Pokemon announces new game for Nintendo Switch
Along with the new title for the Nintendo Switch, comes two new games for the 3DS.
Master & Dynamic partners with Bamford Watch Department for limited edition headphones
Because apparently nobody sleeps at Master & Dynamic, today finds the audio company introducing yet another partnership. Indeed, the premium brand is launching a set of limited edition versions of its MW60 Over-Ear headphones.
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iOS 11 just introduced the one keyboard feature we've all been waiting for
As iPhones continue to get larger, especially for the Plus models, a one-handed keyboard is a small touch that can go a long way in improving the experience of using the phone. iOS 11 is now available for developers and the beta version will be open to the public later this month. The update will later come as a free software update for iPhone 5S and all subsequent models, this fall.
Amazon launches a low-cost version of Prime for customers on government assistance
Amazon announced today it’s making its Prime membership program more affordable to customers on government assistance programs, including food stamps. The program, which requires that customers have a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to qualify, will bring the cost of Prime down from $10.99 per month to just half that, at $5.99 per month instead.
Uber fired more than 20 employees after receiving 215 claims of sexual harassment
The investigation by outside law firm Perkins Coie looked into
215 claims of sexual harassment, taking no action in 100
instances, Bloomberg said. There are still cases under
investigation as well.
Pinterest Raises $150 Million at 2015 Share Price
The last fundraising round was in April 2015, valuing the business at about $11 billion. Because the number of shares in the company has grown over time, its new valuation is $12.3 billion, Pinterest said. The company filed securities documents associated with the financing, which were analyzed by private stock market firm Equidate and shared with Bloomberg.
Amazon, Reddit, the ACLU, and more set net neutrality ‘day of action’
The protest day is set five days before the first deadline for comments on the FCC’s proposal, a move that also mimics the 2014 protest. Ultimately, the Democrat-led FCC decided in 2015 to use strong Title II regulations to enforce net neutrality. The current FCC, led by Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai, is now attempting to do away with those rules.
Source: Bozoma Saint John heads to Uber from Apple
Last week, ahead of WWDC, there was a ripple of news when it was discovered that Bozoma Saint John — one of the more noticeable execs at the company for being a woman of color, who led an Apple Music demo at the previous year’s WWDC to some acclaim — was leaving Apple. Now TechCrunch has learned where she’s landing: she’s going to Uber.
WhatsApp for iOS gets filters for photos, videos, and GIFs
WhatsApp users with iPhones will soon be able to add filters to photos, videos, and GIFs, one of three changes to the popular app announced today.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are coming to Nintendo 3DS in November
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are coming to Nintendo 3DS in November
Apple takes on Amazon Echo with $350 Siri-powered HomePod - TechRepublic
SiriKit also has more capabilities in iOS11, including easy integrations with apps for task management, banking, and others. The digital assistant can better understand your voice, the context of your requests, your interests, how you use your device, and ultimately, what you want next, Federighi said. It can now predict what news stories you might want to read, and can respond to a text message asking "Where are you?" with an estimation of when you will arrive at a given location. It can also make a calendar appointment based on an event booked through Safari.
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Lyft wants to bring self-driving cars to Boston in the coming months
The two companies are working together to prepare for the era of
self-driving Lyfts. They're trying to plan out the whole
experience from a customer ordering a ride to getting in the car
to what happens while the ride is underway. They're also
redesigning the Lyft app to run on tablets placed inside the
self-driving cars, Green said.
HomePod, iOS 11, iMac Pro: All the news from Apple WWDC 2017
Both iPad Pros will get new displays, with True Tone, DCI-P3 gamut, 600-nit brightness and ultralow reflectivity. A new feature, Pro Motion, bumps the refresh rate to 120Hz. Latency drops to 20ms with the Apple Pencil. They're also faster, thanks to the 12-core GPU and six-core CPU Fusion A10X chip. A better camera with 4K and wide-gamut capture is another hardware highlight, along with USB-C fast charging. They both come with 64GB memory and start at $650 for the smaller and $800 for the larger model. They'll be available next week.
Apple Helped U.K. Investigate Terrorist Attacks, CEO Says
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said the company has helped U.K. officials investigate terror attacks, while reiterating his dismay over U.S. plans to quit the Paris agreement on climate change.
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Facebook Live videos now feature closed captioning
Facebook Live videos are now able to include closed captioning, Facebook announced today, granting more access to the hearing impaired. Closed captioning has been on the agenda for Facebook since April when it was first alluded to at its annual F8 developer conference .
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Enigma: Why the fight to break Nazi encryption still matters
Breaking into the U-boat's "Shark" code in 1943 set in motion a series of dominoes that ultimately led to the Nazi defeat. Intercepted U-boat messages made the Allies better at sinking the vessels, which contributed to the German Navy's decision to pull its U-boats out of the Atlantic later that year, Kenyon says. That respite allowed the Allies to prepare for D-Day in 1944 and to end the war in 1945.
Inside iOS 11: Apple's Photos app gains native support for animated GIFs
Apple's upcoming iOS 11 will add support for viewing animated GIFs in the native Photos app, and it will also automatically sort them into a dedicated folder of animated images, making it even easier to find the pictures you are looking for.
How one healthcare giant embraced digital transformation and reinvented itself with the cloud - TechRepublic
What has enabled us to maintain our leadership is our adoption of cloud-native applications and agile methodologies. When we explored our move to the cloud, we knew we needed more than infrastructure as a service: We needed a platform to drive transformation and innovation faster. The platform needed to work on multiple clouds, with multiple programming languages. We needed something fast, fault tolerant, and that scaled easily. We wanted to run workloads in different locations, based on the requirements we had, and we wanted it to be seamless and easy.
Apple halves 2TB iCloud plan to $9.99 a month
Among the many announcements at WWDC yesterday, Apple cut the cost of its 2TB iCloud storage plan in half — from $19.99 a month to $9.99. This replaces the now-defunct 1TB plan that was previously offered at that price point.
NASA Lit a Fire in Space Again Because at This Point Sure Why Not
Besides getting the chance to light a fire in space, which is objectively awesome, SAFFIRE can help NASA scientists understand how fire spreads in microgravity and prepare safety measures accordingly. Fire is especially dangerous during orbital missions because astronauts are typically enclosed in pretty tight quarters and ventilation fans onboard can feed a fire the air it needs to move in any direction .
WND Partners With Sigfox To Supply UK With IoT Network
Internet of Things network operator Wireless Network Devices (WND) has announced a partnership with Sigfox to build a national UK IoT network by the end of 2018.
Cowboy Bebop Is Getting an American, Live-Action TV Series
In the original Cowboy Bebop series that ran for 26 episodes and concluded in 1999, humans have fled an uninhabitable Earth in favor of various colonized planet where groups of bounty hunters make a living tracking down rogue criminals. The series chronicles the adventures of the Bebop, a ship piloted by one Spike Spiegel (a con artist,) his partner Jet Black (a former police officer,) Faye Valentine (a con artist dealing with amnesia,) Ed Wong (a prodigy hacker,) and their dog Ein, a superhumanly intelligent corgi.
In the coming cloud computing war, storage is the next front
As the market wheels keep on turning, there is no stopping the pricing trends that are already in the works. Prices for virtual machines and object storage will continue to fall. According to the 451 Research Digital Economics Unit, what we may soon get to witness are relational databases entering the competitive ring of fire. At the same time, expect to see new services such as Amazon’s Lambda, which is priced in time to execute commands versus pricing per virtual machine model.
watchOS 4 Focuses on Fun and Fundamentals
Apple has announced the fourth major update to watchOS for the Apple Watch. Improvements include person-to-person payments, enhanced fitness tracking, and updated music controls, plus new watch faces.
The Nintendo Switch is getting its first Pokémon game
As a "deluxe" version of the original "Pokkén
Tournament" game for the Wii U, the new game will feature five
new Pokémon, bringing the total number of playable
characters to 21. The new, "deluxe" features include 3-on-3 team
battles, online ranked matches, and friend-only one-on-one and
group matches that don't impact your global ranking.
MacOS High Sierra has some really cool new features
High Sierra will use the new Apple File System (APFS) as a new default file system instead of HFS Plus. This new file system has lots of improvements including the ability to instantly duplicate a very large amount of data.
The best new feature for the Apple Watch proves Apple is serious about fitness tracking
If you've ever tried to track your indoor workouts, you may have noticed some discrepancies between what your fitness tracker tells you and what the treadmill tells you, and it can be hard to tell which one to listen to. The new technology will hopefully eliminate that confusion and make for better workouts for both fitness buffs and beginners alike.
AR you ready? Here's why Apple can win augmented reality
Apple ARKit could be the right AR solution at the right time. It gives developers the tools they need to develop apps with augmented reality features, and the price of entry for users is as simple as owning an iPhone or iPad.
California, China defy U.S. climate retreat with new cleantech tie-up
BEIJING California said it would cooperate with China on clean technology, emissions trading and other "climate-positive" efforts in a bid to fill a gap left after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord last week.
Say hello to Apple's HomePod smart speaker
Meet Apple's new HomePod smart speaker, which for $349 will have the Siri assistant on board and take on the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
DigitalOcean improves production workload protection with firewalls
DigitalOcean launched a new firewall service today that’s aimed at making it easier for developers to protect the virtual machines they have running in the company’s cloud.
The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?
Judith Donath of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society wrote, “People will move more deeply into connected life – and they also will be moved there whether they want to be or not. The connection of the physical world to information networks enables the collection of an unimaginably vast amount of data about each of us, making it possible to closely model how we think and to devise increasingly effective ways of influencing how we act and what we believe. Attaining this ability is extraordinarily valuable to anyone with something to sell or promote. The crucial key is getting people to provide the data, and it’s not surprising that we’re already seeing many once stand-alone objects (watches, heart rate monitors, thermostats, cameras, house keys and so on) turn into data-collecting network devices. My concern with the safety of things that are part of deeply connected world is not about its security and the dangers of being hacked (though those are real, and quite serious) but with the dangers that come with their intended uses: collecting a vast amount of intimate data about each person, while weaving themselves into everyday life as a source of great convenience and pampering.
Michael Moore launches 'Trumpileaks' website for whistleblowers
Michael Moore is starting a new secure website called "Trumpileaks" for whistleblowers to share information from the Trump administration. The website, which features encrypted messaging apps like Signal and Peerio, offers instructions to leakers for send information digitally or through the mail. Moore wrote in a letter on the site that it is a "patriotic duty" to leak information coming out of the White House. ADVERTISEMENT "From the time you opened this letter to the time you get to the bottom of it, there’s a decent chance that our President will have violated the constitution, obstructed justice, lied to the American people, encouraged or supported acts of violence, or committed some horrible mistake that would’ve ended any other politician's career (or sent you or I to jail). And just like all the times he’s done so in the past, he will get away with it," Moore wrote. Moore’s website comes one day after a government contractor was charged with leaking classified information to a news outlet. Reality Leigh Winner reportedly sent a top secret National Security Agency document to The Intercept that alleged Russian military intelligence launched a 2016 cyberattack on a voting software company.
HomeKit sweet home: The Apple-powered house of the future is ready for you to move in | ZDNet
"This is part of the thinking we've got around extending our relationship with the customer beyond the initial one year move-in timeframe, which is traditionally around how much of the industry has viewed its customer base... the goal would be to view ourselves as a shelter partner and really provide you with feedback on how the very expensive investment you've made -- probably the most expensive you'll ever make in your life -- is behaving," Foley said." I think the quantified self is going to become the quantified home."
Warning: iOS 11 won't work with these iPhones and iPads - TechRepublic
The upcoming iOS 11 software update is only compatible with 64-bit devices. This means that the iPhone 5 and 5c, along with certain iPads, won't support it.
Saint John rose to prominence last year at Apple’s annual developer conference, where she introduced a revised version of the company’s music streaming service designed to make it easier to use. She told Business Insider that her role at Uber will be to burnish the company’s brand and make it more like Apple’s. “It’s grown so quickly in such a short amount of time -- and leadership and others have been so focused on growing the business -- that this very moment is about changing the image of Uber and crafting what that brand story is,” Saint John told the website. “That hasn’t been done yet.” Saint John will be Uber’s highest ranking black executive.
Trump’s Twitter Blocking May Violate First Amendment
In a letter sent to the President today, the Knight First Amendment Institute, an offshoot of the larger Knight Foundation that focuses on protecting First Amendment rights in the digital age, argued that when Trump blocks people on Twitter, he’s violating their right to free speech. The letter contends that the @realdonaldtrump Twitter feed is a “designated public forum,” no different from a city council or school board meeting. The First Amendment bars the government from censoring individuals in such forums, based on their views. Through the letter, the Institute asks Trump to unblock these accounts and stop blocking people in the future. If he doesn’t, the Institute will file a lawsuit, according to Katie Fallow, a senior fellow there.
How Fake Science Saved Lives in Victorian London
Fake health news can feel like an epidemic these days, but it was also rampant during the Victorian era, when bodily ailments were often a matter of life-or death. But unlike the questionable remedies you may be familiar with—vaginal steaming for your cramps, or a float tank to chill your anxiety out?—some of the bogus ideas about wellness cultivated in 19th century England actually helped save lives, by bringing public health issues to the forefront.
Apple's biggest announcements from WWDC
Apple's annual WWDC conference kicks off today, June 5 in San Jose, California. During the first-day keynote, Apple announced iOS 11, MacOS High Sierra, a new iPod Pro and the HomePod speaker.
How to Add a Services Section to Your Facebook Page : Social Media Examiner
It’s important to note that currently there’s no way to rearrange your services. They’re ordered by how you enter them. Hence, the first service you enter will be at the bottom of the list, and the last service you enter will be at the top of the list. The last three services you enter will be the ones featured on your Facebook page’s timeline. These are things to consider when adding your services.
The internet of things is making us paranoid, but we’ll choose convenience in the end
Soon your Amazon Echo, your Google Home, and your Apple HomePod will all be able to talk about you behind your back. The internet of things is here and despite concerns about hackers, ransomware, privacy, and infringement on civil liberties, it looks like it's here to stay. After all, what are a few civil liberties compared to being able to tell Alexa to Wang Chung tonight whenever you want?
UK police make first arrest triggered by facial recognition
The setup used by the police is unclear. For the Champions League final, officers used a "real-time" hardware and software solution developed by NEC. It's possible that a similar system was used for the arrest, as well as the broader trials taking place in the city centre. A request for tender published by South Wales Police does, however, mention a "Slow Time Static Face Search" linked to 500,000 custody images in a "Niche Record Management" database, which seems to be separate from the real-time monitoring. Regardless, multiple vans have been spotted in Cardiff with cameras on the roof and a "facial recognition fitted" warning on the side.
Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving
Drivers will still be able to use Apple CarPlay, of course, in cars that are equipped with it. Apple CarPlay is a car interface specifically designed to allow drivers to hear and respond to text messages using voice commands and to safely use other iPhone features while driving. it's available from a number of automobile manufacturers, including General Motors (GM) , Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) , BMW and Honda (HMC) , and works through a computer screen in the car.
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HPE updates OneView with new automation features and DevOps integrations - TechRepublic
On Monday, at HPE Discover 2017 in Las Vegas, HPE introduced updates to its OneView software that could make it a more useful tool for DevOps practitioners. Announcements included improved infrastructure automation, container support, and new partner integrations.