Apple’s new ad shows how Portrait mode changed this imaginary barbershop

 Apple just released a new ad featuring the “practically magic” tagline at the end. The ad focuses on Portrait mode once again. It takes place in a barbershop in New Orleans.
Portrait mode is a software feature for the iPhone 7 Plus. It takes advantage of the two cameras to calculate different depth levels. It then automatically makes the background blurry so that it feels like… Read More

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This could be Amazon’s Echo with a built-in display

 Rumor has it that Amazon has been working on an Echo device with a touchscreen for a while. AFTVnews spotted an image on Amazon’s own servers. And it looks like a device we’ve never seen before. As you can see, this isn’t exactly the best image of the device. It’s extremely pixelated because it’s a tiny thumbnail. I believe it’s going to appear at the top of… Read More

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Windows 10 S laptops will start at $189 and ship this summer

 Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS is called Windows 10 S. This new operating system is a streamlined and secured version of Windows 10. It runs sandboxed apps and doesn’t require expensive hardware. And this is where Microsoft shines as it can talk with all major PC OEMs to convince them to build Windows 10 S devices. The company announced that Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung… Read More

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This guy built a travel dock for his Nintendo Switch and I want one

 I love my Switch — but man, do I wish Nintendo offered a more compact dock for travelers. Something that fits into a suitcase without getting crushed or taking up way more space than it needs, but still lets me hook up to a TV while I’m on the road. This guy built his own. Read More

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Here’s hoping this Google Pixel low-light photography experiment gets real

 Google’s Pixel already boasts a formidable camera, among the best in smartphone photography. A Google Daydream engineer Florian Kainz revealed how much more incredible it could be specifically in the area of night photography, when he set himself the task of reproducing DLSR-style nighttime picture quality using both a Pixel and a Nexus 6P. The experiment, detailed on the Google… Read More

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