Apple Acquires On-Device AI Firm Xnor.ai for $200 Million

Apple has reportedly acquired an AI (artificial intelligence) firm for $200 million. The Seattle-based firm Xnor.ai, which makes it possible to run AI algorithms on low power devices rather than communicating with the cloud is based our of Seattle. According to GeekWire, Apple recently acquired the three-year-old AI firm Xnor.ai. The Seattle-based company specializes in low-power edge-based AI computing. Its technologies make it possible to run AI on low-power devices like cameras, drones, IoT devices, smartwatches, and smartphones. The company’s standalone AI chip can run for years on solar power…

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Indian Government Plans to Offer Subsidized Loans to Entice Apple Suppliers

The Government of India is planning to offer subsidized loans to suppliers of Apple and Samsung, which would entice them to open manufacturing facilities in the country. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the Indian government is trying to woo handset component suppliers and smartphone manufacturers by offering them subsidies on loan interest rates. The government hopes that suppliers would open more factories in the country, which would create jobs and increase the country’s exports. India hopes to see a 10x growth in mobile phone manufacturing by 2025. The…

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Microsoft’s Chromium-Based Edge Browser Is Now Available To Download For macOS

Microsoft is trying to breathe a new life into its web browser by ditching the homegrown browser engine in favor of Chromium. The new Edge browser is now available to download and install on all macOS computers. The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser can now be installed on macOS and Windows 10 computers. Microsoft released the stable version of its new web browser on its website earlier today. The web browser is also available for Android and iOS devices. Prior to the release of the stable build of Edge, the beta…

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You Can Now Use Your iPhone As Google Security Keys for Two-Factor Authentication

In a step to improve account security, Google has updated its iOS app so that iPhones can be used as security keys for two-factor authentication. The search giant has also refreshed the app’s UI design with the update. Google’s Smart Lock app for iOS has been updated so that it can act as a security key for logging into accounts that require two-factor authentication. This feature has been present on all Android smartphones and tablets that run Android 7.0 (or newer) and have access to Google Mobile Services. With the…

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These Lenses Will Set Your iPhone Photos Apart [Deals Hub]

We’re all amateur photographers thanks to our smartphones these days. But do you want to help your photographs stand out? These three iPhone lenses each bring different twists to your daily snaps, and they’re all available now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub for 20% off. Lemuro 8MM iPhone Fisheye Lens The Lemuro 8MM iPhone Fisheye Lens is a game-changer when it comes to capturing the world around you. It lets you snag motion shots, urban snapshots, aesthetic shots and even more, allowing you to distort reality and explore a…

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Tim Cook Assembling Top Advisors to Fight DOJ over iPhone Encryption

A New York Times report claims that Apple is preparing to fight the Justice Department and defend encryption on iPhones. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has assembled a handful of top advisers for this job. This move by Tim Cook comes amidst a statement from Attorney General William Barr who criticized Apple for not providing any “substantive assistance” in the case of unlocking two iPhones of a Florida shooter. Apple, on its part, was quick to issue a lengthy statement saying it complied with the government request within hours and turned over gigabytes…

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High-End 2020 iPhones Will Feature 6GB RAM

UBS analyst Timothy Accuri and Munjal Shah in their latest note claim that Apple will be launching four new iPhones in 2020 with screen sizes of 5.4-inch, two with 6.1-inch, and one with 6.7-inch. The analysts believe that Apple will offer the 5.4-inch iPhone and one 6.1-inch iPhone with a dual-camera system at the rear. These iPhones will also pack 4GB RAM. The other two high-end iPhones — one with a 6.1-inch display and another one with a 6.7-inch display — will feature a triple-camera system along with a 3D…

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Donald Trump Calls out Apple for Not Unlocking Florida Shooter’s iPhones

US President Donald Trump has called out for not unlocking the iPhones of the Florida shooter Mohammed Saeed Aishamrani. In a tweet, Trump said that the US government helps Apple all of the time on trade and so many other issues and yet it refuses to unlock iPhones used by killers, drug deals, and others. He urges the company to step up and help make “America great again.” The two iPhones of the Florida shooter in question are an iPhone 5 and iPhone 7. We are helping Apple all of the…

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