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The iPhone 8's 3D face scanner will reportedly be able to work 'in the millionths of a second' - Business Insider


Business Insider

The iPhone 8's 3D face scanner will reportedly be able to work 'in the millionths of a second'
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A new report from The Korea Herald suggests that the upcoming iPhone 8's rumoured 3D face scanner will be able to sense a user's face "in the millionths of a second." An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel is believed to cover the eagerly ...
iPhone 7s and 7s Plus leak shows brand new phones with the same old designBGR
iPhone 8? Why would Apple call it that?CNET
Nokia 8 Hopes To Outshine Apple and Samsung with the 'Bothie'Top Tech News
Motley Fool -AppleInsider (press release) (blog) -PCMag -ValueWalk
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 2:18 pm

Google's Instant Apps hit a new milestone - Business Insider


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Google's Instant Apps hit a new milestone
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Google's Android Instant Apps are now available on more than 500 million devices globally since launching in May 2017, according to Android Authority. First unveiled in May 2016, Instant Apps let developers highlight a single part of their app that ...
How to photograph the eclipse with your phoneCNET
Keyboard apps are they useful on your phone?Technology Zimbabwe
Relevant tips to consider before developing an iPhone appITProPortal
ValueWalk -Android Central -Digital Trends -Hot Hardware
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:42 pm

HTC cuts price of Vive virtual reality system by $200, could spur more enterprise pilots - ZDNet


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HTC cuts price of Vive virtual reality system by $200, could spur more enterprise pilots
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HTC cut the price of its Vive virtual reality system by $200 in a move that follows discounting by Facebook's Oculus Rift. In a blog post, HTC said it would offer its Vive system for $599. That bundle includes headset, sensors and motion controllers ...
HTC Vive Review: Still The Best PC VR Headset Money Can BuyKnow Your Mobile
HTC Vive VR Headset Gets a $200 Price Cut, India Getting New Price SoonNDTV
HTC Permanently Discounts The Vive VR Headset By $200Android Headlines
PCMag -The Verge -Ars Technica -SlashGear
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:32 pm

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Will Microsoft or Sony win the next console war? - Alphr


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Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Will Microsoft or Sony win the next console war?
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Microsoft's Xbox One X may well be the more powerful console, but will it outsell Sony's PS4 Pro? Thomas McMullan · @thomas_mac · Vaughn Highfield · @starfox118. 21 Aug 2017. whatsapp · facebook · twitter · google+ · linkedin · reddit · email ...
The New 'Minecraft' Xbox One S Console And Controllers Are Blocky PerfectionForbes
Xbox One X Pre-Orders Are Live But Sold Out Already At Some StoresGameSpot
Microsoft Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition launched, shipping starts November 7India Today
ValueWalk -PCMag -The Week UK -Hot Hardware
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:22 pm

Intel says its new Core chip will be 'once-in-a-decade' performance boost for PCs - Vancouver Sun


Vancouver Sun

Intel says its new Core chip will be 'once-in-a-decade' performance boost for PCs
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Intel Corp., the biggest maker of semiconductors, said its new processors are going to deliver the biggest bump in performance that personal computer users have experienced in years. The eighth generation of its Core line will provide as much as a 40 ...
Intel promises a 40-percent speed boost with its 8th gen Core chipsTechCrunch
Intel To Double Core Count On 8th Gen Mobile Processors: Quad-Core Boost For Laptop PerformanceForbes
Intel details 8th-generation Core i7, i5 processors suitable for MacBook, dual-core MacBook Pro refreshAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
BGR -Laptop Mag -TIME -Barron's
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:20 pm

Apple's 'hidden' job ad found online - BBC News


BBC News

Apple's 'hidden' job ad found online
BBC News
An advert for an engineer at Apple has been found hidden in the tech giant's website. The text begins: "Hey there! You found us", and says the firm is looking for "a talented engineer to develop a critical infrastructure component". It has since been ...
How we found that hidden Apple job listingZDNet
If you find this hidden web page, you can apply for a job at AppleMetro
Zack Whittaker on Twitter: "Cool. If you find this hidden Apple page, you're offered a job! https://t.co/IgEpReKUS3"Twitter

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Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:13 pm

Final Fantasy XV is coming to PCs in early 2018 - The Verge


The Verge

Final Fantasy XV is coming to PCs in early 2018
The Verge
Final Fantasy XV is coming to PC in early 2018, over a year after the critically acclaimed game was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The announcement was made today at Gamescom in Germany with a reveal trailer during a press conference by ...
We didn't get Final Fantasy 15 on PC at launch, but that's a good thingPCGamesN
Final Fantasy XV Windows PC Version Revealed, Out 'Early 2018'NDTV
'Final Fantasy XV' coming to PC early next yearEngadget
Ars Technica -Heavy.com -RollingStone.com -PC Gamer
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:29 pm

Samsung's big Note 8 challenge: Making it stand out - CNET


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Samsung's big Note 8 challenge: Making it stand out
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Samsung sent invitations for its next Unpacked event, which will be held Aug. 23 in New York. Samsung. Samsung's facing a big challenge with the upcoming Note 8 -- and it has nothing to do with exploding batteries. It's got to figure out how to make ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 UK LEAKED release date and specs: Samsung leak Galaxy Note 8 in gaffeExpert Reviews
Get ready for the Galaxy Note 8 with these hot cases from LumionBGR
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Briefly Listed on Company's Online Store, September 15 Release Date TippedNDTV
Express.co.uk -ValueWalk -The Independent -Android Headlines
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Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:00 pm

Solar eclipse transforms tiny Oregon town into red hot tourist destination

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On Monday, the Oregon town of Madras — a two-hour drive from Portland — is expected to swell to about 100,000 people, as visitors jostle their way in to get a glimpse of the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the continental U.S. in 99 years.

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Posted: August 20, 2017, 9:49 pm

New CGI Trailer for Assassin's Creed Origins Shows Off Cleopatra & Julius Caesar - PlayStation LifeStyle


PlayStation LifeStyle

New CGI Trailer for Assassin's Creed Origins Shows Off Cleopatra & Julius Caesar
PlayStation LifeStyle
Microsoft kicked off their gamescom 2017 press conference with a brand-new Assassin's Creed Origins trailer. The CGI video features a who's who of ancient Egypt. From Cleopatra to Julius Caesar, we got to see some incredible historical figures. Check ...
Assassin's Creed Origins Latest Cinematic Trailer Showcases Setting And MoreWccftech
Assassin's Creed: Origins Gamescom trailer is stylish and bloodyPC Gamer
Assassin's Creed: Origins moody cinematic trailer showcases ancient Egypt in all its glory at Gamescom 2017Firstpost
VG247 -GameSpot -Bleeding Cool News -IGN
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Posted: August 20, 2017, 7:20 pm

From oilsands mine to wetland: Is Syncrude's reclamation experiment working?

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Syncrude is one of the first oilsands companies trying to restore a wetland back to some semblance of what it was before it was mined. It's been five years since the company began the science experiment. This week, they invited reporters to have a look.

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Posted: August 20, 2017, 12:00 pm

Eating the sun: How solar eclipses changed from terrible omen to tourist draw

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Now people flock to see the sun's light swallowed by the moon, but solar eclipses were long viewed with terror and awe — until humans learned to see them coming.

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Posted: August 19, 2017, 1:00 pm

Technology allows visually impaired, blind to experience solar eclipse

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Seeing next week's total solar eclipse isn't the only way to experience it. Two projects were developed to allow the visually impaired and blind be part of the astronomical event.

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Posted: August 19, 2017, 9:00 am

After cracking down on neo-Nazis, tech companies wonder who should police online hate

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For more than two decades, lawmakers, tech companies and consumers have held vastly different views on how to handle those who spread hate, racism and abuse online.

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Posted: August 19, 2017, 9:00 am

Silk Road: Google search unmasked Dread Pirate Roberts

The man who beat the FBI to identify the mastermind of global online drugs market Silk Road.
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Posted: August 19, 2017, 12:18 am

Lele Tao: The 'online goddess' who earns $450k a year

24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.
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Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:46 pm

Demand for eclipse glasses outpaces supply

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Still looking for a pair of eclipse glasses? You may be out of luck.

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Posted: August 18, 2017, 3:55 pm

Reduced speeds for right whales prompts surcharge for Oceanex Montreal-St. John's route

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The federal government reduced speeds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect the unusually high number of endangered right whales in the area, following recent deaths.

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Posted: August 18, 2017, 3:06 pm

‘Robotarium’ gives anyone access to robots, and other news

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:41 am

Solar eclipse myth-busting: Facts and fiction behind nature's stunning event

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Do you think it's safe to look at a solar eclipse through sunglasses? Have you heard that an unborn child can be harmed during one? We bust some myths behind nature's spectacular event.

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Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:00 am

Digital vigilantism after Charlottesville: Get ready for more naming and shaming

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As people grow frustrated by the seeming lack of repercussions for overt racist behaviour, it’s likely we will see more digital vigilantism and more support for “naming and shaming” campaigns.

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Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:00 am

Websites aim to exile white nationalists in wake of violence

facebook shuts down white nationalist website

Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against white nationalist groups in the U.S. on Wednesday as more technology companies denied their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 8:04 pm

Scientist looking to bats and bees in fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Imported Superbug

A researcher in Halifax hopes that a new high-tech tool will help them find superbug-fighting antibiotics from an unusual source.

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 5:43 pm

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Science Says Reacting to DNA

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 4:56 pm

'Frankenstein' dinosaur is missing evolutionary link, researchers say

Chilesaurus dinosaur

A missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs and meat-eaters such as the Tyrannosaurus rex may have been found, suggests a new study from the University of Cambridge and the Natural History Museum.

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 8:43 pm

Not all shades created equal: How to get the right solar eclipse glasses

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As excitement on social media about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse heats up, experts are urging people to take good care of their eyes when they enjoy the spectacle in Canadian skies.

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 6:44 pm

Calgary completes conversion of 80K street lights to LED, expects $5M in annual savings

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Calgary has finished replacing 80,000 street lights with LED bulbs more than a year ahead of schedule.

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 5:03 pm

In fight for free speech, researchers test anti-censorship tool built into the internet's core

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What if the routers and servers that underpin the internet could also double as one big anti-censorship tool?

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 4:35 pm

SpaceX successfully delivers experiments, treats to space station

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A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments.

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 2:45 pm

Petya ransomware cost world's biggest container ship company up to $300M

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Maersk's CEO said its businesses "were significantly affected," but there was "no data breach or data loss."

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 2:42 pm

Autonomous glider to track critically endangered right whales

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Scientists in Halifax have launched a high-tech tool to track the whale population on the Scotian Shelf. A glider has been deployed off the coast for 30 days to capture the sounds of endangered North Atlantic right whales.

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 9:35 am

Total solar eclipse 2017: Read CBC's complete coverage

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Read CBC's complete coverage of the total solar eclipse Monday for the science behind the rare event and tips on how to watch.

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Posted: August 15, 2017, 8:43 pm

Is it OK to use black emojis and gifs?

It's digital blackface, according to this writer - see if her arguments change your emoji habits.
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Posted: August 14, 2017, 10:54 pm

Creating a robot to combat loneliness

Japanese inventor Kentaro Yoshifuji built his Orihime robot to address the loneliness he felt as a child.
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Posted: August 13, 2017, 10:59 pm

Password guru regrets past security advice and other news

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Posted: August 11, 2017, 10:54 am

Could VR help rehabilitate injured footballers?

Passing and shooting drills and rehabilitation exercises feature in the virtual reality software.
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Posted: August 10, 2017, 7:22 am

Could 'solar roads' help generate electricity?

A stretch of road has been paved with solar PV (photovoltaic) panels in France.
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Posted: August 8, 2017, 11:15 pm

Match.com 3D Model: "It’s so impressive"

Match.com pilots a ‘pop-up dating shop’ that displays 3D miniature models of its singletons.
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Posted: August 8, 2017, 4:35 pm

Algorithm learns to understand natural beauty

Researchers at the University of Warwick are using deep learning to quantify the beauty of outdoor places.
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Posted: August 8, 2017, 3:31 am

Japan's 'golden coder' making games apps aged 82

Masako Wakamiya took up programming when she retired from her bank clerk job.
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Posted: August 7, 2017, 2:52 pm

Sarahah: The honesty app that's got everyone talking

Sarahah is an app from Saudi Arabia which allows users to send messages anonymously.
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Posted: August 7, 2017, 1:48 am

The robot spray-painted chimney and other tech news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Posted: August 3, 2017, 11:35 pm

RoboMaster armies go to battle in China

The final of the five-on-five robot wars will be held in Shenzhen on Sunday.
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Posted: August 3, 2017, 11:33 pm

Galaxies collide in stunning picture

A NEW image captured by NASA Hubble space telescope shows ‘doomed duo’ galaxies colliding and then trying to destroy one another.
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Posted: January 11, 2017, 9:33 am

Apple’s biggest product since the iPhone

APPLE could be set to make its biggest new product announcement since the iPhone, with the company believed to be working on a game changer.
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Posted: January 11, 2017, 8:34 am

Rare ‘Morning Glory’ cloud dazzles Virgin flyers

ONE of the world’s most spectacular clouds made a dramatic entrance for passengers on an Adelaide-bound jet.
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Posted: January 11, 2017, 7:19 am

Towns ‘too hot to wear shorts’

SYDNEY and Brisbane are hot but there are two towns redefining the word “scorcher” and adopting bizarre solutions for dealing with the heat.
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Posted: January 11, 2017, 3:48 am

The gadget for the perfect coffee

IF you buy a large cappuccino you may find it is quite cold by the time you get to the bottom. Thankfully, there is now a solution to this.
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Posted: January 11, 2017, 2:42 am

Zero gravity, fully cute: New Japanese drone in space

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has released the first set of images and videos taken by its debut zero-gravity camera drone or "Int-Ball," the cute orb of a drone, will optimize communication between crew in space and on Earth.
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Japan is building the fastest supercomputer in the world

Japan is building the world's fastest supercomputer, which it hopes will make the country the new global hub for artificial intelligence research.
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