Andrew Balboni

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5 tips for designing a brilliant Apple Watch app

Since the Apple Watch launched in April, some of the first generation apps built for the smartwatch have performed well, while others really, really …

Facebook Will Use These Lasers To Beam Internet From The Sky

Pew pew<p>On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he envisions a world where we can digitally send our emotions to others. But that technology is still a few years out, so it looks like now Zuck will have to settle for drones that shoot internet through lasers from the sky.<p>Zuckerberg gave us a …

Opinion: Apple Watch sales coverage plunges 90% in accuracy

With the iPhone and iPad, Apple issued press releases touting how many units the company sold on launch weekends, sometimes followed up with sales …

Apple Watch

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Space Shuttle

Turing Phone promises physical strength and secure communications like no other

Turing Robotic Industries recently took the wraps off a phone which — if it lives up to its promises — could be essentially indestructible and ridiculously secure. The Turing Phone is built from a “revolutionary liquid-metal” called Liquidmorphium which is stronger than steel and titanium. If that …

Mobile Technology

Construction of Giant Telescope Pushes on Despite Protests

The group building a huge telescope on Hawaii's tallest mountain plans to restart construction this week, ending a two-month delay caused by …

Everything that’s new in iOS 9 beta 2

Apple seeded iOS 9 beta 2 to developers today and while there aren’t any groundbreaking new features or drastic improvements, the company did manage to add a bunch of little changes and tweaks across the OS.<p>Most of the improvements are small design changes, but there are a couple really useful …

Genie transforms food pods into meals in 30 seconds

If you've seen an episode of <i>Star Trek</i>, you're likely familiar with the Replicator device on board the USS Enterprise that synthesized meals and beverages on demand. Well, a company in Israel created the modern-day equivalent to that appliance with Genie. The counter-top gadget uses food pods to …

Nomad Stand and Pod

The Nomad Stand ($60) comes in Space Grey or Silver, and the Pod ($60) provides up to 4 full charges of Apple Watch.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Looks Set To Outpace The iPhone In Year-One Sales

It’s easy to be skeptical about Apple’s prospects for its first smart watch, an expensive trinket whose necessity is still unclear even after relatively positive reviews. We all know that if you leave your smartphone (or iPhone) at home and get three minutes into a journey, you’ll probably turn …

Apple Wants Us to Pay for Music All Over Again

As digital music sales sink, Apple is taking aim at Spotify with its rumored streaming music service<p>We’re just a couple months away from a possible …

Sony Music

A tiny detail shows why the iPhone 6 design trumps Samsung’s Galaxy S6 design

There’s no denying that Samsung, with the release of the Galaxy S6, has really stepped up its game. The phone looks incredible, has netted …

Tesla’s secret breakthrough home battery detailed: Everything you need to know

Tesla will announce a new product at the end of April that’s not a car, CEO Elon Musk recently announced without revealing any further details. Even …

Solar Cell Combines Two Types of Photovoltaic Material to Produce More Energy

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material …

Clean Energy

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: Here's the difference

Apple and Samsung's flagship phones, the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 , are sure to dominate the smartphone world this year. Both phones are remarkably similar, in design, features and cost, but there are some telltale differences.<p>If you're looking to switch phones this year and have your sites on either …

Mobile Technology

Meet Olio, the high-end smartwatch that's about to take on Apple

Olio is a higher-end smartwatch that launched its first two collections today. The limited-edition pieces feature "top-of-the-line materials and craftsmanship typically found in high-end Swiss watches," the company states in a release.<p>One of Olio's co-founders, Steve Jacobs, has led product …

Tim Cook explains how Apple decides which new products to work on next

That was the case with the iPod in 2001, the iPhone in 2007, the iPad in 2009, and it could turn out to be true for the Apple Watch in 2015.<p>But how does Apple decide which product categories to pursue next?<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed exactly that in a recent interview with Fast Company, where he …

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Apple is only letting its best employees sell the $10,000 Apple Watch in stores

But Apple's sales techniques for its high-end Apple Watch Edition, which starts at $10,000, will be different from how it sells the Sport version ($350) and standard watch ($550).<p>Apple is only letting its most expensive employees that have the most experience sell its high-end watch, which can cost …

Google's Stubborn Nature Is Killing Android Wear

Google is losing the battle to establish Android Wear as the de facto platform of the smartwatch and wearables movement. Recently passing just over one million downloads of the Android OS client app from the Google Play Store, the combined effort of Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, Asus, and Sony has …

Could Apple's Trade-In Scheme For Android Hurt Samsung Galaxy S6 Sales?

Executives at Samsung must be fuming right now.<p>According to multiple reports out today, Apple will start accepting non-Apple devices as part of its trade-in program in the next few weeks.<p>That means Android phones. Which means Samsung phones.<p>Samsung’s flagship Galaxy range could well be among the …

South Korea just charged Uber CEO Travis Kalanick with operating an 'illegal' taxi service

Korean police announced the move on Tuesday, and say that if Uber continues doing business in the same way, officials will seek an arrest warrant against Kalanick.<p>Korean authorities yesterday charged Kalanick, as well as the head of Uber Korea, which Yonhap names only by his last name, Kang, and 27 …

New Liquid-Based 3D Printer Takes Minutes, Not Hours

Plus it has a real Terminator vibe<p>Rapid prototyping may soon get a whole lot more rapid, thanks to an entirely new method of 3D printing. Instead of taking hours to 3D-print something, it might soon take minutes.<p>The UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, who described their new process in the journal <i>Science</i>, …

Windows 10 will be free for software pirates

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," says Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. …

Windows 10

The Apple Watch: Do Entrepreneurs Love It Or Loathe It?

In order to enter the commercial mainstream the Apple Watch will have to win over more than just the company’s (admittedly huge) fan base.<p>Apple’s gargantuan sales means that even if it shifts millions of units, the watch could still be seen as a failure.<p>Nearly 75 million iPhones sold in Apple’s …

Is Gold About To Plunge To $1,000 Or Even Lower?

Since warning about a possible correction in gold and silver in late-January, gold has fallen by $125 and silver by $1.64. Though I am a longer-term fan of precious metals, I have been concerned in recent years about the risks posed by the ending of the commodities supercycle as well as the rising …

Stock Markets

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6: a pixel-perfect size comparison

I'll let you in on a little secret: I'm <i>really</i> looking forward to the Galaxy S6. After years of underwhelming flagship Galaxy devices, Samsung once again has a phone that people can be legitimately excited about. I spent only a few moments with the S6 at Mobile World Congress, but it was enough time …

Campaign

NASA Developing Real-Life Tractor Beams

[/caption]<p>If you are a <i>Star Trek</i> fan, you will of course be familiar with “tractor beams,” those cool-looking laser beams that can grab an object in …