There are a cool pair of sunglasses that can block screens. If you’re tired of the constant glare of shiny screens around you, get a pair of these.
Right now, their lenses can block light emitted from LCD and LED screens, but not OLED screens. That means they tune out most televisions and some computers, but not the newer crop of smartphones like the OLED-packing iPhones.
There’s a recent iPad Pro leak that involves such things as Face ID, an edge-to-edge display, and a USB-C port.
9to5Mac has posted leaked details of Apple’s new iPad Pros. “Today, sources familiar with the development of the new 2018 iPad Pro have offered additional details about the device, its features, and more.” That includes Face ID, thinner bezels, a USB-C port for external 4K/HDR displays and a new Apple Pencil. Are we excited? Oh, yes.
Redditor u/WinterCharm has made an informative post where he compares Apple’s A12 chip to desktop chips like the Xeon 8192, i7 6700k, and AMD EPYC 7601.
The main takeaway here is that Apple’s A12 is approaching or exceeding the performance of these competing chips in Spec2006, with lower clock speeds and less power consumption. The A12 BIG core running at 2.5GHz beats a Xeon 8176 core running at 3.8GHz, in 9 out of 12 of Spec_Int 2006 tests, often by a large margin (up to 44%). It falls behind in 3 tests, but the deficiency is 2%, 6%, and 12%. It also comes quite close to a desktop 6700k.
The International Data Corporation has finally admitted that iPad market share is greater than other tablets after denying it for so long.
The iPhone XS Max is off to a great start. So is iOS 12. Concerns of a less than spectacular fall iPhone roll out have evaporated. And the iPhone XR is up to bat next.
The second season of Apple’s Carpool Karaoke series starts on Friday, October 12th. The series puts celebrities together in a car to talk with each other and sing along with songs. This season includes Snoop Dog with Matthew McConaughey, Andy Samberg with Weird Al Yankovic, the Star Trek: Discovery cast, Jason Sudeikis with the Muppets, and more. The episodes will be available for free through the TV app on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. Check out the season trailer.
Apple released iOS 12.1 Developer Beta 3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Tuesday.
Can your Apple Watch or other fitness tracker get a heart rate reading off a roll of toilet paper or a banana? Yes, it can. Here’s why.
Minecraft on Apple TV was discontinued on September 24th, but don’t feel bad for not noticing because no one else did, either.
Uber drivers in major cities across the UK begun a 24-hour strike today and even tried to occupy the firm’s HQ.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss what’s behind Google shutting down its Google+ social network platform, plus they explore a new report saying an iPad Pro with a USB-C port is coming in October.
We have a deal on the M2 Square USB-C and Quick Charge 3.0 Charger. It plugs into your wall outlet and includes a 60-watt USB-C port and a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for USB 3.0 (and backwards compatible) devices. It’s $37.99 through us.
For today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt’s got a really quick one that really saves some time. If you’re tired of checking the “all-day” box in Calendar to block off days, she’ll tell you how to do it faster!
Apple Watch Series 4 packs in a bigger display and new heart rate sensors, but is that enough to justify upgrading, or jumping in for the first time? Read on to see what TMO’s Jeff Gamet thinks of Apple’s latest smart watch.
Tech Crunch writes: “The HRP-5P is a humanoid robot from Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute that can perform common construction tasks including — install drywall.” I wonder if this opens up a new career field: Robotics repair and servicing. Or, will other robots do that as well? Check out the video.
Dr. Kiki Sanford makes her fifth appearance on Background Mode. Kiki is a neurophysiologist with a Ph.D. from the University of California. She’s a popular science communicator and creator of This Week in Science (TWIS) podcast and radio show. In this episode, we chat about some some recent topics discussed on TWIS that fascinated me. 1) Yale roboticists have developed skins with embedded actuators that can turn just about anything into robots. 2) A 127 million year old fossil was discovered in China that fills in another gap in the story of how dinosaurs became birds. 3) The new NASA exoplanet search mission, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is operational. We talk about its mission and how it compares to the Kepler spacecraft. This is just a sample; we covered much more cool science stuff.
Google didn’t disclose the data breach that led to this decision, and according to The Wall Street Journal, the company made that decision because it feared disclosure would lead to regulation.
Headlines have been saying that Apple diagnostic software effectively kills the right to repair movement. But iFixit disagrees.
Would a BDSM robot violate Isaac Asimov’s first law of robotics? Gizmodo asked lawyers, ethicists, computer scientists, and philosophers.
Before you can get yourself sexually trussed, whipped or choked by a large piece of machinery, we as a culture will need to reckon with—among many, many other things—Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics. These laws state explicitly, right at the top, that “a robot may not injure a human being.”
It’s a hilarious and interesting view on sex robots and how a robot would perceive harm.