Tag Archives: software

Mars One’s ill-fated dream unsurprisingly ends in bankruptcy

While some are still arguing whether man even landed on the moon at all or not, there are those who have already set their eyes on making Mars humanity’s next home. Elon Musk immediately comes to mind, but he was hardly the only one

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Google Maps AR mode can be more precise, more useful than GPS

You may not know it yet, but your location is almost as important as your email address and password.

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New chemical conversion process turns plastic waste into fuel

One of the biggest problems facing the Earth’s environment right now is the abundance of plastic waste.

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Retro Speak & Spell toy with updated voice will launch later this year

The popular kids gadget Speak & Spell commonly found in households through the 1980s is being revived by company Basic Fun!, according to a new report. The revived model brings the same iconic look as the original, including the bulky shape and physical keyboard

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FaceTime bug-finding teen gets bounty cash from Apple

Yesterday, Apple delivered an iOS update that fixed an alarming Group FaceTime bug. The issue potentially allowed callers to hear audio and see video from the recipient even before they answer the call, which is of course a major security concern. Though Apple currently finds itself at the center of controversy, it seems the story has a happy ending for … Continue reading

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Apple to developers: disclose screen recording or be removed from App Store

It has probably a frustrating start of the year for Apple. Never mind the ongoing iPhone ban in China and Germany or disappointing sales of its recent iPhone models.

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Regrettable Microsoft ads bash Office 2019

By now, most of us are aware that Microsoft would much rather have us subscribing to Office 365 instead of buying something like Office 2019 and calling it good. Microsoft, in fact, wants you to buy a subscription to Office 365 so bad that it has absolutely no problem trashing Office 2019 in a new series of ads. Yes, you … Continue reading

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Skype background blur made possible with AI

Bokeh, the effect of blurring of objects around the subject, has become a popular feature in mobile photography. It’s made possible with two cameras but even a single camera can do it with some software tricks. But while that’s relatively easy to do with still shots, it’s harder to pull off when your subject is less stationary

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iOS 12.2 to remove Safari’s ineffective Do Not Track feature

One of the side effects of promoting yourself as a staunch privacy advocate is that all your actions in that regard will be heavily scrutinized. Apple is indeed facing such attention in light of a major Group FaceTime bug and Facebook’s misuse of its enterprise creds, but even the little things are getting some time in the spotlight

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LG G8 ThinQ to have front-facing 3D time-of-flight camera from Infineon

With just a few weeks left before MWC 2019, LG has begun its breadcrumb-style of drumming up hype for its upcoming flagship smartphones.

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