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iOS 11: How to customize Control Center

iOS 11 brings a brand new Control Center and also some nice customization options. Follow along for how to quickly get Control Center tuned to your preferences.<p>Now that the iOS 11 public beta is available in addition to the developer beta, more and more users are giving Apple’s latest mobile OS a …

Beta Testing

A biometric ring could replace your passwords, cards and keys

Smart rings aren't a novel idea: There are plenty of fitness tracking, notification-sending, payment or even protective finger ornaments around. But none have the ability to identify you and authorize your transactions wherever you go. That is, until Token hits the market. It's a biometric ring …

How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms

At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump on how public schools could better serve the nation’s needs. To help solve a “huge deficit in the skills that we need today,” Mr. Cook said, the …

Computer Science

The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons

Get to grips with Apple's streaming app.<p>With the iPod and the original iTunes digital store, Apple stood at the forefront of the digital music revolution. In 2015, the computer behemoth finally embraced the idea of streaming with the launch of Apple Music. Whether you're new to the service or …

Apple Music

How-To: Install iOS 11 public beta on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

As we just noted, the iOS 11 public beta has been released for anyone who is interested in trying iOS 11 before it is officially released later this fall. That means that you don’t have to be a registered Apple developer in order to install iOS 11, as the public beta process affords a …

Beta Testing

What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 12-18

<i>At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.</i><p><b>New on DVD and Blu-ray</b><p><b>"The LEGO Batman Movie"</b><br>Will Arnett has fired up the bat-signal: His LEGO Batman is ready for your batcave this Tuesday, June 13 on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K …

Entertainment

Apple's Plan To Dominate Silicon

Before creating my industry analyst and research company, I was fortunate enough to spend over a decade as an executive in semiconductors at Advanced Micro Devices and nearly another decade as a PC and server OEM at Compaq (purchased by HP), AT&T GIS and NCR (purchased then spun out by AT&T). I’ve …

Computer Hardware

The Future Of Astronomy: Thousands Of Radio Telescopes That Can See Beyond The Stars

How can you see neutral atoms? After all, unless you’re dealing in either reflected light or with atoms that are themselves in an excited state, neutral atoms are some of the most optically boring materials that there are. Atoms are made of negatively charged electrons surrounding a positively …

Universe

Protest and turmoil rock last day of Texas legislative session

<b>(CNN) —</b> Texas ended its contentious legislative session Monday as protesters packed into the state Capitol over a new ban on sanctuary cities, and lawmakers erupted into a heated argument with alleged death threats on the House floor.<p>The chaotic last day at the legislature marked a symbolic end to …

Rights & Freedoms

Love It or Loathe It? Beds are Trending Lower & Lower

I think it safe to say that, while we're probably at the height of the bed-in-a-box phenomenon, beds themselves are at an all time low, literally. …

Storage Ideas

10 best food delivery apps for Android

Food delivery is starting to become a really big deal. Companies are popping up all over the world. Their goal is to deliver food from restaurants to your doorstep. However, there seems to be a large gap between the companies that do it well and the ones that don’t. In this roundup, we’ll try to …

Apps

The search for a habitable second Earth

Contact with extraterrestrial life would be an epochal event. Even the discovery of a simple alien organism would be transformative, giving us unprecedented insight into how life forms on Earth and other planets. Yet, there's exactly zero proof that life exists beyond this world -- not one alien …

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with …

North Africa

How to use Snapchat in 2017

It’s easier than you’d think<p>From the beginning, Snapchat has never been a particularly intuitive app to use. And now, five years in, with the addition of more and more new features and several redesigns, using the ephemeral messaging app can still be confusing if you don’t already know where …

Mobile Photography

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Archaeology

I Don’t Want a Narrower iPhone

There are two things I don’t like about phones in general.<p>Landscape video in portrait mode sucks<br>• It’s the length of the phone that is uncomfortable in …

Apple gets Beyoncé to make its Watch exciting

Commentary: A new Apple ad tries to bring life and color to its smartwatch -- all accompanied by Bey's music. Now are you excited?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I've seen plenty of Apple Watches around.<p>I've even talked to people who …

Smartwatches

Sony wants phones of the future to 'share' battery power wirelessly

Wireless charging in mobile phones isn't a new phenomenon. In 2012, Nokia Lumia phones shipped with Qi wireless charging and manufacturers such as …

Wireless Charging

California could get truly driverless cars with new rules

Makers of autonomous cars have been able to test their vehicles on California's public roads for the past five years, but always with a human driver …

Regulation

Google's Uptime app offers unique way of watching YouTube videos with friends

Google opened the Area 120 startup combinator last year, which allows its employees to work on their own business ideas. Now, the first product developed at the incubator, called Uptime, has been officially announced. Uptime is a group video messaging app that lets you watch YouTube videos with …

Apps

Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak

In what amounts to an innocuous but important proof-of-concept, a hacker called qwertyoruiopz has released a pseduo-jailbreak that allows you to run arbitrary code on the Nintendo Switch. The interesting thing? Because of a bug in the browser software used on the Switch, the same jailbreak that let …

Net neutrality DOA? Here's what's next for the internet

Republicans are saying net neutrality rules are bad for business, while Democrats fear any changes will leave our internet rights vulnerable.<p>Just two years after adopting its net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission could be on the cusp of tearing them down.<p>In 2015, the FCC, led …

Net Neutrality

Facebook tells developers to not use data for surveillance

In response to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Color of Change and the Center for Media Justice, Facebook announced today that it will clarify its developer policy to explicitly prohibit the use of Facebook or Instagram data in surveillance tools.<p>The ACLU has revealed several …

Apple’s website now has a useful list of smart home gadgets that work with HomeKit

Apple’s list of HomeKit-compatible devices just got a whole lot better. While Apple has offered a list on its website that tracked which devices work with HomeKit, the new version (as first spotted by <i>9to5Mac</i>) is far more useful. It now sorts products by category instead of brand, and notes whether …

Apple's Carpool Karaoke Will Include Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams From Game of Thrones

<i>Game of Thrones</i> stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have announced via Twitter that they are filming for Apple Music's upcoming <i>Carpool Karaoke: The Series</i>. The two revealed their involvement with Apple's new television series while they were at South by Southwest to discuss <i>Game of</i> …

Samsung heir in hot water again as bribery evidence piles up

Things are going from bad to worse for Lee Jae-yong, 48-year-old vice chairman and presumed heir of Samsung Group. After spending a whopping 22 hours …

Inauguration Fun Facts and Firsts

The inauguration has been a key event at the start of each presidency since George Washington took the first oath of office in 1789.<p>Certain features …

Trump says he might lift Russia sanctions, is not committed to 'One China' policy

President-elect Donald Trump has rattled the foreign policy establishment yet again by saying he's open to lifting sanctions imposed on Russia for its alleged interference in the American election.<p>In an interview with the Wall Street Journal posted late Friday, Trump also said he was not committed …

Donald Trump

Nintendo’s weird and wonderful Switch console may be a hard sell for some

Nintendo's new Switch console is an odd gadget. The new $300 addition to Nintendo's hardware lineup, with a modular design that lets you take your quest or battle to-go, comes as Nintendo fights to regain a foothold in the console world. And some fear the video game giant will have to leave …

Retrogaming

12 iPhone reviews in 3 minutes for its 10th anniversary

The iPhone turned 10 on Monday, forever changing the course of smartphone history. But even game-changing devices, like humans, have good years and bad years. Remember antenna-gate? What about all of those dongles? And that time Apple tried to make the 5c happen. We've rounded up all our reviews …