Today, Apple hosted its annual event, where the famed tech company unveils the season’s newest tech innovations. Going into the announcements, the company was typically tight-lipped, with even Siri telling users who asked for a hint as to what was in store, “Why don't you check a rumors blog? That's what I do.”
Among the newly rolled out products is the iPhone 6s, now complete with a pressure sensitive display and advanced camera. Apple TV also got an upgrade, as did the iPad Pro, which now comes with an optional “Apple pencil” stylus. An interesting edition, because, as Steve Jobs once famously said, “It's like we said on the iPad, if you see a stylus, they blew it.”
Start saving your pennies now; the new iPhones will be released September 25. Other products will be rolled out in November. Discuss
We've been seeing a lot of terrifying robot technology lately. But if this compilation of robots falling down while attempting simple tasks at the DARPA Robotics Challenge in California over the weekend is any indication, robots still have a ways to go before they can overthrow humanity ...
The technology industry has long had a diversity problem. Recent diversity reports of major tech companies show that white males make up the vast majority of their workforce and leadership teams. And according to recent data, only 18 percent of venture-backed startups have at least one female founder. However, tech giant Intel is aiming to help change that. Back in January, the corporation announced it would give $300 million toward workplace diversity efforts. And now, the company is tackling diversity in leadership. Intel Capital, the corporation’s investment branch, announced that it is creating a Diversity Fund of $125 million to invest in helping grow tech startups founded by women or underrepresented minorities. "Our goal with this new fund is to meaningfully support a technology startup workforce more reflective of society, and ultimately to benefit Intel and the broader economy through its success," Brian Krzanich, Intel's CEO, said in a statement ... Discuss
Tech company SplashData has released its annual list of the “Worst Passwords” of the past year (otherwise known as the 25 most common), and just like 2013, “123456” topped the list. The company compiled the list by looking through databases of leaked security information from 2014. Coming in second place was the impenetrable cipher composed of strange digital characters that make up the code “password”. Some other terrible passwords include “qwerty,” “monkey,” “dragon,” “baseball,” “access,” “shadow,” “superman” and most ironically, “trustno1” ... Discuss