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VFX artist shows how iPhone X TrueDepth camera could be used for 3D animation

A tech demo video by VFX artist Elisha Hung shows how data from the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system could be used to animate 3D characters and objects in a CGI movie.<p>Apple gives developers access to the same face mesh that Animoji uses to animate pigs, rabbits and piles of poo. The data …

Animation

Google 'drops everything' to fix burger emoji

<b>Google CEO Sundar Pichai has tasked employees returning to work on Monday morning with one key objective: fix the burger emoji.</b><p>The tech giant's big cheese (<i>sorry</i>) stepped in after a tweet from author Thomas Baekdal highlighted inconsistencies in different tech companies' burger construction.<p>Amid …

Burger

Princeton's ad-blocking technology could be the 'end game' for online publishers

A new ad-blocking technology could mean trouble for online publishers.<p>Developed by researchers at Stanford and Princeton, this ‘undefeatable’ ad blocker breaks from the norm and detects ads much like humans do: by looking at it. Typical ad-blockers scan a page’s source code looking for signs of …

Digital Advertising

Microsoft open sources a simulator to crash-test drones, robots and self-driving cars

One of the biggest challenges in building autonomous vehicles is dealing with the irregularities of physical spaces outdoors: From electric poles to winding roads and bumpy terrain, there are lots of things that can trip up your creation.<p>With that in mind, a team of researchers at Microsoft have …

Software

Bill Gates delivers tidings of comfort and joy as one lucky Redditor's Secret Santa

Reddit’s annual Secret Santa is a joyous event for all involved. Over 100,000 Redditors participated this year, including Alyssa Milano, Snoop Dogg, and Bill Gates. Gates is the stalwart on the list, as he’s been doling out presents to lucky Redditors since 2013.<p>This year, it was Reddit user Aerrix …

Bill Gates

Science in motion: NASA has a new giphy channel and it's fabulous - ExtremeTech

Science in motion: NASA has a new giphy channel and it’s fabulous<p>By on December 13, 2016 at 9:19 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Merciful chrome extension replaces photos of Trump with kittens

While you certainly won't be able to avoid Donald Trump for the next four years, it's possible you'll be able to replace his face with something …

Man in VR headset falls off fake cliff and hits a very real floor

One day, we’ll have an entire Tumblr account for hilarious VR accidents, but until then, George Takei’s Facebook account will have to do. Takei, the Star Trek alum and current boss of sharing things on Facebook, recently shared a video of a man attempting to conquer a virtual cliff while inside an …

George Takei

Spotify says: 'Thanks 2016, it's been weird,' in its largest ad campaign yet

Different versions of the ads, which will be rolled out across 14 markets, contain localized messages from Spotify, driven by data from listeners and pop-culture topics relevant to events from 2016.<p>One ad in New York City says: "Dear person in the Theater District who listened to the Hamilton …

Music Industry

macOS bug gives MacBook Pros a fake graphics upgrade

A bug in macOS Sierra is incorrectly telling some users that their MacBook Pro just got a nice graphics upgrade.<p>Some 15-inch units are packing Intel Iris Pro 580 graphics, according to the built-in System Information report. But in actual fact, they have Intel Iris Pro 530 graphics instead.<p>Fans …

MacBook Pro

iPhone NVMe Chip Reversed with Custom Breakout Boards

Ever so slowly, the main storage in our computers has been moving from spinning disks, to SSDs over SATA, to Flash drives connected to a PCI …

Test out the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar on any Mac with this handy app

Some have been pretty skeptical concerning the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, worried that it will complicate things for users who are accustomed to the physical function row of keys. If you’re in the camp of wondering exactly how the new Touch Bar will work, a new tool brings the capability to all …

MacBook

15 hours with the 13” MacBook Pro, and how Apple’s T1 bridges ARM and Intel | Ars Technica

Diving deeper into what makes the Pro tick ahead of our full review.<p>Here’s the good thing: I walked away from Apple’s campus yesterday with a new …

True to form, Trump uses woefully outdated and insecure email servers

After slamming his rival Senator Hillary Clinton in the presidential race for using private email servers for official correspondence, it’s now come to light that Donald Trump’s inboxes aren’t up to scratch either.<p>Sifting through publicly available records and information, security researcher Kevin …

Google self-driving car crash sends operator to hospital

In the future, self-driving cars will make highways and roads safer for everyone. But if Google’s latest report on self-driving car accidents is any indicator, we have a long way to go before our robot overlords will save us.<p>Google’s report reveals that one of its autonomous vehicles got into an …

There's a Ton of Crazy Equipment Inside Boeing's Wild-Flying Test Planes

They're not just for pulling stunts; they do research too.<p>There's nothing quite as uncannily fun as watching big passenger jets take to the sky and start rolling around and pulling sharp turns like they think they're fighter jets. Clearly when these big guys take to the sky, they're not carrying …

Aerospace

iOS 10.1 Reinstates 32-Bit App Alert, Warns Older Apps May Slow iPhone

During the iOS 10 beta testing period, Apple added an alert message to notify users who downloaded an older 32-bit app that it could affect system performance, but the warning message does not appear to have made it into the final version of iOS 10 that was released to the public.<p>Starting in iOS …

iOS

Google will drive 2 million miles, and Google will drive 2 million more

...Just to be the one who drove 4 million miles to arrive at your door.<p>Getting self-driving cars to the point where they're safe enough for the public isn't a matter of time -- it's a matter of <i>distance</i>. The more miles driven, the more prepared autonomous cars should be for real-world use, and …

Self-Driving Cars

Why this funky 80s graphic generator is taking over Twitter

Oh Twitter, wonderful place on the internet. Sometimes you can be a cesspool of darkness, and sometimes you can be pretty fun.<p>This 80s text graphic generator has been the center of the social network’s latest rage. Users have been flocking to the site to string together a bunch of words and …

Viral

Um, This iPhone 7 Glitch Is Pretty Weird

It’s to be expected that there will be a few glitches every time a new product rolls out. We get it — it takes time to adjust to new tech. But the newest rumor of what’s happening to brand new iPhone 7s is one of the strangest things we’ve heard in a long time, mainly because the glitch happens …

Mobile Technology

Windows 10 update traps some systems in a boot loop, Microsoft promises fix [Updated] - ExtremeTech

By on October 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p><b>Update (10/6/2016):</b> Microsoft …

Amazon bans reviews posted in exchange for free products

Amazon has banned "incentivized reviews" done in exchange for free products after a large study showed that they're biased. In a blog post, the retail giant said that it has updated its terms of service to ban the practice, while making an exception for its own Vine program.<p>Amazon doesn't allow …

Brace yourselves—source code powering potent IoT DDoSes just went public | Ars Technica

Release could allow smaller and more disciplined Mirai botnet to go mainstream.<p>A hacker has released computer source code that allows relatively …

Facebook disables user's account for sharing a cat photo

The internet is full of cute cats, but some can have devastating effects.<p>On Friday evening, Chennai-based technology blogger Varun Krishnan was …

‘Ungoogled’ is the Chrome browser you love minus the Google

One of the main concerns around using Google’s “free” services and applications is that the company tracks and uses people’s data to better serve them ads. This is especially true for anyone who wants to protect their privacy and doesn’t want their data sent all over the internet. Thankfully, a …

Google

This is the giant auditorium that Apple is about to cover with dirt

Drone pilots and aerial photographers Duncan Sinfield and Matthew Roberts posted their new flyover videos of Apple's $5 billion campus project on Friday.<p>The campus is still unfinished. Although nearly all the structural work is done, and many of the buildings now have windows, there's still a lot …

Archaeology

Google now helps you find your lost iPhone too

Losing your phone sucks, so last year, Google added the ability to locate your Android device by just typing in ‘Find my phone’ into Search. Now you can do the same on iOS.<p>It’s also making the tool much more robust. You can log into Google’s My Account section, from where you can also lock or wipe …

Google Now

AMD's new RX 480 graphics card will let you VR for just $199

AMD's new graphics card, based on the its Polaris-architecture, will let even those on a tight budget to experience VR.<p>AMD's finally ready to take on Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 1080, with the company not pulling any punches with its latest graphic card. The Radeon RX 480, which made its debut here at …

Zotac Magnus EN980 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

I've always thought that you really needed a tower chassis to really get the most out of a PC. Having more space usually means better airflow, after all. And it leaves you room for components, such as an extra graphics card, that can boost its performance.<p>The Magnus EN980, Zotac's liquid-cooled …

iPhone’s Lightning cable can now charge your Nintendo 3DS

Don’t you just hate having to pack a whole bunch of different cables when you go traveling? Here’s a tiny little adapter that can help by making your Nintendo 3DS compatible with Lightning, allowing you to charge it with your iPhone’s cable.<p>Unlike Sony, which now uses a micro-USB port on the PS …

Retrogaming