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Three Apple workers hurt walking into glass walls in first month at $5bn HQ

Employees in Apple Park, Apple’s grand new spaceship-style headquarters in California, keep walking into glass doors and windows.<p>Despite warnings from a building inspector that people would not be able to tell where the door ends and the wall begins, at least three Apple employees walked or ran …

Apple Park

Apple is building a brand new campus for 7,000 employees in Texas

Everyone’s focused on Apple’s upcoming “spaceship” campus, but Apple is also currently hard at work on its second-largest global campus.<p>Based in Northwest Austin, TX, the 1.1 million square foot space will reportedly house around 7,000 local workers, and be responsible for Apple’s “business …

​Canon's 250-megapixel sensor powers eagle-eyed camera

Canon has squeezed 250 megapixels into a camera image sensor -- an impressive number, but not necessarily the one that Canon customers should exult over.<p>On Monday, the Japanese camera maker announced the image sensor has a resolution of 19,580x12,600 pixels on a chip measuring 29.2 by 20.2mm. That …

Finally, a 4K TV worth watching

If curved screens and the apparent threat of 8K leave you cold towards 4K, maybe Philips' focus on the <i>back</i> of its UHD TVs will get you to open up your wallet. The company's brought its crazy, dreamy projection-backed prototype TV into mass-production in the form of a 65-inch UHDTV. Pico projectors …

Google logo nearly jacks Microsoft's kindergarten style, but not exactly

Somewhere over the rainbow....you'll find giant tech companies borrowing the same pre-kindergarten array of colors for their logos.<p>Google's colorful, …

Graphic Design

I noticed that lava had shaded sides, even though it emits light! I couldn't unsee it so I tweaked it, how's it look? http://t.co/FoyMnq1sNn

Drone no-fly zone in California will stifle innovation, say industry advocates

If bill is signed by governor, it will be a trespass violation to fly unmanned aircraft or drones over private property below 350ft without consent of owner or tenant<p>California lawmakers have sided with privacy advocates to pass a bill that bans drones from flying lower than 350ft (106m) over …

Drones

Microsoft app turns iPhone into 3D scanner

If you keep track of the ways the iPhone is a revolutionary tool, you can soon add 3-D printing the growing list.<p>A Microsoft research team has created an app that turns any smartphone camera into a 3-D scanner without the need for extra hardware.<p>The MobileFusion app could open the world to 3-D …

Microsoft releases Cortana for Android beta to the public

A little over a month ago, an early version of an Microsoft’s Cortana app for Android leaked to the Web. Microsoft is now finally ready to officially release it to the public with the announcement of a public beta.<p>Cortana can do most of the things she does on your Windows 10 PC or Windows Phone. …

Should we keep the Stonecutter?

'Angry Birds 2' Review: Pay Or Die

<i>Angry Birds 2</i> is actually the 13th game in the franchise—a lucky number, that.<p>It comes on the heels of years of <i>Angry Birds</i> fever, hype, merchandise, and various and sundry imitators.<p>It’s a slick new take on the old formula—much more than just a new installment in the franchise—with better graphics …

Over 14 million devices now running Windows 10

Microsoft's brand-new Windows 10 operating system is now running on millions of computers and tablets around the world.<p>Windows 10 is now running on over 14 million devices, Microsoft announced in a blog post on Thursday. According to Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Windows and the Devices …

Windows 10

'Happy Birthday!' is dead, and it's all Facebook's fault

Facebook’s SMS notification allows users to post a birthday wish by replying with ‘1’ – meaning it would be more heartfelt to send ‘Wibble!’ to your friends<p>Good news! Birthday wishes are finally meaningless. All the birthday cards you’ve ever posted, all the tender heartfelt messages sent to loved …

SMS

Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

Amazon Prime Air project vice president Gur Kimchi used a NASA convention in California on Tuesday to fly the idea of dedicating separate air zones for commercial drones.<p>Kimchi proposed setting commercial drone zones between 200 and 400 feet (61 and 122 meters) above the ground, with a no-fly …

Windows 10 launch is a 'new era', says Microsoft boss

Dave Lee<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1183000/1183071_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532277475_37b780d4b836dcd134dd7fe821e7f7b3<p><b>Windows 10 marks a "new era" for personal computing, Microsoft's chief executive has said.</b><p>The software, launched globally on Wednesday, …

Windows 10

Apple should kill the 16GB iPhone, but it probably won't

In just a few short days, on September 9, Apple will introduce new iPhones, and if it follows its usual playbook, they'll be called the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus -- and be available for sale in many countries around the world by the Friday after next.<p>As an "S" model, we can expect the 2015 iPhones to …

The Backed Pack: Sphericam 2 opens the next round of VR capture tools

<i>Each week our friends at Backerjack highlight a cool crowdfunded gadget. This week we look at Sphericam 2, which is approaching 125 percent of its $150,000 goal.</i><p>The recent explosion of interest in virtual reality poses a problem that’s long been associated with new media: a dearth of content. The …

Interconnected rats' brains create organic computer

Scientists have been experimenting with brain-to-brain interfaces for years. Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke University Medical Center, in particular, has been making strides with his research on the subject. His team recently created a "Brainet" or a network of interconnected brains …

Office 2016 for Mac brings the first overhaul of Microsoft’s tools on OS X in 5 years

Microsoft’s plan to broaden the appeal of its subscription-based Office 365 service took another step forward today with the official launch of Office 2016 for Mac.<p>Already available across Windows, Android and iOS devices, the introduction of a new version for OS X – the first in five years – …

Apple Plans Record Production for Newest iPhone

Facebook says it's not building a streaming music service

At least not any time soon<p>Facebook is denying a report from <i>Music Ally</i> stating that it has plans to launch a streaming music service in the next few months. A Facebook spokesperson told <i>The Verge,</i> "we have no plans to go into music streaming." Earlier this month we reported that Facebook has been in …

iOS 9 public beta to be released today via Apple’s Beta Program (U: Available)

<b>Update</b>: The public beta is now available via Apple’s Beta Program site. Instructions on how to go about installing can be found here.<p>Alongside the public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple today has announced that it will release the public beta of iOS 9 later today. The public beta will allow …

Facebook introduces news feed preferences

Social network launches See First tool, allowing users to take more control over which stories appear at the top<p>Facebook has just announced changes to its news feed, allowing users to take more control over which stories appear first based on their interests.<p>The introduction of the See First tool …

Gamers Petition Sony For A #BetterPSN

Fed up gamers, game writers, and possibly some random people who just use their PlayStation to watch Netflix, are petitioning Sony for a better PlayStation Network. It’s taken the form of an online petition and the Twitter hashtag #BetterPSN.<p>It’s also being called PSN 2.0. Basically, people are …

Who wouldn't want an iPhone case that looks like a gun?

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You have to love the sales blurb.<p>This fine new product means "you can play games of Russian Roulette at parties!"<p>That would be a party that went off with a bang. For this is a product called the Gun Grip …

13 tips for taking better low light pictures with your smartphone

With July 4th coming up, you’ll want to make sure you can eke the best out of your phone’s camera for those nighttime fireworks.<p>Though phones vary in quality and features significantly, there are still some general tricks – both technical and common sense – you can pick up on to maximize image …

Mobile Photography

What Apple eventually got right in its awkward ’80s video

In 1987, Apple created a video set in 1997 that was all about how much better the world was with all of the amazing Apple products the company was going to create. Almost 20 years later, some of the predictions in this ’80s-tastic fantasy film are true, and some are laughably (and thankfully) …