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'Severe supply shortages': The iPhone 8 sounds like it will be hard to find (AAPL)

Apple is expected to launch a redesigned iPhone this fall, with a screen that covers nearly the entire front of the device.

But it's increasingly sounding as if that redesigned iPhone may be delayed past Apple's traditional September launch period. 

The companies that make parts for Apple are suggesting that production of Apple's redesigned "OLED" iPhone might not start until October or November, as opposed to August and September, as in previous years.

"While we believe the announcement and launch time of the new iPhones will be similar to previous ones, production ramp up of OLED iPhone could be delayed to as late as October-November compared to the usual ramp up period of August-September, due to increased production difficulty," reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo writes in a note seen by MacRumors.


Will.i.am is advising startup bank Atom on 'culture, philanthropy and technology'

LONDON — Singer Will.i.am is joining the board of startup, app-only bank Atom as a "strategic advisor."

Atom announced the news on Monday, saying the Black Eyed Peas singer and The Voice judge will "provide the Durham-based bank with an external perspective on culture, philanthropy and technology."

Sky News first reported the possibility of Will.i.am advising Atom in February.

Will.i.am said in an emailed statement from Atom:

"Our lives are faster than ever before, but the banking industry hasn’t kept up. The scale of Atom’s ambition to help people understand and manage their money better, and it’s clever use of technology to give people an entire bank on their phones is awesome. I’m looking forward to working with Atom to achieve success in everything we will do together."


Larry Page's flying car will be available to buy before the end of the year (GOOG)

Kitty Hawk, the mysterious flying car startup backed by Alphabet CEO Larry Page, has finally launched and its first vehicle will be available by the end of this year.

Kitty Hawk president Sebastian Thrun, who helped create Google's self-driving car, today tweeted a link to Kitty Hawk's website for the first time. Click on the link and you'll see a prototype Kitty Hawk in action

The Kitty Hawk is an electric aircraft which, in its current version, looks a bit like a flying jetski. Test flyer Cimeron Morrissey wrote in a first-hand review that the final version will look quite different from the prototype which doesn't look all that practical.


Photos of an iPhone 8 dummy model have been leaked that suggest a big update is on the way (AAPL)

Photos of a potential iPhone 8 dummy model have been leaked online and they confirm several features that analysts have been speculating about, including a curved glass front and back.

The photos — leaked by Benjamin Geskin on Twitter, who claims to have a source with connections to Apple supplier Foxconn — suggest that a big update to the iPhone 7 could be on the way. However, it's worth stressing that there's no way of knowing for certain whether the images of Apple's new flagship phone are legitimate.

They show multiple iPhone devices with an edge-to-edge glass screen and no obviously identifiable home button. They also appear to have a polished stainless steel chassis that makes it look similar in some respects to the original iPhone, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.


A former 'Made In Chelsea' star made an app that automatically suggests captions for your Instagram photos

Do you ever find yourself struggling to come up with a caption for your Instagram photo? Now there's a new app that can do it for you.

Former "Made In Chelsea" star Amber Atherton's company Zyper has released a new app, Rubric, which identifies what's in the photo you want to post, and then suggests a witty caption, inspirational quote, or song lyrics related to what you're about to upload.

"I used to have a long note going on my iPhone that I'd update regularly with caption ideas and everyone asked me to caption their photo," Atherton said in a press release.

"People would text me photos all day asking for caption ideas and it just got to the point where I was like OK I'm gonna build a visual recognition system and embed machine learning to solve this problem in a more scalable way."

I decided to give it a try to see if it could help me up my Instagram game:

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ALIBABA'S JACK MA: 'In the next 30 years, the world will see much more pain than happiness'

Jack Ma, Chinese tech billionaire and chairman of ecommerce giant Alibaba, has a chilling warning for the world: Get ready for a whole lot of pain.

"In the next 30 years, the world will see much more pain than happiness," the Chinese entrepreneur said at a conference in China, according to a report from Bloomberg.

"Social conflicts in the next three decades will have an impact on all sorts of industries and walks of life."

Ma's doomsaying was about the potential threat posed to society by automation. Over the coming decades, robotics, AI, and ever more advanced manufacturing is expected to make large swathes of the modern workforce obsolete.


People are freaking out because email decluttering service Unroll.me sold their data to Uber

Sorry not sorry.

That's the tone of the apology posted by Unroll.me, an email decluttering service which takes a look at the subscriptions clogging up your inbox and rolls them neatly into one digest email.

It turns out that Unroll.me also takes a peek at your other emails — like email receipts — anonymises that information, and then sells it on to third parties.

That's because Unroll.me is owned by Slice Intelligence, which makes money by selling data on customer loyalty. Your email receipts are a pretty good indicator of which services you use, and so Slice profits by selling that data on.


Here's Apple's full application to test out self-driving cars (AAPL)

Apple got its permit to test self-driving cars in California earlier this month, and now you can read the full paperwork it had to file.

It's a rare glimpse into Apple's processes — the documents tell us that the company has registered three Lexus RX450h SUVs for testing, and that the drivers must pass seven tests before they're considered fully trained. Apple has never really talked about its self-driving car programme.

Business Insider has seen Apple's training documents and posted a full analysis, but the full upload comes courtesy of AppleInsider, and you can read the permit below. AppleInsider has redacted some sensitive details like vehicle registration numbers.


Apple reportedly hired a developer known for making $1,000 VR plugins (AAPL)

Apple has reportedly hired a virtual reality (VR) plugin developer called Tim Dashwood, according to Final Cut Pro community site fcp.co, fuelling speculation that Apple is secretly working on a number of VR projects.

Over the last nine years, Dashwood has built his own startup called Stereo3D Unlimited, which creates 3D and 360 VR plugins for video editing software.


Industry-wide ad blocking could finally acknowledge that online advertising has problems

A roll-out of industry-wide ad blocking would be a benefit for users who would see less disruptive ads, but would also put a significant amount of power in the hands of Google and Facebook.

Google is reportedly working on an ad blocker that would be included by default in its Chrome browser on desktop and mobile.

And Google is also part of the Coalition for Better Ads, which was reported by Ad Age to be discussing the introduction of industry-wide ad blocking. Facebook and Microsoft are also part of the coalition.