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Deadly China blast at Xinjiang railway station

<b>A bomb and knife attack at a railway station in China's western Xinjiang region has killed three and injured 79 others, officials and state media say.</b><p>The attackers used explosives and knives at Urumqi's south railway station on Wednesday, officials said.<p>The local government described it as a …

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For one man, a $50 3D printed hand beats a $42,000 prosthetic

Since 2012, people have been 3D printing robotic hands for those in need through projects like e-NABLE and Robohand. Fifty-three-year-old Jose …

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that charges mobile devices set directly on top of it. But a future …

This 3mm-thick connector will let you Snap things onto your phone

People buy cases mainly to protect their precious phones, but very few offer functional versatility, and you're often forced to give them up when you upgrade. Well, that may no longer be a problem thanks to a new minimalistic solution dubbed Snap. This attachment system starts off with a circular, …

Samsung kicks off infringement case against Apple with FaceTime claim

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung on Monday kicked off its patent infringement suit against Apple, presenting evidence and testimony to argue the iPhone maker copied two of its patents.<p>The Korean electronics maker rested its defense against Apple shortly before 2 p.m. PT Monday before starting arguments …

Apple Vs. Samsung Patent War: Expert Says Korean Company Should Be On The Hook For $38.4M, Not $2.2B

During the ongoing patent infringement lawsuit in California between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX:005935), the Korean …

Apple Is Helping To Recycle All Apple Products For Free

In line with Earth Day and as part of its latest environmental push, Apple has announced that it will take back any Apple product for free recycling.<p>Apple has already been giving gift cards in exchange for used iPhones, iPads and Macs that are in good enough condition to be resold, while those …

Xiaomi Simplifies Its Web Domain to Mi.com

Popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has ambitious plans to expand beyond Asia, and as part of its efforts to do so, it has simplified its website domain to Mi.com.<p>“The new domain is simpler and more accessible to an international audience,” the company said. It added that the newly …

Apple teases Samsung in new environmental print ad: ‘There are some things we want every company to copy’

As part of its recent environmental campaign, Apple has taken out some tongue-in-cheek full-page print advertising in newspapers around the world today. The ad reads ‘There are some things we want every company to copy’. The ad was first spotted by David McClelland on Twitter. (Hi-res version …

Your internet is probably slower than advertised

When it comes to internet speeds, "you get what you pay for" is pretty far from the truth a majority of the time. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i>used Ookla's speed-testing data to survey some 800 US cities and 27 ISPs in terms of advertised transfer rates and what customers are actually getting, and the …

Two more sweet iPhone 6 concepts Apple should (but won't) make

Two more epic iPhone 6 concepts get an "A" for imagination. We've already seen awesome but certainly impractical dual-screen and holographic iPhone 6 concepts, but the latest visions from the "If I were Tim Cook" department spotlight a new iPhone that borrows lots of practical features from the …

Taiwanese media claims 5.5inch iPhone 6 to be very thin, special battery components causing delays

Via GforGames, the Commercial Times is reporting that the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 (the larger brother of the expected ~4.7 inch model) is currently facing delays due to yield issues with special battery components.<p>According to the report, Apple wants the 5.5 inch device to be incredibly thin requiring …

APX Labs Gets $10M From NEA For Enterprise-Friendly Wearables

Bringing optical wearables from military applications into the enterprise market, APX Labs has raised $10 million from NEA in its first institutional round of funding.<p>From the 1963 memo dashed off by the head of the Pentagon’s Information Processing Techniques Office, which set the Advanced …

Chinese iOS malware stealing Apple IDs and passwords from jailbroken devices

Security researcher Stefan Esser (via <i>ArsTechnica</i>) has discovered that an issue reported on <i>Reddit</i> as causing crashes on jailbroken iPhones and iPads is actually a piece of malware designed to capture Apple IDs and passwords from infected devices.<p>This malware appears to have Chinese origin and comes …

Apple Patents Driver Distraction Lockdown Mode For iPhones

Apple has been granted a new patent by the USPTO (via AppleInsider), and it’s one that could potentially prevent a lot of careless driving. The tech described in the patent would use a phone’s on-board sensors, or a direct connection to a car using a technology like Bluetooth to limit the device’s …

How Steve Jobs Undercut Silicon Valley's Greatest Asset: Engineers

Court documents reveal the anti-competitive hiring practices imposed by Apple on other Silicon Valley stalwarts were the norm for years.<p>Steve Jobs is considered one of the greatest innovators of the 20th and early 21st centuries.<p>But in some respects, the Apple founder was also profoundly …

Apple Reportedly Delaying Launch of 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air' Due to Battery Issues

According to Taiwan's <i>Industrial and Commercial Times</i> [Google Translate, via <i>G for Games</i>] Apple's larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has been delayed and will launch in 2015. The report notes that the company is struggling with finding a sufficient battery that measures 2 mm or less to fit in the device's …

OnePlus One takes on the Oppo Find 5 and Nikon D3100 DSLR in a camera shootout

We were pretty impressed by the first batch of snaps captured with the upcoming OnePlus One smartphone, but we really wanted to see a little more of just how well the OnePlus One stacked up against the competition. This time around the handset has gone up against an Oppo Find 5, which features an …

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iPhone sales could be threatened as subsidized costs become more visible, say analysts

How much did your iPhone cost? If you said $199, $299 or even $399 you’re somewhere near $350 off. As some consciously forget, the carriers often shield the owner from the real total cost of the iPhone. That may not last.<p>iPhone sales could be hurt as carriers switch from so-called subsidized …

Cota Wireless Power Solution Improves With Long Range Charging Through Closed Doors

Disrupt Battlefield alumnus and wireless power pioneer Ossia has made some new advances with its Cota tech that it showed off to investors recently, including extended range and the ability to transmit without direct line-of-sight, making it much closer to becoming a practical everyday technology …

Xiaomi Trims Its Domain To Mi.com As It Eyes Faster Growth Outside China

Chinese Android devices startup Xiaomi has taken a pair of scissors to its domain name as it prepares to ramp up its global expansion plans — trimming those four tricky initial letters from the URL to create the shorter and altogether easier (for non-Chinese speakers) to pronounce, Mi.com.<p>Xiaomi …

Korner aims to make cheap sensors a reality for the smart home

Home security is one of the gateway services to a smart home, which is one reason iControl purchased the maker of Piper a few weeks ago, and why …

Tesla opens 100th Supercharger... in a state where sales are banned

You can't buy a Tesla in New Jersey, but now you can Supercharge one up! Tesla's 100th Supercharger just came online in Hamilton, located just a few miles from the NJ state capital of Trenton. The Garden State's very first Supercharger sports six stalls, and, since it's positioned just a few miles …

Xplore's latest Windows 8 tablet is tough enough for a warzone

When a company sends you a tablet buried under a half foot of sopping-wet turf, you can be reasonably sure that the hardware's going to be sturdier than your average kit. Xplore Technologies makes computing devices for the harshest of environments, including warzones, so we thought we would spend …

Why Apple Is Like a Movie Studio

Sequel time is almost up. It's time for a new franchise.<p>Steve Jobs has been dead for about two and a half years now, and it’s hard not to notice that the regular parade of game-changing Apple products for which he was famous seems to have disappeared with him.<p>Yes, Apple has announced some …

Printoo Is An Open Platform Of Printed Electronic Modules For Creative Makers

Printoo wants to light up your maker life with a range of flexible, printed circuit boards and modules that can be used to power up all sorts of everyday objects. So not just flat stuff — you could wrap these printed electronics around a bottle or can, for instance, to add a display or lights. Or …

Larger Version of iPhone 6 Might Be Delayed

A larger version of the next-generation iPhone is expected to come with a slimmer battery, but complications related to finding the right size could …

InVisage ramps up production for its next-gen phone camera sensor with another $18M

Smartphone cameras have evolved tremendously over the last few years — but there’s still room for improvement.<p>That’s where something like InVisage Technologies’ QuantumFilm comes in, which can supercharge smartphone cameras for higher quality photos and better performance in crazy lighting …

Rip Curl's new watch tallies waves, tracks speed in the surf

Whether you're a runner, swimmer or cyclist, there are plenty of fitness tracking wearables to choose from, ripe with features to help you make the most of a morning run or laps at the YMCA. But what about something for the surfer? Well, Rip Curl aims to let athletes of the ocean "track every wave" …

With latest ad, Apple wants to make Samsung turn green

Oh my, Apple strikes back in its ever so entertaining feud with Samsung… This time the occasion is Earth Day. Yes, really.<p>On April 22, ecologists celebrate Earth Day, a worldwide event dedicated to drawing attention to the problems of our environment. Earth Day also happens to be the perfect …

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