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Evens 'EarPrint' H1 headphones make you realize how bad your hearing is

Get ready for the next audio trend: ‘EarPrint’ headphones that essentially work as glasses for your ears.<p>Even, a newish company that recently made waves with its original set of $99 in-ear monitors, is today introducing its second product, the full-size $179 H1. I’ve had the chance to try them out …

Mossberg: Why does Siri seem so dumb?

And if it doesn’t get smarter soon, what does it mean for Apple?<p>I’ve been familiar with Siri longer than most people. Way back in 2009, two years before Apple incorporated the intelligent digital assistant into the iPhone, I stood onstage with the inventors of the service while they debuted it at a …

SpaceX rocket explosion blows up Facebook's satellite plans

It was a bad morning Thursday for SpaceX, and a not so great one for Facebook's space ambitions either.<p>Explosions destroyed the SpaceX Falcon 9 and its Amos-6 satellite payload during a routine rocket firing in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The unmanned Falcon 9 had been scheduled to launch …

Space Travel

Apple patent hints at 'bone conduction' headphones

A patent awarded to Apple on Tuesday shows the company is researching the use of bone conduction technology to improve voice call quality in its EarPod headphones.<p>US Patent No. 9,363,596 shows a diagram detailing a pair of wired earbuds with an internal accelerometer that can distinguish between a …

26-year-old hacker gets $3M for self-driving car startup

A 26-year-old hacker just banked millions to take on Elon Musk.<p>George Hotz is the founder of Comma.ai, an autonomous driving startup that's roughly six months old. On Monday, top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced a $3.1 million investment in the company.<p>Comma.ai is working on a kit that will …

Artificial Intelligence

Some iPhone users are getting a false upgrade alert for iOS 9

The bad news is that it's probably just a glitch, per this tweet from the Apple bloggers extraordinaire at 9to5Mac:<p>Indeed, those getting the alert report that no update is actually available from the iPhone's Settings menu, where you usually download new versions of iOS:<p>The good news is that this …