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Saturday February 16, 2019. 12:58 AM
Digital Trends writes: “While it’s been clear for quite some time that modern A.I. is getting pretty darn good at generating accurate human faces, it’s a reminder of just how far we’ve come…” The face shown here is just one of many created by an AI, explained in the a...
Apple agreed to acquire voice app startup PullString, in what could prove to be a big boost for the future of Siri.
Friday February 15, 2019. 11:18 PM
The internet is all over the map trying to figure out whether Apple’s service and hardware strategies for 2019 are going to work well together.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the company is considering adding a feature that would let you explain tweets by adding new or additional context (via Mashable). [Touch Twitter’s Sparkle and Something Wonderful Will Happen] Clarification This sounds like Twitter is...
Last year Apple Music got its very own classical music section, but it seems as if it has languished ever since. Frustrations with classical music streaming are nothing new, but as Charles tells us, this is a problem that affects nearly every streaming music service,...
The FTC is in negotiations with Facebook to settle its investigation into the social media giant, with a record-breaking fine likely.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Kelly Guimont to discuss webcams and security measures, as well as AI that freaks out even Elon Musk.
Advertisements on Facebook promoted by anti-vaxxer organizations have been specifically targeting pregnant women.
Louise Matakis put together a guide on how to manage your online personal data, and figuring out who buys, sells, and barters it. Personal data is often compared to oil—it powers today’s most profitable corporations, just like fossil fuels energized those of the past....
Children under 14-years-old should not have access to a smartphone, an adviser to the German government has recommended.
Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor or the World Wide Web, has a new, a project. Called Inrupt, it wants to develop a new web structure to put people back in control of their data. Data would be stored on an individual’s “pod” instead of a company’s server. Wired spoke to Sir...
We have a deal on a 7-in-1 MacBook Pro USB-C hub. This device has one Thunderbolt 3 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and SDXC, micro SDXC, and TF card ports. You can get it through our deal for $34.99.
Spotify spent close to $340 million on its recent purchases of Gimlet and Anchor, making a good return for investors.
Apple is being sued because a faulty iPad battery caused a New Jersey apartment fire in 2017, killing the occupant.
OpenAI, an AI research institute cofounded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, built an AI text generator that its creators worry is dangerous. Jack Clark, policy director at OpenAI, says that example shows how technology like this might shake up the processes behind online...
Insurance company Allstate’s purchase of repair firm iCracked Tuesday confirmed its position as a key player in the right to repair movement. Malcolm Owen on AppleInsider commented that the deal could help Allstate speed up device repairs claims process. In the future,...
As part of Apple’s commitment to supplier responsibility the company has released its 2018 conflict minerals report.
This week, Amazon scrapped plans for a New York headquarters. However, it is not just in Queens where local residents don’t want a tech giant setting up a campus. As Rick Noak pointed out in the Washington Post, there is growing opposition from people in Berlin,...
I think it’s great if you can do business with companies that align with your personal values. This can go both ways. I like Apple’s stance on environmentalism and privacy. Other people boycott Starbucks because its cups don’t mention the word Christmas, or buy dophin-safe tu...
In this week’s episode (#318 for those keeping track) Dr. Mac explains why he loves Apple User Groups and why you’re missing out if you’re not part of one.
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