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Android News

This week in gaming: A GIPHY roundup

Today, we start our weekly video games recap with GIFs that may not be directly related to interactive entertainment, but they’re still worthy of your attention.<p>This is an interesting take on classic “Pong”…<p>Do business with 5,000 peopleMomentum by TNW is our New York technology event for anyone …

Experiment proves future drones may not need batteries

On a single charge, the average consumer drone only nets about eight to 10 minutes of flight time. The solution is obvious: stuff a bigger battery into it. Problem is, the solution adds weight, which decreases flight time. It’s the ultimate catch-22.<p>Dr. Samer Aldhaher of the Imperial College London …

Batteries

Google may unveil smaller, linkable Wi-Fi router at Pixel event

Google’s OnHub router was met with decent reception (heh), but a new report by Android Police indicates the company is looking to announce a new router alongside its upcoming probably-called-Pixel phones on October 4. It will simply be called Google Wi-Fi.<p>The router will almost certainly include …

Google

Uber’s new plan for rider security involves selfies… lots of selfies

Announced today, a new feature for Uber drivers will require a selfie photo before each shift to verify their identities. Real-Time ID Check aims to prevent fraudulent use of a driver’s account and provide customers with a greater sense of confidence in the ride-sharing company.<p>A new era of tech …

Security

Some Galaxy Note 7 owners have issues with their non-exploding replacement device

Samsung can’t seem to catch a break at the moment.<p>Three weeks ago, it was discovered that a battery defect was responsible for a number of Galaxy Note 7’s catching fire while on charge. Shortly after, the company announced that it would recall the handset and issue owners a replacement.<p>A new era of …

Batteries

The Huami Amazfit is probably the most perfect fitness tracker under $60

It took a small ceramic doughnut for me to realize I’m a fat piece of shit.<p>Like most people who work from home, my lifestyle could be better. The most walking I do is when I stagger to the fridge to grab another Diet Coke. Most of the time, I’m sat on my arse writing articles, trolling Twitter, or …

Fitness

Report: Google is thinking about buying Twitter

Twitter has a had a few years of slow growth, but with some recent successes under its belt, it looks like there are a few bidders for an acquisition.<p>A report by CNBC indicates that Google and Salesforce are among the top suitors looking to buy Twitter. Other ‘top tech companies’ are also looking …

Google

Google's AI is scary good at depicting what's in your photos

Watch out IBM Watson, Google has its own kickass ‘Show and Tell’ AI and it’s getting pretty damn good at depicting what it sees in photos – and now everyone can use it.<p>Today, the tech giant announced it’s open-sourcing its automatic image-captioning algorithm as a model in TensorFlow for everyone …

Google

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With the world buzzing about the release of iOS 10, there’s no better time to learn mobile app development. The iOS 10 and Swift 3 Starter Bundle will guide you to building real, functional apps using iOS 10 and Swift 3 throughout over 82 hours of training.<p>Originally valued at $654, you can now pay …

iOS

Apple reportedly prototyping their Amazon Echo competitor

According to Bloomberg’s sources, Apple is currently stepping up its plans to release a home-automation device that will compete with Amazon’s Echo.<p>The device is said to have been in development for two years and started prototype testing recently.<p>A new era of tech events has begunWe’re back in New …

Amazon

Apple FCC filing suggests new Apple TV may be coming soon

Earlier this week, an unknown Apple-branded device passed through the United States of America’s official certification authority, the FCC. Unfortunately, there was no information provided in the documentation to suggest what the product is.<p>All we know for certain is that it carries the model …

Apple TV

Brazzers has graced us with a new porn parody to 'Overwatch'

If playing Overwatch no longer brings you the excitement it used to, you’d be happy to know adult film producer Brazzers is putting its own spin on Blizzard’s smash-hit shooter game and turning it into a smut flick for you to overwatch.<p>Slated to arrive next week, the <i>Oversnatch XXX Parody</i> pits …

Satire

The App Store is broken, long live apps

App stores are in desperate need of an innovative makeover. They’re broken – especially from a developer’s point of view.<p>The App Store and Google Play currently host more than 4m apps between them, making it incredibly hard for developers to get their apps discovered in this saturated ecosystem – …

App Store

LinkedIn is making some big changes, but will it suck less?

On Thursday, LinkedIn announced a bunch of big changes to their website to try and lure people back to their website.<p>The Microsoft-owned social network for professionals is betting on a redesign and a revamped messaging system to make its users log in more and spend a bigger part of their day on …

LinkedIn

Twitter adds a button to help you train its algorithm

Twitter has just started rolling out a neat server-side update for its iOS client.<p>The upgrade brings a brand new feedback tool to the application called “I don’t like this Tweet”, which is believed to have been developed to improve the quality of tweets served to users in their timeline.<p>A new era …

Computer Science

Researchers say iOS 10 backups can be cracked 2,500 times faster

iOS 10 comes with more than a redesigned iMessage and widgets. It also ships with a serious design defect that makes it vastly easier to crack password-protected backups.<p>Moscow-based ElcomSoft discovered the flaw, which is centered around local password-protected iTunes backups. On iOS 10, these …

Security

iPhone 7 apparently takes less than 24 hours to jailbreak

While it’s only been two weeks since the new iPhone 7 dropped, someone has already managed to circumvent its defenses.<p>Teenage hacker Luca Todesco, better known under the alias of qwertyoruiopz, has figured out how to jailbreak the iPhone 7 running iOS 10 – and he claims it took him less than 24 …

iPhone

iPhone 7 owners are complaining about poor call quality

Over the course of the past few days, a handful of complaints have emerged on Apple’s support forum from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners claiming that they’re experiencing poor sound quality during phone calls.<p>“It’s like the phone is hollow and the sound is coming from behind it, ” writes a user …

iPhone

Flybrix lets you build your own drone out of LEGO bricks

If you’ve got loads of LEGO bricks lying around and are looking for your next great building project, you’ll want to check out Flybrix. The company’s DIY kits contain all the parts you need to craft your very own custom drone however you like.<p>Each kit includes everything you’ll need to build a …

Lego

Facebook angers advertisers with 2 years' worth of screwy metrics

Hoo boy, Facebook has messed up big-time with its advertisers. According to The Wall Street Journal, the social network has admitted to misreporting video metrics to its clients for the past two years.<p>Facebook said that its measure of the average time users spent watching videos was artificially …

Facebook

Conan slays Apple with new commercial spoof

While the furore over Apple’s latest iPhone has died down somewhat, some folks are still puzzled about the company’s vision for the future, what with the removal of the headphone jack and the new wireless AirPods.<p>The writers behind Conan are clearly still in that camp; the talk show’s latest sketch …

Apple News

Amazon will now print your photos for you for as little as 9c

Amazon has launched Prints, a new service in the US that offers to print your photos, with prices starting at 9c a pop.<p>You can order prints in various sizes, as well as a range of photo books that start at $20 each; shipping is free on orders of $15 or more. The company says that custom stationery …

Amazon

Uber's Asian rival is testing self-driving cabs in Singapore

Last month, MIT spin-out firm Nutonomy launched a pilot test of its self-driving cabs in Singapore. Now, it’s teaming up with Grab, Uber’s rival in Southeast Asia, to extend the trial with a larger user base.<p>TechCrunch notes that the test phase will run for two months to begin with, in the One …

Singapore

9 of the best 'Hillary Clinton is quietly judging you' GIFs

The newest episode of “Between Two Ferns” is a treasure trove of hilarious (and awkward) moments between host Zach Galifianakis and special guest Hillary Clinton.<p>But what really made our GIPHY-sense start tingling was the incredible, silent shade that Clinton keeps throwing at Galifiankis.<p>A new era …

Hillary Clinton

Canadian app wants you to run a marathon… with your thumbs

Let’s be serious here; most of us will never run a marathon. The idea of running 26.2 miles of muscle-aching, nipple-chafing, shit-inducing road are just outside the realm of what most of us consider normal. My hat’s off to those that can do it, but my admittedly rotund self just can’t imagine the …

Running

Unlocked Moto Z finally launches in the US

The Moto Z is a darn nice phone, but unfortunately it was a verizon exclusive when it launched in the US two months ago. Thankfully, you can now buy a GSM unlocked version for $699 which will work with AT&T and T-Mobile (sorry Sprint folk).<p>That’s about $75 over the Verizon version, so it certainly …

AT&T

Tesla update forces you to keep your hands on the wheel... or else

Tesla Motors started pushing a software update to its Autopilot system that disables automatic steering for drivers that aren’t paying attention. The update also adds better voice commands and improved radar to its semi-autonomous driving mode and a feature that keeps kids and pets from …

Tesla

Check out this Beatles-inspired song written entirely by AI

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are the only two surviving members of The Beatles, but if they ever want to take the show back on the road, this AI would probably be a welcome addition.<p>Sony CSL Research Labratory is releasing an album next year of songs written entirely by artificial intelligence. …

Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking is worried about the threat posed by our alien overlords

In his new half-hour program, ‘Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places,’ the famed theoretical physicist warns that announcing our presence to alien civilizations, particularly those that could be more technologically advanced than we are, is probably a bad idea. It’s not the first time he’s warned of …

Stephen Hawking