Apple streaming event: New News service asks people to pay for magazines, premium articles and websites

The Independent

Apple has unveiled a complete update to its news offering, known as News, which allows people to pay to subscribe to magazines as well as newspapers. The company suggested that the new service is the best way of reading magazines online, as well as offering a way for news organisations to sell premium subscriptions. People will pay just $9.99 per month and get access to all of the magazines and news organisations available through the app. Subscribing to the various outlets included in the service would cost over $8,000 per month, it said. We'll tell you what's true.


Apple updates TV app so people can watch original shows and host of other channels on iPhones and Macs

The Independent

Apple has announced a complete update for its TV app – as well as changes that will bring it to other company's smart TVs. The update brings the company's new streaming service, known as Apple TV, to all of the supported devices. But it also allows for new ways of watching content from other companies, too, allowing people to watch video from companies such as HBO or Amazon Prime. Unveiling that Apple TV service, it said it had worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston among others. We'll tell you what's true.


Apple Arcade: New game subscription service for iPhones, iPads and Mac to 'redefine games'

The Independent

Apple has unveiled its widely-rumoured game subscription service, hailed as the "Netflix of games". Designed for mobile devices, desktop computers and "living room" devices, Apple Arcade, will "redefine games", the tech giant claimed, adding that will be curated on originality, quality and creativity. However, the price and release date still remain a mystery. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.



Apple streaming event sees launch of TV, news and games subscriptions – but few details about how they will work

The Independent

Apple has launched a whole host of new services, intended to make more money from the people who have already bought its products. In what was hailed as one of the most significant Apple events in years, the company did not reveal new products or software but instead a range of premium services, intended to counter a drop in iPhone sales by bringing in revenues after people buy their products. There are news subscriptions, TV and games – as well as a new way to pay for anything, with a titanium credit card. The highlight of the announcement was Apple TV, a streaming service built to compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Apple invited many of the world's biggest stars and directors on stage to talk about its TV shows, on which the company is thought to have spent billions of dollars.


Huawei P30 Pro leaked images reveal nearly everything about new flagship Android - except the price

The Independent

The world's second biggest smartphone maker is about to unveil its latest range of flagship phones, but an inundation of leaks mean there is little to reveal that is not already known. Huawei will show off the P30, P30 Pro and P30 Lite - as they are expected to be called - in what the Chinese manufacturer hopes will offer a trio of rivals to Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy range of smartphones. The latest leak of the new phones, which comes just hours before the 26 March unveiling event in Paris, shows complete front and rear images of the three Huawei devices. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


EU passes 'meme ban' copyright rules that could change the way the internet works

The Independent

The European Union has passed controversial copyright rules that campaigners claim could change the way the internet works. The suite of reforms include rules that could force internet companies to ban memes and to stop them showing links in the way they do today. Supporters claim the rules are required to ensure that music companies and news outlets are properly paid for the content that technology companies distribute. But opponents, who assembled in force, allied with those tech firms to argue that it could change the way the internet works and destroy some of its fundamental principles. We'll tell you what's true.


Nasa cancels first ever all-female spacewalk because it doesn't have the right spacesuits

The Independent

Nasa has cancelled the first ever all-female spacewalk, saying it doesn't have enough spacesuits ready in the right size. Two of the astronauts currently on the International Space Station – Christina Koch and Anne McClain – had been set to head out of the floating lab to instal powerful new batteries on the outside to charge up from its solar arrays. But now the space agency says a problem with spacesuits will mean Ms McClain is unable to take part in the spacewalk, and she will be replaced by a man, fellow Nasa astronaut Nick Hague. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


Apple's new News app crashing on iPhones and Macs as soon as it is released

The Independent

Apple's brand new News subscription service appears to have run into problems as soon as it was released. News is a subscription service within Apple News that allows people to sign up for $9.99 and get unlimited access to 300 magazines and newspapers including the Wall Street Journal. But the new app – which arrived in an update yesterday, after the launch event – appears to have caused some of the devices that run it to crash. Numerous users reported problems, specifically with the versions of the app on iPhone XS Max and on Mac. Opening the app would see it break almost straight away, and then shut down again, affected users said.


TensorFlow.js - LINE ENGINEERING

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This is Jun and I'm a front-end developer at LINE. Recently the front-end development scene is booming with new technologies and it's becoming difficult to catch up with all those new things. As part of today's topic as "implementing machine learning in front-end web development", let me share my little experiment on machine learning, using TensorFlow.js. I used TensorFlow.js to build a simple classification model for browsers. Before I go into the details, I'll briefly introduce about TensorFlow and classification.