Emerging Tech

Apple AR glasses: News and rumors about ‘Project Mirrorshades’

Apple has major plans for augmented reality (AR). These started with ARKit, a new augmented reality platform launched at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference this year, and then built into iOS 11. That means you can try out AR apps for yourself right now if you own an iPhone X or any other iOS 11-compatible device, […]

Emerging Tech

Scientists are beginning to worry about bacteria found in Space Station toilet

The toilet on the International Space Station (ISS) is home to strains of Enterobacter bacteria that are similar to recently discovered multi-drug resistant bacteria on Earth. That’s the result of a recent study out of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. The five strains identified on the ISS showed patterns of antimicrobial resistance […]

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'Facebook has a black people problem': a former employee posted a 2,500-word memo about racial discrimination at the company

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A former Facebook employee has accused the company of failing to deal with racism and failing to build an inclusive workplace. In a goodbye note to colleagues he subsequently shared publicly, Mark S. Luckie wrote: “Facebook has a black people problem.” The former Twitter and Reddit employee said that “racial discrimination is […]

Emerging Tech

Time for test-tube turkey? Everything you need to know about lab-grown meat

Lab-Grown burger from Memphis Meats Memphis Meats The word meat has new meaning. Where it once referred exclusively to animal flesh harvested from a carcass, today a lab-grown variety is calling that definition into question. A handful of enterprising startups have raised and invested hundreds of millions of dollars into the concept of lab-grown meats, […]

Photography

Nikon gets serious about mirrorless with new Z7 and Z6 cameras, available now

After celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017, Nikon is starting a new chapter with the introduction of its Z-series cameras, the Z7 and Z6. The full-frame models represent Nikon’s big push into the mirrorless category, which has been hotly anticipated for some time. After launching the Z7 first, the availability of the Nikon Z6 followed with a […]

Gears & Gadgets

Tinkerers, repair shops will have mixed feelings about this iPad Pro teardown

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Pro+11-Inch+Teardown/115457 Following the controlled destruction of the Mac mini and the MacBook Air, iFixit turned its gaze to the new 11-inch iPad Pro. Its teardown reveals lots of adhesive, even more magnets, and only a few surprises inside the newest Apple tablet. Unsurprisingly, the super-narrow bezels make the new iPad Pro harder to get into […]

Gaming

Everything we know about The Game Awards 2018

Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards will have its fifth anniversary this year, and if it’s anything like the shows we’ve seen in years past, it will feature not only recognition for the year’s best games, but also lifetime achievement awards, musical performances, and plenty of new game announcements. Next to E3 and Gamescom, The Game […]

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Hackers briefly commandeered the website for Saudi Arabia's big investment conference to send a message about Jamal Khashoggi

ScreenshotThe Future Investment Initiative (FII) was hacked on October 22. Hackers targeted the website for the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference, a major investment conference hosted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The site briefly featured an edited image of the crown prince holding a knife over the slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s head. Below […]

Gaming

Feel better about your PlayStation VR with sweet new games Astro Bot, Firewall

Enlarge / Alongside the PlayStation VR headset, which will work on both units. Kyle Orland There’s only so much breathing room between the season’s biggest video game releases, and that has meant an incredibly brief respite at Ars HQ. What do we gnaw on between massive games like Spider-Man, Forza Horizon 4, and Assassin’s Creed: […]

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Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise

Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise ImageKaty Iber, an Amazon warehouse worker near Minneapolis, said a highly publicized pay raise could actually cost her money because she was losing bonuses and stock grants.CreditCreditJenn Ackerman for The New York Times By Karen Weise Oct. 9, 2018 SEATTLE — Last week, Dave Clark, Amazon’s […]

Computer

Everything you need to know about the Pixel Slate

The Pixel family is about to welcome a new member on October 9: The Pixel Slate (also known under the code name “Nocturne”), a new Pixel tablet that uses Chrome OS and may provide a viable alternative to Chromebooks for many Google fans. But what do we know about the Pixel Slate? Here’s everything we […]

Emerging Tech

Worried about your screen use? These glasses block them out wherever you go

[embedded content] There are plenty of reasons to be worried about the length of time we spend staring at screens each day. While companies like Apple introduced features like iOS 12’s Screen Time counter, a new Kickstarter campaign offers a more radical way for screen-addicted folks to kick the habit: Block them out altogether. Inspired […]

Photography

Stop missing the mark — here’s what you need to know about autofocus settings

Gannon Burgett/Digital Trends Despite modern advancements in photography making it easy for every man, woman, and child to get their Annie Leibovitz on, taking breathtaking photos isn’t always quite as simple as just hitting the shutter button. To make the most of your camera, you should understand a wide range of prerequisites, skills, and advanced functions in order to get […]

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Elon Musk reaches deal over tweets about taking Tesla private

Media playback is unsupported on your device Elon Musk must step down as Tesla chair and pay a fine after reaching a deal with US regulators over tweets he posted about taking the firm private. It follows Thursday’s decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sue Mr Musk for alleged securities fraud. Under […]

Gears & Gadgets

What is atrial fibrillation, and why is your watch telling you about it?

Enlarge / See that irregular up-and-down motion right before the big beat? That’s atrial fibrillation. NASA What is atrial fibrillation, and why has Apple decided that it’s worth screening for it? The first question is much easier to answer, so let’s get that out of the way. Your heart has four chambers, two atria and […]