Day: October 25, 2017

Apple Watch Series 2 Aluminum Models Drop to $230 in 38mm and $260 in 42mm

Following the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3 last month, the previous generation of Apple’s wearable device — Series 2 — has seen a steady stream of sales hit both aluminum and stainless steel editions, with the best discounts arriving for the aluminum models. The first discounts (from B&H Photo) marked 38mm devices down …

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Industry Group Representing Apple and Google Releases AI Policy Principles

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), an industry group that represents several tech companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook, this week released Artificial Intelligence Policy Principles [PDF] covering responsible and ethical artificial intelligence development. “We recognize our responsibility to integrate principles into the design of AI technologies, beyond compliance with existing laws,” reads …

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Apple Says Claims Face ID Was Downgraded to Speed Up Production Are 'Completely False'

Bloomberg this morning alleged that Apple allowed its suppliers to make Face ID less accurate in order to speed up production on the device, a claim that Apple now says is “completely false” in a statement shared with TechCrunch. According to Apple, the quality and the accuracy of Face ID have not changed, and Face …

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Apple Wants to Produce Comedies and Dramas That Are Viewer Friendly Enough for Apple Stores

Apple’s reported $1 billion push into original content will include comedies and emotional dramas with broad appeal, according to Bloomberg. The report claims Apple wants every show it produces to be suitable enough for an Apple Store, as opposed to content with nudity, raw language, and violence. Hollywood producers that have pitched edgier content, such …

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Angela Ahrendts' Makeover of Apple Retail Outlined in New Profile

A new profile of Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has been posted today by BuzzFeed News, providing a look into Ahrendts’ move from Burberry, the inspiration for her approach to retail from late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and her partnership with Apple design chief Jony Ive. Ahrendts has been in the spotlight lately following her …

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Apple May Have Acquired Camera Sensor Company InVisage Earlier This Year

Apple has reportedly acquired or at least hired some talent away from InVisage, according to the blog Image Sensors World. The report, citing two unnamed sources, claims the deal was closed in July of this year. Beyond the sources familiar with the matter, there are only subtle clues that Apple may have scooped up InVisage. …

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Apple Expands TV Efforts in Europe With Hiring of Channel 4 Alum Jay Hunt

In the wake of Apple’s hiring of Jamie Erlicht, Zack Van Amburg, Matt Cherniss, and Morgan Wandell for its ongoing push into premium television content, Variety reports today that the company has now hired Channel 4 alum Jay Hunt as creative director for Europe under Apple’s Worldwide Video service. Hunt will start work in January …

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Amazon Debuts New 'Cloud Cam' Security Camera and 'Amazon Key' In-Home Delivery Service

Amazon today announced its latest device, called the Amazon Cloud Cam, which keeps track of your home using an intelligent security camera that syncs up with the company’s new iOS and Android apps. Amazon said that the $119.99 Cloud Cam was built to help you check on pets while at work, monitor the front door …

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Horror Cyberpunk Game 'Observer' Starring Rutger Hauer Now Available on Mac

Observer, a new cyberpunk horror game starring Rutger Hauer, was officially released on Mac on Tuesday. Developed by Bloober Team, creators of acclaimed psychedelic horror title Layers of Fear, and published by Aspyr Media, the game sees players take on the role of Dan Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer. Lazarski works …

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$199 Wink Lookout Home Security Pack Bundles All-Wink Products for the First Time

Connected smart home company Wink on Tuesday announced its first home security bundle featuring all its own-brand products, rather than including compatible products made by other companies. The Wink Lookout set includes two open/close sensors for use on doors and windows, a motion sensor with pet sensitivity for placement anywhere in the home, a siren …

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Apple Reportedly Reduced Face ID Accuracy to Speed Up iPhone X Production

Several reports in recent months have covered Apple’s struggle to ensure significant components for the upcoming iPhone X can be produced in large enough quantities to meet demand, with the main culprit being the 3D sensing modules that power the phone’s TrueDepth camera and Face ID technology. In a surprise development, a new Bloomberg report …

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iPhone X App Switching Demoed in New Video as Apple Revamps Homepage Ahead of Pre-Orders

Following the debut of the iPhone X in September, Apple employees have been using the device in public, leading to a range of “in the wild” iPhone X photos and videos showing off new features and the device’s revamped design. The latest iPhone X video is short but demos a new app switching feature that’s …

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New 2018 Honda Gold Wing is the First Motorcycle Equipped With CarPlay

Honda is set to release the first motorcycle that comes equipped with CarPlay, reports CNET. The new 2018 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle features a 7-inch LCD in the dashboard, which offers support for CarPlay, just like a standard in-car dashboard. An iPhone can be connected to the bike via USB in the trunk or the …

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Nintendo Announces Animal Crossing Pocket Camp for iOS Devices

Nintendo this evening shared details on its upcoming Animal Crossing game that’s coming to iOS devices, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. In Pocket Camp, you manage a campsite that you can decorate with furniture and items to attract the traditional Animal Crossing villagers. When you place an animal’s favorite furniture item, that animal will come to …

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