The CEO of Catcher Technology, a major Apple supplier, has seemingly confirmed a big iPhone rumor.The current word on the street is that the iPhone 7, expected this fall, is going to be fairly boring.Instead, the next exciting iPhone will come out in 2017, and it could have several new features, like wireless charging, an edge-to-edge screen, and better camera all wrapped up in a glass body.Catcher Technology makes some of the aluminum shells for the iPhone 6.So its CEO, Allen Horng, might have inside information on Apple's chassis plans.And on Thursday, he said: "As far as I know, only one iPhone model will adopt glass casing next year," after Catcher's annual shareholder meeting, Nikkei reports.He continued: "I don't think this move will have an impact on Catcher's revenue, as glass casing still needs a durable metal frame, which requires advanced processing technology and would not be cheaper than the current model.Before the iPhone 6 came out, with its Catcher-supplied case, company revenues ballooned.Apple blog Patently Apple speculates that Horng's comment means that Apple might come out with a "special anniversary" or "pro model."And reliable Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, who has sources in the Apple supply chain, has tipped the possibility of a new "Pro" tier of iPhone recently.Apple's iPhone has followed a "tick-tock" cycle in recent years.In one year, it gets a new design, and in the other, Apple upgrades its internals.A growing amount of evidence points to Apple planning to change to that cycle in 2017.NOW WATCH: Apple just invested $1 billion in this Chinese companyLoading video...
Reuters – Google has no plans to expand its partnership with Fiat Chrysler to create a self-driving car, the program chief at the Alphabet unit said on Thursday, affirming that the technology company was still in talks with other potential partners.Earlier this month, Google and Fiat Chrysler agreed to work together to build a fleet of 100 self-driving minivans in the most advanced collaboration to date between Silicon Valley and a traditional carmaker.This is just FCA and Google building 100 cars together, Google self-driving car Chief Executive John Krafcik said in an interview on the sidelines of an energy conference in Washington.Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said after the partnership was announced that what had been agreed with Google was limited, but he suggested that the alliance could evolve.Google has no timetable for making self-driving vehicles available to the public and has logged about 1.5 million miles of test driving, Krafcik said on a panel at the conference.We have a responsibility to get this out there as soon as we can and really as soon as we have data that says we re better than the current system of flawed human drivers, Krafcik said, citing 33,000 annual traffic deaths and more than 2.3 million injuries.Rival technology and auto companies are accelerating their efforts to master the complex hardware and artificial intelligence systems required to allow vehicles to pilot themselves.On Thursday, ride hailing company Uber released photographs of a Ford Fusion it had outfitted with sensors to enable autonomous driving.The car is being tested in Pittsburgh, Uber said in a blog post.General Motors Co earlier this month closed its acquisition of self-driving car technology startup Cruise Automation.Another San Francisco startup company, Otto, said earlier this week it was developing systems for self-driving commercial trucks.
To test its Sea Wasp technology, Saab has partnered with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office.The U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Divers Group 2, the FBI Counter-IED Section, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division s Counter-Terrorist Operations Maritime Response Unit will all be testing the Sea Wasp over the next 10 to 12 months.And since the Sea Wasp can dispose of IEDs while being operated by two people at a remote site, it creates a safe distance that reduces risk to personnel.And it has been specifically designed to handle the challenging conditions human EOD divers routinely face.Sea Wasp can help protect civilians near marinas, jetties, harbors and docks as well those out in open water.The sensor suite also enables them to work effectively in areas underwater where there is limited visibility.
Flapping two tiny wings, the small, thin robot wobbles its way towards the underside of a leaf, bumps into the surface and latches on, perching motionless above the ground.Moments later, its wings begin to flap once more and it jiggles off on its way.But there is a hitch: flying takes energy, so the time these robots can spend in the air is limited by the size of the battery pack they can carry.They can stay in the air for about 10 to 30 minutes, said Moritz Alexander Graule, a PhD student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who developed the robot while at Harvard University.A foam tube helps with landing and prevents the robot from bouncing off its perch as it touches down.Mirko Kovac, director of the Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London, says the research shows how engineers can learn from nature, adding that the robot is a significant development in the field.
Motorola Razr phones were the hotness when I was in high school I never got one, my sister did, still bitter .Turns out, I could be wrong, as Motorola just teased it has a new handset that will harken to the glory days of the early 2000s."Flip back to the Razr days of yesteryear and get ready for the future," the teaser, posted to YouTube, beckons.Motorola, which was acquired by Lenovo in 2014, is likely releasing a flip phone that combines an old school feel with the latest technology.That's the date Moto apparently plans to announce its new phone, judging by the 06.09.2016 plastered on YouTube on the sign up page.We'll be on the ground at Tech World, so stay tuned, dudes.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland—Anti-drone technology has been high on the shopping list of public safety and military organizations at least since a drunken federal employee crashed a drone onto the White House lawn.The drone "killer" getting the most attention at Sea Air Space was the DroneDefender, a system developed by researchers at the nonprofit research and development organization Battelle.Battelle calls it a "directed RF energy weapon"—it sends out a jamming signal in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical ISM bands or global positioning bands in a 30-degree cone around the point of aim.It has the advantage of being much smaller than the DroneDefender, and it can be aimed using optical sights or an integrated radio frequency power meter and signal analyzer.Instead of jamming C signals, the new Dronebuster exploits weaknesses in the drone communications protocols themselves, enabling the Dronebuster's operator to trigger the "fly home" command on some drones and the "land" command on others.In the system currently being developed, GPS and GLONASS jamming are available through an add-on card available only to federal customers.
Photo: BSIP/Universal Images Group/Getty ImagesA company has been created to develop "novel technology" to help treat type 1 diabetes and potentially negate the need for insulin injections.Islexa, formed after successful pre-clinical studies, will now concentrate on more pre-clinical development, the hope being that trials can take place "in the next few years."Insulin regulates levels of glucose in our blood.Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces no insulin, while type 2 diabetes refers to when not enough insulin is produced, or when our body's cells "don't react to insulin.""This is a really exciting technology that has the potential to bring life-changing benefits to these patients," Keith Thompson, CEO of the CGT and Islexa director, said."The collaboration has already delivered promising results and the formation of Islexa will accelerate the development of these lab grown islets and ultimately get this potential treatment to thousands of patients," he went on to add.
They write:In the simplest case, a script from the company Liverail checks for the existence of an AudioContext and OscillatorNode to add a single bit of information to a broader fingerprint.Audio signals processed on different machines or browsers may have slight differences due to hardware or software differences between the machines, while the same combination of machine and browser will produce the same output.But nor was it being picked by some of the common tracker blocker/privacy tools they also looked at, such as Ghostery.Other tracking techniques they looked at include WebRTC IP, canvas fingerprinting, canvas font fingerprinting and battery API15.So even though audio fingerprinting might not be a very common tracking technique, it s novel enough that it will probably fly under the radar of any privacy tools a user is running.One technology the researchers envisage being helpful in future to keep on top of proliferating and ever-changing tracking techniques — specifically by helping keep tabs on fingerprinting scripts — is machine learning, which they hope will be able to be used to automatically detect and classify trackers, potentially being able to replace the current necessity for developers to manually curate block lists.
Only a full translation would make sense, says Cybart. If the extension of the range, the focus is lost, the importance of which the company Matra reiterates its way. Apple is currently building a titanium produced premises and infrastructure. Billions have been invested in the project, and by 2017 or 2018 the number is expected to rise by an annual 10 to 15 billion dollars before the line comes out of nothing. Now, ponder, whether the company manufactures cars, their parts, or perhaps both. Technology companies intentions to be found of course, makes false speculations.
Drivers in Pittsburgh should have no problem spotting the research vehicle—it's carrying an array of sensors on its roof that includes a radar, lidar, and cameras.It's not the only ride-sharing service looking to ditch the human aspect, either.In January, we reported that General Motors invested $500 million in Lyft with the goal of developing a network of self-driving taxis.It's also a somewhat confusing move for Uber given the company's current business model.But don't expect a driverless taxi any time soon.Outside of some very well-mapped areas like Palo Alto, we're still quite a long way from having sufficiently developed autonomous driving technology to be able to deploy proper level 4 cars that can drive from A to B with no human interaction beyond telling the car the destination ; almost every expert Ars has spoken to thinks 2030 might be a realistic target.
Photo: USPTOGoogle's driverless cars could apparently become human flytraps.To stop bugs and grit sticking to the hood, the tech giant also said that the sticky surface would be covered by a thicker layer which will break on impact to expose the adhesive surface.Of course, this is all theoretical, and would largely depend on how a person hits the car.The automotive sector has been of major interest to Google as it develops its driverless car technology.While driverless cars have been heralded as potentially safer due to the amount of sensors, they still do have crashes .Even though companies are awarded patents, it doesn't necessarily mean they will follow through and create the product.
Hitachi Insight Group launched a new big data platform that will set lots of information free and help Copenhagen become a smarter smart city.The launch of the City Data Exchange for the Danish city of Copenhagen is among the earliest initiatives of the Hitachi Insight Group.All of Copenhagen s data in one placeThe City Data Exchange stitches together a previously fragmented data landscape of information from private and public data providers into a one-stop-shop for data in the Copenhagen region.Smart Cities need smart insights, and that s only possible if everybody has all the facts at their disposal, said Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen.The City Data Exchange makes that possible; it s the solution that will help us all to create better public spaces and – for companies in Copenhagen – to offer better services and create jobs.Hitachi said the stringent security and privacy guidelines will enable many datasets to become accessible to the public for the first time.
When companies like Microsoft and the mysterious Magic Leap present their visions for augmented reality, it is like dreams coming true.But on the internet, dreams have a funny way of becoming nightmares — ad-filled, overwhelming nightmares.Designer and filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda has created a short film that shows an alternative vision of what augmented reality might do to our world.He describes "Hyper-Reality" as "a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media."It shows how ads and other media might make our new reality a digital version of New York's Time Square.Here is the film, which was surfaced by Gizmodo:NOW WATCH: The defense attorneys from 'Making a Murderer' respond to criticism from Steven Avery s new lawyerLoading video...
Photo: Jeff Chiu/APTroubled start-up Theranos has voided some two years' worth of blood-test results from its flagship Edison machines, reports The Wall Street Journal.But amid larger concerns over the accuracy and viability of the Edison technology, Theranos has told federal regulators that it's thrown out all results from 2014 and 2015.The move to throw the test results out is a sign that Theranos is trying to show government agencies that it can regulate its own shortcomings.That's important because Theranos is facing a criminal investigation and it's trying to prevent further problems."We've taken comprehensive corrective measures to address the issues CMS raised in their observations.As these matters are currently under review, we have no further comment at this time," the company said, referring to the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
During the Google I/O event, the Google Play group revealed its own inaugural awards for the best Android games of the year.Supercell s Clash Royale came out as the top game of the year.There s a wide variety in the titles, and that s important, considering Android reaches more than a billion people.From real-time multiplayer to beautiful Indie games, industry changing startups to innovative uses of mobile technology, developers like you continue to push the boundaries of what apps can do.Here s the winners:Best App: HouzzBest Early Adopter: World Around MeBest Families App: Thinkrolls 2Best Go Global: Pokemon Shuffle MobileBest Game: Clash RoyaleMost Innovative: NYT VRBest Use of Material Design: RobinhoodBest Standout Indie: AlphabearBest Use of Google Play Game Services: Table Tennis TouchBest Standout Startup: Hopper
But you'll need a new phone to do itGoogle's VR entry screenGoogle I/O 2016 Google has been outlining plans for kickstarting its virtual reality portfolio this year, including new hardware, software tools, and developer support.Unlike Facebook's Oculus platform, which requires a high-end PC to crunch the code, Google thinks that you can get a perfectly decent VR experience just using a smartphone, like Samsung's Gear VR setup.Clay Bavor, Google's VP of VR, said the Chocolate Factory was going to be building its own Android N smartphones to use for virtual reality, but other manufacturers have also promised hardware, he said, including Chinese firm Xiaomi.To help developers write for the platform, Google has set up a Daydream Labs project to put up sample code, and is currently churning out two apps a week and making them available to coders.As for integration, Bavor said that users of the Unreal engine can get coding for Daydream right away, while Unity Technology developers will get native integration this summer, although there's a plugin available now so coders can get to work.The Play Store will also have a rating for "Motion" on apps capable of VR.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. pleaded its case to hundreds of members of an anti-counterfeit group that the company has the data, technology and desire to help keep fake brands off its online marketplaces.Company president Michael Evans addressed the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition in Orlando Thursday a week after the group abruptly suspended the Chinese Internet giant s membership, amid questions regarding conflicts of interest involving the coalition s president and complaints from some members.Alibaba only joined the IACC in April, after the group created a new membership category for the online retailer.We believe the future of Alibaba -- and the future of many of your companies -- will depend on us working closely together to fight counterfeits, Evans said in prepared remarks.IACC members include prominent brands such as Apple Inc., Nike, Calvin Klein and Procter & Gamble, which Alibaba is courting to help boost sales of global brands to Chinese shoppers.In a closed-door meeting at the group s spring conference, Evans shared new details about how Alibaba has used data culled from its marketplace, which serves 400 million shoppers and 10 million businesses, to identify suspected makers and sellers of fake products.Alibaba s collaboration with Chinese law enforcement in 2015 resulted in the arrest of 300 people, the destruction of 46 places where counterfeits are made and the confiscation of $125 million in worth of products, Evans told the group.Alibaba wants global brands to see its marketplaces as a gateway to Chinese customers rather than a place where counterfeits flourish.Evans highlighted Alibaba s data as a key link to help brands fight fraud.The company spent more than $15 million in 2015 buying merchandise on its marketplace suspected of being fake and used its payments division Alipay to freeze accounts of those suspected of selling counterfeit goods, Evans said.The company froze $72 million in accounts and refunded $12 million to customers last year, he said."We have the scale, we have the data and we have the commitment to be a global leader in anti-counterfeiting," Evans told the group.
To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.2.0 or greater is installed.And a high-tech NASA balloon is currently traveling in the winds of the stratosphere in the Southern Hemisphere.The space agency launched what it calls the super-pressure balloon from an airport in New Zealand on Tuesday local time, and recently, it was moving at a good clip at an altitude of over 108,000 feet in the neighborhood of Australia.Check out its location, altitude, and speed here.Related: How the Air Force's 'space fence' will keep American satellites safeBut the big-picture purpose of the mission is to test this kind of balloon technology as the craft spends a long period of time in the air— maybe over 100 days, NASA said.The team performed a brilliant launch operation today, Debbie Fairbrother, NASA s Balloon Program Office chief, said in a statement on Monday.
The new documents, Muffett said, show that oil companies clearly preferred to invest in research to explain away the climate risks, instead of on technologies to reduce emissions.Burn off oil fume flames are seen on an offshore oil platform.There is no doubt that increases in fossil fuel usage and decreases of forest cover are aggravating the potential problem of increased CO2 in the atmosphere.The research included burning oil to clear areas of fog and smog, and constructing massive artificial heat mountains out of asphalt to increase rainfall.Bigger drilling rigs, Muffett said, are an example of the profound distinction of how these companies were protecting their own interests and not the public s.This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that April 2016 was the 12th consecutive month to set a global temperature record.For now, the group s new searchable database allows users to identify connections between companies, research institutes and individuals.
And it s not just for tech obsessed uber nerds like me—Ryan is normally the first one to push back when I go on grandiose rants about the future of technology.This time was different though—this time he got it.Virtual reality, by its very nature, has a unique hold over us because it can draw us into any world and show us any scene.Fearmongers and hate groups will create lifelike simulations showing their worst predictions coming to life.If you re looking to capitalize on that, focus on authenticity and adding value rather than exploiting your buyer s insecurities.I don t want to name any names, but gaining users for these games can be as easy as taking CANDY from a baby, allowing you to CRUSH your competition.