Apple is already beta testing iOS 13.1

[ad_1] Most notably, the 13.1 beta restores Automations within Shortcuts (think of it as Apple’s take on IFTTT). Maps, meanwhile, has regained an option to share your ETA with friends. You’ll also see little additions like a new AirPods volume indicator, fresh HomeKit icons and the option of mapping a right mouse button to 3D […]

Starhopper aces test, sets up full-scale prototype flights this year

[ad_1] On Tuesday evening, Starhopper launched from South Texas. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars Here, the test vehicle is almost ready to launch. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars And up it goes. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars Trevor Mahlmann was on hand to capture these images for Ars. We like mach diamonds. Do you? Trevor Mahlmann for Ars […]

Weather control could be your job of the future!

[ad_1] The world is changing, and with it so too are the kinds of jobs that we can expect to perform in the coming years. Nothing exemplifies this more than weather control, which couldn’t sound more science fiction! That’s right, it is now possible to get a job in weather modification, meaning you’ll be paid […]

Lenovo's new, Comet Lake-equipped ThinkPad X1 Carbon hits this September

[ad_1] The 2019, 7th generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 1. Ports! Lenovo This is the back of the laptop… Lenovo This alternative carbon fiber weave on the back is available in the 4K configuration. Lenovo Some additional views. Lenovo This image from Lenovo makes the thinness pitch. One last look. Lenovo Today, Lenovo announced launch […]

Sony, Yamaha entertainment cart goes big on monitors, sensors

[ad_1] Sony and Yamaha have collaborated to bring out an autonomous vehicle that goes big on carrying the fruits of Sony’s imaging technologies. This vehicle was officially announced as a joint development with Yamaha Motor Co. The vehicle is called the SC-1 Sociable Cart, promoted as wheeling out “a new mobility experience” for audiences. The […]

Purdue, Sacklers offering $10-12 billion to settle 2,000 opioid cases: Report

[ad_1] Enlarge / Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the company’s alleged role in the opioid epidemic. OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, offered a $10 billion to $12 billion deal to settle around 2,000 opioid lawsuits, […]

Women are beautiful, men rational

[ad_1] Credit: University of Copenhagen Men are typically described by words that refer to behavior, while adjectives ascribed to women tend to be associated with physical appearance. This, according to a group of computer scientists from the University of Copenhagen and other universities that deployed machine learning to analyze 3.5 million books. “Beautiful’ and ‘sexy’ […]

KFC's plant-based 'chicken' sold out in five hours

[ad_1] KFC plans to study the results of the test to decide what happens next, which could include a larger test or a full-fledged rollout. Although it didn’t say what criteria would be involved, it’s not necessarily a matter of looking at the lineups — KFC likely wants signs that people liked Beyond Fried Chicken […]

Sprint's 5G network in NYC isn't crazy fast, but it's fast enough

[ad_1] The last time we had the chance to test a live 5G network, I spent a day running around Chicago in the pouring rain. The experience was still fruitful, though: When I did eventually stumble upon live 5G nodes, I saw my download speeds top out at around 630Mbps down. That’s still well short […]

Cable industry fights plan to require robocall-detection technology

[ad_1] The cable industry is fighting an attempt to require deployment of robocall-detection technology. Some phone providers have already begun deploying the technology in question, which is called SHAKEN/STIR. The technology authenticates callers with digital certificates to prevent spoofing of Caller ID numbers. But Charter—the lobby group that represents Comcast and other cable companies—wants to […]