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  • Apple Watch fire face was made with actual fire
    by Romain Dillet on September 20, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    With the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple introduced a new, larger display. It now has rounded edges and thinner bezels. And the company took advantage of that display to introduce new fire, water, liquid metal and vapor faces. Apple didn’t use CGI to create those faces — they shot those faces in a studio. Many […]

  • ‘Jackrabbot 2’ takes to the sidewalks to learn how humans navigate politely
    by Devin Coldewey on September 19, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Autonomous vehicles and robots have to know how to get from A to B without hitting obstacles or pedestrians — but how can they do so politely and without disturbing nearby humans? That's what Stanford's Jackrabbot project aims to learn, and now a redesigned robot will be cruising campus learning the subtleties of humans negotiating one another's personal space. […]

  • Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk
    by Zack Whittaker on September 19, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    A security researcher has published details of a vulnerability in a popular cloud storage drive after the company failed to issue security patches for over a year. Remco Vermeulen found a privilege escalation bug in Western Digital’s My Cloud devices, which he said allows an attacker to bypass the admin password on the drive, gaining […]

  • iOS 12.1 beta hints at new iPad Pro
    by Romain Dillet on September 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    iOS 12 is still brand new, but Apple is already testing iOS 12.1 with a developer beta version. Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo found references to a brand new iPad that would support Face ID. First, there are changes to Face ID. You can find references to landscape orientation in the iOS 12.1 beta. Face […]

  • Google Home Mini was the best-selling smart speaker in Q2
    by Sarah Perez on September 19, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Amazon’s Echo Dot may have been a bestseller on Prime Day, but Google’s Home Mini device is now the top-selling smart speaker worldwide, according to a new report out this morning from Strategy Analytics. The analyst firm says Google’s small speaker accounted for 1 in 5 smart speaker shipments in Q2 2018, edging out the […]

  • Hackers stole customer credit cards in Newegg data breach
    by Zack Whittaker on September 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Newegg is clearing up its website after a month-long data breach. Hackers injected 15 lines of card skimming code on the online retailer’s payments page which remained for more than a month between August 14 and September 18, Yonathan Klijnsma, a threat researcher at RiskIQ, told TechCrunch. The code siphoned off credit card data from […]

  • An Intel drone fell on my head during a light show
    by Matt Burns on September 18, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    It didn’t hurt. I thought someone dropped a small cardboard box on my head. It felt sharp and light. I was sitting on the floor, along the back of the crowd, and then an Intel Shooting Star Mini drone dropped on my head. Audi put on a massive show to reveal its first EV, the […]

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