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iPhone 8 review roundup: Critics urge consumers not to overlook the iPhone 8 (AAPL)

A flurry of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reviews hit the web on Tuesday as the embargo lifted on Apple's latest handsets. A selection of journalists in Apple's good books were given an iPhone 8 and/or an iPhone 8 Plus to test and playShow More Summary

Ikea set to debut an augmented reality app

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Ikea is rolling out a new augmented reality (AR) application, called Ikea Place, according to Retail Dive. Ikea...Show More Summary

FETCH CEO: Uber's allegations are 'unsubstantiated, completely without merit, and purposefully inflammatory'

A growing roster of marketers have been speaking up on issues of fraud and transparency in digital advertising in recent years, but yesterday Uber took it a step further. The company filed a lawsuit against Dentsu-owned mobile agency...Show More Summary

Airlines could cash in on a $30 billion opportunity that would make pilots obsolete

With autonomous driving on the way, the natural progression is to consider the possibilities of autonomous or pilotless air travel. It's certainly not beyond the realm of possibility. After all, most modern commercial aircraft possess some sort of semi-autonomous flight capabilities. Show More Summary

Obesity rates are the highest ever, and dietitians say a key factor may be to blame

One in 10 of the world's 7.5 billion inhabitants is obese. At the same time, the number of people who are starving or malnourished is on the rise. That finding comes from a comprehensive new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Show More Summary

One of PlayStation's best games is getting an insane-looking remake on the PlayStation 4

In 2018, the best game from 2005 arrives on the PlayStation 4. It's called "Shadow of the Colossus," and it's getting a gorgeous remake on the PlayStation 4. When the game originally launched on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, it was a revelation...Show More Summary

Everything we know about Google's upcoming smartphone, the Pixel 2

Google revealed plans to unveil new Pixel smartphones at an October 4th event. Here's everything we know about the phones so far. Join the conversation about this story »

You can now play 'bestie,' 'turnt,' and 'hangry' in Words With Friends

One of America's most popular word-game apps just got a huge injection of new vocabulary. Words With Friends, the Scrabble-like game developed by Zynga, added more than 50,000 words to its dictionary on Tuesday, including modern-dayShow More Summary

The Food Network wants its own version of BuzzFeed's Tasty

Scripps is rolling out Genius Kitchen, a social-centric media brand aimed at foodie millennials. The move comes on the heels of huge growth in food video from BuzzFeed and others. Scripps plan echoes recent moves by media companies like CNN and Time Inc. Show More Summary

Take a look inside Alibaba's smart warehouse where robots do 70% of the work

Take a look inside Alibaba's smart warehouse where robots do 70% of the work. They can carry up to 500 kilograms above them around the warehouse floor. They have special sensors to avoid colliding into each other and they can be summoned using wifi. When they run out of battery, they can take themselves to a charging station. Show More Summary

This record-breaking drone could spark a revolution in American healthcare

A record-breaking drone being tested by Johns Hopkins University could spark a revolution in American healthcare by reaching people in remote areas. Join the conversation about this story »

REVIEW: The iPhone 8 is incredible, but you should wait for the iPhone X instead (AAPL)

For the first time in the ten-year history of the iPhone, I can't recommend buying the newest models. That's not because the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are bad phones. They're actually great. But there's an even better phone on the...Show More Summary

The guys behind OkCupid and SparkNotes are making an encrypted competitor to Slack

Maxwell Krohn and Chris Coyne, a cofounder duo behind OkCupid and SparkNotes, are launching a competitor to Slack. In 2015, the pair cofounded Keybase, an encryption-focused startup. On Monday, it announced an early version of Keybase...Show More Summary

Amazon's latest CAPTCHA idea tests your understanding of Newtonian physics (AMZN)

Amazon has landed on a curious way to determine whether you're human or bot during a CAPTCHA test — by testing your understanding of physics. The company has filed a patent application for a new CAPTCHA method which would show you a 3D simulation of something about to happen to a person or object. Show More Summary

A 40-year study finds Generation Z is avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

Today's teenagers don't seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a new study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead...Show More Summary

Apple has released its huge new iOS 11 software update for iPhone and iPad (AAPL)

Apple's iOS 11 software for iPhone and iPad is now available to download. The company's latest mobile operating system — announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook in Cupertino last week — can be downloaded by going to Settings > General > Software...Show More Summary

UK fintech start GoCardless has raised $22.5 million in new funding

London-based fintech startup GoCardless has announced that it has raised $22.5 million (£16.6 million) in funding from investors including Accel Partners. The company helps businesses to process recurring payments around the world, and...Show More Summary

This machine wraps hay bales in seconds

This Single Round Bale Wrapper wraps hay bales in plastic in seconds. The farming machine first tilts forward to load the bale on the wrapping 'table', starting the wrapping cycle. Heavy-duty belts rotate the hay for an even plasticShow More Summary

This machine splits large logs into firewood using a hydraulic press

This machine chops logs into firewood using a hydraulic press. It is called the Splitmaster and is manufactured by POSCH in Austria. The Splitmaster can exert up to 55 tonnes of pressure when pushing logs through the splitting knife. You can find out more here. Produced by Jasper Pickering. Special thanks to Leon Siciliano. Join the conversation about this story »

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Hackers breached Equifax not once but twice, with the firm learning about a major breach in March, before the second, massive hack which compromised customers' financial details. Show More Summary

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