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Apple, Stanford testing if Apple Watch can detect heart problems Apple, Stanford testing if Apple Watch can detect heart problems
- September 15, 2017

Apple announced a new version of its smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 3 , during its special media event on Tuesday 12 September. You will only be able to get the cellular edition of the Apple Watch Series 3 through EE. The watch with cellular connectivity will be available in nine countries September 22 starting at US$399 (S$537.49), Apple said. As with before, the new Watches also contain a Global Positioning System radio for mapping and fitness functions, and are water resistant ... (more...)
Apple clears the air, Face ID didn't fail during iPhone X presentation Apple clears the air, Face ID didn't fail during iPhone X presentation
- September 15, 2017

Apple is achieving many iPhone firsts through the device, introducing a bezel-less, edge-to-edge screen, a revolutionary 3D sensing chip that'll power numerous phone's augmented reality functions and facial recognition technology. As a result, should a bad actor gain access to the faceprint data that Face ID requires, the ramifications could last forever, particularly if Apple's biometric technology comes to be used in other devices and settings. (more...)
Why I Won't Use FaceID on the New Apple iPhone X Why I Won't Use FaceID on the New Apple iPhone X
- September 14, 2017

Earlier theories of what had gone wrong included Mr Federighi's stage make-up interfering with the system, as he was seen to wipe his face before making his second attempt, and that the phone had been recently rebooted triggering the need for a typed passcode. (more...)
Apple says too many faces ruined its Face ID stage demo Apple says too many faces ruined its Face ID stage demo
- September 14, 2017

It's an important question, considering biometric data isn't protected by the Fifth Amendment. Recent research at Stanford, meanwhile, contends that a range of private facts, including an individual's sexual orientation, could be read through sophisticated analyses of facial images with the help of artificial intelligence. (more...)
Elon Musk just made a SpaceX FAIL video Elon Musk just made a SpaceX FAIL video
- September 14, 2017

The video fails to show an incident in September 2016, where a SpaceX rocket exploded on the launch pad, destroying a payload that included a satellite belonging to Facebook . just not in one piece". "When upper stage & fairing also reusable, costs will drop by a factor 100". We get some never before seen looks at all the ways the Falcon 9 first stage landing process went wrong before it started going so right, both at land and at sea aboard SpaceX's floating autonomous landing vessels. (more...)
Overwatch development hampered by toxic players, says director Overwatch development hampered by toxic players, says director
- September 14, 2017

According to the game director, 340,000 of those accounts were identified as a direct result of players using the reporting system. As of right now, when a player that you've reported has been dealt some type of action, you'll be sent an email so that you know you made a difference. (more...)
Bill Skarsgard tells Conan how he developed 'It' smile Bill Skarsgard tells Conan how he developed 'It' smile
- September 14, 2017

We actually feel a little validated now about being so scared of that grin ourselves. And, like every great older brother on the planet, used it to torment the younger ones in the pack. "For some reason. I was maybe 10 years old". When Bill Skarsgard clowns around, it's the stuff of nightmares. He'd pull his t-shirt up over his head, sort of like you'd see on Beavis And Butthead, make the face, and then chase around his little brother. (more...)
ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie series goes official in India, three phones included ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie series goes official in India, three phones included
- September 14, 2017

Asus has added a primary 24MP f/1.8 Sony IMX362 dual pixel sensor in the phone, along with a 5MP secondary sensor which adds bokeh effect to the images. The smartphones run on Android Nougat out of the box topped with the Zen UI 4.0. It is a feature rich UI but is quite complicated to use in comparison to the Oxygen OS of OnePlus 5 or Vivo's FunTouch OS. (more...)
New Nintendo Switch Exclusive Square Enix RPG Releases Demo New Nintendo Switch Exclusive Square Enix RPG Releases Demo
- September 14, 2017

Nintendo revealed some new gameplay footage, which you can check out below alongside the announcement that a demo for the game that is available now. The RPG, which is awkwardly named due to it still on its working title, is being developed by the same team behind the critically acclaimed Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 XL Will Be Manufactured By LG, FCC Report Reveals Google Pixel 2 XL Will Be Manufactured By LG, FCC Report Reveals
- September 14, 2017

Moreover, it looks like Google is swapping out defective Nexus 6P phones even if they're not under warranty, but they're offering replacements only to those who bought them through Google Store . There is one very compelling business rationale for Google to buy HTC , and that is price. Since last December, multiple users have reported problems with their Nexus 6P after the Nougat update. (more...)
Apple watch 3 has a cellular connection
- September 14, 2017

Orders start September 15th, available September 22nd at Optus, Vodafone and Telstra. We weren't able to test this at the event; all the Watches on display were flying solo, sans phones. The new OS also allows you to pay through Apple Pay application which is available as a payment service for Apple users. Yes, you'll need to spend £400 for the 4G model, but it's likely to have a much longer shelf-life and will be genuinely more useful than before. (more...)
Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Legendaries Revealed In Japanese Magazine Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Legendaries Revealed In Japanese Magazine
- September 14, 2017

Not much else is known about them. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon is releasing a few months from now but there was still no word about their featured legendary Pokémon . Special themes for each game will also be available for fans who purchase Pokemon Gold Version or Pokemon Silver Version by January 15. Part 3 of today's Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon detail dump includes incentives for early purchases and getting other Pokemon games. (more...)
Private school bus drivers operating without police verification Private school bus drivers operating without police verification
- September 14, 2017

Tulsi has requested the apex court to transfer the case from Haryana's Sohna to Delhi's Saket Court. "We share the deep pain and grief of the bereaved parents and family in this darkest hour", said the statement. The police also spoke to some students. "We are not aware of any such development", a senior Mumbai Police official said. The bench assured the counsel of Francis Thomas, northern zone head of Ryan Group, that it will hear the petition on September 18. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular Connection Costs $10 a Month Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular Connection Costs $10 a Month
- September 14, 2017

While Apple has resolutely refused to reveal sales figures for its smartwatch , Tim Cook said during today's keynote that Apple Watch sales have grown 50 per cent, year on year. The pricing of new Apple Watch Series 3 starts at $329, however, this model does not support LTE. Both the Apple ecosystem products improve in design and functionality. (more...)
Cassini: 20-Year Mission to Saturn Nears Grand Finale Cassini: 20-Year Mission to Saturn Nears Grand Finale
- September 14, 2017

Cassini's grand finale actually began in April, with a series of dives between Saturn's rings, close to the planet and its moons, providing unprecedented insight. An illustration of NASA's Cassini spacecraft flying through the water plumes of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. A year on Saturn equals almost 30 Earth years. (more...)
Prisoners Escape On Hurricane-Hit British Island Prisoners Escape On Hurricane-Hit British Island
- September 13, 2017

In the British Virgin Islands, communications are mostly still down and its premier, Orlando Smith, has called for a "comprehensive economic package for reconstruction" from the UK. Another ship, HMS Ocean, has been deployed to provide aid to the Caribbean, the second since RFA Mounts Bay started helping in Anguilla on 7 September. (more...)
Nintendo fixes a major problem with Switch in-game chat service Nintendo fixes a major problem with Switch in-game chat service
- September 13, 2017

Nintendo has released an update for the Nintendo Switch Online app, allowing users to continue to use voice chat on their phone when the device is in sleep mode. Promises for the full functionality of the Nintendo Switch Online app indicate that the full, paid version will be much better, but that doesn't erase the soreness of how half-baked this app continues to be, despite this much-needed improvement. (more...)
Hurricane Irma heading away from Cuba after buffeting coast Hurricane Irma heading away from Cuba after buffeting coast
- September 13, 2017

Florida officials are urging people to stay in their homes and shelters . - At least 24 deaths have been blamed on Irma in the Caribbean islands , where it hit fast before marching toward Florida . The hurricane struck Miami with huge force, causing widespread flooding across the city. Rather, once the eye passes north of them, vicious west winds on the bottom side of the storm will drive Gulf of Mexico waters inland - this storm surge will be very destructive. (more...)
SAFA accept Federation Internationale de Football Association decision SAFA accept Federation Internationale de Football Association decision
- September 13, 2017

Senegalese players vehemently protested the decision and video footage of the incident clearly showed the ball hitting Kalidou Koulibaly on the knee. FIFA's decision on the South Africa-Senegal qualifier was the first time the world body ordered a game to be played again because of match-fixing. (more...)
4 iOS 11 features that will be genuinely useful 4 iOS 11 features that will be genuinely useful
- September 13, 2017

Unlike previous iterations, the new App Store for iOS 11 devices will be more editorial than before and focuses on having users discover new and popular apps. You can make skin tones more natural, portraits more expressive and the photo file size will be halved. Which is to say, you won't anymore. New AirPlay 2 will allow you to control your home audio system and speakers in your house from your iPhone. (more...)

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