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iOS Concept Reimagines Siri With Non-Intrusive UI, Contextual Awareness, and More

Kévin Eugène, a web developer and UI/UX designer, this week shared a new iOS concept that he calls "iOS Mogi," with the aim of improving the look and functionality of Apple's AI assistant Siri (via Reddit). As Eugène explains in his Medium post on iOS Mogi, his goal was "not to...

Apple

PSA: Your @Mac.com, @Me.com, or @iCloud.com Emails Sent via Gmail Might Be Marked as Spam Now

For the past several years, I have had my Apple-provided @me.com email address set up as an alias in Gmail, and enabled auto-forwarding of my iCloud emails to my Gmail account. This allows me to use Gmail as my one-stop-shop for sending and receiving emails from both my @gmail.com and @me.com addres...

Software

AV1 Codec support in Firefox and Chrome

The web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will soon support the open video codec AV1. Google and Mozilla released support for the new codec in development versions of the browsers and plan to push the new functionality to the release channels in the near future. Google launched support for...

Software

Master List of Windows 10 "phone home" connections

Microsoft released the first version of Windows 10 three years ago and privacy has been a hot topic ever since. We published Windows 10 and Privacy back in 2015 to highlight privacy issues such as the inability to turn off Telemetry collection and transfers in the user interface. Microsoft was criti...

Computing

Surface Go leads Microsoft's mission to loosen tech's grip on our lives

While it might not seem that way at first glance, a core inspiration for Microsoft’s new Surface Go tablet came from an executive’s time away from technology. That’s what Microsoft Modern Life and Devices team lead Yusuf Mehdi told The Washington Post recently.In an interview, Mehd...

Computing

Qualcomm reveals major IoT push

Qualcomm has revealed its plans for worldwide dominance of the IoT market.The US chipmaker, best known for its mobile and smartphone hardware, has released more details on its IoT strategy, which it expects to be a major money-spinner.Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said that the company expects reven...

Tech

MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson to expand EV lineup, may include scooters, bicycles Sokowatch closes $2 million seed round...

Tech

This 3D-printed camp stove is extra-efficient and wind-resistant

I love camping, but there’s always an awkward period when you’ve left the tent but haven’t yet created coffee that I hate camping. It’s hard not to watch the pot not boil and not want to just go back to bed, but since the warm air escaped when I opened the tent it’s poi...

Tech

EA issues apology after removing Kaepernick’s name from song in Madden 19 [Updated]

Enlarge (credit: EA Sports) Update, 8:20pm ET: EA issued an apology on Thursday after rapper Big Sean accused the game maker of censoring his song in new video game Madden NFL 19. The game maker took full responsibility for the song's edit and issued a statement to Ars Technica on Thursday:...

Tech

Heads-up: 2FA provider Duo Security to be acquired by Cisco (ugh)

Enlarge / Artist's impression of how this deal feels from this author's chair. (credit: Getty Images / Gary Hanna / Lee Hutchinson) US-based two-factor authentication provider Duo Security announced this morning that it is in talks to be acquired by networking giant Cisco. According to Duo’...


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