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How to Use AirPlay 2 Now That the iOS 11.4 Update Is Here

Big Apple news, everyone! iOS 11.4 was just released, and it's bringing some exciting, audio-based features, including AirPlay 2. This version of AirPlay makes it possible to wirelessly send content from any Apple device that's compatible with iOS 11.4 to an Apple TV or HomePod or other AirPlay …

Apple is developing a TV show based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series

The adaptation could give Apple an edge against Netflix and Amazon<p>Isaac Asimov’s acclaimed science fiction <i>Foundation</i> trilogy might finally reach television. <i>Deadline</i> reports that Apple is putting an adaptation into development, adding to the company’s growing list of original content offerings as it …

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

Stripe launches a new billing tool to tap demand from online businesses

As more and more spending moves online — whether that’s shopping or subscribing to services like Netflix and Spotify — there’s increasing demand for tools that allow those companies, especially smaller ones, to start getting paid.<p>Stripe has made its name by providing developers with a simpler way …

Small Business

IBM rolls out deep learning as a service for AI developers

IBM today announced the launch of its new Deep Learning as a Service (DLaaS) program for AI developers. With DlaaS, users can train neural networks using popular frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Caffe without buying and maintaining costly hardware.<p>The service lets data scientists train …

Machine Learning

Hacker Launches Public Mineable Blockchain Thought For 'AI Superhighway'

An artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain start-up with backing from Harrisburg University in Pennsylvania is developing a completely new way of utilizing and processing data by integrating AI and “smart logic” into every bit of data. The goal is to build what is described as an “AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Google launched a simple browser-based sequencer for making music

Meet Song Maker<p>Chrome Music Lab has launched a new music creation tool called Song Maker. A browser-based experience, Song Maker is a sequencer that allows you to program loops for two different instruments of your choosing, then save it or send to someone else for collaboration.<p>Google Creative Lab …

ARON is like futuristic wi-fi that works with infrared light

Surefire, a California-based flashlight company, is showing off its new infrared communication system, ARON, at CES this week.<p>What is it?<p>Surefire’s ARON (Augmented Reality Optical Narrowcasting) is a form of wireless data transmission involving beams of light. It transmts information via infrared …

Wi-Fi

Apple acquires app development service Buddybuild to bolster Xcode

Apple has today purchased an app development service called Buddybuild. For now, there aren’t any details about how much Apple has paid for the company, but the firm did confirm the purchase to <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>Buddybuild also shared the news in a blog post today, including the details that its team will …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Apple reportedly plans to support unified apps on iOS and macOS

Bloomberg reports that next year, Apple will set in motion a plan to support apps that work across iPhones, iPads, and macOS desktops and laptops, without the need for multiple versions.<p>The project, which is codnamed ‘Marzipan’, is expected to be announced at Apple’s next Worlwide Developer …

Apps

Emily Ratajkowski Flaunts Washboard Abs at Knicks Game

Another day, another courtside sartorial win for <b>Emily Ratajkowski.</b><p>The sultry starlet was front and center as she watched the New York Knicks take on …

The hottest stock of the year: Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the hottest products of the year thanks to teens and adults who want straight teeth without metal in their mouths.<p>The shift to clear aligners has powered Align Technology (ALGN), the company behind Invisalign, to a record year. Align's value has nearly tripled, making it the …

S&P 500

Twisted light could make wireless data faster than fiber

As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they're still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you can transmit and the affordability of the fastest connections. Scientists may have a way to eliminate those cables while offering even …

Cryptocurrency jobs are popping up like crazy — even for non-techies

A report released this month by Angel List indicates cryptocurrency jobs have risen by over 100 percent in the past six months. While Bitcoin value fluctuations may be testing investor confidence, the hiring market for blockchain-based technology remains overtly bullish.<p>Not only are more jobs …

Cryptocurrency

Report predicts key iPhone X tech will ultimately kill the iPhone

Preorders for Apple’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus just went live on Friday morning, but most of our attention is still focused on the iPhone X. …

Transform your ideas into code with this app-enabled robot

This little robot is the Sphero: SPRK Edition, designed to innovate and inspire the next generation to learn programming.<p>While sitting at a computer …

Sony and IBM stuffed 330TB into a palm-sized cartridge

While you weren’t looking, the storage industry has been working on some pretty crazy stuff. Sony announced that it teamed up with IBM Research in Zurich to create a new magnetic tape that can fit 330TB of files in a single palm-sized cartridge that typically could hold only about 15TB.<p>For …

Emily Ratajkowski leaves nothing to the imagination in new feature for LOVE Magazine

<i>This post was written by Isabel Jones and orignally appeared on InStyle.com.</i><p>When it comes to style, <b>Emily Ratajkowski</b> is known for not shying away …

iOS developers are switching to Swift according to this Upwork study

Apple’s programming language Swift has been around for a while, but iOS and macOS developers can still develop apps using Apple’s Objective-C. According to a new study from Upwork, tech companies are increasingly looking for developers who know how to develop in Swift.<p>Upwork is the biggest …

Objective-C

CES 2017: Under Armour Talks Up Plans to Beat Apple

By<p>Jan. 7, 2017 12:31 p.m. ET<p>Under Armour is not only on the tails of Nike and Adidas. The company is now taking aim at Apple and Samsung.<p>In a keynote …

Apple’s Swift programming language goes open source

Search results for: Swift programming language<p>Swift, the fast growing computer programming language created by Apple, is officially going open source starting today.<p>Apple unveiled Swift at WWDC in 2014 with a promise to make it open source in the future. Now that the language has become one of the …

Top 10

Review: Siri-controlled August Smart Lock is a key upgrade to a HomeKit house

Being able to automate locking and unlocking your front door is one of the easiest ways to transform your house into a smart home and enter the age of the Jetsons. Dom reviewed the first August Smart Lock (reg. $199) last year, and August has released updated hardware with a feature Apple fans will …

Osmo's Monster turns kids' real-life drawings into digital art

These iPad accessories -- the Osmo stand, drawing board and apps -- create hybrid ink-and-digital art.<p>Osmo wants your kids' art saved for posterity, not just yellowing on the fridge door. The company makes educational tech products and accessories, including a line of drawing and programming tools …

We Played Apple’s New Game That Teaches Kids How To Code

One recent evening, I spent my 40-minute commute guiding a friendly cyclops around a maze in search of gems. After moving the creature with a series …

A modern-day Renaissance: APIs fuel a cultural shift in businesses

Since 2000, 52 percent of the Fortune 500 have gone bankrupt, merged, been acquired or fallen off the list for not keeping up with the ever-changing technology landscape.<p>As software proliferates every corner of a business, IT is being crushed by project demands from business users who require …

Innovation

Apple just released the first iOS 10 beta to everyone

It’s here. The first public beta of iOS 10 is now available to download. You can download it, even your neighbor can download it. And the good news is that you won’t have to pay $99 a year for a developer account. But remember, this is a beta.<p>If you can’t wait to see iOS 10 in action, Apple’s …

Beta Testing

Apple open sources Swift Playground Support

Kate Stone writes on the Swift.org blog:We are delighted to introduce Xcode Playground Support as part of the Swift open source community!Swift …

Apple's new 'starter guides' help educators integrate iPad, iOS into curriculum

In a bid to extend its reach into the educational technology market, Apple on Thursday released a set of guidebooks designed to help educators better …

Education Technology

New Lightning headphone dev kit another sign hinting at a jackless iPhone

Cirrus Logic kit offers native Lightning connectivity for headphones and headsets.<p>Cirrus Logic has announced a development kit for hardware …