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Facial recognition still can't beat a 22 cent pair of sunglasses

As the future veers toward artificial intelligence, robotics, and biometric security measures ripped straight from a Sci-Fi novel, you might be amused to know plastic sunglasses are the key to their undoing.<p>Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University developed a 3D-printed pair of sunglasses that …

Artificial Intelligence

Listen to wired headphones while charging your iPhone 7? It's going to cost you

As Apple attempts to move the world to wireless audio, many will make do with the wired headphones they have on hand. You can charge and enjoy music …

Your Smartphone Is Becoming An AI Supercomputer

Photographic memory, instant artworks, instantaneous translation, lifelike virtual reality and much more are all coming to your pocket.<p>IPhone owners will get an upgrade on September 13 that allows them to find a picture of nearly anyone or anything, anywhere and from any time. Neural network …

People are keeping their old iPhones longer

Is it possible people like their iPhones a little <i>too</i> much?<p>People are waiting longer to upgrade to the newest iPhone model, according to new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). Currently, nearly half of iPhone users are waiting until their device is two years old or older …

Mobile Technology

PayPal won't refund Twitch troll's $50,000 in donations

Many Twitch streamers are no stranger to large donations, but what would you do if a random stranger dropped $11,500 on you after seeing you play Hearthstone?<p>That’s exactly what happened to Twitch streamer ‘LegendaryLea’ during a recent session. The donations ended any notion continuing the game …

People are using shady apps to get around Snapchat's biggest limitation

One of Snapchat's main qualities as a social network is that, for the most part, everything you share has to be created in its app.<p>Though you're able to share photos from your phone's camera roll to friends in one-on-one conversations, you can't do the same thing for your publicly viewed story. …

Company gives away free data, so users download 1,841 terabytes

Phone company giveth, customers taketh.<p>Australian telecommunications company Telstra made good on a promise on Sunday, giving mobile customers a day …

Telstra

The 15 most beautifully designed apps of 2015

It’s that time of year again, folks, when retrospective lists reign supreme and reflective musings clog your feeds. This post meets that description, but rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 15 most impressively designed apps …

Here's the secret way to hide the iPhone apps that Apple won't let you delete

Apple includes 30 applications with the iPhone and none of them can be deleted. Many iPhone owners have resorted to creating an "Apple" folder that contains un-used and un-removeable apps.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook, has vaguely hinted that the company may be working on a way to remove the default apps that …

Ending messages with full stops is 'rude'

Bad news for the grammar purists among us; ending messages with a full stop is 'rude'.<p>That's according to a new study from Binghamton University. …

A Tiny Home Like You’ve Never Seen Before

When you think of a tiny house, the first image to pop into your head might be one of a small, rectangular home on wheels. However, we know that tiny …

Small Wooden House in Bavaria Is Big On Style

This small wooden house in Bavaria, Germany, was recently completed by Arnhard & Eck. The architects’ goal was to build a retreat embedded in nature, …

This mobile phone game is so addictive it is ruining people's lives and destroying their sleep cycles

If you don't know what "1010!" is, then click away from this story right now. This mobile phone app from Gram Games is so addictive it will ruin your life and make your friends hate you.<p>Remember what happened when you were introduced for the first time to Candy Crush Saga? Or 2048? Or Dots?<p>It's way …

These Apple veterans want you to never have to leave your texting app to get things done

And this has certain developers looking toward not trying to develop single-use apps, but an app that could serve as an ecosystem for endless other mini-apps. The best example of this possible future is WeChat, the Chinese messaging behemoth that has 549 million monthly active users. People love …

The iPad Pro doesn't seem to be an Apple 'Pro' device as we know it

In name alone, the iPad Pro suggests it’s something more than <i>just</i> a tablet — and it is. Big, powerful and already with some great apps, the iPad Pro is Apple’s stab at robust computing away from the desktop.<p>And it’s definitely for pros — just not every pro, and definitely not <i>this</i> pro.<p>“75% of …

iPad Pro review

When I first picked up the iPad Pro at an Apple event this past September, I couldn’t help but laugh a little bit. For one, its size: it is holy-crap-look-at-this-iPad big. And with a price tag that easily jumps up to around a thousand dollars, it’s the most expensive iPad ever.<p>There’s also the …

London's 'walk the Tube' map reveals the real distance between stations

Londoners know it, but not all visitors do: sometimes it's quicker to walk than take the tube. The official London Underground map — designed by Harry Beck in 1933 and arguably the most recognizable transit map in the world — is a masterpiece of compressed design, but this can also make it …

Reddit Replaces Its Confusing Shadowban System With Account Suspensions

Reddit has replaced shadowbans, which made posts from users who broke the site’s rules invisible, with account suspensions. The community, which had 202 million unique visitors last month, implemented shadowbans to hide spam quickly, but the system was frustrating for individuals since they often …

This Android malware is so bad, you might be better off buying a new phone

We've seen Android malware that takes your photos and videos for ransom, and there's one that can mimic your phone's shutdown process and spy on you …

Apps

A cartoonist turned the iTunes Terms of Service into a 47-page graphic novel

It is a time-honored truth (or at least an oft-cited anecdote) that no one reads the iTunes Terms and Conditions. It's long and presumably boring (but who knows? I've never read it) and I'm not even sure there are paragraph breaks. There already exist a few projects that try to reshape various user …

Why is hi-tech Japan using cassette tapes and faxes?

<b>Japan has a reputation for being fascinated by robots and hi-tech gadgets - a nation at the forefront of manufacturing innovation.</b><p>But the technological reality in many offices is strikingly different.<p>This is a country that uses people to do the work of traffic lights and where big-name companies …

The Dark Web isn't as revolutionary as you'd think

When the United States Naval Research Laboratory began development of The Onion Router (TOR) in the mid-1990’s they meant well.<p>How could they have known it would eventually become a popular habitat for hackers, child pornographers and criminals?<p>The goal was to create a portal where dissidents of …

Privacy

Why I'll pay for Apple Music, Spotify AND Google Play Music

The first 3-month free trials of Apple Music will be coming to an end in a few days, and we can expect to see a crop of ‘should you keep paying?’ articles. Many people will be trying to decide whether to pay for Spotify, Apple Music or a rival, but why choose? Paying for more than one is a …

Apple Music