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Monday February 18, 2019. 04:51 PM
Kevin Kelly writes how augmented reality will become a mirrorworld; That is, an exact replica of the physical world we will interact with. The mirrorworld—a term first popularized by Yale computer scientist David Gelernter—will reflect not just what something looks like...
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Disney announced on Twitter that people can get a free audiobook of Winnie the Pooh. It consists of four stories your kids will love.
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Apple’s ecosystem is your body. It’s in our pockets, our ears, our wrists, and soon it will be over our eyes with augmented reality glasses. Lucas Rizzotto talks about Apple hardware can be thought of as a modular system, similar to what Bryan and I discussed on ACM. iPhone...
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Apple is partnering with Oakland-based Dream Corps as part of the company’s Community Education Initiative.
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We have a deal on an app called CloudMounter that takes your various cloud storage services and mounts them on your Mac’s desktop for quick access. Supported services include Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, and Microsoft OneDrive. Our deal is for a lifetime license for...
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Last month I wrote about an Arizona politician wanting to introduce a porn filter bill. Now Kansas wants to do the same thing, although it sounds like this one won’t attempt to fund the border wall. “It’s to protect children,” Garber, a Republican, said in an interview....
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Electric vehicles are getting cheaper. Research suggests that come 2022, they will cost the same as gas-powered vehicles even without government subsidies. However, that does not mean consumers are going to make the decision to go electric. As well as cost, the lack of...
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The Apple Store in the Natick Mall, Massachusetts reopened Saturday. It followed 9 months of renovation work. The store is twice the size after Apple took over a JCrew store next to its original site. It features a new Forum, a Video Wall and, of course, the pivoting glass...
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Apple hired ex-Microsoft executive Sam Jadallah, who founded a smart home startup, to work in its growing Home team.
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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...
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Apple agreed to acquire voice app startup PullString, in what could prove to be a big boost for the future of Siri.
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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.
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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...
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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,...
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The FTC is in negotiations with Facebook to settle its investigation into the social media giant, with a record-breaking fine likely.
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John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Kelly Guimont to discuss webcams and security measures, as well as AI that freaks out even Elon Musk.
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Advertisements on Facebook promoted by anti-vaxxer organizations have been specifically targeting pregnant women.
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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....
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Children under 14-years-old should not have access to a smartphone, an adviser to the German government has recommended.
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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...
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