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Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

Apps

Hyperloop TT plans to build a working line in Abu Dhabi in 2019

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced that it has signed a deal to begin construction on a working Hyperloop in 2019. The company will work with Aldar Properties PJSC, an Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer, on both a route, innovation center and visitor center. The plan is to begin …

High-speed Rail

Android P will finally be able to remember your Bluetooth headphone volume settings

No more accidentally blasting music<p>Android P is finally fixing its Bluetooth volume settings with an update that will allow the mobile OS to remember volume preferences on a device-by-device basis, according to <i>Android Police</i> (first spotted by <i>XDA Developers</i>).<p>Now, Android will store the last volume …

Time I

A Robot Does the Impossible: Assembling an Ikea Chair Without Having a Meltdown

And just like that, humanity draws one step closer to the singularity, the moment when the machines grow so advanced that humans become obsolete: A …

Robotics

Smart lock lets you unlock your home with Apple Watch

If you’re forever losing your keys, why bother using them at all? Now you can unlock your doors using your Apple Watch, thanks to the August Smart Lock.<p>It’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to get into your home, and you don’t even need your iPhone.<p>Smart devices have made our lives that little …

Apple Watch

Samsung will start OLED production for next-gen iPhones next month

Samsung is reportedly ramping up to start OLED panel production for the next-generation iPhone X and iPhone X Plus.<p>According to a new report, Samsung was hit hard by the downturn in iPhone X sales, which saw Apple slashing order numbers in half. As a result, OLED production was shut down for …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft delays major Windows 10 update over Blue Screen of Death issues

The Blue Screen of Death strikes again<p>Microsoft was planning to launch its next major Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 4, last week. The software giant had targeted April 10th as an internal target to release the update, but a last-minute “blocking bug” delayed the release. In an unusual …

Software

Apple Could Be Working on a Curved iPhone, Is Ramping Up Siri Hiring

When Apple has no big announcements and things appear to be quiet in the company’s universe, we can always count on the rumor mill to shed some light …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head

If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it's only recently begun to be used as a way to interact with our computers and mobile …

Wearable Tech

'First luxury space hotel' plans to offer zero gravity living – for $792,000 a night

Self-described ‘serial entrepreneur’ behind the Aurora Station says it is selling the astronaut experience and plans to open in 2021<p>A Houston-based company said this week it plans to open the “first luxury hotel in space” by late 2021.<p>Orion Span’s compact Aurora Station – at 35ft-by-14ft its …

Space Exploration

Stunning iOS 12 concept adds always-on complications to iPhone

The grand unveiling of iOS 12 is less than two months away and if it’s anything like this concept, the iPhone X might be set to go to an all new level.<p>In this superb new iOS 12 concept by the folks at iUpdateOS, the iPhone X borrows one of the Apple Watch’s best features for an always-on display. …

Apple

Ultra HD group outlines next generation of 4K TV broadcasts

The concept of 4K TV broadcasting is only just getting off the ground, but its overseers are already planning for what comes next. The Ultra HD Forum has published its first "Phase B" guidelines detailing what companies should aim for with future 4K broadcast tech. Not surprisingly, high frame …

Televisions

These seafaring robots will search for life across the solar system

Submarines and rovers will go for a dive on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn<p>We recognize Earth as the blue planet, but it’s not the only ocean world in our neighborhood. Oceans may be concealed beneath thick crusts of ice on moons orbiting Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, and on the dwarf planets Pluto …

Astronomy

Facebook adds 360 photos and HD videos to Messenger

If you’ve been dying to send your contacts sweet HD videos, then you’ll be happy to learn Facebook is finally improving the quality of pictures and videos you fire off onMessenger. Now you can feel free to bombard your friends with all the 360 photos they can handle.<p>For those of you who want to use …

Apps

Mercedes EQ S electric sedan coming in 2020, report claims

Expect it to live alongside, not replace, the standard S-Class sedan.<p>Mercedes-Benz will soon launch the first production car in its new EQ battery-electric sub-brand. As for what's to follow, expect something big -- literally.<p>Mercedes-Benz will introduce a full-size luxury sedan as part of its EQ …

Daimler AG

There are now gold-backed cryptocurrencies for Muslims that conform with Sharia

Cryptocurrency is not great for your blood pressure. With prices soaring and plummeting on a weekly basis, there is a fast buck to be made, but also a lot to lose—and quickly.<p>That doesn’t go down so well with Muslim nations. In the Islamic faith, it’s believed that economic activity should be based …

Cryptocurrency

Apple patent shows how its self-driving car and AR projects could merge

It’s an open secret that Apple is working hard on both self-driving car and augmented reality technology. CEO Tim Cook has hinted at it heavily in …

Augmented Reality

Spotify invites press for 24 April event, may announce first branded hardware

Spotify invited press to NYC on 24 April and rumors indicate it may announce a vehicle music controller.<p>Spotify sent out invitations to a press event …

Wearable Tech

Speed up your phone with 'lite' versions of apps

Five apps that ditch the bloat.<p>Large, bloated apps can weigh down your smartphone, forcing you to wait for menus to load and conversations to appear. The solution: Replace your favorite apps with lightweight versions.<p>Companies develop "lite" editions of their apps for use in developing countries, …

Apps

Irrigation robots could help grow wine grapes in California

We all know by now that robots are the future of farming, and things are no different for winemakers in The Golden State. Faced with the shortage of water <i>and</i> workers, they asked researchers from the University of California to create an irrigation system that needs minimal human input. What the …

UC Berkeley

A snooper's dream? This "camera" is just a millimetre wide, is powered by light and will never run out of power

By harvesting light for power, this tiny camera could be hidden anywhere and never run out of power<p>A new, millimetre-wide, light-powered camera could …

Imaging

Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking

Gesture interface company Leap Motion is announcing an ambitious, but still very early, plan for an augmented reality platform based on its hand tracking system. The system is called Project North Star, and it includes a design for a headset that Leap Motion claims costs less than $100 at …

Augmented Reality

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Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

VPNs

Google reportedly acquiring VR camera company Lytro for its light field technology

Just last week, Google unveiled an experiment with light fields to realistically capture reflections and depth. There is possibly more behind this virtual reality project as Google is now reportedly acquiring Lytro — a company whose long running speciality is light field technology.<p>Lytro’s first …

Augmented Reality

Artificial intelligence key to do 'more with less' in securing enterprise cloud services

iboss CEO Paul Martini tells us why AI and predictive analytics are crucial to reducing the burden on security staff in the enterprise.<p>Security …

Artificial Intelligence

YouTube is making it easier than ever to start live streaming from the web

If you’ve ever attempting to live stream on YouTube before, you’re aware that the process is more complicated than it should be. Rather than simply …

Internet

London’s mayor is assembling plans to make the city the next big AI hub

London’s thriving tech scene has long been top of mind for mayor Sadiq Khan. Since taking office in 2016, Khan backed a tech fund that created 1,000 jobs and launched a TechInvest program to get artificial-intelligence startups to bid for cash. He also lends himself to opening huge tech events; at …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Assistant can now send money to friends and family with Google Pay

Google today announced that it’s giving users the power to send or request money with their voice by bringing Google Pay to Google Assistant on Android and iOS smartphones in the U.S. Google’s Home smart speakers will be able to do the same in the coming months, the company said in a blog …

Google Pay

New videos show off Tesla’s improved Autopilot performance on winding roads

Tesla for some time has been teasing a huge Autopilot update that promises to deliver some huge improvements in performance and reliability. This …