Richard Baylis

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Albtraum im Türkei-Urlaub

Die Türkei hat wieder einen Deutschen wegen vermeintlicher Terrorpropaganda festgenommen: den Familienvater Dennis E. aus Hamburg. Der SPIEGEL konnte …

Türkei

PlayStation 3 Phat owners have a month left to claim ‘OtherOS’ class action settlement

You could be leaving $65 on the table ...<p>Playstation 3 owners — and by this I mean owners of the phabulous Phat PlayStation 3 — have one month left to collect up to $65 as one of the longest and silliest controversies in the console’s history winds down.<p>The settlement was reached in October 2016, …

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

Australian scientists move closer to world-beating quantum computer

Australian scientists, led by Australian of the year Michelle Simmons, have made a significant step in creating a world-beating, single-atom quantum computer.<p>Simmons and her Australian team announced on Wednesday they had built quantum bits, known as qubits, from single phosphorus atoms in silicon, …

Quantum Computing

Vision-improving nanoparticle eyedrops could end the need for glasses

High-tech eyeglasses can give blind people the ability to see, but could the development of eyesight-improving eyedrops help eliminate the need for …

Optometry

Monkeys reveal new clues toward elusive HIV vaccine and cure

<b>BOSTON—</b>Despite enormous efforts over more than 30 years, HIV/AIDS researchers have yet to develop either a vaccine or cure for the disease. But they …

CES 2017: Where are they now?

Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant actions

Google says you can now perform more than a million actions with the Google Assistant. Those range from looking up photos with Google Photos to starting a meditation session from Headspace. But one problem with voice assistants is that it’s very hard to discover which actions you actually can …

Apple Says $29 Battery Replacements Are One-Per-iPhone When Device Passes Diagnostic Test

iPhone users hoping to double dip on Apple's discounted $29 battery replacements this year may find themselves out of luck.<p>While we previously confirmed that Apple is offering $29 battery replacements to any customer with an iPhone 6 or newer regardless of diagnostic result, Apple has indicated …

Apple updates macOS and iOS to address Spectre vulnerability

Just a few days after Apple disclosed how it would be dealing with the Meltdown bug that affects modern computers, it's pushed out fixes for the Spectre exploit as well. iOS 11.2.2 includes "Security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre," the company writes on its …

Tech Industry

LG shows off the world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

Just as 4K and HDR are finally going mainstream, the ambitious folks at LG Display have also been busy pushing their OLED technology to 8K. Come CES, the Korean manufacturer will let attendees get up close with its new 88-inch 8K OLED display (can we just call it the "Triple 8?"), which is both the …

LG Electronics

Apple's Alleged Throttling of Older iPhones With Degraded Batteries Causes Controversy

A Reddit post over the weekend has drawn a flurry of interest after an iPhone 6s owner reported that a battery replacement significantly increased the device's performance running iOS 11. The ensuing discussion thread, also picked up by readers in the MacRumors forum, has led to speculation that …

Apple just made it a lot harder for rivals to compete on AR

Expecting Android device makers to rip off Apple’s augmented reality technology any time soon? Not so fast, a new report claims.<p>Apple’s $390 million payday to TrueDepth sensor maker Finisar this week will reportedly help lock out rival companies like Samsung and Huawei from competing with its …

Recommended Reading: Inside Apple's new spaceship campus

<b>One More Thing</b><br>Steven Levy,<br>Wired<p>Apple's so-called spaceship campus, or Apple Park, has been in the works for a while now, but this week <i>Wired</i> gave us a big update on the progress. The obsessive attention to detail, tunnel entry, modular "pod" sections for employees and more are all detailed here. …

Apple breaks file sharing on Macs while fixing 'huge' password security flaw

Emergency patch for bug that allowed anyone to take control of a Mac running macOS High Sierra prevented some users from sharing files<p>In its haste to fix the macOS High Sierra bug that allowed anyone to take control of a Mac computer with a blank password, Apple broke file sharing for some …

MacOS High Sierra

And now the names of Apple’s new iPhones look to have leaked…

We are but days away from the event of the Apple calendar year when the company pulls the curtain up on new iPhone models. And yet the leaks keep coming.<p>The latest juicy tidbit is what looks to be the official names of the three models Apple is rumored to be announcing next Tuesday — and they …

So funktioniert die größte Batterie der Welt

Riesige Salzkavernen in Norddeutschland könnten schon bald Strom aus Windkraftanlagen speichern - in der größten Batterie der Welt. Seine …

Wissen schafft Geschichten

Mehr als 70.000 neue Bücher erschienen 2017, über 20 Prozent davon sind Sach- oder wissenschaftliche Bücher. Pünktlich zur Geschenkezeit haben wir …

Die Welt strahlt. Leider.

Eigentlich sollten LED-Leuchten beim Energiesparen helfen. Doch Spareffekte verpuffen, weil auch noch der letzte Fleck ausgeleuchtet wird. Neue …

EA is addressing the loot boxes in 'Need for Speed: Payback,' too

Most of the headlines surrounding Electronic Arts this fall have been about the loot box situation in <i>Star Wars: Battlefront II</i>. But <i>Need for Speed: Payback</i> has been dealing with the same pay-to-win progression issues since it launched a few weeks ago too. More than that, the game is an unstable mess …

Xbox One X VS PlayStation 4 PRO – Battle Of Beasts

Xbox One X The World’s most powerful console is here to compete with Sony’s most powerful gaming console PS4 Pro. What’s the difference? Is PS4 Still …

Humans vs. Robots: Artificial Intelligence Beats Top Pilot in NASA and Google Drone Race

In another addition to the ever-expanding list of things robots can do better than humans, artificial intelligence has beaten one of NASA’s …

4 Massive Video Games Where You Are The BAD GUY

A video game with a good hero is always fine, but what about the games where you get to actually play as the villain? Being a villain is actually …

Modular Raspberry Pi Phone With Internet Of Things Support

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may be interested in a new modular Raspberry Pi phone created by SB Components that comes complete with Internet of things …

Apple applies for patent on foldable display following rumors of foldable iPhone

The US Patent & Trademark Office has today published an Apple patent application for a foldable display. This follows earlier rumors that the company was working with LG on a future foldable iPhone.<p>An electronic device may have a flexible portion that allows the device to be folded. The device may …

Welcome to the brave new world of artificial intelligence

First machines replaced labour – now will robots take over our brain work, too?<p>In the 1966 film <i>Fantastic Voyage</i>, a submarine crew is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into the bloodstream of a defector to remove a blood clot from his brain. Critics agreed that it was an entertaining movie …

Apple offices raided in South Korea ahead of iPhone X launch in Samsung’s home market

South Korean authorities have reportedly raided Apple’s offices in Seoul, South Korea, just ahead of the iPhone X launch in the country.<p>The iPhone X goes on sale in South Korea and a dozen more countries tomorrow …<p>London’s <i>Metro</i> reports that the timing of the raid is likely to lead to suspicions in …

South Korea

The best PlayStation 4 games

There's a big reason why the PlayStation 4 is the best-selling console: It has a smattering of games that you can't play anywhere else. Think: blockbusters like <i>Uncharted 4: A Thief's End</i>, <i>Horizon: Zero Dawn</i> and <i>Bloodborne</i>. But even if <i>Indiana Jones</i> simulators and massive open worlds where you hunt …

Google Lens in the Assistant starts rolling out to all Pixel users

We knew this was only a matter of time, but Google today confirmed that Google Lens as part of the Google Assistant is now rolling out to all Pixel phone owners. That’s something Google already announced at its hardware event, but until now, the timing was unclear.<p>If you don’t see it when you call …

Lightform raises $5M to turn old projectors into augmented reality machines

In Blade Runner 2049, one of the more interesting stylistic choices was how the film imagined futuristic augmented reality. While the Microsofts and Googles of our real dystopian world are currently approaching AR tech with headsets and smart glasses, Blade Runner 2049 relied entirely on external …

Augmented Reality