Monthly archives: February, 2018

Photo Of The Day By Matt Meisenheimer

Photo By Matt Meisenheimer Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Winter’s Touch” by Matt Meisenheimer. Location: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. See more of Matt Meisenheimer photography at www.meisphotography.com. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To …

Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at Quartz. The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice sessions. Researchers split 40 participants were into two groups: …

Government contractor claims it can unlock any iPhone

New reports today surfaced revealing that government organizations might have access to all iPhones currently on the market. A government contractor apparently figured out how to crack iOS 11. According to Forbes, Cellebrite, an Israeli company that specializes in accessing hard-to-access digital information, has developed the new method. Anonymous sources claimed the company was already shopping …

BlackBerry is making a bezel-less phone too

Blackberry is jumping on the tiny bezels bandwagon with an upcoming device called ‘Ghost.’ Thankfully, that’s a pretty good bandwagon to jump onto. As reported by leaker Evan Blass, the device is supposed to be a premium handset that will sell in India. It’s not clear whether it will sell elsewhere. BlackBerry ‘Ghost’: a bezel-less, …

Apple to introduce a whopping 6.5 inch iPhone later this year

Apple is preparing to release its largest iPhone ever this fall. According to Bloomberg, the company intends to release three new models: an upgraded (and roughly the same size) iPhone X, a less expensive model with some of the flagship’s key features, and a new device with a whopping 6.5 inch screen. Apple is seemingly …

Pet-sitting startup Rover and ex-‘Baywatch’ actress named in lawsuit after woman’s dog is run over

The Rover.com home page touts the company’s network of five-star pert sitters. (Rover screen grab) Update, Monday, 6:30 p.m. PT: This story has been updated throughout with comments from a Rover representative. A Los Angeles woman has filed a lawsuit against Seattle-based Rover, claiming that the pet-sitting startup failed to set up a rigorous vetting system …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reminds everyone that his company has in-house silicon expertise

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses shareholders at the company’s Dec 2017 annual meeting. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella trotted out many of his usual lines during an interview this morning, but, unprompted, also chose to address an area he usually doesn’t talk about: silicon. Speaking at Morgan Stanley’s Tech, Media, and …

Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch picks up the pace in runway tests of world’s biggest airplane

Stratolaunch’s twin-fuselage airplane undergoes taxi tests at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port. Note the size of the pickup truck that’s traling the plane. (Stratolaunch Photo) Stratolaunch Systems, the space launch venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it put its super-duper-sized carrier plane through a fresh round of revved-up taxi tests last weekend …