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Apple’s T2 security chip disconnects a MacBook’s microphone when users close the lid

Apple revealed today that all new notebooks that come with a built-in T2 security chip will now disconnect the built-in microphone at the hardware level when users close their devices’ lids. This new security enhancement is meant to prevent malware from secretly recording users. Must read: Apple’s new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini: Can features, specs retain business momentum?… Read more →

Your old $99 Apple Pencil is now junk

Bought an Apple Pencil to go with your existing iPad Pro? Well, if you’re planning on upgrading your tablet, I’ve got bad news for you: You’ll need to buy a new Apple Pencil. And this new one will cost you $30 more than the original. Must read: iPhone XR: Here’s nine things you need to know about Apple’s ‘affordable’ iPhone… Read more →

Apple Pencil (2nd-generation)

Must-have tools you need for repairing PCs, smartphones, tablets, and much more If you’re in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need the tools to help you get the job done in a fast, efficient, and safe way. (Updated October 2018) … Source Article from Pencil (2nd-generation) blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

US Energy Dept. announces new Nvidia-powered supercomputer

The US Department of Energy on Tuesday announced that it’s bringing online a new pre-exascale supercomputer in 2020, at the National Energy and Research Computing Center (NERSC). The heterogeneous system, called Perlmutter, comprises both CPU-only and GPU-accelerated cabinets. It’s expected to deliver three times the power of Cori, the world’s tenth-fastest supercomputer currently housed at NERSC. Perlmutter, featuring Nvidia GPUs,… Read more →

The new MacBook Air brings moderate performance and Retina to a beloved device

Apple describes its MacBook Air as its “most beloved notebook ever,” and we believe it. It’s had a reasonable entry-level price, great portability, and reasonable functionality. But it didn’t have was a Retina display — until now. Must read: Apple’s new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini: Can features, specs retain business momentum? Apple has introduced the 2018 MacBook Air…. Read more →

Apple finally, finally comes up for Air

It’s never too late. CBS Interactive My MacBook Air is writing this article on its own. The keys are moving faster than my fingers can go. You see, my Air has been wanting to retire for some time. It’s looking worn. It’s feeling worn. You can’t even see the A on its A Key. And now finally, finally, Apple announced… Read more →

​Apple’s new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini: Can features, specs retain business momentum?

Apple’s launch of the new iPad Pro and MacBook Air was all giving the customer base an overdue update with new features. But the side effect of adding more pro apps to the iPad Pro and tools like Touch ID on the MacBook Air is to drive enterprise adoption. The company tipped features that would be interesting to the enterprise… Read more →

Apple intros new Mac mini with up to 64GB memory

Apple on Tuesday introduced a new Mac Mini — the first refresh for the device in four years. The Mac mini is a little desktop sans monitor and keyboard, and is aimed at developers and the server set. Mac minis have historically been Apple’s least expensive Macs, and the latest iteration is no exception, with the entry level, 8GB memory… Read more →

Red Hat ​Business as usual: Fedora 29 released

Read this Using ARM chips and Linux, Barcelona center dreams of being ‘Airbus of supercomputing’ A chapel in the heart of Barcelona Univesity is home to one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers – and a mobile chip-based successor is under development. Read More The big Red Hat news is all about its acquisition by IBM, but behind the headlines, Red… Read more →

Apple debuts upgraded MacBook Air with Retina Display

After several stagnant years without an upgrade, Apple’s MacBook Air finally got its refresh. The Cupertino tech giant formally introduced the redesigned and reengineered MacBook Air on Tuesday, and as expected, key features such as Retina Display and Touch ID have arrived on the device. Also: Apple’s new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini aims to keep enterprise, SMB momentum… Read more →

With AI and VR, Breeders’ Cup brings tech to horse race fandom

Advancements in object recognition technology have led to a new virtual reality viewing experience that could shakeup the dynamics of horse wagering. The Breeders’ Cup thoroughbred horse racing event, taking place this weekend at the famed Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, will broadcast two days of races in live VR using 360-degree cameras stationed around the track. must read Augmented… Read more →

Watch a sci fi short film co-written by AI

(Warning: The embedded video is mostly harmless but contains a few curse words that may not be appropriate for work.) Hollywood has been trying to put writers out of work since the first screenplay came back a little flat. With advances in AI storytelling, that bleak vision may be closer than some of us would hope. A new short film… Read more →