Dripped Android Q develop flaunt dark mode, enhanced personal privacy controls

Dripped Android Q develop flaunt dark mode, enhanced personal privacy controls

Ready for a new version of Android? If you remember last year, Android P, the pre-release version of what eventually became Android 9 Pie, dropped in March. So we're probably not that far away from a preview of the next version of Android, which will is expected to be called "Android Q." The popular news…
Next Windows 10 variation will let you browse without Cortana’s participation

Next Windows 10 variation will let you browse without Cortana’s participation

Enlarge / The Cortana button is now no longer part of the search box. Today's Insider build of Windows 10, number 18317, changes how search and Cortana are used, as Microsoft is working to reposition Cortana as a productivity-focused digital assistant and integrate search with Office 365. Currently, Windows 10 has a single text box…
Apple launches main battery cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Apple launches main battery cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and...

The iPhone XR's Smart Battery case in black. The iPhone XR's Smart Battery case in white. Apple The iPhone XS' Smart Battery Case in black. Apple The iPhone XS' Smart Battery Case in white. Apple The iPhone XS Max's Smart Battery Case in black. Apple The iPhone XS Max's Smart Battery Case in white. Apple…
2019: The year Nvidia buckles down about robotics

2019: The year Nvidia buckles down about robotics

Nvidia threw open the doors on its new robotics laboratory in Seattle last week, ushering in a new era for the company. In doing so it’s put the competition on notice. The 13,000-foot Seattle facility is an innovation center designed for a staff of 50. Among its first projects is a joint-endeavor with IKEA featuring…
Why scientists wish to construct an AI that can forecast an individual’s beauty

Why scientists wish to construct an AI that can forecast an...

It’s an age-old question – what makes someone attractive? We often say things like “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” but while this romantic notion may bring comfort to those dealt a poor hand in life, it also gives the impression that the foundations of attractiveness are elusive and unpredictable. It suggests that…
VLC media gamer will include AirPlay assistance, quickly reach 3 billion downloads

VLC media gamer will include AirPlay assistance, quickly reach 3 billion...

Enlarge / VLC on the Mac. Samuel Axon Popular open source video and audio player software VLC will add support for Apple's AirPlay streaming feature soon, according to statements given by the app's development team to Variety. VLC also provided the following statement to The Verge to comment on the timeline and clarify some specifics…
Google eliminates the Chromecast Audio

Google eliminates the Chromecast Audio

Enlarge / The Chromecast Audio let you hook up just about any audio device to the cast ecosystem through a 3.5mm jack. RIP. Another day, another dead Google product. Today, Google is discontinuing the Chromecast Audio. The company told Android Police it has stopped manufacturing the audio-only version of the Chromecast, so when the current…
Dubious AI develops pictures of scrumptious food that does not exist

Dubious AI develops pictures of scrumptious food that does not exist

A team of researchers from Tel-Aviv University developed a neural network capable of reading a recipe and generating an image of what the finished, cooked product would look like. As if DeepFakes weren’t bad enough, now we can’t be sure the delicious food we see online is real. The Tel-Aviv team, consisting of researchers Ori…
2019 iPhones: 3 brand-new handsets, one with a triple-rear-camera setup

2019 iPhones: 3 brand-new handsets, one with a triple-rear-camera setup

Enlarge / The iPhone XR in its myriad colors. Valentina Palladino As the new year kicks off, we already have rumors swirling about the next round of iPhones to come from Apple. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple plans to release three new iPhones this year, two models with OLED displays…
Google’s Doodle contest for kids returns with $80 K in rewards

Google’s Doodle contest for kids returns with $80 K in rewards

The “Doodle For Google” contest is open for submissions from US children in grades K-12 again, this year with more than $80K in prizes for the national winner. The annual contest kicked off earlier this week with a performance by everyone’s favorite muppet… and a felt frog. If you’re a kid, this happened way past…
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