Jake Pierce

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How much does it really cost Apple to make an iPhone 6?

A reader going by the initials P.C. has a question about the new iPhone 6.<p>"Could you please find out what it actually costs to manufacture the iPhone 6, compared to what <i>we</i> end up shelling out for it?"<p>These sort of questions are tough because they almost always fall into the "best guess" category. …

Silicon Valley rich dudes rejoice: Tesla Roadsters getting replacement, 400-mile batteries

Retrofitting new powertrains to used cars isn’t something that automakers have done, historically–but electric cars may change that rule.<p>Now, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has suggested that the Silicon Valley electric-car maker will offer a replacement battery for the 2008-2012 Tesla Roadsters that …

Airbus Patents 'Bicycle Seats' That Look Terrifying For Airline Passengers

The seat design featured in the patent is barbarically sparse, without even basic necessities like a backrest, tray tables or any leg room to speak of. In fact, the seats don't even appear to function like seats; instead they are designed to prop up the flyer in an awkward semi-upright position to …

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Latest iPhone 6 Mockups Could Offer Preview of the Real Thing

We've seen many, many mockups of the purported iPhone 6 over the past half year — tons — and even though all of these mockups are just that, as time …

No crankshaft, no problem: Toyota's free piston engine is brilliant

Gas piston engine fundamentals haven't changed in 134 years—until now.<p>Drop cap initial letter<b>L</b>et's get one thing straight: The variable-valve-timing, direct-injection, turbo-wonderful powerplant in your new car is not cutting-edge. Despite the complexity of the modern engine, the fundamentals …

SpaceX's Elon Musk hopes to put humans on Mars in 10 years

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been solitarily rolling around the Red Planet collecting samples and beaming information back to Earth. But, according to SpaceX's Elon Musk, it might not be too long before Curiosity gets some company.<p>In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, Musk said that he thinks …

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Limited to 5.5" Model as LG Struggles with iWatch Display Power Draw?

With conflicting opinions about whether Apple and partner GT Advanced Technologies will have enough sapphire crystal production ramped up for both rumored iPhone 6 models and the iWatch, Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> is now weighing in [Google Translate, via <i>G 4 Games</i>] with its own claims that only …