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First iOS 12.1 public beta offers Group FaceTime

Anyone who’d like to try out iOS 12.1 can now do so. Apple just seeded the first public beta, a couple of days after the developer-only version.<p>Be warned: those who are going to trade in their current iPhone for a shiny new iPhone X’s tomorrow absolutely should not install this.<p>iOS 12.1 beta …

Beta Testing

Twitter says it patched a bug that could have shared users' private messages

Twitter said Friday it has patched a bug that could have shared users' private messages with software developers outside of the company.<p>The issue is …

Jack Dorsey

Animation reveals what could be Google's new 'Pixel Stand'

A new accessory for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL could give Alexa devices a run for their money. The Pixel Stand, as its reportedly known, is an upright dock that effectively turns your smartphone into a Google Home hub.<p>For those unwilling to shell out $400 for the Home Max, or $49 for the Home Mini, …

Google Home

Fallen Giants

The series <i>Fallen Giants</i> by Charleston-based graphic designer Mike Winkelmann show tech giants’ future. And it is not bright. In Winkelmann’s work, …

Graphic Design

How to Impress the Robot Reading Your Résumé

While you’re perfecting your résumé and cover letter with the hiring manager of your dream company in mind, you may be interested to know that they …

Résumés

Seven Sustainable Design Firms That Will Help You Go Green

Design by ZeroEnergy Design. Photo by Eric Roth<b>ZeroEnergy Design, Boston</b>This sustainable design firm takes a multidisciplinary approach to going …

Sustainable Design

Fake Towns Could Help People With Alzheimer’s Live Happier Lives

When San Diego’s Glenner Town Square opens, it will be like stepping into a time warp. Everything from the hospital to the local diner to the city …

Alzheimer's Disease

Facebook said to test new dating feature in Colombia with safeguards to prevent stalking

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has begun testing its new dating feature in Colombia.<p>This feature is focused primarily on an algorithm-powered …

Social Media

Alexa Hunches can now suggest actions based on daily behavior

Amazon is now launching Alexa Hunches, where the voice assistant will predict your future needs. It uses deep neural networks to understand behavior and Alexa Hunches is first going to focus on the smart home.<p>How it works is that Alexa will feel like it’s getting a “hunch” and if it’s confident …

Smart Homes

Facebook Dating wants to be the anti-Tinder

Facebook is likely the last company you think about when you hear the words "dating app."<p>But now the social network is beginning the (very slow) …

Social Media

The creator of Google's self-driving car project is now working to automate boring office functions

Sebastian Thrun, one of the best known entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, is taking on a new challenge that's a big shift from his work in autonomous …

Autonomous Cars

Tim Cook, Eddy Cue and others share memories of Steve Jobs, working at Infinite Loop, more

Wired’s Steven Levy is out today with an excellent piece featuring Apple executives recounting their favorite memories working at the company’s Infinite Loop campus, working with Steve Jobs, and much more. The article features quotes from Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, Scott Forstall, and many …

Tim Cook

Google lets companies livestream meetings to 100,000 people through Hangouts Meet

Google has announced that G Suite Enterprise subscribers will now be able to livestream meetings to up to 100,000 people across the company.<p>The feature is being added to Hangouts Meet, G Suite’s videoconferencing platform, which came about after Google revealed last year that it was splitting the …

Livestreaming

How a Mentos-and-cola experiment led to a Philly start-up for creatives

As students at William Tennent High School in Warminster, Dave Silver and Will Toms already were making creative magic together.<p>It involved Mentos …

Indiana University

Backed by former Google China leader Kai-Fu Lee, OneClick is building an ‘Excel for AI’

Equipped with an experienced founding team and investment from a renowned artificial intelligence expert, OneClick.AI is on a mission to make AI …

Financial Services

Farm data analytics startup Growers raises $5M, creates second headquarters in Seattle

Growers is growing.<p>The Raleigh, N.C.-based farm data analytics startup today announced a $5 million Series A investment round and the creation of a …

Analytics

"Live" shapeshifting canopy uses drones to keep guests in the shade

A string of interesting research projects have shown us how drones might one day be used to not just construct elements of our environment, but keep …

Fabrication

Google Photos Library API now publicly available to developers

Google has announced the general availability of its new Google Photos Library API, designed to help developers create new experiences for (or at least help organize) our Google Photos libraries.<p>The new Google Photos Library API will allow developers to create new app experiences powered by Google …

Google Photos

OkCupid now lets users define their pronouns

OkCupid users can now pick their pronouns. The company rolled out the new gender-expressive option yesterday, a feature that’ll allow users to choose between he / him, she / her, and they / them. The options join the 22 gender and 13 sexual orientation choices already available to users. The …

LGBTQI

New Apple video encourages app developers to switch to a subscription model

Apple has increasingly been encouraging app developers to switch to a subscription model, rather than a one-off purchase cost or in-app purchases to unlock features.<p>It’s now continuing this push with a new video on its developer site …<p>NordVPN<p>The developers behind Elevate, Dropbox, Calm, and Bumble …

In-App Purchases

Ever wonder why the most popular apps are starting to look the same? It might be a good thing

Open Instagram, Airbnb, Apple Music, Twitter, Dropbox or Lyft and at first glance it might feel like it’s hard to tell the difference between which …

UX Design

The 1 Skill Every Job Applicant Will Need to Compete With A.I.

Today is a terrific time if you're thinking about finding a new job or side hustle--the number of current job openings outweigh the number of people looking for work. But hang on just a minute. Artificial intelligence factors into this picture, too. And that means that, while job seekers might have …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Google is the most important design company of 2018

In an exclusive interview, CEO Sundar Pichai explains how Google got design.<p>We all remember the face-plant that was Google Glass. Or the time when, in an infamous fit of over-engineering, Google tested 41 shades of the color blue on ad links to find the most profitable hue. Since then, however, the …

Google Search

Wed Design: 9 Eye-Catching Web Interfaces with Bright Graphics

Design is one of the spheres that constantly evolves and transforms. Sometimes it seems you have just got used to a trend or a standard – and the …

Open-Mindedness

Zendesk expands into CRM with Base acquisition

Zendesk has mostly confined itself to customer service scenarios, but it seems that’s not enough anymore. If you want to truly know the customer behind the interaction, you need a customer system of record to go with the customer service component. To fill that need, Zendesk announced it was …

Customer Service

Google may announce two new Pixelbooks in October, including a Surface clone

We already know Google has a new Pixel phones on the way October 9, but it’s pretty clear by now that’s not the only hardware it has coming up. Namely, it now seems Google is set to reveal two new Pixelbooks<p>We first heard about a Pixel Books back in July, but today’s rumors come courtesy of two …

Google Home

Artificial Solutions puts customer privacy first with Teneo, a conversational AI platform

Data compliance might not make for great cocktail conversation, but the topic’s arguably never been more important. With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in full effect and the Cambridge Analytica scandal still fresh in the minds of Facebook users, enterprises face …

Artificial Intelligence

eBay open-sources HeadGaze so you can control an iPhone X screen with head movements

eBay has lifted the lid on new technology that helps physically impaired users interact with their iPhone X screen through head movements.<p>With HeadGaze, the ecommerce giant leverages Apple’s ARKit platform — which was designed to help developers build augmented reality apps — and the iPhone X’s …

Disability

Tinder's curated 'Top Picks' list is available worldwide

The company began testing the feature earlier this year.<p>In June, Tinder announced that it was testing a feature that provides Gold members a list of their top matches. Now, Top Picks, as it's called, is available to all paying Tinder Gold subscribers worldwide. The highlighted profiles, which are …

Tinder

PayPal will instantly pay businesses after they make a sale

Funds Now eliminates funding delays.<p>PayPal is adding a new feature for businesses that use its platform for their sales. Funds Now will let certain businesses in good standing -- that means without fraud concerns or an excess of customer complaints -- get instant access to funds from completed …

Small Business