Apple will add its processor throttling feature to the iPhone XS and XR next week with the upcoming iOS 13.1 update. The feature, which was controversial when first discovered in 2017, limits some iPhones’ performance to prevent random shutdowns due to aging batteries. The feature is only supposed to be active when a phone has an older battery, but those affected have previously complained about noticeable slowdowns of their devices when it happens.
A future hurricane that loops around and makes landfall twice in the northeastern United States could cause severe flooding and storm surges in a "vulnerable" area of New England, according to modeling simulations.
The fundamental purpose of DVRs has always been to help people catch up on their favorite TV shows and skip commercials while doing so. But as noted by Zatz Not Funny, TiVo seems to be okay with the idea of running ads before those shows begin. The company is testing pre-roll video ads that start playing when customers view a recording.
Nearly half of the tasks currently undertaken by humans could already be automated, even at current levels of technology. Within the next decade it is likely large sections of society will be looking for new jobs.
Climate Week might be coming to an end but climate change is not, and there are easy lifestyle changes we can adopt to do our bit to help tackle climate change—from the big and more expensive (powering your home with solar panels) to the small and more accessible (switching to LED lightbulbs).
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn get into their Apple reviews for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the Apple Watch Series 5. It’s a review redux, and there’s plenty more to say about the new iPhones, their cameras, and whether the nickname “sweater mode” is going to stick for what Apple calls “Deep Fusion.”
If you own a Windows 10 PC and an Xbox One gaming console, you might not be aware that those devices have some interesting cross functionality. Using Microsoft’s Wireless Display app, you can easily output the games from your Xbox One to your Windows 10 PC screen. Conversely, it’s possible to stream what’s on your PC to the TV that you’re using with your Xbox One — you can even control it from the Xbox One console. Getting it set up is surprisingly simple.
A new pizzeria coming to Washington D.C., will be staffed entirely by deaf employees.Coming in 2020, Mozzeria is slated to open in NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue), an up-and-coming neighborhood already home to Union Market, Dolcezza Gelato and Masseria, a Michelin-starred Italian restaurant.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of national intelligence has agreed to testify next week to the House intelligence committee after balking at the panel’s demand to turn over a secret whistleblower complaint.