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Apple's Phil Schiller on HomePod: We Want to Create a New Kind of Music Experience in the Home That Sounds Incredible

Over the weekend, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller did a quick fifteen minute interview with <i>Sound & Vision</i>, where he once again explained some of the technology behind the HomePod, shed some light on why Apple ultimately decided to create an in-home speaker, and explained how the HomePod will …

iPhone X review

Smartphones are changing, and every manufacturer possesses its own take on what the future should look like. Apple’s vision is the iPhone X, which arrives 10 years after the original with big changes and an even bigger price tag.<p>For iPhone X, Apple did away with aluminum unibodies, chunky bezels, …

Trust us, this $15 gadget will be the best thing that ever happened to your HDTV

Whether you have a tiny little 32-inch TV with 720p resolution or a gigantic 75-inch 4K UHD TV, there’s one simple $15 accessory that will completely …

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

You couldn't use the very first iPhone to do much anymore — even if you wanted to

If you're celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary by unearthing your original first-generation iPhone, I have some bad news.<p>AT&T officially shut down its 2G network on December 31, 2016, which means your original iPhone won't be able to make or receive phone calls.<p>Indeed, the very first iPhone …

10 of the best things you can do with the Amazon Echo

If you're considering buying an Alexa device (including the new Echo Show or Echo Look) or got Amazon Echo ($80 at Amazon.com) as a gift, there's a lot to learn. There's <i>a lot</i> Alexa can do, but here are the 10 best tips and tricks to get you started.<p><b>1. Make phone calls (basically, landline</i> …

Ikea's rolling out a brand-new smart home lineup

Ikea is probably known best for its assemble-it-yourself furniture (sold with a side of Swedish meatballs, of course), but now, the retailer is setting its sights on something new -- the smart home.<p>Specifically, Ikea is set to start rolling out a line of connected lighting products designed to be …

Home Automation

The jet-black iPhone 7 gets a scratch test

The shiny finish of the jet-black iPhone 7 comes with a catch: It's scratch-prone.<p>Apple was forthright with this caveat, detailing the potential drawbacks of buying the new model:<p>"The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing …

IPhone 7

This video makes New York look better in 8K than in real life

While I’ve never been to New York myself, I feel I’ve seen it a thousand times. Whether it’s in books, in movies or in pictures, the Big Apple is virtually everywhere.<p>Yet after all this time, nothing has piqued my curiosity for the concrete jungle as much as this dazzling timelapse of New York …

Time-lapse Photography

MIT researchers came up with a way to make Wi-Fi 10 times faster

We’ve all been there: You find yourself at a massive public event, whether it be a concert, a sporting event or a political rally and your reception …

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But they're expensive. Unless you use the Raspberry Pi.<p>If you happen to have a few of hard drives laying around you can put them to good use with a Raspberry Pi by creating your …

Raspberry Pi

Barcelona steps up crackdown and fines on Airbnb

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Authorities in Barcelona have stepped up a crackdown on homes illegally rented out to tourists via homesharing websites such as Airbnb, ordering hundreds to be removed from listings and hitting firms with a fine, while threatening more in the future.<p>Barcelona is not the only European …

Installing an SSD on your Mac? Don't make this mistake

If you have replaced the hard drive on your Mac with an SSD (which you should do), you already know how much faster your computer is. However, I'm going to show you how to avoid this one simple mistake that so many of us make when installing a new SSD. By default, Mac OS, unlike Windows, doesn't …

Linux

How-To: Install iOS 10 public beta on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch [Video]

As we reported earlier today, the iOS 10 public beta has been released for all interested in having an early hands-on look at iOS 10. Anyone can install the public beta, not just registered Apple developers. Accessing and installing the beta is a fairly straightforward process, but we’re here to …

New "Diverging Diamond" Intersection Design Cuts Crashes by Sixty Percent

It’s tempting to think of technological advancement in terms of radical new materials or near-magical computer science—for example, the way …

Home networking: Everything you need to know

<b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2014, and has been updated frequently with latest information.<p>When it comes to home networking, there's a soup of technical terms, LAN, WAN, broadband, Wi-Fi, CAT5e, just to name a few. If you're having a hard time with these basic …

Wi-Fi

10 things Apple Music users need to know

When Apple Music launched, it was immediately apparent the app wasn't as intuitive as we had come to expect from Apple, a company known for thinking through each feature down to the pixel. While Apple has worked hard to update the Music app since its release, there are still some features that are …

Apple Music

Teenagers Reacting To Windows 95 Will Make You Feel Like A Senior Citizen

Did you spend Monday dragging your butt to the gym, washing last night’s dishes, taking out the trash, and trying to get work done? Yes? No? Want to feel old either way? Then check out these 18 and 19 year olds trying to use that big honking Dell computer from your childhood with Windows 95 on …

Senior Citizen

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass became too much to bear. Born in 2008, in its youth it overcame Windows Vista and went on to a …

Laptops

Mossberg: Eero makes Wi-Fi simpler and stronger

Pricey system aims to eliminate headaches, boost coverage<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>When a colleague heard I was reviewing the new …

How to turn your sluggish old Mac or PC into a faster Chromebook

This startup has created a modified version of Chromium that works with most hardware, and it's free<p>Earlier today we published a story about Neverware, a New York City startup that is helping schools refurbish old Windows PCs and Macs that had been abandoned as unusable, converting them into …

Apple issues voluntary recall for some international AC adapters

Heads up, world travelers. If you have an Apple AC plug adapter or Travel Adapter kit meant for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea, you might want to talk to the folks in Cupertino about getting a replacement. The company just announced a voluntary …

Product Recalls

60 Minutes Airs 'Inside Apple' Special Providing Close Look at Company

<i>60 Minutes</i> on Sunday aired an <i>Inside Apple</i> special with correspondent Charlie Rose that included interviews with a number of Apple's senior executives alongside closer looks at Apple's secretive design studio, camera lab, mock next-generation Apple Store and under construction Campus 2 project.<p><i>Watch</i> …

Manage devices linked to your iCloud account from an iOS device

The ability to manage devices currently signed in to your iCloud account is possible through iCloud.com, but did you know you can also do the same thing using an iOS device?<p>When viewing a list of devices currently linked to your account, you can remove a device from your account with just a few …

Apple Pay

Three UK gifts customers free Deezer music subscriptions

Deezer's music streaming service has been around for years, but its subscriber base is small compared to Spotify and newcomer Apple Music. Now, the company hopes to grow those numbers by partnering with a UK mobile network -- but this time, it's Three rather than Orange. New and existing customers …

Customers

London's 'walk the Tube' map reveals the real distance between stations

Londoners know it, but not all visitors do: sometimes it's quicker to walk than take the tube. The official London Underground map — designed by Harry Beck in 1933 and arguably the most recognizable transit map in the world — is a masterpiece of compressed design, but this can also make it …

Researchers think they've found the holy grail of secure passwords — using poetry

Fortunately for all of us, a pair of researchers say they have solved this problem — using poetry.<p>Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Ghazvininejad, both of the University of Southern California, have published a paper that presents creating a poem from randomly selected words as an easy way to create a …

A Free Option Turns Old Windows XP Laptops into Chromebooks | Inc.com

Microsoft has made an unprecedented offer in allowing users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year of its release. But older PCs that run Windows XP and Windows Vista are out of the loop. Those wanting to speed up their operation and beef up their security with a free …

Look inside Amazon's giant warehouses ahead of the coming Christmas rush

To handle it all, Amazon has nearly 90 massive distribution centres, which, put together, comprise more square footage than 700 Madison Square Gardens and could hold more water than 10,000 Olympic swimming pools.<p>The following pictures show what it's like inside five of Amazon's factories, in the …

How to Use the New, Improved Spotlight Search

In iOS 8, Spotlight was capable of searching within the data of your device; meaning, you were limited to searching information such as the location of an app, email, or song. Now, Spotlight is its own Search engine, News center, and Nearby locator, and includes Siri suggestions. We're going to …