Apple’s iPhone XR will go up for pre-order one week from today, and once the lower-cost smartphone is available customers will have the option of purchasing a see-through case sold by Apple. Spotted by Twitter user @ivanincanada and shared by 9to5Mac, iPhone XR press releases in countries like Canada mention „a clear case“ priced at $55 CAD, or about $40 USD.
The iPhone XR will come in white, black, blue, coral, yellow, and (PRODUCT)RED, all made with glass bodies and matching anodized aluminum frames. Because of the colorful additions to Apple’s iPhone lineup, a clear case makes sense, offering users the chance to show off which color option [...]
Apple CEO Tim Cook is poised to receive 560,000 shares of Apple stock on Friday, worth approximately $120.4 million based on Tuesday’s closing price of $215.04. The two-part award is tied to Cook’s continued service as CEO, and Apple’s relative performance on the stock market under his leadership.
The total includes the vesting of 280,000 restricted stock units for Cook remaining CEO over the past year, and the vesting of another 280,000 restricted stock units for Apple achieving a higher shareholder return than at least two-thirds of other companies in the S&P 500 over the past three years.
Apple’s total shareholder return was [...]
Anki has revealed its fourth consumer product in the form of a home robot that it’s calling „Vector,“ launching on Kickstarter today. Although the company has debuted a Kickstarter to give backers early access to the robot on October 9, it’s promising that Vector will launch wide just a few days later, in stores on October 12, 2018.
The new robot looks visually similar to Anki’s previous „Cozmo“ robot, which teaches kids how to code through games and a compatible iOS app. Vector differs significantly in functionality, however, with the company explaining that Vector is a major step forward in robotics and is meant to be an [...]
Google this morning posted a story on its Keyword Blog that highlights the ongoing growth of its AI helper, Google Assistant. According to the company, the Assistant now works with „every major device brand“ in the U.S., meaning that it can connect with more than 5,000 smart home devices, up from 1,500 in January.
This growth period saw media and entertainment queries increase by 400 percent, with Google users taking advantage of „OK Google“ commands on Android TV, smart TVs, and Chromecast. Another popular area for Google is security cameras like Nest’s products, including the Nest Hello doorbell. When someone rings the doorbell, Nest can [...]