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Report: Leaked iPhone 6S photo suggests longer battery life

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With the debut of the next-generation iPhone likely three months away — a new one traditionally launches each September — the Apple rumor mill is heating up right on schedule.

Allegedly leaked photos of Apple‘s upcoming iPhone, presumed to be called the iPhone 6S, reveal an exterior casing that looks nearly identical to the iPhone 6 but comes with some internal updates. The details come from tech site 9to5Mac, which has a solid track record of correctly identifying leaks ahead of an Apple…

Google Photos identified two black people as ‘gorillas’

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Google Photos uses sophisticated facial-recognition software to identify not only individuals, but also specific categories of objects and photo types, like food, cats and skylines

Image recognition programs are far from perfect, however; they sometimes gets things comically wrong, and sometimes offensively so — as one Twitter user recently found out.

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Google Photos identified two black people as ‘gorillas’

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Google Photos uses sophisticated facial-recognition software to identify not only individuals, but also specific categories of objects and photo types, like food, cats and skylines

Image recognition programs are far from perfect, however; they sometimes gets things comically wrong, and sometimes offensively so — as one Twitter user recently found out.

Browsing his Google Photos app, Brooklyn…

Report: Leaked iPhone 6S photo suggests longer battery life

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With the debut of the next-generation iPhone likely three months away — a new one traditionally launches each September — the Apple rumor mill is heating up right on schedule.

Allegedly leaked photos of Apple‘s upcoming iPhone, presumed to be called the iPhone 6S, reveal an exterior casing that looks nearly identical to the iPhone 6 but comes with some internal updates. The details come from tech site 9to5Mac, which has a solid track record of correctly identifying leaks ahead of an Apple…

Snapchat’s big change: Just tap instead of holding down

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Snapchat just changed everything you though you knew about its app.

Snapchat made major changes to its user interface in an update Wednesday: you no longer need to hold down to view a Snap or Story. Instead, the company is introducing a new “tap to view feature.”

With the update, which is available now on iOS and soon on Android, you can view your Snaps and browse your friends’ stories with just a single tap….

Olympus Air crams a mirrorless camera into a smartphone-controlled lens

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If your favorite camera is the one on your smartphone, Olympus’ latest mirrorless camera may be the perfect way to step up your selfie game.

The company introduced a new mirrorless camera Tuesday, the Olympus Air, a handheld interchangeable lens camera completely controlled with smartphones.

Officially called the Olympus Air A01, the 16-megapixel camera is more of smartphone camera accessory than a typical…

‘Douchebag Beach Club’: The top 5 games banned in Australia in the past four months

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Australia only got a R18+ rating for gaming in 2013, but that doesn’t mean everything is now making it past the country’s infamous Classification Board.

In fact, Australia banned 220 online games in the past four months. That’s a significant jump in number, ABC News reported, and almost four times the amount refused classification in the period between 1994 and 2014.

Jaunt’s NEO camera promises immersive virtual reality films

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Back in April we gave a preview of the new virtual reality camera from Jaunt, a company that hopes to revolutionize the way movies are filmed

Today, Jaunt finally revealed the commercial version of its new VR camera, called NEO, and it’s a beauty

Described as a “turn on and shoot” solution for VR filmmakers, the device can capture high-resolution 360 degree images, produce high dynamic range (HDR) images, and capture…

Apple’s new iTunes update arrives for some and not others

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On the same day Apple released its much anticipated new streaming service, Apple Music, the company also offered users a new iTunes update that frustrated more than a few Apple fans.

iTunes 12.2 was meant to be available Tuesday, but the roll out was not without hiccups. For one thing, many users could not immediately access the update and took to social media to share their irritation.

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Mark Zuckerberg takes questions from Stephen Hawking, Arnold Schwarzenegger in bizarre Q&A

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Well, that got… weird.

Facebook held one of its regular Q&A Townhall sessions with Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday. Rather than a live event with Zuckerberg answering questions from a live audience, the question and answer session was in AMA format on the CEO’s timeline.

But Tuesday’s Townhall took a turn for the weird when a handful of Facebook’s more high profile users, including Stephen Hawking, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arianna Huffington, chimed in with their own questions for the Facebook…