AWS’ new text-to-speech engine sounds like a newscaster

Thanks to modern machine learning techniques, text-to-speech engines have made massive strides over the last few years. It used to be incredibly easy to know that it was a computer that was reading a text and not a human being. But that’s changing quickly. Am…

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  Thanks to modern machine learning techniques, text-to-speech engines have made massive strides over the last few years. It used to be incredibly easy to know that it was a computer that was reading a text and not a human being. But that’s changing quickly. Am…   Read More

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Apple’s revenue growth slows as iPhone sales dip

Apple just released its Q3 earnings and it had a solid June quarter, outperforming analyst expectations. The company reported $53.8 billion in revenue and $2.19 earnings per share. The company’s stock popped 3 percent on the news. Apple’s June quarter revenue…

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  Apple just released its Q3 earnings and it had a solid June quarter, outperforming analyst expectations. The company reported $53.8 billion in revenue and $2.19 earnings per share. The company’s stock popped 3 percent on the news. Apple’s June quarter revenue…   Read More

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NASA’s newest planet-hunting satellite finds three new worlds

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, a planet-seeking satellite that launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last April, has found three new worlds that orbit a nearby dwarf star which is both smaller and cooler than our own Sun. The newfound planet…

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  NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, a planet-seeking satellite that launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last April, has found three new worlds that orbit a nearby dwarf star which is both smaller and cooler than our own Sun. The newfound planet…   Read More

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Apple’s services revenue grows 13% year-over-year

One of the constant refrains about Apple in 2019 is its shift towards the services — a trend that’s reflected, once again, in its third quarter earnings release. In fact, the release trumpets the “all-time high” for services revenue in the headline, while a s…

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  One of the constant refrains about Apple in 2019 is its shift towards the services — a trend that’s reflected, once again, in its third quarter earnings release. In fact, the release trumpets the “all-time high” for services revenue in the headline, while a s…   Read More

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Tim Cook confirms Apple Card is rolling out next month

Apple hitting its release timelines has become far from certain these days, cough cough AirPower, but the Apple Card will be hitting its summer release timeframe. CEO Tim Cook announced on the company’s quarterly earnings call that the Apple Card — which Appl…

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  Apple hitting its release timelines has become far from certain these days, cough cough AirPower, but the Apple Card will be hitting its summer release timeframe. CEO Tim Cook announced on the company’s quarterly earnings call that the Apple Card — which Appl…   Read More

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Bernie Sanders makes reinstating net neutrality a campaign promise

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has made reinstating net neutrality via FCC appointments one of his campaign promises, the Daily Dot reported today. He is far from alone among the Democratic Presidential candidates in supporting the policy, but appears to be th…

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  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has made reinstating net neutrality via FCC appointments one of his campaign promises, the Daily Dot reported today. He is far from alone among the Democratic Presidential candidates in supporting the policy, but appears to be th…   Read More

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iPhones have weak quarter, but wearables are doing great

As anticipated, Apple’s hardware numbers were a mixed bag during today’s Q2 earnings report. Apple continues to shift much of its resources to services and content, including a billion dollar push into Apple TV+. But while iPhone number were down, things were…

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  As anticipated, Apple’s hardware numbers were a mixed bag during today’s Q2 earnings report. Apple continues to shift much of its resources to services and content, including a billion dollar push into Apple TV+. But while iPhone number were down, things were…   Read More

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NASA taps SpaceX, Blue Origin and 11 more companies for Moon and Mars space tech

NASA has selected 13 companies to partner with on 19 new specific technology projects it’s undertaking to help reach the Moon and Mars. These include SpaceX, Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin, among others, with projects ranging from improving spacecraft operat…

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  NASA has selected 13 companies to partner with on 19 new specific technology projects it’s undertaking to help reach the Moon and Mars. These include SpaceX, Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin, among others, with projects ranging from improving spacecraft operat…   Read More

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Can robots find a home in the classroom?

With the demise of some robot makers, it’s fair to wonder if there will be a time when robots have a real place in our lives. But some robots are finding a home in a counterintuitive place: schools.

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  With the demise of some robot makers, it’s fair to wonder if there will be a time when robots have a real place in our lives. But some robots are finding a home in a counterintuitive place: schools.   Read More

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NASA calls for more companies to join its commercial lunar lander program

NASA has opened up a call for companies to join the ranks of its nine existing Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) providers, a group it chose in November after a similar solicitation for proposals. With the CLPS program, NASA is buying space aboard futu…

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  NASA has opened up a call for companies to join the ranks of its nine existing Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) providers, a group it chose in November after a similar solicitation for proposals. With the CLPS program, NASA is buying space aboard futu…   Read More

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