Artificial intelligence isn’t going to be the end of Apple

Apple iPhone Siri AI
Since 2007, I’ve read countless versions of the “Apple is doomed” argument, most of them related to the iPhone. Apple was doomed because it dared compete in the smartphone business, then it was doomed when Android came along, and then it was doomed every time a product failed to arouse the imagination of some analyst or journalist. In all this time, however, Apple has been anything but doomed. And it’s likely that will not happen in the foreseeable future. Today’s version of "Apple is doomed" comes from well-known outspoken software developer Marco Arment, who has often shared his views on Apple’s business. His take on the matter has an “if” in it, suggesting this scenario isn’t likely to happen, but his reasoning isn’t entirely accurate.

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Chris Smith

May 25th

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Mark Ruffalo says we’re going to get ‘a lot more Hulk’ in Thor: Ragnarok

Thor Ragnarok Hulk Role
After raking in over a billion dollars at the box office and receiving near-universal praise from critics, it's hard to deny that Captain America: Civil War was a massive success for Marvel. Sadly, even with its enormous budget and its long running time, Civil War didn't have room for all of our favorite heroes. But don't worry, Hulk fans — the Green Goliath can't be held back for long.

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Jacob Siegal

May 25th

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Nuheara’s IQbuds are somewhere between wireless headphones and a hearing aid

Nuheara I went into the Nuheara demo not knowing what to expect. Not in the sense of “how good will these be?” so much as, “I’m not exactly sure what these things do.” Like, are they headphones? Are they hearing aids? The answer, interestingly enough, is a little bit of both. The IQbuds are, ostensibly, Bluetooth earbuds. That they’re completely wireless is enough… Read More
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Brian Heater

May 25th

Gadgets

Terrapattern is reverse image search for maps, powered by a neural network

culdesacs Terrapattern is a visual search engine that, from the moment you first use it, you wonder: Why didn’t Google come up with this 10 years ago? Click on a feature on the map — a baseball diamond, a marina, a roundabout — and it immediately highlights everything its algorithm thinks looks like it. It’s remarkably fast, simple to use and potentially very powerful. Read More
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Devin Coldewey

May 25th

Gadgets

Report: Indian government rules Apple must sell 30% locally made goods to open retail stores

In India, it’s required that any company wanting to set up a retail location must sell at least 30 percent locally sourced goods, but reports claimed that because of Apple’s “cutting-edge technology,” it would be able to circumvent this requirement. According to a report from Reuters today, however, that is not the case.

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Chance Miller

May 25th

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Mac

Reddit’s Indiana Jones Photoshops are the best thing on the Internet today

Harrison Ford Photoshop Battle
The folks over at the Photoshopbattles subreddit have been having a field day today coming up with all sorts of creative shots based on the above photo of Harrison Ford -- in his full Indiana Jones get-up -- sitting inside of a refrigerator.

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Yoni Heisler

May 25th

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The Next Battle for Net Neutrality Is Getting Bloody

Net neutrality is a slippery subject. Months after the government appeared to get greedy telecom companies in check, carriers have come up with another clever trick to make more money and jeopardize the open internet. The latest trick is something called zero-rating, and your mobile carrier probably already uses—or abuses—this net neutrality loophole.

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Darren Orf

May 25th

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Heavy Internet use leads to school burnout in teens

Teens As if you didn’t need more proof that your darn kids need to get of the computer and into the back yard, researchers at the University of Helsinki and Department of Psychology have found that excessive Internet use – essentially bordering on addiction – leads to school burnout in teens. There isn’t much detail on the definition of excessive use (you’ll know it… Read More
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John Biggs

May 25th

Gadgets

Mobile

Google quietly discontinues the Nexus Player

nexus-player The Nexus Player may have been the best TV media player no one ever bought. Google and Asus introduced the Nexus Player back in November 2014. It was one of the first Android TV devices, and a more-than-capable device. And yet, despite Google’s weight behind this device, it hasn’t been a mainstream success, especially when you compare it with the Chromecast. Read More
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Romain Dillet

May 25th

Gadgets

The hottest smart home controller ever installs anywhere there’s a light switch

Best Smart Home Hub 2016

Every once in a blue moon you come across a device and you instantly know that the company just got it right. The hardware design is great, the software design is great, and the user experience is simple yet powerful and versatile. It's rare to begin with, but it's even more rare when you're talking about smart home controllers and hubs, because the market is all over the place right now. It can all be quite confusing, but there's nothing confusing about this statement: The NuBryte Touchpoint All-in-One Smart Home Console With Security, Lighting Automation, Wireless Intercom is one of the best in the business, and it won't be long before you agree.

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Maren Estrada

May 25th

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