Streetview, a long-time staple of Google Maps desktop, now makes its way onto the mobile platform. Currently available on Android (following an update), it is also soon to appear on iOS devices.
Click graphic for the interactive link and more on the smartphone growth.
Siri, Cortana, Alexa; each is markedly female. And, despite settings that allow you to modify your voice-activated assistant, the voices have been decidedly binary.
Until now; Meet Q
Created by a group of linguists, technologists, and sound designers, Q hopes to “end gender bias” and encourage “more inclusivity in voice technology.” They recorded the voices of two dozen people who identify as male, female, transgender, or non-binary in search for a voice that typically “does not fit within male or female binaries.” To find this voice, the Q team conducted a test involving over 4,600 people, who were asked to rate the voice on a scale of 1 (male) to 5 (female).
For more on the research and technology behind Q, visit TheNextWeb
March 14 will see the big reveal of the Tesla Model Y. The teaser invite they sent out doesn’t reveal much. Those who apply their photoshop skills, to glean a sneak peek, will only get an early ‘easter egg’ for their troubles.
And if that wasn’t cheeky enough, they also hid a nod to a popular videogame on their site:
Fans of the Skyrim will recognize the scene.
With special thanks to Lady Di
The bug was initially reported to Apple by 14-year-old Grant Thompson and his mother, but the family struggled getting in contact with the company before the bug was discovered elsewhere and went viral on social media.
The payout will fall under Apple’s bug bounty, which incentivizes security researchers to claim a reward for privately submitting security bugs and vulnerabilities to the company. Apple will also offer an unspecified additional gift to Thompson’s education.
On Jan. 19, a 14-year-old in Arizona made an unexpected discovery: Using FaceTime, he could eavesdrop on his friend’s phone before his friend had even answered the call.
More than a week would pass before Apple would disable Group FaceTime and work to correct the issue, and, then, only after a separate developer report documenting the flaw went viral.
The new iPhone models were debuted during yesterday’s Apple event.
In addition to the entry-level iPhone R, there are 2 variants of the iPhone XS (pronounced Ten-S, like the sport, not excess like, well, most anyone who feels a need to get the latest greatest iPhone). The major cellular providers are taking pre-orders and the models are expected in store by Sept 21.
|Description||Latest||Latest and greatest||Budget|
|Storage (in GBs)||64, 256 or 512||64, 256 or 512||65, 128 or 256|
|Case||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Aluminum|
|Display||5.8” OLED||6.5” OLED||6.1” LCD|
|Rear Camera resolution||Dual 12MP wide-angle & telephoto||Dual 12MP wide-angle & telephoto||Single 12MP|
|Weight||6.24 oz||7.34 oz||6.84 oz|