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Farewell, headphone jack. Apple is killing you, but we'll never forget the decades we shared

When the<p>SonyWalkman went on sale in 1979, music was stored on a cassette tape, power came from AA batteries and sound traveled through headphones plugged into a 3.5-mm audio jack.<p>Nearly 40 years later, smartphones double as personal audio players, music is stored in the cloud and rechargeable …

Entire world terrified about losing Apple AirPods that no one even owns yet

The world clearly has a pretty low regard for itself. Humanity’s self-esteem problems were on stark display yesterday when everyone’s first reaction to Apple’s new wireless headphones was exactly the same:<p>“I’m totally gonna lose those things.”<p>Seriously, people, are we really such bumbling idiots …

Apple's New AirPod Headphones Are a Terrible Design

Fewer wires isn't better. It's worse. Much worse.<p>You've probably heard by now, but the new iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack. This is going to be a pain for all kinds of reasons, but if you pick up a pair of Bluetooth headphones you should do just fine. And hey, what do you know, Apple …

Consumer Tech

Giant asteroid hurtles towards Earth

A MASSIVE two kilometre-wide asteroid has made a dramatic ‘near Earth pass’, coming within 15 million kilometres – a virtual whisker in space terms.

Asteroids

How Apple’s iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Retirement Impacts Music Lovers

The aux cord has been extinguished. SMH and RIP. By now you may have heard the news about the iPhone 7 and all the fancy features that it sports. And make no bones about it, the new device seems very impressive as our own Dan Seitz comprehensively describes. But you also may have heard the rumor is …

Did You Notice This Secret Way To Spot Who Wasn’t Human In John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’?

John Carpenter’s <i>The Thing</i> is re-releasing as a two-disc, special edition 2K Blu-ray on October 11, along with new commentary from cinematographer Dean Cundey. The commentary was moderated by Rob Galluzzo of Blumhouse, who revealed part of the commentary about a hidden detail in the movie which …

Construction

First Click: Forget the iPhone's disappearing headphone jack, what about the home button?

Let me be honest. When I first pitched this story to my editor I thought it was going to be about my dismay that Apple might be ditching the mechanical home button in the new iPhones being unveiled tomorrow — a rumor that’s been floated alongside the (more apocalyptic-seeming) disappearance of the …

Mobile Technology

Battlefield 1’s open beta comes to an end on September 8

Been having fun with the Battlefield 1 open beta? Unfortunately, all good things come to an end - and the beta does just that on September 8.

Battlefield 1

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New set photos reveal the third mystery villain of Spider-Man: Homecoming

I’ve got a dislike for superhero movies which throw one too many villains at the protagonist. One is great, two is fine and unless you’re at a party …

Comics

Here’s what you can do with the World of Warcraft: Legion companion app

The problem with a game like World of Warcraft is that it requires a player to pour hundreds, probably thousands of hours into it for it to be fully …

World of Warcraft

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World of Warcraft: Legion Day 7 journal — going far in Suramar

I’m in a strange place in my Legion adventure.<p>I’m at the max level, but that doesn’t really mean much. I’m still locked out of a lot of the content in World of Warcraft’s latest expansion until I earn some better gear and finish more quests. The work of a death knight is never over.<p>Day 1<br>• Day 2<br>• Day …

Disney’s shutdown of Marvel: Avengers Alliance games shows the difficulties of mobile

If Disney can’t succeed with a mobile game, then you know that the $36 billion mobile game market is truly difficult.<p>Late last week, the company shut down its Marvel: Avengers Alliance and Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 games. The first one was a big hit in the Facebook games era when it debuted 4.5 …

Pizza Hut's new 'Blockbuster Box' box is the perfect movie night companion

In a moment that I’m imagining featured at least one stoned executive, Pizza Hut came up with a genius<p>marketing gimmickidea for a dual-purpose pizza box that could keep your food warm (and in one piece) all while moonlighting as a smartphone-powered projector.<p>According to The Verge, each …

Motion design by Radio

Motion design is taking over and my prediction is that in a short period of time it will be a required skill for any visual designer or perhaps any …

This solar-powered backpack could end your battery woes forever

After a week using BirkSun’s solar-powered bag exclusively, I can honestly say I’m hooked. Why we don’t have solar panels on all our backpacks is beyond me, but the ability to charge a device without having to worry about first charging an external battery is a godsend — especially here in …

A 7-inch Google tablet built by Huawei could be on the way

Finally, a successor to the Nexus 7<p>Here’s something you might not have been expecting: alongside two new phones, it’s possible that Google will also announce a new 7-inch Android tablet very soon. According to Evan Blass, it will be released “before the end of the year,” sport 4GB of RAM, and be …

Android News

Global warming making oceans 'sick', scientists warn

Global warming is making the oceans sicker than ever before, spreading disease among animals and humans and threatening food security across the planet, a major scientific report said on Monday.<p>The findings, based on peer-reviewed research, were compiled by 80 scientists from 12 countries, experts …

Global Warming

Minimalist Kids Bedroom Design Ideas | Home Decorating Ideas

Bedroom is the important thing to have for your family. Bedroom is a room for you and your family sleep at night. A house must have several bedrooms. …

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What is the food that can really improve your eyesight?

<b>Many people suffer declining eyesight as they get older, but is there something we can eat to improve it, asks Michael Mosley.</b><p>My eyesight has never been good. I've worn glasses most of my life and as I get older that's a situation that I've only expected to get worse. When the Trust Me, I'm A …

Nutrition

10 of the craziest things people have implanted in their bodies

Cyborgs are not science future; sophisticated chips and sensor implants that merge man with machine are already here. There are people walking around with magnets in their finger tips and LED lights under their skin.<p>Here are some of the craziest ways that artists and technologists have hacked the …

Singularity

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Streaming science: Netflix’s new shows should have cable TV worried

From our friends at<p><b>BY AARON PRUNER</b><p>It’s been an interesting week for Netflix news. At least, if you’re into thought-provoking topics, intellectual …

These Closest-Ever Images of Jupiter Are "Like Nothing We Have Seen Before", Says NASA

Out of this world.<p>NASA just shared the most detailed images of Jupiter that humanity has ever seen, and no one was prepared for how unique the …

Astronomy

Nintendo’s been hiding a secret about Pokémon’s Snorlax for 20 years 【Video】

Clever <b>Pokédex Easter egg finally pays off</b> as sleepy Pocket Monster’s <b>true power is revealed</b> for first time in <b>Pokémon Sun and Moon</b>.<p>We recently found …