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Apple demonstrates how the iPad Pro was made for iOS 11

1 hour 14 min ago
Apple's iPad sales were surprisingly good last quarter, but a lot of critics (including us) thought there was still no way the iPad Pro could replace a proper PC. The release of iOS 11 next month will change some minds, however. A new series of Apple...

The Morning After: Friday, August 18th 2017

2 hours 16 min ago
This Friday morning involves car news, more smartphones with almost too many cameras and a glimpse at Tribeca's TV festival.

Google and Deezer promise to expunge racist music, too

3 hours 44 min ago
Google and Deezer don't want to be known as home for the hateful, racist music that Spotify started deleting earlier this week -- so both companies have pledged to follow in its footsteps. Spotify began removing racist content after Digital Music New...

Microsoft's Surface app shows accessory battery levels

5 hours 14 min ago
Microsoft's Surface ecosystem now includes a lot of Bluetooth peripherals, including the Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse, Surface Pen, Surface Dial, Surface Arc Mouse and others. Most of those are powered by rechargeable batteries, and so far, there'...

'Galaxy Quest' Amazon TV series back on with a new writer

6 hours 40 min ago
Galaxy Quest, the cult movie beloved by sci-fi fans for its gentle mocking of, well, sci-fi fans, is back on track as a rebooted TV series for Amazon, THR reports. The revival was originally revealed in 2015, but plans were put on hold after the deat...

Monster's headphones get their own voice assistant

Thu, 2017-08-17 22:41
Monster's latest team-up isn't with another star athlete or fellow accessory-maker: it's with music platform Speak Music Inc., which is lending the company its voice assistant named Melody. Monster says the partnership will add voice control to some...

AI creates fictional scenes out of real-life photos

Thu, 2017-08-17 21:16
AI's not quite ready to build photorealistic worlds on its own. But it's getting pretty close.

ASU students live with Echo Dots while learning voice-control tech

Thu, 2017-08-17 20:11
Engineering students at Arizona State University can opt into an interesting new program meant to give students access to voice-controlled technology while they learn about it in the classroom. Students living in the campus' new engineering residence...

‘Quake Champions’ isn’t finished, but you can play it August 22nd

Thu, 2017-08-17 19:13
Been green with envy over your pals playing the Quake Champions closed beta? Time to stop being jealous and start working on your rocket jumping because the classic shooter's revival is moving to Steam's Early Access on August 22nd, where everyone ca...

Lean back and watch the eclipse...from your Volvo

Thu, 2017-08-17 18:32
On Monday, lots of people are going to head outside and check out the first total solar eclipse to be viewable in the contiguous US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast one in nearly a century. But Volvo is giving its drivers another option. For t...

YouTube music head says company pays higher royalties than Spotify

Thu, 2017-08-17 17:56
Making a living from streaming royalties is tough for music artists, and YouTube has had one of the worst reputations in the music industry for a while. Even Lyor Cohen, the current head of YouTube Music, knows that many are skeptical about the servi...

The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro tablet

Thu, 2017-08-17 17:30
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

Voting machine supplier exposes 1.8 million voter records

Thu, 2017-08-17 17:01
Cybersecurity firm UpGuard has discovered that personal information from over 1.8 million Chicago residents was unintentionally exposed by voting machine supplier Election Systems & Software (ES&S). The backup files of voter data were found o...

Skype’s new look arrives on the desktop in preview form

Thu, 2017-08-17 16:39
Skype is making a preview version of its new desktop design available for users to try out. Available today, Mac and non-Windows 10 PC users can download Skype Preview and see the new features that are in the works.

Facebook demotes video clickbait posts to improve your feeds

Thu, 2017-08-17 16:21
In a bid to promote "authentic communication," Facebook will now demote clickbait stories that present static images as video along with images with fake playback buttons in them. While the former practice just ends up confusing users, the latter act...

BMW’s redesigned 8 Series is cleaner, more aggressive

Thu, 2017-08-17 16:01
At the Monterey Car Week BMW just unveiled two new concept vehicles. Both are previews of planned production models of the Series 8 and Z4 Roadster. If the versions you'll find on the forecourt are even close to these concepts, there are going to be...

OkCupid just banned a white supremacist for life

Thu, 2017-08-17 15:51
OkCupid is the latest company to kick white supremacists off of its platform. In a tweet today, the dating service said that it found out Chris Cantwell -- the fascist featured in Vice News' Charlottesville documentary who cried in a video when he th...

Congressmen call for investigation of FCC cyberattack claims

Thu, 2017-08-17 15:39
The FCC has claimed that the site it uses to collect public comment on its plans to roll back net neutrality rules was taken down by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack instead of crippled by a massive number of commenters brought about by...

An iOS 11 feature can quickly disable Touch ID

Thu, 2017-08-17 15:22
Law enforcement authorities have been at odds with the legal system and mobile companies when it comes to gaining access to citizens' phones. One of the more notable instances was the FBI's attempt to get Apple to unlock the San Bernardino suspect's...

'Volume' developer launches a surprise, bite-sized sci-fi game

Thu, 2017-08-17 14:57
Subsurface Circular came out of nowhere. Well, that's not entirely true. Mike Bithell, the developer behind Thomas Was Alone and Volume, tweeted a prescient question in April, asking followers if they'd be interested in paying $5 for a unique, hour-...