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These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

Here’s how much the iPhone costs around the world

How does the iPhone cost where you live stack up against the rest of the world? Deutsche Bank’s annual “Mapping the World’s Prices” report for 2016 has arrived, and it compares the prices of 20 popular items in global cities around the world — including Apple’s iPhone 6.<p>The big message? Mainly that …

Forex

PlayStation Asia

137 of the finest cars, 27 tracks across 19 locations, and a more realistic handling experience than ever before.<p>GT Sport will be released 15th …

Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US

Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the US recently. While IDC doesn't typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook sales, IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed the milestone to <i>The Verge</i>. "Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in the US in terms of shipments for the first …

Meet Vivo, the world's fifth largest smartphone maker

If you're the kind of person who pays attention to devices in movies, you might have noticed that the phones and tablets in Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" all belonged to a brand called Vivo.<p>Vivo is not some fictitious brand created by the Marvel writers. It's actually some canny product …

Apple Has Patented Some Crazy Upgrades to Touch ID

Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor could get a meaningful upgrade, if a recently revealed patent is any guide.<p>The patent, awarded to Apple on …

How services could turn Apple into a $1 trillion company

Apple shares may be going through a rough patch right now, but according to Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi not only are the troubled times not likely to last, but Apple could see its value rise to a massive $1 trillion market cap.<p>Provided that it makes a change to it’s business model, that is!<p>In …

3D-printed bespoke wheelchair debuts at Design Week in London

For all their being motion-enabling platforms, wheelchairs are themselves rather static. A frame of steel and aluminum supporting foam-filled leather or plastic, with a handful of settings that may or may not accommodate the user’s specific condition. A London design firm has worked for two years …

Apple iOS 9.3.2 Has A Great Secret Feature

iOS 9.3.2 has a nasty surprise and my upgrade guide recommends you skip it for now. But if you have already installed the update (or will do regardless) there is good news: it hides a great secret feature…<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system</i> …

iOS

China's high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China's economic future is emerging in Shenzhen.<p>Formerly a collection of fishing enclaves next door to Hong Kong that became the epicenter of China's manufacturing-driven miracle, Shenzhen is reinventing itself again by staking its future growth …

The new Pirates of the Caribbean at Shanghai Disneyland is amazing — watch the entire ride

One of the best-kept secrets on the internet is the amusement park video community. This subculture uploads footage of every part of the amusement park experience: entering the park, eating at the overpriced restaurants, watching the kitschy stage shows, and, most importantly, riding the rides. The …

How politics could disrupt the SpaceX rocket revolution

Landing rocket boosters on an open-ocean platform has been a massive engineering hurdle for SpaceX.<p>Politics are proving to be a different sort of challenge.<p>As competition in the satellite-launch sector intensifies, the battle between traditional aerospace giants and upstart companies backed by tech …

iOS 10 Rumor Roundup: 6 Features That May Be Included In The Update

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, Apple is expected to announce iOS 10. And a number of rumors surrounding iOS 10 have been sprouting up in recent months. It does not sound like iOS 10 will be a massive design overhaul, but there will be a number of significant improvements and …

The creator of WordPress on why .blog was worth $19 million

Today the company behind WordPress.com, Automattic, revealed that it had quietly acquired the rights to run the “.blog” domain last year for a hefty $19 million. So we hopped on the phone with WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg to hear why he believes .blog was worth the price — and to find out his …

Blogging

Steve Jobs left an imprint on tech and the skin of some devoted fans

<i>Apple fans felt a deep sense of mourning in 2011 when Apple founder Steve Jobs succumbed to cancer. With the fifth anniversary of his passing approaching, Cult of Mac looks at the artistic tributes that followed.</i><p>Nothing grants a person <i>supreme being</i> status like a tattoo. After all, the ink is …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Dual SIM (G930DS) just $530 on eBay

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is quite a popular phone, helping not only its maker’s balance sheet during the first quarter of 2016, but also breaking into the top 5 US smartphone sales in the last bit of said quarter. Deals have been springing up on eBay quite frequently these days, and now the latest has …

Instagram’s big redesign goes live with a colorful new icon, black-and-white app and more

Instagram’s new icon is pink. Well, it’s pink and purple and yellow and orange. It’s definitely different. And that’s not all the company has changed today. Instagram this morning is rolling out a radical redesign of its mobile application, which not only includes this new, brightly colored app …

Union to represent 35,000 Uber drivers in New York City, but with limits

A union has gotten its foot in the door at Uber for the first time.<p>Uber announced Tuesday that it has recognized the newly formed Independent Drivers Guild, which will represent 35,000 drivers in New York City. The Guild is affiliated with the Machinists union, but its costs will be paid by Uber. …

High-tech devices take cheating to new level in Thai schools

BANGKOK — Glasses with embedded cameras and smartwatches with stored information seem like regular spy equipment for the likes of James Bond, but for three students applying to medical school in Thailand, they were high-technology cheating devices.<p>Bangkok's Rangsit University canceled its …

iPhone SE Availability Tightening Online and at Apple Stores

Nearly one week following the launch of the iPhone SE, availability of the new 4-inch smartphone continues to tighten. Apple now lists a standard delivery estimate of around April 22-27 in the U.S. for the majority of iPhone SE models, while in-store stock is depleted in many major …

Mobile Technology

Apple powers up the MacBook with new Intel Core M chips and longer battery life

By Dan Grabham<p>Apple has relaunched its diminuitive MacBook line with a version featuring the latest sixth-generation dual-core Intel Core M …

FBI found no new information on San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

The FBI has had three weeks to examine the unlocked iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, and U.S. law enforcement officials are finally ready to say whether they were able to find anything of use on the handset.<p>The answer? Not much. Although that’s not the way they’re presenting …

New iPhone 7 Details Reveal Bad News For Apple

Thinking about buying an iPhone 7? New revelations suggest that, unless you’re desperate to help Apple’s bottom line, you might want to reconsider…<p>Shaking up the tech world with this news is a familiar face: famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Widely regarded as “the best Apple analyst on …

IPhone 7

Cellphone in missing Florida teens case to be reviewed by Apple

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A recovered cellphone at the center of a dispute between the families of two Florida teens who went missing during a fishing trip last summer will be examined by Apple Inc, the manufacturer, in an agreement reached during a hearing on Friday, according to a local media report.<p>If Apple …

Florida

How going to Mars can pave the way to saving the Earth – Joe Mascaro

Al Gore often ends his presentations on climate change by showing a classic image of the Blue Marble – the full sunlit disk of the Earth, hanging …

Carbon Emissions

Google takes a stand against predatory lending ads

In July, the company will stop showing ads offering payday loans with short repayment terms.<p>From July 13th, Google will ban adverts that promote predatory lending and other dubious financial products. In a blog post written by David Graff, the firm's director of policy, it's said that adverts for …