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Мы строим “телевизор будущего”»: как «Яндекс» превратит «Дзен

Как стало известно The Bell, совет директоров «Яндекса» признал успешным эксперимент с рекомендательным сервисом «Яндекс.Дзен» и принял решение …

How Facebook’s Rise Fueled Chaos and Confusion in Myanmar

The riots wouldn’t have happened without Facebook.<p>On the the evening of July 2, 2014 a swelling mob of hundreds of angry residents gathered around …

Introducing One: The Voice Speaker for Music Lovers

When you’re an Apple Music member, all the music you already have lives right alongside just about every song ever recorded. Plus, experts help you …

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Amazon could start dropping off packages inside your home

August and Garageio, two smart home companies that make connected locks and garage door openers, are working to make possible in-home deliveries of Amazon packages. According to a report in The Information, early tests have already been carried out in Seattle.<p>Here's how the process would work: When …

Skype update uses Siri to complete calls without opening the app

One of the big features of the latest iOS update was the API that allowed third-party developers to tap into Siri’s immense power. Microsoft was quick to take note.<p>Today, the company released a new version of Skype for the iPhone and iPad that lets you call any of your contacts without that pesky …

Apple opening major new UK campus in iconic Battersea Power Station building

London’s <i>Evening Standard</i> reports that Apple is to create a spectacular new UK campus in the iconic Battersea Power Station building alongside the Thames.<p>The iPhone and iPad maker will move 1,400 staff from eight sites around the capital into what it calls “a new Apple campus” at the Grade II listed …

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Apple invents laser-mapping tech for controlling your Mac

Future Apple devices could be controlled using gaze tracking or point gestures, claims a newly-published patent, describing Apple’s investigations into 3D depth-mapping technology.<p>The technology would build on the kind of 3D depth-mapping tech being used in the new dual lens iPhone 7, but would …

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AI Partnership Launched by Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft

Five tech giants announced on Wednesday that they are launching a nonprofit to “advance public understanding” of artificial intelligence and to …

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Cops Ask Professor to 3D-Print Fingerprints So They Can Unlock a Phone

That's one way to get into a deceased person's device.<p>Sometimes law enforcement agencies want or need access to the phones of suspects or victims, but with password protection and encryption, they can't get. Just ask the FBI, which spent more than $1 million to decrypt the phone of the San …

World’s smallest hard disk can write information atom by atom

Dutch scientists have created the world's smallest hard disk by developing a new rewritable storage technology capable of writing information atom by …

Media's Tesla Obsession Goes Negative

Tesla Motors ran into a buzzsaw this week, proving that consumer and media obsession with the brand is a double-edged sword.<p>Most of the noise this past week was made about a “Goodwill Agreement” that a Model S owner signed after negotiating with Tesla about a suspension problem. The ensuing hue and …

A hack will kill someone within 10 years, and it may have already happened

Where once hacks only affected computers, they now bring down everything from cars to power grids and thermostats to secretive nuclear enrichment programs.<p>So how long until a hack doesn't just cause a nuisance or monetary losses but actually <i>kills</i> someone?<p>One well-respected security expert thinks …

Cybersecurity

Samsung might launch phones with foldable screens in 2017

Bloomberg reported that Samsung is working on ‘Project Valley’, a program to develop smartphones with bendable and foldable screens.<p>The company is said to be aiming to reveal two new devices next year, including one that folds in half a la flip-phones, as well as a 5-inch handset that unfurls into …

2016 MacBook Pro May Include OLED Display Touch Bar and Touch ID

Apple plans to introduce a revamped high-end MacBook Pro this year that'll include a thinner and lighter form factor, Touch ID and a new OLED display touch bar above the keyboard, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The new MacBook Pro would come in 13- and 15-inch …

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Apple will open Siri to developers and launch Amazon Echo-like smart speaker, report says

Apple has big plans for Siri that will make the company's famous assistant a lot more useful, according to a new report.<p>The company will soon open up …

Parallels Access 3.1 adds native iPad Pro resolution, Apple Pencil support, 3D Touch features, more

You may be familiar with Parallels for its virtual machine software that lets you run Windows alongside OS X on a Mac, but the company also offers a service and mobile app called Parallels Access that lets you remote into your Mac and Windows VM from other devices. Parallels Access for iOS is …

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​Spotify's 2015 revenue surges beyond $2 billion, but still no profit

Spotify's pioneering streaming-music business, now emulated by the likes of Google and Apple, pulled in revenue of 1.95 billion euros ($2.18 billion) in 2015, a healthy 81 percent over the $1.21 billion the Swedish company garnered the year before.<p>But according to the figures, released in a …

LG's 2016 OLED 4K TV lineup is still expensive, starts at $3,999

For the past few years, LG's OLED TV lineup has been the pinnacle of TV quality, with deep black levels, insanely bright colors and none of the motion blurring issues that LED/LCD TVs have. But they've also been far too expensive for most consumers. It doesn't look like anything's changing this …

Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core Launch on Kickstarter

Pebble today launched a Kickstarter campaign for two new fitness-focused smartwatches, and an all-new cellular-connected wearable.<p><b>Pebble 2</b>, the first major upgrade to the original Pebble smartwatch, features new built-in sleep, step, and heart rate tracking functionality alongside existing phone, …

Snapchat Is Reportedly Seeking $20 Billion Valuation In New Fundraising

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat’s success doesn’t appear to be fleeting: The startup is reportedly raising new funding and lifting its …

Hyperloop Project Surges Past 100 MPH

Here's what a hyperloop will look like. Eventually. Image source:Tesla Motors.<p>It's been a busy year for fans of Elon Musk's Hyperloop project. In fact, it's been a pretty busy <i>week</i>.<p>In February, we learned that Elon Musk is revisiting the idea of building a $6 billion, 400-mile, 800-mile-per-hour …

Amazon's customizable Dash Button sold out in less than a day

Amazon's Dash Buttons are the epitome of shopping simplification. You push a button and you get stuff, no need to browse around or even leave the …

Samsung smartwatch concept turns your hand into a display

Smartwatch makers have tried a few ways to overcome the limitations of a tiny wrist-worn screen, such as gestures, pressure sensitivity or voice commands. Samsung thinks there might be a better way, though: moving the display beyond the watch. It's applying for a patent on a concept that would …

Google makes its most powerful language parser open source

The days of us communicating with our computers by using our fingers are nearing an end. Google announced on Thursday that it is releasing its language parsing neural network framework, SyntaxNet, as an open source system. The released code includes everything you need to train it using your own …

Phone notifications cause 'ADHD-like symptoms'

Hyperactivity and a lack of attention span are often traits ascribed to millennials unable to put down their phones. Now a study from the University …