Nicholas Vincent

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Essential Phone to start shipping in late June with a new digital assistant on board

Yesterday, Andy Rubin took the wraps off the Essential Phone. Although a lot of details regarding the device were shared with the public, the exact release date was not mentioned during the reveal. Thankfully, we now know when the Essential Phone will hit the market, as Andy Rubin has announced a …

Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children?

A study published by the journal Child Development has taken a look at how parents’ use of technology affects their children’s behaviour, and has concluded that “technology-based interruptions in parent–child interactions” – a phenomenon known as “technoference”, which I’m fairly sure was a club …

Mobile Technology

The Essential Phone: a first look at the hardware

It’s a little blocky, but the screen makes sense<p>Immediately after Essential CEO Andy Rubin finished up his interview with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference, I headed to the hotel to track the phone down and see it for myself. The units on hand here are prototypes, early enough that they have …

How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence to Increase New York Sales Leads by 2,930%

It was winter in New York City and Asaf Jacobi’s Harley-Davidson dealership was selling one or two motorcycles a week. It wasn’t enough.<p>Jacobi went for a long walk in Riverside Park and happened to bump into Or Shani, CEO of an AI firm, Adgorithms. After discussing Jacobi’s sales woes, Shani, …

BlackBerry KEYone hits Amazon and Best Buy on May 31st

BlackBerry and TCL have teased the KEYone for nearly half a year, and now Americans can <i>finally</i> see what all the fuss is about without jumping through hoops. The two have revealed that unlocked, US-friendly variants of the Android-powered BlackBerry will be available at both Amazon and Best Buy on …

Mobile Technology

Nest Announces Cam IQ, a $299 4K Smart Home Camera With Facial Recognition

Nest unveiled a new smart security camera today called the Nest Cam IQ, an indoor 4K device capable of increasing footage resolution when it detects unusual or suspicious activity in the home.<p>Using built-in smart capabilities powered by Google's AI for facial recognition, the Nest Cam IQ is able to …

Experts Predict When A.I. Will Beat Humans In Everything

We had a good run.<p>After three years, A.I. will likely beat humans at Angry Birds, according to a major new survey of A.I. experts.<p>After four years, …

Artificial Intelligence

This is the world's thinnest laptop: Asus beats MacBook Air, HP Spectre x360 and others

Asus kicked off its Computex Taipei by impressing everyone with its all-new ZenBook Flip S, which is the world's thinnest laptop at 10.9mm.<p>We don't …

Intel’s tiny Compute Card launches today with Dell and LG aboard

Intel's Compute Card seemed like a logical step forward for the chipmaker when it was announced back at CES. It's basically a small, credit-card sized device that packs in everything you'd need to make a device "smart" -- an Intel system-on-a-chip, memory, storage and networking capabilities. The …

Dell’s Inspiron 27 7000 all-in-one is ready for VR

Good things come to those who wait, especially if the good thing you've been waiting for includes a VR-ready all-in-one. Dell is launching one such machine in the form of the Inspiron 27 7000, which packs all of the ports you'll need to push pixels to an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. The base model …

First Apple Store in Southeast Asia is 100% powered by renewable energy

This weekend, Singapore welcomed its first Apple store in a beautiful glass-fronted building that blends minimalist design with nature. Designed by …

Nvidia wants to drive the future of AI (with ice hockey)

When processors can't get smaller, they need to get smarter. Nvidia wants its tech to be at the heart of that smart future with machines taking the lead.<p>According to Nvidia, the age of Moore's Law is coming to an end.<p>The solution? We don't just need to get smaller, we need to get smarter.<p>Nvidia …

Apple's obsession with fitness and fashion is hurting the Apple Watch

I recently began wearing an Apple Watch regularly. Generally I'm not a watch guy — haven't been since I gave up my calculator watch in the late '80s …

Smartwatches

Can’t afford a $3,000 HoloLens? Perhaps this $30 alternative will interest you

Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens isn’t available in its final form quite yet, but if you want to get your hands on the pre-production model, you’ll have to shell out $3,000.<p>For 1% of that price, Aryzon wants to bring you its own AR headset. Currently on Kickstarter with a goal of …

15-inch MacBook Pro delivery times slip until after WWDC, hardware updates expected

The Apple Online Store is now out of stock of current 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar configurations, with estimated delivery quoted as June 5 – June 7. Amazon is also reporting constrained stock availability of the 15-inch models.<p>June 5 just happens to be the same day as the WWDC keynote which …

This Dystopian Device Warns You When AI Is Trying to Impersonate Actual Humans

AI is turning against itself.<p>Scared of a future where you can no longer discern if you're dealing with a human or a computer? A team of Australian …

Apple releases three new ads tempting Android users to switch to iPhone [Video]

Following the launch of new iPhone video ads targeting Android users earlier this month, Apple today released three new ads as part of the “Life is easier on iPhone” campaign.<p>In the previously released videos, Apple highlighted features such as music, privacy, and photos. In the three new ads …

Massive Leak Reveals Monster 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE Processor: Should AMD Be Worried?

Who wants an 18-core, 36-thread desktop processor? Well, this could be on the cards in the near future as the latest rumor points at Intel not stopping at just a measly 12-cores with its imminent launch of its X299 platform and Skylake-X processors. Instead, there could be 14-core, 16-core and even …

Computer Hardware

Here's everything Apple is rumored to be launching in 2017

If you believe the rumors, Apple is going to have a very busy year in 2017. While we've known for a while that we're likely to see the iPhone 8 announced in September— there are also rumors of a new Siri-powered home speaker, along with updates to the MacBook, iMac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.<p>We'll …

In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors

<b>(REUTERS/Kim White)</b><p>Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity<p>Jeremy Deaton<p>May 27, 2017 1:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Grist.org.<p>In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old …

Could the UK be about to break end-to-end encryption?

Once again there are indications the UK government intends to use the law to lean on encryption. A report in The Sun this week quoted a Conservative minister saying that should the government be re-elected, which polls suggest it will, it will move quickly to compel social media firms to hand over …

Google's CEO Doesn't Use Bullet Points and Neither Should You | Inc.com

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced at the company's 2017 developers conference thatGoogle is "rethinking all our products" as it moves from a mobile-first world to an "A.I.-first" one. His presentation also reflected a rethinking of traditional presentation style.<p>Senior managers and …

University of Washington

Don’t even pretend you already knew all 10 of these hidden iPhone tricks

Apple’s iOS platform has a wonderfully simple and intuitive UX, but the platform continues to grow more and more complex with each passing year. The …

Report: Carry-on laptop & tablet ban may be expanded to flights departing the U.S.

Earlier this year, the United States government enacted a new policy that prevents tablets and laptops from being carried in carry-on baggage on flights to the United States from eight countries. Now, The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly considering expanding the ban to include flights …

Tesla Model 3: great look at new black release candidate

The Tesla Model 3 release candidates seem to be multiplying lately now that production is no more than a few months away.<p>The latest sighting shows not one but two Model 3 release candidates at the same time and one of them seem to be a new black prototype.<p>The very first Model 3 release candidate …

Hisense 4K TVs look for a place to fit on crowded shelves

At CES we were quite impressed by the Hisense lineup of smart TVs, and now the company says its 2017 models are arriving at retail. The H6D, H7D, H9D and H9D Plus series cover a range of price points and sizes, with 4K models ranging from the 43-inch H6D for $348 to the top of the line H9D Plus …

4K Ultra HD

Apple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public

Apple today officially opened up its first retail location in Southeast Asia, Apple Orchard Road in Singapore, to the public at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store marks the newest addition to Apple's next-generation retail rollout, following similar design principles and community-focused values seen …

Apple Sees Health Crucial To Apple Watch But, Glucose Monitoring? I'm Skeptical (Updated)

<i>Update: now with more extensive quotes from Apple’s CEO.</i><p>Recent reports, such as one from CNBC, have suggested that the Apple Watch is shaping up to be a device that takes your health as seriously as it does your fitness, or that the sensors in the iPhone will continue to be used for health …

Apple Watch

These MacBook Air/Pro, AirPort Express and iPhone models lose Apple repair support June 30

Apple will soon be making a handful of older products obsolete, meaning they will lose repair support at Apple Retail Stores and Authorized Service Providers. As detailed in an internal document, select MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, AirPort Express, and iPhone models will become obsolete starting June …

Why Google Is Suddenly Obsessed With Your Photos

Google tends to throw lots of ideas at the wall, and then harvest the data from what sticks. Right now the company is feasting on photos and videos …