Guidelines needed to protect VR users at risk of harassment, warns academic

[ad_1] Dr Sarah Jones. Credit: Birmingham City University Government guidelines should be introduced to protect gamers and those using virtual reality or immersive technologies from an increased risk of sexual harassment or bullying, a leading academic has warned. Dr. Sarah Jones, Head of Birmingham City University’s School of Media, said almost half of female virtual […]

A mini-darkroom on the table

[ad_1] Taking digital photos is one thing; the next-level of happiness is making real photos to have and hold. At least, that is the reasoning of the kinds of enthusiasts who will be drawn to an item called Polaroid Lab. “The idea behind the Polaroid Lab is that it turns your most precious smartphone photos […]

Are Apple's latest iPhones worth the money?

[ad_1] by Edward C. Baig, Usa Today Now that Apple has unveiled the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, the most obvious question is whether Tim Cook & Co. have done enough to convince you to buy the latest handsets when they hit stores on Sept. 20. Though the final verdict must wait […]

Get ready to see 'Slofies' all over the internet

[ad_1] Slofie: What do you get when you cross a slow-motion video with a selfie? The answer is a ‘slofie,’ an Apple-coined term. This fun feature is available on all new iPhone 11 models. 2019 Apple Inc. All Rights Reserved. Prepare to see more slo-mo videos on your Instagram and Facebook timelines in the coming […]

New iPhone? No thanks. These older-model 5S owners don't need or want one

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Apple may be set to introduce new models of iPhones, but Bill Hudgins has no interest. He’s got himself an iPhone 5S, the phone that Apple will stop supporting this month with software updates, bug fixes and the like. He’s in no rush to get a new phone. “I’m happy […]

Momentum grows for a digital watchdog to regulate tech giants

[ad_1] With Big Tech accused of everything from decimating industries to abusing privacy, calls are growing for the creation of a federal regulator. Presidential candidates, consumer advocates and some antitrust enforcers have focused on breaking up Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.”s Google—or at least forcing them to unwind past acquisitions. Yet […]

That muffled voice on the other side of the McDonald's drive-thru could be replaced by a robot

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain McDonald’s on Tuesday announced plans to acquire a voice technology company to help speed up ordering at the drive thru, the latest in a series of high-tech investments by the fast-food chain as it strives to improve wait times and draw customers to its restaurants. McDonald’s declined to disclose the […]

Apple unveils iPhone 11 models, with price cut

[ad_1] Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during a product launch event at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to $699. The newest handsets come as Apple seeks to spur new upgrades […]

Apple video service comes Nov. 1 for $5 a month

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Latest on Apple product event (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Apple will charge $5 per month for a highly anticipated video streaming service, the latest challenge to Netflix. The company will roll it out in Nov. 1. Like Netflix and similar services from Amazon and Hulu, Apple has been […]

Apple expected to unveil iPhones echoing last year's models

[ad_1] In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo a man leaves an Apple store in Beijing. Apple on Tuesday, Sept. 10, is expected to unveil three new iPhone models that are so similar to last year’s lineup, they may be upstaged by details about the company’s upcoming video service. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File) Apple is […]