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Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event Roundup: Upgraded iPhone 6s, Bigger iPad Pro, Revamped Apple TV + Apple Watch updates

Apple’s Wednesday, September 9th event is shaping up to be one of the largest in the company’s history. The Cupertino-based company is planning to unveil several major new products on stage, including a pair of new iPhones with revamped internals, a sequel to the Apple TV, a larger version of the …

Smart TV

Apple Watch review: a status symbol for iOS devotees

​Mankind's fascination with watches capable of more than simply telling the time is nothing new. But recently, our collective interest in intelligent timepieces has spiked, and we have more and more powerful wrist-worn computers to choose from than ever -- whether made by startups with …

25 tips and tricks to improve Apple Watch battery life without compromising the experience

If you’ve already purchased an Apple Watch or you’re considering one, you should know that battery life on the device can be much better than Apple’s …

Smartwatches

Project CARS: The Final List of Cars Revealed

Pretty substantial.<p>Project CARS' final list of vehicles has been confirmed.<p>Bandai Namco has revealed the comprehensive list of everything that will …

Aston Martin

Microsoft unveils new Hololens features

That bit in <i>Star Wars</i> where R2-D2 displays Princess Leia's holographic message to Obi Wan is edging closer to everyday fact rather than science …

Apple Watch has as much RAM as iPhone 4

Now that the Apple Watch is out in the wild, we’re starting to see teardowns of its internals. iFixit has shown us the Taptic Engine, Digital Crown and tiny battery, but it wasn’t able to pry open the little computer that runs the entire device, the S1.<p>It turns out that the Watch’s system-on-a-chip …

Apple Watch

Apple Releases Three 1-Minute Ads for Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is certainly creating a lot of buzz today, now that people are beginning to receive them. And to go along with that, Apple has released three new one-minute ads showcasing the many different ways in which the watch can be used: making payments, connecting with other people, tracking …

Apple Watch

iOS 8.3 How-to: Type like a Vulcan

With Apple’s release of iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3, there are now over 300 new emojis including diversity options. Apple uses the unicode emoji set, which includes Spock’s Vulcan salute. However, Apple hasn’t added the Vulcan salute — or “raised hand with fingers separated between the ring and the …

Spock

Apple Watch Sold Out in Less Than 6 Hours as Shipping Times Slip on All Models

Apple has officially sold out of Apple Watch stock to be delivered within the April 24 launch day timeframe, as shipping times for all models have slipped to 4-6 weeks or later less than 6 hours after pre-orders started at 12:01 AM Pacific today. Apple Watch Sport models were the first to sell out, …

Apple Watch

Destiny's Lost Story Reveals A Very Different Game Prior To Launch

A couple weeks ago, I posted about a recurring fan theory that had the potential to turn the story of Destiny on its head, changing it from the worst aspect of the game into something rather excellent. The idea was that there was a twist hidden under the surface of the narrative, that the player is …

The Line For The iPhone 6 Stretches 12 City Blocks This Morning — And People Are Sleeping In Boxes

Everyone wants the new iPhone.<p>The line for the phones at the Flagship Apple Store, which opens at 8 a.m. Friday to the public, stretched 12 city blocks — from 59th and 5th to 71st and 5th — by 6 a.m. Friday.<p>People on 71st street were camped out.<p>Some were in beach chairs playing cards, but these …

Guess CEO to Tim Cook: Welcome Apple, Seriously

It's reminiscent of the 1981 letter Apple sent welcoming IBM to the PC business. And we all know how prescient that proved to be.<p>In an homage to the letter Apple sent welcoming IBM to the PC market in 1981, the woman behind Guess watches sent Tim Cook a letter welcoming him to the watch …

15 Awesome Things We Learned From Steve Jobs' 1985 Playboy Interview

As with most long interviews with the late CEO, it's filled with fantastic nuggets about his life, Apple, and the future of computing.<p>We pulled out our 15 favorite quotes and anecdotes for you to check out.

Andy Warhol

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?<p>Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who …

Miley Cyrus

Apple plans big Maps updates for iOS 8: Transit directions, better data, and more

Slowly, but steadily, Apple is working to make its Maps app as useful as Google Maps.<p>With the upcoming iOS 8 update, Apple is gearing up to make its biggest changes yet to Maps with the addition of transit directions and a slew of new data from a variety of sources, sources tell 9to5Mac.<p>Currently, …

Respawn Explains Titanfall's 48GB PC Install

All to do with audio.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Titanfall has a 48GB install on PC due to the demands of its uncompressed audio, Respawn has revealed.<p>Speaking …

iOS 7.1 Arrives Bringing CarPlay Support, Visual Tweaks, Siri Improvements And More

Apple has just released iOS 7.1, the first major update for iOS 7 since its launch back in September. The update has been available to developers for some time now and brings a lot of small but interesting changes to Apple’s mobile OS, including continued visual tweaks of the all-new iOS 7 …

A closer look at Titanfall's not-so-secret weapon: Microsoft's cloud

While you were busy running along walls and throwing missiles back at your opponents during the <i>Titanfall</i> beta, countless data centers across the world were making sure that each AI-controlled Titan bodyguard had your back. Much of the frenetic action in Respawn Entertainment's debut game rests on …

New Facebook Ads Show How To Interact With People You Actually Care About, In Real Life

The social network is combatting those criticisms with a new ad campaign, titled "Where will your friends take you?" It shows how Facebook can be used to bring people together offline to make life better.<p>According to Mashable, the ads were made by Wieden+Kennedy, the same agency behind 2012's …

Apple Handles 'Several Billion' iMessages and 15 to 20 Million FaceTime Calls Daily [Updated]

During today's annual stockholders meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed (via <i>Bloomberg</i>) that 40 billion iMessages and 15 to 20 million FaceTime calls are made daily. That number suggests iMessage has grown exponentially over the course of the last year as usage numbers were at two billion messages …

Microsoft Said To Be Considering A Free Version Of Windows 8.1

Microsoft is looking at a cost conscious crisis, relative to both mobile and desktop hardware, and on the heels of the news that it might be reducing its Windows Phone software license fee, there’s new evidence that it’s looking at pursuing the same strategy for the desktop. The Verge reports that …

Apple TV Business Generated $1 Billion in 2013, Cook Says 'Difficult to Call It a Hobby'

During Apple's annual stockholders meeting in Cupertino today, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple sold more than $1 billion worth of its Apple TV set-top box in 2013, putting sales at close to 10 million units for the year.<p>This is a roughly double the 5 million it sold in fiscal 2012, which was …

Samsung Officially Announces Galaxy S5, Fitness SmartBand

When Samsung talks new devices, the tech world pays attention. At a press event in New York City, we were able to get our hands on Samsung's newest offerings.<p>When Samsung talks new devices, the tech world pays attention. President and CEO JK Shin didn't waste time at Samsung's press conference in …

Banished Review - IGN Video

Indie city-builder Banished is the most fun you'll have simulating famine all year.

Google Unveils A Smartphone Prototype That Maps The World

Project Tango constantly scans its surroundings, giving people--and Google--better maps than ever<p>As great as Google Maps is, if you need to be directed to somewhere _really _specific--as in, a specific room in a specific building on a specific street--it stumbles. Not too long ago, we predicted …

Augmented Reality

Windows 8.1's first major update leaks online: improved Store app integration, time-saving tweaks

Microsoft's incoming Windows 8.1 update might not make any grandiose changes, but it looks as if it will offer some appreciated navigation and start-up improvements. A new build has leaked online offering risky types the chance to try it several weeks before the official release. As teased last …

iPhone 5S users gobble up the most data, says study

iPhone and iPad owners in general chew up the most data, but Samsung device owners also get their fill, according to a report from JDSU.<p>iPhone 5S owners are the data-hungriest of all mobile device users, says a report released Thursday by JDSU.<p>Users of the 5S slurp up seven times more data over the …

iPhone

Google Glass at the movies gets man interrogated

A man wearing Google Glass in an Ohio movie theater says the FBI pulled him out and accused him of recording the movie with his device.<p>There are enemies of the state, and then there are enemies of Jack Ryan.<p>A Google Glass wearer has told an extraordinary story of going to his local movie theater in …

Google Glass

Why it’s time for the U.S. to get serious about its broadband problem

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: U.S. Capitol<p>A recent international ranking placing the United States 35th in bandwidth has generated another round of …

Here’s What Steam’s New Virtual Reality Interface Looks Like

Early this morning, Valve announced that they were working on a new interface for Steam, custom-tailored for virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift.<p>Unless you’re a super-ultra-mega early adopter and have a Rift nearby , it can be kind of hard to picture what such an interface might look …