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    Nov

    Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro battery case sports a new camera button

    Apple  just released the iPhone 11 Pro’s battery case and it comes with a surprise: a button for the camera. This is a minor, but welcomed, addition to an otherwise standard battery case. The button is clever. It’s located on the bottom half of the case and is not a soft button that presses something on the phone. This button is exclusive to ...
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    Nov

    Apple expands and updates its ‘Everyone Can Code’ program

    Apple  announced today an expansion of its program designed to get more students coding. The company says it has redesigned the “Everyone Can Code” curriculum with a focus on introducing more elementary and middle school students to coding, while also adding more resources for teachers, a new student guide, and refreshed Swift Coding Club materials. It’s also adding thousands of free coding ...
  • 21
    Nov

    G Suite users get more AI writing help, Google Assistant calendar integration and more

    Google  is launching a number of updates to its G Suite tools today that, among other things, brings to Google Docs an AI grammar checker, smarter spellchecking and, soon, spelling autocorrect. The company is also launching the ability for G Suite users to use the Google Assistant to read out a calendar schedule and, maybe even more importantly, create, cancel and ...
  • 21
    Nov

    Google limits political ad targeting and all ‘demonstrably false claims’

    Google  has joined Twitter in revising its political ad rules ahead of what promises to be a brutal election season. But while the latter chose to ban political advertising altogether, Google is mainly limiting the ability to target political demographics, and promises to take action against “demonstrably false claims.” In a blog post Wednesday afternoon, the search giant explained the new rules ...
  • 20
    Nov

    CMU finds that even bad robot trash talk can throw you off your game

    A commons tactic in both amateur and professional sports – and even in competitions as mundane as a casual board game night – is trash talk. But the negative effect of trash talk may have less to do with the skill of the repartee involved, and more with just the fact that it’s happening at all. A new study conducted ...
  • 20
    Nov

    India’s Swiggy bets big on cloud kitchens

    Can cloud kitchens take off in India? Swiggy,  one of the country’s largest food delivery startups, is betting on it. The Prosus Ventures-backed startup said on Wednesday it has established 1,000 cloud kitchens for its restaurant partners in the country — more than any of its local rivals. The Bangalore-headquartered firm said it has invested in over a million square feet of real estate ...
  • 20
    Nov

    Karma’s new electric hinge-winged hypercar concept goes 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds

    Karma Automotive  took the wraps off Tuesday of a new electric concept car called the SC2 that produces a heart-thumping 1,100 horsepower and can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. The concept is a showpiece and an integral part of the Chinese-backed California-based startup’s new strategy to become a technology and design incubator that supplies other ...
  • 20
    Nov

    Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million as it gears up to launch

    Superpedestrian,  the startup working with a handful of scooter operators to deploy vehicles that can perform self-diagnostics, just raised a $20 million round from Spark Capital, General Catalyst, Hanaco Ventures and Empire Angels. This brings Superpedestrian’s total funding to $64 million. Superpedestrian has yet to announce its operating partners, but is on track to launch in multiple markets in January. Superpedestrian ...
  • 20
    Nov

    Volkswagen’s new all-electric concept wagon could be coming to the U.S. by 2022

    Volkswagen revealed Tuesday evening a new concept vehicle called the ID Space Vizzion, and despite the crazy Frank Zappaesque name, this one might actually make it into production in Europe and North America. The ID Space Vizzion is the seventh concept that VW has introduced since 2016 that uses its MEB platform, a flexible modular system — really a matrix of common ...
  • 20
    Nov

    Google makes converting VMs to containers easier with the GA of Migrate for Anthos

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    At its Cloud Next event in London, Google today announced a number of product updates around its managed Anthos platform, as well as Apigee and its Cloud Code tools for building modern applications that can then be deployed to Google  Cloud or any Kubernetes cluster. Anthos is one of the most important recent launches for Google, as it expands the company’s reach outside of ...