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Artificial intelligence can say yes to the dress

The sometimes glamorous job of modeling may be going the way of elevator operator.<p>Online fashion tech startup Vue.ai is selling technology that analyzes pieces of clothing and automatically generates an image of the garment on a person of any size, shape, or wearing any kind of shoes. The company …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Mac Mini Will Be 'Important Part' of Future Product Lineup

Apple's Mac mini celebrated its third birthday this week, marking three years since the device was last updated. The lack of attention Apple has given to the Mac mini has left many Mac users wondering about the future of the machine and whether there are updates to come.<p><i>MacRumors</i> reader Krar …

Tim Cook

What is technical debt? And why does almost every startup have it?

Technical debt is any code added now that will take more work to fix at a later time — typically with the purpose of achieving rapid gains.But what …

Product Management

Next.js 4: React 16 and styled-jsx 2

We are happy to introduce Next.js 4, which features support for React 16 and introduces a major upgrade for the default styling engine styled-jsx …

JavaScript

Facebook's 'React Native' Has Changed the Rules of App Development

With this new cross-platform app, you can spend more time meeting users' needs and less time worrying about your choice of smartphone.<p>Which would you choose: a single-platform app with a great user experience or a cross-platform app with a poor one?<p>Entrepreneurs would be facing that choice had …

JavaScript

InVision takes on Sketch and Adobe XD with its new Studio design app

InVision’s made a name for itself with its suite of tools for prototyping and collaborating on mobile and web design projects; it’s now taking things a step further with the launch of Studio, a desktop app for designing responsive apps and sites from start to finish.<p>With its new app for MacOS and …

UI Design

AirBeamTV app now lets you mirror your iPhone to an LG TV

AirBeamTV last week launched an iOS app that let you mirror and iPhone or iPad screen to a Samsung television without the need for an Apple TV box. It’s today announced a separate version that works with LGs televisions …<p>“Last week we released the iOS app for Samsung TV”, says Jan van Ottele, …

App Store

Apple Begins Selling Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker Online and In Stores

Apple recently added a new Bluetooth speaker to its retail and online stores, called the "SoundLink Micro" and created by Bose. Spotted by Japanese blog <i>Mac Otakara</i> [Google Translate], the $109.95 speaker seems to have appeared on Apple's website around October 11, and has subsequently launched in …

Micro USB

Steve Wozniak Launches Education Platform

<b>Today’s Stories</b><p>Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U<br>• Fandango is acquiring rival online ticketer MovieTickets.com<br>• Baidu plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021<p><b>Credits</b><p><b>Written by:</b> Tito Hamze, John Mannes <b><br>Hosted by:</b> Tito Hamze <b><br>Filmed by:</b> Tito Hamze <b><br>Edited by:</b> Chris …

Steve Wozniak

Do the ideal workout headphones really exist?

The new Plantronics Backbeat Fit 305 earbuds are surviving my sweat, but they’re not perfect<p>My sweat is kryptonite to earbuds that claim to be water-resistant and designed for fitness. In the past few months, I’ve gone through a review unit pair of PowerBeats 3 (sorry Apple) and a set of Jaybird …

Headphones

The keys to your house belong to startups

Silicon Valley may be the techiest place on earth, but even here, the way people open the front door hasn’t changed much in a century. Most of us still get in by turning a flat metal key in a lock. Visitors ring doorbells, and we peep at them through peepholes. If we’re out, keyless guests are out …

Automation

Tim Cook's iPhone X won't stay in his pocket

Of course Apple CEO Tim Cook is already using the iPhone X, the most advanced iPhone that won't hit stores until November 3.<p>Students saw it slip out of his pocket during a public question-and-answer session earlier this week at Oxford University.<p>For nearly the entire speech, the unreleased device …

IPhone X

Take an interactive look at how the inside of the iPhone has changed over the last 10 years

Part of the iPhone tradition every year is the in-depth, high-quality teardown performed by the folks over at iFixit. This year, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, the site has partnered with Bloomberg to provide a detailed, interactive look at how the guts of the iPhone have changed …

iPhone

Tim Cook doesn’t seem to understand that good programmers have to learn English

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, thinks kids around the worldshould learn to code instead of studying English as a second language. That is a mistake, because it’s very difficult to become a good or even decent programmer without working knowledge of English.<p>“If I were a French student and I were 10 …

Programming

Coinbase is launching instant purchases and ditching the 3-5 day wait period

Coinbase just announced that users can instantly purchase cryptocurrency and have it be funded from a U.S. bank account.<p>Until now, these types of purchases took between 3-5 days to complete, as Coinbase waited for funds to transfer via ACH before they credited your purchase. This wait meant that …

Cryptocurrency

iPhone X makes apps look horrible … for now

The edge-to-edge display on iPhone X is going to make everything we do look spectacular. That’s what Apple tells us, at least. But the truth is, a lot of your favorite apps are going to look downright horrible when you first start using one.<p>This picture of an iPhone X in the wild highlights an ugly …

IPhone X

11 Optical Illusions Found in Visual Design

Throughout my years of being a Product Designer, I have come across many surprises when working with visuals that have made me go 😲😕😳😡😱.<p>I’ve …

Digital Design

Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone and iPad with audio and haptic feedback fixes, more

Apple has released iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone and iPad. The latest software update includes bug fixes for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s.<p>Apple first released iOS 11 for all customers on September 19, delivering major new multitasking features to iPad and much more. iOS 11.0.1 focused solely on …

iOS

Alibaba Tops Amazon to Become the Biggest E-Commerce Company

After 831 days, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. regained the title of the world’s biggest e-commerce company, albeit briefly. The Chinese retailer …

Amazon.com Inc

Tim Cook accepts that Apple may in future have to pay tax in countries where sales are made

Tim Cook’s meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron might have been expected to be a lively one, with Macron arguing that Apple and other large companies need to pay tax in the countries where their products are sold, while Apple funnels all European sales through to Ireland, where it pays a …

Tim Cook

Apple's head of design says some people 'misuse' iPhones — and it reveals a growing problem for Apple

• <b>Apple's two most senior executives have answered questions about people overusing smartphones by suggesting they get an Apple Watch.</b>• <b><br>The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and The Guardian have all recently published long stories about how smartphones can be addictive.</b>• <b><br>Smartphone overuse is a</b> …

Tim Cook

Opinion: Apple needs to include a fast charging power adapter with the iPhone

It’s well known that Apple puts a lot of energy and focus into creating an amazing user experience with its products and services, and this can be seen in many ways across Apple’s ecosystem of hardware and software. However, one area where Apple has continued to offer a sub par experience is the …

USB Type-C

Best Apple Watch chargers and stands for Series 3

From pocket-size, portable chargers to sleek, modernist stands and power stations, <i>Cult of Mac</i> has your Apple Watch Series 3 charging needs covered.<p>We’ve rounded up our favorite stands and docks for Apple Watch Series 3 from some of the best brands on the market — Nomad, Zens, Kanex, Just Mobile and …

Smartwatches

KGI: iPhone 8 Plus selling better than expected as iPhone X delay pushes ‘super cycle’ into 2018

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is today out with a new investor note in which he further analyzes the iPhone X supply chain and production struggles. Kuo also looks ahead to 2018, noting of when Apple will hit full production of the iPhone X as well as what’s in store for the 2018 iPhone…<p>Kuo says the “true …

IPhone X

iOS 11: How to turn off your iPhone without the power button

There are some handy new features in iOS 11 that aren’t very sexy, but can be really useful when needed. One of these new features is the ability to power down your iPhone without the sleep/wake (power) button.<p>iOS 11 brings the option to completely shut down your iPhone with the software. This …

iOS

Google Photos will limit Pixel 2 users' uploads after 2020

Google promised you'd be able to upload files to the Photos app in their original quality and resolution so long as you use a Pixel phone. If you get a Pixel 2, though, that's only true until 2020. Part of Pixel 2's fine print has revealed that by 2021, the app will only upload your files in …

Google

Instagram realizes its potential for impulse shopping

Instagram is becoming friendlier to retailers and shoppers by partnering up with ecommerce sites such as Shopify and Bigcommerce. With the new tools it’s introducing, you can buy products advertised on a company’s Instagram page within seconds of seeing them.<p>Businesses which wanted to take …

eCommerce

Hands-on: Best fast charger options for iPhone 8 and iPhone X [Video]

<i>Update: Separate tests by software engineer Dan Loewenherz show that a 10w charger is the sweet-spot if you’re looking to balance charging time against cost and portability.</i><p>The iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhone X both support fast charging via Apple’s 29W USB-C adapter and USB-C to Lightning Cable. …

Gear & Gadgets