Apple working on dedicated AI chip for iOS devices, report says

May 27, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable Apple’s reportedly working on a new kind of chip potentially for future iOS devices that’ll be used just for processing AI, Bloomberg reports. SEE ALSO: New leaked photos reportedly reveal the final design of the iPhone 8 Bloomberg says the chip’s called the Apple Neural Engine internally, and could be used for “offloading facial recognition in the photos application, some parts of speech recognition, and the iPhones predictive keyboard to …

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Tim Cook reportedly seen sporting a world-changing Apple Watch prototype

May 21, 2017

Tim Cook might already have access to a next-level Apple Watch feature.Image: Jose Sanchez/AP/REX/Shutterstock Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the first to tell you he loves the Apple Watch and its health tracking capabilities. So if there’s anyone who would serve as a high-profile guinea pig for a breakthrough new feature for the device, Cook’s a top candidate. Which is why it may come as no surprise that Cook has been spotted out and around on Apple’s campus sporting a …

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Tesla reportedly treats factory workers like many successful start-ups: Like afterthoughts

May 20, 2017

Tesla employees work on a Model S car in the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.Image: Jeff Chiu/AP/REX/Shutterstock Silicon Valley companies are often built around making the world more efficient, but engineering efficiency has a human cost many of them either didn’t see coming or would like to forget. Tesla, it seems, is no different. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says we’re only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving cars Reports of incidents at Tesla’s Fremont, …

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Rower says she learned she was assaulted after friends saw it on video

May 19, 2017

(CNN)A University of Washington rower says she found out in April that she was sexually assaulted in December, after friends told her they had seen cellphone video of the incident, a police affidavit says. The university said Wednesday it has suspended two male members from the rowing team while the allegations are investigated, and University of Washington police filed a search warrant asking to access the Apple iCloud accounts of both suspects to see if evidence of the crime exists. The …

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Apple spotlights how accessible tech helps people with disabilities thrive

May 19, 2017

Meera Phillips types a message to friends on her iPad using text-to-speech technology.Image: Courtesy of Apple There’s something undeniably special in the way Meera Phillips looks at you when you speak. It’s as if your words are the only words that will ever matter, whether you’re talking about something silly or something serious. The 15-year-old knows the value of hearing what people say. That’s because she’s used to not being heard. SEE ALSO: This blind Apple …

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Apple adds a Mother’s Day fitness gift to Apple Watch

May 14, 2017

Image: Apple via youtube  It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and in case you haven’t called your mom yet, Apple has a handy way you can pester her to get on the jogging track with you a little more often: digital flowers! SEE ALSO: Apple’s self-driving car reportedly spotted on the streets in California An update to Apple’s Activity app now shows a Mother’s Day achievement badge in the design of a rose. Along with the new iconography, a message reads: …

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MashTalk: It’s totally possible to live modern life without Facebook

May 14, 2017

Image: mashable composite Can you live without Facebook? Yes, you can. And life will go on just like the days before Facebook came into your life and sucked up all your attention. This week’s MashTalkis hosted by Tech Editor Pete Pachal, with commentary from Senior Tech Correspondent Raymond Wong and Tech News Intern Freia Lobo. SEE ALSO: Does Microsoft now make more exciting computers than Apple? Our very own Tech Correspondent Jack Morse says he deleted his personal Facebook …

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Funeral home refused to cremate gay man, lawsuit alleges

May 3, 2017

… education classes and running an Apple orchard, before retiring in Picayune, Mississippi in 1997, for the friendly neighbors and warm climate, the lawsuit states. They finally married in July 2015, weeks after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage settled. Less than two months later, Huskey’s health began to deteriorate and he moved into a nursing home. As Huskey’s death became imminent in 2016 his nephew made arrangements with Picayune Funeral Home to transport his …

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Researchers use Wireless signals to measure health

May 2, 2017

Walking by this sensor could help keep you healthy.Image: MIT/CSAIL Millions of people now track their steps with Fitbits, Apple Watches, and other wearable fitness-tracking devices. We have to admit, it feels pretty good to hit that 10,000 steps-a-day goal. But what if there was a measurable difference between a good step and a bad step? What if the quality of your gait could reveal more serious health issues? Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory …

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Beyonc Is Pregnancy Perfection At The Wearable Art Gala But Look Who Took Her Place In A Destiny’s Child Red Carpet Reunion!

May 2, 2017

… pic.twitter.com/6zz30QQJlc BEYONC LEGION (@Bey_Legion) April 30, 2017 Beyonc attending the #WearableArtGala tonight. pic.twitter.com/u1ZWt7rdh5 BEYONC LEGION (@Bey_Legion) April 30, 2017 Love it! [Image via Getty Images/Twitter.] Related Stories Guess The Celebs In These Met Gala Dresses! Remembering Prince’s Best Fashion Looks Through The Years! Bella Hadid Makes Camouflage Coveralls Look Couture Jessica Alba Is Bright As An Orange In The Big Apple! More From this …

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‘My vision is like looking through a straw’ – BBC News

April 27, 2017

“The worst case scenario for any deaf person is to lose their sight. Usher syndrome is not a death sentence but it is incredibly challenging. Without awareness and appropriate support, it is easy to fall into depression and despair – I’ve been there.” The loss of Molly’s sight was rapid, and within two years of being diagnosed she was registered blind. “My parents knew about my Usher syndrome diagnosis on the day, however, I was unaware of the seriousness …

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Steve Jobs Fast Facts

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., maker of the Macintosh computer, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Death date: October 5, 2011 Birth place: San Francisco, California …

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Apple’s brutal breakup with Imagination is a warning to its other partners

April 5, 2017

Image: Lili Sams/Mashable You know when your significant other begs and pleads for you not to break up with them? Maybe even going so far as to threaten to wreck your stuffor worse? That’s what Imagination sounds like in its press release, which revealed Apple just dumped the company like a boyfriend who’d sent one too many texts. If you don’t know Imagination, a little background: The company built and maintained the graphics engine in the iPhone, eventually spreading to all …

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