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Opera Web Browser for OS X Gains Free Unlimited VPN Feature

Norway-based company Opera Software has integrated a virtual private network (VPN) feature into the latest developer version of its free Opera web browser for OS X.<p>A VPN creates an encrypted tunnel from the user's computer to the VPN server, hiding browsing activity from other users on the local …

Falcon wing doors on some Tesla Model X cars won't open or close

As the number of people who've received their Tesla Model X increases, so do the various bugs and glitches their new owners are noticing. Among the …

This smart mattress knows when you're hooking up with your neighbor

According to a recent study, Spanish men and women are some of the most unfaithful in all the world. In light of this, Durmet — a Spanish mattress company — has come up with a rather unorthodox solution to put an end to infidelity.<p>Color me skeptical that this actually exists, but if it does it’s on …

iPhone SE Vs iPhone 6S: What's The Difference?

The iPhone SE is a wonderful contradiction. On the one hand its low key arrival and ageing iPhone 5 design disappointed those hoping for an ‘iPhone 6S Mini’. But under the surface it is a revelation and outguns the more expensive iPhone 6S in key areas. So what are the major differences between …

Report: Apple reaches $2.6 billion agreement for Samsung to supply OLED panels starting in 2017

According to a new report from the Korean Herald, Samsung and Apple have reached a deal in which Samsung will supply around 100 million OLED display units to Apple beginning in 2017. The report comes as several other sources have stated that Apple plans to make the switch to OLED panels beginning …

Mobile Technology

Shuddle, the Uber-like service for getting your kids around, is shutting down tomorrow

If you’re a fan of Shuddle’s Uber-style driving service for getting your kids to school/playdates/etc., bad news: they’re shutting (shudding?) the doors tomorrow.<p>Related Articles<p>Nick Allen Is Out As CEO Of Shuddle, Doug Aley Steps In To Lead 'Uber For Kids' Startup Shuddle's New Ridesharing App …

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Shortened URLs make it easy to spy on people

Security researchers have discovered that short URLs are able to be brute-forced, potentially exposing personal data to anyone motivated to look. The issue was found by Martin Georgiev and Vitaly Shmatikov after looking at the abbreviated web addresses used by companies like Google, Microsoft and …

Apple expects your iPhone to be replaced after three years

Apple Watch expected to last only three years too, while Mac computers should last four, plus Apple slip-up points to OS X rebranding as MacOS<p>Apple has said that it expects so-called first owners of £500 iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches to replace them after only three years of use, and Mac …

Apple Watch

LG's 15-inch MacBook lookalike is now on sale from $1,100

This January, LG unveiled its 15-inch Gram laptop — a slim and lightweight Windows 10 machine that borrows liberally from the design stylings of Apple's MacBook. (And, really, there's nothing wrong with that.) Now, the company has announced pricing for the laptop, with the 15-inch Gram starting at …

Apple recovered nearly $40 million in gold through its recycling program last year

And $6 million in copper<p>Apple's recycling program is doing very well. As part of its annual environmental report that the company released yesterday, Apple declared that it had recovered nearly 90 million pounds of materials from Apple devices recycled through is program in 2015. Sixty-one million …

Rose Gold

Apple Expects You To Stop Using Your iPhone In Three Years

There is no mythical ‘self-destruct’ chip inside Apple’s hardware, but Cupertino has acknowledged that it believes its hardware has a definitive life span. And the suggested life feels rather on the low side.<p>The environmental policy’s QnA section addresses the question of how long an Apple device …

Alleged Xiaomi Max front panel leaks out in new images

The Xiaomi Max was recently named through a survey and now the first images of the device have appeared online. The leaked photos from Chinese microblogging site Baidu are just of the front display panel, but they reveal a truly huge phone.<p>The Xiaomi Max is reported to arrive with a 6.4-inch QHD …

Man who deleted his startup with one line of code is a huge troll

You might’ve heard the tragic-but-kind-of-funny story of Marco Marsala, who allegedly deleted his entire startup with a single line of code this past week. It was the ultimate case of IT bad luck – or carelessness, as some commenters suggested.<p>But all isn’t as it seems. In other words: another day, …

21 tiny design features that show Apple’s incredible attention to detail

Apple is known for its insane attention to detail. Oftentimes, it’s what sets Apple’s products apart from the competition.<p>Some of these features are incredibly useful and make the products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, …

Apple Watch

Virtual Reality Movie Makers Need To Focus on Viewers' Attention

We are at the very early stage of virtual reality and, now that a slew of headsets are out or about to come out, we’re going to see a flood of content ranging from games, to shorts videos, to full length movies. And, as almost anyone could have predicted, we’re already seeing VR porn. For the …

Electronic Skin Can Track Your Health And Fitness

Japanese researchers have taken a step closer to creating electronic skin—e-skin—by employing flexible electronics that can be worn as a second skin for biomedical and other applications. The aim is to have e-skin eventually become as much a part of our daily lives as the clothes we wear.<p>If this …

Nanotech

Jony Ive designs special iPad Pro for London's Design Museum

Apple's widely respected hardware designs have sometimes been likened to museum-quality pieces. Now the company's design chief is leveraging that …

IPad Pro

Sony, car makers halt production after Japan earthquakes

Southern Japan has been hit by two serious earthquakes in a matter of days, and those back-to-back disasters may have a significant impact on the tech industry. To start with, Sony has temporarily shut down factories making smartphone camera sensors in Kumamoto and Nagasaki over concerns of …

Tesla is about to abandon one of Elon Musk’s key business practices

Tesla has always been wary of too much demand for its cars.<p>But analysts and experts who follow the company have often worried that there isn’t enough demand for Tesla vehicles.<p>For the past two years, on nearly every quarterly conference call to discuss Tesla’s financial results with analysts, this …

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