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Cord cutting is easier and better than ever, but it’s not the right choice for every TV fan

With the prices of cable and satellite TV subscriptions rising, while customer satisfaction rates hit all-time lows, it’s no surprise that streaming services and other cable-cutting options have become more popular than ever. The average cable subscription in 2016 costs more than $100 per month, compared to $10 per month for a basic Netflix subscription. For consumers who want a more television-like ... Read More »

Apple has started blogging to draw attention to its AI work

After years of near-silence, Apple is slowly starting to make a bit of noise about its work on artificial intelligence. Last December the iPhone maker shared its first public research paperon the topic; this June it announced new tools to speed up machine learning on the iPhone; and today it started blogging. Sort of. The company’s new website, titled “Apple Machine Learning ... Read More »

Apple is hiring a barista, but here’s why it’s not going to be an easy job

“Only” a Barista, you must be wondering? Well, think again, this Apple Inc job is definitely not a cake walk! Apple is hiring a Barista Apple Inc is looking to hire a barista for the Visitor Centre of its Bay Area office in Santa Clara Valley, California. The job will entail preparing a high quality or “stellar” espresso that can ... Read More »

Nintendo Switch Gets Its First Video Streaming App

HIGHLIGHTS Niconico is the first streaming app on the Nintendo Switch It is a popular video platform in Japan We could see the likes of YouTube and Netflix on the Switch in the future The Nintendo Switch gets its first video streaming app in Niconico. It’s an extremely popular live streaming platform in Japan. At the moment, Nintendo Switch owners with Japanese accounts ... Read More »

Eero is taking pre-orders on its second-generation Eero Home WiFi System

Eero was one of the first router manufacturers to bring mesh Wi-Fi networks into the home. Now the company is preparing to ship its second-generation Eero WiFi System, which features Thread radios for controlling smart home devices, and a new type of access point that plugs directly into an AC outlet. The second-gen Eero router uses the same form factor ... Read More »

Microsoft Bing Rewards Comes to the UK, Will Give Points to Use Its Search Engine

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft will now pay users in Britain to use Bing The company wants to make people switch to its Bing search engine Microsoft will now allow users to earn points for making purchases online In a push to make people switch to its Bing search engine, Microsoft will now pay users in Britain to use Bing over competitors like ... Read More »

Iraq must invest in education to secure its future

Even though 200,000 people – 85,000 of them children – continue to be trapped in the violence raging in west Mosul’s Old City area, work is ongoing to re-open 47 schools in the areas of west Mosul that were retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) by Iraqi forces. I visited east ... Read More »

Iraq must invest in education to secure its future

Displaced Iraqi boys enter a tent school set by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at Hammam al-Alil camp south of Mosul [Ari Jalal/Reuters] Even though 200,000 people – 85,000 of them children – continue to be trapped in the violence raging in west Mosul’s Old City area, work is ongoing to re-open 47 schools in the areas of west Mosul ... Read More »

LG May Use OLED Display on Its V30 Premium Smartphone: Report

LG raised the bar for premium Android smartphones earlier this year with its flagship G6 which was the first to sport the company’s FullVision display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio. If a new report from South Korea is to be believed then LG may opt for OLED panel for its next premium smartphone, the V30. The move to ... Read More »

Comcast has started launching its Xfinity Mobile phone service

It appears that Comcast has quietly launched Xfinity Mobile, its $65 / month unlimited mobile service. The official website now allows Xfinity internet customers to select a plan and sign up for the service, which is currently offered at a discounted rate of $45 a month. Comcast says the service will be available throughout its current markets. “We are beginning ... Read More »