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Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

Social Media

BBC launches new iWonder brand for digital content, starting with interactive World War One guides

The BBC has launched a new brand called iWonder which it hopes will unlock the learning potential from its wide-ranging content.<p>Starting today, and designed to coincide with the BBC’s World War One season, the iWonder brand will kick off by offering eight interactive guides focused on World War One …

Objective-C Cheat Sheet and Quick Reference Updated for Xcode 5!

Objective-C Cheat Sheet and Quick Reference Updated for Xcode 5!<p>This is a quick note to let you know that I’ve updated our Objective-C cheat and …

Objective-C

Report: New MacBook Pros on sale Oct 24/25, iPads Oct 30/31, Mac Pro Nov 15

French site <i>MacG</i>, which has an imperfect track-record, claims to have been given the dates on which the new MacBook Pros, iPads and Mac Pro will go on sale. The claimed dates are:<p>MacBook Pro on October 24th or 25th<br>• iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 on October 30th or 31st<br>• Mac Pro on November 15th<p>With Apple’s …

How To Use Git Source Control with Xcode 9

<i>Update note</i>: Updated for Xcode 9 by Richard Critz. Original tutorial by Malek Trablesi and previously updated by Felipe Laso-Marsetti.<p>Whether you’re …

Face Swap of the Day: Trayvon Martin & George Zimmerman

In the aftermath of the “not guilty” verdict in the Zimmerman trial, this photoshopped image of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman from May 2013 has been making its second round as a talking point in the post-trial debate.<p>Trayvon / Zimmerman Face Swap<p>(fwiw, this is not my work of photoshoppery — I tried to ascertain the original source before posting. On twitter, Kathy Gill found a post of the image from May 2012, but still may not be the original.)

Tiny, Juice-Packed PhoneSuit Flex Battery Now Available for iPhone 5

It’s not much bigger than a (large, fat) thumb — but this PhoneSuit Flex battery has more juice than all but the very, very largest iPhone battery cases. While it’s been available in 30-pin and Android/micro-USB flavors for months, it’s now also available for the iPhone 5.<p>The $70 Flex packs 2600 …

iPhone 5

Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …

Source: Sony's leaked 13-inch slider laptop is very real

A source familiar with Sony's sexy upcoming 13-inch slider laptop, supposedly called the Vaio Duo 13, confirms its existence to CNET.<p>Sony is prepping a new 13-inch slider laptop, similar to the Vaio Duo 11, for a Computex reveal, a source tells CNET.<p>The source familiar with the upcoming device -- …

Mobile Technology

No Instagram Doesn't Tell On You When You Screenshot

After a tweet this morning by New York Times writer Jenna Wortham caused some buzz, we did some digging and it looks like Instagram is <i>not</i> notifying users when screenshots are taken of their photos. Wortham mentioned that her sister was noticing it on some of her photos and that it didn’t appear to …

No parachute required: Google develops skydiving simulator 'Map Diving'

Last year at Google's I/O developer conference in San Francisco, founder Sergey Brin gave what's been called the "mother of all demos," a keynote speech that involved a team of skydivers wearing Google Glass landing on the roof of the conference center as he spoke. For this year's I/O taking place …

Experimental headsets let you see the invisible, hear the inaudible

Students at the Royal College of Arts in London have designed headsets capable of augmenting the sights and sounds around us to enhance our sensory experiences. The project — called Eidos Vision — utilizes two pieces of wearable technology that pick out the most important audio and visual …

Apple, Samsung Share of Handset Industry Profits Declines to 100 Percent

If you’re a smartphone manufacturer whose name isn’t Apple or Samsung, condolences on your March quarter. Because according to new research from …

iPhone

Computer beats human pro at Japanese chess

The Ponanza program is one of five taking on human masters in the game of shogi. Is this the endgame for our "superior" brains?<p>Humanity lost a little more ground to machines last weekend, in case you're counting down the days to when Skynet takes charge of the planet.<p>A computer defeated a …

Artificial Intelligence