CNET News | 16 Sep 20:45

Apple Arcade is already here - CNET

The gaming service, set to launch Sept. 19, is available now in the iOS 13 public beta.

The Verge - All Posts | 17 Sep 12:00

Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max review: the battery life is real

And the best camera you can get on a phone Continue reading…

The Verge - All Posts | 17 Sep 12:00

Apple iPhone 11 review: the phone most people should buy

This was not a hard review Continue reading…

Gizmodo | 17 Sep 03:30

Leaked Slide Shows Google to Add Stadia Support, Launch 'Hero Device' for Android TV in 2020

Google is planning on rolling out a bevy of new features for its Android TV platform in the coming years, including its much-awaited Stadia game streaming service, according to a leak on XDA Developers . Read more...

Ars Technica | 16 Sep 22:28

The Google Pixel 4 launches October 15

We'll see the Pixel 4 and probably a bunch of other Google hardware.

Gizmodo | 16 Sep 21:34

Apple Arcade Just Released Early for iOS 13 Beta Users

If you’re an iOS 13 beta user who’s been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Arcade, it looks like you may be able to pop the hood on Apple’s subscription gaming service a full three days ahead of its official launch date. Read more...

9to5Mac | 16 Sep 21:33

Apple Arcade: a brief look at device storage requirements

Today Apple’s highly-anticipated Apple Arcade video game streaming service launched in limited fashion to iOS 13.1 beta testers ahead of Thursday’s launch. At this stage of the rollout, only 53 games are available on the service, with more surely to come soon. Apple says that eventually, over 100 games will be available on Apple Arcade. One of the key features of Apple Arcade is its ability to play games offline while on the go. But will your iOS device have enough storage to hold every Apple Arcade available for offline playback? The answer might surprise you. more… The post Apple Arcade: a brief look at device storage requirements appeared first on 9to5Mac .

The Verge - All Posts | 16 Sep 20:42

Apple Arcade goes live for iOS 13 beta testers

Image: Apple A few days ahead of its scheduled September 19th launch, Apple Arcade is now live and accepting subscriptions from those participating in Apple’s iOS 13 beta program. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman tweeted that Apple’s gaming service, which unlocks access to dozens of ad-free games for a monthly fee, was up and running. Many other people have gained access on devices enrolled in the iOS 13 public beta. Subscriptions appear to be processing successfully, including the one-month free trial that Apple has promised, and games can be downloaded and played immediately. Over 50 titles are available at launch. The Verge has reached out to Apple for details on whether this early debut for beta customers is intentional and to confirm... C...

Engadget RSS Feed | 16 Sep 20:28

Apple Arcade is available early for some iOS 13 beta users

Apple Arcade won't officially arrive until this Thursday, but some folks are reporting on Twitter they already have access to it. As confirmed by Engadget, people who are using the iOS 13 beta on iPhone are seeing Arcade pop up on a tab in the App St...

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 16 Sep 20:10

All the Games on Apple Arcade at Launch

Apple this morning started rolling out access to Apple Arcade , giving a handful of people early access to the $4.99 per month service. Apple Arcade isn't launching with the more than 100 titles Apple has said are in development, but there are over 50 games to download across a wide range of categories. All of the games are listed below. Assemble With Care (usTwo) Shantae and the Seven Sirens (WayForward Technologies) Grindstone (Capybara Games) WHAT THE GOLF? (The Label) Card of Darkness (Zach Gage) LEGO Brawls (LEGO) Patterned (Borderleap) Stellar Commanders (Blindflug Studios) Where Cards Fall (Snowman) Overland (Finji) Exit the Gungeon (Devolver Digital) Rayman Mini (Ubisoft) Spaceland (T...

Techmeme | 16 Sep 20:07

Ahead of the planned September 19 release date, Apple Arcade is rolling out to some users running beta iOS 13 or iOS 13.1, with 50+ games to play (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

Juli Clover / MacRumors : Ahead of the planned September 19 release date, Apple Arcade is rolling out to some users running beta iOS 13 or iOS 13.1, with 50+ games to play   —  Apple Arcade appears to be rolling out to a handful of users ahead of its planned September 19 release date, based on a few tweets and emails sent to MacRumors.

9to5Mac | 16 Sep 19:54

Apple Arcade gaming service now available for some ahead of Thursday launch

Early reviews of Apple Arcade started surfacing this morning, and now some iOS 13 users have been granted early access to the service. Apple Arcade is officially set to launch on Thursday, September 19th. more… The post Apple Arcade gaming service now available for some ahead of Thursday launch appeared first on 9to5Mac .

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 16 Sep 19:51

Apple Arcade Launches Early for Some Users

Apple Arcade appears to be rolling out to a handful of users ahead of its planned September 19 release date, based on a few tweets and emails sent to MacRumors . We've also received access on one of our devices, and it appears those who are able to use Apple Arcade at this time are running either iOS 13 or the latest iOS 13.1 beta. We were able to sign up for a complete Apple Arcade subscription, which comes with a one-month free trial. After that, Apple Arcade will be priced at $4.99 per month. There appear to be right around 54 games available at launch, and we'll have a full list of titles coming soon. Games run the gamut from puzzle titles to action titles to RPGs and multiplayer games. Apple says new games will be added regularly. Installing Apple...

Engadget RSS Feed | 16 Sep 19:19

'Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games' will feature three 'Dream Events'

The Mario and Sonic series will feature three new "Dream Events" in its upcoming 2020 Tokyo edition. Nintendo offered a glimpse today at the three events in a trailer for the game, which will be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch this November....

CNET News | 16 Sep 19:04

LastPass fixes a major exploit - CNET

Make sure you have version 4.33.0.

Ars Technica | 16 Sep 18:27

OnePlus’ next flagship smartphone launches September 26

We'll know all about the OnePlus 7T soon, with OnePlus 7T Pro info coming October 10.

9to5Mac | 16 Sep 18:21

Apple Arcade review roundup: A ‘really fun’ and ‘surprisingly excellent’ experience for $5/month

Apple Arcade will officially launch later this week, when iOS 13 is released to the public on September 19th. Ahead of that, the early hands-on and reviews of Apple Arcade are in – and they’re overwhelmingly positive. more… The post Apple Arcade review roundup: A ‘really fun’ and ‘surprisingly excellent’ experience for $5/month appeared first on 9to5Mac .

Latest news | 16 Sep 18:19

Google will hold its next "Made by Google" event on Oct. 15

The Pixel 4 will finally get a proper unveiling.

CNET News | 16 Sep 18:00

Apple Arcade wants to let more people play games across all kinds of devices - CNET

The new subscription service may spell the end of specialized gaming hardware and make curated games the new center of the universe.

CNET News | 16 Sep 18:00

Why Apple Arcade is a must-try for this hardcore Android user - CNET

It's a different proposition to Google Stadia, and that's why it could be interesting.

Engadget RSS Feed | 16 Sep 18:00

Apple Arcade's best selling point: Games you'll actually want to play

Despite being just $5, Apple Arcade still seems like a tough sell for some gamers, who are already bombarded with other monthly services like Xbox Game Pass. And I'll admit, as someone who doesn't spend much time on mobile games these days, there was...

Engadget RSS Feed | 16 Sep 19:38

Amazon's search could push customers toward in-house products

Amazon reportedly tweaked its product-search algorithm to favor products that are more profitable to the company. People who worked on the algorithm say the change could give Amazon's own brands a boost, The Wall Street Journal reports. If Amazon is...

CNET News | 16 Sep 21:03

Amazon search now ranks in-house products highest, report says - CNET

Amazon disputes a Wall Street Journal report that claims its search results now favor its in-house products more than in the past.

Ars Technica | 16 Sep 20:30

WSJ: Amazon changed search results to boost profits despite internal dissent

Amazon denies report; WSJ says algorithm uses factors associated with profitability.

The Verge - All Posts | 16 Sep 19:38

Amazon reportedly changed its search results to boost more profitable products

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon began making changes to its search results last year to prioritize profitability over relevance, according to The Wall Street Journal . Those changes were reportedly spurred on by demands from Amazon’s retail divisions and private label team, and they’re said to have the effect of often boosting Amazon’s own products in search listings. To avoid antitrust concerns at a time when Amazon’s role as both a product maker and a platform company are under scrutiny, Amazon doesn’t directly boost products based on how profitable they are, according to the report. Instead, the Journal says that Amazon boosts other factors that its search engine can consider, which collectively have the effect of elevating more profitable products. ...

CNET News | 17 Sep 07:05

Computer scientist Richard Stallman resigns from MIT after defending Jeffrey Epstein - CNET

Free software advocate suggested in an email thread that some of the convicted pedophile's underage victims were "entirely willing."

The Verge - All Posts | 17 Sep 11:27

Richard Stallman resigns from MIT over Epstein comments

Stallman is a regular speaker at events, such as Commons Fest in 2015 (pictured). | Photo by Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Famed computer scientist Richard Stallman has resigned from his position at MIT over recent comments he made concerning Jeffrey Epstein’s victims. He has also resigned as president of the Free Software Foundation , an organization Stallman founded in 1985, as well as from its board of directors. Stallman is perhaps best known for having initiated the development of the GNU operating system in 1983, as well as for his work campaigning for the use of free software. Last week it emerged that Stallman had cast doubt upon the reports that AI pioneer Marvin Minsky had sexually assaulted one of Epstein’s victims. In an email c...

Engadget RSS Feed | 17 Sep 06:33

GNU founder Richard Stallman resigns from MIT, Free Software Foundation

After reports revealed the lengths undertaken by some at MIT to accept donations from convicted sex offender and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito resigned. Now, computer scientist Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU ope...

Techmeme | 16 Sep 21:05

Richard Stallman says he has resigned from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory due to pressure on MIT over his Epstein-related emails (Joseph Cox/VICE)

Joseph Cox / VICE : Richard Stallman says he has resigned from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory due to pressure on MIT over his Epstein-related emails   —  Stallman said the “most plausible scenario” is that one of Epstein's underage victims was “entirely willing.”

The Verge - All Posts | 17 Sep 12:00

The tech backlash is real, and it’s accelerating

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., talks with reporters in the Capitol after a meeting of House Democrats. Cicilline is leading an investigation of tech companies | Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Is there a backlash toward the technology industry in the culture? I tend to think so, having written about its various twists and turns most weekdays for the past couple years now. But sometimes an obsession with a beat can lead to myopia, and so it can be useful to check in with your assumptions from time to time to see whether they still hold up. Such an occasion presented itself over the weekend, when the New York Times published an op-ed by Rob Walker with the provocative title “ There is no tech backlash .” Walker argues that whatever jaded media types and politicians might b...

9to5Mac | 17 Sep 11:02

Twitter now supports iOS 13 Dark Mode, here’s how to enable it

The official Twitter app has been updated to support iOS 13’s new Dark Mode. Twitter has had a dark theme for a while, but it had to be toggled manually as iOS had no concept of theme. The app now integrates with iOS 13 changes so that you can set it to match the current system appearance. more… The post Twitter now supports iOS 13 Dark Mode, here’s how to enable it appeared first on 9to5Mac .

Techmeme | 17 Sep 10:35

AI researchers are beginning to acknowledge and confront the "reproducibility" crisis, which makes it hard for others to replicate the results of AI systems (Gregory Barber/Wired)

Gregory Barber / Wired : AI researchers are beginning to acknowledge and confront the “reproducibility” crisis, which makes it hard for others to replicate the results of AI systems   —  Machine-learning systems are black boxes even to the researchers that build them.  That makes it hard for others to assess the results.

Engadget RSS Feed | 17 Sep 10:21

HTC has a new CEO

HTC announced that it has appointed a former executive from telecom giant Orange, Yves Maitre, as its new CEO. The company said that current CEO Cher Wang will step down as CEO while remaining chairperson of the company. Wang has been CEO of HTC sinc...

Techmeme | 17 Sep 09:50

Facebook removes accounts for spreading disinformation on Instagram and FB, hundreds from Ukraine, linked to PR firm, and from Iraq, posting on societal issues (Nathaniel Gleicher/Facebook)

Nathaniel Gleicher / Facebook : Facebook removes accounts for spreading disinformation on Instagram and FB, hundreds from Ukraine, linked to PR firm, and from Iraq, posting on societal issues   —  Today, we removed multiple Pages, Groups and accounts that were involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram.

The Verge - All Posts | 17 Sep 09:01

The Blue Yeti X’s real-time LED metering sounds ideal for podcasts and live streaming

Blue Blue’s latest USB microphone, the Yeti X, is aimed directly at streamers, podcast hosts, and other content creators. The most visible upgrade: real-time LED metering on the microphone itself, letting you know when the gain is too quiet (or in the red) during your recording. The big knob on the face of the new mic is its command center, and you’ll probably use it a lot to adjust levels and switch between its three modes. In addition to displaying the metering, the knob can turn up the gain on the microphone, and as you might expect, it’ll mute if you click it inwards. Blue You can also cycle between two other modes by holding the knob in for two seconds. One controls the volume, and the other is blend mode, which... Continue reading…...

Techmeme | 17 Sep 09:00

A new generation of cameras in the UK that feed into facial recognition software, enabling real-time identity checks, raises new privacy concerns among citizens (Adam Satariano/New York Times)

Adam Satariano / New York Times : A new generation of cameras in the UK that feed into facial recognition software, enabling real-time identity checks, raises new privacy concerns among citizens   —  Facial recognition technology is drawing scrutiny in a country more accustomed to surveillance than any other Western democracy.