Stefano Amprimo

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Nathan Fillion stars as Nathan Drake in what might be film’s only good video game adaptation

The Uncharted protagonist is the role Fillion was born to play<p>Nathan Drake has finally made it to the big(ish) screen, compliments of the Canadian director Allan Ungar and Nathan Fillion. <i>UNCHARTED - Live Action Fan Film</i> is an unauthorized short that stars Fillion as Drake, the roguish, intellectual …

Nathan Drake

Designer babies on horizon as ethics council gives green light to genetically edited embryos

Designer babies are on the horizon after an influential group of scientists concluded that it could be ‘morally permissible’ to genetically engineer human embryos.<p>In a new report which opens the door to a change in the law, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, said that DNA editing could become an …

Genetics

Tech Armor claims its new screen protector improves iPhone performance, so we tested it

Tech Armor has a new screen protector for various iPhone devices called the Enhance, but the company claims it does more than protect your …

Screen Protector

Geekbench Shows 2018 MacBook Pro Has Biggest Yearly Performance Gain Since 2011

2018 MacBook Pro models feature the biggest yearly CPU performance gains since 2011, according to Geekbench founder John Poole.<p>Geekbench 4 scores indicate the latest 15-inch models have a 12 to 15 percent increase in single-core performance, while multi-core performance is up 39 to 46 percent, …

MacBook Pro

Apple's new MacBook Pro keyboard may avoid sticky keys after all

Apple explicitly told CNET that though its 2018 MacBook Pro comes with a new third-generation "butterfly switch" keyboard, it didn't do any new engineering or tweaks to prevent the dreaded "sticky key" issue that's sparked multiple lawsuits and a free Apple repair program over the past few …

MacBook Pro

Apple’s redesigned MacBook Pro keyboard uses new method for repelling dust, reports iFixit

A silicone membrane sits underneath the key, as described in a patent application from March<p>Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboards are slightly quieter than the ones found in the previous iteration of the laptop. But the company’s silence on the mechanism’s widespread mechanical issues, which Apple …

MacBook Pro

First impressions of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro

It’s a MacBook, alright<p>The new MacBook Pro keyboards are quieter.<p>We’ve had a top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro review unit in hand for an hour or two, and in that time, that’s the main thing I can tell you.<p>I’ll give you a few more impressions, of course, but “pro” machines require quite a bit of …

MacBook Pro

Microsoft calls on Congress to regulate facial recognition

In a blog post today, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for Congress to begin considering regulation of facial recognition technology, calling it "the technology of the moment" and noting its "broad societal ramifications and potential for abuse." Throughout the post, Smith discusses the …

Surveillance

Comment: Two things seem obvious about the new MacBook Pro keyboard …

One of the things Apple mentioned almost in passing in yesterday’s 2018 MacBook Pro announcement is that it had an improved keyboard. Apple had only seven words to say about it:<p>improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing<p>But two things seem obvious …<p>First, that Apple has quietly done …

MacBook Pro

Adobe will reportedly bring the full Photoshop to the iPad

Announcement is expected in October ahead of a 2019 release<p>Last year’s release of iOS 11 from Apple was all about turning the iPad into a full-fledged PC, but there remained a set of core desktop apps that were still stubbornly off Apple’s mobile platform, the full-fat version of Photoshop being …

Apps

Apple’s 2018 iPhone X could be a big headache for mobile carriers

As excited as consumers might be for the next iPhone, mobile carriers might be in for a nasty surprise. As <i>Barron’s</i> notes, Apple might debut an eSIM …

Mobile

Mac Mini Refresh, New Low-Cost Notebook, Apple Watches With Larger Displays and More Coming This Fall

Apple is working on updates across its entire product line for the second half of 2018, according to a new investor's note shared this morning by reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, with refreshes expected for iPhone, iPad, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Apple Watch.<p>Much of what Kuo has to share …

Apple Watch

Apple is reportedly upgrading most of its Mac lineup this fall, including the Mac mini

Along with bigger Apple Watches, bezel-less iPads, and the long-awaited launch of AirPower<p>Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has published his research note of predictions for Apple’s fall lineup — and it’s a doozy, via <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>It has been 1,364 days since Apple …

Mobile Technology

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was the Obama Administration’s special envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a position that …

Israel

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MacBook Pro 2018: New Filings Tease 2 New Apple Laptops

Is an entry-level MacBook on the pipeline?<p>Say what you want about Apple’s current generation of MacBooks, but the portable computers are here to …

MacBook Air

Apple's Massive, Cheap iPhone Confirmed

Ghostek is back again. The popular case maker worked with me on a Galaxy S9 design exclusive last year and we teamed up to deliver new iPhone schematics last month. Now it has supplied me with renders which show-off the best and worst features of Apple’s exciting ‘budget iPhone X’…<p>Once again …

Mobile Technology

Watch Radiohead play unused Bond theme ‘Spectre’ live for first time

The first full band performance of the track<p>Radiohead performed their unused Bond theme ‘Spectre’ live for first time in Chicago last night (July</b> …

Indie Music

More (Rumored) Details Surface On 2018 MacBook Pro 13-Inch and 15-Inch: Reports

More specifics of upcoming MacBook Pro internals may be leaking out in benchmarks.<p>MBPs are overdue for new silicon. June has come and gone and the lineup remains static, i.e., 7th gen Kaby Lake processors, which first appeared in Windows systems in late 2016.<p><b>2018 MacBook Pro 13:</b><p>Reports at Apple …

MacBook Pro

Watch Radiohead play ‘Blow Out’ for the first time in 10 years

The band unearthed the 'Pablo Honey' track as they kicked off their US tour<p>Radiohead played ‘Blow Out’ for the first time in 10 years as they began …

Indie Music

Seagate announces a mainstream SSD drive

Signaling a move into the consumer PC market<p>Seagate is a pretty familiar name when it comes to storage, but its primary focus has been on consumer hard drives and flash storage for the enterprise market. Now, the company has launched a new consumer SSD, signaling a renewed interest in making more …

Seagate Technology

Apple Registers Several New Mac and iPad Models in Eurasia

Apple has registered new tablets and Macs with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) this week, indicating that refreshes could be on the horizon. The filings, uncovered by French website <i>Consomac</i>, are legally required for any devices with encryption sold in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, …

MacBook Air

Ripple and CEO hit with third lawsuit for securities fraud

Court documents signed last week reveal that Ripple Labs Inc. and its CEO have been served with their third securities fraud lawsuit in as many months.<p>In this latest suit, dated June 27, a private XRP investor alleges that Ripple Labs Inc. and its CEO Bradley Garlinghouse have conflated their token …

Cryptocurrency

The EU’s disastrous copyright reform will sabotage internet culture

<b>When you say “copyright law,”</b> people’s eyes glaze over. It’s not the most interesting topic. It’s obscure and currently winding its way through the complex bureaucracy that is the EU Parliament — an equally arcane process.<p>And yet there’s ample reason to pay attention. Because the outcome of the …

European Parliament

Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of the upcoming iOS 12 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second beta and a month after introducing the new software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Registered developers can download the new iOS 12 beta from Apple's …

San Francisco

New MacBook Pro model with Intel Coffee Lake CPU shows up in Geekbench database

A new MacBook Pro with a powerful 28W Intel processor may be on the way, if newly surfaced Geekbench results are anything to believe.A Geekbench …

MacBook Pro

Fluid, the app that converts websites into Mac apps, gets a major overhaul with support for WebKit2

Fluid, the app that transforms basic web apps into full on Mac apps, is getting a major update today. Coming in form of a beta, the new update adds a handful of notable changes.<p>The developer announced the Fluid 2.0 beta via a tweet today, noting that the update includes a complete re-write from the …

Apps

Upcoming iPhone X Plus puts the iPhone X to shame in benchmark test

<b>An unannounced iPhone surfaced on popular benchmark tool Geekbench’s online database this week, casting a (dim) light on what’s on the test bench at</b> …

Mobile Technology

Stabilized GoPro footage from a roller coaster looks like an alternate reality

During a recent trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, YouTuber and skydiver Jeb Corliss took GoPro Fusion video of himself riding Goliath, …

GoPro

The Simpsons showrunner reveals how the show should finally end

• The Simpsons<p>This ending explains why The Simpsons haven't aged in 30 years<p>Longtime showrunner for The Simpsons Al Jean has resurfaced his idea for …

The Simpsons