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South Africa is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court

South Africa plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) over concerns that the court is biased against African nations, Reuters reports.<p>The ICC has “lost its direction,” Obed Bapela, the South African deputy minister, said after a meeting of the African National Congress (ANC). …

South Africa

Apple shoots down ‘Chipgate’ claims that its new iPhones have huge differences in battery life

The Cupertino company is now shooting back at the tests used. It said in a statement to TechCrunch that the tests are "not representative of real-world usage."<p>"The actual battery life of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, even taking into account variable component differences, vary within just 2-3% …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Making Big Hiring Push in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Apple is stepping up its efforts to recruit employees focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning, reports <i>Reuters</i>. The report suggests Apple is looking to challenge Google's lead in features such as Google Now that learn to anticipate smartphone users' needs, something Apple is starting …

Machine Learning

'iPhone 7' Thickness Likely to Approach iPod Touch

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report that suggests next year's "iPhone 7" could be Apple's thinnest smartphone yet, with a thickness of somewhere between 6.0mm and 6.5mm, which Kuo mentions is a near similar measurement of the current iPod touch's 6.1mm. As a comparison, the …

Mobile Technology

Amazon is reportedly going to sell a $50 tablet

IPad Air

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, …

If the new Apple TV running iOS 9 looks this gorgeous, take our money now

We know that the next Apple TV will be a radical, gaming focused overhaul of Apple’s streaming set-top box, but what will it actually look like? Wednesday will tell, but if it looks and feels anything like this iOS 9 overhauled concept by Andrew Ambrosino, we’ll be pretty happy indeed.<p>Ironically …

Smart TV

Apple might be working on a super-thin iPhone 7

Wait, iPhone 7? Isn't the Sept. 9 Apple event about the (very likely) release of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus? Well, yes, but a new report looks …

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

iPhone 6s to have ‘3D Touch’ three-level, next-gen Force Touch interface

One of the cornerstone features of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, to be announced next Wednesday, is a screen based on the Force Touch technology from the latest MacBook trackpads and the Apple Watch. However, as we noted in previous articles such as our event expectations roundup from …

Nextgen

State official uses Facebook to expose secret photo-hiding app

The good news: Kanye West will "not" be our first millennial president (he's just a young, confused Gen X'er).<p>The bad news: As millennials <i>do</i> rise to …

Apps

Stars Turn Out for Venice Film Festival

Mark Ruffalo

Sony Ignores Apple And Sets Ambitious Price For The Xperia Z5 Premium

Sony has had a good week with its reveal of the Sony Xperia Z5 family of smartphones at the IFA trade show in Berlin, and with news of the pricing on the handsets, it could be a very nice end of the year for the Japanese company. It certainly looks more promising than the first half of 2015.<p>Forbes’ …

Phones

Apple event expected to focus on iPhones, TV

Apple remained mum even as rumors ran rampant about what is in store at the San Francisco media event.<p>In trademark enigmatic style, invitations provided little more than the time and place of the event, to be held at the spacious Bill Graham Civic Auditorium near city hall.<p>A line on the invite …

Smart TV