Apple Patents A Curved Bezel-Less Screen And Integrated Touch ID Sensor

Apple has been granted two new patents that are particularly interesting to anyone who’s been following the iPhone 8 rumor mill: a patent for “Reducing the border area of a device” and one for a fingerprint sensor embedded directly in a screen, as spotted by Patently Apple. In other words, Apple has patents to two…

Google And Facebook Fall For $100 MILLION Phishing Scam

Google and Facebook were phished for over $100m, it has been reported, proving not even the biggest technology companies in the world are immune from the increasingly sophisticated attacks of online scammers. Last month it was reported that two major tech companies were tricked by a Lithuanian man into sending him over $100m (£77m). Evaldas…

SpaceX Wants To Launch Its First Super Internet Satellites In 2019

SpaceX has its sights set on Mars, but that doesn’t mean it has forgotten about Earth. Elon Musk’s company yesterday outlined its plan to put a network of internet-providing satellites around our planet, stating in a Senate hearing on broadband infrastructure that it wanted to start sending the craft into space in 2019, before the…

Facebook Rejects Females Code More Often, But The Issue is With Rank Not Gender

Female engineers who work at Facebook may face gender bias that prevents their code from being accepted at the same rate as male counterparts, according to internal company studies disclosed today by The Wall Street Journal. For Facebook, these revelations call into question the company’s ongoing diversity efforts and its goal to build overarching online…

Apple Siri Speaker, A Home Assistant Like The Amazon Echo

After first appearing on phones, voice assistants entered the home in a big way with the Amazon Echo, a speaker that was equipped with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. While Apple has had a voice assistant, Siri, on its phones for some time now, it has so far been left behind when it comes to smart…

This Tactic Helps You Make Decisions More Quickly

In a recent interview with Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times, Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom revealed that, for three months, he and his team have been having meetings where the whole agenda is just to plow through a bunch of choices that haven’t been resolved. Wait, what? How could that possibly be…

Elon Musk Doesn’t Like Flying Cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was arguably the biggest tech titan to speak at the 2017 TED conference . During an onstage interview with TED curator Chris Anderson, Musk explained why he’s focused on underground transportation (through Hyperloop and his new tunnel boring company, the Boring Company) instead of flying cars. According to Musk, the main…

37 Years Ago Pixar Stopped Selling Computers

April 25, 1990: Steve Jobs shuts down Pixar’s hardware division (yes, it used to have one!), ending production of the pricey Pixar Image Computers immediately. Jobs sells the company’s hardware unit to Fremont, California-based imaging company Vicom Systems for a paltry $2 million. Pixar Image Computer: Too expensive Pixar was Jobs’ “rebound” company after his…

Elon Musk Promises To Solve Australia’s Problem In 100 Days Or Its Free

Fresh from solving the power-grid problems at the Pacific islands of Ta’u and Kauai, Tesla‘s Elon Musk is now ready to help South Australia. — and he’ll do it in 100 days or it’s free, he promises. South Australia state has been experiencing blackouts during recent heat waves there that have caused energy demand to…

Check Out The Latest iPhone 8 Leaks With Photos Of Actual Device

Ladies and gentleman, we have entered the next stage of the iPhone 8 rumor cycle. Instead of concepts, diagrams and design leaks, there are now photos of an actual device. Well, almost. Prolific leaker Benjamin Geskin has posted images of a purported “dummy” iPhone 8 which means it looks pretty much the same as the…