Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Apple has bought Faceshift, a virtual reality startup used in the latest "Star Wars" movie. The company's virtual reality technology can be used to generate animated avatars and other computer generated figures that capture a person’s facial expressions in real time. Show More Summary
Apple is one of the companies that has received a lot of attention ever since the release of the first iPhone, and with the new report that the rumored OLED display is "highly" unlikely in the upcoming iPhone 7, fans may start closing doors on the new flagship.
It might be a short week for most of us here in the U.S., but that didn’t stop us from piling up a whole, well, pile of great content for your long weekend enjoyment. We’ve got all the Black Friday sale info you can handle, a bunch of sweet gadget reviews (like the rumbling, rabble-rousing […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Apple has struck a preliminary agreement to use UnionPay’s point-of-sales network to bring Apple Pay to China, Bloomberg reports. Sources familiar with the negotiations said UnionPay, China’s largest payment network, aims to introduce...Show More Summary
Photo: TechCrunch Apple has acquired Faceshift, a motion capture company best known for its work on creating animated characters for the new Star Wars film, TechCrunch reports. Faceshift’s technology records a person’s facial expressions...Show More Summary
Accelerated Mobile Pages, Google’s initiative for mobile news publishing and its open source riposte to similar efforts from Facebook and Apple, is arriving “early next year,” the company said in a post on Tuesday. Last month, Google...Show More Summary
Apple has reportedly acquired a Faceshift, a company known for its motion capture technology, which was used in the making of the latest Star Wars movie. The news was reported by TechCrunch earlier today: TechCrunch has confirmed that...Show More Summary
Despite not appearing on popular streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, Adele's new album, 25, is now available to stream on Pandora. The company confirmed the news in a statement to Entertainment Weekly: "Good news radio listeners,...Show More Summary
Best Buy is on a roll. Not only did they prove to be the only reliable shipper for the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset, but now they are attracting smartwatch lovers. MacRumors has the news. “Customers can get $50 off the Apple Watch Sport and $100 off the stainless steel Apple Watch, dropping entry-level... Show More Summary
Mitsubishi is the latest auto maker to jump on the Apple CarPlay bandwagon, adding the feature to its 2017 Mirage. The hatchback is the first Mitsubishi model to offer the entertainment system, putting the company a year behind competitors GM and Volkswagen, which included CarPlay in select 2016 models....
Danish news site Ekstra Bladet reports that a man received severe burns from his Apple Watch, and has been waiting for several weeks for the results of an Apple investigation. Photos accompanying the report (below, not for weak stomaches) seem to show two long burn marks on the wrist of Jørgen Mouritzen, together with what appear to be burn […]
Apple is planning to launch Apple Pay in China by early February, The Wall Street Journal reports. After grueling negotiations, the company has struck deals with China’s four major state-run banks, people familiar with the discussions said. Show More Summary
Imagine that instead of queuing up in a coffee shop in the morning, you make a quick stop at a kiosk on your way to work and buy a bottle of cold brew coffee and a protein bar with a scan of your smart phone. As you pay, you notice a shelf with an Oculus Rift headset on […]
If you wanted to be able to reply text messages on your iPhone via your Pebble Time smartwatch, you would not be able to previously as this feature seemed to be exclusive to the Apple Watch. The good news is that this has changed, thanks to a new feature Pebble is introducing to its Pebble Time lineup of smartwatches. Show More Summary
All major U.S. indices closed significantly higher last week. With one exception, the market has advanced every week since October. The good news is that the rally was led by the tech-heavy
Starting today, MasterCard is offering four “Fare Free Mondays” on London’s public transit system for cardholders using Apple Pay. The promotional periods running today, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 extend from 4:30 a.m. that day until 1 a.m. Show More Summary
A U.S. district court judge has ruled Apple’s method of distributing and authenticating content doesn’t infringe on DRM patents owned by ContentGuard Holdings, Reuters reports. ContentGuard sued in 2013, claiming Apple applied five of...Show More Summary
Photo: uSwitch Apple is building an app to diagnose problems with iOS devices and help users schedule service, according to uSwitch. A source with direct knowledge of the app’s development said it will ask “basic questions (about the...Show More Summary
The 2016 MacBook Air will probably not be released because Apple is planning to end the Air lineup in favor of the iPad Pro, the latest rumors say.
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