Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds

Drone-based surveillance still makes many people uncomfortable, but that isn't stopping research into more effective airborne watchdogs. Scientists have developed an experimental drone system that uses AI to detect violent actions in crowds. The te… Source: Engadget | Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds

HTC brings multiplayer VR games to Dave & Busters this month

Playing games in virtual reality can feel kinda anti-social, even when your buddies are in the same room. You're probably locked into a world only you can see properly, and you'll likely be wearing headphones for true immersion. But, if you want to j… Source: Engadget | HTC brings multiplayer VR games to Dave & …

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'WannaCry hero' faces more federal malware charges

Marcus Hutchins, the cybersecurity researcher credited with helping stop last year's WannaCry virus, is facing four new charges related to malware he allegedly created to steal financial information. Now, the FBI says Hutchins lied about creating the… Source: Engadget | 'WannaCry hero' faces more federal malware charges

NBA referees will answer your Game 3 questions on Twitter

The next time an NBA referee makes a call you hate, you can do more about it than screaming at your TV. Some of the basketball league's refs are live-tweeting Game 3 of the finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors once it sta… Source: Engadget | NBA referees will answer your Game …

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Data-stealing router malware bypasses web encryption

A recently discovered strain of router malware appears to be much worse than thought. Cisco Talos has learned that VPNFilter can not only render devices unusable, but can bypass the SSL encryption you often see on the web. A module in the malware i… Source: Engadget | Data-stealing router malware bypasses web encryption

Samsung spins out three more startups from its C-Lab incubator

Samsung's C-Lab has nurtured a few dozen creative ideas into fully fledged startups over the last couple of years, and a trio of new companies have just joined the incubator's alumni. Their products include a mini smart greenhouse, a portable directi… Source: Engadget | Samsung spins out three more startups from its C-Lab incubator

The 2018 Game Awards will stream live on December 6th

E3 hasn't even started yet, but that isn't stopping The Game Awards from planning its annual ceremony. Geoff Keighley's game industry gala will take place on December 6th at 8:30PM Eastern, complete with free livestreams on both the awards' website a… Source: Engadget | The 2018 Game Awards will stream live on December 6th

Steam Store will accept anything that's not 'illegal' or 'trolling'

In efforts to police content on Steam, Valve suddenly changed its policy in mid-May and cracked down on on certain visual novels, giving them a week or two to change their content or be removed from the store. The resulting backlash from confused dev… Source: Engadget | Steam Store will accept anything that's not 'illegal' …

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Hands-On With macOS 10.14 Mojave: Dark Mode, Revamped Mac App Store, Desktop Stacks and More

Apple this week introduced the latest version of the operating system that runs on the Mac, macOS. macOS Mojave is Apple’s first deviation from mountain-based naming in four years, and the update, with its new name, brings some major changes to the Mac lineup. We went hands-on with macOS Mojave to check out all of …

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Spotify offers advances to indie artists who directly license music

Apple might not be the only streaming music giant eager to cut out the middle managers. Billboard sources claimed that Spotify has offered advance fees to indie artists and managers in exchange for licensing some of their songs directly to Spotify…. Source: Engadget | Spotify offers advances to indie artists who directly license music

'Walking Dead: The Final Season' lands on August 14th

Ahead of E3, Telltalle Games released a trailer for The Walking Dead: The Final Season. This game is the final installment in a four-part series based on the popular comic book series. The release date is August 14th; The Final Season will be availab… Source: Engadget | 'Walking Dead: The Final Season' lands on August …

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MacRumors Exclusive: Upgrade Your Desk Setup With Discounts on Twelve South's Mac and iPhone Accessories

Following our Spring Break partnership with Twelve South a few months back, MacRumors is again collaborating with the well-known accessory maker, this time in celebration of developers and Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The exclusive sale includes 20 percent discounts on Twelve South accessories like the BackPack and Curve, which can be helpful additions to the …

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Rolltop Backpack, TechFolio and iPad Pro Case From Pad & Quill

We’re teaming up with Pad & Quill for a series of special WWDC giveaways this week in celebration of the developer-focused event. For those unfamiliar with Pad & Quill, it’s a company that makes high-quality hand-crafted leather accessories for iPhones, Macs, iPads, Apple Watches, and more. For our second giveaway this week, we’re offering MacRumors …

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'Panic! At The Disco' to Headline Apple's Annual WWDC Bash

Apple’s annual WWDC Bash will be headlined this year by rock band Panic! At The Disco. The almost-end-of-WWDC party will take place Thursday evening from 7-10PM at Discovery Meadow, just around the corner from the McEnery Convention Center where the rest of WWDC takes place. The invitation also notes that a “special DJ” will be …

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 58 With New Version for macOS Mojave

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced over two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 58 includes the same WebKit revisions that were …

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