2019-10-26T10:01:09+01:00October 26th, 2019|TechCrunch|

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to phones. Everyone scoffs at my iPhone SE, but the truth is it’s the best phone Apple ever made — a beautiful, well designed object in just about every way. But damn is the iPhone 11 Pro ugly. And so are [...]

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for people with disabilities

2019-10-19T11:10:42+01:00October 22nd, 2019|TechCrunch|

The tech world has a lot to offer those with disabilities, but it can be hard to get investors excited about the accessibility space. That’s why Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility grants are so welcome: equity-free Azure credits and cash for companies looking to adapt AI to the needs of those with disabilities. The company just [...]

Google’s Pixel 4 launches next week; here’s what we expect

2019-10-12T10:18:44+01:00October 16th, 2019|TechCrunch|

Here in New York, the air is crisp and the leaves have begun to turn crimson and brown. That can only mean one thing: hardware season is upon us. Backdropped by cloudy, gray Manhattan skies, Google is set to take to the stage on Tuesday, October 15, to show off its just-in-time-for-the-holidays hardware line. Source

Creators of modern rechargeable batteries share Nobel prize

2019-10-10T08:45:41+01:00October 10th, 2019|TechCrunch|

If you had to slip a couple AAs into your smartphone every morning to check your email, browse Instagram, and text your friends, chances are the mobile revolution would not have been quite so revolutionary. Fortunately the rechargeable lithium-ion battery was invented — a decades-long task for which three men have just been awarded the [...]

iOS 13 pushes the envelope across the board

2019-09-28T10:51:08+01:00October 2nd, 2019|TechCrunch|

Apple released iOS 13, the new major version of iOS. This isn’t a groundbreaking release that is going to change the way you use your phone. But Apple has done some tremendous work across the board to improve some low-level features, as well as most Apple apps. Source

DARPA aims to make networks 100 times speedier with FastNIC

2019-09-28T10:33:28+01:00October 1st, 2019|TechCrunch|

Having a slow connection is always frustrating, but just imagine how supercomputers feel. All those cores doing all kinds of processing at lightning speed, but in the end they’re all waiting on an outdated network interface to stay in sync. DARPA doesn’t like it. So DARPA wants to change it — specifically by making a [...]

Apple’s iOS and iPadOS 13 support multiple PS4 or Xbox One controllers, which could be huge for Arcade

2019-09-26T17:09:14+01:00September 27th, 2019|TechCrunch|

Apple’s iOS 13 update (and the newly-renamed iPadOS for iPad hardware) both support multiple simultaneous Bluetooth game controller connections. Apple added Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controller support in the updates, and after doing some digging, I can confirm that you can use multiple of either type of controller on one iOS device running the [...]

India bans e-cigarettes citing youth health concerns

2019-09-20T14:18:41+01:00September 23rd, 2019|TechCrunch|

India’s government has announced an immediate ban on e-cigarettes — citing youth-focused public health concerns. In a news statement following a cabinet meeting today, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the ban covers production, manufacturing, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising of e-cigarettes. Source

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