Rear-facing 3D sensing technology possibly slated for fall 2019 iPhone, allowing Apple to press AR advantage

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With the iPhone X just three months out of the gate, and discussions about the 2018 iPhone refresh starting, eyes are starting to look at 2019, with new supply chain discussion by an investment analyst firm suggesting that Apple is now working on a world-facing 3D sensor to assert dominance in augmented reality.
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Apple’s Animojis may come to iPad and FaceTime this fall

Apple's biggest software updates are always scheduled for a single fall release and today Bloomberg reports on some new features that we can look forward to later this year. First up, third-party apps will be able to work across iPhones, iPads and Ma…
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Government websites fall prey to cryptocurrency mining hijack

It's not just private companies' websites falling victim to cryptocurrency mining hijacks. Security consultant Scott Helme and the Register have discovered that intruders compromised over 4,200 sites with Coinhive's notorious Monero miner, many of t…
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Chatbot data cannot fall into the hands of big tech


Imagine the world a decade from now. It’s no longer ruled by powerhouse countries such as the US or China, but by a handful of tech corporations that know everything about us; what we need, buy, say, and ultimately what we desire. So join me for a short imaginary trip to our possible future. Welcome to the FAMGA (Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon) Republic! We’ll see that the trend started back in 2018, the year that personal assistants really started gaining traction. Amazon’s Echo rapidly surpassed its previous high of 10 million units shipped while embedding it into other…

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Cross-Platform HTML5 MMORPG ‘Mad World’ Heading to Steam this Fall, Impressive New Trailer Released

It was in July of last year that we posted the trailer for a very promising upcoming MMORPG from developer Jandisoft called simply Mad World. While the game’s art style, soundtrack, and overall theme was really cool, what really stood out about Mad World was that it’s built entirely in HTML5 and should run in a basic web browser with complete cross-platform play across PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and whatever other platforms it ends up releasing on. They showed how well this works in a follow-up video in August. We haven’t heard much from Mad World since, but this week Jandisoft announced that Steam will be an additional platform where the game is heading and it should arrive there this fall. They also unveiled an awesome new trailer for the game.

Man, this game is looking bad ass. With the ability to play in real-time with other players cross-platform across a host of devices, and with all game progress being saved server-side to make for seamless transitioning, I think there’s all sorts of potential for Mad World to capture a huge audience of players. I’m really excited to see a developer really trying to explore the benefits of HTML5 and of course it will never stop being impressive to me that a game that looks this good can run in a freaking web browser. It’s not clear if Mad World will be launching on all platforms alongside the Steam release this fall, or if it will be earlier or later, but the game is pegged for a 2018 release so we should all be able to play it on whatever the heck platform feel like at some point this year.

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