Day: August 21, 2017

Apple Drops Price of HomeKit-Enabled D-Link Omna Camera to $149.95

Apple recently dropped the price of the HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD camera from $199.95 to $149.95 in the United States, a $50 discount off of the launch price. Apple’s website doesn’t mention a discount, suggesting the base price of the accessory has been lowered. The price has also been lowered in Canada from …

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Google might launch a reborn Chromebook Pixel and smaller Home

Do you still have a Chromebook Pixel-shaped hole in your heart months after Google pulled the plug? Good news — Google might be bringing it back. A source speaking to Android Police claims that a "Pixel-branded Chromebook" will launch alongside the… Source: Engadget

Apple AI Expert's Full TED Talk Now Available on YouTube

Back in April, Apple product designer and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber gave a TED Talk, where he spoke about his vision of the future of computers and artificial intelligence. The full 10-minute TED Talk was today published on YouTube, giving us a chance to hear his complete thoughts on the future of AI and Siri. …

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Qualcomm's 3D Sensing Technology Two Years Behind Apple's

Apple’s progress in 3D sensing design and mass production is 1.5 to 2 years ahead of Qualcomm’s, according to a new investor’s note released today by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo believes that Qualcomm is behind in both software and hardware development for 3D sensing, and won’t be able to ship the technology until …

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AirPods Shipping Estimates Improve to 2 to 3 Weeks

Shipping estimates for Apple’s AirPods have improved to two to three weeks in many countries around the world, suggesting Apple is one step closer to achieving supply/demand balance for the much-desired earphones. Since the AirPods launched in December, stock has been in short supply. For many weeks, AirPods shipping estimates were at six weeks, but …

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High-powered microscope can scan cells without destroying them

Confocal microscopes are pretty wild. The instruments can capture cell division in realtime, but the downside is the lasers in existing ones tend to fry the cells they're studying. Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology m… Source: Engadget

Plex says recent policy changes don't mean it's sharing your data

Last week, the makers of media player software Plex sent an email to users informing them of a privacy policy. In effect, the new terms would remove the ability to opt-out of the software's data collection. Predictably, there was some pushback over t… Source: Engadget

Google Officially Unveils Next-Generation 'Android Oreo'

Google today announced the next-generation version of its Android operating system, which is named Oreo. Android Oreo includes dozens of new features, ranging from notification improvements to picture-in-picture support to new emoji. The update introduces an iOS-like feature called Notification Dots (aka app badges), designed to make it easier to see which apps have new …

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