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Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Exclusive: The world’s first look at Apple’s final iPhone 8 design in real life

Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 8 is the most hotly anticipated smartphone since 2014, when news first began to leak that the company would finally …

Mobile Technology

Apple CEO Tim Cook says you won’t have to give up your privacy to have a great AI assistant

Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t think the future of artificial intelligence will infringe on users’ privacy, the way it does now. Responding to a question about Apple’s virtual assistant Siri on a call to discuss the company’s latest quarterly earnings, Cook said:<p>“In terms of the balance of privacy and …

Artificial Intelligence

Research suggests being lazy is a sign of high intelligence

New research seems to prove the theory that brainy people spend more time lazing around than their active counterparts.<p>Findings from a US-based study …

Apple Leak Reveals 'Edgeless Display' New iPhone

The iPhone 7 is going to be a disappointment. That’s the conclusion many are drawing after credible leak after credible leak revealed a device that’s a minimal upgrade on the iPhone 6S. But there might just be a very good reason for this…<p>Following news from ever reliable KGI Securities analyst …

Mobile Technology

WhatsApp users finally have an official Mac app

Having followed Cupertino’s lead with end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp is further ingratiating itself with Apple fans by introducing a new official Mac desktop app.<p>Requiring Mac OS X 10.9 and higher, the app acts as an extension of your iPhone by mirroring conversations and messages from your mobile …

Google Maps Driving Mode Appears To Be Rolling Out Worldwide

Google Maps Navigation has existed for almost seven years (and it's still beta), but <i>Driving Mode</i> is new. This feature was added early this year, but …

MacBook Air

tvOS 9.2 is now available, Apple TV 4 gains Siri Remote dictation, app folders, iCloud Photo Library, Bluetooth keyboard support, more

The fourth generation Apple TV has even been on the market for less than six months and there’s already a massive update ready for it. The new tvOS 9.2 software update is now available and includes several features that previously hadn’t made it from Apple TV 3 as well as features totally new to …

Your phone will replace car keys entirely if Volvo has its way

Lose your phone, lose your car — well, maybe, if Volvo has its way with its plan to kill the car key in favor of a smartphone app in 2017.<p>The car company announced today that it plans to drop physical keys and fobs as early as next year in favor of a Volvo app and Bluetooth, which would do …

iPhone soon becoming 'full replacement' for Apple TV remote

TV remotes are all well and good, but they have a nasty habit of coming up missing at the worst possible moment -- Apple TV's new wand isn't immune to this malady. It should come as good news then that Cupertino's planning an update for the remote app on iOS with new features like voice commands …

Smart TV

Most beautiful places in Iran: Photos will dazzle you | CNN Travel

Travel
Winter Sports

People Who Are Addicted To Video Games Are More Observant, Study Surprisingly Finds

While most people focus on the bad things that come with video game addiction, recent studies show that there are some surprising benefits as well.

Apple Music reportedly reaches 10 million paid subscribers in 6 months

Apple's new Apple Music streaming service has reportedly exceeded 10 million subscribers in its first six months, a feat that took established …

Where to go on holiday in 2016

Every new year brings a host of reasons to choose a destination. We pick new flights, new openings, anniversaries and special events for 2016’s hotlist<p><b>Australia’s reefs</b><p><b>To the Barrier … and beyond</b><br>With Sir David Attenborough espousing its delights in his latest BBC documentary series, the Great …

Travel

Siri Remote Commands to Use While Watching Video on Your New Apple TV

<b>“What did he (or she) just say?” –</b> This is a handy command for those of us that don’t hear quite as well as we used to. This command backs up the …

Minimalistic Cartoons Reveal Differences Between Tourists and Travelers

Do you fantasize about curling up in a luxurious hotel when taking a holiday, or do you take pride in being able to sleep wherever and whenever, often opting for that scrappy, budget hostel? Enjoy taking the road less travelled, or is a clear, well-marked path the way for you? In a quirky series of …

Travelers

Google has gotten incredibly good at predicting traffic — here's how

The robotic voice played over the speakers in my car, directing me to take surface roads rather than get on the highway, which is typically the fastest way.<p>But Google somehow knew that there was a traffic jam ahead on the highway.<p>As I drove on the frontage road, I looked up at the interstate. It …

Google Maps

Master the New Apple TV With These Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts

Whether you’re blown away by the 4th generation Apple TV or not, there are a ton of cool things you may not have realized you can do with it. Here’s …

Here's Tim Cook's Email About The Black Teens Barred Entry From Apple Store

In an all-hands email sent to Apple, the company CEO calls black teenagers being barred from an Australian Apple Store "unacceptable."<p>Earlier this week, a video surfaced of three black teenagers from Sudan and Somalia being barred from entering an Apple store in Melbourne, Australia, because an …

21 Hilarious Situation Between Flight Attendants And "Rude" Passangers (Gifs)

Passenger who taps me from behind… I’m like…<p>Passengers who wear earphones and don’t realise they’re shouting at 1,000 decibels…I’m like…<p>Passengers …

Flying

Dubai Is Seriously Buying Jetpacks for Its Firefighters. Seriously.

Dubai has a lot of money. But having money and having good ideas for how to spend it don't always go together. That seems to explain why its fleet of …

Apple Music

Apple explains why it needed to make an Android app

It's only Apple's second app for Android. The first app, called Move to iOS, merely helped people transfer their data from an old Android phone to a new iPhone.<p>It's a different kind of move for Apple. The company typically keeps its apps and services tied to its own hardware, with rare exceptions …

Smart TV
South Asia

Here's why the US is sending students to Tajikistan to learn Farsi

Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, is a pretty sleepy town.<p>"It's kind of humdrum, there's one major boulevard, you don't have many big chains there," says reporter Miriam Berger who visited the country back in September.<p>But a group of American students caught her eye in this sleepy, former Soviet …

Tajikistan

Apple’s giant flagship Dubai & Abu Dhabi stores in UAE officially open [Photos & Video]

Apple’s giant new Dubai Apple Store at the Mall of the Emirates has officially opened its doors today as scheduled. Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s head of retail, tweeted the photo above showing the new store’s staff that will be able to “serve in 26 languages.” Ahrendts previously shared multiple photos …

Here’s why you don’t need a 64GB Apple TV

<i>(By Matthew Keys, The Desk) –</i> If the rumors and reports are correct, Apple will begin taking pre-orders within the next few days for its forthcoming Apple TV set-top box.<p>Unlike the current generation model — which has been reduced to a modest $65 at some retailers ahead of the new version — the …

Hands-on with the brand-new Apple TV

Tomorrow, Apple opens preorders for its long-overdue Apple TV relaunch. Today, we got a closer look at the developer edition of the device.<p>Ahead of next week’s release, the Apple TV is still extremely limited. There is no gaming, no Netflix, no Siri — yet. Really, all you can do are things Apple …