Day: May 22, 2018

Starbucks' In-Store Mobile Payments Estimated to Be More Popular Than Apple Pay in U.S.

By the end of 2018, an estimated 23.4 million users in the United States will be paying for their coffees and bakery items at Starbucks using the company’s own in-store mobile payment system. The estimate comes from research firm eMarketer (via Recode), which also predicts that Apple Pay will hit 22 million users by the …

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Westworld-like 'Mesmer' robot comes alive in a UK factory

We all love Westworld, but its main premise — that we'll be able to build robots identical to human in the near future — still seems impossibly far-fetched. That said, a company called Engineered Arts is definitely exploring the edges of the uncann… Source: Engadget Westworld-like 'Mesmer' robot comes alive in a UK factory

Instagram’s ‘mute’ feature hides annoying accounts

We've probably all been there: After a dating situation goes sour, you don't want to see your former flame's posts in your Instagram feed, but haven't quite ripped the Band-Aid off yet and unfollowed or blocked them. After all, there's still a chance… Source: Engadget Instagram’s ‘mute’ feature hides annoying accounts

Wonders of Wildlife

Springfield, Missouri — This story begins in a liquor store. That's where, in 1971, Johnny Morris first launched his Bass Pro Shops fishing and hunting empire, selling lures, bait and tackle amid the bottles of Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's in one… Source: Engadget Wonders of Wildlife

Castro Podcasts Updates With Quicker AirPlay Controls, Cleaner Layout, Apple Watch App, and More

Podcast app “Castro” updated to version 3.0 this week, introducing a collection of notable additions like a rebuilt player engine, cleaner layout, Apple Watch app, and more. Developer Supertop Software says that Castro 3 is “much faster” when users start streaming a podcast and the app’s controls are more responsive thanks to a simpler layout …

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Tesla's promised $35,000 Model 3 is still a long way off

When Tesla first unveiled the Model 3, it pitched it as an EV for the masses that would have a reasonable $35,000 price. Ten months after the first deliveries, however, the cheapest version costs $49,000, and Tesla just announced a hot rod AWD Model… Source: Engadget Tesla's promised ,000 Model 3 is still a long …

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How off-the-shelf cameras are powering baseball’s next-gen replays

As crowds fill the stands in AT&T Park this year, they'll be focused on the usual ballpark festivities: eating hot dogs, drinking beer and, of course, watching the San Francisco Giants play baseball. But if they were to venture onto the park's cl… Source: Engadget How off-the-shelf cameras are powering baseball’s next-gen replays

YubiKey Gains iOS SDK to Enable Secure 2FA Logins in Select Apps Using NFC

Yubico is a company that sells the “YubiKey,” a small piece of hardware that protects access to computers and online accounts by providing strong two-factor authentication in lieu of receiving a text message code on a smartphone or other 2FA steps. With the NFC-equipped YubiKey NEO, Android users have been able to authenticate their log-ins …

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Mark Zuckerberg will apologize to EU for not taking 'broad enough view'

You won't have to wonder much about what Mark Zuckerberg will say when he meets with the European Parliament later on May 22nd. Business Insider has obtained the Facebook chief's introductory speech, and contrition is clearly the order of the day. Zu… Source: Engadget Mark Zuckerberg will apologize to EU for not taking 'broad enough …

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Spark 2.0 Launches for Mac and iOS With Support for Team Email

Readdle, the company behind the popular Spark email client for Mac and iOS, today announced the launch of Spark 2.0, a free update to the existing line of Spark apps. Spark 2.0 continues to offer the same feature set for individual users, but it introduces a new collaborative email experience for teams. Teams can use …

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’Days Gone’ will need a stellar story to save its stale gameplay

Me, I love beating the un-living daylights out of zombies. Whether it's the ecchi cartoonishness of Lollipop Chainsaw, the clever weapons crafting of Dead Rising, or the heart-pounding intensity of Left 4 Dead, if it's an unholy abomination risen fro… Source: Engadget ’Days Gone’ will need a stellar story to save its stale gameplay

NVIDIA's budget GTX 1050 3GB is for gamers, not crypto-miners

Despite the looming arrival of its next-gen graphics cards, NVIDIA quietly unveiled a new budget model, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB. It's positioned between the regular 2GB GTX 1050 and the 4GB 1050 Ti, with a faster base clock but lower memory bandwidt… Source: Engadget NVIDIA's budget GTX 1050 3GB is for gamers, not crypto-miners

The US will help save ZTE even though it broke international laws

Last year the US imposed a trade ban on American companies supplying equipment to Chinese telecoms giant ZTE Corp. Now, it appears the two countries are trying to work things out. According to sources briefed on the confidential negotiations, there h… Source: Engadget The US will help save ZTE even though it broke international laws