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Elon Musk couldn’t be more excited about Apple Car

If Apple ever does get around to building an electric car, no-one would welcome the move more than Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>In Tesla’s Q1 earnings call yesterday, the pioneering entrepreneur behind Tesla, Space X and, most recently, revolutionary solar batteries chimed in on Apple’s reported electric …

Tesla

China's Strict New Security Laws Are Bad News For Apple

Now, companies hoping to sell equipment to Chinese financial bodies will have to give the Chinese government unprecedented access to their products, according to documents seen by the newspaper. This includes handing over source code, establishing research centres in the country and building …

Why Apple keeps winning in style

Technically Incorrect: As technology becomes more fixated on fashion, the maker of the iPhone and the Apple Watch is well placed to take advantage.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The money men took notes and couldn't suppress their …

Top Gear

T-Mobile tries to make everyone on Twitter feel special with the same few Kim K selfies

From Kim's 'private stash'<p>Attention Twitter: If Kim Kardashian has been sending you personalized selfies, don't get too excited. Earlier tonight, T-Mobile started mentioning random users pretending to be Kim K offering up selfies from her "private stash."<p>Kim satirized herself in T-Mobile's Super …

iPhone sales take a big bite out of Android shipments

For the first time ever, shipments of Android smartphones fell in the holiday quarter.<p>The holidays weren't so jolly for Android smartphones, after all.<p>Shipments of Android-running smartphones fell in the last three months of 2014 as consumers bought Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in …

Mobile

Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.<p>For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors …

Phones

Third-Party Tesla App Provides Look at Opportunities and Limitations of Apple Watch Development [Updated]

Apple made its WatchKit SDK available alongside the release of iOS 8.2 and Xcode 6.2 beta in November, enabling developers to begin creating apps and software for the wrist-worn device. Looking beyond mockups and conceptual apps, however, a new third-party Tesla app designed by ELEKS offers insight …

Smartwatches

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Hits 204 MPH

Dodge boasts that the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat is the world’s fastest and most powerful production sedan ever, but just how did it get there? The brand behind the beast released a new video showing what went on during the final testing phase of the 707-hp sedan.<p>It all took place on July 24, 2014 at …

Canon 5Ds Leaked! It’s a 50.6MP Full Frame DSLR

It looks like the rumors were spot on. A sneak peek of the not-yet-announced Canon 5Ds full frame DSLR camera has leaked onto the Web. The photograph …

Report: AOL’s TUAW closing Feb. 2

The long-rumored news comes from The Verge: TUAW.com is closing as of Feb 2. I didn’t like all of what they did there, but there was a solid group of writers and people that I will miss reading.<p>AOL is shutting down <i>The Unofficial Apple Weblog</i>, better known as <i>TUAW</i>, sources familiar with the situation …

AOL

iTunes 12.1 gives Mac users a sexy new Notification Center widget

It’s been six months since Apple unveiled iTunes 12, the latest version of its multimedia mega-app. Updates since then have been few and far between, but today Apple released the first big one: iTunes 12.1, which introduced a swank new media control widget for Notification Center.<p>As you might …

App Store

Rest in Pod: Apple no longer reporting iPod sales

Although the iMac generated a whole lot of buzz for Apple upon Steve Jobs’ return in the late 1990s, it was the debut of the iPod in October 2001 that truly dispatched Apple on its path to astronomical levels of success: a path it hasn’t strayed from in the near decade-and-a-half since then.<p>Which …

iPod

Jay Z takes aim at Dr. Dre with his own high-def music streamer

Dr. Dre became the first billionaire of hip-hop thanks to Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music and its accompanying over-priced headphone brand. Jay Z is pretty much the only big name rapper that hasn’t imitated Dre by slapped his name on headphones. Instead, he’s decided to do the next …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to stream the Super Bowl for free to your iPad or iPhone

This year’s Super Bowl will be streamed for free over the internet in full HD, no cable subscription required. Completely unbundling the big game is an effort on NBC’s part to promote its TV Everywhere service, which ironically requires a cable subscription.<p>11 hours of content will be streamed for …

NFL

eBay is planning an Apple Watch app

At least one of the big boys is planning on developing an app for the Apple Watch. eBay has posted an ad listing, looking for a developer to help them come up with a bidding app for Cupertino’s new smartwatch.<p>Although the ad was originally posted to eBay’s career page way back in November, it has …

Apple Watch

Renault has a futuristic 'Gran Turismo' concept car too

The Nissan GT-R and Chevy's Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo are about to get some fresh company thanks to French automaker Renault. The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo is the latest <i>Gran Turismo 6</i> ride turned concept vehicle, and weighing in at around 1,984 pounds (900 kilograms) it's lighter than a …

The World's Most Profitable Company Ever Was Launched in My Grandma's House

Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Ralph Morse—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>Ted Thai—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Kristy …

Tesla Model S is getting even quicker through a software update

If you didn't think that Tesla's Model S P85D was bonkers <i>enough</i>, you're in for a treat. Elon Musk has revealed that the already speedy electric sedan is getting a software update that will improve its 0-60MPH acceleration time by a tenth of a second, to 3.1 seconds. That may not sound like much, …

iTunes 12 updated with Yosemite Notification Center Widget

Apple updated iTunes to version 12.1 with a new Notification Center Widget.<p>The new iTunes Widget lets you see what’s playing, skip ahead to the next song and buy songs if you’re listening to iTunes Radio.<p>Apple says the update also improves the syncing performance of iOS devices.

iTunes

Sorry, your broadband Internet technically isn't broadband anymore

The FCC has raised the benchmark for broadband speed to 25 megabits per second, above the speed that many Americans receive with their home connection.<p>The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday rewrote the definition of high-speed Internet, and chances are, your connection isn't up to …

Net Neutrality

Dell Says It's Ready For Apple's Next MacBook Air

Dell is ready for any new MacBook Air Apple throws at it this year.<p>Donnie Oliphant, Director of XPS Product Marketing, fully expects Apple to up the ante this year with a thinner, lighter design.<p>“We definitely believe that the next MacBook Air is going to be a very aggressive design,” he said in a …

MacBook Air

Apple adds new ‘Free on iTunes’ section featuring singles and TV shows to iTunes Store

Following the removal of the free iTunes Single of the Week promotion, Apple has created a new section in its music store (at least in the United States, for now) called “Free on iTunes” that gives users the chance to download new songs and TV shows on-the-house.<p>This new section includes music from …

TV shows

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

New Apple partner IBM prepares for another round of layoffs

<i>Update: Downplaying reports about the size of its impending layoffs, IBM says it will let go of only “several thousand people,” not the much-larger number reported by Forbes. We’ve updated this story and its headline to reflect IBM’s statements.</i><p>Things aren’t going well for IBM. Six months into its …

IBM

MasterCard brings Apple Pay to the PGA Tour w/ perks for attendees paying from iPhone

MasterCard announced today that it’s bringing Apple Pay to the PGA Tour starting with its first stop at the Waste Management Phoenix Open kicking off this week.<p>MasterCard will also offer attendees using Apple Pay the chance to earn rewards through its Priceless Surprise program.<p><i>Food and beverage</i> …

Apple Pay

Apple now sells more iPhones in China than the U.S.

China may have been a bit late to the iPhone 6 party due to a drawn-out regulatory approval period, but it seems the wait was worth it — both for Chinese customers and Tim Cook’s wallet.<p>Ahead of what should be a blockbuster earnings call for Apple on January 27, UBS analysts are predicting that the …

China

Apple's AuthenTec Acquisition Left Nexus 6 Without a Fingerprint Sensor

The dimple on the back of Motorola's Nexus 6 would have featured a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor if Apple had not acquired sensor firm AuthenTec in 2012, according to former Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside.<p>In an interview with <i>The Telegraph</i>, Woodside states the company had plans to include …

Mobile Technology

HP names more execs in its dual company strategy

Image copyright Shutterstock / iQoncept.When Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman announced plans to split the company in half in October, she said she …

IT

KGI: Apple likely to sell stylus accessory alongside 12-inch ‘iPad Pro’

According to a new report by KGI, Apple will soon introduce a stylus accessory for its iPad products, targeted at the expected (but still officially unconfirmed) larger-screened ~12 inch iPad Pro. Both products are quoted for release sometime this year, with KGI most recently quoting a Q2 launch …

IPad Pro

TAG Heuer exec changes tune on Apple Watch, says he’ll likely wear one, even while gearing up to challenge it

TAG Heuer executive Jean-Claude Biver may have dismissed the Apple Watch just a few short months ago (as Apple was poaching members of the company’s leadership for the project), but it seems he has recently had a change of heart. In an interview with Bloomberg, Biver called the upcoming gadget “a …

Smartwatches