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Apple may be working on keyboard with e-ink display keys
- A Redditor namede Foxconninsider recently posted about a new Smart Keyboard claimed to be a working e-ink keyboard prototype potentially coming to both iMac and MacBook devices sometime in 2018.
- The Guardian is now corroborating the keyboard with a claim that Apple CEO, Tim Cook has met with Sonder founder Serra-Martins in while in China.
Samsung mercifully puts Galaxy Note 7 out of its misery
- Samsung has permanently stopped production of its once-acclaimed new smartphone flagship. Owners will be able to return their phones for a refund or to swap it out for another Samsung device.
- The handset was allegedly rushed to market due to Samsung’s confidence that the iPhone 7 would turn out to be a box office dud.
LOL: Galaxy Note 7 return kit includes fire-proof box and gloves
- If you bought your Note online from Samsung,returning it could be tricky. In the United Kingdom, the Post Office won’t even accept packages that contain the device.
- Fortunately, Samsung has a solution. Its special Note 7 return kit was designed with explosions in mind, and it includes thermally-insulated packaging with a ceramic fiber paper lining, and gloves that ensure you won’t suffer burns while handling the device.
Mossberg: Why does Siri seem so dumb?
- When was the last time Siri delighted you with a satisfying and surprising answer or action?
- Siri started as an iOS app in 2009, then was purchased by Apple and introduced again in the iPhone 4S
- It seems to me that Apple has wasted its lead with Siri. And now Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and others are on the march
- If you try and treat Siri like a truly intelligent assistant, aware of the wider world, it often fails
- (Weather on Crete, Presidential Nominees) Google Now, on the same Apple devices, using the same voice input, answered every one of these questions clearly and correctly
- Siri is too limited and unreliable to be an effective weapon for Apple in the coming AI wars. It seems stagnant
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