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  • Video review: LG's UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 display, 6 months later

    Inferior display.. 3 USB 3.1 ports in the back are they kidding? No daisy chaining, no other ports in the back?
  • Apple slapped with patent suit over Siri's natural language abilities

    Bombdoe said:
    Would Portal Communications, or anyone else, really know the actual systems/processes that Siri uses to do its natural language analysis? Isn't this hidden on the device and off-site servers? Plus there would be more than one way to do this.
    There is soooo much that is being used to construct a simple response from Siri or any other advanced NLP machine.. I don't think Siri is powerful (yet) so it could be that there is something they're using that someone else is, good luck proving that though. What is most interesting is the updates Siri will get with iOS 12. Based on the investment of resources Apple has allocated in creating the neural net for FaceID, I expect a HUGE movement forward with Siri, a decent update to SiriKit. Look at WaveNet.. Google's deepmind is SO good and it's 2018. So this patent suit, relevant or not, it's talking about ancient tech
  • Apple planning lower cost MacBook Air for second quarter of 2018

    Crappy display or not this is excellent. I recently acquired a full spec'd 11" (i7,8GB) . These are easily the best machines to work on 90% of the time. Apple needs to bring the power/battery balance of the macbook air to newer models, I feel like the 2016mbps are good (i'm writing from one) but power hungry because, well, pixels. I'd like to see how it would perform with a 2400x1600 screen edge to edge, a tiny bit thicker to accommodate a BIG battery. Make this 14inch in a 13inch footprint for me Apple
  • Early render suggests 2019's 'iPhone XI' could have triple-lens rear camera

    3D camera tech!!! super excited... next level AR content here we go
  • New MacBook Pro model with Intel Coffee Lake CPU shows up in Geekbench database

    mike54 said:
    Still remotely hoping for a laptop with MacOS, 17in, matte screen, core i7, 500gb SSD, 16gb ram for less than $4000. Plastic case and thicker is perfect.
    What year do you live in? 2011?
    Plastic is a step down in terms of aesthetics and performance, forget it. 500gb SSD should be the standard.  
    Bring us apple CPUs already.. You're 11 iterations into mobile CPUs that yes, are optimized for mobile devices. Time to bring some bigger chips for the macs

    $4000? lol