• Apple will update iPhones in China due to Qualcomm's patent claim
    Engadget27 minutes ago

    Apple will update iPhones in China due to Qualcomm's patent claim

    Now that a Chinese court has granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that could block the sales of several older iPhone models (6S through X), Apple says it can fix things with a software update. When the ruling came down Apple said only devices running pre-iOS 12 software were in violation.

  • Apple Says China iPhone Ban Would Force Settlement With Qualcomm
    Bloomberg28 minutes ago

    Apple Says China iPhone Ban Would Force Settlement With Qualcomm

    The U.S. company was responding to a Chinese court that ruled this week Apple infringed two Qualcomm patents and issued injunctions against the sale of six older versions of the iPhone. Apple, which has filed a request for consideration, argues the decision harms China’s interests by potentially raising

  • Netflix is testing a new feature that lets you instantly replay scenes (for some reason)
    TechCrunch49 minutes ago

    Netflix is testing a new feature that lets you instantly replay scenes (for some reason)

    Netflix loves to test new ideas, and its latest experiment is an odd new feature that lets viewers watch a scene again. A selection of Netflix subscribers noticed the new addition, which serves a pop-up asking if they want to "watch this scene again" after certain 'highlight' scenes

  • Tumblr is back on the App Store ahead of 'adult content' ban
    Engadget1 hour ago

    Tumblr is back on the App Store ahead of 'adult content' ban

    Tumblr is back in the App Store. Apple pulled the app from iTunes in November, and it was reportedly due to the presence child exploitation photos on the platform. Tumblr said it found those photos during a routine check and that they slipped through its filters, because they haven't been added

  • The Commonwealth Bank is finally rolling out Apple Pay
    Yahoo Finance1 hour ago

    The Commonwealth Bank is finally rolling out Apple Pay

    CBA and Bankwest customers will be able to pay with their iPhones or Apple watches next year.

  • LemonBox, which brings US vitamins to Chinese consumers, raises $2M
    TechCrunch2 hours ago

    LemonBox, which brings US vitamins to Chinese consumers, raises $2M

    LemonBox, a Chinese e-commerce startup that imports vitamins and health products from the US, has raised $2 million to develop its business. The company graduated from Y Combinator's most recent program in the U.S. and, fuelled by the demo day, it has pulled in the new capital from 10 investors

  • Amazon's $200 Echo Link is ready with streaming music for your hi-fi
    Engadget4 hours ago

    Amazon's $200 Echo Link is ready with streaming music for your hi-fi

    If you've bought into Amazon's ecosystem of smart home features and you have a high-end audio system, then the Echo Link is intended to bring those worlds together. Announced earlier this year alongside devices like the Echo Sub and Fire TV Recast, it doesn't contain a microphone or speaker

  • Apple is quietly killing off Apple Music's Connect social features
    Engadget5 hours ago

    Apple is quietly killing off Apple Music's Connect social features

    Apple Music Connect appears as though it's on its way out. Apple has started to notify artists that they will no longer have the ability to post content to the social network-style service build into Apple's streaming music platform, according to 9to5Mac. Previously shared posts are also being

  • Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation
    TechCrunch6 hours ago

    Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

    A slew of venture capitalists known for high-profile exits -- Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures, Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed Venture Partners -- have invested in Faire (formerly known as Indigo Fair), a 2-year-old wholesale marketplace

  • Yahoo Finance morning wrap for Friday
    Yahoo Finance6 hours ago

    Yahoo Finance morning wrap for Friday

    The ASX has opened lower, $152 million is up for grabs for some NSW residents and the 53 stocks that will outlive the AI revolution.

  • Anki’s Vector is getting Alexa access next week
    TechCrunch7 hours ago

    Anki’s Vector is getting Alexa access next week

    Vector’s already got the adorable bit down, courtesy of a team staffed by former Pixar and DreamWorks animators. Starting next week, the desktop robot will be able to tap into Amazon Alexa’s deep base of answers. “Hey Vector” will get you an answer from the familiar robot face, while “Alexa” will pop

  • IMAX pulls the plug on its dream of VR arcades
    TechCrunch7 hours ago

    IMAX pulls the plug on its dream of VR arcades

    The company behind the biggest screens in cinema is giving up on bringing VR screens within a few inches of users' faces. The company announced today in a SEC filing that it will be shutting down its three remaining virtual reality centers including its flagship location in Los Angeles. In connection

  • Google opens virtual version of fire-ravaged Brazil museum
    Engadget7 hours ago

    Google opens virtual version of fire-ravaged Brazil museum

    A couple of years before a fire devastated the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro in September, Google's Arts and Culture team started working with the museum to digitize the collection. Just a few months after the inferno, Google has reopened the museum's doors -- albeit in a virtual

  • These face-generating systems are getting rather too creepily good for my liking
    TechCrunch7 hours ago

    These face-generating systems are getting rather too creepily good for my liking

    Machine learning models are getting quite good at generating realistic human faces — so good that I may never trust a machine, or human, to be real ever again. The new approach, from researchers at Nvidia, leapfrogs others by separating levels of detail in the faces and allowing them to be tweaked separately

  • Online ads and games would benefit from more rewards, according to UCLA survey
    TechCrunch8 hours ago

    Online ads and games would benefit from more rewards, according to UCLA survey

    A new study from Versus Systems and the MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports) Center at UCLA's Anderson School of Management examines at how gaming and advertising are evolving, and how one influences the other. Of those respondents, 50 percent said that they've played

  • Tumblr’s back in the App Store following porn ban announcement
    TechCrunch8 hours ago

    Tumblr’s back in the App Store following porn ban announcement

    Tumblr is back. Sort of. The social blogging platform reappeared on Apple’s App Store this week, some three weeks after being pulled over child pornography concerns. Ten days ago, the company adopted a scorched earth response to the issue, announcing a blanket ban on adult material as part of a “better

  • US intelligence community says quantum computing and AI pose an 'emerging threat' to national security
    TechCrunch8 hours ago

    US intelligence community says quantum computing and AI pose an 'emerging threat' to national security

    It's not often you can put nuclear weapons, terrorism and climate change on the same list as quantum computing, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, but the U.S. government believes all pose an "emerging threat" to its national security. Several key agencies in the U.S.

  • Konami launches free-to-play version of soccer sim 'PES 2019'
    Engadget8 hours ago

    Konami launches free-to-play version of soccer sim 'PES 2019'

    Konami announced today that it is releasing PES 2019 Lite, a stripped down and free-to-play version of its soccer simulator, for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The mode includes optional in-app purchases, which may be how Konami plans to make its money with the free-to-play game. A mode called PES League, which

  • Instacart Will Stop Delivering Groceries From Amazon’s Whole Foods
    Bloomberg8 hours ago

    Instacart Will Stop Delivering Groceries From Amazon’s Whole Foods

    Amazon.com Inc. now owns Whole Foods and runs its own delivery service. Starting Thursday, Instacart said it will begin separating itself from Whole Foods and eventually no longer let its customers order from the Amazon-owned grocer through its app or website, the company said. The 1,415 part-time

  • Apple snags JJ Abrams-produced drama starring Jennifer Garner
    Engadget9 hours ago

    Apple snags JJ Abrams-produced drama starring Jennifer Garner

    Apple's slate of TV shows continues to grow and the company's latest acquisition is a JJ Abrams-produced limited series starring Jennifer Garner. My Glory Was I Had Such Friends is based on the Amy Silverstein memoir of the same name and it centers on the friends who supported Silverstein as