Rumored Siri Speaker in Production Ahead of Possible WWDC Debut

Rumored Siri Speaker in Production Ahead of Possible WWDC Debut Apple’s rumored Siri smart speaker, which is designed to compete with the Google Home and Amazon Echo, is already in production ahead of a prospective debut at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, reports Bloomberg. Citing sources “familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg says production has already […]

Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks

Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks You have to sympathize with Android-loving Canadians. While Apple Pay has been available in the country since 2015, Android Pay has been a no-show — you've had to pay for your Tim Hortons donuts the old-fashioned way. At last, though, it's here. In… Source: […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges U.S. President to Stay in Paris Climate Pact

Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges U.S. President to Stay in Paris Climate Pact Amid rumors suggesting U.S. President Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, multiple tech CEOs have been urging him not to do so, reports Bloomberg. On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the White House to […]

Amazon Echo supports iCloud calendars ahead of rumored Siri speaker

Amazon Echo supports iCloud calendars ahead of rumored Siri speaker Amazon's Echo speakers give you voice control over calendars from Google and Microsoft, but there's long been a notable exception to that rule: Apple. Thankfully, Amazon just filled that gap. The internet giant has quietly added support for linking… Source: Engadget Link: Amazon Echo supports […]

New York Times picks an AI moderator over a Public Editor

New York Times picks an AI moderator over a Public Editor In a surprising move, the New York Times announced to its staff on Wednesday that it will immediately eliminate the position of Public Editor at its publication. The role will instead be filled by an expanded comments section — one that is moderated… Source: […]

I bio-engineered glowing beer and it hasn’t killed me (yet)

I bio-engineered glowing beer and it hasn’t killed me (yet) I've been making beer for about 10 years and, in the name of fun and experimentation, I've done some weird stuff. Toss some sarsaparilla and birch bark in the pot? Why not? "Dry hop" with a box of Apple Jacks? Try and stop me. But […]

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 31 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 31 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced one year 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 […]

WSJ: Bixby Voice won't debut on Galaxy S8 until late June

WSJ: Bixby Voice won't debut on Galaxy S8 until late June To hear Samsung's Galaxy S8 ad campaign tell it, the company's Bixby digital assistant was already fully featured and ready to go at the handset's launch. The reality is quite a bit different, however. Bixby Voice, the would-be competitor to Siri and… Source: Engadget […]

Wacom Announces $80 'Bamboo Sketch' Stylus for Drawing and Writing on iPhone and iPad

Wacom Announces 'Bamboo Sketch' Stylus for Drawing and Writing on iPhone and iPad Wacom today announced the Bamboo Sketch, a new precision stylus for drawing and sketching on both iPad and iPhone devices through a Bluetooth connection. The company said that the stylus mimics a traditional pen-and-paper writing and drawing experience thanks to two customizable […]

Elgato Debuts New 'Eve Degree' HomeKit-Connected Temperature Monitor

Elgato Debuts New 'Eve Degree' HomeKit-Connected Temperature Monitor Elgato today announced the latest product in its Eve series of HomeKit-connected devices, debuting the Eve Degree. Eve Degree is a HomeKit-compatible temperature and humidity monitor with a fresh design featuring a large display housed in a sleek aluminum body. Elgato already makes a temperature and humidity […]

Amazon Updates Alexa Devices With Apple iCloud Calendar Integration

Amazon Updates Alexa Devices With Apple iCloud Calendar Integration Amazon today announced that users will now be able to sync their iCloud Calendar information with devices that support Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa. With the update, users can ask Alexa what’s coming up on their calendar, or issue commands so new appointments are added to the […]

'iPhone 8' Renders Offer Direct Size Comparisons With iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8

'iPhone 8' Renders Offer Direct Size Comparisons With iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 Alleged “iPhone 8” leaks have been coming fast and steady over recent weeks, with various schematics and protective case designs suggesting Apple has finalized the radical redesign destined for its tenth anniversary smartphone. Many of the leaks we’ve been tracking in the […]

Uber Fires Engineer Accused of Stealing Self-Driving Secrets From Waymo

Uber Fires Engineer Accused of Stealing Self-Driving Secrets From Waymo In the ongoing legal battle between Uber and Alphabet-owned Waymo, Uber announced this week that it has fired Anthony Levandowski, the engineer accused of stealing Waymo’s self-driving intellectual property when he left his job at Google to start his own company, Otto (via The New […]

Apple Registers New Macs and iPads in Eurasia Ahead of WWDC on June 5

Apple Registers New Macs and iPads in Eurasia Ahead of WWDC on June 5 Just five days ahead of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, where it is widely expected to announce new Macs, French website Consomac has discovered a new Russian-language regulatory filing, in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, that points towards at least five new […]

Reddit Leverages Foursquare to Bring Location Tagging Option to Mobile App

Reddit Leverages Foursquare to Bring Location Tagging Option to Mobile App Reddit has updated its official app to include a new feature that allows users to add location information to posts, just like Twitter or Facebook. The optional feature is powered by Foursquare and designed to be added to posts that might be enriched by […]

Ultimate Ears Announces UE Boom 2 and MegaBoom Speakers in Limited Edition Colors

Ultimate Ears Announces UE Boom 2 and MegaBoom Speakers in Limited Edition Colors Logitech’s Ultimate Ears has updated its popular UE Boom 2 and MegaBoom Bluetooth speakers line-up with a range of new limited edition colors and patterns. Called Second Street, the new designs were created in conjunction with graffiti duo Bicicleta Sem Freio and […]

New Twitter Inbox Feature Flags Unsolicited Direct Messages As 'Requests'

New Twitter Inbox Feature Flags Unsolicited Direct Messages As 'Requests' Yesterday, Twitter began rolling out a new feature in the Messages section of its official app that separates out DMs from people you don’t follow in order to make it easier to accept or delete them. In the Twitter iOS app, regular messages from people […]

Nest Announces Cam IQ, a $299 4K Smart Home Camera With Facial Recognition

Nest Announces Cam IQ, a 9 4K Smart Home Camera With Facial Recognition Nest unveiled a new smart security camera today called the Nest Cam IQ, an indoor 4K device capable of increasing footage resolution when it detects unusual or suspicious activity in the home. Using built-in smart capabilities powered by Google’s AI for facial […]

Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke' TV Series to Debut on August 8

Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke' TV Series to Debut on August 8 Apple today announced that its first original television show, “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” will debut on Apple Music on Tuesday, August 8. “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” is based on the popular Carpool Karaoke segment from “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Apple purchased rights […]

Texas bill could mean jail time for flying a drone over oil facilities

Texas bill could mean jail time for flying a drone over oil facilities The ebb and flow of legal rules when it comes to flying a drone, whether it's a cheap mainstream model or something a little more intense, is confusing. It also differs depending on country, and even state. When it comes to Texas, […]