Adrian Ramagge

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Bogus FCC comments bashing net neutrality includes one from 'Obama'

Last week saw one of the darkest days for the internet, as the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal Title II regulations, which includes net neutrality guidelines that keep ISPs from blocking or throttling web traffic as they please.<p>As part of its effort to overturn those …

Mark Hamill destroys the guy who killed Net Neutrality with an epic 'Star Wars' tweet

Net Neutrality is dead thanks to the Federal Communication Commission's idiot chairman Ajit Pai, and Mark Hamill is pissed.<p><i>The Last Jedi</i> star took …

iPhone X: A New Frontier

For a radically redesigned iPhone launching on the tenth anniversary of the first model, it seems reasonable to lead a review of the device with a retrospective on the original iPhone and how, over the course of a decade, its vision matured into the iPhone X. But today, I want to begin with the …

Review: Chocolate Hub 2 is a delicious Mac companion and an even better stocking stuffer

When Apple decided to drop USB for USB-C I was actually excited about it, contrary to most people’s reactions. Thankfully there are many companies like 23Devices making solid products to help us be more productive with the tools we have.<p>You could chalk up my positive reaction to the fact that I was …

MacBook Air

How to prepare for the cryptocurrency revolution

Blockchain is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated technologies of our time. Much like the early internet, experienced technologists foresee blockchain as a vehicle to drive society forward. Implementations of secure, decentralized systems can empower us to conquer organizational issues of …

I got a shirt that is supposed to stay clean for months without washing it

Today a high-tech shirt came into my life. The shirt is made by Ably, and you can supposedly wear it for months on end and it will stay clean. Ably’s …

DeepHeart AI IDs sleep apnea, hypertension via Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch can tell if you have hypertension or sleep apnea -- with the help of Cardiogram's deep neural network, DeepHeart, that is. The app-maker and the UCSF Health lab have conducted a study proving that wearables can suggest the presence of hypertension and sleep apnea with 82 percent …

iPhone X review: Embrace the new normal

After years of mostly iterative design changes, Apple has changed what it means for an iPhone to be an iPhone. Home button? Forget it. Touch ID? Old hat. Bezels? You get where I'm going with this. And to be totally frank, when Apple first revealed the iPhone X, I was worried. These changes to the …

iPhone X review: face the future

Works in progress can still be great<p>After months of hype, endless speculation, and a wave of last-minute rumors about production delays, the iPhone X is finally here. Apple says it’s a complete reimagining of what the iPhone should be, 10 years after the original revolutionized the world. That …

Dave Lee at SXSW: AI should help us do less, not more

<b>When I think of having an assistant, I'm always drawn to that slightly Hollywood portrayal of a top chief executive, pouring himself a stiff drink, leaning back in his leather chair and pressing the intercom.</b><p>"Mary," he'll say. "Please handle my calls. Only disturb me if it's urgent."<p>It's a bygone …

Artificial Intelligence

This 14-year-old made the best Facebook Messenger chatbot

<b>It's been nearly a year since Microsoft's Satya Nadella proclaimed "bots are the new apps".</b><p>Yet despite the promise of a revolution in how we interact with services and companies online, progress has been utterly miserable - the vast majority of chatbots are gimmicky, pointless or just flat out …

Chatbots

Raspberry Pi gives its PC-on-a-stick a big speed boost

Raspberry Pi has taken its latest computing board and squished it onto the stick-sized Compute Module 3, giving it about ten times the power of the original Compute Module. Unlike the Raspberry Pi 3 upon which it's based, however, the device is built for industrial applications, prototypers and …

The iPhone 8 is already causing problems for Apple’s competitors

The iPhone 8 is rumored to have an OLED display , a first for Apple’s iPhone. But OLED screens have been in use for quite a few years, with Samsung …

Lucasfilm says it has 'no plans' for a digital Carrie Fisher

Given the recent release of <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> featuring an actor who died in 1994, and the recent passing of actress Carrie Fisher, perhaps it was inevitable there would be rumors she would get the same treatment. Lucasfilm has responded to murmurings that it is in negotiation to use her …

Open Whisper Systems defends Whatsapp against 'backdoor' claims

Last spring, Whatsapp announced that every message on its service is delivered with end-to-end encryption, meaning no one, not even Whatsapp, can tell what's inside. Now, a report by <i>The Guardian</i> cites a security researcher claiming that its implementation is open to being backdoored or hijacked by …

Elon Musk Takes Customer Complaint on Twitter From Idea to Execution in 6 Days

Attention, business leaders: This is how it's done.<p>For business leaders, social media can be confusing (and sometimes dangerous) territory.<p>But last month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a master class in how to use social media effectively. When a Tesla owner complained about fellow …

Hands on: Nvidia’s new Shield TV is a Google Assistant-wielding powerhouse that we can’t wait to buy [Video]

Nvidia’s Shield TV has been one of the best Android TV devices in recent memory and at CES 2017 it has gotten a massive update. It has new hardware, an updated OS with built-in Google Assistant, and an amazing new accessory that all turns it into the technology of our dreams.<p>From the CES show …

Android TV

Razer offers $25,000 reward for info on stolen Project Valerie prototypes

Razer’s Project Valerie – a ludicrous triple-screen laptop with insane specs – was quite possibly the best thing at CES 2017.<p>Then two of Razer’s prototypes were stolen.<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK IT<p>Now the company is offering a hefty reward for anyone …

Amazon Echos mass-order dollhouses after local news clip

If you give young kids access to a high-tech Internet-connected device like an iPhone, history has shown that they’ll eventually figure out — or …

Explore Apple’s website from the day it unveiled the original iPhone

Apple fans who weren’t old enough to surf the web 10 years ago when Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone can relive the glorious event, thanks to an archive of Apple’s website that will take them back in time.<p>As shown by the Internet Archive’s WayBack Machine, Apple’s website claimed the iPhone …

Mobile Devices

The PS4 Slim is now available in a cool glacier white color

Sony has announced the first color variant for the PS4 Slim and it looks pretty damn good: glacier white. It’ll be available as a 500GB model with matching Dualshock 4 controller out January 24th in Europe for €299 / £259. It’ll then hit Japan on February 23rd, where a 1TB variant will also be …

Trello acquired by Atlassian for $425m

Project management app Trello has been acquired by Atlassian – the makers of the JIRA suite of services for software development teams – for $425 million.<p>The purchase will help Atlassian round out its portfolio of offerings that has predominantly been geared towards IT industry clients; Trello, …

Project Management

Windows 10 will allow you to defer updates

The latest Insider Build of Windows 10, the option that allows Windows 10 licence holders to sign up for early builds, is addressing a long-standing problem with the operating system. Namely, it will allow you to put off software updates, effectively putting an end to the controversial decision to …

Facebook may get even more annoying with new mid-video ads

If I ever get to meet him (which I probably won’t), I have a lot to say to Mark Zuckerberg, and they’re not good things. And to make it worse, industry sources now report that Facebook may start inserting ads in the middle of videos that you watch on the social network. <i>Pls, Mark, can we not.</i><p>We all …

This Wand Remote makes couch surfing magical again

Do you remember the first time you used a remote control on your television set or favorite toy? It was incredible right? I can honestly say that …

My Advice for Apple

An old friend caught me in email on my recent piece on Apple and had a very valid criticism: that I’d gone into detail about what I saw was wrong …

Apple Said to Shift to Lower Power IGZO Displays for MacBook Pro Later This Year

Apple will shift to indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) material for MacBook Pro displays as soon as later this year, according to IHS. The research firm told <i>DigiTimes</i> that Apple may continue to procure MacBook Pro displays based on current amorphous silicon (a-Si) material until the end of the first …

MacBook Pro

FTC sues D-Link over router and camera security flaws

If you’ve got a wireless network, your wireless router connects your computer and other devices to the internet. If it’s reasonably designed and …

Routers

De-google-ify Internet - Main Page - Framasoft

The “de-google-ify Internet” project - which does not exclusively concern Google - consists in <b>offering as many alternative services as possible to</b> …

£5 notes 'worth £20,000' in circulation

<b>Four special £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of author Jane Austen, are being put into circulation and could be worth more than £20,000.</b><p>The first of four notes featuring art by specialist micro-engraver Graham Short was spent in Kelso in the Scottish Borders on Monday.<p>Three more notes will …

Bank of England