First Google Pixel 3 XL photo leak clearly shows a notch

June 7, 2018 Editor 0

You’re looking at what may be the first Google Pixel 3 XL photo leak, and it has good news or bad news, depending your thoughts on iPhone X-like displays. There’s clearly a notch cutout at the top of the display, according to a pair of photos posted to XDA Developers. For many people, the controversial notch is bad news. The front (L) and back (R) of what’s said to be a Pixel 3 XL prototype (Photo Credit: XDA Developers) But […]

Apple Plans TV Adaptation of Gregory David Roberts’ Novel ‘Shantaram’

June 7, 2018 Editor 0

Following yesterday’s news that Apple is partnering with producer J.J. Abrams on a show called “Little Voices,” Variety today reports that Apple has now landed the TV adaptation rights to Gregory David Roberts’ 2003 novel “Shantaram.” Multiple parties were said to be interested in purchasing the rights to adapt the novel as a dramatic series, leading to Apple’s win in a “competitive situation.” Shantaram is a fictional novel based somewhat on Roberts’ real life, and focuses on a character named […]

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a MacBook Case, TechFolio, and Apple Watch Cuff From Pad & Quill

June 7, 2018 Editor 0

We’ve teamed up with Pad & Quill for a special series of WWDC-themed giveaways this week to celebrate Apple’s big June event, and our third and final giveaway takes place today. Pad & Quill, for those unfamiliar with it, is a company that’s well-known for making high-quality hand-crafted leather accessories for iPhones, Macs, iPads, Apple Watches, and more. For our last WWDC giveaway, we’re offering MacRumors readers a chance to win a Cartella Slim Case for the MacBook or MacBook […]

Hitman 2 trailer shows off Agent 47’s latest murder methods

June 7, 2018 Editor 0

WB Games revealed the trailer for the Hitman 2, the latest game in the venerable murder-for-hire franchise. Welcome back, Agents. Pre-order #Hitman2 and get access to Sniper Assassin NOW! https://t.co/lCuoRSpu5q pic.twitter.com/5HWUV8bCn5 — HITMAN (@Hitman) June 7, 2018 The trailer, narrated by… Holy crap, is that Sean Bean? *checks IMDb* Ugh, it doesn’t say. We’ll say it’s Sean Bean and move on. Anyway, the trailer shows stone-faced killer Agent 47 poised to eliminate targets in locations such as race tracks or rainforests. […]

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Netgear’s Arlo security cameras get smarter with Person Detection and more

June 7, 2018 Editor 0

Netgear is rolling out new security features to its Arlo line of smart home cameras… for a price. The features come wrapped in new service plans that give customers the option of upping the security game of devices like the Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Go and Arlo Q. The new plans also promise to reduce the number of false notifications users receive from their cameras.  Chief among the new features is Person Detection and Cloud Activity Zones. The latter lets […]

A look at how Facebook groups facilitate illicit trade of animal parts like elephant ivory, and a complaint to the SEC alleging Facebook profits from it via ads (Issie Lapowsky/Wired)

June 7, 2018 Editor 0

Issie Lapowsky / Wired: A look at how Facebook groups facilitate illicit trade of animal parts like elephant ivory, and a complaint to the SEC alleging Facebook profits from it via ads  —  In Facebook groups, wildlife traffickers can hawk their wares to buyers across the globe.  A team of whistleblowers hopes …

Dungeon Defenders II will implement ‘proof of skill’ algorithm for crytpocurrency rewards

June 7, 2018 Editor 0

Blockchain startup Signal Zero today announced a partnership with Trendy Entertainment to bring its Loot protocol to the massively popular game Dungeon Defenders II. This marks the first major game release to feature baked-in cryptocurrency rewards. Dungeon Defenders II is a free-to-play game available on Steam, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. It was officially launched last year, and has since received numerous updates and expansions, and has been downloaded more than 8 million times, according to data provided by Signal […]

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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee Is coming to Disrupt SF to talk about how AI will eat everything, especially jobs

June 7, 2018 Editor 0

At our upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7), TechCrunch committed to go deep on Artificial Intelligence, and we’re pleased to announce a speaker who has few peers in that realm as a technologist or investor.  Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the CEO and chairman of Sinovation, a venture firm based in the U.S. and China, and he has emerged as one of the world’s top prognosticators on artificial intelligence and how the technology will disrupt just about everything. Dr. Lee wrote […]

First look: Polk Assist Google Assistant speaker

June 7, 2018 Editor 0

A speaker isn’t worth its salt this year unless it’s got some AI smarts baked in, and Polk audio is taking no chances. Not only is it releasing the Alexa powered Command soundbar, it’s hedging its bets with the newly-unveiled, Google Assistant-led Polk Assist smart speaker, too. Looking not unlike the first-party Google Home which kick-started the Assistant-powered craze, it’s a voice activated speaker that leverages the power of the search giant’s AI helper to play tunes, control smart home […]