Apple’s Tim Cook: ‘I don’t want my nephew on a social network’

January 22, 2018

Apple chief talks about tax affairs and overuse of tech at launch of school coding initiative Apple Fri 19 Jan 2018 13.29EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Messenger Close Harlow college in Essex, one of 70 institutions across Europe that will use Apples Everyone Can Code curriculum, it was announced on Friday. I dont believe in overuse [of technology]. Im…


Apple says it will pay $38bn in foreign cash taxes and create 20,000 US jobs

January 19, 2018

Tech giant, which has faced has faced criticism for tax evasion, says it will repatriate some of its massive overseas cash holdings Apple says it will pay $38bn in foreign cash taxes and create 20,000 US jobs Tech giant says it will repatriate some overseas cash holdings Apple has faced sustained criticism for tax evasion policies Dominic Rushe in New York @dominicru Last modified on Wed 17 Jan 2018 19.55EST…


Spectre and Meltdown processor security flaws explained

January 9, 2018

What are Meltdown and Spectre? Do they only affect Intel chips? Will the fixes slow my computer and what even is a processor? Meltdown and Spectre are the names of Apple advised customers in a blog post to update their devices operating systems and only download software from trusted sources such as the App Store. The company also said that there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time….


Apple 13in MacBook Pro (2017) review: battery life to get through a working day

November 17, 2017

With its build quality, excellent keyboard and improved longevity, this is one of the nicest computers you can buy but it will cost you Apples 13in MacBook Pro for 2017 now has battery life that matches the power of the hardware and the beauty of the design, even if it is still very expensive. When the new, redesigned MacBook Pro was iPhone X comes with with Face ID it perhaps…


Samsung makes record profit of $109m a day as chip demand soars

November 4, 2017

Electronics monstrous establishes $10 bn profit in merely three months on the back of strong marketings and relaunch of Galaxy smartphones South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics entered a record advantage of 11. 2trn acquired- $10 bn( PS7. 6bn)- in the July to September period, it said on Tuesday, its better for any quarter. The world’s biggest reminiscence chip and smartphone maker had its de facto leader prison in August…


Microsoft expands HoloLens headsets to 29 new markets, now up to 39

November 3, 2017

Nearly three years on from Microsoft unveiling its HoloLens augmented reality headsets, the company today announced a major expansion of its availability: 29 more markets in Europe, nearly tripling the total number of countries where you can buy the device up to 39. The news shows that while we don’t have a firm number of how many units have been sold, we do know that Microsoft is banking on the device, a…


Would you want a robot to be your childs best friend?

October 5, 2017

As toys reach new levels of sophistication, how concerned should we be about our children playing with artificial buddies that appear to have feelings? The little robot on the table wakes up. Its eyes, a complex configuration of cyan dots on a black, rounded screen of a face, sleepily open and it lets out a digitised approximation of a yawn. A compact device that looks like a blend of a…


Amazon just launched 6 new gadgets and none was over $150

October 1, 2017

In the year of the $1000 iPhone Amazon just announced a scattering of new gadgets and none cost more than $150. Essentially, Amazon said “screws the margins” and are selling everything as cheap as possible. This race to the bottom is Amazon’s standard operating procedure. The company did it with Kindles e-readers and again with Kindle Fire tablets. The company releases a proof of concept and lets the market respond….


Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

October 1, 2017

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The newspaper says one or both of these products could be launched before the end of the year, alongside updates…


New AI can work out whether you’re gay or straight from a photograph

September 10, 2017

An algorithm deduced the virility of people on a dating website with up to 91% accuracy, parent ticklish ethical questions Artificial intelligence can accurately approximate whether parties are lesbian or straight based on photos of their fronts, according to new study that indicates machines can have significantly better “gaydar” than humans. The Economist, was based on a sample of more than 35,000 facial images that men and women publicly posted…