After nearly a month with the Apple iPhone SE, see the ZDNet full review, the phone is in perfect condition thanks to regular use of cases and screen protectors. For the past couple weeks I've been testing three Gear4 cases and a couple InvisibleShield screen protectors from ZAGG. ZAGG currently offers three screen protectors and five case options for the iPhone SE. … [Read more...] about Gear4 cases and InvisibleShield protectors for iPhone SE (2020): D3O drop and advanced screen protection
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There were nods to creativity, such as when Kasparov said that what's required is a sense of failure, the idea of not knowing what the outcome may be. "Everything now, it's mimicry," in current AI, said Kasparov, but "with creativity, you don't have a recipe." Vallor seemed to agree with this line of thought, arguing that "we won't have a machine anytime soon that creates because of a burning need to create," like the human drive. LeCun added that there's something special in the reaction of an audience that is evoked by a human musician creating on stage. … [Read more...] about Artificial general intelligence is a Rorschach Test: Perhaps we need orangutans?
I had temporarily forgotten my purpose, so I shook myself and tried to espy the iPhones. It was then that I realized there weren't any. In the far distance, I could see quite a few Samsungs on display. The iPhone section, however, was a truly sad sight, wires protruding, enticements entirely lacking, as if a mob of surly burglars had made off with them all. … [Read more...] about I went to see Apple’s new phone. T-Mobile did what AT&T couldn’t
Brainstorm has the same conceit—recording and playing back thoughts and experiences—but stars Christopher Walken as a researcher instead of Voldemort as a street dealer (the movie also has a lot more wood paneling because, hey, 1983). As in Strange Days, the movie spends no small amount of time dealing with what happens when someone dies with the recording device on and what happens when someone plays back that recording. Brainstorm is the better film—it was produced and directed by Hollywood renaissance man Doug Trumbull–and I don’t mind telling you that it terrified the crap out of me when I was little and it would come on HBO. … [Read more...] about Video: Movies that predicted the future—and some that didn’t
Galaxy S10: A 6.1-inch edge model sports an ultrawide camera, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner and Infinity display. The memory and storage configurations are 6GB RAM and 128GB storage or 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. Keep in mind that a MicroSD card can support up to 512GB of storage to get you to 1 terabyte. Galaxy S10 Plus: This 6.4-inch edge model starts at $999 and offers more configuration options. Memory configurations are 8GB RAM with 128GB of storage or 8GB RAM with 512GB of storage. There's also a 12GB RAM and 1TB storage option. Toss in a 512GB MicroSD card and the high-end Galaxy S10 Plus can deliver 1.5GB of storage. Battery is 4,100 mAh. … [Read more...] about Galaxy S10: Which model should you buy?