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Apple should be afraid of Google. Very afraid

Google revealed a cascade of exciting innovations to its Google universe this week at the annual I/O developer conference. Apple should be quaking in its boots.<p>The search and software giant is making tremendous strides in AI through Assistant; image search and detection through Google Lens; web …

Google Lens

NASA Pictures From Space Show How Powerful Its Cameras Are

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Karthik Venkatesh.</i><p>Crappy? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!<p>You have no idea kid!<p>This is the image of New York …

Samsung unveils world's first UFS memory cards — the successor to microSD

What comes after microSD cards for removable storage? Samsung has the answer: UFS. The company announced today the world's first removable UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory cards, offering storage capacity of either 32, 64, 128, or 256 gigabytes, and performance speeds that simply blow older …

Exclusive: Why Microsoft is betting its future on AI

After losing on mobile, can Microsoft win the next battle?<p>In January, <i>The Verge</i> described the tech industry's search for the killer bot. In the months that followed, companies big and small have accelerated their development efforts. Facebook opened up a bot development platform of its own, running …

14 alternatives to Apple's default apps that will supercharge your iPhone

Apps

Elon Musk Twitter rant a 'case study' in how not to handle a crisis, experts say

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been bullish in his defense of his company following the death in May of a driver using the car’s “autopilot” feature, even claiming that in the last year “500,000 people would have been saved” if the feature was widely available.<p>But experts in crisis management have said …

Tesla

Students are demanding the facts about coding bootcamps

Darrell Silver Contributor<p>Darrell Silver is the co-founder and CEO of Thinkful.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>An insider’s take on the future of coding bootcamps<br>• Government Is Disrupting Coding Bootcamps<p>It’s been a remarkable rise so far, but for coding bootcamps to become mainstream they must prove …

The real cost of virtual reality

Jumping into the new and exciting world of virtual reality has more dangers than just suffering from motion sickness or bumping your knee on the coffee table while wearing a giant set of goggles. Sticker shock is a very real side effect of the devices leading this first generation of virtual …

Microsoft to end production on the Surface 3 by late 2016

No word yet on a replacement<p>Microsoft plans to stop manufacturing its entry-level Surface 3 tablet by year's end, the company announced today. The Surface 3 first launched back in May of 2015 as a more affordable 2-in-1 designed to attract students and those who might have gravitated more toward an …

Fan favorite weather app Dark Sky has landed on Android

Hyperlocal weather app Dark Sky is a favorite for many smartphone users – the caveat, of course, being that it was only available on iPhone and iPad. Today, that finally changes.<p>Yep: Dark Sky for Android has landed, and will bring you all the major features such as next-hour notifications, …

Opera’s desktop browser gets power-saving mode that promises to extend battery life by up to 50%

European tech company Opera Software is introducing a new power-saving mode to its desktop browser app, a feature it says can extend a laptop’s battery life by up to 50 percent. The Norway-based company is making the feature available in the developer version of the product from today.<p>Once you …

Google launches Gboard, an iOS keyboard that lets you search without a browser

Google this morning launched a new application for iOS devices called Gboard that puts the power of Google search directly into your mobile device’s keyboard. This keyboard had been rumored to be in development earlier this year, and it appears the original reports were accurate. Not only does the …

Apple: No, we're not killing off iTunes music downloads

Reports of the coming death of iTunes Music have been greatly exaggerated, at least according to Apple.<p>On Wednesday, a story by Digital Music News claimed that Apple is looking to put the kibosh on music downloads from its iTunes store as soon as two years from now. Sources "with close and active …

Google wins copyright battle over books

<b>The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Google in its 11-year legal battle with an authors group.</b><p>The Court said it would not hear an appeal from the Authors Guild, which claimed Google breached copyright laws by scanning books without permission.<p>The technology giant began the process in 2004, …

Digital Age

Uber forced to suspend surge pricing in Delhi

Uber has announced that it will suspend surge pricing in Delhi after the government moved to protect locals from overcharging. The city is testing a Chinese-style odd-even rule to combat pollution, so only cars with odd (or even) license plates can drive on certain days. Uber had subsequently …

Why Insomniac Games is betting big on virtual reality

For Insomniac, the move away from just being a PlayStation studio was made for a few reasons. One was purely practical — like many others, the studio saw the industry shifting away from purely console and PC games, and realized it had to change, too. "When we were making the transition to …

Amazon Prime Video Now Offered as Standalone $8.99 Monthly Service

Amazon has repositioned its Prime Video service as a standalone $8.99 monthly subscription deal with the option to cancel at any time.<p>Prior to Sunday night, Amazon's video streaming service was only available to U.S. customers as part of the annual $99 Amazon Prime bundle, which qualified …

Smart TV

A Tesla For The Masses? Orders For Model 3 Top 100K In First Hours

Tesla, the maker of electric vehicles, Thursday night unveiled its mass-market Model 3. The car is expected to have a range of 215 miles at a base price of $35,000 ($27,500 after federal tax credits).<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk told a crowd of loyal fans in Hawthorne, Calif., he is "fairly confident" the …

Google pulls ill-advised ‘mic drop' April Fools' joke from Gmail

Google has retracted its 'mic drop' option from Gmail after complaints from its users, just a few hours after the feature was added for April Fools' day. "It looks like we pranked ourselves this year," the company said on its official blog, apologizing for the feature, and blaming a bug for causing …

Gmail

Teardown Finds iPhone SE and iPhone 5s Displays Interchangeable

Yesterday, Chipworks' teardown of the iPhone SE confirmed that the new device uses a potpourri of components from several past iPhones, including the iPhone 5s. iFixit has completed its own teardown of the device, and its findings show that the new device includes several components that are …

Mobile Technology

Patent application reveals possible new Apple Watch gestures – even sign language

A patent application spotted by <i>Patently Apple</i> suggests that the Apple Watch turning on its display as you raise your wrist could be just the first of many supported gestures. Pointing, waving and even extending pinky and thumb in a ‘phone me’ gesture could all be used to initiate actions on either …

Here's Everything Apple Announced Monday

Apple’s devices are shrinking.<p>That’s the main takeaway from the company’s March 21 event at its Cupertino, Calif. headquarters, where it showed off a …

Samsung Galaxy S7 excels in camera shootout with iPhone 6S Plus and Galaxy S6

Samsung's brand new Galaxy S7 boasts a bunch of new camera tweaks.<p>Although it has a 12-megapixel sensor -- less than the S6's 16 megapixels -- those pixels are physically larger to allow it to capture more light. It has a wider f/1.2 aperture too to let more light in -- both of which are designed …

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Apple has an army of over 500 lawyers

Before Sewell testified on behalf of Apple in front of Congress earlier this week, he was best known as Steve Jobs' "legal enforcer" who once went to South Korea to inform Samsung executives of all the ways its Galaxy phones infringed on iPhone patents, as part of a series of patent lawsuits that …

Intellectual Property

iPhone vs. Android: Which is better? - CNNMoney

Login<p>The iPhone’s TouchID fingerprint sensor makes bypassing the annoying lock screen a breeze. Some Android phones have a similar feature. Other Android phones have a “Smart Lock” tool that uses face recognition or location to bypass the lock screen, but it’s a less secure option.<p>Make a …

Astronaut Scott Kelly fought off aliens in space with Microsoft's HoloLens

Think augmented and virtual reality headsets are just for games? NASA astronaut Scott Kelly thinks otherwise after spending some quality time with Microsoft's HoloLens aboard the International Space Station during his recent 340-day mission. At a press conference yesterday, the astronaut said: "It …

All the space missions you should be hyped for this year

Space is the place in 2016<p>This year is filled with important test flights, as private companies like SpaceX get new orbital rockets and vehicles ready for space travel. Space tourism ventures like Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin will continue testing their sub-orbital vehicles too, which could …