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Top 10 Secret Features in iOS 10

iOS 10 is packed full of new features, but the best ones are often hidden under the hood. Here are some of our favorite lesser-known new features, …

Tim Cook Just Nailed the Problem with Virtual Reality

Why augmented reality like Google Glass, not Oculus, is the future.<p>In the past, Apple C.E.O. <b>Tim Cook</b> has been reticent when it comes to his company’s plans to develop virtual and augmented reality technology. It is “really cool and has some interesting applications,” he said in January during a …

Augmented Reality

Apple fans aren't impressed with the iPhone's hottest new feature

3D Touch, the pressure-sensitive screen on the iPhone 6s, was pitched as the feature that would change the way we interact with our devices.<p>But seven …

John Gruber

Alphabet's Schaft shows off its bipedal robot

Is my robot servant here yet? Our dream of robot companions may be a bit far-fetched and a long ways off, but robotics are definitely evolving as we get close to an automated world. Google is especially fond of robots, which is why they acquired companies like Boston Dynamics, Industrial …

Robotics

Latest Rumors On The iPhone 7

New pictures have surfaced on the iPhone 7 on what it might look like, as well as more rumors regarding dual camera, larger battery, and it might …

Apple Watch 2 with 20-40% thinner casing may be introduced in June

According to analyst Brian White of Drexel Hamilton, Apple may introduce a completely revamped version of the Apple Watch as early as June. While …

Smartwatches

Google Fiber drops a free service in its original city

Google Fiber's biggest hook has always been its $70 gigabit internet access, but there has usually been a far more frugal option: you could get free 5Mbps service if you were willing to pay a construction fee. However, that choice appears to be going away in at least one city. Google has quietly …

Lookout App For Apple Watch Buzzes Your Wrist When You Leave Your iPhone Behind

Mobile security app Lookout has received quite the update recently, bringing with it an Apple Watch app that could actually be the killer companion …

Where have all the tablets gone?

Commentary: To say it's been a slow year for tablets would be an understatement. What's the deal?<p>Tablets are like vinyl records and Tupac, people either think they're dead or alive.<p>Despite the drought in new models, tablets aren't dead. However, the same can't be said about the hype around them. …

How to reduce your Android or iPhone data usage

It's a familiar feeling when you get a text from your phone provider saying you've nearly run out of data for the month. Depending on what sort of mobile phone contract you're on, if you don't keep an eye on the amount of data you're using you can find yourself landed with a hefty bill.<p>Here's 10 …

Samsung Has Patented An Augmented Reality Smart-Contact Lens

Technology Photo credit: Alpha Zynism/ShutterstockGoogle Glass perhaps didn’t receive the earth-shattering response the company – and world – had …

Augmented Reality

Hands on: Air Case for iPhone 6 and 6S

This is just about the perfect iPhone case, and at $40, it’s a damn good deal. Usually, battery cases are so bulky they’re only good for special …

Batteries

The top apps Apple thinks everyone should have on their iPhone

Getty/Justin Sullivan<p>There are over a million iPhone apps out there, and figuring out which ones are worth your time (and storage space) can be a …

Apps

Alienware-powered HTC Vive VR Systems Landing At Retail Locations This Month

Feeling physically present in a non-physical world is a magical thing, and consumer virtual reality headsets are pulling it off. However, evangelizing VR to people who haven’t tried it understandably results in looks of disbelief. You can’t properly convey the transformative power of virtual …

Virtual Reality

Poll: Should Apple introduce new color options for the iPhone 7?

If you ask me, Apple’s current color palette for the iPhone lineup is starting to look a bit dated. If it doesn’t introduce anything new in terms of colors with the next-generation <i>iPhone 7</i> this fall, the device will have pretty much the same color options since the iPhone 5s (rose gold aside), and …

Mobile Technology

Up to 40% Thinner Apple Watch 2 Predicted to Debut at WWDC in June

Apple analyst Brian White of Wall Street firm Drexel Hamilton, who is currently on a Chinese tech tour, today issued a pair of research notes highlighting his upcoming Apple Watch and iPhone expectations through the end of 2016.<p>Foremost, White cites a source who believes only the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 …

Apple Watch

Google expands self-driving car testing to Phoenix

Let's hope autonomous cars like the heat.<p>Capitalizing on the area's opportunities for extreme temperature testing, Google announced Thursday that it …

Gear & Gadgets

The top apps Apple thinks everyone should have on their iPhone

But Apple wants to help. The company recently released a list of the 10 apps, besides its own, that you should have on any new iPhone.<p>These are the essentials, and they range from powerful photo apps to ones designed to keep your accounts safe.<p>Here are Apple's 10 apps everyone should have:

Apps

Apple wouldn’t make a redesigned 4-inch iPhone, so these guys built the ‘iPhone 6 SE’

Although the iPhone SE is on track to be yet another massive hit for Apple, it’s not what every potential buyer was looking for out of a new 4-inch …

FBI bought 'a tool' to crack the San Bernardino iPhone

Last week, the US Justice Department dropped its encryption case against Apple thanks to a helping hand from a "third party." With some help, the government said it was able to access the contents of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone 5C, and this week FBI director James Comey …

9 Tricks That Will Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its …

Where we're going we don't need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lenses

The company looks to pack cameras, movement sensors, a transmitter and a display unit into contact lenses for an augmented reality experience.<p>With Gear VR, Samsung was one of the first companies to get its foot in the virtual reality door. Now, it looks like the South Korean electronics giant is …

Huawei unveils the TalkBand B3 wearable

Alongside its two new flagship phones, Huawei this morning also announced the TalkBand B3, a wearable device that sports both productivity and fitness features in what looks to be a pretty attractive package. As the name suggests, this is a band rather than a smartwatch — pretty close in form …

Wearable Tech

Finally, a camera that can live stream virtual reality

The medium of virtual reality is just beginning to blossom and developers are experimenting with how to take advantage of the technology. There have …

The World’s First Decent Ad For Virtual Reality

Look, virtual reality is fantastic and immersive and transformative and blah blah blah. We’ve all heard that. The problem is, VR looks horrible in advertisements and media stories, which are forced to show:<p>Weird dude standing alone in VR headset, feeling around a room as if he lost a …

Aging In Virtual Reality

Inside a suit that makes you feel 85 years old<p>Panting and sweating with a heart rate of 125 beats per minute and rising, I look up at Bran Ferren, whose futuristic aging suit I’m currently outfitting. “How far do you think you went?” he asks. “Pretty far,” I say feeling exhausted but proud and at …

8 innovations that could actually make airplanes more comfortable

The Oscars of the plane cabin, the Crystal Cabin Awards, were held in Hamburg on Tuesday night. This is as gala a gala event as you get in aviation. …

HP Says It Made the World's Thinnest Laptop

Most of today’s laptops are plenty portable. But HP’s latest offering proves that PC manufacturers are still finding ways to make their devices …