Christopher Johnson

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Apple, Microsoft, and Google vie for control of artificial intelligence market

Some of the technology industry’s biggest companies are waging a war over the way you interact with digital devices.<p>According to Reuters, Apple …

Russia just threw the book at Google, and Russian rival Yandex's stock is soaring

In February, Russian's Federal Antimonopoly Service started investigating Google for its method of including its own apps with the Android operating system.<p>The FAS now tells The Wall Street Journal that it found Google guilty of "abusing its dominant market position" but not of "unfair competition …

Xcode confirms 2 GB RAM for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, 4 GB RAM for iPad Pro

Hamza Sood has cleverly used asset catalogs with the Xcode 7 GM to confirm the rumors around the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro RAM specifications. It confirms that the iPhone 6s has 2 GB of RAM, up from 1 GB in the iPhone 6, and the iPad Pro has 4 GB RAM, a 100% increase from the 2 GB in the iPad Air 2’s …

Star Wars brings £150m economic boost to Britain

Feel the Force: the iconic franchise, which is being filmed at Pinewood Studios, contributed £147.6m in costs<p>Production of the next Star Wars movie has brought a £150m economic impact to Britain, according to recently released accounts.<p>Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens will première in …

Movies

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibley useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

NASA's bringing space to your living room with new 4K TV channel

NASA has announced that it’s launching a new 4K television channel in November that will stream ultra-high definition (UHD) footage from the International Space Station and other missions.<p>Teaming up with Harmonic, a company that specializes in video delivery infrastructure, NASA says it will be the …

Head of policy for GoogleX hints it could possibly move towards mass manufacturing of fully autonomous prototypes, ahead of road tests in Austin<p>As a handful of Google’s self-driving cars venture outside California for the first time, arriving on the streets of Austin, Texas, this week, the company …

Autonomous Cars

Big banks agree $1.87 billion deal to settle swaps collusion lawsuit

Wall Street’s biggest banks have agreed to a tentative settlement over allegations that they conspired to rig the market for credit …

Uber closes on $1.2 billion in funding for China

Rode sharing giant Uber has raised $1.2 billion in new funding to invest in its business in China.<p>The round was led by Chinese search giant Baidu, …

Huawei is the new Samsung

Samsung's meteoric rise as a smartphone maker began with the Galaxy S, a 2010 Android handset with some high specs and more than a passing resemblance to the iPhone. That formula of pushing the limits of specs and the boundaries of Apple's intellectual property is now being reprised by Huawei. But …

Chase Bank iPhone app now lets you log in with Touch ID

Nearly a year after Touch ID support for third-party developers was announced for iOS 8, major bank Chase has added fingerprint login support to its iPhone application. When you launch the new app update for the first time, the application will ask you if you’d like to turn on Touch ID support. The …

Google will hold a summit on ubiquitous computing with developers this fall

Google might be fresh off of its massive I/O developers conference, but that doesn't mean there aren't any other events on the horizon. The company has announced that it will be holding a Ubiquitous Computing Summit this fall in San Francisco.<p>That name is a bit vague, but the summit will center …