Google wants to be Apple again. Here's the problem
Commentary: To succeed in mobile hardware, Google will have to master something for which it has never shown expertise: product marketing.
Download iOS 11 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
If you’re not getting the iOS 11 update via OTA update then you can download the appropriate iOS 11 IPSW file for your device from the links provided below. You can check your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch’s back cover for the model number to download the appropriate download link.
UAG Monarch and Plasma Galaxy Note 8 cases: in pictures | ZDNet
There are plenty of cases available for the most popular smartphones, but my absolute favorite comes from Urban Armor Gear. The UAG Monarch in crimson is stunning and provides the style and protection I want in a case.
'Star Trek: Discovery' fights for more than Trekkies' hearts
Following Star Trek's legacy, the new show reminds us about the power of inclusion and diversity at a time when Americans seem more divided than ever.
Deliveroo raises $385M in new funding, now valued at ‘over $2 Billion’
Second, the company plans to continue to grow the size of its technology team who, amongst other things, work on Deliveroo’s “real-time logistics algorithm and artificial intelligence systems” to help improve the speed and number of deliveries that can be made in order to increase what are otherwise very thin margins for on-demand food delivery. Another aspect to its data science is working out where it should launch the next Editions kitchens and what type of food is in demand locally.
The Best PC Games of 2017
$59.99 %displayPrice% at %seller% Nier: Automata is an action-RPG developed by Platinum Games, the studio behind the Bayonetta games, and directed by Yoko Taro, the creator of the Drakengard series and the original Nier. Platinum Games' previous works excel on the gameplay front, but their stories are generally campy schlock. Taro's games, on the other hand, are brilliantly depressing stories tied together with weak gameplay. Nier: Automata is a marriage of Platinum Games' intense action combat and Taro's wacky, yet somber storytelling, and is easily one of the better games released in 2017, thanks to the hot android-on-robot combat. Unfortunately, Nier: Automata suffers from some technical issues. A lack of developer support compounds this, so you'll need to rely on fan-made patches if you want to get the very best performance out of the game.
10 cool robots at this year's RoboBusiness Conference | ZDNet
This year's conference in Santa Clara is all about empowering businesses to develop a better robotics strategy. More than 2000 attendees will mingle with industry experts. But the real draw, of course, will be the bots.
3 tips to make using ssh easier
Linux admins are likely to use secure shell often. These tips will help make the experience more efficient.
How to Use New Features in iOS 11 Messages App on iPhone and iPad
But it looks like there are still some kinks to work out in the feature. It was removed from the iOS 11 betas and it looks like the feature will ship at a later data (and not with the final iOS 11 release). This could be an iOS 11.1 feature.
Internet giants, once above the fray, are on the defensive in Washington
Unlike in Europe, where they have faced a bevy of new rules and
billion-dollar fines, internet giants have avoided virtually all
types of government regulation in the United States, even as
their market power continues to grow. Amazon , for example,
controls more than a third of U.S. online commerce, while Google
and Facebook combined account for more than sixty percent of the
U.S. digital ad market.
5 tips for building a tech emergency kit
Natural disasters can strike anywhere, any time. Here are five tips to make sure you can still communicate and access important information.
Kushner used private email to conduct White House business
Aides who have exchanged emails with Kushner on his private account since President Donald Trump took office in January include former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, and spokesman Josh Raffel, according to emails described to or shown to POLITICO. In some cases, those White House officials have emailed Kushner’s account first, said people familiar with the messages. At times, Bannon and Priebus have also used private email accounts to correspond with Kushner and others.
'Star Trek: Discovery' Premieres Tonight - Slashdot
Tonight CBS will premiere the first new Star Trek TV series in 12 years at 8:30 p.m . on the company's regular broadcast network. Immediately afterward, the second episode of Star Trek: Discovery will stream exclusively on CBS All Access -- the company's $6 per month streaming service... CBS saw an opportunity to leverage the built-in popularity of Star Trek to help fuel its fledgling All Access streaming service. The service currently has about 1 million subscribers and the company's goal is to grow it to 4 million by 2020...
But once fans watch Discovery, they'll notice the show's production values aren't like a typical broadcast show, but more reminiscent of a premium cable or streaming show. CBS was able to justify spending a bit more money on Discovery since it's going onto the paid tier. Sometimes, you really do get what you pay for.
How to Update Jailbroken iPhone or iPad to iOS 11
If you have got a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and try to update to iOS 11 using OTA update when it is released, then you will be stuck at the “Checking for Update” screen as you can see above.
US Navy hooking up Xbox controllers to new submarines
No, multiplayer Halo tournaments are not coming to a submarine near you. But, the US Navy is working on integrating the familiar Xbox 360 controller (but not the newer Xbox One controller) with its newest Virginia-class submarines. According to the Virginian-Pilot newspaper , game controllers are being tested with modern periscope systems, which have long since replaced the traditional giant tube with a series of high-resolution cameras.
Want an Apple-1? A Steve Jobs autograph? Get your bids in
After the unveiling, she said, Jobs came down and sat on a table close to her. She froze, then fanned out the magazines -- Time, Businessweek, Fortune, Newsweek -- in front of him and asked if he would sign one. "I don't do autographs," he told her. Williams said she locked eyes with him and asked him to "write something from your heart then," at which point he smiled and his persona completely flipped. Jobs hesitated, then pulled the Newsweek, writing "I love manufacturing." He hesitated again. He underlined "love." He looked at Williams, then he signed it.
Photos: A glimpse of the iconic scenes and gadgets of Star Trek
This image from the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University shows two types of optical tractor beams that were projected in the lab. The center has created a real-life tractor beam that is a meter long and 400 times brighter than anything they've made before.
How to work smarter with ssh
Last but not least, if you've enabled ssh-key authentication, you can make use of the ssh-add and ssh-agent commands, which allow you to add your ssh keys and then start an agent instance, such that you do not need to keep entering your ssh key passwords. Once you're done with the session, you can exit out of the session and the next time you attempt to log in with ssh, you'll have to have the password. Just remember to exit the ssh-agent session to be safe.
How IOT network standards can influence security | ZDNet
Chris Penrose, president of IOT solutions at AT&T, explains the security factors that influenced AT&T's decision to deploy LTE-M networks.
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Why Bitcoin Could Split Into Three in November: QuickTake Q&A
Bitcoin has become so successful that the way it operates needs upgrading, and fast. Trouble is, there are opposing views on how to do that and no all-powerful administrative body to determine which method to adopt. After all, part of bitcoin’s allure is its lack of central oversight. The arguments between the different camps transcend the purely technical to encompass philosophy and politics, raising the prospect of the cryptocurrency splitting into different offshoots. After splitting once already in August, another test awaits in November.
11 Most Annoying iOS 11 Features and How to Fix Them
Apple has changed the behavior of the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles in iOS 11, which is confusing a lot of users. If you disable the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth toggle in Control Center, the iOS device will immediately disconnect from Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth accessories, but they will continue to be available for what Apple calls important features such as AirDrop, AirPlay, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, Continuity features like Handoff and Instant Hotpot and Location Services. So when you disable the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth toggle from the Control Center, the color of the icons change from blue to gray.
Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook
Now huddled in a private room on the sidelines of a meeting of world leaders in Lima, Peru, two months before Trump’s inauguration, Obama made a personal appeal to Zuckerberg to take the threat of fake news and political disinformation seriously. Unless Facebook and the government did more to address the threat, Obama warned, it would only get worse in the next presidential race.
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If you're in the market for a new phone and don't want to spend a ton on the iPhone X, then this might be the phone for you.
iPhone X vs. iPhone 8: Which New Apple Phone Should You Buy?
Overall, if price is your biggest concern, the iPhone 8 gives you the powerful A11 processor, wireless charging, and some small improvements to camera and display in a compact form factor. If camera quality is a primary concern and you prefer a bigger screen, the iPhone 8 Plus packs in dual rear camera sensors, a larger, higher-resolution display, and most of the features you get with the iPhone X. Finally, if price is no object, the iPhone X is leaps and bounds ahead of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in terms of design and hardware, incorporating innovative new technology. We'll be testing all three in the coming months, so stay tuned for more details.
Tim Cook: $999 is a ‘value price’ for iPhone X
“Well, it’s a value price, actually, for the technology you’re getting. As it turns out most people are now paying for phones over long periods of time. And so very few people will pay the price tag of the phone initially. Also most people actually trade in their current phone, and so that reduces the price further, and some carriers even throw in subsidies and discounts.
Equifax sends breach victims to fake support site
Can you tell the difference between equifaxsecurity2017.com and securityequifax2017.com? One is a lookalike support page set up to teach Equifax a lesson.
Australian government promises national space agency | ZDNet
"Having a recognised, government-backed space agency means that Australia's footprint in the global space industry is going to get bigger and more formalised. We'll be able to collaborate more closely with other nations on space missions, have stronger strategies that support and propel space startups, and greater definition around our own space activities and intentions.
This Startup Is Luring Top Talent With $3 Million Salary Packages
China may have a reputation for low wages and sprawling factories. But in a sign of changing times, one startup founder has embraced a strategy of paying top employees the highest salaries in the market -- and so far it's working.
Kohl's announces free Amazon returns in 82 stores
Customers can drop off their Amazon returns to select LA and Chicago stores, and Kohl's will pack and ship them for free.
Fired Google engineer wonders if KKK names are cool
Commentary: James Damore, ousted after posting what some saw as an antidiversity memo, allows that the title "Grand Wizard" might in some way be charming.
Hurricane Maria Left Puerto Rico Absolutely Devastated
Latin-American journalist Julio Ricardo Varela tweeted a message from a friend on Puerto Rico which compared the damage to an “atomic blast,” writing that locals were reporting they had seen “total devastation, not one electric pole standing, no traffic lights, cars upside down, flooding, landslides, houses and apartment buildings without roofs, windows; large debris everywhere, people walking like zombies, not a single tree with leaves on them, just sticks.”
Hello! Nest has a new doorbell camera
Person recognition, where a camera can tell the simple difference between a person and a dog or a car, has proven a bit easier. Nest's own IQ product line does a decent enough job of differentiating a person from some other moving object in the frame. If you pay the $10 a month to subscribe to the Nest Aware service, both the IQ line and the Hello doorbell can also recognize faces of individuals in your home, provided you give the device a little training.
Google rolls out Android zero-touch enrollment for the enterprise | ZDNet
Starting Thursday, Verizon is offering zero-touch enrollment in the US on the Pixel phone and will eventually offer it for other Android devices. Later this year, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will offer it in the US, while BT and Deutsche Telekom
will offer it in Europe. Softbank and Telstra
plan to offer zero-touch enrollment in the Asia-Pacific region.
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One year later, Microsoft AI and Research grows to 8k people in massive bet on artificial intelligence
Microsoft’s first mission statement envisioned a computer on every desk and in every home, but Bill Gates also had another goal: that computers would someday be able to see, hear, communicate and understand humans and their environment.
Build a computer with this $25 board that's smaller than a credit card
PocketBeagle—which, at 35 x 56 x 5 mm, is smaller than a credit card—features a simple, open source hardware design, and a catalog-available, well-documented processor, according to a press release. This board can replace some costly hardware, and also offers a solution for rapid prototyping without slowing the path to production, which can lower risk as well.
Top 5: Tech tips for disaster preparedness
If recent natural disasters have you thinking about emergency readiness, use these five tips as part of your strategy.
How to disable the Bixby button and avoid Bixby forever
Samsung really wanted everyone to give its newest assistant software a go. So much so, it placed a physical button for Bixby on the left edge of the phone, just beneath the volume rocker. It's hardly the first time a manufacturer has wanted people to use its software over Google's own, but the placement of this button has made Bixby a burden for many, namely due to a large number of accidental presses.
Since no one else will, I’m taking it upon myself to be the Scrooge of fall
That's right, I hate fall now. Fall sucks. I would rather be framed for murder than go pumpkin picking. The only thing worse than a pumpkin patch is World War II. Every time you say you need a light scarf, I automatically share a cruel fact about PETA. What's that, you need a light scarf? Did you know that in 2011, out of 760 dogs impounded, PETA killed 713 and farmed out 36 to other shelters? Horrible.
GigaSpaces, Intel partnership makes AI accessible without expensive hardware or GPUs
"Harnessing the business value of artificial intelligence is often challenged by the lack of mature compute infrastructure and technology complexity, leading to inefficiency and slower time-to-analytics," Ali Hodroj, vice president of products and strategy at GigaSpaces, said in the release. "Our integration with BigDL helps enterprises deploy, manage, and optimize a simplified and comprehensive AI technology stack for automated intelligence without the need for expensive, specialized hardware or complex big data solutions."
Fill Up Your Google Calendar So Other People Can't Steal Your Time
Ahh, an empty calendar. All that free time and possibility, all the things you’re going to get done—until, that is, your coworkers see that free time and fill it jam-packed with meetings and obligations. Before that happens again, you’ve got to get on the defensive.
Here Are the iOS 11 Features That Are Not Supported on Older iPads
Apple is debuting a new peer-to-peer payment service with iOS 11 called Apple Pay Cash. The service will allow iPhone and iPad owners to send and receive money to their friends using a dedicated Apple Pay app in iMessage. The money received will be stored in a virtual debit card from Apple. This money can be used for any kind of purchases where Apple Pay is supported.
Trump proposed an NFL boycott because irony means nothing in 2017
As many have noted, there's racist subtext to all of this. Trump takes offense to peaceful black protesters in the NFL while, as we saw after Charlottesville, he's quick to express his belief that there are good people hiding in the ranks of racially motivated hate groups.
Reg Saddler on Twitter
You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history.
Opera's latest developer update adds support for VR playback
The browser's new feature takes away the inconvenience of having to download videos and playing them on another player, says Opera. Instead, the embedded player automatically detects a VR headset installed onto your device and lets you play your videos on it "instantly" by clicking on the "Watch in VR" button that will appear on top of the film.
Google Home Mini will reportedly sell for $49
Google is reportedly planning to release a new miniature version of its Google Home smart speaker. Just like the Google Home, the Home Mini will come with Google Assistant inside to schedule tasks, control smart devices, and play music. The new device will cost $49, according to information shared with Droid-Life.
iPhone 8 review: the default option
But Apple will ship millions of iPhone 8s — to people on upgrade plans, people who don’t want to pay $999 for an iPhone X or wait for what seems like limited availability, and people who just need a new phone without thinking about it too much. If the iPhone X is Apple’s bold vision of the future, the iPhone 8 is Apple making sure everyone else at the party has a nice time too. If you know what an iPhone is and you want one, then the iPhone 8 is exactly that, one tick farther down the line. It’s an iPhone.
Facebook drops plan to restructure voting shares
The restructuring was to create a new class of non-voting shares. In April 2016, the proposal became the target of a class-action lawsuit by some investors who argued the restructuring could lessen their value in the company. The case was set to go to trial in Delaware next week, with Zuckerberg scheduled to testify on Tuesday.
Delta's hub-free Leak Detector isn't as smart as it could be
Perhaps the biggest selling point of Delta's leak detector is the hub-free Wi-Fi connectivity. This detector connects to Wi-Fi through your mobile phone via the app, eliminating the need for a smart home hub. Removing the smart-hub middleman is a welcome feature, but it's not new. The Roost Smart Water Leak Detector , D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor and Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Leak and Freeze Detector all pull it off, too.