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Apple censors iOS 10 emoji, plus how to find specific Pokémon in ‘Pokémon GO’ on The CultCast

This week, on The CultCast: the controversy around iOS 10’s new gun emoji; we compare Instagram’s new stories feature to Snapchat’s; Gwyneth Paltrow brings her coding skills to ‘Planet of the Apps’; we attended a 5-day Apple II festival, we’ll tell you the cool parts; and stick around for the best ways to find specific […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

This Robot Stick Makes Skateboards Go as Fast as a Car

Just now, I saw a man almost die. He was holding a robotic oar down by his side while riding a skateboard. The oar, loaded with a motor and fitted with a wheel at the bottom, sent him launching towards the film crew and me at speeds usually reserved for small cars and scooters.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Apple boosts AI efforts by acquiring machine learning startup

Apple’s latest acquisition could play a big role in the iPhone maker’s future artificial intelligence products. Turi, a Seattle-based startup specializing in machine learning and AI, was reportedly acquired by Apple for around $200 million. The startup creates software that gives developers the ability to add AI capabilities that scale automatically, which could certainly be […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Should Apple bring iMessage to Android? [Friday Night Fights]

iMessage is the only major messaging service that’s exclusive to one platform. According to Tim Cook, that’s because iMessage helps sell Apple devices — but does anyone actually buy an iPhone for iMessage alone? Would it really hurt Apple if its popular messaging service went cross-platform? Lots of iPhone and iPad owners also use Android […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Why Is the Associated Press Trying to Prevent Me From Receiving Up-to-the-Minute Entertainment Coverage?

Earlier this week, a coworker sent me a link to what I presume must have been a fun or interesting tweet. I will never know for sure, however, because the only thing that link taught me was that nothing is sacred. Not even curated feeds of up-to-the-minute entertainment and celebrity news. Read more... Source: Gizmodo

A Terrifying Look Inside the Life of a Good Guy Who Kills Bad Guys

A lot of people think the Punisher and other criminal-killing characters are cool, because they explode judicial system red tape and deliver retribution to bad guys in the swiftest, most ice-cold way possible. A new comic out this week from Image, Kill or Be Killed presents a kind of polar opposite—a chilling new take on masked vigilantism where there’s no emotional detachment and the roiling upset of the modern world…