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KGI: iPad Pro upgrade will likely gain Face ID from iPhone X

A new prediction from reliable supply chain analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities expects one of the iPhone X‘s defining features to join the iPad Pro lineup in the next upgrade. KGI expects the TrueDepth camera system which enables Face ID facial recognition to next appear on the iPad lineup.<p>KGI …

ARM wants to boost AI performance by 50X over 5 years

ARM is unveiling its first Dynamiq processor designs today, and the company said that the family will boost artificial intelligence performance by more than 50 times over the next three to five years.<p>The new family aims to spread AI processing from the edge to the cloud. The processors include the …

ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet

If you're shopping for a new laptop for the back-to-school season, get ready to be spoiled for choice. At its Computex keynote in Taiwan today, ASUS showed off a slew of new laptops and convertibles, leading with the ZenBook Flip S, which the company says is the "world's thinnest 2-in-1 convertible …

MSI GE62 7RD Apache Laptop Review

Earlier this year, Intel and Nvidia released new products designed for high-performance mobile devices. On the processor side, Intel launched the …

Computer Hardware

Germany bans creepy doll over privacy concerns

My Friend Cayla is a smiling, blonde doll that can answer questions and play games by pairing with a smart device. She might also be spying on you.<p>German watchdog group the Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway) warns that hackers can …

Facebook now lets companies post job listings

You might not have to visit LinkedIn or a dedicated job site to climb up the career ladder. Facebook has started rolling out support for job listings on company pages, starting with the US and Canada in the next few weeks. It not only puts jobs in front of more eyeballs (namely the world's largest …

'The Division' upgrade raises the stakes for veteran players

Now that Ubisoft has spent some time improving the fundamentals of <i>The Division</i>, it's ready to focus on more content. And this time, there's a lot for seasoned players -- even those who'll never pay for add-ons. The upcoming free 1.6 update will add three new Dark Zone areas, nearly doubling the …

Ubisoft

Nipi Smart Cooler

There are plenty of "smart" products out there that do little more than connect to an app and tell you some information you probably already know. …

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

Tim Cook, Larry Page, Sheryl Sandberg — and maybe even Jeff Bezos — are going to Trump’s tech summit next week

The gathering will take place Wednesday in New York.<p>Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are among the small group of top tech leaders who will attend a summit with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to numerous …

Silicon Valley

'X-Files': 7 revelations from Chris Carter

We got a flashlight, ducked under crime scene tape and trekked into a dark rainy forest to meet <i>The X-Files</i> creator Chris Carter, where he gave us a …

This futuristic SoCal house is shaped like a pie and made entirely out of concrete

Many midcentury aficionados are familiar with the Case Study Houses sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine (1945-62), which commissioned major architects of the day — Charles Eames, Raphael Soriano, Richard Neutra, to name a few — to build inexpensive and efficient model homes. Pierre Koenig's …

Architecture

Was Jennifer Lawrence right about smartphone etiquette?

The actor was criticised after she chided a reporter for using his phone at Golden Globes press call, sparking fierce disagreement about modern manners<p><b>Michael Hogan, Observer writer</b> As any sane person knows, Hollywood heroine Jennifer Lawrence can do little wrong and her so-called “outburst” about …

Golden Globes

Embrace Your Energy Body

<b>Join Now And Discover 4 Powerful Energy Techniques To Tune Your Energy For Success</b><p>Choose your preferred session to attend, all dates and times are …

Why George Lucas Once Sued 2 Live Crew Front Man Luther Campbell

Luther Campbell wants to be very clear: He will not be found in a theater watching <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. The former front man of 2 Live Crew, …

Star Wars

Watch Hillary Clinton Shut Down Heckler: “You Are Very Rude”

Hillary Clinton got a bit tired when a heckler repeatedly interrupted her during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire to try to ask about allegations …

Government

Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell Williams: WTF (Where They From)

Flashy, playful and high-energy, "WTF (Where They From)" is classic Missy Elliott. A snippet of the track—a collaboration with Pharrell Williams—was released a while back, but today the all-singing, all-dancing video was released, complete with marionette versions of the two lead artists. Directed …

Alan Moore's Star Wars Episode I: The Pandora Effect

Close<p>Any mention of comic book pioneer Alan Moore typically springs three words to mind: BEARD. BRILLIANT. BONKERS.<p>The man’s facial hair is the stuff …

Apple has a crazy invention for self-drying iPhones

Apple has been taking steps to make the iPhone more water resistant than it has been previously. However, a newly-published patent application suggests the company may go even further — by using cutting-edge electrode technology to actively expel water that has become trapped in the device, rather …

iPhone

These Affordable Apartments Show How We Can Rethink Home Design To Fight Rising Rents

No longer. This summer, New York City has jumped onto the bandwagon. Its first micro apartment building, consisting of 55 prefab units that are all …

One chart that shows how rough it’s been for Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

Say it ain’t so, o’ Sage of Omaha.<p>Lighting up the radar screens of a few investors lately are blips showing Warren Buffett’s mighty Berkshire …

Investing

How a California Entrepreneur Allegedly Faked an Elaborate Around-the-World Trip to Cover Up His Business Partner s Murder

In June of 2010, California entrepreneur Chris Smith emailed his family and friends that he had embarked on an epic travel adventure. Soon after, the …

Crime

The Dude Who Built His Own Steampunk Gatling Gun Just Built A Railgun

Firearms tinkerer and car nut Alex fascinated the internet with his do-it-yourself steampunk gatling gun and now he has upped the ante significantly …

The Art of Rendering: How to Inject Atmosphere Into Your Architectural Visualizations

<i>Architizer is busy building tech tools to help power your practice — including our new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify — It's free for architects.</i><p>By now, it is common knowledge that, with the right software, technical talent, and an eye for detail, …

7 shocking secrets of your favourite cartoon characters

So apparently Winnie the Pooh is female and Canadian. Were you as shocked as we were?<p>You may feel like your entire childhood was a big fat lie, but …

So You've Got a Truffle? Cool. Here's How to Keep It Fresh

Brad Leone, the BA test kitchen manager, spills the details on his trip to Italy and the truffles he met along the way.<p><i>Every Wednesday, test kitchen manager Brad Leone hits up the farmers' market to stock up on what's fresh and good. This is From the Market, where you can get some inspiration from</i> …

Don't Be That Loitering Jerk: Café Etiquette for You and Your Laptop

How long can you linger at a cafe or restaurant before you need to place another order? Can you bring a laptop? Here's what you need to know.<p>It’s noon on a Saturday at the cutest (read: most crowded) luncheonette in town and you’re craning your neck to find a table. You spot someone in the corner, …

A YouTube video that claims Facebook is 'stealing billions of views' is going viral

A YouTube video that accuses Facebook of "stealing billions of views" is going viral and receiving a ton of support from content creators and prominent tech executives.<p>The video, created by the Munich-based YouTube channel and design studio Kurzgesagt, was released on Monday, shortly after Facebook …

Internet