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LG G4 camera gets a resolution bump to match Galaxy S6

In classic LG fashion, the upcoming flagship G4 smartphone is being gradually revealed in a trickle of small announcements detailing its new features and specs. Earlier this week, we found out that the G4 will be among the leaders in terms of camera aperture, besting Samsung by the thinnest of …

Why The 'Experts' Failed To Predict The Apple Store's Success

Many retail experts and analysts failed to predict the massive success of the Apple Store when it first opened in 2001 because they made the mistake of confusing numbers with feelings. Numbers don’t have feelings; people do. And people drive a great customer experience.<p>On paper, the numbers didn’t …

Microsoft just made an aggressive move against Google in the cloud wars

Each of the three technology giants has a cloud platform, where applications can run at tremendous scales more efficiently in their own data centers.<p>Obviously, each would rather developers use their cloud platform than those others. That means giving the people who build applications the tools they …

Apple adds 10 new retailers to Apple Pay website, brings total to 68 merchants

Apple this evening has added 10 new retailers to its Apple Pay site, bringing the total to 68 merchants highlighted on its website. Eddy Cue revealed earlier this year that Apple Pay was available in Oracle Arena, home of the Golden State Warriors, and Apple has officially added the arena to its …

Apple photographed a flower over 24,000 times for a single Watch face

One of the Apple Watch's quirkier features is its "Motion" watch face, which sets the time against a backdrop of fluttering butterflies, floating jellyfish, and blooming flowers. Not everyone will like them, but Apple thought that some people <i>really</i> would. So, as <i>Wired</i>'s David Pierce recounts, the …

New Images Show China Literally Gaining Ground in South China Sea

<b>Washington:</b> The clusters of Chinese vessels busily dredge white sand and pump it onto partly submerged coral, aptly named Mischief Reef, transforming …

Why You Don't Really Want An Apple Watch (Yet)

The Internet is overflowing with Apple Watch reviews today in anticipation of the start of pre-orders for the Apple wearable later this week. Some reviews are glowing, while some are rather tepid. The mixed reviews are just one reason that you probably shouldn’t rush out to be the first on your …

The Xbox One Is Now A Television

Over-the-air channels, directly on your console.<p>When the Xbox One debuted, its promise wasn't about gaming at all — it was about the device's potential to become the centerpiece of your living room. Microsoft envisioned an experience in which everything on your TV was run through the Xbox — in …

Skype's real-time translator now speaks Italian and Chinese

Microsoft has been trialling its Skype Translator software that automatically translates voice calls between people, and it’s getting a language update today. While the initial version only supported English and Spanish, today’s update brings Italian and Chinese (Mandarin). "As you can imagine, …

Apple unveils new Siri tips website as it brings feature to more countries & Watch

After expanding several Siri features to 9 new countries earlier today, Apple this evening has unveiled a redesigned Siri website. The site gives a specific breakdown of what Apple’s voice assistant is capable of, as well as specific examples of questions it can answer.<p>Along the middle of the site …

Facebook launches standalone Messenger for web browsers

There's now a web browser version of Facebook Messenger to go along with the standalone smartphone apps the company is making everyone use. No, Facebook the website isn't taking away your ability to chat with friends. After the controversy that surrounded divorcing the two central features on …

Apple Watch Reviews, Tim Cook's Smartwatch Struggles To Tell The Time

Ahead of the retail debut of the Apple Watch, the first reviews of Tim Cook’s timepiece are appearing online. Apple has seeded a number of units around the geekerati of the tech press and blogs, and their views on the smartwatch are another step in setting consumer expectations. As with the other …

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Stanford's flexible aluminum-ion battery can fully charge in a little over one minute

The current Lithium-ion batteries we have in our smartphones today are slowly improving, but it seems as though these types of batteries just can’t keep up with what the rest of the tech world needs. Many other types of battery tech have surfaced over the years, but none have been as efficient or …

Mars has nitrogen, key to life: NASA

By drilling into Martian rocks, Curiosity found evidence of nitrates, compounds containing nitrogen that can be used by living organisms.<p>The Curiosity team has already found evidence that other ingredients needed for life, such as liquid water and organic matter, once existed at the site known as …