Apple has acquired Silk Labs, an AI startup that focuses on making AI software „lightweight enough“ for consumer hardware like cameras and speakers, reports The Information.
Apple purchased Silk Labs, a small startup with approximately a dozen employees, earlier this year. Silk’s website says that it aims to „bring next-generation visual and audio intelligence to connected products“ with „state-of-the-art image and audio recognition.“
Silk’s site suggests its technology has a number of potential uses for home security, retail analytics, package monitoring, digital display metrics, access control, parking lot [...]
Pre-orders for the 2018 MacBook Air and iPad Pro have kicked off on Apple.com, and because the devices are brand new, we won’t see discounted prices on them for a while. Still, third-party retailers like B&H Photo offer the chance to save a bit of money at the onset of your new Apple purchase, depending on the state you live in.
According to B&H Photo’s guidelines, the retailer currently collects sales taxes in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Vermont, Washington (state), and Wisconsin. For all non-listed states, residents won’t have to [...]
Feral Interactive today announced the release of Tropico for iPad, scheduled for a debut sometime „later this year.“ Originally published by Kalypso Media from Tropico 3 onwards, Feral noted that this will mark the first time Tropico has been ported to iPad.
Tropico is a city building game set on an island in the Caribbean, where the player takes on the role of the island’s dictator El Presidente as they build up the island’s infrastructure and manage its economy. This includes city building, issuing „edicts“ to the populace, creating monuments, and more.
“With its delightful mix of strategy and tongue-in-cheek humour, the [...]
Starting tomorrow, the major credit card companies in the United States are officially eliminating the signature requirement for purchases, marking an end to a long running but increasingly unnecessary policy.
American Express, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard first announced plans to end credit card signatures late last year, but have now confirmed to The Verge that the policy change will go into effect starting on April 13. American Express, Mastercard, and Discover all plan to stop requiring signatures tomorrow, while Visa plans to follow later in the month.
Credit and debit card companies have long required signatures for purchases as an added security measure, [...]