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Death to CAPTCHA! Google wants to make them invisible using AI

Google plans to make CAPTCHA frustrations a thing of the past with its new system, Invisible reCAPTCHA. Rather than making people decipher a piece of …

Artificial Intelligence

There’s No Checkout At Amazon’s AI Grocery Because It Already Knows What You’re Buying

Good luck shoplifting!<p>Amazon created its empire by making online shopping easy. Now, it’s trying to do the same thing in the real world. It has just opened a grocery store in Seattle with no checkout line and no cashiers. Instead, you walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. Amazon automatically …

eCommerce

Google Wifi review: Wi-Fi that works

Google's mesh router balances performance and convenience<p>It’s funny to think that the most interesting tech products of 2016 have been routers. The router has transformed from a utilitarian computer hardware with antennas sticking out of it to multiple, sleekly designed pods that are placed …

Apple Music racks up more than 20 million subscribers

Apple Music has passed the 20 million subscriber mark, according to new figures released by Apple.<p>Last time the company released adoption figures, back in September, those numbers hovered around 17 million — meaning the number of paying Apple Music users jumped 15 percent in the past three …

Apple to start publishing its AI research

Apple's AI research department is going to be breaking its long silence and start publishing papers, according to a report by Bloomberg. The tech giant's newly hired director of AI research delivered the news during his presentation at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference in …

Machine Learning

10 Trendy Homepage Designs To Inspire You

Make your website stand out with these ideas!<p>Every business needs an amazing homepage; it's the first thing your users are going to see, so it forms a powerful first impression, and it also serves as a gateway to the interior pages of your site, where they'll learn more about your brand (and …

UI Design

How To Quickly Move Photos From one iPhone to Another?

We all like to take a photo now and then. But, what’s really annoying is having to move them all to another iPhone when you upgrade or exchange you …

Click here for the AI apocalypse (brought to you by Facebook) | Robert Smith

Never mind fake news and Trump/Pence, what we should be fearful of is Facebook’s algorithms, and their relentless pursuit of economic self-interest<p>After the US election, many people feel we’re on the verge of an apocalypse. What might not be obvious is that it’s an artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Touché lets you try the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar on any Mac

Whether you love or hate the idea of the Touch Bar – the most notable new hardware feature in Apple’s latest MacBook Pro – it’s probably best to judge it after trying it out.<p>That’s where Touché comes in. The app simulates Apple’s new touchscreen display for shortcuts by bringing up a row of Touch …

MacBook Pro

Kurt Cobain’s horror movies

In 1984 Kurt Cobain was 17 years old and bursting with creative adolescent energy. He was already friends with Krist Novoselic and Dale Crover, who a …

All glass OLED Apple iPhone 8 incoming

By Luke Edwards<p>The rumour mill is getting up some serious speed for iPhone 8 and yet another rumour has pointed towards that OLED screen and all …

The 50 Best Apps of the Year

Apple finally acknowledges iPhone 'Touch Disease' problem by denying responsibility

For the iPhone 6 Plus owner, a flickering gray bar atop the screen could only mean one thing: the dreaded ‘Touch Disease.’ For those affected, this issue often presented itself gradually, becoming worse over time. Eventually, the screen would lose responsiveness or stop working altogether.<p>The …

iOS bug exposes photos and messages on locked iPhones

Hackers have discovered a new method to unlock photos and messages on any iPhone, thanks to an iOS security flaw that utilizes Siri and VoiceOver.<p>iPhones running iOS 8 software and newer are vulnerable to the flaw, which was discovered by EverythingApplePro and iDeviceHelp. The group revealed the …

Is Apple Moving iPhone Production to the U.S.?

One key iPhone maker is considering moving production of the smartphone to the United States, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.<p>"Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.," the Nikkei Asian Review reported, citing a …

Apple Can't Produce The iPhone It Wants For 2017 Because Of Samsung

If you follow my writing you probably know I’ve been harsh with the iPhone 7. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good phone in a vacuum. But for a product sold at the highest price on the market, coming from the biggest company in the world, and getting five times as much press as all other phone coverage …

7 features from Windows you can bring to your Mac

Longtime Windows users making the leap to a Mac will need to go through a bit of an adjustment period before they begin to feel comfortable navigating MacOS. In an effort to bring you comfort, allow me to ask and answer seven questions that you might be muttering to yourself.<p>1. Wait, where's the …

Operating Systems

Preview: Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Story of Boddah

<b>Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Story of Boddah</b><p>Nicolas Otero (w & a) • Vérane Otero (c)<p>The most iconic singer/songwriter of his generation, Kurt Cobain …

13 design tools and websites that are godsends for UI/UX designers

The continuous improvement of design tools has had a positive impact on usability and user experience. This has provided great convenience not only …

UX Design

10 Common Mistakes To Avoid in Responsive Website Design

Admiring a really well-designed and responsive website makes some people think that creating their own would yield a synonymous good result. However, …

Microsoft was working on its own MacBook Touch Bar

Apple unveiled its new MacBook Touch Bar last week, and many were quick to compare it to Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon adaptive keys from 2014. While Lenovo scrapped its touch keys after feedback due to the poor implementation, Microsoft has been investigating the use of adaptive keyboards for more …

MacBook

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Gear & Gadgets

New MacBook Pro models reportedly incompatible with certain Thunderbolt 3 devices [ux2]

Potentially adding to a growing list of complaints regarding limitations with Apple's new MacBook Pro, an aftermarket Mac accessories maker reports …

Today in Apple history: Apple begins retail venture inside CompUSA

<b>November 4, 1997:</b> Apple unveils its plan to open small “store within a store” sections inside CompUSA outlets around the United States.<p>In a step toward the flagship Apple stores that would launch four years later, Cupertino-trained employees staff these mini-stores. The move gives Apple a bit more …

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The World's First True Android PC: Get the Best of Both the PC & Android Worlds

• Work on the road w/o having to lug your laptop around<br>• Access Remix-specific apps from the Remix Store, or the entire Google Play library<br>• Save energy as …

13-inch MacBook Pro (2016) vs. Microsoft Surface Book

Apple and Microsoft announced their new-for-2016 laptops within a day of each other. Join New Atlas as we compare and contrast the 13-inch models of …

MacBook Pro

Thunderbolt 3/USB-C Adapters, Cables, and Hubs for New MacBook Pro

In line with the 12-inch MacBook, Apple has removed all ports on the new MacBook Pro beyond two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack.<p>Thunderbolt 3 carries power, USB, DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA over a single USB-C port, creating one standard for connecting most accessories and …

Microsoft patch for Google-outed exploit is still a week away

Microsoft is still more than a little upset at Google revealing unpatched Windows security flaws, but it'll at least have a solution in hand in the days ahead. The software giant now plans to issue a patch for affected version of Windows on November 8th. You're in good shape if you use both Windows …

The first augmented reality smartphone is here

Google Tango—the augmented reality platform that provides a layer of interactivity to anything you point your smartphone camera at—has been in the …

We’re About to See a Record-Breaking Supermoon - The Biggest in Nearly 70 Years

The closest full moon in the 21st century.<p>If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the …

Supermoon