Will YOUR iPhone support Apple's upcoming iOS 17?

Daily Mail - Science & tech

If your iPhone or iPad is over five years old, you'll miss out on the wave of new features and applications coming this fall with Apple's upgrade to iOS 17. The iPhone X, the first to feature FaceID, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will not support the new operating system. That means the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR will be the oldest devices capable of running the new operating system when available later this year. The end of having to say'Hey' to summon Siri, a new Journal app for tracking your life goals, improvements to autocorrect, and a'Check In' feature to let friends and loved ones know you've arrived home safely are among iOS 17's new features. But only the most advanced iPhones, from 2021's iPhone 12 and newer, will be able to control their device with hand gestures during a FaceTime call, unlocking fun augmented reality (AR) reaction graphics.

The 30 best graduation gifts of 2023

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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Every year, a new class of graduates says goodbye to homework and hello to adulthood with a diploma in hand. Figuring out what's next can be an overwhelming task for many graduates, as so much of the future is unknown. That said, we've compiled plenty of great gifts that will help new grads with that whole "adulting" thing. Get deals and shopping advice delivered straight to your phone.Sign up for text message alerts from the experts at Reviewed.

The Machine Ethics Podcast: featuring Marc Steen


Hosted by Ben Byford, The Machine Ethics Podcast brings together interviews with academics, authors, business leaders, designers and engineers on the subject of autonomous algorithms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and technology's impact on society. This episode Marc Steen and Ben chat about: AI as tools, the ethics of business models, writing "Ethics for People Who Work in Tech", the process of ethics – "doing ethics" and his three step process, misconceptions of ethics as compliance or a road block, evaluating ethical theories, universal rights, types of knowledges, what is the world we're creating with AI? Marc Steen works as a senior research scientist at TNO, a research and technology organization in The Netherlands. He earned MSc, PDEng and PhD degrees in Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. He worked at Philips and KPN before joining TNO. He is an expert in Human-Centred Design, Value-Sensitive Design, Responsible Innovation, and Applied Ethics of Technology and Innovation.

Apple will need to convince developers to build apps for its headset

MIT Technology Review

Apple hopes the Vision Pro will fundamentally change how we interact with our devices--that once freed from the constraints of a smartphone or tablet screen, we'll embrace "spatial computing," as the glitzy promo video shows. Gesture and eye tracking identifies where your focus is, allowing you to interact with apps without pressing buttons or a screen. That could be great for consumers. Apple explained that existing apps designed for the iPad will work on visionOS, the operating system powering the Vision Pro, without any changes. But those iPad apps will be displayed within a metaphorical window, losing much of the functionality provided by mixed reality.

Apple Vision Pro Hands On: The Opposite of Disappearing


Apple's long-awaited mixed-reality headset, the Vision Pro, is here. Or not yet here, but announced. In a crescendoed moment of its software conference keynote this morning, Apple executives revealed a pair of smart goggles that portend a post-iPhone world. I had a hands on (heads on?) demo of the Vision Pro headset earlier today, in a building constructed on Apple's campus specifically to house meetings around this new product. Apple executives declined to go on the record during the demo and subsequent briefing, but it was clear that Apple views Vision Pro as a spatial computing platform, not a singular device.

Apple avoids the AI trap at WWDC


There are, roughly speaking, two Silicon Valleys. One resembles the kind of pickup soccer game, usually with very young kids or drunk adults, where every player clusters in a panic around the ball. In 2023, this ball is generative AI, and the cluster began when everyone saw those eye-popping adoption numbers on OpenAI's ChatGPT product. Investors decided AI was hot, rewarded stocks accordingly, and hundreds of tech companies -- including most of the big guys -- began to chase the money. And then there's the second Silicon Valley, which is composed of ... Apple, pretty much.

WWDC 2023: Vision Pro, iOS 17 and everything else Apple announced today


To say that Apple's WWDC 2023 keynote was packed would be an understatement. The company introduced the Vision Pro, its first foray into mixed reality headsets, as well as a 15-inch MacBook Air. There was also an updated Mac Studio and Mac Pro, both of which use the equally new M2 Ultra chip. As you'd expect Apple announced significant upgrades to all its software platforms. It's safe to say the Vision Pro was Apple's marquee device at WWDC.

Apple Vision Pro first look: A glimpse at the spatial computing future


Apple isn't letting us try on its Vision Pro mixed reality headset just yet, but I was able to briefly glimpse the hardware after fighting through the crowds at WWDC. And, well, it looks like yet another headset -- almost like a souped up version of the Meta Quest Pro. But even with just a short glance, it's clear that the Vision Pro is pure Apple: It's like seeing the iPod compared to the clunky MP3 players of its era, or the iPhone next to a BlackBerry. The Vision Pro is Apple's bold entry into the world of spatial computing, and it seems like the company has learned a lot from the VR and AR headsets before it. The front of the device features an OLED screen that can display your eyes, making you more connected to the people in the real world.

The Creator of ChatGPT on the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

The New Yorker

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter of the best New Yorker podcasts. David Remnick sits down with Sam Altman, the C.E.O. of OpenAI, which created ChatGPT, GPT-4, and other artificial-intelligence programs. A.I. is a tool, Altman emphasizes, that streamlines human work and quickens the pace of scientific advancement. But he claims to empathize with concerns about the emerging technology. "Even if you don't believe in any of the sci-fi stories," he tells Remnick, "you could still be freaked out about the level of change that this is going to bring society and the compressed time frame in which that's going to happen."

Red Sox announcer sets off his iPhone's 'Siri' after announcing at-bat of Rays player with same name

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Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on At long last, an iPhone finally went off while someone was broadcasting a Tampa Bay Rays game. Because the Rays have a guy named Jose Siri on their team. And yes, his last name is pronounced just like the iPhone's "Siri."