Apple readies $1B war chest for Hollywood programming

Apple Inc. has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to people familiar with the matter—a sign of how serious the iPhone maker is about making a splash in Hollywood.

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World's brightest laser could pave way for lower-radiation x-Rays

The world’s brightest laser — which is so powerful that it can produce light pulses that are 1 billion times brighter than the surface of the sun — can “transform” visible light into X-rays, making the shape and color of objects appear different, new research shows.

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The burger of the future comes from crickets, not cows

Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before — but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world’s population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a radical transformation if they’re going to keep up. But luckily, there’s a range […]

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Google says it cuts JPEG size by 35 percent with new Guetzli algorithm, but our tests don’t back that up

Google claims that its new Guetzli software can produce JPEG files up to 35% than other available methods — but our tests find only limited support for that claim.

The post Google says it cuts JPEG size by 35 percent with new Guetzli algorithm, but our tests don’t back that up appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Satellite data can help predict which of the world's tropical forests are in trouble

Researchers at Wageningen University are using satellite data to produce heat maps showing which of the world’s tropical forests might be in trouble. The results could help people intervene before it’s too late.

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Automakers better positioned to build self-driving cars than Silicon Valley, study claims

Article Image The existing giants of the auto industry are better equipped to produce self-driving cars, at least when considerng the amount of patents they control, a study said on Tuesday.

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Nintendo to debut first smartphone app 'Miitomo' in spring 2016

Article Image After announcing intent to produce mobile titles for smartphone like iPhone earlier this year, Nintendo on Wednesday announced “Miitomo,” a freemium app scheduled to see release in the first property will see release in March 2016.

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Rumor: Apple taps AU Optronics to build 4-inch iPhone screens for 2016 hardware update

Supplier AU Optronics has secured a deal to produce screens for a future 4-inch iPhone, which may be in the works to ship in 2016, a report said.



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Amazon to Produce Original Movie House Fare


Amazon Studios on Monday announced it would begin to produce and acquire original movies for release in theaters. Amazon Prime customers will be on an early distribution list, with the movies becoming available to them four to eight weeks after their theatrical debuts. The goal is to create around 12 movies a year. Amazon will focus on up-and-coming filmmakers, with production slated to begin later this year. Amazon already has developed several original television series, including the multi-Golden Globe winner Transparent.

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HP joins forces with fashion designer to produce stylish new smartwatch

Hewlett Packard has teamed up with menswear fashion designer Michael Bastian to produce a stylish new smartwatch, which will be sold by the fashion website Gilt.com later this year. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/01/hp-joins-forces-with-fashion-designer-to-produce-stylish-new-smartwatch/

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Hacker hijacks thousands of Synology storage devices, forces them to mine 500 million Dogecoins

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Synology Diskstations have been hacked to produce Dogecoins, but the company insists it patched the vulnerability in September.

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Disney Research’s 3D-printed speakers will soon make toys and games much more noisy and interactive

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Disney Research, in its never-ending quest to make our menial existences more magical, can now produce 3D printed speakers of any shape. We’re not just talking about a toy with a built-in speaker here — the entire object is a speaker. Curiously, the speakers can also go into the inaudible ultrasonic range, which could be used to track the objects as part of a larger interactive system or game. The fact that the speakers can be any shape allows for some interesting effects, too: You could make a rubber ducky that emits a directional quack from just its mouth, or perhaps a large monster that emits an angry, omnidirectional growl from all over its body.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/181558-disney-researchs-3d-printed-speakers-will-soon-make-toys-and-games-much-more-noisy-and-interactive

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