because Nintendo wouldn’t send me one. Now, this needs a bit of context. TNW is an international …

It's the perfect time to give 'Pokémon Go' another chance

With summer fast approaching, we're giving Pokémon Go another chance.

Sega's 'Team Sonic Racing' is all about co-op karting

Sega has offered a peek at 'Team Sonic Racing,' which promises to bring group play to the classic karting formula.

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MARY MEEKER'S TECH STATE OF THE UNION: Everything happening on the internet in 2018

Each year, the legendary internet stock analyst turned investor Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers puts together a presentation on the state of the web.


The next game in the Fallout series is called Fallout 76

Another intriguing rumor is that Fallout 76 is a multiplayer-oriented game. That isn’t to say that users won’t be able to play it in single player mode (we don’t know either way), but they should expect multiplayer to be the main focus of the game.


Bethesda finally announces a new Fallout game, Nintendo announces a handful of Pokémon games for Switch, and Sony announces what you can download for free with PS Plus in June. Lots of announcing!

Wear Pride on your wrist with new Apple Watch face | Cult of Mac

The discovery was made by Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac , which had previously reported on the new pride face when it was found in a beta version of iOS 11.3. Rambo said the June 4 release date is present inside the software, leading him to speculate Apple would announce it during the keynote of WWDC that day.

Valve Pulls 'Active Shooter' Game Set in School After Outcry

UPDATE: Both Acid and Revived Games, the publisher and developer for Active Shooter, have also been removed from the platform.


Atari could have something great here with this new arrival but with little info regarding what this device does why ask for a pre order 😕 I'm hoping for a machine that combines latest releases with the VC catalogue/cloud storage/stream media etc something that Nintendo don't

Fallout 76 teased by Bethesda ahead of E3 2018

Of course, while we don’t know anything about the game, we do know some small things about Vault 76. It’s mentioned in both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 as one of 17 planned “control” vaults with around 500 people in it, designed to open 20 years after any nuclear war. These vaults were used as a baseline for results of experimental vaults. 

Mapbox launches Vision SDK and partners with Mobileye to manage self-driving car data

Microsoft just became more valuable than Alphabet by $10 billion

Alphabet, the parent company of Google and several offshoots like Waymo and Google Fiber, has been leading Microsoft since it was first formed in 2015. But over the past few months, Microsoft slowly gained ground due to its valuable cloud computing business, according to the report.

Tesla on Autopilot crashes into parked police car

It seems as if Telsa’s troubles as of late keep mounting. Now there has been another Autopilot crash–this time a Tesla Model S slammed into a parked police cruiser in Laguna Beach, California, reports USA Today . The driver told police he had Autopilot engaged at the time of the crash. Luckily, the driver only experienced minor injuries and the police officer wasn’t in his car when the crash occurred. It’s too early to say what the exact cause of the crash was, but it follows other Tesla crashes where the company’s Autopilot system was engaged.


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How to set up HomePod stereo pairs with AirPlay 2 | Cult of Mac

Almost a year after it was first announced, AirPlay 2 is finally ready and running on iOS. AirPlay 2 lets you stream audio from your iPad or iPhone to more than one speaker at the same time (something that has always been possible on the Mac). And if you use AirPlay 2 with a pair of HomePod speakers, you can choose to treat them as the left and right speakers of a stereo pair, giving a much bigger-sounding audio picture.

The Wyze Cam Pan offers robust security for just $30

Setting the Cam Pan up is a breeze. It only took a few minutes to sync it to Wyze's smartphone app, which pipes in livestreamed footage atop an intuitive dashboard. As with its predecessor, the software is the system's strong suit, and I was setting complex recording triggers in no time. Should it alert my phone when it detected any sound, or just when it heard the high pitch of a smoke alarm? And did I want to be notified when anything moved or should I dial down the sensitivity until only humans trip the camera? Whatever you choose, Wyze freely stores alert recordings in the cloud for two weeks.

15 Google Chrome now supports more password-free sign-ins

This release supports the Generic Sensor API, a universal standard that lets web apps talk to sensors in devices like VR headsets and fitness trackers. You could move around a 3D world just by moving your head or wrist, for instance. You should also see a unified experience between mobile VR and its more advanced desktop counterparts. If you're nervous about Spectre-style attacks, there's also wider use of site isolation to reduce the chances of a page swiping data from your other browser tabs.


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Reddit surpasses Facebook to become the 3rd most visited site in the US

It’s important to note that analyzing web traffic using a tool like Alexa is not an exact science, but it’s interesting that it has now put Reddit ahead of Facebook.

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Is the FBI right about rebooting your router?

Update, May 30 at 8:27 a.m.: According to the FBI's PSA regarding VPNFilter , the reboot recommendation is not intended to remove the malware, but rather to "temporarily disrupt [it] and aid the potential identification of infected devices." In other words, the FBI is enlisting you in a search-and-destroy operation. Needless to say, we recommend the aforementioned firmware update and factory reset if you own one of the affected router models.

Australia to draft new driving laws for self-driving cars - Video | ZDNet

The National Transport Commission has announced the drafting of a new national law that will enable the use of autonomous vehicles on Australian roads. Read more:

Cracking open Nintendo's NES Classic Edition game console

NES emulator on a single-board computer: The Classic Edition is basically a Nintendo-sanctioned NES emulator running on a Linux single-board computer. Yes, Linux. And if you're wondering whether it's possible to hack the Classic Edition and load more games? That answer is also yes. There's plenty of information on the internet that will show you how to update the system's software and install additional games. But be warned: There's always a chance that modifying your system could cause irreparable damage. More importantly, downloading and using games for which you don't already own a license for is usually illegal.

Apple's iOS 11.4 Finally Delivers Messages in iCloud

Messages in iCloud lets you store all your messages in Apple's cloud storage service to free up space on your phone or tablet and allow for better syncing across devices.

Apple inks deal for Emily Dickinson comedy series | Cult of Mac

Apple reportedly ordered a full season of the comedy TV show that will use Dickinson’s environment to explore the constraints of society on gender and family.

Certain sounds played on laptops can cause system crashes and disrupt hard drives

The researchers found that audible sound can cause the drive head mechanics to "vibrate outside of operational bounds" while "ultrasonic sound causes false positives in the shock sensor, which is designed to prevent a head crash," the paper noted. This effect has been demonstrated in hard drives from all three major vendors—Seagate, Western Digital, and Toshiba—and tests have resulted in drives becoming unresponsive (until the system is rebooted) on both Windows and Linux, as well as causing intermittent freezing and complete system crashes on Windows.

Meet REMUS, the robot that discovered $17 billion in sunken treasure | ZDNet

Aside from regular duty doing research around the world, REMUS saw action in Iraqi Freedom when the U.S. Navy used it to look for mines in the Persian Gulf. It was also used to find the remains of Air France 447 when it crashed off the coast of Brazil a decade ago.

WhatsApp takes on Apple Pay Cash with peer-to-peer payments

Powered by UPI, the service is expected to rollout to users as early as next week following a beta test. It could launch with just three banking partners initially as WhatsApp races to compete with rival payments services.

Moto G6 launches as Amazon Prime Exclusive phone for $235 | ZDNet

As stated by Amazon, Prime Exclusive Phones are available at discounted pricing for Prime members and provide a single sign-on experience offering Prime members easy access to their Prime benefits. Prime Exclusive Phones come pre-loaded with the most popular Amazon apps, with access to thousands of popular movies and TV shows with Prime Video, over two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos, free two-day shipping on millions of items, and more.

The Best Computer Speakers of 2018

Few things in life are as important as good music. But as you've probably noticed, that music only sounds as good as the system it's playing through. Many PCs and Macs don't come with very good speakers. And that's to say nothing of the tiny built-in drivers found in most laptops. Even if you're on a tight budget, low-cost speakers can noticeably improve your listening experience. Here are things to consider when picking the best speaker system for your computer.

Photos: 10 amazing transportation tech innovations

Taking a plane from one side of the world to the other is taxing at the best of times--it's hard to sit still for the 10 to 11 hours a flight can take. Sub-orbital air travel could be the solution to that problem, potentially shrinking a nine-hour flight into the length of a feature film.

Apple could finally get its iPhone super-cycle this year | Cult of Mac

While iPhone sales rose over the last year, the 217 million iPhones sold in the last year was only a 1 percent increase from one year previous. If Apple can persuade more of its customers to upgrade — by offering its newer iPhone X tech at a lower price point — this could turn out to be an amazing year for the company.

Strap Your AirPods to Your Wrist With This Odd Accessory

This handy yet slightly silly-looking AirPod holder slides onto your Apple Watch band, so you can keep your wireless headphones close by at all times.

Sketchy photo purports to show iOS 12's new features

We’ve seen some incredibly sketchy Apple “leaks” over the years. This one, a photo that purportedly shows an iOS 12 upgrade ready to be installed on an iPhone, is up there with the most ludicrous.

Today in Apple history: Apple hits 100 million iPod touch sold | Cult of Mac

The new 16GB music player lacks some features of its high-end siblings. However, the smaller price tag and a savvy selfie cam make it appealing to new customers.

14 totally real side effects of Ambien, according to Dr. Roseanne Barr

If the simple sleeping pill caused her to spew anachronistic racial epithets in the middle of the night, what else can she blame on it? Here are just a few of the apparent side effects of Ambien, if we are to believe the research conducted by the Roseanne Barr School of Medicine.

Find My iPhone helps save kidnapped bride from forced marriage | Cult of Mac

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told a court that she was expected to have a child with her cousin in order for him to obtain a British visa. However, using her iPhone she was able to alert her boyfriend in the U.K., who then contacted the police. They were able to locate her due to the Find My iPhone feature usually used for tracking down lost devices.

Blockchain Decoded on Flipboard

Matthew Lesko made his name in the 1990s in a question-marked suit yelling about free money. But he’s not sold on cryptocurrencies.<p><i>This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives.</i><p>You probably don't know the name Matthew …

Cheaper HomePod, smarter Siri predicted for WWDC | Cult of Mac

Will any of this happen? A focus on ARKit and ML Core seems like a no-brainer, while better Siri for HomePod will certainly be welcome if Apple chooses to introduce it. The most far-fetched suggestion is for a lower-cost HomePod under the Beats banner, although Munster is not the first person to mention such a thing .

Nintendo Is Getting Three New Pokémon Games to Drive Switch Sales

Three new Pokémon videogames coming to Nintendo Co.’s Switch game machine this year could provide important sales fuel as the company looks to avoid the kind of thin slate of releases that doomed its previous game machine.

Report: You may soon be able to 'log in with Snapchat'

The details : Rumor has it that Snapchat is working on a developer kit which would allow third parties to access its signature camera. It’s also allegedly working on an option which would let users “log in with Snapchat” to other apps.

Zynga Buys Mobile Developer Gram Games for $250 Million in Cash


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How Futures Trading Changed Bitcoin Prices

From Bitcoin’s inception in 2009 through mid-2017, its price remained under $4,000. In the second half of 2017, it climbed dramatically to nearly $20,000, but descended rapidly starting in mid-December. The peak price coincided with the introduction of bitcoin futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The rapid run-up and subsequent fall in the price after the introduction of futures does not appear to be a coincidence. Rather, it is consistent with trading behavior that typically accompanies the introduction of futures markets for an asset.

GDPR vs. ePrivacy: The 3 differences you need to know

After months of waiting, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018, and user inboxes were flooded with emails alerting them of changes to company privacy policies. However, even though the world has (mostly) accepted GDPR and kept moving forward, that isn't the end of EU privacy regulations for the tech industry.

Andrew Heumann on Instagram: “There’s almost nothing in the world I like better than the line from a 0.25mm #rapidograph. . . . #generative #sketch #generativeart #gh3d…”

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Google spinoff Dandelion uses ground energy to heat and cool your home

Dandelion Air is a geothermal system that moves heat between the house and the ground using plastic pipes and a pump, bringing heat to the building in winter and pushing heat into the ground in summer.


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Facebook launches Oculus Venues social spectating app in VR

I tried it out using an Oculus Go headset, and showed up in the middle of a Golden State Warriors basketball game. I talked with other users in VR and moved around to see the point of view from various seats within the arena. I could see the action from behind the basket, or move to the sidelines where I was close to the players and the coaches. I liked how I could meet other users and turn them into friends with the click of a button. And the sound of chatter worked in three dimensions. The closer I was to someone speaking, the louder they sounded. Overall, I felt like it was a cool experience that brings the “wow factor” with an experience that you can only have in VR.

51 Uber talking driverless-car partnership with Waymo
52 Project Fi now works with LG's newest phones and Moto's affordable G6
53 Google’s Project Fi now supports Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ
54 China's SenseTime raises $620 million, its second funding round in...
55 Government investigation finds federal agencies failing at cybersecurity basics
56 The best office tech for under $50 | ZDNet
57 The one question you should ask when you’re given vague instructions
58 Amazon’s Prime-Whole Foods discount begins its nationwide expansion
59 LG V35 ThinQ launched with a focus on FirstNet and emergency responders | ZDNet
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61 Technology that changed us: The 1990s, from WorldWideWeb to Google | ZDNet
62 GDPR attacks: First Google, Facebook, now activists go after Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn | ZDNet
63 Google brings its FilesGo Android device management app to China
64 ​Security alert: Watch out for password-stealing malware says FBI | ZDNet
65 iHeartMedia is launching a scripted podcast for teens
66 President of China endorses blockchain technology
67 A Siri-powered Beats speaker may launch next week - but who wants one?
68 Apple releases iOS 11.4 for iPhone and iPad | ZDNet
69 Google's Project Fi is starting to look like a real phone network with 3 new devices
70 Jira bug exposed private server keys at major companies, researcher finds | ZDNet
71 Quebec’s electricity deal with cryptocurrency miners makes sense
72 Nokia's new 5.1, 3.1, 2.1 Android phones: You get bigger screens for mid-range prices | ZDNet
73 Windows 10 on Arm: Tests say Snapdragon 845 could bring big speed boost | ZDNet
74 California to become the first state to test digital license plates
75 Malicious Git repos could see an attacker remotely execute code on your system
76 Ambien just delivered an epic clapback to Roseanne
77 Instagram is the best photo sharing app [Essential iOS Apps #20]
78 Here’s how much it costs to launch a 51% attack on PoW cryptocurrencies
79 Hulu's live TV service hits 800K subscriber mark in first year
80 This well-known productivity advice is actually pretty bad
81 Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: “We were late on fake news”
82 PUBG and Fortnite set to battle (royale) over alleged copyright infringement
83 Apple Seeds Developer Beta 1 of iOS 11.4.1, macOS 10.13.6, tvOS 11.4.1, watchOS 4.3.2
84 Walmart Says It Will Pay for Its Workers to Earn College Degrees
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86 Google brings AR tours to its Expeditions field trip app
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88 HP Mindframe headset actively keeps your ears cool while you play
89 Google reportedly won't build AI weapons after Project Maven controversy
90 Google's iPhone-to-Android AR doodle experiment is now live for you to play with
91 Google says its military AI work will be guided by ethical principles
92 Google AR Expeditions just arrived on iOS and Android