adidas Delivers the Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit in Black & White Colorways

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Brand: adidas

Model: Tubular Doom Sock PK

Key Features: Sock-like design, adaptive Primeknit construction, Tubular outsole, specked laces.

Release Date: Available now

Price: $120 USD each

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Editor’s Notes: In bringing together design aspects from basketball and running footwear, adidas has dropped off two new takes of its Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit.

Optioned in black as well as white, the sock-like sneaker boasts breathable Primeknit upper construction, paired with Tubular tooling underneath. Minimal branding is present, as speckled laces then round out the pack.

You can pick up your size today through select adidas Originals providers.

Just days ago adidas added two new Tubular Doom sneakers to its lineup.

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Group Including Apple, Dell Moves to Buy Toshiba’s Chip Business

Bain Capital signed a memorandum of understanding with Toshiba saying it intends to reach a deal to buy the Japanese conglomerate’s memory-chip business by the end of September, Toshiba said. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed.

U.S. Senator Raises Questions About Security and Privacy of Face ID

Just a day after Apple unveiled its new flagship iPhone X equipped with a facial recognition system, United States Senator Al Franken (D-MN), who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, sent a letter [PDF] to Apple CEO Tim Cook with some questions on the privacy and the security of the Face ID feature.

Face ID is designed to take a 3D face scan that determines the structure of a person’s face and transforms it into a mathematical model for device authentication and unlocking purposes. Apple has said that Face ID is protected by the same Secure Enclave that keeps Touch ID data safe, and that all processing takes place on the device itself with no data uploaded to the cloud. Furthermore, Apple says Face ID can’t be fooled by a photo or a mask.

In his letter, Franken raises concerns about how Apple plans to use facial recognition data in the future, the diversity of its training, how Apple will respond to law enforcement requests for Face ID data or the Face ID system, and if it might be fooled by a photo or a mask.

Since the announcement, however, reporters, advocates, and iPhone users have raised concerns about how Face ID could impact Americans’ fundamental right to privacy, speculated on the ways in which Apple could use faceprint data in the future, and questioned the quality and security of the technology.

For example, it has previously been reported that many facial recognition systems have a higher rate of error when tested for accuracy in identifying people of color, which may be explained by variety of factors, including a lack of diversity in the faces that were used to train a system. Furthermore, some have expressed concern that the system could be fooled, and thus the device unlocked, by a photo or a mask of the owner of the device.

Franken asks Cook to respond to a series of 10 questions, many of which have already been addressed by Apple. Among the questions:

– Can Apple extract Face ID data from a device, will Apple ever store Face ID data remotely, and can Apple confirm that it has no plans to use faceprint data for purposes other than Face ID?

– Where did the one billion images that were used to train Face ID come from, and what steps did the company take to ensure the system was trained on a diverse set of faces?

– Does Face ID perpetually search for a face, and does Apple locally retain the raw photos of faces used to unlock the device? Will Apple retain the faceprints of individuals other than the owner of the device?

– What safeguard has Apple implemented to prevent the unlocking of the iPhone X when someone other than the owner holds the device up to the owners face? How does it distinguish a user’s face from a photo or mask?

– How will Apple respond to law enforcement requests to access Apple’s faceprint data or the Face ID system itself?

Back when Touch ID was first announced as a new feature in the iPhone 5s, Franken sent Cook a similar letter asking for clarification on how the Touch ID feature works.

Franken asks Tim Cook to respond to all of his Face ID questions by October 13, 2017. Apple is not obligated to respond as this is not a subpoena, but the company will likely cooperate with the request for information.

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Jaguar I-Pace eTrohpy battery-electric racecar

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Jaguar’s first battery-electric vehicle is the I-Pace eTrophy. The luxury automaker debuted the I-Pace at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Jaguar plans to electrify all new models by 2020.

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Xbox One Game DVR capture increasing to 1080p, with support for external hard drives

While Xbox One X owners will see Game DVR improvements at launch, standard Xbox One owners are also getting an upgrade this fall.

Microsoft has announced its plans to upgrade the Xbox One‘s inbuilt video capture solution, “Game DVR,” as a part of the console’s next major update this fall. Among the improvements is a bump in recording resolution to 1080p and support for saving video directly to external hard drives. Furthermore, these improvements are rolling out today ahead of time, for those enrolled in the Alpha Ring of the Xbox Insider Program.

When the Xbox One first launched, the company drove home the social aspects of Xbox Live, while introducing an integrated capture solution for gameplay known as Game DVR. Nearly four years on, the feature remains a core feature of the Xbox One, allowing gamers to capture both upcoming events and moments passed.

However, until now, Game DVR has limited recordings to 720p resolution at 30 frames per second (FPS), despite several games hitting 1080p resolution today. Following the update, Game DVR will now capture at 1080p by default, delivering a significant bump in resolution.