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Learn Python and you could put yourself on track to make a six-figure salary

If you’re interested in giving up Netflix binge watching in order to pick up a new, perhaps more beneficial hobby then let us make a suggestion. …

Why HomePod is actually a steal at $349

Don’t make the mistake of comparing HomePod to rival smart speakers and lamenting its $349 price tag. There are good reasons why the device costs more than three times as much as an Amazon Echo — and yet is still an absolute steal.<p>Apple is keen to point out that HomePod is an awesome music …

Audiophile

Sony’s crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year

It’s called the Xperia Touch, is powered by Android, and will cost around $1,600<p>Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown off a number of experimental products designed for the home. Now, though, one of them is actually going on sale: the newly christened Xperia Touch — an Android projector …

Google Play

Galaxy S8 Leak Reveals Samsung's Expensive Secrets

Optimists will call it bad timing, cynics will label it “Monkey see, monkey do,” but either way Samsung looks set to copy the worst feature of the radically redesigned iPhone 8…<p>According to a new report from SamMobile, Samsung is going to match Apple’s planned price rises which will see both the …

IPhone 8

This adorable little robot will draw anything you do

Welcome to the internet of squiggly drawings<p>Line-us is by far the cutest drawing robot we’ve ever seen.<p>Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, this little bot is essentially a USB-powered arm that connects to an app on your tablet or smartphone and copies anything you draw in real time. (The …

Raspberry Pi

LG is fixing its 5K monitor so routers won't break it

LG is redesigning its UltraFine 5K Display so it can work well next to routers. The 27-inch monitor ran into a number of issues if it was placed within two meters of a router, making the display flicker, disconnect, or freeze computers due to electromagnetic interference. In a statement to <i>Recode</i>, …

Great Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills

7 Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills<p>Updated January 05, 2018<p>In today’s world, having up-to-date skills is crucial, whether …

MacBook Pro 2017 Might Have Apple's Own ARM-Based Processors: Reports

While Apple makes its own A-series processors for iPhones, its MacBooks are powered by Intel processors. Starting this year, the company is expected …

This tiny gaming PC has Intel’s latest processors and can power a VR headset

A GTX 1070 GPU and Kaby Lake processor in a tiny package<p>Gaming PCs are largely known for being huge, garish LED-studded machines. But as Zotac's new Zbox Magnus EN1070K shows, that doesn’t have to be the case.<p>Announced earlier this month at CES 2017 and reported by <i>AnandTech</i>, the Magnus EN1070K is …

Nvidia GeForce

10 Creativity Apps I Used the Most in 2016

I shoot my own videos, take my own photos, write my own books, and design apps. Here are the creativity apps I used the most in 2016 to do all that and why.<p>Your creativity is your ability to generate ideas that are novel and useful, whether for business, art, or other areas. However, to implement …

Apps

Cardiogram raises $2 million to predict heart health issues using wearables

Health tech startup Cardiogram has raised $2 million in a seed round led by the a16z Bio Fund for an app that screens users’ cardio health and gives them help improving or maintaining it.<p>The company started out with an Apple Watch integrated app, initially. But it is ultimately planning to be a …

Digital Health

Internet of Things gets its zombie apocalypse, and this is just the beginning

Winter is here. The Internet of Things (IoT) winter, that is.<p>All those digital routers, DVRs, "smart" kitchen appliances and IP-enabled cameras you …

Google Assistant compared to Siri in extensive video, shows a more personable side

With the release of Google Assistant, supplanting Google Now on the new Pixel with Android 7.1, Google’s speech recognition/AI engine is supposed to be more personable and less robotic. At the same time, Apple has been improving the accuracy and intelligence of Siri, which has until now been a …

New MacBook Pro Line-Up Leaks Ahead Of Official Launch

The invites to Apple’s event on Thursday October 27th arrived with a simple slogan, ”Hello again”, that echoed the “Hello” from the first Mac launch back in the eighties. If you were expecting new Mac hardware from Apple after that, you’d be right. Apple’s plans for Thursday are becoming clear, and …

MacBook Pro

Microsoft on Xbox One Scorpio: ‘the only console’ that can do ‘true 4K’ and ‘hi-fidelity VR’

Don’t let anyone tell you the console wars aren’t alive and well. For the most part, the two leading game consoles in 2016 (the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) exist in a state of being nearly identical. Many of the same games appear on each system, they boast almost all of the same ancillary features, …

Netflix signs deal with theater chain to put original films on the big screen

Netflix is continuing its slow crawl into the movie theater, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.<p>The WSJ says that Netflix has struck a deal with iPic Entertainment, a luxury theater chain, that would allow Netflix to feature 10 of its original films in theaters on the same day that …

Los Angeles

Toca TV is a new streaming service just for kids

If you have a young child, then you probably know the name Toca Boca. The popular kids app maker has produced games that have been downloaded more than 130 million times in 215 countries, and have 10 million monthly active users. Today, Toca Boca is moving into video. The company is now launching …

Kids

Facebook invents “virtual reality emoji” gestures

Shake your fist and your VR avatar’s face will turn “angry.” Put your hands on your face Home Alone-style to express “shock.” Triumphantly thrust your hands in the air and your virtual self’s face will show “joy.”<p>These are what Facebook calls “VR emoji,” and they’re the company’s vision for how …

Facebook launches standalone “Events” discovery and calendar app

650 million people use Facebook Events — 100 million every day — but it’s a smaller sect of hardcore extroverts who discover these parties and meetups, then invite everyone else.<p>Now Facebook is giving its most outgoing users a dedicated app for browsing and searching for stuff going on nearby. And …

Samsung told to pay Apple $120 million in patent row, court rules

Apple won an appeals court ruling that reinstates a patent-infringement verdict it won against Samsung, including for its slide-to-unlock feature for smartphones and tablets.<p>In an 8-3 ruling, a US appeals court said a three-judge panel was wrong to throw out the $119.6 million (£96m) verdict in …

Samsung knew a third replacement Note 7 caught fire on Tuesday and said nothing

It sent a man to the hospital with smoke inhalation injuries<p>Another replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has caught fire, bringing the total to three this week alone. This one was owned by Michael Klering of Nicholasville, Kentucky. He told WKYT that he woke up at 4AM to find his bedroom filled with …

Myki rolls out a password manager that locks all your info away on your phone

Everything is getting hacked to the point that it’s getting kind of ridiculous — and everyone needs to have secure passwords. The trouble, however, is making them tough to crack and also being able to remember them. That’s led to a blossoming ecosystem of password management services like …

Information Systems

T-Mobile says iOS 10 is causing 'connectivity issues' for some users

Apple's iOS 10 troubles keep getting worse.<p>The latest version of the operating system is now apparently causing "connectivity issues" for T-Mobile …

T-Mobile

Apple’s iPhone 7 will be super limited in stores and all jet black and Plus models are sold out

Apple has issued a statement tonight that is essentially setting expectations for those who hoped they’d be able to walk into an Apple store on Friday and pick themselves up an iPhone. The statement makes it clear that all iPhones will be in short supply for walk-in customers without a …

Apple Planning To Release iPhone With OLED Display Sooner Than Expected?

Apple is expected to adopt an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display on the iPhone — the question is when. A new report claims this could happen as soon as next year.<p>The move from LCD to OLED could happen in 2017, according to a report in the Chinese-language version of Japan’s Nikkei. The …

8 Amazing New Things You Can Do With Siri

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Siri

Video shows just how much faster Apple’s iPhone 6s is compared to the iPhone 6

While previous iPhone models, going all the way back to the iPhone 5, only came with 1GB of RAM, teardowns of the iPhone 6s have confirmed that …

iPhone 6S 3D Touch Features Shown Off On Video

The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones come with Apple’s new 3D Touch display that uses Force Touch and now we have a great video from Dom …

Gear & Gadgets

Google's new laptop could finally signal the triumph of Android over Chrome OS

A new Pixel device, which Google is reportedly set to introduce this week, could be the beginning of the end for Chrome OS.<p>The new Pixel C, according to a report in Android Police, will run the latest version of Google's Android software.<p>That would mark the first time that Android has been offered …