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Ex-Mozilla team behind smart home hub Sense refunds Kickstarter backers, focuses on software

silk-labs-sense Earlier this year, a company called Silk Labs, co-founded by former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal, unveiled its plans to address the smart home market with a hub called “Sense,” which interoperates with a home’s connected devices, while also automatically adapting to its owners’ patterns and behavior over time. The device was crowdfunded via a Kickstarter campaign, as means… Read More

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Sarah Perez

June 8th

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Apple releases watchOS 2.2.1 for Apple Watch with various bug fixes and security improvements

Alongside iOS 9.3.2, Apple has also released a bug fix update for Apple Watch in the form of watchOS 2.2.1. The release notes indicate the OTA update (weighing in at around 30 MB) includes various bug fixes and security updates. Given the version number, we aren’t expecting any new features but we’ll update if we see anything new. Check the Apple Watch app on the iPhone to update to the latest firmware.

To install updates on Apple Watch, connect the paired, nearby, iPhone to WiFi and connect the Apple Watch to its charger. The Apple Watch hardware needs at least 50% battery in order for the update to go through.

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Benjamin Mayo

May 16th

Apple

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iOS 9 climbs to 84% adoption, Apple ramps iOS 10 testing ahead of WWDC

Although Apple usually updates its iOS adoption statistics on a fortnightly basis, the company had strangely stopped updating its iOS chart last month. As iOS 9 growth appeared to have stalled, perhaps the numbers simply didn’t change significantly in that time. However, this week Apple has updated the chart with a significant jump, now reporting iOS 9 was seen on 84% of active devices as of April 18th. With iOS 10 set to be announced in June (and internal testing gradually ramping — see below), it appears iOS 9 will end up peaking around the 90% adoption mark in line with previous versions.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: adoption, Apple, iOS, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 9.3, software

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Benjamin Mayo

April 21st

Apple

Mac

Siri announces WWDC 2016 will be held June 13th through June 17th in San Francisco

In an unusual chain of events, it appears Apple is announcing the WWDC dates through Siri. Although the Apple website has not been updated with any new info, Siri is proudly proclaiming that WWDC 2016 will indeed be held in San Francisco from June 13th to June 17th. Although Siri didn’t explicitly say, it is almost certain that WWDC will once again be held at Moscone West, simply because it’s the best choice of venue for an event like this in San Francisco. This is an unusual announcement nonetheless, it being the first time Apple has used Siri as the primary announcement vehicle for one of its events. WWDC is expected to feature the unveiling of iOS 10, OS X 10.12 and more …

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Mac, Tech Industry Tagged: iOS 10, MacOs, software, tvOS, watchOS, WWDC, WWDC 2016

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Benjamin Mayo

April 18th

Apple

Mac

Play With the Inner Workings of a Neural Network on This Neat Website

Neural networks are a fundamental part of Artificial Intelligence: Software systems that train themselves to make sense of the human world. But if you want to understand how they work at a basic level, a cool new website allows you to get under the hood.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 13th

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New MIT Code Makes Web Pages Load 34 Percent Faster in Any Browser

Internet connections get faster but websites get more complex—and that means we often still have to wait an age for pages to load. Now, a new technique from MIT that helps browsers gather files more efficiently could change that.

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Jamie Condliffe

March 9th

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Apple Is Fixing That 1970 Bug In the Next iOS

The 1970 bug is a slightly annoying and mostly entertaining software glitch that bricks any iPhone by setting the date back before May 1970. Unsurprisingly, Apple’s correcting that glitch in the next version of iOS.

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Chris Mills

February 25th

Apple

Apple Promises to Fix the 1970 Bug But Still Won’t Say What Causes It

Apple posted on its website this morning that it “officially acknowledges” setting your iOS device’s date to May 1, 1970 or earlier will render it completely unusable. But an upcoming software update will prevent the insidious bug from bricking your handheld.

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Bryan Lufkin

February 15th

Apple

This UCLA Algorithm Sees Things Your Eyes Never Could

An LED light (left) and what it looks like processed with the new algorithm (right).

You shouldn’t always believe your eyes—because there’s much out there that you can’t see. A new, free algorithm created by UCLA engineers enables you to discern details in images that would be impossible to observe any other way.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 12th

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Kindle’s Home Screen Is Finally Getting Updated

I’ve been using Kindles since ebooks were barely a thing, and while the hardware has come a very long way, the user interface has been lingering. At long last, the much-neglected homescreen is being fixed.

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Chris Mills

February 3rd

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