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iWatch and iPhone 6 'launching in October'

Both the fabled iWatch and the next iPhone are due for release in October, a new report suggests<p><b>Apple</b>'s much-rumoured iWatch will be on sale by October, according to new reports.<p>The alleged smartwatch will feature a curved touchscreen and run on iOS, allowing it to connect to iPhones and iPads, …

Facial recognition software helps convict a robber

<i>Watch Dogs</i>' vision of a super-connected Chicago may be truer than you think. A local judge has convicted Pierre Martin of armed robbery after police used facial recognition software (NEC's NeoFace) to match surveillance camera footage with an existing mugshot. While the cops still used witnesses to …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 6: Finishing the Prototype

<i>Do you have an idea for an app, but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How To Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Join me each</i> …

iOS Apps

SteelSeries announces full-sized Made-for-iPhone/iPad bluetooth game controller

We previously reviewed the first Made-for-iPhone/iPad “Stratus” controller launched by SteelSeries and today the company announced a full-sized version with the introduction of Stratus XL:<p>The Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller features a console-style layout with a pressure-sensitive directional …

Tesla Wants To Open Its Supercharger Standard To Other Electric Car Makers

Elon Musk is willing to share the technology behind his Tesla Superchargers, the fast-charging plug-in stations for his company’s electric cars, the CEO revealed at the UK launch of the Model S this past weekend (via Engadget).<p>Musk said he’d be willing to open up the designs in order to build a …

UK to introduce new road laws allowing the use of self-driving cars

Not to be left behind by developments in the US, the UK government is set to rewrite road laws to allow self-driving cars on Britain's roads. According to <i>Mail Online</i>, science minister David Willetts has already opened discussions with the Department for Transport to help British companies develop …

New lock screen bypass discovered in iOS 7, allows access in 5 seconds under certain circumstances (Update: Resolved)

<b>Update 6/30:</b> It appears iOS 7.1.2 has resolved the issue: <i>A state management issue existed in the handling of the telephony state while in Airplane Mode. This issue was addressed through improved state management while in Airplane Mode.</i><p>A new lock screen bypass has been discovered in iOS 7 that …

Elon Musk Has Been Thinking About Making A Flying Car AND A Submarine Car

"I've thought about it quite a lot...We could definitely make a flying car - but that's not the hard part," Musk told The Independent in an interview this weekend. "The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that's super safe and quiet? Because if it's a howler, you're going to make people very …

Elon Musk

Google Drive Partners With + Pool

Last summer, +Pool, a project to construct a floating swimming pool in the middle of New York City's East River, raised more than $273,000 on Kickstarter.<p>When complete, +Pool will give New Yorkers a clean place to swim, with a natural filtration system that could clean up to half a million gallons …

Google Drive

Astronaut posts first Vine from space, and it's lovely

Astronaut Reid Wiseman, NASA's latest social-media star, just broke some new ground with the first Vine posted from space.<p>Astronaut Reid Wiseman is currently zipping around miles above the surface of our Blue Marble inside the International Space Station. He's doing important scientific astronaut …

Social Media

Microsoft bets on Kinect-like gestures for the future of Windows Phone

Microsoft is trying to cram Kinect-like features into its future flagship Windows Phone handsets. At least one device, codenamed McLaren, will debut on a range of US carriers later this year with features that let you hover your finger over the screen to interact with games and applications without …