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This isn’t the iPhone 8. But it’s probably really, really close.

It’s getting harder and harder to think of opening sentences for all these iPhone 8 rumors, so I’ll just get on with it: There’s a new iPhone 8 video, crystal clear, showing the device from all sides.  There’s one caveat: It’s not really the iPhone 8. It’s a device manufactured via CNC process, based on 3D CAD plans which allegedly come “directly from the factory in charge of building the new iPhone.” SEE ALSO: The iPhone 8 rumored to have super fast charging The video, courtesy of @onleaks and Tigermobiles,…

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‘The iPhone will fail’ and other hot takes on the original iPhone

One of the reasons I hate it when people “call bullshit” on technology that still hasn’t played itself out in the market yet (cough, VR, cough), is that it’s just too easy.  Most new products fail. So when journalists “boldly” say that something sucks, is stupid, or won’t work with consumers (before most have even touched it), it’s usually not insightful courage, it’s just a simple thing called “playing the odds.” Which brings us to the debut of the iPhone in 2007.  SEE ALSO: iOS 11 is about to radically…

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Google Maps now shows real-time public transport data in Australia’s largest city

Anyone who catches public transport in Australia’s largest city knows that delays and random missing buses are an inevitable part of commuting. Google Maps is hoping to ease some of that pain by finally including real-time public transport data in Sydney, Australia starting from Thursday, the company announced in a blog post. SEE ALSO: New York Times is using Google’s AI to expand online comments It’s the first city in Australia to have real-time public transport schedules added into Google Maps, following the lead of transit apps such as TripView,…

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Driverless vans will now deliver groceries in London

Forget drones — self-driving cars can now deliver your groceries.  Autonomous delivery vehicles are making drop-offs in London as part of a trial program and study spearheaded by University of Oxford self-driving spin-off Oxbotica, as well as Ocado Technologies, a developmental division of the UK-based, online-only supermarket service.  The project aims to test out an emission-free, electric self-driving van—dubbed the CargoPod—as a low-impact last step in the fulfillment chain to get orders to customers. The trial is limited to a few developments in the Royal Borough of Greenwich as part…

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This facial recognition technology could help stop online child trafficking

Emily Kennedy spent her undergrad years reading child sex-trafficking ads.  She wanted to understand their ticks: Why was this ad formatted that way? Why did the same ads often have different phone numbers? Kennedy knew that this kind of analysis could unravel at least a portion of sex-trafficking business. And after she graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University, she built a system to do just that.  SEE ALSO: Facial recognition technology is taking over airports: Your face is your new boarding pass Traffic Jam, which was developed by Kennedy’s company, Marinus Analytics,…

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Google Photos is making sharing pictures with friends even easier

On Wednesday, Google announced several updates to the Photos app that will make sharing selfies, your trip to Machu Picchu, and that ridiculous sign you saw on the way to work even easier. SEE ALSO: How to post Google Photos’ awesome animations to Instagram These features were first announced at Google’s I/O conference in May. Now we have even more information about the updates. A new feature called “suggested sharing,“ for instance, uses machine learning to automatically suggest who to share photos with based on your habits.  Image: google The…

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Watch out Google Earth, Apple Maps has a hidden VR-like ‘flyover’ mode

You’re soon going to have a new reason to use Apple Maps. Apple is adding a new feature to its mapping app that lets you go on 3D “flyover” tours of cities around the world. Though not technically VR, the feature is reminiscent of Google Earth VR and raises fresh questions about Apple’s plans for virtual reality. SEE ALSO: The 12 best iOS 11 features you haven’t heard about yet The feature, which has not been publicized by Apple, is available now in the iOS 11 public beta. When you…

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The iPhone 8 rumored to have super fast charging

When the highly anticipated iPhone 8 finally drops later this year, it’ll be tough to get Apple fanatics to put their devices down — until their batteries eventually die, that is.  There is some (potential) good news for power users, though: powering up the iPhone 8 might just be the fastest, most seamless experience of any iPhone yet. The iPhone 8 could be in line for some new quick-charging capabilities, according to a recent Barclays investors note obtained by MacRumors.  The note claims the iPhone 8 will be bundled with…

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