IBM’s 5-nanometer chips show Moore’s Law has plenty of life left

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Have you ever wondered how gadgets keep getting thinner, but more powerful all the time??

The simple answer is processor shrinkage thanks to Moore’s Law, which doubles the number of transistors on an integrated circuit roughly every two years.

Though Moore’s Law has slowed down in recent years and some experts even think it’s dead, chip designers continue to work their magic. 

IBM, in collaboration with Samsung and GlobalFoundries, announced on Monday it’s developed the world’s first 5 nanometer (nm) silicon chip with 30 billion transistors. 

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Uber is refunding passengers who used the service after the London terror attack

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Uber is sending a message to its passengers—use the app in times of emergency, regardless of the surge you see. 

The ride-hailing giant refunded the rides of all customers who used the service during the London terror attack on Saturday within the affected areas. That included tens of thousands of passengers, according to a statement from Uber. 

The company also said it eliminated surge pricing after finding out about the incident.

“As soon as we heard about the incident we immediately suspended dynamic pricing all around the area of the attacks—and shortly afterwards across the whole of central London—just as we did following the attacks in Manchester and Westminster,” reads the statement, attributed to Tom Elvidge, general manager of Uber in London.  Read more…

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Leaked listing of Apple Files app could mean file management is (finally) coming to your iPhone

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We’re just hours away from Apple’s 2017 Worldwide Developer’s Conference, and we’re already starting to get more information about what we’ll see, including what may be a new file management app for iOS 11.

SEE ALSO: Apple WWDC 2017: What to expect

The eagle-eyed Steve Troughton-Smith spotted the listing in the wee hours of Monday morning on Apple’s App Store. 

It’s now deleted but the screenshot he captured reveals mostly a place-holder page with little information about the app, except that it was filed under Apple’s “Utilities” category and would require iOS 11. 

Ahead of iOS 11, a ‘Files’ app placeholder entry from Apple appears on the App Store. Requires iOS 11.0 or later 😘 pic.twitter.com/8HAQflHBuI

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Yeah, the Tinder pick up line from Master of None? It probably won’t work for you.

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Be honest: you’ve thought about stealing that genius Whole Foods line from Master of None, right?

You’re not alone. The world first witnessed Aziz Ansari’s character Dev deploy his go-to dating app opener, “Going to Whole Foods, want me to pick up anything?,” in the “First Date” episode. It’s pure genius, a perfect combination of being disarming and just goofy enough to work. 

It was an actual line a friend of the show’s creators used to get a massive response. So it’s no surprise that a lot of people are now giving it a shot IRL… and bummer alert: they’re having a lot less success than Dev or its real life creator. Read more…

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Women-only ‘Wonder Woman’ screenings were almost stupidly nice

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It might have looked different in other parts of the country, but at New York’s Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, the first “Wonder Woman with Wonder Woman” screening had not a naysayer in sight.

When Drafthouse first announced the nationwide screenings for anyone who identifies as a woman, a reliable subsection of the internet was up in arms.

“Their panties were very twisted,” lifelong Wonder Woman fan Anna Davenport told Mashable at the New York screening. She couldn’t suppress a smile.

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Davenport was born in 1971 and grew up with Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman — the only female superheroes who were beacons nonetheless. Read more…

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A new project from Magnum photographers explores what it means to get closer

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U.S. troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings (first assault). Normandy, France. June 6, 1944.

Robert Capa: “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

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War photographer Robert Capa famously said “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Those words would influence generations of photographers, including the members of Magnum Photos, the cooperative agency that Capa cofounded

70 years later, the prestigious agency’s photographers are reexamining their own work and reflecting on what it means to “get closer.” Read more…

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8 meaningful ways you can make an impact this LGBTQ Pride Month

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Sure, LGBTQ Pride Month is partly about rainbows, glitter, and house music. But make no mistake, it’s also a time for impact. 

Especially in the Trump era, uplifting the LGBTQ community needs to be a priority this Pride Month. President Donald Trump, for instance, hasn’t even officially declared June as LGBTQ Pride Month, which many advocates say is a reflection of how his administration views LGBTQ people.  

SEE ALSO: This quirky new t-shirt company is run by homeless and LGBTQ youth

That’s why support for the community is so essential — this June and beyond.  

Between the drinking, dancing, and drag queens, it’s vital to take time to support the needs of LGBTQ people. Whether you’re straight or LGBTQ-identified, there are countless ways you can make a change this Pride Month.  Read more…

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Apple’s next move: Siri needs to move out

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Siri is lousy at its job.

That’s the conventional wisdom surrounding Apple’s digital assistant, which has counted the iPhone as a primary residence since its 2011 debut on the iPhone 4S (really second debut, if you count Siri’s previous life as a third-party app).

Siri has trouble hearing you, gets a lot of things wrong, and is really only good at telling you the weather. Just ask any iPhone user — whether it’s your stepmom, your roommate, or your Lyft driver, the feature they like to complain about most is almost invariably Siri.

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Huge Apple leak could just as well be someone’s vivid imagination

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Apple, as a rule, never says what its upcoming products will look like, be like, or even what they’re called. But months and even years before a new Apple product is scheduled (or expected to) arrive, numerous rumors shape these objects into a vague but somewhat coherent picture. This is how we “know” that the next iPhone will come in three versions, one of which will (likely) have a near bezel-less screen with an under-the-glass fingerprint sensor and a glass back.

These rumors mostly originate from the elusive “sources in Apple’s supply chain,” which usually means either workers at Foxconn, the Chinese company that builds the iPhone for Apple, or various secondary sources such as workers at companies that make iPhone cases and thus have limited prior knowledge of what the upcoming devices will look like.  Read more…

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