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Microsoft's 84-inch Surface Hub won't ship until 2016

If you've been waiting to get your hands on Microsoft's 84-inch 4K collaborative pen display, you're going to have to wait just a little longer: the company says the $20,000 Surface Hub won't ship until January 1st, 2016. By the time it reaches customers, it will have almost been a year since it …

Windows 10 Update Reportedly Fixes Reboot Loop

Last week, Microsoft released a software update for Windows 10 known as KB 3081424. The forced software update caused many Windows 10 computers to crash repeatedly, which led to a flooding of posts on the Microsoft Support forums about the problems that KB 3081423 caused. For example, Microsoft …

Animated human flesh is starting to look real

Animating dynamic changes in soft tissue and skin isn't easy, but we're getting closer with every passing year<p>SIGGRAPH 2015 is taking place in LA right now, gathering together the people pushing the boundaries of what's possible to achieve with computer graphics. We've already seen it produce a …

Imperial College London

Apple Is Looking At Facial Recognition For Easing Photo-Sharing

Perhaps taking a leaf out of Facebook’s playbook, Apple is looking at ways to automatically share photographs with the people being snapped, according to a new patent filing (spotted by <i>AppleInsider</i>). The driver for such efforts being the sheer volume of snaps smartphone owners are now taking — many …

Machine Learning

Docker Toolbox makes it easier to get started with containers in development

Docker, the open source container technology that makes it simple to wrap up apps in a fraction of the size, has released a toolkit to make it easier for new users to get started on Windows and Mac.<p>Docker Toolbox is an installer that helps pull together the various components of the platform for …

Microservices

This Student-Designed Device Helps Developing-World Babies Breathe More Easily

What happens when a newborn needs a ventilator and there isn’t one for miles around?<p>When newborn babies have trouble breathing, they’re often put on a type of ventilator called a CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. In poor countries, these machines can be very simple: little …

Fitbit releases Windows 10 universal app; Windows 10 Mobile support coming later this year

The fitness tracker company Fitbit today announced a new Windows 10 app. The app is available for the desktop and tablet at the Windows Store now.<p>Using the new app, users can access and log their personalized health data in real time, Fitbit said. The app helps Windows users track their steps, …

Windows 10

Microsoft Word 2016 is getting collaborative editing for OneDrive files

Microsoft will now let you collaborate on Word files stored on OneDrive using the desktop Office 2016 suite.<p>While real-time co-authoring has been available in for Office Online since 2013, Office 2016 will be the first traditional version of the productivity suite with real-time collaboration …

Facebook axed internship for student who exposed location flaw

If you're about to start an internship at one of the world's biggest social networks, it might not be in your interest to publicly embarrass it shortly before you begin. It's a lesson that Harvard student Aran Khanna learned the hard way after creating an app that took advantage of a privacy flaw …

Oracle’s top security exec infuriated the geek world this week and a hilarious new meme was born: #oraclefanfic

The internet's response was both outrage and humor.<p>As we previously reported, Davidson argued:<p>That finding and reporting bugs was "almost certainly" violating Oracle's End User License Agreement or (EULA) and coming about by "reverse engineering" Oracle's products;<br>• Oracle was more than capable of …

Customers

How Microsoft built, and is still building, Windows 10

Windows 10 for PCs arrived two weeks ago. Thankfully, we don’t need to wait years to say this will be a Microsoft operating system release like no other.<p>The most obvious clue is not the fact that Windows 10 was installed on more than 14 million devices in 24 hours, that you can get it for cheap or …

Windows 10

Apple's Boot Camp 6 supports dual-booting with Windows 10

Apple began rolling out the latest version of its multi boot utility, Boot Camp 6, on Thursday. It supports newly-released Windows 10 (64-bit edition only) as well as USB 3, USB-C, Thunderbolt, SD and SDXC connections. Users will need to be running OS X Yosemite and have an authentic copy of …

Yahoo’s Audio-Free Video Messaging App Livetext Is Now Available Worldwide

If you were intrigued by Livetext, the audio-free video messaging app launched by Yahoo last month, but don’t live in the U.S. or the handful of test markets where it was available, then we have news for you. The app is now live worldwide, which means anyone with an iOS and Android device can get …

Apps

Evernote's cleaner, faster web interface starts rolling out

Evernote's been beta testing a redesigned web interface since last October. But, after nearly a year of experimenting with the fresh look, the company is finally ready to make it available to all its users starting this week. The main purpose of the new web client is to be "distraction-free," …

iOS 9's killer feature: it can read your mind

One of the coolest features in iOS 9 is one that you don’t really get to experience until you’ve been using it for a few weeks. Over time, it learns your habits and starts making suggestions about what to do next.<p>When Predictive Siri, which powers this feature, was first announced I didn’t think …

‘Snake People’ Invade the Internet

Sick of all the articles about the younger generation? Popular browser extension changes the word ‘millennial’ into ‘snake person.’<p>The Internet has been saturated for years with videos and photos of cats. This summer, it is also filled with snake people.<p>For the thousands of Internet users who have …

Software

Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch makes its fashion debut

Just a day after teasing its upcoming smartwatch at its Unpacked event, Samsung's Gear S2 wearable has appeared beside alien-like models in its first …

Report suggests the next iPhone will get a huge speed bump

Each year, September comes, and each year, the iPhone gets faster. But a report and analysis by <i>9to5Mac</i> points to a significantly speedier and more …

Waze cofounder sold his startup to Google for over $1 billion, but he still doesn't own a house

Most of the money went to the investors, he told Business Insider.<p>The gossip in Israel is that Levine didn't walk with that much cash given the total amount involved. One Israeli news site estimated his take was about $38 million, or about 3%.<p>Even so, that's still a lot of money. Enough to …

Financial Services

How an Israeli hurdler and mother of two turned ClicksMob into a $10M business

Chen Levanon used to be a hurdler in college. So the Israeli woman is a natural for running a fast-moving business like ClicksMob.<p>ClicksMob is a mobile-only performance advertising platform that delivers users to app developers and publishers. As a third-party broker, ClicksMob can access more than …

Use Google’s same-day delivery service, help give school supplies to kids in need

The beginning of a new school year is almost here and with it many stores have begun to fill their aisles with supplies and pepper the media with advertisements to get kids, and their parents, in the door. Many students can’t afford to get everything they may need, however, which could start the …

Los Angeles

Samsung Debuts World’s Largest Hard Drive

Samsung has launched the world’s largest hard drive, a staggering 2.5-inch 16 terabyte flash drive that’s almost 60% bigger than the largest drives currently on the market. Aimed at enterprise consumers, the drive’s price has not been disclosed yet.<p>According to Deutsch site Golem.de, Samsung …

Dell's New Chromebook Laptop Aims for the High End

Chromebooks have gone from curiosity to useful budget computer, but they all feel a bit cheap — usually because they are cheap. Dell is deviating from that norm with its new Chromebook 13, a more high-end product with better build quality, improved specs, and of course, a higher price tag. But …

Telegram now delivers 10B messages every day, up from 1B just 8 months ago

Telegram, the encrypted messaging app backed by VKontakte founders Nikolai and Pavel Durov, announced today that its users send 10 billion messages per day. That’s up from 1 billion daily messages in December.<p>That’s impressive, considering that people on Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp send a …

Apps

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Ninja Jamm, Microsoft Translator, Dreamify, MSTY, Fallout Shelter, Down The Mountain, March of Empires and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – …

Paper-thin solar charger could be just the thing for stylish outdoorsy types

Solar chargers haven't taken off the way creators have hoped, but as technology allows designs to get slimmer and more efficient, that could …

Siri adds ‘saving lives’ to its list of tricks

An accidental Siri “butt dial” recently saved a teen’s life by allowing him to dial 911 while trapped under a truck, with his arms pinned down.<p>The 18-year-old teenager was fixing his truck in Tennessee when it fell on him. Unable to summon anyone to help, the teen was rapidly running out of options …

Windows 10 may send Microsoft data even when you tell it not to

Several key Windows 10 features, including Cortana, could be sending identifiable information to Microsoft, according to tests by <i>Ars Technica</i>.<p>Windows …

A 3D-Printed, 30-Cent Stethoscope Could Help Save Countless Lives

It's dirt cheap and just as good as more expensive models.<p>Stethoscopes are an important medical tool, but good ones are expensive. They're so expensive that in some countries, like Palestine, it would cost a doctor a month's salary just to buy one that's good enough to use. But 3D printing could …