Apple acquires facial recognition firm RealFace
It seems those recent rumors about Apple looking to implement facial recognition and other biometric features into future iPhone models are ringing true, as it’s been reported that Cupertino has acquired RealFace, an Israel-based startup that specializes in facial recognition. This news comes from the Times of Israel, which adds that Apple purchased the company for an estimated $2 million. … Continue reading...
SpaceX successfully launches delayed rocket, nails third ground landing
While SpaceX delayed its latest Falcon 9 rocket launch at the last moment on Saturday, the rescheduled liftoff went off without a hitch on Sunday morning at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket was launched at 9:39am ET, sending a Dragon capsule on its way to the International Space Station with 5,500 pounds of supplies on behalf of … Continue reading...
Pre-release Nintendo Switch was stolen, company reveals
The new Nintendo Switch console won’t be officially released until March 3rd, but earlier this week one lucky gamer managed to get a unit, sharing unboxing pics and a video of the UI in the process. Going by the username “hiphoptherobot” on the NeoGAF message boards, he said that he had purchased the game console from an “unnamed store.” Nintendo … Continue reading...
The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery
 While the iPhone 8 isn’t going to be announced until September, this week has been packed with rumors on the upcoming device. And it looks like the display is going to be the main star of the show. Rumor has it that Apple is going to announce three new devices — two new versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and a new high-end device that could cost more than $1,000. And… Read More ...
First self-driving Roborace test race ends in a crash
This weekend, at the Formula E racing series Buenos Aires ePrix event, the organizers behind Roborace held their first on-track test between two specially-designed electric self-driving cars. While not quite as exciting as a race between human drivers, the cars, known as DevBots, still managed to reach speeds as high as 115mph. But as is often the case during tests … Continue reading...
New Final Fantasy 7 Remake images revealed
The long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII still has a way to go in terms of development, but at least developer Square Enix is revealing that progress is being made. At the 2017 MAGIC (Monaco Anime Game International Conference) event, director Tetsuya Nomura showed off two new screenshots of gameplay, as well as a new image from Kingdom … Continue reading...
Newest LG G6 leak highlights always-on display, rounded corners
As one of the most leaked phones in recent history, we pretty much know all there is to the upcoming LG G6. We’re even less than a week away from its official debut at this year’s Mobile World Congress on February 26th. But that hasn’t stopped a couple new images of the device in the wild from popping up, this … Continue reading...
Microsoft’s Beam app starts challenging Twitch on Xbox One
Last summer, Microsoft acquired livestreaming service Beam as part of its plans to further integrate its Xbox gaming platform with Windows 10, and now it appears it’s ready to start positioning Beam as a serious rival to Twitch. The company has announced that a new Beam app is coming to the Xbox One, with select Xbox Insider Program members getting … Continue reading...
First details on LG V30 surface, including Snapdragon 835
While LG‘s sole focus at the moment is likely the upcoming LG G6 — which is just days away from its debut — the company is still quietly working on its other flagship smartphone due sometime later this year. That would be the follow-up to last fall’s highly-praised LG V20, tentatively known as the LG V30. Thanks to early leaks … Continue reading...
SpaceX halts latest Falcon 9 rocket launch at last second
Saturday was set to see yet another rocket launch from SpaceX, the private space company led by Elon Musk, this time with a goal of delivering supplies to the International Space Station on behalf of NASA. The Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch at 10:01AM ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida, however, with a mere 13 seconds left on the … Continue reading...
New 5-minute Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer features combat and abilities
Mass Effect: Andromeda is just over a month away from release, and series fans are eagerly counting down the days. Just in time to tide players over, developer BioWare has released a lengthy new trailer that includes details on combat, weapons, abilities, and other new features. With five minutes of gameplay footage, it’s one of the best looks we’ve had … Continue reading...
New 5-minute Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer features combat and abilities
Mass Effect: Andromeda is just over a month away from release, and series fans are eagerly counting down the days. Just in time to tide players over, developer BioWare has released a lengthy new trailer that includes details on combat, weapons, abilities, and other new features. With five minutes of gameplay footage, it’s one of the best looks we’ve had … Continue reading...
Stephen King, J.J. Abrams making ‘Castle Rock’ series for Hulu
Author Stephen King and filmmaker J.J. Abrams are teaming up once again to create a new Hulu original series called Castle Rock. The anthology will based on the fictional town, set in Maine, where many of King’s famous novels have been set. The announcement was revealed on the Twitter account for Bad Robot, Abrams’ production company, and pointed towards a … Continue reading...
Apple rumored to partner with Broadcom for future iPhone wireless charging
Rumors have been flying for some time now about what we can expect with Apple‘s redesigned “iPhone 8” sometime this year or in 2018, and one of the oft-reported features coming to the device is wireless charging. The latest news on the topic is that Apple is working with chip manufacturer Broadcom on a solution, according to JPMorgan analyst Harlan … Continue reading...
Bacterial DNA reveals salmonella may have wiped out the Aztecs
A couple of new studies reveal that salmonella may have been the cause of mass devastation to the Aztec civilization, at least according to the DNA of bacterium pulled from burial locations in Mexico. The nation’s native inhabitants were hit with a severe pestilence of some sort, one powerful enough to have wiped out as much as 80-percent of the … Continue reading...
Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself
 Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the president of the United States, Barbie has now become a 3D animated hologram that can serve up the weather, on command. As first reported in Wired, The Hello Barbie Hologram debuted at the New York Toy Fair this week. And like… Read More ...
Cities: Skylines inbound for the Xbox One
The game Cities: Skylines will be launching on the Xbox One soon, it has been announced. The game’s website says it’ll arrive on Microsoft’s latest-generation console this spring, the newest update for the game following its original release in 2015. The Xbox One version of the game will include the “After Dark” DLC, though whether other DLCs will also be … Continue reading...
Study: schizophrenia symptoms ‘significantly reduced’ by B vitamins
A new study funded by the University of Manchester and The Medical Research Council reveals that B vitamins may ‘significantly reduce’ schizophrenic symptoms in afflicted individuals. Those B vitamins include the most common ones like B6 and B12, and may greatly aid standard treatments for schizophrenia to improve the outcome for patients. The finding were recently published in the Psychological … Continue reading...
Chevrolet plans “thousands” of autonomous Bolt EV from 2018 say insiders
Chevrolet is readying a fleet of “thousands” of self-driving cars, the majority of which will be used by Lyft as autonomous taxi alternatives, insiders have claimed. General Motors had previously invested half a billion dollars into the ride-sharing firm, with the intention of co-developing self-driving vehicles that could be added to its fleet. In the meantime, GM also launched its … Continue reading...
SpaceX will carry NASA’s Raven module to the ISS soon
SpaceX will soon launch NASA’s Raven technology module into space, doing so aboard its next upcoming commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. According to the space agency, this module is designed to be attached outside of the ISS, where it will enable ‘autonomous rendezvous’ in space…that doesn’t require any human involvement. Raven is, in this case, being sent … Continue reading...