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Apple's Autonomous Car Plans Now Look Way Less Ambitious Than They Once Were

A new report has detailed Apple’s crumbling ambitions to build a futuristic car, which have resulted in little more than a partnership with …

Autonomous Cars

Elon Musk Just Revealed When Tesla Model Y SUV May Debut

Elon Musk has provided more details about when the Tesla Model Y sports utility vehicle may debut. In the early hours of Thursday morning on Twitter, …

New SEC filing reveals MoviePass is running on fumes as it continues to burn through cash

MoviePass has had a rough start to 2018 with privacy concerns, plan changes, and more running rampant. While there have long been concerns about the service’s profitability, a new SEC filing shows things may be even more dire than originally thought…<p><i>Bloomberg</i> today highlights a new SEC filing from …

Apple wins patent for round-faced Apple Watch, seemingly not a rejected design

Apple has today been awarded a patent for technology intended for use in a ‘circular display.’ The patent text specifically references a wristwatch as one application, and one of the illustrations looks very much like a watch …<p>The patent itself is for a particular approach to handling the …

We asked Google Assistant, Amazon 's Alexa and Apple's Siri 150 questions. Here's who won.

OK Google, we get it. You are smarter than the other assistants.<p>This has been the subtext of recent Google I/O developer conferences. The latest edition kicked off Tuesday in Mountain View, Calif., where the Internet giant showed off how its Assistant, available on phones and its smart speaker …

Smart Homes

Pretty sure Google's new talking AI just beat the Turing test

So that whole Turing test metric, wherein we gauge how human-like an AI system appears to be based on its ability to mimic our vocal affectations? At the 2018 I/O developers conference Tuesday, Google utterly dismantled it. The company did so by having its AI-driven Assistant book a reservation. On …

Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

Employment

Lyft Testing Monthly Subscription Plans With Prices Reportedly Starting at $200/Month

iOS and Android ride-hailing app Lyft has begun testing monthly subscription plans for "high-frequency users," in a style comparable to services like Netflix, Apple Music, and MoviePass.<p>According to <i>The Verge</i>, the terms of each "All-Access Plan" vary and an overall detailed report from Lyft has yet …

Lyft

Twelve South Debuts Spring Break Sale With Discounts on Travel Accessories

As we draw nearer to the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere on Tuesday, March 20, many people around the world are getting ready to travel for spring break and other holidays. To prepare you for any trip you might have planned this spring or later in the summer, <i>MacRumors</i> has partnered …

Invite-Only Game Fortnite Has Earned an Estimated $1.5M Since Launch

Epic Games' popular Fortnite Battle Royale game for iOS devices has grossed an estimated $1.5 million worldwide since its release last Thursday, according to figures shared this afternoon by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.<p>Fortnite has topped the iPhone download charts in more than 40 countries …

In-App Purchases

Apple's Greg Joswiak Talks Mobile Gaming

In a piece covering growing consumer interest in mobile gaming, <i>TechCrunch</i>'s Matthew Panzarino spoke to Apple's vice president of product marketing, Greg Joswiak, and several prominent game developers to get opinions on the state gaming on iOS.<p>According to Joswiak, with developers now able to bring …

App Store

How to Enable the Optimal Audio Codec for Your Bluetooth Headphones in macOS

How good your digital music sounds often comes down to which file format it's encoded in. Be that as it may, every Mac audio setup is only as strong as it's weakest link, and if your Bluetooth connection isn't up to scratch, even the best BT headphones will fail to deliver a decent wireless …

Bank of America Analyst Says Apple Plans to Launch Foldable iPhone in 2020

Apple plans to launch a foldable iPhone two years from now, according to Wamsi Mohan, an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.<p>Mohan shared his prediction in a research note obtained by <i>CNBC</i> after spending a week in Asia meeting with companies in Apple's supply chain. He expects the foldable …

PSA: Apple's March 27 Event Won't Be Live Streamed

While Apple often offers a live stream for its special events, the company has confirmed there will be no live stream for the March 27 education-focused event set to take place at Lane Tech High School in Chicago.<p>Apple today updated the Events app on the Apple TV to add an image of the invitation …

APC’s Pro 10-Outlet 1500VA UPS w/ USB-C charging port drops to $150 shipped (25% off)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, as one of its Deal of the Day, Best Buy offers the APC Pro 10-Outlet 1500VA UPS Battery Back-Up System with USB-C …

Elon Musk thrusts civilian flamethrowers into the spotlight

While Elon Musk was making headlines about his space innovations, down on the ground there was an epic race to snap up his flamethrowers.<p>What can this Musk flamethrower do? What sort of fiery flames could be unleashed?<p>While other models on sale can shoot flames up to 50 feet, Quartz has compared …

Hackers find security weaknesses with the Lifx smart LED

A team of security experts in England recently hacked their way into a smart home's Wi-Fi network. Their inside man? The Lifx color-changing smart LED .<p>As first reported by LEDinside, Context, a UK-based consulting firm specializing in security, recently demonstrated an exploitable weakness within …

Home Automation

Nest’s video doorbell is now shipping

Back in September of last year, Nest announced its first smart doorbell. When it would actually ship, however, was left sort of up in the air; all the company said at the time was to expect it sometime in Q1 of 2018.<p>Turns out, that means today. The Nest doorbell — or the Nest Hello, as it’s known — …

Coming soon: Wall controls for Philips Hue

Reports of the humble switch’s death might have been greatly exaggerated. Philips’ partners are adding familiar tactile buttons to augment app and …

Control Your Outdoor String Lights With These Inexpensive Remote Outlets

These weather-resistant remote outlet switches rely on an RF remote instead of Wi-Fi, so you can’t control them with your phone or Alexa. But at just …

Home Automation

Nest and Yale Smartify Your Front Door, If You Trust Them

Night mode<p>Nest’s Hello doorbell and the Nest x Yale lock are now available for smart home types to fortify or smartify their front doors. Both …

A Guide to Smart Housewarming Gifts

Give the gift of connected tech that will transform a house into a home<p>What to give new homeowners in these modern times? Break with tradition and …

Smart Homes

Keep the Ideal Room Temperature with Nest Temperature Sensor

The Nest Temperature Sensor can work in tandem with Nest’s latest smart thermostat to keep your rooms at a preferred temperature. To use the sensor, …

Honeywell’s Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat falls to new Amazon low at $138 (Reg. up to $200)

Amazon currently offers Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Color Programmable Thermostat with Alexa support for <b>$138.27 shipped</b>. That’s good for a $60 discount from the going rate, is $3 under our previous mention and a new Amazon all-time low. For comparison, that beats the next lowest offer at Best Buy by $50. …

Insignia’s HomeKit lightswitch drops back to $25 shipped (Reg. $40)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Best Buy’s official eBay storefront offers the Insignia HomeKit-enabled In-Wall Light Switch for <b>$24.99 shipped</b>. Also available …

Apple Events app for tvOS updated ahead of education event, confirms no live stream

Apple Events for Apple TV has been updated ahead of Tuesday’s education event in Chicago. The new version includes a theme refresh to match the event invitations with the Apple Pencil-sketched logo, but it also includes confirmation on live streaming plans.<p>Apple typically uses its Events app for …

Face ID deemed too costly to copy, Android makers target in-display fingerprint sensors instead

A new report from Digitimes citing supply chain sources indicates that Android phone makers are ‘rushing’ to implement fingerprint sensors under the display for upcoming handsets.<p>Android manufacturers have decided that recreating the 3D facial recognition used by iPhone X is simply too costly to …

Here are the 100+ new emoji arriving on iPhone and iPad this year [Video]

The final list for Emoji 11.0 has been finalized and it features 157 new emoji. The Unicode Consortium has announced that among the latest emoji will be superheroes, redheads, partying face, hot face, cold face, infinity, and much more.<p>As reported by <i>Emojipedia</i>, the Emoji 11.0 update will likely …

Apple Watch detects diabetes with 85% accuracy

Figuring out if you have diabetes could soon be as easy as strapping on an Apple Watch.<p>A new study from Cardiogram shows that by using heart rate monitors on wearables like the Apple Watch, neural networks can now detect whether the wearer shows early signs of diabetes with astonishing …

Glock makes military-grade pistol available to civilians

Initially designed to provide the Army with the very best personal protection sidearm in the world, now civilians can get access to the G19X pistol with Glock’s very latest advances for maximum personal protection.<p>Many Americans are concerned about scenarios like an armed home invasion or a deadly …