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iMessage gets a major makeover that puts it on equal footing with Signal

How Kybers and ratcheting are boosting the resiliency of Apple's messaging app. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) iMessage is getting a major makeover that makes it among the two messaging apps most prepared to withstand th.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaFeb 22nd, 2024

Apple aiming to release first M4-powered Macs this year with a focus on AI

Apple is planning a major overhaul to its Mac lineup with the advent of the M4 family of chips. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a “new family of in-house processors designed to highlight artificial intelligence.” m.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News14 hr. 50 min. ago

"Fallout" finale gives a major clue to the setting of Season 2

The Prime Video 'Fallout' finale gives a major clue to the setting of Season 2: New Vegas. If you've made it through the murderous Mister Handy robot butlers, mutant marine creatures, and major truth bombs of Prime Video's Fallout series, chanc.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News17 hr. 50 min. ago

Beeper Acquired by Automattic, Turns Off Waitlist

Beeper, the messaging company who tried to make an iMessage client for Android, only to be blocked at every turn by Apple, is still around and has now been acquired. As they announce big acquisition news, they are also releasing their newest Android.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News17 hr. 50 min. ago

How full are major California reservoirs as state exits another wet winter?

The majority of California's reservoirs are above their historic average levels following the end of two wet winters......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 22 min. ago

Apple touts major 60% leap in Safari and WebKit performance

Apple’s WebKit team has published a new blog post this week detailing how they’ve made significant upgrades to Safari’s performance over the last several months. The improvements come following the debut of Speedometer 3.0 in March, described a.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsApr 11th, 2024

Building footprints could help identify neighborhood sociodemographic traits

An analysis of building footprints in major US metropolitan areas identifies five different neighborhood types that vary in footprint size, shape, and placement, and which are statistically associated with varying neighborhood socioeconomic and demog.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

Wind energy and bat conservation: Scientists call for the global application of measures to reduce fatalities

The construction of wind turbines as a cornerstone for the production of climate-friendly electricity is rapidly increasing all over the world—and everywhere this results in major challenges for bats, which die directly at the turbines or lose valu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

As streaming prices rise, Hollywood seeks to revive failed anti-piracy law

Dramatically rising streaming prices have lead to an increase in video piracy, and major Hollywood studios are now asking Congress to pass a new law to address it. The exact same law, in fact, that it tried and failed to get passed in 2012, after.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

Novel UV broadband spectrometer improves air pollutant analysis

Sunlight has a major influence on chemical processes. Its high-energy UV radiation in particular is strongly absorbed by all materials and triggers photochemical reactions of the substances present in the air. A well-known example is the formation of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

Apple accidentally revealed a big iPad Pro display upgrade

Apple has inadvertantly confirmed major changes coming to the 2024 iPad Pro models, which are expected to launch in May this year......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

2025 Toyota 4Runner off-roader ready to rumble after modern makeover

Toyota's redesign of the 2025 Toyota 4Runner SUV melds its ties to its midsize brother, the Toyota Tacoma, with an identical powertrain and a similar interior......»»

Category: SSSSSSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

Survey shows that teenagers are using more VR devices in the US

The AR/VR device market has always been considered a niche. Even with the launch of the Apple Vision Pro earlier this year, there was no expectation of major changes due to the high price tag of $3,500. However, a new survey by Piper Sandler has reve.....»»

Category: blogSource:  siliconfilterRelated NewsApr 10th, 2024

WordPress.com owner acquires Beeper, giving it two chat apps to rule them all

With iMessage battle over, Beeper merges with Texts.com to offer more networks. Enlarge / Beeper's new apps are now available, without waitlist, across nearly all mobile and desktop platforms. Beeper, the multinetwork m.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 9th, 2024

Archaeological study suggests cultural diversity increases biodiversity of ecosystems

Cultural diversity is likely to have an overall positive effect on the biodiversity of ecosystems. The homogenization of human life forms may therefore be regarded as an important motor of the ongoing major extinction events in the "Age of Humans" (A.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 9th, 2024

Opposition to U.S. Steel-Nippon deal concerns automakers

A major trade group wants the Biden administration to prohibit a Cleveland-Cliffs takeover if the Nippon Steel deal were to fall apart......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 9th, 2024

WordPress owner acquires Beeper, giving it two chat apps to rule them all

With iMessage battle over, Beeper merges with Texts.com to offer more networks. Enlarge / Beeper's new apps are now available, without waitlist, across nearly all mobile and desktop platforms. Beeper, the multi-network.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 9th, 2024

Climate pledges of big firms "critically insufficient": Report

From carmakers to fast fashion, dozens of major international companies are failing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions at the pace required to slow climate change, a report said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 9th, 2024

Teenagers still overwhelmingly want iPhone and Apple Watch more than any other brand

The iPhone still wins teenagers' popularity contests, with a survey determining Apple's smartphone is at near record highs for both ownership and the intention to purchase by the group.The iPhone's camera is a major selling point.The semi-annual Taki.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsApr 9th, 2024

FCC chair rejects call to impose Universal Service fees on broadband

New fees on broadband could cause “major upheaval," FCC plan says. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | BernardaSv) The Federal Communications Commission chair decided not to impose Universal Service fees on Internet servic.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 9th, 2024

The biggest threat to the MacBook this year might come from Apple itself

The iPad Pro is in line for some major updates this year, which makes me wonder: Will it finally be able to truly challenge the MacBook? The answer may be yes......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 8th, 2024