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BuzzFeed is getting into the smart appliance business with the Tasty One Top
The team's goal is to experiment with different commerce initiatives to figure out what works for BuzzFeed. In this case, the One Top is tied to Tasty, Buzzfeed's super-popular cooking brand - according to Tubular Labs, Tasty gets 2.3 billion video views each month. Along with announcing the One Top, BuzzFeed is launching the new Tasty app, which includes nearly 1,700 video recipes. BuzzFeed describes the One Top as a Bluetooth-enabled induction cooktop, which supports cooking with pots and pans as well as sous vide.
Limited Edition McDonald's Boombox
Introducing the limited edition McDonald's Boombox. A recyclable drink tray turns into a portable speaker made in collaboration with the University of Waterloo's Audio Research Group and also the industrial design group Stacklab. Full details about the McDonald's Boombox on my blog!.
Apple paid Nokia $2 billion as part of a patent lawsuit settlement
After a quick fight, Apple and Nokia settled a patent lawsuit back in May But the two companies didn't comment on the value of this settlement. While terms of the deal are still undisclosed, Nokiamob first spotted that Nokia announced that it has received a $2 billion upfront cash payment from Apple (EUR1.7 billion). This seems like quite a lot of money, but Nokia won't get $2 billion every quarter - this was non-recurring catch-up revenue.
Apple is removing VPN services from China App Store
Apple Inc is removing virtual private network (VPN) services from its app store in China, VPN service providers said on Saturday, accusing the US tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing to comply with stringent cyberspace regulations. VPN provider ExpressVPN said on Saturday that it had received a notice from Apple that its software would be removed from the China App Store because it includes content that is illegal in China.
Augmented Reality with a smartphone
The game everyone went bonkers over about a year ago, where you point your phone camera and capture creatures as you walk around the city, is based on Augmented Reality (AR). Tango works on motion tracking as the device moves in space, depth perception, detecting surfaces and sizes, and 'learning' the area around it. Gadget maker Asus recently launched the Zenfone AR, a Tango-enabled smartphone. Expect your Pokemon Go experience to get going with a phone that has this much to offer.
Confirmed: Huawei Mate 10 will have bezel-less screen; to take on iPhone 8
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei, the world's third-largest mobile phone supplier, is working on the Mate 10, which will be unveiled alongside the next-generation Apple iPhone anniversary edition. The Huawei Mate series, of the flagship breed, has traditionally focused more on features than specifications. The Mate 10 is expected to take the legacy forward and come with latest technology, alongside bezel-less screen, a phenomenon that has been gaining popularity in the mobile phone industry.
Moto X4 pricing revealed ahead of official launch
According to Quandt, the 32GB variant of Moto X4 will cost 350 euro in European market. Moto X4 32GB will have some interesting pricing it seems. Moto X4 was earlier revealed in press shot by tipster Evan Blass. The highlight of Moto X4 is rumoured to be dual rear cameras, which could come with a 13MP+13MP sensor combination. Moto X4 was previously tipped to launch along side Moto Z2 Force on July 25, which obviously didn't happen.
Chinese 'hackers' have hijacked the Tesla Model X to remotely control its brakes and doors
As Tesla prepares to release its latest Model 3 to the world, Chinese hackers have spoiled the party by showing off how they were able to hack into and take control of a Model X - and it isn't the first time. Last year Chinese security researchers were able to hack into a Model X, with the vulnerabilities swiftly patched. Luckily the 'hackers' were not nefarious cybercriminals, instead the white hat hackers actively look for vulnerabilities in order to raise safety and security.
Apple TV Feature 'What Did He Say?' Cited in Lawsuit
Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit over a feature built into the software running on its Apple TV set-top box. A variation of the question and the Apple TV's software will rewind the programming several seconds and play it again. In a 2015 press event, Apple aapl CEO Tim Cook touted the feature as a helpful way of using Siri.
Microsoft testing smart image search for Photos app in Windows 10
Microsoft is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify and sort pictures based on different categories like colours, months, and faces. Whats makes search faster is that indexing is stored locally, instead of on cloud. There's a new slideshow of mini-galleries on top, and new pictures can be quickly saved into a collection via 'Add to your albums' section. The new smart search feature is expected to become available for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in September.
Flipkart's mystery 'new kid' handset is battery-centric Samsung smartphone
The unnamed product that home-grown e-commerce major Flipkart has been promoting as a banner on its website, it appears, is a battery-centric smartphone from the stable of Samsung that will be coming soon to the India market. A deeper look at the source code of the banner page, however, reveals it is a Samsung smartphone that Flipkart is promoting. Even the product landing page does not give much information about the make or model of the upcoming smartphone.
Essential PH-1's dual rear cameras explained by company
Now Essential's imaging expert Yazhu Ling has put out a blog post describing behind-the-scenes process through which the company engineered Essential's dual rear cameras to take superior pictures in low-light. Essential's dual rear cameras are made up of two lenses - colour and monochrome - which work in tandem with one another, explains Ling. Ling also posted several camera samples captured using Essential's dual rear cameras. The images showcase the difference between raw, unprocessed data and final output processed through ISP and dual camera fusion.
Now, promote your tweets for just $99 a month
If you want your tweets to appear in the timelines of strangers, Twitter is offering testing a plan to automatically promote your tweets, for which you will have to pay $99 month. This subscription plan is not offered to all users, but only those invited can avail this option. Then, the promotion of your tweets will be automated, the blog post read. Twitter now has 328 million monthly active users (MAUs) - the same number it reported in the first quarter of 2017.
Famed hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are joining Cruise after leaving Didi and Uber
Noted security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek - famed for remotely hacking a Jeep - are joining Cruise, GM's self-driving car company. The two had separated briefly when Miller left Uber to join rival Didi's new self-driving lab in California. Miller announced today that he was leaving Didi after just four months. Valasek is leaving Uber, where he heads up security technology for the ride-hail player's self-driving cars, sources familiar with the matter told Recode.
Apple sidesteps controversy; pays 2 billion to Nokia
The terms of the licensing deal, however, have not been revealed by any of the companies. The legal dispute started when Apple was charged with violating over a dozen patents of Nokia and its subsidiaries. Even though Apple has a licensing deal with Nokia since 2011, the issue began when Apple refused to sign a new deal and blamed Nokia for requesting unjust conditions for renewal.
Remove blasphemous content by 2018 or face ban: Pak's ultimatum to Facebook
Earlier this month, The Guardian reported that Facebook Vice President Joel Kaplan met with Khan to discuss Islamabad's demand that Facebook either removes blasphemous content or be blocked across Pakistan. Currently, opening a Facebook account in Pakistan requires only an email address, while mobile phone users must provide fingerprints to a national database. Last month, 30-year-old Taimoor Raza, a Shia Muslim was sentenced to death for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook.
China mall offers "man pod" havens for husbands wary of shopping
At a Shanghai mall, rows of man pods equipped with video games are proving a big hit, providing a refuge for hundreds of weary husbands and boyfriends as their other halves shop until they drop. Man pod users can recline in a chair with a large screen and play video games while enclosed behind clear glass walls that shut out the bustle of other shoppers.
Artificial Intelligence-enabled Cloud solutions set to win the race: IBM India
When it comes to delivering intelligent Cloud experience, robust artificial intelligence (AI)-driven solutions are going to decide who is better equipped to provide enterprises with extended capabilities, says a key IBM executive. Present in India since 1951, IBM India has expanded its operations with regional headquarters in Bengaluru and offices across 20 cities. With over 55 Cloud centres in 19 countries, IBM Cloud is the leader in Enterprise Cloud. There are many robust artificial intelligence capabilities with us, led by 'IBM Watson', Arora told IANS.
Sir Peter Jackson's studio reveals augmented reality demo
Wingnut AR, the studio started by Lord of the Rings film director Sir Peter Jackson has revealed its first augmented reality demo. While Google and Microsoft have been working with the technology for several years, this is the first time that Apple has been involved. The company gave Wingnut AR special access to its ARKit - an augmented reality developer kit - to create it.

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