Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018
Category: Tech

Microsoft and Google working on Chrome for Windows on ARM

Microsoft and Google engineers appear to be collaborating to support a version of Chrome running on Windows on ARM. 9to5Google has spotted various commits by Microsoft engineers assisting with the development of Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM. The details follow claims by a Qualcomm executive last month that the chip maker was working on […]

Google Play is making all movie rentals $0.99 for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming, and once you’ve finished your feast, what better way to relax than by fighting over a movie to watch with your family members while you digest? Luckily, Google is here to help (sort of): for Thanksgiving Day, all movie rentals available on the Play Store will cost $0.99, meaning that in addition […]

LG’s audio-focused Google Assistant smart display is out now

LG was one of the hardware partners on board when Google announced its new smart displays platform back at CES this year, and now the first product is finally here. The display, variously and confusingly referred to in the press release as the “LG AI Smart Display,” the “LG XBOOM WK9 Smart Display,” and the […]

Apple might help bring veterans’ medical records into the modern era

Apple is reportedly in talks with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans access to electronic medical records on the iPhone, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Such a deal could help Apple make significant progress in its attempts to partner with more medical institutions and turn its mobile operating […]

FCC proposes doubling speed requirement for rural broadband

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to raise the minimum rural broadband speed standard to 25 Mbps, more than doubling the current requirement. In general, this would boost speeds in rural areas that receive broadband through government-subsidized programs. Those government subsidies come from the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF). The program is paid for through […]

Apple’s new holiday ad is a heartwarming, Pixar-inspired animated short

Apple’s holiday commercials are an annual tradition, designed to evoke the strongest of emotions in those who watch the lengthy ads play out. This year’s commercial manages to accomplish that feat, but it looks a little different: it’s fully animated. The commercial feels more like a Disney Pixar short, or a Coca-Cola ad than it […]

These hyper-realistic masks are being used to train facial recognition tech

A small company in Japan that makes hyper-realistic face masks has found popularity within the tech industry, as reported by Reuters. The masks, which cost about 300,000 yen ($2,650 USD) to create, are made of resin and plastic by REAL-f Co. at the company’s location in Otsu. Image: REUTERS The company’s founder, Osamu Kitagawa, spent […]